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Set in a red brick building that echoes the historic vibe of its surroundings, George has been one of Toronto's most popular restaurants since opening ...
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Reviewed 16 March 2024 via mobile

We ordered the 10 course tasting menu. Expecting top notch food, unfortunately we got disorganized plates, food cool at times, not fresh seafood and over seasoned dishes. A huge disappointment from an established restaurant in business for 20 years.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 27 January 2024

For amazing food and great value George should be on your list of restaurants to experience. The restaurant is housed in a historical building – an 1850’s restored Chocolate Factory. The restaurant’s interior is elegant and intimate creating the perfect backdrop for dining. The quality...of the food and service is superb. The cuisine is creative and delicious and is served by professional and attentive staff. There are different tasting experiences that you can choose. Our party of 4 decided to have the 20thAnniversary Series which is being offered from January 2024 to April 2024 (Tuesday to Friday). This tasting experience consists of a three-course dinner plus a pre cocktail and snacks for $99 per person. Our cocktails at Secrette were innovative and the snacks were delicious. For our three-course menu we started with the Tuna Tartare which was beautifully prepared and presented and creative in the choice of accompaniments. Our next course was a Beef Ribeye which was perfectly prepared and delicious as were the accompaniments. Our last dish was a delightful lemon tart which was creatively presented. For our choice of wine, we decided to try a wine from Croatia (Lasina). Thanks to the Sommelier for assisting us with our choice. Besides the inspired and innovative dishes by Chef Lorenzo, there is another plus and that is the staff. Ryan, our server helped to make our dining experience a memorable one; his friendly, attentive service and professional manner were appreciated. From the food to the staff this is one restaurant that does not disappoint. For those of you who have not tried George, this is one dining experience you do not want to miss. We look forward to our next dining experience at George.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 26 October 2023

This may be my third or so review of George and you might think there is nothing more to say but . . . I have to say again that George has to be one of Canada's--not just Toronto's--finest restaurants. I did a 7-course tasting...menu. The bread basket was great, the amuse just a fantastic enticing bite and then each course--Grilled Octopus with a rice cake, Hamachi Tuna, poached Lobster tail, roasted Squab with coconut pancake and lentils, roasted Lamb with pierogi and apricot jam, an excellent cheese course, and a Lemon chiffon pie--each course was not only great on its primary items on the plate, each plate had at least a couple outstanding sauces and then it was like a treasure trove of other veggie elements and other surprises that made each bit a gustatory adventure. Never been to George? GO!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 9 September 2023

Came here after reading reviews. We had the blind tasting menus. Clearly they were pulled from the fridge as very cold and certainly not fresh. The sweet courses we ate were really poor. Should have had the a la carte choice as it looked good.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 28 July 2023

George is a wonderful restaurant to experience fine dining in Toronto. We have been here twice, both times to celebrate a special birthday. We always choose the tasting menu(5 course) which is a blind tasting menu. They offer a 7 and 10 course as well...but 5 courses is a lot of food in my opinion. If coming with 4 people, 2 will get the same meal and 2 a different meal. We love tasting each others dishes. Every single dish is pretty spectacular. The service is always top notch and the cocktails ...don't get me started on the cocktails...so creative and delicious!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 6 July 2023 via mobile

Great experience. Food and service was excellent. Gorgeous taste and presentation. We took a tasting menu with five courses. Of course there are options a la cart . For us it was plenty.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 9 June 2023

