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

The Bentwood Toronto

4.3
4.3
45 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 4 times today
Experiences are available.

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

Experiences

  • Monday Night Trivia with Jason Agnew! (June 3)

    May 13 - Jun 3, 2024
    It’s Monday, and you know what that means... The Second City Presents: Trivia night with Jason Agnew! Test your knowledge live and in person June 3rd! Doors open at 5pm and Trivia starts at 7:30. Happy Hour from 5 - 7 and fun prizes! Don’tcha dare miss it!
    Monday Night Trivia with Jason Agnew! (June 3) photo
  • You Dab? Bingo Night with Tamara Shevon

    May 27, 2024 only
    Looking for a fun way to spark up your week? Roll up to The Bentwood for BINGO NIGHT! Hosted by comedian Tamara Shevon (JFL , CBC, ETC) We’re serving cocktails and snacks alongside blazing rounds of bingo where you can win all kinds of fun prizes. Come through. Bring your buds. Yell BINGO.
    You Dab? Bingo Night with Tamara Shevon photo

What 45 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

45 Reviews
  1. Valentine2015

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We had reservations before a show and were a group of 10. Most of us pre-purchased the Price Fix menu. Most of the meals were great but the vegetarian taco bowl is awful- can’t eat a taco cause the shell is cut in half and therefore decorative, and the tofu is raw and unflavoured. Yuck. The service was abysmal, I am not sure why the waitress was mad at us- yes we had to switch some seats at the beginning and yes some People asked for changes to food items, and yes the rest of our party arrived late. So we were not perfect customers. But her eye rolling and rudeness was perhaps the worst I’ve experienced ever, especially at a restaurant that feels “fancy”. Refused to take a picture of us. Sigh, happy birthday to me! The show was fantastic however and I like that you can take left over food/drinks/dessert over to the show. Very convenient for a bunch of people Trying to get downtown on a Friday night in mega QEW closures-baseball game traffic.

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  2. JoBW

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great place to eat before heading over to Second City. Nice ambiance, variety of food and excellent service.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great, service tho could have been better. Started out really good, as the meal went on saw less and less of our waitress( which could always be a good or bad thing)

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really convenient for going to Second City. Food was good.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server during our meal was ok she did check on us to see how everything was but then when we came out of the shower to have a coffee it was the same person and we felt unseen. It took 15 minutes for 3 regular coffee and 1 decaf to come out (their Nespresso was not working we were told). Then when she came to the table she apologized that they were making a new pot but but the coffee tasted pretty bad and lukewarm. We were there in March first and enjoyed it and the service was great. This time we ordered the same meal and it was quite different than when we ordered it in March. The Bentwood burger was way too overdressed and fell right apart into a puddle on my father in law’s plate. He had to eat it with a fork and knife after about 3 bites. Probably doesn’t need the lettuce and tomato on it and the bun doesn’t need to be grilled in both sides, it became mush. We like the experience at the show but we won’t return to the restaurant.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server Le was great as well as manager Ronnie and supporting staff. It was perfect to catch up with friends before enjoying the Second City show.

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  7. JamesD

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My group had a fantastic time! The server was charming, friendly, and efficient. The food was delicious, and the Happy Hour drink prices were very reasonable. We’ll definitely be back for the next trivia night.

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  8. Bobby

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for Monday Night Trivia with Jason Agnew. Great trivia night. Large venue that felt active but not overcrowded. Food and service were good. I haven't seen a Second City show in decades and did not realize how centrally located it is downtown--I'll be back for trivia and to check out improv shows.

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  9. BrandonL

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a good night, reasonable prices, great venue. Went for a trivia night and it was well looked after by the staff.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was fantastic. Made recommendations when requested, always quick to check in on us.

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  11. ChrisM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good and reasonable for the venue and location. Service was great. I would go again.

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  12. SteveB

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food wasn’t great. And service was hard to catch to pay the bill.

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  13. MarianW

    Exclusive

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Excellent service our server was lovely on top of our needs Food was excellent The vegetarian meal was not geeat for my daughter she found tasteless and didn’t finish The lights need to be a bit more dim

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  14. TheresaM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a window side view which was nice, and ordered the prix fixe meals, which were ok. Since we were from out of town, the convenience of being right there for a meal and show was what we wanted.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! The portions of the mains were a little small but overall we had a great time!

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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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  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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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  25. FeliciaB

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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

  29. 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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  30. AliceM

    Toronto

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 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

  31. 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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  32. 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

  33. 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

  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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FAQs

The Bentwood Toronto is rated 4.3 stars by 45 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 4 times today
Experiences are available.
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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