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About Sidecar

Sidecar offers great food and service at a great price.

The Prix Fixe is available each week from Sunday to Wednesday for $25

577 College St.
Toronto, ON M6G 1B2
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Bistro

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Bathurst St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 536-7000

Website:
http://www.sidecarrestaurant.ca/

Entertainment:
We have Live Jazz on Saturday and Sunday evenings during dinner

Parking Details:
There is a "Green P" parking lot one block north on Clinton Street when street parking is unavailable.

Executive Chef:
Chef: "H" Hyun Jung Kim Sous Chef: Richard Yeates

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Sidecar is available for weddings, birthdays and all other special occasions. Please call us to arrange the details that best accommodate your needs

Sidecar Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (23)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Romantic (19)
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Cozy (16)
Special Occasion (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Business Meals (9)
Casual (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Comfort Food (6)
Authentic (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Healthy (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Fun (3)
Notable Wine List (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

GOod food however poor lighting. I like to see what I’m eating

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 (Naples)·Dined 3 days ago

With so many restaurants to choose from we almost always choose Sidecar for wonderful food and great service at a reasonable price.

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food5
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 (Toronto)·Dined 6 days ago

Great location, polite and polished service, and FANTASTIC food! Went for Valentine's Day dinner and it was the perfect choice. Caesar salad with bacon to start was so delicious and highly recommend any of the risotto dishes for entrees - mouthwatering! Truly loved this restaurant, will definitely be going back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Authentic, Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Prix fixe menu from Sunday to Thursdays are excellent value & really yummy food.

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 3, 2018

MY wife and I used to go here all the time. We both got VERY sick this time. Notified the restaurant.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We could not have been made more welcome - from being addressed by my first name at the door and the offer to hang up my coat , to the attentive yet never intrusive service , the excellent dinners ( with a substitution ) and lots and lots of sparkling water ( for $2 total for both of us !!) to the tour of the " private " dining room upstairs - to - wait for it - being allowed to finish our conversation and then requesting the bill (!) ( rather than having it plunked down in front of us -we were delighted . We will be back and will recommend it to all our friends .

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Very good food and attentive, friendly service

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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on January 13, 2018

From the moment we walked in the Sidecar team made us feel at home and did a great job handling the meal for our picky group of 7. There were also no issues when we changed the reservation an hour before the booking. The food was very good, and the service was prompt and professional. A fun night out with good food at very reasonable prices. Highly recommended.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great staff and service! They even accommodated us when we added on an extra person at the table. Food was super tasty as well!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

THE best steak frites! Lovely and cozy. Great service. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food was great and prices reasonable for what you were getting. I had the steak frite and the steak was great but the fries were super! Chocolate torte for dessert was lovely. Overall a very nice meal...

A little slow with the service and the kitchen despite not being that busy.

Very happy overall.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a bit of confusion with our reservation but the staff did an great job accommodating us. Both food and cocktails were excellent, loved the carbonara and the crab cakes.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Dinner was excellent as always. Everything else, service, ambiance were all perfect.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 30, 2017

My husband and I were celebrating a long-awaited date night and Sidecar was great. The food was delicious and the service was attentive.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Enjoyable evening and great value. Steak frites, salmon and pasta with short ribs all excellent.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We returned to Sidecar once again because it is our “special place” for important nights. It didn’t disappoint. The food was amazing as always; fresh, hot, delicious and ample. We enjoyed fabulous wine and food, lovely ambiance and great service. We were located at the end of the restaurant so we could sit together (instead of opposite each other) and the outside wall was a little chilly. Apart from that it was fabulous.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Comfort Food
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Accomidated for my group of 14 people. Food was fantastic, and great quick service with friendly staff. Will definitely return and recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Romantic, Healthy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We were treated excitedly well from the moment we came in until we left and were not rushed. The food and drinks were excellent.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 18, 2017

I had a great birthday dinner at sidecar! The steak frites were delicious! Service was amazing and ambiance was great! Thank you!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Great food, atmosphere, and service! Everything was affordably-priced and the portion sizes were perfect. I would 100% return.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great service, ambience and food! Good place to have dinner and drinks with friends or go on a romantic date with your special someone! Sidecar has a nice vibe where you can have great conversations and not worry about yelling across the table. Their lemon vanilla cheesecake is to die for!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Quite nice. Lovely server. Tasty food. You can tell that the menu is a small menu they do really well. Housemade hummus : amazing!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 25, 2017

A nice meal. Everyone enjoyed the evening. Great find in the Little Italy neighborhood.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Always one of my favorites..and I eat out a lot.
Well-prepared tasty food. Great service at a reasonable price. A gem.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 20, 2017

As always, the food, service, value were all excellent. Relaxing evening.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Great ambiance, was able to have a conversation with my date and not be disturb by much noise

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great service. Good food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Enjoyed a wonderful night out with friends at Sidecar last weekend. I can't think of another restaurant at this price point that is as good or dependable. Exceptional mushroom risotto with excellent variety of mushrooms and very good concentration. Wine list good with very reasonable pricing. Very nice service as well. Menu would be improved by more seasonal change but highly recommended.

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Sidecar is a quaint gem in little italy, that carries an international menu that changes seasonally. The food is extremely well crafted, portions are reasonable, and not over sized. The cost is modest, with dinner around $50 per person including a glass of wine.

The ambiance is cozy, and great for a romantic dinner, or get together with friends.

Strongly recommended!

Tags: Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Great prix fixe menu option including app, main and dessert. They mix the best cocktails too. Friendly service with fantastic food.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 11, 2017

As usual, dining at Sidecar was top notch on many levels. Service and food were exceptional.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Tried this restaurant following the high recommendation of an acquaintance this summer. And it didn't disappoint. Meals reasonably priced. Delicious canape spread to start. Steak cooked to perfection. And while I didn't have dessert, my friend enjoyed a perfect chocolate concoction. We couldn't have been more pleased. While not located in my residential area, it's well worth the TTC ride. And will definitely look forward to returning!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Sidecar has always been consistently delicious regardless of menu choice. The staff is always friendly and you can always expect the same level of cuisine and service. It's one of my favourite places on College St... and one that never disappoints.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Very forgetable, overly spiced dishes. The creme brulee was the highlight of the meal. Wont be going back.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Good food, good service, fair price - especially the fixed price alternative and 1/2 bottle of wine option.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Sadly, this will be our last time dining at sidecar. It used to be one of our regular date spots but the service was so poor and the food has really gone down hill. I don’t know if the server was just overwhelmed but we were not asked how anything was at any point during our meal and our drinks sat empty for a long time. We eventually had to ask a support person to order some wine. I found a hair in my risotto and it sat in front of me for 20 minutes because he had disappeared. Rip sidecar. You will be missed.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Beautiful patio and reasonably priced tasting menu on Sun - Wed nights. Steak frites were delicious but the service was a bit slow.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Food was amazing!! Defiantly will be back in the future.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 16, 2017

My husband and I were excited to try this place from the reviews we had read. A few reviews had mentioned the service was slow but I ignored those comments and decided to reserve any way, as the food sounded delicious. Well, that's exactly what happened. Our main course took forever, but was impressed that our server offered to top up my wine as we waited. What I didn't expect was that we were charged for an additional glass of wine when the bill came.

As much as I enjoyed the food, I wouldn't go back because of the slow service.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Great atmosphere and excellent service at Sidecar provided our party of 10 with a relaxing and fun evening of catching up with friends from far and near, including from Australia. Definitely one of the hidden gems of College Street!

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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