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Chiado Restaurant

#146 of 6,785 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
££££
Neighbourhood:
Downtown
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864 College St, Toronto, Ontario M6H 1A3, Canada (Ossington Avenue)
+1 416-538-1910
Today
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

After all these years fresh fish has never been better than at chiado! The fillet of grouper was incredibly tender, moist and filled with such subtle flavour. The fish seems like it was pulled out of the ocean today!! The whole seabass was skillfully deboned by our waiter was equally soft and delicious. All of this was washed down by... More 

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Thank Breana123
New York City, New York
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36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Charming restaurant, with all Portuguese cuisine traditional menu available for your culinary travel to Lisbon. The staff is super friendly and super verse in their wines and menu pairings. Seafood is amazing and the Parabens cake decoration and sing along by our amazing waiter made the birthday occasion even better!

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Thank Romperine
Bethlehem, New Hampshire
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197 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Really enjoyed our visit here. We went to a number of "high end" restaurants while in Toronto, and chose Chaido as a "lower key" restaurant - boy were we surprised. Everything was outstanding - the service was impeccable, food was delicious and prepared amazingly. They had a number of authentic dishes, including many fresh fish options flown in that day;... More 

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Thank bruce c
Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I've dined here for well over 25 years, never often enough. It's like going home again if your home had perfect wait staff and a cook who knew what to do with fresh, exotic fish and seafood. Rich fascinating Portuguese wine list. Must go back soon and have the "humble" acorda; best homely, luxurious seafood comfort food.

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Thank Tzvi R
Mississauga, Canada
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We visited with our children for our anniversary. The service was very good and the appetizers were excellent, particularly the toasted goat cheese and the quail. The rack of lamb for the mains was pretty good, but not spectacular. Ironically, it's known for its seafood, so we'll have to try that next time. If you're taking kids, make sure they... More 

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Thank Jurist
Toronto, Canada
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69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

The food, the service, the sense of history, the setting: this place deserves it's place at the top of the list of Toronto's best restaurants. I love Portuguese food, seafood driven, fresh, healthy, delicious, hearty and straightforward. Chiado manages to keep the celebrate and elevate without making the food fussy. The setting has a classic fine European restaurant feel with... More 

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Thank GrahamandLuis
Toronto, Canada
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105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I wanted Portuguese food and I searched on Trip Advisor and the reviews seemed consistently great - however, notwithstanding the decor and the waiter, it was like eating at any other fine dining restaurant. Maybe a few fish that were on the menu were for Portugal but nothing much else. The waiter was especially friendly and the place had a... More 

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Lagos, Portugal
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144 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Although College Street is under repair, ignore the construction and focus on getting to Chiado's for a fantastic food experience. Our waiter Carlos was entertaining and very professional. The wine is very good. We had the grilled squid and clams. Desserts...don't skip!!! The chocolate mousse is divine and the Natas do Ceu delicious. If we resided in Toronto it would... More 

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Thank yeshiyang
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

The food was really good and the service is outstanding. The waiters are very friendly i like the fact you can see the chef's working.

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Thank Suzy S
Toronto, Ontario
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I are never disappointed when we dine at Chiado! The service was exceptional and the food was so fresh and so very delicious! Thank you Gentlemen for another great experience. Looking forward to our next visit

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$51 - US$51
Cuisine
European, Portuguese, Latin, Seafood, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 864 College St, Toronto, Ontario M6H 1A3, Canada
    (Ossington Avenue)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-538-1910
Description
Chiado is the creation of Albino Silva one of North America's leading chefs and restaurateurs. Nestled in a sophisticated European designed setting the internationally critically acclaimed Chiado Restaurant is a beautiful blend of old world charm and timeless elegance. Silva and his professional services team's expertise in event planning will enhance all your corporate events and private functions. Unsurpassed personal attention is the hallmark of the dedicated staff that provide the same impeccable service and flair that has made Silva's restaurants world renowned.

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Downtown
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