Reverie at the Park

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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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M
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exquisite menu items, artfully made and presented dishes- symphony of taste!

JS
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place blew my mind. The flavours were incredibly refined. Custom-made cocktails were inspired and delicious. Incredible ambiance and great staff. Highly recommended.

JR
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Some very interesting dishes which are designed to share, but the portion sizes are quite variable. For example the brussels sprouts were plenty for five people, but the other dishes a little on the small side. The boar on a skewer was one tiny cube of very fatty pork (this dish was not designed to share). Overall we enjoyed the different food, especially the octopus, and the atmosphere was funky and interesting. The stairs to the washrooms are extremely dark and seemed quite dangerous for my elderly sister.

S
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I came for my boyfriend's birthday and we had a wonderful time. The food was great. I couldn't get enough of the Brussels sprouts

T
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Been here plenty of times before & plan on coming many more...Eleni & Hugh were amazing behind the bar with their wonderful freestyle creations. The food was amazing as well & loved the new additions to the menu that just came out. Also, no matter how busy the restaurant got, I never felt like I was unattended in any way with the servers & bartenders being on top of any possible need or desire. Can't wait for the next time I can come back & eat again.

OC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is the most adorable restaurant ever. We were there on a Wednesday night and it was quiet but still had a nice buzz. We tried almost everything on the menu and it was all fantastic - interesting, tasty and beautiful to look at. Everyone working there was welcoming and friendly. The cocktails were served in delightful glasses and the only problem with them is that they are too delicious! It was a perfect night out and I can't wait to go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Our waitress was very friendly and informative about the food and drinks. Speaking of drinks the cocktails are really tasty.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Overall the place was ok. Very unique decor, food was good, the restaurant had a weird smell and the wine glasses smelled like dirty rags. The waiter was happy to get us a new glass. Service was excellent and some interesting dishes. The vents on the ceiling appeared to be never cleaned.

T
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love Hugh & Eleni behind the bar, their creative minds are amazing when it comes to the freestyle cocktails. The food is always delicious & you'll want to eat your way through the entire menu by the end of the night.

T
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sat at the bar, the bartender & server were both amazing & I loved the 'freestyle' option on the cocktail menu, you just give them your preferred spirit choice & let them make something magical. Definitely plan on going back here as often as I can.

QB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What can I say. Wow!!!!!!
It was an amazing experience from being greeted, to seated, to food, to service, to drinks, to a mouth full of wonderful taste and to the presentation of food by the chef. They nailed every expectation. We will definitely go back many more times and we definitely recommend it.

SC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible dinner at Reverie at the Park. A very special place.

D
Toronto
41 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best service I’ve had in Toronto. And the food and cocktails were delicious!

S
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Probably one of the most underrated restaurants in Toronto. Every dish we ordered was absolutely delicious. The lamb chops in particular were some of the best I ever had. The meat was seasoned perfectly and cooked very evenly. The cocktails were also very good. I asked the waiter to make a cocktail for me based on flavors I like and they nailed it.

MW
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

While the service was lovely, this was a bit of a disappointing experience overall. I imagine the atmosphere would have been nice had the restaurant been full but we were the only ones and the strangest music was playing, leaving us feeling a bit off. As for the food, I thought there were a lot of great ideas where I could kind of see what they were trying to do, but the execution often fell flat. That being said, everything was plated in a lovely way.

Here's what we got:

Oysters: Horseradish foam and jellied mignoette. The jellied mignoette really threw us off because we love raw oysters but the texture of the tapioca like balls overpowered the oyster.

Rapini: The rapini was cold and heavily charred, which makes me think the temperature was not intentional. The dish was also heavily seasoned with tuna flakes and other asian spices, and made the whole thing incredibly fishy. I was most confused by this dish. (We are also not people that are offput by fishy foods!)

Gnocchi: Middling. It was fried gnocchi, didn't really get a ton of crunch, but I did like the sauce. Wish there were meatier chunks of portabello

Boar: Best dish we had. Loved dipping it in the most flavourful pea puree. It was salty, and smokey, and that delicious kind of warm that fills your soul. Wish everything else was better so I had a reason to go back

Drinks: We got an old fashioned and something with earl-grey tea flavouring, ginger, and bourbon. Super cheap. I think this is the restaurant's MO. 3oz and 4oz drinks for ~$15 each, and you couldn't really 'taste' the alcohol in the way some bartenders try to lay it on. Well done.

J
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was spectacular! Service is second to none, and our waiter was so helpful in suggesting items! I will definitely return!!

N
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding food, service and ambience. It’s definitely on my favorites list.

TC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I booked for an office meeting and didn’t realize that dishes were served for sharing. Wasn’t particularly appropriate given the group. The food was very good and the drinks were excellent but I wish it had been clearer from the start that there were no individual entrees.

