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About The Chefs' House - George Brown College

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.

215 King Street East
Toronto, ON M5A 1N1
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary Canadian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch seating: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 1:00pm; Dinner seating: Monday - Friday: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Cross Street:
King St East / Frederick St

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 415-2260

Website:
http://www.thechefshouse.ca/

Executive Chef:
Chef Oliver Li

Private Party Facilities:
At The Chefs' House, you can host an event with us through our Private Dining service. Working with our Chef de Cuisine, you can design the menu to be exactly the way you want it. Perhaps a French theme for your anniversary dinner to recall your honeymoon in Provence? Or maybe a carnivorous menu for a reunion with your old housemates? Or possibly an elegant and seasonal vegetarian dinner for a group of environmentally conscious friends paying a visit to the city? Whatever it is, The Chefs' House staff and students will work with you to make sure your special event is everything you imagined - and more.

Private Party Contact:
The Chefs' House team: (416) 415-2260

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Chefs' House - George Brown College Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Great for Lunch (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Good for a Date (12)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Business Meals (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Healthy (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Fun (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Romantic (7)
Cozy (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Authentic (5)
Seasonal (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Disabled Access (4)
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Hot Spot (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
People Watching (3)
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Paleo Friendly (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Great Beer (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined 4 days ago

We really enjoy the Chef’s Kitchen for special occasions - we’ve been there a few times. On our latest trip, I ordered the vegetarian risotto since it was offered in entree size and as it was the only veggie main. While the risotto would have been fine as a side, it was too cheesy and too rich to be a main and what’s worse, there was no attempt to offer a healthy vegetarian protein. It’s not enough for restaurants to offer a veg option these days, restaurants must ask the question, does the vegetarian option offer protein? Vegetarian proteins include beans, lentils, quinoa, hummus, nuts, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, soy beans/edamame, eggs, greek yoghurt, peas, peanut butter, tempeh, tofu, and many more. If you are not offering at least some of these protein rich and healthy foods in your vegetarian option, you are letting us down.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined 5 days ago

Great experience, most dishes were very well presented and tasty. Service was slow and some staff were new- assumed they are students learning. Would come back

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, People Watching, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was definitely a 4.5. But with a Wonderful experience for a Valentine's day and at a price that's comparable to a 5 star winterlicious menu. Place was not too packed. There were plenty of servers, though some seemed a little shy (not an issue). The food was exceptional. Even the bread was pretty good. The appetizers were great. The portion sizes were good. The black pepper sardines were great - I don't ever cook it and usually they have a fishy smell, but not here. It was done right and not over cooked. The Italian trio sampler (Anthony Ho's menu - I don't know the guy if your wondering.. his name was on the menu) was amazing. 3 different fish, 3 different textures and tastes. Worth getting the 4 course meal. Would never make the effort of cooking something like that.
For the mains... The souvide beef cheeks were tender and flavorful without being too salty or over empowering. The Cornish hen was crispy and the parings were well textured and original.
The dessert was good... But less impressive as the appetizers and the mains... 4/5 for the desserts.. the walnut chocolate tart was good.. no complaints there... But the tirimisu was ok. Couldn't taste the mascopone cheese (maybe the coffee was too empowering? Or not enough cheese?) And it was garnished with a crisp bread(?) Or sugar piece... Which should probably have been a bit thinner... Biteing into it was a little hard..

Overall: 4.5 but the service was good... So here it's a 5...
appetizers: 5/5
Mains: 5/5
Dessert: 4/5
Price point... Just right for the restaurant. Good value. Certainly comparable to a 5 star restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was delicious and healthy, well presented, and the best !

Service staff was very attentive and courteous.

Thank you, George Brown College, for a great dining experience.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 9, 2018

It's an inspiring place

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great experience. Fabulous Food and the staff couldn't do enough to make our experience great!

Tags: Romantic, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 5, 2018

We had a great time and the atmosphere did not seem like it was associated to the school it felt like a stand alone restaurant on King street not a school at all. Very knowledgeable staff as well. I would definitely go back in a heartbeat. Try the beef cheek on the menu it’s to die for it’s so good.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 5, 2018

outstanding fish and scottish eggs dishes, the cabbage was soso and desert could be improved

Tags: Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Food was excellent, but due to some issues in the kitchen, the service was slow.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We had a Friday dinner early in January to celebrate our anniversary.
The staff was very polite and helpful explaining the dishes and the vine cart.
The food was great, served in a timely manner and we enjoyed it very much.
Excellent value for your money.
The only thing that we didn't enjoy (it wasn't bad, but I can't say it was good) is the fact that the ambiance was a bit loud, as we expected more of a quiet atmosphere.
Definitely recommended!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Firstly, the service was impeccable. Very impressed. The ambiance of the place is cozy and not too loud. Tastefully decorated and stylish dinnerware. Clearly the staff have received excellent training. The food was delicious, myself and my two colleagues had the 3 course lunch and each dish was a delight. Highly recommend it to others, in fact I have been already.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 8, 2018

The presentation, food and service were excellent. The pierogi appetizer were amazing, just like my grandmother used to make. Three of us ordered the salmon entree and it was cooked to perfection. My husband loved his Reuben sandwich. The portion sizes of the appetizer, entree and dessert were not overly large but they were satisfying and reasonably priced. We would definitely recommend the Chefs’ House at George Brown College.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The food was creative and flavorful. One of the best meals we've had in the city this past year. Our server Wei was attentive and answered all our questions. We went for a birthday celebration, and the quality of service and food surpassed our expectations.

