Sidecar

4.5
1049 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Bistro
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Outdoor Eating
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 1049 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.3
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.4
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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B
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Salmon dinner excellent and delicious desserts. Pork chop was not tender. Not recommended.

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JB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely ambience and very attentive servers. I went for a anniversary dinner and the food was delicious! I would recommend this gem to anyone looking for a lovely spot to have a date night!

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P
Toronto
35 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

This restaurant is constantly good value for very good food. This was our third visit, we have tried a number of different items each time, and all have been great.
Our first two visits we have been seated on the delightful patio. This was our first experience inside. The service was very attentive, the food arrived hot and perfectly cooked.
I must say that we have a very small group of restaurants that we go back to time after time because of value for good food and friendly service. Sidecar is now a valued member of that small group.

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R
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing experience! Loved the food, service was exceptional.

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NC
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always everything was excellent. No complaints whatsoever!

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CS
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Super nice restaurant - food and service first rate.

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G
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent restaurant from the wait staff to the quality, presentation and taste of the magnificent food on the menu. I highly recommend this restaurant and was pleasantly surprised.

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TL
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

The service and food was very good. The ambiance was awesome . My only complaint was the mozzarella salad it had way to much garlic I couldn’t eat it . Recommend this restastaraunt.

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F
Naples
17 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

First time there. Very happy with service, food, and value so will definitely come back.

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OT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

The experience was great. The only issue was when the restaurant got busy, service came to a crawl, as they seemed unprepared and understaffed. Our server was very nice and the food was good. Their back patio is very nice, didnt know it was there till after we were seated.

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RL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I had the steak frites. It came with a few leaves of arugula, however, I would have preferred a vegetable accompaniment to my steak, however, I understand why Steak Frites is on menus - there are men who eat steak, but refuse to eat vegetables.

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TI
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Took my date here for his birthday dinner at 7pm on Wednesday...restaurant was completely empty at the time we arrived. We were seated on the patio which was beautiful. Service was pretty good. I requested dessert with a candle on my Opentable reservation and they did so which was great. We told the waitress we were sharing our appetizers so she brought our salad out on 2 plates which was nice and extra plates for us to share our mains.

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LC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Great Patio for a dinner with friends, enough spots on the patio for 6-8 at a table or cozier 2 person meals.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Anniversary

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E
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The restaurant was the perfect spot for a birthday celebration for my partner. The food and service was outstanding. I must admit that although the server became preoccupied with other customers and misplaced an order, the situation was handled with such professionalism and respect that it improved my impression of Sidecar even more.

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TO
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Nice patio but food was undercooked (chicken) which is a serious health issue. Staff took it back and heated it up more (probably microwave) but no apology. I wasn’t able to eat it at that point but was still charged the full price. Too bad.

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JA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food and excellent service. A hidden gem.

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PL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Watery old fashioned was disappointing. Ambiance was nice and cosy. Service was slow.

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MO
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The server was friendly and attentive. The outdoor patio is lovely. The food was tasty and well executed.
Overall a very good dining experience.

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G
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Food was average. Charged for water we didn’t ask for. Won’t be back.

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MT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 5

The food was good but the service was bad :(
We were ignored multiple times for long periods and the restaurant was not even busy.

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p
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Made reservation on OpenTable - upon arrival requested seating on patio. Although unavailable at first, once we had finished our appetizers, the manager moved us out onto back patio. Wine, appetizers, and main dishes were all excellent. Enjoyed our dinner experience at Sidecar - would definitely come back and definitely recommend.

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FK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Fixed Price menu was excellent. Steak frites was excellent. Good portion and we'll cooked.

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FC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful outdoor patio in the back of the restaurant. The food is very good and prices are reasonable.

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s
Toronto
36 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely evening on the patio. Food was delicious and service attentive.

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BG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

The food was amazing and the cocktails were delicious but unfortunately the service was poor and extremely slow. We were a group of 8 people so we understand it might have taken a bit longer but our dinner took almost 4 hours. The server didn't check in once with us to see how we were doing or to explain the delays. If you plan to go I'd recommend going with a smaller group.

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NC
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always every thing was excellent.

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M
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

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

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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T
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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

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GF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Delightful place enjoyed by all.Great service and delicious food

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DC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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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RL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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DG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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DG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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NB
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic venue great staff and a great price!!!

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g
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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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RB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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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