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The Elm Tree Restaurant

43 Elm St, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1H1, Canada
+1 416-901-7339
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
43 Elm St, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1H1, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to go there because it was close to our hotel, and we had a great lunch. Good service and good ambiance.

Thank Jurgen P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited this restaurant at out last evening in Toronto due to advice of our Airbnb host, and we have not regretted at all! The restaurant is amazing, food is really delicious, the steaks were the best we tried during our long journey in...More

1  Thank DmitryB727
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food where was lovely! Very fresh and full of flavour. We ordered the burger and the Salmon, both cooked really well. The atmosphere in the restaurant was relaxing, not too noisy, which made for a really enjoyable evening. The service was fantastic and we...More

Thank Clo30IOW
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was very good. Appetizers excellent. Main dishes were very well prepped but, the side dishes were some strange melange of vegitables you couldn’t tell what was what. Those were tasty but, I’d prefer to know what exactly I was eating. While the meal, in...More

Thank BobTravell
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

We ordered the steak and the pork chops... the food was good and the portions generous, but the service was just ok. In a city with as many restaurants as Toronto we expected better. BUT the food was nicely prepared and tasted delicious. Kudos to...More

Thank Paul D
Reviewed August 16, 2018

We spent a number of days in Toronto and returned to this restaurant 3 times. What took us back? The quality of the food and the friendliness of the waiting staff. Thanks Tim for making us welcome.

Thank Ge0ffJan
Reviewed August 14, 2018

We visited the restaurant on Monday 13 August, around 7:30, with no reservation. The table was immediately available, the service was very fast and efficient. Good (meaning like mineral water) water served continuously, we had two courses each, we were four of us, the total...More

Thank Marco B
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

We had an 8:45 restervation at the ElmTree. The patio is open but we chose to eat inside. The staff at this restaurant are extremely welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable. We had a dinner of appetizers - the fennel salad, the iceburg lettuce, salads to start...More

Thank Janice D
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

We stumbled onto this restaurant for lunch with no expectations. We ate on the outside patio. The service was great and the food was amazing. I had the smoked salmon salad and my husband had the burger. Both dishes were excellent. I think I will...More

1  Thank diggcm
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Visually pleasing as well as a delight for one’s taste buds! The beef sharma was a surprise because it was open face but wow! The hummus bed it sat on must be completely enjoyed with the complimentary bread. The octopus was also beautifully plated and...More

Thank MaryC12345678
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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Sonia S
December 12, 2017|
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Response from Susanna-paloma | Reviewed this property |
Not sure... there was Pork meat in the Risotto from my daugther????
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April 30, 2017|
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Response from philli1 | Reviewed this property |
It was some time ago I went but I recall that there were plant based options. Also, I found them so helpful that I would ask them to modify some of the meat based options
April 12, 2017|
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Response from Marg H | Reviewed this property |
There is no children's menu as far as I know. I would take my four grandchildren but they are accustomed to dining in upscale restaurants and are all over 11 years of age.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Elm St, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1H1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-901-7339
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The Elm Tree Restaurant is a new, modern-Mediterranean restaurant in the heart of Toronto! Using fresh and high quality products, the menu focuses on the use of familiar ingredients, yet delivers a unique and memorable dining experience. Our restaurant provides guests with exceptional food at accommodating prices. Featuring great craft beers, international cocktails, wines and spirits, our bar is fully loaded. We provide our customers with as much selection at the bar as on the menu! Our bar features 8 draught beers, a concise yet international wine menu, classic and premium cocktails and a large variety of spirits. Our staff are knowledgeable and attentive, providing quality service in a casual and comfortable atmosphere. Guests are encouraged to relax and enjoy the ambiance, and to try some succulent dishes that are unique to our menu. The next time you want to try some of the best Mediterranean food in Toronto, look no further than The Elm Tree Restaurant!
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