Gustav Chophouse and Bar

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It all started in the late 1800’s.. a young Gustav Johann Garbe got on a boat from Bremen, Germany to New York, destined for the North West Territories of Canada. Gustav stood up and stood out, always with family, friends and community at the forefront of his mind. His drive, passion and core values have directed four generations of self made entrepreneurs to where we find ourselves today. John Garbe, in the name of his great grandfather, has assembled a team of exceptional professionals. The culinary artists, led by Chef Jeff Anderson, have over a century of combined experience. The menu has been carefully developed, relying on local farmers and community for unsurpassed cuisine. The service experience is firmly rooted in family and friends. This is Gustav
What 81 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.4
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.0
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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patriciab
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent .best seafood platter anywhere.and cocktails were so good..i love this place ive been 3 times and i just love it..this is what a restaurant should be like..excellient.i highly recommend this place

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience2

Like eating in a low rate diner in 1993. Nothing interesting - very basic and generic. Low quality ingredients, and zero imagination

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kAustin
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

I brought my partner Gustav to celebrate his 30th birthday. We went to Gustav for a “pre-dinner” stop and we enjoyed the buck a shuck oysters and the beef carpaccio appetizer. Both were amazing, very impressed with the oyster presentation and skillful shucking - so fresh, amazing sauce selection and very clean oysters. The carpaccio was very good as well, would definitely order again if we come again (were from out of town). Our server was very pleasant and attentive as well - thank you! My only critic would be to try to have a live music that sets the ambiance of the restaurant as this was the only thing that made the evening a little less romantic than we hoped for. However since it was our pre-dinner, it was a fun stop to start the evening.

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CS22
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Celebrated a friends birthday. The back room is the place to be and our server was very attentive to all our needs.

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Martini17
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for a Friday night Birthday dinner!
We started with 18 buck-a-shuck Malpeque oysters. The three of us then proceeded to graze through the appetizer, salad and sides menu.
We try to eat fish at least once a week so we avoided meat dishes.
We thoroughly devoured 10 different menu items including spring rolls, spicy calamari, vegetable tempura, Greek & Asian salads, seared scallops, seared Ahi tuna, and vegetable Dim Sum.
All the fried items were exceptional. Great crunch and no oiliness!
Our final course was their exceptional carrot lava cake which the kitchen jazzed up for my birthday celebration.

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Lilly
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

When we walked into this restaurant for the breakfast, the server led us just next to the entrance even though there were ample of tables inside instead of the entrance. She even disappeared over 10min so we needed to wait and other new customers who were just entered needed to wait for her a while.

The food was so good over expecting. However, the attitude of server was not good. She need learn more professional attitude. And I was surprised that 18% tip was included......she did now deserve 18% of tips.. I really want to give all the tips to the chef!!!!!!

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CS22
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our Waiter was very attentive and our party of three all enjoyed their meals.
It was not busy so the noise level was not too bad.
A local favourite and highly recommended .

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KatieG
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great breakfast, reasonability priced, great service, would for sure done here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience3

The seafood platter was to die for! Great live music too

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Dani
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing!!!! The food was SO good!!! The waitress was super nice!!! It was the perfect place to go for a date night!!

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Rick
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food quality was very good. The kitchen is definitely dialed in and doing a great job.

Servers were a little snobby and not service with a smile orientated.

I was a little surprised as last time I was there food and service were exceptional. Perhaps just an off night for someone???

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vipSarahP
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing oyster special that we took advantage of for $1 each. The house white wine paired perfectly with it. Check price of bottle vs glass as house wine is $1/ounce
Valentine special appetizer of seared scallops was only 2 small ones for $18 so not as good of a deal as the oysters. Would recommend restaurant. Bar staff were friendly and helpful

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vipvita
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Nice meal, service was not greatest this time.

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RobynG
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience3

Pricey and less than adequate food. Poor cut of meat for steak and not cooked as requested. Nothing special at all.

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JanL
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Excellent food and great service. We really enjoyed our meal

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience1

We were seated in a booth in the bar, perhaps the restaurant is a more pleasant experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service but
Very loud
Hard to talk with friends

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GerryG
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every single aspect of fine dining was met! Everything from the service to the atmosphere was terrific! It was a tad noisy once a party of 15 had arrived but it was to be expected with loud crowds.. the solo musician was amazing, such a great blend of songs. Overall had a fantastic experience, HIGHLY recommend!!

