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Far Niente Napa Grill

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187 Bay St | At Wellington St, Toronto, Ontario M5L 1G5, Canada (Wellington Street)
+1 416-214-9922
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Today
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The restaurant provides a nice atmosphere, reasonable prices, and the location is excellent. The service was very good; fast and polite however the food was subpar. The menu is appetizing but they failed to deliver on quality. For example, I ordered the risotto and was served a plate of barley. This could of been an honest mistake or perhaps they... More 

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St. Jacobs, Canada
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136 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

For me, the best parts were the atmosphere and decor, as well as the fantastic servers. Good location too, with reasonably priced parking adjacent (and the restaurant will reimburse your parking ticket if you ask!). The washrooms were quite nice, although needed freshening up at the time we visited. Personally I found the food to be good, but somehow didn't... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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77 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

It's been years since I have been to this restaurant, it still continues to be excellent. The service is very good and the menu that is seasonal was right on the mark.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

Very good. Nice atmosphere. Food is good. Great private room for dinner meeting. Good service. Arranged for private menu.

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Thank Marc L
Ontario's Near North, Canada
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232 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

My wife and I went here recently before a concert at the nearby Sony Centre. Service was fast and friendly. The Stella was nice and cold. I had the six ounce sirloin. It came with a small salad, frites, puréed potatoes and a carrot/zucchini combo of mixed veggies. The steak was pretty tough and had that "livery" taste. My wife... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Was with a large group at the back of the restaurant at a weekend. Restaurant was surprisingly uncrowded. We eat off a set menu and were well pleased. Main course of pasta marinara was my highlight, although those eating steaks were highly complimentary of the meat. Dessert was billed as bread and butter pudding - albeit deconstructed - not much... More 

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Glyfada, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Went there with a group of 10. Despite the size of the group the service was very attentive ! Had a swordfish plate which was nicely cooked but the presentation and taste I would not call sumptuous. The bread did not have the "freshly baked" look and feel. The fries side dish were a bit stale, the vegetables side dish... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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56 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

I went here with my co-workers to try the winterlicious menu for lunch. Everything was great from the time we sat down to the dessert. They are well equipped to handle the large winterlicious crowds. Our appetizers were brought to us right away. We each had a different option. I had the soup which was very tasty and creamy. For... More 

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Thank Joanne F
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

I have given up on Winterlicious over the past few years due to the mediocracy of the entire experience overall. In my opinion this culinary event really doesn't do the restaurants much justice. I believe their regular menu tastes much better and service is hugely improved if you dined their as a "regular" client instead of a "winterlicious goer". With... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

Upon arrival at Far Niente we were promptly greeted by the hostess who offered to take our coats. We were then guided to our table and our server approached shortly after offering water. At that point I requested separate bills. We had to wait about 15 minutes for the rest of our party to arrive, we were a party of... 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$31 - US$60
Cuisine
American, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 187 Bay St | At Wellington St, Toronto, Ontario M5L 1G5, Canada
    (Wellington Street)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown West
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-214-9922
Description
Located in Toronto's energetic Financial District, Far Niente features an atmosphere of relaxed elegance and style with an impressive blend of open space dining that also offers easy intimacy. Executive Chef Pat Riley's vibrant New World-inspired cuisine presents a blend of seasonal artisan products, intense flavors, and stunning presentations. Far Niente offers professional, gracious service that accommodates every guest's need. Far Niente has once again been acclaimed as one of the Distinguished Restaurants of North America (DiRoNa). Far Niente offers complimentary parking after 5:30pm at Commerce Court, and is centrally located to all financial, theatre and concert centres.

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