Gustav Chophouse and Bar

4.4
415 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Steak
It all started in the late 1800’s.. a young Gustav Johann Garbe got on a boat from Bremen, Germany to New York, destined for the North West Territories of Canada. Gustav stood up and stood out, always with family, friends and community at the forefront of his mind. His drive, passion and core values have directed four generations of self made entrepreneurs to where we find ourselves today.

John Garbe, in the name of his great grandfather, has assembled a team of exceptional professionals. The menu has been carefully developed, relying on local farmers and community for unsurpassed cuisine. The service experience is firmly rooted in family and friends. This is Gustav.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 415 People Are Saying
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JulieS
Toronto
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Our waiter was rude and arrogant, not friendly at all.
Out starters were good, we all enjoyed. Main courses some ok and some not.
My mum had salmon with potato and veggies. Veggies and potatoes were not edible at all. Potatoes tasted horrible and were burnt and mushy.

My dad had ribs said was good, my husband had seaford pasta said was good, I had chicken penne, not bad, way touch red peppers that was all you could taste.

We may have accepted the food but the service and arrogancy we got from our waiter, made our experience not a good one.

I do not recommend this restaurant at all.

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Kenny
Toronto
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Given the extreme conditions that restaurants endure under Covid 19 - Our experience was absolutely incredible. On our exit after a excellent meal, were were able to witness the "hostess" refusing admission to someone who was unable to provide proper vaccination verification. This was done with courtesy and professionalism. More importantly it made us feel "protected" by a staff that truly cared about their guests.

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GaryZ
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Overall very disappointed steak was overcooked food in general was not great would not go back where did

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AnniversaryDiner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Experience was okay. My wife's steak was overdone and mine had a seafood sauce that was cold. To be fair, we never let the server know so no telling how they would have fixed it. Would have been fine had we been staying in that hotel. Was not worth the wait for cabs either way.

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Doug
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Fillet Mignon was very good, Cesar salad delicious.
The restaurant was a little to dark.
Our server was not very personable and didn’t listen to us.

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SophieS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was salty and overly buttered

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SandyB
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

My dinner top sirloin was extremely tough, and difficult to cut. Chewy texture too! Even the carrots seemed undercooked! Service was very good though!

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VivianR
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely anniversary dinner. Everything was exceptional!

Thank-you for making it special.

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NadiaC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deliciously tasty fresh food with an excellent presentation. Price reflects quality.

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VeraC
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were seated at the back at a long table. The restaurant is quite dark but that was the best place. The service was excellent and the food was extremely yummy and plentiful. We were celebrating meeting friends whom we had not seen for a very long time. The server was spot on, she did not interrupt us but was attentive.
The best thing is that you can make reservations and be assured of a table.I gladly recommend this restaurant.

Gustav Chophouse and Bar
Responded a day ago

Thank you Vera!

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ThomasW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tremendous food and service. Nice young gentleman was most polite and provided top notch service. Egg Bennie was to die for.

Gustav Chophouse and Bar
Responded a day ago

Thank you Thomas! We agree that Kristian is a wonderful server and goes above and beyond for his guests.

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ThomasW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating our 35th Anniversary, we were amazed by our greeting, the hostess sang a greeting, our Server was exceptional and the food out of this world. Everything from start to finish was top notch. So good we returned for breakfast. It was certainly a nice surprise not to have to leave our lodging for 10/10 meal, service and atmosphere.

Gustav Chophouse and Bar
Responded a day ago

Happy Anniversary and thank you for dining with us for your special occasion!

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MaegenM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our food and service was amazing!
Would definitely go back and recommend to friends.

Gustav Chophouse and Bar
Responded a day ago

Thank you Maegen! Looking forward to your next visit!

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DeniseD
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner

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ColbyM
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine. Everything was cooked perfectly. Service was great.

Gustav Chophouse and Bar
Responded a day ago

Cheers to you Colby!

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RonR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

great as. always. nice cheerful staff
happy to be out dining again

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LarryW
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was fine for breakfast there in the hotel. Did not have to go out to eat.

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KellyS
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined at Gustav for both breakfast and evening dinner, both times the food has proven to be exceptional, as is the service. We have chosen to stay at the Georgian Bay Hotel because of the restaurant and will defiantly be returning.

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Steaks and ribs were delicious. The vegetables were done to perfection. Definitely will go again.

