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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.
Toronto, ON M5A 1N1
Hours of Operation:
Lunch seating: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 1:00pm; Dinner seating: Monday - Friday: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
King St East / Frederick St
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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
Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Chefs' House - George Brown College Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
The food was excellent, just the right amount on the plate - no leftovers. Service was relaxed and friendly; our water glasses were refilled as needed without asking. The sous-vide chicken seemed a little dry; on reviewing the menu, it appeared our waiter forgot about the accompanying sauce. Still, it was tasty. The restaurant itself had a comfortable aura. Although the ceilings were high, they seemed to absorb the sounds of conversations. My dinner partner and I could carry on a conversation without having to yell at each other. Definitely, a great experience!
I have gone to four Summerlicious 2017 dinners so far and the dinner I had at The Chef's House was by far the best (better than Brassai, Toula's, Cluny - bland meals). It was interesting to see the open concept kitchen in action with a TV screen directly above our table so we could see what was being cooked. The only bad thing about the ambiance was that it was a very hot day, the kitchen was also hot and the heat radiating into the dining room. The air conditioning couldn't handle it and there were no fans. Luckily I had a Spanish fan in my purse which I used to fan myself. The appetizer I had was the warm tomato tart. It was outstanding with a lot of flavour. I then had the lamb loin which was also outstanding. I'm not a fan of mint sauce, but what the chefs did with the mint by making it more of a creamy sauce that wasn't overpowered by mint was nothing short of spectacular. For dessert, I had the funnel cake with strawberry preserves and lavender ice cream. It was my first time eating a funnel cake and now I'm a fan! The strawberry preserves were just enough and the lavender ice cream had just a hint of lavender and was balanced by vanilla. I was almost tempted to lick the plates of all three dishes! Even the bread and butter were great - a mix of breads (focaccia, brioche) and butter with a hint of herbs and citrus. I would definitely come back! There's even a private room downstairs that would be great for a birthday dinner or other special occasion.
We have been going to this place for many years, even before it got its new (not so new now) name "Chefs' House, and have always been very satisfied with the food quality and creativity.
Also its prices are very economical. Would recommend this place to anyone. Also it is a good way we as a community can support the hospitality school and its students, as they prepare themselves and graduate as food service professionals of the future.
Came here for the first time for summerlicious.
Surprisingly classy and modern interior. It was interesting that you could watch the chefs cook via the tv screen but from our booth by the back wall, we would have to strain our necks to watch.
I had the tart, lamb, and sorbet. My fiancee on the otherhand had the tartare and trout.
Food was really great but I did like the trout a lot more than the lamb. It was sooo soft and juicy! Our only complaint was the really really hard bruchetta that came with the tartare.
Always fun to have an evening out and introduce new people to The Chef's House. Menu is always different each time we've been which makes it adventurous for taste buds. Salad with buttermilk dressing, trout (main course) and tunnel cake was all delicious. Lamb was nicely cooked but could have been spiced up a bit. This was the Summerlicious event...always fun.
Went for Summerlicious. Service was excellent, the food was first rate in both presentation and taste.Had the smoked ham hock terrine and the accompanying pickles and fig compote were a perfect match. The Lamb loin was beautifully cooked and the walnuts a perfect foil along with the other sauces and sides. The only disappointment was the funnel cake which should have either been smaller or had a larger scoop of ice cream.
Discovered this gem through Summerlicious! What a great opportunity to enjoy and support the hospitality and culinary graduates & interns of George Brown College. Very inviting atmosphere. Love to be able to watch the chefs create in the kitchen through "tv". The service and food both excellent. Would highly recommend this very unique dining experience! Will definitely dine there again!
The waiter Alex, was charming and helpful, but would benefit from starting with a greater knowledge of the food. He was however able to get the answers for all our questions.
The Salad and salad dressing was exceptional as was the trout and its sauce etc. The strawberry dessert lacked that something special, not bad, just very bland.
My friend enjoyed every part of her meal as well.
I was at excited at first when my hubby took me to this place, he knows how much I love food and experience real passionate chefs, that's enough for me to really look forward for what I'll have on our table . But, it didn't last... the service was not the greatest, all things considered, it should have been better than any other restaurants we've been to. The salad/appetizer are ok but the greens would have been better if its not wilted and bland. The main entree and the dessert is nothing different from regular restaurants if not worse. I really thought it will wow me and exceed my expectations because these are aspiring chefs but I guess, there's always room for improvement and hope these comments will be taken in a positive way for them to excel in the future. I know they're doing their best, but to have people to come back and refer this place to others, they really need to give their all. Best regards.
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