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About Peoples Eatery

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 snacks, cold/hot plates and platters - 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

Cuisines:
International, Global, International

Hours of Operation:
Full kitchen open 7 days a week from 6-11PM, late night menu from 11-2AM.

Cross Street:
Just North of Dundas, East Side

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 792-1784

Website:
http://www.peopleseatery.com/

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.

Public Transport:
We're easily accessible via the Dundas Street and Spadina Avenue streetcars, from St. Patrick and Spadina subway stations respectively.

Executive Chef:
Dustin Gallagher

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Wine

Peoples Eatery Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.6

Service

4.5

Ambience

4.4

Value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (15)
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Casual (7)
Romance (6)
Group Bookings (6)
Authentic (5)
Cozy (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
People Watching (3)
Seasonal (3)
Business Meals (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined 5 days ago

Great experience!
Amazing value and awesome food!

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I wish there were more plates that were larger to pick from. The prices jumped from $20.00 to $55.00. It would have been nice to have more things in between? The tofu appetizer was heavenly, as was the mushroom vol au vent. It was a nice place to share plates and have good conversation.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
Food3
Ambience4
Service5
Value1

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Smallest portions ever.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food was awesome! Great service. Loved the vibe.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Surprise and delight

Food3
Ambience2
Service1
Value1

 
·Dined on November 12, 2017

The service was non-existent. It took more than 30 minutes to get a glass of wine and a pop. Food service was atrocious with 3 appetizer plates arriving to the table after 1.5 hours. Everyone else seemed to be getting service except us, and the restaurant had open tables still. Lousy, would never recommend and would not return.

Tags: Bar Seating
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value2

 
·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was very good! The Tongue Sandwich is amazing! The only criticism was when we ordered the Mexican Style Bone Marrow, they served hard room temperature corn tortillas when they should ALWAYS be Soft & HOT HOT HOT!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We loved everything about this restaurant. Shared the smoked fish platter and left us wanting more!

Food5
Ambience5
Service3
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Bar cocktails were a let-down from the last time I visited in summer. They took a long time to arrive too. Service was strange. Waitress’ attitude was condescending.
Food and ambiance were fantastic, as always.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on October 30, 2017

A wonderful restaurant. The menu is eccentric and the food is exceptional. I love the concept and they execute perfectly. The wine list is fantastic and well thought out. Every dish and appetizer we tried was cooked perfectly and delicious. If you like the idea of pairing French wine with latkas and Vietnamese food you’ll love this place.

Food4
Ambience2
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was excellent and tasty. Staff very friendly and super attentive. We enjoyed the meal.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Cozy
Food3
Ambience3
Service4
Value2

 
 (London)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Our dinner had a great start with the viet rare beef salad, which was refreshing and delicious. It got me exciting for the rest of our dinner. Next came the bone marrow, which was good but you can’t really screw up bone marrow. It was good, but I’ve had better. For the main course, we shared the curry crab and it did not meet my expectations at all. The curry sauce lacked flavour. Maybe the sauce should’ve been served on the side, as it was all soaked in the rice. There was no sauce left on the plate to eat the roti with. For $65, we have got about 3 oz of crab meat with a few shells in it, a poor curry sauce, and a large bowl of rice to fill us up. I normally don’t spend time writing reviews, but I left very disappointed.

The service was smooth and welcoming with friendly servers, but unfortunately, the main course ruined our night.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 17, 2017

We had the tasting menu and it was superb! The pairings were spot on and Blake was amazing! One of my best nights out! Thank you Blake and Matthew!

Tags: Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Casual, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Went to People's eatery with a friend for dinner. The food was awesome, I didn't expect much from the panzanella salad but it was great. I try to stick to a vegan diet and I had 3 options!

The bar tender made custom drinks for me and they were delicious. Great service!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Vegan, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
Food4
Ambience3
Service2
Value2

 
·Dined on October 10, 2017

The General Tso Fu and smoked fish platters were delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great quality of food, presentation and flavour. Would go back and recommend to others

Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Food is amazing as always. Our faves are the General Tso Fu, Tongue sliders (which tend to run out if you're slow), HDB and Whitefish on bagel crisps. SOOOO GOOOOOD! service is also generally good, might be a little slow at times, but still good. Drinks are always good. I like the Tokyo Sour. So glad they're on OpenTable now, so much easier to make reservations.

Food4
Ambience4
Service3
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We enjoyed the food and setting. The noise level was a bit high - but not terrible. Our party had issue with the number of servers that we had - too many. Food would be dropped off & there would be no information provided or we didn't have plates. The sommelier was fantastic.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on September 15, 2017

Was recommended by a friend so we went for a special occasion and really enjoyed it. The food and decor was great as was the staff. It was a bit pricey for the amount of food though

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 31, 2017

Excellent food fresh, healthy food. Paired with wine if you like , served by knowledgeable staff, wish I lived in Toronto ! Thanks Dustin!

