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For 2
Date
Thu, 2/22
Time
8:00 PM

Montecito

4.4
805 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Californian
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  • Good for a Date (31)
  • Creative Cuisine (28)
  • Special Occasion (28)
Montecito Restaurant is a restaurant collaboration between Hollywood director Ivan Reitman and Toronto-based Innov8 Hospitality. The vision for Montecito has been from the beginning to create an environment that captivates a wide audience and brings them together in an exceptional space.

Like its Southern California namesake, Montecito combines a casual elegance with effortless sophistication in the heart of Toronto’s Entertainment District. Our two-storey dining room, lounge and outdoor patio is located steps away from Film Festival Headquarters at TIFF Bell Lightbox. While our Farm-to-Table menu highlights various purveyors from across Canada and changes weekly based on seasonal availability.

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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, Contemporary American
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Hours of Operation
HOURS OF OPERATION

MONDAY TO WEDNESDAY 11:30AM – 11PM

THURSDAY TO SATURDAY 11:30AM – 1AM

SUNDAY 11AM – 11PM (Buffet Brunch Only from 11:00AM to 3:00PM)
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Phone number
(416) 599-0299
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Matthew Simpson
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Cross Street
Widmer St
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Parking Details
Paid parking is available at 21 Widmer Street.
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Public Transit
Closest streetcar stops are King St W and John St or Queen St W and Peter St.

Closest subway stops are Osgoode Station or St Andrew Station
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Inspired by its Southern Californian namesake, Montecito offers an unparalleled group dining experience, serving a family-style spread that features the finest of seasonal products. We invite you to experience and indulge in our crowd-pleasing hors d’oeuvres, salads, entrees and delicious dessert.

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What 805 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.0
Value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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StephenJ 
3.0  Dined 2 days ago

The food was good, since it happened to be nearly empty, the service was quick.

Unfortunately, the fire alarm kept going on throughout the night.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

The 40 oz steak for the table was superb.
Don’t miss the cabbage starter.

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vipClifford (Toronto)
2.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Service very good.
Food average nothing notable.
Loud, rambunctious noise from upper level made dining room not such a great venue.

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JustinC (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I found the overall food and service by my waitress friendly. I did not find the hostess at the front to be very polite on the phone and in person.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great restaurant, highly recommend checking it out

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Lovely lunch with good service. Coffee was disappointing.

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catjean63 (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Decided to go for dinner one night and it was delicious! We had the short ribs, and the clam chowder and the steak. The portions could be a little bigger for the price but it was a very good food!

We both split a side order of potatoes. You don't tend to get any starch with your meal just vegetables. The potatoes were enough for four people they gave you so much. For Dessert we had the toffee cake also very good but a very tiny portion.

Service was impeccable and the restaurant was beautiful. I would definitely go back for a special occasion.

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vipNYCVisitor (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Really enjoyed the food and the service was "spot on". Will be back.

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vipMichaelF (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Not our first dining experience here . Always outstanding exceptional service and food. Will definitely be back. Great for a special occasion or any occasion.

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passingthrough (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

None of us had been to the restaurant before so no expectations. We were there for my daughter's birthday. Everything was exceptional starting from the menu that had happy birthday Shannon on the front. Exceptional touch!! Soft music in the background to cover ambient noise but allow for easy conversation. Tables positioned so conversation private from other tables. We had ribeye for the table and the steak and sides were all outstanding. Meal can be made or broken by the waiter and ours did a wonderful job of being friendly and there when needed. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Kale salad awesome as always! Enjoyed the whole experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We enjoyed our evening. Food and service was excellent

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vipAA07 (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Our main dishes were just okay

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Exceptional food, great variety, very tasty dishes. Celebrated a birthday, and was pleasantly surprised by the personalized menu, would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends & family.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
1.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Service was horrible. Understaffed, clueless manager. Poor leadership hires a poor team, which is then lead by a poor leader and everything is a downward spiral. It's not to much to ask that glasses are filled at all times. It not to much to ask someone that orders lamb how they would like it cooked. Basics. If you're understaffed then management should jump in the fill the void. This is the first negative review I've written because I'm not a complainer. Tonight was an exception.

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su24 (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

Went here for an anniversary & had a lovely time! They created a personalized menu for us and wrote "happy anniversary" in chocolate for one of the desserts we bought. The dining room felt lively & conducive to good conversations; the decor was beautiful as well. And the service was both prompt and friendly — definitely would visit again!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Erica was a wonderful waitress! She made it very special for us.

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Foodandwine (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Had a great lunch with my wife. Really well prepared food with excellent wines available by the glass. Our server Karon was very knowledgeable about the food and wine.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
1.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

Server was terrible, condescending. Surprised and disappointed to have been treated like that especially after I had a great experience the last time I dined here. Don’t waste your time or money here, lots of places to go with stellar service for in the area.

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PaulG (Savannah)
4.0  Dined on January 8, 2018

We ate there on a Monday evening in January, so it was quiet. The service was impeccable and our server was very helpful in guiding to us the right selections. And she paced the food wonderfully, so we were able to savor the experience.

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