Ratings & Reviews - Hawthorne Food and Drink

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July 20, 2018

We like the idea of your ethics and helping to train others so that they can get a job in the hospitality business. Everyone there was very pleasant, professional and delightful. The food was also excellent. Can’t wait to go back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 19, 2018

The food and service here is outstanding. One of my favorite restaurants in Toronto, which actually GIVES BACK TO THE COMMUNITY (which can't be said for most). Really enjoyed my meal and time spent here, and will without a doubt be coming back (multiple times!)

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 18, 2018

Very attentive, friendly and courteous service without feel like we were being hovered over -- perfect balance. Was not very busy at the time so seemed nice and quiet/private. Clean and comfortable. Had the Summerlicious lunch, all of it was tasty and served quickly. Good experience all around. Would recommend.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

July 17, 2018

Summerlicious lunch food was pretty good, but the desserts were either too sweet (cake, bread pudding) or not very dessert-y (bowl of granola??). We found that a few items didn't seem like they matched what was on the menu ("granola balls" were just a bowl of a granola with a few berries, slides didn't have that homemade cheese whiz, or at least not much). The watermelon and strawberry salad was good and the shrimp flatbread was great too. Service was kind and attentive despite a few mixups in orders. The food prices were fair enough for what we paid for Summerlicious but would not want to pay more than that.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

July 14, 2018

Excellent place, service was amazing, food was great as well. Would recommend to anyone that asks me. On top of all this, what they do in and for the community is great. Wish more places were as involved or at least had a mandate like Hawthorne does. Makes you want to go back even more.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 14, 2018

Hawthorne’s is a training ground for hospitality workers. The service is friendly and humble and the food is excellent. Our Summerlicious experience was lovely. Worth a visit.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

July 9, 2018

Great atmosphere. Waitress was just fair, although they did perform like a high end restaurant cleaning table between courses and providing new cutlery for each course. Food was good, but nothing different.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

July 7, 2018

The food and service were outstanding! We had the Summerlicious menu. Well done!

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 14, 2018

Love the concept! Very friendly service. Good quality food.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

May 23, 2018

Loved this restaurant. The food was amazing and so was the service!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 13, 2018

I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 6, 2018

10/10 would come back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 24, 2018

Friendly staff and amazing hamburger. Good wine. Pasta and chocolate cake were both quite disappointing.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

March 15, 2018

I always enjoy eating at Hawthorne. The service is exemplary, and the food is always good, with a focus on local. The room has an attractive look and vibe, never hushed but never too noisy for conversation — a big plus!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 28, 2018

Tasty kale salad. Coffee very good flavour but could have been hotter. Servers very pleasant and helpful on menu questions. Will definitely return.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 24, 2018

We had a really nice evening. The service was great ----attentive but not intrusive. We really appreciated that we could have a conversation wtihouth shouting. The food was good, but would have been better if the trout had been fresher. But it was all tasty, nicely presented and a reasonable portion size. The sour cherry cake was delish. I will definitley be back and eager to try it for lunch.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

February 17, 2018

Everything was great!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 14, 2018

Everyone was really happy with the service and the food. Thank you!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 8, 2018

Great atmosphere!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 28, 2018

Very generous portion sizes and the service was incredible.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 27, 2018

Tasty...large portions. Very attentive and friendly service. Bright and welcoming.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 27, 2018

The Winterlicious Lunch Menu offered some really great choices. My daughter and I enjoyed what we ordered immensely. We were stuffed! The service was excellent, as always.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 22, 2018

really great little restaurant. a relaxed, quiet place where you can have a conversation. the kale salad was delightful and my trout dish very flavouful. I also appreciate that it is a socially-responsible, skills-building enterprise. the servers were attentive, knowledgable and charming. will go again soon and will recommend to friends. it's just a bit east of Yonge, on Richmond, so handy after a day of shopping, or before a show at nearby theatres (e.g. Elgin), Massey Hall, and Yonge-Dundas movie theatre.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 17, 2018

Excellent as always!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 11, 2018

When the bill was presented, I paid in cash. Our server scored a gold star by saying “I’ll be right back with your change” rather than the more typical (and very offensive) “ Do you need change?” The server was exemplary in all other respects too. He told us he’s a trainee; kudos to whoever has trained him.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

January 5, 2018

Great food and great service. Will definitely be back soon.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 19, 2017

Excellent, friendly service and amazing food-- all with a positive philosophy that makes supporting this restaurant so worthwhile. Thank you for being so great and for giving back while you do it.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 17, 2017

Great food, excellent service from Daniel. Our first visit. We live across the street, so we'll be back and bring our neighbours! Doug & Paulette

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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

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