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Amal Restaurant, Toronto, ON
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Amal Restaurant

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

2023 & 2022 MICHELIN Guide Recommended

Please note that Amal is closed for Lunch service every Monday, we are open for Dinner. Our kitchen closes from 3pm -5pm (daily) between Lunch and Dinner service.

For parties of 6+ please direct your inquiries to info@amaltoronto.com for further planning.

We look forward to hosting you!

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 46 times today
Experiences are available.

Why we love it

Executive chef: Rony Ghaleb

  • Award icon

    MICHELIN Plate

    2022

Amal dazzles diners with bright, stylish decor that draws inspiration from traditional Lebanese design. This alluring Yorkville restaurant backs up its good looks with an expertly executed Middle Eastern menu that touches on all the classics—dips paired with housemade pita, mezze, well-seasoned skewer platters, and shawarma.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • 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 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (416) 551-9929
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Private party facilities
    For private events including reservations of more than 7 guests please contact our events coordinator at info@amaltoronto.com.
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • 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, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea at Amal

    Multiple dates available
    Indulge in a delightful Afternoon Tea steeped with Lebanese flavours. Available on Tuesday to Friday from 3-5PM, Amal's high tea service features a delicate selection of traditional Lebanese sweets as well as many of Amal's signature savoury mezze.
    Afternoon Tea at Amal photo

What 2,256 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
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto

    Most Booked

2,256 Reviews
  1. AnthonyJ

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amal delivers great Lebanese cuisine in an impressively beautiful environment AND with exceptional service. Highly Recommended.

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  2. NeenaInTheCity

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful beautiful space with Mediterranean hues of white and soft blue. Food took 1hr and 20 minutes to arrive. They offered free dessert to compensate but after that long waiting, no one was hungry.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From ambiance, service and food. Everything was fantastic! Highly recommend!

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  4. Pablo

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A truly awesome experience ever time we go to Amal. Whether it's brunch on a Sunday morning, or for an elegant dinner, this place is worth it every time. Incredible food, spot-on service, beautiful location and decor, great neighborhood, and very fair pricing considering it's a Michelin Star restaurant. Always looking forward to the next visit!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful ambiance, very attentive and pleasant service, and above all delicious food.

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  6. SP2024

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amal never disappoints! Our favourite spot when we want to celebrate a birthday or anniversary!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Where should I start huhh. Someone explain to me how this restaurant is running with a staff that doesn’t even know how to talk to people. I give the ambience a good rating but the staff is definitely not there. The waiter had so much attitude, didn’t even wanted to help us. It was our first date and I’ll be very honest it was ruined, not to mention the bill ended up being $265 dollars with a pinch of attitude with it. When I complained to the manager he didn’t care and just said we’ll see what we can do. Eventually the waiter did come and apologized but the apology doesn’t really help when you ruined a first date. Wouldn’t really recommend this place to anyone

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  8. KUMbln

    Berlin

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was absolutely delicious and the service was very good. It’s definitely worth a visit.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and drinks! Love to bring my family and friends here. Weekend nights have a nice vibe with the live DJ but still the noise level you can speak and enjoy the whole time. Highly recommended.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I flew in from Dubai to celebrate my Mom’s milestone birthday and actually made the reservation on the plane while simply mentioning the occasion in the field! I highly appreciate that they were prepared and every member of the team that approached our table that evening had wished her a happy birthday and provided excellent service to make her evening special.

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  11. AL25

    Edmonton

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food! Love the atmosphere. Service was excellent. Definitely a favourite!

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  12. yayoye

    Toronto

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is good. Lunch menu haa a lot of choice and is decently priced. Wine list is good. Service was a tad slow in regard to both drinks and food but acceptable.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Falafel was dry and crumbly and lacking flavour. It didn’t come with a lot of tahini either. I was disappointed with it. Our waitress was very nice though!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing as usual and service blew me away!

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  15. Anne

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is good but small portions, especially the king shrimp. Good atmosphere and cocktails.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    While the food was undeniably delicious, our dining experience was marred by several disappointments. The table provided was too small to comfortably accommodate two adults and a toddler, leaving us cramped and struggling to fit our meal. A plate for our toddler was overlooked, however, they promptly brought one when asked. Furthermore, the delay in bringing a high chair to our table and the excessively long wait for our food, which arrived an hour after our reserved time, left us feeling rushed and stressed. We were also disappointed that there was no acknowledgement of it being Mother’s Day, which could have added a special touch to our visit. Considering its Michelin Guide reputation and location in an affluent area of Toronto, we expected a higher level of service and attention to detail. Additionally, after the table was cleared, no dessert menu or post-meal questions were asked, making it feel like they wanted us out of there rather than ensuring we had a complete dining experience. We understand that mistakes happen, but these issues significantly impacted our overall enjoyment of the meal.

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  17. HeebahP

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dining experience from top to bottom and I would go back for sure.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Last night we celebrated my wife’s birthday with a group of friends. The service , the food the atmosphere was amazing, everyone was keep complimenting the food and the beautiful design of the restaurant. One of my favourite places in Toronto. A must try!

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  19. JoelleM

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic!!! I loved every minute of my time there..

