Shore Grill and Grotto

4.1
229 reviews
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Mediterranean
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  • Casual
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
Shore Grill and Grotto offers a fresh and unique dining experience. The design is uncomplicated, with hues reminiscent of our beautiful lakeside community. Our dining room has a warm and inviting atmosphere enhancing a memorable dining experience for all of our guests. Our lounge offers an intimate yet more casual approach, conducive to dining, drinks, great conversation and with live entertainment. The Shore menu is eclectic, offering an extensive appetizer selection, stone-fired pizzas, pasta creations, and entrees that include black angus beef, chicken and seafood. We offer a beautiful sidewalk café in the warmer months as well as a large patio out back. Reservations are encouraged. Please join us... It's a Shore Thing...
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CP
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Food was fair quality but nothing impressive. Mostly reasonably priced except for the appetizers. They had a nice patio and the dining room had an open view of the street. They also had a live band playing in their bar area which was nice.

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BH
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Everything was good my only complaint was the noise levels. We were a group of 8 and it was impossible to talk to anyone other than the one beside or across from you

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RR
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Very good and large portions. Nice drinks menu. Live music most nights.

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D
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Well my husband and i frequent this restaurabt regularly I've notice the food is not as good as it used to be. On top of that we brought friends for dinner and my friend ordered chicken marsala. It wasn't chicken marsala instead a garlic cream sauce was on top of it. Needless to say my friend was very disappointed and returned the dish. Our waiter was very quick to recover and offered another dish to which my friend chose the grilled calamari. Which he loved. I also had another issue the last time I ate there with a group of friends. I ordered the stuffed sole with shrimp and crab. The shrimp were salad size shrimp and the crab tasted like it came out of a can. My meal with my friends this time wasn't that great either. Seafood pasta with pesto white wine. It was too oily, no flavour and the fish was overcooked. I'm sorry to say these last 2 experiences were disappointing. I think the chef needs to be trained and taught how to prepare fish. The owner should be more involved with the cooking. As a restaurant owner myself I always have my input on all my dishes that are being served. Not sure if we will go for a meal. Will return for drinks and live music.

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C
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We went to hear the fantastic Phil & John play their classic rock as this is always a treat, and to our delight, the Shore Pizza was also a treat! Delicious! Our waitress was pleasant and efficient! I only wish there were more regular height tables to sit and dine at while you listen to music. We were lucky to have been given a spot in the room where the musicians play, whereas most of the dining tables are in a separate room where you don't see the band.

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AA
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 5

This is our family’s favourite restaurant so it made sense to go on mothers day. It wasn’t very busy (our server had 1 other table of three and we had a table of two) but our server wasn’t attentive at all. I was also disappointed that she didn’t ask how our meals were and that the menu didn’t list all of the ingredients in our dishes. At the end of our meal she rushed us out of the restaurant and didn’t thank us after we tipped her. I definitely wouldn’t recommend this for a special occasion after my last experience.

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SP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had a great experience on Mother’s Day! The seafood linguine was great. The chicken pineapple shrimp rice dish and fajitas were good too! Could have a slightly more elaborate wine list by the glass, so we had some classic cocktails. We had a great meal and time!

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SM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

The menu was not particularly enticing. The food tasted good enough, but was not spectacular. We found hair in the salad and on the table cloth and the resolution from the staff was to remove the salad and the table cloth... I had planned on eating the salad until the hair was discovered. There was not other effort made to "make it right", no offer, no complementary dish, no replacement, nothing.

While I made a reservation through open table, the table selected for me was probably the worst in the restaurant, sandwiched between a large group and a nice table by the window. I had to request we move to the window seat when it came available, which was done without hassle.

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

Just found the food to be nothing special ...although everything was very hot when served. Way too loud ...some noisy tables so the sound carried. They might want to look into sound absorption materials.

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B
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We all ordered salad and pizza. The salad was delicious and the pizza was some of the best we have ever eaten! The service was excellent.
My friend and I were a little uncomfortable upon entering, as the front door opens right into the bar, which was full of people, mostly male, who were facing the front door! It was like walking into a stranger's living room uninvited. This was a Thursday afternoon at 4:30.
Luckily, we were led to the dining room, where we felt comfortable, and where we ate our delicious meal.

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OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was our anniversary and we wanted a nice meal. Food was great, will be back again!!

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PC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great place...food, selection, quality...all above average...what set's it apart though is that they've got an adjoining bar that hosts live music 7 nights a week!

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DB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

Been to this restaurant a few times for dinner with my husband and found the food and service was very good. However, this was my first time having lunch (Saturday 12:30) and was very disappointed. I took my sister, who is a huge foodie, because I knew she would be pleased with the food. I was embarrassed with the experience.

