The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West

4.6
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CAN$30 and under
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Global, International
Our food is a reflection of the melting pot of cultures that has gentrified the Queen West neighbourhood in Toronto. The menu has been designed for guests to share plates, in an effort to create a convivial and social dining experience.

Our Wood-Fire Pizzas are a cross between Roma and Neapolitan styles; cooked in a wood-burning M.A.M pizza oven imported from Italy. It yields a crust that is thin but sturdy. Wood-fire capabilities are critical for our menu as the flavour imparted on the food is exceptional and unique.

Our cocktails are equally thought out as our food. Our bartenders serve up a no-nonsense cocktail program featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients that are all made in house.
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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My girlfriend came back for our 2nd meal this month. Before I get to the food, I want to call out the excellent service we had from our server, Nicole. She was warm, welcoming, and added to the dinning experience

Everything we had was delightful. The margarita pizza with buffalo mozzarella was excellent, the burger tasted like a Big Mac on steroids and the fries cooked in duck fat gave a really unique flavour as did the malt vinegar mayo. On the salad front the arugula & pear salad with walnuts was fresh and flavourful. .

For desert my girlfriend and I had a cappuccino and americano respectively. They were both out of this world! We also split the a blue blueberry tart with a scoop of lemon sorbet.

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded 13 hours ago

Thank you so much for your review! We work really hard to offer the best dining experience and are so happy to see it reflected on your last visit. We will definitely let Nicole know of the glowing feedback. We hope to see you again very soon!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Service was great. Space is beautiful. Food was fine, but not memorable. Burger was below average.

M
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Generally the food was great. Especially loved the warm mushroom salad which was recommended by the waiter. Other dishes we enjoyed were the French fries, and arugula pear salad and scallops which were very tender. The noise level was a bit high for one of our party who wears hearing aids. Is there an area which is a bit more quiet? We should have asked. Wait staff were pleasant and efficient. Worked well as a team. Conveniently located across the street from The Great Hall.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Could not ask for anything more.

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on January 7, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this glowing review. We hope to see you again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing pizza, and the wild mushroom pasta is deluxe.
The pastry in the tart sets a new standard for pastry.
The cocktails are masterpieces.

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thank you for this glowing review, we really appreciate it! We hope you'll dine with us again soon!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great experience. Food didn’t all come out at once and the time limit was weird but overall good meal.

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thank you so much for your feedback, we're happy to hear you have a great dining experience with us. We hope to see you back soon!

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KS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing! One of the best servers I have ever had. Food was excellent. Took 4 people who have never been before and they had a great experience.

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on December 27, 2019

Thank you so much for this glowing feedback, Katelyn! We hope to see you back soon!

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CS
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an early dinner on a Wednesday night. Pizzas were just $10. Drinks were half price. Our waitress Nicole was incredible and very personable. Washrooms are on the main floor. Beautiful decor and a welcoming atmosphere. A gem in Queen West!

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on December 24, 2019

Thank you so much for your review! We work really hard to offer the best dining experience and are so happy to see it reflected on your last visit. We hope to see you again very soon!

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A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time there and thoroughly enjoyed it again. Couldn’t have asked for a better meal and experience.

Thank you again !

OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Amazing service! Great food! Great wine!

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on December 17, 2019

Thank you for your glowing feedback! We really appreciate it and hope to see you again, soon!

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I used to love the Goodson but that last two times food has been subpar. Two of us ordered mango salads, i would not call these salads but a slaw, all very one note in a big bowl. This should only be served as a small side to a rich dish as vinegary. Neither of us finished these and the Good son was nice enough to come these. Also all out dinner were raw, salad and steak tartar, food took 90 minutes, how is that possible. We’d been there two hours at this point and shared two bottle of wine. Even the other dishes were ok but nothing great. I don’t believe I’ll be returning to the Good Son unfortunately. In a city like this one with so much choice, focus on the quality of food and your menu as well as service; to wait 90 minutes a manager should have come over to apologize. Our waiter was lovely but it doesn’t make up for the rest of the experience.

