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Bodega Restaurant

#412 of 6,809 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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30 Baldwin St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1L3, Canada (Between Beverly St and McCaul St)
+1 416-977-1287
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Wed 11:30 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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180 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Service at bodega was excellent even though the restaraunt was quite empty the night we dined. The decor feels comfortably dated without felling kitschy. Cocktails were done well. The appetizers were excellent. The mains were mixed. The duck confit appeared to be cooked perfectly but was still a bit tough. The bouillabaisse had fish and seafood that were cooked nicely... More 

1 Thank yournamehereCanada
Pickering, Canada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Came for lunch after our trip to the AGO. Place was busy but the host made us feel welcome despite a bit of a wait at the bar with some light aperitifs. Cocktails were good. Service was not rushed even though we were there a bit later in the afternoon. Duck Confit and Steak-frites were excellent. Recommended!

Thank Murray905
Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

The beef stew and grilled salmon were very plain/bland and underwhelming. The pecan tart desert was delicious. The carrot and ginger soup was good, escargot and fusulli was ok. Very nice restaurant inside. Food was average.

Thank V9846PTkevins
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We chose this restaurant because of wonderful Menu and easy walk to Art Museum of Ontario. We had choice of ordering from the winterlicious menu or their weekend Brunch Menu, many wonderful food items to chose from.. We arrived 10 min before opening hours. It was a cold winter day and we were very happy the door was open and... More 

Thank noworriesOntario
Melbourne, Australia
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120 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Here on a Wednesday evening for a quick dinner. It was not busy at all and in the section we were seated, there were only two other tables of guests. The ambience was amazing and the waiter was attentive and made a few helpful recommendation. I had grilled quill and the steak, a rather safe choice, and they were delicious.... More 

Thank jkl615
Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

My boyfriend and I visited Bodega on New Years Eve. Their set menu was superb and at $60 affordable. The chef cooked the meat perfectly. I had scallops (maybe a little overpowered by the onion plum relish, but otherwise great), and Bodega's surf and turf. Which was fillet steak and lobster, absolutely divine. Al a carte prices were reasonable for... More 

2 Thank FazJak
Toronto, Canada
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Visited the AGO nearby and needed a good supper on a cold night. We reserved Bodega for five in mid-December. Place was virtually deserted on a Sunday evening, but the attentive staff offered a warm greeting, and we were promptly seated. Quickly, a few very nice baskets of (house-made?) breads. Some went to the Prix Fixe, others a la carte.... More 

1 Thank JayCl
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 December 2016

The Warm Calamari Salad was very nicely seasoned and garnished. It was a good portion, and between talking to my friends and having a sip of my drink, the salad was very satisfying (especially since I was craving seafood that night!). On top of this, the waiter did not rush us to order, and he did not even rush us... More 

1 Thank olgaregina
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Quiet, subdued, and classy interior but not dim and stifling. Can be more welcoming with new patrons upon entry. There was no sign that said wait to be seated. Servers were attentive, professional, and experienced. Unlike many other restaurants in which servers just bring food to tables and ask the typical obligatory, mindless questions, we felt we were really served.... More 

Thank Mick R
Toronto, Canada
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

The room is stark, elegant, but warm.It's just an incredibly cozy atmosphere. I went with a large group of serious eaters. We all loved our dishes. They were beautifully plated and served hot and fresh. My only quibble with the menu is that several dishes seemed very similar to one another. Still, there was nothing on the menu I wouldn't... More 

Thank David L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 18 - USD 29
French, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Baldwin St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1L3, Canada
    (Between Beverly St and McCaul St)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-977-1287

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Toronto's main Chinatown has the honor of being the largest in North America. Gaping down across Dundas Street West and Spadina Avenue, the area is a wonderful medley of shops and restaurants, busy signs and bright red gates, a destination for foodie fun. Chinatown's streets are always bustling, packed with people and outdoor stalls hawking fresh produce and products. The restaurants and authentic marketplaces that shoulder in against each other display shining roast ducks and menus studded with dumplings and noodle bowls. The air is pervaded with music. different languages, and the smell of fried food and mouth-watering desserts. Chinatown's restaurants represent a broad range of fare, from traditional Szechuan and Shanghai foods, to other Asian delicacies, including some of the top Japanese, Vietnamese, and Korean spots in the city. Whether you're in the mood for a sit-down tea house or a bubble tea to go, Chinatown is the spot to enjoy an exciting walk and the promise of leaving satisfied.
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