The Good Son Restaurant- Don Mills

4.4
109 reviews
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Farm-to-table
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  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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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Toronto
53 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

If you haven't experienced the good son you are missing out; staff are menu knowledgeable and can easily make recommendations and answer questions. The food is to die for : must try the Brussel sprouts (yes I said it Brussel sprouts) ; cheese burger which is seriously the best in the city; and the pizza was beyond delicious. Prices were very resonable, drink menu satisfying and atmosphere was warm and energetic. This is a din mills gem and I cannot say enough great things about this hot spot.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

Service was terrible. Very very disappointed

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AD
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The Brussels sprouts were fantastic and service was great

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SV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Nice decor and acceptable noise levels.

Food was good overall.
Osyters & steamed mussels - excellent.
Ceviche was bland - how can one have ceviche without onions...

Octopus & flat-iron steak were excellent
Bulgogi short ribs were way too salty

Pecan pie was bland. Pavlova was good

Server was nice & trying hard. However, service was spotty - e.g. 2nd bottle of wine took a long time to arrive, and touching us to attract our attention was not welcome.

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ES
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Pizza was a little burnt. Steak was cooked well. Waiter was not very attentive.

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LC
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Server asked us uf we want to order a drink while we are "kicking back". Smowflake server with no idea of how to engage with customers.
No draught, flies around table, margerita DOP pizza underwhelming and not worth $24.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Went for brunch over the weekend and we were thoroughly disappointed. I had ordered the French Toast which is supposed to come with a seasonal compote and creme fraiche. I opted out of the compote as I don’t eat blueberries and was told that they didn’t have anything else to substitute it with - which was fine. What I received was 3 pieces of very soggy toast swimming in a liquid pool of cream. The creme fraiche was not whipped to texture, and the toast was definitely not brioche. My partner ordered the Eggs Benedict and he too was not happy with his dish. He said that the eggs and hollandaise had no flavour and the textures were off. Overall we were left with the impression that the value of the meal was definitely not worth the cost, and felt that no effort was put into the dishes. We probably won’t return or recommend for brunch.

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful lighting and decor! Great service and delicious food!

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Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for your feedback! We are thrilled that you had a positive experience with us. We hope to see you again very soon.

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SS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Love the Good Son! It is one of my favourites in the city. Great atmosphere! Amazing food! Happy to see a second location in the city!

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Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for your positive review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience. We hope that your next visit is just around the corner!

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ED
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

The food was good however the portions are small. Coffee wasn't so good and they do not offer any juices for brunch just coffee, tea and alcoholic drinks.

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e
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service

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AF
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Our waiter was excellent. Food was great quality for the price. I had a meal at a lesser restaurant (chain) that was comparable in price but over at the chain was low quality food, here, excellent quality ingredients and properly cooked! Thank you for a great meal!

The Good Son Restaurant- Don Mills
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you so much for your review, Alex! We work really hard to offer the best dining experience and are so happy to see it reflected on your last visit. We hope to see you again very soon!

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

Best creme brûlée !!

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C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Great ambiance and the food is very good . My wife is a vegetarian and the chef made the pizza
without cheese and the vegetables she liked . I think their cheeseburger is one of the best and also the french fries .
We like to visit the restaurant quite often

The Good Son Restaurant- Don Mills
Responded on June 4, 2019

Thank you for your glowing review. We're happy to hear you had a great dining experience with us. Looking forward to having you dine with us again soon!

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AC
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My dates for the evening were three glorious ladies who ranged in age from 86 - 98.
And from the moment we arrived they were treated like royalty.
My sincere thanks to all of the staff for making the evening a night we will not soon forget.
You guys make my heart happy.
Thank you.

The Good Son Restaurant- Don Mills
Responded on June 4, 2019

Thank you so much for your review, Angela! We work really hard to offer the best dining experience and are so happy to see it reflected on your last visit. We hope to see you again very soon!

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MD
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Lack of service and attention. The food has chillies in every plate. We wished we were informed.

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MR
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

So happy you brought a downtown restaurant to the suburban

The Good Son Restaurant- Don Mills
Responded on June 4, 2019

Thank you for your review, Mary. We're happy to hear you're enjoying our Don Mills location!

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k
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

I can't stand restaurants where the table(s) are so close together that you can hear the conversations of the people next to you. Digby scallops were excellent but we did not enjoy the rest of the plate - food was not hot when it arrived at the table.

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JM
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

So happy to have The Good Son at The Shops! It is a mini version of the Queen Street restaurant and just as good.

The Good Son Restaurant- Don Mills
Responded on May 28, 2019

Thank you for your positive review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience. We hope that your next visit is just around the corner!

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food is amazing! Though the menu is smaller than most. The pizza was absolutely amazing. I would go back just for the pizza. We also ordered the shrimp, cheeseburger, and flank steak. We had pecan pie for dessert but I really wanted to try the coconut and pineapple dessert. It looked really good.

This is the second time I’ve gone to this restaurant. The first time, it was on a weeknight and it was much quieter. This time it was on a Saturday and it was noisy purely based on volume. It was a little difficult to chat with the person sitting across from me.

