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259 Wellington Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
416-599-4678
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Ranked #89 of 6,839 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Indian
Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Quality Indian food in a relaxed and intimate setting. The knowledgeable staff will help you choose from their variety of creative dishes.
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English first
Aurora, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed our dinner here. The food was fantastic, but the ambience is a quiet, fine-dining style that is pleasant and relaxing. So many trendy restaurants these days are so noisy you just can't have a conversation with your companions. 259 Host is a breath of fresh air in that respect. The service is friendly and prompt, and ther servings... More 

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New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

259 Host is the downtown branch and slightly less classic outpost of the remarkable Host triumvirate of fine Indian cooking. The staff is welcoming and the decor tasteful, if not elegant. But who cares about the room when the food is this good! I've eaten at both the Yorkville and downtown restaurants and both are standouts.

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Chatham, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Our server was very polite, He helped us out with explaining menu items that we were accustom to. The atmosphere was nice, quiet and quaint which was nice for a rather busy downtown restaurant - Yorkville. The food we received was wonderful. It was everything we had expected in an Indian cuisine fare, and more! Their butter chicken dish was... More 

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New York, New York, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Nice place and presentation and quality was excellent. Menu is limited but food is awesome. Naan was excellent and was one of the best. So was the rice. We tried palak paneer and yellow dal and was amazing. I would recommend this place. It's by the residence inn on king street.

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Barrie, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Loved this meal! Very authentic dishes well presented and very tasty. Ambience is good and service outstanding Have been there now 4 times and there will be a fifth.

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
192 reviews 192 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This relatively small restaurant on a quieter part of Wellington is perfect to retreat to and get a break from either the nearby Metro Convention Centre or the King Street office towers. Lunch menu brought a nice choice of Biryani dishes, stuffed Parathas or Thali`s. I went for the vegetarian Thali and found each of the offerings on the large... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Another great Indian restaurant in Toronto. Nice ambience. Great service. Yummy food. Can't ask for more.

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London
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70 reviews 70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Attended a private function at this restaurant and found the service and quality of the food to a very high standard. Is this the best Indian food I have ever had the answer is no but what was provided was tasty and good quality ingredients used.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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93 reviews 93 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Every chef on Earth claims to take you on a culinary journey, including this one. The chef/owner has created a fine dining Indian slap bang in the city centre, and whilst it may appeal to high end guests, the food just isn't that incredible. I had green tikka as a main and the 'fine dining' portion was sure enough pretty... More 

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Hay River, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The food was fantastic. The restaurant has nicely decorated. They should serve water right away and not have to ask, and the appetizer page was missing from the menu.

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Additional Information about 259 Host

Address: 259 Wellington Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: 416-599-4678
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown Toronto
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Indian

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