Grey Gardens

4.7
277 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Contemporary American
Top tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
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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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood
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Hours of Operation
Dining Hours:
Monday: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday: 5:00 pm - 11:00pm
Saturday: 5:00 pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 5:00 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 277 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had an amazing anniversary dinner on Saturday night at Grey Gardens. Wine list was extensive, cocktails were delicious and the food was everything we were hoping for and more. So many flavours and different textures...it was a really wonderful meal. There were surprising elements to each dish we had. The standout being the Agnolotti pasta. Servers were very attentive and really pleasant. Will definitely recommend this restaurant and hope to come back soon. Thanks Grey Gardens!

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SJ
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fine dining is a big treat for us. We had our anniversary dinner on Friday night and were blown away by the beautiful and delicious dishes. Also, I don’t think I’ve ever had such responsive and truly friendly group service. I can’t wait till my our next Anniversary. My only helpful feedback would be that the butter tart dessert had very little flavour.

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A
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

New to the city of Toronto, my husband and I came up from Detroit for his birthday – I planned all of our stops around places that had been highlighted for exceptional food, and after reading about this restaurant in eater, I knew we had to come. We had an absolutely incredible experience, sitting at the chef’s bar and sampling several items from the menu. I would come back in a heartbeat! If only they would open a second location in Detroit… I can dream!

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OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just wow, everything was great from start to finish, wonderful experience!

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g
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Out of the way but worth the trip. This is a find because of the care, innovation and freshness of each dish.
We were in town for two night and we ate their both nights.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The interiors are lovely the staff is great :
the host , and servers are fantastic .
Sitting at the bar was just ok , the bartenders a little too aloof and not attentive enough .
The chef table & actual servers, amazing .
The food was delicious - the pork chop would make me leave my happy home - thank you Bjorn !
It’s my second time and I will be back . Highly recommend .

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OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely evening at Grey Gardens. The food was excellent and it was an innovative and well executed menu. The wine list and cocktails were excellent and we were very happy with the attentive service. Overall a great experience and would highly recommend!

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BG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

It doesn't get much better than being seated at the chef's counter at Grey Gardens. You get to watch terrific food being prepared by very skilled people who care about and take pride in what they do. And the wine list includes a number of excellent by-the-glass options. One of our favourite places.

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BB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Probably the best food I've ever had in my life! The staff is incredibly knowledgeable and able to walk you through the entirety of the menu and wine list in order to recommend the perfect food and drink for your tastes!

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T
Toronto
38 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome dinner ... cool venue (loved our seats and the chefs table) ... fantastic service ~ thanks, Ben! will be back for sure!

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w
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fine dining while still having a cozy neighborhood feel. Really outstanding service. One of my favorite places anywhere in recent memory.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was fantastic - truly worth trying out!

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LS
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was great and the service wonderful. A nice place to go for any reason.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible service, wine, ambience and small plates.

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JD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Was visiting from NYC and read about the restaurant in various sources. Menu and wine list online looked very inviting. Was able as single diner to try a few things as they prepared half portions for me. Very accommodating. The chef from Rügen, Germany and server were both very helpful in assisting me. Definitely worth the visit.

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KA
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything about our dinner here was amazing!! A+++

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LS
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was the best meal I've had in years and also one of the best ever. Every course was well beyond expectations. It does not do justice to the precision and care that goes into the dish but I could eat the brussels sprouts by the bucket full and having the shrimp in the shrimp at grits arrive as a shrimp sausage was a very pleasant and tasty surprise.

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PA
London
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

The place was really noisy. The food was not good, the tastes were not getting a long nicely.
Good cocktail.

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JZ
London
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Still one of my favourite restaurants in Toronto. Decided to come here for my birthday dinner without hesitation. Highly recommend the scallops dish and desserts. Try their pasta dish too.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is outstanding. It was one of the best meals I have had in the city. Service was very attentive and top notch. It’s a bit noisy given the hard surfaces and tight quarters but it lends the room energy.

