Maxx’s Kitchen

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61 reviews
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Maxx's Kitchen offers a vibrant, inviting space enhanced by a spacious balcony for outdoor dining with unobstructed views of the lake. The menu includes a selection of healthy options, comfort foods, and a twist on the everyday classic favourites - bringing a sense of home to every guest.

If you are looking to make a reservation for 9 - 20. Please email: maxxs@hotelxtoronto.com
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R
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time I sat outside at the patio and it was an enjoyable time. It was my birthday and one of the waiters, Oreste, went over and beyond to make the day special.

PZ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The host was amazing, very informative and attentive. Server was a little slow, but still very nice. Food and Wine were spectacular.

P
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great environment, with a good crowd. It was a mix of guests as well as people heading to the Budweiser stage. Had the veal sandwich and it was amazing!

DA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Dinner and service were great. Breakfast very disappointing as took 10 min to get ask for coffee which was cold. Another 10 to order and 52 min from time in to getting served which was all cold.

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

Had a great evening at Maxx's Kitchen. The food was delicious, the service was truly outstanding, and it's a nice, bright, modern space with an open kitchen. Would definitely return.

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

Fabulous experience all around!! Will definitely recommend to others!

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very lovely dining room although it was difficult to find walking from Budweiser Stage, even with GPS - it is in the hotel with no signage on the outside.

The menu selection has something for everyone’s taste in my opinion.

I ordered the gnocchi & requested no asparagus, but after a few bites I realized there was ‘a lot’ of asparagus in the dish. The waitress did replace the food quickly & apologized appropriately. We were not in a hurry so this was no issue.

My husband had the fish & chips which he said were delicious- the gnocchi was very good as well.

Both our portions were large and neither of us could finish the whole meal.

All staff we spoke to were efficient, knowledgeable & friendly.

We would definitely recommend this restaurant.

K
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent service by Konrad

SD
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience, will be back! We hope to sometime come and stay, the entire facility looked amazing. Thank you.

GA
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nicely surprised by our first outing at Maxx’s Kitchen. Lots of great vegetarian options and I’m not even vegetarian! Good cocktails and great service. Keep up the good work

JK
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the food very much and our waiter was excellent accommodating us with Maggie Rogers tunes playing in the restaurant during dinner before her RBC Echo concert. Many thanks.

N
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We went before a concert and had made reservations. It took along time to get seated. We were able to get a seat outside as inside it was very busy and very noisy. While the server was very nice, it took a very long time to order and then get our food. The meals, gnocchi and veal sandwich, were OK. Small servings for a lot of $. When we left the restaurant was almost empty......I just don’t know why they couldn’t plan better for concert nights.

ES
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Food was less than average and the prices were quite high ($24 for a veal sandwich). Inside was very noisy and the service was just okay

L
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great view. A bit noisy inside when filled however, it’s not much of a bother. Outdoor seating is phenomenal.

PM
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even though this restaurant was one of the few within walking distance, I would have driven to it even if it had been farther away. All of the staff including Lebert, Yuriy, Yeong, Konrad, and Brian were very patient professional, and accommodating every single time we dined there. The food was delicious and worth every penny! I definitely recommend this restaurant to any who are looking for an exceptional place to dine.

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

Very good food and fabulous service. A little more casual than I expected but still a nice place.

A
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was average pub food at a luxury price. The desserts were a highlight. Portions are small except for a plate of fish and chips that went by our table. Check out the rooftop while you are there. The view is very cool.

DO
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall the restaurant was fine, it’s the only place to eat at Hotel X so not much choice. Food was fresh and appealing, service reasonable for a very crowded night, noise level a little high due to the crowd and acoustics in the room. Only observation is the cost....a little pricey for the food purchased.

C
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

We had a 6pm reservation, ordered right away, and didn’t receive our appetizer until after 7pm and the main until 730. A second drink took 40 mins and didn’t arrive until after the main was finished.
Our server was good, apologized frequently, and said everyone was experiencing the same delay.
The food was mediocre and what you would expect from a slammed and understaffed kitchen.

I’ll continue to take clients and colleagues to the Skybar, but definitely Maxx’s kitchen.

LC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an excellent meal and excellent service at this restaurant! Was an awesome fine dining experience!

TP
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Terrible experience yesterday night. We waited for 25 minutes for our order to to be taken and then 55 minutrs for the food to arrive. We ordered soup, salad, and a burger - not rocket science food choices. People who came after us were taken care off, had their food, and left but my husband's burger still hadn't arrived after 55 minutes of order. He cancelled the order and then the server walked over with it. He told her to take it back.
The manager came and told us that he would take care of the bill. Totally incompetent serving staff who prioritize certain guests over others. We will defintely NOT be going back.

