Soco Kitchen + Bar

4.3
47 reviews
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  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
SOCO Kitchen + Bar, our signature restaurant which brings in simple, fresh and delicious food with an innovative twist.

Join us in the heart of downtown Toronto, steps from the CN Tower, Roger’s Centre, Scotiabank Arena and Ripley’s Aquarium for our unique spin on simple, fresh and delicious food. Relax during the summer on our patio and enjoy the vibrant and warm ambience of the restaurant during colder months. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, or just for snacks and drinks, we’d love to welcome you anytime!
SOCO To Go makes life easy as you can grab and take your coffee, tea and so much more!
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4.3
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4.1
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GR
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Good food and quick service, which is what we needed before the Leafs game.

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JE
Jackson Hole
14 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

Ordered the charcuterie board for $27! Figured it would have some nice cheese. Basically got 3 hard fairly tasteless cheese in a tiny portion. Meat looked like lunch meat from the store and there was a very odd reddish pate. Inexplicably ketchup was one of the side dips. Very disappointing particularly at that price.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Needed to eat fast and catch the Leaf game.

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PC
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 4Ambience 1

This place was WAY too loud. The acoustic is terrible. We literally had to continually ask each other to repeat what was being said.

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L
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Usually enjoy the food here but it was NOT good this time around. Pizzas were dry, tasteless- comparable to frozen pizzas. Not good!

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My colleague and I were attending a Leaf game and SOCO is really close to the arena. The food and service was good and as expected it filled up pretty quick with the pre-event crowd.
Overall good experience.

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GL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Environment was nice.
Waiter slow with water service.
NFL playoffs on and they could not find the channel—- hard to believe...
Food good.

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TR
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this restaurant. Actually fined here two nights in a row since we like it so much the first time.

My only wish is that some of the portions were bigger. IE. octopus or bass dishes.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Food was average but pricey. My wife ordered a $38 steak that wasn’t worth $20. Burger was average at best. Over cooked and dry. Mac and cheese was worth it.

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M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

The ambiance is ok, it’s clean inside but the lights are a little bright and the decor feels cold. Our server was great, she helped us choose a drink and asked us the right questions when ordering. She was always there when we needed her. The food was wonderful , we got the steak tartar and the charcuterie and cheese platter to start with an Order of bread it was lovely. We liked the sesame crackers it went well with the charcoal goat cheese. The other cheeses were amazing though we didn’t find out what they were. The girl who dropped them off didn’t tell us. For our mains we got the duck and th bass, both were fantastic. The confit was super flavorful. The bass was perfectly cooked and tender, not at all bland.

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R
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We took a friend for a birthday dinner and were not disappointed with the food. The hostess changed our seating because of a special request with no hesitation. The food was exceptional. We will definitely return for dinner or possibly brunch

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DC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Packed and busy. Lots of reflective surfaces, so pretty loud. Not easy to hear each other.

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RT
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Had a great experience, my only issue was portion size. I felt like the portions were a little small. Other than that everything was delicious!!

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ND
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great spot before a baseball, hockey or basketball game! We were running late because of traffic and they held our reservations for us! Food and drinks were delicious :)

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RS
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 2

pleasantly surprised! nice menu ! our server was really great even though it was game night and very busy
he looked after us

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YK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Food was pretty good, but service was pretty bad. Our server, Steve (sorry to call you out, but...), only came over twice: to take our orders and to bring the cheque. We sat there for about 45 min with empty water and wine glasses before I decided to go to the host stand to ask for the bill. The hostesses were very sweet (too bad you only interact with them for 30 seconds!) and informed the server that we’d asked for the bill. He came back maybe 10 minutes later with it. Have had good service here in the past so hopefully this was a one time thing, but I’m not sure that I’ll go back anytime soon. Good ambience in the place overall.

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JC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful experience! Great food, helpfu, attentive and pleasant staff

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TH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My experience was great. I was there for lunch yesterday and the food so I returned today.

