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538 Manning Ave., Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
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Ranked #385 of 6,730 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $51 - $51
Wed - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Harbord Street
Transit: Bathurst Station is the closest subway station. Take the 511 streetcar south to Harbord and stroll 2 blocks west along Harbord Street to ici located at the corner of Harbord and Manning.
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We went to the new location for my birthday and were concerned after reading some of the reviews. The food was as delicious as we remembered; the lobster bisque was the driving force for us going. The croquettes were amazing; light, fluffy, salty (in a good way) and delicious. We had the scallops and lobster which were delicious and the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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125 reviews 125 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

For several years now, ICI has been my favourite restaurant in Toronto - one of the few to combine fabulous food with an intimate, quiet setting. It was never a "trendy see & be seen" place but rather somewhere to relax and enjoy truly stellar food with like-minded patrons & servers. I was excited to introduce my "foodie" friends to... More

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

We went to the new location (Windsor Arms) a little nervous having read the recent reviews. The nerves were unfounded....the food was top notch and the setting fine (but please turn off the CP24 over the bar). The lobster bisque is a must....at least as good as any I've had in France. The snails were delicious in a wonderful sauce... More

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Frenchs Forest, nsw
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

My wife brought us to Ici Bistro with our 2 kids for my birthday, as a surprise. The room is cosy, the service was perfect and the food was delicious. The dishes were creative and full of flavors. I had a special (small) cake to celebrate my birthday, which was perfect as well. Would certainly recommend it for a fine... More

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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We were at this hotel mostly for the dining experience with chef Jean-Pierre at Ici Bistro. This was our anniversary and my birthday celebration. We had asked for a romantic table and were seated by the door leading to the patio where the loudest and worst "minipop" impersonator DJ was spinning music so loud people were discouraged and annoyed in... More

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We dined twice and Ici Bistro. Our first time was at the old location on Harbord Street and just recently at the new location in the Windsor Arms Hotel. While we appreciated no decline in the quality of the food, the ambiance and service was better at the old location. The food was plopped down on our table without explanations.... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We dined at Ici last night. It was my daughter's choice as she had just graduated from college, and wanted steak tartare. We may have been naive, but thought that a French restaurant at the Windsor Arms would command a bit of class. Our party of seven were well dressed(suits & ties, dresses) Disappointed to see guests in polo shirts... More

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Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Ici Bistro has been re-located to the Windsor Arms Hotel, we had reservation for 4. The restaurant is located in the hotel, so the atmosphere is not that of a French bistro. There are 2 menus offered, the regular hotel menu which has been reviewed and adjusted by Chef Jean Paul who is currently the executive chef for the Windsor... More

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Victoria, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The Windsor Arms Hotel is where you find this gastronomic mecca. Chef Sommelier, Jean-Pierre Challet has created a classy bistro, with old world elegance. The menu is same as he had at his old location on Manning Avenue, "J-P's" cuisine nouveau classique is amongst the best in Canada. His lobster bisque and Grand Marnier souffle are to die for. His... More

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

It is very difficult to book a table via phone but we did succeed but it took over two weeks before we could finally visit this establishment. We had asked for a nice table away from the bar and did manage to get a small table at the far end of the room. We noticed that several tables in the... More

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Additional Information about Ici Bistro

Address: 538 Manning Ave., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: 416-536-0079
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown Toronto
Open Hours:
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 51 - 51

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