Victor

4.4
64 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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American
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Pre/post-theatre
For reservations over 6, please call the restaurant.

VICTOR RESTAURANT is a modern restaurant whose style is influenced by the idea of the classic North American Tavern. With a strong focus on accessibility and casual professionalism, the restaurant is a haven for guests of the Le Germain hotel, the residents of the SoKi neighbourhood and outside diners who are looking for an unpretentious but unique dining experience.

Our menu focuses on the idea of approach-ability, with a multitude of items to please every palate. A stellar menu-inspired wine list provides a vast selection of both new and old world wines from around the globe, as well as the best selection of Canadian wines.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food, Bistro
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Hours of Operation
Victor Restaurant
Monday - Saturday 5pm - 10:30pm

Victor Bar
Monday - Sunday 5pm - 12am

Cafe Victor
Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm

HALF PRICED BOTTLES OF WINE ON FRIDAYS
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Phone number
(416) 883-3431
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Lanny McLeod
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Private Party Contact
Kasia: (416) 883-3431
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Cross Street
John
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Parking Details
There is a parking lot right across the street and valet parking is available with the hotel.
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Public Transit
The 501 King Street stop at either Blue Jays Way or John Street. Then walk one street south to Mercer.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 64 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.7
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.1
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RE
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Service was very attentive. Corner table very comfortable and great for conversation. Charcuterie board was delicious and great for sharing. Burger tasty. Lamb shank flavourable, but the sides were too watery and thin in consistency. Overall a very nice restaurant with personable staff.

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JR
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

Victor was very quiet, no nice music for the ambiance. I had looked up the menu and saw there were a couple steak options and when we got there, there was only one expensive option. I ordered the pasta with short rib which barely had any short rib in it. There were multiple burnt out lights on the ceiling... overall would not recommend compared to all the other more upscale restaurants there are in TO. Too bad because it could have potential! Service was good though.

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M
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Victor is an absolute hidden gem in the entertainment district. The ambiance is upscale and refined. The service is phenomenal as the staff are so friendly and attentive. The restaurant is tucked away on Mercer just south of King St West and is the perfect spot if you’re looking to have a quiet dinner in the middle of downtown. Highly recommend for a last minute booking on a Friday as it’s often easy to get a table without much notice. Thank you for a wonderful, easy dinner!

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, meal and cocktails! Thank you Victor restaurant

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KS
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

If you go- ask for the bread pudding for dessert it is not on the menu but one of the reasons I keep going back. Service is also great :)

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MZ
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My fiancé and I were in town for a couple days and had dinner here before seeing a comedy show at second city. The food was delightful and I loved the ambiance. Definitely would recommend this for a nice dinner/special occasion! Great spot! Also, the Victor gin and tonic was pure deliciousness! Thanks again! Great staff as well

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C
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were staying at the hotel and ate here because it was convenient. So glad we did. We ate outside because it was a beautiful August evening. Even though it was a little inconvenient having us outside the service was excellent and the food great.

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SL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Very good food and presentation. Excellent burger big and amazing cooked the way u want it fresh ground meat. Quality
Service was excellent.

This was a birthday dinner just wished they would have put a candle on dessert.

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TL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Service and food quality was good. Limited menu and wine list.

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LL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful experience, quiet environment, delicious food and great services .

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AG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The most delicious burger I've ever eaten, hand down. It was very pretty inside, but super quiet and empty (730 on a Friday night) Our server was great, food was delicious.. just wish it had been a little livelier!

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HL
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere, service:) our service Moe was amazing

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GM
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Everything was lovely! The server made us feel right at home and her recommendations were excellent!

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SL
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent meal, fabulous service bravo!
Highly recommended

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DM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We often come to Before a show, not only because it is close but because the food is so good. Our server Laura was really friendly had great wine advice and made sure that the timing of the meal had us out in plenty of time for the show! Also, best burger in town!

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F
Montreal
24 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Menu minimaliste.
Le service était bien, mais nous étions seuls dans le resto. Pas de « rush » à gérer.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Casear was a real gentleman made us feel right at home.

Extremely knowledgeable and welcoming

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h
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It's a very lovely restaurant. The staff were so very attentive. Food was simple, fresh and delicious.

We moved into the library bar after. Although it looks cool the seating was very uncomfortable. They need cushions!
I also found the bar to be seriously overpriced.$25 for a vodka martini is just crazy.

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p
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We brought our kids (7, 4 & 7mos) with us to have a lovely dinner at Victor Restaurant. The meal was excellent, they accommodate our dietary restrictions (Halal) and the service was a great and friendly. Definitely will be back for more.

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s
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Second time there. Staff was excellent-no complaints in that department. And I like the ambience. But...this time had the hanger - steak frites. The meat was done perfectly but come on guys do something about the presentation and take it easy on the herb butter!
Last time I had the fish and friends had the burger and the masala. No complaints.
Just my two cents.

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JC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Excellent food, flavours, and presentation. Service was slow and it wasn't busy, but server was friendly.

