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ALO RESTAURANT

163 Spadina Ave | 3rd Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2L6, Canada
+1 416-260-2222
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (89 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (15 reviews)
“foie gras” (18 reviews)
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CUISINES
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££££
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LOCATION
163 Spadina Ave | 3rd Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2L6, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I thought I was lucky to get reservations to this restaurant. I had high expectations as the reservations were nearly sold out within 30 minutes of their release. I opted for the Chef's Counter Experience (Extended Tasting Menu - Kitchen Counter) for 2 people ($330...More

2  Thank NornaBanorna
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very understated, which I like. The service was outstanding. The courses were sooooo delicious. You must make reservations, if you can get it. The Chef and staff were very courteous as well.

1  Thank Sandy L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were brought back to try the tasting menu of this highly rated restaurant. The ambiance was pleasant, but not quite a French national 1 star Michelin level (Michelin stars outside of France, or even inside Paris have a lot to be desired of these...More

2  Thank DLC L
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you can book it, do it. The service was impeccable. Very friendly and unpretentious. The food was incredible. Better than any of the Michelin star restaurants I've been to. The wines were exotic and delicious. Can't say a single negative thing about this place.

1  Thank Alex R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A spectacular melange of gastronomical delights. Service par excellence. A hidden gem in plain sight. Wonderful juxtaposition of place and space. Fantastic bar. And the bread! The bread. So pillowy and warm. What an experience.

1  Thank MarkusRaty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything we ate was lovely. We had the wine pairing which was wonderful? The service was terrific and the whole experience really exceptional. We loved it all.

1  Thank Sonihall
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only Michelin star contender in Toronto. The knowledge of the dishes and wine pairings from the sommelier were bar-none. Attention to the smallest of detail is evident in their service. Must also try their more casual sister restaurant "Aloette".

1  Thank Rob_inT89
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spectacular tasting menu with wine pairings. Well worth the price for the quality of service, the knowledgeable Sommelier, and the food, oh the food. Perfect for that special night out (it was our anniversary)

Thank jxavierryan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is one of those places that you want on your bucket list, especially if you are a foodie. Excellent culinary creations served each and every time. Not only is the food out of this world, it’s also works of art and second to...More

Thank Jordan3333333
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the time you enter to the time you leave, you're made to feel like a VIP. We celebrated our anniversary here for dinner and they were so kind to offer us a glass of bubbly to toast with. That was a classy touch. The...More

Thank Cynthia S
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Avidtraveller1496
9 April 2017|
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Response from LauraNYC | Reviewed this property |
We called the restaurant directly at 12:00 midnight and got the message that it was too early. Called again at 12:01, same thing. Finally got through at 12:07 and all that was left was a seating at 5:30 (which was fine... More
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Sarah L
1 March 2017|
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Response from Nur C | Reviewed this property |
Dinner at Alo is a tasting menu. $105.00 for dinner and $65.00 for wine pairings.
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Nur C
25 January 2017|
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Response from Harvey703 | Reviewed this property |
No-one was formally dressed. The most common was smart casual. Hope that helps
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$68 - US$99
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 01:00
Thursday
17:00 - 01:00
Friday
17:00 - 01:00
Saturday
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 163 Spadina Ave | 3rd Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2L6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Queen Street and West Queen West
  • Neighbourhood: Queen Street and West Queen West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-260-2222
  • E-mail
Description
Hospitality [hos-pi-tal-i-tee] Origin: French; Hospitalite; The quality or disposition of receiving and treating guests and strangers in a warm, friendly, generous way. Alo [‘a.lo] Origin: Latin; Alui altum; To nourish, cherish, support, sustain, maintain and keep. It is our intention to get back to the roots of hospitality. We want each and every guest to feel welcome in our home, and that home is ALO. A destination for classically prepared, meticulously thought out French food and service. This no-nonsense approach to fine dining with our combined experience working behind-the-scenes at some of the world’s best restaurants has led us to this point. We welcome you to ALO. Chef Patrick Kriss & General Manager Amanda Bradley
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