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The Daughter

4.0
31 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Comfort Food
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch
  • Fit for Foodies

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About

The Daughter (formerly known as the Farmer's Daughter Eatery) is a casual restaurant that is open for brunch, lunch and dinner. Enjoy a brunch of strawberry French toast or the eggs Benny with bacon. Relax with friends out on the patio that has the ambiance of a friend�s backyard, complete with picnic tables and shady umbrellas, while you dine on fish and chips or fried shrimp. Pair the food with a white wine or a blonde beer to make the perfect meal. The Daughter offers selections from several local breweries as well as lemonades like strawberry lemonade and other fruity drinks like orange mango juice.

Everyone is welcome at The Daughter. Come by yourself or with a group of friends. Dogs are also welcome on the patio seating section. If you are not able to stay, take-out is also available for pickup.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Comfort Food, Gastro Pub, Canadian
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday 10:30am-2:30pm. Sunday: 10:30am - 5pm.
Dinner: Tuesday,Wednesday, Friday & Saturday: 5pm - close.
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Phone number
(416) 546-0626
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
FARMHOUSE tavern's Tom Wade
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Catering
We consider catering functions on a case by case basis.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Franklin Ave
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Parking details
Guests can park along DuPont or along Franklin Ave.
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Public transit
Dundas & Bloor is the closest subway stop.
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Special events & promotions
Please consider The Daughter for your next corporate or family event. Our space is available for buy outs Thursday nights & Saturday Brunch
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.0based on all time ratings
4.1
food
4.1
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3.7
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4.0
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5.0Dined on April 20, 2016

Great service from the greet through the meal. Attentive & knowledgeable, of course. And, man, the food is good - excuse me, I'm having another moment here.

Such good food. And the apple pie, oh the pie.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2016

Great spot for an awesome burger! Staff are super friendly!

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4.0Dined on February 6, 2016

Can't speak for brunch, lunch, kid-friendliness (though I'm sure it can be) or outside dining, but our 3 dinners at the Daughter (Farmhouse Tavern) have all been memorable, delicious, and fun. Because it's a locavore kind of place, the only drawback is that the wine list is from Ontario and the selection of reds needs improvement (at least, the affordable reds; I can't speak for the other reds, and there was a really decent Chardonnay). I would recommend Trius Red, bold and bright. The wait staff have always been professional and accommodating. The food is superb! Since I'm not a duck lover nor a red meat eater, I appreciate the spectacular fish dish. It's fun watching a group of people order the duck dish.

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2016

Relatively few dishes on the menu but they do them well. Been there for dinner and brunch, both were extremely satisfying. :)

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2016

I visited The Daughter with my girlfriend for a Sunday brunch and we were very happy with the food and service. I had been to Farmhouse Tavern a couple times so I was expecting the food to be good, but I was pleasantly surprised when the bill arrived to find the prices more reasonable than Farmhouse.

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4.0Dined on January 24, 2016

Love the different menu; food was good and the ambiance was fun.

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3.0Dined on January 22, 2016

Food was not as good as I thought it would be. The steak was on a small bed of mashed. No vegetables? It was like it was supposed to be tapas. Skimping because they aren't doing well? Staff were nice but our waitress was a bit too up-selly. They were out of two of their beers so choice was limited. Overall not good value. On the plus it looks nice and has a good ambience. With a better (bigger?) menu could have neighborhood gem potential.

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4.0Dined on January 22, 2016

Great deal to get oysters at the bar for $1 each. Nice craft beer selection.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2015

We enjoyed a great casual dinner at The Daughter. We were actually thinking of going to the Farmhouse Tavern across the street, which we have been to before and enjoyed, but it is closed Wednesday's. Our alternative was to try The Daughter which is across and down the street and has the same chef. The online reviews looked good so we thought what the heck. It did not disappoint. The menu is small but the selection was good. My husband and daughter had been dreaming about the Farmhouse hamburgers. The Daughters menu had a similar offering and it was excellent. I had the fish and chips which was very good. We rounded out the fourth person with the special which was meatballs on spinach pasta which was also reportedly excellent. The suggestions for beer were well received and it was "Wine Wednesday" which allowed for a selection of wines for $8 per glass. We also tried the fried risotto as a shared appetizer - it is worth a try. It is offered for dinner which I think it would be a bit much, but as an appetizer for four it worked well.

