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About The Good Son Restaurant
Our menu is a reflection of the melting pot of cultures that has gentrified the Queen West neighbourhood in Toronto. With a focus on local and seasonal organic produce, hormone free and free range proteins, 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.
Global, International, Pizzeria, Vegetarian
Hours of Operation:
Monday - CLOSED
Tuesday - Wednesday 6:00pm-11:00pm
Thursday: 6:00pm-11:00pm (Late Night 11pm-1am)
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm-11:00pm (Late Night 11pm-2am)
Sunday Brunch: 11am-3:00pm
Sunday Dinner: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Queen & Dovercourt
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wine
The Good Son Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
It was for a friends birthday. Everything was great!! Will definitely be back.
It was great.
Food was great. We had a seat right by the door. If you get that seat ask to be switched; it was cold and annoying to have everyone walk by. Packed the whole time.
Great food and atmosphere, family friendly too! We had a stroller with a little one and this was no problem. Great pizza, eggs florentine and eggs benedict.
Great ambiance, friendly staff, good food. Waiter forgot our appetizer but his apology was genuine and it worked out for the best because the main was quite large.
Music could be quieter when restaurant is full -was sometimes difficult to hear companion across table.
Octopus for Two could have had a forth tentacle (leg)!
Good parking behind ,in lane.
We had a great meal at the Good Son! We loved the pizzas and the cool vibe. We will go back!
The Good Son never disappoints. While I can’t speak to the brunch experience as we dine more frequently in the evenings, Crystal and her team deliver excellent, personable service to both regulars and newcomers. Our server was fantastic from start to finish and made informed suggestions based on our tastes for both cocktails and menu items. One of the best and most consistent restaurant in Queen West, if not Toronto. Always a pleasure eating here!
The service was terrible. The food was very underwhelming.
Overall, great ambiance, cool atmosphere, great food, but service was annoying and over-bearing. They were too pushy on up selling us and whenever we wanted to order something else, we would be swarmed by two people taking our order. At one point, there was one person taking our drink order, and another taking our food order. If you can look past being bullied into buying a lot of food and constantly harnessed, then go to this restaurant.
Very nice place to go! The food was excellent! Probably the best food in that area actually
Service took over 2.5 half hours. They did apologize and discount some of the meal.
Every plate we’ve got was extraordinary and made with care. We definitely would like to come back for other dishes and dessert too.
The place is a bit loud to have conversation thou but manageable.
Service is a little slow. Food was good.
The waiter made me wait for table service for almost 15 minutes while he waited on 2 couples who came after me. When he finally got around to me I asked him why he made me wait. He was entertaining the other patrons with detailed descriptions of the menu. His excuse was he was busy waiting on patrons. I indicated that I was ahead of the patrons he was serving and I tried to get his attention but he did not make eye contact with me. I told him that next time to be more aware of his assigned space because he just lost a good tipper. Then he said, “are you ready to order?” No clue what service was about. When the bill came I asked him if he deserves a tip. He said, “I wasn’t too bad, was I?” That was it. No apologies. No tip. Zero. And bad review.
I have dined with the Good Son several times in the past and had phenomenal experiences both food and service wise. A group of friends went for brunch and what a nightmare! Our food was dropped off , one dish missing for an individual. The server walked by several times and we were unable to grab his attention to notify him. Once we finally were, he asked what she had ordered. He didn't communicate very well, he didn't even apologize he just said it's on us. Once her food came out he dropped it off and ran away before we were able to ask for any sauces, salt, pepper, refills to enjoy our meals. At this point all of our dishes are cold once the forgotten dish arrives. Water refills were scarce. Overall unimpressed with the brunch service we received. We all left wishing we had gone somewhere else because it was just such a frustrating experience.
The Brussel sprouts were delicious ! Great ambiance, food and wine.
Awesome as always. Food is terrific and the bar staff is the best in the biz
Reservation notes reflected clearly: Birthday for my girlfriend Maggie.
