The Westerly

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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary French / American
The Westerly serves up elegant comfort food in a charming, bistro-like setting with friendly service and an eclectic wine list. Our private room, the East Room, is the ideal setting for private dinners or cocktail parties. Seated dinners up to 20 and cocktail parties up to 40. Casual and cozy, it's the perfect spot for your next celebration.
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1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a group of 5 people that hadn't seen each other in a long time - it was such a great atmosphere to catch up without feeling hurried or stressed. Our server was awesome!!

W
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always consistently good!
Loved the offered lamb!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The restaurant was fantastic and we had a great time. There was a party of 20 that was sat next to us- they were so loud that we couldn’t hear anyone at our table. Based on this, we’ve decided to leave early. We understand that this is beyond the control of the restaurant but it did affect our experience

T
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Noise level was quite high. At some point, I thought the server would tell one of the patrons to lower his voice. This incident would not prevent me to go again but I would not recommend for a romantic dinner.

SC
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was a pleasant surprise in a neighbourhood where we thought we had exhausted the restaurant options and passed by the Westerly a few times. Absolutely fantastic experience all around.

T
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time eating here and was very satisfied. Had the braised ribs based on a friends recommendation and thoroughly enjoyed the entire meal. Felt homemade and prepared with care and love. Kudos to the kitchen staff. Couldn’t taste the coffee in the ribs though but maybe that’s just me.
Drinks were really good too. Normally I’m not a big drinker but the bourbon watermelon sours were perfect on a warm summer night and they just went down so smooth. Highly recommended.
Overall a great experience will looking forward to our next dinner at the Westerly.

g
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We love Westerly. We live in the neighborhood and have been coming here a few times a month for the past 8 years. It it`s like our second kitchen when we don`t feel like cooking or have something to celebrate - it is that comfort of knowing-exactly-what-to-expect place. The quality of the food and the service are constantly on par. I love their wine selection (Bogle Petite Syrah is my absolute fave) and Kyle is always mixing interesting and delicious cocktails. I brought business partners to the restaurant as well and had positive feedback on the type and quality of food. My favorite neighborhood hangout!

LP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love everything about this spot. The brussel sprouts never fail to impress anyone I bring there and our server was attentive and super familiar with the menu.

LW
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food and very best waitress (July 6th)
Everyone in our group loved the food and the service.

RE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Restaurant got really busy after we arrived and so entrees took a bit longer than we expected but the food was very good. My wife said her burger was among the best she has had. Very enjoyable meal.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location, and the food was awesome.

OU
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great night spent celebrating a friend's birthday! A local gem with long tenured staff that get to know you (and you them) and appreciate your business.

JB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

There was only 1 server, who also doubled as the bartender, for the whole restaurant...so to say that service was prompt would be an overstatement. The wine list is limited, so we asked for a recommendation for a sweetish drink...what was prepared was definitely tart. I asked for my steak to be medium well to well done.... specifically said "no pink" and it came back almost bloody. It is like the server wasn't even listening.

I won't be going back and I certainly won't be recommending this place to anybody.

OU
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Burger was great! Service, as always was good.
Ambiance is lovely, urban with out being trendy. The bar is a great place to grab a drink or even have dinner.
Staff is authentic and very much focused on looking after you.

W
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a great staple in the hood!
Thanks for the seasonal tastes & interesting cocktails!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun spot, low key and great staff!

Y
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal with friends, great service as always. Our local go to restaurant.

KH
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Comfortable, friendly and delicious. Would love to come again.

Y
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s day

L
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Guy at bar ignored me when I came in -- just left me standing in front of him while he avoided eye contact. I had a reservation. It was not at all busy.
I had the steak/frite which was very good and a side of brussel sprouts which were perfect. The food that I had was good, just found the menu to be lacking. Pricing a bit on the high side for portion size, but otherwise fine. Ambiance is good, but chairs/flooring make it less cozy than it could be.

ES
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Cozy atmosphere, no loud music playing so it's easy to have a conversation. Amazing food and the service was friendly and fast. It's small so definitely get a reservation.

AP
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a party if 3 on a very cold Sunday evening wanting a roast. The restaurant had only just opened when we arrived so we were their first customers but soon more people arrived.
We chose the special of the day rack of lamb.
It was delicious, meat cooked perfectly pink, Veggie good and presentation very good. Overall it was exactly what we wanted. The choc mousse dessert was good as well and there was no problem in just ordering one with 3 spoons.
We wil definitely be returning to taste the duck

c
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner with my husband. He had the steak frites and his steak was perfectly medium rare. So juicy and tender, we both thoroughly enjoyed it lol! I had the french onion soup, which was served classically and very hot! Delicious!

W
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Service, food and attentiveness were great.
And the bartender's crafted cocktail to start was superb!

JG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was absolutely delicious. I've been multiple and they are consistent.

OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT AMBIENT MUSIC

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OT
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WAS GREAT AS ALWAYS

IS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good - service a bit slow but we weren’t in a hurry. Just very noisy

k
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful staff. very accommodating. moved us away from the entrance to a warmer spot, even without Lydia Liza crooning "Baby, It is getting cold outside"

S
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I took my mom here for dinner on a Wednesday night. Our food was delicious, the waitress was friendly, and the place was quaint and quiet. We had a lovely evening.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

We had a party of six on a Sat. night. There was only one of the beer my husband wanted so those wanting to try it had to get something else. The bottle of wine we were purchasing to share was not available either. We were offered a different, slightly more expensive bottle at the same price. I tried to order the vegetarian stir fry which appeared on 1/6 menus. It was not available either. We were told that that was an old menu and it was no longer being offered. I just checked and it sill appears on the website. Had to order something else. Brussels sprouts and spare ribs were excellent. One member ordered the pozole and added the chorizo for an additional $5. He got about a half a sausage for the extra cost.
It was fine but lots of misses.

T
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was well prepared and presented if not very imaginative or inspiring. The tables are quite close together and the noise level was so high at times that I could hear my neighbors better than my dining companion.

L
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and menu (including prix fixe option), great service, not too loud, chill ambience.

B
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

It isn't a large menu, but it's tasty. Other than the steaks being cold (heated up for us - thank you) it was a nice night out with friends.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wanted to TALK. We were able to catch up easily. Food was amazing. Really lovely evening.

CS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service, delicious meal and fabulous lemon tart. Small venue so as soon as it started to fill up, noise level did too.

s
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Westerley is always outstanding. Weve eaten here lots and taken advantage of the back room for a birthday event.

MJ
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed a great meal of pumpkin gnocchi at The Westerly! Excellent cocktails too. Will return.

MW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went there for a birthday celebration. Our server Natalie (also Second City Cast Member) was great! Funny, attentive, but not too attentive. Drinks were spot on, ordered a Manhattan, it was excellent, nice wine list, good selection of craft beers. We split the charcuterie board, and two orders of brussel sprouts to start, for mains, we had short ribs, steak and frites, cheeseburger. Everything was executed well. Steak medium rare, short ribs that fell off the bone, parm fries, and a butter tart for desert. Low level music, rustic seating, and casual lighting to set the mood. Overall a great experience, would recommend for first dates, birthdays, brunch. Hip, vibrant, and set in Roncsy, across from the Revue Cinema.

DB
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 1service 5ambience 5

There was an issue with my meal (I had very vocally specified “no onions” and my meal was dripping with them) and the staff handled it beautifully! I was very happy.

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