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“It was good, but IT IS overrated and expensive” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Westerly

The Westerly
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Ranked #976 of 8,405 Restaurants in Toronto
Cuisines: American, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: West End
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“It was good, but IT IS overrated and expensive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013

Booked reservation 1 month in advance for a friends b-day. Arrived 5 minutes late, there was no table???? They offered us a bar seat, we took it because we were hungry, anyway, it was a better atmosphere at the bar.
ATE: Smoked trout on a potato latke - FANTASTIC
Ricotta Gnudi - very good
Steak Frites - not so great....SKIP IT - for $28 - order something else !
Arctic Char: good
Overall - the place is good - but for the location and the atmosphere - overpriced !
I paid $150 with tax and tip for dinner, 2 appetizers and only 3 alcoholic drinks.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Hipster Heaven”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

Delicious meal, really good service, nice setting. Reservations a must (Fri or Sat, at least). Recommend heartily.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank FromT-dot
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Westerly was wonderful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

We met friends for drinks and a meal. It was a fantastic evening of food, friends and good times. We were there on a Sunday night, not busy and the service was excellent. Grits and shrimp and bacon as an appetizer and then chicken stuffed with pulled pork. I should have passed on the appy cause I was stuffed after it all ! Grits were wowing! I could just eat plates of grits and bacon! delicious! Go empty, leave full
http://thewesterlyrestaurant.com/

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank geoillogicalguy
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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great neighbourhood spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Near High Park on Roncesvalles avenue - a great neighbourhood spot. The ambiance is hip / casual with the focus on great ingredients both in the food and creative drinks. The service is friendly and knowledgeable - and they are very accommodating.

  • Visited March 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
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Thank Ren D
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Toronto, Canada
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99 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“very nice dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

Had a great meal at the Westerly. It was a Saturday, and the place was packed, but we were seated within 5 minutes of our 9:15 reservation (post movie at the Revue). Service was attentive. Both our entrees were great: Arctic Char and Chicken Supreme with pulled pork. The banana bread pudding was the better of the two desserts. We'll definitely be back!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jnyyz
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