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Grand Cru Deli, Toronto, ON

Grand Cru Deli

4.6
4.6
43 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Wine Bar
We are currently serving our Winterlicious menu until February 13, 2020
Regular Menu NOT fully available.
https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/festivals-events/winterlicious/restaurants-menus/?view=tabList&ss=grand%20cru%20deli&key=415A73F27C01BC31852584B8007B632F

Do you like wine? Do you like food? Then Grand Cru Deli is the place for you! Our extensive and engaging wine program is the perfect pairing to our European deli-inspired menu. Join us for lunch or dinner. Private dining experiences also available. For more details, visit our website www.grandcrudeli.com.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Wine Bar, Comfort Food, Deli

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (416) 551-9221

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Ariel Coplan

  • Private party facilities

    Grand Cru Deli offers private events. Most parties book to enjoy private wine tasting events. For inquiries, please visit our website www.grandcrudeli.com or email us at info@grandcrudeli.com

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown / Entertainment District

  • Cross Street

    John Street

  • Parking Details

    Public parking lot right across the street at 263 Richmond Street.

  • Public Transit

    Osgoode subway station, St. Andrew subway station, Queen Streetcar, King Streetcar

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

What 43 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. o

    onwardtotokyo

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great Jewish Deli inspired foods and excellent wine list
  2. NN

    NotNAO

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Forced to take Winterlicious menu with no sandwiches or other a la carte dishes available. Super disappointing for a first visit.
  3. V

    Vick

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was delicious and the aesthetic of the restaurant is super cute with the coral walls and natural light from the front. Came here for Wintericious during lunch and everything was really good. Service was a bit slower than expected but we weren't in a huge rush so it didn't impact us too much. There was a mix up with one of the entree but the correct dish was brought over quite quickly!
  4. D

    Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is incredible. Such a hidden gem. The food is high end, original and delicious. The wine is out of this world. To top it all off, it’s reasonably priced. You can’t go wrong.
  5. J

    Jackie

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    I was looking forward to try Grand Cru Deli for its Winterlicious dinner. The server was friendly and attentive for the most part, but there was a sour smell at the front of the restaurant where we sat, by the window. I'm not sure if it was coming from the stairs area, but the back of the restaurant smelled better, I think (I walked to the washroom at one point in the back). I'm not sure if they had an off night or if that smell is normal for a wine house? I had the Matzah Ball Soup, Short Rib, and Chocolate Chip Cookie. The soup was fine, but the smell made me lose my appetite. The short rib was tender and good, but the portion size was small and I wasn't a fan of the side accompaniments, beans and spinach. The best part was the cookie which was fresh, melted in my mouth, very hot, and yummy.
  6. AP

    AntoineP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Grand Cru Deli during Winterlicious. Everything was amazing, our server was great and knew a lot about wine. Cozy atmosphere :)
  7. Z

    Zephead2015

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had lunch today - the Winterlicious menu. Matzoh soup, muffuletta and the creme brûlée along with 2 glasses of wine, one Syrah and one Gamay. I HAVE to mention the curly ketchup fries. WOW!! All was delightful, the service friendly and knowledgeable. All food was delivered quickly, or a quickly as we wanted. We'd go back any time. This visit exceeded expectations and we dine out often in Toronto.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    The food was just bad. The matzoh ball soup was like a bowl of salty oil. The muffuletta tasted like airport food, and the creme brûlée can only be compared to a ramekin of greyish baby food. The restaurant was freezing, the servers were nosy but at least attentive. Won’t be going back.
  9. TM

    TeresaM

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed the atmosphere and the freshness of the food. Friendly and attentive service. I would definitely dine here again.
  10. MS

    MatthewS

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2020

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    I wouldn't go if you're in a rush. We went to Grand Cru before the TSO and they didn't seem to realize that we had a show to attend. Waited 30 mins for soup, but had to jet before getting to enjoy it. Thankfully, they apologized and gave us a complementary soup. Before the soup incident however, the experience was pretty good. They had some interesting wines and the quality of the food was great. Olives were spectacular. Just don't go while in a rush or make it VERY clear to the server.
  11. RN

    RemiN

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2019

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    I was really looking forward to visiting this restaurant and was disappointed. We ordered 2 wine flights and the server just poured with no explanation. When asked if their "surprise flights" are always blind he did not give me a sufficient reply. We ordered food (cheese plate, salad and a sandwich) to go with our pairing but arrived after an hour ordering. I'm hoping that this was just an off night as the server was alone and it looked to be short-staffed.

