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The Dorset, Toronto, ON

The Dorset

4.5
4.5
86 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 32 times today
Experiences are available.

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

Experiences

  • $130 Tasting Menu

    Multiple dates available
    Embark on a culinary journey inspired by the British coast and countryside with Taste of The Dorset, our exquisite six-course tasting menu spotlighting succulent seafood and seasonal delights. Served Wednesday through Saturday from 5pm in our elegant second-floor dining room, indulge in a meticulously crafted showcase of artful technique and exceptional ingredients. To further enhance your fine dining experience, enjoy curated wine pairings designed to elevate each dish. $130 per person. Excludes tax & gratuity. Please note: once booked, you will be contacted for a $50 dining deposit. Participation of the entire table is highly encouraged. Cancellations require 24 hours notice.
    $130 Tasting Menu photo
  • Father's Day

    Jun 16, 2024 only
    This Father's Day, don't miss your opportunity to spoil Dad with flavours of the British coast and countryside. Join us on June 16 for Sunday at The Dorset and celebrate with a carefully crafted three-course prix fixe. For $65, select from our menu of delectable apps, mouthwatering mains and out-of-this-world puddings and enjoy the ultimate celebratory meal. Available all day in The Dorset Bar as well as upstairs in our airy second-floor dining room, savour every bite as you raise a glass to good ol' Dad. Please note: vegetarian selection is $55.
    Father's Day photo

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 86 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
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • Toronto

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

86 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Decor was typically British, food was excellent, our server was great. The music was too loud, we were a larger group and it was hard to hear people in our party - maybe the the upstairs dinning room should have lower volume than the bar? Our server was great but the food took a long time to come out and then there were periods when we were left alone for too long. Overall a very pleasant experience just a few tweaks to make it exceptional.

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  2. TraceyC

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Menu is limited. I had the tidottywitb scallops and portion size was on smaller size and only 3 1/2 scallops which seemed off compared to the price. Drinks were half off from3-6z. Location and atmosphere was lovely. Staff were lovely but slow

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  3. Daniel

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service. Cocktails are also very delicious.

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  4. gbav8r

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was good not excellent. Some of the combinations did not work well. The Sunday roast beef was good but the horse radish was anaemic. The others had Jake and chips and the batter was too thick and not enjoyable. The Cornish pasty appetizers were excellent.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Slow service due to large party in the private room. There were only two tables besides the party yet we waited a long time for main courses. Waiter seemed distracted. Vegetables were iced cold. Salmon dry. Dessert disappointing.

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  6. SoozanDotWilson

    Toronto

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely space and very good food -- but like all restaurants seem to be these days, it's pretty expensive.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second time at the Dorset. My boyfriend and I got the tasting menu. Each course was awesome but our server Andrew made the experience even better. He was incredibly enthusiastic, attentive, friendly and professional. We will be back again!

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  8. TM101

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Dillon provided us with great service and made our first time experience wonderful.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came here to celebrate a milestone birthday as a group of 4. We dined upstairs which had an elegant, bright and charming atmosphere. Service was excellent. Overall a great experience! A couple minor blemishes on the experience include a small mistake on the bill because of happy hour pricing, but this was quickly rectified. There was no window shade to block the late afternoon sun but hopefully this will be installed soon.

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  10. msjohughes

    Warwickshire

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service, and perhaps the second best fish and chips I’ve ever had in my life — coming from Plymouth in the UK, where we have award-winning fish & chips, this is high praise.

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FAQs

The Dorset is rated 4.5 stars by 86 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 32 times today
Experiences are available.
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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