Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge

4.5
1414 reviews
CAN$30 and under
European
As of June 11,2021 we are open for outside dinning only and contactless curb side pick up and delivery due to the implementing new COVID 19 government measures and regulations for entering Step 1 of the Roadmap for a safe and gradual reopening the province.
Please call us to order at 519-621-4180or visit our website www.blackshop.ca.
Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to see you.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1414 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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JaneH
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The Blackshop is a wonderful experience for any occasion or event.
The variety of food will exceed your expectations.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded 17 hours ago

You're the best, Jane! Thank you for the kind words

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jenni
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience4

Service was terrible. Took over an hour to get our dinner and in that time the server did not come to the table to offer drinks or additional bread or anything. No apologies for the delay. Once it arrived, food was mediocre. Such a shame. The Blackshop has always been fantastic.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded 18 hours ago

We're sorry to hear your recent experience at Blackshop was not as fantastic as you're used to. We would love an opportunity to make it up to you. Please get in touch with us and ask to speak with the Manager.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

18th wedding anniversary and food and service were spectacular!

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded 19 hours ago

Happy belated anniversary! Thank you for choosing Blackshop to celebrate your special day

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EllenC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service and attention was wonderful. The way the restaurant is laid out, several smaller rooms, allows you to feel safe in your space but really assists with keeping noise levels down.

Excellent dinner and a wonderful evening.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded 19 hours ago

We appreciate the feedback on our seating arrangement, Ellen. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your meal and had a great dining experience.

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vipSuS1
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had the special feature and it was delicious !!! Our server was very attentive

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded 19 hours ago

We're happy to hear you enjoyed our special! Thank you for sharing your experience

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NancyB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4Food1Service4Ambience4

My meal wasn’t good, there are so many places in the area to get good snitzel I knew the Blackshop wasn’t one of them.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded 19 hours ago

We appreciate the feedback. The schnitzel is one of our most popular menu items, but if something is not to our guests' liking, we will gladly remake the dish or prepare something else.

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DanielM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was amazing
we will return at a later date

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded 19 hours ago

We look forward to seeing you again real soon. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Blackshop

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LindaB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server was tremendous. Food was lovely. Love this place

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded 19 hours ago

Thank you for the 5-star review and the kind words for our server!

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JustinG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another 5-star dining experience at The Blackshop. Michelle, Max, and Darby were fantastic! The meal was outstanding, wine was perfect, and the service is untouchable. Thank you again!

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on November 18, 2021

As a regular, this review means everything to us, Justin. We're thrilled we can continue to impress you and maintain the level of food and service you have come to expect. See you soon!

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FMI7
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was tasty, presentation was creative, but meat doneness was a little off

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on November 18, 2021

Thank you for the review and feedback. If something is not prepared to your liking, please let your server know and we would be more than happy to remake it for you.

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DelaneyFamily
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

It was a nice dining experience and the service was very good. The food was also pretty good, but not great, while the prices justified the expectations of greatness. The duck was tough and the texture was not like any duck I've had before. The Steak and frites were, well, they were Steak and frites but not worth $42. The southwest chicken salad was overdressed for my taste (but the chicken on the salad was nicely seasoned and cooked perfectly). I'll still go back for a date night but, at those prices, it's difficult to justify taking the whole family unless the food is really outstanding.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on November 18, 2021

Hello, Delaney Family. We're glad you had an enjoyable experience overall, even though it seems the food may not have made the mark we intended. In the future, please let your server know if something is not to your liking, and we will gladly remake it for you or bring you something else entirely. Thank you for your feedback, and we hope to see you again soon.

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DavidM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

We were not impressed. I had the duck which was pretty good. My guest had chicken which was fairly tasteless and didn't come with the vegetables described in the menu.

The wine list did not list the year so extremely difficult to choose. The wine we chose turned out to be 2021 and not very good.

My history with the Blackshop all the way back to Ainslie St has been very good. This experience didn't come close.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on November 17, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. If there is ever an issue with the food please let the server know and they can get you something to your liking right away. Our detailed wine list has the vintages (which is available in hard copy or QR code on the menu) our feature wines and wines by the glass sometimes do not because they change so freequently. If you ever have a question about the vintage of the wine, our servers and management team will be happy to assist you.

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DeaB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome waiter, delicious food and a great night out. Thanks to everyone!

