Against The Grain Urban Tavern - Harbourfront

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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,
Location
25 Dockside Dr, Toronto, ON M5A 0B5
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Opening Hours *Holiday hours

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Rates:

  • $11 To $25,

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linoluison022885
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Food is consistently excellent. Our waitress, Natasha, was awesome - friendly, efficient, and attentive. This is why we keep going back for an affordable but tasty meal.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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shan7644
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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 6, 2020

Love your patio...very happy to be able to enjoy it again.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 7, 2020

Server most keen and engaging, although a bit "hurried"...odd that our dinner, while pushed out timely, arrived a few minutes BEFORE our drinks....need to get the bar better aligned as that delay inexcusable

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

July 6, 2020

The staff were very friendly and accommodating...the food was very good...managment does a very good job carrying out their buisness ..would definately recommend.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 5, 2020

Perfection all around. Only small issue is the buskers that are allowed to play beside the restaurant. The electric violinist was too loud and many customers were wincing. Our server said it sounded like dolphin calls - accurate!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 5, 2020

Service was polite but confused, drinks were great, food was average pub fare and there was no special effort made to sanitize anything (we had brought our own disinfecting wipes anyway), but we chose the restaurant solely for the incomparable location and patio and were highly satisfied in that regard. It was a great time, and we will be back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

July 5, 2020

We were told at 9pm there would be about a 30 minute wait. At 9:50, we returned to ask how much longer we would need to wait and it was clear the host (who we had spoken to initially) had forgotten about us / lost us in the system. She finally apologized when I pressed her a bit on the subject. If she had simply apologized it wouldn't have been quite so frustrating. We also waited over 10 minutes to pay after we were given our cheque.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 2/5

July 4, 2020

Staff and service was great. The weather was perfect to cap off the experience. It was nice to see the staff practiced covid terms and the seating was laid out as well as could be expected.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

July 2, 2020

The ambiance was really nice, the patio is right on the water. Our waiter was nice, although extremely lax. It was hard to tell if that was just his vibe or he just didn't care. I ordered a burger and my boyfriend ordered the chicken sandwich. My burger was borderline under cooked, but it was beef so I wasn't too concerned. The bun was brioche and it must have been left sitting too long because my bottom bum was soaked with juices ad sauce that it was legitimately falling apart. My boyfriend had the same issue. We had to eat without the buns which was inconvenient to say the least. Other than that, everything was good and served in a timely fashion!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

July 2, 2020

Took forever to get our drinks. Your servers need to be wearing their masks properly. Some were good but others were down below their nose. Maybe masks were too small?

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 3/5

June 30, 2020

Food was limited but due to the virus; food was good and service pleasant; setting is gorgeous.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

June 29, 2020

Pretty half hearted approach to COVID precautions compared to some other restaurants - no hand sanitizer for guests, regular drinks menus (not single use), hostess with huge fingernails - completely unsanitary in the situation and our server walked around with a mask on that didn’t cover his nose. Food was good, service wasn’t very attentive. Our second round of drinks never arrived and so after 20mins we settled up and moved on.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 2/5

June 28, 2020

So glad to see it opened but need some work on the food quality and menu. Also need more attention to sanitizing the washroom for Covid compliance.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

June 28, 2020

Great service! I love this location. The waiters are amazing :)

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 15, 2020

Awesome awesome everything

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 10, 2020

Fantastic service. Fast, friendly, professional. Food was great and we had a lovely view of the lake, with a fireplace right beside us. Perfect.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 10, 2020

Exceptional location and amazing service ! One of my favorite place to take my clients, with a beautiful lake view.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 23, 2019

All excellent, even though we were having lunch very late.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 19, 2019

We were disappointed that the first cider brought to the table was flat . The server was ambivalent about changing it although he did . The food was OK although the wings were not hot. We wouldn’t go again unless it was summer and we wanted to sit outside.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 2/5

October 18, 2019

waited over 90mins for food. fries were cold wrong order recevied and one item missing from order

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 1/5

October 12, 2019

After the food was served, the waiter disappeared and never came back to see if we needed anything. That was for about an hour. I noticed that it was the same for the other tables. And it definitely was not a busy night. In the end, we even had to go and find the waiter and ask him to bring the cheque.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 2/5

September 23, 2019

Took over 10 minutes after being seated to get water. We ordered drinks right away and also lunch. 15 minutes' later our lunch came, no drinks. Wasn't that busy on patio on such beautiful day. Got strange attitude on paying. Will not rush back here.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 1/5

September 16, 2019

Great setting, attentive service, delicious food and beautiful music!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 9, 2019

The waiter was sweet and so good. Great location and very good food!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

September 5, 2019

A lovely evening. Beautiful surroundings and our waitstaff was very friendly and accommodating to our requests. We would definitely return.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

September 2, 2019

I had the lobster Benedict and it was quite lovely however I did feel that the portion of lobster meat was quite small and it could have been a bit more liberal with the portion. I also opted for the dill potato salad and it really didn't have much flavour. I left most of it. We had a pitcher of the Rose Sangria which was lovely. The musical trio was also a nice added touch to the grey day at the waterfront.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

September 2, 2019

Very dirty! Tables were sticky, floors looked like they hadn't swept or mopped in years! The food was LOUSY! Ordered chicken wings, clearly says on the menu that they come with carrots AND Celery (no celery in sight) and the wing coming was soggy and they tasted like they were boiled.

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 1/5

August 30, 2019

It was a great night with a friend the service, food, and atmosphere made the night Thank you.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 25, 2019

No service training. Table maintenance was non existence. No sat check, took 30 minutes for eggs. Mgmt needs to train the service staff to be attentive to all tables not just the loud drinkers

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 1/5

August 22, 2019

music was a bit loud on our end of the patio; most of the meal was tasty, but my burger was a way overcooked, little hockey puck.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

August 21, 2019

Very friendly and attentive server

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

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