Peoples Eatery

4.6
95 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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International
Top tags:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
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 95 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

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

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

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

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2.0Dined on July 18, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

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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3.0Dined on July 13, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on June 22, 2018

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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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Amazing date spot! Loved the offerings and tapas style.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

This place is superb!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

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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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

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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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

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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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great experience and food .

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

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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3.0Dined on April 11, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great! The staff is helpful and charming.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

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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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

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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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Came here for dinner and decided to go with the Winterlicious Menu. Potato latkes and the fois gras were amazing! General tsofu was very salty though -it was coated in hoisin sauce. My husband and I couldn’t finish the plate. Branzino and braised beef plates were good. The lemon tart was delicious (very tart!) but the peanut butter chocolate was too rich to finish. Every dish seemed to have very strong flavours so it’s probably best to share with a few people. Otherwise, it’s too overwhelming to eat with only one other person.

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Amazing restaurant and incredible service. One of the best restaurants in Toronto!

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Amazing food - loved every bite! Sharing was the best way to enjoy as much as you can. Will be back to try the new menu out.

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

As per usual, dinner was amazing! This is one of my favorite restaurants for good reason, the food is delicious, the service is casual and excellent and the ambiance is great too!

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Did the tasting menu - I’d say everything was decent but this place does not flow properly for a tasting menu experience. Due to the number of food influences I felt like simply picking what we liked would have resulted in about the same experience.

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4.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Came here for a girls' night. Great for 1-4 people but it's a small place so I don't recommend large groups.

The staff are pretty attentive and the food is delicious. A lot of Asian fusion on the menu. A little expensive, but a nice little treat-yourself sort of night. The dishes are quite unique.

A little hard to find on a busy street like Spadina (the restaurant sign is not prominent) - so just be aware!

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2018

For the people...by the people...you know how it goes. This is a place where I felt at home instantly. Cozy and inviting while still hip and cool aesthetically, I chose People's to celebrate my daughter's birthday on a cold Sunday night. The 4 of us were seated in a lovely nook that felt like our own private space but with sightline to the main dining room so we didn't feel left out. The staff was beyond attentive in a casual way and the menu...well...it featured every signature dish I'd have to go to 6 restaurants to get. Roasted marrow, smoked trout on potato latkes, miso eggplant, chopped liver fois gras....this was just a delicious start- an eclectic and yet inclusive variety of food. We also ordered the tiffin box to share...again, divine-hit the spot divine. A very special place....my people will be eating at People's again, that's for sure!

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