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25 Dockside Dr, Toronto, ON M5A 0B5
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Methods of Payment:

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

Rates:

  • $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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    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 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 27, 2017

    great meal, great service, great view!

    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

    July 19, 2017

    We were at the tavern 5:45 as booked. Appetizer served at 7pm. and 7:30pm the main. How will you rate that kind of service?

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 2/5

    July 18, 2017

    Excellent patio. Great service. Food was tasty and fresh. Definitely will be returning

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 18, 2017

    Was lovely! Thank you!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 15, 2017

    Great patio.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 2/5

    July 6, 2017

    This was by far the worst experience. Dishes and wine glasses were dirty , service was extremely slow. And the 2% surcharge if paid by credit card? Over all a really bad experience, will never go back.

    Ambiance: 1/5

    Cuisine: 1/5

    Service: 1/5

    July 7, 2017

    Not enough waiting service for outside and waited at 15 minutes for first person to come to the table. Out of their control, but navel ship docked right in front, and apparently was there since the previous Thursday. So, couldn't see any partners of the water. Pretty sure there is other places to dock.

    Ambiance: 1/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 1/5

    July 2, 2017

    Hair in the glass, no cutlery and napkins by the time food arrived

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 2/5

    July 2, 2017

    Celebrated Canada's birthday with you. Enjoyed a delicious dinner on the patio. Efficient waiter, great service. A good time was had by all. My second visit from suburbia since May and I'll be back again for sure

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    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

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