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Against the Grain Urban Tavern-Corus Quay, Toronto, ON
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Against the Grain Urban Tavern-Corus Quay

4.1
4.1
463 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
International
At Against the Grain Urban Tavern, we are committed to exceptional food, hand-crafted
cocktails, and genuine service – alongside breathtaking lakeside views. Here you’ll find globally
inspired dishes, as well as traditional tavern offerings exceptionally prepared with fresh, local
ingredients.
Enjoy Happy Hour every Monday – Friday from 4p-6p & 9p-Close and try one of our 7 Daily Taps,
an indulgent cocktail, or a crisp glass of wine while you watch the sun set over Centre Island.
Weekend warriors fear not – Against the Grain also offers a mouth-watering brunch every
weekend from 11:00am-3:00pm.
So, whether you’re looking for an after-work escape, intimate date night or weekend brunch,
Against the Grain serves up the best of what the Toronto waterfront has to offer.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    International, Comfort Food, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 11:30 am–10:00 pm Thu 11:30 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–12:00 am Sat 11:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (647) 344-1562

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Catering in the Corus Entertainment Building is available with space for groups of 6-1200. Whether you are looking to cater a breakfast, lunch, dinner or a BBQ on the rooftop, Against the Grain Urban Tavern can help you with your catering needs for your next meeting or event

  • Private party facilities

    Against the Grain Urban Tavern is a unique place to gather with friends, family and business associates. We feature internationally inspired foods, locally supplied ingredients, unique beers and tempting cocktails - all served in a sophisticated presentation and service. Whether you are hosting a private dinner or cocktail reception we specialize in groups of 15-300 guests. Take advantage of our private event space, meeting rooms and prime patio seating allowing you to relax and enjoy the spectacular view of Lake Ontario and the Toronto Island.

  • Private party contact

    Aleasha Gilpin: (416) 533-8368

  • Neighborhood

    Harbourfront

  • Cross street

    Queens Quay & Jarvis

  • Parking details

    You may park in the lot directly underneath the Corus building, and pay at the machine. Public pay and display parking can be found in parking lot, located North of the Corus building.<br />There is also street parking available on lower Jarvis and surrounding side streets.

  • Public transit

    Take the #75 bus south from Sherbourne subway station. Get off at Richardson Street and walk 59 meters to Corus Quay at 25 Dockside Drive.<br />OR<br />Take the #6 bus south from Bay St towards Queens Quay and Jarvis Via Ferry Docks. Get off at Corus Quay or George Brown College.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Harmonies by the Harbour @ Against the Grain

    Multiple dates available
    Join us for Harmonies by the Harbour every Thursday at the Against the Grain patio. Live music every week from 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM.
  • Fall Harvest Menu

    Sep 22 - Oct 10, 2022
    Fall is here, and we have the perfect menu to cozy up to! Our Harvest Feature Menu will be offered from September 22 - October 10, highlighting ingredients from this years Fall harvest: - Roasted Butternut Squash Soup - Roasted Beet Salad - Sous Vide Boneless Short Ribs - Porchetta Sandwich - Chocolate Fudge Brownie Paired perfectly with Charles Baker Riesling, or our Pumpkin Pie Mule!

Offers

  • Lakeside Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Fri - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    What better way to end a long day than relaxing lakeside? Pull a plush leather stool up to our bar or take in the stunning views of Lake Ontario from the warmth of our dining room and sip on a variety of our favourite offerings. Enjoy everything from our daily $6.75 local craft brew and $10 select cocktails to $9 house wine pours. Feeling peckish? We're serving up $2 Buck-a-Shuck Oysters too!

What 463 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto

    Scenic View

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  1. DL

    DanielL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food and great service the music was nice too but the volume was high for me I would’ve liked to be lower
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The Ambience was a lot more than I anticipated with the lake side view. Had a business meal & dinning here helped to aced my meeting a lot more than I could’ve foreseen. Without a doubt this is like one of the perfect spot for any kind of date either professional or casual. Oh my oh my the food was on point I mean for the price it’s way better than foreseen plus the servers were more than helpful, respectful & professional while having fun. The only sad part is I discovered it late into the summer.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Quiet on the patio. Service is fantastic. Food is good though overall value not as strong. Burger was very small and overcooked. Could have asked for another try with the overcooking however did not want to wait longer for food. Thank you.
  4. b

    bsebt

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place to sit down and enjoy your dinner with a water front view
  5. LL

