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Reviewed 12 February 2024

The Good Son never disappoints. 1. I really appreciate the fact that we can make a reservation for Sunday brunch. This brunch was in celebration of a 40th birthday. We were leaving nothing to chance. 2. The music is not loud. You can actually converse...without raising your voice or saying, "Pardon? PARDON?" 3. The decor is funky elegant. Bistro. Chandeliers. Lonnnnnng bar. Pizza Oven. 4. Clean washrooms ON THE MAIN FLOOR! 5. Absolutely delicious food. 6. Highly professional staff who make you feel comfortable, welcome, appreciated. 7. The 40th birthday cake with candle (actually tiramisu) was DEVOURED, and the complimentary glass of Prosecco was appreciated. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 20 March 2023

Super inviting with all that they do at surpassing levels! Definitely a must stop if in the neighbourhood.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 11 March 2023 via mobile

I stepped in to The Good Son to be greeted by a warm atmosphere and a personable, vibrant group of staff. The ambiance was lovely and the pizza was delicious- all for a really reasonable price.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 23 February 2023

What an amazing time. The decor, the service and the food was impeccable. Thx to Jo for taking such good care of us and the whole staff for doing their thing. We ate like kings n queens

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 15 August 2022 via mobile

We were eager to dine at The Good Son after ordering good takeout (burgers and pizza) over the last year. Our group of four found the service to be uncomfortable as we were continuously interrupted every couple of minutes by our server and 3 others...dropping off, clearing, and checking in. It may have been the product of a slow Saturday night, but we went elsewhere for dessert, and we won’t go back. Like our takeout experience, the pizzas and burgers were exceptional. So was the jerk chicken, steak tartare and jerk shrimp. We were less impressed by the cocktails.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 22 March 2020 via mobile

First their pizzas are amazing and go extremely wuth their wine selection. Secondly they have half prize of all pizzas on Wednesdays.. Enough said.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 16 February 2020 via mobile

We had a belated Valentine’s Day dinner at the Don Mills location, and having been there a couple of times before for mid afternoon lunch, looked forward to it. However, we were greeted by being told “we will need your table at 7:30.” It was...5:45. Why would you tell the customer, essentially, “eat fast because we’ll kick you out soon for someone else”? Extremely rude. Especially as we were a couple the least likely to party until the dawn. Next, the music was so loud we couldn’t hear each other. We loved their music selections before, right up our alley, but not blasting like a club. We spoke to the manager and he said the owners preset the volume to go up at a certain time to “create a lively vibe”...ie, if you are of a certain age, don’t bother to dine with us. As someone who has always been volume sensitive, but “lively”, it was another insult on top of the rude greeting at the door. Eventually, the ceiling seemed to have so much reverberation with the excessively loud music that someone else must have complained and staff or the manager figured out a way to turn down the music. It was then muffled - not clear - so a better sound system is in order so as to enjoy the excellent tunes. When you blast the music over time it’s rather hard on the sound system. There were couples, families of all ages, and friends enjoying each other’s company. So not a club crowd. The food was great, the drinks superlative. But I doubt we will come back. I see others on the Open Table website also complained recently about the music volume. Another complained about the environment for her (I assume) older parents who will never be back. Keep in mind who has the most disposable income to go to restaurants. Not teenagers, or underemployed young adults. Middle aged people who are far from the nursing home, “lively”, and ready for a good time. Don’t go to this restaurant if you’d like to be welcomed and be able to hear your dinner partners.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 10 January 2020

Dinner began on the right note with some delicious cocktails - the Lost Love being the favourite: fig infused Rittenhouse Rye, Otima 10 port, Queen Bee Syrup and lamed absinthe. Absolutely delicious! The food was pretty good too. We shared the appetizers with the sea...bream ceviche and jerk shrimp being the best of the bunch - most flavourful and decent sized portions. The pickerel fish special was excellent being perfectly cooked and well presented. The osso buco also got rave reviews. Service was excellent, the prices fair and the setting comfortable.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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thegoodsonrestauran, Owner at The Good Son Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2020

Thank you for your feedback! We are thrilled that you had a positive experience with us. We hope to see you again very soon.

