The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West

4.6
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550 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Global, International

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Our food is a reflection of the melting pot of cultures that has gentrified the Queen West neighbourhood in Toronto. The menu has been designed for guests to share plates, in an effort to create a convivial and social dining experience.

Our Wood-Fire Pizzas are a cross between Roma and Neapolitan styles; cooked in a wood-burning M.A.M pizza oven imported from Italy. It yields a crust that is thin but sturdy. Wood-fire capabilities are critical for our menu as the flavour imparted on the food is exceptional and unique.

Our cocktails are equally thought out as our food. Our bartenders serve up a no-nonsense cocktail program featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients that are all made in house.
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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Incredible food on Queen West. Everything from the shared plates, to the mains and our after dinner cocktails was on point! Service was friendly and knowledgeable but I had to take a star off for efficiency.

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your glowing feedback! We really appreciate it and hope you'll come back to dine with us again soon.

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J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere, cocktails and service. Antipasto could use a refresh.

AM
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We came here for my boyfriend's birthday and we were both impressed with the level of service and attention to detail. Food and cocktails were fantastic! They made the best Negroni I've ever had. Highly recommend it!

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on October 8, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us this glowing review, Ashley! We can't wait to have to dine with us again, soon!

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S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We came to the Good Son the night after our wedding. It was the perfect venue, the perfect meal, to end our perfect weekend. Service was outstanding (they were accommodating to our table change request, and overall just incredibly sweet and professional), the food was delicious (Shared the burrata, I had the ceviche and tartare, my husband had the steak), and the venue is gorgeous. We can't wait to come back.

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on October 4, 2019

Thank you for your glowing review! We're so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your evening with us! We can't wait to have you dine with us again soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, an amazing experience at The Good Son. Our server Alex is outstanding! You can never go wrong with the jerk shrimp and brussle sprouts!

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on October 4, 2019

Thank you so much for your positive feedback! We will be sure to let Alex know. We hope to see you again very soon!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 5

Food took way too long as a kitchen staff apparently made an error. It was unreasonable to be waiting over 40 minutes for standard brunch menu items after appetizers.

LI
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

My husband and I went for a date night. I love the decor and service is really good. I just found the menu a bit limited for us, but food tastes great.

Good for a casual date night.

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on October 1, 2019

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

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AC
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This is a great place to go when you want to enjoy a casual evening in a cool place with great friends. The atmosphere is happy but not too loud. The décor is fun and the booths comfy.
The open kitchen and pizza oven are neat to watch and the food comes out quickly and is delicious. They have good deals on different days such as $10 pizzas and 1/2 price bottles of wine.
A great value for excellent food and friendly and professional staff.

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on September 26, 2019

Thank you so much for your review, Anna! 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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C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best pizza I’ve ever had, hands down. Service was great too

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on September 24, 2019

Thank you Chris! We're so happy to hear you loved our wood oven pizzas! We hope you'll come back to dine with us again soon.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The salmon special was amazing! Really enjoyed it

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on September 26, 2019

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

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

Great food and service but restaurant was way too hot during dinner on Friday night. Need better ventilation or cooling system. All guests at our table were sweating buckets , it got very uncomfortable.

C
Manitoba
17 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food was running late so the chef made us an extra pizza, it was delicious!

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on September 5, 2019

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

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N
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Too expensive for what you get. $9 small fries! Server was not helpful with menu questions

CC
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Amazing as always, its my favorite restaurant in the city!

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on September 5, 2019

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

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K
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great little date spot. Food is excellent with a chill vibe.

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on August 27, 2019

Thank you for the positive feedback, Kyle! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience and hope to see you again soon!

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EL
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Really great spot, comfortable seating and delicious food and drinks. The service is friendly and attentive without being too much.

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on August 20, 2019

Thank you for the glowing review Erin! We really appreciate it and hope you'll come back soon to dine with us!

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FD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

What a lovely space. The food was delicious. The service exceptional. And 1/2 price wine before 6pm was also sweet.

DC
Toronto
40 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

Did not enjoy this place at all. Meat was undercooked and bland. Service was not the best. Overall not a place I’d return.

B
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Great! Everything was very good

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on August 27, 2019

Thank you for the review! We hope you'll come back to dine with us!

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DF
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great restaurant on Queen St W. great food, great service and a great location

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on August 13, 2019

Thank you for this glowing review, Dave! We hope you'll come back soon to dine with us again!

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

Food and service very good

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on August 13, 2019

Thank you for your review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us and hope you'll dine with us again!

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VK
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Best fries I have ever had. Food was very tasty. Sauces and dressings were excellent.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 1

I was in Toronto for Caribana and decided to go to this restaurant based off of a recommendation from someone I follow on Instagram. However, I was slightly disappointed because my French toast entree which I was really happy to try based on photos from instagram came back burnt twice! Good thing they removed it from the bill. The chicken and waffles was excellent and as pictured. My boyfriend asked for eggs over hard and they were not done right, he had to send his dish back I forgot what it was called but it seemed like a Mexican dish, he also felt it was lackluster. The ambiance was grim and dark for a brunch spot, the decor was also very prehistoric. I will not return.

