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Fri, 2/23
8:00 PM

Grey Gardens

117 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary American
Top tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
You can never be all things to all people, but you can make a restaurant that meets all your needs, and maybe other people's too. That's really what Grey Gardens is, a place that at first glance seems like a vibrant room – full of people happily slurping wine and oysters and scraping the last of a buttery black truffle sauce off a hand crafted ceramic plate (that's somehow, just the right plate for a sauce of this consistency) – but it's really whatever you want it to be, within that vibrancy. It's a wine bar, where you bring new dates or hang with old friends (is this a Kelsey's website??) with a really great cider list (and a secret sake menu), it's the fancy anniversary dinner you reserved a month in advance, it's your once a week drop-in spot (you always get the same thing).
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American, Seafood
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Hours of Operation
Dining Hours:
Monday: 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday: 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday: 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday: 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday: 5:30 pm - 11:00pm
Saturday: 5:30 pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Wine Bar Hours:
Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sunday - Tuesday: 5:00pm - 12:00 am
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Phone number
(647) 351-1552
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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What 117 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Food was amazing, staff were super attentive and friendly, drinks were excellent. I proposed to my partner at this dinner and I was taking him out for his birthday - couldn’t have chosen a better place.
Loved that the kitchen is visible and is kept so clean. Lighting and music was great, good ambience.
Two thumbs up 👍🏼 👍🏼

emma (Toronto)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

The somm did an amazing job recommending wine for various preferences. The food was outstanding and the server did a great job recommending options. I think we all had an great time.

5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic meal. I would go back, desert was suboptimal everything else was great

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

I discovered Grey gardens this summer and it has never failed me. The service is impeccable, my boyfriends flight was delayed and they kept the kitchen open later just so we could still make it. We never felt rushed, the server spent some time with us on the wine list and suggested a great pairing. Every dish was fantastic (even their bread is over the top delicious).

Their carpaccio melts in your mouth and the ravioli with truffle is next level. Highly recommend this spot for a date night or catching up with old friends over good food and wine with a super cool atmosphere

BoultonRussell (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Enjoyed a lovely meal at the bar. If you enjoy seafood and sharing plates, this spot is highly recommended.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

One of the most glorious dining experiences I ever had

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Amazing food! Trish the server to order foryou.

Very very noisy.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Amazing food and wonderful service. Will definitely be going back.

Bax91 (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Went to Grey Gardens for Valentine's day with my girlfriend.

Overall, I would rate this restaurant as an average experience at best. All the reviews that I had read and all of the buzz from word of mouth about this place seemed to make this the perfect spot for a great meal, though my experience was slightly disappointing.

Ambiance - very standard for a wine bar, nothing extraordinary. The room was quite busy when we were there which made it difficult to hold a conversation. Additionally the table we were seated at was quite narrow and I could basically hear the entire conversations of each table on both sides of me.

Food - The food that we ordered from the appetizers were tasty, however I bit taken a back by the limited selection on the menu combined with how overpriced it was for the amount of food and drink we were served. We ended up spending $200 on 4 drinks, 2 small appetizers, and one minuscule pasta that we shared.

Had an enjoyable time, but was left with a sour taste in my mouth because of the hype from the reviews and the website that raised the expectation for this experience, which was not met. Don't know if I would come back or recommend.

OpenTable Diner (London)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Grey gardens is a restaurant that has the resources and potential to be one of the best restaurants in Toronto, but they haven’t quite reached it. The food has its highs and lows. Their signature dish of sweet potato agnolotti with black truffles was amazing. But their black cod dishes needs to be taken off the menu ASAP. The cod was a little too burnt for my taste and it also had an overpowering foam sauce that flooded the plate. Lastly, there is not a single restaurant in Toronto that would charge over $30 for a 3 oz piece of Cod. This was $37 and it was poorly executed and not a very tasty dish.

Other than the very disappointing main course, everything else was fine. I would give it another shot when their menu changes, which it often does.

I also found it strange that their staff would drop off a plate and say one word and leave. No more description. Like, here’s your black cod and that’s it. Except for one of the kitchen staff, who actually had the decency to name a couple components on the plate. Overall, they don’t seem very interested to be serving their guests. Maybe it’s a Sunday night and they had a long week, who knows.

Erica (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was outstanding, as expected, I don't think there is a bad pick. You can see the chefs working which was great. Jen Agg always opens restaurants that put an emphasis on great service. As per usual in Toronto, plates are for sharing, not very large, staff recommended 5 plates shared between two people for a satisfying dinner. I would budget about $200 for dinner for two. Loved all the attention to small details like the brass coloured cutlery.

OpenTable Diner (Manitoba)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Recommended by a friend, close to where we were staying. Staff very helpful and knowledgeable. We had a wonderful experience!!

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

The food is so food. Especially fish and oysters
The service is excellent.

vipOpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Fun experience! We liked the “smalls” better than the “mediums”. Oysters were delicious. Enjoyable take on many conventional dishes. Nice ambiance, very good service.

Leah (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

We shared Bread with Herbed Butter & a Schmaltz, Beef Carpaccio, and Oxtail Pasta. The pasta sauce was so unbelievably rich and luxurious. We can't stop talking about it. We then had this wonderful Danish desert - little homemade hot pancake-like donuts with homemade ice cream. It had a crazy crab-apple sauce that was so tart and wonderful. Dreaming about that too! We can't wait to go back.

vipAdrianne (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

We shared a few different dishes and so glad we did: every one was terrific. Sitting at the kitchen bar was fun though next time would prefer a table. Our server was knowledgeable and anticipatory. Ambiance was cozy and energetic.

OpenTable Diner (Ottawa)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

The food was amazing, especially for the value! Unique dishes that blew our minds! The staff was informative and approachable.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Went to Grey Gardens for a first date and I was really impressed. Our reservation for 10 was a bit delayed just because of how packed the place was but the staff was very accommodating. Service was awesome, our server was very attentive when we were running low on drinks or needed anything. Would definitely recommend to a friend! Also the date went fairly well which is an added bonus to my memory of the evening.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

My girlfriend and I had a great dining experience at Grey Gardens. it was a special occasion (anniversary) for us, and we were treated to a glass of bubbly when we were first seated. The staff were very accommodating, attentive and friendly. We were seated at the kitchen bar, right in front of the chefs preparing food. At first I was not sure this was the place I wanted to sit, and I asked to be moved. The hostess said she could do so when a table opened up. But my girlfriend and I soon found the kitchen bar seat was intimate and interesting, so we opted to stay.
The food was delicious, flavorful and rich. I enjoyed hearing about the wines that were on offer. We lingered over our meals as plates were brought to us at an unhurried but timely pace. This was a dining experience that hit all the right notes, from service to food, and then some. We loved our evening at Grey Gardens. I can't wait to return!

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Wonderful food and service