Portland Variety

4.3
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195 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates

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Portland Variety covers all your dining needs; from your morning coffee run, your business lunch to your romantic dinner date. Portland Variety is a bright and friendly, open concept restaurant, which as the sun sets, transforms into an intimate candlelit space. Creations by our talented kitchen team provide guests with a unique dining experience. We pride ourselves on sourcing traditional and sustainable ingredients, allowing us to create artisanal dishes with modern flare.



Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, Mediterranean, Spanish
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Hours of Operation
Mon–Wed 07:00–22:00
Thu, Fri 07:00–00:00
Brunch
Sat 10:00–14:00
Sun 10:00–15:00
Dinner
Sat 17:00–00:00
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Phone number
(416) 368-5151
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Cross Street
Portland Street
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Parking Details
Public lot at 85 Portland St.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 195 People Are SayingWrite a review
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.2
service
4.4
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service, coffee and food! Definitely recommwnd

i
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food & Service are excellent! Menu is small but well thought out. Indoor dining is quite loud, not the best place for food and conversation unless you like yelling at each other

OT
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall great experience

JL
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great wine selection! Got the burger and it was legit good. The patty was juicy and the fries were thick cut potato chunks. Overall a good place and would highly recommend

OT
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in Toronto. AMAZING

SL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Loved it! Food was fabulous. They let us share three or four dishes.
The dessert - bread pudding was outstanding!
Service was good and not overpowering.
Drinks were delicious - wine list could have been a little more adventurous.....

AL
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server matty was super friendly and knew the menu off by heart (helpful for all of our allergies)

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The mean dish are not really good but the tapas and small dishes are really worth it! I recommend sharing a few of them as a meal.

FD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, service and fare. Would definitely come back.

KR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice outside seating

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

Amazing service wonderful food delicious. Will definitely be coming back.

NM
Toronto
33 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great plates for sharing. Croquettes were a great indulgence. Half price bottles on Monday was a happy little surprise to enjoy with our meal. I would go back for sure.

NW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

God service. Good food. Great wine. Trendy ambiance but quiet enough for a business dinner.

OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and drinks. Service was perfect.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The kale salad is fantastic, but it took too long for our main dishes. Very busy on Saturday night!

M
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing! Friendly customer service, would definitely come back!

V
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Took us over one hour to receive our drinks. We had a reservation at 7:30 and did not get out of there until 11PM. All our food and drink came at different times and they forgot about one full meal, without any apologies. The service was terrible and we couldn't hear the person sitting next to us due to the loud volume of the music. Would not recommend!

VA
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was good, the drinks were good, but the only downfall was the waitress was not attentive, friendly, nor helpful in any way.

H
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal at Portland Variety, was a little disappointed as the menu online had french toast for weekday brunch but was told that it was for the weekend only.

LF
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Disappointed that online the lunch menu was unavailable. The website had said 1130-4 for a weekday lunch and my mum was visiting from out of town after a long travel day and was left with no options. The snack menu was the only one available.

BM
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal - the octopus is a highlight for sure!

s
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Food ok, service below average, and it was noisy. Came highly recommended but we didn't feel it was anything special. Not returning with so many other places that offer more value for the $$. Didnt get the vibe that we were appreciated as a customer.

RM
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I am hoping our server just had a bad night. Food was fine and restaurant was far from busy, but he seemed more interested in chatting with people at the bar than ensuring our service was satisfactory.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Service poor

YR
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was delicious but service was mediocre.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

The servers are horrible. The two in particular are horrible every single time.
Our meals were messed up, service took forever to be initially helped. We were sassed when we walked in because we made the reservation shortly before.

Horrible. Horrible.

CM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Our first two times here were good, but this third time was disappointing. The steak that our table ordered was room temperature and when sent back it was allegedly reheated, but came back in one minute and was the same temperature. A new steak was made, but took a long time, so the rest of the group was long done their dinner when it arrived. There was nothing done to compensate.

CC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Rarely write reviews but this time I feel that I should. Food and ambiance of the restaurant was good, but not service. Felt very rushed the entire time, from ordering to finishing food. Waitress was friendly but didn't feel genuinely so. Was given the bill the second after she took our plates away. Also was charged extra for a drink we didn't order, allegedly a mistake from the last table, but my intuition told me otherwise...

m
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Not even a smallest alternation can be done to the meal.
Very small/limited brunch menu.

M
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Always enjoy it but always too bright. Lights need to dim much more.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a lovely Monday night anniversary meal at Portland Variety. Their happy hour cocktail list brought us two fantastic, well thought out gin cocktails. Being Monday meant half price bottles of wine, so we indulged in a divine Barbaresco (make sure you ask for it to be decanted for at least 40 mins). We had the meatballs, smoked gruyere croquettes and wood fired octopus with pickled shallots, diced Iberica ham and capers followed by an incredible pasta dish - gnocchi with ricotta, mushrooms and truffles. Fantastic. The service was good. The food was great. Really nice experience. Check it out!

v
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great evening with friends. The staff was friendly and helpful!

s
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 3

For the weekend yes but for the weekdays breakfast no

S
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff, food, atmosphere and cocktails are amazing!

Thank you for continuing to amaze!

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience, first time booked through open table

EF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved the food and service was amazing!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Smoked Trout salad was amazing

OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service. Delicious food and wine. Perfect Saturday date with friend.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to go for excellent food, amazing cocktails and good service...Highly recommended.

JG
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was overall pleased with the food, service and atmosphere.

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