P
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Food took over 1.5 hours to arrive. No apology or warning about delays.
We went to celebrate 3 December birthdays, nothing done to celebrate.

AH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and atmosphere are great. We will be back again!

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded 13 hours ago

Thank you so much for your glowing feedback! We can't wait to see you again soon!

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l
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The meal took a long time to arrive, we were all served at the same time but my husband's food was cold.
The service at the beginning of our meal was good but after dinner was served our server had a lot of tables to attend to so we did not end up ordering dessert, it got too late.

J
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Has always been good. Water glasses were always topped up before being asked. Very attentive.

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on November 21, 2019

Thank you for your positive feedback, Justin! We hope you come back to visit us again!

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A
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a lovely experience at the good son. From the moment we walked through the doors we felt so very welcomed. Thank you for your hospitality paired with great food and vino

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on November 18, 2019

Thank you so much for this glowing review! We're thrilled that you had a lovely experience with us! We hope to see you back soon :)

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time + we we’re celebrating our anniversary + we were blown away by the entire dining experience! Everything was spot-on. Amazing energy in the dining room, perfect decor, the food was to die for + the service was impeccable without being stuffy. 10/10. We’ll be back for oysters + wine at the bar this winter for sure!

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on November 19, 2019

Thank you so much for this glowing review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us! We can't wait to have to come back soon!

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LV
Toronto
38 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous venue. Delightful staff. My friend and I checked Instagram for food photos before ordering. I saw so many of the burger, I had to try it. The hype is real. The French fries were so good, my friend stole the whole box before our server could take my plate! Great cocktails and draught beer selection. Get there before 6pm for happy hour!

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on November 21, 2019

Thank you so much Lisa for this glowing review! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your dining experience and hope to see you back soon!

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OT
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I have been to The Good Son several times as I just live down the street. Every time service and food is amazing. Unfortunately, this last visit fell short and I was shocked.

It was incredibly busy as it seemed there were two different large groups. Waited what seemed to be a very long time for our starter and about an hour after ordering our mains we had to prompt our server for the bill because we had somewhere to be. I genuinely thought 1.5 hours was ample time to dine. I was wrong.

I have to say our server was incredible. She was attentive and communicative with the delay on our food. When our pizzas arrived they were terrible. Clearly a rushed job. Picked up my first slice and literally all the toppings fell off. The pizza the server recommended for my friend was bland and lacking in toppings.

Overall, it was just a disappointing experience based upon previous visits. Unfortunately, I am disappointed to say I will not be returning.

H
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Only disappointment was seasonal tart. It could have been used as a weapon. Burger and pasta were excellent. Thanks

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on November 14, 2019

Thank you for your feedback! We really appreciate it. We hope you'll come back to dine with us again!

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RP
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at The Good Son Queen West on Saturday evening and had a wonderful experience. The food was excellent - delicious and well-prepared. The service team was unpretentious, friendly and knowledgable. I can't wait to go back soon.
PS. save room for dessert and try the budino .... t's been 3 days and I'm still thinking about it.

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on November 12, 2019

Thank you so much for this glowing review! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We can't wait to see you back soon!

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FM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lots of variety on the menu, excellent specials, good portions, friendly/knowledgable service. Only complaint was that our (cold) apps took quite a long time to arrive. But they were delicious so who cares, tbh.

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on November 7, 2019

Thank you so much for your feedback, we really appreciate it! We hope you'll come back soon to dine with us again!

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JS
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drink, great service. The wood burning oven fills the restaurant with a pleasant fragrance; the menu is innovative. Highly recommend the Jerk Shrimp appetizer. Steak was PEI, maybe best cut I’ve ever had.

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on November 7, 2019

Hi Jason! Thank you so much for your positive feedback, we really appreciate it. We hope you'll come back soon!

