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Gallery Grill, Toronto, ON

Gallery Grill

4.6
4.6
186 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary Canadian
Gallery Grill serves lunch weekdays upstairs in historic Hart House on the University of Toronto's downtown St George campus. The restaurant is also a stunning setting for private events and receptions. Drop by for a quick bite, unwind over a cocktail, or celebrate a special occasion in one of the city's most iconic spaces.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Canadian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (416) 978-2445

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Marco Tucci

  • Private party facilities

    Gallery Grill is available to rent as a venue for private daytime or evening events, including receptions and dinners. For more info: events.harthouse@utoronto.ca

  • Neighborhood

    The Village

  • Cross street

    Hoskin Ave & Queens Park Circle

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Hart House located between Museum and Queens Park subway stops

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 186 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Gluten Free Options

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Great for Lunch

  • Toronto

    Best Service

  • Toronto

    Best Ambiance

  • Toronto

    Great for Brunch

  • Toronto

    Gluten Free Options

  • Toronto

    Great for Lunch

  • Toronto

    Contemporary Canadian

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  1. BS

    BettyS

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A wonderful lunch place ! Wish they were open for dinner
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great service from Donna
  3. FT

    FirstTimer

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely space, delicious food, and good options for vegetarians/vegans/ people with wheat allergies.
  4. EE

    EECToronto

    Toronto

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jerry and his team do such a wonderful job of making guests feel welcome and comfortable. The food is absolutely delicious and the ambience is warm and inviting. Always delighted with my experiences here.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unexpected antidote to T.O.‘S frenetic restaurant scene. Lovely experience end to end. Simple-sophisticated food, high quality ingredients. Unmatched old school (literally ; ) atmosphere and art. Kind, efficient service. Crème brûlée ice cream rivals Jean Georges at the Connaught in London.
  6. D

    Divya

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    We ordered most of the mains. The steak was well done but the menu said it was medium rare, so that turned out a bit dry. The fish and burrata was done well. The ambience is great.
  7. SZ

    SilvieZ

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place. Beautiful food! Great staff. Nice drinks
  8. c

    colspicks

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love eating in the front room where the bar is and the windows open! We both had a salad with the sautéed shrimp - both were stellar. We shared a chocolate dessert with vanilla ice cream and a latte, which comes in a perfectly sized bowl. Always an exquisite experience. Thank you Jerry!
  9. MM

    MaryM

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Hart House’s Gallery Grill (UofT) has re-opened and is as special as ever. The historic vibe, the art, and attention to detail with simplicity enhance the experience. Their seasonally inspired menu was scrumptious! I am so pleased that Gallery Grill is back! I’ll be returning soon!
  10. C

    Cathyfoodie

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, friendly waiters, would definitely be back.
  11. AK

    AlaneaK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful spot with food thoughtfully prepared. Our server Brian was experienced, professional , witty and warm,
  12. j

    josepha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and the ambiance is fantastic! I hope others appreciate the history of the architecture. Thanks for the attentive and polite service from everyone! I'll definitely be returning! Joe A
  13. R

    Rose

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Made a reservation for a family friend visiting Toronto for the first time with their family. They wanted to try typical "Canadian" food. I couldn't really find something that fit the vibe until I found this restaurant near the museum we were visiting beforehand. It was a great atmosphere in the historic hall and great service for our large party. Sadly, I see it's temporarily closed but I would love to go back for another special occassion.

    Gallery GrillResponded on September 1, 2022Thank you for the lovely review, Rose. Our summer break is almost over and we will be back at it soon, serving lunch weekdays starting Monday September 12. I hope we'll see you some time this fall! Jerry Horton, manager Gallery Grill

  14. Q

    Quinn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had such a great dining experience. The food was amazing
  15. YM

    YvonneM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    wonderful as usual as always food was great and service great
  16. BT

    BrianT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! I was looking forward to eating in the environment and everything about the meal met my expectations. Thanks to all the staff!
  17. SH

    SusanH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely , delicious meal with excellent service. Food needs to be hotter and noise level needs to be reduced. Overall terrific experience. Thank you
  18. JP

    JohnP

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Each of the three courses was scrumptious -- the specially made birthday cake, with ice cream, sans pareil -- my three guests were thrilled with everything. The atmosphere was delightful, quietly humming, with people obviously enjoying themselves thoroughly, and the staff endlessly, unobtrusively attentive and obliging. Five stars!!!!!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Gallery section was noisy and server suggested another table in a different location where conversation and food were fully enjoyed.
  20. JE

    JanetE

    Toronto

    37 reviews

    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The waiters are always so attentive and they make you feel welcome. New menu with a new chef. I may have to try some other dishes before I comment. Not super impressed by what I had...
  21. TR

    TalmanR

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A comforting restaurant, especially jolly when sitting by the fireplace at winter time. Superior food and great staff.
  22. JA

