Exile

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167 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary Canadian
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Lunch
  • Brunch
Thrill your senses with a dining experience at Exile, JAG's restaurant. Exquisite plates will tantalize your taste-buds and an embracingly warm atmosphere creates the perfect dining experience.
Enjoy our locally sourced ingredients at lunch, during a weekend brunch, or on a special night out with family and friends.

Please note our restaurant does not allow under age patrons after 8:30 pm.


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ET
Houston
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had the baked Cod. Excellent!

CK
Atlantic Canada
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

It was a lovely night out. We felt at home.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A fantastic meal with professional service. Best dining experience we have had in awhile!!

T
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A beautiful location with consistent theming and staffed by people who give a damn and go above and beyond to make your drinks and meals something special. If I had one complaint it’s that too many things are served on Not Plates. A piece of wood is not a plate and while it looks nice it’s weird to have a dessert served on a porous and visibly well used not plate is weird. Was chocolate on this last night? Maybe hot sauce? Something I’m allergic too? Yuck. But we were both incredibly happy with everything else and will be back for more than just a special occasion.

TM
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Had the Smoked Salmon Bruschetta for appetizer. It was nice but there was TOO much balsamic vinegar on it, which greatly over-powered the rest of the ingredients, particularly the salmon. It only needed a drop or two of balsamic, not 8-10 drops And they should have been placed on the side of the dish..... Had the Halibut as main , served with a purées corn, very nice main .... Overall, I’d give the meal a 8/10. A little pricey from my perspective but I would recommend the place.

NG
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Overall we really enjoyed our evening at Exile. The service was fantastic. The food was delicious but a little on the salty side though. I didn’t get the exact drink I ordered but it was still really good. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

AM
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Food service was very slow today.

I ordered an omelette. When it finally arrived it was over cooked.

The glass bottle of water on the table was unclean. The server acknowledged that it was unclean replaced it with apologies.

CH
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Our party was about 10 minutes late on their arrival so a few of us got seated before the rest arrived. However that seemed to give the servers the right to ignore us for the better part of 20 minutes after our full party had arrived before we were offered any drinks besides some table water. By the time we eventually ordered over an hour had gone by before we got our food and drinks. The servers were attentive when at the table but there were very long stretches between. The restaurant was moderately busy but no excessively so for a large hotel restaurant on a Saturday morning during tourist season.

OT
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

We really liked the atmosphere and the decor and found the table and chairs very comfortable. Three of us ordered eggs benedict but we all found the hollandaise tasting strange and too spicy. One of us had an allergic reaction and had to return the dish. That was handled very well by our server who ordered another dish of his choice immediately and we were not charged for the original order which we appreciated. The recipe used for eggs benedict, specially the hollandaise, should be checked for taste, spiciness and allergens (i.e. nut oil vs butter).

AG
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent as usual! Friendly staff and delicious food.

Exile
Responded on July 6, 2019

Thank you very much for your positive feedback! We are delighted that your overall experience was a pleasant one and hope that you may dine with us again :)

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C
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

We enjoyed the food and ambience very much.

We will return!

Exile
Responded on July 6, 2019

We greatly appreciate your positive review and hope that you will visit Exile again in the future!

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OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing
Gets a bit loud but was a fun atmosphere

Exile
Responded on July 6, 2019

Thank you for your positive feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your Exile Dining experience and hope you will dine with us again in the future :)

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GP
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere Cod with black rice risotto was excellent and perfectly cooked. Puttanesca pasta was very good, fresh noodles good flavor. Would pass on the zucchini fritters as really a fried dough whi h a fritter walked by. Need appetizer (another table besides us had it) looked excellent and they raved about it

Exile
Responded on July 6, 2019

We are so happy to hear that your Exile experience was a positive one! We are always coming up with new and improved options for all service times and we would love to know what you think! We hope you may visit with us again :)

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M
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Eggs Benny to die for and a sweet as pie server makes for an awesome brunch :)

OT
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Everything was very good except the dessert. The lemon cake was dry and hard, possibly stale.

BM
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing had the salmon and the vanilla cheesecake with orange chocolate for dessert perfect

JE
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service and service was excellent ... tables are too close to each other. Hard to have a private conversation

H
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waiter Megan was fabulous. Food, cocktails, and wine was all great. Great atmosphere.

OT
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was an evening out with my two sisters. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. We really enjoyed our dining experience . We will definitely use this restaurant again!

OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Service was very good. Food was good but a little pricey. We had to wait a long time for our meals, even though the restaurant was not particularly busy.

CF
Orlando
46 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Food is ok but expensive. Service is always terribly slow. They never have enough people working when we go there. They have a captive audience being a hotel restaurant so don’t really care I guess..

U
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

We went to Exile for a celebration - we have been many times and have always had wonderful food and loved the atmosphere. However, on this occasion our server ruined the experience by saying something that was demeaning and incredibly inappropriate. It left us angry and incredibly disappointed. We won't be returning for quite awhile if ever.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love exile, it’s our go to for a night out 😊

A
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

We found it overpriced. We had booked 8 days in advance but still had to discuss where we should sit. The menu choices were adequate, not extensive, and my wife’s salmon meal was cold when it arrived. They reheated it willingly but this simply should not happen at such an upscale restaurant. The staff were excellent. A year ago I had a great lunch there, so this was very disappointing.

Valet parking in St. John’s is a bit of a joke, we are not New York! Pretentious.

LD
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Greta food and great service. This place is consistently good- a lot of the business crowd come during lunch so I would recommend reservations.

OT
Atlantic Canada
8 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

I have been going to Exile for years. Over the past 5-8 months it was going downhill - the menu and food. But it has improved greatly! Will return. I usually go there once a month

EW
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Depends on what meal. The dinner menu is best.thanks

RT
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I like the menu. They always try to add some local flavor (moose, lamb, pot pies etc.). We've never had a bad experience.

c
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We arrived on time for our reservation and were greeted and seated right away. We sat down for almost 10 minutes before we were greeted by someone who brought over water and said our server would be right with us and took a drink order for us. It was almost 25 minutes until we received our drinks and our server came over and apologized for our wait.
It seems that it was too busy for the amount of people they had in the restaurant to the amount of staff they had on. Being a server myself I know we were disappointed with the length of time it took to be served.
Once our server came over she was very friendly and personable and the food was great. Just started off a little disappointing when we already had a later reservation.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Staff was friendly but service was very slow considering that the restaurant was not particularly busy and dining room staff level appeared to be adequate. One menu item that one of our party ordered was unavailable, this was surprising given that the item is obviously popular on the Sunday brunch menu. Two of us ordered Eggs Benedict, they were cooked as ordered but were not hot when delivered, perhaps because they were not served promptly and the plates were not warmed. These are easily remedied deficiencies but they do need management attention. I could not recommend this restaurant to friends except with cautions.

T
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The server was attentive and the food was great. Love the atmosphere.

AG
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always excellent food and love the music theme. Never disappointed!

DM
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was fantastic. The food was so scrumptious and the atmosphere and sound system couldn't have been better. Highly recommend.

OT
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The young lady that greeted us was extremely professional. Our waitress was also courteous, professional and knowledgeable. The food was fresh and fantastic.

SA
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My first visit to Exile was very positive. The seating was comfortable and the ambience was pleasing. Conversation was easy and without noise disruption. Music was pleasurable even though it wasn’t my favourite kind of music. Our table had four different dishes from the menu and everybody enjoyed their meal immensely. Service was very good. Our server was very helpful in assisting with menu choices. Server was also very pleasant and friendly.

Next time we visit Exile, we plan to go for Sunday brunch. We’ve heard it’s very good and the cost is very reasonable.

Overall, our first visit was pleasant, and we plan to visit gain soon.

ST
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always fantastic! Great food, great drinks, great service and the ambiance is second to none!

MW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exile is consistently excellent and very good value for money. The service is always warm and friendly. Love it fir brunch, lunch, and drinks!

SN
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere, artwork, service & value! Great food (brunch), would highly recommend!

DB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We went for the 2019 Overcast Burger Battle, the lamb donair burger. Always have enjoyed Exile's entry as they've never been shy about trying outside-the-box taste combos. This year's entry was tasty and appealing; my only mild criticism was that the "donair" sauce tended towards the standard North American donair taste-a little bit on the sweet side. A minor quibble as all four of us enjoyed the meal.

GT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The ambiance was good and staff were attentive but not overly friendly. The wait times were appropriate as you did not seem rushed and not left waiting endlessly. The food was very good, well presented and the menu had a excellent variety. Prices were reasonable but on the higher end.

I would recommend the Exile and would definitely go there again.

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