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#493 of 6,773 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Wine Bar, Spanish
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225 Ossington Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6J 2Z8, Canada (Dundas street)
18:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:30 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 01:00
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Salt has a wonderful ambience and the décor is warm and intimate. The ceviche was excellent; meatballs, octopus, and squid ink risotto were good. These are all small plates so you need to order three to four per person if you are hungry. At prices from $14 to $25, this is a ridiculous amount to pay for food that is... More 

Thank Mark H
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Went here for a birthday dinner on a friends recommendation - Incredible. Every dish we ordered was delicious. One of the best duck confit dishes I have ever had! Can't recommend this place enough. Will definitely be back!

Thank Joe128
Saskatoon, Canada
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Great place to go for tapas, very tasty cuisine, excellent atmosphere, perfect people serving you. Don't miss this place if you are up for some tapas, and one of the best places to grab a double espresso (it's so good that you would love to get another one)

Thank juanorozco
Toronto, Canada
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

So we as a group of 6 total first faced a terrible first impression at a restaurant down the street that I will certainly name..Oddseoul thus you can know that we didn't eat there and arrived at the completely empty Salt. First why was it empty?? But first bite in we were more like WHY IS THIS PLACE EMPTY!!!!!! it... More 

1 Thank Conciergegourmet
Burlington, Canada
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Perfect place to start the night with a good glass of red wine and dishes to share. After dinner you have the whole of Ossington at your feet to bar hop!

Thank DeniseGailGray
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387 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 532 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

My companion and I dined at Salt on a busy Friday night. Tables are close together, but conversation was not impacted. We ordered Mexican Standoffs and they were the highlight of the evening. This is a great drink! Additionally, we had the grilled sardines, the sea bream ceviche, the heirloom tomatoes, the grilled asparagus, and the patatas bravas. Everything was... More 

Thank Fearful
Whitehorse, Canada
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93 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

I came with a couple of friends to celebrate. As I arrived early straight off an airplane, I had a few minutes to get settled. I sat at the bar and started off my weekend w a cedar smoked old fashioned. That was a remarkable drink! Highly recommend if you like a good old fashioned - and appreciate a smoky... More 

1 Thank Inga P
Ottawa, Canada
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

I went to Salt while visiting my daughter in Toronto and we love dining out and trying great restaurants. When you enter the restaurant you feel you are in a cozy warm space with ambiance that may be from the hundreds of wine bottles on shelves all around the restaurant. The " tapas" are generous portions and we shared 5... More 

Thank janramreview
Toronto, Canada
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216 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

Duck confit, BBQ back ribs, sea bream saviche, and dark chocolate desert were among the yummy dishes we shared last night. The service was great. The restaurant is nice but by 10:30pm on Saturday night most of the tables were empty. So no bar scene or fun after the kitchen closed.

Thank Nitsanw
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

First, will admit I am very familiar with the wines that were served (Fita Preta from Portugal). But still have to say that the food pairings were amazing. Each flight was better than the last. The pork belly was crispy and delicious. So was the bream carpaccio. Did not leave anything on any of the plates. Kudos to the kitchen... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Wine Bar, Spanish
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 Ossington Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6J 2Z8, Canada
    (Dundas street)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 416-533-7258

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown

Neighbourhood Profile
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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