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Splendido Bar & Grill

#118 of 6,654 Restaurants in Toronto
#128 of 7,175 Places to Eat in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Downtown
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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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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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Worthy of a visit for a great occasion

We can only say that under the direction of Chef Victor Barry Splendido has risen to the level of being one of Toronto's few world class restaurants. The search for the freshest ingredients sourced locally and from afar has meant that there are new dishes on the constantly changing menu. As has... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We can only say that under the direction of Chef Victor Barry Splendido has risen to the level of being one of Toronto's few world class restaurants. The search for the freshest ingredients sourced locally and from afar has meant that there are new dishes on the constantly changing menu. As has become the fashion in fine restaurants around the... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The tasting menu is the 'chefs' choice. No advance preview to the menu and a wonderful experience to have the freshest-ingredients-of-the-day, for a price. My party did have a number of dietary constraints, and with advance notice, the chef was exceptional in developing alternatives and no one felt their experience was compromised. The eight course meal was more than sufficient,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I was doing research about Splendido, and most reviews seem to be very positive. However, maybe the restaurant just does not care about Summerlicious, the food is terrible. My friend and I had chilled pea soup and foie gras for appetizer, and both of us barely ate it. The salmon entree is okay, but the steak is horrible, it tastes... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We had a large private dinner at Splendido in June and went for the full tasting menu experience. We and our guests could not be happier. Chef Victor Barry and his team have endless creativity and finesse. From the first course (raw radish with cultured butter, beet tart with mustard, and flaxseed tart with pea purée and seasonal greens) to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We decided to celebrate our daughter anniversary wedding at this high end restaurant. They are a part of Summerlicious event in Toronto. Before going, we checked the menu and we were pleased with their menu options. But when we were given the menu in the restaurant we realized that it was slightly different from the online version. The Sea Bass... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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
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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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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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Melbourne, Australia
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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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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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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
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 76 - 153
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
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-929-7788

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 76 - 153
  • Cuisine: Contemporary, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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