Grey Gardens

4.7
311 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
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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).
What 311 People Are Saying
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4.8
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4.7
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4.3
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The staff was hospitable, the ambiance excellent and the food/ beverage amazing. Definitely will be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lorraine is the best!

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was really great. Really nice wine list. Love the place.

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f
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic evening! The food, the service, the attention to detail, the great vibe and wonderful wine pairings were all perfect. Would recommend this to anyone looking for a special evening in Toronto!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

There is no better restaurant in the city. World class in every way. Thank you!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything Jen does is perfect. This was my second time at Grey gardens. Wine was dope, food was dope, service was on point. My water was topped, my wine was topped. Table was maintained. Thank you to the whole team,you are great.

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t
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service.! Staff were very knowledgeable and friendly. Made excellent suggestions. Great ambiance and excellent food and wine!

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AR
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Amazing and delicious food! Highly recommend - very active environment. We enjoyed it very much!

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AK
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 2

The service was outstanding. However, we had two issues:

1. The entree (Tandoori Lobster) was very underwhelming in terms of flavours, portion size and presentation. There was nothing Tandoori about it. The flavours didn't go well together. It was too basic and flat for a $50 entree. The negroni was also very basic and flat in flavours for how much they are charging.

2. Although I love the open kitchen concept and the decor, there was this cold draft that kept hitting us because of the entry door, which requires a heat curtain. It ruined the entire ambience / feel for us.

I personally won't be going back. It's just not worth the price.

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D
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

It's been one of my favourite places in the city since they opened.

Today I was disappointed with their Potato (small) dish and their Banana dessert was not at par at all. They did offer the chocolate dish when I told them I wasn't happy with the molasses and not at par compared to their churro dish in the past. I was simply full by then.

However, I am very happy to have enjoyed fettuccine with uni, truffles, and a very good lobster dish.

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m
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome place, great service, would definitely return.

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J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best place! Food, wine, ambiance, service - all amazing

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The food and ambience were great. The service was pretty good, though felt a bit incomfortable with the main server. Overall, the experience was positive.

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NB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was excellent, and restaurant is amazing for a date, or drinks with a friend.

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DA
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What took me so long to go to this restaurant? So delicious -- and excellent friendly and knowledgeable service too.

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OT
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

I was recently surprised by an less-than-pleasant experience at Grey Gardens. I understand that many restaurants have an 'out by' time, and we were informed that we had our table for two hours. It was surprising though when at 2 hrs and 1 minute into our meal, with only 1/3 of a cup of coffee left to finish and no one waiting at the front door, I was interrupted mid-sentence by a staff member informing me that our allotted time was up and that we had to either pay the bill or move to the bar. In this situation, where there were other empty tables / spots at the bar, no one waiting, and we were almost done our meal, I thought they would have been more professional. One of the reasons I have enjoyed Grey Gardens in the past was the excellent service - I will be thinking twice before making my next reservation.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service was great! Very attentive servers. Great ambience as well. Great place for a date.

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MC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, wonderful...wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, wonderful...

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HP
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Our waitress was adorable and attentive, and made the experience extra nice. The atmosphere is really great. I thought ravioli was super tasty but it was only 5 tiny pieces of ravioli (27$). Perhaps easier on the truffle and give a few more pieces? I didn't really like the starters -- sashimi scallops were okay but needed some salt, and brussel sprout salad was strange. I will go back and try it again when it has an updated menu. I'd love to book their private room downstairs for a birthday (so charming!), and sit at the bar for a date some time. I think this place will stick around if they don't get too expensive and keep the charm factor at the same level.

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VR
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing Service from the minute you entered the restaurant! We had amazing seats ; right at the chefs bar! It was awesome! Our server was so friendly and knowledgeable 🤗 all of our meals we’re made so deliciously - hands down one of the best restaurants I’ve been to in TO - will be going back 100%

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DM
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing experience! Great atmosphere + excellent food! Wine list was extensive as well

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BL
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing! Can't wait to return

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OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday. Ravioli was delicious!

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JM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Oh my goodness THE PASTA. We've been talking about it since.......The kind of pasta that makes you stop talking to your guest and makes you wish you hadn't agreed to share. Memorable meal. We'll be back.

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SG
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Went there with my sister this past weekend, at her request. The food was excellent and the ambiance was just right. Also, our server was very helpful and obliging. The pricing is high for sure, but not enough to deter me from dining here again.

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t
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Not bad but would not rave about a dish. Sat at chefs table. Dishes were not explained by chef as they have been at chefs tables throughout North America. Saw chef eating with fingers from the food being prepped. Only one dish- the scallops- stood out.

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C
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place . Great food great service

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MD
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything is always perfect. Thank you for a lovely evening!

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OT
Toronto
35 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was delicious! The atmosphere is great- really enjoyed my meal, looking forward to returning!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ah-mazing!

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MP
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a MUST!! Go here and enjoy a meal.

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AC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service as always! One of my favourite places to go. An extensive wine list that the staff know and can guide you through to find the perfect bottle(s) for your dining experience.

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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
3 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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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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