The Westerly

4.4
148 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary French / American
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Quiet Conversation
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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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 148 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.5
Service
4.1
Ambience
4.0
Value
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MJ
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Enjoyed a great meal of pumpkin gnocchi at The Westerly! Excellent cocktails too. Will return.

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MW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Went there for a birthday celebration. Our server Natalie (also Second City Cast Member) was great! Funny, attentive, but not too attentive. Drinks were spot on, ordered a Manhattan, it was excellent, nice wine list, good selection of craft beers. We split the charcuterie board, and two orders of brussel sprouts to start, for mains, we had short ribs, steak and frites, cheeseburger. Everything was executed well. Steak medium rare, short ribs that fell off the bone, parm fries, and a butter tart for desert. Low level music, rustic seating, and casual lighting to set the mood. Overall a great experience, would recommend for first dates, birthdays, brunch. Hip, vibrant, and set in Roncsy, across from the Revue Cinema.

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DB
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 1Service 5Ambience 5

There was an issue with my meal (I had very vocally specified “no onions” and my meal was dripping with them) and the staff handled it beautifully! I was very happy.

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A
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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

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TV
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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

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T
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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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CB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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TB
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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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ML
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Really grear local place. Great for special occasions.

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LI
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent! Doug and his team are great.

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KW
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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CG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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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KS
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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LW
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

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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KK
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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CE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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CQ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

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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p
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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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G
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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

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LL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

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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SH
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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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K
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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

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I
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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

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DH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was really Tasty. Cocktails were also great.

Good Night for sure

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LM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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TL
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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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FM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

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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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Thank you

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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AK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

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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s
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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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T
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

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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K
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

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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G
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2017
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

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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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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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E
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2017
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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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RH
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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

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JM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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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