BM
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic meal - we rarely eat in the same place twice, but Reverie had us back within 6 months. Get the chef's selection from the bottom of the menu - you won't be disappointed.

Also try the Aura Tea but go easy! They're something special. And expensive :)

CT
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I took my boyfriend here for his bday and everything was perfect. The food was amazing, highly recommend the gnocchi and wild boar. The cocktails were different but delicious and I loved how the bar would also just create you something based off what you like and in the mood for.

The restaurant did get a bit noisy as the night went on (we went on a Friday evening) and it was a bit dark for a restaurant.

Service was great and the staff were friendly. We’ll definitely go back again.

ML
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The atmosphere is great. Whether your trying cocktails at the bar or sitting down for some incredible food, this is definitely the spot.

DM
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Loved it. It’s a great spot and will come back.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Aiden was incredible. Choose a craft cocktail and go off the menu. The tartar is a must have, as was the broccolini salad.

e
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food was fantastic. I thought the service was good, however we needed to repeat part of our order as it was not entered. Another staff member helped us out and overall it was an excellent experience. The only issue was that there were a number of staff attending to us so it was hard who to know who to ask for things. Great place, would recommend if you are looking for an interesting eating experience. Great food.

SK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved every single moment of being there. The service, the food, the ambiance. Everything was just perfect!

VR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great experience, custom service and wonderfully unique food (and custom drinks!!!) in a good way. Our table of 8 all enjoyed the evening. Probably the nicest place I can think of to celebrate a special occasion. I can't wait to go back.

SB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Creative flavourful food and nicely presented. Portions on the small side. Servers know their stuff and can answer menu questions easily. Fun decor. But wine list is limited with higher pricing than is warranted.

HF
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and ambiance was amazing. I really enjoyed the food that I am commend back next week with my friend

SS
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tastes and textures unparalleled in this world. The bar and kitchen staff are really cool and know how to get you something you've never tried before.

If you don't go to this place, you are missing out and are not really living your life to the fullest. Like, what are you even doing right now reading this? GO!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

The establishment was received to me as eclectic. I would describe it as trying to be eclectic. I think they've gotten a little carried away with their smoke gun too. I will say that the service was great though. The octopus was amazing and so was the cheese plate.

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

This restaurant is hard to find as it has no identifiers or signs outside. There are the sun baked stains of a previous restaurant’s sign and a very hard to see address number.

The service is very slow.

With barely 15 people in the space the noise level was too much, we could barely hear each other or the server.

The restaurant is billed as best for “sharing” by the staff, which we did not know beforehand. We had planned on having dinner here. We purchased a bottle of wine and three appetizers to share — the three combined BARELY amounted to what would be considered a normal sized appetizer (The cheese platter is literally two slices of cheese, and a dollop of honey and jam. The bread/sourdough appetizer is three slices of bread and a dollop of pork pate). We decided to have dinner elsewhere as the few options identified as larger portions were not appetizing to our party. Our three appetizers and drinks amounted to almost $200 with a tip. A bottle of wine that is probably under $15 retail, and would normally be priced at around $40 anywhere else is $75 here.

The website should identify that this restaurant burns incense — not at all friendly to anyone who has respiratory issues, is sensitive to scents, or is at all prone to headaches.

MM
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a wonderful evening at Reverie.
We started in the front bar area - enjoying the comfy chairs as the sun streamed in through the massive front window. We had our wine & starters there - and were able to have quiet conversation while watching the world go by. The cheese board was fantastic (the 'rescue bee' honey was a nice touch), followed by possibly the best steak tartare we've ever tasted. A wonderful balance of textures, and very carefully dispersed shallots - topped with an egg yolk of PERFECT consistency (63 degree - they know their stuff). We then moved to the 'inner sanctum' where we devoured the delicate artichoke agnolotti with duck breast and the outstanding miso cod. Suitable for sharing, and not huge but satisfying portions.
Great service - wonderful atmosphere - noise level was good (you could actually have a conversation without shouting) - and we finished our evening with a great seasonal panna cotta.
This gem on College is a true delight - and my friend remarked that it was like going on a little holiday - we could have been in New York. We raved about the amazing food, clever decor and comfortable atmosphere, attentive service - ALL a refreshing addition to the Toronto dining scene. You should go!

LH
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was wonderful, our bartender was friendly and knowledgeable. Loved the food, we will definitely be back!

JM
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

What an amazing little spot. The dishes are delicious and interesting — definitely not your average fare!

JM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Overpriced food and drinks. No live music on a Saturday?

SD
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Super fun experience for our anniversary dinner. Food was delish, different but not too out there, cocktails were awesome, service was great - friendly and on the ball but not over the top. Great ambiance too!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Perfect except that food and drinks take too long to arrive.

CD
17 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience great food and service

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent experience - the staff are enthusiastic about their food and it shows. Very eclectic menu worth trying for sure

V
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Hospitable staff, cool vibe, a must try if you're looking for a food adventure.

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