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About Cantine Bistro & Bar
Continuing a long tradition of great food, an inviting & warm atmosphere, and excellent service, Cantine Bar & Grill welcomes you. Under the helm of longtime restaurateur Joey Bersani, of Bersani and Carlevale, Flo's Diner and Byzantium, Cantine serves up just the right mix of great food, a great crowd and the perfect ambience; Making the corner of Avenue Road and Davenport the ONLY place to be. Cantine is your place for a romantic dinner for two, a fun evening out with friends, brunch with the kids, a family celebration, or a large group gathering/function. From the cozy, welcoming oversized leather sofa chairs that greet you upon entering, to the newly renovated full service bar (with 8 draft beers on tap), to the monthly art installations lining the walls, through to the weekly in house guest musicians and vocalists, Cantine remains one of Toronto's best kept secrets. With the city at our doorstep, the energy, beauty and vibrancy of Yorkville all around come and enjoy lunch and
Italian, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30AM - 2:30PM
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Dinner: Sunday & Monday: 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00PM - 11:00PM
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Alternating Friday evenings we feature a live musical performance from 8 pm to 10 pm
Bay bus north from Bay Subway station exit Davenport@Avenue Road Avenue Road Bus north from Museum Subway Exit Avenue Road@Davenport
Private Party Facilities:
We are able to curtain off the rear of the restaurant to accommodate 36 to 40 guests; however the entire restaurant is available for bookings we can accommodate 70 guests
Private Party Contact:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Liquor, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
The good was delicious. I had the Spaghe ...
The good was delicious. I had the Spaghettini with calamari. The calamari was the most tender I have ever had. My husband had the Spaghettini with Scallops which he enjoyed as well. Ambience was nice, it was early so Not crowded. He had found the Cantine 2 days prior when he had lunch there. Would definitely return.
A colleague was in Toronto for the weekend. This was the perfect place for brunch. Great service. Diverse menu. Good food. Able to chat with noise level not too bad.
Good Value For The Money
I was very satisfied with the ambiance and the quality of food!
Great Brunch Venue
Had brunch here last Sunday. The Caprese omelet was to die for. Coming back again soon
Ode to all things delicious
Have visited this restaurent mant times and have never been disappointed. Food is beautifully prepared, and presented and substantial. It's so nice to know that you're dining experience will be so satisfying time after time. If you like liver this is the very best and the mussels are wonderful. Can't wait to return
Food is always hot! Service is fast and friendly . Lots of variety and specials on to menu. Comfortable surroundings with beautiful artwork on the walls which is different every visit . Not too noisy but very busy. This is definitely a neighbourhood downtown gem
The service is always friendly and the food is always good. An evening here is safe for a crowd because there's enough mainstream, old familiar favs, to please almost anyone.
Good food, not good service.
Had brunch with my girlfirends there. The ambiance was great and we didn't feel like we were being rushed out. The food was good, although portion sizes smaller than in the past when I have eaten there. The food came quickly, but overall the service wasn't good. We waited forever to get our coffee's re-filled and had to ask repeatedly. Overall just not that friendly either!
Great spot for brunch. Really nice ambiance, and service was impeccable! Thanks so much for having us!
Lunched with a friend, salad nicoise , Cobb salad, no wine. Food was fine, not outstanding, service a bit slow but adequate. Cantine is very consistent and well priced. I have lunched and dined many times and will continue to do sp.
Love the steak
The steak here is amazing! I loved it. Would definitely come back again. Great experience overall.
Reliable neighborhood go-to
A good straightforward neighborhood restaurant with high standards for unpretentious mains. Fresh ingredients, well prepared, served in a friendly yet orderly way. Unusually for a place of tjis kind, the desserts are excellent.
Best summerliscious meal
Dinner at Cantine was a treat! We were greeted immediately upon entering the restaurant, had a wonderful server and a friendly helpful bus boy. The menu was extensive compared to other summerliscious menus and the food was great. I had herb crusted cod that was to die for. All four people at my table cleaned their plates bare. We had an early reservation on a Sunday night and by the time we left the place was full and hopping and very noisy. I would definitely go back for any meal there in the future.
Great omelettes. I was delighted when I ...
Great omelettes. I was delighted when I ordered scrambled eggs with salmon to have it presented with two large slices of salmon perfectly presented. The onions were sautéed and every so yummy.
Yummy_Good, tasty, and nice varied menu. Waiters seemed to have other things on their minds. Seem like they don't want to be there? A little bit more on the plate would have been good too!
Lots of choices for the Summerlicious me ...
Lots of choices for the Summerlicious menu. We received our food quickly however we found that the servers were not very friendly. Overall we expected better service.
