About The Fifth Grill & Terrace
Winner of OpenTable Diners’ Choice Award, The Fifth Grill & Terrace is a French fine dining restaurant known for award-winning cuisine, impeccable service and charming ambiance. This hidden gem atop Toronto’s Entertainment District is the perfect restaurant for birthdays, anniversaries, celebrations, pre-theatre dinner, romantic date night or special occasions of any kind. Your journey to The Fifth’s rooftop oasis begins with a concierge operated century-old elevator ride. Sit by the wood-burning fireplace in The Fifth Grill Dining Room or take in spectacular views of the city skyline on the heated rooftop terrace. Enjoy seasonal cocktails, carefully selected wines and artisan breads while awarding-winning chef JP Challet prepares your dinner. Known as one of Toronto’s Best French Restaurants by critics and customers, The Fifth Grill & Terrace is an experience not to be missed.
entrance from the alleyway southside of building
Toronto, ON M5V 1W2
French, Modern European
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
SW corner of Richmond and Duncan
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wine
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends, hosting a corporate event or wedding, THE FIFTH can accommodate all your special event needs.
The Fifth Grill & Terrace Ratings and Reviews
Valentines dinner with girlfriend - celebrating moving in together. Ambiance and food were amazing, would definitely recommend to friends and family. We ordered the wine paired valentines menu - everything was delicious. Our server was polite and friendly. All of our wine pairings save for the first one were served after we received our courses, not ideal, and we waited some time after finishing dessert to pay the bill. Understandably the restaurant was busy at this time, however I would not have ordered the pairings had I known they wouldn't be served together. There was also some sort of suction powered machine behind the bar which cut through the music every time it was used, which served to startle us. Our table was also right next to the kitchen even though we arrived at 6:30 when few people had been seated, also not ideal. Girlfriend was happy though so mission accomplished. Thanks for having us, will return soon.
Always a great night out. Had reserved a quiet table on the terrace celebrating 20th wedding anniversary. Food, service and ambience were on point. My request was noted and staff all great. Very attentive and felt special when dessert came out with "happy anniversary " written in chocolate accompanied my plate. My husband raved about the filet mug on! It's the attention to detail that keeps me going back. Only wish the service elevator was working as this is a cool feature of the whole experience.
My cousin and her husband flew in from Montreal to celebrate her birthday and I wanted them to have an amazing meal as they are most definitely foodies so The Fifth was an easy decision.
Chef JP Chalet and the team at The Fifth didn't disappoint on any level. We shared mussels to start followed by the lobster bisque which makes my mouth drool as I type. Most of us had a filet as our main but my husband had the smoked salmon which he said was the best salmon he ever had and our friend had the lamb chops which she loved.
My cousins husband selected all the wines which were delicious!
Such nice night and we cannot wait to return again!
Executive chef. J. P. Challet, can do no wrong. His lobster bisque and lobster risotto are culinary masterpieces. His duck magret and his beef hanger steak, to justice to the whims and desires of any carnivore. On his menu you will also find seafood and homemade pasta.
Where "J. P." particularly excels, is by giving you a choice of whether or not you want a large portion or a small portion, of everything on the menu. He also offers selected wines in either three or six ounce glasses, to pair with your meal.
Service is appropriately understated and professional.
Decided to go to The Fifth before TIFF. Right from when we were treated by security in the alley we knew it was going to be a special night.
Our server was great food was awesome and the ambience so amazing. Sitting ion the roof top Terrance , we nearly forgot we were in one of the busiest parts of the city.
A great place for a romantic, special occasion.
Sat on The Terrace for dinner on a warm Friday between screenings during TIFF - Toronto International Film Festival. Lovely ambiance on the rooftop, nicely decorated, terrific food, excellent service. Fun getting up there through the "back door" on an old elevator (the regular access was closed off due to the Festival). Did 5 sharing courses and that was plenty for two people. Recommended.
Arrived an hour late for reservation - shame on us. Easy to find and very pleasant. Food was great (I should of had dessert but, alas, I ran out of steam) Waitstaff was super - gracious and very knowledgeable with a keen sense of humor. The room(s) are beautiful and presentation of the food shows the care in the kitchen. Would definitely return.
This was the third time I dined at the restaurant and once again it completely surpassed my expectations! I came with a few of my coworkers and we opted for the tasting menu as JP Challet and his team always offer delectable dishes - this time was no exception! We started off with a cod cake for the amuse bouche, which was a great choice to kick off the meal. We opted for the wine pairing with each of our courses and the maitre d, Andre, professionally presented each wine and did a great job of explaining why it was the right pairing for the dish.
Our first item on the tasting menu was the asparagus salad with goat cheese burek - all of the ingredients were incredibly fresh and blended well together to create a delicious salad. Next, we had the organic salmon with peach chutney, corn ragout, espelette popcorn, and corn tuille - the salmon was incredibly tender and cooked to perfection! Best I've had in the city by far. Following this, we had the fresh pasta, which consisted of a shrimp and lobster canneloni in a lobster bisque base. Having already tried the bisque previously, I knew this selection would please my guests and indeed, they finished every last bite! We then ate the Duck Magret, which similarily was the best duck I had eaten in a while (since the last time I came to The Fifth!). We ended with a sampling of the desserts, of which all were sublime and paired with delicious ice creams in flavours such as honey lavender.
In addition to the food, the service was impeccable and our table felt incredibly well taken care of. Thank you so much to the wonderful front of house and kitchen staff for making our experience such a great one! We'll definitely be back! :)
Overall, the food and service was great! We had a nice side two seater view overlooking the city of toronto. Our server was professional and all the wait staff was quick and friendly and polite.
