Permanently Closed - The Westerly

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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary French / American

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This restaurant is permanently closed. 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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
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Yummers
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

I really enjoyed this place and look forward to going back. The only reason I am giving lower ratings is that the server didnt tell us the special (we overheard another table being told) and I thought my trout was a bit undercooked. It was good and I didnt send back for a quick extra searing but it was borderline. I will go back and the ambiance is fantastic.

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HughM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very nice spot. We enjoyed our visit very much. We will return.

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vipSandraS
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always it was excellent! The food was absolutely delicious. The price fixed option was great value and had optimal choices.

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Torontofoodie
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I’d been to the Westerley before and enjoyed it. This time was special.
I asked the bartender for a cocktail I had before which was not on the menu any longer and he made a special cocktail that was amazing with bourbon and pomegranate. My friends had delicious Margheritias.
The latkas with smoked trout and creme fresh was mouth watering. I had the coq au vin that was delicious, friends has the mussels which were superb and the steak & frites.
We loved our dinning experience. My friends were from different school parts of TORONTO and all said they’d be back.

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Meowmix
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just plain amazing. Everything was fabulous. Best food I've had in a long time if not ever. Highly recommended.

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DonnaE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The serving of mussels was not as plentiful as usual, and we asked for decaf coffee and were told there wasn’t any. Not good.

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StephenC
Atlantic Canada
8 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Fabulous food experience !! Next level cheeseburger , steak frites , Brussel sprouts , short rib and mushroom pasta!! All off the charts delicious plus the server and staff were perfect with timing. An underrated Roncy local.

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GregT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Each meal was beautiful. The mussel sauce was incredible. The skin on the fish was crispy and the meat tender. My mushroom risotto was silky and delicious.

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PatR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

All good except restaurant too dark.

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CLou
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We both enjoyed our meals immensely - the short ribs and the Prix Fixe (brussel sprouts (delicious!), steak frites (cooked exactly as ordered) and the butter tart and ice cream. Very nice atmosphere, great service and good value. Nice wine and beer selection.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
14 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Ok enough. Practical if you’re in the area.

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Lucy
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Relaxed but good service and great food. Try the brussel sprouts!

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vipWilart
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Yummy food, attentive service, bang on martini!

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TimC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantasic expereince, thank you for staying open on such a blizzard.

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Localfoodielover
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

I’ve dined here since it’s opening and loved it. The last 3 times have not been as good and Friday’s dinner was terrible. Sad to say I will not be returning. It’s one thing to have an off meal meal at a favourite place, but 3 in a row tells me it’s not gonna get better.

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sunshine
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were a group of 5 people that hadn't seen each other in a long time - it was such a great atmosphere to catch up without feeling hurried or stressed. Our server was awesome!!

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vipWilart
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Always consistently good!
Loved the offered lamb!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The restaurant was fantastic and we had a great time. There was a party of 20 that was sat next to us- they were so loud that we couldn’t hear anyone at our table. Based on this, we’ve decided to leave early. We understand that this is beyond the control of the restaurant but it did affect our experience

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Thimcdo
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Noise level was quite high. At some point, I thought the server would tell one of the patrons to lower his voice. This incident would not prevent me to go again but I would not recommend for a romantic dinner.

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StephenC
Atlantic Canada
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

It was a pleasant surprise in a neighbourhood where we thought we had exhausted the restaurant options and passed by the Westerly a few times. Absolutely fantastic experience all around.

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Tyson
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

First time eating here and was very satisfied. Had the braised ribs based on a friends recommendation and thoroughly enjoyed the entire meal. Felt homemade and prepared with care and love. Kudos to the kitchen staff. Couldn’t taste the coffee in the ribs though but maybe that’s just me.
Drinks were really good too. Normally I’m not a big drinker but the bourbon watermelon sours were perfect on a warm summer night and they just went down so smooth. Highly recommended.
Overall a great experience will looking forward to our next dinner at the Westerly.

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gogavd
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We love Westerly. We live in the neighborhood and have been coming here a few times a month for the past 8 years. It it`s like our second kitchen when we don`t feel like cooking or have something to celebrate - it is that comfort of knowing-exactly-what-to-expect place. The quality of the food and the service are constantly on par. I love their wine selection (Bogle Petite Syrah is my absolute fave) and Kyle is always mixing interesting and delicious cocktails. I brought business partners to the restaurant as well and had positive feedback on the type and quality of food. My favorite neighborhood hangout!

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LeahP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love everything about this spot. The brussel sprouts never fail to impress anyone I bring there and our server was attentive and super familiar with the menu.

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LouiseW
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best food and very best waitress (July 6th)
Everyone in our group loved the food and the service.

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RobE
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Restaurant got really busy after we arrived and so entrees took a bit longer than we expected but the food was very good. My wife said her burger was among the best she has had. Very enjoyable meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location, and the food was awesome.

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Opinion4U
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great night spent celebrating a friend's birthday! A local gem with long tenured staff that get to know you (and you them) and appreciate your business.

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JohnB
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

There was only 1 server, who also doubled as the bartender, for the whole restaurant...so to say that service was prompt would be an overstatement. The wine list is limited, so we asked for a recommendation for a sweetish drink...what was prepared was definitely tart. I asked for my steak to be medium well to well done.... specifically said "no pink" and it came back almost bloody. It is like the server wasn't even listening.

I won't be going back and I certainly won't be recommending this place to anybody.

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Opinion4U
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Burger was great! Service, as always was good.
Ambiance is lovely, urban with out being trendy. The bar is a great place to grab a drink or even have dinner.
Staff is authentic and very much focused on looking after you.

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vipWilart
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Always a great staple in the hood!
Thanks for the seasonal tastes & interesting cocktails!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Fun spot, low key and great staff!

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vipYaudette
Montreal
14 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal with friends, great service as always. Our local go to restaurant.

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KrisH
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Comfortable, friendly and delicious. Would love to come again.

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vipYaudette
Montreal
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valentine’s day

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Liz333
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Guy at bar ignored me when I came in -- just left me standing in front of him while he avoided eye contact. I had a reservation. It was not at all busy.
I had the steak/frite which was very good and a side of brussel sprouts which were perfect. The food that I had was good, just found the menu to be lacking. Pricing a bit on the high side for portion size, but otherwise fine. Ambiance is good, but chairs/flooring make it less cozy than it could be.

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ElliotS
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Cozy atmosphere, no loud music playing so it's easy to have a conversation. Amazing food and the service was friendly and fast. It's small so definitely get a reservation.

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AngelaP
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were a party if 3 on a very cold Sunday evening wanting a roast. The restaurant had only just opened when we arrived so we were their first customers but soon more people arrived.
We chose the special of the day rack of lamb.
It was delicious, meat cooked perfectly pink, Veggie good and presentation very good. Overall it was exactly what we wanted. The choc mousse dessert was good as well and there was no problem in just ordering one with 3 spoons.
We wil definitely be returning to taste the duck

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captaincarr
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dinner with my husband. He had the steak frites and his steak was perfectly medium rare. So juicy and tender, we both thoroughly enjoyed it lol! I had the french onion soup, which was served classically and very hot! Delicious!

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vipWilart
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

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

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Josh
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

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

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Permanently Closed - The Westerly is rated 4.6 stars by 201 OpenTable diners.