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CLAY, Toronto, ON

CLAY

4.7
4.7
555 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary Canadian
An original in-house restaurant at Gardiner Museum. Offering seasonal menus of fresh, local fare, inspired design that's deeply connected to the Museum's ceramic focus, and a seamless continuation of the impeccable service clients have to expect from the museum. Clay breathes new life into Yorkville's fine dining community.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Canadian, Fusion / Eclectic, International
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (416) 586-8086
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighbourhood
    Yorkville
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 555 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto

    Contemporary Canadian

555 Reviews
  1. JoanneS

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My guest recommended the daily omelette, it was perfect. Fresh, seasonal (asparagus, mozzarella and truffle) with a lovely salad. Clay is a beautifully bright facility with delicious food, a great spot for a business or social lunch.

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  2. Lorraine

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great place for lunch with friends! Nice to be able to visit the museum afterwards.

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  3. AndreaA

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    it was the perfect spot to have a girls brunch and the food and service was outstanding! A

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  4. CristinaR

    Toronto

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The lunch was awesome in every aspects . It is now my place for lunch !!! Cristina Ronald

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  5. GeneOnegin

    Portland

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service, great ambience - a gem in the heart of the city.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent and the food tasted great!

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  7. BruceA

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our lunch was delicious with wonderful wait service. Food is plated creatively and lived up to our expectations. Thank you and Clay is a hidden gem for dining.

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  8. Judes

    Toronto

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was great. Smoked salmon and mushroom appetizers were delicious and big enough for a main course at lunch (for us, anyway!) Our only complaint was that it was noisy because of all the hard surfaces and a few groups (mostly women - haha!) Would go back and recommend it to others. Also fun to look around the museum afterwards.

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  9. ADEB

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and amazing staff members making the experience excellent!!!!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Varied and eclectic menu with creative offerings beautifully presented. Service was very nice - very pleasant servers, hosts etc. A lovely experience overall.

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  11. LaelO

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great to have lunch at clay so lovely bright scandi inspired room And delicious inventive menu A must destination when in Yorkville

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a great time at Clay, the food was great, the service was amazing and the staff were super welcoming.

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  13. Anon

    Atlanta Metro

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food in a beautiful ambiance with excellent service at a reasonable cost. Thoroughly enjoyable!

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  14. KerriA

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very surprised and disappointed to be told that cash wasn’t accepted anymore. Don’t think that is appropriate as it is still obviously true payment and not everyone wants or should have to use credit or debit cards.

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  15. KingswayFoodie

    Toronto

    96 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Eclectic menu assortment. Excellent food presentation. Great server. All good.

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  16. MarvinB

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our lunch at CLAY was a delightful experience. The beautifully presented dishes were as delicious as they were attractive, matched by friendly and attentive service. The restaurant's stylish yet comfortable ambiance allowed us to enjoy a leisurely meal and conversation without feeling rushed. CLAY is the perfect spot for a relaxed lunch where both the cuisine and the setting shine. Highly recommended!

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  17. TorontoDiner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was superb and the service was outstanding.

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  18. Lahaina234

    Toronto

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Ordered coffee… one refill an hour later even though many were walking around with coffee thermos so I dropped a star rating. Got the coffee at the end & had to ask for it.

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  19. MsFoodie

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As per usual for our pre-opera lunch Clay was excellent.

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  20. ADEB

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is delicious. The staff is amazingly helpful.

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  21. CharlotteG

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely place to lunch — great ambiance, interesting menu, wonderful juices, helpful staff. We’ll be back.

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  22. NYCVisitor

    Toronto

    61 reviews

    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappoints. One of my "go-to's" for lunch. Will be back.

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  23. Princess7

    New York City

    95 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Clay is always a lovely and delicious experience. Delicious food, amazing and kind service, wonderful ambiance. A true neighborhood gem. I dine at Clay often and highly recommend. Xx

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  24. AnnK

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely service, wonderful food, great ambience, this is probably 10 visits, every one has been great! Thank you and we look forward to the next one.

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  25. JulianS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    They were busy but staff were always relaxed, never rushed. Service was prompt. Interesting menu. Nicely presented and tasty.

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  26. RichardR

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a business lunch for nine people. The food was exceptional as was the service. I forget the special but it was a fish carpaccio. Amazing flavour and presentation. Great location in Yorkville. Open, clean, modern with lots of windows to let light in and to take in the views from outside. Next time I am in Toronto I am going back to Clay. Highly recommend it.

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  27. annetteV

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love that the tables are set so you can have a private conversatin. Service is consistent and food is perfect.

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  28. ADEB

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    excellent food and amazingly helpful assistants and lovely set up room

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  29. Melimelo

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best place in the city for a celebratory lunch, with the best view too. Sophisticated but totally unsnobbish. Original food, prepared with care.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a beautiful room! The service from Daniel was outstanding, and the food was delicious!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious, healthy food prepared with innovative flavours. Professional, knowledgeable, friendly service. Tables well spaced for privacy. Beautiful room.

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  32. GaryS

    Toronto

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Clay is a good spot for lunch with a very tasty light menu and good service. It was unusually noisy on this occasion with a large table of diners.

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  33. RosemaryE

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our lunch today at Clay was excellent! Our table was quiet, allowing for conversation. We overlooked the ROM! The food was delicious and the service was wonderful. Will definitely return soon.

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  34. WestendDiners

    Toronto

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food as always. Very impressed with the imaginative approach to dishes, especially a fish carpaccio, and a shredded salad. The room can get a bit noisy but that is a credit to the chef and staff in creating such an inviting place.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food choices were healthy, creative and yummy! I’ll have to go back a few times to enjoy the many enticing spring dishes! I appreciate the attention/clarity they give to accommodating food allergies/preferences such as gluten free and vegan options. Our server was kind and very helpful and looking very comfotable in his service. It’s a bit pricey but not bad given what one gets!

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  36. Amelia

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food price kept surging. $200 for three people with just appetizers and entries and juices. Not worth it.

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  37. AnneT

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food. Good View. Near transportation. Opportunity to visit museum and shop. Good Service.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A spacious and elegant space, good service and nice food.

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  39. cfilmcat

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The hamachi was floating in vinegar. This is a lovely delicate fish and the floating vinegar. Totally overpowered the fish. Otherwise the restaurant is quite lovely. Staff are lovely. View is great just don't order the Hamachi.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Bright lovely space. Inspired daily menu. Attentive staff.

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FAQs

CLAY is rated 4.7 stars by 555 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 8 times today
Google Map for CLAY

111 Queen's Pk 3rd Floor, Toronto, ON M5S 2C7

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Yorkville
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Canadian, Fusion / Eclectic, International
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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