District Eatery

3.9
115 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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American
Top tags:
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
District Eatery will provide a health-conscious menu using locally-sourced and natural ingredients, while still allowing patrons to indulge in their cravings. The stylish and rustic venue offers a shareable menu and artisan cocktails at affordable prices and promotes a fun and social environment.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of Operation
MONDAY: 4:00PM – 12:00 AM
TUESDAY: 11:30AM – 12:00 AM
WEDNESDAY: 11:30 AM – 12:00 AM
THURSDAY: 11:30 AM – 2:00 AM
FRIDAY: 11:30 AM – 2:00 AM
SATURDAY: 11:30 AM – 2:00 AM
SUNDAY: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
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Phone number
(416) 979-9799
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Scott Porter
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Cross Street
John Street
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Public Transit
University Subway Station
King Streetcar at John Street
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 115 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.9
Food
3.5
Service
4.0
Ambience
3.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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N
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

food takes a really long time to come but it is very tasty.

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J
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for a gluten free vegan experience. Nice surprises. The best was the pulled cauliflower!! Excellent deserts also. Stir away from the coffee/espresso...

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SH
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

The food was amazing! Very creative and absolutely delicious. I had the naan nachos and would definitely recommend getting them. My friend and I did a little tapas style dinner and shared every dish we got, which is what I recommend doing. You can eat any man or ap by yourself but there are so many good things and they are all so different so I recommend sharing. And it’s not just vegan food they have food option for every diet which is great! In terms of cost. The food was worth it’s price. My friend and I shared two mains and an appetizer, which ended up being 22 dollars (minus alcohol). This is my second time going and I would 100% go again.

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TM
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

I ordered a gluten-free grilled cheese that arrived on regular bread. I'd already taken a couple bites before confirming with the waitress that it was, indeed, gluten-free, to which she replied honestly that there had been a mistake...

She promptly returned the sandwich to the kitchen and brought out the sandwich on gluten-free (much smaller portion than the regular version!!) and was incredibly apologetic. Prior to the mishap, she asked if she could get me a second drink and I said no, thanks. When a second drink arrived, I assumed this was as an apology for the sandwich mistake; however, both the sandwich and the drink I didn't order appeared on the bill.

Luckily I'm not Celiac (just sensitive to gluten), but I believe this could've been handled better. The food here was pretty good but small portions for the price and sub-par service.

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MR
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

Food and ambience was great, our female server (Jade) was by far amazing. However, the male server that night was extremely rude to my fiancé and I, after getting the manager involved he talked about us to other customers. Very poor service on his part. Restaurant would prosper more without him.

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NE
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

LOVED this place! Special shout out to our waitress who brought my daughter’s raspberry soda with a sparkler!

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JB
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Fun spot with a creative drink menu. Good food at reasonable prices.

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SS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Amazing food!! They are so creative with vegetables and some unique ingredients. Service not as good but would definaely go back as loved the food.

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DW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great menu. Delicious food. Healthy dishes. Vegan options. Great prices. Good ambiance. Would highly recommend.

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DH
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Remembered this as Hush. Pre theatre dinner enjoyed and would do again the flank steak was excellent also the flourless torte

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D
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Overall good. The grilled cheese is good, the Mediterranean flatbread less so. Good options for vegetarians and the staff was quick and efficient.

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c
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Went for Summerlicious. The choices were very limited, and too similar. We were disappointed a number of times. When we close our preferred drinks, 3 of 4 were told they had run out last night. 2 out of 4 were not able to get our 1st choice off of their already limited menu. There was 3 different times that plates/glasses were dropped and broken in the kitchen. One of those times was directly on top of a food order. The wait staff was also understaffed and overworked.

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A
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 1

Overall, we were disappointed with our dining experience at the District Eatery. Three of us had the Summerlicious menu and one person ordered off the regular menu. There were lots of vegetarian/vegan options which is great, but the food was somewhat boring overall. It took about 45 minutes to get our appetizers and when they finally came, they did not seem particularly fresh (eg. the hummus on the trio plate came with a "skin" on it - likely from being under a heat lamp for too long). The protein plate was ok - the steak was probably the tastiest thing we tried. The chicken karrage salad was ok (chicken was tasty - kale salad was somewhat boring). Initially when we ordered, we were told that they had run out of the vegan cheesecake (which was fine by us - that's not what any of us wanted). However, when the desserts finally came (another long wait after the entrees were done), we were told that they no longer had any berries and cream (I'm not sure how a restaurant runs out of such simple ingredients), so they brought a vegan cheesecake instead for me. I never wanted that in the first place and I wasn't impressed that they just presumed what I wanted instead of the dessert I ordered rather than asking me for my 2nd choice. I asked for the chocolate torte instead and it was ok, but not great. Overall, we were all disappointed in this dinner experience - it certainly seems to be overrated when I look at other reviews.

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LK
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

We booked the table on the rooftop patio, but we got it in the restaurant instead on the patio.
The second thing was quality of the food, we ordered curry and district bowl, the both dishes were dissapointment, totally unseasoned, in the first one you could barely taste the curry sauce.

