R&D Restaurant - Toronto
At R&D, eastern dishes meet western style in the form of modern Chinese sharing plates, where classic ingredients are given a vanguard treatment. The eclectic menu features bite-sized dishes like Grandpa's Fun Guo and CSB (char siu bao), and sharing plates like the Best Duck in the City and Laksa Seafood Chow Mein. An innovative and vibrant selection of cocktails complement the bold and playful fare.
To secure your order for the "Best Duck in the City" please make a note in the "Special Request" field when making your reservation.
Arthur provided fabulous service and suggestions. Food and cocktails were excellent.
We had a great time, our server was friendly and professional, the food was amazing. The feel of the room was relaxed and comfortable. It was a tiny tad too loud. Great place!
The food was very good as well as promptly served. Atmosphere was perfect. My girlfriend and I very much enjoyed our experience. Rio is a great server and so accommodating. Thanks All ! We will be back
Music was too loud. The server has abided look and didn’t really care.
I was in town for a couple of reasons -- one sad and one happy. I was looking for a place to go for really great food and close by. I knew that Chef Eric and Chef Alvin were together in a restaurant and had wished to go there 'someday'. Imagine my surprise that it was just across the street from my hotel! The atmosphere was relaxing and put me at ease immediately. The staff were very warm and welcoming and I at once felt comfortable. The menu was easily explained and my order taken. Each plate was delivered to my table hot and with a description of the dish. Chef Eric came to the table to introduce himself and ensure all was well. Each dish, especially the salmon, was heavenly. I can only hope that when next I am in TO that I will be lucky enough to return.
Eric Chong and staff were amazing. They made us feel like royalty. Food was inventive and delicious without being pretentious. Always new things on the menu to try. Always pushing the boundary. Servers attended to everything. It was being spoiled. Can’t remember the last time we felt like that! Thanks R & D!
Best Peking Duck!
Some of the dishes we ordered were quite tasty. Some were way below our expectation. The sashimi was just a piece of raw fish in some soya sauce. The dough in the dumplings was too thick and tasted gloopy. The service was appalling. The waiter who served us was extremely impatient and quite rude. Will not be visiting the restaurant again.
Fantastic food and $7 happy hour cocktails. What's not to like?
Yummy elevated Chinese. A great addition to Toronto Asian scene. Loved the vibe.
The staff was so accommodating of my food allergies, it made me feel so welcome. Aside from the allergy, staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. The food dishes has a unique blend of flavours that really brings an elevated experience to eating.
Peking duck was amazing! The only critique I would have is value for dollar. For example bunch Mei was $12 and it was a slightly over toasted bun. The server was also slightly indifferent to our needs. Overall though great food and a nice place to bring a gang of people.
Very friendly service, great energy, and good food.
It was my first time eating at R&D and I immediately felt right at home.
The location was great and easily accessible. Upon arriving, the first thing I noticed was the music that set the tone perfectly, very upbeat and fun. By mistake, I made a reservation for 2 people when in fact we were 3. To my delight, the staff was very accommodating and arranged a table for us immediately.
Our server, Rio, was this extremely friendly and charismatic woman. She made our night with her beautiful smile, her entertaining stories, as well as her great drink recommendations.
The food didn't take too long despite how busy the restaurant was, which was a pleasant surprise. Food was great considering the price. By the end, we were all full with food to spare.
I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
An anniversary tradition for my wife and I. Amazing hospitality from Eric and his team at R&D. Thank you for taking great care of us!
Everything about our dinner here was wonderful! We were served by the man himself, Eric Chong, a friendly and welcoming person, who was very helpful with choosing the menu items when in a rush, as we were that evening. All the servers help each other out there, which creates a nice environment in which we could ask anybody anything and not be told to wait for one person for an answer. We were seated in the lounge area, I appreciated the comfy bench and the appropriate table height (I find a lot of this type of seating to be too low). Everything we ordered was extremely tasty, and seemed to be served within 5 minutes of ordering! A highlight was the French onion spring roll - a taste sensation, the beef so soft I could chew it with my tongue.
We will definitely be back.
A spectacular meal of elevated Asian cuisine, will definitely be going back.
The table beside us ordered the duck, and it looked amazing - will be ordering that next time (be sure to pre-order)!
Service was beyond great!
Food was delicious and interesting.
Drinks were different and tasted great!
Great duck - big enough for four!
We had a fantastic evening! Food was delicious and everyone was really kind! They even celebrated us!!!!!
Great food, service, and staff. Ill definitely return to this restaurant again. The fried chicken was delicious, the seafood chowmein was okay.
We celebrated my wife's birthday there. Spencer was amazing and helped us to have such an amazing experience. Unfortunately Chef Eric was away that night but we still have a great time. Definitely going back.
Great service, lovely staff, appropriate flirting with fit barman Spencer
R&D is my husband and I favorite restaurant! We’ve been coming here since we started dating. We always come here for a special occasion. The food is the best and the atmosphere is good. The service is exceptional! Highly recommended!
The ambiance (and the duck) of R&D makes the restaurant a must visit in Toronto.
Been there a few times. Loved it everytime. The food is excellent. My only comment today was the food was rushed. We ordered a few dishes and they just kept on coming out too fast. At time it felt like we could enjoy and savor it.
Excellent service from Michael and we were treated great by the entire staff. Amazing food and it was great spending time here with company for dinner.
Great evening at R&D. Service as always was impeccable. Food was excellent, we actually ordered more of the same at the same sitting LOL. Great spot for date night, business meetings or friends.
The food was absolutely delicious. The atmosphere is great.I will definitely go back.
My husband and I had an incredible anniversary dinner at R&D. Spencer was one of the best servers I've ever had. Food was excellent and reasonably priced, given the quality.
Overall our experience was mixed. Some dishes were great -- creative, unique flavour, well presented. Others were bland or overdone (too much sauce or spice). In some cases it came across as though the chef was trying too hard.
Service was quite attentive, noise level was a bit high at times.
Not sure we'll try R&D again. For the money the value doesn't seem to be there.
Excellent! Explosion of flavours with every dish. Highly recommend it.
I was not impressed at all with the food, had much higher expectations from the reviews.
The service was perfect. Felt like a very welcomed guest. Thoroughly enjoyed the food. Some of the best I’ve ever eaten. I will definitely return and I highly recommend. I found the prices very reasonable for both the quantity and quality of food
Genial. Buena cocina y presentación en ambiente moderno y cálido. Buenos cócteles y servicio atento. Muy recomendable.
CSB, Slaw, Octopus, teokpokki and Fried Chicken. The Icarus, Lychee Cocktail and West Indian Orange Sparkling Water.
Wish you success with the under 30 crowd! Noise factor impossible!
One of the best meals I've had in a long time...
Asiatic Fusion cuisine in a nice modern environment. Service is good.