Chiado

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Chiado and Sr. Antonio tapas wine bar are the creation of Albino Silva, one of North America's leading chefs and restaurateurs. Chiado cuisine has been praised for its bold flavours and creative presentations. The menus feature fresh fish flown daily from Portugal and Azores. Best fish restaurant in Toronto.
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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!

KV
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, we had grouper and a seafood platter for appetizers which included Lobster, Octopus & Shrimp in a citrus, tarragon aioli. The appetizers were excellent and were well cooked and had just the right amount of seasoning. The grouper was nice and thick and had a lot of seasoning which I thought really added to the flavor. We also had monkfish which was considered okay. The ambiance was great and we would definitely recommend this place!

GP
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were spectacular. The steak and bisque were done perfectly with no additional seasoning required. The tell of true perfection in haute cuisine.
Many thanks, it was my wife’s birthday and she was very pleased.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 2service 2ambience 4

Food was not good. But maybe I ordered the wrong meal.

WT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You walk into a comfortable "old world" style restaurant with tables nicely spaced and a low level of ambient noise. We had great service. Our waiter recommended a lovely wine that fit our description of what we liked perfectly. The asparagus and sweet pea soup was delicious as was the arugula salad. We tried two different kinds of fish. Each came with a well matched seasoning/sauce and the vegetables the fish rested on had a nice crunch to them. The kitchen was responsive to special requests.

T
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Chiado many times over the years. The food is always excellent and the service is impeccable. No wonder it’s one of Toronto’s best restaurants.

CG
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve dined at Chiado many times and loved it. This time was not different. The food and service was excellent.

MP
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I was in Lisbon in July and loved the food there. Chiado felt like I was back. The food and service were great and the wine selections the server choose were outstanding. I highly recommend this restaurant.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place. Food is amazing! Staff is Courteous and really take care of you. We always have a great experience when we go to this restaurant!

LC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service and the food was great.

Unfortunately, the restaurant is not wheelchair accessible. Luckily we didn’t need to use the WC and able to get up the one step.

MC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first time at Chiado and we were very impressed. The food was outstanding and probably the best seafood we have every had. We started with an Arugula Salad then had the Grouper as our main entrees land it was incredible.

OT
Sacramento
110 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous selection of fresh fish beautifully prepared. Excellent service as well. Truly a memorable dinner!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and food! They we above our expectations!

DL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch without being too pretentious. Very attentive wait staff. Food as always delicious. Impressive long term run from an established restaurant.

s
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about this place! Food, wine selection and service were top notch. The fish selection was exceptional.

If you are a boisterous group you'll probably want to sit on the bar side. The other side (where the entrance is) was quite quiet and then the bar side was a little more lively.

They also have a large room downstairs which would be great for a bigger party.

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Berlin
3 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous food paired with wonderful wine and an unobtrusive super professional service. Amazing.

LC
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambiance, food and staff are outstanding. Went for a business meeting with friends and had a wonderful time. I would highly recommend this restaurant for Board dinners, date nights and dinner out with friends.

RT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Professional service, comforting room and delicious authentic food With a range of great choices

J
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Did not like the food
We asked to move to another table and were ignored when we asked were told no way.

Would not come back

DM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my 8-year-old boy as a “date” with me. My son had a great time and totally enjoyed the ambience and the food there. He is a gourmet and has given two thumbs up for both the service and the food. The people there are welcoming and warm. Love Chiado, just as much as I have always loved it.

JC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A fine meal as always. Attentive service as always, and you certainly get what you've paid for.

d
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly Professional and considerate staff, grown up atmosphere (especially the 5year old guests wearing ties!) but not stuffy or off putting. And delicious food! Wish we could have tried more dishes. Don’t get attached to a menu item until you’ve seen the fish of the day options!

CC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The staff was great but the service was a little slow. Also they started clearing tables and folding table cloths before we'd even paid our bill

AN
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

I had great expectations for this restaurant but my experience did not live up to these expectations. I am not one to complain - EVER - and I refrain from filling out these reviews but I thought - PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW. We arrived at 7:30 p.m., ordered at 8:00 p.m., and our appetizers--- APPETIZERS* arrived at 9:15 p.m. A simple, "Sorry, we were busy and had a large party tonight" apology does not suffice when you have been sitting for over an hour. Our mains came at 9:45 p.m., but by this point, our group of 5 was disappointed and did not have an appetite for our meal. The server offered a small liquer drink for the table to compensate for our wait but this was not enough. If this restaurant cared about delivering an unforgettable experience, more should have been done. We'll see how this is handled upon review of this.

OT
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Appetizers served 90 minutes after seated. No interaction with wait staff for all that time. Once we were informed about the kitchen back up situation, apps were served. We have been to Chiado before and service was impeccable. We hope our experience last night is rather circumstantial. They need to fix what went wrong last night.

D
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Paula was outstanding!

MO
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

very good seafood and the service is excellent. Definitely not hip, more old school, but
flavours of the fish are brought out in the dishes.

AR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seafood was excellent. Tuna tartare was delicious. We arrived for lunch to an empty restaurant which was nice as it felt like a private experience. The waitstaff were friendly, helpful and courteous. We enjoyed our experience and will return for tapas - they all sounded delicious.

MP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I visited after several years. Both the food and service are outstanding. Definitely among the top 5 fish serving restaurants in TO and may be in Canada.

GA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful and friendly service and great food. We enjoyed a very nice evening

S
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Food was way too salty. Service was very plain, they never even came by to check up on our food. They mixed up order for all 3 app / main / desserts. Server barely interested in us. You can obviously tell the service quality difference between summerlicious vs regular guests.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious and the service was exceptional. The experience started from the greeting at the door and the whole evening I felt like a valued customer. The restaurant was pretty busy, but there was no wait time for the food! The design of the restaurant: check the paintings on the wall- it’s a trip to a gallery with a dinner. A bonus! The food: a duck is my personal favourite! I tried it in different countries, definitely the Portuguese style is very special. It melts in your mouth. The cleanness: it is spotless. The staff: very professional. I was there for a special occasion but I can definitely see a business meeting happening there. You can have a conversation, there is no loud music. Definitely recommend this restaurant.

HG
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent value for cost. Best seafood restaurant I have found in Toronto. Food was delicious, service was attentive without being intrusive.

J
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

As always, an outstanding dining experience. Twice a year, I bring my friends to this restaurant, and they always leave very satisfied and continue to return on their own. The food quality is always consistent and the wine pairings well selected.

T
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This is a restaurant for seafood lovers.
They have excellent Black cod in summer.

A
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Summerlicious was a remarkable bargain. One of the best fish meals I’ve ever had at a price so low as to be inexplicable.

OT
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fresh and delicious some portions smaller than expected others larger? Fresh grilled fish delicious

IK
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Booked lonely day prior for our wedding anniversary and we had a great meal. We were located right by the entrance and think if further back might have had better ambience.

MT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We loved the overall experience. While I'm not a great fan of fish, and this is the specialty of your restaurant, I enjoyed the salmon. We did the Summerlicious menu and found that there were lots of options for all three stages. WE also liked the upscale nature of the restaurant and the location- while a bit of a journey to get there, it was a worthwhile one. Bravo!

CS
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 3

Didn’t like the food. The fish I ordered was very hard and sweat?!

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