The Westerly

4.6
145 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary French / American
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for Birthdays
The Westerly serves up elegant comfort food in a charming, bistro-like setting with friendly service and an eclectic wine list.

Our private room, the East Room, is the ideal setting for private dinners or cocktail parties. Seated dinners up to 20 and cocktail parties up to 40. Casual and cozy, it's the perfect spot for your next celebration.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary French / American, Bistro, Seafood
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Hours of Operation

We open for dinner every night at 6:00 pm
The kitchen closes at....
Sunday and Monday @ 9:00 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday @ 10:00 pm
Friday and Saturday @ 11:00 pm
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Phone number
(416) 551-6660
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Howard Park
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Public Transit
Dundas West Station

Howard Park Streetcar Stop
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 145 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We will be back :-) the food and service was great.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Them staff are wonderful; accommodating, friendly and just your neighbor next door. Loved it!

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4.0Dined on July 9, 2018

This is my second visit to The Westerly and it's a nice place to grab some good food and drink to leisurely enjoy. We arrived for 6 on a Tuesday and it was pretty empty but the restaurant filled up as the night wore on. The service was attentive and my friend and I enjoyed the prix fixe menu (which is great by the way) and chatted the evening away as the various courses arrived. The Brussel sprouts were nicely cooked and flavourful but the stir fry a little bit soggy. Both of us thought it would have been great over rice. The dessert was huge but parts of our lemon tart were extremely sour and it was difficult to get a bit of marshmallow with every bite. Overall it was a good meal and we were very full when we left!

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

The food we ordered was super delicious and the service was excellent! We’ll have to try other menu items next time.

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Had the braised ribs with garlic mash.
Excellent and satisfying.
Ribs were very tender and flavorful.
My personal taste would be for more seasoning.
Barman/ waiter was a good guy.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Really grear local place. Great for special occasions.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Excellent! Doug and his team are great.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

This was a good food and great location in this community
We all loved the food . We had the pre fixe menu.
Steak was so good. Loved the brûlée .
Will come back for brunch someday soon.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We always have a great time at the westerly. Good ambiance, great cocktails and good food. We normally go for brunch and this was the first time in a while that we went for dinner. They had an awesome fish and chip special which everybody at my table really enjoyed.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I always love coming here and this time was no different. I brought our team here for dinner after a long day and it was exactly what we all needed. Great service, fantastic drinks and amazing food!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Brilliant (Irish) waiter - familiar with food and wine and cocktails. The cocktails were unique and delicious. All our meals were really delicious with a twist on the usual. For instance a marmalade and creme fresh sauce on the salmon sounds unusual - but it really worked well. The grilled veggies were perfect. I tried my friend’s steak - it tasted like grass fed and was tender and so good.

I can’t wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Really enjoyed our wonderful dinner. The service was exceptional and I would happily return.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great food! Very unique options. Fast friendly service. We will be back!

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Very mediocre. Neither good or bad but meh. Got the mushroom risotto and could have done an equally good or better job at a home for a fraction of the cost.

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Terrific Roncesvalles spot for dinner. Right across from the Revue Cinema. Excellent friendly service, great food, friendly atmosphere, nice wine and beer selection. I've never had a disappointing meal here.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Great place but noisy. Hard to hear you dinner friends if more than 4 people. We

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

I've been to The Westerley on a few occasions now, and I've always been pleased with the friendly service and food quality. Having said that, my last visit was rather disappointing. After being seated it took quite a while to be offered drinks and it became clear that there was only one server. This was the Sunday night of a long weekend. When the server did come over to take drink orders we were informed that there were going to be no mixed drinks due to lack of staff. First world problems I know. We all ordered drinks (beer and wine, not the end of the world) and food. The meal was just ok. My steak was good but the others that ordered burgers felt they were lacklustre compared to how they've been in the past. All in all it wasn't a terrible experience and I will go back to give it another chance because it's always been good in the past. This time though, left us all a little cold.

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Recently booked a table for six for dinner. Service was excellent and the food was very good. Would definitely recommend this restaurant!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Always a good experience at the Westerley, staff are always friendly and attentive and delicious food.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Nice place, excellent not pushy service, wonderful food with good portions. A lovely place to enjoy good food and conversation.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was really Tasty. Cocktails were also great.

