Cause & Effect Kitchen and Bar

3.8
172 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary American
FOR DOME RESERVATIONS PLEASE SELECT THE OUTDOOR OPTION WHEN BOOKING.

At Cause & Effect Kitchen & Bar, we believe that every experience matters. Think foodie, instagram and speakeasy chic all rolled into on delicious dining experience. We make moments memorable and we have fun doing it.

For large party reservations please contact Danny at danny@causeandeffectbar.com

We have a 10 person per party maximum.

All parties of 8 or more will have an automatic gratuity of 15% added to the bill.

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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 172 People Are Saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
3.9
Food
3.9
Service
3.9
Ambience
3.7
Value
Noise · Moderate
78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JesseBriggs
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Will never go here again!! The owner / manager Jim was extremely rude. While eating, he came around to interrupt our dinner and talk to us, and blatantly insulted my wife. I have NEVER experienced anything like this before at a restaurant. He seemed intoxicated and smelled strongly of rum. I feel bad for the servers who have to work here (they did do a terrific job). Will be avoiding this place like the plague. The food was mediocre at best.

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MelissaC
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great experience that was! We were in a dome outside. It was cozy and private. Service was excellent, food was delicious. Loved it!!

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Kalpy
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was awesome! Great spin on some bar favourites!

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BethS
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

It was our first time eating there. Sam was our server and she was so friendly and helpful. Loved the unique take on the food. So tasty! Will definitely return once lockdown number 3 is over

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LuanneM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The outdoor domes are a great way to support local restaurants during this Pandemic. Would definitely go back.

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CatherineD
Montreal
9 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, and great service!

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redram
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Thank you
The staff and manager were excellent
Thanks again

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ShannonB
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service. They were running approx 15 min behind, but didn’t rush us out. The waitress was friendly and attentive, and we got to eat outside in our own dome. Loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The restaurant was locked and no one answered the phone. We were there for 7:30 when our reservation was at 8pm and only to find out they are closed. No sign indicating that there was possibly an immediate closure due to a Covid Case or emergency. This was disappointing because we drove over an 1 hour to this restaurant specifically for the dome experience. The restaurant requires a credit card to confirm your reservation and they specifically state no last minute changes or a possible charge will be added. Not only were they not able to open but they didn’t even have the courtesy to call me to let me know they are closed.

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AppleDapple
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

After following up with me 3-4 times about making sure that I still wanted my reservation, the restaurant failed to notify me by any means (email, phone, sign on the door) that they had been shut down and were no longer able to seat us. What a waste.

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Shawn
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I had a reservation for my daughter's birthday, I called and I was told to book on line, I did it when i went there the doors were closed. Not even a phone call as to why. Waste my time.

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Justthetwoofus
London
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We were beyond excited for our reservation that was booked to celebrate 2 birthdays in our family.
We drove all the way from Burlington because we are not comfortable with indoor dining and we knew it would be a bit chilly for a patio.
Upon arrival, the door was locked!
We were greeted by a cracked door and told 'we are closed'!
I explained we had a reservation and was bluntly told that they had been shut down without any kind of apology.
To say we are disappointed would be an understatement.
Cause & Effect, I hope you intend to make this up to your customers who were not even contacted to be told their reservation would not be accomodated.

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Charlene
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience3

Took my step father here for his birthday. We reserved a dome for 7pm on a Monday night. I knew it was only an hour reservation but for some reason I thought this would mean the servers and kitchen would be faster service. We arrived 30 minutes early (we wanted to make sure we weren’t late because we are from just outside of Hamilton). We called the restaurant and asked when to come in they said they would call us. 5 minutes to our reservation I called again and asked if we are still waiting on a phone call. They said they forgot and to come on in, they just had to clean our table. We weren’t brought to the dome until 10 minutes after our reservation started (7:10). Once we sat down we ordered drinks and our appetizer at the same time trying to be thoughtful of the time. The waitress was very welcoming and brought us really cool dry ice martinis. The appetizer was wonderful and we ordered our food when she brought out the drinks. The food came out at 7:50 (keep in mind we need to leave by 8 according to their dome policy). Right as the food was being set on the table the server asked if we needed anything else and then asked if we wanted to bring our meals inside so they could prepare for the next reservation. We said no, we believed we deserved to be there until at least 8 due to the fact that we were not sat until 7:10. We started our meals, everyone loved theirs. I payed $28 for a burnt steak (very well done) when I asked for medium rare. I wanted to say something to our serverbut with all the commotion of being asked to move and us asking to stay I didn’t want to make a bigger deal. At 7:57 we were asked to move into the dining room to finish our meal. We celebrated his 50th with yummy funnel fries but not the environment we were hoping for. I could have been more understanding had all the other domes followed the 1 hour policy. However the dome right next to ours had 4 partying girls that stayed until 8:30pm in their dome. We paid $260 and I will not be back.

