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The Green Eggplant

#315 of 6,707 Restaurants in Toronto
#349 of 7,231 Places to Eat in Toronto
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1968 Queen St. East, Toronto, Ontario M4E1C9, Canada
416-913-3361
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent choice in the Beaches

This local favourite has become a regular stop when we want to go out for dinner. Prices are a little high (average main is around $18), however, the portions are large and the food is tasty. Service is always friendly and in the summer, the two large windows are opened to busy Queen Street East... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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English first
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is a monthly haunt for me. It's delicious and the portion sizes are hearty - great for sharing. My favorite is the warm luau salad! It's s block north of the beach. Enjoy a great meal followed by a stroll along the boardwalk next to Lake Ontario.

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Oshawa, Canada
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I went here with friends and had the BEST grilled salad ever! This salad was huge! It was completely covered with roasted vegetables and grilled chicken - absolutely DELICIOUS! The ambience is also amazing including our lovely server who was extremely busy but attentive to our requests. I will be returning here!

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Ottawa, Canada
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72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Great service and ambiance. Kitchen is open to the dining area which I like so you can see what's going on. They did a steady business, on a Friday night every table was full and people waiting outside. They don't take reservations for small groups (we were only 4) but we had no problem getting a table. Lots of choice... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Been dining there quite few times when lived at the beaches. (Oh...those good times :) But anyways...great restaurant with a window view on Queen St. East. Expect a short line up on weekends but definitely worth waiting. Once sited they will serve you a free of charge appetizer consisting of 3 delicious dips with bread and butter while waiting for... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We ventured into the Beaches to try something different. One in our party has been there before and raved about it The menu is extensive with some really amazing selections. However, we got such AWFUL service that I would never go back despite how much we enjoyed our food. Our party was convinced that our server was high as she... More 

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Toronto
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This local favourite has become a regular stop when we want to go out for dinner. Prices are a little high (average main is around $18), however, the portions are large and the food is tasty. Service is always friendly and in the summer, the two large windows are opened to busy Queen Street East. Try the meal sized salads..... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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108 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is clearly a very popular place to eat BUT you should know it is a 'fast food' place, you will not find anything outstanding to shout about, other than the friendly efficient staff. I had a turkey club sandwich and was disappointed but then I'm not a fan of processed meat converted into super thin tasteless slices of nothingness,... More 

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Being of the Paleo lifestyle makes it difficult to eat out. I am in the position of having to make numerous request and substitutions when placing my order. Finding a restaurant that is accommodating and doesn't charge for substitutions is difficult. So, when I do find those restaurants that are willing to support my dietary restrictions, it is noted, and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Very large servings, some dishes are really excellent, overall food is fully satisfactory. Service can be not great. I have eaten there often and have had one or two great servers but two or more that were not customer-centric at all. Because of the service, I have to give it a 3, otherwise it would be a 4. Expect a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I was there first time and tried chicken schnitzel. The fried chicken cutlet was huge. It was over fried and dry. Salads are good size. Service was very slow after food was delivered. We had to beg few waiters to send our waiter. I may try one more time to have a fair second review.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1968 Queen St. East, Toronto, Ontario M4E1C9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > East End
  • Neighborhood: East End
  • Phone Number: 416-913-3361
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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East End
The East End is an eclectic amalgamation of areas that team up to make this district one of the most multi-faceted and alluring. Home to Toronto's LGBT community hub, Gay Village is alive and pumping day or night with friendly bars, nightclubs, and cafes – its thumb is on the pulse of excitement. For a more relaxed day, the East End has the largest collection of restored Victorian homes, and its stately streets, tree-lined and bursting at the seams with affluence, often sport farmers markets and street artists, epitomized by the effusive St. Lawrence Market. One of the most gorgeous of Toronto's neighborhoods, it also straddles Lake Ontario in an area called The Beach, where you'll find folks cycling and strolling along the sandy shorelines, getting some sun or enjoying shopping, dining, and pub options. For some fabulous food, the vivacious personalities running the restaurants in the East End's Greektown is only equaled by the fun and authenticity of the street stalls and restaurants at its expansive Indian Bazaar. 'Something for everyone' has never been so accurate.
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