The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West

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CAN$30 and under
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Global, International

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Our food is a reflection of the melting pot of cultures that has gentrified the Queen West neighbourhood in Toronto. The menu has been designed for guests to share plates, in an effort to create a convivial and social dining experience.

Our Wood-Fire Pizzas are a cross between Roma and Neapolitan styles; cooked in a wood-burning M.A.M pizza oven imported from Italy. It yields a crust that is thin but sturdy. Wood-fire capabilities are critical for our menu as the flavour imparted on the food is exceptional and unique.

Our cocktails are equally thought out as our food. Our bartenders serve up a no-nonsense cocktail program featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients that are all made in house.

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J
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Has always been good. Water glasses were always topped up before being asked. Very attentive.

A
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a lovely experience at the good son. From the moment we walked through the doors we felt so very welcomed. Thank you for your hospitality paired with great food and vino

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for this glowing review! We're thrilled that you had a lovely experience with us! We hope to see you back soon :)

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time + we we’re celebrating our anniversary + we were blown away by the entire dining experience! Everything was spot-on. Amazing energy in the dining room, perfect decor, the food was to die for + the service was impeccable without being stuffy. 10/10. We’ll be back for oysters + wine at the bar this winter for sure!

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded a day ago

Thank you so much for this glowing review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us! We can't wait to have to come back soon!

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LV
Toronto
38 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous venue. Delightful staff. My friend and I checked Instagram for food photos before ordering. I saw so many of the burger, I had to try it. The hype is real. The French fries were so good, my friend stole the whole box before our server could take my plate! Great cocktails and draught beer selection. Get there before 6pm for happy hour!

OT
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I have been to The Good Son several times as I just live down the street. Every time service and food is amazing. Unfortunately, this last visit fell short and I was shocked.

It was incredibly busy as it seemed there were two different large groups. Waited what seemed to be a very long time for our starter and about an hour after ordering our mains we had to prompt our server for the bill because we had somewhere to be. I genuinely thought 1.5 hours was ample time to dine. I was wrong.

I have to say our server was incredible. She was attentive and communicative with the delay on our food. When our pizzas arrived they were terrible. Clearly a rushed job. Picked up my first slice and literally all the toppings fell off. The pizza the server recommended for my friend was bland and lacking in toppings.

Overall, it was just a disappointing experience based upon previous visits. Unfortunately, I am disappointed to say I will not be returning.

H
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Only disappointment was seasonal tart. It could have been used as a weapon. Burger and pasta were excellent. Thanks

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your feedback! We really appreciate it. We hope you'll come back to dine with us again!

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RP
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at The Good Son Queen West on Saturday evening and had a wonderful experience. The food was excellent - delicious and well-prepared. The service team was unpretentious, friendly and knowledgable. I can't wait to go back soon.
PS. save room for dessert and try the budino .... t's been 3 days and I'm still thinking about it.

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on 12 November 2019

Thank you so much for this glowing review! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We can't wait to see you back soon!

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FM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lots of variety on the menu, excellent specials, good portions, friendly/knowledgable service. Only complaint was that our (cold) apps took quite a long time to arrive. But they were delicious so who cares, tbh.

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on 7 November 2019

Thank you so much for your feedback, we really appreciate it! We hope you'll come back soon to dine with us again!

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JS
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drink, great service. The wood burning oven fills the restaurant with a pleasant fragrance; the menu is innovative. Highly recommend the Jerk Shrimp appetizer. Steak was PEI, maybe best cut I’ve ever had.

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on 7 November 2019

Hi Jason! Thank you so much for your positive feedback, we really appreciate it. We hope you'll come back soon!

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place for drinks, food and vibe

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on 5 November 2019

Thank you for your positive feedback! We hope to see you back soon!

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OT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group of 5, dined at The Good Son for dinner on a Saturday night. We were so impressed! The service was amazing, ambiance and decor was on point and the food and drinks were incredible. Loved the custom cocktails! We started with the Brussel sprouts appetizer, fries and warm olives. The Brussel sprouts were so good we got a second order, and fries were perfectly crispy and flavourful. I got the Bulgogi short rib dish which was artistically made and delectable. My friends got the Fish of the Day & Mushroom Pappardelle. Both got rave reviews. Will definitely be returning. It was an awesome evening!

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on 5 November 2019

Thank you so much for this glowing review! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and we can't wait to have you back!

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K
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Way too loud - had to yell at my table mates. Won’t go there again.

AS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great evening! Would highly recommend!

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on 22 October 2019

Thank you for your recommendation! We hope you'll come back to dine with us again!

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Incredible food on Queen West. Everything from the shared plates, to the mains and our after dinner cocktails was on point! Service was friendly and knowledgeable but I had to take a star off for efficiency.

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on 10 October 2019

Thank you so much for your glowing feedback! We really appreciate it and hope you'll come back to dine with us again soon.

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J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, cocktails and service. Antipasto could use a refresh.

AM
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We came here for my boyfriend's birthday and we were both impressed with the level of service and attention to detail. Food and cocktails were fantastic! They made the best Negroni I've ever had. Highly recommend it!

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on 8 October 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us this glowing review, Ashley! We can't wait to have to dine with us again, soon!

