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The Restaurant at Merrill House

4.5
149 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Contemporary French
Head Chef Michael Sullivan presents fine, French cuisine and a Wine Spectator-awarded cellar. Our conservatory is now open to the public and our hotel guests can also enjoy a number of private dining options. Please email us for parties of five or more and for private dining or events.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 149 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food

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JohnB
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A good experience all around. In this weird and 'wonderful' covid world, they nailed the balance of safety and enjoyment.

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emiliew
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere, very elegant and the food was delicious! We will be back!

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vipKyleM
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal restaurant! Definitely worth the trip & experience. Great service & phenomenal food. Would recommend to anyone!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Seated in the Merrill’s study. Terry gave us a great experience. The Beef Tenderloin w/ Oxtail Main was amazing and The Foie Gras au Torchon was outstanding with the wine pairing. Perfect Anniversary experience.

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Jacq37
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a 25th we'd anniversary dinner there last night. Nice atmosphere in an old Victorian style mansion. Very flexible prix fixe dining options. My husband had 5 courses and I had 3 (but I did share the cheese at the end!). They have wine pairings but we opted for a very good bottle of Tignanello. Good wine list over a wide price range with both local and International wines, champagne list, cocktails, etc. All the food was beautifully presented and delicious. The ricotta gnocchi with lemon beurre blanc and pine nuts was outstanding - light, fluffy, with fresh fried sage leaves as an accent. Foie gras and octopus were also lovely apps. Our mains were lamb racks and veal with tarragon cream sauce (not too creamy/heavy and the mushrooms were amazing). Hazelnut meringue terrine was divine. Service was impeccable. Attentive, not intrusive. Not a cheap meal but for our 25th it was wonderful splurge. Highly recommended!

JD
vipJeronimoD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Fantastic experience overall! Thanks very much for a great evening..

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very romantic! Just wished that there was the option to not order from the price fixe menu

JC
JCW1
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service and dining. An amazing place to take a loved one for a special occasion.

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TimR
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience of The Merrill House paired with a creative menu made this a memorable meal.
Service was excellent and fit with the surroundings and a meal of exceptional flavours and quality.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible! Such warm welcoming staff and the food was fine dining. Try the gnocchi!

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Suzy
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved every moment of our experience. Drinks and meal were amazing. Service was stellar.

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Norm
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT, THE WAITRESS WAS ALSO EXCELLENT< THE ROOM WAS VERY NICE, BUT, THE COST WAS VERY PRICEY. $ 18.00 FOR A GLASS OF WINE ?? THE COST OF THE ENTREE WAS WAY TOO COSTLY.

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SharenT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was extraordinary, we each had a 3 course meal and every dish was served to perfection. With excellent wines and abundance of care, the cellar at Merrill House is a culinary treasure.

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al2sisdin
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service too slow. Main course was served after sitting 2 hours. Server should advise guests if there is a delay. Food was delicious.

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Cliffy
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 50th wedding anniversary, and we were treated to a beautiful private dining room, with fireplace roaring and all. Service was unbelievable, knowledgeable, attentive, patient and enthusiastic. The food was one of the best meals we have ever had, and the wine pairings were terrific. Not that we are connoisseurs, but they were explained fully and most enjoyable. Overall, 5 Stars without a doubt. As it was a treat from our children, that was the icing on the cake.

John & Stephanie - Bloomfield

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience! Food, drink options, service, atmosphere and overall vibe ! Great outdoor courtyard for drinks afterward. Totally recommend Merrill House!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner and great service. Would definitely come back! Thank you for a great birthday!

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Xcountrydining
Toronto
37 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

A varied selection of options from a solely prix fixed menu. Although the quality of the meals could have been higher considering the price and fact that the chef should be able to produce quality results considering the limited options on the menu that the kitchen has to deal with. Consider other options in the area first.

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Ingrid
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful experience. Very attentive and knowledgeable staff. Highly recommend for a special evening.

