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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
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!
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!
The food, service and ambiance is always wonderful at Montecito. This time was no exception and it is especially nice when you are remembered by the staff as is the case at Montecito where we were given our favourite corner booth table and warmly welcomed by the manager too. These are special touches that no obly make you feel welcomed but make you feel special!
Our date night was perfect! Thank you Montecito for always being spot on even during Winterlicious when other restaurants drop the ball!
My friends and I decided to try this restaurant as part of Winterlicious - it was great value for the money and we would definitely go back again. the server was a bit agressive at the beginning but then seemed to relax with us. she may have been having a bad day, but it didnt ruin the experience.
Friday night dinner for 2 couples first time at Montecito. Nice welcome at entrance and dining room not full. Noise level ok; they appear to have listened about the loud music! Our server was efficient yet she seemed annoyed and wasn't really very personable. We all had cocktails. Glasses more than half filled with very large ice cubes. My drink didn't even reach ice cubes?! No straw or stir stick. We were chatting and enjoying our drinks and server came over no less than 4 times asking if we were ready to order. We had menus out and were in full chat each time. It was getting silly. We brought a bottle of wine (their wine list isn't posted anywhere and we knew their mark up is really high). We did order a second bottle from menu too. Fogo island scallops were sublime. And they should be. 2 small scallops for $18! Kale salad was fine but no big deal. Would have been better with some veggies and other ingredients. Beef short ribs were excellent but a very small portion for $35. A few tablespoons of potato. 3 of us shared the 32 ounce steak. There was barely enough for 3. The large bone in the steak would account for a lot of weight, so this really isn't 32 ounces ... It was tasty and well cooked at medium rare. Mushroom side was in an odd sauce and not very good. Brussel sprouts were tasty but over cooked and drenched in sauce. Both sides are very small and would serve 2 not 3 and def not 4! One chocolate dessert ordered and was tasty but tiny! Served on a huge plate ... We had a great evening with friends but were not overly impressed with Montecito for price and quantity of food. I had another dinner scheduled there in 2 weeks and cancelled. Won't be back.
We came for the Friday night oyster special (in the brasserie) and stayed for Winterlicous. The service was friendly, helpful, understanding and attentive. The wine prices were reasonable, the Winterlicious menu had very nice options and large portions. We sat in the Brasserie which was upbeat and fun but the dining rooms looked lovely as well. One thing I noted was an oval table for 6 or 8...it's a small thing but seating a group at a table like that allows better conversation around the table.
I will definitely be back!
I've been to Montecito a number of times and enjoy it each time. The service is impeccable and we are always treated well and remembered. It's nice to have these special touches when the wait staff, hosts and manager are all so welcoming.
We had the usual Porterhouse which was cooked perfectly and the recommendation by the waiter to have the sunchokes was spot on!
Thank you Montecito for another great evening.
They ran out of oysters and roast beef by 1:30 pm when we arrived, although brunch is supposed to be on until 3pm. Our group of four chose the place specifically because it supposedly had seafood at the brunch bar. There were no good alternatives presented. When we spoke to the manager, the best she could do was pass along her business card and suggest we call ahead next time and she'd keep some oysters aside for us. Pretty ridiculous approach to get us to come back when we were expressing dissatisfaction with our current experience. Coffee service and table clearing was quite slow. Overall, very poor customer service and it turned out to be poor value for money as well!
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