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2994 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario M8X 1C2, Canada
+1 416-236-0081
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small intimate place - free of blasting music, one person for our table, vs. Multiple staffers doing this and that. Friendly server who gave us lots of options, did not rush us. Would return anytime.

Thank 136louisem
Level Contributor
63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Moules appetizer, salad, daily vegetable soup were all tasty. Icelandic cod and steak were done to perfection. The vegetables were not over cooked. Desserts were excellent as well...Fruit flan and chocolate mousse were excellent. Becks beer available is you don't drink. Winterlicious is menu is excellent. Very good service.

Thank Dixiegals
Toronto, Canada
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175 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful cozy bistro style place that has been around 25 years. The restaurant was spacious enough to not feel crammed, yet cozy enough to feel like you had just visited a bistro in Paris. The food was good, however the server could have used a smile once in a while. Their winterliscious menu is quite extensive compared to some... More 

Thank TorontoFanula
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Dropped in for dinner tonight after a less than exemplary experience at another restaurant. We called at the last minute, they squeezed us in on a busy Saturday night and by the time our cocktails arrived we had shaken off the poor experience and were feeling warm and cared for by the staff at Merlot. Everything, from appetizer, to main,... More 

Thank Hikingwend
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
129 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

It's no wonder Merlot has been in Kingsway Village for so many years, it's because they always serve great food and has real French charm. We come regularly, and husband always has to have their steak tartare (see bottom of their menu for special items) and loves it! I myself have tried so much, and stand outs include their French... More 

Thank sylvrgirl
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
118 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Steak and frites, a glass or two of claret.....magic ......must return as it has been far too long since my last visit.

Thank Denis O
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456 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Merlot was suggested by a friend who lived nearby. A new experience for me. And i was impressed. Had the ambience and menu choices of a restaurant francais.... i had the croque madame (salmon inside the rarebit) a side salad and a glass of wine. My colleague had mussels.... and we were both quite happy. Out here in Bloor West,... More 

Thank Mark16
San Francisco, California
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155 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Merlot is is a little French jewel in the Etobicoke area of western Toronto. We found it by accident when our planned restaurant was fully booked. The menu offers many French specialties including some the best escargot we have had in years. The wine list is extensive, offering wines in many categories and price ranges. We are glad we had... More 

Thank rlwlawrisk
Level Contributor
72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

I read all the reviews and thought I would give Merlot another try. I was last here 2 year ago and it has not changed one bit. The meals were good but the service was HORRIBLE. I don't drink, so the moment they realize that you're not going to order wine, they don't give a crap about you. The bill... More 

Thank tinkerbellmagic8
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I was charmed by the ambiance of this French bistro. I enjoyed the duck comfit which is my go-to test of French restaurants and it did not disappoint. The duck was tender and tasty with a lovely reduction sauce. My dinner companion enjoyed the Moulesfrites "Pernod".

Thank Ontari0Meg

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2994 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario M8X 1C2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Etobicoke
  • Neighbourhood: Etobicoke
  • Phone Number: +1 416-236-0081

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Etobicoke is a relaxed area along the Humber River. It's saturated with green spaces and conservatories, making it a premier destination for outdoor sports, hiking, and nature walks. Its abundance of parkland and lakes makes it a typical spot for fishing, picnicking, and camping out, especially in warmer months. The peaceful area is also enjoyed by families, who appreciate its boardwalks and sports facilities. Locals enjoy the variety of golfing and country club opportunities, which also provide lessons for golfers of any skill level.
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