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Johna
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

it was packed way over Covid restrictions, I booked a reservation and we weren’t seated until 40 minutes after, food came not how we ordered it and took forever, we were there for over two and a half hours total, our waitress barley checked on us and we had to call her over multiple times. I’ve been to cause and effect multiple times and it’s biggest support but this was a huge let down

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ConnorD
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

Service was not good, prices were very high. Took 20 minutes for a waitress to come take our drink order and it felt rushed because of the time limit on the dome

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and experience. I took my goddaughter and the atmosphere was nice. The service was impeccable and I will definitely be back again. I recommend the salmon!!

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LaurieR
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outdoor patio with the igloos was awesome! Excellent service and food!

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Emma
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely place! Friendly staff, Angie was a great host. Food was really nice, no complaints and would definitely return. Very covid clean.

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Chelbella
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Unfortunately the 1 hour dining limit was not enough in the outdoor dome, because the service was on the slower side. By the time we had ordered and received our food we only had a few minutes to eat. We ended up having to be moved inside to another table, so I’m glad the restaurant was able to accommodate us that way but it was really annoying.

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Guest
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We dined at cause and effect for the first time and overall we had a great experience and will definitely be coming back. The food did take a little longer to come out, and they have 1 hour time limits that you're allowed to eat because they are busy with the next booking. But the manager came over to our table during the wait and offered a snack for our little ones which was greatly appreciated and made up for the wait so we didn't mind at all. The service was outstanding and the food was delicious. The outdoor dining experience was really neat in the dome tents, I liked the lights as an added touch. We can't wait to come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Toasty warm inside the dome a the food was great! Wonderful customer service and the price was very reasonable. Visiting again soon!

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Squidward
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is always good. Great portions. Friendly staff. Prices are reasonable one of my favourite places to go

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service

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MargaretS
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The staff were nice and friendly. Food was good.
The restaurant was a bit chilly from the doors being opened due to the servers having to go outside. Not much you can do about that I guess.

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PaulI
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

It was good to get out finally and support local business, while having a good meal and the server was awesome.
Music was a bit loud, but...I’m old, so it’s subjective.
Thanks to all.

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Squidward
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service awesome food my favourite place great prices

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StephanieM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience1

Upon arrival. The hostess did not have our reservation. I showed her my confirmation . There was a table anyways. Walk in right to bar where a bunch of “regulars” sat slumped over the bar. Staring at us as we walked in. Booth was tight for 5 of us. There were open tables available with more seating. It was not a very family friendly environment and my kids are teens. Food was ok. Would not go again. Live music was way too loud. But singer was good. But way too loud for 6 pm. Over all it’s not a place I’d go again or recommend to anyone.

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Granny6
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was soooooo good!
But the best was that it was actually hot when delivered to our table.
Something you don’t get anymore.

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RCHL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Too cold, turn up the heat!!!! Very loud table/group near us which was distracting. Wouldn’t mind had it been late night but this was at 6pm

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LindsayG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service will deff be back soon!

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

Younger crowd, service was terrible (we had dinner and went across the street for more drinks and dessert because the service was so bad). Dinner took forever (there was hardly anyone there and it was cover cooked and cold). If you are concerned about COVID guidelines or precautions then this isn’t the place to visit either.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed the whole atmosphere, service was great, wasn’t too loud as we reserved around 4 pm. Drinks and Food were great!

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MarkM
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great place!
Great atmosphere!
Great food especially the nachos
Amazing drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Service was awesome!!! Food was amazing! Nachos were the best I’ve ever had:)

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MichaelB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great patio, friendly staff. Food was excellent. Would recommend.

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ValyaR
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience5

Waited ten minutes after our first drinks to have refills, literally empty glasses. Waited an hour for oysters and the waitress said the chef had so many orders for oysters it took an hour? Hello you don’t cook oysters you just shuck them? Service was terrible and it’s obviously just a place for young people who don’t follow any issues with the mask rules. Won’t bother again!

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Jewels
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Not the best service and there was garbage all over the patio - it wasn’t even busy at the time

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Rhonda
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

They need more servers and more social distancing!

Food was the best part.

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AndreaJ
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Server was friendly and polite. The manager was helpful and funny, I would definitely recommend trying for yourself.

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Jlynn
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

It was ok. The menu was very limited, and seemed overpriced. I expected more, but it was t bad. The service was good.

FAQs

Cause & Effect Kitchen and Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Cause & Effect Kitchen and Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (905) 560-4440.

Cause & Effect Kitchen and Bar is rated 3.8 stars by 172 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.