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Isla
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Terry knew an impressive amount about wine history and about local PEC wines

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TrinaK
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful with the wine pairing. Our waiter made some great wine recommendations, taking into account our preferences.

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Husbandandwife
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was excellent. Service was fine. We were there for 3 hours! Sat by the bar... every time a vehicle went down the driveway the tent lit up and billowed. For that much money? I expected an exceptional experience.

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MichelleK
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great stay and felt safe with the precautions they took against COVID19! Amazing food and great staff! Felt very welcomed :)

TM
vipTonyM
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

I had the beef tenderloin with oxtail and my wife had the lamb, both were excellent! The service was great and our server was very attentive. The whole experience from arrival to departure was extremely pleasant. Whilst a little expensive, it is worth it for a special occasion.

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JudyG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food and Service was over the top. We had the 4 course dinner, and it was amazing. The Chef is very creative, and all tastes are fantastic. Thank you for a great evening.

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LindaL
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Would dine here again. Unfortunately, the restaurant is not totally accessible, even for the able-bodied.

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AnneM
London
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It is very expensive, but if you want to give someone a great treat, go for it. Food is interesting and perfectly prepared and presented.

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Jackie
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food was very good. The price was very high. We don't mind paying more when the service is excellent but it was not. Server arrived at the table to take our pre-dinner drink order and wanted us to order dinner at the same time. We had to slow her down so we could enjoy our dinner. Once dinner was finished it took ages to for her to come back to see about desert, coffee. Really not the level of service I would expect for the type of menu and prices. I would still recommend because to food is very good, but I would preface that service may not be what expected.

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Sylvie
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Our friends had eaten there few years ago and they wanted to go back. They were surprised by the new prices but we all thought that we will have a tasting experience at $90 for 3 courses. My first course of foie gras was good but very small( a square inch of foie gras) with delicious little toasts. My main course was veal in a cream and mushroom sauce. I love veal and I make this recipe at home and thought that I will learn something in this nice pricey restaurant. The veal was not tender at all and it was hard work to eat it. The sauce had no taste ( like if they put terragon in water and a bit of cream) it was not a sauce it was very runny. I would have expect wild mushroom( chanterelles or other) but it was the ordinary mushroom that you buy anywhere. I was not able to eat the meat but the vegetables were good. My dessert were 3 profiterolles with pistachio ice cream. The presentation was nice but the profiterolles were not better than the frozen one that I buy at métro. So we were very disappointed. You know the feeling that somebody took avantage of you. The service was just ordinary. A very nice person doing her best but not what we paid for. Our second night was a special dinner. Small restaurant, not expensive but the food was impressive. So we have decided not to have dinner to fancy restaurants anymore but try to discover the newcomers.

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Andrew
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. Duck breast was delicious.

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Dinner
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous in all areas!

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RobertD
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

well adapted to react to challenges of Covid
had dinner each night for three nights
... one in a private porch

plenty of food and great local varieties
.. enjoyed local wines

will return

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LorraineF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Definitely worth booking dinner for the ambiance. The food ranged from excellent (tomato salad and lemon dachoise dessert) to fair for the pickerel and veal.

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Carmelita
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first in-restaurant dining experience during COVID-19, and it was a wonderful evening - from the warmth of the reception, the thoughtfulness of the serving staff, the awesome food and wine pairings, to the warm embrace of the room, it was truly a special And memorable evening.
We will be back!

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GregS
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience2

The food was very good. The service also was good. But it was very expensive, even compared to Toronto restaurants. The music was awful. It was a poor version of smooth jazz, whch in turn, is a poor version of real jazz.

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vipElNob
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our ‘mini-moon’ this fall and had an amazing time. The we opted for the dinner plus pairing. Food was incredibly tasty, along with the wine. Great service and ambience. We will definitely be back!

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davidw
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, great introduction back into fine dining after Covid. My girlfriend and I were very pleased with our experience at Merrill house. Would recommend

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LorraineB
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was spectacular! It was above our expectations. We will definitely be back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and service. Perfect night

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The Restaurant at Merrill House is rated 4.5 stars by 149 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.