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SandiW
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed this restaurant.
We loved our waitress!

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KellyH
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. I would definitely go back and recommend!

Gustav Chophouse and Bar
Responded on 12 October 2021

Thank you Kelly! It was our pleasure to serve your table.

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JSfoodie
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined here for the first time for a special Thanksgiving dinner with our family. Everything was spectacular and cooked to perfection. We ordered the cocktail shrimp and calamari for our appetizers. Our main was the Gustav Feast for Four. Let me tell you - it was phenomenal! Juices were dripping off the beautifully engraved board the food was served on. The steaks were cooked perfectly, despite half of us wanting medium rare and the other half wanting medium well. The shrimps, scallops and lobster just melted in your mouth. It was enough food for 5 of us who shared. Then, our kind waiter, Pascual(?) let us customize a kids pasta dish of penne, butter, and shrimp. Everyone loved their meal and left extremely stuffed and satisfied. This may be a new annual tradition for our family!

Gustav Chophouse and Bar
Responded on 12 October 2021

How wonderful that you enjoyed your time with us! We agree that Pascal goes above and beyond for his diners. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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MarionM
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Would have prefer our party of 2 had been seated way from two party's of 10 people. Food was good , seasoned outstanding. The Cranberry Creme Brulee was an award winner.

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HaleyL
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was terrific for both breakfast and dinner. Best steak dinner we’ve had this year. Cooks are amazing! Staff was attentive, kind and timely. Overall excellent experience.

Gustav Chophouse and Bar
Responded on 12 October 2021

Thank you Haley!

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AlexM
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

I didn't give 5 stars across the board because the decor and ambience are poor at best. I felt like I was sitting in a hallway.

The food and service were outstanding!!!

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BibiB
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service amazing waitress very very people friendly

Gustav Chophouse and Bar
Responded on 12 October 2021

Awesome service is sometimes a reflection of awesome customers which your group was!!! Thank you so much for choosing us for your special occasion.

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RoseM
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The restaurant was nice. A little on the pricey side to be expected as it's a steak and seafood restaurant in the evenings. The breakfast menu was a little expensive but service was great and the food was prepared well and quickly.

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LynnB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very nice place. The service was great. Small portion size A Little pricey. All in all I would probably go back

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ElizabethS
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

We picked this place because my husband was specifically looking for a filet mignon. He ordered the large filet, and ihad the New York. The meals arrived a beautifully plated with baked potato and freshly grilled vegetables. Unfortunately my husband said his steak was the worst he's ever had. Mine was okay although quite dry, and the vegetables were cold. On the up side, the service was excellent. Staff was friendly and informative. There was a large group of maybe 20 or so at another table which made it quite noisy. Otherwise the ambiance was nice. Our first dinner out in a restaurant since the beginning of the pandemic, so we were quite disappointed.

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SusanB
Savannah
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and excellent servers. COVID measures made us feel very safe.

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LindaC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and great service! We will be back soon.

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MicD
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tables spread out nicely
Waitress fast and efficient
Food was served quickly and hot , both of our breakfasts were delicious

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RemoW
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great restaurant with great food!! Ambiance very intimate to spend a romantic night! Unfortunately a bit noisy

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JimS
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience1

I was really looking forward to my visit but was extremely disappointed in the quality of the food. The steak was very tough and cold. Not worth the time and money.

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ChadH
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night while we were in Collingwood. Did not disappoint!!! Staff was incredible, service was quick, food was phenomenal!!! Will definitely visit again and will absolutely recommend to friends.

Gustav Chophouse and Bar
Responded on 12 October 2021

Thank you Chad! We are so pleased we could make your date night that much more special!

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Paul
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From beginning to end - all details were looked after: timely and unobtrusive service, quality food, lovely atmosphere. One of the area’s best in fine dining.

Gustav Chophouse and Bar
Responded on 12 October 2021

Thank you Paul!

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JASONS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience4

Steak tasted a bit like liver. Cheap cut for sure.
Wasn't offered coffee and desert.
Waiter clearly had no interest in working as a waiter, and it showed.

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LaurieV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, fast service. Food was delicious. Would definitely diner here again.

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PennyT
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for Girl's Night Out. Lot's of food selections and very friendly staff.

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KenM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and great tasting food, would recommend

FAQs

Gustav Chophouse and Bar offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (705) 443-4461.

Gustav Chophouse and Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 415 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.