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Gallery Grill

$$ - $$$
Canadian, Grill, Gluten Free Options
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Hart House 7 Hart House Cir, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H3, Canada
+1 416-978-2445
11:00 - 13:30
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Sun 11:00 - 13:30
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169 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Although the food is very good indeed, the real reason for eating at the Gallery Grill is that it is located in University of Toronto's Hart House, a Gothic-revival architectural gem of the very early 20th century, and overlooks through its interior windows the "Great Hall" of the building. Reserve ahead and ask for a table overlooking the Hall. Also... More 

Thank LottyToronto
Toronto, Canada
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1,409 reviews
789 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 835 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

For Sunday lunch or brunch in the centre of Toronto the Gallery Grill is hard to beat. The ambience is agreeable if a bit austere; the service is friendly and competent. The biscuits are a great starter, and the maple syrup creme brulee is always good. I did think the crust of the tarte flambee was a bit tough this... More 

1 Thank operalover939
Toronto, Canada
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107 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Lovely exquisite food. Seek it out on the second floor of Hart House in the heart of Toronto's University of Toronto. Frequented by alumnae and academics........this atmospheric restaurant should really be discovered by the common folk. Worth the effort. Unfortunately this restaurant is closed over the summer months of July and August. As for a table overlooking the great hall.

1 Thank Emwoerks
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 February 2016

This resto competes with the best of the city in terms of menu, cuisine, and fine dining. Don't be fooled by the location - University of Toronto has undergone a business renaissance and showcases its Gallery Hall fine linen to great effect. The menu and price point isn't as pretentious as Canoe; the service however seems to almost be at... More 

1 Thank Peter P
Dania Beach, Florida, United States
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Beautiful location inside the Hart House historical building, very peculiar. We had yuka lactes, charred octopus and house-made sorbets and they were just gorgeous . Very friendly service

Thank Mizzi F
Burlington, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 January 2016

Our son was having an art opening at the Hart House Gallery, it was a cold afternoon and we wanted to go for lunch close...a first time experience. OMG, atmosphere...we have expected Harry Potter here at Hogwarts Castle. Service...highly skilled, understood the complexities of the dishes, very professional with a sense of passion for the venue, a subtle humour with... More 

Thank Palermo2016
Toronto, Canada
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85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

Located at Hart House in University of Toronto grounds, this restaurants offer wonderful cuisine by chef Suzanne Baby. Excellent choices, delicious cocktails, great wine selections for the menu and amazing desserts and very well priced.

Thank Ardig2014
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70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2015

Went for lunch and it was wonderful. The onion soup was delicious as was the gnocchi. The lovely ambiance and gorgeous architecture contributed to a truly wonderful lunch. The apple upside down cake was absolutely perfect, perfectly warmed, great for a cool December day. The service was attentive and friendly, I would highly recommend ithe a Gallery Grill to friends.

1 Thank FromToronto123
Toronto, Canada
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1,409 reviews
789 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 835 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2015

Lunch at the Gallery Grill is a familiar event for us. A late-afternoon reception to mark a retirement is not. It was held in the bar: approximately 50 people fit in comfortably. The space is very attractive and is highly suitable for to this kind of event. The hors d'oeuvres were excellent; so was the service. Highly recommended!

1 Thank operalover939
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2015

Everything about the Gallery Grill is special: the location, the artwork and most importantly, the food. Prices are not cheap, but this is where one goes for a special brunch. Hidden in the beautiful gothic-inspired Hart House on the University of Toronto campus, the Gallery Grill is a small beautiful room with a high vaulted ceiling. leaded glass windows and... More 

1 Thank Roberta-Jayne

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Canadian, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 13:30
11:30 - 13:30
11:30 - 13:30
11:30 - 13:30
11:30 - 13:30
11:30 - 13:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hart House 7 Hart House Cir, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-978-2445

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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?

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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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