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Bar, Cafe, Diner, Burmese, French
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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All reviews escargot rutabaga creme brûlée arctic char shrimp french cuisine friday night for dinner garlic butter regular menu nice atmosphere wine list tasty food kingsley
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Reviewed February 17, 2020 via mobile

My husband and I had excellent meals. He enjoyed the escargot and I, a very tasty salad. We both liked the tender and flavourful beef bourguignon. Desserts if crème brûlée and a special chocolate creation topped it off. All the staff we interacted with were...helpful and courteous.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

Excellent French cuisine. Staff were great as was the food. Went for lunch and will definitely go back for dinner. A bit small, and a bit noisy, but not enough to ruin the experience.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 10, 2020

So my wife and I set out to have a nice quiet dinner in the hood at Merlot. I love France and more importantly french cuisine...the place was busy and we were sat at a busy table where my wife kept getting bumped by the...wait staff, this I expect in Paris not on the Kingsway in Toronto...so we changed seats, I wasn't going to be bumped at all... At the table next to us was a good friend and his wife and we had some laughs as there went the quiet dinner...BTW next time I go if we do I am requesting table 30. Ordered dinner and the food was pretty good - mussels fine - escargots good but served with a spoon, rather odd???? My main was not spectacular I had the Shrimp and like most places they use 16 - 20 size verses going with the U 15 or even better the 6 - 8 which would be really special, I can always tell a place by the shrimp they serve. We did have a nice night and the place is loaded with posters of many places I have been to in France so it was nice to talk about all of our travels...the bumping and the shrimp brought the night down.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 3, 2020 via mobile

Went to Merlot Friday night for dinner with friends. The place was packed but the service was quick with tasty food. Food was so yummy that I forgot to take photos of dinner before diving in.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 24, 2020

Very nice restaurant. Good wine list. They have a prix fix menu and a regular menu from which to chose your meal. We had a nice white wine, I had the sea bass my friend had Artic Char and both were delicious with rice and...grilled veggies. The creme’ brûlée was good but not as firm as I like it...delicous all the same. Good bread and the service was good...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 10, 2020 via mobile

My dad took me here for lunch. The food was excellent and the staff was very friendly and attentive. It's not a place I would take my children, but it is a great place for a date night.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed January 5, 2020 via mobile

Outstanding atmosphere, food, and service. Delicious appetizers and main courses. A great location for a celebratory occasion and/or a beautiful meal with couples and friends. Thank you!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 4, 2019 via mobile

First time here. Server was very friendly & attentive. Service was good overall although I had to ask for more water. In my opinion, you should never have to flag down a waiter to ask for water. The food was beautifully plated, perfectly hot and...cooked superbly. I had the chicken breast & vegetables and loved it. There was a puréed vegetable that I didn’t recognize so I inquired and was told it was curried rutabaga- it was amazingly smooth and flavourful! I started with the escargot- too many onions floating in the garlic butter for my liking but my husband liked it. My husband and son had the mussels to start and they were tasty. My son had the seafood fettuccine and my husband had the shrimp and rice and vegetables- all good. I recommend this place & would definitely return. I usually upload picture but the lighting was too dim to accomplish that.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 22, 2019 via mobile

Very good service. Delicious Food. Although a bit pricey. Server was pleasant and efficient. Nice atmosphere and very busy. Obviously very popular.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 10, 2019 via mobile

Taken out by friends for a birthday celebration. Lovely... had been many years ago and still a go to restaurant in Bloor Street Village. Excellent attentive service. Great daily / evening special. I had the pickerel ... it was excellent. Best pommes frites I've had...in a long time. Sizable portions for all my dining friends. I must comment... noisy! I would go earlier 6 /630 PM if you want to chat with your table mates. Like most busy restaurants on a Saturday night... busy. However... a definite go back.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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  • Merlot Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 3.5
    • Atmosphere: 4