    LucyLu

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    They were out of the 2 meal choices we ordered and it’s not a vast menu to begin with, however, the food we did end up having was good.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was a nice view and low key
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Fantastic space. Awesome band. Attentive to canine needs too!
  8. JG

    JenniferG

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Una was a great server, food was delicious however service was a bit slow. The live band on the patio was talented though a bit too loud for easy conversation. Love the waterfront location and friendly vibe on the patio!
  9. M

    Marie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Not a great neighbourhood, esp at night. Strange folk hanging out, asking for your food, at your table. I would not go again.
  10. SH

    SarinaH

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Went in with a table for 4, 2 kids and 2 adults. We had the crispy chicken burger, calamari and nasi goreng. Crispy chicken was ok. The only spicy thing I could taste was the mustard, not so much the chicken itself. I really enjoyed the calamari. It was crispy and flavourful. The nasi goreng was enh. My husband is indonesian and he said it was lacking in the sweet soya sauce which is a key ingredient. The ambiance was nice and I love the interior. I wish it wasn't raining cause I could've eaten outside. Not a lot of choices for the kids but they did have booster seats.
  11. BC

    BobandCarolyn

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a wonderful spot to celebrate our anniversary. The view of the lake from the patio was gorgeous. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. Thank you to our waitress for recommending the seared salmo
  12. R

    Ricky

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the dog friendly patio!!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Absolutely horrible experience. I wish I could get my money back. The food was disgusting! No flavor whatsoever, the menu made the food seem appetizing and yet it was bland! The service on the patio was a disaster, the waitress started off great and then completely forgot about us. She put in our order of appetizer and entree in at the same time and brought out all the food together. Then this place has the nerve to ask for 18% 20% tip? There was hardly any value to the dinning experience other than the view. For a prime location it was such a let down. Toronto has so many amazing restaurants this was just not a place that I would recommend to dine at.
  14. IF

    InfrequentFineDiner

    New York Area

    54 reviews

    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The waterside tables are very nice on a summer evening and the salmon was excellent!
  15. L

    Lena

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome view by the lake. Plenty of patio seating with shade and great food
  16. DF

    DarrylF

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great patio, great food, truffle pasta is to die for
  17. M

    Muaz

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a business lunch with a partner. The food came in pretty fast, the servers and staff were really nice and helpful.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience5
    The menu looked great online, but food did not live up to the hype. When asking the staff about the food they didn’t have any knowledge and constantly had to “go and check” - The raw menu was very disappointing - there were a lot of shells in the oysters, didn’t finish them. Also we were told it was buck a shuck and when we got home realized we were charged full price. After our raw menu apps we decided to pay the bill and go somewhere else for our entrees. Sad because I really wanted it to be good.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, service, ambience
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The service staff was very nice and apologetic, but the food was still very delayed. Great view and ambiance.
  21. BG

    BethG

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Great food.!!!!!!!!!! Great location.!!!!!!!!!
  22. MG

    MimiG

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    We were familiar with this restaurant having chosen to eat here several times but not recently. What a disappointment. Our server was pleasant, efficient and attentive. It was noisy and busy at it was lunchtime. The food however, failed to impress. The watermelon gazpacho was almost inedible with the massive amounts of jalapeños and cilantro. The watermelon goat cheese salad with chicken added was bland with a minuscule portion of chicken. The lemonade was not drinkable, overly sour and dense. Would think twice about returning due to the intense flavours and spice level.
  23. JS

    JohnS

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Location is fabulous - food good - service great - patio itself had not been cleaned (under our table) in a very very long time.
  24. T

    Trev

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall1food2service4ambience3
    The kitchen was slow. 1.5 hours to receive food. Did compensate with 2 free beers.
  25. EM

    ElizabethM

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Needed a nice place to treat a team to lunch. The view was awsome, and servers we fantastic. I was really happy with the selection (apps, entrees, etc) as well as the quality of what was presented. Everything tasted great.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Only thing that wasn’t good was the debit machine wasn’t working properly other than that it was good
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    We picked the coolest day to dine out. The weather was so nice and you truly want a cozy waterfront outdoor place to seat down and enjoy the food and beer. Food is okay, beer is good, Carolina is great. One thing for sure is that I will come back again anytime I am in the mood of relaxing.
  28. SB

    SueB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My favourite summer patio! Perfect for a hot day. Food was fresh and delicious (salmon poke bowl). Service was pleasant and efficient
  29. D

    Dolph

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Server was very pleasant but inexperienced. Food was great. I would recommend this venue. Booking through OpenTable however is a different matter. If I had to use OT to book another booking I would go somewhere else.
  30. RJ

