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Frank Restaurant at The Art Gallery of Ontario

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Neighbourhood:
Chinatown
Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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317 Dundas St W, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1G4, Canada (McCaul Street)
+1 416-979-6688
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Today
11:00 - 15:00
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 15:00
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had an experience where they changed my "side" without consulting me to something I could not eat. I am celiac and people like me have a number of food sensitivities but it is boring to go through them all. Ordered a hamburger without the bun and without the cheese. Ordered the fries as a side and told the waitress that... More 

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Thank Mary S
Sudbury, Canada
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this place my wife &I ,everything we visit T.O & Simply love it . It's a great place to bring family & friends especially on a hot , rainy or cold day ,anualy anytime is a great time lots of great art & history . & of corse great food October & let's not forget the gift shop amazing... More 

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Thank Michael N
Koege, Denmark
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lunch with the artsy crowd after visiting the exhibition - a welcome sit down and efficient seating service which only took 10 mins as we hadn't a reservation on a Friday lunchtime. Friendly service and good food. We tried the classic and sweet potato burgers which came with house ketchup. Good selection of wine and beer. A sparkly occasion all... More 

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Thank VictoriaWH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for lunch after a great visit at the museum. Had a sweet potato burger with a salad and IPA beer. Food and service was good and the atmosphere is pleasant. Would recommend for launch as both good quality and reasonably priced.

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Bethlehem, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was good, service was average, drinks were very creative/good. Overall we felt like they were just pushing people through their brunch machine. Food came out very quick. They never asked if we wanted coffee or a second drink - it was like they just wanted to turn the table over. Probably not worth the money as there are many... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is obviously living on an old reputation. Its mildly pretentious, very expensive and the food is poor. Salad is not fresh, the salad mix is bizarre,grape, onion,celery and limp spring mix. The trout meuniere was an old piece of dry trout fried in oil and served upside down for goodness sake the mussels were old and dead before... More 

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Toronto
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the weekend they have a brunch menu for lunch. The French toast - two slices of bread but didn't realize there would be 2 types of bread and didn't like the one with nuts. Generous portion of fruit compote and syrup. The monte cristo was very tasty but very filling as it has 3 slides of bread which was... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am a member of the AGO and have participated in the 5-7pm special at Frank while viewing the members' previews with special exhibitions at the AGO. The trick is to arrive early closer to 5pm before Frank runs out of its promoted specials. Our first dinner was great and closer to 5:30pm - our second dinner was at 6:30pm... More 

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Thank Patricia M
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Sitting next to the long exhibit of art while eating is a very posing experience, the cooking is very neat, to the point, menu very fitting the crowd/ visitors, right portion. Will visit when I can, very good service.

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Pickering, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Frank is a very attractive and conveniently located restaurant at the AGO. After touring the gallery, it was appropriate to have an elegant meal to "make the day". Since we were a group, we had a reservation which was a good idea. The meals were very nicely presented with a flare for the "different". Not like home at all! Good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$60 - US$80
Cuisine
Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 317 Dundas St W, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1G4, Canada
    (McCaul Street)
  • Public Transportation: St. Patrick Subway Station on the University line. 2 blocks east of University on south side of Dundas Street (at the intersection of McCaul St. and Dundas).
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-979-6688
Description
One of the Frank Gehry-designed spaces, FRANK restaurant is conveniently located on the first floor with access from Dundas Street. The restaurant is casual chic: modern Danish furnishings are paired with acrylic tabletops in a multitude of vibrant colours. Etched glass and vertical-grain Douglas fir also accent the space.
Anne Yarymowich has served as executive chef at the AGO since 1996. She has created a new restaurant menu featuring contemporary comfort cuisine and showcasing the best of Ontario’s agricultural products.

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Chinatown
Toronto's main Chinatown has the honor of being the largest in North America. Gaping down across Dundas Street West and Spadina Avenue, the area is a wonderful medley of shops and restaurants, busy signs and bright red gates, a destination for foodie fun. Chinatown's streets are always bustling, packed with people and outdoor stalls hawking fresh produce and products. The restaurants and authentic marketplaces that shoulder in against each other display shining roast ducks and menus studded with dumplings and noodle bowls. The air is pervaded with music. different languages, and the smell of fried food and mouth-watering desserts. Chinatown's restaurants represent a broad range of fare, from traditional Szechuan and Shanghai foods, to other Asian delicacies, including some of the top Japanese, Vietnamese, and Korean spots in the city. Whether you're in the mood for a sit-down tea house or a bubble tea to go, Chinatown is the spot to enjoy an exciting walk and the promise of leaving satisfied.
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