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“A trendy gem in Toronto” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of e11even

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Ranked #157 of 8,404 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: American, Bar, Canadian, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown West
Cross street: York and Bremner
Transit: Union Station.
Description: Warm hospitality, exceptional cuisine and unparalleled service - these are the hallmarks of a great dining experience and that's what the team at e11even promises to our guests. Located at the corner of York and Bremner, e11even features a menu of updated North American classics. Favourites such as crab cakes, jumbo shrimp cocktails, roast chicken, fresh fish and dry-aged steaks are complemented by classic sides like grilled asparagus, truffled parmesan fries and truffled mac and cheese. Nostalgic desserts complete the experience and include such favourites as sticky toffee pudding and warm nut chocolate brownie. With plush leather banquettes, wooden table tops, and antique mirrors, e11even offers a modern, yet comfortable Rockwell-inspired design. A communal table made from excavated hemlock timbers in the bar area, is the perfect place to gather with friends while sampling some of our specialty cocktails.
Newtown
Level Contributor
18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A trendy gem in Toronto”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

I don't eat as much as I used to, so I had to return to e11even to be sure that this restaurant is as good as I thought. I was at a convention, and the restaurant is very convenient to the Air Canada Centre. But, whatever your opinion of the Toronto Maple Leafs and their fans, this is not a place that hordes of rowdy young people will go to celebrate a victory. This elegant restaurant caters to an upscale crowd and the prices -- while not exhorbitant -- reflect that attitude. They have an extensive list of wine and spirits which you can choose from their I-pad menu. One ounce of good single malt scotch may be $16. They also have Louis XIII cognac for $300/glass. You can buy a glass of a good wine for less than $10, but let's face it, this is not where you are going if you're on a budget. The ambiance is inviting and quiet, with jazz playing in the background. The tables are well-spaced and the seats are comfortable. Just incidentally, if you judge a restaurant by how clean the bathrooms are, you're going to love this place. The women's bathroom has been judged the best in Canada. Both bathrooms are beautiful and extremely functional. But back to the main attraction. We met the hostess, several waiters and waitresses, and the manager. Everyone was was attentive, solicitous, and helpful. In general, people in Toronto are more polite than anywhere I've ever been. The staff at e11even are proof of that generalization. When I asked about the qualities of a local wine, the waiter brought me a sample to taste. Our wait staff were very helpful in choosing our meals. For example, I had the lingcod, a fish with an assertive flavor served with an assortment of wild mushrooms. This combination was wildly exciting to my palate, but I had already been warned that most people thought the flavor too strong. Not fishy, mind you. More like the oily mouth feel of mackerel. It was a perfect melange for me, not encumbered with unnecessary mashed potatoes. The lobster roll was also excellent. The fries were excellent, and the cole slaw made more sophisticated by the absence of mayonnaise. At another meal we enjoyed the seared tuna salad and the maple burger, an incredibly juicy hamburger accompanied by maple-cured (Canadian) bacon. The entrees were also visually stunning. These excellent meals did not come without cost. You can expect to spend a significant amount of money even without an appetizer, dessert, coffee, or wine. On the other hand, you do get what you pay for. The fact is that Toronto is an expensive place to visit as are most of the restaurants. For my part, I was on vacation, and I do not regret a thing.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A Few Missteps”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

The restaurant is beautiful and the servers look like they came from central casting. Pretty faces all around. The complimentary bread is a winner, the lobster mac and cheese is worth the try, and the cocktails and beer selection is decent. Where they screwed up -- our server anyway -- was that she never offered dessert or a dessert menu. It was lunchtime and maybe she was trying to turn the table, but at least offer. We would have ordered something and padded the bill. Maybe next time... if there is a next time.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BigFish-56
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Toronto, Canada
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151 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“The crab cake and maple burger are amazing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013 via mobile

You got to try the crab cake and maple burger. It was really good. The crab cake is make with big piece of crab and well season. The burger was the a very well balance burger. The bun is well toast and I can still feel the crunch at the last bite and the salty maple bacon works with the 1/2 pound beef burger patty. Not a super crazy burger. It was a yummy burger.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Musumekiller
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Sudbury, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awesome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

Have been here several times. Every time the food is fantastic and the service is top notch. Also, love the ambiance, great for special occasions, just grabbing a drink with friends or a romantic night out.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Ashlee B
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

Went to dinner with my boyfriend. Found the restaurant to be a little pretentious and fake. The atmosphere was great, and so was the food. Tables are a little too big you feel like you are too far away from the person you are eating with.

Visited April 2013
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Thank anon21_13
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