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Parallel, Toronto, ON

Parallel

4.7
4.7
631 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Middle Eastern
Parallel brings together the experience and background of the three Ozery brothers, Alon, Guy, and Aharon, to create this unique space and product.
“We grew up in a home where sesame butter (tahini) was consumed regularly alongside flavourful Mediterranean cuisine. Parallel was born from our history and love for sesame butter. It’s part of our culture and upbringing, and we want to share that with you.
There are few ingredients that are as versatile, nutritious, and just as damn tasty as sesame butter. That’s why we decided to make it in all its forms: try it in our dressings, salads, dips, bowls, and our famous homemade halva, and seed what is possible.
The three of us share a passion for simple meals with fresh ingredients, bold flavors, and innovative techniques. That, along with our love for good coffee, art, music, and community, is what shapes the Parallel experience.”

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 21 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Israeli

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Thu 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri–Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (416) 516-7765

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighbourhood

    The Junction

  • Cross Street

    One block North East of Dufferin/Dupont

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Dufferin Subway- Take #29 Bus to Dupont. Walk North on the East side to Geary Ave. Turn right onto Geary Ave and walk until you reach 217 Geary (on the South side)Take Dupont bus (#26) to Dufferin St. Walk North on the East side to Geary Ave. Turn and right onto Geary Ave and walk until you reach 217 Geary (on the South side)

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 631 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. V

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoyed this place. Great food and service ! Will definitely be returning.
  2. MB

    MichelleB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is such great quality and beautifully presented. Great place!
  3. K

    Kennedy

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this spot. Great atmosphere and amazing food. Options for vegetarians and GF.
  4. PD

    PhyllisD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food, cheerful ambience - a great place for a Saturday lunch.
  5. DM

    DianeM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second time going to Parallel and I can’t speak more highly about the food and flavours!
  6. HM

    HarveyM

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Ok eats Falafel burnt on exterior Dips very good Mushroom Soup very good Grilled mushroom dish had way too much arugula
  7. MO

    MmOs

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! Will keep coming back!
  8. K

    Karen

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    I found it very uncomfortable sitting in the outside area Either too hot because of the heaters or drafts and cold! Left with frozen legs and feet
  9. J

    Jasper511

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food as always, especially the Parallel salad and the dips/pita. Our server was really great at first and then we went 45 minutes without any check-in. We wanted to order more pita for the dips and lamb shank gravy but didn’t get an opportunity.
  10. E

    Emily

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great hummus, patio is wonderful, service was relaxed but attentive.
  11. FD

    FoodieD

    Montreal

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    We have been ordering from Parallel from Uber eats and loved it so we wanted to try it fresh from the restaurant. To our disappointment we do not know why but we got a cold lamb shank. Things happen but the restaurant was not busy. It was cold and the sauce was congealed. I notified the waitress she promptly returned it to the kitchen. I thought they re-fire the meal but they reheated I believe in the microwave. It came out tough and stringy. They compt 50% of the dish but my wife ate her meal alone really offsetting the experience. For the price point this is not worth it. I recommend Azhar Kitchen for the same price point but much higher level service, food prep, and care.
  12. MW

    MartineW

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great place to go. The food was delicious and also really healthy, though vegan options are a bit limited. The drinks we had were delicious too. The service was excellent and the ambience felt unique - I would definitely go back.
  13. SM

    SheilaM

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughters took to Parallel for dinner last night and I loved it all. Food was delicious. We shared a bunch of stuff. So fun! Nice wine list and the service was exceptional. What a cool place! Will definitely be going back soon!
  14. SS

    SherylS

    Tasmania

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always!
  15. C

    Cindy

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had enjoyed a delicious meal at Parallel. The food was yummy and plentiful and the service was excellent.
  16. S

    Sammy

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went to Parallel for the first time with a group of friends. The food was fantastic! We ordered the both salads, falafel and the mezze platter to share. Super filling, fresh and delicious. Will definitely be back to try more!
  17. LL

    LeeLee

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Always great, consistent food and drink. Never disappoints
  18. RH

    RHMH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    We found the food overall too salty, which made it a bit difficult to really taste the food. We expected better after reading some very good reviews.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always. The food is outstanding and satisfying, price/value is excellent.
  20. TO

    TimOB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is outstanding. Inventive use of spicing, portions that are generous and an and creative menu. This is a great reataurant.
  21. P

    Pauline1321

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, good portions. Perfect for sharing!
  22. P

    Poupounette

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quality is always A+
  23. J

    Jsfromto

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Parallel’s food was so delicious. Best hummus and falafel I’ve ever tasted. So many great vegetarian options too. Highly recommended.
  24. s

    sunitr

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food Great beers Great service
  25. T

    Thibicaa

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Parallel has been on my list forever, and it did not disappoint. Only intended to order apps but ended up ordering the lamb shank and it was absolutely delicious. I would highly recommend this dish, and will definitely be going back to try more. The staff was friendly and their heated patio was great. Definitely underrated as we were able to get a last minute reservation on New Year's Eve.
  26. JA

    JulesAM

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, wonderful atmosphere, and exceptional service! 10/10!
  27. L

    Lolo

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great, everything was fresh and flavourful. Service was excellent, no complaints. The outdoor patio was lovely.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have ordered take out in the past but had an opportunity to go out sans kids so first time dining in. Food was fantastic, Gabby our server was awesome, great night all around. Sat at the counter which looks into the kitchen, sounds not ideal but added to the experience. Will be back for sure!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My mom’s birthday was absolutely perfect thanks to Parallel, she is still talking about it almost a week later.
  30. MM

    MiataMikefromthe416

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    I had been dying to get here after hearing such glowing reviews. Did not disappoint. Wow. Every bite. Great flavour and freshness. We loved it
  31. K

    Kate

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is fantastic! As well as service! Great place 👍👍👍
  32. i

    interchange42

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always high-quality food and friendly service!
  33. FM

    FahraM

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Service could have been better
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was exceptional. We had a mezze platter, falafel balls, and the Parallel salad. We were super impressed with the freshness, flavours, and overall taste of the food. Will definitely be back,
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outdoor patio is well heated.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Fun vibe! Service exceptional. Food delicious. Too noisy for business meeting.
  37. S

    Sarah

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved it here. Vibes were good, we were seated quickly, our server was attentive and lovely to interact with, food & cocktails were delicious, and the space itself is beautiful. Thank you Parallel! We'll be back.
  38. v

    voodoo

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! We were celebrating my wife's birthday and the staff at Parallel made every effort to make our night special. We will definitely return.
  39. SF

    SeanF

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were perfect. We all enjoyed our brunch. Thanks for a fantastic meal.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Switzerland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    It was great but they forgot about our food and didn’t come back to check on us. There was a big group so they kind of took the servers attention.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Parallel does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Parallel also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 516-7765.

Parallel is rated 4.7 stars by 631 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 21 times today
Google Map for Parallel

217 Geary Ave, Toronto, ON M6H 2C1

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    One block North East of Dufferin/Dupont

  • Neighbourhood

    The Junction

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Thu 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri–Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Israeli

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Dufferin Subway- Take #29 Bus to Dupont. Walk North on the East side to Geary Ave. Turn right onto Geary Ave and walk until you reach 217 Geary (on the South side)Take Dupont bus (#26) to Dufferin St. Walk North on the East side to Geary Ave. Turn and right onto Geary Ave and walk until you reach 217 Geary (on the South side)

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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