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“Gourmet innovation at it's best!”

Monk Kitchen at Templar Hotel
Ranked #2,960 of 8,469 Restaurants in Toronto
Cuisines: Contemporary, Canadian
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Downtown West
Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Gourmet innovation at it's best!”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

This is the epitome of a memorable dining experience! Chef Roberto and his highly talented peers served up 5 ridiculously delectable dishes sans menu! All of which were married with perfect wine/beer tastings.

We were seated in the beautifully Italian-inspired designer kitchen where all the action is! This was by far the best dining experience I've had in a VERY long time!

To all the foodies - you'll think you've died and gone to heaven! It's so refreshing to know that innovation in dining is not dead!

We'll definitely be back!

Era ottimo Chef Roberto! Grazie mille!

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank kkkoj
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English first
Memphis, Tennessee
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86 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Fun and different”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

I wan't sure what to expect from the reviews but really enjoyed it. It was great watching the chefs at work. The food was excellent all around, as was the wine. The service was great. My only criticism is that the chairs weren't very comfortable - something with an actual backrest would have been nice. I'd definitely go back!

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Memphis_piranha
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Toronto, Canada
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72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Dont bother, truly disappointing”
Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

After paying the bill i felt cheated out of a good experience. Service was bad and food was less than average. The place is clearly overrated and was eerily quiet. Much better options everywhere.

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1 Thank International_Paolo
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Toronto, Canada
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106 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Exceptional food and service”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

If you are an adventurous eater and looking for something very special Monk Kitchen will fit the bill. There are no prices and no choices but we savoured every beautiful and intersting dish that appeared before us. I would go back for sure but will ask to siit by the kitchen so I get a show as well!

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank leapn
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Cambridge, Canada
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Unique, friendly, open and delicious”
Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

My husband and visited Monk last night. What fun! The food as expected was lovely and delicious. Chef Roberto and staff were extremely accessible throughout the 3 hours we were there. Which didn't feel like 3 hours at all!
Placing yourselves in the hands of these great cooks and wine pairing server is easy and highly recommended.
The wines did go with each plate, so don't miss out on this part by choosing your own. We are red wine drinkers but had our eyes opened to a couple of lovely whites.
This is an overall experience that shouldn't missed if you have the time and funds to handle it. Expect a minimum of $400, with tip, for two people.
The food is beautifully prepared and presented.....and then enjoyed!
Go! Go now! And enjoy the experience.
(We want more!)

  • Visited August 2013
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3 Thank SK-Cambridge
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