Chiado

4.7
662 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Portuguese
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
Chiado and Sr. Antonio tapas wine bar are the creation of Albino Silva, one of North America's leading chefs and restaurateurs. Chiado cuisine has been praised for its bold flavours and creative presentations. The menus feature fresh fish flown daily from Portugal and Azores. Best fish restaurant in Toronto.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Portuguese, German
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Hours of Operation

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm.
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
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Phone number
(416) 538-1910
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Manuel Vilela
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Cross Street
Ossington Avenue
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Parking Details
Free parking on the street after 6pm
Additional
Fireplace, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine
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TH
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We are occasionally going there for dinner, at least once a year. We love the environment and foods.

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RC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Chiado is as good as it ever has been -- everything is done just right.

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Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Attentive but not obsequies service. Knowledgable staff. Phenomenal Portuguese wine list. The fresh seafoods were a great value. Not inexpensive but you get what you pay for. Planning next trip!

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K
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love it! Excellent foods and service! Will back again for sure!

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RS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have been coming yearly for our anniversary dinner for the last five years. And in those five years it has retained. Its excellence in fine dining. The wait staff are knowledgeable and conduct themselves with a professional flair that that is seldom seen in other restaurants that claim to be fine dining. The menu is exquisite and well worth every cent. This is not the place you come to just eat. This is where you dine.

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CJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

If you want amazing fish and great service, Chiado is our favorite place

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were there for a birthday. We loved the food the service was first class. Has become our favourite restaurant in the city.

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were impressed by menu. Excellent fish selection. Good explanation on fish and how they will be prepared

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DD
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very impressed by the service and the food. However, the prices were quite a bit more than I expected. With entry level wine at $50 plus, it sort of set the pace. My guests were very satisfied with their food. I chose a specialty fish that was brought to the table by the Maitre d'. At no time did he mention the price and its my fault, I should have asked, however I did not expect it to be $65 for about 4-5 ounces of fish no matter how good it was. We had a great overall experience and would recommend the restaurant however, this fine dinning establishment does have its price.

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JB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A very welcoming restaurant with very attentive waiters. The food and wine were sublime. Tables are well spaced so you don’t hear other people’s conversation. Very cosy . A great atmosphere with outstanding fish dishes

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PH
London
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent authentic Portuguese restaurant. The manager owner welcomes guests very nicely and the waiters and waitresses are charming, very courteous and efficient. The fish selection (catch of the day) is impressive and delicious and the Portuguese wines choice is great also. I recommend Chiado without hesitation

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RY
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing restaurant and staff. Food was spectacular...!!!

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LX
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding seafood! The octopus is so buttery. Outstanding wine selection, huge selection of Portuguese wines that pair well the the food. And the service is great, just ask waiters for recommendations and you can’t go wrong!

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RH
New England
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I visited Chaido after a Momma Mia matinee performance. I had heard great things about this restaurant and I was very impressed. Truly a fine dining experience! It is not cheap but the freshness and quality of the ingredients and the attentive service...incredible! Will definitely return! Cheers,

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AK
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Celebrated a special birthday; it could not have been a more perfect choice for a memorable dinner.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

AMAZING! Everything was delicious. The staff was helpful, energetic and professional. Worth a visit!

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HR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent meal, kind, patient attentive staff. Highly recommend

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G
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food excellent. Service prompt without hurry. Menu expansive in options but not overwhelming. Wine list basic and satisfying. Prices consistent with quality.

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JC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Chiado was one of my wife and I's best dining experiences. Our waiter was a professional at the top of his craft, in keeping with the European tradition of service being a serious profession. The food was exquisite!

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JB
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderfully wonderful!

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YB
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful evening of fine dining! We had dinner here last year and will make it again next year. A remarkable experience for our annual visit to Toronto. Food choices were excellent and all beautifully presented. Not too much food and yet not too mean- just the right volume!

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SK
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding food/quality and top notch service. Lovely decor/ambiance. Pricey - about $300 for two with wine.

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T
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding food and service!

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ML
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

I have always loved Chiado. So much so that I invited friends to join our Anniversary dinner.
The food was as always fantastic. Lots of interesting flavours, lots of amazing fish choices etc....

Here's the very big DISAPOINTMENT. Is when the bill came to us. We found that there was another bottle of wine added to our bill.

My friends that were with us. Said that they were super disappointed. That they are finding this happening in TO a lot. The very last thing I expected that it would happen to us at CHIADO!

He did not want to give tip at all. But, he didn't want to ruin our anniversary. Please fix this and fast!

It kind of ruined everything else that was great up to that moment. Too bad!

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KF
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It will become our GO TO restaurant for any special occasion. Simply put: Fantastic.

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T
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

I’ve heard raving review about Chiado so came here with my girlfriend for Summerlicious.

The Appetizers were fresh and flavourful but can’t say the same for our mains.

The dishes were executed perfectly ( duck confit had nice crispy skin / octopus was tender) but lacked flavour.

Our dessert had some stale meringue pieces and overall was not well put together. As for service the Staff is very warm and attentive so we definitely appreciated that!

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l
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We were an international, sophisticated group of foodies from out of town and loved the restaurant.

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m
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food was excellent but a little too small on the portions (although we were full) at the end. My only issue was that we ordered coffee with cream and sweetner and when it came they gave us milk. I cannot drink coffee with milk and I guess I must have made a "facial expression" because someone came over to me to ask "what can I do for you ?" without me signalling to our waiter (it might have been the owner) ... I said that I had asked for cream and the answer came back "I am sorry but that is all we have" and walked away. I wanted to say "then please take this back" but he left very abruptly and I ended up drinking my coffee with the milk (because I knew they make their coffee individually and it was more than $4 for just the 1 cup). I did end up having digestive issues later on. The point is that they should have told me before they made the coffee that they only had milk when I specifically asked for cream ......

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RB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

My experience before was excellent, but this time around we were both disappointed. It's not that the food was terrible ... it just underwhelmed. Very average food from an above average place like Chiado.

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OT
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Dined for Summerlicious. One of the best meals we have had during this event. Will go back

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for lunch and loved the food!

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DC
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I came here with my girlfriend. The squid appetizer was one of the best I have ever had. We each ordered different fish. Both were moist and flavorful. Will be back here again.

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a
Edmonton
10 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

It wasn't bad, just nothing to write home about. None of the flavors wowed me. The grilled squid appetizer was the best out of the 3 dishes I had. It was summerlicious so maybe they don't put as much effort in? But the service was great. Everyone was very nice.

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DC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

I would have given Food 3 1/2. Exceptional service.

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n
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

My wife and I ate at Chiado during a recent visit to Toronto. Food and service were very, very good. We both had their grilled sardine appetizer, which was very tasty. (Although I prefer to have my sardines grilled whole and to take them off the bones myself). My main was their grilled octopus, which was very tasty and tender. My wife's fish (skate) was also very good. Our waiter recommended a nice bottle of Portuguese white which went perfectly with our food. Gluten free options not a problem. Their summer 3 course menu is a great deal.

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C
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A surprise for a good small restaurant

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DS
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

They have the cleanest washroom in downtown area!!

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CB
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I decided to try a different place to celebrate my husband's birthday. We were both
extremely happy with the service and the food. The selection of food was fabulous
and both of our meals were amazing. I will certainly be returning and taking the
rest of my family and will be recommending it to friends.

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GJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for Summerlicious after it was recommended by a friend. Excellent food. Will be back soon.

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and great food.

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