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Splendido Bar & Grill - CLOSED

88 Harbord St, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1G5, Canada
+1 416-929-7788
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
28 Dec 2015
“good tasting menu”
3 Dec 2015
“The Alba White Truffles were delicious.”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
88 Harbord St, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1G5, Canada
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Reviewed 29 December 2015

I came here with a couple of friends for dinner (it's very close to University of Toronto's business school) and we all opted for the multiple course tasting menu. I remember after the first three dishes thinking I would never be full given the tiny...More

Thank Rohk19
Reviewed 4 December 2015

This post is about Splendido's recent Alba White Truffle dinner. We drank complimentary champagne; 2013 Villa Wolf Gewürztraminer and 1982 Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou - Saint-Julien. We ate: white chocolate and Jerusalem artichoke tart; smoked butter poached quail egg, caviar, brioche purée; British Columbia sea urchin -...More

Thank p t
Reviewed 28 November 2015

The service is top notch. The food is very good...worth $180? Not in my opinion but its one of those "try it for yourself" restaurants

Thank Sophie F
Reviewed 5 November 2015

Visited for a business dinner. The lobster liguini was killer. The desert was excellent, as well. The steak was not up to par with the balance of the meal. It was well prepared, but not that good a cut of meat.

Thank XU8792
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

I've worked in the restaurant industry for 20 years, mainly as a chef and currently as an instructor. I can say with confidence that Splendido has a team of highly-trained, experienced professionals working together in perfect harmony. There were at least a dozen special little...More

1  Thank Erica T
Reviewed 5 September 2015

Great idea for a tasting experience but when four people try and send back 6-7 of courses because they were awful, someone should have come out to discuss. I believe in tring new tastes but did they all have to have a slimy texture, even...More

Thank Ann S
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Alright, you find out that you’ll drop $180 per person for the tasting menu and then add another $85 for the wine pairing. That and the name of the chef is the only information that Splendido gives the unwary customer to this culinary mess of...More

2  Thank Tremer
Reviewed 27 August 2015

One of the problems with having a favourite restaurant that serves a multicourse meal is that the time frame between menu changes is about six months. Splendido has embraced change but that time frame still exists. Chef Victor Barry has been owner/executive chef for a...More

1  Thank p t
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

Fabulous food with great service. However, my vegan daughter probably got three or four mediocre courses. My son and I enjoyed every bite and each and every course that was served elegantly by their staff. A wonderful place to go and the pairings where spot...More

Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 16 August 2015

Food was ok, but none of the 16 dishes have a wow effect. When you charge 180 pp, you need to have at least 30-40% of your dishes that leaves an impression to your sophisticated guests but not here. Also all the dishes are very...More

Thank IreneLo
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
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$78 - US$155
Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 Harbord St, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1G5, Canada
  • Public Transportation: Bloor and Spadina
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-929-7788
  • E-mail
With over 20 years of storied culinary history, it is no coincidence that Splendido is consistently ranked as one of Toronto's most sought-after dining destinations. Under the guidance of owner Chef Victor Barry, Splendido strives to provide our guests with an imaginative dining experience. We encourage our guests to place their trust in our creative kitchen brigade and polished service team for a superior gastronomic adventure. Expecting to see you soon.
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