The Good Son Restaurant- Don Mills
Responded on May 28, 2019

Thank you for your feedback! We are thrilled that you had a positive experience with us. We hope to see you again very soon.

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Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love it here. Food and service both amazing.

The Good Son Restaurant- Don Mills
Responded on May 28, 2019

Thank you for your positive review! We really appreciate it and hope you'll visit us again soon.

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TT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My family and I had such a great time at The Good Son. The service is amazing and the food is equally as special. Its such a unique spot to find in a mall like setting. I'd recommend making a reservation well in advance as it is quite busy.

The Good Son Restaurant- Don Mills
Responded on May 28, 2019

Thank you so much, Taylor! We really appreciate your glowing review. We can’t wait to have you visit again.

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ML
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Dinner Great Service

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

It was great! The food was awesome and the service was pretty good. There were 6 people in our party and we were put into a private room, which was nice because we are all loud but I was surprised to see that the restaurant was nearly empty and we were still put into a private area! Other than that everything was amazing. The chicken Caesar salad was so good!! We got a crème brûlée and pecan pie for dessert and they were phenomenal!!

The Good Son Restaurant- Don Mills
Responded on May 28, 2019

Thank you so much for your review! We work really hard to offer the best dining experience and are so happy to see it reflected on your last visit. We hope to see you again very soon!

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JM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

So happy to have one closer to home at Don Mills now too!

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

We live in the area and we were looking forward to dining here. We found it very loud, at the lunch hour. Furthermore, our salads were underwhelming- small and inconsistent. Four people ordered the same salad. One of us had no oranges, one had no almonds and one had an unsightly bone in her chicken add-on. The salmon was good but a meagre portion.
We really wanted to like our lunches and come often, but none of us were too keen.

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E
Toronto
28 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

I was very excited about coming to the new location.

The pizzas look amazing.
Salads were great.
Brussel sprouts we're unbelievable
Salmon was done very nicely.

Service was soso.
Beef tartare was disappointing. Lacked flavor.

Got charged $3 for a coffee and not even a top up.

Overall I enjoyed my lunch but it was spoiled by the few misses and considering a $150 lunch with no alcohol for 2 people they should have done much better than that.

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J
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

I never usually write reviews but this experience (or lack thereof) warranted it. The tables are ridiculously close together you could barely squeeze through (and I'm a small person!). The food is quite overpriced. My mushroom pasta barely had any mushroom. They charge different prices for apps - 3 vs 4 shrimp. Seemed tacky. Worst of all was the service. Our waiter took about an hour to come by after our mains. We had to ask another server for a dessert menu. And by then we almost lost our appetite for it since the service was so bad. Will definitely not return.

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GG
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Overall not too bad but found the value for portion was just not there.

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KR
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Tasty burger, great fries

The Good Son Restaurant- Don Mills
Responded on May 24, 2019

Thank you for your positive review, we hope to see you back very soon!

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KL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a great addition to Shops at Don Mills!!! I have visited the other location on Queen St.W and they have managed to duplicate perfectly!! I highly recommend the wood oven pizzas. Such a tender crust! Service was fantastic and they accommodated an extra last minute guest at our table very promptly. Can't wait to go back this weekend!

The Good Son Restaurant- Don Mills
Responded on May 24, 2019

Thank you so much, Karen! We really appreciate your glowing review. We can’t wait to have you visit again!

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AC
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a lovely surprise.
Great food, served by wonderful staff, in a really beautiful room.
Think Downtown Abby library room with a whimsical element.
The Good Son is going to see a lot of me in the future.
Yum !

The Good Son Restaurant- Don Mills
Responded on May 24, 2019

Thank you so much for your review, Angela! We work really hard to offer the best dining experience and are so happy to see it reflected on your last visit. We look forward to having you dine with us again very soon!

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NN
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Location of resturant is great. Easy to find parking spots.

The Good Son Restaurant- Don Mills
Responded on May 21, 2019

Thank you for the positive feedback! We hope you'll dine with us again soon.

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JC
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing place to go for brunch or dinner always a good time with amazing food and great staff. Will be back again soon. We love it here.

The Good Son Restaurant- Don Mills
Responded on May 21, 2019

Thank you for the glowing review, Jeremy! We look forward to having you dine with us again soon.

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KR
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Everything was OK. Salad was very good to start but pasta and steak was very underwhelming and the price was way to high for what you get. Our food was barely warm by the time it got to the table.

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s
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

The meal good up until dessert. We found a hair in my husband’s dessert, they did replace it but really it should have been compensated

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VK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

it was good! our server was kinda mia but she came around at least 4 times throughout the meal, i would recommend they also had a fun deal with beer and a burger that was a great price

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K
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really nice execution on all levels. Very happy with the menu. Great to have a place like this in the neighborhood.

The Good Son Restaurant- Don Mills
Responded on May 14, 2019

Thank you so much, Kibo ! We really appreciate your glowing review. We can’t wait to have you visit again.

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N
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, yummy food, cool vibes and killer cocktails

The Good Son Restaurant- Don Mills
Responded on May 14, 2019

Thank you for your positive review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience. We hope that your next visit is just around the corner!

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LU
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent foods and value

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

Thank you for your positive review, we hope to see you back soon!

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