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The Dorset, Toronto, ON

The Dorset

4.5
4.5
90 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 23 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

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.
    Visit The Dorset bar Monday from 4–6pm and Tuesday–Sunday from 3–6pm to enjoy half off all beverages during Happy Hour! Hungry? Nibble on 20% off snacks! 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 90 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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • Toronto

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90 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Miami - Dade

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Waited over an hour for our food and eventually left as the manager was not at sympathetic.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was so so and minimal, English breakfast is not what I expected , not superb. Service was so slow it took them one hour to serve the main course. Head waiter was even arguing minutes they were to be served. Complimentary dessert was not free at all as they have included in the bill by the waitress. It was supposed to be a fine restaurant but it did not match that standard at all. I just like the ambiance and atmosphere but sadly I came to restaurant to celebrate and enjoy food and did not see that happening at all.

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  3. Fordy

    Toronto

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Excellent service, food and enjoyed our visit. Only issue was the music choice. Too loud and old disco. Not conducive to a relaxing meal. Otherwise a great experience. Please figure out a better playlist more appropriate to the venue for our next visit. Will be back. Meagan was a terrific ambassador for the O&B group.

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  4. Maulin

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a lovely time at The Dorset. They didn’t have poached eggs on the menu, but they made it for me anyway. Great place with tasty British food. I’d say, give it a try!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 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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  6. TraceyC

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 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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  7. Daniel

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 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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  8. gbav8r

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 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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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    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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  10. SoozanDotWilson

    Toronto

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    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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FAQs

The Dorset is rated 4.5 stars by 90 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 23 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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