Lisa Marie

4.3
403 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Comfort Food
Top tags:
  • Comfort Food
  • Brunch
  • Casual
Lisa Marie is the restaurant home of Fidel Gastro's located in the heart of Toronto’s fashion district at 638 Queen St West. Restaurant, bar, late night snack, event space or brunch spot. Lisa Marie is constantly changing and evolving finding new and innovative ways to bring the Fidel Gastro's street food experience. It’s pretty much a brick and mortar with the heart of a popup.. ole!!!

Closed Mondays and Sunday nights!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Comfort Food, Tapas / Small Plates, Canadian
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Hours of Operation
Brunch
Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Wed & Thurs 5:00 pm–2:00 am
Fri 4:00 pm-2:00am
Sat 5:30 pm–2:00 am
Bingo
Tue 6:30 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(647) 748-6822
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Matt Obermoser
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Private Party Facilities
Lisa Marie is available for private functions, please inquire with restaurant event coordinator
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Private Party Contact
catering@fidelgastro.ca: (647) 748-6822
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Catering
Lisa Marie is a brainchild of the Fidel Gastro's Food Experience Company, including our food truck (Priscilla), BBQ Trailer and our special event/pop up catering division. For additional info, please contact catering@fidelgastro.ca
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Bathurst
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Public Transit
Queen and Palmerston/Tecumseth
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Entertainment
Weekly Specials
Tuesday: Bingo Night
All Burger menu with a weekly featured burger.

Wednesday: Half priced bottles of wine
Spaghetti and Meatballs special.

Thursday: Tap that Thursday
Famous house smoked ribs and beer specials.

Friday: Mussels By The Beach
Weekly Mussels special, ask your server for todays style.

Smoke Board Saturdays:
Weekly feature of in-house barbeque smoked meats (limited quantities), $5.75 bar rail drinks and DJ Carl Allen at 10pm.

BRUNCH!!: Reservations Highly recommended.
Saturday: From 11 am - 4 pm.
Sunday: 10am - 3pm.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 403 People Are Saying
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4.1
Service
4.1
Ambience
4.0
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very great experience !!!

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Not too many vegetarian options but the veg apps I got were good. The meat eaters got the smoke plate and liked everything but the brisket. Our service was okay—took a long time to get drinks from the first one to the last.

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B
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service always great. One of my favourite brunch spots!

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JG
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Limited menu, but excellent burgers and cocktails. Bingo was truly surreal!

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KH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Very good, but because it's very busy, especially at brunch, you might have to wait for service.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server was knowledgeable and great. Our second round of drinks didn’t come out (bar’s fault) but he compensated it off the bill, which was totally unexpected and super thoughtful.

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GG
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Unreal brunch spot in the best area of downtown toronto

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YY
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

I went here for my birthday with a group of friends and the bar was hosting their “beer, burgers, and bingo” night. Free bingo with the purchase of food. It’s fun and I appreciated the bar taking reservations for a big group.

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V
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This a great place to check out for a Sunday Brunch loved the drink menu options, staff were awesome + on point!

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F
Toronto
28 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I’ve been back here a number of times (over 10). The food is consistently good. Pork Pancake seems to have decreased in size a little. Pad Thai fries still remain my favourite!! Only one gripe: the music is probably a little loud forcing people to speak louder which can be pretty intense over brunch. But service is as quick as it can be with a constant flow of patrons. I’ll be back LM and I’ll keep recommending it.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food and great service!

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HD
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

The food was good but the service was terrible. We had to wait so long to get the attention of the server. We had a group of 8. Not recommended for a big group

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AA
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

The waiter was very rude. Definetly didn’t want to be there Saturday morning. Pushed me twice. Never apologized. My pork was raw, and food took a long time and came cold, for both of us.
I made a reservation and had to wait, and then had to seat in a comunity table, with no access to place where I could put my purse or bags. Not a confortable experience at all.

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N
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was great as always but my drink with brunch was really tiny (not worth the $12). Love the atmosphere overall but found it a tad too loud to have a conversation over brunch.

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B
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food but the noise level is too high. It's really hard to have a conversation. Only knock against Lisa Marie. I would still return cause the food is that good.

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DB
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

The restaurant was full, as usual, and getting the waiting staff to pay attention to us was sooo difficult. Maybe it was because the music was so loud we couldn’t hear each other? The food was good, but getting anyone to give you water or coffee during your meal was difficult, everyone was so busy!

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LF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything about it was perfect. The menu is just stellar and there’s tons of choice.

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VH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food was good, menu was not too large so easy to pick. A couple of things...restaurant was very noisy and hot! They could do with a few ceiling fans to circulate air when they have the front window open.

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AP
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

Our server was horrible! Rude, curt and barely made eye contact let alone greeted us. Didn’t make for the best experience. The kicker...apparently for a table of 6 there’s an auto grat, ridiculous! I’ve been a server and bartender and I know tips mean a lot, but I wouldn’t have tipped her.

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C
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Brunch was incredible! Loved the unique cocktails and menu. It was a bit noisy, but only because this place was super popular and busy! Can’t wait to come back.

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BC
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

Very loud, squeezed between people because small, overall just no.

