The Elm Tree

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698 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Mediterranean
The Elm Tree is a family-run modern Mediterranean restaurant. Using fresh and high-quality products, the menu focuses on using familiar ingredients while delivering unique and comforting food. The restaurant prides itself on having a casual, friendly ambiance where customers can relax.



Inspired by their father’s and uncle’s restaurants, brothers Ben and Jonathan Mishaev created The Elm Tree restaurant as a fresh and modern twist to their family roots. Growing up surrounded by a perfect mix of food and hospitality, their passions were obvious from a young age.

Ben’s passion for cooking and Jonathan’s interest in beverage programs and hospitality has created the perfect combination of delicious, unique food and welcoming, homey atmosphere. To Ben and Jonathan, each guest who enters the restaurant is like someone who comes into their home. The brothers strive to make them happy, treat them well and ensure they leave satisfied.
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LR
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive service, delicious food and lovely atmosphere. My friend and I met here for dinner before the theater and were immediately seated and made to feel very welcome. The Greek salad we shared was the best I can remember. The lamb chops were amazing. The staff were very helpful. I will definitely return.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

8 person dinner was 700 dollars. Including 140 dollars wine bottle. Happy with the received service.

m
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Unique flavours and arrangements of dishes. Good range of choices and very tasty. Tea were able to converse easily because there was no loud music playing and the acoustics were good. Service was amiable and efficient. The desserts were amazing and really delicately flavoured.

M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The food was average, the atmosphere very nice, pricey for what you get, and don’t bring kids- they were not treated with kindness

b
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A lovely new find for me! Fantastic food, great cocktails and a nice room.

AF
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were top notch. Worth the money.

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

Lovely, fresh, innovative and healthful food. Excellent staff & service.

e
Ottawa
28 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pretty restaurant with good food - you must try the fried Brussels sprouts. Service very good and personable. Able to customize the food to my wife’s picky taste, which is an accomplishment. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

AC
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our service and food were amazing! The scallops were a favourite and our servers were very friendly. A great place to go on a date with that special someone.

W
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious food! Had not dined there before but would certainly recommend it. Shared several appetizers and appreciated the variety and beautiful plating as well.

T
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We were surprised and delighted by the quality of the Middle Eastern food. Flavourful, beautifully presented, delicious and reasonably priced! Good wine list, also very reasonable priced bottles (Wednesday is half price bottles!) We will definitely go back. Highly recommended.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal! Great service !

KS
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding service as well. I had the duck breast which was on special, absolutely delicious.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and good service! Would highly recommend!

NK
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We loved the Elm Tree restaurant, the ambiance was great. The food all tasted great. We ordered the Charred Octopus and Brussel Sprouts for appetizers, both were delicious. For the main course, we ordered the Lamb Shank, Lamb Chops and the Duck leg. We all loved the food we had. If you are not a big eater, the quantity was quite a bit and probably with an appetizer, one main course can be shared between 2 people. The cocktails were amazing as well. Overall we had an amazing experience eating here and would definitely go again, they change their menu every quarter with the season.

AM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my second review of The Elm Tree, to which I returned after a visit in July. Gorgeous food creations, wonderful service, fantastic mixology. I rarely write restaurant reviews. Thank you, Elm Tree, for providing us with a restaurant that hearkens back to times in Toronto when it was possible for chefs and owners to offer a labour of love that many could afford and visit often.

MT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would definatly recommend this restaurant. The staff was attentive and friendly without being intrusive. They us at a lovely table that seated 4 even though there was just the two odd us because they weren't busy at that time and thought we're might like the extra room. The service was exactly on par for timing. They brought the dishes in just enough time to not feel rushed but not feel like we were waiting. That atmosphere was friendlier and intimate at the same time and the food.... the food was hands down amazing. Absolutely amazing. Don't just think about going here... just go. Don't hesitate. You won't regret it! If I didn't live two hours away I'd be going at least once a week.

CM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, nice service, and great environment!!