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vipDJinTO
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Went here for New Years dinner, but it was clearly at or beyond capacity, so we thought we'd give it another try a few weeks later, at a slower time.

Unfortunately, the same problem: Service was excellent, atmosphere was excellent, French onion soup was excellent, but the steak, for the second time in a row, for each of us, was average at best. Cooked properly, but not enough taste. I've had better steaks at places like the Keg.

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DougK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was excellent and the service was great. Enjoyed the live music

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patriciab
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Experience was excellent we had the private area..the food and service is superb.we had the 225 dollar platter for 4 ..its was superb..seafood and steaks ..its our second time here..we came back because the food is superb..you cant beat steak and seafood

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ChristineC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best food I've had in years this will be the place to eat every time in in Collingwood loved the ambiance a little pricey bit you get what you pay for

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DebbieN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience1

Ambiance doesn't match the price. Poor service, very noisy.

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DrewF
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience2

Waiter spent less two minutes with us, and was only seen to take our orders and to give us the bill. Live music was too loud, unable to hear my wife. Food was great. The manager was helpful and responsive, getting the aioli sauce for my wife which our waiter forgot to bring.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good food and good service, very pleased with our visit.

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SharonJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Enjoyed our evening. We had the turkey dinner but found the turkey not to have a lot of flavour, disappointed. I think the turkey was rolled instead of a whole turkey which has more taste. They ran out of apple crisp so we were given apple pie which was just so so.

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KellyL
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Two years in a row we had Christmas dinner there. Enjoyed it a lot. Changing it up a little bit for next year would be nice! Highly recommend it to take a little of the stress off of the women out there!

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Bona
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The atmosphere was festive and the food was very tasty. Price wise the amounts could be a bit more. Overall it was a pleasant experience for a Christmas dinner.

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SandraC
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

We were the only table at lunch so hard to measure ambience. Very nicely decorated for the season. Lovely artwork. Service was excellent. Soup was delicious but the salads, which were our main, were very overdressed. However, the chef was quick to replace one that was returned. Having been there several times we would definitely recommend for lunch or dinner.

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LiemV
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome place great for dinner ambience and services.

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KevinR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I was in Collingwood for the weekend despise my wife for relaxing getaway checked out some restaurant reviews and decided I'm going to Gustav's it was amazing my wife has celiac and can only eat gluten-free food Not only was the food very very tasty they changed a few of the items like their French onion soup and made it so she would be able to eat it for the first time because as people know French onion soup usually isn't gluten free all the other Foods were amazing steak Lobster excetera but best of all was the service our waiter unfortunately I didn't get his name was terrific not only with us but his other interactions with other people's tables next time we're back in Collingwood we will definitely be going back highly highly recommended

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SaraT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favourite restaurant in Collingwood. Always great service and amazing food!

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Desy1986
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

It was hard to understand the waiver with his accent. They burnt my steak on the outside and the inside was over done. The potatoes were dry

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal and service. Nice ambiance.

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Shannon
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our first time at Gustavs and we cannot wait to go back! The food was incredible and in our opinion one of the best dining experiences in the area. Our server Jordan was fabulous and gave us a great overview of the menu. Not a single complaint!

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LorrieD
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The food was very good. The service was excellent. It was our waiters first day but you would never have known it. The only negative was it was really loud but we managed. We would definitely be back.

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GaryfromCanada
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed out time at Gustav's. The food was excellent and the service very good.

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JodyK
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were celebrating our anniversary. The service was fantastic, the food was amazing, overall a wonderful evening out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

It was a nice meal - I had the ribs - a little dry but onion soup great ! my friend had the trout special and it had many bones but her butternut squash soup was very good!
Our husbands had the sirloin special - the medium rare steak came out rare and was sent back and came out perfect the 2nd time - both men enjoyed their steaks

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WendyM
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

It was my first time there and will most certainly dine there again.

FAQs

Gustav Chophouse and Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (705) 443-4461.

Gustav Chophouse and Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 81 OpenTable diners.

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