The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
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.
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.
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!
Service was great. Space is beautiful. Food was fine, but not memorable. Burger was below average.
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.
Great food and great service. Could not ask for anything more.
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Amazing pizza, and the wild mushroom pasta is deluxe.
The pastry in the tart sets a new standard for pastry.
The cocktails are masterpieces.
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Great experience. Food didn’t all come out at once and the time limit was weird but overall good meal.
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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.
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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!
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!
Second time there and thoroughly enjoyed it again. Couldn’t have asked for a better meal and experience.
Thank you again !
Outstanding! Amazing service! Great food! Great wine!
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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.
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.
The food, service and atmosphere are great. We will be back again!
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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.
Has always been good. Water glasses were always topped up before being asked. Very attentive.
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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
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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!
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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!
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!
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.
Only disappointment was seasonal tart. It could have been used as a weapon. Burger and pasta were excellent. Thanks
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Great place for drinks, food and vibe
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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!
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Way too loud - had to yell at my table mates. Won’t go there again.
Had a great evening! Would highly recommend!
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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.
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Great atmosphere, cocktails and service. Antipasto could use a refresh.
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!
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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.
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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!
Thank you so much for your positive feedback! We will be sure to let Alex know. We hope to see you again very soon!
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.
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.
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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.
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!
Best pizza I’ve ever had, hands down. Service was great too
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.
The salmon special was amazing! Really enjoyed it
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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.
Food was running late so the chef made us an extra pizza, it was delicious!
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Too expensive for what you get. $9 small fries! Server was not helpful with menu questions