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Gilead Cafe

4 Gilead Place, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C9, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
647 288 0680
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Ranked #1,595 of 6,662 Restaurants in Toronto
Price range: $8 - $13
Cuisines: Canadian, Café
Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Takeout
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English first
Wexford
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Between 6 of us we pretty much tried everything on the menu and it was all great (except the marinated salmon which was ok). Service was good, atmosphere ok. I'd go back for an informal meal.

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Toronto, Canada
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118 reviews 118 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

On a sunny Sunday there was no lineup at the door, unlike many other brunch spots we've tried all over toronto. For good reasons. We came to try out Jamie Kennedy's food, which range from underwhelmingly ordinary at best to down right bad. The brunch pastry basket was overpriced for a pile of blah and stale bread, tiny dollop of... More

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Had brunch here during a recent trip to Toronto. While the food was fresh I didn't find the brunch menu to be very exciting/different. Had the howdy pardner breakfast sandwich and the eggs with hash and salad. Everything was very fresh but not sure it's worth going to the out of the way neighborhood of Corktown for this restaurant. The... More

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Toronto
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100 reviews 100 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

But every time I have gone it is the same thing. Dormant wait staff make ordering, waiting and eating an interminably extended ordeal. The food does not excite. Yes, JK's farm fresh produce at times has made a part of the meal interesting, but the whole meal is supposed to make the experience. I want to recommend Gilead but I... More

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Toronto, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is another of Jamie Kennedy's restaurants. That chef knows how to make the taste buds water. The restaurant has a bit of a primitive feel but in a very good way. Kind of plain tables and chairs, kind of like a big old fashioned kitchen. For decor they have hundreds of bottles of preserves of various kinds on the... More

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Pickering, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We (2) visited Gilead when we were in the neighbourhood car shopping. The area is up and coming but it is getting there. The restaurant is simply furnished, not splashy or trendy. The food is AMAZING. We shared lobster chowder, beet salad, chicken with mushroom base and pickerel on a bed of kale and tomatoes etc. All the dishes were... More

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Toronto, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Part of my job is to look after clients. I grab a cab/limo in the financial area of Toronto and take them over to Jamie Kennedy's Gilead Café. Wins me lots of respect. Gilead is a UK/EU style order and find yourself a seat format and they'll bring the food. Good selection/variety of food and tastings. Although a wine bar,... More

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Toronto
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72 reviews 72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I had a date with my husband here on a Tuesday night. We did not take advantage of the free corkage they offer on Tuesday, and instead ordered off of the really interesting wine list. The food and wine was delicious. We shared 4 plates between us and really enjoyed the braised and crispy pork, the chicken galatine, fries and... More

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London, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Seven of us went to Gilead for a special event, and the restaurant was hugely disappointing in several way: (1) The most popular main course on the menu (four of us wanted it) was unavailable; (2) The server was incompetent: he spilt water, knocked something off the table, and, worst of all, submitted my wife's order incorrectly; (3) The result... More

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Toronto
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I went here for dinner with a small group of people and the mediocre food and poor service made the whole experience negative. This was the second time I had gone to Gilead for dinner, and both times I had bad service (from two different waiters). There are way too many good restaurants in Toronto to waste time and money... More

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Additional Information about Gilead Cafe

Address: 4 Gilead Place, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C9, Canada
Phone Number: 647 288 0680
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown Toronto
Average Prices: USD 8 - 13
Cuisine: Canadian, Café

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