The Cloak

4.5
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67 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

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About

The Cloak evokes feelings of nostalgia and timeless comfort in a room designed for revelry and conversation. Our bespoke cocktails, late-night food from the kitchen at Marben, and our curated soundtracks will make it hard for you to leave...
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Burgers, Canadian
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Hours of Operation
Tue–Sun 7:00 pm–2:00 am
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Phone number
(416) 710-7697
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Chris Locke
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Portland & Wellington
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Public Transit
King St &Portland

Spadina&Wellington
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Entertainment
"Tell Your Friends" is our Saturday night vibes featuring anything from funk & soul to disco & house - tell your friends!
"Let's Scotch About It" on Sundays with $10 for an ounce of any scotch on our extensive backbar!
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Special Events & Promotions
Send an email to events@marbenrestaurant.com if there's something special you had in mind!
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
What 67 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.3
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SW
New England
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Didn’t honour our reservation, we were told when we arrived that they don’t take reservations after 7pm despite them being available on opentable

OT
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall3Food1Service1Ambience3

I made a reservation thru open table , they said they didn’t have it. I had to show them I had one thru app. They sat the two of us at the bar. I asked for a table they said tables are only for people who made a reservation. Again I made a reservation and I showed it to you. They sit us down at a table but said we would have to get up if a large party showed up. I said fine. service was slow and rude. Music was good, drinks were very good. The service just horrendous After I paid the bill and left a tip the guy gave me a disgust look as if I had left no tip. I wish I didn’t leave a tip after that look

DT
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Fun "speak easy" atmosphere. Great drinks...very creative.

KK
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Best hidden gem in the city! Excellent decor, ambiance and atmosphere. Some groups were louder than others but otherwise it was a perfect date spot.

AH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve been going to the cloak for a while. One of my favorite spots. Our waiter today was excellent.

c
Toronto
88 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice place for a second date. Really romantic. Didn't try the food. Drinks are different. But they try to tailor to your taste buds. Only came here for drinks. They really make an effort to make it an enjoyable experience. Would come back again.

RK
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome place! Loved the “secret” vibe and the overall atmosphere. The cocktails recommended by the bartender were some of the best I’ve had, and the sticky toffee pudding was absolutely to die for.
Would come back in a heart beat!

CB
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

What a great spot! I came here around 10pm on a Saturday night for after dinner drinks. The drinks were amazing, service fantastic. I loved the ambiance as well. A few reviews mentioned that it was really noisy, but I was able to have a conversation with my partner and hear him just fine. The place was super easy to find as well, but you do have to call to get let in - a little annoying for me as it was raining outside, but the hostess let us in rather quickly. Would definitely recommend if you're in town!

V
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We really had a good time, this is a cool place. The 18-19 year old barstaff should go easy on the pretentiousness though - newsflash: most of your customers will know a lot more about food and alcohol than you and will be super bored by your efforts to enthrall us with seriously superficial knowledge.

RI
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The music level was perfect! The mood was perfect! I love this place! Only comment is that the food portions were a bit small for the price. Especially the vegetarian items.

BC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall great experience with a very unique entrance.

CP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience2

Loudest speakeasy ever. It's like being at a frat party. My drink was great and the space is gorgeous, but all ambience is killed by the crowd. Plus there were two bartenders mixing drinks and yet mine took approximately 20 minutes. If I was wasn't covering my ears from the din of the surrounding hammered-pretty-people squealing, that might be ok.

R
Toronto
34 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing in all ways possible. I want to return soon.

w
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Not a negative thing to say about this place. Wonderful concept, brilliant bar staff and an excellent atmosphere. You won’t be disappointed.

A
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Making your door hard to find doesn't make you a speakeasy, especially when the name and number is on the door.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall a great experience, fantastic drinks! Very attentive service and personable. A must try for people in Toronto!

HF
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We actually ate upstairs but it was remarkable as always! The girl from downstairs popped up to tell us our table was ready which was so awesome. Drinks, service, ambiance was spectacular. My friends visiting from out of town we very happy by their dining and cocktail experience!

CR
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Great place. Weirdly, our waiter seemed to disappear after taking our first order (we later saw him put his coat on and leave) which did seem to make the service a bit slower. Overall, great place and fun time.

MT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience on Friday night! Value was great, cocktails delicious (unfortunately not very strong) and the food was decent.

The best part was when the bartender reminded a couple of guys who tried to talk to us of the bar’s policy. We weren’t disturbed for the rest of the night.

K
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Amazing service! We loved the staff, and the drinks were delicious. I also just loved the quiet ambiance here.

