The Good Son Restaurant- Don Mills

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Global, International

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Our menu is a reflection of the melting pot of cultures that has gentrified the Queen West neighbourhood in Toronto. With a focus on local and seasonal organic produce, hormone free and free range proteins, the menu has been designed for guests to share plates, in an effort to create a convivial and social dining experience. The heart of our kitchen bolsters a wood-fired oven & wood-fired grill that has been imported all the way from Mam Forni, Italy. Wood-fire capabilities are critical for our menu as the flavor imparted on the food is exceptional and unique
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4.2
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4.3
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Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I had dinner at Good Son with 6 of my girlfriends. We shared a couple of pizzas and apps and ordered individual salads. The food was amazing! Our waiter was attentive. We had a great night out.

The Good Son Restaurant- Don Mills
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for this glowing review! We're happy to hear you had a great dining experience with us and hope you'll be back soon!

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SZ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Never had a bad experience here. Great food, great ambiance and great service. No complaints here!

The Good Son Restaurant- Don Mills
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you Silvana, we really appreciate your positive feedback! We can't wait to have you visit us again soon!

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VS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

my favourite restaurant, never disappoints! Had some of my favourites including the brussell sprouts, cheeseburger, spicy soppressata pizza, and margherita pizza. All 4 were amazing and our of town guests loved it.

The Good Son Restaurant- Don Mills
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Vaz, thank you for taking your time to leave us this glowing review! We hope you'll come back soon!

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S
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food! Really great service! Excellent dining experience!!

The Good Son Restaurant- Don Mills
Responded on September 13, 2019

Thank you for your lovely review, Sammy! We hope you'll come back to join us again soon!

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HR
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 5

We traveled a far distance to have lunch on the patio at A Good Son on a beautiful day. We enjoyed the patio but were saddened to find out they were sold out of their specialty Flat Iron Chicken. Two of the serving staff we spoke to appeared to joke about it which we did not find amusing. The menu doesn’t have many entres to begin with so we ended up sharing a salad and pizza that was good but we could have had the same locally. The manager didn’t offer anything in return other than to tell us to call ahead to see if they have the chicken dish they are well known for. We most likely will not go back.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Beautiful fancy place, great dishes, tasty menue

The Good Son Restaurant- Don Mills
Responded on September 10, 2019

Thank you for your review, we hope you'll come back to dine with us again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service! Great food!

The Good Son Restaurant- Don Mills
Responded on September 6, 2019

Thank you for the positive feedback! We hope you'll visit us again!

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DY
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Indicated as farm to table and local and seasonal but didn't see a lot of either. What we had was very good, but would like to see more local and seasonal product on the menu, with notes about where it was sourced. More local wines would be nice too.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food is great but portions are very small for the price. Service can be hit or miss. Managers are super friendly and welcoming the waiters, not so much.

SL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Our son was visiting from the US and this was our dinner together as family after a long time.

- table we were seated at had string draft, waited 15 minutes for server to come to our table

- we asked to be moved, done to another table which was even worse

- waited another 15 then desperately flagged for assistance, waited another 10 before any response

- server flippant and non attentive, appeared like she had too many tables to attend to and under pressure

- food order placed and finally arrived after 45 min or more and it was cold!!! Brussels sprouts - cold, rib eye - cold, beef ribs with rice - cold !!!

- one of the worse evening we had and definitely not worth the time and $ spent

- spoke to Tess - maître de / host - told her how hugely disappointed we were, actually upset - said she would get manage to call us right away ... gave her our contact... no word from anyone yet !

BB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The restaurant was very nice and the service was great. Overall, checkerboard all the boxes: atmosphere, food and service!

LB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Great time had for a family dinner ..no complaints

MT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

First time I went, pizza and green salads were excellent (great crust and fresh ingredients), wine was 1/2 price and service was outstanding. Second visit, pizza was soggy and mediocre, service was so-so and we didn’t know 1/2 priced wine ended at 5 pm. We arrived shortly before 5, so by the time we were asked for our drink orders, the 1/2 price was over. I would have expected them to give us a heads up to put in an order before 5 pm. I would go back because I like the atmosphere and some menu items, but would be careful about what to order (not the mango salad, not the ceviche) and I will mention the sogginess of the pizza.

NA
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

The apps (jerk shrimp and Brussel sprouts) were pretty good but I’ve had better. Shrimp seems like ‘cook from frozen’ stuff you can buy. Sprouts were a tad soggy. One of Pizzas were good (spicy meat w olives) but found the pork butt pineapple one bland. Again - expected a bit better. But really enjoyed atmosphere on patio!! And great service.

ML
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

This was our first visit. The food was excellent. Our only challenge was the table next to us was so loud and obnoxious that it was difficult to have any conversation with my friend. I wouldn't recommend it for date night because even the general noise level is high. The service was ok. Our server came to tell us it was last call, then never came back. We had to flag someone cleaning up for our cheque. ...after waiting at least 15 min.
But we will go back...it's worth trying again.

DP
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loves the food and the $10 pizza special was awesome. Will be back on another Wednesday!

The Good Son Restaurant- Don Mills
Responded on August 30, 2019

Thank you for this review, Deidre! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed our $10 Pizza special on Wednesday! We can't wait to have you dine with us again.

