It was a wonderful experience. Our server Kayla was friendly and gave great recommendations. We were served a glass of champagne to celebrate our anniversary which was a really nice touch. The food was delicious, portions were a bit on the small side so order more than you think you would need if you are sharing, which they do recommend. We sat at the chefs table (the counter overlooking the kitchen) which was great, as we got it see the chefs at work. We will definitely go back! Great food, great wine list, great vibe.
Grey Gardens is consistently one of the best places to eat out in Toronto. The combinations of flavours coming from the kitchen and options for wine curated by Jake is top notch and the room is beautiful.
The food was excellent and there was a very extensive wine menu.
Amazing! Eat everything on the menu. One of my best dining experiences.
Epic food, epic service! Very accommodating, and the food was incredible!
I loved my dinner at Grey Gardens. Beautiful room. The service and kitchen were a tightly run ship. Low key but all smiles, our experience came with an effervescent seventies soundtrack. Many diners around the room were humming. Good vibes. The food was delicious and interesting, playing with a balance of flavours in almost every dish. One of my companions thought they'd erred on the sweet side. He said he felt like he'd eaten a *candied* dinner! In some respects I might agree but it was never boring. They had a nice wine list. My cocktail was wonderful. Dessert, churros with strawberries was a little on the meh side. Maybe I chose the wrong thing. All told, GG is a very nice place to have a very nice time with good friends
Grey Gardens is a classy, modern place with excellent cocktails, a great wine list, and superb food.
In my most recent visit I had stuffed zucchini blossoms and a corn-infused ravioli. Both were delicious. The ravioli was extra special.
Service here is top-notch.
If you can, plan to arrive early to beat the crowd and claim a prime seat at the kitchen counter or cocktail bar.
Food and service were amazing. Great experience.
Loved the ambiance—very cool. I took my friend for her birthday and we ordered a few plates to share and a couple of drinks. The waiter was friendly and attentive, and I appreciated his help in selecting menu items that fit within my friend’s many dietary restrictions. We were a little disappointed that there was no dairy free pasta option (we love love love pasta), BUT, everything we ordered was so flavourful and cooked perfectly. I’m sure if we had ordered the pasta, it would have been bliss (I was drooling at the sound of them, all with butter).
Despite the extensive wine list, we started with the spritz cocktails, which I recommend (especially the mint flavour). During our meal, our waiter recommended a wine and it went very well with our first dishes. For food, we ordered: oysters, the beans (with shaved foie... the most unique dish and one of my favourites), mackerel (spicy, so my friend wasn’t a fan, but I thought it was okay—really needed that sauce though otherwise it was a bit bland), shrimp and spinach (yum), and the lamb (!!!!!!). That lamb deserves a round of applause.
Overall, we had a wonderful dining experience and I would go back (though perhaps with someone who can eat dairy!).
Fantastic menu and service. The cocktails were a taste sensation so was the food.
Awesome food. Really interesting wine list and staff who actually know the wines. Great experience
Best culinary experience by far. Exceptional service. Thinking about going back to Toronto for the restaurant alone.
This restaurant is a surprisingly well kept secret. Great flavors consistently well prepared, and an intriguing wine list. One of the best restaurants in the city.
Amazing food Amazing experience! Will be back for sure!
Great meal, great ambiance
An all around fabulous experience.
Really good food, excellent price point! Very crowded night, and I booked the reservation on the wrong day, but they managed to fit us in anyways; was saying goodbye to my friend as I'm moving, so I'm grateful I got the opportunity to eat at GG and tick off all Hoofland establishments.
The team made delicious food, water was always full and the bill didn't kill me. I'll be missing this food while I'm gone, but I'm thankful for all the wonderful memories these restaurants have given me over the years.
A quaint little spot in the middle of the bustling Kensington market. The food is superb. My friend and I shared 5-6 plates and were stuffed for days. An incredible wine selection to pick from, but slightly above average in terms of costs. Will definitely go back again and again.
Amazing! They made our anniversary so special, and we will return again soon!
My wife and I spent our 3 year anniversary dinner at Grey Gardens. The server was outstanding, she was tentative patient and even gave us a congratulatory glass of champagne, right as we sat down.
The food was amazing, we honestly could of kept eating all night. The atmosphere was excellent, inviting and engaging. We will definitely enjoy another night out at Grey Gardens.
Thanks for the great food, excellent service and providing us with a thoughtful experience.
Patrick and Stephanie
Delicious, creative food in an endearingly casual environment. Great fun to sit at the food bar and watch the amazing chefs work their magic.
AMAZING! AMAZING! AMAZING! The service, the food and wine recommendations. I’m raving about this place. We had the mushroom salad (not called mushrooms on the menu), so yummy. The Oysters! If you love oysters, you must visit!!! The ravioli, makeral- all so good! I highly recommend. It is pricey but worth every penny.
Sharing 4 - 6 small dishes per couple is the way to go. We had 5 and all were delicious. Allow two hours to dine. Highly recommend.
Great service, great food, and great conversation with the wine bar attendant.
Great INTERESTING food, good vibes, will return.
The food was incredible - each dish was so unique and flavourful. Our server was extremely knowledgeable and helped us create delicious wine pairings for each dish. My boyfriend and I both agreed this was the best dining experience we’ve had in a very long time. We will definitely be recommending it to all of our friends and will definitely be going back!
It’s a cool place with good food and great energy. I would go here again. With that being said I cant said it was the best food I have ever eaten but it did the job!
We have made this a stop whenever we are in Toronto. This place never disappoints!!
We totaly enjoyed the entire experience. The sharing was fun and the tastes were all so special and delicious. The bread was amazing. Garlic butter was yummy as was the chicken fat dipping dressing. We had 5 different things and all were great. Loved the salmon with fresh English peas.
The food and service were equally superb. Not one bad note in every dish we tried. Would 100% recommend this restaurant to people who love food. Go with a big group and try everything.
Wonderful recommendations from a great server. Lovely to sit in the patio and watch Kensington market go by! The zucchini blossoms were the best ever!
My husband is diabetic and they couldn’t give him anything for his birthday so comped our first 2 drinks. So nice!!!
Incredible, good food and great wine. Really good service as well.
Grey garden is a pretty little gem in the hood. We came here for a late night drink and a light meal. Food was good and service was great.
Liked this better than Don Alfonso 1890 that has two Michelin Stars. So yeah that’s the review!
Always a great experience with excellent staff and amazing food
This place never disappoints: the food, the music, the lighting (!!) and the best service in the city, imo (in that casual, not trying too hard but really attentive and lovely way.) just.. go. Get the fish dip.
Great food, quiet, and very good beverages too. The menu is limited in choice for the mains, though each item is delicious.
First of all I loved the vibe of the place. You can watch the chefs in action at most of the tables. Servers were friendly and professional. We ordered a few snacks. The Smoke fish chips n dip is to die for. And then we asked our waiter for recommendations since we’re already half full. He did a good job and what he recommended were just right for us. Among the dishes we ordered, the pappardelle is just simply delicious! They have a good choice of desserts to finish the meal too.
By the way, they also have a cool drafted kombucha. Must try