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Splendido Bar & Grill

$$$$
Downtown Toronto
Contemporary, Canadian
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88 Harbord St, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1G6, Canada (Spadina)
Bloor and Spadina
+1 416-929-7788
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Sunday
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: With over 20 years of storied culinary history, it is no coincidence that...
With over 20 years of storied culinary history, it is no coincidence that Splendido is consistently ranked as one of Toronto's most sought-after dining destinations. Under the guidance of owner Chef Victor Barry, Splendido strives to provide our guests with an imaginative dining experience. We encourage our guests to place their trust in our creative kitchen brigade and polished service team for a superior gastronomic adventure. Expecting to see you soon.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Magical evening

I had no idea what to expect going in. Right from the very first minute the entire staff at Splendido created a magical evening! Just the right amount of attention from the (friendly but eminently professional) staff, just the right amount of information on the dishes. And the dishes were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
Conrad D
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I had no idea what to expect going in. Right from the very first minute the entire staff at Splendido created a magical evening! Just the right amount of attention from the (friendly but eminently professional) staff, just the right amount of information on the dishes. And the dishes were magical - surpassing anything I've seen before. I recommend very... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
169 reviews 169 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

My wife and I recently went to this restaurant for our anniversary. Not having super-high expectations, but knowing that Splendido was well known on the Toronto scene, were were absolutely amazed by the creativity and quality of the food and very high level of service. From the moment that we sat down until we walked out 4 hours later (we... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

In the age of all things uber-casual, there are few examples in Toronto of truly fine dining. That means dining on a tablecloth, preferably white, with service that doesn't start with "Hi. My name is "insert whatever" and I'll be your weak excuse for a server tonight." Toronto is brimming over with great mid-range spots that are super casual and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

we had been invited to this restaurant to celebrate a friends birthday. The entire meal started at 7 pm and ended just after midnight. the appetiers were good, hot when they were supposed to be hot. the main course followed after 9 pm. the striploin arrived cold, it was topped with an opion ring. nothing worse than cold fried food.... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

6-10 months ago, the chef changed from a la carte to a tasting menu. The result is that there is really no way to moderate the amount of money that you'll spend here. And I will admit that I did have sticker shock - $120 for the 8 course and $170 for the 20 course (not a typo). But if... More 

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Perth, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We visit Toronto every couple of years to see the family and have only this time managed to get back to Spendido. Our memories of this restaurant from 2010 were still fresh in our minds when we booked for a special meal to celebrate our wedding anniversary and my wife’s birthday. We were not at all disappointed – it is... More 

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Thornhill, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

In a city with a lot of great restaurants Splendido is becoming on of my favorites. I went for lunch during winterlicious and everything was prefect. There was no Vallet parking at that time and parking can be a nightmare but I got lucky and found a spot in front - I knew I was going to have a great... More 

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canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I recently went to Splendido for my first time for a birthday celebration. The service was impeccable right down to a purse rest being provided. I loved the menu experience being offered as a tasting journey, no a la carte menu. It was exciting to not know what was coming next and each course was better than expected. They were... More 

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toronto
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I never think to review restaurants in the city in which I live. But I love this restaurant. It is consistent with regard to amazing service and amazing food. It is quite expensive but worth splurging, no question. I would eat here all the time if I could afford it. The menu is modern, the wine list outrageously extensive and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I brought an international chef who was visiting Toronto for the first time to Splendido. Victor Berry, the chef, did not disappoint. It felt like he took care of us personally; however it was very clear that he wanted to ensure everyone at the restaurant was happy and felt welcome. The waiters were very professional, food had well balanced flavours... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 88 Harbord St, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1G6, Canada
    (Spadina)
  • Public Transportation: Bloor and Spadina
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown Toronto
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
  • Phone Number: +1 416-929-7788

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 82 - 165
  • Cuisine: Contemporary, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

With over 20 years of storied culinary history, it is no coincidence that Splendido is consistently ranked as one of Toronto's most sought-after dining destinations. Under the guidance of owner Chef Victor Barry, Splendido strives to provide our guests with an imaginative dining experience. We encourage our guests to place their trust in our creative kitchen brigade and polished service team for a superior gastronomic adventure. Expecting to see you soon.
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?