AM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Always enjoy the food here without question.

It’s upsetting to make a reservation and receive a table that can barely fit your meal on it. We also waited to be seated with a reservation while the hostess was spending more than 10 minutes with a couple who did not have a reservation and they ultimately ended up leaving. I thought if she quickly could ask if we had a reservation we would be taken care of. Not the biggest nuisance but it was a bit annoying. The restaurant is really loud and difficult to have a conversation in but I like the overall feel otherwise.

Service was really poor unfortunately. It took almost 15 minutes to be greeted by our server, drinks came another 20 minutes later and it was a cycle of ordering things and getting them late. Our appetizers we had asked to be separate From our meal came together and as mentioned there wasn’t any room on the table for it. These small things really impact the overall experience. I will return because the food is great but I wish these other items could be addressed.

KP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

THE FOOD AND SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT! WE WILL BE BACK!

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful place with great cocktails and delicious food. The ambience is unique and quite beautiful. You cant go wrong here.

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on July 30, 2019

Thank you for the lovely review! We're so happy you enjoyed your dining experience and hope you'll come back soon!

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

Super delicious DOP pizza!!

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on August 1, 2019

Thank you! We hope you'll come back and join us again!

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m
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Delicious and varied menu, awesome service & great decor.

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on August 20, 2019

Hi Maggie! Thank you for this awesome review! We hope you'll dine with us again soon.

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F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great service! Nice and relaxing for an early Sunday brunch

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on July 23, 2019

Thank you for this glowing review! We hope you'll visit us again soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great place - loved the design especially the bar. The food was very good. I’d prefer a more extensive beer selection and definitely emphasis on Ontario.
Would return happily.

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on July 23, 2019

Thank you for leaving us positive feedback! We look forward to having you dine with us again soon.

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M
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I’d give the food 3.5 stars. Pretty good but not great and not great value. I found the menu options sort of tossed together and catch all. The exception is the pizza and a salad which were awesome. ( on the other hand, these are not difficult foods to find great versions of in the city). Also had a terrific cocktail, well balanced and not sweet as I was promised. Wine options questionable - more trendy than quality. Waiter was hustling and good but a tad casual and gruff - likely because he was just so busy. Maybe understaffed that night?? Place would be more enticing in winter I think.

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

We went on a Wednesday to take advantage of the $10 pizza. Well worth the trip from the suburbs. Food, service and ambiance was great! Will be back.

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on July 19, 2019

Hi Margaret, thank you for leaving such a wonderful review! We're happy to hear you got to take advantage of our $10 pizza special. We hope you'll join us again soon!

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AM
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good Son has some of the best Pizza in Toronto in my opinion. Great service, great food, interesting dishes and unique decor. Love coming back here!

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on July 16, 2019

Thank you for this glowing review, Adam! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience and can't wait to have you dine with us again soon!

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f
Hamburg Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Tolles Essen mit super nettem und gutem Service. Essen schmeckt klasse.Wenn das Restaurant voll ist, ist die Lautstärke jedoch hoch

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great server and atmosphere. Half price wine Sunday’s is a great idea!

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on July 19, 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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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

Very rude waitress, unbearably hot room

A
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was outstanding! Jason our waiter made the experience a 5+

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on July 5, 2019

Thank you for your feedback, Andrew! We are thrilled that you had a positive experience with us and we'll be sure to let Jason know. We hope to see you again very soon!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff were superb! Cocktails delish! 1/2 price wine! Food was wonderful as always! We really had a great time!

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on June 25, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear you are enjoying our daily specials like the 1/2 price wine. We hope you'll visit us again soon!

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VD
Montreal
21 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

It was our second time there for brunch almost a year to the date. We were denied a side order of latkes because they were running out (NOT because they had run out; and it was already after 12). The service was pleasant but slow and not overly committed to asking about bar beverages. Thank The eggs benny was disappointing. The pizza wasn’t cut all the way through and at a crammed booth, that makes for some awkward elbows-out sawing action! A single fried egg came out more then ten minutes after the dish it was supposed to be served with and was severely over done. The cheeseburger was the second last thing to hit the table with no advance notice that it would somehow take longer than fried chicken and waffles. They were clearly in the weeds with a bigger party taking up a lot of time and attention but I’m guessing that size of a group didn’t just walk in off the street.

m
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

A little pricey, but reasonable considering the excellent food, ample space and atmosphere. They were able to provide us with 2 high chairs for our toddler and infant; and seemed genuinely willing to help us get seated with them.

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on June 28, 2019

Thank you for the positive feedback! We're always happy to accommodate, we hope you'll visit us again soon!

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