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The Dorset, Toronto, ON

The Dorset

4.5
4.5
72 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
British
Inspired by the British coastline and countryside, Executive Chef Ryan Lister is excited to bring a taste of his culinary roots to downtown Toronto. Within The Dorset’s charming and airy interior, guests are warmly invited to wet their whistles (and their appetites) at the main floor bar; or settle in upstairs for an elevated à la carte or Chef’s tasting menu experience. Serving lunch, dinner and Sunday roast, The Dorset offers patrons a myriad of ways to enjoy seasonal, contemporary British cooking and cocktails.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 29 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Tue, Wed 11:30 am–11:00 pm Thu, Fri 11:30 am–12:00 am Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (647) 288-4304
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Ryan Lister
  • Neighbourhood
    King West
  • Cross Street
    The Dorset is located on Wellington Street between Spadina and Portland.
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Public Transit
    Accessible via the King and Spadina streetcar routes. The nearest subway station is Union.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.,Mon - 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.,Tue - Sat - 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Join us on Monday from 4–6pm and Tuesday to Sunday from 3–6pm in The Dorset bar and enjoy half off all beverages and snacks during Happy Hour! Whether you’re craving a refreshing beer, a classic cocktail or a cozy glass of wine, our affordable afternoon offerings are sure to hit the spot.

    Happy Hour photo

What 72 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto

    Best Ambience

72 Reviews
  1. AndreaI

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went to The Dorset with my two sisters for one of their birthdays and had a great experience. We will definitely be back there soon!

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  2. Dayna

    Toronto

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were wowed by the decor and then wowed by the menu, which made it hard to choose what we would order because we wanted everything! The food was so delicious and we enjoyed our brunch.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was a bit slow but the staff is nice & welcoming. The food is good as well.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very attentive service!!!! Will be back for sure.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant! We went for our birthdays and it was delicious! And great service!

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  6. paulf

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent cocktails, food quality and service. Really nice restaurant! We are going back next weekend!

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  7. janer

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always a memorable lunch at the Dorset. I have rarely had the pleasure of being served by a friendlier, more knowledgeable staff!! From the warm greeting at the door, to the intelligent description of the menu items....I just love this place! Food is well thought out and delicious. Drinks are fun and beautifully executed by our gem Karline (sp?). "Well" worth it!!!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Recently visited this restaurant over the weekend. Ambience and location are great, that’s where the pros end. We ordered appetizers and mains, the appetizers came and were quite bland. The foie gras tart was very underwhelming with no flavour of foie. The pork belly main was also very bland and the outside was very overcooked and was hard to eat.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a table for 6, and each of us chose the 3 course meal. Pros The ambience, service and setting was excellent. The appetizers were well plated, flavourful and delicious. The pea and asparagus soup (soup of the day) was a big hit, as well as the wagyu and tuna tartare. Cons Unfortunately 3/6 mains weren’t properly prepared. The beef burger’s patty was on the raw/pink side, the salmon bordered being undercooked but my sister worked her way around it, and my father’s lamb wasn’t tasty. The other beef burger was well done, so was the cauliflower steak and Hake with chips. I would normally give some grace and leniency to a restaurant which just opened, but it’s incredibly hard to explain away undercooked food.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! Will recommend new restaurant. Loved the menu

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FAQs

The Dorset is rated 4.5 stars by 72 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 29 times today
Google Map for The Dorset

457 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1E7

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    The Dorset is located on Wellington Street between Spadina and Portland.
  • Neighbourhood
    King West
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Tue, Wed 11:30 am–11:00 pm Thu, Fri 11:30 am–12:00 am Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Public Transit
    Accessible via the King and Spadina streetcar routes. The nearest subway station is Union.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Ryan Lister
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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