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on November 18, 2021

Sounds like the perfect night out, Dea. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

It was lovely being served in French. The food was delicious. The salmon and steak were very well seasoned and cooked. My only constructive criticism: the bread is so bland. It has no texture or flavour.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on November 18, 2021

Woah! What a special treat being served in French; lucky you! We're happy your table enjoyed the salmon and steak, and thank you for the feedback on the bread.

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MarthaF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always enjoy coming here. Have had many memorable occasions celebrated in this restaurant. Food always always exceptional!

Thank you for the continued special service

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on November 6, 2021

Thank you for your continued support and kind words, Martha.

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OliverW
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Dessert was incredible, but our fries were disappointingly undercooked. Understandably only fries, but they were so pale and flaccid that it was clear that they shouldn’t have left the kitchen. The rest of our meal was good, but the dessert was fantastic. Service in general was great. Just surprising the fries were served as they were. What should have been a tiny detail in our meal became a conspicuous flaw

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on November 6, 2021

Thank you for the feedback about our fries, Oliver. We're thrilled you enjoyed the rest of the meal and dessert, but if anything is not to your liking, please let your server know, and we will be happy to remake or replace any item your table ordered.

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StuA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience3

Took my wife here for her birthday. I indicated that in the reservation yet there was zero attempt whatsoever to acknowledge her birthday. Food and service was good.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on November 6, 2021

We wish your wife a happy belated birthday, Stu. Not to make excuses, but unfortunately, there have been some technical issues with OpenTable, and sometimes notes/special requests don't always come through. We love when customers choose Blackshop to celebrate their special occasions, and we never miss the opportunity to acknowledge the guest of honour. The technical issues have been resolved, but in the future, it is always best to mention special requests to your server or host just in case.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Slower service than our past visits and portion size was small

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on November 6, 2021

Not sure how we missed the mark on the service and portion size this time around as we pride ourselves on our consistency, but thank you for the 4-stars. We hope we can give the 5-star experience the next time around.

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Issy
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything there is delicious! Great place for a special occasion or just a nice meal and drinks for an evening out. Enjoy!

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on November 6, 2021

Thanks for the great review, Issy!

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MichaelH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A tremendous meal in fabulous surroundings and great service.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on November 6, 2021

Thanks for the 5-stars, Michael! Glad you had a tremendous experience

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LeisaK
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome lunch - great way to celebrate with friends!!

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on November 6, 2021

We're happy to hear you and your friends enjoyed lunch! Thanks for the review, Leisa.

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KevinD
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Schnitzel was super and the steak my friend had was cooked to perfection.

Staff as always were very attentive and very,very, pleasant even though they were wearing masks.

Would recommend the Blackshop highly.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on November 6, 2021

We're flattered by this wonderful review, Kevin. Thanks for the kind words and recommendation

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our server was excellent and the food was great. Great experience.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on November 6, 2021

Thank you for the review and the 5-stars!

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JustinG
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The outstanding staff members have always made us feel special and deliver an incredible experience every time.

Every meal we've had has been 5 stars - I can't wait to come back! Try the seared Yellowfin Tuna, it's unbelievable!

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on November 6, 2021

The Yellowfin Tuna is quickly becoming a customer favourite! Thank you for sharing your experience, Justin.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was so nice to visit with old friends from The Blackshop. Thank you Micheline and Tatiana for your warm welcome and service. Outstanding as we’ve come to expect!

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on November 6, 2021

Micheline and Tatiana are excellent servers and exceptional humans. Thank you for taking the time to acknowledge them and for sharing your experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

It was my 42nd birthday and I chose to spend it with Zara at the Blackshop and we were not disappointed. The food was great, my steak was a tad undercooked but still a great meal. Zara was our server and she did an absolutely wonderful job. The four of us all had something g different except we all started with their garlic infused Caesar Salad….it’s the one thing I order every time I go. Great supper as usual and we’ll be back! My brother had the lamb and I would definitely try that the next time as it was truly a special dish. Wish I would’ve taken pictures, as the presentation and favours were SPOT ON. Thank you

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on November 6, 2021

Happy belated birthday, and thank you for choosing us to celebrate your special day! If you take pictures of your meal next time, don't forget to tag us. We appreciate you for taking the time to share your experience.

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ChrisP
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall2Food5Service2Ambience5

Made a birthday reservation and they forgot about the birthday. Waiter asked if i wanted bread and never returned with it. Food was good. As far as " fine dining" i expected better service

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on October 26, 2021

Happy belated birthday to your girlfriend. Thank you for the feedback about our service, Chris. We have several new staff members, so feedback like this will help us in training and onboarding. If anything is ever not to your liking, we always encourage communicating this to management. We would love to make it up to you and your partner, so please reach out to our management team.

