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Maison Close 1888

#1,403 of 7,276 Restaurants in Toronto
$$ - $$$
21 Kensington Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2J8, Canada
+1 416-276-9745
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Travellers talk about
“tacos” (2 reviews)
“friday night” (2 reviews)
“kensington” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
21 Kensington Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2J8, Canada
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Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

I love everything about this place ... quirky, comfortable, great atmosphere and music, reasonable prices, friendly and welcoming staff, amazing sangria and fresh and delicious food. An absolute hidden gem!

Thank wineforbreakfast
Reviewed March 24, 2018

I am not a gusher but I do so when it's deserved. My friend and I try a new/bar restaurant every Friday. I've been choosing the spots of late and have seen the reviews on this place but I am now eating a strict keto...More

Thank Maxine_S_I
Reviewed November 30, 2017 via mobile

This was a random walk by let’s get a drink followed by lets stay for dinner! Really friendly host- like a house with a bar and kitchen very personal and packed full of characters and characters! The baked Brie was out of this world with...More

Thank D P
Reviewed November 19, 2017

Super laid-back vibe, they hand write the menu every day, great staff, food is delicious and the cocktails are always amazing.

Thank Ericbye
Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

Been here twice already all the way from the Cayman Islands the place is soooo cool amazing staff and the front patio great for people watching but back patio was our favorite so hippy relaxed and feels like our own back yard even got a...More

Thank Curiosity719528
Reviewed June 12, 2017

Came here at the end of the day of walking around. Bruce is fantastic. The backyard patio is a quieter option if you choose not to people watch on the front patio. A little private oasis. A GREAT spot. Didnt eat this time but I...More

Thank sunnydazesunnydaze
Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

This little gem on Kensington Market is a Crown Jewel of the dynamic neighbourhood. It is very warm and cosy. Small and inviting. It is an older home but you never judge a book by its cover. The best experience is the food. Freshly made...More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed October 9, 2016

Passed by this spot on a Friday night and we decided to try since the place has a cool vibe to it. the beers were excellent and the tacos and lamb mac and cheese were great. would highly recommend to anyone in the area. They...More

Thank Anna Liza S
Reviewed October 2, 2016

I discovered Maisonettes Close 1988 as I was looking for a Nuit Blance installation on Kensington Ave.. We saw a very funky space and went in to check it out. We stayed for a light dinner which was great. We both had delicious meatballs and...More

Thank iceheart
Reviewed September 7, 2016

Bruce was FABULOUS ! We stopped for a drink - opted for the front patio to watch the people walking by. The Dark and Stormy was wonderful, but it was the peach bourbon iced tea that was really grand. We had a salad, fresh, crisp....More

Toronto's main Chinatown has the honor of being the
largest in North America. Gaping down across Dundas
Street West and Spadina Avenue, the area is a
wonderful medley of shops and restaurants, busy signs
and bright red gates, a destination for foodie fun.
Chinatown's streets are always bustling, packed with
people and outdoor stalls hawking fresh produce and
products. The restaurants and authentic marketplaces
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$8 - US$23
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Kensington Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2J8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-276-9745
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Maison Close 1888 is a bar and kitchen nestled in an old Victorian home in Kensington Market, offering fresh, locally-sourced food and classic drinks with a Maison Close twist.
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