Victor

4.5
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126 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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French / American

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Pre/post-theatre
For reservations over 6, please call the restaurant.

Please note we do not take reservations for Breakfast or Lunch, but walk-ins are welcome.

Tucked away on Toronto’s Mercer Street, Victor Restaurant serves a chef-driven menu featuring modern takes on classic dishes, delicious cocktails, and a refined wine and beer list. With its chic yet approachable atmosphere, Victor is the perfect destination for a pre-theatre dinner, family dinner or a romantic nightcap.
What 126 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Quiet
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KandiceD
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely atmosphere. Great service! Amazing burgers and just loved the signature drinks! Recommend for a fun evening out with friends, family and co-workers!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

I rsvp’d for 2 for a birthday, but they sat us in a huge booth right next to a corporate event, it was so loud and we couldn’t even hear each other talk. Had to request a seat change.

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vipBillV
Atlantic Canada
26 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Great service, friendly and attentive. We had blackened Trout ends creamy backed cauliflower. Delicious!

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ThomasNguyen
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

we have a shrimp for app , it was okay , the sea bass I would prefer crispy skin but they but the sauce on top , then again , both of the sauces are tomatoes cubes based , kinda boring , the wild boar was really good , and amazing bread pudding , warm and soft , the bourbon sauce was perfect not too sweet . Really enjoy here :)

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Mack
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

Food was amazing, service wasn't very friendly. Would still go back.

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DWU1
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valentine’s dinner was exceptional. Intimate dining with small seating and quiet, the ambiance was complemented by the marvelous dishes paired with some lovely wines. A+

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vipkhaned
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Ambiance is very nice here. Small restaurant for a hotel but attentive staff. Explained the food very well. Took care of our food restrictions. The sea bass and scallop as a main were both very nice. Oysters in the app were fresh. Prawn appetizer had every nice taste with the crab cake at the bottom. Very indulgent.

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freeman
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and atmosphere were perfect for our valentines day. Our server happily allowed us a more private table switch that allowed us to sit side by side. Food was excellent and prompt, our server was patient and helpful, and wine was half-price on Fridays, which certainly helped with my Valentine's Day spending.

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SANDRAB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service! Will definitely go back next time we are in town!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
35 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A pre-Theatre dinner. Dressed up so wanted a restaurant to complement the experience. Local construction, likely to continue well into 2021, didn’t bode well but once inside the hotel, things improved. Very good service and excellent food. Very pricy wine list unfortunately, and the restaurant lighting was on the bright side. Our server made sure we weren’t rushing to get to our performance on time.

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Marita
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was incredible and the food was beyond delicious. I had the burger and it was by far the best in Toronto. They were able to accommodate a large party last minute, which was amazing. The ambience is very cozy and the decor is beautiful. I highly recommend this restaurant if you want to go to dinner where you can hear the conversation at your table and eat scrumptious food!

Victor
Responded on January 14, 2020

Hi Marita, Thank you so much for the lovely words. I always think our burger is one of the best in the city, but i am (a little) biased. We look forward to having you again! All the Best, Kasia

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience1

Went for an early dinner after theatre matinee. Awesome service and food. Beautiful room.

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DavidP
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We dined at 5:30 pm on a Friday prior to theatre. The restaurant was not busy which meant noise levels were low and service attentive. 1/2 price bottles of wine on Fridays is a very nice perk. We really enjoyed the food. We split a grilled shrimp with crab cake app. Our entrees were blackened rainbow trout and wild boar tenderloin. Both were very good. Desserts are not made on site but they were tasty. The restaurant is quite close to the theatres on King St, but being on a side street and in a hotel lobby (St Germain Mercer St) , it is a relaxing locale away from the bustle of King St. The decor of the restaurant was thoughtful and I really enjoyed having an easy conversation without the high noise levels present in a lot of restaurants.

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GraceH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great cocktails and delicious food. I love the vibe of this place.

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Daniela
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Incredibly good service and the food was delicious. It was like eating in France - fresh and few ingredients, allowing for wonderful flavours. I’ve if the few restaurants out that that doesn’t ruin the taste with unnecessary garlic.

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic venue, great food and brilliant service

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DavidF
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it. We have been several times before and we are always pleased. The wine pairings were particuilarly delicious this time. Try the Oregan Syrah! Soft, smooth, yet full-bodied.

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suruns
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent and not over priced. Very impressive!

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CarolB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had all just arrived in Toronto and were tired. We didn't want to eat a lot, so we asked to share various dishes. the dishes were delicious and beautifully presented. The staff was very accommodating and kind. We stayed at Le Germain as well, so we had the breakfast buffet as well both days. All lovely. Thanks.

