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25 Dockside Dr, Toronto, ON M5A 0B5
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Open now 11:00 am - 1:00 am

Methods of Payment:

  • amex
  • interac
  • masterCard
  • visa
  • Traveler's Cheque

Rates:

  • $11 To $25,

Opening Hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Restaurant type

  • Coffee Shop,
  • Wine Bar,
  • Pub,

Cuisine type

  • Continental,
  • Asian,
  • Canadian Cuisine,
  • Indonesian,
  • American Cuisine,

Dishes

  • Fish,
  • Barbecue,
  • Breakfast,
  • Grill,
  • Hamburger,
  • Sandwich,
    • Seafood,
    • Dessert,
    • Vegan,
    • Vegetarian Cuisine,
  • more...
  • less...

Features

  • Take-out,
  • Restaurant With Party Services,
  • Bring Your Own Wine,
  • Oyster Bar,

Atmosphere

  • Trendy,

Products and Services

  • Cuisine Contemporaine,

Languages Spoken

  • English,

Ratings & Reviews - Against The Grain Urban Tavern - Harbourfront

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    The view is beautiful but the service was absolutely awful and the food was only average. The drinks are good though. Good place to just come for a drink and enjoy the view.

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    July 2, 2018

    Good food on a nice patio with a great view. Excellent service.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 1, 2018

    Fabulous as usual. Great food, fresh and tasty, great patio and wonderful service

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 30, 2018

    everyone enjoyed their meal. would give 5 stars if Nachos came out hot

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 22, 2018

    Alex is an amazing server ... personable, responsive, made great recomendations. Hopefully you'll recognize him as a top performer.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 19, 2018

    The mushroom risotto was excellent!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 18, 2018

    fabulous as usual great patio attentive staff yummy choices

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 17, 2018

    Unbelievably fast service. Prime rib burger and fish and chips were phenomenal

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 13, 2018

    Extremely accommodating and friendly

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 3, 2018

    Three dollars for two rashers of bacon does not seem reasonable given the plate already cost $16.00. We asked for sauce on side of eggs benny but were served on eggs. Otherwise meal was as good as I've come to expect. Thank you.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    June 1, 2018

    Service was great but drinks were sub par. Server explained there was a new Bartender being trained which may have had something to do with it. My Fish Sandwich was excellent but my wifes fish and chips were sub par too much batter. My duaughters Mushroom resotto was also very good. Server did indicate there would be a discount due to the lengthy wait for drinks but non appeared on the bill.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 1/5

    Service: 4/5

    May 29, 2018

    We went to Against the Grain because it has a beautiful location right on the water and it was a hot beautiful day! We sat on the patio and ordered a drink and some nachos. The nachos we VERY disappointing. Very dry, actually had little flavour (surprising), not anywhere enough cheese and had no salsa or anything on other than scarce chopped red peppers and olives on top of it. We asked the waitress for some salsa as what we had was mostly just dry chips. Our waitress told us that the nachos were supposed to have come with Pico De Gallo on top of them and she would grab us some. She came back shortly with a side of bruschetta mix... which was confusing and also bland. We didn't finish what we termed were some of the worst nachos we'd ever had and decided not to order anymore food from there. We then decided to order a pitcher of Sangria. Upon looking at the list of Sangria's we found out that none of them contained wine!!!! What? I mean who is Against the Grain trying to fool? Bruschetta mix is not Pico De Gallo and Sangria without wine is just a cocktail. Period. Our waitress, on the other hand, was fantastic. Her name was Natasha and she completely tried to make our experience a little better. Even still, we will not recommend this place to anyone.

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 1/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 22, 2018

    Service was good, the waiter was nice but the food were not good. Last night I ordered a fish and chip, the fish was ok but the fries were not good and it served with ketchup instead of tartar sauce, so I asked for tartar sauce, it arrived after 20 mins and the fish already finished. Caesar Salad was not good, burnt bacon, lack of dressing and lack of cheese.

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 2/5

    Service: 2/5

    May 14, 2018

    Went for Mother's Day and had a great time. The view is amazing!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 7, 2018

    Our eggs Benedict were served luke warm. My eggs were over cooked. The salad was almost sugar-coated, so sweet I couldn’t eat it. The worst was that we ordered desert and after half an hour we gave up waiting for it. Our server Said she had asked for it three times. But we couldn’t figure out was why, with nine staff standing around the bar, plus 3 at reception, why none of those were pressed into service. We were all very disappointed and frankly I’m not sure if we will go back. This is a real shame because the location is spectacular.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 2/5

    Service: 1/5

    May 3, 2018

    music is always too loud and we shout to be hear

    Ambiance: 2/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 3/5

    April 24, 2018

    A splendid meal. Very unhurried and friendly service much appreciated.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 11, 2018

    Great spot for lunch or dinner, and it's located right by the lake! All of the salads are delicious as well as the pizza, fish tacos and steak and frites. Will go back to try some other items; can't wait to experience the patio in the summer!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 26, 2018

    Server was particularly good and the atmosphere with clear view of the waterfront is great. Food was fine.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 19, 2018

    Loved the food. Surprise to see only one waiter on a Sunday. Despite of POS being down for a bit the waiter and kitchen staff managed to run the place smoothly. I think the management should rethink the way they schedule their staff, it’s not fair for one waiter or kitchen staff to run the whole damn place.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 17, 2018

    Service inattentive. Food mediocre.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 2/5

    March 9, 2018

    Great food and service!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 25, 2018

    great pizza and good menu variety. Love the location easy parking, with a fabulous view. Our waitress was friendly and the service was very good.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 8, 2018

    Loved it.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 8, 2018

    Was just after opening, so not a lot of atmosphere happening. Much appreciated the chef offering the Winterlicious menu, even though it apparently didn't start until noon. Food was excellent.

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    February 3, 2018

    Comfortable, cozy, beautiful view and great food. We will definitely be back.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    January 29, 2018

    While the food was okay, the service was terrible. The restaurant was almost empty and yet we had to wait 30 minutes just to get our starters (we're talking about soups here). The staff wasn't that busy but they didn't bother checking in how we were doing, which is pretty standard. The icing on the cake was when I asked for a box for my dessert. They literally scooped whipped cream straight into a paper box, not parchemin paper or anything else. I've never ever seen that. Quite choking.

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 1/5

    January 27, 2018

    It was a quiet night with very few patrons around so it gave my sister and I great privacy. Very warm and welcoming atmosphere. The service was excellent and the food was very delicious. Especially the banoffee pie! It was out of this world

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 16, 2017

    Service was very friendly and attentive. I got the fish sandwich, which was a bit salty but dressed really well. Thanks for the excellent evening!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 24, 2017

    The server was excellent, food could have been better e..g fish overdone and fries cold

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 5, 2017

    Great food and service.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

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