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Origin

#250 of 6,803 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Downtown
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107 King St E | Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1G6, Canada (Church Street)
416-603-8009
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11:30 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
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Toronto, Canada
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Origin is high end tapas dining ie lots of small plates that allow for tasting of multiple dishes. Very cool concept and often very busy. Bear in mind this is a upscale restaurant and the prices match but for a special occasion, it is well worth it. I've been a few times and always enjoyed the experience. Sometimes we were... More 

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Thank Tntelvis
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

There are many dishes at Origin that are outstanding. There are also many mediocre dishes. It is the service that really stands out, and not in a good way. We once waited 1 1/2 hours for our food. Many of played get confused and it is quite hard to pin down a server when needed.

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Thank Laura P
Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

I'm not a foodie but when you've had a great meal that's been served by a very attentive staff as well as a wonderful chef and his team, its only right to let others know where they too can share in a similar experience. Origin on King continues to be amongst the top restaurants in the city. The combination of... More 

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Thank WeTheNorth
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Origin Restaurant a truly taste of the worlds flavours! A group of 8 of us visited Origin Restaurant. This spot has a very cool vibe. Located on the east side of Yonge in downtown Toronto. Origin was a culinary experience of Chef Claudio Aprile creations. We were seated at a private section of the restaurant. Cool rectangular table with a... More 

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Thank Dom S
New York City, New York
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164 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Good place to dine if you're by yourself as you can sit at a counter watching the food being prepared. I thought the service was exceptionally attentive and friendly. For food, I'd recommend the Brussels sprouts for a starter and the artic char as a main.

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Thank DougJ25
Toronto, Canada
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66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

City: In the historic downtown Toronto neighborhood of St. Lawrence. Cuisine: Global Food with diverse cuisines No. of guests: 2 Meal time: Dinner Ambiance and setting: Classy Food Bar The Chef(s): Claudio Aprile The Food: Steak Tartare: Superb Scallop Ceviche: This is one of the best ceviches I have had the pleasure of eating, well seasoned Duck Wrap: Chinois duck,... More 

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Thank Knight_Wayne
Victoria, Canada
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We had a good experience here. The menu and the plates make sense for sharing and the serving sizes are generous. There are plenty of things that set this place apart from the norm (two great steak choices, roasted carrots and other vegetables, interesting grains, chorizo options). It is in some sense a steak/frites joint but there are lots of... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Had a fantastic brunch with friends. Food amazing, great Caesar and service was outstanding! Definitely recommend!

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Thank Judy G
Parry Sound, Canada
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312 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We were walking around Toronto and wanted a few drinks before a show we were going to. We sat on the patio and enjoyed the atmosphere and cold drinks. The prices and service was great. The food that came out looked very good so we will definitely be back.

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Thank klein3
Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We were not particularly looking for a gourmet brunch/lunch for this weekend day. Just wanted to have a bite before running some errands. And we landed in this restaurant. The decor was an absolute delight. Modern Canadian and yet very unique. (What more can one ask for when one has a Star Wars stormtrooper on the wall - see pic).... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 51 - USD 51
Cuisine
Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 15:00
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
Saturday
11:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107 King St E | Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1G6, Canada
    (Church Street)
  • Public Transportation: Subway: King
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 416-603-8009

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown

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Downtown
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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