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S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to the Good Son the night after our wedding. It was the perfect venue, the perfect meal, to end our perfect weekend. Service was outstanding (they were accommodating to our table change request, and overall just incredibly sweet and professional), the food was delicious (Shared the burrata, I had the ceviche and tartare, my husband had the steak), and the venue is gorgeous. We can't wait to come back.

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on 4 October 2019

Thank you for your glowing review! We're so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your evening with us! We can't wait to have you dine with us again soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, an amazing experience at The Good Son. Our server Alex is outstanding! You can never go wrong with the jerk shrimp and brussle sprouts!

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on 4 October 2019

Thank you so much for your positive feedback! We will be sure to let Alex know. We hope to see you again very soon!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Food took way too long as a kitchen staff apparently made an error. It was unreasonable to be waiting over 40 minutes for standard brunch menu items after appetizers.

LI
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

My husband and I went for a date night. I love the decor and service is really good. I just found the menu a bit limited for us, but food tastes great.

Good for a casual date night.

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on 1 October 2019

Hi Lidi! Thank you for your feedback, we hope you'll come back soon to dine with us again!

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AC
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a great place to go when you want to enjoy a casual evening in a cool place with great friends. The atmosphere is happy but not too loud. The décor is fun and the booths comfy.
The open kitchen and pizza oven are neat to watch and the food comes out quickly and is delicious. They have good deals on different days such as $10 pizzas and 1/2 price bottles of wine.
A great value for excellent food and friendly and professional staff.

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on 26 September 2019

Thank you so much for your review, Anna! We work really hard to offer the best dining experience and are so happy to see it reflected on your last visit. We hope to see you again very soon!

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C
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pizza I’ve ever had, hands down. Service was great too

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on 24 September 2019

Thank you Chris! We're so happy to hear you loved our wood oven pizzas! We hope you'll come back to dine with us again soon.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon special was amazing! Really enjoyed it

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on 26 September 2019

Thank you so much! We really appreciate your glowing review. We can’t wait to have you visit again.

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SV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and service but restaurant was way too hot during dinner on Friday night. Need better ventilation or cooling system. All guests at our table were sweating buckets , it got very uncomfortable.

C
Manitoba
17 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was running late so the chef made us an extra pizza, it was delicious!

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on 5 September 2019

Thank you for your review! We hope you'll come back soon to dine with us again!

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N
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Too expensive for what you get. $9 small fries! Server was not helpful with menu questions

CC
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Amazing as always, its my favorite restaurant in the city!

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on 5 September 2019

Thank you so much, Coral! We really appreciate your glowing review. We can’t wait to have you visit again.

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K
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little date spot. Food is excellent with a chill vibe.

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on 27 August 2019

Thank you for the positive feedback, Kyle! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience and hope to see you again soon!

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EL
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really great spot, comfortable seating and delicious food and drinks. The service is friendly and attentive without being too much.

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on 20 August 2019

Thank you for the glowing review Erin! We really appreciate it and hope you'll come back soon to dine with us!

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FD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a lovely space. The food was delicious. The service exceptional. And 1/2 price wine before 6pm was also sweet.

DC
Toronto
42 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Did not enjoy this place at all. Meat was undercooked and bland. Service was not the best. Overall not a place I’d return.

B
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great! Everything was very good

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on 27 August 2019

Thank you for the review! We hope you'll come back to dine with us!

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DF
Atlantic Canada
6 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great restaurant on Queen St W. great food, great service and a great location

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on 13 August 2019

Thank you for this glowing review, Dave! We hope you'll come back soon to dine with us again!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service very good

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on 13 August 2019

Thank you for your review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us and hope you'll dine with us again!

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VK
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Best fries I have ever had. Food was very tasty. Sauces and dressings were excellent.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience1

I was in Toronto for Caribana and decided to go to this restaurant based off of a recommendation from someone I follow on Instagram. However, I was slightly disappointed because my French toast entree which I was really happy to try based on photos from instagram came back burnt twice! Good thing they removed it from the bill. The chicken and waffles was excellent and as pictured. My boyfriend asked for eggs over hard and they were not done right, he had to send his dish back I forgot what it was called but it seemed like a Mexican dish, he also felt it was lackluster. The ambiance was grim and dark for a brunch spot, the decor was also very prehistoric. I will not return.

AM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Always enjoy the food here without question.

It’s upsetting to make a reservation and receive a table that can barely fit your meal on it. We also waited to be seated with a reservation while the hostess was spending more than 10 minutes with a couple who did not have a reservation and they ultimately ended up leaving. I thought if she quickly could ask if we had a reservation we would be taken care of. Not the biggest nuisance but it was a bit annoying. The restaurant is really loud and difficult to have a conversation in but I like the overall feel otherwise.

Service was really poor unfortunately. It took almost 15 minutes to be greeted by our server, drinks came another 20 minutes later and it was a cycle of ordering things and getting them late. Our appetizers we had asked to be separate From our meal came together and as mentioned there wasn’t any room on the table for it. These small things really impact the overall experience. I will return because the food is great but I wish these other items could be addressed.

KP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

THE FOOD AND SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT! WE WILL BE BACK!

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place with great cocktails and delicious food. The ambience is unique and quite beautiful. You cant go wrong here.

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on 30 July 2019

Thank you for the lovely review! We're so happy you enjoyed your dining experience and hope you'll come back soon!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super delicious DOP pizza!!

The Good Son Restaurant - Queen West
Responded on 1 August 2019

Thank you! We hope you'll come back and join us again!

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