Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge

4.5
1402 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 1402 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Love2eatout
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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

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vipChristineB
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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KentK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

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DinkyD
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 3 days ago

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 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful place to celebrate with family and friends.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded 3 days ago

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

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Yogicha
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 3 days ago

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 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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
45 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 3 days ago

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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TimW
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is great location for a business or casual lunch or dinner.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded 3 days ago

We appreciate the 5-star review and comments, Tim

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SharonL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent always the best

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded 3 days ago

We think you're the best, Sharon! Thanks for the review

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Colly
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

I was disappointed becouse the item I wanted was taken off the menu earlier that same day. I found the scallops under cooked. They tasted good. The best part was the dessert and coffee.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded 3 days ago

Our menu items change from time to time to keep things fresh and seasonal, but we're sorry to hear you missed out on what you came in for, Colly. Next time, ask your server, and perhaps our Chefs will have the necessary ingredients on hand to make you an off-menu item.

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BrianM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great dinner as always!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded 3 days ago

We aim to please, Brian! Thanks for leaving a review

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Asked for a quiet space. Was there with my mom who is in her 80’s.
Seating wasn’t great even though the restaurant was not busy when we got there.

Person at the door wasn’t very friendly and gave off a rather impatient air.

Scrambled eggs were very good, steak was cooked very well but the cut wasn’t so great. First latte was warm but not hot. Our server was good.

Overall not a bad experience but not the kind that necessarily makes you want to return soon.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded 3 days ago

We're sorry to hear we missed the mark on giving you and your Mother a 5-star brunch experience. If for any reason a table or menu item is not to your liking, please let your server or a manager know, and we will make everything right. Hope to see you back soon.

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RossK
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The meal was good and the service was prompt and attentive. Distancing was good as well.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and experience with the OpenTable community and us, Ross.

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beverlyJ
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience4

Took my Mom out for a Birthday dinner. We are not a picky eaters at all. My Moms lobster pasta dinner was flavorless and had large chunks of cheese. My fish was extreamly overpowered by garlic but somehow flavorless at the same time. Some sort of purple blobs on the plate with a weird texture and taste. Despite not finishing the $47 very small portion fish plate i woke up in the morning with the smell of garlic and fish permiating from my skin. It was horrible. On a positive note our waitress was great.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the feedback, Beverly. Our goal is to make every meal consistently tasty for most palates, but if, for any reason, something is not to your liking, please let your server or manager know. We will be more than happy to remake the item or prepare something else for you and your table.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The food I received was unfavourably bland. For the dish that was hailed to be their “signature” by our server, I was disappointed by the lack of flavour.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded 3 days ago

Our signature dishes tend to maintain a very consistent flavour profile over time, but if we missed the mark on your order, please let your server know, and we will remake the dish for you or prepare something else to your liking. Thank you for the feedback.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Food was good and service was good. Seemed pricey for what we ate. Do not go out often so maybe it was reasonable.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the feedback. It's nice to go out and treat yourself once in a while; we're glad you were happy with the food and service

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LiamS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic spot for a special occasion or for a nice meal out.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks, Liam. We appreciate the 5-star review

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Jb101
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

I found the portions very small for the price. I went home hungry!

The lobster bisque was not what I was expecting. The flavour and seasoning felt more like a fall soup rather than the smooth bisque I was expecting.

The ambiance of a neighbour smoking pot near the patio wasn't great, but I do realize there is little you can do about that.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the feedback about the lobster bisque, JB. We try to make our menu items fit most palates but if something is not to your liking, please let your server know and we can remake it or replace with another dish.

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LenaM
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome tasting food, great service and a not very noisy atmosphere. We would definitely return.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded 3 days ago

Awesome review, Lena! Can't wait to have you back!!!

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vipHeatherR
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love coming here. The food is great, the service is awesome and I love the ambience. It's a family favourite for us.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on September 25, 2021

We appreciate the continued support, Heather. We look forward to serving you and your family again real soon.

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vipMarty10k
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Mushroom rigatoni was delicious

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on September 25, 2021

Thank you for the review, Marty! The mushroom rigatoni is a customer favourite, and we're glad you enjoyed it.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

First 2 beer choices I asked for were not available. Then the wine I picked was not available. Dinner was a disappointment. Service and venue were great.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the feedback about our drink menu and availability. We do our best to keep a full supply of alcohol choices on hand, but on rare occasions, we may run out, or there may be a delay from our suppliers. If we're in short supply of something, we usually replenish within a few hours and rarely run entirely out of popular items.

