Reverie at the Park

4.6
103 reviews
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Tapas
Reverie at the Park brings dream-like food & experience to Toronto's Little Italy. With a kitchen led by Jef Edwards and team we intend to take you on a multi-sensory experience. We take pride in our sustainable ingredients highlighted by our partnership with Forsythe Family Farms. We consistently push creative boundaries; it's evident in the harmony of the food, the cocktails & decor.

It all begins with a walk in the park; Here, you'll experience a new daydream; a Reverie. It’s more than meets the eye; it’s an exploration of flavour, a visual fantasy, & a journey through your imagination.

It's more than world class service; inspiring music, & it's more than the 40 seat restaurant adorned w/ blown glass fixtures and clouds of pearl flooring. It's more than floating trees, enchanting cocktail lists, & talented brigade de cuisine. It’s the reverie of tomorrow-served to you today. We all have dreams. Let us show you ours.
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DA
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Simply the best food I have ever had.

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MR
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Service very slow between plates, table not cleared promptly and dishes were never replaced

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

It was actually very dead when we went for dinner. Tapa style dinner and the drinks were good. The ambiance is spectacular and the staff were attentive, maybe because it was a quiet night.

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S
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I was there with my husband and our 9 year old daughter. It was really nice experience! Slow food, great cocktails, knowledgeable waiter... cozy atmosphere....It was my birthday...I picked up this place... happy we went there.

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FF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is such a gem. Atmosphere is dreamy in both decor and ambiance, while the food is beautiful, impeccably crafted, interesting, and delicious! Cocktails are a must try.
Definitely take a date here if you wish to impress!

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J
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fun place, quality food. The staff know the menu well and can recommend both the very standard and delicious flavours, and also the adventurous (but equally delicious) options.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved, loved, loved!
Amazing food, creative cocktails, great music and decor.

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LK
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Outstanding. One of the best dinners we have had in the city. Our waiter Andrew was very attentive, knowledgeable yet not intrusive. The black garlic braised beef tagliatelle was the highlight of the evening. Everything was very well prepared and presented. We are already discussing when we are going back and plan to bring more friends!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Too many birthday songs!

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Foos was excellent, staff were friendly and super helpful. The only thing is it took a really long time for our food.

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F
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Overall there’s a lot of wow factor associated with this restaurant but just for the sake of it since it does nothing to enhance the experience, food or drink.
There’s such thing as “too much smoke” and we had multiple dishes and cocktail with smoked aspects that did not enhance the flavour or experience.
Cocktails were pricey and did not deliver to expectation: tasting flat and just alcohol-strong.
Food was visually beautiful but the octopus was overdone and mushy; the lamb was mostly fat with very little meat, and bread accompanying the tartar was too thin and soft. Best dish of the night was the Brussels sprouts, which was also our cheapest item.
The servers lack a sense of commonality with those they serve, using pretentious language and overly-lengthy descriptions of the food which became tiring quickly.
The ambiance was undecided in that it was was based on decently loud music but with bright lighting and constant bustling of staff.
Overall this restaurant was mostly show and this took away from the entire experience.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious! Smaller portions served to enjoy flavours as opposed to filling you up. Live music was a bonus and signature drinks were excellent too. Service was accommodating

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great spot! Delicious food and excellent cocktails made by Dave

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always an amazing night there!!!

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T
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Don’t want to give this place too much hype because I want to come back here more than once, and I have a feeling it will get very very busy! It was amazing. Incredible food and service. Great ambiance. The tables are a little small if you are a party of four, but the squishing was worth the experience!

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DR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Had a great time last Friday night - food and service was amazing! Their truffle pasta is to die for and a must try! Cocktails were spot on, didn't have dessert or wine but I'd say those are great too. We had booked dinner for 7pm and were the only ones there, but people arrived after about 30-45 mins.. so next time will book a later table for a little more atmosphere.

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PZ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This little place is lovely, decor is interesting and eclectic, background music was perfect for mood and conversation. The food was very well prepared and so scrumptious. All small plates so you can enjoy a few different things. The scallops were absolutely perfect, lamb breast was melt-in-your-mouth tender and tasty and the black garlic tagliatelle was delicious! Try the shishito peppers as an app to share!!!
I will certainly be back....
And thank you Wes for fantastic service!

