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The Epicure Cafe & Grill David

$$ - $$$
Queen Street and West Queen West
Italian, French, Canadian, Bar, Pub
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502 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2B3, Canada
+1 416-504-8942
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 10:30 - 00:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 10:30 - 02:00
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Thornhill, Canada
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our sever, Eva, was friendly and sweet. She made our lunch one of the mosr pleasnt casual dining experiences I have had in a long time. All our food arrived at the same time and at the proper temperature. Eveything was delicious.

Thank Michael B
Level Contributor
26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe we ought to have asked if they had a chef. when we asked about dessert,the server said only ice cream was available because the chef had left. That explained why my bouillabaisse had no broth and why my partner's lamb was lack lustre.

Thank Callie A
St. John's, Canada
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142 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I heard good things about this Cafe so I decided to try it out and it was a poor experience. I tried the Goat Cheese in Phyllo Appetizer and it was ok. I wish they didn't have a vinaigrette over the top of it, but it was edible. I also had the smoked chicken penne and it was terrible. The... More 

Thank KIvany
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

We had the best service & the best food @ epicure .. I met the owner David ... down to earth guy .. the sauce is fresh & original .. Jessica our waitress was unreal.. love this place & the attitude... go here with a big heart & an open stomach.... the Best of downtown is right here. Thanks David... More 

Thank Steven P
London, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 March 2017

After walking some distance in search of a place to eat we came upon this café and the name and the Trip Advisor sticker on the door were enough to get us to pop our heads in. We were so glad we did. Inside it is absolutely charming. Not only did we walk in out of the cold, we walked... More 

Thank cordlessmoon
Port Dover, Canada
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353 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed lunch with friends at Epicure. I had the Chicken Pasta Carbonara- very good. Everyone thought their dishes were great. Very friendly service too.

Thank 251ceh
David H, General Manager at The Epicure Cafe & Grill David, responded to this review

Thank you and we are glad you enjoyed your lunch. I have shared your review with the entire team. David More 

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90 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

There were 4 of us for a birthday party. We ordered wine and they didn't have it (3 times). Finally, the server asked me to come to the bar to choose from their selection. We ordered appetizers and our entrees. The appetizers took 40 minutes to arrive at our table and no sooner had they arrived, then the birthday boy's... More 

Thank KathyRMT
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

I was here to have a no rush lunch at the weekend so I really enjoyed it. Friendly employee, nice music. Grill Samnon Club with half and half fries and salad was delicious.

Thank Sirin C
David H, General Manager at The Epicure Cafe & Grill David, responded to this review

Thank you very much. I have shared your comments with the whole team. David More 

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153 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We recently visited this restaurant with family while visiting Toronto. This restaurant looks nothing from the outside and even inside the decor is not the best. The food, however, was incredibly good. All food was freshly good and well presented. Our party tried a number of the pasta dishes which were all cooked to perfection. We would certainly recommend a... More 

Thank NeilstonTravellers32
David H, General Manager at The Epicure Cafe & Grill David, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. I know our kitchen team works very hard to make each dish special. David More 

Toronto, Canada
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82 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Had lunch there on the lovely rooftop patio. It was fantastic!!! Wasn't expecting too much it is in an older building. My friend knew of the place but I wouldn't have gone in otherwise. We each had hamburgers, which were very generous and homemade. We were offered how we wanted them cooked as well - which is a revelation. I... More 

Thank 328sandip
David H, General Manager at The Epicure Cafe & Grill David, responded to this review

Many thanks. We look forward to serving you again soon. David More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, French, Canadian, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
10:30 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 502 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2B3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Queen Street and West Queen West
  • Neighbourhood: Queen Street and West Queen West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-504-8942

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Queen Street and West Queen West
Known as the Art & Design District, West Queen West is one of the most energetic and dynamic of Toronto's neighborhoods. Along with its great modernist museums, clubs, and restaurants, it's home to some of the funkiest specialty shops, ranging from clothing to stationary to collectables, and caters to niche and vintage shoppers of all kinds. That makes it a mecca for creatives, including hobbyists designers, writers, and painters. With ink on their hands and fabric pelts in their bags, visitors to Queen Street traverse the avant-garde blend of historic architecture and ultra-contemporary fare. Home to some of Toronto's chicest hotels and most modish java fixes, busy with street cars, and always suffused with live music drifting onto packed patios at bars and clubs by nightfall, the vibrancy of West Queen West is undeniable.
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