The chef's house was a great time and we hope to go back in the new year.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Amazing food but small portions. Wonderful service and a menu that changes three times a year.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Food was amazing as was the service. Very good value!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Food was all very good, and service was very attentive and not intrusive.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Was as good as any highly rated restaurant, I have been to many and to michelin star restaurants around the world and this was remarkable.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 11, 2017

When we were leaving one of the staff preparing the salads was mixing the brussel sprout salad with his hands. We were absolutely horrified. I had the brussel sprout salad and felt sick. Please review the tape for Monday Dec. 11, 2017 @ 2PM. You will see the shock on our faces.

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

This is a wonderful spot for lunch. A great deal for a 3 course meal and they allow flexibility in which courses you order, so I had 2 appetizers instead of a dessert. Very nice ambiance and staff are excellent. You can also watch your food being prepared on an overhead screen.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Groups, Healthy, Vegan
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Our office group had a great meal experience at Chef's House Restaurant, with distinctive and delicious lunch options.
The service reflects a higher level of a restaurant food event, yet the price is more moderate, so makes it accessible to most folks.
We're always glad to support the initiative of the traineeship that GBC offers chef students and service staff in an actual restaurant setting.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We enjoyed the ambience, the decor and the food. The presentation was outstanding and the combinations creative and delicious.
However, I feel that it is an expensive evening for a School Learning situation..

Tags: Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We always really enjoy our experience at the Chef’s House. The creativity and work out into each dish is remarkable. Obviously depending on your taste in food, some bits are more exceptional than others, but overall a great place for foodies!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 24, 2017

This restaurant is so unique and so fun. The menu is always changing and it is consistently high quality for excellent value. We love to bring out of town guests here because it lends itself to great conversation. The students are incredible and it is an easy way to support their program through George Brown and get a great experience at the same time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Fun, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 13, 2017

It was great to support the students at George Brown college. Overall the food and service was good. We had a 6:30 reservation and got in about 6:20 and we were served promptly. The dessert was to die for. The restaurant was tastefully decorated. The restrooms were clean.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Chef school restaurants can be very hit and miss, but The Chefs' House is definitely a hit.

Students of George Brown College's culinary school prepare your food in a very open kitchen (with bar seating available) as well as a large TV on the wall that gives patrons a bird's eye view of what the cooks are up to.

The service staff are also students at GBC's hospitality program, and are very attentive and professional.

$35 for a three course meal (you can do 2 appetizers and 1 main, 1 appetizer 1 main 1 dessert, or 1 main and 2 deserts) is a great value for the quality of the dishes you get. The affordability makes this place great for dates without breaking the bank.
The menu is changed weekly, which makes The Chefs House a restaurant you can keep coming back to again and again, and its a different experience every time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Music, Authentic, Fun
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 6, 2017

My family really enjoyed the food and atmosphere at Chef's House. It was unusually busy so service was a tad slow.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 4, 2017

The Chef's House is a fun place to have a special lunch with friends. The food combinations are creative, beautifully presented, and delicious. The service is excellent, attentive but not excessive.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 28, 2017

The meal and experience was perfect. Fine dining without the price.

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Love it! Excellent service! Excellent food. The ambiance is nice. The servers are very friendly especially our server Will who is very polite and always smiling . The food presentation is awesome and re quality is really high.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Food was varied, flavorful and colourful. Members of the party seemed to most enjoy the pork dumplings and lasagne. The chicken rice bowls were tasty and hearty. The kale salad was a bit too much greens/lettuce and a bit tart. The soup might have used a bit more seasoning. The desert pictured below was worthy of seconds! Thank you.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 14, 2017

This was our first visit and it was awesome! Love the orange décor too.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Had a great time! Would definitely come back. Does the menu change? Would definitely come again to try the next menu selection.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Really enjoyed the food and love the concept. It was the first night of school being open for the year and all seemed to run very smoothly. Would definitely return. Excellent price point for quality and innovative food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Good food with new menu items regularly, good service and a pleasant setting. It is busy at peak times and service can be a little slow but I enjoy the different menu offerings so it's worth the wait.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Great food and great service as always. Music too loud. Hard to have a discussion with my two guests.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Best service. Great food. Quick cooking times. Low noise. Fantastic soup de jour.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 11, 2017

I like that the menu is price fixe. I like bringing friends here because for the quality of food and service it's such good value. Plus I like to support future culinary talent.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 8, 2017

I really enjoyed my first visit to Chef's House to have lunch with a friend. I have told my family about it and I am going to take them to lunch there soon.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 4, 2017

very pleasant and rapid service; excellent value, food very nicely presented

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 3, 2017

This is our 4th visit here for both lunch and dinner. We try to get here after every menu change. We have never been disappointed. The food is always good here. Every so often there is a miss step, but generally; considering the staff are culinary students at varying levels of study, things happen, that is part of the charm of the experience. Kudos to the students. Excellent work.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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