Earls Kitchen + Bar - King Street

4.3
763 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Global, International
Top tags:
  • Lunch
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
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.
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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

It was good but a little too noisy. The food was great and the drinks were amazing.

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

Great experience every time. Favourite brunch spot.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a group of 10 for dinner on Saturday night. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and there were a lot of options - something for everyone! I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great service, great food and atmosphere.

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LS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

This was our first visit. Cocktails in the lounge as we were early for our reservation. Lovely ambiance in the lounge. Restaurant was terrific as well. Food so yummy and our server was helpful with questions. Will totygo again.

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

Great value for weekend happy hour brunch. Service was really good.very attentive sever, pleasant and friendly..

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NJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Asked for more Wasabi and did not get any. The cappuccino was cold. Did not complain at that time as I was entertaining clients.

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TG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

I wasn't very impressed with my recent lunch at Earl's. First of all, the table that they reserved for us was tight for 10 people and very uncomfortable(Bar area). If all we were going to do was drink maybe it would have been suitable but we were there for lunch and we had no elbow room and could barely cut or handle our food without jabbing the person beside us. The Cajun Chicken was brought out in some small cast iron pan which was different than what it's been normally served in a regular spacious plate. It was difficult to cut the chicken because of the depth of the pan and those that substituted the sides, they were brought out in small side dishes. If you tried to put them all in one plate they didn't fit side by side. We ordered coffee and they came without spoons so we couldn't stir it. Very disappointed in this recent visit.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

They do not pick up the phone no matter how many times you call. We called to tell them that we were going to be late due to downtown traffic and to hold our table but they didn’t pick up. They ended up giving our table away and gave us a table that was going to be needed in less than an hour so we were rushed out. I really didn’t like being rushed or the fact that they did not even try to contact us about our reservation. This was for our anniversary and I wish it could have went better.

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JB
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We went early afternoon, was not too busy, food was excellent along with good service would definitely go there again.

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JD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

Rather disappointed with first time visit.Food was OK but took the server 3 attempts to get the bill right.Wine service is deplorable. Under the guise of getting 50% off, a bottle of wine is served from a carafe, being told that it is the same wine but they buy it in bulk and serve from carafes. No chance to prove the provenance of the wine-no label, no cork (if available) to confirm proper storage, no indication if the volume purchased was in fact served. Noise level took away from ambiance-note hard ceilings.

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FF
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

It was my second visit and I was very disappointed in the food and the service. First there were very few gluten free options. Almost every dish (even the ones that would normally be GF) had some element that had or "may contain" gluten. The other person I was with has a full allergy, not an intolerance. She ended up ordering the salmon with no sauce and modified rice. Yes, even the rice had an added gluten element. The manager did come over and confirm that the kitchen would ensure there was no contamination in her meal which was appreciated. I also ordered the salmon but unmodified. The salmon tasted good but was overcooked and dry for both of us. Next our server seemed to have been assigned too many tables and was not able to keep up. She brought our sparkling water, took our orders and then we didn't see her again for over 30 minutes. I had requested a glass of wine with my meal and it was not brought out. Our server came by about 10 minutes after our meals were served to let me know the wine I had requested was sold out. I told her I no longer needed the wine as my meal was half finished. I still left her a very generous tip as I felt it was not entirely her fault. Then I got home and noticed she did not remove the $20 wine charge from my bill. Yes I should have checked before paying and I usually do but of course this time I didn't. There are so many great restaurants in Toronto so I will never be back.

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LL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

We arrived for our 4:45pm reso on time. It was 15minutes before we were greeted by our server and to have drink orders taken. Then it was 1/2 hour before the drinks came. So we ordered then and made a point of letting the sever know that we had to get someone to the airport. 30 mins for food to come left us with a (leisurely?!) 1/2 to eat our food. Disappointing.
I had a margarita in a lowball glass that I thought was odd. My son's kale salad wasn't very good at all but the rest of our food was good.
When we arrived, there was one large table behind us and a few other 2 person tables in the section. Not busy so no excuse for the poor service. They placed us in an awkward spot- right beside the large loud table behind us. Next time i make a reso i will spexify everything. Seriously, not an inexpensive dinner. Overall Disappointing!

