Toronto, ON M5V 1P7
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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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
Enjoyed all the food on the buffet. It w ...
Enjoyed all the food on the buffet. It was small but had a lot of selection. The marinated mushrooms were my favourite!! As well as the honey butter. My only small complaint was that the hot food wasn't hot. Overall I loved everything and recommend it to try and I personally would go back.
We enjoyed a fun dinner with our daughte ...
We enjoyed a fun dinner with our daughter. Server was very helpful. More casual than expected and music was perfect level. The food was great. Cod, artic char ( daily substitute ) and chicken. Dessert was a little disappointing ,too small to share, or even get a good bit with sauce. Will be going back.
Perfect dinner. Great service and fun m ...
Perfect dinner. Great service and fun menu. We ordered almost everything and shared. Many of the dishes worked perfectly with other things on the menu. We had a blast and everyone is talking about it days later.
Food quality and taste is NOTHING specia ...
Food quality and taste is NOTHING special! This is definitely a nice trendy spot that only looks luxury but the quality is not there! We ended up with a grumpy server that perhaps was more of a boss than a server!
Tomahawk steak wasnt even marinated. Tasted dry even at medium cooked.
Kale salad is good. Wouldnt reccomond or go there again!
We were celebrating our son's promotion, ...
We were celebrating our son's promotion, Everything was excellent, we all had a great time.
We ordered the 36 ounce Steak for the table which came with two side dishes. The presentation of this dish was amazing. The taste and flavor was outstanding.
Thank you to our server who could not do enough for us.
The wine list was pricey. The food was ...
The wine list was pricey. The food was very good and service excellent. However this place needs to chill on the wine pricing for what you get.
I don't think I would go back bc of that. I paid 75 bucks for a okay bottle of white....same bottle in another place for 45 dollars.
Thank you so much for helping me make my ...
Thank you so much for helping me make my friend's retirement lunch special. From the top notch service, to the branded menu and dessert congratulations, plus the great prix fixe lunch special - it was terrific! I don't dine with you often but I've never been disappointed!
We had a great time at Montecito. This w ...
We had a great time at Montecito. This was my second time visiting the restaurant. The food was good. Potatoes were excellent. The only complaint I had was the skirt steak was quite chewy. Understandable for this cut of meat, however not pleasant to eat either.
Beautiful restaurant, nice Hollywood mem ...
Beautiful restaurant, nice Hollywood memorabilia, very clean. Service was pretty good. The food for those prices could of been a step or two higher. I had a $20 BBQ Octopus which was pretty tasty but came Luke warm, almost cold and a $30/plate of Risotto with popcorn shrimp and split bay scallops which wasn't what I was expecting and my wife had the lamb sirloin which was 2 very fatty pieces portions of lamb at $34/plate. Finally my son had the smoked trout at $34/plate and it was delicious.
They have an extraordinarily large wine selection however I was amazed at the "markup" on their bottles of wine. Some bottles I know are between $18-25 bottle in a store were $65 and up, with some selections skyrocketing in the hundreds of dollars and up. There's a reason they advertise everything but their wine list online, those prices might scare some people away. You don't need to spend $400 on a bottle of wine to enjoy a good wine. I had to pour all my own wine as our server refilled all his other tables glasses, not sure why but I still left an 18% gratuity as it was not an unpleasant experience, just for that kind of money, it should of been a more memorable one.
We were looking for a place to have a sp ...
We were looking for a place to have a special meal around New Year's and were not disappointed. The ambiance and food were great and the staff very pleasant. We added a couple of extra people to our party after arriving and they accommodated us very well.
The food is very good. I had the prosc ...
The food is very good. I had the prosciutto and mozarella upon recommendation of the waiter after discussing options having a garlic allergy . Service was very good, better than most Toronto restaurants. Dessert options were disappointing. The music is just way too loud. I don't understand what it is with restaurants who cast themselves as destination dining spots but have music blaring like a night club and patrons need to yell at each other and the waiters to be heard and eventually end up with a sore throat. glancing around the restaurant of large tables of families with small children and babies dining, I can't imagine they were enjoying the sound level. I would think twice about returning for dinner, and opt for lunch.
The food was okay although a little disa ...
The food was okay although a little disappointing. My pasta was a small portion and had far too much garlic. My friends had the chicken and the lamb and both were generous portions. Dessert portions were also small for the price. Our server was excellent - friendly, attentive and helpful. The downside was the valet parking. I wont use it again. On arrival, they couldn't find the valet. So I waited until he was ready. Seems very disorganized. They have no way to communicate with the valet so, on departure, I waited almost 20 minutes for my car. As well, the cost was automatically added to the dinner bill which was embarrassing as I was a guest and didn't know that my host had to pay for my parking!! I found out when I was leaving and they had already left so I had to write a note of apology to my host. I would go back but order something different and I also now know there is parking in the building next door.
food was good. I ordered a chardonnay a ...
food was good.
