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

Methods of Payment:

  • American Express
  • 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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    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 6, 2017

    Nice atmosphere, great service, and delicious food.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 5, 2017

    Great food and service.

    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

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