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Amal Restaurant, Toronto, ON
Award-winning

Amal Restaurant

4.7
4.7
1988 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 home. One may come as a guest, but one always leaves as family.

Please note that Amal is closed for Lunch service every Monday until further notice, 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!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 97 times today
Experiences are available.

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
  • 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.
  • 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

  • NYE 2024 at Amal – Early Seating: 5–6:45pm

    Dec 31, 2023 only
    Experience an enchanting New Year's Eve at Amal! Indulge in exquisite Lebanese cuisine with our signature à la carte menu as well as special features for the night. EARLY SEATING RESERVATION Reservations are available from 5 – 6:45pm. All early seating tables conclude at 7:45pm. For Late Seating times, please select the alternative OpenTable Experience on Amal's profile. We look forward to celebrating 2024 with you!
  • NYE 2024 at Amal – Late Seating: 8pm–Midnight

    $125.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2023 only
    Experience an enchanting New Year's Eve at Amal! Indulge in exquisite Lebanese cuisine, mesmerizing entertainment featuring belly dancers and a live DJ, and an unforgettable countdown to 2024. MENU: Enjoy our signature à la carte menu as well as special features for the night. LATE SEATING: All reservations starting from 8pm require a minimum spend of $125 per person, in addition to tax and 20% gratuity. All Late Seating guests are welcome ring in the New Year at Amal. ENTERTAINMENT: DJ begins at 8pm. Belly Dance performances take place at 9:30, 10:30 & 11:30pm. CANCELLATION POLICY: Amal requires 72hrs notice to cancel NYE reservations. All cancellations made with less than 72hrs notice will be subject to a $125 charge (per person).

What 1,988 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

1,988 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amal never disappoints. This is my go to whenever I have people visiting for out of town. Visited recently for a business dinner and it was a great experience. Food was amazing as always and the service was first class

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    our server went above and beyond, food was incredible! will definitely be going back!

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  3. SeanP

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another fantastic experience at Amal. Our third time and each time the food is exceptional and the service is great. Friendly attentive staff.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for breakfast on the weekend. The place was beautiful, the service excellent and the food delicious. I can't wait to go back.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The food was good. But the space looked pretty congested and hot. The noise levels gave me a headache at the end.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    always an amazing time when we come here! Love the food and the atmosphere.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and fantastic recommendations. We were seated quickly and had service with a smile. We'll definitely be back!

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  8. LauraD

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    I returned back to Amal for my birthday to be really disappointed with the service and standards. For a Michelin star restaurant the level of service was not good . I was left waiting for my water to be filled for ages trying to get someone's attention. The toilets were dusty and dirty . I had spoken so highly of the restaurant to my fiancé as this was his first time and he was amazed at how bad the service was . Dressing the waitresses too in skirts so short they are clearly uncomfortable in while it's snowing so badly out , i felt so sorry for them . I won't be returning .

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance is the reason to come to Amal. The food and service is top notch. We came at lunchtime so it was not so crowded. Reservations are recommended.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The place seems to have very warm and upbeat vibes. However, the excitement just ends there as the food is unable to match it up. We ordered the Chicken Tawook and it was Plain Bland. I was told it wouldn’t be spicy but the chicken seemed to have nothing except some salt. The pita provided was tasteless again and didn’t seem fresh.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful lunch with a beautiful friend. The food was excellent and the service superb. Special shout out to Courtney.

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  12. Grizskier

    Toronto

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A beautiful space that creates an enjoyable ambiance. Excellent service, very good food. Somewhat expensive.

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  13. JaneM

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time at Amal! The food was fresh, delicious and beautifully presented. We chose a "quieter" table this time since the music can be quite loud at times.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would be nice if mezze came a bit staggered with colds first. Bread should be complimentary

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  15. Laure

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Hair in my food which was disgusting. Felt very dirty to eat.

