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Splendido Bar & Grill

#42 of 6,599 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 14
    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
Tasting Menu, anyone?

Creative tasting menus a big credit to Chef Victor! Try with wine-pairing - a great experience! Good restaurant for business entertaining. Attentive service! Too bad the introduction to bike lanes deterred them from continuing the offer of Valet Parking service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Creative tasting menus a big credit to Chef Victor! Try with wine-pairing - a great experience! Good restaurant for business entertaining. Attentive service! Too bad the introduction to bike lanes deterred them from continuing the offer of Valet Parking service.

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Dined on June 18 to celebrate anniversary and birthday. When my spouse called for reservations, he was asked if there were any food restrictions and if any special occasion. Decor is subtle, comfortable and tables are well spaced apart and spacious. There are logs stacked up as part of the decor -- apparently, they use a wood-burning stove and you'll... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

My first impression of this place was "This might be dodgy" as the neighbourhood looks a bit, how should I say, "rough". But I was wrong. Service was impeccable. Very professional and courteous perhaps too much so. If you are not used to high-end fine dining, this can be a bit off-putting. My only criticism would be that proper etiquette... More 

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33 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We were here for dinner recently as a party of 4. The dining room was comfortable without being over-designed. The large table we were seated at would benefit from a small floral arrangement or tiny centrepiece given the the cavernous size of the table which looked sadly bare. Service was overall relatively graceful, with only a few minor hiccups. There... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Four of us had an exceptional meal here, about a 20 + course tasting menu spread over several very enjoyable hours. Imaginative, creative, passionate, delicious, original coupled with great service. Second time here this year. All round wonderful experience. We will be back.

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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Tasting menus are always fun, but this one is amazing. So many new treats. We did not count but it had to be at least 15 courses and 20+ items. The food quantity is perfect as well. Creativity above all. Quality of food and service is fabulous. They even accommodated some food intolerances without a bump.

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Toronto, Canada
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11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

A visit after a number of years opened the palate to a wonderful culinary journey. The restaurant is contemporary and comfortable with each table given ample room for privacy. The service was impeccable but the story is really about the food. The menu offers "The Menu" or the "Tasting Menu" each with a number of tasting courses. Well once you... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

It was just an ordinary Wednesday night. We were the first guests to be seated in a quiet, contemporary dining room with an aroma of wood smoke promising good things to come. I had dined at Splendido in the distant past and expected an 8/10 rating. Wow, have things ever improved! I have no idea if Chef was in the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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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
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135 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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Additional Information about Splendido Bar & Grill

Address: 88 Harbord St, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1G6, Canada
Phone Number: +1 416-929-7788
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown Toronto
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
Average Prices: USD 80 - 159
Cuisine: Contemporary, Canadian

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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 80 - 159
  • Cuisine: Contemporary, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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?