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89 Harbord Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
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Ranked #282 of 6,834 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Bistro
Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Spadina Avenue
Transit: The closest Subway Stop is Spadina Station, but the Streetcar does stop at the intersection of Spadina and Harbord. The Wellesley bus does run east from Wellesley Subway Station as well.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I had high expectations, having heard many good things about the restaurant, so perhaps this biased my views, but I was disappointed. Service was friendly, but not totally professional. We were never offered bread as an example, despite the fact it seemed to arrive at other tables without requests. After I asked for bread they brought some, but then I... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner the other night with a friend. The restaurant is small, and very quaint. It has an extensive list of cocktails that are very unique and extremely tasty! Service was attentive but not over bearing and gave good suggestions when asked about the menu and evening specials. For dinner we had the beef tartare and the ceviche. The beef... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Went to Harbord Room for the first time last night with my wife and daughter. The place is very small but absolutely charming, it's done up in a very French-bistro style, down to the ceiling fans powered by a single motor and a long belt. Atmosphere is warm and inviting, service is polite and unpretentious. I had the warm octopus... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Had a fantastic dinner here catching up with 2 of my best friends. It's a small quaint little space that offers a menu packed with lots of incredible flavours. Since we all enjoy good food and conversation when we get together, this was the perfect spot for our reunion. I ordered the white fish ceviche to start and everything on... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I became a hopeless addict of the burger at HR about three years ago and it has been a love affair since then. You cannot go wrong here be it for the burger or otherwise. The service is excellent, the establishment cosy and the prices, most reasonable.

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Brantford, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I was given a gift card for this restaurant and very happy that I did. The restaurant has a great atmosphere and the food is fantastic. The oysters were fresh, the charcuterie plate had a selection of in-house cured meats and the wild boar pasta main was excellent. The ginger cake dessert was to die for.

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Oakville, Ontario, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This is not a burger joint, but a nice restaurant. They have great food, but their fresh ground burger is the best.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

i won't say what birthday i was celebrating, only that i have been able to enjoy quite a few great restaurants in this city!! my husband is always skeptical to try restaurants i suggest, only because he doesn't think i can pick a good restaurant and yet is always so happy with whatever i choose! i had recently read on... More 

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London, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The food at this place is amazing (I would recommend the burger) and the drinks are phenomenal. The atmosphere is great too, very romantic and intimate that compliments the small space. Went last night with my boyfriend and the only thing we had a problem with was the service. We are both 24, and we noticed that we were treated... More 

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Toronto, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I went with my husband. We walked in and almost everyone was eating the burger, which felt kind of awkward since this was an upscale restaurant. We also ordered the burger out of curiosity and we were not disappointed. Service was very friendly and we were able to be seated in the patio out back, which was cozy. I'd go... More 

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Additional Information about Harbord Room

Address: 89 Harbord Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: 416-962-8989
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown Toronto
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Bistro

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