Modus might serve Italian food, but refreshingly, no one’s anxious to label it “rustic.” Modus’s menu takes recognizable Italian classics and re-creates them as fine-dining fares.
The restaurant offers an extensive 300-bottle wine program, with seasonally selected wine by the glass. A focus on Italian, Californian and South American wines provides excellent pairing for a fine dining experience.
Behind Modus is Sam Genkov, owner of the 23-year-old District favourite Bravi Ristorante.
Modus Ristorante has two Private Dining Rooms that can accommodate parties of up to 22, 50 and 70 people. AV equipment is also available upon request. Perfect for your next special occasion, whether it is personal or professional, Modus Ristorante can accommodate your needs.View Private Dining Details
Great place for celebrations or nice dinners with drinks
One of the best in Toronto for a business lunch. H
Good service, average food.
It was one of the most disapointing experiences I have had. I normally never foll up on these but feel compelled to do so because it was so extreme I took three clients for 12:15. Our food did not arrive until 1:45. We spent a good deal on lunch and not one offer was made to mitigate nor did management apologize for the unreasonable delay. We maintain lists at our office for recommended dining and we will taking Modus off the list .
I booked the restaurant but was seated in the “lounge”, which is a wide open noisy area which serves as the entry for the restaurant. Unacceptable. Never will go back and open table should insist on better treatment for its clients.
Warmly welcomed , chose to sit at a high top table near the bar, the quietest place in the restaurant. Good and service were great.
I didn't know who my waiter was, we kept seeing new faces every few minutes.
A favorite place for business lunches, always excellent food and service.
Courteous wait staff knew just how much attention to direct our way given the nature of our business conversation.
NYears Price Fix
only appetizers , drinks and music were GOOD
pasta was fine
entrees were HORRIBLE but what could we do w a price fix on New Year’s Eve ?
service was VERY attentive and pleasant
over $540 for 2 adults and 2children
The app lies, they don’t receive us at 9:45, even the app offer us reservations until 10. When we arrive they told us that the kitchen was closed.
Fish both salmon and tuna beautifully presented and delicious. Servers did not rush us but got us out perfectly timed for theatre. Our table was in a quieter area which was appreciated. We will definitely return
Great place and food was amazing but we found it too noisy
The food was very good but the service was exceedingly slow. Overly slow. We had to wait for an hour for our mains. Our server was not apologetic nor did she offer us anything in respect of the wait. It was for a business lunch I organized - so I feel as if I am to blame .
Fantastic!! Had a wonderful meal!! Can't wait till the next time we come to the city!!
My first time here and the service, atmosphere and food was top notch. Have already shared this with executives at work, as a great place for a holiday meal!
Very good pasta, pleasant ambiance, attentive wait staff, good selection of wines both in bottles and by the glass.
Restaurant is nice with an upscale feel and an open kitchen. Food was very good. Wine list extensive, but expensive. Service was great to begin with, but after our meal we did not see our server for quite a while and had to forgo dessert and coffee to get to the theatre. The restaurant did not seem particularly busy, but assuming the uneven service was unusual, I might try the restaurant again and would likely recommend it.
We really enjoyed the restaurant. The service is excellent and the food quality is very high. I would take friends or clients anytime. the front of the restaurant is a bar area and looks great when the lights are turned down. You can feel confident taking business associates and clients. You will not be disappointed.
Enjoyable spot. Very relaxed meal with good selections.
Food was great but service was slower than usual, nearly 2 hours for lunch is too long. May have been unusually busy?
We had a wonderful pre- Elton John Concert dinner with our 4 adult kids this evening.
From the time we arrived to the time we left, we were very well looked after.
They even found a bottle of my favourite tipple, Dubbonet!
The menu was enticing and we were all happy with our selections.
We will be back! Thank you Modus.
I had a wonderful combination of a special appetizer- mussels fra diavolo filled by the watermelon salad. Great balance and lovely service.
Lobster pasta was good!
Solid across the key buckets. Well done. Group of 11 all had good meals, were served well, left happy.
I’ve been coming to Modus since it opened and I have never been disappointed.
Food is creative , fresh and tasting very good. Always excellent daily specials. Never been disappointed. Service is top notch, friendly , professional service with knowledgeable staff. Great ambience, and great experience. I would recommend this rwstaurant for any occasion and lunch and dinner.
Booked this restaurant sight unseen based on the reviews and it did not disappoint. The event planner was easy to work with; the staff was accomodating. We arrived on the evening of the event and our room was ideal. The setting was lovely. The meal was OUTSTANDING. All of our guests commented on how delicious the meal was; the wine list had everything that we could have wanted; the service was superb. Kudos to the staff at Modus Ristorante for making the dinner celebrating the wedding of my son and daughter-in-law such an effortless and memorable event. As an aside, if you don't know what to choose from their dessert menu, try the tiramisu--fabulous.
This place is amazing. All the ladies loved the food, service and atmosphere. We will definitely go again.
My favourite restaurant - I highly recommend Modus for top notch food and service!
We were a large international group in Toronto at an international conference. it was wonderful to discover
the Modus restaurant, conveniently located not far from the Conference Centre that could accommodate our large group. The food, all agreed, was excellent -- fresh, delightfully seasoned and nicely presented. We all enjoyed it a lot.
We actually ate there on Wednesday, June 27. I had originally made a reservation for 7:30 on June 27 but wanted to change it to 7:00. Somehow I changed the reservation to 7:00 on Thursday, June 28 by mistake. The food was very good, the service was excellent. My negroni was outstanding.
Modern and tastefully decorated. Outstanding waitstaff. Wonderful food.
They allowed a loud group of 4 on the patio to ruin the experience. Loud groups belong across the street at Earl's. This place should maintain its standard image as a classy understated low-key well-located destination for quiet dinner and/or drinks
The waiter and the staff were generally good. I almost couldn't eat my dish because it was so spicy hot. When I told the waiter, there was no reaction. My wife's dish was fine as was the recommended wine choice.
Always a great spot for a lunch meeting. Fish specials are always great.
The occasion was a get together with family from out of town.
We had a leisurely dinner over three hours. Our waiters were very patient and helpful.
We arrived after the pre baseball game crowd.
The food was very good as usual.
We sat outside and there were a few flies early in the evening but they left as the air cooled.
All in all a very good experience.
As a family of four,we were attending the symphony and it was also a celebration of my wife's birthday. We very much enjoyed our meal and the atmosphere . We will be back!
Excellent service by Jim Stubbs
really good food, good service. nice for conversation with your guests.