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Ago Bistro

$$ - $$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
317 Dundas St W, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1G4, Canada
+1 416-979-6688
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good45%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (39 reviews)
“burger” (30 reviews)
“salad” (28 reviews)
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Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
317 Dundas St W, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1G4, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped off here when visiting the AGO. I needed lunch, and the basement Cafe did not particularly appeal (although I am sure that it is perfectly good - and definitely cheaper!). Interesting, rather eclectic menu. I thoroughly enjoyed my burger. A neat idea is...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Alasdaircharles
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an impromptu lunch at the AGO restaurant called Bistro. We had the prix fixe menu and selected Steak and Eggs as a main and Pain Perdu for dessert. The cost was 35 dollars each for the which has more value than ordering separately...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank javafinch
Reviewed November 8, 2018

Good spot for lunch. Met friends had a good selection of salads. burgers .eggs various styles.Good service.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Terry B
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Excellent meal, great menu variety. Can't wait to go back and try the pasta. Sticky toffee pudding was delicious.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Trish H
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

Had a great experience at the Bistro. Our waiter was friendly and personable. Checked on our needs jus the right amount of time and was spot on with his knowledge of the menu etc. We had the lamb shank and pasta of the day. Very...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank johnkG3281ZW
Reviewed October 29, 2018

We had lunch at the AGO Bistro on a day when we were visiting the AGO and wanted to have a meal break. I made reservations well in advance because I was under the impression that the Bistro is very busy. It was not. Perhaps...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Introvertica
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

I liked the ambiance and the decoration. It is something different and feel like in the AGO. I guess that is the objective. The service could have been a little bit better for the cost of the food. I was there for brunch, I was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Idaly R
Reviewed October 14, 2018

We went there for drinks before seeing an exhibit. There was only one other person at the bar and the bartender completely ignored us for 10 mins while he chatted to the woman. There is no excuse for poor service. Even say hello and I...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank georgiegirl55
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

Always enjoy drinks and food in a good art museum. Beautiful ambiance. Nice bar. Good drinks. We had vodka martinis which were excellent. Went for the new tapas which were good. Not terribly creative but tastey.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ELC_Freddy_Beach
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The setting and service were lovely but the food was ho hum. I had tagliatelli which was a bit greasy and bland. It could well have done with a few herbs and maybe a touch of spice.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 520carolynr
Toronto's main Chinatown has the honor of being the
largest in North America. Gaping down across Dundas
Street West and Spadina Avenue, the area is a
wonderful medley of shops and restaurants, busy signs
and bright red gates, a destination for foodie fun.
Chinatown's streets are always bustling, packed with
people and outdoor stalls hawking fresh produce and
products. The restaurants and authentic marketplaces
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 317 Dundas St W, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1G4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-979-6688
  • E-mail
Great food, art and culture are always on the menu at AGO Bistro. Located in the Art Gallery of Ontario, AGO Bistro is an award-winning restaurant designed by the world-renowned, Toronto-born Frank Gehry. The AGO is Gehry’s first building in Canada and AGO Bistro is proud and honoured to be a part of it. Whether for Brunch, Lunch, Dinner or Drinks, you and your guests will enjoy delicious meals prepared with local seasonal fare and quality fresh ingredients. Prix fixe menu choices are also available for Lunch and Dinner, inspired by the special art exhibitions to enhance your complete Gallery experience.
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