The service was excellent. Very friendly and casual. I would recommend a visit for a friendly local place for great food at a good price.

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4.0Dined on November 22, 2015

Went to Daughters last week Sunday for brunch...we made a reservation and were seated at the allotted time. Service was friendly and fast. The ambiance was 'small town' vibe.

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2.0Dined on November 7, 2015

Portion size was poor and waitress asked for a tip

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5.0Dined on October 31, 2015

Went to The daughter this weekend for brunch with out of town family. Found the restaurant to be a very pleasant place with excellent food. We tried most of the items on the brunch menu for the day and found them all good with the Eggs Benedict with Kale particularly good. One member of our group tried the Caesar extra spicy and it was very good as well. Would highly recommend this restaurant for brunch.

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4.0Dined on September 11, 2015

Our group all enjoyed our meals, although the portion size was a bit small.

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3.0Dined on August 30, 2015

French Toast was tasty. Won't have the poutine again. Service was slow.

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2.0Dined on June 14, 2015

I've found the place it is a place to try for brunch. I met with a friend and we were quite disappointed , first at the service. They come to see you 2-3 times as you are still talking, not capacity to read the clients or just accept that we just want to relax and not choose so rapidly. As soon as we ordered, they the 2 waiters came back to asked twice about coffees and we already said no to on of them earlier. Bad communication in between the staff that makes the clients feel like they are out of line or something. Finally, when we started to eat, as we were eating twice they came to ask if we were done. WE ARE CURRENTLY EATING! As soon as our place were empty. The check was on the table and they had put the people waiting for our table right next to us, literally right next to our table to force us to leave very fast. I literally just had put down our forks and knives. ....bad management of people and food is ok. Not going back.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2015

First time at Farmhouse last week, and it was a hit. They have a truly overwhelming (in a good way) rotating menu, that switches up based on what's in that morning. We had a great waiter that explained each menu item, while we drooled. The food was as good as it sounds, and I'm sure the chefs have a lot of fun preparing it. Ambiance was perfect - not too loud, ideally lit, and a rustic charm to the place. I would definitely suggest this place for those looking to discover the Junction area.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2015

I took my mother to The Daughter for mother's Day brunch and she loved it! The service is fantastic and the staff were both friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and their wines. Their general feel is upscale rustic and charming with a small hand written quirky menu and a warm, inviting atmosphere. They allowed me to sample several wines before I chose a bottle for my family which was a nice touch. The food was simple and we'll prepared, honest, and without pretention. I had scrambled eggs with smoked trout and greens on crusty toast which was delicious and well seasoned. This paired well with a bright resling. We sat on their patio on a picnic bench with an umbrella which provided good shade and a comfortable, related setting. The pricing is moderate and appropriate for the service and food quality. I quite enjoyed my experience at The Daughter and will definitely be returing; my Mom would agree.

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2015

Short menu, but something for everyone. All the food was tasty and well cooked. The bread pudding special was outstanding. Nice relaxed atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2015

The biscuits used for the eggs Benny could be described as 'life changing'. The meal was truly fabulous. Cool ambiance for brunch. Menu is interesting, but not trying too hard and the food was perfection. Highly recommend for a foodie, casual brunch, LOVED!

