Sidecar

4.4
1023 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Bistro
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Casual
Sidecar offers great food and service at a great price.

The Prix Fixe is available each week from Sunday to Wednesday for $25
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Bistro
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Hours of Operation
Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(416) 536-7000
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Chef: "H" Hyun Jung Kim Sous Chef: Richard Yeates
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Cross Street
Bathurst St.
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Parking Details
There is a "Green P" parking lot one block north on Clinton Street when street parking is unavailable.
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Entertainment
We have Live Jazz on Saturday and Sunday evenings during dinner
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Special Events & Promotions
Sidecar is available for weddings, birthdays and all other special occasions. Please call us to arrange the details that best accommodate your needs
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 1023 People Are Saying
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Food
4.4
Service
4.4
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4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

As always every thing was excellent.

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4.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Service was a bit slow but food was very tasty and fresh.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Great resto. Long tenure in Toronto. Well executed food, simple and elegant. Love it.

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4.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Great steak with frites. Went well with their pale ale. Sat out on the patio great ambiance.

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4.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Delightful place enjoyed by all.Great service and delicious food

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Great meal and service, although service was a little slow. I highly recommend Sidecar. The food was excellent and so was the host.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

We were seated outside on the patio and it was perfect - lively but not too noisy, and great friendly service. I had the salmon medium rare, and it was excellent. Price was reasonable!

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

It was absolutely lovely. All of it. Food, service, cocktails, wine, ambiance. Gorgeous.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Sidecar is simply terrific. On a recent visit with family, we participated in their prix fixe menu. The food was gorgeous, the portions terrific the price unbelievably reasonable. I had a lovely parsnip based soup that was robust with flavour and yet subtle. It was gentle, the texture luxurious and perfect for a summer evening. The portion was generous and so good not a drop could be left behind. My husband had their Sidecar salad which was equally fabulous, filled with cubed jicama, corn, onion, tomato, cucumber, feta and creamy oregano. I had the salmon while he ordered the steak frites. He was served an 8oz petite tender steak, prepared perfectly alongside parmesan frites with sriracha aioli. It was superb, the frites were spectacular. Others at the table ordered the crispy half chicken with smashed fingerlings, asparagus and pan juices.
Everything was rich with flavour and delightful. My salmon came with golden beets alongside broccolini and himeji. It was light, fresh and delicious. The vegetables had a delicate thin sauce over them that was perfect. Dessert was a chocolate terrine that was exquisite. Rich and decadent without being heavy. The wine list afforded us a lovely selection of wines which was in line with the food, all fairly priced and delicious. This place is amazing. The food is fabulous, the ambiance is gorgeous and I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the lovely presentation and immaculate service. Everything was excellent. There are very few places in Toronto that offer such a wonderful dining experience without breaking the bank. Sidecar is all of that and more. Looking forward to going back and soon!

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Loved this place, will be returning. Great food and patio is special..

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Fantastic venue great staff and a great price!!!

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Always like eating at Sidecar. Always makes us feel welcome. Good to see the patio . Quite a quiet and friendly spot. The menu is small but can enjoy their offerings.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

The food, service, and cocktails were wonderful as always.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

The food was incredible as always and having been here many times the service level is always good, but today was exceptional. Thank you Sidecar staff as always for a wonderful experience!

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Our family went to Sidecar for Mother's day, and it was a bit of a disaster.
We were seated promptly , but it quickly went down hill from there.

Long story short : hour and half to get our food . Waiter and metr' d were inattentive and scarce. Food was sub par - seafood pasta dish was inedibly salty and had to be sent back. My salmon had a fishy , unfresh taste and smell , on a pitiful bed of overcooked greens.

They did offer us complimentary desserts and coffee as an apology.

Will not be going back anytime soon.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Two dinners, two weekends in row. Delicious food, great cocktails, yummy cheesecake. Great place. Love this place.

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1.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Poor service. Both tables sat after us got drinks before we did. Seemed like the waitress did not want to serve our table. Had to tell her we were ready to order.

Both of us ordered pasta. My carbonara was mushy and almost to salty to eat. We also had the mushroom buccatini which was over seasoned as well.

