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Atlantic Restaurant

West End
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1597 Dundas St W, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(416) 536-5142
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7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating

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most unique experience

As Chef Nathan says, "it's a trust experiment..." You trust the Chef and the Chef trusts you. Every dish and drink pairing was perfect. We really enjoyed this food adventure.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
san francisco
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san francisco
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

As Chef Nathan says, "it's a trust experiment..." You trust the Chef and the Chef trusts you. Every dish and drink pairing was perfect. We really enjoyed this food adventure.

Thank jordanasf
Toronto, Canada
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The owner of this restaurant is The Batman of cooking as far as I'm concerned. Who is he? What's going on? Where am I? Chef Nathan... what a guy. Like a shy barnacled chill farmer sea captain. We went for my birthday dinner and I literally had absolutely no idea where we were going until we arrived... and then I... More 

1 Thank Wangari P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We were suspicious when we sat down but from the first drink it only got better with each course. Put your evening in Nathan's capable hands and you will be overcome with a new and fantastic evening. Be sure to make a reservation.

3 Thank letsplay2
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

It was kismet that this dining experience would be sublime! With no dinner reservations on a Saturday night with good friends and scanning reviews desperately it looked like take - out when Nathan called from Atlantic asking if we still wanted to come for dinner. Did we? And then when a car pulled out of a coveted metered spot across... More 

1 Thank pylorus
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Absolutely unique dining experience. I guess the restaurant got a boost of popularity after being featured on the popular show 'million dollar review'. I booked it and I wasn't disappointed. Atmosphere is romantic, a bit dark though, but it works. Food was great, I asked him to make me a dish that was featured on the show and he did,... More 

Thank comrademargo
Aurora, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

After seeing a show called the Million Dollar Critic and his review of the Atlantic Restaurant here in Toronto - we thought we would try this eclectic place out. Nathan the chef is this unassuming sweet gentle soul that obviously loves to cook for people. He made us some amazing food and kept us smiling throughout as he came out... More 

Thank ZBensley
Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Amazing, original and creative food. Friendly, humble host. I felt like we were guests in chef Nathan's home. It's an interesting concept. No menu, no set hours per se, no price list.... wait, what? My friend and I were greeted warmly upon arrival with an explanation of how things worked. A short time later our first course and paired beverage... More 

1 Thank trolt
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

My boyfriend and I went to The Atlantic for my birthday and had the most amazing meal. Chef Nathan made us the most delicious unique food and drinks made with local, ethically sourced ingredients. He does not have a menu or a price list - you pay what you like. He cooks incredible food and is redefining what a fine... More 

Thank Charlotte M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Guaranteed to be unlike any experience you have ever had at a restaurant, the most liberating aspect of The Atlantic was the lack of any distractions other than the food itself (with the occasional beverage pairing). No front of the house looking over your shoulders, no menus to confuse things, no alcohol to muddy the waters, no prices to ponder.... More 

Thank teeloo
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This gem in the city of Toronto is worth every ounce of effort it takes to get here, wait for a table, change plans, convince your friends, etc etc etc. Chef Nathan, winner of the Million Dollar Critic, doesn't believe in menus or prices. You eat what he prepares for you (allowances made for allergies / restrictions) and you pay... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1597 Dundas St W, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > West End
  • Neighborhood: West End
  • Phone Number: (416) 536-5142

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood


Open Hours
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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