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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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