dbar

4.6
69 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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French
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  • People Watching
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Afternoon Coffee
d|bar is a lively bar and lounge run by Chef Daniel Boulud and his team in conjunction with Café Boulud. We serve lunch daily and feature a menu of refined yet approachable dishes from 11AM to midnight. d|bar takes reservations for lunch only; dinner reservations may be made for Café Boulud at http://www.opentable.com/cafe-boulud We offer the perfect setting for a pre-dinner drink, an elegant night cap or anything in between. Upstairs at Café Boulud, Chef Daniel Boulud brings his renowned French cuisine to Toronto offering contemporary renditions of dishes inspired by the local market. Café Boulud’s private room is available for business or personal entertaining, and the entire restaurant is available for meetings and catering during lunch.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, American
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Hours of Operation
Monday- Wednesday 11:00 AM- 1:00 AM
Thursday- Saturday 11:00 AM- 2:00 AM
Sunday 11:00 AM- Midnight

dbar accepts reservations for lunch only from 11:00 AM- 3:30PM everyday. Late night menu is served from 11:00 PM- Midnight daily.
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Phone number
(416) 963-6010
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Tyler Shedden
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Private Party Facilities
Private parties available at Cafe Boulud
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Private Party Contact
cafeboulud@fourseasons.com: (416) 963-6000 ext. 5294
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Catering
Banquets Services and Rooms can be provided by Four Seasons Hotel
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Bay & Yorkville
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Parking Details
Hotel parking during lunchperiod : 15$ for the first 3h. After, normal price/hour
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Public Transit
Metro Yonge Street
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Entertainment
DJ's provided by Bellosound Monday- Saturday nights. 9 PM- 1 AM
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Special Events & Promotions
Specials events and buyout possible - Please contact the restaurant
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 69 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.4
Service
4.6
Ambience
3.9
Value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GV
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

I ordered the charcutterie platter. The meat selections were mediocre in quality and quanity. The dish was grossly overpriced.

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W
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Been dbar couple times for drink or dinner, always find their foods are good. We tried cobb salad, lobster roll, and crispy lamb ribs. The cobb salad is ok but I think it's a bit overpriced. For the lobster roll, it's full of lobster meat and the sauce is very good. And I like that they toast the bread a bit. As for the crispy lamb ribs, it's tender inside and crispy outside, a very nice balance.
Unfortunately, the service need some improvement. As the waiter drop fork and knife twice, and not attentive enough in general. Which is pretty surprising as it's from Four Season and under Boulud's name.

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SG
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Although we live nearby, this was our first time here. Went at an “odd”/non typical time for the venue (sun mid afternoon)), but had a good time. Service was excellent....friendly, witty, efficient and better yet, non pretentious. Food was all good, and drinks were the same. Not exactly a budget minded place, but above average value for an expensive area. Would repeat.

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BM
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

They shouldn’t seat people at those really low chairs and tables

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j
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Jessie , our main server was amazing, but she had absolutely no back up. A fun lunch but both food and service were very inconsistent equally wonderful and very disappointing

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AA
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

They were able to accommodate my GF grilled cheese sandwich craving (that wasn’t on the menu) good customer service and liked the special touch of addicting a cookie to my hot tea order.

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S
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it, one of the nicest place for lunch in Toronto

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OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2017
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Was good but the turkey used is the deli turkey and this high end restaurant should be fresh carved turkey. Or use chicken...

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S
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

I love the restaurant. It is Kid-friendly. The food was delicious & the servers were very friendly. We all had great time. I recommended it for my friends.

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j
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Far too much noise. DJ at top level, I couldn't have a conversation with a friend. And that was the reason I choose the DBar. Last week, on a Thursday, I met a 93 year old friend for lunch du- we could hear ourselves speak!

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MF
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

NY Chef brings consistency and quality to Toronto. A consistent go-to for our family.

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j
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful lunch to celebrate my 93 year old friend's order of Canada. Nothing about parking on your review sheet. It was excellent- coming and going was made so easy.

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MF
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

A frequent spot for our family. Great service and usually consistent food. The one issue this time was that daughter order the Yankee burger and the server specifically asked us how she wanted it which was "medium" and it came charred - so well done.

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s
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our experience was amazing. Our waiter/kitchen made a mistake with my meal and they acknowledged it right away. They were very apologetic which was not necessary. The experience was really great and I would definitely recommend dbar.

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SL
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2017
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

The service and room are lovely. However, the last 2 visits were less than memorable. There are too many other good spots in the area to think about returning to dBar.

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OT
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2017
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

Wow! Really off their game. I eat at dbar at least once a week. And usually it's terrific. I made reservations long ago for today as it was NY day and I was inviting people who had never been.
We were given a horrible table in the pass thru...when I complained o was told there were so many walk ins...and they got the better comfortable tables as they were earlier and stayed longer than they thought!!! We were sat at 130. Our orders were not taken until 210! The food however was outstanding

There was a DJ playing music..it was techno contemporary music...however the average age was well over 60. Total disconnect to the customer and brand

My friend and I came back on the evening after our outing and sat at the bar. And sat..... it was the most amazing thing to watch people do all they could NOT to make eye contact!!! And no...not busy at the bar. A bartender stood directly in front f me with no acknowledgement whilst she counted the money out of small metal box.
Finally she finished all her tasks and asked us what we wanted.