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DanS
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience3

Food as expected. Tasted really good.
Our table for 2 was placed closely between to other larger groups. Our table was the only one in the restaurant without a romantic candle (16th wedding anniversary...traditional theme is Wax). Experiance was fair, nothing to justify a $150 dinner. Likey wont come back or recommend. Service was excellent.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on October 26, 2021

We're happy to hear you enjoyed the food, Dan, but disappointed that we missed the mark in making your 16th wedding anniversary a spectacular experience. We strongly encourage our guests to let their server or management know if something is not to their liking, as human error can occur in a busy restaurant. Should you decide to give Blackshop another chance, we will turn your 3-star experience into a 5!

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Shawna
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to celebrate my Aunts BD. Our server Was awesome and the food was delicious . We Have ate here numerous times and always have a great meal.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on October 26, 2021

Thank you for coming back to us time and time again, Shawna. Sending a big Happy Birthday to your Aunt.

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Love2eatout
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great ambience, trendy, no skimping on portion size and attentive staff.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on October 26, 2021

Thank you for the 5-Stars and for sharing your experience

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vipChristineB
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I went here for ‘date night’. We usually choose Blackshop for their outstanding food and service. We’re never disappointed.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on October 26, 2021

Christine, we are honoured to have you and your husband as our regular guests. See you on your next date night!

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KentK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and good service. 2nd time just as great as the 1st time.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on October 26, 2021

We were glad to have you back for a second time, Kent. Thanks for the review and we'll see you again real soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Lamb In The Region!

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on November 18, 2021

Our lamb is quickly achieving legendary status with our customers; glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for the review.

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DinkyD
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Overall lovely experience, I selected this restaurant for two reasons: as a half way point for the group of friends meeting and because i've been before and loved the food and ambience. Did not disappoint, food was yummy, service was great and a good time had by all. Would recommend as a date night or a fun night out with friends.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on October 19, 2021

We're thrilled to be your go-to restaurant and appreciate your loyalty! Thanks for taking the time to post this review and recommending us to your friends

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Leeann49
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful place to celebrate with family and friends.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on October 19, 2021

We're happy to hear you had a great time, Leeann

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Yogicha
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and great service. We were seated by the fireplace which they put on for a cozy mood. They didn't have garlic bread but because it wasn't busy, the chef went out of their way to make an order for us. The pace was great for when the food came out and the server was attentive. Would have liked a visit from the manager to check in (I personally like that) but overall it was a wonderful experience. They celebrated my birthday by decorating my dessert plate with a message.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on October 19, 2021

Happy Birthday, Yogicha! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Glad to hear you enjoyed the cozy fireplace and the special birthday message on your dessert plate.

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AWags
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice! Delicious food and lovely patio! Will be back!

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on October 19, 2021

Glad you enjoyed our food and patio...we'll see you again real soon!

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StaceyS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed a lovely evening meal on the heated patio. The service was very attentive even though we were the only party seated in our section for much of the time. Food was hot, well presented and very tasty. My steak was over cooked (I requested Medium but it was more Medium-Well/Well Done) but it was still very tender. A very pleasant meal.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on October 19, 2021

Our heated patio is incredible; we're glad you enjoyed it, Stacey. If, for any reason, your meal is not prepared to your liking, please let your server know, and we'll be more than happy to remake it for you.

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Evemac
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The prime rib dinner on Sunday night is delicious and great value. Service was excellent. I was hesitant to try Blackshop because of the logo and the look of the outside of the building. Once we entered the restaurant, it seemed like a different place. The atmosphere was a bit old school but with a modern twist. I would definitely recommend Blackshop.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on October 19, 2021

Our Sunday Prime Rib dinner is a customer favourite; we're so happy to hear you enjoyed it. We like the way you described our atmosphere, "old school with a modern twist." Spot on!!!

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vipIsabel
Toronto
47 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really like this restaurant. Great service, food and ambience! Already looking to book my next visit but OpenTable won't allow so far in advance.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on October 19, 2021

It was a pleasure serving you on Thanksgiving, Isabel. Whenever you're back in town, just give us a call or book on OpenTable a few days in advance. See you soon!

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FAQs

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (519) 621-4180.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge is rated 4.5 stars by 1414 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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