The Elm Tree

4.6
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Mediterranean
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.
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EW
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
7 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
23 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♥️🥰♥️

KJ
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service!

G
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Went with a girlfriend for a saturday night dinner and the food was amazing! The servers were nice and the place wasnt crazy busy and loud. Nice selection of blues music playing in the background. Will go again.

AA
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it very good food, service was attentive as well as knowledgable. Will definitely be going back.

SL
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really wonderful meal. Our server was extremely professional and very nice. We had the charred octopus, the charred eggplant appetizer and the salmon. Everything was delicious, fresh and beautifully prepared. Thank you.

LR
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive service, delicious food and lovely atmosphere. My friend and I met here for dinner before the theater and were immediately seated and made to feel very welcome. The Greek salad we shared was the best I can remember. The lamb chops were amazing. The staff were very helpful. I will definitely return.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

8 person dinner was 700 dollars. Including 140 dollars wine bottle. Happy with the received service.

m
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Unique flavours and arrangements of dishes. Good range of choices and very tasty. Tea were able to converse easily because there was no loud music playing and the acoustics were good. Service was amiable and efficient. The desserts were amazing and really delicately flavoured.

M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The food was average, the atmosphere very nice, pricey for what you get, and don’t bring kids- they were not treated with kindness

b
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A lovely new find for me! Fantastic food, great cocktails and a nice room.

AF
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were top notch. Worth the money.

C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Lovely, fresh, innovative and healthful food. Excellent staff & service.