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LS
New England
120 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

My husband was staying at the hotel, already enjoying the convenience and quality of the meals. He decided to have a business associate join him for dinner. I requested and was given a corner table by a window, which we were very pleased about. Everything about the meal went well, and we will definitely consider planning in this way again.

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OT
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Jeff, our server, was very pleasant and professional. Unfortunately my companion had to return their entree as it was cold - but was replaced with a plate of steaming pasta in short order. Luckily we had time to wait.
Personally I was surprised and disappointed at the amount of mayo on my ceviche!
Although dessert was excellent I felt the serving was a bit small - not really appropriate for sharing.

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DF
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I tried for the first time Victor restaurant to celebrate a special Birthday with my husband and friends. From the minute we came in the hotel we were welcomed with a friendly doorman, then the server at the restaurant - the great experience continued the entire evening. From the decor to the service, ambience, food, value- everything was above my expectations. I would and I will make Victor my new destination and definitely put on top of my recommended restaurant list. Thank you for the great evening.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant, fantastic service & decent noise level. Top off with 1/2 price wine bottles on Fridays & it’s a winner!

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K
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

victor restaurant was by far one of the best restaurants ive had yet in toronto, the food is outstanding and so is the service. the servers were very kind and made sure to attend to anything you need if that wasnt enough the presentation to the food and taste was beyond amazing, id recommend this restaurant to anyone especially on a date night or night with friends looking for a far better experience than casual dining.

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OT
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The food was better than advertised and the staff was exceptional

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

Food was severely under cooked and in edible. Service was slow and awful (we were literally the only table in the restaraunt). And there was no gesture even made to try and correct things until after the bill was paid ... No, we don't want another raw burger ... To many good restaraunts in the area to ever go back here

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F
Montreal
24 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was top notch.
A great dining experience.

I’ll be back!

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P
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

My girlfriends and I were attending an event at Roy Thomson Hall and I selected Victor because of its proximity to the theatre and the good reviews on the food that I had read. Our server was extremely friendly, professional and eager to please. The restaurant is small, off the lobby and quite nicely decorated. I shared the crab cake appetizer which was recommended and it was one good sized cake. Nice presentation and a lovely sauce but the flavour was fine but not outstanding. My main was the scallops that were a generous portion, absolutely cooked perfectly and served on a delicious bed of lentils. Our only complaint was that it took forever to receive our main and we were getting concerned about our timing (although we did not tell the server we were going to the theatre). There was only one other table in the entire restaurant so it was not that the kitchen was being slammed. At one point I went in search of our server to find out where our mains were. He offered a complimentary dessert but we declined and told him at that time that we were going to the theatre. He offered dessert again as we were paying the bill which we though was odd since it was obvious that we did not have the time to stay. The delay was not a reason to not go back as the food was very good but it did reflect negatively on our experience there

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CO
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The reviews for this restaurant were all great and now I know why. Everything was really exceptional. The food and service were fantastic. The ambience was pleasant and relaxing. This is an unknown gem of a place. I highly recommend.

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f
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A night out with family. The experience at Cictor was wonderful - we’ll be back!

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j
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Cool vibe, nice interior. Small dining room, good service. Food was good and they had a good selection of cocktails. Happy hour every week night and half price bottles of wine Friday night.
My only negative comment would be the beef short rib portion was more like an appetizer than a main course.
Would recommend.

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M
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We really like the people who work at Victor. They are friendly and competent. The food is good, if not exceptional, and the menu isn't overwhelmingly huge, though there's a pretty amazing choice of cocktails.

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

We arranged an early dinner reservation, following a matinee performance at the theatre. The on-line booking process was easy (although to modify the # of guests required a phone call).
When we initially arrived at Victor it was still daylight; I was surprised that the restaurant looked like a cafeteria setting (a little disappointing at first). No one in our group had ever been to this restaurant before. But as the light dimmed the ambiance changed for the better.
The decor contrast of contemporary structure & antique kitsch around the perimeter of the rooms made it feel fresh, comfy & fun.
The background music was enjoyable.
Surprisingly, as the dining room filled in & became busy, conversation background noise was never a problem.

Our server, Yanara, was outstanding!

Each of our meals was delicious and served hot & at the same time. Great kitchen co-ordination!
The purpose of the event was to celebrate our Mom’s 85th birthday; it was her first birthday since our Dad passed away last month. The day was delightfully memorable for all of us (despite the horrible weather conditions), in part due to our excellent experience at Victor!
Many thanks!!!

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DB
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Food was very good. Ambience very average .

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SW
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner on a Monday night before the theatre. The service was great and food very tasty! The bread with olive oil was outstanding. The decor is also outstanding.

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CT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Quiet, relaxed atmosphere. Great food and good value. Enjoyable date night out. Right across the street from Second City.

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V
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

I thought the environment was very good. The was really good and the staff was friendly. I would go back there again.

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JH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The setting was fantastic! We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the service was amazing! Loved the location for the theatre as well!

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