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JohnW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was top drawer. Speed, Service, Food quality, noise levels. Everything was terrific. It is my go to restaurant for business meetings in Cambridge.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on September 25, 2021

We love sharing reviews like this with our entire staff; it's a complete team effort day in and day out. Whether you come in for an intimate dinner or another business meeting, we look forward to seeing you again soon, John. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience.

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Gina
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and wait staff were phenomenal. Food was all tasty great evening out.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on September 25, 2021

We're so happy to hear you had a great evening out and enjoyed the food, Gina. We appreciate the kind words regarding our staff. Hope to see you soon!

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Saginaw521
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Salmon meal was great. The pork belly wasn't what was expected. Would not order again

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded 3 days ago

We're thrilled you enjoyed our salmon; it is a customer favourite! If the pork belly, or any menu item for that matter, is not to your liking, please let the server know next time, and we will replace it with something else. Thank you for the review

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TIZG
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Blackshop never disappoints; great food and service.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on September 25, 2021

Thank you for your continued support!

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VickiW
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food sorry we wont be able to return. Must have passports after next tues.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded 3 days ago

There's always our heated patio, Vicki. Hope to see you again real soon

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GailM
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every meal I have at Black Shop never disappoints. The food and the experience is always outstanding. I tried a new drink called the Dreamcatcher and it was absolutely amazing! Beyond my expectations! Great service by Michaela and great food. Thanks for the fabulous lunch!!!

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on September 25, 2021

Michaela is fantastic! Thank you for the kind words, and we're thrilled to hear you discovered the magnificent drink known as the Dreamcatcher. We are looking forward to serving you soon, Gail.

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EVAL
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and ambiance. Would recommend and will be back.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on September 25, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to post this review, EVAL. We're looking forward to having you back!

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samanthal
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Zhara was great!

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on September 25, 2021

We think Zhara is great too! We made sure to pass along this message. Thanks, Samantha

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Llcoolj
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful time. Staff were very friendly and made my partner and I feel very special on our anniversary. Food was very delicious and will definitely recommend.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded 3 days ago

Happy belated anniversary! Thank you for the kind words and recommendation

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Suzeeq
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

We are out on the patio, which is covered. The weather was windy but we didn’t mind. Zara Our server was fantastic. Friendly, courteous and on point. The food was good but not Fantastic. Overall an ok experience, but not one which I would expect at a higher caliber restaurant.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded 3 days ago

Zara is a gem! If any part of your meal is not to your liking, please let your server or a manger know next time. We will do our best to get it right

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LynnE
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Appreciate the effort they made to provide an enjoyable outdoor dining experience. Food and service was very good.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on September 25, 2021

Happy to hear you enjoyed the food and service, Lynn. If we missed the mark in any way, please let us know how to make your next visit a 5-star experience.

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Jodeeva
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a good experience. Great food/wine and the service was fine.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on September 25, 2021

Thank you for the honest review, Jodeeva. We're happy to hear you had a good overall experience and enjoyed the food and wine. Our service is usually excellent, and we'll show you that the next time you visit us.

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JulieO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Beautiful, very cool place, both inside and out. Service was perfect! Our entreees were very very good. Our shiraz was well chosen. It was our anniversary, and we were treated very special. Would love to return but Hespeler Road too stressful foe me. Highly recommend.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded 3 days ago

Happy belated anniversary, Julie! Hopefully, you can visit us on a weekend when Hespeler Road is less busy, lol. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience.

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ClaudetteM
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love any kind of seafood and the scallops appetizer were perfect as was the caesar salad. The people with me, also loved everything about Blackshop and you can be sure we will be dining there again soon

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded 3 days ago

We share your love for seafood, Claudette. See you again real soon!

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JaniceM
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience1

Outside on covered patio .... VERY noisy with loud table of women .... side of awning flapping against side of table ... bees ... not my fave experience at Blackshop ... won’t return for outdoor dining ...should mention ...first offered table by entrance door ... in the line of traffic to and from ... not suitable for obvious reasons ... disappointed overall ... would not recommend for outdoor dining ...requested outdoor for Covid

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the feedback, Janice. We do our best to accommodate seating and have made some adjustments since your last visit.

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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 1402 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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