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400 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1X5
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Opening at 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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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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April 23, 2019

Good food in a neighbourhood eatery. Generous portions. Service a bit slow but busy time.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

April 9, 2019

Thank you to our server, our lovely Irishman! He made a difficult situation much easier due to his patience and very hard work. We were a family of 3 generations all arriving from different areas via different means of transport from USA. This was our first night together and we arrived at different times etc. The food is always excellent! We had a really nice time.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 2, 2019

Prompt friendly service. Dinner was nicely cooked.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 28, 2019

The short rib ravioli was incredibly delicious.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 25, 2019

Very accomodating. Very good service.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

March 23, 2019

Great place. I will return when attending future events in the area.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 22, 2019

Loved the “specials” menu, and the service was terrific, even on an extremely busy evening.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 21, 2019

Been there many times. Service is always good.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 14, 2019

Our server was very friendly, funny and helpful. I've forgotten his name but he worked the whole restaurant on March 13 at 6 pm. Thank you

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 11, 2019

Welcomed as friends. Excellent service as usual. Wonderful soup as is rest of menu

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 23, 2019

Service was friendly, attentive, but not intrusive. Food was tasty and cooked perfectly (to order). Great for a pre-concert dinner for two.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

January 24, 2019

Very noisy, even at 1 pm. But since my friend and I were absorbed in our conversation, I quickly stopped noticing. Our waiter was friendly and helpful.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

January 20, 2019

I'm a regular -- food, service and ambience are always top-notch.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 20, 2019

I used to come here 25 years ago. It has changed much, but is still the warm, welcoming and good value restaurant that I remember.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 18, 2019

We are regulars. Never had a meal we didn't love. never had service less than excellent. Tafelmusik night is always a bit slow, but they get us out in time without feeling rushed.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 23, 2018

Another wonderful dinner at By the Way Cafe!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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

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