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25 Dockside Dr, Toronto, ON M5A 0B5
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open now 10:30 am - 11:00 pm

Methods of Payment:

  • American Express
  • Interac
  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • Traveler's Cheque

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  • $11 To $25,
Against the Grain is the latest concept bringing urban chic to Toronto's Harbourfront. Located in the Corus Entertainment Building right next to Sugar Beach, this Urban Tavern is perfectly situated within walking distance to downtown, allowing you to relax and enjoy the spectacular view of Lake Ontario and the Toronto Island. Against the Grain is a casual Urban Tavern where people gather to enjoy Maple Chipotle Wings with a local brew, Pulled Pork braised in dark beer and molasses, Stone Baked Pizzas or traditional cocktails with a twist. All served in a sophisticated presentation and service. Unique local and European brews are tapped regularly along with interesting new and old world wines. Check out our rotating line up of Canadiana, Locals Only and the Traveller's Tap - always serving you new and exciting flavours. Of course we can't forget the cocktails including our own signature "Against the Grain" made with Canadian whiskey. more...

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...
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Features

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

Atmosphere

  • Trendy,

Products and Services

  • Cuisine Contemporaine,

Languages Spoken

  • English,

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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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    November 5, 2017

    Great food and service.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 6, 2017

    Nice atmosphere, great service, and delicious food.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 30, 2017

    The portion for the Smashed Brekkie was too small. It was tasty but I was hungry after!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 25, 2017

    Turkey Club sandwich was excellent - the view was incredible.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 10, 2017

    The food has deteriorated since to restaurant opened

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 2/5

    Service: 4/5

    October 2, 2017

    Service was extremely slow. Thankfully my customers didn't mind the 2-1/2 hour lunch.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 2/5

    September 30, 2017

    Our 1st time to your restaurant - great meal, service and interior design. We will be back! Unfortunately, we just missed having the late September warm evenings that we had in Toronto 2-3 days earlier.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 29, 2017

    The music can be overpowering and hamper conversation.

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 28, 2017

    I work with and I have so much time for lunch. The server took 20 minutes to take our order. Servers do not scan the room for clients who want to catch their attention. The service was not great, I am not coming back. I have had two bad experiences at this location, enough, I am fed up with giving second chances

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 2/5

    Service: 2/5

    September 25, 2017

    The scenario was nice since the patio is by the waterfront. However in turns of during the night, it was so dark. There was no lighting outside and I noticed the servers distributing candles randomly throughout the tables. Some had candles, some didn't. Our server was polite. However, disappointed when our server approached me telling me that the kitchen wasn't able to inform him earlier that they were out of the lobster sandwich after already been passed 30 minutes since ordering. Appetizer came in around 30 minutes and then another 30 minutes for the entres. The server was apologetic and did cover the appetizer. My boyfriend got the tub and brisket and the meat was so dry and cold, the fries were cold as well. My flatbread was soggy. Our server did approach us asking how everything was. Since our experience started off badly, we didn't want to complain and cause more trouble for the server so we didn't say anything. Throughout my three years dining with my boyfriend, I've actually never encountered such a terrible dining experienced until now. It was my treat in taking my boyfriend out since he always treats me out. I've never felt so embarrassed and I should have looked at the reviews before finalizing my plans.

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 1/5

    Service: 3/5

    September 25, 2017

    I would NOT recommend this place at all. My friend and I waited for half an hour and no server came around. Throughout the whole 3 hours of being there, the server did not come to ask if we need anything else. Another table of customers saw me waving and had to help us to get the server's attention. However, when we asked for the bill, it came right away!!! The worst service ever.

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 1/5

    September 18, 2017

    We had to wait over 20 minutes for server to take even the drink order. We also waited quite a while for food. Staff seemed disorganized. We were on the patio which made waiting less annoying as the weather was great.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 3/5

    September 17, 2017

    Great server!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 4, 2017

    Hostess confused our reservation with someone else. Took too long to be seated then we were asked to move to another table. Hostess needs better training! Third time here. Patio is great but food quality and portion size has decreased each time I have eaten here. May not choose this restaurant again nor would I recommend to others.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 2/5

    Service: 2/5

    September 2, 2017

    Wonderful service and food. Just too chilly to be on the patio.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 28, 2017

    The wait staff was epic.

    Ambiance: 1/5

    Cuisine: 1/5

    Service: 1/5

    August 27, 2017

    great meal, great service, great view!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 28, 2017

    Great place. Great location. Great service. Great vibe. I'll be back....many more times!!!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 26, 2017

    It was our first time there and we loved it! Great atmosphere, great service :) will definitely be coming back!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 20, 2017

    First time there. The staff was amazing and the service was great.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 16, 2017

    Finally a perfect summer evening. The smoked trout pate was excellent. Everyone enjoyed their meals and service was great. Couldn't ask for more... except a few more dessert choices.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    August 14, 2017

    Lovely day to be by the lake on the patio but not a great place for brunch. The dishes, cutlery and glasses were dirty and good was below average.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 2/5

    Service: 2/5

    August 11, 2017

    The food was great. A little higher i price than I expected but god quality.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 11, 2017

    the lobster roll was vastly overpriced, very poor value for the price

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 4/5

    August 7, 2017

    The smashed platter and the smoked trout platter are unappetizing in looks, passable in taste, and a complete disappointment based on the menu descriptions and price. They are better described as avocado toast and open faced bagel with fish spread.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 1/5

    Service: 4/5

    August 3, 2017

    Always a great time! Service and atmosphere was wonderful. Food was delicious.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 30, 2017

    We were late for our reservation and had to change it twice to a later time. Each time there was no problem in doing it. We were seated where we had requested and our waitress was just wonderful. So personable and friendly. The green curry chicken dish was out of this world. Definitely returning. This was my second time already.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 30, 2017

    Excellent service and food.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 24, 2017

    Excellent food & friendly prompt service. Also terrific view. Would have liked to sit on the patio but rainy.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    July 19, 2017

    Wonderful experience on the waterfront. Highly recommend the restaurant for family, friends and business.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

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