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70 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 1B9
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  • $26 To $60,
70 Down Restaurant and Lounge on Yorkville near Bay offers Mediterranean fare made with local and organic ingredients. 70 Down Restaurant and Lounge is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. Late night lounge is open Thursdays to Saturdays until 3am.

Opening Hours

Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Restaurant type

  • Casual,
  • Lounge,

Cuisine type

  • Mediterranean,
  • Middle-eastern,

Dishes

  • Fish,
  • Mezes,
  • Lamb,
  • Vegetarian Cuisine,
  • Steak,
  • Tapas,

Features

  • Restaurant With Bar,
  • Group Reservation,
  • Reservation,

Atmosphere

  • Trendy,
  • Upscale,

Specialties

  • Yorkville,
  • Bottle Service,
  • Middle Eastern,
  • Patio,
  • Bar,
  • Lounge Evenings,

Languages Spoken

  • English,

Getting There

  • Yorkville Ave & Bay St,

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  • Atmosphere: 4/5
  • Food: 5/5
  • Service: 5/5
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Glenda F
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Delicious food, great live entertainment (Thurs-Sat) and the BEST patio in Yorkville. Cute bartenders, too...LOL

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seblebouh
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They just rebrand...

They just rebranded the place. Met the new ownership and the managers and they were great. Service was on point and the food was to die for. Next time your in Yorkville make sure you stop by.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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May 6, 2017

I made a reservation on the website for 8:30pm, we arrived there a little early only to find out that they do not open until 9pm! Worst experience ever... why would you allow me to even make a reservation for a time slot that is nonexistent???

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 1/5

March 27, 2017

Excellent food!!! Staff were super friendly and helpful. It was a great night out.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 24, 2017

Good quality tasty food but Very overpriced for what you get and small portions.

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

March 20, 2017

The restaurant was CLOSED. We had come from out of town for ballet and dinner for my birthday. No one had the courtesy to inform us after our reservation was confirmed that the restaurant was closed. We arrived and were very disappointed. Not the experience I was expecting at all.

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 1/5

March 19, 2017

Food was delicious, very tasty. Our server was very attentive and pleasant to deal with, answered all our questions and was very friendly overall. Great experience for our group of 6, we will definitely come back.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 18, 2017

Very nice place for a family get together. Food was delicious, though I liked the kebabs better than the rice dish

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 8, 2017

mehh... ya know

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

February 7, 2017

Attended Winterlicious, and enjoyed my meal!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 7, 2017

Service was great, food could use a bit of work though ....

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 5/5

February 6, 2017

This place is garbage.

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 1/5

February 5, 2017

Small portions, website menu different than menu at restaurant, chicken meal was not a breast, but rather 4 chicken nuggets, appetizers delivered at the same time as the main course, no flavour in either meal, not allowed to sit in a booth because we were told by our server they "have a full house tonight", but even when we left at the end of or meal, all the booths were still empty and only 2 other tables were occupied.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 1/5

February 5, 2017

The restaurant had a great atmosphere and good music. We were greeted and brought to our table as soon as we walked in, but we didn't see the waiter/waitress much after that. I was disappointed with the service of the restaurant. It was not busy when we arrived and when we were ordering the waitress/waiter did not mention how small the portions would be. No one came by to check if we needed more water or to see how our food was. The food was good, nothing really stood out and I feel that the food was not worth the price we paid for. Quite disappointed with service overall. I just felt that we weren't being taken care of and looked after.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 2/5

February 4, 2017

Waited too long for our meals and it appears they were under staffed. The restaurant itself was cold, therefore it was distracting and the food is mediocre. I expected more flavor...

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 2/5

January 31, 2017

Food was awesome!! loved everything!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 30, 2017

I went to celebrate my birthday on a Friday night with my friends and we had fun after dinner, but I was disappointed. The service took forever to bring menus, drinks and the food. The waitress tried to be nice, but the wait was too long. Everyone was complaining. The food was okay, but the Winterlicous menu is totally different from the one provided by the festival website. The rice pudding was awful, no way I could eat it and I couldn't even change. I was a little bit embarrassed and sad about the whole situation. The good point is the atmosphere and the bad was great!!!! I wouldn't recommend dinner, just some drinks at the bar.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 2/5

January 30, 2017

Amazing staff, Gorgeous place. LOVED IT

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 29, 2017

POOR MANAGEMENT. They need a new chef & one who cares about their clients coming to their establishment. My friends & I love Mediterranean cuisine & decided to try this restaurant as it was on the Winterlicious restaurant list. Let me start by saying that our waitress was super friendly but she was the only one working. She had placed our orders ( we had all ordered chicken) within 10 mins of being seated. This is where it all went downhill for us. We had waited an hour & a half to get our food...Horrible, horrible service!!!! I felt so sorry for our waitress as she did make the effort to get our food sooner. She tried her best to make us happy but we were starving & she finally brought naan bread out to us half hour before before our food was served...I think she had to get approval for that. Like seriously!!! When we did get our food & we ouldn't believe our chicken were practically uncooked. We were all so disappointed...Will NEVER go back there again!!!! Winterlicious or not. I was generous giving this restaurant a rating of 1 however our waitress deserves a 4/5 rating

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 1/5

January 29, 2017

Very bad service, food was not consistent with the description in the menu and staff was rude.