BC
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I had dinner and we truly enjoyed the food, the service and the ambiance.

AJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and service - will be going back for sure

OT
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was 5 star

AB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went there for our anniversary. Told the waiter we needed to be out at a precise time to make the show at the theatre. Everything g was perfect, timely, tasty and served with the right touch of professionalism and humour. Loved itN

CH
Cologne Area
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We really enjoyed dinner at The Elm. Very good quality food, exceptionally tasteful and excellent service!

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

Thank you for your thoughtfulness for considering my allergies and substituting an alternate to the bread, so I could also enjoy the spread!

CJ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Ok
But not a lot of choice on the menu.
Staff friendly but they did try and take the plates away before we had actually finished the meal.

MB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food was great. We had dinner on a Friday evening and expected it to be busy, however we were able to get a quit table in the corner and had a great meal.

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had been several years ago for lunch and decided to have my birthday dinner here with a large group. Restaurant was able to accommodate us no problem on Friday night. Ambience was nice; not too loud, was able to chat with entire table but not dead quiet. Their Elm 75 cocktail was deliciously balanced. Shared the cauliflower and brussel sprouts appies and duck confit for main. Great flavors and portions were perfect. Finished with a rosewater vanilla ice cream. Service was attentive. Would definitely recommend for a special occasion like a date or dinner with close friends.

j
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal, beautifully presented, with interesting flavors and ingredients. Excellent servce.

JJ
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic lunch at the Elm Tree. Waiter was friendly and helpful with suggestions. We shared 3 appetizers between 5 of us which was probably a little too much (they also bring delicious sour-dough bread). Crispy Brussel Sprouts - you have to try them. Entrees were superb. I highly recommend it!

P
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty food and great service. Salmon, with crispy crust and succulent fish, some of the best I ever had. My husband devoured his lamb shops

PH
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal at The Elm was the best Mediterranean flavour experience I’ve had since visiting Greece. A perfect birthday treat. The service was stellar. The outdoor ambiance was excellent for an enjoyable evening meal prior to seeing Come From Away at the Elgin Theatre. Dining at its best.

We started with the Greek Salad and Charred Octopus, then I had the Confit Duck Leg, my youngest son had the special of Duck Breast with Barley Risotto, my eldest son had the Lamb Shank, and my husband had the Barramundi. Everything was fabulous. So fabulous! We were full, but couldn’t resist the dessert menu... the Rosewater Ice Cream and Pistachio Marscarpone Cream were both divine.

If you want to make your tastebuds sing, this is the place to visit.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Beautiful evening at The Elm Tree. We shared a few appetizers to start and were all impressed. Our main dishes were good as well. Gracious service, nice al fresco setting on a quiet street. Great memory.

GB
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We are seniors and appreciated the quiet as well as really fine food and really fine service. Very attentive to our needs.

PB
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Care is taken in preparing high quality Mediterranean fare. Added touches increase the appeal of the meal. E.g. the cherry tomato and olive oil compote that accompanies the fresh baked bread is delicious. Loved the smoked salmon salad.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service!

f
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff were very attentive. The food was tasty. The wine list needs improvement to have California Chardonnay selections on it. There was only one but it was too dry and acidic for our taste.

LK
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time to The Elm Tree. I went with my husband and in-laws for dinner. The server was very thoughtful in helping make selections and the food was really excellent. The modern take on Mediterranean was lovely. We will definitely go back.

I
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

I noticed the restaurant a note for a quite corner for celebrating my wife birthday. However, the customers sit next to us just spoke too loud. I think they were the noisiest table though out the whole restaurant. I could say it's so unlucky. However, the food is fine. It's good to go when you go with family, and the price is reasonable too. It's worth to go for the second time.

SN
5 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

delicious food with very generous portions, space is very nice with a cute patio in the front as well. service is perfect!

PA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Unfortunately, there was nothing available to accommodate my dairy and gluten free Grandson for dessert.
Menu is limited

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