Had been there 3-4 times before but this was so bad I won’t be returning.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

It was lovely and I was welcomed as a single diner. This is important. I will come again.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

A most enjoyable experience which I would highly recommend. Friendly, competent and professional service. Superb value, particularly when having the "prix fixe" option. Three of us had the steak frites which was thoroughly enjoyable. Two others had the salmon which one described as being very good and the other as being okay.

One suggestion, eliminate the silly $1.00 charge for water. If you need to recover an additional $1.00 per guest, simply raise your price.

Will definitely return.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

One of our favourites. Delicious food, pleasant service, good location, solid value.

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Had a great meal with friends and the servers were very accomodating. We may have been a bit of a handful as our numbers changed but they handled it without skipping a beat. Had a vegan celiac guest who was also very happy with how they modified a meal and the servers and kitchen knew what they needed to do to accomodate.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We were a group of three couples out for a nice dinner. The ice storm didn't stop us and we were all glad that we had decided to come. Even our fussiest member (and I mean really fussy) was satisfied. The restaurant is small and pleasant. We were able to hear each other, which was appreciated. The serving staff were very efficient and the food was really good, nicely seasoned, fresh, pleasingly presented and really tasty. Chicken was moist and tender, crab cakes were delicious and the desserts were impressive. I would definitely go again.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Sat upstairs. Food Fabulous service ok. Will go back!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

As always, excellent service, delicious food and overall excellent value for money. We'll be back again and again.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Food was delicious, very well priced, and service was perfect. Had great seats at the window and people watched. Had steak frites, beef short rib pappardelle and the salmon. The diner who ordered the salmon said it might have been the best salmon he'd ever had. Doesn't get much better than that! Will definitely be going back.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Food was fantastic! Great service, lovely ambience. We drove down from north of the city, on the recommendation of our son - the long commute was definitely worth it!

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Nice location. Good food. Right across the street from the Orbit Room. Great venue for live entertainment. Excellent service at Sidecar...

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Very nice surprise. For some reason I thought this restaurant was more of a bar from the outside. Inside was romantically lit with a nice bar seating area as well. Food was really tasty and the staff was very accommodating to any dietary requests. I recommend the salmon. We were a little forgotten at the end and had to ask for coffee but in all fairness my friend and I were dependent in conversation. I would definitely go back.

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Service was slow. Food was amazing, but my steak had quite cooled down by the time I got it. Same with my appetizer.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Food and service was good. I was a little annoyed when we were charged $2 extra for water which was brought to our table. Like any restaurant they offered us water when we sat down. When menus came 5 minutes later we saw that their water is some kind of special water which they charge money for, and it isn't actually just a courtesy. Had we known this we would have declined the extra charge for a fancy glass of tap water.

Other then that mild annoyance, the dinner was good.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

GOod food however poor lighting. I like to see what I’m eating

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

With so many restaurants to choose from we almost always choose Sidecar for wonderful food and great service at a reasonable price.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great location, polite and polished service, and FANTASTIC food! Went for Valentine's Day dinner and it was the perfect choice. Caesar salad with bacon to start was so delicious and highly recommend any of the risotto dishes for entrees - mouthwatering! Truly loved this restaurant, will definitely be going back!

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Best carbonara ever

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Prix fixe menu from Sunday to Thursdays are excellent value & really yummy food.

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

MY wife and I used to go here all the time. We both got VERY sick this time. Notified the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

We could not have been made more welcome - from being addressed by my first name at the door and the offer to hang up my coat , to the attentive yet never intrusive service , the excellent dinners ( with a substitution ) and lots and lots of sparkling water ( for $2 total for both of us !!) to the tour of the " private " dining room upstairs - to - wait for it - being allowed to finish our conversation and then requesting the bill (!) ( rather than having it plunked down in front of us -we were delighted . We will be back and will recommend it to all our friends .

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Very good food and attentive, friendly service

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

From the moment we walked in the Sidecar team made us feel at home and did a great job handling the meal for our picky group of 7. There were also no issues when we changed the reservation an hour before the booking. The food was very good, and the service was prompt and professional. A fun night out with good food at very reasonable prices. Highly recommended.

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