Server publically announced the surprise sparkling wine... 10 minutes before it arrived. Failed to put candle on Cake.
Tartar was overeasoned
Great pizzas. The struggle of most restaurants is consistency. Brussel sprouts is one of my favs. This time it had to be sent back
Took a girlfriend for her birthday dinner and had a great experience! It was both of our first times there and would go back again and again. Had a cozy ambience and our server was friendly and knowledgable.
Awesome food and service! My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary and the staff took care of us. Highly recommend to everyone
A friend recommended the place and everything exceeded our expectations. The chicken was cooked perfectly, and the flavour of all the dishes was just the right balance. The decor was enchanting as well.
Love the ambiance. The fish of the day was good. I had the ribs which I was disappointed with. Appetizers and sides were good. Great place to go with friends.
Great food and fantastic waiter! Perfect night.
Waiter's suggestions were perfect for the three of us.
Awesome food and cool ambiance! Foodie-friendly; ceviche and tartare were our favorites, the ribs could have been better. Overall, creative dishes in a hip-classy environment. Good for friend outings, dates, drinks. Our waiter was great as well!
went for a birthday dinner with family, which was not the right choice due to the noise level. we found the food to be good, but not amazing and quite salty. we waited an hour and 1/2 for our food, and had finished our bottle of wine before it came. they were apparently understaffed, and even when we asked for bread or a faster starter for the table since we were already starving, they said they wouldn't be able to do that. we literally were about to leave when our food arrived. in the end they comped us the bottle of wine and gave us 50% off the check, which did make us feel as though we weren't just robbed. needless to say, don't think we'll go back.
Great atmosphere and service! Steak tartare, octopus and almond cake superb.
We had a delicious meal here which included sampling a few options from the cocktail list as well as a number of the menu items. The bureaus and jerk shrimp appetizers were AMAZING.
This was a wonderful restaurant ! We came up to Toronto from the states & were looking to a restaurant with a few vegetarian options-- this place was perfect. I had one of the best wood oven pizzas I've ever had ( the only better one was in Italy). I found it to be very reasonably priced & the wait staff were great!
The combination of ingredients and spices were exceptional. Each dish that had a sauce was exquisite. The server was extremely helpful in his recommendations and we ended up sharing 4 choices which was an excellent idea. Although it is not the largest menu in town, do not pass up the experience of dining here!
I really liked the atmosphere of the place. Food was good and the service was even better.
Glad we visited the Good Son while we were in Toronto for a business trip. Excellent in all respects.
Way way too noisy. There was a party Really should be in corner or private room not in the middle of the restaurant.
Disappointing ..even for the younger set
Fantastic ambiance, really cool space make us feel like we were in someone's living room. Server was very polite and exceptionally helpful and friendly. Really knew his stuff! The playlist that night was fantastic. Food was unique and really tasty. Thoroughly enjoyed and will be back soon.
My friends an I celebrated a birthday over dinner at The Good Son on Saturday night and the evening was nothing short of amazing. I have been to the restaurant many times and have always loved the food, drink and service - but this time The Good Son really out did themselves. I had asked for a table by the front, which we received, our server was very attentive and polite and the food was absolutely outstanding. We had a bottle of the Shiraz wine to pair with a few dishes that we shared - steak and frites, shrimp, beef tartar, prosciutto pizza and brussel sprouts. It was all unbelievably tasty and I cannot wait to go back.
The best restaurant we've ever dined at, hands down.
The sommelier was excellent - friendly and very knowledgeable. Our long and fun discussion with her was the high point of the evening
Great music, great service, but what i was dissapointed about was the food. which is a pretty big deal! pizza was cold, cauliflower was too salty!
We had a great evening at The Good Son restaurant. We really enjoyed the shared plates format for the meal. They had a great selection of beer and a nice wine list. The waiter was very helpful, assisting us with suggestions from the menu and having our meals delivered so that they were easy to share. I look forward to returning the next time that I'm in the area.
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