Peoples Eatery

4.5
102 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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International
Top tags:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Peoples Eatery is dedicated to representing Toronto, the most ethnically diverse city on the planet. At any given time they aim to have a dozen or more different cultures represented authentically - however make no mistake, there's no fusion cuisine here , but many culturally distinct dishes living happily together on one menu.
The offerings consist of appetizers, mains, and sides - ideally shared across the table but perfectly great on their own. No two visits to Peoples are alike, but each is sure to be a unique, delicious experience.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
International, Global, International
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Hours of Operation
Daily 6:00 pm–11:00 pm
late night menu
Thursday-Sunday 11:00 pm–2:00 am
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Phone number
(416) 792-1784
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Dustin Gallagher
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Cross Street
Just North of Dundas, East Side
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Parking Details
There's plenty of street parking in Chinatown, as well as a small private lot directly around the corner on the North side of D'Arcy Street.
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Public Transit
We're easily accessible via the Dundas Street and Spadina Avenue streetcars, from St. Patrick and Spadina subway stations respectively.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Wine
What 102 People Are Saying
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4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wow! Tapas X 10 - The flavors, presentation, ambiance and service are without compare.

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MS
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was our anniversary, and we had originally gone somewhere else that looked like it was going to disappoint us. Then we remembered we were close to People's. So glad we made the move! They helped made it a special night. And the food is always spectacular -- without fail.

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JW
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and top-notch friendly and informed service. Smaller restaurant with a lovely atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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

Had an amazing meal. Portion sizes were perfect and happily they weren’t stingy or overpriced. I will definitely be returning for more delicious duck. Service was also super fast, friendly and knowledgeable.

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LH
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was amazing as always. The heirloom tomato salad was so delicious, words can’t do it justice.

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LC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I've never had a bad meal at People's Eatery. It's quickly becoming my go-to destination to take friends from out of town - they're always delighted by the unexpected location, chill vibe, great flavours and friendly service.

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LH
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in the city. The staff is amazing and their food and drink menu keeps me coming back.

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k
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Great food for our group of 6. Service unexplainedly slow.

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KS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you for an amazing evening! We will come back every year to celebrate our Anniversary. Service was great, and food outstanding. Couldn't have asked for a better evening.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazingggg food, amazing service, amazing music. Matt is awesome too!

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BH
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

Sea bass was not fresh at all. Entrees took forever. Took the peking duck off the menu. Not many good sharing dishes. Was very underwhelmed. Loved it 5 months ago, something has changed since then and it is not a place I'd go back to.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for my birthday and had a great time! Our server was friendly and attentive without being overbearing or pushy. Food was great, the pouding chomeur was absolutely amazing. We probably could have split it between the two of us but I’m glad we didn’t. Overall a pretty solid time!

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LK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious and inventive. Lots of flavour and nice presentation. I liked that it was elevated technique and ingredients while still remaining unfussy. It was busy that night but our server was attentive and friendly and the food was timed well. Good cocktails too. I will definitely be going again!

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G
Montreal
16 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The food was really great, as was the service, until the very end of our meal when we were paying. What seemed like out of the blue, our server became very agitated. My party of four all felt very awkward. As we stood outside the restaurant trying to dissect what just happened, the manager stepped outside to wish us a good night... not sure if he was trying to make up for how odd our server started acting.

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LA
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Delicious food and great service! Music was a little loud but overall I highly recommend this place!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Good food, great service, but dining room upstairs lacked the ambience of downstairs. Next time I would definitely get table on first floor.

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MT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The service was fabulous which really bolstered my opinion of the resto. The food was good (not amazing but good). The only item we were disappointed with was dessert - a chocolate peanut butter mousse - that was sooooo salty we couldn’t eat it

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MN
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing date spot! Loved the offerings and tapas style.

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Favourite spot in the city!! Best service best food!

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D
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I loved everything about this restaurant. Staff were super friendly and helpful. Food and drink terrific!

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I
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic delicious food! Butter lamb croquettes and chocolate cake with peanut butter mouse and ice cream were outstanding. We ordered a variety of dishes and every one of them was incredibly tasty and well executed. Service was attentive and discreet. Can't wait to go back!

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m
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is superb!

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KM
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Amazing food , good service, great drinks, cool space.

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

Had great cocktails and great food. I highly recommend the General Tso-Fu and the Pork Belly.

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HV
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great spot, great vibe. Maybe a bit too loud but nothing too disturbing. Service was good. We shared a few plates: one of them was 5/5, the other two were 4/5. Would definetly recommand and come back.

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BP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Overall not bad. Expensive for the portion sizes and wasn't blown away by any of the dishes. Glasses of wine were unreasonably expensive and sizes are not standard. Staff should have indicated that they were charging for two glasses of wine when a standard 9oz glass was ordered. Continually didn't provide enough menus for each person at the table.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

Slow getting our entrées to come to the table. Sparkling wine is a joke and totally overpriced. Cramped dining room downstairs

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LR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great experience and food .

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TS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great ambiance...cocktails are over priced. Enjoy a nice meal and then go some where else to enjoy more than one drink!

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GT
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The portions are really small, everything expensive and short menu.

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j
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a lovely time here on Saturday. The only thing better than the amazing food was the wonderful staff :)

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great! The staff is helpful and charming.

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A
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We ordered the group tasting menu and it was excellent. What I was really impressed with was due to the kitchen being overwhelmed with several large tables at once, the manager kept our glasses full with wine on the house while we waited and surprised us with desert and a discount for our overall meal. Truth was we were so immersed in conversation we didn't notice the wait. Overall fantastic atmosphere, great waiter and an even better manger. The food was definitely worth it!

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EF
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were seating at the kitchen bar and the dude who was making all the cold entrees was super chill, he explained all the menu and referred us to other spots during our trip to toronto. Food was amazing and service was good! Music playlist was dope

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AH
Toronto
33 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Excellent taste and texture of food - small portions
Cocktails pricey but unique and well made
Cappuccino was weak ( mine) and bitter (my wife’s) / inconsistent as well
Servers were very friendly and efficient
Loud - speakers everywhere and low ceilings

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k
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

People’s Eatery understands the value of food as an experience in itself. Grab a beautiful cocktail, order some amazing dishes (share, share, share!) and settle in for a great night. The staff are amazing and can provide some great recommendations. Even my gluten intolerant vegetarian partner hadn’t plenty of options.

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SD
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the Tifin Box I believe it was called, which was an array of indian curries with roti. It was to die for! And the sour pineapple beer was one of the best I've had- so smooth!

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

Went for my fathers birthday. We were sat in the semi private lobster room (it’s full of lobster memorabilia) and ordered a wide selection from the menu. Each was fantastic. Highly recommend the General Tu and the Butter Lamb snacks to start.

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n
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Went During The 2018 Summerlicious event with a friend. Some dishes were spot on excellent like the fried cheesecake dessert and others needs some serious help such as the ribs grits and hush puppies. Service was decent but a bit slow especially since it wasn't busy when I arrived. Service staff were knowledgeable and personable and clearly strive for excellent customer service

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Valentine's set menu was excellent. Wine pairings were good as well. Dessert was a perfect ending.

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