The Elm Tree

4.7
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743 Reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Mediterranean

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The Elm Tree is a family-run modern Mediterranean restaurant. Using fresh and high-quality products, the menu focuses on using familiar ingredients while delivering unique and comforting food. The restaurant prides itself on having a casual, friendly ambiance where customers can relax.



Inspired by their father’s and uncle’s restaurants, brothers Ben and Jonathan Mishaev created The Elm Tree restaurant as a fresh and modern twist to their family roots. Growing up surrounded by a perfect mix of food and hospitality, their passions were obvious from a young age.

Ben’s passion for cooking and Jonathan’s interest in beverage programs and hospitality has created the perfect combination of delicious, unique food and welcoming, homey atmosphere. To Ben and Jonathan, each guest who enters the restaurant is like someone who comes into their home. The brothers strive to make them happy, treat them well and ensure they leave satisfied.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, French, Global, International
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–5:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(416) 901-7339
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Bay St
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
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4.6
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LV
Toronto
41 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food is good! Lobster risotto was so tasty. My friends and I split 4 desserts. I hate to be vague, but they really are ALL good. Service worked as a great team. Would go again!

NN
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, warm and cozy place. It’s not too pricey for a place like that. Perfect for a date night restaurant. Highly recommended.

AM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Will go back! Everything was delicious. 😋
From the pita and dip, to the cauliflower app, to the mains (risotto dish and salmon dish), to the wines, to the pistachio dessert!!!
Charming and quaint, and you can carry on a conversation all evening and hear each other. A wonderful evening out.

KJ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All good, though $14 for a glass of Cote du Rhone that sells for less than $20 per bottle is a bit much.

MA
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good restaurent. My husband enjoy is steak ! See you next time when we will be in Toronto :)

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Ok. Not great for price point.

OT
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beat way to experience the many Mediterranean dishes is to get several and share! Everything we tried was delicious! I especially liked they grilled brussel sprouts! Yum!

LG
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nourriture excellente!
Personnel très gentil!

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FB
Toronto
171 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great meal on our first visit. The mains were Barramundi fish and lamb chops. Both mains were excellent. The lamb was cooked exactly as ordered. The chops are thick cut and very tender. Sides with each main went perfectly. A compact but nice wine list. Something for everyone. The service was outstanding. We look forward to returning with friends. A great find.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Above and beyond expectations.. this is a hidden gem in downtown area ..

JB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cauliflower appetizer was amazing. Barramundi flavorful. Strip steak - loved the risotto, meat bit grisly but tasty. Chic decor, fantastic ambiance, service was outstanding. Will revisit and recommend

EW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love that it isn’t noisy and you can actually talk to people. Definitely a reason to come back!

T
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and quaint. Comfortable seating, great food. Good service, no complaints.

W
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Definitely recommend. Good food, excellent service, good downtown location. I'll return.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atomosphere!

OT
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal with great service. The cocktails where fantastic, and the food was excellent !

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my girlfriend here for Christmas Eve dinner and drinks. We both loved it and would come again.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We booked late for an early Christmas Eve dinner. When we arrived we were greeted very warmly band showed to our table.

Our waiter was terrific, knowledgeable, and pleasant. He was happy to assist us and answer our questions.

The meals were quick to be plated and on our table, and tasted amazing. They were presented beautifully, cooked exactly as each person asked for, and tasted absolutely stunning.

The dining area was clean, warm, and very inviting. This is certainly a place I would highly recommend and would definitely be coming back to.

It was great for our table of 5, and would be cozy for an intimate dinner as well.

SS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and great service! Our family’s favourite restaurant in Toronto for special occasions!

LG
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing restaurant! I can’t believe I’ve never been here. I highly recommend this restaurant. The food is absolutely incredible and the portions are so generous. I can’t wait to go back again! Well done Elm Tree and keep up the good work!

E
Toronto
28 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. service excellent. The chairs area hard and cold, should have some cushions on them or change to cushioned chairs. would definitely go back.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, good portion. Ordered grilled octopus, lamb shank and veal chop. All very good.

AM
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was there for a special birthday dinner and everything was perfect, my girlfriend had the best salmon she's ever had there.

BM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was mediocre at best. My wife's lamb chops were overdone and my lamb shank didn't have a lot of flavour. Our server was very personable and accommodating, but the courses came too fast. We hadn't finished our pre-dinner cocktail before our appy was delivered. We hadn't finished our appy before our main was delivered. We were in and out in just over an hour. Having said that, the Caesar Salad was probably the best we have ever had.

C
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the third time I’ve eaten at the Elm Tree. I keep coming back because it’s not too noisy; the food is excellent and different, and the ambience is warm and friendly. The severs are attentive without being obtrusive. Highly recommend it. Catherine

RD
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great place for a fun evening with great food to go with a great ambiance

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Wonderful location!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely time at Elm Tree. The brussel sprouts. We’re amazing!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable and the meal was delicious. A great place for interesting dishes that are great value. The restaurant is now signed “The Elm” not “The Elm Tree”. FYI!

CL
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Rlm Tree was the perfect spot before the theatre. The lamb, steaks and risottos all got rave reviews at our table. The server was beyond lovely and the atmosphere was incredibly comfortable. Would recommend and visit again as soon as I could!

P
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The waitress was lovely, engaging, thoughtful and got our order in before the table of 18. Not your fault but the large table made for a noisy environment but everything else was first class.

NG
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great restaurant with charismatic yet polite waiters. Also enjoyed the decor to provide a relaxed sophisticated atmosphere. The highlight is the food. Wow, a twist of known dishes, and new dishes altogether, all to die for. Will come back again.

ML
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fantastic and reasonably priced. Great service

KW
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best charred eggplant and Brussels sprouts and grilled octopus I have had

TM
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is simply me favourite restaurant in Toronto! Everything is always lovely and delicious.

BM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem, with not the "same ole" menu items, must go back more often

SG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience! Gorgeous restaurant, friendly but unobtrusive service, excellent food. A great place for a conversation as unlike many restaurants, the music wasn't too loud. I had the beef carpaccio and the lamb chops. Both were perfect! Highly recommended.

F
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The scallops, the striploin and the salmon were exemplary, especially the former. their rosewater ice cream was also the loveliest and freshest end to the meal.

J
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here for my 2 year anniversary with my boyfriend.
Definitely wasn't disappointed in the quality of the food :)

Their drinks were very good too.

ML
Toronto
33 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere and delicious food. Must visit the Elm restaurant. We loved it. Thank you again♥️🥰♥️