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About Alo Restaurant

At Alo, we are getting back to the roots of hospitality. We want each and every guest to feel welcome in our home and to enjoy the classically prepared, meticulously thought out French food and service presented in a five-course tasting menu in our dining room.

To compliment our menu and enhance your experience we will provide wines that engage your mind and dazzle your palate. We seek the best and most interesting winemakers – people who take their craft as seriously as we take our food and service.

The Bar at Alo will provide sharable small plates that allow guests to simply snack or create a delicious dinner inspired by the menu in the main dining room. Our cocktail program presents a selection of cocktails that are classic, refined and very French.

We look forward to welcoming you at Alo.




Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary French

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday to Saturday 5pm-1am

ALO dining room (tasting Menu only)

Reservations are taken for: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:15pm, 5:30pm, 5:45pm, 6:00pm, 6:15pm, 6:30pm, 8:30pm, 8:45pm, 9:00pm, 915pm, 9:30pm, 9:45pm.

*Please note that all guests are allocated a 3 hour dining time*

Thank you for your interest in dining at alo. Reservations open one month at a time, on the first Tuesday of the preceding month, starting 10am. We hope to welcome you at alo!

Cross Street:
Queen St. W.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$51 and over

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 260-2222

Website:
http://alorestaurant.com/

Executive Chef:
Patrick Kriss

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Alo Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.9

Overall Rating

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Food

4.9

Service

4.9

Ambience

4.8

Value

4.6

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (19)
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Creative Cuisine (14)
Romance (14)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Good for a Date (9)
Cozy (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Local Ingredients (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Fun (3)
Seasonal (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Authentic (2)
Business Meals (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Neighbourhood Gem (2)
People Watching (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Group Bookings (1)
Scenic View (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Went for my boyfriend’s birthday. Was treated exceptionally well during confirmation of my reservation and throughout my visit. Each bite is full of flavour. The staff are attentive. The meal was absolutely amazing.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Such a wonderful experience at Alo. From choosing the colour of your napkin, to the outstanding service, to the food. Choose the wine pairings with your meal, it's worth every cent to experience new types of wines and their process.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Very unique combination of food. The restuarant and servers are the most attentive i ever seen. Definitely would recommend it to anyone for a special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Simply Perfection! Every dish was piece of art, unexpected and full of flavor!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Exceptional food only paired with truly exceptional, friendly and personable service. I encourage everyone to try a special night out and try a truly enjoyable dining experience at alo.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Went for friend's birthday - had the tasting menu. Amazing food and amazing service! Staff were attentive and very friendly. Food presentation was incredible. Each dish tasted exceptional - nice balance in flavours and richness from one course to the next. Pacing of the dishes was also well done. Finally the sommelier did an excellent job in not only describing the wines and their regions, but also how best to pair it with each dish. Can't wait to go again!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 24, 2017

One of the best restaurants in the city. The price tag is a little steep but the food is fantastic.

Tags: Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent service!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
·Dined on October 22, 2017

Exceptional!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 20, 2017

Very happy that we have a restaurant like this in Toronto. It was the true definition of great service and amazing food. Everything was perfect from start to finish, the wine pairings were amazing and everyone really knew what they were doing. Less of a dinner and more of an experience. Definitely worth a visit (or 2) and the wait to get a reservation

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 15, 2017

We booked a month in advance and managed to secure a Saturday night seating at 9pm. On arrival it’s almost like a speak easy, tucked away on Spadina Avenue, great little location. We arrived and had seats with a great view in the window ledge at the bar and ordered some cocktails which were delicious! Then we were brought to our table and allowed ample and more time to take in the surroundings before the canapés arrived. We chose the wine pairing with the tasting menu which the sommelier knew inside and out and his relaxed approach allowed for inquisitive snippets of conversation in between courses. The scallops were a show stopper for me with the aged ribeye a close second. But the dining experience is one that we will never forget. Absolutely stunning Alo. Can’t recommend it enough!

