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507 Parliament St, Toronto, ON M4X 1P3
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  • Visa
  • Traveler's Cheque

Rates:

  • $11 To $25,
The Peartree Restaurant, established in 1993, is located in the heart of Toronto's famous Cabbagetown neighbourhood, and is a long favoured and well recognized restaurant on Parliament Street. The cozy and elegant dining room coupled with incredible service and fabulous food, makes it a truly unforgettable dining experience. The menu offers something for everyone, embracing Canadian, Cajun, French, Italian and vegetarian cuisine. Our exquisite food is made from scratch with creativity, experience and a lot of enthusiasm. We make our own sauces, soups and dressings, cut our steaks and fish, prepare the chicken breast and bake our very own breads and pies. We pride ourselves on delivering excellent food and amazing service. Join us for brunch every Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm. more...

Opening Hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Cuisine type

  • Mediterranean,

Dishes

  • French Onion Soup,
  • Organic Green Salad,
  • Smoked Salmon Organic Salad,
  • Wine,
  • Bruschetta,
  • Baby Spinach Salad,
    • Brunch,
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Features

  • Group Reservation,
  • Reservation,
  • Restaurant With Delivery Services,
  • Restaurant With Private Rooms,
  • Restaurant With Terrace,
  • Take-out,
    • Lunch Menu,
    • Online Reservation,
    • Wheelchair-accessible Restaurant,
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Atmosphere

  • Casual,
  • Intimate,

Products and Services

  • Open Sunday,

Languages Spoken

  • English,

Meet the owner

After moving to Toronto in 1988, Asokan Rasieh spent just one month as a dishwasher before becoming a line cook. Within six months, his passion ignited the kitchen and he became a chef.

“I just fell in love with working in the kitchen,” says Asokan. “It was such an exciting atmosphere. I knew right away I would always work in the restaurant industry.”

Asokan worked as a head chef for several years until the restaurant’s owners decided they wanted to sell. Asokan didn’t hesitate to buy it, and in 1993 he opened Peartree Restaurant.

“After changing the name and the atmosphere of the restaurant, I knew I never wanted to leave. This would be my first and last job in Canada,” he says.

Read the story of Peartree Restaurant

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March 6, 2017

Enjoyed the brunch!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

March 5, 2017

Excellent soups. Attentive to, and creative with, individual food preferences. Veggies cooked "just right". A bit too much use of soya sauce in the stir fries, and more butter in the sauces than is needed. Delicious special desserts. Good prices. Many thanks for a very special evening

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

March 4, 2017

What an excellent meal in a lovely atmosphere. The service was impeccable and the food delicious. We had a very nice leisurely lunch with good friends. Thank you, we will come again!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 27, 2017

Great server!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 23, 2017

The food here is delicious and reasonable. I eat here often and recommend it to all my friends and family

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

February 21, 2017

Great restaurant, we have been there many times and we are never disappointed with anything!!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 15, 2017

We both enjoyed the homemade soups (lentil and the butternut squash). The dinners were good-sized portions with lots of vegetables that were tender but crisp, the maple pork and the chicken were tender and tasty. And the chocolate mousse cake was decadent.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 12, 2017

Great food, great setting, highly understaffed and painfully slow service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 2/5

January 21, 2017

Love the Peartree!! Have loved the Peartrees for many many years. Great food, great service. Wonderful atmosphere.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 15, 2017

I was dining with my brother before going to a show. I have been to the Pear Tree before and quite like it. It's a relaxing environment and not huge like the big chain restaurants that are all the same. Service is very good - friendly and attentive but not in our face. We had appetizers (bruchetta and crab cakes) to share. The bruchetta came as 4 huge pieces - had we known that, we may have passed on the crab cakes (also 2 very good sized cakes). But, they were both very good. My brother had the pepper steak and I had butter chicken. The vegetables with both entrees were fresh and cooked perfectly (not overdone). The pepper steak was great - cooked with just a bit of pink and seasoned properly. He said the fries were also very good. My butter chicken was okay (hence the "3" rating overall). The chicken was bit dry and the sauce was a bit 'flat'. That said, I would still recommend the Pear Tree without any qualms.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 5/5

January 7, 2017

We went for brunch on New Year's Eve day. We sat in the glass conservatory at the back. We were the only customers the entire time. It was terrific. The natural light and direct view onto the garden, even in winter, is lovely. Both meals were tasty, with good portions and fair prices. The waitress was friendly and checked on us regularly throughout the meal, topping up coffee, etc. This restaurant is an old favourite from days when we lived/worked in the neighbourhood, so returning always feels like "coming home".

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

January 4, 2017

We've been coming here many years, have brought many friends and they unfailingly love The Pear Tree. Friendly service, excellent choice, good process, charming atmosphere... what more can you ask !

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 1, 2017

neighborhood restaurant that is always dependable for good food and service.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

December 13, 2016

Reliable restaurant, good value and good food.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

December 9, 2016

A great place!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 27, 2016

The food was delicious. The atmosphere warm and friendly. The prices very reasonable. The service fabulous .

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 26, 2016

It was nice. The server seemed nervous but she was very sweet and didn't want to disappoint.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

November 25, 2016

Great as usual.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

November 25, 2016

This was our American thanksgiving dinner. Very good and enjoyable.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

November 21, 2016

One of our favourite places for brunch. Try the Texas eggs.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

November 21, 2016

A very pleasant and relaxed evening. Saffordable were very gracious and attentive.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

November 13, 2016

As as VIP member bringing a friend to celebrate our mutual birthdays and having informed them at the time of reservation and when we arrived, I was saddened to find that the restaurant no longer does anything to show appreciation or help make the event special. No one even said happy birthday although our birthday cards were on the table. We won't be having any more special occasions there, but will continue to be a customer because the chef is really good and we have been coming here since it opened.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

November 6, 2016

Great restaurant with amazing food!!!! You will be disappointed with the food or the service. Love this place!!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 5, 2016

Thank you all staff we had wonderful time.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 12, 2016

Unfortunately there was a very noisy party on this evening which was a disturbance right from the start. Our soup was at best lukewarm and we hadn't finished eating that when our main course was brought in. We explained we hadn't finished so the waitress left our turkey dinner on an empty table next to us! Then they let another couple sit at that table with our dinners on! The one saving grace was the pleasant young waiter who quickly went away and got us fresh plates. Food was average.

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 2/5

October 11, 2016

It's has becoming a yearly place for me to visit for turkey dinner

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 11, 2016

I went to the Peartree for Thanksgiving dinner. We waited a long time to order our dinner and then we saw our waiter only once. He did not come by to re-fill the water glasses or wine glasses. When we went to pay, we had to wait for 15 minutes to get our cheque and then pay. The waiter was, noisily, cleaning silverware and putting into a tray behind us instead of getting our bill and then bringing over the credit card machine. The food was also decidedly mediocre. It was not worth the price. My partner and I were both ill after the meal. I will not be going back.

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 2/5

September 13, 2016

Good food and good service

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

August 28, 2016

Was at the Pear Tree 3 years ago not sure if they changed chefs owners or management this visit very disappointing no surprise that at 7pm on a Saturday night they were practically empty. we were 5 people 3 people were served appetizer and we had to wait for a ceasar salad for approximately 5 minutes while one person mussels got cold. Fish was very dry and lamb chops very fatty dinner served cold Service definitely not attentive. Probably wont go back .

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 2/5

August 13, 2016

We have going to the pear tree resturant for a few years now. Such a great restaurant located in cabbage town in Toronto. Highly recommended this restaurant!!!!!😀😀😀😀

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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