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Vertical Restaurant & Bar

Downtown West
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100 King West / First Canadian Place, Toronto, Ontario M5X 1E1, Canada (Bay Street)
+1 416-214-2252
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2014

I was, in fact, taken here for lunch on a Friday by some business contacts. The service was brisk, which is good if you are short of time. Water was offered straight away and rather than having to ask for tap water, this was what was offered, which was a plus point. I chose the special fish dish, a beautifully... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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296 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2014

We were 18 in all. Yet the service was impeccable. The server presented us with separate checks -- all correct despite the fact that he took our original orders all in one bloc. And he absolutely remembered our individual drinks when we ordered another round. Amazine! That is the service. As for the food, there is a distinct focus on... More 

Thank Carolyn J
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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115 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2014

My 24-year-old son chose this restaurant to meet me for his birthday lunch. You can expect attentive and knowledgeable service, excellent food, and high (but given the quality, fair) prices. This is clearly a lunch spot for people who like to hear their lunchtime conversations and enjoy good food at the same time. The decor is interesting (e.g. "tufted" red... More 

Thank SusanGH
Toronto, Canada
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104 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2014

I recently met up with my husband here for lunch here and it turned out to be one of the most romantic impromptu meals we've had in a while. The decor is so chic. The staff are attentive and knowledgeable. And the food, of course, delectable. I'm a sucker for ravioli, so I ordered that. It was so good! My... More 

Thank Zombie_Meat
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2014

Vertical never fails, the wild boar paparadella will always be a favourite of mine :) Impeccable wine, amarone and grappa listings complete the meal superbly. The salad, light and tasty!! Always enjoy the restaurant!!

Thank P_Vegas
Toronto, Canada
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

I recently had lunch with my business group and I was pleasantly surprised. Though nothing oustanding on the exterior from an appearance standpoint, I love the uber chic design of this restaurant! As it is in the heart of the financial district, no surprise that the portions are small and expensive ( i.e. $25+ for pasta.) The service was excellent... More 

Thank spagirl849
Novelty OH
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2014

We braved the subzero cold to walk from our hotel to the restaurant due to the menu that looked interesting and due to the fact that they could accommodate our group right away. The trek was so worth it! Our server was Johnny - knowledgeable, attentive, and entertaining! Our meals were a delight - perfectly prepared and served. The table... More 

Thank 57maro
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93 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2014

I've had many a great meal at the Vertical Restaurant. This week, I decided to have a glass of wine with an old chum. The wine and drink list is excellent and we both were served our choices. Regrettably, the service was indifferent at best. The bartender took our drink order, never asked if we were interested in ordering munchies... More 

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Markham, Canada
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2013

I visited Vertical restaurant before a show in downtown Toronto. I had never been there before and I have to say--- the dinner was absolutely perfect from start to finish! The service, the presentation, the quality of ingredients and unique taste combinations...unforgettable. Truly. And the ambiance is urban sophistication. There is also a lively, trendy bar area that made me... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

Ate here last night with three colleagues and we all agreed it was an excellent place. The Vertical Ceasar cocktail was spicy, tasty and just right after a long day. For main course I had suckling pig. This was seriously good and cooked to perfection. So you know my colleague's had the gnocchi, pappardelle (with slow braised wild boar) and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$40 - $60
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 King West / First Canadian Place, Toronto, Ontario M5X 1E1, Canada
    (Bay Street)
  • Public Transportation: St. Andrew or King Street Subway Station.
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown West
  • Neighborhood: Downtown West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-214-2252

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown West

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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 Landing, and picnic among the zany designs of the Toronto Music Garden. The waterfront itself is often suffused with bikers and joggers, and the harbor is always packed with classic ships with masts raised. The vintage boats and ferries to the Toronto Islands make for a charming contrast against Downtown West's backdrop of skyscrapers, condos, and food trucks serving up hot, fresh fare to locals on the go. The area has a peaceful energy, and is popular with tourists and Torontonians alike.
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