Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. Canada
  3. Toronto / Ontario
  4. Toronto
  5. Yorkville
Amal Restaurant, Toronto, ON

Amal Restaurant

4.6
4.6
996 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Lebanese
Welcome to Amal, where the Lebanese spirit of joie de vivre comes to life. It’s a voyage through time and place that embraces the pursuit of pleasure. Amal aims to feed and provoke your soul, but above all, nourish it with hope. Amal is a story. Amal is a home.

One may come as a guest, but one always leaves as family.

Please note that Amal is closed for service every Monday until further notice.
Our kitchen closes from 3 pm -4:30 pm between lunch and dinner service.

For parties 8+, please direct your inquiries to info@amaltoronto.com for further planning.

We look forward to serving you!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 p.m.


Booked 142 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Lebanese

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (416) 551-9929

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Rony Ghaleb

  • Private party facilities

    For private events including reservations of more than 7 guests please contact our events coordinator at info@amaltoronto.com.

  • Neighbourhood

    Yorkville

  • Parking Details

    Parking garage available, located underground of the Colonnade building.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

What 996 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto

    Most Booked

Sort by

Filters

  1. TA

    TimAndJonah

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined today

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Very nice experience, food was mostly good (dips were great, salads were a let down) Service was great and cocktails were fantastic
  2. K

    Karn

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was delicious! We order a plethora of food for a group of 5 and honestly, we all left happy and full. The decor was beautiful, comfy and mesmerizing! The staff was also kind and friendly!
  3. S

    Syedh

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    Waitress missed the order and she was extremely rude and it was very upsetting on a date I can never cone back to this place.
  4. DA

    DebbieA

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good ambience, most of the food was good, server was really nice and positive.
  5. CG

    ChrisG

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service as always (from Nicole on this occasion). Food is always great and we particularly enjoy the corner seating that we often get. We always recommend Amal - it is one of our very favourite restaurants in TO. Although it can be amusing to watch sometimes, the only thing that I feel would improve the ambience would be if people would stay seated at their tables rather than constantly walk around for their instagram photos. They typically gather around other peoples tables in pursuit of that elusive photo.
  6. BM

    BillM

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here was very good here. I loved the mix of “mezes” and full plates. Service was amazing, the people here really know how to take care of their clients. I recommend this place for brunch, can’t wait to go back for dinner.
  7. SM

    SMRH

    Pittsburgh

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and excellent service!
  8. GB

    GraceB

    Toronto

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food!! Amazing service! Will definitely be back!
  9. A

    Amary

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here and the drinks, food and service was amazing. The atmosphere is also very aesthetically pleasing and there was a DJ! Def hoping to be back.
  10. ET

    EmmTee

    New York Area

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding experience once again! Delicious food & great service in a perfect surrounding.
  11. M

    Mich

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Would give 0 stars for service if I could. Horrible service and extremely slow. Didn't even bring us water or check up on us throughout the meal. They bought the pita after bringing all the other food so by the time the pita came, the food was getting cold. This restaurant serves a specific clientele. Paid $20 for a drink and could taste zero alcohol. Do not recommend.
  12. D

    Didi

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best lebanese restaurant in Toronto hands down
  13. m

    mlbb

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe and lovely atmosphere. The decorations were beautiful as well
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love all of Charles’ places - KOST, Mister C, Byblos, and of course Amal - they never disappoint. Perfect balance of opulence, delicious food, and celebratory, larger-than-life vibe. Well done.
  15. AC

    AmarC

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and our server Emma was really great!
  16. MG

    MikeG

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding dining experience. A new favourite spot.
  17. L

    Lama

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a beautiful place. Great service. Food was delicious!
  18. CH

    ChristopherH

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For a Lebanese living in downtown Toronto, Amal took me back home. I would recommend this for anyone looking for authentic Lebanese taste
  19. L

    Luv2eat

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant with attentive staff and excellent menu!
  20. g

    glenbow

    Toronto

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Bright comfortable furnishings and friendly proficient service complemented the wide-ranging menu that service a lighter pre-concert supper or a more ample extended dinner. The shaabiyat dessert was the stand out.
  21. A

    Alfonso

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and really delicious Lebanese dishes. We had the three appetizer sampler which was enough for 4 people as well as the kefta kabob and fried sea bream. The date cake for desert was simply wonderful.
  22. JP

    JodyP

    New Orleans

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent lunch at Amal. Great tasting dips and entrées. Recommend the Sampler (choice of three dips with pita), the Beef Tenderloin skewer and the Chicken skewer. Definitely plan on going back. One note, we didn't realize they close the kitchen mid afternoon. They were great with us, we didn't feel rushed at all, but something to keep in mind if you plan a later lunch. 5 stars all around!
  23. l

    luv2dine

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Meal came separately from mine and they really need to use some kind of mini vacuum to clean the sofa type seating. Found them dirty and hair was on them.
  24. K

