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

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  • $11 To $25,

Opening Hours

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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,
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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,

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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    October 11, 2018

    Excellent! We had a great time!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 1, 2018

    We all ordered eggs medium. All came hard boiled Slabs of bread was excessively thick.

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 2/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 17, 2018

    If there was steak knife with the ribs, it will be much easier to eat! Lol , the watermelon G&T was great !

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 17, 2018

    Very Nice place

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    September 10, 2018

    It was an excellent experience. We chose to sit outside and the view is absolutely gorgeous. It is definitely value for money.. Highly recommended..

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 22, 2018

    Location, Location, LOCATION! That's why we went, and if we return, that will be why we return. The food was SO-SO. We waited a very long time for our order to be delivered - much longer than surrounding tables. By the time it came, the restaurant was nearly empty and it was almost completely dark outside (we were on the patio). There were no candles on tables, but our servers did their best to provide candles/low lighting when we asked (but we had to ask). Our server - Natasha - was lovely. I don't think it was her fault that the meals took so long to arrive. She was friendly, knowledgeable of the menu, helpful and accommodating. All of that said, the calibre of the food itself and the slow delivery, will not compel us to return.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 3/5

    August 18, 2018

    Lovely evening at a lovely restaurant with good service and good food.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    August 18, 2018

    Had an amazing evening here with my wife for our 5th Anniversary. The food was great and the service was exceptional!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 8, 2018

    We really enjoyed our evening except that we waited a very long time for our food to arrive. The restaurant was not excessively busy and there was quite a pause between the first five meals coming out - already a long wait- to the final and sixth meal.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    August 7, 2018

    Discovered your restaurant about a week ago, was so satisfied that we returned yesterday for a different meal and with different friends. Thoroughly enjoyable both times. Thanks

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 5, 2018

    Outstanding ambiance by the water. Very courteous and humorous service by staff. The meals were delicious, with intriguing flavours. Will definitely visit again!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 2, 2018

    Less than average service ... average food

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 2/5

    Service: 1/5

    August 2, 2018

    We were there for a group celebration - all of us turning 50 this year and 35+ years of friendship. We made a reservation and, while we had some challenges with one blonde female waitress being able to assist on arrival when asked for a table on the almost empty patio, the rest of the evening was wonderful. How can you go wrong with a great patio right on the lake....and our waitress, Megan, was awesome! The service Megan gave us was great... and she put up with us, which couldn't have been easy...all with a smile.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    July 28, 2018

    Chose Against the Grain for a fun get together with friends and it was great. Service was fantastic and very attentive. Would definitely recommend Against the Grain for large groups.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 22, 2018

    Food was pretty good, it was odd that one person in our group had a different menu from everyone else and they took a very long time to bring me my drink while everyone else had theirs.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 3/5

    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

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