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a fantastic experience; excellent food, very polite and courteous staff.

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  21. MitchellL

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice looking restaurant, comfortable ambience, a little too loud, service was ok Menu had a lot of interesting options but the food was just 2 stars

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  22. TanazN

    Calgary

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as always , been a big fan for years . I love it

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  23. RobynN

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful decor and staff! Delicious food and tasteful presentation. Sommelier very knowledgeable. Highly recommend!

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  24. SunilA

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I ordered Fried Snapper and my main, which was really bad without any taste or flavour! Very disappointed!

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  25. LR13

    Toronto

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went to Amal for a business dinner. The restaurant is very nice, the service top notch, and the food is not only beautifully presented but also delicious. The only downside is that the restaurant is too loud to conduct a business dinner. It was difficult to talk over the music. I am planning to bring my family for a nice dinner at Amal in the near future.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we ate, platter for 2 and hummous were very delicious and flavourful. The passion cocktail was very good. Excellent service. Definitely recommend. Only thing, the music was too loud after the belly dancing. Very nice decor. Good ambience.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The salads were fresh, the chicken and meat were moist and of superior quality. We ordered everything as shareable and the portions were generous. Overall, delicious food and great ambiance. The service was superb. The seating was comfortable and the noise level was just right to keep it fun. Highly recommended. We will definitely go back to dine.

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  28. Andrea

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and our server was wonderful. I was underwhelmed by the food, a bit bland and meats were very chewy.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic restaurant. Very well decorated and ambience is top notch. We were served by Leen and she was wonderful. The drinks are 10/10, starters and mezza 10/10. The grill platter was 7/10. The grill platter compared to cheaper places around gta is very mediocre and didn't match the execution on everything else we had.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It was an amazing experience, and my guest and I absolutely loved the Miami-esque vibe and ambience. The only downside was the renovation noise, which wasn't under your control. Despite that, it has not dampened my enthusiasm for returning or recommending your establishment. I would like to express my gratitude to the incredibly talented chef and kitchen team, as well as the kind and generous waiter and support staff. They all provided us with a warm and welcoming atmosphere, not to mention a delicious meal. Thank you so much for a job well done! Sincerely...

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  31. MichaelR

    Atlanta Metro

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent! Loud and crowded, fun vibe. Great meal and experience. Not quiet and intimate if that’s what you seek. I was going to stop after first two sentences but it forced me to have a minimum number of characters….

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely love this place. Anytime I’m in search of food with a burst of flavour, Amal always satisfies my tastebud’s. The service is 10/10 even the managers do rounds to ensure everything is great. The washrooms are clean, the servers are attentive, the food presentation is excellent and most importantly it’s not a pretentious try hard environmental. It’s a family/friends/date type vibe which makes the overall experience so comforting.

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  33. PeterR

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Extremely disappointed this time around ! No offer of salt/ pepper and had to request, chewy beef “bacon” , at the table next to us was an individual wearing shorts disrespectful attire in a dining room but he was obviously welcomed by the staff at the entrance !

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  34. Foodie

    Toronto

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The service unfortunately was less than adequate. The service appeared to be inexperienced; delivering starters and mains at the same time; and starters before mains, such that out group of 5 were eating different courses at the same time. While management tried to make amends, it affected our dining experience. As well when we asked for our bill, the server was extraordinarily slow; and brought each of our checks at separate times and without the credit card machine. Also, two of us asked to have the remainder of our dinner packed up to go, we both subsequently found out that pasty’s of our meals were missing in the bag; so we missed out on part of our meals which we paid for. I contacted the restaurant and left a message to advise them but received no return call. Not the experience I have had in the past and some of our group maintained they would not return due to the experience.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and cocktails in a beautiful setting. Staff are friendly.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The brunch menu was just okay. We went because it’s halal but the staff were not that pleasant.

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  37. Talin

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Price for Brunch is very affordable even the mimosa is priced well

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great, server was friendly, aesthetically pleasing. Music was way too loud for both myself and my friend. Had to shout to hear each other while sitting right infront of each other. Food was definitely the star of the show. Platters allow you to experience the variety of well cooked meats they offer.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply a hidden gem , staff, ambience, service, quality , reasonably priced , I would highly recommend this to anyone!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Booked through this platform and chose the standard dining area for 2 which specifically had options for high table or standard. I chose the standard and when we got there, we were offered a high table right in front of the closed patio door. I asked for a different table which the hostess was kind to provide and asked us to wait 10-15 mins. We went to the bar to have a drink. When our turn came to go to the table I was asked to settle the bill for the drinks at the bar which I found strange since it’s the same restaurant. I thought this was a high end restaurant. They did not offer to carry our drinks to the table. We ordered the sampler which came with pita. To my surprise, the pita was cold and too crisp so I could tell it was not fresh. Paramount does a way better job at a fresh pita with hummus for less than half the price. We ordered a main platter for 2 which was okay. Chicken was too dry. Server was great. Overall disappointing. This restaurant is not worth the price tag at all.

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FAQs

Amal Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 2256 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 46 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Amal Restaurant

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

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • 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 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • 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
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, 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.
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