Before proceeding with my review, based on tonight’s memorable and enjoyable experience, I would just like to comment on the couple of 1 and 2 stars rating which I came across in recent food-blog reviews that prompted me to say ... “ What the hack...made those reviewers post such ridiculous BS?! Guess they must be eating under the influence of local anesthetics that had not worn off, after seeing their dentist?! “ Back to the meal! Prior to Alo’s arrival at the Toronto food scene, for the past two decades, George and (ex) -Splendido had been my two most favorite ‘French-themed‘ restaurants in town. Both feature tasting menus with wine pairing and both with gifted students of legendary master-chef Anton Mossiman at the helm…..Lorenzo Loseto and David Lee. After an acclaimed two decades, Chef Loseto - winner of the 2014 ‘ Gold medal plate Canadian Culinary competition ‘, is still heading the kitchen at George. Not only did this gastronomic stalwart manage to beat out and survive the pandemic scare and shutdown, it is currently in full swing and going strong. Its creative and talented chef and kitchen continue to deliver eye-appealing and delectable culinary fare to the tables. This evening, with the help of GPS and braving smog and haze, not to mention the notorious rush hour, downtown traffic and Queen street construction, we miraculously arrived safely at our venue destination. I, with raised adrenaline levels and my eating-partner driver with sweaty palms! In the past, for our multi-course tasting menu, my dining partner and I have always been served a separate and different dish during the course of our dinner…..a 7+ course meal for two resulting in an array of 14+ different dishes/preparations. That was fun and showcased the skill and creativity of Chef Loseto and his team. However, the approach also created conflict, dilemma and disappointment for us, in that, in a few instances, one of us was served dishes with ingredients that the other person fancied and vice-versa. Therefore, for tonight’s dinner. to play safe and to avoid disappointment and jealousy, we have requested ahead of time that IDENTICAL dishes of the same course be served to both my partner and myself. This approach also allows us to compare notes of the same dish. Tonight’s menu approach: We decided to place our gastronomic journey and fate at the hand of Chef Loseto. His multi-faceted, fusion Omakase menu ended up with a superb and imaginative 9 course feast. The dishes include: Amuse bouche: Stuffed Zucchini Flower Tempura Appetizers: Tuna Tataki Wrap White Asparagus with crudo marinated Hamachi Seafood courses: De-constructed Dungeness Crab Cake Char-grilled Octopus Meat course: Wagyu Beef wrapped grilled Romaine Lettuce Seared Foie Gras with Roasted Squab Main course: Seared and roasted Venison Rack Cheese course: Ashley Goat Cheese and Mountain oak cow’s milk Cheese Dessert course: Alberobello chocolate and salted caramel Gelato Cherry, Mascarpone, Mango Mousse Cake Wow! What a surprise and what a meal! The first impression of many dishes were eye-appealingly pretty and busy in a psychedelic way…..an edible Joan Miro Painting?! However to our amazement and surprise, the combined ingredients and products somehow yielded a harmonious mouth feel and taste profile!....a reflection of the chef’s skill and understanding of the various components and elements used! Of all the dishes presented, the perfectly cooked, ‘oh-so-delicious’ Venison dish rose head and shoulder above the rest and really made my evening! Coming in a close second was the Foie Gras and Squab dish. Again, the main components of this dish were perfectly executed. So many honorable dishes worth mentioning, they included the White Asparagus and Hamachi, the smoky Chargrilled Octopus, the deconstructed Crab Cake, the Mascarpone Mango mousse cake…..etc. IMHO, a more lenient Michelin inspector would have given George a star?! Lastly, a special thank you to our friendly, warm, attentive and professional server - ‘Ryan’, who kept us entertained in between dishes, due to a packed house tonight!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 29 January 2023 via mobile

Came here for our anniversary dinner and we were blown away. Everything from the service to the wine selection through to the food experience to atmosphere exceeded our expectations. My wife and I opted for the 7 course meal each which offered us 14 different...dishes, we were blown away. Only one was not to our liking, but that was personal preference (lamb) and nothing to do with preparation or presentation. We will definitely be back and highly recommend for a complete dining experience.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 4 December 2022 via mobile

It’s a very nice place with pleasant ambience and a pretty upscale and friendly service. However, the food is pretentious, but average at taste and it is simply not worth the money. I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 25 October 2022 via mobile

It's been some years since I came to this flagship Toronto restaurant but it's quality has not changed, except maybe it's even better if that's even possible. Each course is so expertly prepared that exploring the plate is half the fun--so many components! Each complimenting...the other. Perfect duck, scallops in a carrot dashi and with such a pretty topping of micro herbs and edible flowers, it looked like high art. Halibut cooked to buttery perfection and a ribeye with amazing depth of beefy flavor. Potato pave, herb bundles wrapped in a thin slice of cucumber and with a buzz of chili oil . . . each bite an explosion! Meals are seldom this good as the chef keeps setting the standard for everyone else.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 7 October 2022

This was our second experience at George Restaurant. The first time we went was 11 years ago on our first trip. The food and experience was just as good as we remembered. Its really a one of kind experience that is perfect for a date...or special occasion. The service, food and wine was all top notch!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 14 September 2022 via mobile

We were very disappointed with our evening. The service was terrible. We ordered a la cart and had to wait almost an hour for our second course. We were not in a rush since we were celebrating our 40th anniversary. However, the third course was...brought before the second and it was then suggested to us that we could have our second after our main!!! We won't be back. Sad, since this used to be one of our favourite restaurants.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 17 August 2022

This is a magic place on the restaurant map of Toronto. There is no a single weak point at George. Elegant but not too poshy design, superb professional service and tasty and surprising menu. Our waiter Robert H was so professional that he deserves a...gold medal for being a great salesman and … a somelier, as his knowledge about wines (and overall service itself) was outstanding. Food was gorgeous. Starting from tasty amous bouche - which at this evening was at this evening a fantastic chipotle mayo based stuff, followed by duck with super tasty raspberry or (as my wife had a different choice) avocado creme brulee (!!!). Beef tenderloin as well as potato stuffed dumplings (called pierogi) were also excellent. So don’t think to look for the other place than “George” for a tasty, elegant dinner when you are in TorontoMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 17 July 2022 via mobile

Best 4 course meal in a long time. Great ambience and impeccable service. All of this helped create the best atmosphere for a business dinner.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 11 July 2022 via mobile

George is located on Queen St East, kind of a run down area, but once you enter it’s understated front doors you are in a warm inviting space. There’s a tasting menu or a la carte options. We had the tasting menu and it did...not disappoint. Each dish was flavourful and creative, ranging from raw tuna to delicious pork belly. There are also wine pairings or you can order from their well stocked cellar. The bar can craft an excellent cocktail or mocktail for you. Service is friendly and first rate with smooth timing between dishes. Reservation recommended.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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