She brought one drink...:totally forgot the other. Then a bunch of managers were behind the bar as the ticketing system seemed too have an issue
Again...no less than 10 minutes go by.... no eye contact with anyone....all of us at the bar now have bets going on who will lift their head first ...and how long it will take One poor new guy looks up rather confused to inquire if we needed something....the second drink came...

The place was a total wreck..:the bathrooms were out of all supplies.. just horrible for the level of a Four Seasons. And for the prices.....

Average age tonight was 35..:that is when the show should have been playing

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2016
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The experience was lovely. There were 4 of us and we shared a few appetizers. The food was lovely and we had an assortment of tastes. Loved the atmosphere and e service was great. Would highly recommend.

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LU
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great service and food

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n
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Top tunes with a guest DJ, great paced service with a warm smile. Our food was just right, some portions look a little skimpy. I had the Christmas Day special, scallops and risotto.

Atmosphere and service what you expect from Yorkville and the four-seasons, we will be back!

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2016
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

The food was ok and it was overly priced.

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t
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2016
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

delicious food and very good and attentive service! nice ambience and quiet setting!

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S
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great , very enjoyable place to have Saturday lunch

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D
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2016
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Everything was nice but not as good as the former Studio Cafe. Chairs are too big for most women and uncomfortable.

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M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2016
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Had the $32 lobster salad. Appreciate lobster is expensive but there were only about 4 pieces of boston bibb lettuce, and it was very boring. Was still hungry afterward and had to ask for bread.
Sat on patio and it was pleasant.

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SF
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2016
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

THE STAFF IS EXCELLENT. THAT IS THE KEY FACTOR.MANAGERS ARE ON TOP OF THE EXPERIENCE

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ND
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2016
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Overall a good experience. The portion size was pretty small considering I was pretty hungry.

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d
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a lunch meeting there. Was a great experience as usual. Will definitely be back.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2016
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Our family's go-to neighbourhood place for a good, quick meal with great service!

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SI
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2016
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

The servers were attentive and very thoughtful. The portions were way too small except for the burgers. Wine and cocktails were excellent. Presentation was attractive but taste underwhelming.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My server was wonderful! She was very kind and helpful with the whole menu, asked us if we would like more wine when our glasses got low, water was refilled in moments. The lamb almost made me cry for how wonderful it was. The chef did an amazing job with it! I would go back in a second

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NW
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2016
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Disappointed by ambiance

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always enjoy having lunch here with my 90+ yr old mother.
Service is excellent.
PLEASE keep the crab salad on the menu!!! Its our favorite salad, by FAR

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R
Toronto
28 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2016
Overall 1Food 2Service 4Ambience 1

This restaurant has pretty much nothing going for it. It is not a comfortable place to eat, not attractive, while food is mediocre, overpriced and portions are small. On the Sunday we visited there was a Djay who played music not appropriate for a Lunch and the volume was excessive. Would not return. Not Four Seasons quality in any way. What is management thinking!

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P
Toronto
28 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dbar is the lounge bar offering of the Yorkville Four Seasons Hotel. It is superb. It combines a great bar scene, with comfortable lounge facilities for a drink and snack, and an excellent menu for lunch or brunch. We sampled their new introduction 'Sunday Roast'. The meal was excellent, the price reasonable (given the venue), and service was first-class friendly. The Yorkshire Pudding has to be seen to be believed! We surely will be back.

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c
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2016
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

I ordered a $19 cobb salad plus a $14 shrimp add on to make it a $33.00 salad.
Maybe if it was good I would have accepted the fact that its in the Four Seasons, the area of the hotel, ambience etc. I have tried to give Dbar and Cafe Boulud a second and third chance…never again! The cappuccino was very good, service was also pleasant but not attentive enough.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2016
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Food was great. Ambiance was comfortable, great for talking. For a business lunch meeting service was a bit slow. Give yourself more than an hour if you choose to dine there for lunch.

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LG
Toronto
70 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2016
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Truly personable service from every staff member made for a superb lunch. Modern decor is tasteful in beige with hits of dark wood and glints of chrome.
Trim & tailored wine list with a nice selection 'by-the-glass'.
The menu reads well and delivers the goods in proper form. Portions are on the lean side but still filling. Stand out was the Korean Sausage - a delightful way to 'warm up' on a frigid afternoon. Definitely plan to return.

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d
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2015
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been here for lunch, dinner and drinks Great menu, with very innovative menu items. definitely a place to go back to.

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S
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2015
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place for lunch or drink, great staff

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2015
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Four Seasons is a Customer of mine so I know when I book here that is it going to be amazing. I asked for a private table to conduct a tasting with Media and everything I required was given to us. The service was impeccable and we were able to conduct business privately.

I will always use D-Bar as a venue!!

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