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KG
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Very cool, hip, laidback vibe. Delicious food, love it there!

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N
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Different i terms of menu, for example, the bluberry grilled cheese... and good vegan options.

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JJ
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Went for summerlicious. Had to ask for the special menu. Main courses arrived before appetizer, which arrived a few minutes later, but they deducted the price of the appetizer from the bill. Food was very good and it was a busy Wed. at 6:15 . We will return again before theatre or symphony.

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JA
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 4Ambience 1

Online menu did not match up with what we were presented when we arrived . Very limited options for carnivores who like real bread!

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KK
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Our server took our food and drinks away before we were done which was annoying but other than that it was good. I’ve had excellent service before.

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A
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

Poor handling of the number of customers. When we went there, apparently there was a large sized group that was 'priority' in the upstairs section, which meant everyone else was a bit neglected. Orders took to long and my stay went over my one-hour lunch break. This restaurant should be able to manage the numbers and it wasn't even at full capacity. I'd rather they refuse customers and keep good service than keep accepting customers and provide terrible service. I can see other tables also getting impatient as well. Don't think I plan on going back here to be honest.

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MD
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 1

Just bad all around. Food was cold. Tiny portions. O flavor. Really disappointing. Especially when my daughter tried to pretend that everything was ok..

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GS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

The summerlicious menu seemed like a great idea and great value for money, however after finishing the meal the food just simply is not worth the money. The starter salad was pretty boring, seemed like a simple bag of mixed lettuce, tomatoes and a dressing - not to mention the small portion. Although the entree was a tad better, it also seemed like a cheap recreation of a "quesadilla" with just a plain tortilla, beans and cheese, the sort of thing you make when in a hurry at home, quite frankly similar to Taco Bell. Lastly the vegan cheesecake looked beautiful however the consistency was completely off, not thick, not sweet, the "Crust" was very mushy and just not pleasant. The overall meal was 2 out of 5 stars for lacking creativity, small portions and just generally seeming like it was thrown together in 5 minutes.

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S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The avocado wontons are great. As is the cauliflower curry bowl. I wanted to try so many things on the menu, I’ll just have to come back!

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S
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was great! Food was amazing, everything everyone order was a 10/10! Drinks were delicious and inventive! I went on Friday for the first time with some friends from out of town, went back Sunday night!!

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J
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Friendly service. Flourless chocolate cake was fabulous.

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s
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, nice patio in the back, very friendly service. Food was fresh and tasty! Fair prices. Dessert wasn’t tasty, but everything else about the place it great!

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e
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Music was a little intense but patio was nice, food was great and good value.

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OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Great options for vegan/vegetarian eaters, some recipes definitely worth trying at home. Service wasn’t greet during lunch hours even though there weren’t a lot of patrons in the restaurant. Patio was pretty and worth trying out, didn’t get anything from their drinks menu tho. Recommend for their vegan options but wish service was better

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OT
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous- service folks were excellent, food was amazing! Definitely will make this a regular place to go when in Toronto!

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BP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

This is a great spot where carnivores, vegetarians and vegans can cohabitate happily. I had a few concerns on the overall experience - we asked for water and it didn't come till we asked a second time, the base of my wine glass had a chip in it, our apps came out at the same time as our mains which meant for a bit of a wait - but the food itself was so good that I was willing to overlook them.

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B
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Service was very slow. No fresh ground pepper available, only a shaker when asked. Food was average, ingredients were missing from some of the dishes. Not a good experience!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I was very happy with the our experience. The food was very good, as were the drinks. I was especially happy with the vegan options and would recommend it to anyone who is a vegan.

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DE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Restaurant was excellent. The bathrooms could do with work.

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S
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Great location and atmosphere .. food is decent. Service is definitely the biggest weakness this place has.

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c
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great carnivore, vegan, vegetarian and Keto meals.

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MM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

The menu looked really great, but my friend and I both ordered a dish with chicken, which was quite overcooked. So much so that it crumbled. The service was amazing, but unfortunately I don't know if I will be going back.

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I
Toronto
48 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a wonderful meal tonight vegan meal we chose the Summerlious menu. I had the watermelon cucumber salad it was tasty and refreshing. I had a glass of red wine 1$ an ounce. My friends has 3 kinds of hummus they enjoyed it too. I then had the cauliflower bowl very tasty love all the variety of vegetables. The vegan cheesecake with the strawberry amazing. Wonderful service with a smile too.

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OT
Cleveland
22 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Good environment and good menu options for adults. I had my 6 years old son with me and they didn't have a lot of interesting options in the menu. Still I would recommend this place for a happy hour with friends.

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L
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

I love how fresh everything tasted and appreciated the amount of veggies in each dish. It was nice to have a meal out and not feel like I hate a bunch of unhealthy things. I only wish the bowl I got (Disctrict bowl) had a little more taste to it, possibly some avocado or some hot sauce as it was bland. Still overall a good experience!

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SO
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Great decor but none of us loved our meals and the server wasn’t knowledgeable with the menu.

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