Grey Gardens

4.7
179 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Contemporary American
Top tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Bar Seating
  • Fit for Foodies
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 179 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Waitress took great care of us, and planned our meal instead of us picking! Loved that she was willing to do it without question. Food was but nothing “wow” or outstanding but was very fresh and seasonal

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

I love this place. Scrumptious oh-my-god eyes-falling-out-of-sockets food and knowledgeable ninja staff. I’m getting a second job so I can be a regular.

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Everything I’ve heard is true! Truly excellent and in my opinion, very worth the price.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

My husband and I were in Toronto on holiday.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Having read IHSARB, I paid close attention to the servers...and developed a new level of respect. They are terrific. The food was tremendous as well. The flavours were so diverse and remarkable. Having brought my friend here as her farewell to Toronto, I think it was the best possible choice.

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Very happy to have christened the opening of the patio.
Great service, loved the house orange wine.
Menu while constantly good, slightly repetitive, due to the paleo guests.
Much success to Jen Agg and crew.

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4.0Dined on June 26, 2018

I enjoy Grey Gardens - it's a beautiful space, lovely service. However as a vegetarian, the options are not particularly inspiring. It would be nice to see a non-mushroom, non-pasta vegetarian main course option added to the menu.

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3.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Very friendly service and nice ambiance. The meal consisted of several shared plates, which were very good but portions were quite small and I left the restaurant hungry, even with a $200 tab.

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Each dish had a unique taste and the mint spritz was refeshing.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

The service was excellent, an open kitchen experience at the bar, great playlist and lovely beer/wine selection!
Thanks
Megan Whiten

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Amazing! Don’t let the small menu and small venue mislead you.. this place is top 10 restaurants I’ve ever been. The service was above and beyond great, always had fresh plates and dining ware and table was always cleaned, staff was attentive and helpful and wait staff was great at explaining the menu and helping with suggestions for shared plates.

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4.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Really delicious food and a great setting, though I found it quite noisy and had to shout to speak with my friend.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Amazing culinary experience! Loved the chef’s counter. Staff was engaging, pleasant and knowledgeable. Kitchen was so organized and clean they were very efficient and fun to watch! Congrats on a great program you have!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Wonderful food and service. Kitchen view seats offered a great view of the activity and food prep (also a good conversation with a chef about knife selection). The only downside was high noise level when we first arrived. It quieted down later, but conversation was difficult early.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Awesome - as always! Thank you.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We had a wonderful evening. Great wine and very vibrant flavours. We were sharing with four and we felt that some dishes were a bit on the smaller side, to enjoy it to the fullest!

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4.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Our server was amazing. The food was fantastic, however the lag between courses was EXTREMELY LONG. By the time it came out, we were starving again! I don’t mind waiting a bit, but the wait was just too long. All else was excellent!

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

My new favorite. If this isn't one of the top restaurants in Canada this year something is wrong. Excellent.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

BLEW MY FACE OFF. I could eat here every 4 hours. BLEW MY FACE OFF. I could eat here every 4 hours. BLEW MY FACE OFF. I could eat here every 4 hours. BLEW MY FACE OFF. I could eat here every 4 hours.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Fantastic waiter. Great suggestions.
Found the chef, however, to be a bit aloof.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Awesome as always!!!
Food and service phenomenal!

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Great service and original food. Lovely place.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We had a wonderful birthday dinner at Grey Gardens. Outstanding, attentive staff made sure we enjoyed ourselves. The food was very well prepared and presented and the wine well paired. Unfortunately it was hard to make conversation as four guests at a table nearby were very loud and unconsidered to other diners. Apart from not hearing each other, we had a wonderful time and an outstanding experience at Grey Gardens.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Smaller portions of flavour intense dishes. We were blown away by each one that came out. Incredible!

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Our server was the biggest sweetie pie and the food was delicious! What a lovely time!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Great food, great service, beautiful ambience. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

10/10 As always !!

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Due to a party that stayed late we were accommodated downstairs and decided to stay there for the entire meal as it was a bit quieter. As always the menu and service were exceptional !

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

On a visit to Toronto.
Staff went out of their way to accommodate a Shellfish allergy. Great job, and excellent food and wine!

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Very enjoyable dinner. The food was good and service was attentive.

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

This was a lovely night. The service was warm and casual and the restaurant interior is lovely. Mainly though the food was outstanding. Special but comforting and tasty.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Simply outstanding. Great food, service and atmosphere

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4.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Food was very good but portions are very small and in spite of ordering many dishes we all got only one bite of everything. Good service and good vibe.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Absolutely fantastic! Will be going back.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

A pleasure from start to finish. High marks all around but it strikes me that perhaps the best thing about Grey Gardens is that it feels like a ‘local’ in the greatest sense of the term. It just happens to have a top chef, advanced beverage program etc. I’m weary of chef driven restaurants where the experience is subverted by their ego. Grey Gardens strikes the right balance between all things. It has a very confident maturity for such a new restaurant. It exceeded all expectations and I’ll be back again soon.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Very unique extremely well prepared food and a large, thoughtful though French-centric wine list. Excellent cocktails too.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Everything was absolutely divine! Every dish was interesting and delicious. The wine list was extensive and if you eat one thing it should definitely be the crabapple and granola dessert. It was heaven.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Phenomenal restaurant. Attention to detail and execution were exemplary. Tiniest criticism was the dessert presentation, but that should not discourage anyone in the slightest.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

The food is fantastic - every dish we had was really good. The atmosphere is great, but there should be more tables instead of seats at the open kitchen and bar. Service was friendly, though it could be better.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

I reserved for Good Friday dinner with family and Grey Gardens did not disappoint! The food was amazing! The wine list terrific and enjoyed the cocktails and cider selection. Definitely a repeat! Ambience was also very cool and comfortable. Great music selection through dinner service....Brought me back. Ha!

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