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Amal Restaurant

4.5
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138 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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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.

A note to all guests. During this time, our restaurant follows all safety guidelines set out by the Ministry of Health, to ensure the safety of our guests. As a result, all groups will have a seating time limit of two hours for their experience. As of Saturday October 10th, we are only offering patio seating in compliance with provincial health and safety guidelines (subject to weather conditions). We thank all guests for their cooperation during these challenging times.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 138 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJeanS
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We were very comfortable being seated on the patio. It wasn’t chilly, the spacing between tables was very safe. The service was impeccable, the food was good but must of all the ambiance is my favourite.

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vipLaniK
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great brunch! Pancakes are delicious!

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Fp06
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

Not what I expected for a supposedly “fine-dining” place. Special treatment given to select people. Food was good though (Yorkville prices).

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

*Based on patio experience* I felt the wait staff was overwhelmed with the amount of people so your waitress was a bit short with us. The food was decent but I think being inside the restaurant and the beautiful interior would’ve made up for the overpriced average food. Wait for Toronto to open up again to experience this restaurant!

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vipCharlotteC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amal was incredible! Delicious food and beautiful ambience. Our server Dana was lovely and made our experience wonderful, highly recommend! Get the date cake!

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vipRC27
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great ambience. The patio was warm and cozy. The sections were divided in a manner that every table had its privacy. Food was good. Seating was comfortable. Perfect for a date night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was perfect and made our day

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very enjoyable!

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MsFifi
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

This restaurant is an oasis during these times. The staff are friendly and efficient and the food is great. The only thing is the heaters will have to get fired up for both lunch and dinner now!

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lovegoodfood
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We were on the patio in a rainy day, but were happy to be well protected by awnings and roof. I would like to go back some day (when Covid 19 is gone) when we can enjoy the beautiful dining room.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

It was a pretty set up. Unfortunately it was extremely cold and we were seated on the edge and there are no heaters there, the wind was right against us as well. We were freezing the whole time which made the experience unpleasant. The food was very well plated but extremely bland. The price doesn’t match the food nor experience. Also do not come at brunch if you are vegetarian and want more than an appetizer, we waited for the “dinner menu” at 3:15 because of this. Overall experience 4/10 neither of us would return

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Second time at Amal since recent opening. First time was delicious - I had the shakshouka that tasted amazing and was excited to go back. Second time (2 weeks later) ordered the same brunch, the shakshouka and had all my 3 eggs overcooked and not melting at all. Same for my brother... kindly asked for another one and this time the eggs where just not cooked enough.. it was like a soup in the plate and looked like someone had spit... also we had to asked many times to pita bread and they were bringing just for 1 personne whereas we were 3... very disappointing will not go back. Too bad it is inconsistent and so early

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Robinson
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I would not recommend this place to my friends and family. The food was boring. The staff has a big head on their shoulder but nothing to show for it so embarrassing.

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Kelly
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was excellent 👍

TK
vipTanKay
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Atmosphere was good, drinks were exceptional, loved the appetizers and small plates but the entrees were extremely basic and over priced. Was great to visit once but would eat there again because of the lack of value for what was served.

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Cynthia
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

everything about this restaurant was amazing! would definitely revisit and recommend to everyone I know :)

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Rashfa
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Food was okay, didn't blow my mind. But a great ambience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Beautiful space, customer service left a lot more to be desired for such a tasteful place!

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vipLianeC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an absolutely amazing experience. The ambience, food and service was excellent. We definitely plan on returning very soon.

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Kathleen
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful decor and excellent service, I had the soup and it was excellent. This restaurant is not inexpensive but the patio is gorgeous and you feel like you've been treated well. I would recommend!

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Wheathead
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our experience ,from arrival to departure!
We did not experience all of the dishes as we were pleasantly surprised by the size of sharing dishes .
Our server was amazing paid just enough attention.
We will definitely go back to enjoy other dishes .

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vipGarrett
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience all the way around.
I will be back very soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Good service

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary. Authentic delicious food. The interior design is just beautiful, soothing pastel colors, very classy overall. In house DJ playing middle eastern music was the cherry on top.

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nataliea
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience will be back again

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vipCassandraB
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Great food definitely order the meat platter for 4 has good value. Comes with sides as well and the rakakat. Best things on the menu!

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Az1998
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience5

Service needs major improvement. If you’re not drinking, expect to be ignored. Our waitress Dana was barely around so we had grab the attention of other waiters. Her tone is also very belittling. All in all service is extremely poor.

As for the food... really it’s mediocre middle eastern food. Nothing mind blowing or spectacular. You can get this same taste in lower tier Lebanese restaurants. In other words, it’s extremely bland and tasteless, no flavour whatsoever. However, the ambiance did not let down. Beautiful decor and patio but probably won’t come back anytime soon.

*although covid precautions were in place, the restaurant was pretty much reached full capacity*

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Rafa
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was incredible and the portion sizes were very generous. Service was outstanding and the overall vibe of the restaurant was very appealing. I would 100% recommend!

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DKM1
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience5

Amal is a beautifully designed restaurant. The designers have incorporated the necessary COVID protections with panache. The screens provide a feeling of privacy and probably facilitate a comfortable noise level. I hope they stay after they are not needed for health reasons.
The service was attentive and friendly. An excellent team has been assembled.
Sadly, the food does not meet the service and decor standards. Problems include badly prepared parsley that was full of stems, soggy pita under the food, tough beef tenderloin kebabs, and a very bland hummus.
I hope the chef can meet the challenge and prepare food that is worthy of the service and beauty of the restaurant.

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Amrrita
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gorgeous interiors and very spacious. Dips and pita are fresh and delicious!

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vipADTor
Brazil
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

The service was professional and welcoming. The decor was chic, perfect for an informal gathering. The food issues were concerning, but insignificant for a casual meeting.

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Lizzie
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

Food was very disappointing. We shared a few dishes.
Have been there a few weeks earlier and the food was very good.

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SAToronto
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food & drink menu, good ambience and the staff were incredibly nice and accommodating. Will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was impeccable and I highly recommend the knefeh

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday get toghether

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Oink
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience4

Charged for water even though we got tap water. The towels they give you or use are all stained. Pretty dirty for just a newly opened restaurant, especially during COVID.

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JessicaJ
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had fantastic service. I wish I remembered our servers name. He was very attentive, asked us many times about our food, never let our water glasses be empty, cleaned our table along the way etc!

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PartheniaM
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was excellent and the ambiance was lovely and the restaurant is gorgeous

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

It was my bday and everything was great just the table that we were seated at wasn’t the greatest I requested the table in the back of the restaurant where all the nice decor is and I was told it was not available bc they had a reso coming in. We were there for 3 hours and the table was never used. So either they lie about resos or that table is never used lol 😂😂 Then asked to be seated on the patio bc it was a nice outside, but they told me my party of six was too big to be seated on the patio but ppl with a party of 6 were already seated outside, so was just confused how they seat resos.. Food was very good, service was good, wine was amazing. 😃 I would go here for dinner again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience5

Nervous about Covid...server grabbed our cutlery and showed us how to eat food. He was touching everything. Then went to the next table and did the same thing....not a safe practice during Covid times...

FAQs

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

Amal Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 138 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.