The Chefs' House - George Brown College

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary Canadian
Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, The Chefs’ House is an innovative, student-focused concept restaurant where students from George Brown College's Centre for Hospitality & Culinary Arts have the opportunity to learn from the best teacher - experience. It also gives the public the opportunity to experience a relaxed urban dining experience.

For parties of 8 guests or more, please call for reservations.
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JA
Tampa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, great food and very reasonable prices. Would highly recommend. While I was finishing up my lunch, I made another reservation for dinner.

G
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

This is a school, but these students are not being taught the basic stuff. Bits of food left on table after clearing dishes and before serving desert. Reaching over and across when serving and not even knowing what side you serve a glass of wine.
We observed the table beside us ask three different times to three different students for double expresso's after their meal and way before desert. They long finished their deserts before the third person finally brought the expresso's and it wasn't even very busy. The manager was never seen supervising not even once. The place is great for inexpensive lunch/dinner but I take issue with these students being ready for the real world of service.

P
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers are delightful. They fall all over you to provide good service. Food was original and xcellent.

U
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No idea why it's taken me so long to go to The Chefs' House. It definitely won't be as long before i go again!

JL
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All the servers were great except one. Who is a young woman wearing eyeglasses in soft pink or cream colour.

Here are the issues:
1. After I paid the cashier, I went to the washroom. On my way back, I passed by this server with the pink/ cream colour framed eyeglasses, and she stopped me bluntly and questioned me in a rude manner if I had paid the bill or not. That was humiliating.

2. When I asked for a second cup of coffee, this same server did not give me a clean, fresh cup. She just poured luke warm coffee in the first cup e saucer which were dirty with drips and stains. The tall manager in a suit noticed it and suggested to her to bring a clean cup for me.

Compliments to the tall manager who is very professional, perceptive and attentive to clients.

R
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very eager to please servers and student chefs trying to perfect their craft.

l
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I’ve always wanted to go. And was so happy seeing them on the Winterlicious list
of restaurants.
The food was definitely delicious, beautifully presented & outstanding comparing the the big chichi names out there. The students are professional yet so very candid !
Making it a highly satisfying dining outing.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Amazing food! Actually, this was my first time eating in the Chef's House, and the food did surprise me. I may try its weekly menu next time.
However, the server was kind of weird. She was keep watching my table, and would come to us and asked for taking our dishes away immediately right after we finishing the food. But maybe she could wait for 1min to ensure we were really done.
In addition, maybe she could practice her English more, since communication is a necessary skill of consumer service. For example, we said,'we had hot water already,' and she responded, 'okay you want some tap water.' We also said, 'Shall we have a glass of water, please?' and she brought us a glass, without water.
I understood that she was a student server, so I still paid her 12% tips.

BC
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The service was above what we get in most restaurants! Staff always smiling and our waiter would actually recommend an item. I have been in the hospitality field my whole life. Even in the management program for the Four seasons! Quality and presentation of food was lovely. I will definitely be recommending The Chefs House to friends. Very impressed.

I
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was creative nicely presented and very tasty.
Well done !

c
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We decided to book a reservation for lunch on a whim. So glad we did, as the entire meal experience surpassed our expectations. We loved the choice and flexibility of ordering between two menus. It was difficult to choose because of so many excellent choices.
The food was presented attractively for each course. What a bonus that our pasta was served in a heated bowls. The combination of ingredients and textures blended together nicely to create a savoury experience.

Service was attentive and courteous. We loved how the featured chef stopped by our table to talk with us.

Well done!

NV
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

All the servers were so sweet and helpful. The food was outstanding. And the overall environment makes me want to come back for dinner next week! These students are all so talented. Would highly recommend!!

AG
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Winterlicious menu was delicious! Thoroughly enjoyed, have sent others here already. Great job!

SH
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The food was average at best with over cooked brussel sprouts and gorgonzola cheesecake was too over power without balance taken into consideration. The server did not explain the dishes and give introduction to the menu

FS
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and it was excellent. The hostess was great and informative. All the staff were attentive and took care of us very well. I would highly recommend The Chef’s House to others.

KJ
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great "Fine Cuisine". Have been there several times and have never been disappointed.

Planning to celebrate my wife's birthday by taking the entire family for dinner at The Chef.

