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The Westerly

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413 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6R 2N1, Canada
+1 416-551-6660
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Today
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:30
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 14:30
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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time there and unfortunately won't be in a hurry to go back. Very everyday sausage and eggs....similar to any greasy spoon but more expensive and not as good. Forocca sounds good on the menu but a real miss...just a dry piece of bread. Heinz ketchup in a porcelain dish that should be reserved for something better i.e homemade...very pretentious!... More 

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Thank Jill M
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate at the Westerly a few weeks ago. Had been looking forward to it as Tom has always run a restaurant where you could be guaranteed absolutely wonderful food. Well, he's no longer there (I'm not certain if he sold the place and it has a new owner perhaps as our waiter didn't seem to know?) but the food was... More 

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Thank Sue D
Toronto
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Out to celebrate a friend's birthday. Wanted to try a restaurant we hadn't been to before. Had a great time! We all enjoyed our meals. Great server and service. Bonus was the Monday night wine special.

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Thank Spain2011
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Somehow our reservation didn't make it into the Westerly's 'book'…but they were totally accommodating and took great care of our group by seating us in the 'east room'…a private room in the back of the restaurant. It was perfect….as was the food and the service. Cannot say enough good things about the Westerly….other than it is now one of our... More 

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Thank Sharon M
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Loved the neighbourhood, loved the ambiance inside the restaurant. Once seated, had to wait 10 minutes for one of the 3 waitresses to offer us something to drink and another 25 minutes to take our order, and another 40 minutes to get our food. We shared our frustration but didn't seem to care much. The egg Benedict, French toasts, vegan... More 

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Thank Olivier D
Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Had Dinner with another couple on a Tuesday night at 7:00 pm Comfortable seating areas, with combination of chairs and benches High naked walls (without artwork) contributed to a noisy environment. Some background music made it worst as the place filled up and people talked louder.. and louder.. Waitress was new to Canada from England, was pleasant, but not experienced... More 

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Thank Michael G
SW Florida, United States
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

The Westerly offers a discerning spin on classics, and brunch is a fine occasion to sample the refinements in the high-ceilinged, airy dining room. Restraint is an admirable quality; perhaps taken a bit far here. Such as the divine, tiny, cappuccino that seemed half-sized to my caffeine receptors and tastebuds. Eggs Benedict is served on a plump flaky cheddar biscuit... More 

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Thank Janet S
Toronto, Canada
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Three of us enjoyed a marvelous dinner here on July 13th . Menu offerings are creatively prepared with unusual combinations of ingredients and beautifully presented , both drinks and food. Loved the Rhubarb Rhapsody, the shrimp appetizer and the short ribs. Chocolate sundae was fun and big enough to share among the three of us. Unpretentious decor and service with... More 

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Thank BHF-13K
Toronto
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Dined here about two years ago with my grown daughters, and returned this past Saturday with close friends. First time was very good and this time also. The menu has changed but there is something here for all. The smallish menu makes it easy to choose. Burger, fish, pasta, salads, and fowl. All well prepared and served. I will not... More 

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Thank arnoldoftoronto
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Menu is pretty broad with something for everyone. We had brussel sprouts, prawns and scallops for appetizers. For the mains, I had the cheesburger and the wife had the sable fish. All the dishes were well prepared. Desert was also impressive. Overall, this place is worth coming back to.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Canadian
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:30
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 413 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6R 2N1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +1 416-551-6660

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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