Grey Gardens

4.8
222 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Contemporary American
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • 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 222 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Only trouble...hard to get a table if you are two people even if you think you have reserved one so you end up at the chefs bar....i.e counter.

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s
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service and amazing food. Looking at the menu,I was underwhelmed and was concerned that nothing we ordered would be particularly tasty, but every dish melted in your mouth! Beautifully presented, unique in flavours. A definite must if you're living in or visiting Toronto.

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SW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

All around, fantastic dining and drink experience. The drinks were great, the food was superb, and the service was warm and friendly. We took my mother for her 65th birthday, and it was the perfect restaurant to celebrate this special occasion. Kudos to the team at Grey Gardens.

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w
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The wine selection was extensive, and the accompanying food was very good. I thought the pork tongue was remarkably fine, as was the pasta with chanterelles. The service was flawless. It was a relief to find a bar where my friends and I could talk without music and background noise drowning our conversation. Prices were reasonable, considering the quality. Street parking is possible. I will certainly go there again.

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RN
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Portions are way too small for the price. Great flavor and outstanding cocktails but need serious adjustments in prices

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D
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Service is top notch, food is great. Enormous wine list. Had a great time here, we'll be back!

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PM
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I love Grey Gardens innovative menu, exceptional wine list and amazing service. One of my favorite restaurants in Toronto.

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JV
Toronto
39 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is awesome. Sitting at the chef’s bar is a pleasure watching the calm and talented chefs prepare the brilliant dishes.
Already rebooked.

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AH
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was my second experience at Grey Gardens and it was, again, wonderful. I was celebrating an anniversary milestone and our server immediately brought us some complimentary sparkling wine. The food is incredible, each plate with developed and unique flavour, and the wine list is full of amazing choices. The servers are all incredibly kind and helpful. I will return often!

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CH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A delicious restaurant in the heart of Kensington Market. Street parking right in front. Absolutely outstanding food. Really fun to sit at the bar and watch the chef's prep the incredible food. The menu looks straight forward till you taste each dish. Can't wait to go back.

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N
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Located in the hip Kensington neighborhood, Grey Gardens has catapulted its status through its accessible but inventive food. My samplings (ok I ate all of it) included: a riff on (smoked) fish-and-chips via dip, a zucchini, fennel and sesame fennel salad, a wonderfully bright heirloom tomato, mint, melon salad topped with chili flakes and buttered panko, pickerel fish over bok choy, and lastly a peach and peanut cake finished in a hot pan of butter over a basil cream and topped with peanut brittle with peach sorbet... all with a view of the kitchen expediting process!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere and amazing amazing team! Excellent food with a perfect focus on pure & powerful taste

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Good food, but it was very hot in the restaurant...detracted from the meal.

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KK
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Fantastic food. Delicious cocktails and great wine list.

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JB
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a perfect evening. Thank you to all of you for making our experience so wonderful!

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k
New England
23 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

What an outstanding dinner! Every dish was a 100% keeper

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, nice lighting, friendly staff, romantic, a little too loud

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RQ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We Love Grey Gardens! 5 times and it’s never disappointed us.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing as always

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p
Toronto
54 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had four ladies sitting next to us that screamed at each other whole night. It was quite obnoxious to tell you the truth.
The food was interesting and different, the service was perfect and friendly, and overall we really enjoyed ourselves.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved the whole evening from start to finish.

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SS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Stunning flavors. I couldn't believe how original and tasty the food was. Not cheap, but so worth it

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T
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was incredible - really amazing and the service and the venue was fantastic. Wine was to die for. The only negative was that the music was really really bad - terrible 80s music.
But we loved the place.

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K
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service were excellent as always! The staff always goes above and beyond and makes it an easy choice when looking for consistently delicious meals and ambience.

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k
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food and amazing presentation. Fish was wonderful

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AS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was truly spectacular. We let the server choose our food and wine and it was incredible. It was expensive and worth it. Perfect for a special treat.

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JS
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Highly recommend this spot.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food and service was spectacular!

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JW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional experience with excellent food, low key but talented servers and service. Nothing needed was missed by anyone and arrived to our table before having to ask. Great wine list; extensive and full range of options.

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ND
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The ravioli and the pickerel were amazing! We had a great waiter who gave outstanding service. The place was beautiful and trendy. I loved it!

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HM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and even better service. Thank you for a great dinning experience :)

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C
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Very nice and cosy atmosphere. However, the food and drinks are WAY too overpriced for the amount that you get. You would expect a decent portion for a $30 pasta, but in reality, it was only a few spoonfuls. Don't get me wrong, the food tasted great, but the portions were extremely small. I expect fancy restaurants to give tiny portions because that's the stereotype, but I didn't expect Grey Gardens to fall into that category.

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J
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely service and atmosphere. Food was great, enjoyed every dish. One of my best meals in a while!

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MI
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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KS
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Awesome food and friendly service.

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FT
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been to GG several times, and each time has been lovely. This was our 7th wedding anniversary, which I didn't mention to the staff because it's personal - for the life of me I don't understand why people feel the need to broadcast their life events to restaurant staff, they have better things to do than bringing you a sparkler or what not. For the first time we were assigned seats at the counter - which, strangely, most people seem to dislike, but this is actually what we prefer, and they were very comfortable. At some point they suggested moving us to a table and we declined. The service was excellent, and although I'm not asking for a Cheers-like "where everybody knows your name" experience, being told "welcome back" and having my gluten intolerance remembered, that's very rare in this city and I appreciated it - as actually having something I can eat! I won't bother describing the food because it changes often - suffice it to say it's delicious. The wine list is unusual and worth studying in advance; I chose a delightfully odd bottle by Italian winemaker Arianna Occhipinti that I am going to dream about for some time. As always the ambiance is perfect and you cannot help but have a great evening. Thanks again Ms. Agg!

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PR
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Chose Grey Gardens for a reunion with an old friend and was so glad I did. It was such fun sitting at the bar and we were able to hear each other talk. Each dish was absolutely delicious — strawberry churros dessert amazing. Only criticism is that service was very slow to start. We waited quite a while to be offered a drink and didn’t feel terribly welcome. In the end, though, a great evening.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food in a chic and bustling atmosphere.
Loved my spritz- perfect for a hot summer night!

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SC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food, great service. Unique plates and even though dishes are designed for sharing you get your money’s worth and leave feeling full.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

This was the worst restaurant experience I ever had! Our food was not cooked, over priced, tasted awful. Do yourself favor and go check out the pizza place down the street instead, you will be far more satisfied.

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