Restaurant type

  • Fine Dining,

Cuisine type

  • Canadian,
  • American Cuisine,


  • Online Reservation,


  • Casual,

Products and Services

  • Celebrity Spot,
  • Full Dinner Menu,
  • Hotel Nearby,
  • Farm To Table,
  • California Cuisine,
  • Seasonal Menu,
    • Lunch,
    • Dinner,
    • Brunch,
    • Dessert,
  • more...
  • less...

Languages Spoken

  • English,
299 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1P7
Useful Information

Opening Hours *Holiday hours

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  • $26 To $60,

Methods of Payment:

  • Diners Club

Meet the owner

Being a director of box office blockbuster movies requires attention to detail. Acclaimed director Ivan Reitman relied on that when designing his restaurant Montecito, located near the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Ivan was frustrated with the dining experience in Toronto’s Entertainment District so he teamed up with Jordan and Tom Bitove of the Toronto based Innov8 Hospitality group to open Montecito in 2014.

“Ivan thought there was no consistency in the quality of dining, from a service and food point of view,” says co-owner Jordan Bitove. “My brother Tom and I sat down with him and talked a lot about the food movement in California, the farm to table movement, locally sourced food. That became our focus – being able to deliver that experience to Toronto.”

At 12,000 square feet and nearly 300 seats, Montecito manages to have a quiet atmosphere. It’s split into four distinct sections so patrons can enjoy their meal without feeling like they’re in a huge hall.

“We went into a massive amount of detail on the look and feel of the restaurant,” says Jordan. The owners looked at every aspect of the restaurant, down to the colour of light bulbs, so that diners can enjoy a complete dining experience.

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Montecito is inspired by the West Coast for its Sunday brunch. The brunch focuses on clean California cuisine, with inspiration from local ingredients. Executive Chef Matt Simpson’s menu includes a Montecito Benedict with Bloody Mary Hollandaise and roasted pork belly.

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Toronto restaurants and bars open until 4 am during TIFF

Around the corner from the TIFF Bell Lightbox, Montecito has been known to attract Hollywood clientele. The Southern California-style restaurant is the perfect spot to sip cocktails with the stars. It has extended last call on September 8.

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Montecito is a sleek, bright and airy Adelaide West hotspot, the perfect place to catch drinks after a show at the Royal Alexandra or Princess of Whales Theatre (both located within walking distance). They serve La Muse Verte absinthe, a 68-proof Brodeaux, using the classic absinthe ice tower.

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