East Thirty-Six

4.3
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394 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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French / Canadian
Featuring sophisticated dinner/ brunch menu and inspired cocktails, East Thirty-Six is a lively yet intimate restaurant and bar experience. Co-owner and mixologist Julien Salomone brings his unique flair to the beverage program; creating beautiful in-house made syrups, tinctures, and liquors that amplify the stunning collection of cocktails. The kitchen prepares beautifully crafted meals with inspired interpretations of classic dishes – perfect for Weekend brunch, a casual after-work dinner, or a carefully curated dining experience.

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion or hosting a corporate event, East Thirty-Six can accommodate all your private dining needs. We offer excellent guest service, while offering menus based on fresh local ingredients + top notch cocktails and wine lists.

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Special Offers

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Always an amazing time, join us for our annual "Cocktails and Countdown! We offer regular a la carte dining - no pressure for prix-fixe dinners! Beautiful menu, plus interesting New Years Eve daily specials. Join us for dinner, or end the night with us for cocktails and dancing. Reach out now!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 394 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.3
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4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food. We ordered several appetizers and shared them. The apps were excellent. Great drinks and a fabulous place to meet friends. Service could be a bit more attentive.

LS
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant and ambiance, but limited menu selection.

KM
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

1 small hiccup in that one of our plates was cold but it was quickly remedied!
Really enjoyed our dinner!

R
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I adore East36! It is always such fun, especially when the DJ is playing! Staff are fabulous; so friendly and attentive. Food is spectacular and always a treat. This is one of my Happy Places!

DB
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Staff were very accommodating and friendly. The food was great (seared salmon and braised beef cheek).

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Overall poor service

Q
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Service was quite good and in the Halloween spirit. Our server was helpful in pointing out the non-dairy dishes that my friend could eat. The tartare was flavourful and had a good texture but the wonton chips seemed a bit stale. My salmon dish was a bit overcooked, but paired well with everything on the dish.

EA
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great spot! Great oysters! The service was great! Cod was overcooked (a lot), but everything else was really enjoyable.

N
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Such a great place. So glad we looked at reviews and came here. Our server was fabulous, the food was great, albeit pretty salty. That would be my only negative feedback. The mushroom entree dish and the brussel sprout side were good but way too salty. Other than that, great night :)

s
Cleveland
25 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

This is creative cuisine prepared poorly. The cod that my partner had was not cooked through. Definitely not a way to serve this type of fish. Parts of my dinner were cold. We had a show to catch of course, so we really didn’t want to send anything back. The cocktails were poorly mixed and watered from sitting too long, especially ones that were spirit heavy. The service was very slow to start. We waited several minutes at the table before a menu was even brought to us. There is no host stand at the entrance and myself and several other diners after us seemed confused with the DJ booth/table sitting in that location to the extent that we initially spoke to her upon entering. Still not sure why they need a live DJ for this space. I hope that this was an “off” night. Location and value were good.

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food, service, ambience was great! We enjoyed everything. Would come back.

AO
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

It was okay. Food was decent. Place can use some light and AC. Maybe better for drinks than brunch.

MP
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

usually good but was a little loud due to two parties. The waitress took our half drink before we had a chance and when mentioned to the person taking our bill, no acknowledgement that they took a half full drink or an apology.

Probably won't come back for the food.

OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had a larger group and the East Thirty-Six staff did an amazing job on the service, keeping the pace of the meal, and seating us in an area that was best for our party. The cocktails were great too! Would visit again.

B
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Food was not fresh. Service was great................sfffgg

CF
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

It was great. Service was fantastic, drinks were delicious as were the apps. The meal was nice, although the menu was a little limited. Overall it was a positive evening out

MM
London
11 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

Was disappointed in decor, and the sloppiness of uniform (really, untied bow ties slung around necks with button up shirts undone..?) Server questioned me “just” ordering a juice, when the rest of my party ordered alcohol..even though I’m visibly pregnant. Quite off putting. We ordered the kimchi fries to nibble and they were delicious, unfortunately when our mains arrived the server removed the fries from the table even though they were maybe half consumed. I ordered the salmon and the fish was cooked nicely, although the shrimp were very overdone and my side tasted of only butter. My mother ordered the risotto and it was like a tomato soup in consistency and flavour, one of the saddest most inauthentic risottos I’ve ever seen and tasted. My fiancé ordered the beef cheek and I thought it was very tasty and well cooked, however the side of pearl couscous was very floral and when eaten separately wasn’t palatable. All in all service was just okay. Menu was just okay and ambience was lacking. I wouldn’t return for food. Does seem an alright place to grab a few cocktails and an app... our app was great and my mother and husband both loved their cocktails.

