This is a wonderful restaurant in every way. The night we visited it was fully booked and, in my opinion, understaffed. Having said that, our waiter consistently stopped by to keep us updated on what was going on. We will be back soon!
The menu is excellent and quality of food is superb. The wait staff are very good. Great meal experience.
Fantastic as always
Disappointed didn’t get bar seating as was reserved but it didn’t spoil the night
We were four people and had what I thought was the best table right at the back. Service and food were all great.
Great food & service . Celebrated a birthday
Great ambiance. Food was outstanding.
We were pleased with our evening. The restaurant was very busy and we had to wait for our table. The food was good and the wine very good, but expensive. If it wasn't for the wine (which we chose well aware of the price), the dinner would have been good value. There was a lot of noise, and for anyone with hearing impairment, it would have not been a good environment. On the other hand, if you wanted a lively place, this was it!
Great value in a comfortable attentive environment. Upscale room with $1 oysters. What’s not to like?
Service and food were excellent . They gave us our table late so sent Prosecco while we waited as well. Nice touch
Consistently fabulous! Great service, delicious food , interesting crowd and a good vibe. This is a professional team that never misses . Run don’t walk!
Noise level was moderate but acceptable before a table of 8 arrived, with 3 very loud guests, who were totally oblivious to other diners. Respite came only when the offenders left for a cigarette.
How can you fully appreciate Sorrel's excellent food and service when table conversation is all but impossible? This was not an isolated incident : at least half of my visits have been spoiled by inconsiderate and loud diners.
Recommending the restaurant to others must come with this caveat.
Loved our experience at Sorrel! We sat at the bar and enjoyed the friendly staff. The oysters were delicious! We also liked the crab cake (special) and the bouillabaisse was delicious! Highly recommend!!
We have dined at Sorrel many times since it opened but our most recent dinner there was the last.
After our previous dinner there, we felt that the quality was deteriorating and were not eager to return, but our fiends wanted to try it so we caved. First off, our table was on one side of the passage leading the the room on the north side of the restaurant and it is too narrow for the servers to pass through easily, so those seated on either side are bumped and disturbed regularly so things were on a downward spiral from the start.
My crab cake appetizer was a lukewarm greasy patty composed of mostly bread crumbs with a trace of crab. I had the whole fish for my main. It was dry and had a very mushy texture, and the accompanying rapini was lukewarm. The $10 side of fries was greasy and also not hot enough. My meal went back half eaten and nobody even noticed .
The server was sloppy when he ground pepper, and for all four of us more pepper landed on the table than on the food. He pour the wine with such a heavy hand that we thought that he either wanted to be done with pouring quickly, or to ensure that we were finished with it before our mains arrived and we would order another bottle.
As always, the noise level was such that conversation was challenging.
Always a pleasure!
Great food, great place
Great food and service
Watch for the wine list. There are prices for half bottles as well as bottles
We are from Montreal. We discovered Sorrell a few years ago when it was downtown Toronto. Since then, dining at Sorrell is a must for us every time we visit Toronto (about 2-3 times per year). the food is great, the service friendly and professional, and the decor and ambiance inviting. Keep it up and see you soon!
The Bouillabaisse is outstanding and wait staff are wonderful. Our waitress was exceptional
I loved the restaurant, the food was delicious and the service very attentive.
service was perfect. food choices great.
quality of food was excellent.
cost was as expected. you want good, you pay good.
the ambiance is pleasant.
the noise level exciting. we didn't mind it.
nice to see people having a good time.
Immaculate from the welcome to the food and the wine. Thanks to the team for making our dining experience always such a pleasure.
The restaurant is decorated beautifully and feels warm and inviting. There are fresh flowers on every table, the chairs are comfortable, and the service is low-key but attentive. Everyone in our party enjoyed the delicious food, beautifully presented. When you go, try the bouillabaisse and be sure to have the French bread to go with it. Another excellent choice would be the veal scallopini.
The food and service were amazing! We had the chicken liver salad, duck confit and seafood bouillabaisse and they were all very good!
All in all an excellent experience. Definitely to be repeated on our side.
Excellent as always.
All-around fantastic experience and we have been back several times.
So we go here frequently. Generally we really enjoy it. The dinner the other night was only so so. The pasta dishes were the real disappointment but the fish and scallops were very good.
We will be back but hope for a better outing next time.
Nice spot and $1.00 oysters a good thing to see considering Toronto restos charge $4.00 regularly per piece. Portions are good and quality too.
Only thing is there was very little in terms of atmosphere. I kind of felt I was eating in the suburbs and the clientele was older than I expected on a weekend (probably 60 plus).
I would go again.
I have not given a resto a 5 star rating in Toronto.
My husband and I dined at Sorrel this evening (9/21). The food and service both were amazing!
We began with the grilled calamari followed by a mixed greens salad for me and the mozzarella/tomato salad for my husband. Everything was delicious! Portion sizes were just right. For our mains, my husband had the prawns and I had the bouillabaisse. The bouillabaisse had a generous amount of scallops, shrimp, clams & mussels. The prawns were huge and delicious. Because we’re gluttons, we also split the flourless chocolate cake for dessert. Decadent and chocolatey, just the way it should be.
Not only was the meal wonderful, so was the service. Shout out to Barry, who was so patient as I took some time to decide what I wanted to drink and eat! His service (and that of the other wait staff) was flawless.
We WILL be back!
Perfect spot in every way to dine. We will be back!
Great atmosphere with attentive staff and delicious food great oysters
Wonderful restaurant. Great food and service
Sorrel is always consistent with the food and service. The staff is friendly and professional and the food is delicious. The atmosphere is warm and inviting. The perfect neighbourhood spot! A bonus that night...we managed to have the famous lemon tart for dessert.
Our 11 year anniversary. A very special time. Everything was delicious. Only opportunity area was a small gesture recognizing our anniversary. Other than that, one of the best places I have been too!
We were a party of 6 celebrating a 40th birthday and the evening was spectacular. The food was outstanding and the service impeccable and unobtrusive. Sorrel was a recommendation from dear friends and they were right on the money. The duck confit is delicious and the wine list impressive. Would go back in a heartbeat......if only I lived in Toronto!
I assume this mediocre experience was a one off. Its usually better.
Excellent food and service. Thank you! I already recommended Sorrel to my office friends.
It was the first time for our friends dining at Sorrel and it did not disappoint. Our server was great and attentive and the food was delicious from appetizers to main course. We passed on dessert. Highly recommend