Ratings & Reviews - Against The Grain Urban Tavern - Harbourfront

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June 25, 2017

Beautiful spot, great food, excellent service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 24, 2017

Service was great. Thin Strip loin steak for 37$ cooked medium/medium well when medium rare was asked for. 1 drink was comped for the overcooked steak. All in all was a good experience

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

June 23, 2017

Was a beautiful sunny day, sat outside. All good thanks.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

June 17, 2017

Good waitress but it took over an hour to get food

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 3/5

June 15, 2017

Too bad they didn't have heat lamps to take the chill out of the evening air by the waterfront. Otherwise everything (food, service) excellent.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 9, 2017

Friendly staff. Slow drink orders. Just okay food. Beautiful location. I would go back just for the atmosphere on the lake.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

June 8, 2017

The service was excellent, the food was delicious and the view was outstanding. I have already recommended Against the Grain to others who are going to give it a try..

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

June 1, 2017

Staff members are been friendly and helpful! Your site is outstanding but we would have preferred quieter music. Light jazz... The food, especially the Thai Curry was outstanding!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

May 29, 2017

Nice spot on the water - great for people watching. Service was a bit slow. Food was not bad, but nothing exceptional.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

May 29, 2017

Great location and even better service. Food was delicious.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 28, 2017

We moved three times and all arrived 30 min apart and we were made to feel comfortable and lke we were causing no trouble at all. Food was remarkably delicious.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 21, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Too bad the weather didn't cooperate. Will be back

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 15, 2017

had an amazing time, the service was excellent, got to sit outside so the view was perfect, it even rained a little and one giant BOOM of thunder. The food was real good, we will be back for sure....thanks for a great afternoon!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 15, 2017

My food was not well presented, and ingredients were missing from my dish. But it still tasted delicious.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

May 1, 2017

Lovely brunch...very good service...we"re coming back for sure!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 25, 2017

I have been to this location of AGT multiple times. This time .the service was slow (they were very busy) and the restaurant was extremely noisy. Lots of large groups at long tables likely increased their volume in order to be heard from one end of their table to the other over the ear splitting sound of the music. It is a great spot on the waterfront but the staff need to be mindful that those floor to ceiling windows create both a beautiful view and a perfect opportunity for sound to be amplified and bounced around the room. It definitely shouldn't be necessary to ask the person beside you to shout so you can hear them. Food was good but two of three orders came out several minutes before the third....not sure why since they were all large salads.....but it was good.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 3/5

April 25, 2017

We noticed you had a special events room and we're considering on using it for an up coming event but when we asked the hostess she said it had to be booked in advance...we simply wanted to see it and thought it was weird that we couldn't...

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 17, 2017

Great spot, really like the location and everything else too!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 27, 2017

We loved the table and view. It was very comfy for our party including two octagenerians. The service was outstanding and food delicious. Thanks for the great visit.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 18, 2017

Went for drinks to celebrate St Patrick's Day ... great service and great music. The staff did a good job with the free snacks (although strange how some patrons brought to the free table a take out container) and the kitchen presented the plates very nicely. Great spot that we are happy is so close to our downtown place. Would love to see more frequent live music :)

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 15, 2017

Terrific night...best kept secret in Toronto!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 10, 2017

The best part of the meal was dessert. Very original, overkill in sweetness however original and butter tarts are over the top sweet anyway. In terms of food it would perhaps preparing food from scratch and not store bought condiments.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 4/5

February 6, 2017

The dessert I order was ice cream sandwich but the cookies were too hard and sweet, But the overall are good

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

February 4, 2017

Decent food and service. Food can be improved a bit. Greasy and cold fries and hard fish was not acceptable. Salad and deserts were really good.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

February 3, 2017

The location looked great and the staff were attentive, though the menu could do with a revamp.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

December 15, 2016

Service was a bit slow, but understandable since it's at lunch. The food was delicious - I liked the daily Specials, the wine was delicious and I look forward to hosting more friends and clients here.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

October 14, 2016

Great! Good food, good service

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 24, 2016

No problem with staff or atmosphere - good experience. BUT, you used to be a "fine dinning" place. Now, you've become a "pub food" place. Very disappointing! Only 2 choices for dessert?

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 5/5

September 23, 2016

The order came but was incorrect. It was corrected immediately with no fuss. We ate outside it was very pleasant.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

September 12, 2016

Perfect place for outdoor dining with beautiful view and surroundings. Good service too. However some additions for vegetarian meals would be great.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

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