cabin - Hockley Valley Resort

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Hockley Valley Resort’s signature restaurant cabin is the expression of the regional cuisine of the Hills of Headwaters. Sourcing locally offered products, the cabin culinary team creates memorable dishes in our intimate, yet comfortable dining area. Cozy up to the chef's bar for an interactive experience with our chefs, or select a vintage from our extensive wine list.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.0
Value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Don't order the meat and cheese platters. The portion for 4 people is ridiculously considering they charge $35. Plus the meat was hard and dry.

LD
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I'm lucky enough to live close by but nomatter where you come from, this truly is a destination experience! The total feel of Cabin is versatile and fun, jeans and a nice shirt or suit and tie, a warm and stylish decor think 'Manhattan sheek' but incredibly warm and cozy. Service is top notch from hostess to wait staff, Raj in particular is a master of his craft...attentive yet polite and relaxed. Sit at the chef's table if you're in a pair or group of four, you'll get to see the kitchen in full swing, chat with the chefs and watch some magic in the open concept design. Food is consistently great if not outstanding, Hockley makes their own cheeses, cured meats, garden veggies and now wine in their signature lable Adamo. Vast menu, rich game meat to creative vegetarian and luxurious pastas. Prices are quite fair, glasses of wine for $9 and entrees for $20. You can make it a modest night or go all out but even the highest prices are reasonable. Don't let the fact that it's a resort intimidate you, this place is for everyone even kids. Favorite place to bring my friends to show off our unique community!

BS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food and service was great.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Rachael and other staff amazing!
Food delicious!
We loved it!

MP
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The turkey dinner was the best we have ever had ( only one better is grammas home cooked)
Chef Joseph's attention to detail was evident.
The whole experience was “fun”

KO
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience2

Client tried to pay for our meal . As this was our 20 th anniversary. Front desk refused to confirm our reservation. Took all his credit card info and then did nothing. Will not recommend this resort to anyone looking for a great meal

JO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant and ambiance. Service was quick however didn’t feel rushed. Noise level is slightly loud but overall enjoyed the food and decor

I
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very nice atmosphere. Food was very good with a variety of items. Service was excellent. They were aware of allergies & made sure that everything was done properly. Highly recommended.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great quality of food outside of the city. Tenderloin was excellent to share with the gnocchi for an indulgent meal. The Zolla Primitivo was a good value for under $100 on the wine list!

KP
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were there with a bridal party as a dinner the night before a wedding and Taylor our server was amazing! Great food, great wine and overall great experience!

SW
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and good service. The chef is a master of his cuisine

MW
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and atmosphere! First time in 22 years I’ve seen my daughter eat everything on her plate! Lol

KM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Excellent food, excellent service at restaurant. Nice ambiance, however overall a little too loud; almost too noisy for a dinner environment.

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an excellent dining experience at Cabin. Our server was attentive and helpful. We've eaten at Cabin many times before and keep returning because we love Chef! He is personable and welcoming, and we always feel taken care of. The food was delicious, prepared just as requested (I had the tenderloin), beautifully plated and timed just right so that one course flowed perfectly to the next. We also love that they are using so many ingredients from their own on site garden.

MR
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Our meal was excellent. The atmosphere was great. Unfortunately our waiter seemed very rushed all the time, left the table when only 3 of 4 guests had ordered had to call him back to inform he didn’t take an order. Missed a couple items so they had to be ordered later then the other items that should have gone together.
All around a nice experience but a little more approachable/aware server would have made it outstanding.
A note though the servers at the patio restaurant at lunch were amazing, Rachel and Jennifer were so friendly and knowledgeable.
All in all a great weekend

R
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Dined at Cabin for 2 evenings. Appetizers and entrees were excellent. Our servers were very pleasant, professional, and attentive. Unfortunately, we found the desserts not very satisfying ( we had the torta and peanut butter cheesecake). Also, on the second night our dessert came immediately but we had to wait 10-15 for our cappuccinos. They were barely room temperature when they arrived at our table. I didn't even drink mine. Very disappointing way to end an otherwise perfect diner.

i
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

My wedding anniversary.

SR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Need more vegetarian and vegan options. Not very accommodating towards customers with allergies and specific deitary requirements. No alternates suggested by server.

