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Montecito Restaurant is a restaurant collaboration between Hollywood director Ivan Reitman and Toronto-based Innov8 Hospitality. The vision for Montecito has been from the beginning to create an environment that captivates a wide audience and brings them together in an exceptional space.
Like its Southern California namesake, Montecito combines a casual elegance with effortless sophistication in the heart of Toronto’s Entertainment District. Our two-storey dining room, lounge and outdoor patio is located steps away from Film Festival Headquarters at TIFF Bell Lightbox. While our Farm-to-Table menu highlights various purveyors from across Canada and changes weekly based on seasonal availability.
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Toronto, ON M5V 1P7
Californian, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
HOURS OF OPERATION
MONDAY TO WEDNESDAY 11:30AM – 11PM
THURSDAY TO SATURDAY 11:30AM – 1AM
SUNDAY 11AM – 11PM (Buffet Brunch Only from 11:00AM to 3:00PM)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Paid parking is available at 21 Widmer Street.
Closest streetcar stops are King St W and John St or Queen St W and Peter St.
Closest subway stops are Osgoode Station or St Andrew Station
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Montecito Ratings and Reviews
Went there for a brunch date with friends that we have not seen in a while, I am frequent visitor to this place as it ranks as one of my top 5 place to go eat in Toronto so I was super eager to have my guests come out and try out the menu with so many mouth watering selections and enjoy the ambiance and some great cocktails. This place never fails and everyone needs to go there and go there often
We enjoyed our dinner out. Beautiful restaurant, a bit on the chilly side, a/c was blowing down on us. Wine by the glass was pricy, 20$ for a glass of Cab! My husbands steak was tough and the bread it was in was difficult to cut. (He didn't tell me this until we left as he will never complain), other than that, a nice find, a little pricy.$200 for dinner with 1 drink each. Service was excellent!
The atmosphere was great! We ate in the bar area, which had a lot of fresh air from the open windows. The main dining room looked beautiful, though. We weren't starving, so we didn't eat a ton, but the food was great and so were the drinks. The service was also great. And lastly, the restrooms are some of the nicest we've ever been in at a restaurant.
Amazing dinner. We ordered the family style pork that was absolutely incredible. The staff treated our kids like royalty to the point that my kids asked to take picture with the staff to remember them - a first for us at any restaurant. Great wine pairings as well.
This was a perfect anniversary dinner. The staff greeted us with a menu customized with Happy Anniversary on the cover and a complimentary glass of Prosecco. They put us in a booth which was quiet and cozy; lovely to sit side by side. The food was very good. The server was knowledgeable and confident enough to ask when he did not have an answer for a question. A great special occasion restaurant!
We went to have lunch and also partake in the summerlicious menu. Three of us did and one ordered off the regular menu.
We all enjoyed our meals very much. Everything really was delicious. Two also had the wine pairings with the summerlicious choices. They were very good too. The last pairing was ice wine, and they did not like ice wine, so the server said "let me see what I can do". He brought them each a very generous glass of proseco. They were thrilled. That was very nice of him and he certainly went the extra mile and was also a very attentive server in every way.
It was the first time for all of us at Montecito and we all thoroughly enjoyed it! I felt like I was in an old Hollywood style kind of atmosphere with updated decor. Loved it!!!!!
Given the high recommendations for Montecito, we were very disappointed with the quality of the food, especially considering the expensive cost and small portion. I had a mussel linguini dish, and the mussels were stale, and the presentation was poor, as was the sauce used. Again, you expect more from a higher end restaurant. I left hungry and angry about the cost of the bill, considering the subpar food.
The service was horrible, we waited half an hour to get our one order of appetizer, while waiting they kept on bringing orders that belonged to other tables to us. By the time we got our appetizer we decided to leave because we didn't want to wait 2 hours to get our dinner. We went to Byblos instead which was 10 times busier and packed but we got our order 10 minutes after placing it.
We enjoyed a lovely dinner for 4. They went out of their way to make my friends birthday particularly special.
The food was superb and the service was delightful. Our server knew everything about the food including where it was sourced, including anecdotes about the various providers.
I would highly recommend this restaurant and hope to return again myself very soon.
We've been going to Montecito for a few years, always good. This time, I booked my daughter and her 2 friends a table as part of their 'prom' celebration. They stayed overnight at a nearby hotel, and I treated dinner.
They arrived on time and were seated. Server RUSHED them. It was 7.30pm on a Saturday. They were looking forward to a nice experience.....the server wanted to be sure they vacated the table quickly. That was the impression they got. Likely because they were not drinking alcohol (under age). They said they were made to feel inadequate. They were in and out in 30 minutes.
They also mentioned the servings were way too small.
Great ambiance and location. We went for our anniversary and they gave us a special menu with happy anniversary on it which was a nice keepsake. They also sent us a beautiful signature dessert with happy anniversary written on the plate, compliments of the chef. Bissongrass was one of the best cocktails I have ever had.
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