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  16. AizhanZ

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent menu of Lebanese cuisine. Loved the menu options and overall taste of the food and ingredients. The only thing: would have loved if the food was served hot. Unfortunately, the pita bread, manouche bread and kebab were warm/cold when put on our tables. One more thing: the kebab is quite dry (pistachio lamb especially), and it's the second time it has happened. I would highly recommend the Chef to put some lamb fat and ground onions to juice it up. Our server was very friendly and attentive: keeping our water glasses full and serving our table on time. Thank you!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Loved it! Everything was so good and service was so fast :)

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  18. JAMES

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely space & food was delicious. Noticed there was nice areas for larger groups also.

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  19. DianneM

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    A gorgeous restaurant and very well presented tasty food.

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  20. LilyC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was amazing! Lovely atmosphere, great food, and amazing service.

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  21. DRSW

    Toronto

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, amazing service, vibrant atmosphere and incredible wine!

    1 person found this helpful

  22. JosephElsayegh

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Restaurant!! Amazing food!! Amazing Staff!!

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  23. Alees

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Although we were at this restaurant last year, but this year the service wasn't as good as last year.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food, cocktails and atmosphere are good. Not a fan of the sofa/bench style seating. I find I sit too low so switched with my husband and sat in a chair. We did mention it was my birthday but didn’t acknowledge it in any way. Most high end restaurants do and it’s always a nice touch. Food was good but nothing blew me away. The cauliflower had a very off putting taste to me. The feta dressing tasted moldy to me but it could just be the type they use. Tiny expensive falafels. We had a nice evening but considering the price and taste of food I don’t think I would rush back.

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  25. CdnT

    Toronto

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    An excellent dining experience, delicious food, but this restaurant is excessively noisy. Most people dine out to commune with each other, and it's very difficult to do at Amal. Please turn down the thumping music, and offer us an environment that's conducive to conversation. I'm ticking off "Yes" as a place I'd recommend, but only for a daytime meal. The noise level at night is untenable.

    1 person found this helpful

  26. KarynA

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    The ambiance is great. My food was not what I expected. I had been before and the food was delicious. I ordered brunch and the side potatoes were dry and seemed old. Like they were reheated too many times. There was also no bread or pita with my omelette. I was still hungry. I was also taken aback with the $9 water. I had asked for the unlimited water which on the menu says $2.50. I don’t like to complain but I need to express this. I spent a lot of money yesterday as it was a friend’s birthday and I was still hungry when I left.

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  27. NicholC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Lovely restaurant! Food service very good. We were there for brunch , sat in a comfortable banquet! The decor is fabulous, very clean and inviting ambiance!

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  28. LadyZia

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Food was great! The dancers lights were tacky and clashed with the pretty interiors. Our server was extremely average only checked in on us once and it was a struggle to get his attention.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. The beet root salad was delicious!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it. Great food, great service, great decor. Nothing negative to say

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  31. Mtldiner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Reasonably priced lunch. Same portion offered at dinner. Service was friendly and efficient. Restaurant is bright and large. Food is tasty.

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  32. AdrianneP

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food at Amal is excellent. The night we were there they had a large party so the mains took some time to come, but after the delicious appetizers this was not a big problem. I found the music to be too loud. I walked around the restaurant to see if there was an area that wasn't quite so loud so I would know for the future. The sides of the restaurant seem to have speakers aimed at the tables, whereas in the middle most of the noise is from the conversation of the patrons. Next time I will ask for a table in the middle of the restaurant.

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  33. SandiW

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Walnut/red pepper dip-amazing. Chicken kebab, generous portions. Dolmas overpriced, halloumi over salty, Kebbeh under seasoned. Superb service and fun, upbeat ambience. Beautiful room. A bit too loud to chat.

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  34. Bren

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and good. Beautifully ambiance. Must try

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  35. Beautifulday

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, Im obsessed. My new fav spot. The only thing was it was too loud, not sure if it had anything to do with how the space was designed, we couldn’t even hear the music. But food, service, design, everything was AMAZING

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  36. JessicaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and service Will be back ! 10/10

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  37. NidaA

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was incredibly delicious, went there on a Saturday night. Music was louder than I would prefer but seemed liked others enjoyed the DJ.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as per usual!

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  39. foodie1

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent service, delicious food and great ambiance.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Andrea was exceptionall and the food is always fabulous!

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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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Amal Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1988 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 97 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
  • 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, 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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