The Gabardine

4.4
125 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Comfort Food
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  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Lunch
The Gabardine is open for lunch and dinner. The simple diner décor is a nice environment for friends to get together for lunch and catch up. Dine on chicken liver pate, a taco salad or classic caesar salad. A family coming for dinner at The Gabardine will fit comfortably into one of the booths or one of the tables throughout the dining room. Enjoy a chicken pot pie with herbed pastry crust or Atlantic cod tacos or the falafel patty sandwich. Stop by for a quick dessert before heading home. The Gabardine offers mud pie, sticky toffee pudding with vanilla ice cream or pineapple upside-down cobbler.
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PD
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food was great, but it took 50 minutes to get the food.

LB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

It was our first time. We both enjoyed our shared app (the fish dip) and our mains were delicious. We found it noisy as the place filled to capacity and the service was a bit curt. Could work on making the customers feel more welcomed.

KH
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The food was very tasty. As an appetizer-Recommend the Halifax Cheese Bread with Donair sauce. As meals, we had the chicken sandwich special and the BC rock fish dish. Thoroughly enjoyed both. Waiter provided great service and recommendations. Had a great dining experience.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Service is amazing!

OT
New England
13 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

We have been here a few times and generally love it. The service is exceptional and the staff extremely professional and friendly .

My meal was as good as normal but for some instance tonight my wife said her Macaroni and Cheese was very dry. She often raves to everyone about it. However it could have been an off night as we are all human. Our server was extremely gracious and offered a free dessert to compensate for my wife’s meal.

The restaurant was also very warm and that too was unusual.

We are not complainers by any means and will definitely be back as one so so night doesn’t spoil the few excellent meals we have had.

Thanks again for trying to make it right 👍🏻

CT
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a fantastic meal. The Korean cauliflower appetizer was perfect to share for 2--spicy, sweet and delicious. The katsu pork chop was beautifully cooked. My friend had a shrimp and grits special that she pronounced perfect. Portions were big. We could have shared one appetizer and one entree. Our waiter doubled as bartender, but he was still totally attentive. Great experience.

DB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food as always. I always order the chicken pot pie. The atmosphere is very cozy.

S
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Boring food. Crappy Chardonnay. Terse service. Better at McDonald's. Used to be good but deleted from contacts.

AD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Amazing food and service - A little too loud, had to work really hard to try and hear my lunch date's voice across the small table.

V
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is very good with great staff. It is very loud at peak times, however, so keep that in mind.

NY
Toronto
44 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great lunch spot. Food always good. Service spot on.

JK
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Food was nothing special and we had a particularly surely waitress who was brusk and rude for no apparent reason. I’d recommend going somewhere else that appreciates your business.

BM
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server was attentive and friendly. They were able to give educated recommendations from the food and wine menu. 10/10!

Y
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Comfy, quaint and good service. Enjoyed it thoroughly.

OT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was great and the food was awesome. Best chicken club I’ve ever had. Couldn’t stop talking about it.

P
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

e
Toronto
73 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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!

SU
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Casual atmosphere in cozy surroundings with great ambiance. Comfort food but with an upbeat twist. A fun place to eat!

OT
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Fried chicken special was excellent.

BI
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lunch is great at Gabardine.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

The place was very noisy otherwise not too bad

HM
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful as always...thank you for your exceprional taco salad...can't get enough of it

T
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great local restaurant. Love the atmosphere. Food is fantastic.

GC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service and atmosphere was top notch. Menu had an excellent variety and our meal was delicious.

R
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

MW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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!

JP
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Restaurant was hot, uncomfortably hot. Food and service were very good.

OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

No Amex accepted= fail for any business or work related dinners. Weak service. Food was average.

K
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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....

VA
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the food, great waiter, would definitely come back. thank you.

DM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Marcella is always warm and friendly and Johnny Mac's fish specials are always amazing!

B
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

Brett

OT
London
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Another great meal at Gabardine!

OT
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food options are few but eclectic and every item is delicious!

b
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The Garbardine has remarkable good food! Never disappointed!

CQ
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful restaurant and have been many times. Great staff and always friendly.

HL
London
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

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.

RR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great place but lighting is dime, you can’t see the food on your plate.

DW
New England
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was great, nice atmosphere. Would recommend for a lunch or upscale casual dinner.

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