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Marben Restaurant

$$ - $$$British, ,
488 Wellington Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1E3, Canada
+1 416-979-1990
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“burger” (58 reviews)
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British, Gastropub, Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
488 Wellington Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1E3, Canada
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1. Our Food
"The food at this restaurant was superior to almost any I've ever had."
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2. Our Charm
"Marben is unassuming from the outside."
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3. Our Hospitality
"a nice date night out, and it was absolutely phenomenal."
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Reviewed September 18, 2014

Wow, I went here this past Sunday for my birthday with my boyfriend. Not really sure what to expect as we work around the corner and had never been we had an open mind. The service was exceptional and the food was even more amazing....More

1  Thank Jocelyn G
Robert B, Manager at Marben Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2014

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review Jocelyn. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience. Hope to see you soon. Thanks again.

Reviewed September 2, 2014

Had Saturday brunch at Marben with my husband and a friend. They have a limited menu for brunch but everything we had was tasty. The only problem is that the servers weren't as attentive as you would like and were unable to make any of...More

2  Thank SDS769
Reviewed August 26, 2014

Found by word of mouth. Excellent location off King - nice patio on a quiet part of Wellington. Meal was beyond expectations. Dessert however was stale and bland (Milk and Cookies is hard to screw up but they did - obviously left over from weekend...More

2  Thank B P
Reviewed August 18, 2014

a pleasant surprise in the energy filled king west area. food and service were great. there is a lovely terrace for outdoor dining tequila ceviche cones were a tasty appetizer, patatas bravas was generous enough to share, (but please ask the server not to call...More

1  Thank highlandbeachflorida
Reviewed August 3, 2014

Definitely one of the best dining experiences I have had in a while. Staff was attentive, food was delicious and enjoying Champagne and Brunello at 50% off was just the cherry on top! Can't wait to go back!

1  Thank sara g
Reviewed July 7, 2014

A family member and I are on the hunt for the best burger within the GTA, so we thought to try out this place considering it is ranked #2 according to Toronto Life (http://www.torontolife.com/daily-dish/restaurants-dish/2012/05/16/25-best-burgers/). Well he is the conclusion after our visit. The ambience of...More

2  Thank Malik_London_26
Reviewed June 20, 2014

Marben Restaurant for a family get together (all adults). The restaurent is comfortable and interesting looking. Form meets function. Staff is efficient, friendly and attentive, but not overly so. They handled a table of ten with style and efficiency. Lead waiter (Jake?) was outstanding. He...More

1  Thank freejoa
Reviewed June 17, 2014

This out of the way restaurant was quaint, lively, had a gluten free option, and was all-around fantastic. Even the burger and fries were fantastic. Highly recommend!

2  Thank BTRtraveler
Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

The food here is excellent, and the atmosphere too. We especially liked the burger and the cheescake! Try the burger!

1  Thank matt2201
Reviewed June 10, 2014

As a total foodie, I was pleasantly surprised during my visit to Marben!!! At first glance, I was absolutely taken by the beautiful and inviting ambiance. The staff was super friendly and the service was amazing!! And the food ... OMG!!! A must try! We...More

1  Thank Mahsa M
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
$20 - $68
British, Gastropub, Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
10:30 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
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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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