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Core

4.8
25 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Canadian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Tasting Menu
Seasonal, Contemporary Canadian Restaurant in the heart of Leslieville.

"Stump the Chump" every night. Bring in your own wine, if our sommelier cannot correctly identify the wine, we waive the corkage.

#winewednesday. Every Wednesday our entire wine by the bottle is offered at 50% off.
Dining Style
Elegant Dining
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Cuisines
Canadian, French
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Hours of Operation
Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(416) 519-8101
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
H (Hyun Jung) Kim
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Private Party Facilities
We are able to accommodate a Private party for 50 people seated which would take the entire space, or up to 80 for a stand up cocktail reception
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Private Party Contact
Mark Moffatt: (647) 963-1349
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Cross Street
Queen and Logan
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Parking Details
There is street parking along Queen East in front of the restaurant. There is also a large parking lot on Logan behind the Starbucks.
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Public Transit
Queen Streetcar has a stop at the corner of Logan.
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Tue - Sat 5:30PM - 6:30PM 9:00PM - 10:30PM

What 25 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.9
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Love the wine and food pairings

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We had another wonderful meal. This was my third visit, and my guest loved it. The food and wine pairing is exceptional, and the service excellent.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Great service, good food

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

All around excellent experience. Highly recommend the tasting menu. The room itself is very well designed and even when full and lively easy to carry on a discussion.

Really a true gem in Leslieville.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

A really well run well oiled machine...surprising how well, since they’ve only been open for a few weeks......
Great menu selections and the wine pairings are as good as anywhere in Toronto....
Wish I lived in this neighbourhood cause I’d go here 3 Times/week

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

We had an amazing time at this new restaurant in Leslieville. The server was knowledgeable and friendly. The food was incredible, especially the lamb. This restaurant has a great vibe. We went for our anniversary and were very glad that we chose this spot. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Amazing birthday experience. The staff are incredible and food was outstanding and with stellar wine pairings!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

A step up in food experience for this neighbourhood, the menu was very eclectic, presentation of food was pleasing, the service was downtown professional and the overall experience was very satisfying.

Highly recommend the scallop appetizer and duck breast entre - my favourites. The Spanish mackeral was also suprisingly light a flavourful without being fishy.

Wine list has some really interesting and reasonably priced choices. It is worth a visit if you want a foodie experience without having to go downtown.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

We had the prix-fixe with the premium wine pairing. The owner/sommelier is very knowledgeable, and the service and food selections by the chef were all excellent. We will return.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Tuesday nice dinner with a friend for a glass of wine, good food and a nice chat! Ambiance and service were superb and the dishes we tried were perfect: roasted mushroom salad, cod with cauliflower and archaic char with broccoli. Finished with a Choco torte that was just perfect. All melts in your mouth accompanied by a nice glass of wine. The menu and decor were nicely thought out and will definitely be back! Welcome to Leslieville CORE!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

As someone who has lived in this area for some time, I’m very happy to have Core join the pack of great dining options in the area. Core is elevated dining in a relaxed setting. The food is incredible and very reasonably priced for its class. The house made butter and sourdough bread is a delicious way to start the meal. I wish I could have taken both home with me! The scallop crudo was very fresh and bursting with flavour. The warm mushroom salad was creamy and delicious. The pork tenderloin and duck were both beautifully presented and devoured very quickly. I definitely recommend this restaurant! We’ll definitely be back very soon.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Newly open, Core is a great addition to Leslieville. Fine dining, sleek but inviting atmosphere, friendly knowledgeable service. I highly recommend it. Bonus 1/2 price wine Wednesday nights and $35 corkage daily.

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Great experience from beginning to end. The food was great, particularly the duck breast. Only hope that the neighbourhood will embrace the ‘fine dining’ aspect of the restaurant as it’s rare for Leslieville.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Terrific tasting menu! Every course could be had with a wine pairing (optional). Great combination. Attentive, considerate service and great ambiance.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Amazing! Food is outstanding and wine pairings are incredible!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Outstanding service. professional, on point service, food choices were neat and always interesting.
Great wine pairing, we will be back for sure.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Very tasty dishes and nice atmosphere.
Amuse are amazing!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Food was amazing and service was exceptional. Great vibe and atmosphere. Will definitely be going again!!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great new restaurant in Leslieville!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

I found this restaurant excellent in all respects. Very friendly staff, lovely atmosphere and wonderful food. I have already recommended it to others.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Service was prompt and pleasant. Food was delicious; however, the Pacific cod was a bit too salty. Wine by the glass quite expensive, but the half-price bottle (on Wednesdays) was a grand surprise. We enjoyed the entire experience!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Really delicious food, with welcoming service! Definitely would go again!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

An exceptional evening! From the minute we walked in the door until our last minute leaving. Every staff member was warm and welcoming. Our server (Daniel) was very attentive and knowledgeable with regards to all aspects of our dining experience. All staff participated in our experience from the culinary team to management, stopping by the table to make sure everything was perfect. The food was incredible (we had the tasting with premium wine pairing). All wines were paired perfectly with the food. Overall a great night. A great new addition to the Leslieville neighbourhood!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Easily our favourite restaurant on the east side. Impeccable food, thoughtful wine selection and very good service!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

So beautiful! Food was amazing and loved the suggested wine pairings. Impeccable service as well, will be my new go to for sure!

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