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Boralia

4.6
183 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Canadian
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  • Creative Cuisine (6)
  • Neighbourhood Gem (6)
  • Fit for Foodies (6)
Boralia celebrates the historic origins of Canadian cuisine. Our menu draws inspiration from traditional Aboriginal dishes, as well as the recipes of early settlers and immigrants of the 18th and 19th centuries.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Canadian, Native American, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of Operation
Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Tables for 2-3 reserved for 2 hours; Tables for 4 or more reserved for 2.5 hours;
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Phone number
(647) 351-5100
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Wayne Morris
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Bruce Street
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Public Transit
Take the Queen Street West streetcar to Ossington, then walk north for 1.5 blocks.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 183 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Went for a Valentines Day date. Was fantastic. The plates were interesting and delicious. The Carte Blanche was a great choice, we were pleasantly surprised by each course.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Loved the mussels! Amazing!

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nora (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Great delicious food! And menu changes too, so always something new to discover.

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LouiseE (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

We had a great experience at Boralia for a birthday dinner. We did they carte blanche menu which was exceptional and delicious. You pay a flat 60 per person and they bring you a very in depth and extensive tasting menu. We were blown away by the staffs knowledge on the ingredients, and the stories that came with many of the dishes. Was a cool little add on that they put the dates of the some of the recipes on the menu (one was from 1604)! Overall would totally recommend for foodies who want a unique dining experience on Ossington!

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vipfap18057 (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

We are visiting Toronto and Boralia was recommended by a friend. It is a small intimate bistro serving a unique tasting/sharing menu created using historic traditional Canadian recipes as the start for their creative modern menu. The food was outstanding and the servers warm, welcoming, attentive and knowledgeable. Looking forward to the chance to visit again!

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Foodysusie51 (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

My husband were on vacation and I actually found this restaurant recommended in a travel guide. I was glad I made reservations because it was busy. We ordered five plates to share for the two of us (plus one dessert) and that was a perfect amount. We had the mussels from Vancouver Island that were the plumpest ones I've ever eaten, the mushroom salad that tasted so buttery even tho it's vegan!, the delicately seasoned trout, the pigeon pie that was so tender, and the venison that was also so tender and seasoned perfectly. Capped it off with a tawny port and the rustic cake. Perfect meal! Highly recommend Boralia!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

absolutely incredible - the chef is awesome, and a really nice guy who came out to say Hi. Really appreciate what they're doing there from Farm to Table to making truly creative but incredibly beautiful and tasty food.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic Canada)
5.0  Dined on November 2, 2017

Creative and well-executed menu for food and cocktails. Not a single dish was a miss. Recommend 2-3 dishes per person. Definitely will return.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic Canada)
5.0  Dined on October 29, 2017

Warm service, great meal, cozy atmosphere. I wish every restaurant in this city could be as good as this one while executing this simple formula.

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evaK (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on October 29, 2017

Another great meal at Boralia! Favourites included the mussels and the mushroom salad

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NeginW (New England)
3.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

Unfortunately the food did not meet expectations - under-seasoned without nuance in flavor although plenty of creativity in presentation.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on October 27, 2017

Absolutely delicious meal! Tried 6 different dishes that were all amazing. Check it out!

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on October 27, 2017

This place is known for their non-conventional choice of meat and inspiration from old Canadian cuisine, and we were pleasantly surprised. We ordered the foie gras parfait and the pigeon pie, which are apparently afew of their signature dishes. The foie gras was very smooth (although we felt it was better to let it soften for 5 minutes after they served it rather than eating it immediately). Pigeon pie was fantastic, meat was not gamey at all. We are small eaters, so these 2 dishes were enough to already fill us up. But we will definitely return as there are more dishes that we wanted to try.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on October 27, 2017

Thanks all. Very enjoyable evening. Exceptional food and great service

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on October 25, 2017

Wow wow wow! Amazing food - easily the best meal we've had during our trip to Canada. Don't even think twice - book a table and enjoy the amazing food!

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ellietown (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on October 22, 2017

Step through the velvet curtain at the entrance of Boralia, and into everything warm and twinkly! A small, quiet place where everything has a light touch and a delicate sparkle....from laid back but obviously knowledgable service from our servers to the light puffs of potato cake, oh mama the cod cheeks, the sweetbreads, and the cocktail/wine list, every single thing that was put in front of me was a gentle delight. Not show-offy, brash, or heavy-handed like too many salt/acid/grease heavy Toronto restaurants, Boralia is a delicate, almost perfect gem of a place, very Canadian of it. Love!

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on October 18, 2017

An amazing culinary concept brought to life as advertised. Unique, delicious and amazing intimate atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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vipcindy (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on October 12, 2017

Decided to try this place out as my friend recommended it. I'm not the biggest adventurer when it comes to food but I checked out the menu online and they had items I would be interested in trying. They weren't that out there. Their menu is seasonal so there were a couple of items I wanted to try but not there (i.e. scallops and apricot dumpling). I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed most of what I ate. The live and fois gras was divine, the mussels were huge and tasty and the whelk was different. Would go back again and try other dishes next time as well as reordering the liver and fois gras and mussels.

Only complaint is that the servers need to be more attentive with delivering orders. One server (the bartender) delivered to the wrong table (on our left) and then another server delivered our food to another wrong table (on our right). The place is not that big, probably like 12 tables in total so why can't the server figure out the numbering system.

With that said, our server (didn't catch his name) was very patient and warm. I had a few questions and he was very diligent getting the answers and did not seem irritated by me, the curious patron with questions and requests.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on October 11, 2017

Lovely place. I met the chef at the door and he was very welcoming and down-to-earth. The food was amazing and very beautiful.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

Fast exceeded our expectations! Tried about 8 dishes on the menu including the four gras which was heavenly and the best I've ever tasted! Would highly recommend and definitely return.

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