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Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great service good food

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SL
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good service; price is fair in downtown area. Like the view; can see the street.

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LB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Pizza and tuna poke were great. Disappointed in the size of the octopus sausage appetizer.

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JS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great experience. Reasonable value, considering the location. Steps from Scotiabank Arena.

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IM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

I've been a customer many times. This last visit had me finding it more difficult to choose a dish off the main dinner menu. There was nothing that was jumping off the page wanting me to order. I applaud the chef attempting to vary the menu and making it more 'edgy' but I also recommend some additional comfort food options such as a seafood pasta or a slow cooked beef. I came close to order the Halibut but when its that busy, you hope that it won't be delivered cold or over cooked. I played it safe with the meatballs along with the heirloom tomato salad. They were both excellent. Otherwise its a perfect place to go before a Leaf or Raptor game given the proximity to the Scotia Centre arena.

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AS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great place to enjoy the downtown area on the food and drinks.

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

We had a great time at Soco before the Leaf game! Great location, great food, perfect ambiance (nice but not overly fancy), and awesome service.

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B
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

A bit underwhelming overall int erma of the food. Things sound great in the menu, but are disappointing.

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M
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Great food and restaurant, the server was very pleasant however not attentive enough (refilling drinks etc)

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RH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great spot for a business lunch. Easy reservation made on line then I had to adjust the reservation twice and they were great. Delicious lunch served quick.

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KM
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Raptors game with friends!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Had a lovely pre-concert dinner on Tue night. Mushroom Soup & Tuna Poke are perfect. Would return for that salad alone - amazing burst of flavors. Service was good. Felt a bit like a tourist with great view of Ripley's & base of CN Tower ))) but this might be more of a pro then a con if thats what you are looking for. Overall a good spot with delicious food choices. Menu could use a bit less fancy vocabulary to describe dishes, but this is a trend everywhere, alas.. Will be back when in the area to try more for sure. Atmosphere was ok. Not bad... Not outstanding. A solid good choice overall. P.S.
Love the idea of SoCo to Go )))

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J
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner here before the leafs game was absolutely fabulous. The service was efficient, food was amazing and they got us out in time for the start of the game. Thanks.

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IM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As a Leaf season ticket holder, I very much enjoy the overall experience at Soco. The staff including Hostess/servers are very friendly and efficient. The overall food experience is quite good including a diverse quality menu that's a cut above your average sports bar. Although I miss some of the menu items from last year, I quite like the new menu and look forward to trying them all during the hockey season.

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f
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere! Went to the restaurant with 4 others and we all felt good about our experience.

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CK
New England
35 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Great food. Good value. Quick and efficient service.

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SB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We celebrated our anniversary and the staff was so helpful and friendly. We stayed the weekend and it was like family all the waitresses and waiters welcomed us.
The food was very delicious the complimentary starters at dinner was very thoughtful. We will be back again.

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TB
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our meal was absolutely beautiful and the food tasted as good as it looks! We had the duck, hallibut, bread + butter and desert platter-- all were amazing! The staff was incredibly friendly and made our first anniversary dinner really special. I would HIGHLY recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a high-end experience in a casual environment. Thank you for making our meal so special :)

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JM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great location, food and vibe. Michael, our server was fantastic. So attentive and friendly. Food came quick and was delicious. Mentioned on Open Table reservation that it was my husband’s birthday and the restaurant/Michael was right on top of it without me having to say anything when I arrived. Will be back for sure!!

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great quality food, friendly service. Wonderful location.

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L
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Service was painfully slow. It took over 15min to just get a glass of water. Food came out relatively promptly but was just ok. Wasn’t wowed by the food, but not disappointed. Chose this restaurant based on convenience of location. Left underwhelmed.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The maple butter for the bread is amazing!!!! My mother in law and myself split the Mac n’ cheese as well as the meatballs and both were really well prepared. The Mac n’ cheese tasted home cooked. The bathrooms were also very clean which is something I always look for.

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