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S
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

My Wife and I have dined all over the world. We feel that our standards are very high.
Sometimes to high. We found Reverie at the Park through Instagram. I was impressed
with this marketing. The experience we had was not consistent with the reviews that
we read online. The Service and Ambiance were good. The food though was just ok.
Almost every item that we ordered was lacking a spice or flavor. The wagu beef is
not priced correctly. Yes it is wagu beef, however $20 for less then 2 ozs.?
We can see that with a little effort Reverie at the Park can be a top restaurant.
Not now though.

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JW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Service was great staff is really friendly and the ambiance was great. Food was good, highly recommend the smoke beef tartar and waygu on hot stone.

Only thing not too great is the value - really tiny portions for the price so if you're ravished you'll need to pad your wallet with lots of $:)

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K
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

First restaurant in Toronto to charge my credit card 20% tip without notice. The waitress said the 20%tip was a must if we were 8 or more people at the table; we told her we were 7!! She talked to the manager and came back saying it had been a mistake, the 20% is a must if we are 6 or more at the table and that she couldn’t do anything, same as the manager. The manager told me he would emailed me a gift card, I haven’t received anything yet. Be careful with your credit cards , they charge whatever they want and then make up excuses and lies!

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G
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great food tasting / dinner experience at Reverie about a month ago. Large diversity in the menu. Very original cocktails and dishes. it's all about the experience. We were a group of 5 with various diet restrictions and we were well catered / taken care of. Wes - the maître d'hôte - conveys his passion for food and for his customers by personalising the dishes and the service.

I will definitely go back, probably for the live Sunday night to see what's happening. It seems to be a good place just to enjoy a drink and the ambiance too.

The highlights were great original food / cocktails and impeccable customer service.

Big up to the waitress too. I forgot your name.

G.

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VA
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Excellent Cocktails, Excellent food. The ambience is a bit eclectic but cool. I normally wouldn't comment on the chairs in a restaurant but in this case, I have to because it takes away from what is otherwise an awesome restaurant.

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JG
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great spot, comparable with the best of college west

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food and amazing service. Sterling was incredibly knowledgeable and more importantly, contagiously passionate about every item on the menu. Fantastic experience all around.

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BT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful birthday date dinner. The small meals were fun. Ambiance was great. Cocktails were tasty.

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JD
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was beautiful with an excellent service ! Will definitely go back !

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DW
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent tapas style bar/restaurant. Great cocktails and very good food options. A funky neighborhood place with great style and ambiance. The only observation I would make is price: I read the cost would be 2 out of 4 for cost, but it is definitely more expensive than that. I would rate it at least 3 out of 4 for price.

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TW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Truly an amazing experience; I have never been there before but I know I will surely return. The service was exceptional and the food was truly an amazing surprise to my palate. Wouldn't mind making it a weekly visit.

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k
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it ... Absolutely loved it. Cocktails were fab and the food was exquisite!

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GL
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and cocktails. Loved my experience and will definitely come back!

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i
Toronto
43 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Night out with my wife and we had a great time. They deliver high quality dishes that are creative and tasty. The server and the rest of the staff were very nice.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it...very unique setting..very well service...drinks and food were really good but a little slow

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SL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

So impressed! Amazing food and service. A unique spot on College that we will definitely frequent.

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

Amazing experience! The food was phenomenal and they catered a specific tasting menu for our large group so we would be able to try a lot of the dishes. They were very knowledgeable and able to make great recommendations for specific needs. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion as they made the experience so comfortable and stess free!

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G
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Was overall a good experience but service needed to be refined. We got ignored for too long too often.

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GH
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent variety of plates. Ideal for a unique shared dining outing. Service was top notch. Well worth trying it for a special occasion.

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F
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderfull experience great service great ambience food was outstanding thanks guys ser you soon !!!!

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M
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was great! Best Gnocchi I ever had! The chicken dish was also awesome! Staff were friendly, will definitely go back!

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L
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Reverie has a nice, eclectic vibe/ambiance to it. It's a great spot to go on a date, celebrate an anniversary, or perhaps even a birthday/special occasion, or even just dinner. The service is usually outstanding and the regular bartender there is great at making craft cocktails and entertaining guests seated at the bar area. (Highly recommend trying some of their/his cocktails) On Sunday evenings they also have live music around 8-something to check out for a little bit of fun. The food-usually delicious, however the last visit I had there it was just ok.. Not sure if they had someone new in the kitchen or what. If you're going to eat, one thing to try from the menu is the gnocchi fritti, it's delicious! A must try. Worth checking out!

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w
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Ok so the drinks here are done really well, I recommend trying the drinks. Food wise I love their creativity and the flavors, my only gripe is the price point based on portion size.

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