Chef Brooke McDougall’s seasonal and ambitious menu uses luxurious ingredients to elevate comfort classics.
The offerings range from signature dishes like a butter-braised lobster poutine and the classic Bymark burger to miso roasted sea trout and hand-made pastas. Bymark’s extensive wine list expertly matches the tone of the menu with sommelier selected offerings to match any meal or occasion. The constantly evolving cocktail menu offers delicious contemporary creations inspired by the finest ingredients and our award-winning mixology team.
My girlfriend and I happened on Bymark because of its proximity to The Reservoir Lounge, and decided it was best to get a quality bite to eat before an evening of dancing. I wasn't quite sure what to expect to be honest, as most restaurants in the downtown core are rapidly becoming homogenous; in design, aesthetic, atmosphere and food. Meaning - they are all of quality, but the dining experience is becoming a bit routine.
What stood out for me with Bymark, and what prompted me to actually write a review, is that the food was surprisingly outside of the mould of the sameness that the Toronto restaurant scape seems to be suffering from. My lovely date and I ordered a bunch of starters (no mains) and they were all interestingly plated, and robust in their menu design - and were fantastic where it mattered the most, taste.
Kudos Bymark, maybe I shall return to you the next time I decide to brave the cumbersome and ill scheduled TTC to make my way downtown.
Service was very slow and the food was not very good. Over priced for what it was
Food was quick and good. A bit noisy though.
Unnecessarily calls in the morning of the appointment to confirm if we will be going.
Service was excellent, prompt, and friendly. The food was delicious, picture perfect, and cooked awesomely. We love this restaurant after so many years and it still keeps a high standard.
Our first visit to Bymark. We enjoyed the Bymark burger , fries, Caesar salad, oysters and Tuna. I did find a hair in my tuna dish, which I noticed immediately. They promptly returned my dish and brought out a fresh one. There was no discount offered for this issue. They did apologize.
It was not my hair, as I have long blond hair and this was short brown.
Other than that, ( which I understand can happen ) we enjoyed our experience.
Very good as usual. A little pricey. I will be back.
Great food as usual and excellent service. Really appreciated the extra touch as the waiter acknowledged my colleagues retirement which was the reason for the lunch.
Loved the food and were accommodating to gluten free diet.
It was overpriced for the experience. The decor was dark and dated...food was expensive and a bit confusing. I had the halibut and "snow crab" served in a bowl with risotto. In the end the flavours came together, but I struggled to get there. The size of the snow crab put me in a bad mood, but the quality of the cook redeemed the plate.
Super excellent!! The wine was great and the food even better.
The Bymark's Summerlicious menu was outstanding
Food was great! Service was excellent! Highly recommended!
The food service as very slow. Easily 25 minutes between courses. They said it was the number of people upstairs but it was more like under staffing. I’ve been there for business lunches and dinners before and this was my poorest experience
The food is excellent
Delicious food, wonderful service, and a great room. I had a business meeting and it was a perfect location!
Great choice options for Summerlicious. Generous servings.
It was good but not extraordinary. It may be because we tried the summerlicious menu. I was personally a bit disappointed with the duck confit, it was not moist as I've come to expect from confit. Add the cerviche would have been nicer had it been at a lower temperature.
Had better summerlicious menu
Great food. Quality reminds even though I happened to be there around summerlicious time.
As always, the food was fabulous: in freshness, taste, temperature and presentation. Enjoyed the interesting flavour combinations. Portion sizes were manageable. Staff were friendly, efficient and professional. The dining experience was well orchestrated and effected in a timely manner, especially important for those of us dining between meetings!
Food and atmosphere was amazing. We came here for Winterlicious before as well. I think it is at the top of our must-try list for Winterlicious/Summerlicious. Service was a little slower than the last time and we came after the lunch rush. Overall still great and we’ll be back. :)
Thank goodness for summerlicious. We are in Toronto often and had not eaten at this wonderful restaurant. Will return many times.
Main course for the summerlicious lunch is amazing. Beef brisket tastes Good! Amazing service too!
We went to Bymark for a Summerlicious lunch and it was a complete hit with all three of our party. The restaurant is beautiful and the tables are well spaced so you don't feel crowded and it was not noisy. Our waitress was lovely and very helpful with suggestions on our drinks. The Summerlicious menu gives everyone good choices and we were all very pleased with our selections. Highly recommended!
Sea bream was too fishy
Should have taken servers recommendation to order the shrimp!
Otherwise tuna was great
Service was great
But would have expected better from mccewan
It's a wonderful place to go. the only thing is that we tried to book it around 12.30pm but both the online / phone line said that no table was available. The next time slot was 1.45pm. When we got there and literally only 2 - 3 tables had guests. They could offer an earlier time for us.
would be nice if they provide free bread too while waiting for your food
Our server was fantastic- knowledgeable, attentive
The summerlicious pasta was a standout
It’s outstanding! The food and service are great. I give it five stars. It’s my all time favourite!
Excellent Summerlicious 2019 lunch. For the appetizer, I hope it has a choice of warm food
Never disappointed with my visits at Bymark. Everything is always exceptional!
Excellent food with beautiful ambiance
The food was outstanding. Lots of good choices to start with then excellent execution. I love the room—it makes me feel “successful”. And, to top it off, our waiter was knowledgeable, attentive and professional.
My filet mignon was ordered medium rare but came medium (over cooked). I sent it back and it came back the same but I said it was fine. One of my colleagues said that he would always send a steak back if it was under cooked but never over cooked where I advised I am the complete opposite and would prefer a blue steak to an over cooked one. Food for thought.
Excellent value and great food. We had amazing service and highly recommend this restaurant
Came for dinner on a Saturday and had always looked forward to eating at ByMark. Unfortunately the place was deserted on a Saturday night with only one other table in the house. This made for a very uncomfortable dining experience as there was zero atmosphere or buzz. Every word we said echoed through the dining room. Our server was extremely pleasant and did a good job but you could tell she was bored too.
The food was very very disappointing for a meal we were so looking forward to. Sent 3/4 of our plates back each time but still paid a hefty bill. I always thought this was supposed to be a trendy restaurant. I certainly won’t return.
Tucked away under TD Tower. Great food and service, a little louder than anticipated, but overall an enjoyable dining experience.
Great meal and great service; but large party seated behind us was VERY NOISY and spoiled evening. Large parties should be seated in areas away from small parties (4 or less). Restaurant is not sound dampened and sound bounces around.
We had a reservations for 6 PM so it was quiet downstairs. There was only a few customers that we could see but our service was lacking. Took quite a while to get acknowledged to get water refills etc. Our food was good we did have the halibut.
We had dinner with 6 of our friends and had an excellent experience. We had to be at a show for 730pm and our service was on the ball to ensure we were on track! We had a great time! Great food! Great energy!