The Gate House

4.2
96 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Farm-to-table
Starting on June 12th, we will be offering our casual, all-day a la carte menu 7 days a week. Reservations and Walk-ins are welcomed between 11:30am and 8pm, with each table allocated 2 hours.

We're looking forward to welcoming you back! Socially distanced dining will be offered on our beautiful patio overlooking Queen Street. We are moving forward cautiously and responsibly with thoughts towards the safety of our staff, guests and the community. For more information on our COVID policy, please visit our website at www.treadwellcuisine.com

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 96 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.3
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Disappointed
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

Didn't enjoy it -- didn't live up to our expectations of Treadwell's reputation.

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LarryC
Cancun
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Glad to eat there again. It was quite cool during our dinner there are no heaters and very limited wine selction. Food was good and the service was excellent.

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Local
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

Food was absolutely horrible. Have eaten there many times before as live nearby. I had the quiche which I have had before, top was burned to brown, little tiny bowl of basic salad that was warm, dressing barely a dressing.. like they just splashed a little oil and vinegar... no flavour...something you would get at a fast food place. Husband had the club sandwich, his fries came a deeo brown colour almost burnt... big piece of the rib of iceberg lettuce hanging out of his sandwich, No flavour again. Really plain and basic food... other than location/venue... dont see how this place would survive. Too bad to see it go so dowhnhill. Sad as one of the town patios we like to sit at... but now will likely not return.

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EventPlanner
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Wonderful patio and delicious food. Fresh and local, both food and wine

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vipStormyweather
Toronto
27 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely peaceful patio and delicious food. Limited patio menu but something for everyone. We sat by the corner fountain nearer the sidewalk which was made up of 3 tables (2 for 2 people and 1 for 4-5 people). I felt bad for the waitress who had to walk quite a ways from inside the restaurant to way out to the small patio by the sidewalk. But she didn’t seem to mind and was very attentive and efficient. Steak was a little overdone but I attribute it to the long way from the kitchen, it was delicious though and perfectly seasoned. The quiche was also delicious as was the white chocolate raspberry panna cotta.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quality food and very flavourful. Exceptional service!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Menu is casual and limited (which was a positive for what we were looking for) but the surprise was quality and size of the portions was excellent and the service was absolutely top notch (I wish I had got her name, she usually works at sister resto Treadwell).

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NealB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

Seated outside and it was very chilly. Waitress missed order and we ended up canceling it and leaving

SF
StevenF
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and delicious food served in a beautiful setting

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HayleyK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server; Katie was AMAZING!
The food was delicious too

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time eating here - we love Treadwell's so knew this would be wonderful. A great anniversary lunch on the patio. Everything was exceptional - they even split the burrata salad we started with - they think of the little things. Thank you for a wonderful lunch on a hot day!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My spouse and I booked dinner at the Gate House yesterday evening. Wow! What an excellent experience and Amazing customer Service! The hostess ( a young dark haired young lady, I sadly did not get her name) greeted us and kindly advised that although we had a reservation a table wouldn’t be ready for about 10 minutes due to a delay with turnover a table. She was very apologetic. We waited patiently for our table as the current patrons were taking there sweet time and we could see they were oblivious to the waiting guests. The wait staff was very kind and handled things exceptionally well especially the hostess ( she was awesome and did everything she could - she went above and beyond). The hostess brought us complimentary glasses of sparking Scarpetta while we waited for the table to turnover as they were booked solid. When we were seated the manager came over to our table apologized and thanked us again for our patience and gave us a complimentary appetizer as well. Our waitress and the staff apologized several times and were amazing. The food was excellent and the service was out of this world. Overall an awesome experience and I would highly recommend! Great Value and experience! *

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

My husband and I Had the burger which was really good. We had a side of salad but the vinegar in the dressing was so strong that I was unable to eat it. We also ordered a side of fries which were excellent but much too salty. Very nice staff.

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Veronika
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Great, friendly service! Food was okay. Good ambience.

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vipdrduk
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful lunch on a Sunday afternoon on the way to Toronto ate outside sipped wine just great

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vipdemiluna
Toronto
30 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