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Authentic, Seasonal, Casual, Bar Seating, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 25, 2017

Great food, great service, great vibe - we'll be back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great Beer, Hot Spot, Casual, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 19, 2017

An evening out worth friends - There wasn't a dish we didn't like but particular favourites were the lamb croquettes (out of this world), the HDB (fresh and light), chopped liver, pudding chomeur and lemon tart with blueberry compote (both delicate and decadent). There were a couple of hiccups with our order but our servers, Blake, in particular, were amazing about remedying things. The creative flavour profiles and attentive service are only two reasons to make People's Eatery a must. Can't wait to return for the tasting menu!

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Amazing night love this spot my go to for date night

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

What an extraordinary meal! We were a group of 6 celebrating a bachelorette (but very low key) and Peoples Eatery was PERFECT.

Our server was incredible - I think her name was Cara, but I may be making that up. She was so knowledgeable, helpful and accommodating.

The food was incredible. So unique and tasty. We were with a bunch of picky eaters (picky in general, vegetarian, dairy free) and everyone was still able to eat... and very happily.

Highly recommend.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 1, 2017

I love this place. Every time is better than the last.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Good for Groups
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on July 30, 2017

We were a party of 4 that came in for a late evening dinner. Overall it was a great experience. The menu was great and full of options. Our server was very attentive and made sure we enjoyed our meal.

The only issue was the portion size. The food was delicious there just wasn't enough of it on the plate. The steak and poutine for example, amazing beef and a great take on poutine but there just wasn't enough for us all to have nice big bites.

Tags: Hot Spot, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
Food4
Ambience3
Service2
Value3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 18, 2017

There are a lot of servers bopping about, but they're not very attentive. Even though our table was right by the walkway to the kitchen, we struggled to get someone's attention to order more drinks. I would say we were passed over 4 times? At this price point, I would expect the servers to be checking in with greater frequency about drinks. It also took quite a long time between courses and give that we were a group of four, we descended upon each arriving plate pretty quickly.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Fun, Comfort Food
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 17, 2017

My second time going in a few weeks. While the food was still delicious...my first experience was better in terms of the food. The Arancino was incredible the first time but was slightly overdone at this visit. The Moroccan eggplant was also not seasoned exactly the same..lacked some acidity. I will definitely still go back but hope the consistency of food is better.

The service though is incredible. Our mains were taking longer than usual so they gave us another cold plate on the house that he knew we were discussing. Nice touch.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Worth the Drive, Casual, Tasting Menu, Vegan, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
Food4
Ambience5
Service4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Had the best table in the restaurant. Food was rich but delicious

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 8, 2017

The food was excellent. The menu has a variety of unique items. The curry lamb cakes were an experience to enjoy. Cod with Romesco was awesome, the cod melted in your mouth, the potatoes were smokey with white anchovies on top! The service was excellent as well; the staff were very friendly and helpful with suggestions; every member of the staff stopped by to check on us but in a very friendly and unobtrusive way.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Casual, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Loved the food but very pricey for smallish portions. Awesome
Peking duck and steak

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Casual
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Great food and great service. Planning to return to try the rest of the menu.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Tasting Menu
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Great atmosphere in a unique restaurant!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The best restaurant in the city. Maybe of all time?

Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Great food and wonderful service. Mixed drinks and wine were great! Wonderful choices of multicultural dishes with a twist!

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, People Watching
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Great menu that differentiates itself from other restaurants in the city with offerings from across the globe. The seat at the bar next to the prep station was was amazing. We got to see our food being prepared right in front of us. This was quite the treat.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching
Food3
Ambience4
Service3
Value1

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 16, 2017

The meal was average. Food tasted good, nothing amazing. The most dissappointing was the duck/foie. For $32, we were expecting a bit more on the dish except for three small slices of duck breast, which was chewy to be honest. Worth trying once but likely won't be a repeat patron.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 13, 2017

We cannot stop coming back! Love every dish! The eggplant, the asparagus with killer hollandaise sauce (the best I've had), the gnudi, the duck breast...the list goes on. Peoples Eatery has become our new favourite and it's a restaurant you can keep coming back to. Service is also attentive and warm. Keep up the great work!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 9, 2017

People's is a favourite of mine and I always take friends or family here if I want to show-off Toronto's food scene. The food is different, and absolutely delicious. The snack-style food allows you to try many different things, all are so unique! The staff are incredibly genuine, always suggestion wine pairings, specific plates to try or will assist with picking the right amount or variety. They are always very accommodating with a loud, but energetic vibe. Options to sit at the bar, seated, or near their open-air door. Never a disappointment.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Delicious. Excellent careful friendly service. Fun place to hand out.

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