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AGO Bistro, Toronto, ON
AGO Bistro, Toronto, ON
AGO Bistro, Toronto, ON
AGO Bistro, Toronto, ON
AGO Bistro, Toronto, ON

AGO Bistro

4.5
4.5
3515 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Comfort Food
One of the Frank Gehry-designed spaces, AGO Bistro is conveniently located on the first floor with access from Dundas Street. The restaurant is casual chic: modern Danish furnishings are paired with acrylic tabletops in a multitude of vibrant colours. Etched glass and vertical-grain Douglas fir also accent the space. With a dedication to using the best local produce, menus reflect seasonal changes and availability. Ingredients are sourced from the finest suppliers and farms, and are cooked simply to showcase the natural flavours of the food.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Comfort Food, Contemporary American, Global, International
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–5:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–5:00 pm Dinner Wed, Fri 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (416) 979-6688
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Renee Bellefeuille
  • Private party facilities
    Gallery-style rooms in a Frank Gehry-designed space hung with original artwork. Available for seated events up to 50 guests and receptions up to 80 guests.
  • Private party contact
    AGO Bistro - Events & Group Dining: (416) 979-6634
  • Neighbourhood
    Financial District
  • Cross Street
    McCaul Street
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    St. Patrick Subway Station on the University line. 2 blocks west of University on south side of Dundas Street (at the intersection of McCaul St. and Dundas).
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • FOODWAYS CHEF SERIES: Making Her Mark

    $75.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Apr 19, 2024 only
    Details coming soon! About Foodways Foodways Chef Series offers an exclusive dining experience that connects the storytelling of art and lived experience of our guest chef. Enjoy a curated dinner inspired by the exhibition, from the chef's point of view. Exhibition Walkthrough – 6:00 to 6:50 pm Dinner – 7:00 pm $75 per person | dinner $115 per person | dinner + beverage pairings

What 3,515 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Comfort Food

  • Old Toronto

    Great for brunch

3,515 Reviews
  1. SandiG

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a very enjoyable time, having the opportunity to order just as the kitchen was closing for lunch, which meant we were able to stay til the dinner crowd arrived at 5pm, So we were grateful for that...I ordered the steak frites, and asked for it to be cooked medium, but it came medium rare. I ate it anyway, and it was good but needed a bit more seasoning, I feel. Otherwise, it was a very pleasant experience.

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  2. TheresaT

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Bistro food is outstanding as always! The service is always excellent as well!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was lackluster and overpriced. The vegan option was lacking in creativity and flavor. The service was great. My wait staff was friendly and attentive but hurried me through the meal.

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  4. RoccaM

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is always great and I love the ambiance. Thank you.

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  5. MoreyC

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have dined at the AGO Bistro several times and never been disappointed!

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  6. Annu

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was excellent. The food was delicious. We so enjoyed our visit.

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  7. colind

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The layout of the tables is perfect. You don’t feel crammed. Would definitely go again

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  8. Norm

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was great, the food a little pricey, we had the hamburger and it was very good. I would recommend for a casual evening out.

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  9. DavidA

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was a lovely spot for a date. The food was delicious. The service was attentive. And we were able to converse with ease in the energetic but quiet space. Was pleasantly, pleasantly surprised. And we’ll definitely be back. Thank you! :)

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  10. Kimiko

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a pleasant time— Went with my partner for a nice Valentine’s Day lunch. We both got the fix price lunch set, and they were lovely! I would definitely go again!~

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  11. CarolS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delightful lunch at the AGO Bistro on Valentine's Day. It really rounded out our visit to the AGO nicely. The service and our food were excellent. Worth going even if you're not visiting the AGO.

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  12. TeresaS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful spot to share a Valentines Day lunch. The food was fabulous and it was a very calm relaxed atmosphere. I always love coming here!

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  13. KarenD

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for a birthday lunch and it was a great success. We picked the price fixed lunch which was decent value and the food was good. We loved the pear salad!

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  14. StOt

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were at the AGO to see a couple of exhibits and thought we’d take advantage of the restaurant on-site. Excellent food and great service from friendly staff.

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  15. Rich

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Won’t be back. Lazy service. Overpriced and low quality food. Cafeteria like setting. Brunch eggs and sausage with a side of wilted raw greens …gross.

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  16. AmberJ

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is simple and very delicious. Great space and great service.

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  17. Ourshrop

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fritters and cheesecake were outstanding. Quiche and chocolate cake were very good. Salad was delish. Service was excellent. Ambience (on the upper level) was really nice. Overall a great experience.