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JM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It’s our go to place whenever we’re in the city. I would recommend it to everyone.

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SC
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great overall experience close walk to theatre Dominique was wonderful! Forgot to mention my Mirvish discount that was offered☹️. Next time!

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S
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had the cajun chicken and it was very good. Would recommend that!!

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CW
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Service is always terrible with servers always rushed

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RV
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

My 8oz steak looked more like a 6oz steak
My vegetarian daughter did not enjoy her meal and felt was very limited. She would have had a harder time when she was vegan just a couple months ago. Otherwise it was a good night out with family.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

New Year’s Day late afternoon downtown after theatre can pose availability problems. Good location and attractive with very good service. Caesar salad starter a bit limp, but passable - maybe not kept cool between orders or mixed too early. Not the best start. Cajon salmon and short ribs excellent. A bit pricey, but it’s downtown. Will look elsewhere next time but keep it on the list.

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MG
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Mediocre service. Appetizers and drinks were forgotten and we were only given forks for our entrees. The server was impossible to get a hold of to ask for knives. Would not recommend.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Great service

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

The drinks were a rip-off: over priced and watered down. The food was OK. The best were the ambience and comfy lounges.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had an amazing New Year’s Eve experience. Food came out really quickly and was delicious. I love that they have a plant based menu !

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SG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

the resturant is very nice, the staff very frirndly, food was great. we woould go again for sure.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great!our waiter is very friendly! Good for birthday! Price is comfortable!

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S
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

It’s a nice place but I was not impressed by the food.
I could tell my homefries had been sitting under the light for a long time.
Our waitress was very nice about it.

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c
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

First visit to Earl's over the holiday week and we picked this restaurant on Open Table as my BF and I were meeting some friends who came into the city by GO train. Great location as we were staying at the Doubletree on Chestnut St and it was an easy walk. Happy hour mimosas, great brunch options and nice ambiance. We were all happy with our meals, so we even decided to stay beyond lunch and enjoy another round of drinks. The waitress even took our pic for us which was nice. Highly recommend Earl's!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. Great service

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RH
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Main course and bills came slow. Spent 1-1/2 hours which is pretty long for lunch.

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IH
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere and location. Only issue, is making sure food is fresh. I’m pretty sure all the mashed potatoes they served that night were frozen at one point.

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GE
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We made reservations for 4 pm and got there early but lots of confusion on when we would be seated. We waited not knowing for how long but then ended up getting a table right away. It all worked out and we had a nice dinner.

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AL
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Too noisy otherwise the place was good. Enjoyed the food and the service

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

Service was excellent. Decor and setting was nice and perfect location in the downtown. I ordered a medium rare peppercorn steak. The steak was cooked perfectly but I found it was like so much other restaurant food...... way to salty. Disappointing.

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AD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Despite my reservation well in advance, we were seated in an area where there is a crazy cold draft. I was with my family. I didnt like the table around boisterous men who didnt think that maybe we did not want to hear their convo. I complained. The hostest was rekyctant to mive ys despite the 5 quiet empty booths that were “reserved”. That was a lie. I insisted to be moved. Our waitress was lovely. Food runner delivered our food to a table nearby. Again, the waitress saved the night.

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ML
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The overall experience at Earls was outstanding. It was a special event that my boss took me out for Christmas lunch. I had our seat reserved for a peek time, and was given a nice boutique table, supposed to be in a quieter area. Food was delicious, both steak and salad powerbowl were fantastic. I found only one thing was little annoy that the table sitting behind us was too noisy. Thank you, Earls, for everything.

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RA
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Our waitress was amazing. She was patient and tried to accommodate us when we had an extra person at the table.

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S
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Alison, (and the support staff as well), were EXCELLENT !! Best service we have had in a restaurant in a long time or maybe ever. We all enjoyed our meals and drinks . Thank-You

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PB
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Love the Tursday half-price bottles of wine. Food is always tasty and service fine.

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DC
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The steak was delicious! So tender. First time I had been to Earl's and will definitely go back!

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

I found my salmon to be dry and my son got the wrong salmon, but the waitress looked like she had her hands full so we ate our food without complaints

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