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“What a surprise!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sorrel Restaurant

Sorrel Restaurant
1158 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M4W 2L9, Canada
+1 416-926-1010
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Ranked #2,719 of 6,548 Restaurants in Toronto
Cuisines: Continental
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Yorkville & Bellair
Mississauga, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“What a surprise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

I was invited by a friend of mine to discover a (new?) restaurant in Yorkville.
What a (good) surprise.
We ate outside on the patio. Great welcome and fantastic service from the owner.
We took advantage of the Summerlicious menu and I was very pleased with all the dishes (gazpacho, chicken and creme brulee) with two glasses of an excellent italian wine.
The (french) baguette is the best I ever ate in Toronto, and being a Parisian I know what I am talking about.
I will definitely come back.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Toronto
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Our wedding: June 8, 2012”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

My wife and I were married at Sorrell on Friday, June 8th. We had both the ceremony and reception/dinner there. We had chosen Sorrell because it has been our favourite restaurant the past few years, and didn't even consider any other venues. As it turned out, next to deciding to get married, this was one of the BEST decisions we have made in our lives! Please keep in mind when reading this review that our guest list consisted of professionals and business people who have dined at some of the finest restaurants in the world.

I will write a longer review at a later date; but suffice it to say that ALL aspects of the wedding in regards to Sorrell(food, service, atmosphere, etc) were on a par or superior to anything we and our guests have ever experienced in our lives. We now consider Faro, the owner, as not just a friend, but as family.

If you are considering Sorrel as a venue for any type of celebration for 30- 50 people, then Faro has our full permission to give you our phone number should you have any questions.

We are eternally grateful to Faro and his staff(Sara, Serge, Barry, and everyone else including the chefs).

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful Lunch with clients”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

Lovely and fresh restaurant in the heart of Yorkville. The decor was modern and inviting: shimmering wall tiles, white table cloths and comfortable chairs made it a great place to take a client for lunch.
We had a reasonably priced special. My salad caprese was delicious and the grilled tuna for the second course was perfectly done.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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“Terrific food - terrible atmosphere.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

Although i work in the area, I'd not been to Sorrel until this year. I'd been back several times in the past few weeks because the food is very good, but the last two times there have been very loud, drunken men at the bar, and management has done nothing to contain them. Last night was outrageous - they walked up and down the restaurant, going from the bar to the patio outside to smoke, yelling the whole time, as if we were the stage and they were the players. Might have been fine if they were boorish but ruined the restaurant. Won't be back.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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toronto
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Amazing night at Sorrel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

We went to Sorrel last friday, 19th Jan 2012. The food was amazing and the atmosphere was so relaxing with the Jazz music and the blues singer. We ate and danced after dinner as well. Will definitely go back. The jazz band performed from 8-12 PM (with short breaks off course).
Highly recommended

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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