We ordered the lobster risotto and calamari and drinks, all were very well crafted and professionally plated.
The wait staff were friendly taking us up and helping us back down to enter the night club. Would recommend to friends because of efficient service, great food and ambience.
I hope I get the servers name right, I think it was Dejan. He was great. There were four of us friends just getting together. The guidance to the table and service were flawless. A glass never went dry. We had such a great time. Two of us had upcoming birthdays and they did an impromptu birthday plate. Very cool. Didn't get a chance to check out the club downstairs but it looked like fun.
Took our friends who arrived from Italy that day to our favourite Toronto restaurant and they were so impressed as were we (as usual).
Everyone started out with either the Lobster Bisque or Lobster Risotto and both were delicious....stole a little taste of the Risotto from my husband :). Our friend is Lactose intolerant and the Chef was most kind to accommodate including the muse bouche that was sent out.
One of our guests had the flank steak with tongue and although the idea terrified me he said it was amazing. Other dishes included the salmon dish and I as normal stuck with my petite filet and nothing but praise from everyone.
Service is impeccable and they have a great wine list. We also ask for a wine recommendation and they always pick something great that doesn't break the bank. This is such a gem of a place and if you are reading this and trying to make a decision look no further...you will not be disappointed.
I had a bit of the Beef and Venison Carpaccio at The Fifth Grill & Terraces tonight. My most favourite bite tonight out of this four course meal and it wasn't even my food. Anyways, it was surprising to taste a tender texture and a crunch from mini samosa within layers of raw meat. It did not feel heavy on my tongue despite each item was actually very oily I h.d such a perfect wine with my meal too - finally a red wine I love on first sip! Hopefully will be back soon! The service was so much nicer post-summerlicious and they gave us the corner spot on the terrace so best views according to my opentable rsvp request !
Beautiful ambiance , great food & wine, excellent service ,
From the entrance on the side street,to the elevator ride up & then the restaurant .
Great experience , booked for a birthday for a group of 8,
Everything was perfect.
Looking forward to dinning here again.
Went here for a nice date night dinner and it did not disappoint! Great ambience and perfect for a summer dinner. The patio seating completely reminded me of being in Egypt! But the food is pure European continental and it was delicious! Great service too! Will definitely go again!
We went for Summerlicious On July 22, 2016. The portions are miniscule. The menu says that you get a chilled soup which we didn't receive. Instead we got another amuse bouche a tiny brioche.
The canneloni of salmon gravlax was the width of your index finger. The warm goat salad was also small. The best appetizer for taste and portion was the chilled summer soup caprese.
The main courses: The pickerel was tasty, but again portion about 3 oz. The accompanying "caponata of seasonal vegetables" consisted of a palm size of vegetables. And, caponata is to be sweet and sour vegetables - not the case in this caponata.The steak was served medium rare, although medium was requested and it was not hot. The agnolotti were tasty but don't expect more than three on your dish. The frozen grand marnier souffle was tasty but more of a semi-freddo. The consistency was not light as expected for a souffle. The lemon-vanilla creme brulee was okay. Overall the meal was underwhelming. The outdoor dining is fantastic. The service was good, if a bit rushed. I had a look at their regular menu and it is on the high end. I don't mind paying, but I am concerned that the portions will be akin to what we received during Summerlicious. For $48 per person, go in knowing that the portions will be small. Try to get an outdoor table.
It was a bit of a disappointment on Saturday evening. It was my husband's birthday and we were looking forward to a special evening. The service wasn't nearly as good as it has been in previous visits. They didn't know where to seat us...thought we were another party. We ordered oysters that never arrived. We didn't feel take care of. The ambiance was lovely and the steak was perfectly done but it was an expensive evening and we felt overlooked. Service is everything. We won't be returning.
Similar to previous occasions, The actual Dining Experience was great.
BUT it was upsetting to receive a call the week before telling me that the reservation would be cancelled unless I provided a $100 deposit within 48 hours. In this age of Identity Theft and Credit Card Scams, I was not prepared to provide my credit card info to a voice over the phone. btw...This was Friday afternoon, before the long w/e. And the deposit could only be made to their business office (Not at the restaurant). I appreciate the issue restaurants have with cancellations but I wish OpenTable had told me about the deposit requirement when I booked.
p.s. i managed to get to their office and to pay the deposit with 45 minutes to spare
As always ambiance was perfect though we were a bit disappointed that the decorated freight was elevator out of commission for the evening! The ride up in it is a great intro to this unique restaurant. This rooftop restaurant five stories up is an essential Toronto experience. To me it gives off the vibe of a camp while on safari with pitched wooden roof and white curtains fluttering in the night breeze from the open sides. Service was very attentive. Hard to find entrance at the back of the building with no less than 3 staff escorting you up through the interior spaces while communicating through earpieces like secret service agents very cool.
Great wine list though during summerlicious the reduced menu did not offer as much choice as we expected. Food was prepared wonderfully. Great wine list.
The food was very good and the staff friendly and accommodating, and the food was good. The best part of the experience is that the restaurant is on the top floor of an old building, built in the 1800's and you have to access the outdoor dining deck via an old-time elevator that was installed as the original elevator in the building. It was the most unusual way to get into a dining area I've ever had. Totally fun and very unique, which I love.
The food was just amazing! I don't remember going to such a great restaurant in a long time. My only point is that service was really slow. It took a long time to bring the menu, then take our orders, food came super quick, but then we wanted to order extra butter and it took forever for the server to come. I have to say though, even with a very slow service the food quality compensates it. Definitely going again.
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