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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,
Location
400 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1X5
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Opening Hours *Holiday hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Rates:

  • $26 To $60,

Methods of Payment:

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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September 21, 2019

Excellent service And good food A gem in the annex

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

September 19, 2019

We arrived at 5:15 and could not even get water until 5:45pm. We had to wolf down our food when it finally arrived in order to get to an event. The pasta special was tasty but horribly over salted. Will not go again.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 1/5

August 24, 2019

A really pleasant place to meet and eat. Sitting in the sun (my choice but not most) on the patio was divine, the the wait staff were efficient, friendly and attentive when needed. I had the lentil soup; it was delicious. My friend had the Poached Charlotte and 'gobbled it down'. I've been going to By The Way since the 80s. Highly recommend it.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 22, 2019

Our waitress was particularly lovely. Attentive ,but not intrusive. I generally do not fill out these surveys, but felt she should be acknowledged

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

July 16, 2019

Always feels like home eating at By the Way, familiar, comfortable, and treated well. Loved eating on their covered street-side patio, cosy and great for intimate conversation. Service is friendly and attentive. Well priced mains and very reasonable cocktails. Food is consistently good and creative

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

June 22, 2019

Excellent choices....service great...really enjoyed sitting out on the patio!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 19, 2019

It was very, very busy; in spite of this our server was just great. I commend the owner or whomever does the hiring; in all the decades I’ve been coming to BTW, I’ve only experienced one server who wasn’t exceptionally good!!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 6, 2019

Tasty food that is clean and healthy. As always, Don's service is delightful.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 2, 2019

Very good

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

May 24, 2019

One of our favourite neighbourhood places. Always delightful

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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

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