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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Erica
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing cocktails and delicious food! So much thought has gone into everything, it makes the experience feel very special. Highly recommend. Thank you!

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Papamolly
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful restaurant . Very nice ambience, friendly waiter (thanks Wes), and delicious plates. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a different kind of dining experience.

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MW2018
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely staff. Food is on the salty side but good range of dishes and great flavours. Overall a tad pricey for the size of these share plates. Otherwise it could be a spot to consider more regularly. Delicious cocktails and mocktails.

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MikeD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible atmosphere and very accommodating service!

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LauraM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A magical place with wonderful people and great food. Perfect tasting menu for Valentines Day.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valentine’s Day. Prefix menu was outstanding for it’s price. Service was exquisite

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Mich
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love it here! Such a different experience and the food is fantastic

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vipstephens
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

v-day menu is very lame. Basically you and your partner are forced to choose the same items as you are gonna share every course. The worst part is that the portion of the food is really just for one person!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

We went in on their busiest night of the year, Valentine’s Day. I was apprehensive at first about only being able to be seated at the bar hearing they were triple booked. But it worked out perfectly if not better than sitting at a table as their bar was incredibly spacious and I didn’t feel like I encroached on other guests during our meals. Their were all family style and encouraged sharing, being seated next to my partner made this easier.
We had their Beef Tartare with Confit egg yolk, grilled octopus, Brussel sprouts, beef bourguignon gnocchi and black garlic mushroom tagliatelle. Though all of the food was balanced and flavourful I’d say my personal highlights were with the Tagliatelle and Tartare. We walked out pleasantly surprised by how stuffed we were, thinking that sharing/tapas style establishments across the city can and have been meagre with portions.

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CamilleK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food. Atmosphere. And service. Highly recommend going here.

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vipGlobalFoodie
Toronto
52 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Their non-descript frontage hides a unique culinary experience worth exploring. The park decor within is creative. Wes was welcoming upon our arrival. Service from start to finish was personable. The unique dishes offers a WOW factor ... from the Smoked Steak Tartar arriving at the table in a Smoked dome with a sous-vide egg yolk on top was exceptional... the sea bream cooked to perfection...the zucchini salad with raita, mint & pistachio refreshing... the roasted black garlic tagliateli with shaved truffles (although a bit over-priced for the portion) rich & delicious! We selected a btle of Portillo Pinot Noir from Argentina which paired well with our food order. We'll be back to this Neighbourhood Gem!

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vipKristin
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Fun night, arrived late and they were able to accommodate us which was much appreciated! Service wasn’t great but the cocktails were tasty and food was good. Next time we’ll sit at the bar for drinks and apps :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you to Wes and his team for one of the best meals I have had in a while. From the inventive cocktails, to the food, everything was impeccable. I took my sister to celebrate her graduation and she absolutely loved all dishes she had (which is rare!). Wagyu steak was done perfectly as was our pasta dish.

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vipAlex
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The room is great , eclectic & extremely welcoming. Our waiter Wes was wonderful, attentive yet very relaxed with our choices of food & timing. I really can’t chose a favourite dish ... each one had a unique composed taste. I highly recommend Reverie in the Park to everyone.
We were personally not fond of the desserts & thought they were too expensive. That aside everything was great

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vipAdamS
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service

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MarieEve86
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been to Reverie many times and it's always amazing!! Definitely one of my favourite restaurants in Toronto!

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LisaV
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food was good and we enjoyed the atmosphere. I would recommend this place to a friend. The only thing that we found was the plates were very small for the price point.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Last minute dinner reservation at the bar. Great service by Eleni. Delicious freestyle old fashioned😊
We really enjoyed the suggested small plates—the beef tartare was off the hook! Perfectly balanced. And the grilled octopus with accompanying sauce was really fresh and well presented.
Nice looking space, good food. Go there, you will be happy you did!

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AliceL
Toronto
53 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Our first time there was very impressed. Definitely a must to order the smoked beef tartare! Will be back!!

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OrientaD
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Unfortunately as cool atmosphere was and good food was I found it very pricey. Didnt feel the atmosphere meshed with the expensive good and was disappointed that it wasnt really vibing with many people at all for a Saturday night.

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lilRussianfoodie
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience. Service staff went above and beyond. Food was delicious- black garlic tagliatelle is life changing

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Claudia
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Great menu and cocktails. Loved the option to have personalized cocktails to suit your taste. Ambiance was great. We had a new server who seemed a bit overwhelmed and inexperienced (no knives, no plate change between courses, no wine glass refills when bottle was purchased). Cocktail bartender (Aleni) is amazing and keeps us coming back!

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Hils
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We had a great time overall, enjoyed our mean and they accommodated all of our dietary restrictions (vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free requirements among us). Would have been nice to have the options clearly marked on the menu for ease of ordering, but everything was delicious and devoured. Will return.

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LuaR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

It was quite loud so it made it difficult to carry a conversation

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing and the staff were great. A hidden gem!

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Mina
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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JeremyS
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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JeanR
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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.

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Sjean123
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipTablehopper
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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OrlaC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

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.

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vipTablehopper
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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vipTablehopper
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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QueenB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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StephanieC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipDean
Toronto
41 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Suraj
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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MWSH
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

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.

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