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 48 People Are Saying
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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal and service. Nice ambiance.

S
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!

LD
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.

GC
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.

JK
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.

OT
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

WM
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our new favourite restaurant
Great food and always great service

MS
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was phenomenal. Do your tastebuds a favor and get the French onion soup.

KS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Awesome food. Loved the music. Only complaint is, it is a bit dark but we are older 50-60. We will definitely be back!!

g
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food is good. Place is comfortable. The calamari had too much batter and was greasy but the rest of the appetizers we shared were delicious. Burgers are great!

BT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome service. Was the first customer in for the day. Meal came with in minutes. Very friendly staff.

A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great wine and loved the live music. We would recommend this restaurant to all our friends and family.

C
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner the first night so much that we made breakfast reservation & dinner for our second nights stay at the Georgian Bay Hotel! The seafood platter for 2 was amazing & butternut squash soup & half price bottles of Wine on Wednesday nights plus an amazing band playing in the bar! The next evening a guitarist who was also singing great tunes was so enjoyable with our filet of beef dinners & French onion soups!

E
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

It was very convenient to have a nice restaurant right in hotel. Food was good, however was expensive. Ambiance was great, especially with the live music......lovely evening!

f
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner. My seafood pasta was quite possibly the best I have had. My husband thoroughly enjoyed his fillet. We told our server that it was our anniversary. When the desert arrived it was on a huge plate that was decorated with "Happy Anniversary" written in chocolate. It was too beautiful to eat - but we managed. This was our first time having dinner at Gustav's, but it won't be our last. Great job.

E
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

The food was prepared quickly and was a piping hot, generous portion. Everything was prepared and presented nicely, but the vegetables, although I like them el dente, were significantly underdone, and drowning in butter - there was a puddle of it on my plate when I was done! The stuffed trout was delicious, and my friend said her steak was done to perfection. We asked for bread, and were given a curious choice...it seemed more like a breakfast bread, what with its cranberries and touch of cinnamon. It came warm, but was definitely not fresh. The service was good, overall, but we were left a very long time, before our order was taken. The musician that night was amazing - a very accomplished guitarist, who played a wide variety, with feeling and skill!

KM
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food is great but a bit pricey, like the live music. + local art

OT
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

After listening to the local radio ads claiming Gustav to be rated as one of the best, I was very disappointed . Atmosphere is plain and boring, food was mediocre and the noise level from the adjoining bar was unacceptably loud.
The highlight was that when I returned my stake, it was tough, they were gracious and replaced it with a better, but not memorable one.

I expected something much better but "plain Jane" describes the overall dinning experience.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Enjoyed food and good service with great friends!
Fresh bread and hot food! Delicious dessert and great value as we ordered off the cheflicious menu

SA
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Six of us chose Gustav’s for dinner while visiting Collingwood for our Annual Ladies Roadie. We had great service from Ian, enjoyed our various appetizers and entrees, and took advantage of half price Wine Wednesday, (bottles). Highly recommend the restaurant for wonderful food, efficient but not intrusive service , and reasonable prices for the quality that is served. Enjoy your next Special Meal out, at Gustav’s! 😋

OT
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Friend reunion

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Pleasant little spot. The waiter was very attentive. Food was good. Ambiance was nice.

JH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Our dinner experience was great as far as food and service. However we decided to go to the bar to listen to the entertainment afterwards and the bar service was terrible. Had to wait quite a while to be served; never offered a second drink and then had to wait and ask another server for a bill so we could leave. Had to get out of our seats to show them we were leaving!

AE
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Food tasted good and the service was nice as well. There was live music on a Thursday night which was loud (as it should be), but we liked the singer and their repertoire so it was a plus for us. We would eat here again next time we visit Blue Mountain.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

First time. We really enjoyed it. Our waiter was really personable and engaging. Food was great. Would definitely return next time I’m in the area.

LL
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, amazing staff!

CB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The chef, Jeffrey Anderson, is awesome, comes out to speak with clients and prepares food with exceptional flavours. The staff are courteous and very willing to help with anything. Best place in Collingwood, Ontario

DM
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Excellent breakfast and great service! We enjoyed it very much. One suggestion is the meat should not be extra. The breakfast price should include bacon or sausage with the eggs. It was $3 extra. I have never seen that before at breakfast.

JF
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gustav’s is a hidden gem! The food was delicious, the presentation was beautiful and the service was excellent. We will definitely return on our next visit to Collingwood.

ES
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Just always feel a little rushed or maybe it's the waiter who looks like he's rushing around.

T
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I've been to Gustav Chophouse a number of times and never been disappointed. The food, service and ambiance has always been excellent.

JG
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great anniversary dinner here. There was live music and great ambience. The waiter was old school and very professional.

Quite impressed. Good choice for sure!

H
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food, just a little pricy, noise level from the bar was louf

M
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Great staff. Food was prepared in good time was very nice date.

JK
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was delicious. i would reccommend it to anyone.

S
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We started with drinks at the bar before getting seated in a private corner booth..Courtney was fabulous, doing double duty - bartending, and serving us. Chef was super receptive and accommodating to allergies at the table. Great cocktails, great wine (on an exceptional updated wine list), great food, and wonderful service. Highly recommend Gustav!

LD
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our second visit, celebrating our anniversary. From the moment of walk in, seating to amazing service, we were treated awesome. The food was made to order delicious all around. Our server made our anniversary all the more special. She was personable, friendly and efficient. She went out of her way to make sure we were having a great celebration. We have turned this into an annual tradition. A definite must go, see and taste the experience.

KR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic meal and great service. We'd definitely eat there again.

SM
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We really enjoyed our dinner at Gustav and ordered the special. The charred corn was beyond delicious and was a highlight of the meal. We enjoyed half bottle wine pricing and maybe enjoyed that more then we should have. I have to mention that a definite highlight was the staffing. I wish I knew their names but there were 2 men serving our table and they were amazing. They knew the ingredients and made recommendations and filled our dinner with humor. Thank you.