The Chefs' House - George Brown College

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Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, The Chefs’ House is an innovative, student-focused concept restaurant where students from George Brown College's Centre for Hospitality & Culinary Arts have the opportunity to learn from the best teacher - experience. It also gives the public the opportunity to experience a relaxed urban dining experience.
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FF
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had the post-graduate Italian chef’s special meal
And it was absolute delicious. The timing of drinks/meal was not perfect but the food made up for it.
Can’t wait to go back. Great space.

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SY
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Always a pleasure to come here. Great food and friendly

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WP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have already recomended to a number of people. My sons enjoyed their birthday meal there

Thank you.

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D
Miami
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food experience and very attentive service.

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S
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Very good value.

Good performance from students who serve and cook.

Food is very fresh. Good in quality. Quantity can be better.

Good evening to have dInner with people not just looking for money, but delivery of good services.

I will come back to enjoy nice meals again. Please maintain your good services and good food with reasonable prices. Thank you.

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SY
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Have been here 3x and always satisfied. For sure will come again and highly recommended.

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FS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Antre was good
Good wine
Good cocktail
Second course Lamb was a bit too dry
Cornish good
Dessert good

Total score 4.8

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KH
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The Chef’s House never disappoints! The food is equisite in presentation and flavours - I come frequently because everything is wonderful! Well done students of George Brown Culinary and Hospitality School!!!

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A
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first visit to The Chef's House. We loved it - from the ambience to the service to the food. Wonderful to see that OpenTable is asking about the noise level. Thankfully this is a place where you can speak comfortably to your lunch companions. A terrific vibe!

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WS
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

We come here several times per year. This time for Winterlicious and all of the dishes we ordered were spectacular except for the chocolate cake which was a dustbowl.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I like their sevice.

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GE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our Winterlicious lunch. We especially loved the lamb shank and lemon tart! We had a couple of opportunities to chat with the chef whose menu was being featured that day (Craig?), and enjoyed hearing about his time in Italy and how it enhanced his culinary skills.

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OT
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Wen there for winterlicious. Overall quite pleased with food & very good service. We only found that portions were a bit small so we left the restaurant still a bit hungry after the 3 courses..

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SJ
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We had a fantastic winterlicious meal. The food was great and presented well. The service was great but almost a bit 'too much' .. every time I took a sip she was over refilling my glass :) My only issue was that we were given a terrible table. I booked many weeks in advance and were given a table that was just stuck back by the coats! There were just two of us and we were given a table for four but two of the chairs were taken away and it just felt like the table shouldn't have even been there. The food was great but it just ruined the atmosphere to be stuck in this weird spot.

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K
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Some of the dishes are salty for our taste and the duck breast also chewy. We have provided feedback to the supervisor. Thanks.

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PC
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Wonderful experience; food was great and so was service, especially with a nice touch for the person celebrating his birthday - thank you! One note: the servers should get some intro to wine serving and pairing. Maybe George Brown College could get into some partnership with Brock University - that would certainly provide the students with great opportunity to learn about wines. Otherwise, it was fantastic evening. Thank you again.

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LW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really great food in an amazing room. The wine suggestion was also great.

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JW
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to dinner with friends and wanted a place where we could simply relax and enjoy and have a wonderful meal, which we did! Also our server Anni was great, as were the rest of the staff. We would 100% recommend and will be back again.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Five of us came here during Winterlicious during our lunch hour, had reservations for 12:15 and were seated right away. Food was very good, but service was very slow (it was not busy at all). Our meal didn’t come until close to 1pm. And then we had to flag staff down for tea/coffee and then again for the bill at close to 2pm. Kudos to the chefs/cooks though. Not sure I’d come back if I was pressed to get in and out within an hour or so.

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T
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hosted a business lunch meeting and everyone raved about the ambiance and the food. We loved the students involvement and being part of their training internship. Thank you for having this in our business community. I look forward to coming for dinner.

