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Gare de l'Est

4.5
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460 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary French

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Pre/post-theatre
An authentic and modern French brasserie that celebrates the Parisian dining experience. Please note that at this time we are offering a limited menu.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 460 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service, delightful food, lovely atmosphere.

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MattB
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and simple menu. Patio is set up well and felt safe given current Covid restrictions.

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SuzanneC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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CiprianB
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service, good price!

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staceyg
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delish food, great service. And being very covid-careful.

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Valerie
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service! The staff was so attentive. We truly enjoyed our experience and will definitely be coming back!

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DavidW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The patio was wonderful, the food was delicious, and the staff were lovely. A great spot

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RumRunner65
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They follow strict pandemic rules. The whole experience on the patio was great! We had the soupe du jour, cold corn, followed by moules frites and steak frites, all wonderful!

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MaryamO
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Nice patio and good service. Chef pass by and greeted us in person.

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MichaelR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Nice to be back after the covid quarantine! Patio was busy but not crowded, service was friendly and helpful, food was delicious as was the wine. The pork schnitzel with the potato salad and arugula salad was tender and tasty, the steak frites was cooked to order and delicious. It is great to have these small independent places in the neighbourhood !

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DouglasL
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was very good considering conditions of dining out now. Staff did a very good job.

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vipfivetogo
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Loved the patio of Gare de l"Est. The spacing was good for safety's sake and yet we still felt we could enjoy the presence of other restaurant patrons. The food was great. I have mussels and frites and both were very good. My husband liked his steak and frites. In fact, the frites were very tastey. The only disappointment was the steak tartare appetizer which my daughter said was too salty. A shared chocolate dessert and coffee finished off a very pleasant meal and experience.

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LuceL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Good value and under the circumstances very well done.

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JohnR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

Both food and the drinks were mediocre at best. Fries were burnt. The nicoise salad, meant to be a main course, was tiny. Mojito I ordered was tasteless. At least the service was good and outdoor patio was pleasant! Definitely not worth the price tag.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very friendly service. The food was amazing!!!! One of the best fish that I’ve ever had around Toronto!!! The wine that we had chosen wasn’t available but their sommelier suggested another one that was as good if not better as the one that we wanted at first. Definitely coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service and food. Sommolier was fantasitc with resonable and affordable wine. 10/10 would reccomend!!!

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colleesu
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My first time eating out since March 15th. Such a pleasure. It felt safe. The food and service were awesome. It was truly magical.

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GailA
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely covid119 safe dinner on the patio. Lots of space. Amazing beautiful presentation. Helpful sommelier. Great chat with him and thankful the server brought him over. She was a lovely attentive server.

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vipBiggieandHon
Toronto
27 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We thought we would try out your new expanded patio. It was nice to be able to walk from our neighborhood to your lovely restaurant and have a delicious drink and charcuterie platter. Our servers were very attentive and we enjoyed ourselves immensely.

Thank you!

SB
ShaunB
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We booked a table for our 10th anniversary in July 2020. Due to covid safety protocols we knew things would be different this year. The staff however went above and beyond to make our night special starting with glasses of sparkling wine! We felt very well tended to throughout the meal. And I ordered the coconut cream pie ( because it sounded so retro) and it was amazing!!! A wonderful night from start to finish.

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Genevievep
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Very nice outing with friendly staff. Food on the patio on a beautiful summer night is the thing to do during covid.

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Rhoda
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Kristin was our server - what a delight!!!
And I can’t stop thinking about that charcuterie board. Can’t stop.
Sooooo yummy.
Will be back soon!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Safe, yummy, great service and excellent wine

CJ
ChristinaJ
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a nice meal out on the patio. The service was great.

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Foodie
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The set up was very good for social distancing and safety measures were well regarded. The service was good. The food was good overall but the salad greens were soggy. Overall a very good experience and would recommend this restaurant.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Spectacular brunch.

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KarliF
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for the careful approach to service considering COVID-19

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vipPrivate7777
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing customer service ! Highly recommended!
Will come back !

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Aubrie
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just a lovely lovely night for both of us. I keep coming back here!!

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PeterM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Excellent outdoor space during these very hot summer days with lots of wind and shade. On cooler days you might need a sweater or jacket.
Very attentive and friendly staff.

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vipIluvfood
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service on the patio. Food very good.

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MaureenB
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience2

Our server was not knowledgeable
She was not able to make recommendations in wine or drinks
Seem
To know very little about the menu
Very basic service given the level
If dining experience being offered
This impacted the ambience
Surprising given the excellent service at Ascari East

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AnneK
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Loved the ambience. Menu, given Covid 19, a little restrictive at this time. Staff most welcoming and professional. Wonderful to have this restaurant in the east end of Toronto close to the Crow’s Nest Theatre. Parking underground also a major asset. Patio most attractive and tables spaced out with the required social distancing requirements. Masks provided.

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Sheldon
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

Nice spot for wine and oysters, however the rest of the food was exceptionally underwhelming. Will not be going back.

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KD14
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was fantastic and the menu is perfect for the summer weather - lots of light and fresh dishes. The staff took all precautions to keep us safe but was still friendly, kind and knowledgeable. Great to have such a fantastic restaurant open again !

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FreddieD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for brunch and sat on the patio, due to Covid-19 restrictions. It was lovely, service was very attentive and food delicious. It's a bit loud because of the cars, but not really bothersome. Totally recommend this place for brunch/dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service!
Went there for anniversary, was welcomed by professional greeter and provided high level of service from server. Restaurant even started us off with free drinks without even asking as the greeter over heard us saying it was an anniversary.

Food was very good and reasonably priced.

Especially recommend the pork schnitzel and poulet roti.

Delicious tarte a la noix de coco (coconut cream pie).

This place needs 10 stars, not 5.

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AnneH
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A great restaurant and patio. The only caveat is to wear a face mask to get to your patio table. It makes no sense, you are outdoor all the time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We live in the area and frequent this place often. Sorry to see their beet salad wasn’t on the menu but still the dinner was fabulous as always, amazing steak tartare, service was impeccablee and we felt very safe with their Covid 19 protocols .So glad their patio is open once again‼️

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Janet
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The staff were pleasant and helpful and the service was first rate. The oysters were excellent, if a little expensive. Our main courses and dessert were very good.

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Gare de l'Est is rated 4.5 stars by 460 OpenTable diners.

Gare de l'Est does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.gdlbrasserie.com/shop.

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