Earls Kitchen + Bar - King Street

4.5
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CAN$30 and under
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Global, International
On the ground floor of the SunLife tower in the heart of the financial district in downtown Toronto. A refreshing understated approach to premium casual dining. West Coast industrial design perfectly accented with deep, rich woods and stones. A place where casual meets elegance. Suited for every occasion. An innovative take on West Coast dining in a chic environment that can accommodate events for both business and pleasure. For inquiries about our corporate event spaces and our event menu/packages please reach out to Ashley Lovsin at ashley.lovsin@earls.ca. Look forward to hosting you soon!
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was fantastic. Server was persistent to have us order. We felt rushed and even got annoyed. I understand she wants to turn over her table for the next service so she can get more pay but to the point we were clear in our messaging.

WW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Loved our server. Can’t remember her name but she was phenomenal. So engaging, friendly and efficient. Hope we get her again!! ❤️

VL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Earls is a favourite. The food is always consistently tasty, fresh, hot and exactly as ordered. The servers are always friendly and professional and the ambiance is always happy. Our favourite is definitely the Cajun chicken!!

CB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and service was excellent, only complaint is that they cranked the heat just as lunch started and it got uncomfortable.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

College celebration

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

I’m not sure if it was the location of where my table was but when I left my coat, clothes and hair all smelled of food! The menu was all over the place some Asian food some North American food... nothing seemed very appetizing. The sushi was okay. I think more pictures would help.

T
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

High quality food, good service, and pricey. Better than average variety of menu items and high quality ingredients.

C
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Emily gave us excellent care. We were happy to find a place that could accommodate 7 for brunch.

MB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were in town to see Cats at the Princess of Wales Theatre and wanted a meal before the show. The food and service was great. We will definitely be back

KE
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great as always! Happy hour wine price was great! :) Our waitress was extremely friendly and very conscientious.
Always enjoy my visits to Earls Kitchen!!

m
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

My daughter picked an item from your menu which didn't list cranberries which she is allergic to. Unfortunately she had to reorder her meal which came after all of us had finished eating. It was supposed to be a special evening for her birthday celebration and the situation soured the occasion. Otherwise food was good

JR
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for happy hour drinks and food in bar area, great value and great tasting. Also went for dinner was great too.

S
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Great service and good food, but like many restaurants today, the noise level is too high for normal conversation.

HB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

This was a disappointing experience. Service was pleasant but EXTREMELY inattentive. The only plus was that we saved lots of money we were ready to spend, given we barely had an opportunity to order a second round of drinks, nor did we ever see a dessert, coffee or after dinner drinks menu.

HP
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Family holiday gathering, excellent food and ambience.

A
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Came to Canada for the weekend with friends. The service was great. Food was good. Was confused that burgers couldn’t be made anything unless well done, but it was seasoned well! Will definitely come back.

CS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing and our server was just glowing.

a
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

A little pricey but still a great place to visit with friends

PW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Our waitress was very friendly and attentive

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Love the new decor , the last 2 times I have been- October and now November it has felt cold. Others put there outdoor jackets, scarves etc on. My only complaint however it is distracting to feel so chilled while dining.
Great food! Service was very good. It did take 7 minutes for the wait staff to come back after giving us the menus to take our drink order- that seemed a little slow to us. Every other interaction was excellent - timing, food explanations etc. with this wait staff.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

The food was disappointing. Undercooked vegetables in every dish(potato salad, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower in a salad and asparagus as a side). Steak, although cooked medium rare as asked, tasted of charcoal. It seemed like it was cooked on a grill that wasn’t cleaned recently. We were going to a show otherwise I would have sent it back.

Ordered a red wine which was good but as I came close to finishing it I noticed a bitter taste. I thought it was the steak but then I noticed a substantial amount of sediment in my glass. I guess they poured the last drop. I believe the glass was $16.75 for 6 ounces.

As for service one of our party was still eating when the other plates were cleared. Not very courteous. No questions asked about the food remaining on the plates.

Brought the issue to attention of manager who offered desserts which we declined. We ended up with a %15 discount. It was a Saturday and busy but the quality just was not there at half the price.

OT
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

Went for a birthday and was very disappointed. The steak (ordered medium rare) arrived closer to raw. The Steak frites came with mashed potatoes for some reason, and half the food went back uneaten. The Vaughan location is always good, however this was disappointing. We had tickets for an event and were rushed for time so we just continued on our way. Hopefully it was just an off night.
On the plus side our server was charming and professional!

c
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Service is brutal. Waiters and hostess don't really understand concept of service. It's like they are doing you a favour. I hate it.

C
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Weekend happy hour brunch is the best value in the city..had booked a table days before...but the seat we got was right next to the kitchen...I am sure we could have been moved but I did not request.....next time I will request a better seat..

R
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Headed to Earl’s before going to the ballet a few blocks away. The place is busy and energetic, although a bit loud to have a conversation with the 3 people at the table.

If there were on thing to improve, it would be the service in terms of their attention to details. Coming to the table and not knowing who had ordered which dish, putting glasses down and requiring us to move them around the table, and a waitress who hadn’t tried everything on the menu (so she couldn’t give recommendations) were little points that made Earls just good, but great. But overall, it’s a place that does a good job of being a slight less expensive option in the area with a good environment and ambience.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience4

Server was really nice. My 8 oz steak was awful, 6 oz of fat. A special talent was needed to butcher that piece into something like that.

We asked to add a side of sautéed mushrooms, that tasted awful.

It was our first (only?) time at Earls.

NS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Earls never fails to impress. Great food, amazing service, excellent decor and ambiance. I love coming here!

BL
Portland
19 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Decent location to downtown convention center and hotels. Worked good for business meal and food was good. Value fits in with expensive downtown prices.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love the food. Hope that they have candles next time for special occasions like bday party!

Y
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great atmosphere and food was perfect. One minor mishap with my husband's soup arriving with his main course. Other than that everything was perfect. Would recommend!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great location and staff. Food and service was excellent. Thank you

GG
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

I liked the restaurant. Unfortunately we were told in the middle of eating our dinner that we had to move. They had mistakenly seated us in a spot where they realized they needed to seat a party of 10. They moved us and just as I was about to finish eating, another waiter whisked my food off the table without asking. They offered us free desserts. Nice but not really good enough! Overall disappointing as we had been given a recommendation to go there.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience

AD
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always - a pleasant backdrop for meetings and gatherings.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good moment

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

The noise level is too loud. The food was good. The service was great from Emily. It’s a fun place and accessible for theatre goers.

GM
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I came to Toronto for a concert and decided to come early and grab dinner before the show. We arrived early at Earls and was seated right away. We took advance of the happy hours and had drinks and appetizers. The food was excellent and our waiter was outstanding with recommends. Would recommend Earls and we will be back again.

JH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I will go again just for the gingerbread cake!
Group of four with different tastes, everyone loved their food.

DL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

I would definitely recommend Earls on King. The previous visit was amazing, great waiter, very attentative, in a quieter place within the bar that permitted conversation where we didn't have to shout. This last time wasn't as good. The food and price were still great (visited during happy hour). The first waitress left our table before we had finished ordering drinks/food. When she returned with the drinks, she had to take more orders (didn't write anything down and had to ask for confirmation of orders). She seemed almost bothered to be serving us and wasn't efficient with her service - eg; why not wait a couple more minutes, take all our orders and return to the table only once. Also, the noise level in the bar was VERY loud which made having a conversation incredibly difficult and we had to shout to be heard.

DS
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Great food as always, server was a bit slow and didn’t have the best table demeanour, amazing happy hour value.

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