Tags: Seasonal, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The menu was fantastic. Every dish outstanding, but especially the pasta. One of the diners in my group had the vegetarian menu, which was delicious. We were impressed when staff wanted feedback on one of the vegetarian dishes, as it was something new they were just trying out that night. One lovely final touch: my mum really wanted a chocolate dessert and I asked the server if that were possible (the desserts that were part of the menu were not chocolate that evening). She brought out the cutest little chocolate cake. Fabulous. We have an amazing experience at Alo every single time we dine there. I can’t wait to go again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 12, 2017

The wine pairings were fantastic -took the meal to the next level.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 11, 2017

Just great. Barely have such wonderful experience. Blind menu makes every dish a surprise! No doubt i will recommend this wonderful restaurant to my friends!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 7, 2017

I honestly don't know by where to start. This was by far, the best experience of my life. From getting into the elevator that brings you to Alo, from leaving this beautiful restaurant, i've never experienced anything like this in my whole life. The staff was simply amazing, just like the food. Service was WAY beyond all expectations. Every time I was leaving for the bathroom, someone was waiting for me to pull my chair. Every drop of water on the table was cleaned a few seconds after. You can choose your own napkin color, which was folded back the way it was originally every time I left the table. Perfect timing for the wine and the food. And the food... wow... every one of the 8 courses we're simply amazing. Wine was awesome too! We came all the way from Montreal to enjoy this dinner, and it was worth every single penny invested in that trip. I tried all the top 5 restaurant in Canada, which are all amazing too, but nothing comes even close to Alo. You are treated like you are someone special, and this is what makes this place so awesome. Alo, we truely thank you for the time we had there! We'll be back there soon for sure! Truely hope you'll get that Michelin Star, cause you really deserved it! I still can't believed how amazing it was. Still have goosebumbs from it, and it was 4 days ago!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Cozy
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Loved the food and experience at Alo, can't wait to return. Thanks for allowing people to book via open table so dedicated people can put in effort to book at the designated time. I hope this won't change in the future as demand for your seat increases

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Beckys phone game was on point.

Sommelier Christopher is a gem. Very knowledgeable.

Food flavor profile was amazing.

Thank you Alo team for a wonderful experience.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Our second visit to Alo was equally as wonderful as the first.
The food, the service, the drinks are all excellent and memorable.
The wine pairings stand out as very well selected, introducing lesser known wine regions with excellent quality.
If only we could get a reservation that was not a late seating on a weeknight.........one day perhaps.

Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 21, 2017

It was good

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 8, 2017

I've been meaning to dine at Alo since they opened in 2015. Reservations are tough to get but it was worth the wait. I was thrilled to be there. The ambiance was chic, sexy and elegant. The FOOD...ooohhhh the food! It was an unbelievable journey for your taste buds - the dishes were simply...exquisite. The appreciation for the food and all of its fine nuances was especially apparent in the assembly and plating. And of course the service! The best service I have ever received in a restaurant. I felt like I was transported to a sexy gastronomic parallel world. It's no wonder they are the No.1 restaurant in Canada. I can't wait to dine there again soon!

Food4
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Excellent wine pairings, a creamy aspect for most items showed the French influence, not all dishes were as flavourful as expected. Eyelash in one dish.

Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 24, 2017

We enjoyed the experience tremendously. The service was truly exceptional. Food was creatively crafted and presented. We did find the chicken stew was over salted and the steak was good but not great, which are the reasons for the 4 star for food. The desserts were divine.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Food was excellent. The ambiance is quite loud and hectic.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Menu dégustation et accord met vin exceptionnel! Nous avons goûté plusieurs menu dégustation dans plusieurs restaurants réputés dans différents pays, Alo est de loin le meilleur rapport qualité prix!!!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Attentive service

Food5
Ambience5
Service1
Value3

 
·Dined on August 5, 2017

Highlight of the night was that I found a piece of dish scrub in the dessert and my dinner was free.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 3, 2017

Amazing service and delicious food. My family and I were very impressed with everything even when we went past the 3 hour seating time. It was hard to pick a favourite dish but the salmon was just perfect! Would recommend to everyone!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Hot Spot
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 30, 2017

The tasting menu and wine pairings were excellent. The cocktails were expensive but very good nonetheless.

