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The cooking at Marben is Modern Canadian, with a strong focus on seasonality and vibrant local flavours.
Chef Chris Locke utilizes his background to create innovative dishes that highlight the bounty of Ontario and Canada. We pride ourselves in using only the highest quality ingredients from local sources and suppliers and craft all of our breads, condiments, and sauces in house.
Large Groups Welcome!
Canadian, British, Gastro Pub
Hours of Operation:
Dinner daily: 5:00pm - close
Saturday and Sunday Brunch: 10:30am to 3:00pm
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Paid parking is available across the street just to the east at very reasonable rates.
Closest transit stops are King and Spadina and King and Portland by TTC on either the King or Spadina Streetcars. A late evening taxi stand is immediately east of Marben.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Marben is the perfect venue to host a variety of events from small get togethers with friends to a more private gathering to celebrate any special occasion or business meeting.
We offer two separate dining rooms, both which are available for private bookings.
Group menus starting at $50 per person for parties larger than 12.
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Marben is your home away from home, a hospitality driven restaurant and bar in the heart of Toronto's vibrant and historic fashion district.
Marben Ratings and Reviews
GREAT meal. The food was wonderful, the bartender made us nice mocktails and all the service was doting.
Walking distance from YTZ. With a layover, it's easy to pop up here for dinner.
I'm sure I'll be back.
Food was better than expected, everyone left happy.
Great food, ordered two appetizers and two mains and everything was simply delicious. the ambiance was warm and romantic. Service was great. Will be back.
We had a great time. The music and service are first rate. The food is nicely different, like classy pub food.
I always love Sunday night dinners at Marben. Incredible service and incredible food!
We booked a table last minute, 8:10 for an 8:30 reservation, party of 4, and we got a great table. We did unfortunately have to wait about 20 minutes before we were seated at the table though. Then once we were there, I order a half dozen of oysters that took about 25 minutes to get to our table. I had wanted to order a few other starts off the menu for sharing with the table but by the time we got the oysters I was not willing to wait another 25 minutes for just the shares, so I just ordered the burger. I would have ordered the lamb Duo if the food had come out sooner. I was ready to spend some money but instead I got slow service. The food was delicious though. Really well done. One guest of the table ordered what we thought was a main but the serving size was more like a small salad. That was quite disappointing also. Overall, not a great experience but got some a couple complimentary glasses of wine which made up for it a little bit. Still would have liked to have had the full experience I was hoping for.
Great service, very tasty food. Friendly attentive staff, lovely atmosphere. Would definitely recommend for a cozy night out.
Food was tasty and service excellent, little disappointed in the lack of sides and vegetables.
Wow. Was really impressed. Excellent all the way around. Great food, ambiance, and service.
Food was really good. Different than your usual. Waiter was amazing.
I am strict Paleo and when I dine out it MUST BE field-to-table only. This is only restaurant I eat out in Toronto right now as I'm sure they do field-to-table well.
We went for brunch and thought the choices weren't very interesting. Relatively expensive for what you get. We have had really good dinners at Marben and some mediocre ones.
Fabulous dining experience at Marben! Celebrating a special belated birthday in Toronto and was extremely impressed with everything Marben has to offer. Creative coctails, exquisit food, and excellent service! Great value as well! Had the tenderloin steak that was perfectly cooked and the chicken described as beyond perfect. The treacle pie was quite more-ish too. Ambiance was also delightful.
The food was tasty and staff were friendly, the guy playing music outside was amazing, great atmosphere. Will continue to go here- as it's our local- and will recommend to others
The menu has been changed. I used to like their avocado toast a lot for brunch. But as it is not in their menu anymore I might consider other restaurants for brunch now onwards ☹️
The food was fantastic, especially the brisket burgers. The service however was a little slow.. We didn't order any alcohol so they seemed to forget about us
We had to order our drinks twice and they forgot twice. Our meals came before our drinks, but they apologized and our drinks were on the house. Food was incredible and the atmosphere was great. Will def be back.