RH
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We were very excited to try The Cloak and it didn't disappoint. The entrance was discreet, but once inside, it was classy, yet cozy. The service was beyond impeccable, even if some of our later rounds took a while to arrive. The food we sampled was as on point as the cocktails...The Cloak was merely our starting point for the evening, but easily could have stayed the whole night.

ER
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Cocteles espectaculares, gran ambiente. Nos encantó

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HG
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Cloak Bar was such a great find! The ambiance and vibe were low key and suave. Loved the dimly lit atmosphere. The Midnight Oil fries are the best fries we’ve ever had! And the cocktails! <3 Our bartender was always there when we needed him but also had a certain discreetness about his service. Can’t wait to go back!

A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very cool spot, great service, brilliant ambience- we had an excellent time and were treated like royalty!

JG
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great time. Drinks were great and the atmosphere was enjoyable. Would recommend.

OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great night with great food! Atmosphere was incredible :)

OS
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Amazing atmosphere and cool bar. Expect drinks to be expensive..

c
Toronto
88 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Went there for a first date on a Tuesday night. Place was cosy and dark. Staff were friendly.
Drinks were ok but I’m pretty picky with drinks. Had a small charcuterie board which wasn’t what I thought it would be. And pretty expensive for what they served.
Would go back for the ambiance. Neat little spot

B
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Introduced a good friend of mine to the cloak on Thursday night. Great experience as always, drinks were well mixed, food was excellent. The cloak is the place to unwind after a busy work week.

Our server Shannon was excellent as always. Her food and drink suggestions were well received in addition to her accommodating personality. All the servers and staff at clock have never disappointed.

A unique quality venue with quality people.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience4

We went to the cloak bar for drinks on Thursday. I have never written a negative review before but Our waitress was rude and inattentive.

We had to go up to the bar multiple times to ask to place our food order, ask to take a drink order, ask for more napkins etc.

The table behind us was very loud and slapping the table. We didn’t complain and it was fine but we were speaking a bit loud she told us to “keep it down”. It’s a bar and we were not shouting.

Terrible service, wonderful drinks.

K
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

We Had a great time ... very cool atmosphere but the drinks took a long time. They were very tasty drinks but took over 20 mins to wait for them.

AC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came here to celebrate my sis’s bachelorette party and it exceeded our expectations. The drinks were yummy and strong but the bartenders were actually really nice and personable. When we asked for a recommendation they actually gave us one instead of the dreaded “everything is good here” which isn’t a real answer. I would come here again and I’ve already recommended this place to my friend.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Our first experience here was wonderful; cool intimate vibe, some interesting cocktails, good food, and friendly service.

Our second visit, however, was unfortunately very poor. We arrived early Friday evening when the bar was not yet very busy, and first ordered food for dinner, and then orders drinks a few minutes later. After about 45-mins we ordered another drink as we slowed our drinking to wait for food. Our new drinks arrived and our food had still not arrived (now about an hour after ordering). We were eventually told that the kitchen never got our order because their printer was broken but our food was on its way. We asked for some bread as we had been drinking on empty stomachs. It took another 15-mins before we were told the kitchen could only serve us bread when our food was ready. It was clear that even after acknowledging their technical difficulties, our very late food order was still not being prioritized. We told staff that we really need to eat dinner so if the food would take much longer to arrive, then we need to leave to get dinner elsewhere. Almost two hours into it we asked food again and were told that they cancelled our order because they thought we didn’t want to wait longer. We were comped two drinks and a small snack as apology but we really had trouble drinking more on empty stomachs. Then, when settling the bill, a food item that we never received was still on the bill. It took another 20-mins to resolve and pay before finally getting out of there. The staff tried to be friendly about it but continuously failed executing through the evening. We were really hoping to continue coming to this venue as it is close to our neighborhood but this extremely poor experience has ruined it.

RK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

A great find, nicely hidden and exceptional service.

SM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Favourite toronto speakeasy, very cozy, amazing cocktails

GP
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very few spots like the cloake. If you want to impress your date, that's the spot. If you want to impress your mates, that's the spot. If you just want a really good drink, that's the spot.

IY
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good ambiance, great drinks. Nice intimate atmosphere

B
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The experience at Cloak is beyond exceptional, the only thing better is their staff. Shannon and Ray were fantastic and mix a great old fashioned.

SC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

This place is definitely a spot for couples and not a group of work friends.

E
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Entrance wasn't speak-easy style. There was a host waiting outside at the front, guiding people inside. Other than that, great!