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

Methods of Payment:

  • Interac
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Rates:

  • $26 To $60,

Opening 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

How would you rate this business?
  • 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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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

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 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 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

March 18, 2018

Dinner was excellent, and I appreciated the additional of service provided by the waiters, who kept my prescription sunglasses for me when I accidentally left them on the table. I came back to collect them in the intermission of the concert I attended up the street.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 16, 2018

Kind of mousy but everything was so good I'll overlook it. Will be back for sure. The Branzini was terrific.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 12, 2018

Food and service was totally worth the value. Our waiter was delightful and came to check on me ahead of my friend arriving. Recommend the calamari and mezes plate with roasted veggies added. Delicious. Such a great night out. Though the rose and glass of malbec may have played a small part! Would also recommend the Ravenswood.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 10, 2018

Excellent as always!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 10, 2018

Excellent, as always.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 25, 2018

Average quality food, well presented.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

February 18, 2018

I always thought this was a cafe of sorts, but I was pleasantly surprised at the wonderful little restaurant. Their portions are good and maybe it could be a great place to have a good conversation (it could have been a slow night). All in all, I will come again.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

February 10, 2018

A bit harried because of the weather. And soup was. bland. But waitress is fantasti.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

February 4, 2018

Excellent place to eat.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 3, 2018

Our seating request was honoured, and we had a pleasant meal as usual.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 19, 2018

As always, friendly and attentive service, great food

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

January 12, 2018

Food, as always, was very good - lots of flavour and someone in the kitchen has a terrific hand with the seasonings. Was particularly impressed that, due to transit issues, we were about 10 minutes late, but they still got us served and out the door in lots of time for our engagement, without making us feel rushed.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

January 12, 2018

Delicious and creative food. Charming decor.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 7, 2018

Had a great chicken dinner with cream sauce. Delicious desserts.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 28, 2017

They handled our large group very well.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 23, 2017

It is always nice to go there. Service is excellent and the food is as well.!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 20, 2017

Having made a reservation I didn't expect to get dumped into the worst table in the house, the one at the back by the hall to the kitchen and washrooms. Fortunately a better table came available so we took that. Otherwise we would not have stayed.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

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