    JoAnne

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Gallery Grill has a relatively small, focused menu and I think this plays a very significant role in the dishes being fresh and well-prepared. The food was delicious and the service was friendly. There were quite a numbers of diners in the dining-room, including one large table of guests, but it was never loud - which is quite remarkable given all the wooden surfaces. It was lively without being noisy. There is a very nice atmosphere in the space and the antique fixtures and furniture gives it a sense of character without feeling too formal or stuffy. There are also a number of different seating areas to choose from, and the servers were friendly and helpful.
  23. OP

    OriginalPatron

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience5
    The lunch - short rib, mashed celeriac - was served lukewarm, marring an otherwise excellent service.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely food, warm and friendly service in a wonderful historic setting. Only wish it was open more, including even some evenings.
  25. M

    Maddie

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The meal was very good. The wait staff and service is outstanding, among the best I have encountered at any restaurant.
  26. FT

    FirstTimer

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charming space, delicious food, and very pleasant service. I took my TAs there for a treat and they loved it.
  27. PW

    PeterW

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great place to go for a special occasion. Wish it was open more frequently.
  28. TR

    TimR

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our table for five was in the lounge area of the grill thereby affording us a quiet atmosphere in which to converse. Everyone very much enjoyed their choice for brunch. The steak (with eggs) was exceptionally tender and delicious.
  29. KB

    KathyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary over Sunday brunch at the University of Toronto's Gallery Grill...a lovely Hart House setting overlooking the Great Hall - the venue for our 1980 wedding reception! The dining experience was exceptional in terms of our menu selections as well as the impeccable and attentive service - fanatic attention to detail. We look forward to celebrating future family events at the Gallery Grill! Thanks so much.
  30. PP

    PlanetPal

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A beautiful meal, lovely decor and very good service, polite and friendly. The only con - the portions are small, all of them. I had soup, mains and dessert and all were small. I'm not looking for large portions, but a little more of each would make the bill, >$100 without drinks, more reasonable.
  31. RR

    RobinR

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    This charming old place with high ceilings is a bit noisy.
  32. EP

    EPicurean

    Toronto

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A real gem in historic Hart House at University of Toronto. Very good Sunday brunch menu. Very good service.
  33. EE

    EECToronto

    Toronto

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always a great experience at GG. The food is outstanding and the setting is lovely.
  34. GS

    GeoffS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure with exceptional service. It did feel a bit hurried perhaps because of the midweek daytime reso and having two servers wait on you feels a bit unnecessary and confusing.
  35. R

    Roller

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a culinary treat and ambience so lovely! The servers are friendly and attentive.
  36. EA

    EstherA

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2020

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Waiter was very brash and a bit harried and was not accurate in describing a refreshment. So I felt too intimidated to tell anyone that my rainbow trout was not cooked at all in the middle.
  37. MM

    MrMorrison

    Toronto

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The atmosphere cannot be beat. Hart House is a lovely building set smack in the middle of the U of T campus. It is a trifle noisy but that is due to the acoustics of this stone building, completed just after World War One. My only criticism deals with service - a server who promised a spoon and didn't deliver. Also promised bread and didn't deliver. But I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a unique dining experience downtown.

    Gallery GrillResponded on February 16, 2020Thanks for your recommendation MrMorrison! And please accept my apologies for the lapses in service you describe - we'll do better next time! Hope to see you again! Jerry Horton, manager

  38. c

    christiner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely table snug against the fireplace, rather than the noisier main dining room. Very attentive service and we both enjoyed our meals which were different from what we regularly cook at home. Look forward to visiting for brunch.

    Gallery GrillResponded on February 16, 2020Thanks so much for your kind words, christiner! The bar room is definitely the place to be if you're in the mood for a quieter lunch/brunch - could be thanks to the timber ceiling. We appreciate your feedback and your support, and I hope we'll see you again soon! Jerry Horton, manager

  39. K

    Keira

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always great to visit Gallery Grill. Service is attentive and the options are good and delicious. However, there was an error on the menu and felt this should have been mentioned when they were given to us not when the server took our order.

    Gallery GrillResponded on February 12, 2020Thanks so much for your enthusiastic & positive review, Leila! I have to agree - the menu error should have been pointed out when you received the menu. (It was that darn lamb & chickpea soup, wasn't it? LOL) We'll do better next time. I hope we'll see you again soon! Jerry Horton, manager

  40. A

    Anthony

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Brian was a greater sever. Excellent setting. Great value.

    Gallery GrillResponded on February 11, 2020Thanks for your review Anthony! We appreciate your patronage and your feedback. Hope to see you again soon! Jerry Horton, manager

Safety precautions

  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Gallery Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 186 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Gallery Grill

7 Hart House Cir, Toronto, ON M5S 3H3

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Hoskin Ave & Queens Park Circle

  • Neighborhood

    The Village

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Canadian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Hart House located between Museum and Queens Park subway stops

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Marco Tucci

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (416) 978-2445

  • Private party facilities

    Gallery Grill is available to rent as a venue for private daytime or evening events, including receptions and dinners. For more info: events.harthouse@utoronto.ca

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