Real Food for Real People
So great to hang out on a beautiful summer evening with the doors open and a fabulous G&T in hand.
Usually I would recommend but this last experience was not a good one
Not sure why they have a musician playing on a Friday night. Way too loud. Expensive menu and not enough options v
The staff was amazing! They catered to our every need. Love the ambience.
We were the loud ones at our dinner! It was wonderful, I’ve been before and I’ll be back again!
I had been to Ampersand before but my husband hadn't. I had always had a great experience and wanted to surprise my husband a Father's Day brunch. My reservation was for 12:30 p.m. We were seated at 12:20 p.m. We observed the dining room area was approximately 3/4 full. After 20 minutes, I had to flag down the hostess to advise her that we had not seen a server yet. Our server brought us drinks and advised that it would be a half hour before we received our food, which we understood given that it was Father's day. Around 1:15 p.m., we still had no food and the dining room capacity had dwindled down to not even 10 tables, however the patio was at half capacity. We sat with empty drinks for nearly 45 minutes without anyone noticing. We had to again ask another server (not our own) to check into the time for our food, which still had not been prepared yet. She advised that it would be 6-7 minutes. We waited another 15 minutes and decided to leave. I am incredibly disappointed in the service. We brought our friend, whom was there with his baby and we had our son, there was no acknowledgement to them that it was father's day, even as a courtesy and we understand wait times, but there was so little in hospitality to even make up for the wait time. I would never recommend dining here to anyone at this point and what used to be my favorite restaurant to go to, is no longer. I would never return.
The restaurant was beautiful. However, we had to wait 30 minutes before we got our drinks and wait over an hour until our breakfast arrived.
Was not happy with the overall experience.
I would have given a much better review. After going for brunch at 10:00 am - 5 in total - we were not told of the special for dad's. I saw this on Facebook. C'est la vie - but it's not good practice.
Love this restaurant, love the food, ambiance, and service. For some reason on this visit my party of 5 was tucked in the corner next to the kitchen even though the dinning room was mostly empty for the majority of the time we were there. So that was a bummer, but otherwise a great time, great place.
Our server was very energetic and knowledgeable about the menu and cocktail selection. Great tasting food, lovely atmosphere, and already looking forward to returning in the future!
First time enjoying this place. Heard a lot of great things about it and it didn’t disappoint! Service was a bit slow to start but the portions were huge!
Recommended by our daughter, & has a great sharing menu, not to mention the biggest gin selection (64 different gins!). We chose to share some charcuterie, and then split 4 appetizers over the evening (like a 5 course meal!). Our waiter timed the food delivery perfectly. Food was all very tasty. We'll be back.
My girlfriend and I ordered four starters to share, which were amazingly delicious and I have to say, a good value. My extreme disappointment was with the drinks. We ordered two specialty drinks, $15 and $16 each, which tasted horrible. One was a pina colada with turmeric and ginger, which ended up tasting gross, and another was an “award winning” drink with apricot, salt, and condensed milk. Neither I nor my girlfriend could stomach them, and stopped drinking them after a couple hesitant sips. I expected these would be taken off our bill since we didn’t drink them, and didn’t enjoy them at all. Instead we were charged the full amount ($31 for the two drinks) plus tax and 18% tip, which is a rip-off of the highest order. Overall, the food was excellent, but the drinks and service were not up to par and I cannot recommend any of my friends/family/colleagues/strangers to visit here again unless this is addressed.
Great service and superb hollandaise sauce, server was fantastic and brought us the supper menu and was super excited about it.
I have been to amazing restaurants around the world and ampersand is in my top three. It is my new go to place to take people! Consistent in service and flavour, I love it.
Fabulous brunch menu!
I always enjoy their foie gras. I have to say the sour dough is much better not toasted as it gets really hard.
First time back in quite a while, appreciated the new-to-me menu. Smoked salmon was perfectly balanced, crispy skin, terrific black rice and wild onions; chai tea creme brulee was lacking depth but top perfectly crispy and raspberries on side added a nice note. Coffee was great and wisely served in full-sized mugs. Bread starter was lovely w/oil & balsamic for dipping, but hardly sourdough at least as I know it. Beautiful room, attentive service, and 530 meal began quiet and sparse but room was busy and loud by 7. A fine restaurant indeed, and look forward to another visit soon, perhaps for brunch!
We had a lovely anniversary dinner. Very loud, though. Fresh pasta with meatballs was very good.
Wonderful place and excellent food. They just need to back it up with good service. Our server was amateur at best and not attentive.
A great place on whyte ave. Great cocktails and even better food
Great food and service. The restaurant has a really great atmosphere. We’ll be back
The service wasnt good. Asked them to move our table because my mom was sick and she wanted to be under sun light. They refused and said the other table is for bigger crowd. The tables were empty when we left and they sat down another party of two while we were leaving. Didnt want to compromise at all. The food quality wasnt great either. I do not recommend this place at all. Not worth the price.
Sort of disappointed with the quality of food at brunch... the bread in our Eggs Benedict was stale and tough and the kitchen could not poach our eggs to medium- they were well done and not runny at all. Our server never wished me Happy Mother’s Day, which would have been expected. The cheerful server who took out payment did however. Not up
to their usual standard and they were not extraordinarily busy, and were operating on a very reduced menu... we’ll see if we give them another chance to make a good impression or not, I haven’t decided!
Enjoyed our customized charcuterie board. I liked the options available for charcuterie and cheese.
Food was very tasty. Service was excellent. Went for meal with friends before ballet. Everything was efficient yet very comfortable.
Food was great and the wine list was very good with affordable wines . Service was less than stellar however which was the only negative of a great evening.
We had a fantastic evening. Our server was helpful and fun, management checked in on us, the food was quick and delicious. A great night.
Chicken and waffle Benedict was everything I wanted! Great service:)
Our server was fantastic. Very knowledgeable, professional and polite service.
Went on Thursday to try their date night menu and it was awesome. The pork belly buns were amazing! We tried a couple other things too and all was tasty, but the pasta and gnocchi were a bit on the greasy side.
I loved the cocktails here! They had an extensive list of unique drinks. Food was tasty. I recommend the baked mozzarella. Service was quick and friendly.
The server wasn't helpful towards the person in our party who was gluten free. The brisket was over done and totally bland, I am not a salt lover and I had to ask the server for salt because it tasted like NOTHING
Excellent food… Met the chef. Tyson… He did a good job. Will absolutely be coming back… Fantastic scallops
First time eating lunch at Ampersand and found it to be very good. I had the brisket burger and it was very juicy and flavourful.
Wouldn’t mind seeing some lighter lunch entrees in the future.
Food was great but we waited for 2 hours for our entree to be served.
The charcuterie was amazing!!!
Finally - a restaurant that serves Eggs Benedict with an excellent true hollandaise sauce! The eggs were perfect. The smashed potatoes were amazing. The chicken breast was large and tasty, and the waffle came with a side of Maple Syrup! Stick to the classic fare and you will be extremely pleased.
It's an amazing venue.
The food is always delicious and beautifully presented.