The wait staff are an attentive, coordinated and organized machine. Even when mistakes are made they are fast to apologize and provide a special treat to reinforce their apology

Would definitely recommend the experience for at least 1 visit.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on July 29, 2017

Having dined at many restaurants previously, Alo is up there with the best. From the amazing food to the outstanding service. Could not have asked for a better experience.

Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Most impeccable service I've ever received! Staff were super attentive--they let you select the colour of the napkin which was kind of interesting. The food was seasoned just right so that you can taste each dish's ingredient in their purest form. The only things I didn't love were the Chaterelles potatoes because they were too salty and the pain au lait had way too much butter and the extra sea salt on top made it super salty. Everything else was fantastic. Thank you for a lovely evening Alo.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on July 27, 2017

will definitely do it again, and recommend to our friends...

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Tasting Menu
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 27, 2017

From start to finish an awesome experience.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Absolutely one of the best restaurants in Toronto. Cannot wait to go back!

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Overall I was very pleased with my meal at Alo. The flavours were clean and expertly prepared. I would definitely go back to dine there again. I'm not one to point out things that I found "wrong" on a public form but I think there is room for improvement as well. Alo was rated best in Canada for good reason. It makes me happy knowing that Alo is around.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 12, 2017

We spontaneously came across Alo and it was a 2 month reservation that we've booked on Open Table . The attire we wore was casual . I saw people in every day clothing and most people were in business casual .

We've got the tasting menu which was overall really good . Every dish that came out was explained to us by the servers. Food itself was very interesting and fun to eat --- not to mention it was really really good.

Upon being seated , we were given the option of choosing a white or blue-ish towel . That alone was already " wow " .

We received new cuterly upon every dish and any mess we made , even a water drop, the server would come by and clean it . The service Alo provides is beyond exceptional , 10/10 .

The atmosphere was very calm yet professional . When entering , the host/hostess would ask if you have a reservation and if so , he or she would ring the elevator so you can head up . Once upstairs , you're taken to your seats . Even when I ask to go to the bathroom , I was escorted there . 10/10 service .

Overall I'd highly recommend for anyone to try this place whether they are a foodie person or not . It's definitely somewhere to try.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Casual
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Holy smokes! Top 2 meals I've had in my life, anywhere in the world! AMAZING!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 1, 2017

From entering the building, to being seated and then leaving the service was impeccable. The presentation of each dish was nice, and the execution of the entire courses was spectacular. Unfortunately I was unaware that there were two different menus, one in the main dining room and a chefs tasting menu that changes per guest. Will definitely be back for that!

Overall an incredible experience dining in Toronto, well worth the price in comparison to other dining experiences I've had.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 1, 2017

You simply MUST dine here. The absolute best value in the city when it comes to fine dining. Thanks to Tracey and Rob, and the entire team on the floor and of course the gang in the kitchen, for making it a very memorable evening! (especially the angel who hooked up some extra bread!) @alorestaurant #alorestaurant A first class experience!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Spectacular meal, service was outstanding. My only complaint was that the vegetarian tasting menu wasn't as jaw dropping as the standard menu. But I still enjoyed every bite! Comfortable dining room, didn't feel cramped at all. Wine selection was excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Celebrating friendship--everything was absolutely incredible. Well worth the wait to get a reservation. I highly recommend the wine pairing with the meal also. I was very impressed by their ability to easily adjust the menu choices to accommodate food sensitivities while not compromising the quality and theme of the menu.

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