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Universal Grill

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) #2,825 of 7,026 Restaurants in Toronto $$ - $$$ , International, Fusion
1071 Shaw St, Toronto, Ontario M6G 3N4, Canada
+1 416-588-5928
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good48%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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Canadian, International, Fusion
$$ - $$$
1071 Shaw St, Toronto, Ontario M6G 3N4, Canada
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

I've always liked the authentic diner atmosphere here-there's a picture on the wall of the place about 70 years ago. The servers are always friendly and the food is invariably good. The last time we went, I tried an appetizer that was heavenly...crispy crusted, soft...More

Thank JMazzocato
Reviewed 12 January 2017

If you want good food in a casual laid back atmosphere then you will love Universal Grill. Always an interesting daily menu board supported by an "ok" beverage selection. Staff are knowledgeable, friendly and unobtrusive.

Thank c4pl
Reviewed 3 January 2017

I suggest that you go early and have the place to yourself (as much as possible). Quaint. Interesting. Food was terrific. Nice for a small group.

Thank burnsinny
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Have you been here several times with my boyfriend and his parents love restaurant however I find it to be very bland-normative / very mediocre. Considering it is so mediocre the locations isn't wonderful and the booths are always cramp it is surprising to find...More

Thank Rachel W
Reviewed 24 July 2016

I went with two friends to this neighbourhood diner. I checked the menu online and it looked appetizing. I booked a table for three, arrived on time at 7:45 pm. I was surprised that the place looked so empty on a Saturday night, with half...More

1  Thank Shirley Z
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Often a bit of a wait but the best brunch in town!!! Amazing food great variety on menu something for everyone. Cute little diner.

Thank outboundToronto
Reviewed 9 April 2016

If you are looking for comfort food in a nice casual environment, this is your place.The old stand byes of Liver or Ribs with sweet potato fries are always great. And the daily specials are worth a look.

Thank c4pl
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Good place for a good, well cooked nice dinner with no pretentious airs, nice options and nice staff. We have been a couple of times and never a disappointment. I had the mussels and a special salad. Ribs, pork and risotto had by others, all...More

Thank shadowlove
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

Funky place longtime diner. Food is fabulous at brunch they have something for everyone. Omelettes, egg meat combos, my personal favourite Huevos Rancheros, great pancakes and more! It does not take reservations so be prepared to wait unless you are there before opening time. But...More

Thank outboundToronto
Reviewed 25 November 2015

I have been coming to Universal Grill for 15 years. Not super regularly but frequently enough for it to be a comfortable relaxed event. The food is a very high quality without being 'precious'. They have a Crispy Polenta starter that is probably my favourite...More

Thank AJM155019
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Canadian, International, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
10:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
10:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1071 Shaw St, Toronto, Ontario M6G 3N4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +1 416-588-5928
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