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553 Church St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
416-926-2501
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Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A work of love - and it shows. This cosy, gastro brasserie is worth a trip across town if your not in the Gay Village

Despite the common name, there is nothing ordinary about Smith. It is one of those rare places where the food, service and ambiance combine to create a wonderful evening. Spread over 2 levels with a rear patio, there are enough candles and soft lighting to shame a Scandinavian, the original... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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260 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 353 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We were staying very close to this restaurant and frequented throughout our stay. We especially loved the outdoor part down the side lane! The service was just magnificent, we were made to feel so welcome and so valued. The staff always went out of their way to make us feel comfortable with great advice re wines, food and beers and... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This place is simply fabulous! There is a cute outside off the street patio which allows for quiet outdoor dining amidst the city. Service was phenomenal! Food was top notch. Can't wait to go back!

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St. Catharines, Canada
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We sat at the back patio, we reserved!!! woohoo so we didn't have to wait. The food was exquisite, we had the burrito, the croque madam and the pulled pork. Wow everything was delicious, the service was prompt but I didn't see the bill.. Perfect for a date, with friends or even families. I love the Village.

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Brussels
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Despite the common name, there is nothing ordinary about Smith. It is one of those rare places where the food, service and ambiance combine to create a wonderful evening. Spread over 2 levels with a rear patio, there are enough candles and soft lighting to shame a Scandinavian, the original decorations will excite Flamant fashionistas and foodies will love the... More 

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Toronto
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73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This resturant is a beautiful place to meet and have a nice dinner with friends. The Manue provide you with enough choices which will met any foodie requirement. The wine was excellent, but the device was outstanding, friendly , informative and polite, which set all six of us in a very positive state of mind.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Had the Smith Breakfast and the food was delicious. The staff are wonderful. Always had a full cup of coffee. Indulged and tried the house doughnuts..so yummy. Can't wait to go back.

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Vancouver, Canada
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Seven of us met for dinner on a warm mid-May Thursday evening. Smith's is billed as a three storey restaurant but I only know it for the has a small restaurant narrow patio in the back with a row of tables along a brick wall. I imagine that in the summer with the lights twinkling overhead and the patio filled,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Went for dinner food was excellent service was great! Would recommend booking as it can be busy. Brunch is next thing I will try

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Waterloo, Canada
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Stopped in for a Sunday brunch without knowing anything about Smith. I was happy with the food, service, and decor. The salmon plate was nice, and the atmosphere was lively and friendly.

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London, Canada
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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Went in for dinner on a warm Saturday evening. Small restaurant with nice ambiance, yard sale China assorted plates and cutlery and a small but interesting menu. We had the Serrano ham appetizer and it was very nice, they also brought bread and it was warm crispy and lots of it. My wife had the Steak Frites and her 8oz... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 553 Church St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 416-926-2501

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 24
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Contemporary

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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