Reviewed 4 January 2020

Visited last month during a busy holiday season and had an amazing experience! Service was quick and efficient and my friends and all enjoyed our dishes. Rony, the manager, had time to come by our table to ensure we were enjoying everything and it was...just the cherry on top of an amazing experience! Will definitely be going back.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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thegoodsonrestauran, Owner at The Good Son Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2020

Thank you for your positive review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Reviewed 8 December 2019

Had dinner here on a Saturday night. Walked in and got the last table for two. The space is well decorated and exudes a fun and interesting energy...lots for your eyes to take in. There are several rooms off of the main dining area, where...you could have a small private gathering. The food and the service were terrific. Warm spiced olives were really tasty. The burrata, while good, was a bit cold but well seasoned and creamy on the inside. We ordered a pizza which was one of the best I've had. It was like you were having a different pizza with every bite, as it was layered and flavourful. Will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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thegoodsonrestauran, Guest Relations Manager at The Good Son Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2019

Thank you for this glowing review. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us and can't wait to have you back!

Reviewed 14 October 2019 via mobile

Nice decor. Warm and cozy. Brunch menu limited but Huevos and eggs florintine very good. Coffee a bit bitter. A good brunch choice on Queen

Date of visit: October 2019
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thegoodsonrestauran, Coordinator at The Good Son Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2019

Thank you so much for your feedback! We really appreciate it and hope you'll come back soon to dine with us again!

Reviewed 7 October 2019

We went for Sunday brunch. For all the good things we've heard about this place our first experience was a mixed one. Overall decent flavours but there were some misses. My husband's eggs florentine were unevenly poached--one was soft, the other well done. The hollandaise...could've used a bit more lemon juice. My tocino (Filipino bacon) was too tough and dry, and the "fried rice" was just plain steamed rice. When the server tried to explain it was "plain fried rice", we rolled our eyes--who are you trying to kid when it comes to rice?🙄 The service was uneven too. Slow overall. Our server was pleasant and polite but no one asked how we're doing, and they forgot my side order of bacon. The coffee and cappuccino were excellent. We may try The Good Son again, but the hype doesn't seem justified so far.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 26 September 2019 via mobile

Very nice bar keeper, great atmosphere at the bar, excellent pizza! Would definitely recommend and go back again!!

Date of visit: September 2019
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thegoodsonrestauran, Coordinator at The Good Son Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2019

Thank you for your positive feedback, we really appreciate it! We look forward to having you dine with us again soon!

Reviewed 11 September 2019 via mobile

Very disappointment to say that myself and 2 friends went to The Good Son on a sunday night at 10pm and were denied a table to have a quick drink. This would be normal, however the restaurant was very busy with patrons still eating ,...we assured them that we could have a drink and be out of their hair within 20 minutes. The host was very lovely but said his manager said they would not accept anyone else because they were closing. A table of 8 in front of us was just getting their food, how does this make any sense ?More

Date of visit: September 2019
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The Good Son R, Coordinator at The Good Son Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write this review, we appreciate your feedback and are sorry to hear your experience with us was not up to your expectations. Please reach out to us at QueenWest@thegoodsontoronto.com and provide a contact number so we can investigate...More

Reviewed 31 August 2019

We made reservations to eat at The Good Son on queen street, after reading trip advisor reviews, and we were not disappointed! The brussel sprouts were amazing; I would highly recommend those! My Margherita pizza was fantastic with its soft, but crispy dough & fresh...tasting sauce. My husband loved his burger & fries. I wish we lived closer, I’d go often.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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thegoodsonrestaurant, Coordinator at The Good Son Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2019

Thank you so much! We really appreciate your glowing review. We can’t wait to have you visit again.

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THE GOOD SON RESTAURANT, Toronto - 1096 Queen St W, Old Toronto - Menu & Prices

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Yes, The Good Son Restaurant offers takeaway services.

The Good Son Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5