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 1/5

January 22, 2017

We were seated at a table right next to the speaker. We asked to be relocated but were told that this was the only place available. There was at least one other table that remained unoccupied during the time we were there. The King Prawns we ordered turned out to be small shrimps. The food was bad.

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 4/5

December 19, 2016

Enjoyed the live band, food was spectacular and service was great! would highly recommend this place!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 8, 2016

It's hard to comment on the atmosphere, service or food, because there wasn't any. When we arrived, the restaurant was locked and closed. Our reservation was confirmed on Bookenda, but they seemed to be unaware that 70Down was closed down, either for the night or for good.

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 1/5

November 4, 2016

Made a reservation for dinner to enjoy some live music. Upon entry we awkwardly had to search for someone to seat us, and then the people behind us, who didn't have a reservation were seated before us. It was not clear on the menu online that it was a tapas restaurant. When we found out that it was tapas we didn't want to eat there anymore and instead ordered a glass of wine. We were then informed that there was a $10 fee to be in the restaurant if you didn't order at least $20 worth of food (since there was live music). However, the band went on break after 2 songs and we drank our wine without the live music. The server, who had just been following her manager's instructions, ended up waiving the $10 fee, which we wouldn't have paid anyway. Restaurant was relatively empty at 8pm on a Saturday night.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 2/5

October 14, 2016

Live Band was amazing!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 12, 2016

Great service and amazing food! Loved the live music too!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 20, 2016

Exceeded all my expectations!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 9, 2016

Horrible. There were bits of broken glass in my friend's burger.... Manager showed disgusting unsympathetic rude behaviour in regards to the situation.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 1/5

July 23, 2016

BEST FOOD EVER!!! GREAT SERVICE!! AMAZING LIVE BAND!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 8, 2016

Excellent experience, we came from out of town and it was totally worth it. Best hummus I have ever had. Lamb chops were perfect. Great atmosphere with live music. Wait staff and managers very welcoming. I would only say some wait staff could know menu a little better. We will definitely be back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

May 1, 2016

We did not stay for a meal. The website says the live music was to start at 10 pm but when we arrived for our 7 pm reservation, they were already starting. We left as we wanted to talk. Recommend you update website

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 2/5

April 18, 2016

Came for an early dinner... was looking for a quiet place. It was a Thursday night, I thought the band started AT 10PM but the band played UNTIL 10. And while the food and music were good... I was actually looking for a place without music at that time.... so always better to clarify in advance.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

Appears in 3 Smart Lists

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Winterlicious 2017: Let's get you seated

Winterlicious 2017: Let's get you seated

$18 Lunch | $28 Dinner Middle Eastern

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Winterlicious 2017: $28 dinners

Winterlicious 2017: $28 dinners

70 Down Restaurant and Lounge has an upscale yet rustic ambiance, offers live entertainment and Yorkville's only charcoal barbecue. The food is inspired by authentic Afghani cuisine with a variety of vegetarian dishes. Cocktails created by an award-winning mixologist pair perfectly with the food. For Winterlicious, their offerings include The Shah's Bolani (fresh house-made dough stuffed with potatoes and caramelized leeks); Afghan eggplant; and traditional baklava.

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Winterlicious 2017: $18 lunches

Winterlicious 2017: $18 lunches

70 Down Restaurant and Lounge has an upscale yet rustic ambiance, offers live entertainment and Yorkville's only charcoal barbeque. The food is inspired by authentic Afghani cuisine with a variety of vegetarian dishes. Cocktails created by an award winning mixologist pair perfectly with the food. From the Winterlicious menu, enjoy the Shah's bolani (fresh house made dough stuffed with potatoes and caramelized leeks, garnished with olive oil and thyme); and for the main, vegetarian Ghandi’s love (fresh cauliflower sautéed in tomato sauce and exotic spices) or Afghan eggplant  (fresh eggplant sautéed with fresh herbs, tomatoes, onions and garlic). For dessert with ferni rosewater infused rice pudding topped with pistachios.

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