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Atlantic Restaurant

1597 Dundas St W, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(416) 536-5142
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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121 reviews 121 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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Victoria, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Very interesting social experiment. The food was quite good, was served a little on the cool side, but very tasty and innovative. Wine was chosen skillfully. Would have liked to have tried the fourth coarse but the way dessert was offered I did not realize it was an option. Overall a very enjoyable experience. I would definitely return on my... More 

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

After seeing Million Dollar Critic, our expectations were quite high. Nathan exceeded them. The chosen menu was unique, full of great flavours and textures. We were treated royally, from the beginning to end. can't wait to return for another culinary adventure

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

After watching million dollar critic on HGTV I was intrigued to check out The Atlantic. Here’s a restaurant, a business, someone’s livelihood who operates on a cash or barter system! That’s right! It seemed unimaginable. There is no menu, Nathan cooks an incredible 3 course meal + dessert, based on what fresh goodies he has picked up earlier in the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We had a very interesting evening at this restaurant. The food selection was left up to the chef, who provided us with a meal that was beautifully presented and was interesting and unusual ...at least for me. And it was fun to not know what you were getting next. The chef and his sous-chef worked incredibly fast to provide our... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Eleven of us had a terrific meal here last Wednesday. The big group helps I think because this is tapas-style dining and we let the chef simply serve us. And he did a great job. I wish I could remember more of the details -- yes we had crickets... also a wonderful cabbage salad, gnuddi, sardines, catfish, and a terrific... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
372 reviews 372 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

A new chef / owner so was expecting something more than what I received. Was not overly impressed with the tasting menu. They did however serve us many more courses than what we were told. Most likely because we were drinking, many bottles of wine. Take the streetcar or walk. Our server said he was a Master Sommelier which was... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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119 reviews 119 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Nathan Isenberg went down market when he opened up his own place. Don't judge this book by its cover. Nathan is a very accomplished chef and can make one swoon with his offerings. He's a master at teasing out flavours out of interesting local produce along with adventurous global flavours. For example,the huitlacoche soup is lick-the-bowl delicious. The patty pan... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

The Atlantic is located in the west end of Toronto (near Dundas and Dufferin) and is mostly frequented by locals. This is NOT a fast food place, nor is it very cheap, but they have an excellent, ever changing and very imaginative tapas menu, and a friendly, relaxed vibe. This small restaurant is the antithesis of any of the chain... More 

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Toronto, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

It's homey and unpretentious, but that just highlights the qualities of the meal. Don't go if you're really hungry - perfection takes a while. Go before you're starving and enjoy the wait.

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Additional Information about Atlantic Restaurant

Address: 1597 Dundas St W, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: (416) 536-5142
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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