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Valens Restaurant

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19 Baldwin St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1L1, Canada
+1 416-340-0303
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mississauga, Canada
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2016

Went there for lunch during summerlicious. It was good value for money for the fixed menu. Centrally located

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Thank Carina F
Richmond, Canada
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2016

Had the pleasure of dining at this restaurant during Summerlicious, 2016. It did not dissapoint. The choices for each serving were plentiful and the quality of food outstanding. Our party of 3 ordered the veal osso bucco for our main; all items were piping hot and the meat practically fell off the bone. For 28. per person, it was definitely... More 

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Thank cusi53
Toronto, Canada
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170 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Went with a couple of friends and everything that each of us ordered was tasty and in generous portions, which is even more surprising and wonderful during summerlicious. I especially loved my creme brûlée dessert! Love the area also as its a great little corner of Toronto with lots of nice restaurants.

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Thank lataw13
Hamilton, Canada
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149 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed March 30, 2016

Cute place in the Baldwin Village. I had a butternut squash soup to start which was fabulous. The main was a seafood pasta which was also incredible. The dessert was creme brule which I was disappointed in because it tasted like eggs. Also, I was seated right by the till and the bar so it was a very busy spot.

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Thank Farmer-Amanda
toronto
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80 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2016

A group of us went for a "girl's night out". The place is small so I'm glad we had a reservation. Only 2 servers working the night we were there yet they took the time to answer a couple of questions we had about the wines offered. Wine list isn't extensive - more reds than whites ( I'm a red... More 

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Thank Viking_Toronto
Toronto
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139 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2016

Pros - waffles best in Toronto) - hamburgers (best in Toronto) - friendly, fast service - dining area is accessible Neutral - lamb shank - washrooms are not accessible Cons - pasta can be watery

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Thank The_Esplanade
Toronto, Canada
1 review
Reviewed February 9, 2016

I had a reservation for 2 this past Saturday night for 6:30p,. Plan was go have a nice dinner and take a cab over to the theatre for an 8pm show. We arrived at 6:25. The hostess saw our name on her list and told us that although we had a reservation there were no tables for us. We were... More 

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Thank mark G
Mississauga
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97 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed August 16, 2015

We were visiting family on a Saturday afternoon at the nearby hospitals. We were a part of four adults. We walked down Baldwin street and there were just a lot of options. We saw that there was no one in Valens. Given the fact that it was 3:30 pm in the afternoon, lunch crowd had been long gone. We chose... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2015

Had dinner with a friend here. Was totally happy with the place. Hard to describe the menu - somewhat eclectic. Everything from sandwiches to steaks. Food was tasty and priced right. Service was terrific. When I wanted some sparkling water and they were out, the waiter went out and got some for me. This is a place where it feels... More 

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Ontario
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66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2015

A day downtown Toronto. Hoped for a vegetarian meal but they were closed and a thunderstorm was starting immediately. So we rapidly chose Valens. I had the seafood pasta. Service was very nice, even though the server informed us of his inexperience! First job as a server. Hats of to whoever is training him. Honesty is always appreciated. He did... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Baldwin St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1L1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-340-0303
Description
Nice atmosphere, 25$ summerlicioius menu with one of the best restaurant I visited this year. Highly recommended. If that is waht you get for a fixed menu, the a-la-carte must be fabulous.

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Neighborhood Profile
Chinatown
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 that shoulder in against each other display shining roast ducks and menus studded with dumplings and noodle bowls. The air is pervaded with music. different languages, and the smell of fried food and mouth-watering desserts. Chinatown's restaurants represent a broad range of fare, from traditional Szechuan and Shanghai foods, to other Asian delicacies, including some of the top Japanese, Vietnamese, and Korean spots in the city. Whether you're in the mood for a sit-down tea house or a bubble tea to go, Chinatown is the spot to enjoy an exciting walk and the promise of leaving satisfied.
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