M
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, the food and experience at East Thirty-six was amazing!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Service is great, the employees really take care of you and are incredibly helpful. The food and drinks were also excellent.

We had a large group there, and it was a truly positive experience.

N
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

Not the best place to take advantage of Buck-A-Shuck specials. There was a 12 oyster limit per per person but ultimately this was probably a good thing since the Oyster quality was poor with no meat. The were also served at room temp as opposed to slightly chilled and didn’t come with sauces/dressings. Also, they loaded one of the oysters with all the horseradish making it inedible. I’d recommend a different place for those looking for Oyster specials.

MH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The wine was great and it was the best Duck Confit I've had in a long time!!!

MG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Really enjoyed the food and staff. The only thing that started off our experience a little rough was that our reservation was made for 9pm and yet the kitchen closed at 9. Seeing as we wanted to try this out for the summer luscious menu, I think that would have been nice to know when booking the reservation. Now the staff was kind enough to keep the kitchen open, however we were very rushed through our whole date night.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Went here for Summerlicious, food was good/average but the service was quite lackluster. We were there after peak lunch hour, only 3 tables with seated customers but the server did not bother to refill our water or check on us expect to serve the food and at the end for the bill. When asked about their menu, the server also made zero attempt to give a proper description of the dish. There were quite a few flies in the restaurant, very off-putting. Overall not a great experience and very unlikely to come back or recommend others.

DM
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I came to this restaurant because it offered a set menu for the Summerlicious event that sounded unique, and I'm happy to say that East Thirty-Six did not disappoint! Not only did I receive three courses with deliciously distinct flavors, the staff gave an overly energetic and personal conversation with myself and other patrons. My only regret is that I'm not from Toronto to become a happy regular here.

AW
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Dessert is exceptional delicious. Its Volka coffee too is a must try.
Appetizer and main course in general ok, acceptable for its value.

LG
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great place to meet before or after theatre/shopping, or if like us you're catching a Go train out of the city.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience1

To me this was a ‘pretend to be nice’ kind of a place. The food was okay, but it didn’t smell great in the restaurant (kind of like sticky alcohol), the plates were dirty, it look kind of run down and we were sitting next to a cold room that staff continued to go in and out of (why not sit us somewhere else when the restaurant is next to empty). Not impressed!

VW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Philip is the best, not our first time there and will definitely come back!!!

C
10 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service are always first rate at East Thirty Six. The kimchi fries are addictive, the cocktails are creative and the atmosphere is laid back. Not to be missed if you are in the St. Lawrence or financial district.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Food was good and the space was cool. But the service wasn’t that great. Only offered to get some drinks once and we were there for 2 hours.

S
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were recommended by some friends to check this place out and it was worth it.
Casual/trendy small restaurant. We had the bone marrow and it was superb - would have loved a shot of liquor to wrap it up as I've had that at other restaurants, but I can't complain because it was very tasty.
There was a group of women celebrating a birthday and given how small the space was, I thought they would be too loud or service would falter - they weren't and the service continued to be excellent. So I like this place and will return again.

RT
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the local place.
Great food
Great service

Love the music tonight.

Keep it up..

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambience and service. Food is pretty good and full of flavor.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and very tasty food! Service was pleasant and it was a great brunch spot to spend Mother’s Day.

CB
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had our wedding here 4 years ago and have returned every year for our anniversary. We chose to have brunch here this Mother's Day and it was also just as outstanding as our previous celebratory dinners and wedding day. Congrats to the East Thirty-Six team for keeping the great vibe, service, food and especially top-notch beverages as current and delicious as they were when they opened 5+ years ago. Cheers!

MP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Nice restaurant. Good ambience. Great food. Decent service. Would highly recommend this place.

S
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I've been to East Thirty-Six before and I like it a lot. It's a little bit scruffy in some ways but the food is fantastic and the service is great. I had the best omelette I've probably ever had. The drinks menu is incredibly comprehensive!

M
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always an amazing experience - one of my favourite restaurants in town!

T
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

I'd definitely go back (probably regularly); good food, good value, nice and attentive waiters, wonderful location for the theatre. Perfect.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Chicken dish was very dry. I think it doesn’t measure up to it’s cost. Portion size was also not big, I came home hungry. I ordered one drink and it was way to sour.

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