Grey Gardens

4.8
399 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Contemporary American
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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).
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Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was helpful and not overbearing. Food was great, and the recommendations were very good.

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m
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is fabulous, and the atmosphere is relaxing. One of the best food experiences I've had in awhile in a great part of Toronto. Highly recommend!!!

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KT
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and wine were delicious and the service was outstanding. Our thoughtful server event brought us over a candle on a plate because we were celebrating a birthday but didn't have room for desert. It was a lovely touch :)

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SA
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We really loved the food and the service at Grey Gardens. We are already big fans of this restaurant but every time we come here it seems the menu gets better and the service more in control. Overall, it was very much worth the visit.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sat on the patio. Great service, amazing food! Highly recommended.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing meal. Food and service was great. Will definitely come again.

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j
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

superb!!
awesome hospitality and food ! a must go for foodies

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DB
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best meal we had in Toronto, in a weekend of excellent meals. Highly recommended.

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d
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a wonderful spot. Warm, serene atmosphere with a vintage twist and the food is incredible. It’s an open kitchen so a touch loud at times but not oppressive. Would totally recommend. It’s a jem!

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CM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Grey gardens has the best service and food. Hands down. Such a beautiful atmosphere too.

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AL
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed it! The recommendation was to have 5sharing plates but that was too much for us. Starting with 3 max 4 would have been better. Our server was lovely though.

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IF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food with very different and interesting ingredient combinations!

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DS
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

As a dedicated foodie this was a must try spot. And it did NOT disappoint. One of the best meals I have had.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love it! 10/10

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JH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious, interesting combinations of flavours. Sat at chef/bar. Nice interaction with chef as to choice of dishes. Great for sharing, which is what we love to do. Fun, funky area to explore after dinner and have a coffee or gelato or drink etc. (we're over 70....but go for it)

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A close friend was visiting from out of town and we enjoyed a wonderful dinner on their patio. Their food was outstanding as always and our server was terrific! Although Grey Gardens is a small restaurant all of their staff are very helpful with accessibility as I am a wheelchair user. My personal favourites from the current menu are the scallops and the allium salad. The hand torn noodles and trout were also fantastic as well as both of the desserts. I look forward to my next visit!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service was superb!

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CH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Awesome food. Perfect girls night out.

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K
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Our request to sit at a table vs the kitchen bar was accommodated, which was really appreciated as my partner and I wanted to have a romantic birthday dinner. Our server was excellent and helped us replace our wine when we realized we weren’t enjoying our bottle and brought over a somolier to help give suggestions as well. The (replaced) wine was fantastic and the food was excellent!! Beautiful plating and flavours, and I thought the portions were fair for the cost. Would definitely return.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Food was underwhelming....

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were celebrating a birthday and this was honestly one of the best dining experiences we have had in such a long time. Our Server, Ben asked if he would like it if he took over ordering and we accepted. We only had a few food aversions (no allergies) and he hit the nail on the head. He was sooo polite and professional, so why wouldn’t we leave the decisions to him. He was our favourite! We wanted to take him home!! Thanks Ben for everything you did for us that night. Truly top notch service, food, wine selection, atmosphere and value for money.
Grey Gardens...until next time. Thanks for the memories.

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SM
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An exceptional restaurant with a menu, wait team and ambiance that keeps us coming back for what is always a fantastic night.

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MH
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have already been telling people it is best restaurant experience I have had in years! I loved everything about Grey Gardens!

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FC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Creative intensely flavorful cuisine. Each dish a nice surprise. Highly recommended.

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JH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Phenomenal restaurant- food was amazing, the wine reccos were spot. Our waiter was fun and attentive .

I would reccomend it 100%

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HJ
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious meal, excellent service and fantastic wine. A little pricey but a great meal.

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DC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Restaurant is in Kensington Market and from the street you would not think much of it. Not much signage. But the food is amazing. Very creative. Many options and great wine list. Prices very reasonable. Staff is very accommodating and attentive. We had four nights in city and decided to go there a second time and to order different dishes than first night. Highly recommend.

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AR
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome atmosphere and service. Wish I could do it all over again!

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A
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best meals we’ve had in a long time! The description of the dishes sounds simple, but the flavors are amazing, it’s hard to even explain how good this place is. If we lived in Toronto, we’d be at Grey Gardens as often as possible (though it is expensive so can’t go too often!)

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PM
Toronto
35 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant always nails it! I love going here for the innovative dishes, amazing wine list and exceptional service.

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Great service. Food was not at the level I expected from Jenn Agg

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AM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Delicious outstanding food.
Timing of drink orders with food not great.

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k
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

really liked the place , staff was great , food excellent

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MB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely time. Great ambience, perfectly attentive service and addictive bread and schmaltz! Looking forward to the next visit.

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AD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic experience all round. Food was excellent. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Service is impeccable. Great ambiance. Highly recommend for any occasion!

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MR
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything about our visit to Grey Gardens was exceptional! Both the food and the service was outstanding. Will be returning soon to try the items on the menu I wasn’t able to last time.

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BP
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Memorable night at Grey Gardens. Excellent service and delicious food. A third but not last visit to this Kesington market restaurant!

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M
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing food and service and loved the location but it is pricey

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LC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

During my business trip, I made a reservation to dine at the Chef’s Counter — overall, I was charmed by my experience. The food was delicious — I ordered the Scallops, Allium Salad, and the duck and pea pasta dish. I was really impressed especially by the Scallops and Pasta. I would recommend Grey Gardens for just about any occasion.

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KO
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional service and amazing food. Spaced well, no rush. Lovely cocktails and wine. Small, warm, friendly.

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