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“Very dissatisfied”
Review of Relish Bar & Grill

Relish Bar & Grill
Ranked #1,809 of 8,996 Restaurants in Toronto
Price range: $25 - $101
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: East York
Reviewed January 26, 2012

I have just moved into the neighborhood and was told to check out relish. The decor was nice but the service was awful. Smug attitude from our server did not help the long wait times on between our dishes. The lobster potstickers tastes like they were out of a can and the gnocchi looked very similar to vomit. The food was cold as was the staff when they were not busy talking amongst themselves. When the bill came we were very surprised at how it expensive it was for a subpar meal with terrible service. As a resident of the area I am aware that there are not many options but even in a pinch I would not go back to relish. If you live close by spend 5 minutes and drive to leslieville which has better variety and restaurants worth what relish charges.

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Reviewed June 29, 2011

A surprisingly well put together restaurant east of Woodbine Ave along The Danforth. About a three minute walk from Woodbine Station on the subway system. Mostly frequented by locals of which I am one. Been several times, the "tapas", a variety of smaller dishes, only a few related to traditional tapas, make suiting your mood easy. Maybe 3 or 4 per person, sharing means more variety and you will quickly develop "must have" favourites. Good beers on tap, and a reasonable selection of wines by the glass that you don't find everywhere. Important to reserve Thurs, Fri & wknds, recently opened for lunch too, good place for a meeting lunch as the steady presentation of small plates allows for conversation. Staff will pace them out if you ask, and give advice as to order if you like. Always good music on the sound system, and a funky little area at the back for drinks and lounging. On the way home from a bad day at work, a dish or two and a couple of drinks at the bar can cleanse you of that bad day. Probably been here a dozen times and always enjoyed food and service.

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Reviewed July 13, 2009

Have been twice in the past 6 months, and both times the service was excellent, and surpassed only by the food. Servers went out of their way to accommodate two special diets (one guest has Crohn's, the other Celiac for which there is a special gluten free menu). The mixologist is also top notch, and the wine list is large enough to have choice in several price ranges.

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Reviewed February 27, 2008

Loved it!! Great food, great atmosphere. Small and busy on weekends. Love it. Tappas menu, large variety in food. Something for everyone. Risotto my fav!

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