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The Bentwood at The Second City - Yes, And bar - The Bentwood Toronto, Toronto, ON

The Bentwood Toronto

4.2
4.2
30 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
Experience Bentwood Kitchen & Bar, located within The Second City’s new flagship home at One York Street, Toronto. Savour an enticing selection of delectable starters, crisp salads, and innovative handhelds as well as perfectly portioned bowls and proper Canadian poutine. Serving locals and visitors alike, The Bentwood is open to all, just steps from some of Toronto's most iconic landmarks.

From the Harbour Street entrance, ride the escalator or elevator to the third floor of the One York Street building. The Bentwood is located directly inside The Second City. One York offers direct PATH access to TTC, GO Transit, VIA Rail, and the Union-Pearson Express.


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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Canadian, Comfort Food, Global, International
  • Hours of Operation
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (416) 343-0072
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Michael Robertson
  • Neighbourhood
    Harbourfront
  • Cross Street
    York Street and Harbour Street
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 30 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto

    Canadian

30 Reviews
  1. Daniy

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is very fresh and tasty. Had truffel fries on the side which were perfectly done, crisp, dry as in not oily saggy and fresh. The service is very friendly. Depending on the time and full house it can take a bit longer than usual but not a big deal.

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  2. FoodEnthusiast1983

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow! Do NOT miss this The Bentwood at One York. This is a beautiful restaurant with delicious food, a gorgeous view and a lively ambiance thanks to the Second City Comedy Theater which is just several steps away. This hidden treasure is a perfect hang for cocktailers and food lovers alike. I highly recommend the Tuna Crudo, the Margherita Pizza and the Smash Burger. The Stephen Colberry (a nod to The Second City where Colbert and many others came from) was divine! I could not possibly give this place enough stars. The ideal spot for dinner and a show!

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  3. EmmaW

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was friendly and attentive. The chicken fingers were so tasty, would definitely recommend.

    1 person found this helpful

  4. AtifU

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The experience was incredible from the moment we entered the restaurant. The team was aware of our reservation and food options. Seated immediately with the astonishing service that followed. Our food was incredible and tasteful. We would love to come back again to relive this experience. Thank you for the great work to create such a positive experience.

    1 person found this helpful

  5. Barbara

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect spot to go before the show. We were a group of five and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their food. We ordered Smash burgers, pizzas and spicy chicken sandwich.

    1 person found this helpful

  6. CatherineC

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Quality of food and service : Not good. Punctuality of food and service: So sad that I don't want to be mean

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  7. Ellis

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience, will return! Very friendly service and quality food with good pricing.

    1 person found this helpful

  8. Anonymous

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Layla served us in the bentwood and also in the theatre. Outstanding service!

    1 person found this helpful

  9. Reviewjim

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Not worth it for food stick to the drinks. Fries were good tho.

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  10. FeliciaB

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We went to The Bentwood Toronto before going to a show at Scotiabank. We really enjoyed our food and drinks. My husband got the smash burger and I got the chicken sandwich. Both were very good. I highly recommend this place. Next time we will come for a show as the restaurant was pretty quiet when we were there (530pm). We would like to experience it later on and more busy and see how it is. The prices were good. Overall, a great experience.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Never been so because we were new to the experience and what was offered there we had no idea what we were possibly getting into. It was also a stand up comedy club. When we looked up restaurants to eat it was on there and recommended. Didn’t say what it was. Greeted by people looking to book us for the shows. We thought we were in the wrong place.

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  12. TyeA

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Portion size was ridiculously small. Server was good tho

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  13. NadiaS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed dinner before the show. The food and ambience were excellent! Many thanks to our server, Le, for his exceptional service! Looking forward to returning soon!

    1 person found this helpful

  14. JohnO

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to have dinner before the game. The smash burger is delicious and is offered as part of a beer combo - great value!

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  15. AliceM

    Toronto

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Perfect casual dining experience before showtime at The Second City! Our server Cherise was attentive, pleasant, and energetic! All staff were very friendly and helpful! Highly recommended!!!

    1 person found this helpful

  16. ChrisC

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location for a meal and drink before the show.

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  17. ShuntayL

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was expecting loud and mediocre bar food but I was left with a really great experience. The waitress wend above and beyond and our food and drinks were AMAZING! I would recommend this place to everyone. Great selection for their happy hour food and drinks and the esthetic was so beautiful!

    1 person found this helpful

  18. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great food and amazing service! a really nice experience

    1 person found this helpful

  19. StephenB

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A very convenient and decent place to eat in advance of a Second City performance. Friendly and attentive service, with enough menu options to please most.

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  20. BarbaraW

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    servers were friendly and professional greeting at the restaurant was poor unclear that the restaurant was on the 3rd floor

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  21. LisaG

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was amazing! Price point and execution on mains needs work. Appys on point.

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  22. GregW

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    There apparently were staffing issues tonight but service was poor (no water, drink orders not delivered until follow up after lengthy delay, also lengthy delay between delivery of food to some guests before dishes for others arrived and absolutely no check in to see how early bites were or whether any extra condiments etc. desired) and food was mediocre - unexpected for an O&B establishment. The space was fine, not overly loud despite the size of the venue. The food prices were actually pretty good but I found my smash burger with little taste and they forgot to exclude raw onions (which I hate) as I had requested but did swap the fries for a salad for no upcharge for which I was grateful. We went to a Second City show and will definitely return for that show but won't be eating at The Bentwood after this experience.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Orders came in wrong, food was cold with long delays by the server. We booked this restaurant for convenience to Second City. Disappointing but the show was very good

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  24. Foody

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Reservation for 4 for dinner and a show. It is a fun place to go out with another couple for fun. Waited far too long to be seated. We loved the show and looking forward to taking in another in the new year. Would not recommend the Brentwood to friends. The food was not that great, the steak was very chewy. Will eat at another venue before the next show. The service was great Our waitress was fun and outgoing and she had some great stories that made us laugh. The ambience was ok. We liked the music that was playing in the background.

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  25. MonikaB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful server. Good value in the 5:00-7:00 menu. Food was excellent

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  26. TGrace

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really friendly staff and tasty food served hot! (Appropriately hot.) Georgia, our server was personable, accommodating and on it! Not a great wine selection but otherwise a great spot especially before a Second City show or Arena event.

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  27. Wally41

    Toronto

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time to new Second City. Good food, great service

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible experience. Excellent wait staff, setting, and the chicken fingers were incredible!

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  29. Shelli

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food selections and quality of food. Service was excellent as was core of Toronto and the waterfront. Will be back for sure.

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  30. NancyG

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The room has a lovely view with floor to ceiling windows facing south, overlooking 'Love Park'. It is a comfortable space with not only tables, but a choice of bar seating. The beverage list is quite good with excellent cocktails, wines, lots of beer choices with a focus on local Ontario. The price point is quite reasonable. I enjoyed an excellent cocktail and a glass of Sauvignon Blanc (a generous pour - thank you to my lovely server)! I selected the grilled salmon fillet (fresh not frozen) with a white beans & mushroom cassoulete and pea sprouts on top, a lovely presentation within a large white bowl. and it was delicious. My companions enjoyed their burgers. I highly recommend this as a spot to not only have a pre-show dinner, but a place to dine then stroll around the Harbourfront area.

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FAQs

The Bentwood Toronto is rated 4.2 stars by 30 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for The Bentwood Toronto

1 York St, Toronto, ON M5J 0B6

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    York Street and Harbour Street
  • Neighbourhood
    Harbourfront
  • Hours of Operation
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Canadian, Comfort Food, Global, International
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Michael Robertson
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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