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V
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Really great service food was quick and the bartender made our drinks extremely quickly. A bit noisy if you hit peak periods though

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MP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Extremely uncomfortable bar stools. Thankfully once the food arrived I was totally focused on how delicious it was instead of how sore my back was!

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K
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

My mother and I drove up for a concert back in September 2017 and first discovered Lisa Marie's then. This past weekend mom flew up from Florida to Buffalo to drive up to Toronto with me for a concert and to have more Pad Thai Fries at Lisa Marie's. What mom wants, mom gets!

I have to say, the shared table feeling this time around felt awkward (it was 4 of us last time so we had our own table). We kept saying that we have sat in restaurants at close tables before, but this just felt more awkward. And tight knit. It was hard to get out when we left, too. I pardoned myself but no one would move so I had to squeeze through and got a dirty look from one woman. I apologized and said I tried to pardon myself but you didn't move for my ample behind... ha ha! People!

Brunch was delicious. I got the Pea Meal, Eh sandwich and mom the Salmon BLT, we went halfsies. I preferred the salmon and mom preferred the pea meal, go figure... ha!

Our server was very nice but kind of disappeared for a good 30 minutes. We would have gotten another drink during this time but there was just too much time in between and we wanted to get going and site see before hitting the road back to Buffalo.

But next time with mom we will forgo the Pad Thai Fries and try a different restaurant. If the opportunity arose though to go back to Lisa Marie's, I would absolutely go and try something different on the menu again.

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SG
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

My only complaint is the seating, well the chairs, I find sitting on a bar stool rather uncomfortable for a meal and would have preferred an actual chair.

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

Loud, we couldn’t even converse. The waitress was always missing for long periods of time. I had a reservation and was seated at a table with other people. When w table was free and I asked to be moved there I was told it was reserved for people with reservations. There are no side dishes (rice, veggies etc), I had 4 pieces of chicken served to me from their Summerlicious menu. Drink menu was terrible.

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A
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Cool spot, our server was great. A bit loud and our order took a bit long to come but its a cool hipster spot and fun with friends.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place! Live music on Thursdays is great. Gets a little loud as the evening progresses

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LA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My son and I met up for dinner after work. We had made a reservation but arrived shortly after opening so I'm not sure it was even necessary. There were lots of seats available. The food was good - we had the tuna nachos to start and then shared the tandoori chicken platter. Each was the perfect amount of food. My son also appreciated that they serve Big Rock Beer. I'll go back - I think it's a great spot for a group or to meet up with a friend before going on somewhere else. The high tables and backless stools are uncomfortable after awhile - not a place you're going to linger over drinks or coffee and dessert . (maybe that's the point?) . We missed out on the live music - they were just setting up as we were leaving. We'll try to time it better the next time we go.

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DC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Have been to Lisa Marie’s several times and was travelling to Toronto with dear friends and wanted to share our love for this great gem of a restaurant..all were impressed by the food the ambience and the service!!
Thanks Lisa Marie’s

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JG
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

The ribs were dry and the portions were small. The fried chicken was the highlight.

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JP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My girlfriend and I chose this spot because of the Summerlicious deal. We're fans of Fidel Gastro, so it was a no brainer.

Aside from our favourite Pad Thai Fries, we were eager to try new food. We were not disappointed. The Ribs, the Korean Chicken - OMG!

Lisa Marie might have just become our favourite restaurant; we'll definitely be back!

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Minor issues with the food. Overall food was very tasty and the service was very pleasant. Very loud music and conversation. Would go back.

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a
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

I tried this restaurant with my partner for summerlicious. I was quite disappointed with the service. The restaurant was busy, but is expected on a Friday night. The server forgot to bring us our drinks, and the tables next to us received their food late (after they had ordered before us). I was full after three courses, but thought the portions for the main dishes were small.

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VV
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

We love Lisa Marie and come here often. However, this time the service wasn't great. My husband ordered cold brew, but they brought hot coffee to him first. He had to follow up a few times before they finally brought cold brew... All four of us ordered shakshuka, which came cold.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and service.

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NB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

I usually have a great dining experience at Lisa Marie, however, when my friends and I went for Summerlicious, there were many errors in our order. My friend has a cilantro allergy, and we specifically asked for no cilantro on a dish--it came out with cilantro, and she had to wait for another one to be prepared. I tried to wait until her food came out, but by that time mine was already cold. Also, I am a vegetarian, and when we asked for bacon on the side, the dishes came with bacon in them. When the orders were correct, however, the food tasted great.

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m
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One word
AMAZING!!

Ordered literally everything on menu, they thought we were joking at first as it was only 2 of us. But every dish that came out was amazing.
Great staff amazing atmosphere

Highly recommended

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k
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We went back to Lisa Marie to celebrate a birthday. It happened to be Summerlicious and the menu was fantastic. It pleased everyone from our meat loving boys to our vegetarian daughter in law. We enjoyed the Pad Thai Fries, Kung Pao Califlower, Ribs, Korean BBQ chicken, Tuna Tacos. All were delicious. The only downside was that there was not a dairy free dessert but that was minor in the overall experience. It was a bit noisy but it was a fun atmosphere.

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OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Upbeat place perfect for a Friday night casual dinner with friends. Seoul chicken was amazing and they've got some unique drinks worth trying. Place gets busy really quick, reservations for their tables is a must!

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