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Against The Grain Urban Tavern

#2,523 of 6,563 Restaurants in Toronto
$$ - $$$, , International
25 Dockside Dr | Corus Quay, Toronto, Ontario M5A 0B5, Canada
+1 647-344-1562
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good38%
  • Average23%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible14%
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Bar, Canadian, International, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
25 Dockside Dr | Corus Quay, Toronto, Ontario M5A 0B5, Canada
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

We were 3 for dinner on a Friday night. Because it had just rained, the patio was mostly clear and we got a great table outside with a nice view of the water. Service was a bit uneven: very friendly and polite, but not so...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank VinceBToronto_Canada
Reviewed October 12, 2018

The drinks menu is extensive, lots of beers and cocktails, and fairly reasonably priced. The menu looks like fairly standard pub fare. We shared wings and nachos to start, which were fine, and our friends seemed to enjoy their main courses, but we had the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank samdwc
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

We cycled the city of Toronto and decided to have drinks at this restaurant. We sat outside with beautiful views and comfortable chairs! Drinks were served promptly. Nothing spectacular for the price but decent. We shared the guacamole which was great, nice portion and fresh...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Chantal_Verbeek
AgainstGrainTO, Manager at Against The Grain Urban Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2018

Hi Chantal, Thank you for taking the time to share your great experience at ATG. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our patio as much as we do! We greatly appreciate your feedback and look forward to your next visit. Meaghan

Reviewed August 28, 2018

Had brunch here with friends - even thou it wasn't busy service was slow and inconsistent. Food was very basic, noting notable and portions were small especially for the prices. I would not recommend nor return - there are too many excellent restaurants in Toronto...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank KLH21
Reviewed August 22, 2018

This restaurant has a large, comfortable patio right on the water with a beautiful view of Toronto Islands and the lake. It's so sad that they don't pay more attention to a better quality of food and better service. The food is So-So at best....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Sharon C
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

I am always amazed that this place is not always packed and lined up! Service is good (this last visit, excellent) and the menu offers a variety of options to please all. The food is tasty and the waiters are pleased to accommodate special requests....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank IsabelleS555
Reviewed August 17, 2018

We have been very big fans of Against The Grain since it opened. It is one of the few restaurants with a view overlooking Toronto’s beautiful harbour. It is also one of the better and more upscale options, and nicely close to our St. Lawrence...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank IanSteer
Reviewed August 9, 2018

beer in a bottle but the glass I asked to pour it was wet and broken and had food traces of other people. terrible! I was with my friend Ana who also witnessed it. I asked the waiter to replace the glass, but she brought...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Nuno C
Reviewed August 1, 2018

The food was okay. The view and patio are great with views directly onto Toronto Harbour and great people watching along the tree-lined promenade. Service, on the other hand, was abysmal. I was one step away from ordering from UberEats. It was over 30 minutes...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank TObill
Reviewed July 20, 2018

went for dinner; had to get the cutlery for the table ourselves AFTER our food arrived! Food tasted great but our server( Bradley) entered an amount almost $100 ($98.63) more than the bill into the credit card machine and handed it over to me to...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Fazi A
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Patricia R
August 30, 2017|
Response from Martin329 | Reviewed this property |
There's a stop right in front. The building will say "Corus" on the front and is set back from the street by a parking lot. Just ask the driver to let you know when you get to Queens Quay and they'll let you know.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Bar, Canadian, International, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Dockside Dr | Corus Quay, Toronto, Ontario M5A 0B5, Canada
    (Queens Quay & Jarvis)
  • Public Transportation: Take the #75 bus south from Sherbourne subway station. Get off at Richardson Street and walk 59 meters to Corus Quay at 25 Dockside Drive. OR Take the #6 bus south from Bay St towards Queens Quay and Jarvis Via Ferry Docks. Get off at Corus Quay or George Brown College.
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Old Toronto
  • Neighbourhood: Old Toronto
  • Phone Number: +1 647-344-1562
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At Against the Grain we are committed to exceptional food, hand-crafted cocktails and genuine service – all with a breathtaking view of the harbour and Centre Island. You’ll find globally inspired dishes, as well as traditional tavern offerings. Classics like our Haddock & Chips share space with House Smoke Pork Ribs, Vegan Mushroom Risotto and Nasi Goreng on our diverse menu. Sip on a top-notch cocktail or savour a glass of wine from our carefully curated wine list. Beer lovers can look forward to 16 taps of craft and seasonal pours. Whether you are seeking an after-work cocktail, weekend brunch mimosas or a sunny pier-side patio to enjoy local pours, Against the Grain serves up the best of what the waterfront has to offer.
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