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Frank Restaurant at The Art Gallery of Ontario

317 Dundas St W, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1G4, Canada
+1 416-979-6688
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good43%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (28 reviews)
“trout” (12 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
317 Dundas St W, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1G4, Canada
Neighborhood: Chinatown
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were at the AGO for an exhibition, but Frank is accessible from the street for those not visiting the gallery. It is a pleasant setting with open aspect, clean lines and attractive wood finish. The service was pleasant and efficient, though there was a...More

Thank Jill B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends and I hadn't been at Frank in a long time, so we decided to meet up for dinner. Many ordered the prix fixe and it was a good deal. The appetizers were great. I had the beef tartare and it was delicious. My...More

Thank Dd2029
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was taken to Frank for lunch to celebrate my birthday. We had a 12:30 reservation which was respected. Lovely setting overlooking the street - quite a relaxing, laid back ambiance. Nice menu that seemed to be more oriented to the wine list than the...More

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The prix fixe lunch for the Georgia O'Keefe show is spot on. Just had goat cheese appetizer, shredded confit of duck for a main and sorbet to end, all for $35 CAD. The original menu is still available but this lunch is just right for...More

Thank David K
Reviewed April 10, 2017

We went during a summerlicious promotion event, ( highly recommended if you're on a budget) and each dish was...edible art. One of the more memorable meals I've ever had. Gorgeously crafted, colorful, flavors. The catch? the hours are somewhat restricted and you'd best pay very...More

Thank Tania M
Reviewed April 6, 2017

My last day in north America for a while, so had one last burger, and it was very good. and the cocktails were fantastic. Oh, but the service was so, so slow - our server really didn't seem bothered. OK as we were happy to...More

Thank Fudge03
Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

My husband & l went to the Art Gallery of Ontario on a cold wet Sunday & needed our spirits lifted and this restaurant certainly helped. On a Sunday they offer brunch which wasn't quite what we were looking for but we managed to have...More

Thank fido0
Reviewed March 6, 2017

Good food, will definitely go back. Well presented. Staff attentive without 'being in your face' trying to hurry you along. Various seating plans, ie booth-type for small groups, or tables for two.

Thank jtc20172017
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Went there for winterlicious with my friends and the place did not disappoint. All the food we tried were all good. Bruschetta was good. The pasta was good.. and of course, dessert was good too!

Thank Jesi B
Reviewed February 9, 2017

I got the cafe ticket for the AGO and was pleasantly surprised by the choices. Better than average cafeteria food in a large open space. The staff were not as friendly as one would have hoped but it was a very busy Sunday...

Thank DelicateIllusion
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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Cris S
Hi, was planning on going there for Summerlicious *upcoming Saturday) as well, but was wondering about the dress code. My friend is not one to dress up, was wondering what the dress code is like? Thanks,
July 18, 2016|
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Response from Casey1 | Reviewed this property |
Hey. I wouldn't say that you need to dress up. I always think "smart casual" is good... Not jeans but easy wear. A lot of people were casual. Enjoy. Vicky
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$60 - $80
Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 317 Dundas St W, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1G4, Canada
    (McCaul Street)
  • Public Transportation: St. Patrick Subway Station on the University line. 2 blocks east of University on south side of Dundas Street (at the intersection of McCaul St. and Dundas).
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-979-6688
One of the Frank Gehry-designed spaces, FRANK restaurant is conveniently located on the first floor with access from Dundas Street. The restaurant is casual chic: modern Danish furnishings are paired with acrylic tabletops in a multitude of vibrant colours. Etched glass and vertical-grain Douglas fir also accent the space.
Anne Yarymowich has served as executive chef at the AGO since 1996. She has created a new restaurant menu featuring contemporary comfort cuisine and showcasing the best of Ontario’s agricultural products.