    ReneeJ

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, ambience and fast & friendly service. Definitely recommend and will be back!
  31. JM

    JMFjmf

    Toronto

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    Staff was friendly and very responsive, and the food was very good. Unfortunately, our staff did not know that happy hour existed and then did not advise that the wine we ordered was not included in happy hour offerings. We were told that the tuna poke was a very small portion & would not suffice as a shared appetizer, so we ordered an additional item. The advice was wrong; the tuna was fully worthy of a sharing between 2 or 3 people. ..and it did not come with any bread.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    The service was terrible. Not once did our waitress come check in on our table.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Horrible service.
  34. D

    Dee1998

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Not happy at all. The service was not good. Very limited items available for order as well. The management didn't seem to care about a simple request like pepper when asked. Certainly did NOT live up to the hype. Not recommending it. The chicken burger was okay. Apart from that, the salmon fish dish was very tasteless.
  35. EM

    EmilyM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience1
    I was hoping that the outside patio would be open, but unfortunately it was not
  36. C

    Chris

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Terrible service, terrible portions, almost an hour to get our food. Two burgers and a salad. Good quality was terrible, wilted lettuce. Way overpriced for what you get Never coming back and will not recommend this place if asked for a recommendation.
  37. EA

    EAS1

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We've enjoyed the restaurant before but this wasn't the best experience. Probably covid related but still worthy of mention. Server did her best but there were several items not available; the prices were very high for the portions and timing was off. Hopefully things will sort out when we visit next.
  38. TL

    TraceyL

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Food was very good. Wine list was terrible but apparently they are in the process of changing it for summer so were out of almost everything. Wait staff was very slow, disorganized and not knowledgeable about menu items or the wine list. Friendly-ish but just not very good or keen to help. Patio wasn't open, I'm sure it will be soon, but the outdoor furniture and heat lamps were all stacked up against the front windows. Sitting inside is fine in theory because they have big windows facing the lake but the gorgeous view is totally lost because all you actually see are stacks of patio furniture, heat lamps and dining partitions. No doubt this is seasonal but they should really store all that stuff elsewhere so diners can actually enjoy the beautiful view all year. No reason to go there unless you can take in the beautiful view (while you wait for your very slow server....).
  39. L

    Luvtoeat

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Ordered the cheeseburger and they said spicy mango pepper sauce was on it....but it actually had scotch bonnet peppers on it and was ridiculously hot ( and I like spicy)...it ruined the burger and then I had to pull it apart trying to get the peppers off of it..do NOT order the cheeseburger unless you really like HOT!!!!!!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My birthday

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Against the Grain Urban Tavern-Corus Quay does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Against the Grain Urban Tavern-Corus Quay also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (647) 344-1562.

Against the Grain Urban Tavern-Corus Quay is rated 4.1 stars by 463 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Logo image for Skip The Dishes
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Against the Grain Urban Tavern-Corus Quay

25 Dockside Drive, Toronto, ON M5A 0B5

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Queens Quay & Jarvis

  • Neighborhood

    Harbourfront

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 11:30 am–10:00 pm Thu 11:30 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–12:00 am Sat 11:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    International, Comfort Food, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    You may park in the lot directly underneath the Corus building, and pay at the machine. Public pay and display parking can be found in parking lot, located North of the Corus building.<br />There is also street parking available on lower Jarvis and surrounding side streets.

  • Public transit

    Take the #75 bus south from Sherbourne subway station. Get off at Richardson Street and walk 59 meters to Corus Quay at 25 Dockside Drive.ORTake the #6 bus south from Bay St towards Queens Quay and Jarvis Via Ferry Docks. Get off at Corus Quay or George Brown College.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (647) 344-1562

  • Catering

    Catering in the Corus Entertainment Building is available with space for groups of 6-1200. Whether you are looking to cater a breakfast, lunch, dinner or a BBQ on the rooftop, Against the Grain Urban Tavern can help you with your catering needs for your next meeting or event

  • Private party facilities

    Against the Grain Urban Tavern is a unique place to gather with friends, family and business associates. We feature internationally inspired foods, locally supplied ingredients, unique beers and tempting cocktails - all served in a sophisticated presentation and service. Whether you are hosting a private dinner or cocktail reception we specialize in groups of 15-300 guests. Take advantage of our private event space, meeting rooms and prime patio seating allowing you to relax and enjoy the spectacular view of Lake Ontario and the Toronto Island.

  • Private party contact

    Aleasha Gilpin: (416) 533-8368

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