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place for drinks, food and vibe

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you for your positive feedback! We hope to see you back soon!

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OT
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group of 5, dined at The Good Son for dinner on a Saturday night. We were so impressed! The service was amazing, ambiance and decor was on point and the food and drinks were incredible. Loved the custom cocktails! We started with the Brussel sprouts appetizer, fries and warm olives. The Brussel sprouts were so good we got a second order, and fries were perfectly crispy and flavourful. I got the Bulgogi short rib dish which was artistically made and delectable. My friends got the Fish of the Day & Mushroom Pappardelle. Both got rave reviews. Will definitely be returning. It was an awesome evening!

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you so much for this glowing review! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and we can't wait to have you back!

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K
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Way too loud - had to yell at my table mates. Won’t go there again.

AS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great evening! Would highly recommend!

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on October 22, 2019

Thank you for your recommendation! We hope you'll come back to dine with us again!

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Incredible food on Queen West. Everything from the shared plates, to the mains and our after dinner cocktails was on point! Service was friendly and knowledgeable but I had to take a star off for efficiency.

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on October 10, 2019

Thank you so much for your glowing feedback! We really appreciate it and hope you'll come back to dine with us again soon.

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J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, cocktails and service. Antipasto could use a refresh.

AM
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We came here for my boyfriend's birthday and we were both impressed with the level of service and attention to detail. Food and cocktails were fantastic! They made the best Negroni I've ever had. Highly recommend it!

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on October 8, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us this glowing review, Ashley! We can't wait to have to dine with us again, soon!

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S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to the Good Son the night after our wedding. It was the perfect venue, the perfect meal, to end our perfect weekend. Service was outstanding (they were accommodating to our table change request, and overall just incredibly sweet and professional), the food was delicious (Shared the burrata, I had the ceviche and tartare, my husband had the steak), and the venue is gorgeous. We can't wait to come back.

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on October 4, 2019

Thank you for your glowing review! We're so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your evening with us! We can't wait to have you dine with us again soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, an amazing experience at The Good Son. Our server Alex is outstanding! You can never go wrong with the jerk shrimp and brussle sprouts!

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on October 4, 2019

Thank you so much for your positive feedback! We will be sure to let Alex know. We hope to see you again very soon!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Food took way too long as a kitchen staff apparently made an error. It was unreasonable to be waiting over 40 minutes for standard brunch menu items after appetizers.

LI
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

My husband and I went for a date night. I love the decor and service is really good. I just found the menu a bit limited for us, but food tastes great.

Good for a casual date night.

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on October 1, 2019

Hi Lidi! Thank you for your feedback, we hope you'll come back soon to dine with us again!

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AC
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a great place to go when you want to enjoy a casual evening in a cool place with great friends. The atmosphere is happy but not too loud. The décor is fun and the booths comfy.
The open kitchen and pizza oven are neat to watch and the food comes out quickly and is delicious. They have good deals on different days such as $10 pizzas and 1/2 price bottles of wine.
A great value for excellent food and friendly and professional staff.

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on September 26, 2019

Thank you so much for your review, Anna! We work really hard to offer the best dining experience and are so happy to see it reflected on your last visit. We hope to see you again very soon!

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C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pizza I’ve ever had, hands down. Service was great too

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on September 24, 2019

Thank you Chris! We're so happy to hear you loved our wood oven pizzas! We hope you'll come back to dine with us again soon.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon special was amazing! Really enjoyed it

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on September 26, 2019

Thank you so much! We really appreciate your glowing review. We can’t wait to have you visit again.

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SV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and service but restaurant was way too hot during dinner on Friday night. Need better ventilation or cooling system. All guests at our table were sweating buckets , it got very uncomfortable.

C
Manitoba
17 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was running late so the chef made us an extra pizza, it was delicious!

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on September 5, 2019

Thank you for your review! We hope you'll come back soon to dine with us again!

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N
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Too expensive for what you get. $9 small fries! Server was not helpful with menu questions