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For 2
Date
Wed, 5/23
Time
10:30 PM

branca

4.7
49 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Argentinean
Top tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romance

branca in Toronto is the go to place for American-inspired cuisine among a gorgeous, yet laid back interior that is friendly, inviting and perfect for family and friends. The dining room accommodates up to 36 diners whereas an open-air patio can be utilized during the warmer months – weather permitting, of course – to provide fresh air and an enhanced dining experience at branca.





Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Argentinean, Barbecue, South American
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Hours of Operation
We are open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday from 6PM – Late
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Phone number
(416) 519-8165
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Lansdowne Avenue
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
What 49 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

In short: super friendly staff, fantastic food and impeccable service.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

It's one of my favourite places to eat. It's a small and intimate restaurant with good food and great service.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Branca truly is a hidden gem. The ambiance is cozy, eclectic, yet refined. I highly recommend it for a nicer night out, a date night or anniversary.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Everything was amazing. Service was exceptional. The staff there are amazing. Peter is an unreal professional manager. Some of the best food in the city. Recommend it to anyone and everyone.
Loved the experience.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

It was great, i love how friendly the people are working and even the chefs during my bday. Food was amazing, the uniqueness in every taste and design. I hope to go back and have a wonderful night with them.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Very impressed

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Went to Branca based off some loose suggestions - a carnivore's dream. We decided to go with the turf & turf (short rib & skirt steak) as Argentinian's are known for their excellent beef. They did not disappoint - both mains, along with the fries and beans for apps, were fantastic. Let the chef decide how to cook them if you're able, they know what they're doing. Also had the crepe for dessert (delicious) and their espresso was excellent too. The decor is a bit all over the place but also beautiful, especially the wood trim on the ceiling. Will definitely be returning!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Absolutely lovely!
Food is consistently superb, attentive service and quaint ambiance!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We will definitely be back. There is so much more to taste.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Loved this plAce and our server! Was looking forward to eating there and was not disappointed.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Branca has never disappointed me alway fresh and good quality food.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

My husband and I decided to check out Branca for our anniversary. We made a reservation at 6 pm, when the restaurant opened. It's a small and cozy restaurant with candle lit tables. Our server was great with information about the menu and recommended we each pick a protein and share a couple sides.

We ordered the chicken empanadas for our starter, the half chicken and lamb for our protein, and the crispy potato strings and the grilled french beans as our sides. As we waited we were given Argentinean bread called chipa, which left us hungry for more. The chicken empanadas were served with salsa, we got one each and we both really enjoyed it.

It took a little while for the rest of our food to be served, but we weren't bothered by the wait and we just chatted in the meantime. Everything was brought out so it was shareable, which we thought was a great idea and we discussed coming back with another couple so we could try more food and share together. The chicken skin was so crispy and the meat was nice and tender, the best combination! I alternated between the chimichurri and the roasted garlic condiments with the chicken. My husband said the lamb was delicious and also enjoyed the chicken. The crispy potato strings had excellent flavour and it was a big portion to share between the two of us. The grilled French beans were nice and crisp with good flavour to taste. We could not get enough of it even though we were full.

The server brought us out a dessert for our anniversary and told us it was dolche de leche in crepes and it came with a side if whipped cream. It was a great way to end the meal.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Tomahawk steak was amazing

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We were told upon arrival that we had the table for only 2 hours. And what was missing from menu. Very tight seating arrangement. Good food.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great staff. Good food and cocktails. Would definitely recommend.

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Enjoyed the family style. Food was very good. Will not return any time soon though because the wine was overpriced for the quality it delivered.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The food was absolutely amazing. Only reason why service is "good" instead of "outstanding" is because we did not experience a tour after requesting one. Otherwise Branca exceeded our expectations!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Branca was amazing, second time there and easily one of my favourite restaurants in the city. If only I could afford to come more often.

Regardless worth the price and you leave satisfied.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

This was the best dinner I have had in a long time. Every course was amazing, the staff was friendly, service was great, and its a cool place. I'm going back

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Really REALLY excellent - would go back in a heartbeat. Service, food, and ambiance were all incredible

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Wonderful food and atmosphere!! Great for a date night or special occasion.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Great ambience and very good food and service.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

This place is gem with absolutely amazing food. Everything was cooked perfectly (meat dishes) and the staff took the time to make our special evening even better. Best octopus I've tasted!

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

The food was great. Quick service. I will be back

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent service and delicious food!!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Small intimate restaurant with packed tables and great ambiance. Lots of staff to offer great service. The Tomahawk steak is a must.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Pisco Sour a highlight. Professional genuine service. Great food. Intimate atmosphere and original decor. Can’t wait for the patio!

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

This is a wonderful place. The food was delicious. The octopus appetizer was perfection. Done just right so that it wasn’t rubber. Can’t go wrong with any of the meat choices. The sauces were a great compliment. The sides simple but tasty. The dessert was scrumptious. The dulce de lece in the crepe was a delight and the peaches in cream was to die for. Will definitely come back!

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Awesome food and good for sharing multiple dishes. Cool vibes and great coacktails

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Excellent local restaurant great friendly service and ambiance. we will be back for sure!

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

I absolutely love the food at Branca! I have gone there several times and have recommended it to several friends. Unfortunately, some of the servers are not friendly and inattentive.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Love this place, I have been a few times now, and it continues to be a great spot. Love the service, food and the decor. Love the intimate bar and cocktails there. Great for a romantic date.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Came for New Year’s Eve dinner and the meal was incredible. It was a last minute decision to go and try Branca for the first time but it exceeded our expectations. Can’t wair to go back in the summer to try out the patio.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Branca was recommended to us. We were very pleased and will pass on the recommendation to friends.

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4.0Dined on December 20, 2017

Overall it was a good experience. Most dishes were very tasty. We were recommended to have short ribs over the steak but it was very fatty. The chicken was very tasty but a bit on a dry side. We however enjoyed the appetizers and side dishes very much. The service was attentive and knowledgeable. The dessert was interesting but we could taste a bit too much of sesame seed oil or something similar in it.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Had an excellent birthday meal. The place is cosy and vibrant, the food fantastic, service warm and knowledgeable and they even made a special dulce dessert with a candle for us. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

The meat and sides were exceptional and complex

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Very happy with this place. Great food and attentive service. Will be back.

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Great service, merely mentioned thru the app it was my friends birthday and they provided a dessert with a candle - greatly appreciated as it’s always awkward to subtly inform the waiter about a birthday / dessert.

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5.0Dined on November 29, 2017

Great attentive service. There was not one thing I would change. Amazing from start to finish. Cocktails were awesome! Meat perfectly prepared.

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