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400 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1X5
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Closed now 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Rates:

  • $26 To $60,

Opening Hours *Holiday hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Restaurant type

  • Coffee Shop,

Cuisine type

  • Mediterranean,
  • Latin American,
  • Fusion,
  • Brunch,
  • Middle-eastern,

Dishes

  • Vegetarian Cuisine,

Features

  • Breakfast,
  • Extensive Wine List,
  • Restaurant With Terrace,
  • Restaurant With Catering Services,

Atmosphere

  • Casual,
  • Family,
  • Intimate,

Products and Services

  • Open Sunday,
  • Comfortable Booth,

Languages Spoken

  • English,

Ratings & Reviews - By The Way

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  • Atmosphere: 4/5
  • Food: 4/5
  • Service: 5/5
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this was the tastiest and best value meal we had...

this was the tastiest and best value meal we had during our week in Ontario. Style is med/middle east/morocco. Delicious.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 5/5
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November 25, 2018

Very good meal and excellent service.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 24, 2018

Reliably friendly and fabulous.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 25, 2018

Restaurant is small and tables quite crowded. Noise level is high. Having said that, the ambience is comfortable, the service is good and the food is fine.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

November 22, 2018

Such a friendly comfortable restaurant..we like it in summer and winter. Usually have sampler style...lamb this week not as tender as I'd like.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

November 13, 2018

I think you should have one more server at lunch. They are great and try their best but your restaurant is very busy and a third server is needed!!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

November 9, 2018

Although we don't eat out very often, By the Way has been our favourite neighbourhood restaurant for the 15 years we're lived in The Annex. For dinner on my husband's birthday, our 5:30 reservation was perfect: Without even mentioning our schedule, we easily got to Tafelmusik for the talk at 7 as well as the concert at 8.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

November 5, 2018

Everything was literally fantastic except the foods we got last night was a bit salty...other than we had the best service from the waiter and enjoyed cozy atmospher as well!! Thank you.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 5/5

October 11, 2018

This is one of my favourite low-key places for delicious straightforward food. I came with a colleague visiting Toronto from Brazil. She plans to come back with her family. This is the best recommendation one could give.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

September 9, 2018

Please don't send me this notice any more. We are regulars who go every week. Thank you

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 5, 2018

Always a great place!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 13, 2018

Server was 100% indifferent to our being there. Never actually looked at us and just went through the motions. Good food but would not go back based on service.

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 1/5

August 9, 2018

Very friendly, personable waiter. The food was delicious. We’ll be back. Thank you.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 27, 2018

Great location. Nice patio. Excellent food and service. Thank you! CO

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 3, 2018

Excellent, as always

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

July 1, 2018

Wonder as always.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 29, 2018

Server was ver attentive and personable a 6 out of 5 for him.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 22, 2018

We sat on the patio. It was lovely weather and the size of the patio and atmosphere were perfect. Service was good and the food was great. We all enjoyed everything about our experience there.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 4, 2018

Terrific patio!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 29, 2018

Reliable and fairly quiet, which is unusual for a Toronto restaurant. Hope By the Way continues its passion for service and excellent menu choices.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 26, 2018

We came to dinner at a very busy time, so the staff was stressed. But the real problem was the food. All three of us ordered the lamb kebabs medium rare, but what we received was kebabs that were very well done. The fact that they were charred on the edges should have tipped off the cook that this was not what we ordered. When I complained to our waiter, he thanked me (!) and said he would pass it on.

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 2/5

May 26, 2018

The service is usually excellent, but Friday it was too busy with not enough waitiers. We only ordered a main course, but then decided on dessert -- which took a very long time to show up, well after we'd finished our espresso. I would have preferred the dessert first, and then the espresso. Otherwise, the service was as good as always, and our waitress did notice our dessert hadn't appeared, and tried to get it to us faster.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

May 14, 2018

Service was very slow. The waiter did offer a free dessert to compensate for the long wait time. We have been here many times before and this was unusual.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

May 8, 2018

Too noisy...

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 7, 2018

Nice experience. We enjoyed it.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

May 4, 2018

Excellent food. Excellent service. Been going for years - always a pleasure!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 9, 2018

Atmosphere in this restauraunt is usually 4 or 5 stars. On most evenings we would stay for coffee and dessert but we left early as the atmosphere was ruined by a loud mouthed woman two tables over. Turns out she either owns or manages the place. People in the service industry should know enough to use an "in-door voice" in table conversation . SAD

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 5/5

April 7, 2018

When it's busy, the resto can be a little uncomfortably packed. But the overall experiences is always great.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 6, 2018

Our server went out of her way to answer all questions and provide efficient service. We enjoyed our time there. We are Tafelmusik subscribers and appreciate the support from the cafe. David

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 30, 2018

Fantastic and caring service, great food and value. Love this place.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 18, 2018

Great place. We eat there often.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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