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499 Church St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
(416) 922-3859
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Ranked #233 of 6,620 restaurants in Toronto
Cuisines: International, Bistro
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
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38 reviews from our community

78% Recommend
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English first
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Last week was my second visit to Toronto-Canada, and the second time I had dinner at this restaurant. I remember the food being good two years ago, but now it was excellent! This time there were six of us. We started with cocktails and I had an Appletini (Apple Martini) which was exactly how I have them at home, splendid!... More

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Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I took my sister to Byzantium for the $25 summerlicious menu. We both ordered the mussels for the appetizer and were very pleased with the portion size and flavour. For the main we both ordered the fish tacos and really enjoyed them. They were also quite filling! For dessert we had the strawberry mousse which tasted very rich. They have... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I came here with a couple of my girlfriends for Summerlicious. Wow, what an experience. Their menu was excellent and had a lot of different options. That was the reason we chose this place to begin with; $25 and you get to choose from 5-6 items for appetizer and entree. I personally had the quinoa salad and fish tacos. That... More

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Westland, MI
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We dined here on our final night (June 9) in the city. Clearly we saved the best for last. Sarah was our server and she was both gracious and knowledgeable. She did not rush us and helped us with some menu choices. The salmon with the white beans and vegetables was truly the best I have ever had. But the... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Two hours to read the martini menu alone? You bet! And they'll even mix ones not on the menu if you ask (like a vesper martini, Mr Bond). The Sunday special AAA prime rib of beef is fabulous, meltingly tender and presented with beautifully cooked vegetables, Yorkshire pudding and horseradish sauce which combine to give a contemporary take on an... More

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We had the Sunday prime rib roast beef dinner, as we usually do when we visit Toronto. It was excellent as usual, a generous portion, tender and juicy. Service is always attentive. We like to enjoy a pre-dinner drink and not be rushed into dinner. They are always happy to accommodate.

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Ottawa, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

The food, service, atmosphere and experience were all very good. We had a bottle wine, steaks and some appetizers and everything was delicious. The service was good as it came well-timed, a sign of the good restaurant. My only real criticism is that the restaurant was laid out in an unusual way.

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Toronto, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

My jacket was stolen from this place. The staff did not help and to the door staff was in different. I will never trust this place again.

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Guelph, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Looking for a meal we were directed by a local to Byzantium. I have eaten there a few years back so I was glad to see it was within walking distance of my hotel. The food was wonderful and they had no issues with special requests (like no garlic in the muscles) and the martinis are out of this world!!... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

There menu is small and could use some diversity. I'm really picky and I almost didn't eat. But I got pork loin and it was probably the best meal I have had in a year. Took some time and the waiter was a little slow. But extremely friendly and helpful. The atmosphere was upscale but not uncomfortable for someone like... More

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