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  18. fromthehood

    Naples

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this restaurant. It was all-around great and I'll go again.

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  19. denizs

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Special cozy elegant experience with smooth fast service delicious food.

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  20. TemptingTravellersTo

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    #TemptingTravellersTO fantastic half price #WineWednesday at @AGO with tasty appetizers and a palate cleansing raspberry sorbet. Would recommend a Wednesdsy evening as free entry to the exhibits is available 6 to 9 p.m.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delicious brunch after seeing the Keith Haring exhibit. The Bistro menu is perfect and the service is wonderful. Highly recommended!

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  22. RosanneM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always love the AGO Bistro. Good, fresh food at affordable prices in a lovely setting.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a great evening. Please bring back the Cornish Hen for the dinner menu!

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  24. AndrewR

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely place to come for lunch! Food was outstanding.

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  25. PritiM

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really liked the duck thought they did a great job on it. But it’s a pricey meal…could use a French onion soup on the menu though….but everything was delicicious. Large portions looking at 100$ for two people. Thanks to great chefs there

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  26. KatherineD

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was lovely albeit a little plain, as a queer person I was really excited to see how this menu coincided with the Keith Haring exhibit, “Art is For Everyone.” Alas, each dish did not seem to relate to this exhibit, it was tasty, and there wasn’t nearly enough to eat. There was a lack of wine paired with the food, and I was disappointed to only receive wine after each dish came and went. No major protein was served and the cauliflower was undercooked. I make very little and this event cost me quite a bit of money. If you’re looking to attract millennial people to this event please try making a protein and dishes that actually relate to the event.

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  27. KendallErica

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dined as part of the AGO’s Foodways series - the event was beautiful and Eric MacDonald did a fantastic job celebrating Keith Haring. Front of house staff were excellent - the only issue was timing of dishes and the sometimes 30 minutes between courses otherwise a beautiful exploration of art imitating art.

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  28. LuvGudFood

    Toronto

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another exceptional event combining intriguing art and gourmet food. Experiencing the respective art exhibit prior to seating is a wonderful introduction to the dinner menu. Quality food is always interesting with each guest chef. Wine pairings are spot on but timing needs improvement. At full capacity the noise level can make things hard to hear. Definitely will return.

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  29. BobN

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent appetizer and main courses. The dessert was very sour and too salty.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall good. Love the Foodways Chef Series dinner idea!

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  31. 1foodienyc

    New York City

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, friendly staff, it was a nice time to spend with the wife

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  32. JoannaF

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service and food was excellent. The restaurant itself has a very pleasant layout and decor and the seating is spacious. Will definitely be back.

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  33. CandyT

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely seating ambience and space. Attentive waiter. Big portions of food. Nice cloth napkins. Great to eat and then explore the AGO.

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  34. none

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    So glad the Bistro has brought back the classic steak-frites ! Please keep it on the menu year round.

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  35. ThomasM

    New York City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu is suitable for a large lunch or dinner, but lighter options can be had. We had well-cooked bistro dishes. My tea-drinking wife commends the tea. I was happy to see Partake de-alcoholized beer listed.

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  36. GraceC

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server Rebecca was wonderful. The food was very good. I only wish that there was just a bit more plant based options. Otherwise all was excellent. Thank you!

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  37. LisaD

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service; fabulous meal; lovely ambiance. Will definitely return.

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  38. Travel

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I was happy that you were able to accommodate us at an earlier time when it became available.

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  39. Oakbigguy

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I keep found back here. It's consistently excellent.

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  40. pennilinos

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Hadn't been to the bistro in quite a while. It was a pretty quick visit but the service was excellent and the food was delicious. Nice way to start a visit to the AGO itself.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

AGO Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 3515 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for AGO Bistro

317 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON M5T

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    McCaul Street
  • Neighbourhood
    Financial District
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–5:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–5:00 pm Dinner Wed, Fri 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Comfort Food, Contemporary American, Global, International
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    St. Patrick Subway Station on the University line. 2 blocks west of University on south side of Dundas Street (at the intersection of McCaul St. and Dundas).
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Renee Bellefeuille
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (416) 979-6688
  • Private party facilities
    Gallery-style rooms in a Frank Gehry-designed space hung with original artwork. Available for seated events up to 50 guests and receptions up to 80 guests.
  • Private party contact
    AGO Bistro - Events & Group Dining: (416) 979-6634
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