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“love this place!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Swan Restaurant

Swan Restaurant
892 Queen West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(416) 532-0452
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Ranked #839 of 6,995 Restaurants in Toronto
Cuisines: International, Bistro
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
North East, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“love this place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Fabulous oyster's, great comfortable service..nice little wine list with craft beers! Such a romantic place to spend a few hours with someone special! It's been our 3rd visit-go everytime we spend time in Toronto..

  • Visited February 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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  • English first
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English first
Montreal, Canada
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“swan dive”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

the worse thing about toronto is the pretention to be hip or cool, while stealing from the past and not inventing anything fresh and creative. really, it doesn't seem as if the place was cleaned after the old owner left. the silly attempt at 50's style mass produced swan flower vases in the case by the door is a bit lame. enough said on decor. the oysters were fine but not shucked clean...little irritating bits of shell hanging onto the flesh and way too many condiments were offered. the oyster should stand alone or with lemon and a wine/onion vinaigrette. a chipped enamelled serving plate was a bit off-putting. give it up and put some creative elbow grease into it. ho hum!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
375 reviews 375 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
“Always enjoy myself with great service and food...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Even though the menu has not changed a lot in all it's years, it is still a favourite.
Small and cozy, great oysters, good portions and a small but good wine list.
Fun and romantic.

  • Visited September 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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Knife River, Minnesota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“One of the best on our 2000 mile trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

We walked to the Swan from our Mildred's trolley stop because Mildred's wasn't open, and the morning staff there recommended Swans. It was a quick walk for out-of-towners needing to stretch their legs and we were able to be seated immediately. Not only was the vintage decor pleasing, the wait staff was exceptional! Omelets with wine, salads and sandwiches...all were wonderful with fresh ingredients and pleasing tastes. Thank you for an up-scale and cozy, but not overly priced or stuffy spot to enjoy a meal with friends.

  • Visited August 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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Guelph, Canada
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307 reviews 307 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 65 cities Reviews in 65 cities
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
“Good Old Stand By”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

This place never disappoints. The staff are always friendly and the menu choices never disappoints. It is a great place to grab a quick lunch or to just chill with friends.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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