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“Great service and food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Merlot

Merlot
2994 Bloor St. W, Toronto, Ontario M8X 1C2, Canada
416-236-0081
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Ranked #1,140 of 6,995 Restaurants in Toronto
Cuisines: Bistro
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Great service and food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

This is a lovely neighbourhood restaurant. We met up with friends and had a great dinner. We weren't rushed and the waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and wine. He had a great sense of humour, too! For appetizers we had the pate, French onion soup, escargot and salad - all very good. For dinner we had the pasta special, rack of lamb and the steak -also very good. This was a great relaxing night out with good friends, food and wine!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Simple things missed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

There are some simple things that should be able to happen when eating out, separate cheques. This does not happen here as the bills are hand written and then the bill is presented as one. We were meant to divide ourselves and the waitress was very concerned about her gratuity. Perhaps had she wrote up three bills she'd had guaranteed the gratuity she'd wanted

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
“Bistro on Bloor West”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Great location in the heart of Bloor West Village, just steps from Royal York subway stop. A little crowded and possible noisy, exudes an ambiance of a French bistro, with a menu and wine list to match! Steak and frites were worth the trip!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Wonderful food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Merlot is a French bistro in the west end of Toronto. We like to eat at Merlot on special occasions and find the food and service to be very high quality. The only drawback is the high noise level as the restaurant is often busy and has terrazzo floors which amplify the noise. If you go mid week night this isn't a problem as the crowd tends to be a bit quieter. All in all good value for your money with very prompt and efficient service.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Best Liver and Fries in Toronto”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

First time I ate here, could not believe how good it was. I had to go right back as soon as I could. And guess what? Exactly the same!!! So well done, that I had to review it based on one specialty they offer. Tried the flank steak, and rib eye, both were very good as well. Their grill chefs don't mess up your order.

Visited August 2013
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