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N
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went for the Winterlicious event BUT was pleasantly surprised when a chef from the school was being featured as well (Jordan Diniz). His menu offering was the same pricing as the Winterlicious offering, the difference being that Jordan was featuring a three or four course based on his experiencing "apprenticing" in France. You could also mix and match from both menus, which I thought was very accommodating.

I went for the entire offerings from Jordan's menu ad was NOT disappointed. His fusion of his own creativity and the knowledge he gleaned from his experience in France made for a delicious tasting and an outstanding culinary delight. His main course of duck was quite spectacular both to the palate and the eyes.

More engaging was the conversation with Jordan as he visited every table to give a talk about his menu and the choices in terms of the preparation and his experimentation with his local and overseas knowledge.

Bravo!

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G
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I had an excellent lunch at The Chef's House. The food was delicious and beautifully plated; the servers were fresh-faced, eager-to-please young people who tended quickly to our every need. And the value-for-money was unbeatable. Highly recommended!

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YL
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ontario trout is definitely gorgeous!crisp skin and juice body, taste and plating balanced quite well. For sure will be back!

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JC
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 2

Food was incredible. Fresh. Flavorful. Everything was so delish. I had the gnocchi and it was so soft and melted in my mouth.

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G
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The cuisine made from scratch was delicious from start to finish. Homemade rolls at recess or warm with what cuisine butter and spread or enjoyable. The entrées offered great selection and pallet pleasing tastes.

Music was a bit loud at one point and not conducive to dining and discussions. All was accomodated including fzcilities and a grand maitre d’hotel. Shall have more birthday celebrations at The Chef’s House. Merci!

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M
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, nice service. Keep rocking!

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DC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We had a wonderful first lunch experience. Surprised that a special Italian menu was being offered in addition to the menu that was posted online. Given that it was the last day of the special Italian menu and the fact the the chef introduced himself and his special menu, 3 out of 4 of us had to go Italian. Everything was delicious. Particularly impressed with the lovely root veggie salad and uniquely smoke infused pasta. However, service was rather slow. Servers were all very pleasant, but a bit hesitant in delivery which will undoubtedly improve over time. Website menu should be updated to include special menus. Will definitely return!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was amazing! Mac was great! Host was polite, but seemed a little too formal and didn't match the ambiance of everything else.

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MF
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Great to try high-end food on a low-end budget. It is a relaxing lunch, not for a quick bite.

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OK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Not a good value for the money. This is a student learning environment and the mistakes and mishaps are expected, but the prices should be adjusted accordingly. There are full service fine-dining restaurants in Toronto that have very similar prices but with professional wait staff, not students.

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n
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service staffing our table was open to all questions from our group party.
Enthusiastic service ,and know the chefs in training were committed to excellence.
Thinking lunch might be another occasion to celebrate this conceptual gem style restaurant.
Thank you

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DB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful girl's night out. Food was really good and presentation lovely. I had visited one other time many years ago and was very happy to return. Only criticism was having to ask for bread for table. Apart from that, a super experience.

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LB
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

A set menu offering a variety of choices for each course. Food and presentation excellent. Only hitch was the billing. We had specified separate cheques since some didn't have any drinks while others had òne or two. The bill came with everything on it. When we asked to have it split the allocation on all the bills was incorrect. We ended up just paying what was on the individual bills rather than straightening them out. Other than that we all enjoyed the food and had a wonderful linch.

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C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolute treat. Everything was fabulous! Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch

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HS
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very busy, noise level too high. Great salad and service

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VN
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked lunch for birthday celebration. Very happy with our decision! The food was amazing, service excellent, the restaurant is very modern and vibrant. The value incredible and we will for sure be back. Many thanks to all the talented students for lunch!

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AS
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was lovely, and well-presented. We have been here before, and will definitely come back. Just wish you had an accessible washroom.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu was incredible, service was top notch

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Y
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Culinary school students creating first class menus with equally good wine selections. Only lacking a better variety of tea. Best value in the city for your money.

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b
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food for a great price! An awesome place to take a date you want to impress but don’t want to break the bank. You can taste the effort of the students’ work in every dish. Will definitely be back!

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