Good Night for sure

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

The food was good, the waiters were responsive, knowledgeable, funny, and friendly. It was a pleasant, relaxing atmosphere, and we were made to feel very welcome.

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4.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Great go-to restaurant for classic food done well and cocktails with a friend or two – love the ambience in this restaurant and the service is always friendly.

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4.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Sunday evening dining is surprisingly quiet at the Westerly.
Other than my table there was only one other - this offer mix feelings.
Happy it's not busy but miss the social ambiance of a busy restaurant.
The food was delicious ...In the future will try Saturday night.

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5.0Dined on January 10, 2018

Excellent food and service. Thank you

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2018

Great evening at The Westerly. Our waiter was attentive and helpful. Food was great. Ambience excellent. Our second visit. We’ll go again!

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5.0Dined on January 3, 2018

Had a lovely dinner with four friends at the Westerly. The bartender seemed to be the only server on, and served the entire floor with ease. He made me a cocktail off the menu (moscow mule!) And everyone ate every morsel of food on their plate. From perfectly cooked salmon with orange marmalade to a creamy, mushroom filled risotto to mussels and frites, we were all quite impressed with our meal. Highly recommend the butter tart for desert and highly recommend dining at the Westerly!

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2.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We were hoping for a lovely night out for New Years. Turns out we were placed in a back room and they only table there. Our server was let off early and we subsequently had two other servers who seemed very disinterested in serving us. To say it politely we were forgotten about.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Had a lovely dinner in a nice neighborhood restaurant close to st. Joseph’s Hospital.. huge portions of great food.. the risotto was delicious and well prepared.. husbands steak frites was a large steak and lots of fries.. delicious.. great choice of local craft beers.. we’ll return sometime for brunch and bring friends for dinner.

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4.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Great neighborhood restaurant. Our only issue was that the EXCELLENT food was served cold (soup and main dish). Is there a lack of coordination between our server and the kitchen?
We will go back and give it another chance, the food is that good!

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

We were promptly seated for our reservation at 6:30pm for a dinner date. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. The food was very good although I found my short ribs to be somewhat overdone, but nonetheless very delicious. Great local beers on tap and lots of unique cocktails on their menu. We would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Conversation was not a problem at all. Not sure how to use your system to indicate that. We had a delicious meal with excellent service. Will be back again!

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Loved the upbeat, friendly vibe in a great Toronto neighbourhood. Food was great as was the service. Had an awesome evening!

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4.0Dined on November 4, 2017

The brunch menu was diverse -- and the food was delicious. Also we love the fact that we could make a reservation. All-in-all -- I'd definitely recommend it and will go back!

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5.0Dined on November 2, 2017

The Westerly is truly a gem on Roncy. Their staff are all very knowledgeable about the food and beer. Great service. I’ve been there quite a few times and have never been disappointed.

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5.0Dined on October 29, 2017

Overall great food and friendly service. New menu was very good.

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4.0Dined on October 28, 2017

Our table was waiting for us when we arrived - waiter was pleasant and knowledgeable concerning the food and drink menus. Service was timely - not too fast, not too slow. Food Menu was small but there were enough options for us - hopefully the menu changes several times a year.

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5.0Dined on October 27, 2017

Great little gem of a find, so glad I took my friend's recommendation and tried the Westerly. Quiet and cosy restaurant, good for a date or as in our case a small group catch up. Noticed that they had a private room at the back as well which I would certainly make use of.
Food was excellent, service was outstanding. Our server was very attentive when needed and paid careful attention to the needs of the group during the night, super impressed and never felt over bothered as you tend to find in some restaurants. Would absolutely go back!

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3.0Dined on October 22, 2017

I hadn't been to the Westerly for a couple of years and was looking forward to it .
It was not the great experience I had in the past.
Service and food was below par.

Maybe it was just an off night.

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5.0Dined on October 20, 2017

Our evening was made great by our super friendly waiter, great food and awesome beer (Oast Brewery! yay!).

We'll be back for sure!

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