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“Great Restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sidecar Bar and Grill

Sidecar Bar and Grill
577 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
416 536-7000
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Ranked #361 of 6,776 Restaurants in Toronto
Price range: $30 - $30
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Bathurst St.
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
“Great Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

It's been a while since we were last there and Sidecar continues to please. A great restaurant with wonderful service, a fantastic outdoor patio, and great food. Their summerlicious menu was very reasonably priced and the portions were very fair. They are very accommodating to little requests. Don't know why it's been so long since we last visited. It's great to find a restaurant continue to deliver year after year.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Danish first
  • English first
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English first
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Nice Neighbourhood Bistro”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

A nice casual bistro style Italian style restaurant in Little Italy (College & Clinton). A wonderful backyard patio if the weather co-operates as there are no outdoor heaters. Food is standard bistro fare, salmon, risotto, steak/frites, pasta's etc. Nothing out of the ordinary. Starters are oyster, salads, soups etc. It is very busy depending on the night. Good value for money. Staff is very friendly and attentive in a relaxed atmosphere.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“So cute so awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This place was awesome. The atmosphere is great. The food is outstanding. The waiter we had was adorable. And to top it all off, they were extremely accommodating. We had to change our reservation (for 8 people) twice due to slow lines at the Canadian border and they didn't hesitate once. I believe the exact words were "we'll make it work". Love love love this place

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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96 reviews 96 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Great Patio for summer dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

We enjoyed a wonderful summer evening dinner on the back patio. It was early in the season and the lap blankets for those who felt the late evening chill were a very nice touch.

The menu is somewhat eclectic. I arrived expecting traditional Italian but the menu was very diverse with fish tacos the special of the evening, a very nice duck cassoulet which I enjoyed and one of the better mushroom risottos I've tried in the recent past. The flour-less chocolate cake was very very small but quite decadent. The prix fixe was a very good deal.

Overall certainly worth a visit, especially if you are looking for a nice patio during the summer.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Whitby, ON
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“A fantastic experience!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

Visited this evening with good friends. Was my pick for our anniversary dinner and it didn't disappoint. Sat on the patio in the back. Nice spot, awnings for the light drizzle and offered blankets for if it got cooler.
Ordered the shrimp tempura, carpaccio, some oysters and asparagus soup to start. All very good. Shrimp were very large and lightly covered in tempura batter. For dinner we had 2 risottos (mushroom and shrimp - very good but different tastes each), 12oz ribeye (cooked well and tasty) and cassoulet (tasty and flavourful). All meals were cooked as ordered, tasty and good portions. For dessert we had the flourless chocolate cake, creme brûlée and cheddar fritters. Al yummy.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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