Incredible meal and the best fried chicken known to man!
Love going to Marben! Fantastic food and always interesting menu.
Having brunch? Get the avocado toast. I know it tends to be overstated or a rip at most places, but I would put their version up against any other I've had. Excellent peameal too!
I absolutely love the ambiance and look of Marben. The decor inside and the outdoor patio are beautiful - and the "secret" speakeasy-inspired bar downstairs (The Cloak) is a gem. That said, it is quite expensive - I actually find it overpriced based on portion size. My husband's burger was undercooked and the vegetarian dish I got was a bit disappointing. I recommend going there for a few drinks and maybe the cauliflower bites and grabbing dinner somewhere else. I've also heard they do an excellent brunch!
Was quite happy with this restaurant find!!! It was delish food, good atomosphere, and friendly service. Would def go back!
great atmosphere built with awesome design. service was exceptional as was the food.
Had 5 Summerlicious resos and this was the best one!
Incredible evening out- our server Rob made the experience tremendous! The food was outstanding, and the ambiance was perfect. Can't wait to go back!
It was nice having dinner out. I brought my uncles and my father and they enjoyed it. I have been here couple of times and it's always been good and the services and the food it's pretty awesome and delicious. In this evening we tried the summerlecious menu and it did not disappoint.
Everything was absolutely delicious! Thank you for the wonderful service too!
I have never once sent my meal back, but I did today at Marben. My fiancé's meal was undercooked (potatoes and carrots were not cooked at all with the steak), and my meals (the risotto) was over cooked, mushy, and tasted like sweet porridge. We sent our meals back, and while the servers felt extremely bad, they still made us pay for a portion of the meal (appetizers and drinks). If we had to send our main course back, we shouldn't have to pay for any part of the meal at all. They gave us a gift certificate for the price of ONE of our meals, not even both, and we couldn't use it on the day of as they wanted us to use it for our next visit, as if we would ever come back ...
Food was very disappointing. Cocktails tasted like cough medicine.
This is not my first time to Marben and while the drinks and the ambiance is great, the food is not as good as it used to be. We ordered few items like the lamb duo, burger and the beef - All of the items were average.
Mixed experience all the way around tonight. Our meals took a long time to get to the table, and after they arrived one was a bit disappointing. But I give our server credit... He went out of his way to apologize, brought a complimentary snack while we were waiting, and then made an adjustment on the bill. Will give them another try at some point!
A lovely dinner and drinks with friends on the patio. We had great service and overall experience - thanks!
We went to Marben on a recommendation and are very happy we did. The food was delicious and the overall experience outstanding - would not hesitate to go back next time we are back in Toronto.
Waiter was very attentive, helpful, and friendly. Burger was superb. Sat outside with friends on a warm evening. Perfect dining experience.
Nice experience, food and service was very good. Thanks!
The service was slow for our brunch, but we had enough time for chatting.
We were a party of 7 - celebrating Fathers Day!!! The restaurant ambiance was lovely, we sat inside since it was a humid day.......Service was slow, can't blame it on our 'server' but it took a while to get our drinks and the food was very slow. When they did bring it out, they only brought 4 plates and we had to wait for the other 3, and at least 5 minutes :-[ At the end when one ordered an ice coffee, the machine was broken down.........
I would give you another try, but
The Burger and the Steak were my favourites and probably the most ordered itemson the menu. If there is 4-5 people id suggest getting the big platter for everyone to share. For sides the oysters and the Chicaterie and Cheese are my go-to options. Never super busy which is a plus.
This was my second time at Marben and in both occasions the food was outstanding. Kudos to the chef and his team! The service was excellent and the overall experience left me wanting more.
Been quite a few times and each time the John's Burger gets worse. A few years ago it was a small burger made with entirely shredded meat, and didn't quite resemble a patty but would melt in your mouth!! Lately it seems to have morphed into simply a regular patty with a bit of shredded meat on top... I definitely prefer the version of yesteryears. Cocktails, service and ambiance are all top-notch, however.
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