We were a little early for our reservation, which wasn't a issue, we were seated right away and ordered drinks. The menu has something for everyone. We ordered the Halifax Cheesy Bread which was delicious. We had the Fish Tacos which were really good, but the Macaroni and Cheese was the best we ever had. Don't tell your mother! The staff are very friendly. Will definitely be coming back when we return to Toronto.
Hip New York feel with cocktails and dark wood. My kind of place. I had the surprising lunch special of grilled octopus (very tender) on a Korean pancake. Perfect!
Casual atmosphere in cozy surroundings with great ambiance. Comfort food but with an upbeat twist. A fun place to eat!
Fried chicken special was excellent.
Lunch is great at Gabardine.
The place was very noisy otherwise not too bad
Wonderful as always...thank you for your exceprional taco salad...can't get enough of it
Great local restaurant. Love the atmosphere. Food is fantastic.
Service and atmosphere was top notch. Menu had an excellent variety and our meal was delicious.
Always tight and noisy but you’d expect that at a tiny restaurant so not a surprise or detracting. Superb home style cooking, great service, and an overall outstanding experience.
Totally unexpected dining experience. Fabulous food and service. Not a bar like the exterior appears but a very cozy restaurant with steaks and fish, plus a few burger options. A definite do again!
Restaurant was hot, uncomfortably hot. Food and service were very good.
No Amex accepted= fail for any business or work related dinners. Weak service. Food was average.
Had ginger mint julips, cauliflower, deviled eggs, mac and cheese, pork chop, and pineapple upside down cake. All wonderful with an awesome wait staff. Make a res....
Loved the food, great waiter, would definitely come back. thank you.
Saw this restaurant on the tv show YOU GOTTA EAT HERE. Yes, that is true! YOU GOTTA EAT HERE. I am definitely going back at least twice to try the Chicken Pot Pie and the Mac and Cheese. I enjoyed the Bacon Cheeseburger - the bun was super fresh and soft. Burger was so big that I could not open my mouth wide enough, so ended up using a fork and knife! Glad I made a reservation before the hockey game, as the place quickly filled up, even the barstools were occupied.
Marcella is always warm and friendly and Johnny Mac's fish specials are always amazing!
My favorite lunch spot in the Core. I'm there at least 2-3 times per month for business.
Ashley and the whole team take care of you like family and always in and out within an hour.
Keep it up!
Another great meal at Gabardine!
The food options are few but eclectic and every item is delicious!
The Garbardine has remarkable good food! Never disappointed!
A wonderful restaurant and have been many times. Great staff and always friendly.
Very good place but I asked for the burger without the bacon and it came with bacon. Waiter excellent and took it off the bill.
Great place but lighting is dime, you can’t see the food on your plate.
Food was great, nice atmosphere. Would recommend for a lunch or upscale casual dinner.
Great appetizers and mains, comfortable atmosphere, friendly service and clean bathrooms. It was a fun evening. Definitely will go back.
Food was good, but is an overwhelming preference for garlic - we sat near the open kitchen and the smell of garlic cooking was so strong and overpowering that we couldn’t finish our meal. Strange experience - maybe sit near the window and would be fine!
Food and service was good. A little noisy. Might think about expanding the dessert selections.
Love the chicken pot pie and the ambience. Thank you
The Mac and cheese I had was AMAZING! However not much else appealed to me on the menu. I also think having a smaller, appetizer size of the Mac and cheese would be a great idea since it is too large to enjoy with anything else and eating that much cheese and pasta did not make me feel great after. Also it was quite loud in there. I’m not sure how you could fix that but it was a struggle to have a conversation with the person sitting right in front of me.
All the wait staff were very pleasant and prompt
Lunch hour being an hour
A bit tight a squeeze at the 2 seater tables
Food was scrumptious and overflowing
It would get a high recommendation from me
Best burger in the city
Fantastic food, terrific service. This was an excellent restaurant. We really enjoyed everything. Do yourself a favour and make a reservation.
Loved the menu and the food, but it was noisy for our business meeting over lunch,
Food was outstanding. Burger and fish pie were beyond satisfying. Highly recommend this place for its food and service. Just be prepared to talk loud since it is small and popular.
Really, better than the sum of its parts. A house made tonic in the G&T, an attentive and friendly staff, nicely presented plates. None of it blew me away, but I look forward to going back.
Great food, reasonably priced. Always a good option for lunch
Food was delicious, but service was sub-par. Our friends ordered a half litre of red wine and it was served to them warm, bordering on hot. I’ve had coffee the same temperature! When they told the server, they were only offered a bucket to chill it. It seemed like an odd solution for this. Time lagged between sitting and when we were offered menus and a drink. It did seem like they were understaffed but still. And a smile goes a long way! But the food is really tasty.
An absolute gem of a find! It's a quaint and cozy place with an eclectic mix of guests with everyone from couples, girls night out, business men, and locals. Service is always top notch and the staff are very knowledgable on the menu. Our favorite comfort food is the fish tacos, chicken pot pie, or the must try. . Mac and cheese dish with or without large cubes of ham on top. If you're in Toronto on Bay Street or near Nathan Phillips Square then... You gotta eat here!