    Grand Cru DeliResponded on December 30, 2019We are truly sorry for your subpar experience that day, this is certainly not the norm for us. We would love to have you back at your convenience to show you the hospitality we are known for. Sent you a private message with more details.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is amazing!!!!! I was hesitant on the food since it’s really a wine person’s dream but both were beyond incredible, great choice of wines at amazing prices and food that pairs really well with it.....plus the staff is exceptional which is an added bonus!!!!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. The meat melted in my mouth!! Amazing service. The server was so friendly. She wrote me a list of places to go while visiting the city. Loved the atmosphere too. I’ll definitely go back!!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Terrible service. Rude and made us feel very uncomfortable. Would not return
  15. GF

    GFipa

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chic spot. Extensive and impressive wine list. The food was great and the staff was really friendly and made us feel at home.
  16. TL

    TerryL

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Best matzo ball soup in a long time!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, wine and atmosphere
  18. WB

    WineByTheBottle

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect afternoon lunch/snack 😉
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent wine list, great deli style food to match. Amazing service from the somm Terry...were able to taste some pretty special Felton Road wines, which are not typically available. It’s so nice to have a legitimate wine bar back in the downtown core.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service and wine list.
  21. B

    Benoit

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came for some sparkling wine and a bite to eat an afternoon and wasn't disappointed. Service was friendly, wine list was very good and the food excellent.
  22. EB

    ElliottB

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food there was simply amazing. It is a must try and we will definitely be back. The wine selection is incredible as well. Cannot recommend enough. If this pops up on your radar and you are thinking about going, do yourself a favor and go!!
  23. RH

    RebeccaH

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is becoming my new favourite place downtown. The menu is a selection of classics and tasty bites that are exactly what you want for a simple dinner. The wine selection is, of course, very good.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great addition to the neighbourhood. Interesting wine list, knowledgeable attentive staff and delicious creative food. Very happy this is walking distance from home.
  25. o

    onwardtotokyo

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service from very friendly staff, delicious food and great wine menu. Will be back!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food with amazing wines and outstanding service.
  27. ME

    MELO

    Montreal

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was wonderful. It is not an extensive menu but enough to keep you happy while sipping a fantastic glass of wine. And the movie theater is across the street for after :)
  28. V

    Vischka

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection! Wine selection and menu are great, the service is friendly and knowledgeable, and the ambiance is welcoming and comfortable.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Service speed needs to pick up, the food took a long time to serve for a lunch service.
  30. CC

    CuriousCat

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great little spot for wine and snacks/dinner. The setting is cheerful and relaxed, wines are tasty, and the servers were all super nice and knowledgeable without a hint of pretension. I was pleasantly surprised by the generous portion of charcuterie and the airy chicken liver mousse, and I could have eaten vats of the toasty warm Cerignola olives. The picked mackerel was a refreshing start! I'd definitely come back, whether for a full meal again or stopping by for a glass of wine before a movie.
  31. JG

    JonG

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Fantastic, quiet wine bar with attentive and knowledgable staff. Great atmosphere, good wine, food and service.
  32. MW

    MadisonW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was warm and accommodating and the meal was perfect. The menu is a great high-low hybrid that I really appreciate - have to love the ketchup chips alongside a perfect, delicate salad! It is a bright spot in a neighbourhood shadowed by mediocre chains.
  33. SW

    SusanW

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    We really enjoyed our experience and the food but we found the amount of wine we got for a $15 price was very skimpy in comparison to other restaurants around the area.
  34. p

    pfelice

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was great, food was delicious, just quite expensive for the portion size.
  35. KT

    KatherineT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A great experience - cant wait to go back for the flight tasting!
  36. ED

    EllenD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food was very good. We had two of the specials and they were excellent. Would definitely recommend it, especially convenient before theatre.
  37. V

    Vinnie

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was excited to try Grand Cru Deli! It did not disappoint. Great food, amazing wine and lovely service with some delicious suggestions. Looking forward to coming back.
  38. HE

    HannahE

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great wine + great food. What more could you want. The ketchup fries are the best thing ever!!!!
  39. l

    livstruck

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Perfect spot for the wine geeks out there. One must order the mystery wine. Impeccable service. Thank you!
  40. K

    Karenb

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The highlight tonight, warm cerignola olives!

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Grand Cru Deli is rated 4.6 stars by 43 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross Street

    John Street

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown / Entertainment District

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Wine Bar, Comfort Food, Deli

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Public parking lot right across the street at 263 Richmond Street.

  • Public Transit

    Osgoode subway station, St. Andrew subway station, Queen Streetcar, King Streetcar

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Ariel Coplan

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

  • Phone number

    (416) 551-9221

  • Private party facilities

    Grand Cru Deli offers private events. Most parties book to enjoy private wine tasting events. For inquiries, please visit our website www.grandcrudeli.com or email us at info@grandcrudeli.com

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