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Marben Restaurant

) #315 of 7,022 Restaurants in Toronto $$ - $$$ , , Gluten Free Options
488 Wellington Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1E3, Canada
+1 416-979-1990
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Gastropub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
488 Wellington Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1E3, Canada
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Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

This was our second visit to Marben. The first about 2 years ago was phenomenal. Everything from the cocktails to dessert were exceptional. Tonight I was disappointed. I was surprised that getting a reservation was so easy on short notice, but now perhaps I know...More

1  Thank Karen W
Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

Marben has been in my top 3 Toronto restaurants for many years. The menu changes but I have loved every dish I've had here. I have particularly great memories of a Huevos Rancheros with chorizo sausage. The prices are quite reasonable for the quality of...More

Thank Ashley B
Reviewed July 26, 2015

We went to Marben for Summerlicious. The salad, which looked like plain arugula, had to be one of the most flavourful salads I've ever had. My husband had the mezze platter and that was amazing too. The burger I had was absolutely delicious - one...More

Thank Nikkers123
Reviewed July 13, 2015

Mon Cheri and I had separately gone to Marben years ago close to when the restaurant first opened up. We wanted to come back and give this place the attention it deserved. The space was beautifully tied together by a long wooden ceiling structure -...More

Thank Serg S
Reviewed July 12, 2015

i don't understand why I waited to write about Marben. This was a spectacular dinner experience. The service was not only attentive - but I will always take their advice on what to order when I return. The limited menu meant every detail was important....More

Thank NYC-Chicago
Reviewed July 9, 2015

Went here for supper and enjoyed the meal. They have a nice patio which we couldn't use because of the rain. The interior is nicely decorated, but nothing extraordinary. The service is fast and efficient with friendly wait staff. The menu is a bit limited...More

Thank trainfan2000
Reviewed July 1, 2015

Love the location, tucked away on a quiet part of Wellington. The new patio is looking great. Marben came highly recommended, but I went twice within the space of a couple of weeks and had two different experiences, likely because two different chefs were working....More

1  Thank Vicki T
Reviewed June 26, 2015

Amazing food and lovely atmosphere what more could you want. Menu isn't extensive but everything is cooked to a very high standard. Would be our first choice next time in Toronto.

Thank loulou190759
Reviewed June 20, 2015

I went for brunch with 3 friends. We had scoped out the menu online beforehand, as we had some special diets in the group. When we got there, the menu was completely different. When we sat down there were black hairs and crumbs all over...More

1  Thank Sharon M
Reviewed June 5, 2015

Phenomenal is a high expectation to live up to. Based on previous visits, I was expecting flavour that tasted like Grandma had spent 10 hours sweating over an oven pouring her heart and soul into her meal. Instead it tasted like delirious Grandpa picked up...More

2  Thank ClickCrazy
Downtown West
Downtown West is home to Toronto's gorgeous Inner
Harbor, and is a must-visit for lovers of art and the
outdoors. The area's rich cultural heritage is
celebrated by a number of monuments and museums,
giving the neighborhood a mature feel. As a premier
destination for modern art, people here stroll through
the cool contemporary pieces at the Power Plant, enjoy
the outdoor installations along Queen's Quay and Canoe
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $75
Brunch, Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 488 Wellington Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1E3, Canada
  • Public Transportation: Closest transit stops are King and Spadina and King and Portland by TTC on either the King or Spadina Streetcars. A late evening taxi stand is immediately east of Marben.
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown West
  • Neighborhood: Downtown West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-979-1990
Marben is a bustling, downtown Toronto restaurant, renowned for its warm hospitality and seasonally driven, Canadian cuisine. Marben is a gathering place, a local spot where friends and family come to catch up over good food, drinks and music. Marben is your home away from home.
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