Permanently Closed - Atlas Restaurant

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4.3
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90 Reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Moroccan
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  • Authentic
  • Neighbourhood Gem

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Atlas Restaurant – named after the epic mountain range that spans the North West of Africa – pays homage to the regional cuisines of Morocco. An intimate room, with only twenty-two seats, is warm and inviting for groups large and small.
We kindly ask groups of 5 or more contact us at 416-807-2227 or email us at Events@P2PHG.com for bookings.

This cuisine presents a rich tapestry of spices and herbs – textures and tastes. The regional variances of their cuisine is as vast as their topography and Chef Doug Penfold tries to present an honest and deferential interpretation of this food.

Complementing the food is a thoughtful list of wines and spirits from the great vinicultural regions of the world. The complex cuisine of Morocco allows us to explore Old and New World selections alike, and allows us to enhance the experience through compelling pairings and non-typical offerings.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Moroccan, International
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Hours of Operation
Tue–Thu 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(416) 546-9050
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Douglas Penfold
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Cross Street
Avenue Road
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Parking Details
Residential Parking on Dupont Street
Metered Street Parking on Avenue Road
Green P Lot one block North on MacPherson
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
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IG
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Unfortunately, we’re told we were there on the last day of the restaurant’s existence.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

So amazing... going to miss this gem

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just a wonderful experience. The staff were lovely, the food was exceptional, the space was beautiful. All round it was a really great evening and we’ll be back again.

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DV
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food and experience.
Highly recommend - a great Moroccan experience.
Will be sad to see it go.

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OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and service! The beef kefta and the tagine of chicken are musts.

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JR
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The food was absolutely delicious! The only thing that was weird was the music, which was completely out of synch with a Moroccan restaurant (Elton John and other mellow rock and pop music). The staff said it was a conscious choice because it's a contemporary restaurant and they didn't want to "overdo" the Moroccan theme.

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L
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Loved the restaurant, relaxed feel not being rushed , I wish portions were bigger

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L
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and very good, if somewhat fast service. The evening was perfect. Having spent some time in Marrakech, I venture to say that the menu at Atlas is : "Nouvelle cuisine Marocaine", not "traditional" . We'll be back to sample more of their fare, and I hope to fine a good bstilla on the menu next time ;-).

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PW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fabulous food and attentive service. Lovely relaxing decor. More interesting music selections would be welcome. Wonderful place to share an evening with friends. The lamb tagine is spectacular!

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V
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Lovely, absolutely charming room. Very good food -- the flat bread and roasted eggplant were standouts. Also had the chicken tangine which was very good but not outstanding. The service started off well with a very warm welcome and our coats hung up. Nice. But we did not order as many dishes as our waiter recommended and he seem put out by this. As three women we don't need five dishes plus a large shared tangine. In fact, even though we ordered fewer dishes, we still couldn't finish it all. Our waiter was definitely less friendly after that and whisked plates off our table with notable abruptness.

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BS
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Very disappointing food. Perhaps it was the chefs night off?

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KS
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Amazing food and prices; casual, comfortable setting, nice location. Service felt a little rushed at first - but they slowed down on request and all good. Definitely return; chicken tangine delicious!!

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EP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

Quality ingredients and authentic dishes, we definitely appreciated our dinner, although it was really expensive for what we ordered.
Unfortunately the kitchen is open to the main dining area and the entire place smells a LOT. the place will definitely need a more appropriate ventilation system: the smell of cooked meat coming from the kitchen was almost nauseating, so strong that all our clothes and coats smelled for days after leaving the restaurant.

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x
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful! Cosy atmosphere and stellar service. Food was amazing.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great flavours and some unique dishes combined with a tight wine list. Service was personal and professional.

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RL
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

limited menu. no vegetarian mains. the smalls are overpriced

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DW
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Really good experience. Seating is quite limited so make your reservation well in advance. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Atmosphere was really cozy. We had the briouat, tagine of lamb, and the chocolate & cardamom tarte. All were delicious. The restaurant is right beside a residential area so it's great if you're looking to have a nice meal and avoid the busy-ness of downtown.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome. Everything was delicious service excellent

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fab food and wonderful experinece

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic fare in a funky environment with an amiable server for a great price. What more could you ask for? Superb.

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B
London
18 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely superb! Will go again and again! Particularly loved all the delicious vegetarian dishes. Mmmmmmm

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Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Waitress was not overly good. Very small restaurant so extremely loud. Food was good.

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NP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We were very pleased with the quality of the food, will definitely come back again.

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RJ
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great food, great ambiance and great service! True taste of Moroccan food.

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DL
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great service, everything tasted fantastic.

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BR
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

An enjoyable meal of interesting and fresh flavours. We particularly enjoyed the Amlou with Harcha. The whitefish tagine was great, and our servers recommendation to have it with the bulgur salad were spot on - a perfect fresh contrast to the richness of the tagine. The eggplant was also good, but we probably had a little too much food! There was no room for dessert.

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J
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

A nice newish restaurant in the annex. The food is Moroccan inspired, and quite good. I would not say it the best Moroccan I’ve had, but I lived in Paris for a while, so my standards are high. Prices are fair for a good restaurant

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w
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Awesome, start to finish . Eggplant, mushrooms in phyllo, beet salad , white fish tagine. All outstanding!

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OT
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing! Great service! Will definitely recommend to friends and family!

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D
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food, had the chicken for two, red peppers, and beet salad. Would go back, would recommend to friends looking for a terrific date night dinner.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Small but mighty! We loved the intimate space, delicious food with exciting flavour combinations and excellent service. Not to mention the yummy cocktails and wine!! Perfect date night!

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 1

This is not marocain food... more like fusion marocain food. (Only bcs is using marocain spices) My lamb ribs were so fat that I couldn’t eat it. Also What marocain restaurant doesn’t have a lamb t’agite or merguez? Unfortunately there is no good authentic marocain restaurant in Toronto so to cook fusion marocain dishes instead ... is a ‘crime’

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

We had an early seating. The restaurant is very small so there are 2 seatings. The appetizer was brought out right away. Before we put our fork down the main arrived. It was 50 minutes into the dining experience when we finished the main course. The dessert menu was on the table before we finished our wine. We didn’t stay for dessert because we were too rushed.

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OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great dips!

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VF
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Hidden neighbourhood gem, food focused, great flavours, savery + sweet...attentive service too 👍💥💥

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Flavourful food, knowledgeable and welcoming staff, and beautiful atmosphere.

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BP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The chef's take on Moroccan cuisine was fabulous - we will be back so we can try the rest of the menu!

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TC
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service!

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m
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Loved it! Everything thing chef Penfold touches is a winner.

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KR
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food. A nice change from the ordinary. Excellent service.

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