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About The Westerly

The Westerly serves up elegant comfort food with warm service in a charming bistro-like setting, featuring an eclectic wine list and exceptional brunch on the weekends.



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

Cuisines:
Contemporary French / American, Tapas / Small Plates, Italian

Hours of Operation:

Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Bar: Tuesday - Sunday: 6:00pm - Late

Cross Street:
Howard Park

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 551-6660

Website:
http://thewesterlyrestaurant.com/

Public Transport:
Dundas West Station

Howard Park Streetcar Stop

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Westerly Ratings and Reviews

5
4
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.5

Service

4.5

Ambience

4.3

Value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (10)
Good for a Date (10)
Neighbourhood Gem (10)
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Fit for Foodies (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Cozy (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Fun (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Authentic (3)
Business Meals (3)
Child-Friendly (3)
Great Beer (3)
Group Bookings (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Romance (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Brunch (2)
Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Healthy (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Pre/post-theatre (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-Night Find (1)
Paleo-Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Gluten-Free Options (1)
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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 6 days ago

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Cozy, Special Occasion
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined 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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined 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.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, People Watching, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 29, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Casual
Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Casual, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Local Ingredients
Food3
Ambience2
Service2
Value2

 
·Dined on October 23, 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.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great Beer
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Always a great dining experience. Best of Roncy!!

Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food and service!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 11, 2017

This was our first time at the Westerly, and we're glad we went! Service was prompt and friendly, with good descriptions of the available food and beverage options. Soup was cauliflower and parsnip, and was delicious. Both of our entrees were well prepared and presented. An enjoyable evening all around.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on October 3, 2017

We loved the simplicity of the food and its very sophisticated full flavour. A true treat for the palate and the ambience, service and menu/wine choices are a perfect balance. Not to be missed for great food.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Cozy, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Seasonal
Food3
Ambience2
Service3
Value2

 
·Dined on September 29, 2017

While the kids' food thankfully came out quickly, the adults' dishes - delicious burgers and steak - took a very long time. Service was otherwise good, our server being personable and informed. The noise level and room acoustics were extremely prohibitive to conversation and catching up with friends! Overall we enjoy The Westerly but would probably choose carefully when and with whom we return.

Food3
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

I have loved the Westerly every night over the years until this weekend.

I was craving a steak frites. It came and was a) already sliced and dripping onto the frites and b)
no longer very hot.

The great bread they used to have before meals was plain white baguette.

The service was as good as the ambience, but the food slid a bit.

I hope they get back on track!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great from appetizers to dessert. Will definitely go back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 13, 2017

I took my best friend here for her birthday and it was perfect. We both adored the cozy and quiet atmosphere; the peaceful ambiance was just right at the end of a busy week. The food was flavourful without being overpowering and the service was excellent. I left The Westerly feeling so contented!

Tags: Casual, Fun, Cozy, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 6, 2017

We have always had good food/wine at this restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Food4
Ambience3
Service2
Value3

 
·Dined on July 27, 2017

Food was very good. But we had to wait a full hour before the first course arrived. It was also very noisy which was a shame. Food and wine could not compensate satisfactorily for the mentioned shortcomings.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on July 27, 2017

great food and great service, this is why we always come back.

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on July 22, 2017

The Westerly never disappoints - good food, great service, wonderful ambiance. Thank you for making my birthday extra special with a surprise creme brulee with candle!

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Casual
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Loved this place. Great service, and the price for quality food was awesome!

Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Good food and great service from Bruce, our waiter. Relaxed ambiance that's good for date night or a get together with friends.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Great meal and really enjoyed the service. Will be back for sure, try the short ribs!!!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 2, 2017

The brussel sprouts are a must! AMAZING!!!
Service was attentive and customized.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Great experience.

Food3
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Food was ok. Everything was served luke warm. My parmasan fries were served almost cold, creme brûlée was also warm on top and cold in the bottom. I had beef tartar for appetizer and it was too small (less than 1/4 cup worth of beef) and had seafood pasta for main and it was served Luke warm. They need to time the meals better and work on quality control so food will be served hot.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 16, 2017

We went there for a birthday celebration, and the staff was phenomenal! They reserved us the best table and even put out flowers for the special occasion :).
Food-wise: I don't think I've had a more delicious soup in my entire life. Not just that, but the main course was heaven to my taste buds.
Will DEFINITELY go back, and have been recommending it to everyone I know!!!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We went for Mother's Day brunch and it was fantastic! The only thing is that the food took really long to come to the table after we ordered.

Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Charlotte)·Dined on April 10, 2017

We were staying at a nearby B&B and had seen a favorable Open Table review. This was a great little neighborhood bistro. The menu has some interesting, creative offerings and it was a casual vibe with a neighborhood feel. The waitstaff was very friendly and helpful as well.

Tags: Good for a Date
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Went to the Westerly as it was in the neighbourhood of a music recital my husband and I were going to. Very pleasant surprise! Good and service were very good. Wish we lived close by!

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on March 18, 2017

My husband and I went with another couple on Saturday night for dinner and drinks. The service is great, trendy vibe, food was very good as well (try the short rib entree, also charcuterie boards were good for sharing as an appetizer). My only note would be the wine list is not extensive. They could use a few more upscale reds. Overall we all enjoyed ourselves and would return.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
Food2
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on March 6, 2017

Unfortunately I didn't enjoy my meal here. I have IBS and clarified the ingredients in my meal as I was ordering, but when the meal came it became clear to me that there were ingredients in the food that were not disclosed. I'll likely not return.

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on February 14, 2017

really good experience. service/ food . all solid. nice gem in the west end.

of note, tasty short ribs, creative soup special. new ale -St. Mary Axe (sp?)- excellent. will revisit to explore more of the menu

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion, Outstanding Value, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on February 13, 2017

The Westerly is a neighborhood gem in Roncesvalles. I've been several times and always enjoy it - awesome atmosphere, delicious food, half price bottles of wine on Mondays, and down to earth & genuine staff. This week was an especially great experience. I was out for a dinner date with my partner on Monday evening, and our server (Derek?) was hilarious - really made our evening, so wanted to give a shout out there. Thanks again, Westerly, and we'll see you soon!

Tags: Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Fun
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Great evening. Good server - attentive but not hovering. Fun pre-dinner cocktails. Reasonably priced. Would recommend.

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Went to this pace for brunch last weekend and had the frittata. Really good food and I love that you have the option of having a French press on the table versus single coffees. The food was tasty but also seemed relatively healthy and the service was great.

Tags: Great for Brunch
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Enjoyed a great meal and extraordinary service. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Fantastic cocktails at this wonderful local restaurant. The service is always amazing and the food tasty! A favourite of ours.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 22, 2017

We often have dinner at The Westerly - it's our fav spot in the hood. But this was the first time I've had brunch. It was very good and I'll definitely do it again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 16, 2017

Thanks to Derrick and Bruce...had a lovely time at The Westerly. Service and food...and music were perfect. Highly recommended...just the right amount of finesse mixed with laid back casual. Thank you.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy

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