Meet the owner

Matty Matheson isn’t exactly a low-key figure. Originally from New Brunswick, the tatted-up chef is easily recognized around town, with his brutal honesty and potty mouth making for a winning combo when paired with his way with food. Toronto foodies and hipsters alike can find his mug all over Vice videos — from his investigatory reports on grub that’ll cure hangovers to his cross-Canada explorations on Keep It Canada.

But Matty’s main gig is heading the kitchen at Parts & Labour, the ever-cool bar-slash-resto that steered Parkdale’s revival.

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    June 16, 2018

    I am never disappointed when we visit. Service is always outstanding and the food wonderful. The halibut was cooked to perfection! Pam

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 15, 2018

    We come here all the time for their P&L burger... there is nothing better than that burger! Personal fave in all of Toronto.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 11, 2018

    Very friendly happy service, nice relaxed atmosphere and food was excellent. Enjoyed my meal and would highly recommend. Lots of items to try out on the meal on my next visit!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 10, 2018

    The server was particularly excellent.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 4, 2018

    Great food. Awesome cocktails. Chill vibe. Perfect Saturday night dinner.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 31, 2018

    Great place to spend the evening. Excellent burger

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 28, 2018

    Great time, very unique atmosphere, food and service were good as well.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    May 21, 2018

    Wonderful service and well executed food.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 14, 2018

    Great service and good food! Parts and labour is always consistent and dependable. Had a nice variety on the brunch menu as well as a set Mother’s day menu, which was a nice option. Will keep coming back.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 15, 2018

    Went with family for Mother's Day. Amazing food and really great service!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 10, 2018

    Great deal, great service, great food! Thanks!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 9, 2018

    Restaurant was kinda empty (it was a Tuesday night) but the food was great. 10/10

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 9, 2018

    It started off great but was so confused why it took so long to get our mains. Like SUPER SUPER long, and it’s not like the restaurant was busy either. It was only a quarter full... disappointed.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 2/5

    Service: 1/5

    May 7, 2018

    Had a great experience! We had been wanting to try it out for ages and are so glad we finally made it. Ordered the P&L burger and hot chicken and both were great. The house red was surprisingly great too and im disappointed I didn’t find out what the brand was. Looking forward to going back again!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 29, 2018

    We had an amazing dinner! The service was excellent and the food exceeded expectations! Would definitely recommend Parts and Labour to anyone looking for an amazing burger!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 25, 2018

    I think the server was trying to help me make a better decision for my meal, but I have some restrictions and each time I asked if I could remove something from my dish she made me feel like it was a bad idea because I wouldn't be left with food. I feel it was in my best interest but at the same time, she didn't really help me out. Maybe the wrong restaurant to go to with restrictions, but instead of providing options it was more like she shot it down. Otherwise she was great at checking in and was friendly.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    April 25, 2018

    Amazing place. Can highly recommend for high quality food with a great service.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 22, 2018

    Great food and vibe but noisy and 15 person table next to us getting drunk and obnoxious.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 15, 2018

    Amazing food! Amazing service! I took my boyfriend out for dinner for his birthday. The server must have overheard us talking as I did not tell them it was his birthday, but they brought a candle out with our dessert! I thought that was so sweet. 10/10 would recommend.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 11, 2018

    Specials made for a great family meal where we were celebrating my nephew’s acceptance to University. Thx for a great evening Parts and Labour!!!!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 7, 2018

    Great drinks with a fun server. I was pretty impressed overall from beginning to end.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 4, 2018

    Made a quick Tuesday reservation while vacationing near the Toronto area. The people were friendly and the restaurant atmosphere was good. Watching the bar guy prep ice was hilarious.. he either needed better technique or a bigger hammer. The food was excellent and if not wanting to blow the budget try the prixe fixe menu for $35. Left happy and full.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 2, 2018

    This was not our first trip to P&L but we love it everytime. The food is always tasty and the service is freindly and casual. Love it!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 25, 2018

    Awesome food and service, relaxed atmosphere.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 23, 2018

    What a surprise to have dinner on 1/2 price wine night! And on top of that unbelievably great good, with a dessert of a donut tower! PERFECT evening!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 16, 2018

    amazing service, good food. good selection of scotch

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 12, 2018

    Justin and Duncan were amazing. Service was on point and the food was timely and delicious. Chef Ben is a wiz on the brunch pans. Thanks for being so sweet to my fam!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 12, 2018

    We really enjoyed the burgers. Great food!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 9, 2018

    Service was a bit slow

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    March 9, 2018

    Maybe try and not sit a couple next to a table with 6 loud drunks

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 3/5

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    This Parkdale restaurant has spawned The P&L Burger (the slim space on Queen West is always crammed with devotees) and P&L Catering (they just did a superior stint last week at Luminato with their Mexican Block Party), so it deserves a lot of credit. And a visit if you’ve never been, a revisit if it’s been awhile. Just this Summerlicious dinner item alone is enough to cause a frenzy: Fried Chicken Thigh and Leg with collards ham hock and white navy beans, lemon.

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