Globe Bistro

4.5
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary Canadian
There is something for everyone within the beautiful space at Globe Bistro. In the front wine bar diners may choose to have a glass of Ontario wine while grazing on our bistro menu or enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail.

As you move towards the main dining room, the open kitchen sets the stage for classically prepared dishes incorporating local ingredients with a creative global palette. Our Chef uses the best quality fresh ingredients that are seasonally available.

Into the main dining room, you will be seated in spectacular dining space with vaulted ceilings. Knowledgeable wine aficionados and the uninitiated both thrive in the selection from our wine cellar including a dozen wines by the glass. Friendly, professional service will delight all of our diners.

Our private dining room on the second level offers a customized experience to please any group or function with seating capacity of over fifty.
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k
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love the globe bistro, we have been going for years. I would say it is showing it age a bit, some of the chairs need recovering. The food was very good, service, good, and after them seeing my sadness after not having any fries, they bought me some!

I would definitely recommend.

LM
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally enjoyed our Friday lunch with excellent fare well priced and prepared. Found it a little chilly when first seated, staff’s excellent response by turning up heat and moving us to an away from door location was appreciated. English sticky toffee pudding was scrumptious.

PF
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a reliable eatery...service always very good...food very good.

TA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, excellent service, great environment would highly recommend.

DB
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been to the Globe Bistro 3 times now and have enjoyed it immensely all 3 times. Their charcuterie board is excellent. I had the cod and my guest had the steak for main courses and we both thought we would order the same dishes again. There is Green P parking behind the restaurant which isn't that convenient but it's a nice walk. I would absolutely recommend this restaurant.

JC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We enjoyed the food very much. The service is friendly. The lighting isn't good. Many people at tables needed to use their cell phone flashlight to read the menu.

RW
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Not rushed at all.

T
Toronto
60 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a good choice for something different and special. Try the cauliflower and Kimchi. Sounds weird but truly amazing tastes.

e
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It's a rare pleasure to find a restaurant in Toronto when you can hold a concentration in a normal voice. This was 1 pm Sunday afternoon but the Globe Bistro is sensitive to this requirement. Two of us ordered the omelette which was beautifully cooked (no hint of brown) and stuffed with wilted spinach and red onion with a melted layer of cheese. Delicious with the crunch of the onion. This with a thoughtfully dressed salad was perfect! Unfortunately the desserts were wanting.. I ordered a deconstructed cheesecake which was unsatisfactory - extruded pureed filling and pureed drops of sweet apple sauce along with a sugary "pie crust" sprinkled over contained no contrast between sweet, neutral and tart which is possible with a cheesecake. My friend had the chocolate torte which looked very tough to penetrate with a fork. She was not impressed. At $10 there needs to be a revision of the dessert menu. But the main course was well worth it, there were many thoughtful touches in the service. Bravo Globe Bistro.

G
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recently had brunch with a friend at Globe Bistro and we were very happy with our experience. Good service, generous portion and the food was delicious. The atmosphere is quite pleasant, and although a large group ended up sitting beside us, we were still able to carry on our conversation without straining to hear each other. While the menu was relatively brief, the items they offered were well selected, with a good variety of sweet and savoury dishes. There were also options to meet various dietary needs. Overall, we really enjoyed our brunch and would definitely return if we are in the neighbourhood.

A
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Although I have enjoyed the ambiance, food, and service in the past, the Globe Bistro was a recent disappointment. It was far too noisy in their rear dining room as they are allowing teenagers with little respect for adult patrons to become loud and obnoxious. Loud guests should be seated in the front dining area which is more casual. The rear dining room, which has traditionally been reserved for more sophisticated clientele, has deteriorated. I personally had to quiet down a group of rowdy patrons. I was with guests from out-of-town and it put a damper on what, otherwise, should have been a relaxing evening of dining with good wine, good food, and good conversation. I will be looking to patronize some other restaurants in town such as Le Paradis and the Museum tavern (across from the Royal Ontario Museum) which my friends have recommended.

Globe Bistro
Responded on 21 October 2019

Thank you for your feedback. And thank you for the positive comments on the food and wine. Regarding the ambiance, I am sure that you can appreciate that we will always do what we can to ensure everyone's enjoyment. We certainly could have made changes or suggestions if you had brought it to our attention. Thank you for your patronage.

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came across Globe Bistro, completely by chance. It was across from the Danforth Music Hall, which was our primary entertainment target for the night.
We had no expectations for our visit to Globe. We simply wanted to grab a quick dinner, and then head off to the show.
To our surprise, Globe scored a 5 in every evaluation category. Everything was simply great!
Having been a restaurant supplier for 35+ years, I can be a pretty tuff critic. But I never tire of telling the world when someone does a great job.
Hopefully this review is helpful, and that your visit is every bit as delightful as ours.

