Tanto

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Steakhouse
A beautiful Argentine-influenced menu served off a wood burning grill in a warm and inviting space in the centre of Ossington village. The sights, smells, food, and wines will transport you and make you feel as if you have landed in the heart of Argentina.
What 171 People Are Saying
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Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service as always. The steaks are a bit pricey but worth it. Be sure to try the beef empanadas

JS
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fantastic time at Tanto. Enjoyed the set menu at the Chef's table (bar), and let them take us on our culinary journey. Everything was amazing. Had a chance to chat with the Chef following our meal, and it was clear he was passionate about his restaurant and vision.

Will 100% be going back.

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic meal, really good service, great vibe. My husband said it’s his new favourite restaurant- every plate was delicious, wine recommendation was completely on point, and the cocktails were delicious. Have recommended it several times this week to friends!

RJ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Gifted kitchen staff. Hostess really was the mostess and the sous chef is a true culinary artist

ST
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!! Great service great food!!!we often do ladies night on Thursday and this will be a place we will come
To again!

MF
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is amazing! Modern comfort food. The steaks melt in your mouth. The sweetbreads are my favourite dish in all of Toronto! Would recommend for date night, or family and friends.

JC
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an exceptional all-around experience at Tanto. Every dish was executed perfectly; the unique smoke technique brought out incredible nuances. The steak in particular was a standout. Mandy and her team were excellent hosts - both patient and knowledgeable. And Chef Julian was gracious enough to give us a tour of his kitchen and his meat fridge. Will absolutely be back ...several times! Can’t rave enough ...

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a beautiful restaurant! Delicious food, amazing ambiance for a great date night. I highly recommend. Wednesday evenings are half price bottles of wine, a great way to dine on delicious food while drinking on a dime.

AJ
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly recommend Tanto, this was our first visit.

The food was well prepared and presented, and most importantly delicious. All the dishes were fantastic, a surprising highlight was the incredibly simple, but tasty potato mini-pizza with anchovies.

Service was fantastic and a big call out to Mandy she was an incredible GM/host, she introduced us to the chef/owner who was very engaging and took the time to detail their meat aging process.

We will definitely be going back, a real Toronto restaurant destination!

C
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant. Choose the menu option for the chef to choose your dishes and you won't be disappointed.

DN
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Duck for two hit the spot with seasoned roast potatoes and broccolini. Local small brewery beers available. Will return for 40 day aged grass-fed beef. Motown background music was quite acceptable.
Service was excellent and pleasant and helpful.

J
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good value for money set menu. Great location.

AS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The meal was absolutely amazing, each dish was better then the last. Asked for recommendations and each item we picked was so tasty. Would recommend and definitely go back.

NM
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was absolutely amazing. Bartender may have been a littleeeee grumpy, but drinks were delicious nonetheless!

OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Limited selection And much of the online menu was not available when we went to the restaurant

RF
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my boyfriend to Tanto for his birthday dinner and we loved it! Everything from the ambiance to food/drinks and service was top notch. We ordered parrillada - the mixed grill platter- and wow... FANTASTIC. Also recommend trying their vanilla flan for dessert. What an incredible experience at Tanto!

C
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a really good time. Service was impeccable and food really delicious. Just a little overpriced, but overall definitely a good experience.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service !

JK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing as was the service. Everything we tasted was great and it made for a wonderful date night. Standouts were zucchini blossoms, sweetbreads, wagyu steak but everything we had was delicious.

OT
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredibly delicious and hospitable as always!

g
Toronto
34 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time around for me here
Still love the place, the staff, the FOOD!!!
Got the meat plate to share for 4 of us ... it was magic!!!!
chef came to tell us about the kinds of meat ... he was so humble.. his food was so good, he should have been bragging the street down!!
Waitress (Mandy, I think), was not obtrusive, but was thee any time we needed her
She was great too...
see you soon

K
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Absolutely fantastic service and food!!

It's always on my list of top restaurants in Toronto for friends who ask.

This last visit was just a little hard, being pregnant and the AC wasn't working. It was one of the hottest summer days and the heat was so uncomfortable.
The lovely staff gave my table little portable fans and a cold wet cloth which helped a little.

Nevertheless, I'd go again and again because food and service are really great !

P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything almost great - just wish the ribeye steak could have been served warmer. Became cold very fast on wood plate. It was kind of our main meal to share.

OT
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went in just for a quick causal dinner. I was blown away by the hospitality and attention to detail. I never told them I had my birthday coming up in a few days, but they somehow knew. The chef treated me to a lovely Burrata salad which I highly recommend by the way and I was brought my dessert with a candle! So very sweet. Thank you for a wonderful evening. I’ll definitely be spreading the good word and be returning soon! Thanks to everyone who was on shift for a fantastic dining experience.

AB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very delicious. Some items are a bit overpriced. The squid is delicious but way too small for $18.

NC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

The temperature is the restaurant was way too warm which took away from the dining experience. Excellent service though

D
London
18 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service from the minute we walked in the doors. We all had a few different drinks, including me trying a mocktail at the end. There was nothing out group didn't enjoy. We'd eat here again.

c
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, we had a perfect server and would highly recommend to anyone. The location is very fun and Tanto is an excellent addition. Looking forward to returning

AS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wine, and service. Not much else you can ask for! Would highly recommend to anyone who is a meat lover.

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

Excellent food. Great service. Enjoyed it very much.

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

This was our first time eating off the regular menu (we had been previously for 2 (fabulous) Toronto Life Insiders meals. We opted for the “just let us cook for you” option and loved every dish! Some of the best empanadas to be found in the city and the meat platter was spectacular (but not for the faint of heart). Wine is half price on Wednesdays by the bottle. Great great service. We will be back—often!

LV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GET THE EMPANADAS and the bread... Everything is good here. It's my go to

S
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very flavorful! The portions were perfect! One of the best restaurants I ate at this year! I would recommend it for sure.... :)

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak in the city. Amazing, fun knowledgeable staff. Octopus ceviche is to die for. Can’t wait to go back.

BD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous. The meat dishes were excellent. But the “non-meat” dishes were to die for! The leak gnocchi was amazzzing, as was the bean dish and yam dish.

DC
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was top notch and if you are looking for a something a little different this is it. Meals are served tapas style for sharing and there are some interesting cuts of meat. My wife was a little hesitant when she first saw the menu as she can be a bit of a picky eater but she love it too.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Well balanced flavors and good wine.

N
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great service and the food was fantastic. We came with friends visiting from out of town and they were blown away!

L
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent culinary experience from start to finish. Great service, food was outstanding and very welcoming ambiance.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific evening! Awesome food! Staff was fun and very knowledgeable. Will go back soon. Recommended to our friends and family. Truly lovely evening

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