Highly recommended.

T
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A neat concept. The food was outstanding...the chocolate passionfruit creation probably the best dessert I've ever had in my life, and other dishes were great too, perhaps with the exception of the vegetarian stir fry my partner ordered (though perhaps it just wasn't her style). The server was very eager and perhaps a bit overattentive but that was just inexperience, which is understandable ina student. Overall a lovely evening and a great meal!

EI
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I would recommend to eat at chefs house for the main reason to help the students that work there. They try very hard to please. My chicken thigh didnt appear to be fully cooked so I informed the server. The server spoke to the kitchen and was advised the chicken was cooked. The server asked which other entree would I like and had to settle for the vegetarian dish. I should have reordered the chicken and be
assured that it fully cooked. I would still eat there again.

n
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

fabulous food,wonderful vitality of the staff,marvellous value, and the desire to return another day in the near future.........what more can I say!!!!!!!!thank you

JD
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This sunny, airy and pleasant space is always a nice place to be, but the real draw is the delicious food (at great prices) and the service from George Brown students learning to be hospitality experts. They come from all parts of the world and are always charming.

JM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The onion tart was far too salty and the sorbert had no taste.
Cheescake could have had more flavour.

CL
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good value. Interesting, and tasty, dishes. Everyone pleased w their choices.
Ambiance a bit on the 'cold' side.
Servers pleasant and accommodating.
Support The Chefs' House, support the students.

KH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Always a great experience to go to the Chef's House - the food is always beautifuly presented and the balance of flavours is outstanding! Well done to all the student chefs!

c
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impecabley set table sparkling glasswear attentive but not helicoptering servers and waitstaff and the meal was exception from beginning to end 👍👍

VR
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very intimate restaurant, excellent food & service, recommend making a reservation first as it’s a small restaurant

n
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent student “learning” experience. Boy all smooth as students are learning their roles. Small but tasty food portions.

IM
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience, we will definitely attend it again for the dinner!

MM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very pleasantly surprised by the high quality of food and service. The flavours and textures of everything we ate were absolutely delicious. Service was attentive and friendly. We would highly recommend Chef’s House to anyone.

GC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food quality is very good but the portions could be a little bigger...

O
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife brother and sister in law and myself had dinner here Monday night. We had a great evening and meal. Everything was prepared perfectly and delivered with style. All of us were very impressed with the meal. Well done.

A
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chef's House never ceases to impress me! I am a frequent visitor and this particular evening had the pleasure of introducing four friends to this dining experience for the first time. They loved everything! The food is always spectacular which speaks to the talents and creativity of the chefs' in training. This time, however, I was particularly struck by the professionalism and skill of the wait staff especially if one considers that all are also students who often times limited in-house experience. All of the wait staff were fabulous and maintained a smooth but not rushed dining experience for us all. Thank you to this little gem in the heart of downtown TO!

PO
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Had lunch here the other day. The wait staff who all appeared to be in their final year of the George Brown hospitality programme were very friendly but there were a few glitches in service.
The food was well executed although my shrimp starter could have benefited from a bit of a flavour punch. We all chose different dishes from the menu and throughly enjoyed what we ate.
I really liked the room which had a cool comfortable vibe. The noise level was low so no one had to shout to be heard. It was also nice that the tables were very well spaced.
The price was excellent and I will definitely recommend it to friends.

SR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was excellent! The service a bit slow for lunch unless you have at least 2 hours.

HP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! Thank you for making such a welcoming environment for my wifes bday celebration. See you soon!

K
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great value and love the chance to support local college kids. Keep up the super work!

RH
Toronto
45 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a jewel in the city of Toronto. It never disappoints. Outstanding in every way. Can’t wait to return.

PJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like chef house. At here I like the concept that students can use their own skill and have income for themself. I would like to support here again. Also, Chef house made me and my friend interesting of your fantasy food. Thank you.

N
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This is a delightful restaurant, from the decor, to the service to the cuisine. The chefs and the servers are all culinary students and produce delightful results. One flaw, while our server new the menu very well, he new nothing of the wines. The wines are diverse and eclectic and needed some interpretations. All said, his recommendation was excellent.

DA
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Food is variable but mostly good. Service is good and friendly. Its good to be able to support students

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