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V
London
38 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great little out of the way spot that does some interesting sharing plates. Lots of eclectic dishes particularly if you like fish. I would recommend the Brüssel spouts with duck egg, homemade crisps with smoked fish dip and the scallops.

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s
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant that has been open for a couple of years but our first time there. We were blown away by the staff, food, wine list, atmosphere. Everything was just right. We went for a birthday and it was perfect. Definitely making this a go to spot for a great night out!

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GS
Miami
57 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

I loved this restaurant the first time I went but when I went back this time there was way too much fish on the menu,

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R
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful, cozy space with a balanced and delicious menu. Will come back soon. :)

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OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great experience. Arrived a tad early but our table was ready & we were seated immediately. Wait staff did a good job of explaining the menu & catching in with being intrusive. Drinks and food we're excellent (as we expected). Music was perfect. Decor was lovely.

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JV
Toronto
39 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Epic. This place rules. The menu changes, try everything. Great for sharing. The real deal for foodies.

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DF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

After reading some glowing restaurant critics reviews about Grey Gardens I finally got a chance to go and experience for myself. The small plate menu is absolutely amazing... the taste of the combined ingredients and the presentation are second to none. The service is friendly, helpful and efficient! I can see why reservations in advance are needed. If you haven’t tried Grey Gardens yet, and you love to try new food combinations to share And are looking for a spot where the atmosphere is lively with all guests enjoying themselves, then you should book now!!

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WE
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Two meals here recently, one for business and one a family event, both were outstanding. It's a short but well crafted menu. It leaned towards seafood on these visits with not much in the way of veg (but the grilled eggplant dish was really tasty), and there are no vegan options. The wine list shows thought with some reasonable pricing - relative to other excellent Toronto locations.

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MB
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

best restaurant I have been to in Toronto for great food and vibe.

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AL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was a pleasant surprise and a triple threat with interesting food, outstanding service, and a varied wine list. We also have to commend whoever was controlling the music playlist as it was a wonderful variety of mostly 80's adult contemporary. The decor is cute and whimsical and not at all stuffy. Our group enjoyed the complexity of the flavors in the dishes even if we didn't love them. Favorites included the Broccoli, Cavatelli, Shrimp & Grits, and Hamachi. Our server was a breath of fresh air--unpretentious, funny, and lovely with a homing device for a half empty water glass. Well done.

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ZP
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff were amazing! Little pricey but it’s Toronto so no surprise and the food was great. Over all a great experience and will definitely visit again.

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NT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

2nd time here and the food is delightful. I am from Vancouver and visit Grey Gardens every time I am in Toronto.

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FG
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing! Food is original and absolutely delish. Small menu of sharing plates changes regularly. And the vibe is cool. You won't be disappointed!

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CB
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was excellent. The food was excellent! Overall a very enjoyable experience

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MO
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Food was good overall, got 4 dishes of which 3 were fantastic (Hamachi, Octopus and the Mafalde). The Cod was pretty boring compared to the other 3.

Main downsides are that the portions are small and very expensive for what you get. Ended up going somewhere else for dessert as I was scared of how small that would be...

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m
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Unbelievable food. Top notch service. But not stuffy! Really really superb

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AM
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and Service was great! Believe our server was Tristan! Amazing service. Food was amazing! Shout out to the whole team boh and foh at grey gardens. Will return:)

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A
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing job! Everyone was making sure that we have a great experience. It appeared effortless but we could tell that a lot of hard work went into it. The dishes were soulful and well thought out and tasted amazing! One of my most favourite food experiences!!!

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F
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent, creative, fresh food. Sat at the counter and it was wonderful.

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JP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My overall experience was very good. All of the food that I had there was delicious. I went there for a Birthday dinner treat to myself and they made it very enjoyable. Visiting from New York it was a very great meal, and a great way to experience Toronto's restaurant scene.

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