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Merlot

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2994 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario M8X 1C2, Canada
+1 416-236-0081
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Today
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Toronto, Canada
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115 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Steak and frites, a glass or two of claret.....magic ......must return as it has been far too long since my last visit.

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Thank Denis O
Toronto
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429 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Merlot was suggested by a friend who lived nearby. A new experience for me. And i was impressed. Had the ambience and menu choices of a restaurant francais.... i had the croque madame (salmon inside the rarebit) a side salad and a glass of wine. My colleague had mussels.... and we were both quite happy. Out here in Bloor West,... More 

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Thank Mark16
San Francisco, California
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150 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Merlot is is a little French jewel in the Etobicoke area of western Toronto. We found it by accident when our planned restaurant was fully booked. The menu offers many French specialties including some the best escargot we have had in years. The wine list is extensive, offering wines in many categories and price ranges. We are glad we had... More 

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Thank rlwlawrisk
Toronto
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45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I read all the reviews and thought I would give Merlot another try. I was last here 2 year ago and it has not changed one bit. The meals were good but the service was HORRIBLE. I don't drink, so the moment they realize that you're not going to order wine, they don't give a crap about you. The bill... More 

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Thank tinkerbellmagic8
Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I was charmed by the ambiance of this French bistro. I enjoyed the duck comfit which is my go-to test of French restaurants and it did not disappoint. The duck was tender and tasty with a lovely reduction sauce. My dinner companion enjoyed the Moulesfrites "Pernod".

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Thank Ontari0Meg
Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The food tasted fresh and well prepared. It was not particularly busy as we had a late business lunch, but the service was absent-minded as it took three asks to get a glass of wine. Will come back for an other try.

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Thank CM K
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Delicious French bistro in Bloor West Village. The steak and frites are to die for. In the summer they have an adorable upstairs patio that you can sit on. Always have good house wine!

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Thank Alicia M
Brampton, Canada
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I have been to Merlot 3 times since early July & just last week, each lunch I chose a salad of different kind. I especially enjoyed the Cesar Salad with Chicken. The desserts are to die for. The service is excellent and moderate price. Worth a visit.

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Thank Jersey905
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Merlot has an excellent atmosphere; except for the kids pop music they play (I'm confused about why they wouldn't play French music or something more mature). The food is quite nice; however, it is quite pricey. The waiters and waitresses are good, but it really depends on who is there and when you go. Sometimes you'll get a kind, friendly... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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124 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Had a great long and tasty lunch at Merlot. True french bistro cuisine with great salad nicoise, pate, and tarte au citron. The service was superb in the french manner - not too intrusive and just in time - they watch the diners.

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Thank Brian M

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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
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2994 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario M8X 1C2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Etobicoke
  • Neighbourhood: Etobicoke
  • Phone Number: +1 416-236-0081

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

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Etobicoke
Etobicoke is a relaxed area along the Humber River. It's saturated with green spaces and conservatories, making it a premier destination for outdoor sports, hiking, and nature walks. Its abundance of parkland and lakes makes it a typical spot for fishing, picnicking, and camping out, especially in warmer months. The peaceful area is also enjoyed by families, who appreciate its boardwalks and sports facilities. Locals enjoy the variety of golfing and country club opportunities, which also provide lessons for golfers of any skill level.
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