First there was only 1 other couple in the dinning room area so the woman working in the bar was our server. She was pleasant but service was very slow since she had bar customers to serve. We ordered wine, but it never showed up so we decided to pass on it. The spinach salads were fresh. My sister ordered the clam chowder which was the soup of the day and crab cakes after telling her how good the seafood was at past dinners. She said the soup was mostly broth with very little "good stuff" . Crab cakes were bland and ice cold. I ordered chicken curry which was the day's special. It had lots of chicken but was extremely bland and also cold. No dessert was offered.

Overall, will never go there for lunch again and will now be cautious about ever going back for dinner in the future.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good quantity of the food for the price.

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i
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Nice restaurant, a little slow but good food. Would come back for sure. Bar area a little noisy.

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Disappointing experience
Had heard good things about Shore
Maybe lunch just isn’t their strong suit

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Wonderful experience!

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m
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

noise was actually good last week. We went for the first time for the comedy show and dinner - the noise was quite high. Glad I gave it another try. Would come back on quiet nights but not on weekends unless noise can be dealt with ie better flooring, acoustic panels.
The server we had on the 6th was FABULOUS. The comedy dinner show nite was too busy for the staff to manage - again glad I came back on a quiet nite and probably will come back quieter nites

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D
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoy this restaurant. The food is always great and good value for your money. Enjoy the live entertainment. A little crowded on the weekend. Think they should take space from the restaurant side and increase the bar area to allow customers to enjoy the live music. The bar lounge area is always busier so it would make sense to increase the space.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Catfish was dry , coconut shrimp was hard as a rock and the food was overall bland.

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l
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

food was great. Ambiance was nice. :) We will be back.

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NB
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

The two pasta dishes were delicious. One of the three Chicken Marsala dinners was dry and was not consumed, the server removed this item from the bill. Our Calamari had to be returned as it was undercooked, but the next batch was perfect. The price point of this restaurant is refreshingly on par with what you would expect to pay for good food and service without the feeling of being gauged. I would recommend Shore Grill and Grotto for dinner, they are always quite busy so reservations are a must!

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SM
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very entertaining place to visit on a Saturday night and the atmosphere and food are great.

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DW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Friendly quick service in addition to tasty generous portions I can't wait for a reason to return

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NM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic service and delicious food. Our server Melissa made the entire experience really great. My cousins and I will definitely be returning again.

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PD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

Service could have been better... Been to the restaurant regularly and it has been good...

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D
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Staff, Great Food, Great Menu! Congrats.

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GB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner and service was exceptional! The dining room was lovely and lively yet easy for conversation. Celebrated a birthday and our server was right on top of things as well as courteous and knowledgeable. Would return for sure and highly recommend!!
Gina

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JM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely meal, large portions and delicious. We had a very attentive, friendly server who was there when needed but did not hover.
There was an issue with a gift card we had. The next day the manager addressed the issue and compensated us for the inconvenience. Great customer service.
Will return for sure.
J

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AL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

My favourite place. I am a regular, love the food, the ambiance, the price, music and overall experience.

Shore Grill and Grotto
Responded on January 4, 2019

Thank you so much for the 5 stars

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I
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Good choice for nye..music and ambiance were great,good value for the price,...

Shore Grill and Grotto
Responded on January 4, 2019

So appreciate your comments and NYE was a fun night !

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N
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent place for family dinner or any occasion food is good i highly recommend

Shore Grill and Grotto
Responded on January 4, 2019

Thank you for your comments and the five stars!

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HC
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

On a last minute decision we made a reservation for dinner and were glad we did. We had a window table, the food was really tasty (although the chicken marsala was not as tender as expected). Service was good to start but waned as dinner progressed - our server was very friendly and helpful in menu selection. Our only complaint (not restaurant's fault) is that the patrons behind us did not remember to use their "inside voice" and made it difficult for us to have quiet conversation. Overall it was a good experience and we will return again!

Shore Grill and Grotto
Responded on January 4, 2019

Thank you for your comments and appreciate the 4 star rating. Yes sometimes people do tend to enjoy themselves and the volume does increase I appreciate your understanding. Looking forward to serving you again

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SC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Have dined here many times but menu seems to have changed. For those not eating meat poultry or fish, there aren't a lot of options. They've also taken away more casual options like sandwiches & sides. Also noise level was very high as they were busy. Hard to have a conversation at times with friends. I much prefer it in the summer when you can sit out on the patio.

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KW
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

The waitress could have been more welcoming and started off the evening better. We just got menus. Had to tell her we wanted drinks. The sequence of menus & ordering drinks was backwards. She needed to smile more. Made us feel it was very much a transaction. Maybe she was having a tough day and it happens.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Salad had a few ingredients not on. A little slow but overall very good.

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PB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great spot with a delicious menu. Would definitely recommend!

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IH
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It was a nice night but our table for 3 was a bit cramped and awkward as it was clearly a table meant for two!

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A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Overall we were pleased.

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K
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great place with vibrant lounge area and good music...

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