Loved the flat iron steak! Great ambianc ...
Loved the flat iron steak! Great ambiance and overall dining experience.
We had a great night, food and service w ...
We had a great night, food and service were fantastic
good place to go on a special day
friendly service, good foods, good atmosphere, located in a good neighbourhood
Great food and good service
I went for summerlicious and truly enjoyed the grilled calamari and fish of the day which happened to be tilapia. The service was great initially, but as it started to get busier, it took almost 30 minutes just to get someone to bring the debit machine so we pay for our meals... Overall, a great experience!
This is my favourite neighbourhood restaurant. The food and service are both excellent and the staff are always friendly and accommodating.
We went there for summerlicious and enjoyed every bite.
Summerlicious are not available
We went for Summerlicious, but menu was not available on that day we went even though there was such a indication from their web. I checked with them after we visit( didn't eat) E mail reply was even more made me unpleasent. I won't go this place again.
I love this restaurant . It is a really ...
I love this restaurant . It is a really fun place and it has great food.
Excellent choice. Enjoyed the meal and w ...
Excellent choice. Enjoyed the meal and whole dining experience very much. Look forward to returning!
Saturday night at Cantine Bistro. Summerlicious menu was wonderful. Had the grilled Calamari and Flat Iron Steak. Both done to perfection. Wine list is extensive and sommelier was very knowledgeable. Wouldn't change a thing!
Great little bistro
We have been regular customers for many years and always return to Cantine for great food at a very fair price.
I went to dinner and when i got there the hostess told me: SORRY but we are CLOSED. I was surprised and explained that i have a reservation at 9. She went to check the system and found it so she was like OK you can stay but you have to order right now because the kitchen is closing. I was so upset and replied by NO THANKS and left. It was very unprofessional and I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone
Disappointed at the table we were put at ...
Disappointed at the table we were put at; I said we were bringing people for an occasion and we got stuck in a corner. I specifically asked for a good table. Food, however, is very good.
Consistently great food. Best chicken an ...
Consistently great food. Best chicken and/or liver with mashed potatoes in the city! Reasonably priced as well. I dine here often as one of my "go-to" restaurants.
Always reliabl. Always served gourmet fo ...
Always reliabl. Always served gourmet food beautifully plated. the service is warm and attentive. the menu is extensiiiiive with many great offerings. Love this place.
Our Go-To Place!
Cantine Bistro & Bar is a delicious and friendly restaurant. My friends, family and I have been coming here for years. The food is terrific and the staff/service are knowledgeable, efficient and kind. The maitre d's are welcoming and helpful. Owner Joey Bersani greets his guests with a relaxed, brief visit; you can tell he loves his business. The menu has lots to offer...they'll even do my egg-white omelettes without butter or oil when I ask! The breads and olives at dinner are the best in town. The grilled salmon with wasabi is also a perennial favourite - delish. The restaurant itself is very pretty and displays local artists. In short, and as you can tell, I love Cantine!
Good to Go
I have been coming to Cantine on a non-regular basis since it originally opened, then closed then opened again, guessing 30 years on and off. Alwasy found it a comfortable and relaxing place with goog food.
FOOD IS CONSISTANLY GOOD & THE SERVICE & ...
FOOD IS CONSISTANLY GOOD & THE SERVICE & ATMOSPHERE CASUAL & FRIENDLY
Great neighbourhood gem
The food is well prepared and beautifully served. Service is warm and efficient. Great menu with lots of optio s. This is a neighbourhood gem
Cantine never fails to please. We went ...
Cantine never fails to please. We went for brunch, just coffees and eggs, and the madeleine is always perfect. The poached eggs are medium, smoked salmon thinly sliced and the spinach just blanched. Yum! A basket of toast arrived to munch on while we waited (not that it took long at all!). Coffee refills were prompt.
Cantine is a neighbourhood gem. The food is consistently good, we eat there often.
A great neighbourhood restaurant with re ...
A great neighbourhood restaurant with reasonable prices for good cuisine. This has been a staple go to place in the area for over a decade and has a loyal client base of neighbours who appreciate the value and consistently good food and service.
Delicious, relaxed and reasonable
The food is consistently good. The prices are extremely reasonable. It's almost weird to me that a pint of beer is 5.50. Especially considering the area and the staff is great.
First Time for Brunch
Easy to book online; table was ready; felt welcomed; no waiting to be offered coffee! I loved seeing an artist's excellent work for sale! Lots of menu choices; each of us enjoyed our various selections--my Tuscan omelet with 1/2 salad 1/2 frites was excellent! I look forward to my next brunch or meal at Cantine!
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