Sidecar

4.5
1039 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
CAN$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Bistro
Top tags:
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Bistro
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of Operation
Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(416) 536-7000
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress Code
Smart Casual
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive Chef
Chef: "H" Hyun Jung Kim Sous Chef: Richard Yeates
Open Google Maps
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross Street
Bathurst St.
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking Details
There is a "Green P" parking lot one block north on Clinton Street when street parking is unavailable.
icon/ic_entertainmentCreated with Sketch.
Entertainment
We have Live Jazz on Saturday and Sunday evenings during dinner
icon/ic_special_eventsCreated with Sketch.
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 1039 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.3
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Quiet
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
RL
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

Report
Helpful
TI
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

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

Anniversary

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

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

Delicious food and excellent service. A hidden gem.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
MT
Toronto
6 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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
NC
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always every thing was excellent.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

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

Delightful place enjoyed by all.Great service and delicious food

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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!

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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!

Report
Helpful
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..

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

Fantastic venue great staff and a great price!!!

Report
Helpful
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.

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

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

Report
Helpful
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!

Report
Helpful
RM
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

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.

Report
Helpful
OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Mother’s Day

Report
Helpful
P
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

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

Report
Helpful
OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

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.

Report
Helpful
ME
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

Report
Helpful
SH
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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.

Report
Helpful
OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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

Report
Helpful
JM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
MF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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.

Report
Helpful
JB
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

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

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
26