    Kathy

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We tried three of the dips and they were all delicious but the star was the Muhammara Dip. Everything else we ordered was delicious too. I would recommend the Musar Jeune 2019 wine. Very nice.
  25. MM

    MarionM

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at Amal was amazing! Our group started off with a trio of dips -- hummus, muhammara, and baba ghanoush. All three were fantastic, but my favorite was the muhammara. We also had the Skewer Platter for 4--all of the skewers were delicious, full of flavor, and grilled to perfection. The beef tenderloin practically melts in your mouth, the chicken was tender and juicy, the tiger shrimps were succulent and with just the right amount of kick, and the beef/lamb kababs were tasty. What also made this platter fabulous was the sauces -- the parsley and coriander based sauce and the garlic sauce were amazing and perfectly paired with the grilled meats. Our group also ordered the Ontario Lamb Chops and that was probably the best grilled lamb I have ever tasted, again, also cooked to perfection and melts in your mouth. The decor was quite elegant, and like their sauces, paired perfectly with the food!
  26. RS

    RanaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The general overall experience was excellent The service was super good The music was too loud Could benefit adding some oriental music Some twists didn't make sense Some foods didn't have taste( taste can be augmented)
  27. NS

    NickS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was very attentive the service was amazing thank you to all the staff.
  28. IM

    IainM

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Delightful restaurant with great Lebanese food. We arrived 6.15 for a 6.30 reservation and I remain puzzled why we were placed at the bar for a while while we waited for our table - the restaurant was not busy. Overall a stylish restaurant with excellent food.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Good atmosphere and the food was pretty good. Overall the service was good as well, but at times was a little unorganized (diff wait staff repeating tasks, multiple wait staff per table, etc.). Just a minor observance; it did not impact the overall good experience.
  30. AR

    ARbbi

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    We had an amazing experience and delicious food served!! The ambience was great as well. However they seemed to be understaffed and every time we needed anything we had to keep waiting to make eye contact with someone. For a good 10-15mins no one came to introduce themselves. We went for my husbands birthday and they didn’t do anything to make us feel special for the celebration. They kept blaming it on the kitchen being closed but why didn’t they say that when we made the reservations for 9pm?? Our server didn’t do anything either nor wish the birthday Pearson and did not acknowledge it, till I went and asked if they do anything. Apart from the customer service, the place was great and so was the food!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time I visit from Halifax, I HAVE to stop at Amal. This is my second time coming to Amal and second time I’ve had Nicky C as a server! Our server Nicky couldn't have been nicer. She was quick, efficient, friendly, and very enthusiastic about the menu. She helped recommend something for each course and the recommendations didn't disappoint! Unbelievable service - I just hope Nicky is still working the next time we come in! Keep up the great work! ❤️
  32. OC

    OlaC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautifully designed restaurant with authentic Arabic food that was nicely presented. I personally loved the background lounge music, the detailing in the design and comfortable yet elegant sofas.
  33. GF

    GloriaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall my family and I were very impressed with this restaurant. We have garlic intolerances and they went above and beyond to accommodate our intolerances. The service was amazing, the ambience was great and we had a great time.
  34. NZ

    NourZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and service, super friendly hosts and will I definitely be coming back!
  35. K

    Keats

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and the atmosphere was lovely! Will come again!
  36. b

    billw

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pretty restaurant and food was great!! Not a daily restaurant but will definitely go back.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always
  38. SU

    SUZANAK

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and drinks! Would highly recommend! Great service.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful location, stunning interior and plush patio. Food tasted great, very fresh and the combinations paired well. Portions were perfect.
  40. KY

    KimberleyY

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amal is so fabulous! We sat outside; there was minor traffic noise and ambient music, but neither was enough to interfere with conversation. The patio is second-floor, overlooking Bloor Street, and furnished with comfortable Mediterranean couches and umbrellas; we were next to the edge and mostly shaded at dinner time. The food was lick-the-plate delicious, every item. I highly recommend the Amal Hummus, which comes with bits of steak in a balsamic reduction, but really, I want to eat the whole menu. The service was unobtrusive and friendly. There are a lot of vegetarian-friendly options on this menu and a very long and enticing wine list. I will be back.

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Amal Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 551-9929.

Amal Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 996 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 p.m.


Booked 142 times today
Google Map for Amal Restaurant

131 Bloor St W, Unit 211, Toronto, ON M5S 1R1

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Yorkville

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Lebanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Parking garage available, located underground of the Colonnade building.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Rony Ghaleb

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (416) 551-9929

  • Private party facilities

    For private events including reservations of more than 7 guests please contact our events coordinator at info@amaltoronto.com.

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo