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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
DJ takes over the night every week from Thursday till Saturday, starting at 9:00p.m. entertaining our guests, while you enjoy the dinner. Step into the after dinner mode with music and ambience of an elite upmarket and relaxed lounge.
Valet Parking is available every night.
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
Inspired by its Southern Californian namesake, Montecito offers an unparalleled group dining experience, serving a family-style spread that features the finest of seasonal products. We invite you to experience and indulge in our crowd-pleasing hors d’oeuvres, salads, entrees and delicious dessert.
Montecito Ratings and Reviews
Great open room, noisy but not TOO noisy, menu changes regularly but them make sure to cover all the basics (big read meat, fish, pastas, pizza). This is well above average food served by true professionals who know how to roll with the punches regardless of the clientele in front of them.
Mixed drinks are exceptional, 'family style' red meat and fish are GREAT, the kale salad is one of the best in towns and the deserts are well worth the effort.
Service is professional without being stuffy.
Great ambiance. The room is really nice and well designed. Food and service are top notch. Wine by the glass list is weak but pricing is fair. Perfect spot for before or after a show. If this was in the financial district you would never be able to get a table
I would not recommend this restaurant!!
We were a table of 4 adults, the service was slow!!
Also 3 of our entrees had to be returned(cold food)
To the kitchen and we waited a Very long time for the meals!! I don't know how this establishment survives!! Mediocre food, slow service, not what we were expecting!! I will not be speaking highly of this restaurant!!
Took a group of 8 business associates. Food and atmosphere was great.
Service was polite but on the slower side and not as attentive compared to previous visits. Entrees arrived 2:15 after we arrived. Luckily the company and conversations were good. Coat check process was a bit of a gong show.
Booked dinner for close access to Princess of Wales theater. Appreciated the valet parking option. Also liked how extra food not eaten was neatly packed up for pickup after the show. The Montecito chicken dinner was superb. Sides of potatoe and brussels sprouts were also very tasty !
Though the ambiance and decor were nice and the food was quite good, I found the meal overpriced for the portion provided. Additionally the the mains did not come with sides, and our server did not advise us of this. So my mother was given a meal that was simply a steak on a plate. If we had of known we would have ordered a side, but once the mains came it was too late to order. I really felt that this was an oversight on the server's part. Dessert was very overpriced for the portion given and the coffee was served lukewarm. Was overall dissapointed with the experience and was embarrassed to have brought my parents there.
The place is a bit expensive for the quality of food they serve. We ordered one appetizer, 2 main dishes and one dessert. It was probably just our case, but the appetizer was too blend, and one of the main dishes had a lot of fat. The other one (pork shoulder) was absolutely yummy.
The ambiance is good, as well as the service. But I still think it was too expensive for what it offered.
We were delighted with Montecito! The Kale Salad was so delicious that I shall try to copy it myself! My husband's steak was cooked to perfection and I quite enjoyed the cod. Our daughter's thin crust mushroom pizza was incredibly tasty -- we loved the fresh arugula on the top!
It's a big restaurant, but despite the large numbers of people who came in to eat while we were there, the noise level really wasn't a problem.
The restrooms are upstairs and clean.
The next time we visit Toronto, we will certainly try Montecito again!
Second time here and it was a disappointment. Service was slow and not attentive and we were there at 5:45pm. So they were not busy. Had to ask for bread and our server was never around so we had to ask for help with another server.
Thankfully we got bread for the main's portion was not a lot for the price you pay. The risotto's presentation was boring and unappealing. Overall a disappointment. First time was good, second was bad so I'll give it a third try to make a final decision.
Went on Valentine's night
Something not quite right with the Ambiance - server was great , her first night but excellent .
Bar service was very slow and the girl serving was also drinking and not to bothered about offering good service- made my drink incorrectly twice .
Nice place but disappointing.
it is the worst experiment ever in restaurants. Someone gave me the wrong bill. someone tell me I can just go to front door to pick up my car. But front desk said no one told them before. It waste my 15 mins to wait. Terrible
desk and place. we were feelling we were ignored. I wont recommend any one to go there. And the food is ok to eat.
Came here for an early Valentine's celebration and absolutely loved it! Staff was very friendly and helpful. The waitress gave great recommendations for every course and really knew her stuff. The food was all absolutely delicious. Atmosphere was perfect - loved the decor and the playlist. Would definitely come again.
Good service. Personalized menu and glasses of prosecco (in lieu of dessert) for a birthday. Wasn't able to order a main off their prix fix menu which was mildly disappointing but understandable. Food was very good, not spectacular. All proteins cooked perfectly, but overall flavour was missing something. Maybe seasoning? Hard to say. Anyway, fun environment, but very expensive.
We stopped in Montecito for lunch before seeing an afternoon show at TIFF. It was very convenient and lunch was superb. I was particularly impressed by the service, which was both thoughtful and knowledgable. Staff members really seemed to care that we had the best experience possible, which makes for a wonderful dining experience. Highly recommended!
Service was very good. I've been here 3x in the last 2 months. The Kale salad and dessert (chocolate) were good but not exceptional. The chicken was very good, can't complain. I would order this again in the future. The pork shoulder was also very good.
I had the cod as well before, very good although the piece was small for the price.
I will try to go for Brunch one day and see how it is!
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