I ordered a chardonnay and was brought a glass of red wine and the porter insisted it was the chardonnay. I had to ask for our waiter to get me the proper glass of wine.
pizza was good, Kale salad large and good for sharing. Fish was good though a small portion.
Dillan the Server was absolutely fantast ...
Dillan the Server was absolutely fantastic. He thoroughly knew the menu and was able to assist when make by drink and food choices and answer any questions asked about the menu. He was very pleasant, attentive and stopped by occasionally to ensure that we were happy, comfortable and enjoying the evening and what ever services Motecito had to offer. Though our second time here this evening was an even better experience, with the staff and Wating Service making it an enjoyable evening with pleasant staff a comfortable atmosphere and tasty food.
We had an enjoyable dinner. The food was ...
We had an enjoyable dinner. The food was fairly decent but not to the caliber we were expecting based on previous reviews. I guess its all in the individual taste.
The atmosphere is outstanding. They have a fantastoc bar and a great staff. Food was served quickly and were hot. Overall a good place for a night out and entertaining guests.
We had a fabulous round table for 6 peop ...
We had a fabulous round table for 6 people . We shared several dishes and especially enjoyed the kale salad and pizzas. The service was excellent. I've eaten there many times and have never been disappointed. I would highly recommend this restaurant and it is ideally situated in the theatre district.
It was great! The call on the weekend be ...
It was great! The call on the weekend beforehand to see if I wanted customized menus was a delightful surprise -- and a huge hit! The birthday cake I had ordered in advance was beautifully presented! Service and food all terrific. Beautiful restaurant. Been many times for special occasion lunches. Love it.
This is a great place to celebrate an an ...
This is a great place to celebrate an anniversary or take a date. One of the most visually attractive restaurants, it definitely isn't all about design and looks. It is great value where you get a high-end dining experience without feeling like you overspent. The staff are wonderful, some of the best in the city. And the food was fantastic. Overall a great experience.
We travelled over 400km by train and boo ...
We travelled over 400km by train and booked dinner here for a birthday celebration. The service was impeccable but some of the food was lacking. The steak was cold and undercooked. It was returned to the kitchen and was better the second time around....but that sort of ruined it for the table. For the price some of the portions were very small and some of the other meals could also have been hotter. The halibut was cooked perfect but small. The brined pork chop was good...again not hot but warm. The braised rib was very small, lukewarm and was alright but lacked depth in flavor. Overall we were disappointed but the staff was amazing and we tipped well for them only. Chef needs to step up to the plate. The restaurant was not busy as we were early (530 pm) as we were pre Theatre and and maybe he should have come to see these 4 seniors and made things right. We had negative feedback for one of the appetizers and then the steak issue should have had his attention. They did not charge us for one of the appetizers and the deduction was noted on the bill as Food Quality Issue. Thank goodness for Sarah or the whole experience would have been completely negative. They should give her a raise as she is worth her weight in gold.
Montecito is a larger than life restaura ...
Montecito is a larger than life restaurant. The noise level is high and energetic so it can be hard to hear if you're in a large group. The food is excellent. We had Meatballs, Kale Salad and Blackbird bread to start and all were delicious. The servings are on the smaller side so order based on appetite. The main course for us included the Fogo Island Cod, the Cold Smoked Rainbow Trout and a pasta dish with truffles. All were of superior quality and the presentation was very creative. Desserts were the highlight for me. I had the Spiced Cake and it was perfectly spicy and sweet. The cheesecake was equally delectable.
The restaurant had great service and rea ...
The restaurant had great service and really good food. We had the pork chops and braised beef dishes and were both very flavourful, with good portions. The tuna tartare was good, but a little small. They had a nice touch by putting my fiancées' name on the menu as we were celebrating her birthday.
Montecito shares 3-1/2 stars as does Los ...
Montecito shares 3-1/2 stars as does Los Colibros on King St. W.
I picked Montecito for its rating and the menu. It is simple, not a hundred food items, with local ingredients. Based on the previous Los Colibros experience I felt Montecito would be just as good. And it was, maybe a little better! Location is great; an excellent restaurant 2-1/2 blocks from the Royal Alexandria where we saw "Come from away".
Nothing like a good meal to start a couple's evening.
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