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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
3
2
1

4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.4

Service

4.4

Ambience

4.4

Value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (11)
Casual (9)
Neighbourhood Gem (9)
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Cozy (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Special Occasion (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Fun (3)
Group Bookings (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Pre/post-theatre (3)
Authentic (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten-Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Romance (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Brunch (1)
Business Meals (1)
Child-Friendly (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
People Watching (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 3 days ago

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

Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Seasonal, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on February 4, 2018

Food was really Tasty. Cocktails were also great.

Good Night for sure

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 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.

Tags: Local Ingredients
Food4
Ambience4
Service3
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Excellent food and service. Thank you

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 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!

Food3
Ambience2
Service1
Value2

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 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.

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 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.

Food5
Ambience4
Service2
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 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.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Casual
Food4
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 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!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 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!

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

 
 (Toronto)·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

 
 (Toronto)·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

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 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.

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 13, 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 2, 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

 
 (Toronto)·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.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 24, 2017

This might be my favorite brunch spot in Toronto. Sure, you can spend more and some places might have slightly better food, but this place is consistently amazing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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

 
 (Toronto)·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

 
 (Toronto)·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

 
 (Toronto)·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.

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