Ratings & Reviews - Hawthorne Food and Drink

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November 10, 2017

Great service and great food!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 8, 2017

It took more than three times of ask for us to get the bill. My friend's food (pork) wasn't good at all; it was very dry. He wanted to order beef but it was not available. We saw our next table had it. It is surprised that they would run out of food at 12pm for the day.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

October 27, 2017

The food was very tasty. The waiter was very attentive and regularly checked if we needed anything. I loved the decor and the restrooms were clean and spacious.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 19, 2017

Me and my boyfriend went there and food was very authentic! Excellent~! We had a chicken pasta and pork Schnitzel. Good combination of local vegetables and meat. I really enjoyed it.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

October 1, 2017

What a great spot! Servers were courteous, attentive and so friendly. Food was delicious and unique. An enjoyable meal with the added bonus of giving to the community by providing career opportunities. Will visit again and recommend to others.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 23, 2017

Marvellous little place with top notch meals and service, absolutely buzzing at lunch.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 14, 2017

Really good food, amazing flavours and innovative. Lovely restaurant with plenty of light. Quiet space. They just put out a new menu - should go and try

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 3/5

September 9, 2017

Excellent service and delicious food.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 31, 2017

Friendly place with good food, I would come back. Bonus is that they train people to join hospitality industry who are on social assistance. You can feel good about supporting this place.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

August 25, 2017

A wonderful birthday celebration with a generous birthday comp to end a lovely dinner

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 14, 2017

One of the cities hidden gems.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 24, 2017

Beautiful presentation and unique menu and choice of ingredients. Unfortunately, the flavours were overpowered by the amount of salt used in each dish. The food was really too salty and the desserts were too sweet. Otherwise, everything else was perfect, from service to decor.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

July 24, 2017

Very clean restaurant, very nice wait staff, good unique food

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 23, 2017

I had the summerlicious. The appetizers and the dessert were really good. The mains was very well presented but could have used a little more flavour. The staff was excellent. I really appreciate how they are putting unemployed youth to work. This is a restaurant with a social mission as well as one that serves good food. I am definitely interested in returning.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

July 17, 2017

The service was exceptional!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

July 14, 2017

I visited Hawthorne to take advantage of the Summerlicious event. The food was really good. the beef brisket latkes & pulled pork tacos were definite wins for taste, portion size and presentation. The decor was comfortable modern. Unlike most Toronto restaurants, there is not music booming at top volume so you can actually have a conversation with fellow diners - a big plus in my books. The pleasant surprise was the quality of the service here. Staff were welcoming, attentive, and very helpful from the minute we walked in the door to the minute we left. If this is a training ground for service staff, then they are doing an excellent job. Our server was knowledgeable about the food and the wine offerings. We never had to flag anyone down for a water glass top up. Plates were removed only when all parties were finished with a course. All in all, this was a most enjoyable evening and I would not hesitate to recommend Hawthorne to anyone.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

July 9, 2017

My husband and I had a Summerlicious dinner at Hawthorne. It was our first visit to the restaurant. Service was excellent - we felt genuinely welcomed. The food was very good. The non-alcoholic cocktail was really good -flavourfull without being too sweet. All too often, the non-alcoholic beverage selection is wanting at restaurants in Toronto. Hawthorne turned out to be an excellent choice for dinner.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

July 8, 2017

Enjoyed everything very much. Great place.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

June 3, 2017

Great food. Service was generally good with some inconsistency. Hostess could be friendly with more smile.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

April 28, 2017

We were so impressed with Hawthorne (again!) It was a special event that evening and we had a huge table for a birthday. Our server could not have been sweeter! She was relatively new, but her enthusiasm and effort made up for her longevity. The food was scrumptious! There was a new spring menu and we tried many new dishes and everyone loved everything. The Lebanese fried chicken was outstanding! And here's a tip - they have a great menu of Canadian wines from both Niagara and Prince Edward County that are always reasonably priced - and on Wednesdays they are half price! The value is outstanding.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 20, 2017

A welcoming restaurant with very attentive staff. Highly recommend.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

April 16, 2017

We had a great time. Thank for the hospitality. The Lebanese fried chicken was delicous. Keep up the good work. marina

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

April 1, 2017

It was a rainy night and my sister and I were about to cancel our reservation but since I really wanted her to see what I've been raving about we decided to honour our reservation. We were greeted by Kevin who was very personable, professional and was also our server. after presenting us with our food order he explained how it was prepared and what was on our plate. My sister loved the pork belly and I had the crispy fried chicken. Big portions, it was good sharing each other's food. We were sated. It was worth getting rained on. thank you Chef Ricky and Kevin.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 23, 2017

Great spot, quiet so easy for conversation, and attentive service. Definitely worth return visits.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 21, 2017

Food was great but portions were a little smaller than expected.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 15, 2017

Simply great!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 17, 2017

Excellent meal, wonderful service, as Hawthorne supports training those in need.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 11, 2017

The cornbread was amazing!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 9, 2017

Always love coming to this place. It was a bit crowded which made it extra loud but that was probably just the dinner rush. I love the philosophy of this place and I will definitely be back!

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 9, 2017

Great atmosphere and delicious food. Interesting menu items. Servers were attentive and accommodating (eg of ordering drinks off the menu). Also very pleasant. However service was quite slow and when we arrived 4 of our party of 5 were seated at a table for 4 and the last person had to stand while this was sorted out.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

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