JM
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was very good, I prefer sitting in the back which is a little quieter. Service was good, prices good. Overall it was a very enjoyable meal

EL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious! Server was attentive. Loved that we were able to bring in our own wine. Could have used different dessert options, but I'm sure they rotate. This was our first visit to Globe. We will definitely go back.

D
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Welcoming and that set evening off to great start. The experience was excellent. A properly handled slight delay in one course was so much appreciated. Will return soon.

DO
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Globe on Sundays regularly for their fabulous brunch and half-priced bottles of wine. We love this spot, the service, the food... it's an absolute gem.

PD
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time at Globe. We had the 5 course tasting menu which we would recommend to everyone. The food was awesome!!!

HG
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Roof patio was perfect for a meal on a summer night.

M
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal and impeccable service and Sundays is half price wine. What boils be better.

JW
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server (Becket I think his name was?) was FABULOUS - very, very knowledgeable, joked around with us, was incredibly attentive, and deserves recognition for being all around awesome. The food itself was also amazing - we got the paired chef's meal, with many different courses, and every single one of them was outstanding. This is our new 'celebration' meals spot!

CM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely place great food super service ...wish the Hornets were not plentiful on terrace but another time to try.. I'll be back!

TG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was delicious. We had three different plates for brunch and loved all of them. The staff were welcoming and great.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was hit and miss. Starters (green salad, scallops) were decent, for what there was of it. Very little value considering salad was simply green leaf lettuce and scallops were 3 mini pieces... good flavour though. Mains were better - cod was excellent, barbecue plate was tasty though a misnomer as it was deep fried wings, pan fried sausage and smoked pork.

Server was obviously new to the industry and it reflected in his service.

Overall poor value, wouldn’t return.

RT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and very tasty and interesting food choices. Portions not large. Patio is the best choice but other parts looked good too.

SC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fantastic patio! Beautiful summer evening, will definitely be back for a drink if not for another meal. Food was nice, but the setting was perfect for a breezy evening.

CD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed dinner & cocktails al fresco @ Globe Bistro’s rooftop patio - what a lovely spot! An oasis in the city - and a delicious meal. We loved the birthday cake ice cream sandwich for dessert!

SP
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn’t been for lunch before, only dinner. Lunch was perfect! We are so lucky to have the Globe Bistro in our neighbourhood! We had the Chef’s plate which was pork loin and we paired it with the Malivoire Pinot Gris. We sat at the front of the restaurant and people watched, the front windows were open, it was a delightful Friday lunch.

RG
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a long time customer of Globe Bistro our family has never been disappointed with the quality of the food, service, and ambiance.

BL
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Great ambience. Very professional staff. One of the quiet places in our neighbourhood. They treated us well on our anniversary. Thanks for a great evening.

DA
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great brunch! The staff were very attentive to the 2 children and made us all feel welcome.

FE
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food presented beautifully, great service and patio!

F
Toronto
47 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Checked out Globe Bistro for Summerlicious 2019. The service was fantastic, as staff were very attentive and kind. For apps we had the elk tartare, which was tasty and the shrimp fritters, which were also tasty but a bit on the oily side. The steak was a bit small and cooked medium-rare, although it was a bit dry. The cajun chicken legs were tasty, a bit fatty though and we didn't really enjoy the grits. Dessert was probably the weakest of the three courses. Not sure what the regular food items are like, but for Summerlicious it was all quite mediocre.

FT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It's a bit pricy for what you get. There was only 11 server waiting on the tables for the whole patio level so at times you have to wait for service.

JI
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this neighbourhood gem. Staff are always welcoming and attentive. Love supporting a local business that supports other local businesses. Also fully accessible washrooms on main floor which is difficult to find.

MK
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Sat at a dirty table for 30 minutes. It took an hour and 45 minutes to get a dinner that was wrong and then an uncooked one as the fix. Terrible.

F
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience5

Average at best

CF
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Server was great!
Our waitress told me that the burger was decedent and she was bang on, OMG !!! delish !!
All apps were fabulous as well (Cauliflower and Oysters) and Oysters were part of Happy Hour and ha;f price !
The Cod was also well worth it, and it was hard to choose an entree because a few others looked great as well. Would love to go back and try.
Sat in the front area but took a peek at the back, very cool and comfortable looking.
All and all, a great dining experience

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely brunch

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great atmosphere, with friendly service. IMO drink service could have been quicker, I would have been more inclined to stay if it had. Music on the patio could have been much louder, I don’t like hearing other people’s conversations, nor do I like them to hear mine. Food was great aside from the server not taking temperature for my Duck Breast, which I would have preferred to be cooked longer. Also the bottom of the tables on the patio are filthy, watch your knees!!

Overall we had a good time.

LP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place.Friendly and good food.Lots of variety for people with various tastes

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