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Boland's Open Kitchen

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North End
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575 Mount Pleasant Rd, Toronto, Ontario M4S 2M5, Canada
+1 416-482-2424
11:30 - 23:00
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280 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went as a group of 24 for a wine club dinner. We had a fixed menu and wines so I can not comment about the available selection. The food was interesting and very tasty: hors d’oeuvres of grilled shrimp in lemon, garlic and olive oil; and double smoked bacon and tomato on baguette, Atlantic Salmon Gravlax, Roasted Duck Breast... More 

Thank giffenk
Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We keep returning to Chris Boland's place, as much for the great bistro-style food as it's usually not noisy – you can still HEAR YOURSELF TALK ;)

Thank BenD_and_JoN
1 review
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Made a reservation at Boland's tonight through its OpenTable service - was glad to do this as most of my other favourites were closed for the New Year's extra holiday Monday. Big mistake. Boland's *was* closed but they'd forgotten to adjust their OpenTable settings, so it gave me a confirmed reservation (with emailed see-you-at-seven confirmation). A cab ride later, I... More 

Thank Benna9
chris b, Owner at Boland's Open Kitchen, responded to this review

Sorry for the inconvenience. We dropped the ball and did not shut the reservation systems off. It is on the check list, we just blew it There is no good excuse for wasting your time If you would like to dine at our expense and get the usual experience please call me. Once again I apologize on behalf off our... More 

Victoria, Canada
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140 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Great menu well chosen and wonderfully presented for our 50th anniversary. Across the miles CHRIS Boland was easy to work with. Yummy shrimp appetizers,too, along with 5* carrot soup and trout with pickled daicon. Thanks to Pat and Barry for gifting us champagne! We had a super afternoon

1 Thank Barbara L
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 December 2016

We arranged for a group of high school friends from 45 years ago to get together in the private dining room in the back of the restaurant. The service was fabulous, the wines were delightfully paired with the meals and the food was great! The menu is relatively small - but the attention to detail,presentation and foods is extensive! I... More 

1 Thank caseymccallum
Toronto, Canada
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Meat, fish and fowl all nicely prepared and served. A little erratic on availability of some menus items and the server could use some trainig

1 Thank GerryToronto_
Toronto, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 9 December 2016

The Toronto Camera Club held their holiday dinner last evening at Bolland's and the experience was impressive! It's the perfect place to rent the entire restaurant - the ambience was warm and inviting and although the space initially was one we had not considered for such a crowd, we fit comfortably at the tables leaving the spacious back room for... More 

Thank whitestonechalet
Toronto, Canada
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1,400 reviews
781 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 830 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

The service was a bit erratic, but there was nothing wrong with the meal. I had the sun-dried tomato soup and the slow-cooked veal cheeks. Both were very good. The other three members of our party also enjoyed their meals. The ambience is agreeable. The wine is pricey, but on the whole this is a very good place for a... More 

2 Thank operalover939
Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We live near Boland's but there are so many great restaurants in Davisville Village that we hadn't been her in years. I took a girlfriend recently and can say it was absolutely the best meal out that I have had in a long time!!! I had the trout, she had the chicken. both were excellent.

Thank 77MJL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

I took my boyfriend out for our second date & he was so impressed we went back again the following Friday. I had beet salad with goat cheese & oranges . For my main course I had trout which was so delicate & flavorful that it melted in your mouth. For dessert I had a warm brownie with vanilla ice... More 

1 Thank Sherrie W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$37
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 575 Mount Pleasant Rd, Toronto, Ontario M4S 2M5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > North End
  • Neighbourhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 416-482-2424
Christopher Boland brings an impressive pedigree spanning more than three decades and including ownership in Telfers , Trappers, The Tasting Rooms and now Boland's Open Kitchen.On any given evening Christopher will be seen out front meeting each and every guest, as well as joining the kitchen staff in the centrally-located kitchen - the heart of the restaurant.A recent review noted that "eating at Boland's is like being invited to Christopher Boland's home for dinner", which is just what Christopher is striving for.Manager Ricardo welcomes you with his signature smile and old world attention to service and detail.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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North End
The North End is a nucleus of specialty food restaurants and shops, especially around its Mount Pleasant Village area. Frequented by antiquers for its numerous collectable shops, furniture spots, and oddity stores, the North End is a maverick of the quaint and quality. Vintage toy stores, accessory shops, and cinemas welcome perusers to step back in time, while the wide pedestrian squares and the large medical and business community inject it with a dose of modernity. With numerous cafes and Toronto's greatest number of independent booksellers, it isn't uncommon to see folks in this area at their leisure, reading outdoors and in eateries, and taking life a bit more slowly – even if it's only during their lunch break.
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