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The Green Eggplant

#339 of 6,642 Restaurants in Toronto
#374 of 7,161 Places to Eat in Toronto
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East End
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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: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 9
    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
Paleo Friendly Eggplant!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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218 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
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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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I find that most restaurants along the beaches of Queen St east are nice places for a drink but the food is so/so. Well, the exception is the Green Eggplant. For years, we have walked by this place on weekends and never gone in because the place was full. We went on a weekday at lunchtime and tried it. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

Great service ( ask for Jack ) great food in a great location. Particularly love the large salads, but also recommend the hamburgers. Always seems to be busy so arrive a little early.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We visited with our 4 year old. The server was very accomodating. Kids menu had many great options for an excellent price point. My husband had filet mignon kabobs with rice and salad, the meat was delicious a very generous portion and excellent price. I had eggs benedict, it could have been prepared better but the portion and price was... More 

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Oshawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I've been to this place twice now and both times, the food has blown me away. I had never heard of the place before and first visited in August of 2013. I ordered the schnitzel and it was to die for. Huge portions! My most recent visit was May 12th for lunch with co-workers. I ordered the turkey BLT. Was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Was not expecting the food to be as good as it was with a name like the "Green Eggplant," but its so good I have been there 3 times in a month.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

On visiting my daughter who recently moved to the Beaches Area we walked a few blocks and decided to have lunch at the Green Eggplant. Not a bad choice for a quick but slightly pricey lunch. We each had a bowl of French Onion soup and 1 drink each, a glass of Rose and a cocktail. Total bill $34.98. Pus... More 

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Additional Information about The Green Eggplant

Address: 1968 Queen St. East, Toronto, Ontario M4E1C9, Canada
Phone Number: 416-913-3361
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > East End
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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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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