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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

Specials

Three Course Prix Fixe Meal for $25.00

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Specials

Three Course Prix Fixe Meal for $25.00

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Details

Three Course Prix Fixe Meal for $25.00. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Aug 28, 2017 - Dec 28, 2017 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM.

Sidecar Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (18)
Romantic (16)
Good for a Date (14)
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Cozy (12)
Special Occasion (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Casual (8)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Authentic (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Business Meals (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Fun (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined 4 days ago

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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·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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·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 24, 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 21, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

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

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great service. Good food.

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·Dined on November 18, 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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·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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·Dined on November 10, 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 24, 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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·Dined on September 17, 2017

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

Tags: Romantic
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·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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·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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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Service and food are always great and the cocktails are amazing!

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 30, 2017

We had a beautiful family dinner on the back patio. It was quiet, the ambiance was beautiful, and the food was great. It took a long time after dinner before we were approached for dessert and subsequently to pay, but otherwise everything was delicious. We will definitely be back!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Great patio. Pork chop was overdone. Very attentive service.

Tags: Casual, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Great patio. Not crowded with tables so good for conversation. Food was plentiful and satisfying. Mushroom risotto was perfect. Service was attentive. We'll be back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The ingredients were fresh and the service was quite friendly. Prices were reasonable, and could be a cute date night or night out with friends and great conversation. Highly recommend!

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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Typical mid-level priced restaurant. Nothing notable, but nothing bad. Highlight was the service, but realistically nothing matched the fact that my date and I were there together.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 28, 2017

I love the food here, but have to admit I was disappointed when they substituted a regular mojito for the badass version I'd ordered without so much as an explanation. They don't appear to be paying quite as much attention to the details as I'm accustomed to from them.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Prefix menu is an excellent value.

Great patio in the back, very quiet and away from any street noise.

Very decadent chocolate dessert

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Really comfortable patio with great ambiance. The service was great and there was a relaxed comfort to the whole meal. My steak frites was cooked beautifully and tasted terrific. The mushroom rizotto was also tasty with a generous portion. We'll be back to this lovely place.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 22, 2017

We were looking for an early dinner at a good 'local' eatery - not in the convention center district. We arrived a little early and the staff were great, we grabbed good wine by the glass at the bar and moved to dinner a bit later. Staff were friendly and the bar and attentive over dinner. The 1/2 chicken was great as was the short rib fusilli.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Fantastic patio! The service was great - was there with friends and didn't feel rushed to leave. Prix fixed menu is great value.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Service was poor, waiter was inattentive and verged on rude. Food came cold. (Fries with steak frite) . This was our second time at the restaurant in 2 weeks. We won't be coming back.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Sidecar is a great place for a date. I took my significant other here for a belated birthday dinner and it was both our first time here. The staff is friendly from the get go (on the phone when I called, arrival, throughout dinner, and when leaving) - service is definitely great. We ordered the prix fixe menu, which was the best option for both of us. My partner got the cavatelli, which was AMAZING!!! Would HIGHLY recommend that as I kept stealing bites! I got the half chicken and while it was big and meaty, I felt it lacked a bit of flavour and kick . However, the potatoes were delicious! For dessert, we got the chocolate terrine, which was yummy! We got to sit outside in the patio at the back to enjoy the evening weather and atmosphere, which is beautifully decorated! At night, it was even more cozy because you can see the lights hanging. They even allowed us to stay behind a bit after we paid our bill and before they had to close so that was nice. I would give the food 3/5 stars, but everything else 4/5 stars!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Service was excellent. They had a problem in the kitchen so our food was very slow to arrive. They made it up to us on the cheque though. We will go back.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Incredible food, service, staff. Amazing and cozy patio in the back.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Service was good and the environment was quite nice. The food here was good but not great.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Beautiful outdoor Patio and well priced prix-fix option.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Excellent evening. Highly recommended.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 27, 2017

We dine at this restaurant on a regular basis and we are always happy. The food is excellent and well price. Great staff and great atmosphere plus there is a backyard patio...weather permitting.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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