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Against The Grain Urban Tavern

#2,845 of 7,227 Restaurants in Toronto
$$ - $$$American, ,
25 Dockside Dr | Corus Quay, Toronto, Ontario M5A 0B5, Canada
+1 647-344-1562
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good38%
  • Average23%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (3 reviews)
“lobster” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
American, Bar, Canadian, International, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
25 Dockside Dr | Corus Quay, Toronto, Ontario M5A 0B5, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Nuno C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank TObill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Fazi A
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Don't waste your time lining up for the patio at the Amsterdam. The patio at ATG is great, you don't bake in the afternoon sun (it is shaded) but offers a great view of Toronto Harbor and the islands. The food is excellent, albeit, with...More

Thank mcharlin
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

My Nasi Goreng was wonderful. Fresh flavors. Wifey had a great chicken salad w spicy dressing We ate outside w a beautiful view. Cocktails were excellent

Thank DocBobTemple
Reviewed July 7, 2018

I discovered ‘Against The Grain’ strolling east along the lake, just east of Sugar Beach...the reastaurent is just far enough away from the busiest areas. The patio had enough shade and sunny areas to choose from and plenty of umbrellas... the wait staff are very...More

Thank Christine M
Reviewed July 3, 2018

This has to be the best brunch menu in the area. The servive is fast and the food very good. A must for brunch.

Thank Omar B
Reviewed June 30, 2018

Good place to go on a hot night but don't expect the food to match the view and location. It was a busy night and the staff were working hard. We managed to get good service once we got the attention of the waiter. Two...More

1  Thank myraevans1942
Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

The view of the lake compensates for the taste of food. Don’t get me wrong, food was average tasting . The outdoor patio was nice especially the fire place.

Thank Vacation2011154990
Reviewed June 4, 2018

I wanted a special lakeside restaurant with a patio for my husband and I and our out of town guests. It began very well. Our young hostess welcomed us warmly. The outside sofas were very comfy. The lake view was beautiful. Beyond that the service...More

Thank tmhaze
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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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
Lunch, Dinner, 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
Bar Scene, View, Groups, Child-friendly
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>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 647-344-1562
  • E-mail
Against the Grain is the latest concept bringing urban chic to Toronto's Harbourfront. Located in the Corus Entertainment Building right next to Sugar Beach, this Urban Tavern is perfectly situated within walking distance to downtown, allowing you to relax and enjoy the spectacular view of Lake Ontario and the Toronto Island.Against the Grain is a casual Urban Tavern where people gather to enjoy Maple Chipotle Baked Wings with a local brew, Pulled Pork braised in dark beer and molasses, Stone Baked Pizzas or traditional cocktails with a twist. All served in a sophisticated presentation and service.Unique local and European brews are tapped regularly along with interesting new and old world wines. Check out our rotating line up of Canadiana, Locals Only and the Traveller’s Tap – always serving you new and exciting flavours. Of course we can’t forget the cocktails including our own signature “Against the Grain” made with Canadian whiskey.The dark mahogany wood throughout the entire restaurant and warm dark wood bar with antique metal accents and a granite countertop add to the already comforting atmosphere of Against the Grain. The bar area with high top and banquette seating are warmed by a beautiful fireplace and overlook the dining room. You’ll fall in love with the stunning views of the Toronto harbour.
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