The Westerly

4.3
163 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary French / American
Top tags:
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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.
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W
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Service, food and attentiveness were great.
And the bartender's crafted cocktail to start was superb!

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JG
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was absolutely delicious. I've been multiple and they are consistent.

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OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

GREAT AMBIENT MUSIC

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OT
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

WAS GREAT AS ALWAYS

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IS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Food was good - service a bit slow but we weren’t in a hurry. Just very noisy

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k
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

wonderful staff. very accommodating. moved us away from the entrance to a warmer spot, even without Lydia Liza crooning "Baby, It is getting cold outside"

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S
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I took my mom here for dinner on a Wednesday night. Our food was delicious, the waitress was friendly, and the place was quaint and quiet. We had a lovely evening.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

We had a party of six on a Sat. night. There was only one of the beer my husband wanted so those wanting to try it had to get something else. The bottle of wine we were purchasing to share was not available either. We were offered a different, slightly more expensive bottle at the same price. I tried to order the vegetarian stir fry which appeared on 1/6 menus. It was not available either. We were told that that was an old menu and it was no longer being offered. I just checked and it sill appears on the website. Had to order something else. Brussels sprouts and spare ribs were excellent. One member ordered the pozole and added the chorizo for an additional $5. He got about a half a sausage for the extra cost.
It was fine but lots of misses.

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T
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The food was well prepared and presented if not very imaginative or inspiring. The tables are quite close together and the noise level was so high at times that I could hear my neighbors better than my dining companion.

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L
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and menu (including prix fixe option), great service, not too loud, chill ambience.

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B
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

It isn't a large menu, but it's tasty. Other than the steaks being cold (heated up for us - thank you) it was a nice night out with friends.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We wanted to TALK. We were able to catch up easily. Food was amazing. Really lovely evening.

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CS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great service, delicious meal and fabulous lemon tart. Small venue so as soon as it started to fill up, noise level did too.

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s
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Westerley is always outstanding. Weve eaten here lots and taken advantage of the back room for a birthday event.

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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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RO
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a bad experience a few years ago so had been avoiding this place only to find out it’s under new management! If only we had known!

Had a great meal with friendly service with a lovely view of the Roncy. We’ll be back!

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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
5 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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