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Marita
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I always come to Victor when I am craving a burger - I think it is the best in the city! We had the most amazing experience when my friend and I came for dinner the other night. Bella was our waitress and she was beyond lovely. Her positivity made our entire experience that much better!

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JudyJ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server was outstanding!!!

Victor
Responded on October 27, 2019

Thanks so much for joining us. I will be sure to pass along your kind words to your server!

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BruceB
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The four of us had another superb dinner at Victor. Everything about the experience was perfect: cuisine, presentation, wine choices, ambiance, and absolutely wonderful service. Two of us ordered the Wild Boar special and absolutely loved it. Highly recommended!

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vipJessicaC
Toronto
53 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Food was really good and portions size too. The decor was lovely. However the ambiance was lacking a little bit. It was too quiet and you could hear everyone’s conversations.

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vipJV1952
Detroit
22 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Culinary skill was evident in our plates!
Service was attentive!
Portions were small.
Prices were high.
Thus, a four star rating!

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AmandaD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best kept secrets in the city for dining and private events!

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vipbrandc
Toronto
225 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Other than the fact the room was cold (had to keep my jacket on) and the lobby noise was distracting (TIFF event), we enjoyed our dinner consisting of the duck breast and the perch almandine. Both dishes were nicely presented, flavourful and perfectly prepared. Enjoyed the chocolate dessert by Nadege.
Service was attentive and helpful. The room decor is very nice and, were it not for the fact that it was fully open to the lobby, would have felt intimate. Perhaps a seat further away from the entrance would have been more comfortable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Victor is a beautifully decorated and completely quiet restaurant which is such a departure from many Toronto restaurants which are usually so busy and crazy. The staff is so friendly, make you yummy cocktails and shepherd you through this food experience that makes you feel warm and fuzzy after you leave. This is a hidden gem in Toronto so please don’t tell anyone

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Food and service was amazing. Only one other table which was unfortunate because it was a beautiful spot for a date night. Wasn’t busy because there isn’t really and foot traffic down that side street. Would highly recommend for a date or business/cooperate meeting.

Victor
Responded on August 19, 2019

Thank you so much for the kind words. We are certainly in our slow period during August; so its a great time to take advantage of a hidden gem! We look forward to having you come back soon.

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vipNewYorker
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a delicious dinner at Victor, before heading to the Second City improv show (which is right across the street).
The duck breast was cooked to perfection (so tender and flavorful), and the perch almondine was also really tasty.
Our server was friendly and attentive and the menu had many wonderful selections to choose from.

Victor
Responded on August 19, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us for dinner; hope you had a riot at Second City!

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Aion
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food in a sleek, and quiet setting. Great place for a refined night out with your loved one.

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vipDijou
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came to Victor before seeing Second City and boy are we glad we did!! The restaurant was practically empty so we had exceptional service and the food was fantastic!! Four different entrees and all were superb!

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LynnL
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a lovely restaurant! Our waitress was fabulous! Her recommendation for dinner was perfect including the wine she suggested! Best meal we had in Toronto!

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ErnieC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always enjoy dining here when we come in town. Food is always good and great/friendly service.
I especially appreciate the manager who helps us learn more about Canadian wine each time we come.
She always recommends a great bottle for us to experience and much appreciated!

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JulianR
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

I liked it...it has a nice wine list, and the food is superb, we had the greatest service, the waitress would actually played along with our nonsense of using a french handkerchief - my date and I were having a french-inspired night

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Everything was very tasty and atmosphere is stunning with very attentive service. Well done

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent staff, good food and interesting menu. Book a table for after the theatres start and it will be a lovely experience

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JDtopper
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A very nice dinner before the theatre. Great food, pleasant ambiance, good service and short walk to King St theatres.

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vipCamilleM
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was one of the the best dining experiences my husband and I have had this year! Delicious good, fantastic cocktails, lovely atmosphere and great service!

Victor
Responded on April 15, 2019

Hi Camille, Thank you so much for your review; I'm so happy to hear that you had a lovely time! I'll be sure to pass on your kind words to the team. We look forward to having you dine with us again. All the best, Kasia Food & Beverage Manager

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DebraA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Was a great dining experience. Food was wonderful, service great.

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TriciaC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We decided on Victor for our dinner before the theater on a Saturday night. We were not disappointed! The decor and ambiance are gorgeous: a little retro, vintage but modern. The menu is small but there is something for everyone. The food was delicious and the service was so amazing. And as we like to meet for dinner with friends to have actual conversations, it was even more perfect: so quiet! No blaring music, and good acoustic controls to keep voice and dish noise to a whisper. My only wish is that they had more gluten free options for celaics like myself. All in all, a 5 star experience!

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Victor is rated 4.5 stars by 126 OpenTable diners.

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