Earls Kitchen + Bar - King Street

4.4
662 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Global, International
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Lunch
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Global, International
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Hours of Operation


Lunch:
Monday-Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday-Sunday: 11:00am-5:00pm

Dinner:
Daily: 5:00pm - 2:00am
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Phone number
(416) 916-0227
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Public Transit
St Andrew's Subway station is located just steps away from our front door. We are also accessible through the PATH via the SunLife Financial Tower.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 662 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.2
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CP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Generally very good. This time the shrimp was a bit over done (not so bad as to send back but I did not finish it).

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MC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 2

There was a mix up in terms of who was our waitress and we got served after a party that came after us got served first. We were not happy but another waitress saw our expressions and tended to us with full hospitality. That corrected all wrongs.

Food was great. Can get noisy here but I mentioned it was for a date via Open Table and they sat us in a quiet space. Way to go with attention to detail.

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JB
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was extremely good. Delicious with a lot of flavours. Definitely returning!

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RS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Friendly and helpful service by waiter who’s name I forgot.

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HC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server Emma was fantastic - service and food were on point. Thank you

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LS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Value for money was not outstanding. Had the salmon; found it dry. Had the server come back to tell us the dish she had specifically recommended was actually not available and then stood by awkwardly while I had to pick something else. Too many options were heavy and /or spicy.

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RM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Really happy with all the vegan options. They even had a “plant based” section on their menu!

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S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Earls is more a great spot for appetizers and drinks with friends.

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S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server Mackenzie was everything we could have asked for. The atmosphere in the dining area got extremely loud, not something I would expect from the dining area.

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G
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Earl's is way too loud..could never have a conversation with your table. Over priced for what you receive.

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AB
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my favourite restaurants. We have always enjoyed coming here for dinner and drinks. Great spot!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience, excellent service.

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MR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great patio with heater. Always a good vibe. Get there early to get a patio table

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GF
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The noice level is way too high for having a good conversation. Food is consistently good. Service is alright as well.

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U
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

I ate at Earls on the 26th of sept. It was my boyfriends birthday. I invited his family. When we arrived we were greeted by our server, who brought our drinks, after 10 mins she switched with someone else. We later found that to be stranger since she was still working. The other server was the worst, she forgot our drinks and checked up on us every 20 mins. We were there for a total of 2 hours, we had to call other servers to let our server know that we needed her. It took them 40 mins to bring out our food. It’s a nice place but the service is just horrible, and the food didn’t taste great, not even good just blahhhhhh, especially for the price. I wouldn’t recommend nor ever go back. As a table we ended up spending over $300.00 for mediocre food and horrible service. NEVER AGAIN!

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KA
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Our experience at Earl's was awesome! The only criticism is the level of music playing.. it was sometimes hard to hear each other talk! Great food! Great service! Great place!

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KM
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant! The food was fabulous and reasonably priced and the atmosphere was lovely! Will eat there again! Best calamari we've had! So fresh!

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c
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

We went here last Sep 25, 2018 our reservation was at 11:45 am for my co-worker’s birthday lunch. I asked our server if there is any complimentary for my co-worker since it’s her birthday. Our server bluntly said “We don’t do that here” and went her way without even trying/explaining or giving us options. I find it very rude and lazy of her.

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FS
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I tried the Jerk Chicken meal at lunch time. It was spicy and very tasty - and a good portion too. Service was excellent and this is always a fun place to go to.

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MH
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Went there from Buffalo, the food was good. Friendly staff!

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BM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Friendly staff, great food and drinks

Our Waiter was awesome

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C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great service by the wait staff, friendly and attentive to your needs

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DB
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I went for lunch and its been a while, I was disappointed there were no sandwiches. You used to have a chicken or turkey, don't recall which, with apples and cheese. There were not enough "lite" lunch type options other than salad. But I love Earl's and the patio on King St. in particular.

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p
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Average food and drink at best . Nothing exciting and not living up to expectations . Nothing horrible either but I would not spend money there given the many alternatives

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ET
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed a terrific dinner before our TIFF movie. We sat on the patio that was lovely and airy. The welcome greeting, table service and dinner were exceptional. Thank you!

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CP
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and good atmosphere. Food is excellent

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M
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Exceptional prompt service. Fabulous Saturday brunch.

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EN
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Loved the restaurant but the music was much too loud to carry on a conversation with friends.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 5

Soup of the day was great with general menu good selections.

Service was quite slow. It took average of 15-20 minutes each time for food to to be ordered, arrive and get the bill. Not the best for business lunch meetings in the open seating (a bit too loud to hear my companion across the table), maybe if in a booth or tucked in a corner would have been better for noise level.

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AS
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

We had an absolutely terrible experience and the tables all around us were experiencing the same experiences. This was so poor that they ending up only charging us for the 2 glasses of wine ($30 x2) and all 6 of our dinners were free, still would not recommend this restaurant at all. This was a special occasion 50th birthday during a weekend visiting Toronto, turned our terrible. I have never given a poor review or any review but I could not let this pass.

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F
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

our server was young and lovely and friendly but not very attentive to us, we were waiting for her at various times during our meal
I love the Sticky Toffee Pudding, 2nd time I ordered this (and I don't order dessert very often)
fish tacos were good (I think I prefer a flakier fish rather than the meaty sword fish)
Drink was delicious (Dark and Stormy)
Atmosphere is lively and fun, it was during TIFF so was an excited vibe there

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WR
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful! Would come here again.

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AF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and good food. Lots of variety to choose from.

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RB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

I had a salmon rice bowl entree and it was quite tasty. I thought it was a bit overpriced for the ingredients but I recognize that the location dictates food prices.
The biggest criticism I have about the restaurant is the noise. It's just too noisy, period. You simply can't have a conversation without raising your voice, and that gets tedious.
Anyway, it's handy to my office and the food's usually fine, so... that's that. Thanks very much.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great, recommend the chicken and crispy wontons! The Rosé sangria was amazing!

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DC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Went there for a Sunday brunch birthday occasion. Not really set up for brunch, food just ok. Service was good.

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AJ
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good menu with lots of choices. Prices reasonable for a midtown restaurant. Our server, Sarah M, was very professional, friendly, and didn’t hover over us.

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JF
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great location for dinner before theatre. Excellent food and service !

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LM
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

After an initial issue with our reservation, we had an enjoyable meal. There was a good choice of menu with a few different items to choose from away from the usual burgers and steaks. The choice of beer was also good.

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OT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always they have great service food and drinks. All paired with amazing ambiance and location. Thank you for a great evening!

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