Holts Café - Bloor

4.5
132 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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French / Canadian
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Business Meals

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About

Holts Café is closed for renovation

Thank you for your patronage and we look forward to welcoming you back in Fall 2019 when we reopen as Colette Grand Cafe at Holt Renfrew.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French / Canadian, Café
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Hours of Operation
Daily 11:00 am–6:00 pm
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Phone number
(416) 960-7817
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Jeff Richards
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Private Party Facilities
We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.
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Private Party Contact
our Private Event Coordinator : (416) 960-7817
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Cross Street
Bay Street
What 132 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.0
Value
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GB
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love Holt's for business lunches. Dirk always serves me and is the BEST!

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S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

I took two friends for the first time for them and we had a great time!

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DW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just a really nice spot to host my sister for her bridal brunch. Thank you.

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L
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

All three dishes (BLT salad, stuffed calamari & ravioli) we ordered were yummylicious! Ingredients were fresh and the dishes were nicely presented. We will be back.

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F
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our waiter was charming and very knowledgeable. I had the Chicken Milanese which was fabulous. It was a very healthy sized portion served with s large arugula salad on top. A perfect lunch. Everyone in our group was impressed by the food quality ,presentation., and service.

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DA
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Pared down menu. Excellent location and service but needs overhaul. Tired interior. Appears to be failing. Renovations delayed? Was a hot spot but concerned now re closure

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EF
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

We were surprised to find that this restaurant is still open. We had been told that it was closed for construction. We had a tasty lunch and will be returning soon.

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B
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Had the BLT salad which I’ve had many times and was disappointed with it this time. They’ve changed it and it was not nearly as good. Not sure if I’ll have it again.

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MW
Toronto
34 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect as always and that cookie with the ice cream and strawberries, keep that on the menu pleeeeeasse

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 1

The chicken in the 2 salads we ordered was fatty and just poor quality. The burger patty was clearly frozen and really not worth$19. The truffle fries were good.

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PM
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This has been a great spot to meet for lunch and I have enjoyed it many times. I am happy to say I assume I will continue to enjoy it.

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G
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely experience. We are long time customers and hope the new owners equal the ambiance and service

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CM
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is the best spot to have a business lunch. Food and service - Excellent! 5 star

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LS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love the ambiance. The service is fantastic. The food is very well done.

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V
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

The server was either new or totally incompetent. In the weeds the whole time. Every table of hers was waiting for something. Food came out could and not cooked after 45 minutes. Her fault never entered order. Comped the food but so what. We couldn’t eat it. Had to go somewhere else after eating there

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Poached egg was not poached (basically hard)
Food came almost an hr after ordering

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AB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Accommodated my request of a quiet table but our order was delayed and took a long time to get‼️

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i
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

I think its time for a renovation; sad to see the Poulaine sandwiches gone too

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S
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

This is always a great place to meet for lunch....good menu, quiet conversation, great service...no sense of rush..enjoy for as much or little time you have.

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SF
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

The salad was terrible
A spoon full of cheap veggies on a huge bowl of lettuce
For $20
Shameful
If I were alone I would have sent it back
Disgraceful

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WN
Edmonton
16 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Solo lunch, in from Edmonton had a lovely time!! The food was great and the service was top notch. I wish I remembered her name. She was lovely! Food was delicious.

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A
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Despite the construction all around this venue, every effort was made by staff to provide a comfortable ambiance. Service was impeccable without being intrusive. The food was perfectly fresh, well cooked and well presented. The menu was varied without being ostentatious. My guest and I were honoring her recent birthday and in her Thank-you note, she wrote, 'I loved being at Holt's. It was perfect.'

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It is a little noisy during the lunch time rush but don’t be put off. Food was delicious and beautifully prepared.

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AM
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Menu rather limited however food was very good but a little pricey as one would expect here.
Service could have been better, at beginning of meal asked waiter for separate cheques he came with one at end, had to ask for coffee and water refills, I know that's rather trivial and it certainly didn't spoil our day, however an establishment like this should run a little smoother without these basic service issues.

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F
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

BLT salad disappointing. No tomatoes! You have changed the recipe! Go back to original please

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KB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 2

Very expensive. I asked for extra pita with the hummus and was charged 3$ Would not go back

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M
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Great location in the store. Menu needs more salads. Very limited

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JA
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved the food. Everyone here at the restaurant was so friendly. Our waiter was excellent and friendly.
The food was excellent and we loved the ambiance. It was not noisy at all.
The cocktail special was great.

For sure we would return with more friends. I highly recommend this place for everyone.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Very overpriced for simple food. Fried sweet potatoes delicious.

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SH
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful wait staff
All 3 enjoyed our meals

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BA
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I must say that our waiter, Val, was excellent. Our salad fresh and delicious. I would definitely recommend and come back again.

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WB
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

The beef patty in the kid’s slider was burnt and the bun was stale and hard; the spaghetti was too garlicky dry and tastes like fried noodles. BAD food even though they gave us free ice cream to compensate for it - won’t make me go back again. We are visitors from HK and come annually, but not again!

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AS
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I find the restaurant very noisy however our server was lovely & accomodating - perhaps 12:30 is not the best time for me to return - so looking foreword to Colette’s opening

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AS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Please hire an acoustic engineer and bring down noise level

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j
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Jesse was great; fast & friendly. The Chicken Pot Pie is always a hit. Pls don't close!!

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SB
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

I miss the old menu. Not enjoying the Collette menu at all. Miss the onion rings.

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RD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

The restaurant is presently undergoing a renovation. Despite that, my friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience there. The food was delicious: entrees and desserts, and the waiter, Val, was very pleasant and efficient. I made sure to tell the chef after our lunch, how much we enjoyed our food. I plan to return.

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c
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love eating here. Always a great experience!
Perfect fir birthdays and great shopping afterwards 👍❤️🎂

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JD
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

It is way too expensive. The food is good, but not extraordinary. The prices are simply not justified and for that reason, I would not recommend the Holts Cafe.

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KG
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Very hot and stuffy - told that everyone felt the same way.. uncomfterbul to sit longer then 30 mins. Peeled myself out of the seat literally. House made ice tea was great though.

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