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The Local Gest’s four owners (Gary, Eric, Sean and Tiffany, or GEST) aren’t your typical Toronto restaurateurs. The four locavore business partners own an acre of land in Sutton, Ontario, where they grow vegetables for their Cabbagetown restaurant.

Established in 2013 in the former Ben Wicks space on Parliament Street, The Local Gest takes pride in supporting homegrown craft breweries and Ontario farmers — it’s all “local, local, local,” says owner Tiffany Smith.

The chef, Javier, says this farm-to-table approach is his dream. “This is what I love,” he says. “As a chef, to be able to grow your own food, cook it and present it on the table…I love converting food into smiles.”

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Ratings & Reviews - The Tilted Dog Pub & Kitchen

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March 16, 2019

Very nice spot. Cozy atmosphere and good selection of food items. Service was very good and the waitress was very nice!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 13, 2019

We chose to celebrate my wife's and my birthday and our 27th anniversary with our kids at The Tilted Dog. We enjoyed the atmosphere of the place, the service was excellent and the food was very tasty! Highly recommend the place!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 3, 2019

Food was fine and so was the wine.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

February 2, 2019

Thank you for making my birthday such a lovely evening. Everything was absolutely fantastic.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 20, 2019

awesome place - excellent food

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 10, 2018

What a great place. There was live music too!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 1, 2018

Love going: even if the name has changed

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 5, 2018

Great spot for casual get together. Service and food were terrific. Fun vibe.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 10, 2018

Everything was wonderful thank you

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 8, 2018

Wonderful restaurant with great atmosphere and food. Live music included. Impeccable Wait Staff. Thanksgiving Dinner was amazing.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 1, 2018

The Shepard’s pie was delicious as was the poutine.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 22, 2018

Will definitely go again!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 20, 2018

We booked this restaurant through trip advisor, received a confirmation email and subsequently got an uber to the pub as we were staying on the other side of Toronto. Unfortunately when we arrived the pub was closed for a private party. So a wasted journey and uber fare for us. Can’t comment on the food or service.

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 1/5

May 8, 2018

Great food and service. The new name is interesting but same food and staff we always liked. The prime rib sandwich is particularly awesome!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 26, 2018

We had a great time with great service! Lots of room for a group and they were very accommodating.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 16, 2018

Had great fun with the server, who was, in a word, supercalifragilsticiespialidosois. The craft beer was excellent. The onion soup was superb. What's not to like?

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

January 22, 2018

it was our first time there and we were very impressed - the service was excellent and the food tasty - different twist on items that worked well.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 21, 2018

The food is excellent. This is our third trip here-wonderful service and atmosphere

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

December 10, 2017

Still dreaming of the gingerbread cake. Delicious!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 28, 2017

My wife and I came here to see a musician featured for the Sunday Jazz event. We were impressed with the variety of the menu , quality of food and friendly service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 10, 2017

Amazing service and amazing Thanksgiving dinner! It's an annual tradition for us now!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 3, 2017

The food and service were great, and the guitarist Randy was awesome!! What a fabulous night. My friend and I really enjoyed ourselves, and I would not hesitate to recommend The Local Gest to anyone who wants a fun and relaxed evening with great food.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 21, 2017

It was a really pleasant surprise! We hadn't been there before and we went for the Jazz. Everything was beyond our expectations and we can't wait to go again.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 18, 2017

This is one of our go to places in the city. Have been several times and the food and service are excellent and at a good price point. This is really a hidden gem.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 4, 2017

Nice place, great food, fair pricing and friendly staff. We'll definitely be going back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 13, 2017

very friendly and casual BUT MOST OF ALL - THE BEST FOOD IN TORONTO!!!! FARM TO TABLE FRESH AND TOTALLY DELICIOUS!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PLACE TO ALL !!! GO THERE - DON'T MISS IT...

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 27, 2017

Good food and service. Also enjoyed the entertainment that was provided.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 6, 2017

Food and service are awesome here. I always look at the online menu before we go but the specials are so spectacular that I never get what I planned on. We all got the specials last night and they were fantastic. Absolutely my new fave local joint.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 26, 2017

Didnt catch the names of the serving team on Saturday - was attentive without being imposing! Excellent service!!! Food was good also. Had f&c and my friend had chicken schnitzel

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 6, 2017

Eclectic, yet excellent menu, service and atmosphere superb!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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