Well, to say we had a disappointing time is unfortunately the truth. We arrived on time yet had to wait 15 minutes. That would have been better tolerated with offer of a bench. Or water. Or cocktail. We were finally seated at a table for 2 on the sidewalk by the fountain. At first we thought, very special spot until we realized that the fountain motor was malfunctioning and unbearable to sit beside. There was no moving to another table as it was clear the upper area patio by the building was full. There was also a tent on site which looked to have options for seating guests. It was a hot night. That wouldn’t have been a good option.
The host came by about 10 Minutes in and placed 2 empty glasses on our table. The water arrived a little later.
Eventually we placed our drink order. There is strictly 2 cocktail options and a solid wines list. Neat thing is the local wines offered are all the same price a bottle, $50.
We ordered a bottle of wine and one aperol spritz.
We placed our order of mussels, Steak frites and the Tagliatelle which we were told was a big hit. Couldn’t wait!!
At 8:30, we still had not received our first course. No bread. Nothing. It would have been nice to have something to soak up all the alcohol. The mussels arrived at 9:00 pm.
We had been there now, 1.5 hours. When the kitchen server dropped off our mussels, we requested plates. Eventually our server came by and we requested plates again for our mussels. He did bring two. By now it was so dark we couldn’t see our food. The mussels did come with two slices of garlic bread which was soggy. In the meantime the fountain motor was deafening. We measured the decibel level for curiosity sake…78. Like a vacuum.
Finally we asked the server when our main courses would be coming. He sincerely said, I can’t say…?? Maybe 10-15 minutes more…at this point 1:45 mins in, we called it. Cancel our meals.
As our anniversary weekend it was so disappointing. Painful.

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JohnF
Montreal
13 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Not sure if was an Open Table thing or the restaurant, but the link via open table made it seem that there were 3 menu options (lunch, dinner and the Treadwell menu). There was only the Gatehouse menu and we had booked with the express hope of getting the Treadwell menu.

The food was never the less good and we were happy with the selection offered.The service was lacking and I understand that it was likely because everyone is having trouble with getting the required staff, but it was a bit too casual for the cost of the meal and our expectations of the place. We had been wanting to go for many years and this was a special occasion that we were celebrating and so were a bit disappointed in the overall experience.

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nonaMe
Montreal
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

The food does not match the restaurant meaning it's a beautiful setting the patrons are all dressed nicely and you are eating the most basic food for not basic prices.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Vacation. Great evening. Service was great!

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Timetorelax
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Good was excellent however there was no gluten free pasta option, apparently ran out.

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ShelbyB
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great food. Our server was very kind and helpful. Had a bit of a wait at the start until our table was ready but overall we had a lovely meal. Would recommend!

CT
CatharinaT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

It was warm but the rain stayed away. Enjoyed my salad and pizza special was very tasty. Will go again

JD
JohnD
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Portions are too large and can be shared by two. Lots of customers taking home leftovers. Visitors staying locally unable to take the food with them - a bit of a waste of food, in my opinion.

JM
JohnM
Munich
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service

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Claire
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food in a relaxed environment and professional pleasant service. Thank you.

MP
MarioP
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience5

The place is wonderful. The food is aboie average. The wine list is not adéquate. We had a merlot that was terrible !

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DianaP
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Great service and food, and they also put us next to the fountain which I requested. Will definitely return!

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Jeff
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Our server Kirsten made our evening special. She was attentive and professional.

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DeniseC
London
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed our meal. Great portions. Service was fantastic

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and ambience at reasonable prices. Would definitely come again.

HT
HeatherT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it. Beautiful setting. Terrific food and great service.

JD
JDGit
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food! Beautiful spot. We will definitely be back soon!

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LisaS
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely charcuterie for dinner! Great service! Enjoyable evening!

RW
RickyW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent location, food, and service. Will visit again

EB
EllyB
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience2

Had lunch here and while the patio was lovely the food left something to be desired. Ordered the muscles as an appetizer and while they were fresh, they tasted so bland. The sauce tasted like a mixture of garlic, milk and water. Main dish was fish and chips. I struggled to find any fish, it was all batter, and also tasteless. By the time I got ketchup for the fries they were cold. I ordered a virgin Caesar ($7) which tasted like a can of Clamato juice, no spices, celery or anything! The service was also slow and had to wait 5 minutes to get a dish for the bread. So disappointed in a lunch that came close to $60.

CJ
CJfromStPete
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Such a pleasant spot and food really good and service very professional

PB
PamelaB
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely patio table. It was our anniversary and the waiter brought us a bottle of champagne to celebrate.
The meal was very tasty.
Would recommend The Gate House.

PK
PaulK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

My wife and I went the the Gate House Thursday night. Bad experience. Servers were lacking in training, appetizer was wonderful but main course was filled with gristle and pasta was undercooked. When I tried to info the general manger I found out they had left for the night and “head chef” couldn’t be bothered to come out. Sent a “dessert” instead which we declined. Walked over to the main restaurant Treadwell to discuss with manager and was listened to But as to my request to speak with the General manager responsible for both restaurants so far has gone unheeded. As of this point I have no desire to visit either restaurants in the future and I live in NOTL.

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SDS27
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Reservations given to someone else despite booking in advance and showing up early. Some difficulty getting a table. Limited menu as still doing only outside dining. Not sure I would come back. Nothing memorable or outstanding.

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KevinK
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Nice, quiet outdoor setting. Great service. Would have been nice to have a more upscale menu choices , maybe pork loin , roast beef, ribs.
Food and price was fair. Tomato soup was excellent

FAQs

The Gate House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (905) 357-2038.

The Gate House is rated 4.2 stars by 96 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.