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2015

We went on a Wed. There were only 2 tables, and some people sitting at the bar, probably because oysters are $1@ at the bar and $31 a dozen at the table. The menu is really small only a mushroom salad, a fish and chips, a pasta of the day, fried shrimps, burger and a hangar steak.
The 3 of us almost tried everything. They have free corkage on Wed. so we didn't use any wine there, but there's no wine list and you only pick from the shelf of about 5 each red & white.
The place use antique furniture which are of mixed styles and make.
Service was adequate but cold. The food are not bad though, but not much to talk about.
Don't go there on your first date.
I actually wanted to try the Farmhouse but they weren't no open Wed., I might reconsider if they are of similar style and standard, considering the distance to go from uptown.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2015

We recently went to the Saughter for lunch and as usual the food was great. Unfortunately a recent menu change has led to a brunch menu that heavily favours the breakfast side with no real lunch options. The food was delicious though so it was lol.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2015

It is nicely, if moderately, appointed. Food was excellent and creative. Oysters on the half shell for a dollar a piece? Really? Where can you find that today? Only at the bar, mind you, but still... great experience for a casual, relaxed meal.

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2015

We went not knowing what to expect and it was great. My meal was good but my husbands was fantastic! Definitely try the surf and turf burger. We never thought we would like the pretzel bun but it was perfect with the burger and fish. We also had the fried shrimp to start which were different but very tasty!! Servers were very knowledgable and friendly.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2015

This restaurant was very different. Restaurant's decoration was pretty cool. The staff was very friendly and most importantly the brunch was just amazing.

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2015

My wife and I enjoy the Farmhouse Tavern and several people had encouraged us to go down the street to the Framer's Daughter. Finally, we followed up on the advice... My first impression was disappointment. The ambiance, the available wines, were NOTHING like the Farmhouse... however, once I got over the expectation disconnect... the food was excellent. King Crab, Shrimp, Pierogies, Steak... all so very, very good. Chickpea frites were beyond good... When I'm looking for criticism, I suppose that I'm not crazy about steak served in a bowl (my impression) and I wish that there were more (any) side vegetables - but the truth is that my only real complaint that night was that the kitchen closed around 930. I didn't want to order more food - but I wanted to imagine that i could, so I must have enjoyed it!! I'll be back. We'll be back.

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2.0Dined on February 6, 2015

I felt that the service was good and the food was incredible. I had the steak and crisps and my lady had the oysters. I just felt that for the price I would have liked a veggie side beyond chips and maybe a little more of the perfectly cooked (for my taste) steak. They didn't ask how I wanted the steak, but nailed it anyway. I think if price isn't an issue you could order more than one entree but you shouldn't have to.

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4.0Dined on January 15, 2015

Fried Shrimp, excellent tomato sauce.
Crab (King I believe) was very good.
The lobster risotto has a decent amount of lobster pieces, and I think it could be a served with a bit more rice. The broth is delicious.

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2015

Brunch here was amazing. I found the menu to be really unique which is a wonderful change from the normal brunch menus. I had the Croque Madame which was notably different with a crab inside the sandwich. The side was this AMAZING brussel sprout/beet warm salad that was out of this world! Who knew brussel sprouts were so versatile?! My boyfriend had the 'surf & turf' burger, which was this amazing home made patty with a breaded piece of haddock balanced atop all sandwiched between a pretzel bun. The side of fries were perfect.
We saw the pig poutine coming out of the kitchen and all we could say was WOW. That dish looked phenomenal. Another key menu item was the Frog Legs and Waffles...we wish we were that adventurous on a Sunday morning...but we promised one another to try it another time.
I would GLADLY go back to this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2014

We finally got a chance to go to the Farmers Daughter for brunch after hearing so many amazing reviews. I got the Frog Waffle and it was absolutely delicious, the maple butter was to die for. My husband had the Eggs Benedict and it was also equally as delicious.
We would definitely go back there for brunch and also check out their dinner.
Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on October 10, 2014

My family was from out of town and our server booked us brunch for the following morning at their sister restaurant! Another lady who worked there (I think she was the chef?) came and talked to us about our meal and hockey and created a wonderful overall experience. The owner also remembered us the next morning at his other restaurant and seated us ten minutes before they were open as he knew we were in more of a rush for our brunch. Five star service at both restaurants and amazing food as well. Can't wait to go back to both :)

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5.0Dined on September 11, 2014

Had a delicious meal here - the food was outstanding! Highly recommend this place, will be going back for certain.

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