L
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service at the Cabin is superb. Our server Raj was excellent. Would highly recommend the seafood risotto and the mussels

BJ
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

when I made reservations we could get 6.30 or 8.30 and we were hoping for 7-7.30 because we had a couple come up from Toronto, when we got there at 6.30 we were the only table , so I wish we could have got our time. anyway we were greeted by a waiter who was very nice and made us feel welcome
we had a drink and chated and the waiter did not push us on ordering, after our drink we order our food and a bottle of wine
the food was very good and just the right size portions, but we needed another bottle of wine to finish the evening off
our guests enjoyed the evening and we will go again and will recommend the Cabin to others

AS
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Food was excellent but it took a long time to get drinks from the bar and wine cellar.

DM
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Though cabin is quite expensive it is worth the food quality and the obvious skill level of the Chefs preparing the food. The food was phenomenal and Raj's service was excellent and friendly.

NS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Food was very good , the server was very attentive and recommended a few dishes. My husbands tenderloin was cooked to perfection. Overall a good dinner

AQ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal last week with excellent service from Jarek. Highly recommended.

KG
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food, the best part of the Resort. Easy reservations, attentive service, the fresh past excellent!

AK
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my second rime coming to the Cabin for mother’s day and it never disappoints. The ambiance, the food quality and the service are all incredible!! Thank you!!

DH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience4

Pasta was overcooked. Definitely not al dente. Fish in the seafood linguine tasted a little off. Salad presentation and taste was wonderful.

GC
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was very good and portion sizes were perfect. Great atmosphere and energy.

CN
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Nice little restaurant. I thought the service could have been better...it was empty when we came in for lunch, but it took a while for food to arrive.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

12th year wedding anniversary.

MT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent very pleased with food and service...acoustically it could use some work.
Other than that...excellent all around
Across the Board

JC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Taylor was fantastic! Pleasant manners and the best service I have ever received while dining. He made recommendations that did not disappoint. The Cabins food was the best food I've ever had! 10/10

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my 60th birthday. We had a lovely meal and when the waitress heard it was my birthday, she brought 2 complimentary champagne glasses of Prosecco to help us celebrate. The food and the service were both excellent!

G
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food and kind waiter. We were having a girls day and it rocked.

G
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

I’ve been to cabin before and it was outstanding. However this visit was underwhelming. But still a beautiful space with amazing service. Just the food was underwhelming this time.

CM
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

Not bad. No other options to dine at Hockley. We didn’t get seated until 15 minutes after our reservation with no apology or comp. That alone speaks volumes.

ME
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Reservation for 8:30. Table we sat at was empty at 830. Was not seated until 9pm. Disappointed with bar tenders knowledge and “table manners” was served spoiled wine. Server, Hope, was incredible. Significantly improved our experience. Food was great.

LC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Went for my parents birthdays. They have always wanted to try a tasting menu and chose Hockley as the place to go. We have been in the past and tried a tasting menu and quite enjoyed it, but tonight, not so much.

Firstly, very overpriced. $120 for 4 courses. My husband and I have done many tasting menus all over and this was by far the most expensive. The first two courses were ok, the second course which was oxtail ravioli was semi cold by the time it got to us. The main course was 3 tiny pieces of steak and an octopus leg also which was semi cold by the time it got to us. My dad couldn’t eat it because the steak was almost blue and none of us ate the octopus. We did tell the waiter but nothing was done. The issue with setting their price so high is the chef really has to make sure the food is 150% on par because anything less just comes across as bad...and that’s what happened.

It did appear that it was a very busy for them that night. It felt like our dinner was an inconvenience to the chef. In hindsight, we should have just forgone the tasting menu because it has really put a poor taste in our mouth with regards to Hockley. We are from the area and my husband and I actually had our wedding there. It feels like Hockley is trying to push out the locals and really cater to the elite of Toronto which is quite sad. Cabin has completely lost us as customers. The value just isn’t worth it when we can go to a restaurant in Toronto where the chef is world renowned and have a 6 course tasting menu for $85 instead of driving 15 mins for a 4 course sub par menu for $120.

Definitely would NOT recommend!

JB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Raj was amazing. It was our first time there and I will 100% return. The food was perfection, actually having dreams about the torta! Cabin will certainly be in our dinner out rotation. And the chairs.....heavenly, so comfortable.

MV
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Server was great and made recommendations but the food recommended wasn't wonderful (for the price it should have been). Starters were the gnocco fritos, they were ok. Also were served to the complimentary bread was the best starter served fresh with the whipped butter. Had the wild boar risotto, was room temperature when I received it and was bland, boar wasnt my first choice but got it on recommendation. Probably would have enjoyed it alot more if it was hot. Husband had the Wellington county beef, he was satisfied.

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