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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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Rates:

  • $26 To $60,

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Ratings & Reviews - By The Way

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loum4977
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Great service here. we had some special requests and they were attentive and responsive to our needs. very good experience.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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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 24, 2022

As always, excellent food and drink in a convivial atmosphere with great, friendly service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 2, 2022

The By the Way is one of my go-to restaurants for either lunch or dinner. The food is consistently outstanding and the service is top-notch.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 25, 2022

So good. Yum yum!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 18, 2022

Really nice brunch. Love the eggs Benedict with their signature dill sauce! I had reserved a table ahead of time and asked for a specific seat and it was waiting for us. Nice vibe with seeing all the comings and goings on Bloor St.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

August 17, 2022

terrific meal and service ands a great setting outdoors

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 27, 2022

I always enjoy dining here -- especially on the patio.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 27, 2022

We thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to enjoy our patio lunch while we continued to talk about operational matters. The number of ambulances and firetrucks certainly was not the fault of the restaurant! All our meals were excellent, and we hope to return.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 23, 2022

Service was very good and the food was delicious. We all ordered different meals and everyone enjoyed them.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 22, 2022

I love this place, have loved it for 40 years. Thanks, By the Way (Lickin Chicken!) Keira

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 15, 2022

Great food, fabulous service and a warm, friendly atmosphere. This restaurant is an Annex gem.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 22, 2022

First post-pandemic visit - and it didn't disappoint! Sword fish on the menu - a first for them - and rare in TO. Perfectly done and service was very good. Always enjoy going there, will be back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 17, 2022

Very consistent. I'm always happy with the food and love their patio. I'm a regular visitor.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 2, 2022

Food took waaaay too long- other tables got their orders long before is so that kind of killed the vibe. No reason given and barely an apology- should have comped at least the appetizer or sparkling water

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 2/5

May 4, 2022

Outstanding servers!!! Delicious!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 27, 2022

Great food and great service. We had a great time and enjoyed every minute.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 16, 2022

It's rather expensive for what you get, especially considering that it's in a university student area. And the portions are quite modest in size, though tasty.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 13, 2022

The service was friendly and accommodating and the food was great!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 22, 2021

I am a loyal BTW fan of several years. I dined singly, but there is no option for that, hmm. Food is always beautifully prepared, and delicious! I am also a fan of the exceptional servers, especially Elizabeth and Maria. Side note, their smoothies are wonderful!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 9, 2021

The food at By the Way is always so delicious - we love coming here for both breakfast and dinner. Great food at a good price!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 19, 2021

A warm inviting atmosphere with a neighborhood feel. Great service and excellent food.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 25, 2021

We had a wonderful dinner on the heated patio. The food was delicious and flavourful and the service was great - they were very accommodating of us and our baby, very friendly, and super efficient as we were short on time. Great spot!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 17, 2021

Perfect atmosphere, perfect food and perfect service I definitely recommend this place to everyone 😊👌

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 16, 2021

Popped in for a light dinner with a colleague. Phenomenal service, a great patio, generous menu and decent pricepoints.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

October 10, 2021

An extremely good experience... Thanks to the amazing staff

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 2, 2021

Our server was efficient but rather curt. I noticed this when she called me to confirm my reservation and firmly pressured me to decide whether we wanted to eat indoors or out.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 2/5

October 2, 2021

The By the Way Cafe is one of my old stand-bys. I've eaten lunch and dinner there more times than I can remember. The food is always very good, as is the service. Better than very good, really. Excellent. I've always enjoyed the patio, even before Covid-19 made patio dining a necessity. I look forward to moving back inside as conditions and regulations permit.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 13, 2021

Wonderful Meal and exceptional service

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 13, 2021

Always great. Really nice covered patio. Great service and reliably good food for brunch and dinner.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 11, 2021

From the moment we arrived all requests were met with a smile and willingness to fulfill them all. Excellent service and I continue to rave about the chilled cucumber and dill soup. We’ll be back again and again. Many Thanks

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 18, 2021

Excellent t as always

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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