AR
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

It is a lovely location and we sat outside overlooking the lake. It is actually quieter outside than inside. Our server, Jessica was wonderful but the kitchen obviously could not keep up with the volume of customers pre concert. We would go back for sure but leave ourselves a lot of time if we’re heading to Ontario place.

SZ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

It’s a lovely venue and great food just incredibly noisy in a loud, kitchen racket kind of way.

DH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden gem, a keeper, a
Little pricey but a great treat once and a while

AO
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

Hotel phone staff should be clearer about what can or can’t be reserved. Also should be clearer about what the venues are in the hotel - very confusing on phone. Eventually took our chances with open table since hotel was not very helpful. Veal sandwich disappointing although signature dish. Hamburger good. Calamari excellent. Nice views - will come back and try again

s
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was our first time at Maxx's. We did enjoy our food and the restaurant is quite lovely. Our waiter David was outstanding.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

We sat outside on the patio as the weather was nice. When we went into the restaurant to exit, the noise level was deafening so we were glad we had sat outside.

KD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

Location is great for before an event at Ontario Place. Service is very slow. Beautiful views.

J
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Overall our experience was good however a few notable items that I did mention to the server.

1: When making the reservation I was committed to a patio table by the gentlemen attending the phone however arriving at the restaurant we were not given this option as the patio was full.
2: When serving an additional bottle of wine to the table the server should always have the customer taste the wine prior to adding it to the prior wine in the glass.
3: The finish of my Lamp Chops and my wife's Strip Loin were both incorrect. I ordered Med Rare for the Lamp and received Well Done and my wife ordered Medium for her Steak and received Medium Rare

Our lead server Konrad was very good and certainly means we will return for a future visit.

LG
Toronto
71 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall hotel ambience is modern corporate with boutique touches:
lots of glass and black with pops of colour and plush textures.

Falcon Skybar boasts a spectacular wrap around view of both the city and the water. Spend happy hour watching small aircraft at Billy Bishop airport. Drinks are pricey but worth it for the view. Service is very polished but lacks attention during peak times..staff friendliness helps you grin and bear the wait for drinks. Ensure to bring a sweater if seated outdoors. If staying inside....the noise does become difficult to swallow as things get busy.

Maxx’s kitchen is upscale casual with lots of windows framing a view of Ontario place. The balcony patio over looks the front entrance driveway but once seated your view is more of the waterfront than pavement.

Service was Excellent - our top-notch server Veronica was prompt, professional, politely engaging and knew the menu (her suggested wine pairings were great). Our terrific meal reflected the hotel - corporate with boutique flourishes: squash salad of acorn rather than butternut, with fresh arugula..pumpkin seed garnish and fennel were nice touches. Correctly executed Cornish hen main was moist and flavourful.

Definitely will return before the secret is out on the great service and wonderful view.

DM
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful spot for a late lunch. The hotel is magnificent as well

MA
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I would recommend the resto for the desserts. You have an outstanding pastry chef.But it was too cold in the dining room.The chilly air might be welcome when the temps are in the 30°s but on Father's Day , we were cold. I kept my jacket on throughout... food should be enjoyed in pleasant temperatures, not in a chilly breeze.
Very pleasant servers..
It might be wise t have more signage from the parking lot.. we were puzzled as to direction..

G
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We felt like family:)

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Really pretty inside, food was well done... oh but the service. Somehow they didn’t account for the Budweiser stage events of the evening, and were waaaay understaffed it seemed. They were friendly enough about it, but, it was hard to get their attention. I would definitely give this place another chance but I would just recommend that they pay more attention to the events going on in proximity to their location.

KH
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food and cocktails were fabulous... service was a little slow. They will need to figure out how to service the pre-concert crowd.

DC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, service and patio views!

SD
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had reservations for dinner. It’s a very casual spot. Food was fresh. I ordered one of the their specialty dishes which was also recommended by the waitress. The veal sandwich was the best I’ve had. Looking forward to going back to Maxx’s

JJ
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Maxx’s Kitchen is located inside the Hotel X. The restaurant is bright and airy. They have a patio with views of the lake. I went for brunch and ordered the cheesecake Belgian waffle with a side of bacon. It was tasty and beautifully plated. The server was friendly and efficient.

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

Great food and service. Fast but not rushed. Server and kitchen accommodated a substitution I was looking for. Atmosphere busting but in a good way. Loved the views!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Slow service, good food.

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