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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.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Queen & Dovercourt

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 551-0589

Website:
http://thegoodsontoronto.com/

Executive Chef:
Vittorio Colacitti

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Offers

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Offers

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Come and celebrate New Year's Eve at The Good Son!

The Good Son Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.4

Service

4.4

Ambience

4.6

Value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (22)
Neighbourhood Gem (19)
Romance (14)
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Bar Seating (14)
Casual (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Fun (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Authentic (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Cozy (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Business Meals (7)
People Watching (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Group Bookings (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Tapas (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Pre/post-theatre (4)
Brunch (3)
Healthy (3)
Lunch (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Child-Friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-Night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Spicy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined a day ago

It was for a friends birthday. Everything was great!! Will definitely be back.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined 2 days ago

It was great.

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

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.

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on November 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on November 2, 2017

We had a great meal at the Good Son! We loved the pizzas and the cool vibe. We will go back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Tapas
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 28, 2017

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Bar Seating
Food1
Ambience3
Service1
Value1

 
·Dined on October 22, 2017

The service was terrible. The food was very underwhelming.

Food4
Ambience4
Service2
Value3

 
·Dined on October 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on October 17, 2017

Very nice place to go! The food was excellent! Probably the best food in that area actually

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Healthy
Food2
Ambience3
Service1
Value1

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Service took over 2.5 half hours. They did apologize and discount some of the meal.

Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
 (Raum Frankfurt)·Dined on October 15, 2017

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.

Food3
Ambience4
Service3
Value3

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Service is a little slow. Food was good.

Food3
Ambience3
Service1
Value3

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

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.

Food3
Ambience3
Service1
Value2

 
·Dined on October 15, 2017

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.

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The Brussel sprouts were delicious ! Great ambiance, food and wine.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Awesome as always. Food is terrific and the bar staff is the best in the biz

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Romantic, Casual
Food4
Ambience3
Service2
Value2

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 13, 2017

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

Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Great pizzas. The struggle of most restaurants is consistency. Brussel sprouts is one of my favs. This time it had to be sent back

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Fun, Casual, Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Awesome food and service! My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary and the staff took care of us. Highly recommend to everyone

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 16, 2017

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.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Great food and fantastic waiter! Perfect night.
Waiter's suggestions were perfect for the three of us.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Fit for Foodies
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (New England)·Dined on September 10, 2017

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!

Tags: Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Late-night Find, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
Food3
Ambience3
Service3
Value3

 
·Dined on September 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Great atmosphere and service! Steak tartare, octopus and almond cake superb.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Casual
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 25, 2017

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!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 25, 2017

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!

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, People Watching
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on August 21, 2017

I really liked the atmosphere of the place. Food was good and the service was even better.

Tags: Great for Lunch
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Glad we visited the Good Son while we were in Toronto for a business trip. Excellent in all respects.

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
Food3
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on August 16, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 15, 2017

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.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 10, 2017

The best restaurant we've ever dined at, hands down.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on August 9, 2017

The sommelier was excellent - friendly and very knowledgeable. Our long and fun discussion with her was the high point of the evening

Food2
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 8, 2017

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!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Groups, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails

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