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“A fabulous spot”
Review of Globe Bistro

Globe Bistro
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Ranked #337 of 9,134 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$19 - US$54
Cuisines: Canadian, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighbourhood: East End
Cross street: Broadview
Transit: We are situated half of a block east of Broadview station on the Bloor TTC subway line.
Description: Join us for a unique local food experience just minutes from the downtown core. Anchoring the entrance to the Danforth, Globe Bistro offers something for everybody. We are open for dinner daily (except Monday). Enjoy a leisurely weekend brunch with friends. Friday lunches host a mix of locals gathering or business meetings. Neighbourhood dining at its best! Feel free to chat with the Chef at the open kitchen or for more intimacy, a private dining room is available for groups. Fresh seasonal and local ingredients inspire Chef Dan Sander's culinary creations that incorporate flavours from around the world. The rooftop patio is a secret oasis from the Danforth. Think global. Eat local!
Reviewed 23 July 2014

We started with happy hour that included great half-priced local wine and $1 oysters. We then decided to move into the dining room and had an amazing dinner from the tasting menu. Stacey was our server but we also talked to Stewart and others and they were all amazing. Definitely a place you should go for a great evening.

Update - we've since been here numerous times for happy hour and even brunch...it's always amazing. Brunch is simply fantastic.

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1  Thank Greg B
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

We went for a Travelzoo special and the whole experience was amazing! Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable. Six course tasting menu was just the perfect size and the food itself was delicious. Was worth traveling from Richmond Hill. We shall be back!

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Reviewed 19 June 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I wanted to enjoy some drinks in the sun on the roof top patio. We went in at 6:50pm. We sat at the bar and we were never acknowledged by the three people behind the bar. After 5 minutes the bartender came up did not say hello and asked "Are you eating tonight?" and poured water. We said just drinks and then had to ask for a drink menu. We waited another 10 minutes and he never took our order so we left. You could tell he was extremely flustered even though the patio was not full. Too bad. Perhaps we will try again another time.

Thank Cameron S
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

Very good food. Fathers day special brilliant value. Good service, felt a valued customer. A very memorable evening before my return to the UK.

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Thank fruitcollins
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

We were a party of three for brunch, none of us in any way exacting or demanding, but the sloppiness in attention to food and service interfered with our enjoyment of a social occasion....and that's not right. The restaurant is not the centerpiece of the occasion, it's supposed to be a facilitator to a successful occasion.

The place was almost empty when we arrived but it took a 3 minute wait at the door before someone guided us to a table. Not a big deal, but when they're not on it, it makes for a sloppy start. The server arrived promptly and told us about the featured dishes and we duly ordered. Coffee was served and we sat back for the next 35 minutes waiting for our food. Asked for refills on coffee during this time which was forgotten about. Received our food....all of the hot stuff lukewarm. I know, I know....that's when I should alert them to the problem....but sometimes it's just not worth it, you just press on because to complain is to interrupt the flow of conversation. My hash was supposed to made with smoked meat....it actually mostly contained what tasted like pure pork belly fat and maybe it was smoked, but the texture was too fatty to figure it out, and the dish was lukewarm. An omelette was also lukewarm and overcooked. A communal poutine with mushrooms and gravy was entirely unremarkable for anything except cold temperature....but the server successfully sold it to us, so more fool we. We ask for coffee again, again it fails to arrive. Meals finished, we attract the server's attention for coffee and finally get a refill as we ask for the bill. Tipped 15%, no idea why.

Of all the things to get right in a restaurant, the easiest have got to be hot food and attentive service...that's just about adequate and observant supervision. In fairness, a manager-type person was assisting in service so maybe they were short-handed. Still, that's not our problem. We wish you luck but we won't be back.

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