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Gare de l'Est
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
8 oz striploin, fries, peppercorn jus
Hand chopped ontario beef, traditional garnish. With fries or salad
Food was delicious. Reminded me of being in France.
Finally got to Gare de l'Est as we've been wanting to go for some time since it opened.
Overall it was a lovely night, no complaints. Food was tasty as expected, and the service was excellent; our waitress was fun and funny as well as professional. Perfect.
Our only small issue was the ambiance. This likely has something (a lot?) to do with covid, but with the tables spread out and at a minimum inside, we ended up at one end of the room and it didn't feel particularly romantic or classy. However, we chose to be inside, and clearly the 'vibe' was outside, although it did fill up inside as the night progressed.
So a high reco for the important stuff, no questions. But I sincerely hope that we can all get back to non-covid seating soon!
Delicious! We dined al fresco under the heaters. It was great.
Gare de L’Est is an east TO gem. Excellent selection of unique cocktails as well as the classics. My negroni was superb. Wonderful French brasserie menu and satisfying variety of wine options. The food is delicious and beautifully presented. Service is professional, relaxed and attentive. Love this place for a special night out. Since it is 2020, I’ll note that they follow solid COVID protocols. They also have heaters to extend the patio season.
Shared birthday celebration!
Fantastic service, great sunny patio facing south. Mussels were really good, I would go back just to have them again.
In between our visits, we forget how delicious the food is!
Our server was friendly and helpful. LOVE the patio ♥️
Great double date night! Service is exceptional, food is fresh and authentic and prices are reasonable. WbT a great Neighbourhood spot while having the ambience of something in the core.
Excellent Pandemic care (blue gloves worn to take away used dishes) overall meal was fine as was service. We enjoyed our Special Occasion and look forward to our next excuse to celebrate.
Service was great without being overbearing. Food was excellent - highly recommended the chicken liver mousse. Staff knew it was an anniversary dinner and provided us both with a complimentary glass of bubbly...very nice touch. Will definitely be going back.
The service and food we're exceptional! Will definitely be coming back!
Very French Menu with mostly classic brasserie dishes. The staff were very friendly and courteous. We did eat indoors since it was civil. The tables were well spaced to satisfy Covid requirements.
Great patio and super friendly and organized staff.
Went for brunch, we both enjoyed their bennies and coffee.
Our brunch dishes were delicious. Outdoor patio very nice, and friendly staff service.
This is my new favourite restaurant. It has a casual vibe with quality food. The portions are big. The service was friendly and professional. I had avoided it in the past thinking it was upscale but I was wrong. It has a great classy feel.
Delicious and felt very safe. We’d love to visit the patio again soon.
Great meal and very friendly service. Very good experience
It was my first visit after hearing about it for so long and i would recommend it if you are out for a very nice evening..
Not as good as the last visit. Service was professional but not personal. Food was overall good but fries were not fresh, salad was too sour.
Delicious brunch and excellent service. Looking forward to another visit. Happy to have Gare de L'est in our neighbourhood!
GDL has done a wonderful job of creating a quality dining experience during the pandemic. Kudos to the staff - keep up all the hard work!
Food is fantastic and a beautiful patio.
I will be back.
Pretty good food, but very limited menu. Typical French food and somewhat overrated place, where you pay $36 for an standard-quality "steak frites". We would gladly eat here again. But there are many other (better) restaurants in Toronto, which are higher on our return-to list.
Great steak frites, and the coconut cream dessert was absolutely delicious! We love this place and come regularly for excellent French bistro food.
I was there after work for drinks with colleagues. There’s a large, incredible outdoor patio! Unfortunately the restaurant is located at a busy intersection and during rush hour it was quite noisy. The cocktails and wine list were fantastic. Service was very good and attentive. I found that there wasn’t a large selection of shareable appetizers. We opted for the charcuterie which was very delicious. Would go back for a different occasion.
Amazing food and wonderful service. Taking care with masks and distance. Really great spot
We have been here for dinner and on Sunday we were there for first time brunch. Everything was excellent! Great food quality and perfect flavours, our server David took care of us without feeling overwhelmed, the whole experience was great, despite the rainy day, we were very comfortable eating at the patio. Can’t wait to come back!
Traditional French food enjoyed on a patio! Professional, cheerful, attentive service -- all keeping the safety of staff and patrons in mind. Altogether a positive experience.
Great outdoor patio. Pretty spacious. The brunch here is superb. The croq madame is omg
Service is pretty slow, food was not that great
Food was very good - halibut a bit overdone....service was excellent.
Reservations were at 745.....Although appetizers came in a timely way, main course did not arrive until 950. Around 915 we were ready to take a pass on the remainder of the meal.....restaurant started shutting down around 10. We felt rushed.
You were nice enough to comp a liter of Rose......thank you.
We won't rush back.
As usual the food and service was great. We had seafood, dessert and drinks on the patio. First time having Rose on tap and it was surprising quite good. Best to ask for a table away from the entrance - there was hot air & kitchen smells from the vents blowing right onto us on a very hot day. They were full up so make reservations early if you have specific dates and times in mind.
Good food. Very organized for COVID era dining. Patio is spacious and appropriately full of happy diners.
Wonderful service, delightful food, lovely atmosphere.
Great food and simple menu. Patio is set up well and felt safe given current Covid restrictions.
Spacious patio well separated from adjacent sidewalk and wonderful wait staff. The noise was due to occasional passing traffic (ambulance siren and loud motorcycle) but to be expected on a busy intersection. Food quality excellent per usual, kudos for a good dining experience, not merely a "good for COVID situation" dining experience!
Great food, great service, good price!
Delish food, great service. And being very covid-careful.
Amazing service! The staff was so attentive. We truly enjoyed our experience and will definitely be coming back!
Gare de l'Est is rated 4.5 stars by 494 OpenTable diners.
Gare de l'Est does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.gdlbrasserie.com/shop.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.