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

Previously I have had the pizza and it’s been excellent. Today’s Caesar salad with chicken was mediocre at best. Far too much dressing and barely there chicken.

e
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

There were 4 of us. Three ordered pizzas and they came quickly. I ordered a salad for my meal and it did not come until the pizzas were almost finished. We had to remind the waiter a few times that the salad was missing....we think he forgot to order it. He was not apologetic or try to compensate for the delay. His service was lacking. When I mentioned my dissatisfaction, first he said he would speak to the manager...then he said he would give me a credit for a salad the next time. Truth is, there will never be a next time.

BR
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely one of the finest meals my husband and I have enjoyed through the years. The halibut in risotto was excellent and soooo tasty !! Kudos to the chef ! Our waiter was wonderfully attentive without being intrusive. What a great find for us. Our son recommended The Good Son to us and we were delighted with his choice. We plan on having his rehearsal dinner at The Good Son in October 2019. Thanks for a wonderful evening.

The Good Son Restaurant- Don Mills
Responded on August 22, 2019

Thank you for this glowing review! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your dining experience. We hope to see you again soon!

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NH
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great good, great service and a very welcoming ambiance.

The Good Son Restaurant- Don Mills
Responded on August 20, 2019

Thank you for this review, Navid! We can't wait to have you dine with us again soon!

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SM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

We have the mango salad first and it was incredibly spicy. I can barely eat it. My friend and I each had a glass of Prosecco and then she asked for the wine list so she could order wine with dinner but the dinner came and the waiter never came back to take her wine order. Otherwise the food was good

j
New England
19 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Nice restaurant addition to Don Mills. Very good quality food - could do with more choices on menu.

The Good Son Restaurant- Don Mills
Responded on August 20, 2019

Thank you for your feedback, James! We hope you'll dine with us again soon.

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JB
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 1

The noise level was very high. Not with music but with people. There are no soft surfaces so the sounds are amplified. The food was also extremely salty. Disappointing.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Came to The Good Son to celebrate my girlfriends birthday. It was a nice day so we sat in the patio, which was awesome. We ordered a pizza, the burger, and short ribs. They were all amazing! 10/10. Definitely will be back.

The Good Son Restaurant- Don Mills
Responded on August 13, 2019

Hello! Thank you for this 10/10 feedback, we're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your dining experience and can't wait to have you back!

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CR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Beautiful decor. Staff not super friendly and attentive, but more than satisfactory.
Food was very good. I will go back for sure.

RB
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious fresh food great service would return

GE
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We had the Scallop Appetizer which was cooked PERFECTLY! The flavour was so simple and fresh. The Octopus main course could've used a bit seasoning, however, it was cooked really well. For dessert, we had the Pavlova with the custard and grilled pineapplea. It was sooo delicious - not overly sweet, nor was it too heavy. Flavours were there. Will definitely come back for the scallops and to try other items on the menu.

The Good Son Restaurant- Don Mills
Responded on August 6, 2019

Hello GoodEats! Thank you for this glorious review. We're so happy to hear you enjoyed our various menu items and look forward to having you dine with us again soon!

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DB
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First visit....not the last! Everything was fabulous. Highly recommended!

The Good Son Restaurant- Don Mills
Responded on August 6, 2019

Thank you for this review, Darlene. We can't wait to have you come back to join us again!

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PC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

It's better to sit outside. There are too many flies inside

JF
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food is what you come for. The pizza I had still leaves my mouth watering! The location great for an evening stroll after dinner

The Good Son Restaurant- Don Mills
Responded on July 30, 2019

Hi Joey, thank you for leaving us this positive review! We're happy to hear you especially enjoyed our wood oven pizza! We hope to see you back soon.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant

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BS
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional, this place has amazing food, great service and one of the best pizzas in town!

The Good Son Restaurant- Don Mills
Responded on July 30, 2019

Hi Brent, thank you for leaving us this glowing review! We hope you'll dine with us again soon!

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KS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

I love this new restaurant - the food there is incredible! Pricey, but very high quality dinners. Was a bit disappointed on my recent visit when we asked for a different table and the host would not allow us to have the table we wanted saying it was reserved so we sat at the less desirable table we were given only to see that table we really wanted sit empty for the entire time of our dining there.

A
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Casual experience. Dim lighting. Friendly service. Average food.

EW
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Food is not as good as queen street. Octopus a little dry and pizza not the same

BO
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Other than getting locked in the women's washroom stall for 20 minutes, until my spouse thought I'd had a heart attack and send Krystel to rescue, it was a fine experience. The staff friendly - love Krystel - the food great and the ambiance pleasant. It was our first venture into The Son, not our last.

F
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a lovely experience, the food was delicious, the service was great and the chairs were comfortable.

The Good Son Restaurant- Don Mills
Responded on July 23, 2019

Thank you for your glowing review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us and hope you'll join us again soon!

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LS
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The restaurant was great, however, we found the noise level a little high and had difficulty chatting without shouting.

FJ
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Love the steak here! The deco is nice and friendly service too. Portion is abit on the smaller side though. Daily specials a great idea. Been here a few times now. Great location.

The Good Son Restaurant- Don Mills
Responded on July 30, 2019

Thank you for this lovely review! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you again soon!

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s
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I do not understand why you have a different lunch and dinner menus. No matter when I dine I like options for sharing. the dinner menu has significantly more options for appetizer sharing plates.

my two cents but it will prevent me from dining at this restaurant for lunch when there are many other options in the Shops of Don Mills

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