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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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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.

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4.5based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.5
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4.6
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viptjdunn48
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lindsay, our host was amazing, great staff, Michael was wonderful as well, we were very well taken care of once again.

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vipClau
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience4

Very disappointed by the service
Food was cold and very slow service for a not busy restaurant
Hopefully my visit to the one in NYC will change my vision in DB restaurants

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sophisticated vibe. Sleek service. Delicious food.

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vipSundayFundayLunch
Toronto
50 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

Very disappointed with our recent visit. Booked high tea and called direct to confirm. When we arrived we were told they didn’t have us confirmed for tea. So we had 2 sets of high tea. My kids had to order from menu. They were out of gnocchi and so decided to bring squash ravioli without asking if that was acceptable, which is wasn’t. Had to order another meal and by the time it arrived everyone else at the table was finished. Our server was very apologetic and did offer drinks with out charging us which was all she could do. I don’t think this was worth the money for the experience we had. Not up to four season standards

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my daughters birthday and her favourite place to celebrate

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vipShlomo
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A pleasure

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PaulB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great food but over-priced for what it is. You are paying for the ambience and location.

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vipFoodie
Toronto
45 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, food and ambiance! Fantastic cocktails too!

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vipARTC
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Lobster rolls - too much brioche for lobster roll. Should be less bready!

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ArielV
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The octopus was definitely exceptional, as was the Cobb Salad - but everything else was classic and very good. One could argue that it lacked a certain creative flair, but delivered what you expected at an optimal level.

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vipRichB
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Jade, our server was very good. She was able to expedite our orders as we were in a tight schedule.

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vipShlomo
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great, fantastic service

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TinaM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The food was small portion but tasty. The service was good. The restaurant was good

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vipNatski
Montreal
17 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience2

Specifically requested the patio when making my reservation for Saturday lunch. Upon arriving at the restaurant, I was told that the patio was closed. No e-mail or phone call to inform me in advance and give me sufficient time to make alternate plans.
Cobb salad was sub-par, not even a touch of fanciness to justify the $27 price. A hard-boiled egg cut in two, three slices of deli turkey on top of plain lettuce. My home version is way more elegant (presentation and choice of garnishes), even though I am not a cook at Daniel Boulud's level...
Service was charming but could not compensate for the lackluster experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s always a party at Dbar! Or a meeting..

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vipJoanne
Toronto
40 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

D-Bar excellent food, variety, service and ambience - what more could one wish for! Never fails to exceed expectations.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

June 22/19. I have not Received my points. It is annoying to take the time to phone the restaurant to report it
Sid Barish
Toronto, On
For the four seasons rest

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Luv2dine
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had a great table, it was very comfortable and had enough privacy, but it offered a great view of the restaurant. Our server was very friendly, efficient and helpful. We were there for over 2 hours and didn’t feel rushed.

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guerande
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

I was unable to reserve a table with chairs on the website and when we arrived the table we would have preferred had a reserved sign on it and the guests never showed up.

My guest found the couch uncomfortable even with the pillow and the table low.

However, the space was quiet which was nice.

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naybeamz
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was absolutely delicious and the presentation was on point. Warning - be prepared to pay Yorkville prices for your meal. It was very expensive but it's a lovely outing for a quite dining place inside. The outdoor patio is nice in the summer but can be quite loud given it's in a noisy area.

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Shakti
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service1Ambience3

I am a girl I went alone to meet a business associate. They treat you without respect if you are a girl by herself . Very pathetic

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vipShlomo
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very enjoyable

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Marie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food. Lovely servers!
So many small children!!!!!!

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SusanR
Savannah
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience5

The worst Cobb salad ever...packaged turkey luncheon meat no Avacado or blue cheese to speak of,
Iceberg lettuce, greasy bacon. Just terrible.
Took my mom for a nice lunch, both very disappointed.

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DeborahM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Good food. Attentive service

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CELS
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was amazing! Had a lovely time...only thought was that the mimosas were a tad bit overpriced.

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HeidiG
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Overall, our lunch was excellent. My colleague and I both started off with a caesar salad, a glass of Chablis followed by Gnocchi for her (she said was delicious), and the Flat Iron Steak for me which was, sadly, disappointing. The meat was tough and had grizzle - I did not finish my meal. For $39.00, I expected the meat to be tender and sans grizzle. Sad but true. I would not recommend the steak.

We finished the meal with coffee and creme brulee which was delicious.

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santaclara
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The tomato soup of the day and grilled cheese sandwich was perfectly executed comfort food on a grey, chilly day.

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vipFrancoC
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always s winner

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vip1Dickie
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

The prices on their menu were 30% higher than the prices on the Open Table menu. Manager said OT menu was two years old. I felt that was a lousy excuse, someone should have known.
Will most likely not return.

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GeraldV
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

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

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vipWilliam
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

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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vipStevenG
Chicago
69 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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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vipBenM
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

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

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vipjulieabroad
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

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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vipAnaAllan
Toronto
38 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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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vipShlomo
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2017
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

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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vipShado
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

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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josier
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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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