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Parallel, Toronto, ON

Parallel

4.8
4.8
568 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 42 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 568 people are saying

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Toronto

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  1. S

    Sandra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Will be heading beck to try other menu items for sure.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food great service and great vibe. Have been here countless times and will continue to return!
  3. LL

    LoriL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and amazing food! Very cool location.
  4. M

    Maggie

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience4
    Music was blaring, for me always annoying. cavernous industrial space so the acoustics not great... food was good but portions small for the family style dips. Falafels huge and good. Baclava also tiny, really just two bites. Interesting place in a funky industrial area near Dufferin & Dupont.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a fun experience sharing all our meals. Every plate had a nice twist on Mediterranean foods and each one was better than the next. Very relaxing atmosphere; highly recommend!!
  6. TF

    TittamaF

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely setting for larger groups as the menu is great for sharing.
  7. L

    lauraL

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and reasonably priced! Great value…visited with friends for a birthday, but would be great for a date. Cool industrial decor.
  8. UB

    UltraBoy

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    As always, not my first time here can easily impress friends with their delicious food choices, authentic ambiance, and reasonable price. Always a great experience!!! Keep up the good work! I will definitely come back again!
  9. J

    Jessica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food in an amazing relaxed atmosphere, unpretentious and great quality.
  10. Z

    Zimie

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extremely welcoming staff and delicious food. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Will definitely go back when I return to Toronto.
  11. C

    Chanel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    12/10 stars !!! From the attentive service, to the quality of food to the overall ambience - it was my first time visiting and I will definitely be making it a regular visit. The servers were knowledgeable of all the food options and made wonderful drink recommendations - I highly encourage you to try the cocktails and order from the specials board.
  12. MW

    MoisheW

    Toronto

    99 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    As always, the whole experience was very good
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Food came way too quickly. First course came before our drinks and second course just after our drinks arrived. Waitress was very apologetic and took care of the situation, but we felt quite rushed.
  14. S

    Shim

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Parallel was suggested by a relative who had eaten there a number of times and it lived up to all our expectations. The food was delicious and the service outstanding. All the helpers were friendly, personable and no request was ever a problem. We shall return again very soon!
  15. MD

    MDCFS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    really great food and excellent service! the falafels and hummus are a must.
  16. LL

    LeonardoL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent brunch menu with lots of vegetarian options. Great service, even though the place was crowded.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great brunch location
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lots of fun. A great venue to take out of town guests for an authentic TO experience. Blood Bothers first for a brew. Excellent food as usual!
  19. CP

    CPCh

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was espectacular!. Sizes are big. Coffee is delicious and the Halva super Yummy
  20. M

    Macanese

    Toronto

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We really enjoyed our first visit! Food and cocktails were amazing. Our server was the cutest- so patient and cheerful. We also loved that they had delicious tahini cookies, pickled veggies and their beairiful salads available for grab-and-go.
  21. MM

    MarlaM

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious and so flavourful. Each dish was unique in its own way - from the super-sized falafel with bright green herb-laden centres to the quad of appetizer dips and oven-baked warm pita. So many choices and each complimented the other. Stand-out items include the chicken schnitzel that was so large it covered most of the plate and the sun-dried tomato pesto with its gentle tang and smoothness. Known for their the freshly made tahini and hummus, these are must-order items. We’ll definitely return - highly recommend!
  22. JC

    JackyC

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always outstanding!!! Especially the Parrallel Salad
  23. IG

    IanG

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Overall the food was good. There are plenty of options . The size of the individual amounts on the sharing platter was extremely disappointing for the price. The fact that Parallel does not accept cash will make me re-consider bringing guests for meals in the future.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Parallel is always a great choice and experience. The food is amazing and the staff is very kind and knowledgeable. Keep up the good work!
  25. EM

    EMEM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely scrumptious delicious food, great service and loved the space and vibe!
  26. VS

    VictoriaS

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Great food. Heads up for parents of toddlers, there are no highchairs - only the perch style seats, which do not work on the regular dinning tables. It could have worked on the heavy picnic tables outside, so choose to sit on the patio if you need toddler seating (or bring your own booster seat).
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always consistent!!!
  28. IM

    IvanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place with very authentic food. Falafel and truffle hummus a must try!
  29. HB

    HanadiB

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was the perfect evening! The food was phenomenal, the service is impeccable, staff are very friendly, and the music was great!
  30. MD

    MaDi

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best hummus! As well as all of the other delicious items on their menu. Fluffiest pitas. Huge falafel! Plenty of vegetarian/vegan and GF options. Lots of take out and ready made meals and dips also available .
  31. J

    Jaytee

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service
  32. JA

    JudiA

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We loved this restaurant but our friends were disappointed in the mushroom entree. Very very small and 19.00? All of the other portions were perfect. Food and service was great.
  33. SL

    StaceyL

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great meal. Great service. Everyone enjoyed. Delicious drink and hot food
  34. TO

    TOdiner

    Toronto

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Outdoor dining was surprisingly fun in the heated patio. Food was great.
  35. SS

    SaraS

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks for the fun dinner on the patio! Amazing food and friendly service.
  36. NM

    NancyM

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff great. Food excellent.
  37. A

    Axela

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I feel like I can really rely on delicious, fresh food anytime I come to parallel. Love the new menu options!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of the best Middle Eastern restaurants in Toronto. Great menu with high-quality ingredients, fantastic staff and perfect service.
  39. b

    bsmila

    Toronto

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very welcoming and friendly staff, went above and beyond in guiding us through the menu (even when it was a post-lunch light meal), excellent flavours in dishes, a wonderful experience.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    Everything about this place was nice except the food. Not Authentic at all but most things don’t taste good. Don’t get the falafel😭

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 4.8 stars by 568 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 42 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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