About The Good Son Restaurant
Toronto, ON M6J 1H9
Our menu is a reflection of the melting pot of cultures that has gentrified the Queen West neighbourhood in Toronto. With a focus on local and seasonal organic produce, hormone free and free range proteins, the menu has been designed for guests to share plates, in an effort to create a convivial and social dining experience. The heart of our kitchen bolsters a wood-fired oven & wood-fired grill that has been imported all the way from Mam Forni, Italy.
Global, International, Pizzeria, Vegetarian
Hours of Operation:
Monday - CLOSED
Tuesday - Thursday: 6:00pm-11:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm-11:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 11am-3:00pm
Sunday Dinner: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Queen & Dovercourt
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wine
We offer a semi-private dining experience on our chef's table, full private buyout for the whole restaurant or Wayward (located above the restaurant).
The Good Son Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
This was our second trip to the Good Son and, much like the first, it did not disappoint. The cocktails are awesome. The food was spot on. Two of us split three appetizers and half a dozen oysters. Service was good. It's not cheap, but it will compete with any restaurant in the city at this price point. Can't wait to go back.
The food at The Good Son was excellent! My husband and I went for brunch with another couple. My girlfriend and I had the chicken and waffles which were delicious! But we found the portions a little small as we were both still a little hungry afterwards. My husband and our other friend had the pork cheek eggs Benny which was also amazing! The service was a bit slow but the servers were very nice. The vibe and look of this restaurant is really cool with a random old school feel....mismatched wooden tables, old bookshelves and an assortment of plates, old pictures and other things on the wall. We're definitely going to check it out again!
We had a lovely dinner on Tuesday evening. we were 4 people and it was a birthday celebration for our son. The space is great - cozy , warm and inviting. Staff was friendly however could have been more helpful when asking for suggestions - we know that it depends on what we like however sometimes you are just looking for recommendations.
We ordered Ceviche, jerk shrimp, brussel sprouts and warm olives. All were good however ceviche could have had more fish and less avocado and jerk shrimp were tasty but were more like Thai Shrimp. Mains were miso cod, octopus, burger and pineapple pizza - all were good.
chocolate hazelnut ice cream on the dessert platter was the best.
We would definitely come again.
This was a nice find and we would definitely go back. The room is really quite beautiful with very high ceilings but that also makes it super loud! It was tough to carry on a conversation at times. Our dishes were generally very good, but the one main (the short rib) was a bit oily - flavour was good, though. The scallops were excellent as was the beet salad, and service very friendly. We will definitely go back if we are in the area!
Overall the good son was a great place to get away for a bite to eat with my partner. The staff were friendly and very attentive. The only minor note was that the music was fairly loud so it was hard to have a conversation. The food was great and the portion sizes are healthy. We will definitely be back to try some more menu options
Very nice dining experience. The only disappointment was getting two scallops on my $25 Digby scallop entre. Other than that foodies will enjoy it. Brussel sprouts ap was particularly good. Note that the menu is quite a bit smaller than the last time I was there.
Food was heavy and expensive- too much sauce on everything, overdone and very pricey. Trying too hard BUT the service was great and I would go back - unless I wanted a really GOOD meal in terms of health and ordinary dinner- maybe better for an appetizer and a drink...
The food was amazing so tasty, comforting and unique experience. Ive never tasted French fries that good :) The pizza was perfectly stove oven baked and delicious. Ambiance so cozy, relaxing and fun. I really enjoyed the array of wall décor - a first for me and totally thought it was so cool with a bit of nostalgia at the same time. Service top notch - "Jar" was a professional - well mannered - just refreshing. Thank you - I will definitely dine at The Goodson again. :)
Very slow service made worse by forgetful and uncourteous server.
forgot to punch in our drink order
meal took an inordinate amount of time to arrive
never checked in on us during the meal nor did the server make himself available to be flagged down (brushed us off on a few occasions)
when I was finally able to get his attention at the end of the meal I mentioned that the fish was tasteless at the end of the meal the server simply replied: "you should've told me earlier"
was offered no recompense
Went here for a late dinner while visiting the city. The decor is really unique and fun to look at and the restaurant has a great vibe. Loved the mid-matched furniture and art. The large open window at the front is a great cool spot to enjoy nice weather over a drink or meal. Our table was kind of in a corner so service was slightly spotty just because our waitress couldn't see us but everyone was incredibly nice so it didn't bother me. We had this asparagus salad with an egg (perfection), the ceviche appetizer (also great), the special pasta (which was bland and a tiny serving), and the steak frites which I absolutely loved, the sauces and fries were great and the steal was cooked perfectly. Great way to spend a night in Toronto!!
A few buddies and I got together on a Wednesday night for some food, drinks and just to catch up on things. The place is perfect, cozy, casual, rustic with a great vibe..We ordered off the share menu, food was so good and & the drinks, they know how to mix, try the Mojito or the 'Don Draper 'aka' The Old Fashioned..... staff was attentive and friendly. To sum up the whole night i got an email from one of my buddies the next morning for thanking me in organizing the dinner and his comments were....'life can't get any better or more simple than this, Great Friends, Great Food, Great Spot.....Great Time'
We discovered The Good Son walking past late one night and peered through the door after it had closed. The decor alone encouraged us to try it. It was admittedly a challenge trying to find an open time to book a reservation, so I booked a month in advance.
They also know how to make a nice martini, which seems to be a weak point of a lot of restaurants of this calibre these days, so we were happy. We loved the lobster guacamole and our mains were wonderful. Great decor - very warm and cozy - much like sitting in someone's library. We didn't mind the noise level as we would much prefer to hear people talking and laughing than loud music.
Will definitely be returning!
The Good Son is a must go to restaurant when visiting Toronto!! Classy yet trendy,serving a culturally diverse menu of delicious dishes. We were a group of 4 and each loved our menu choices. Our Server, Brent was top notch,extremely knowledgeable and helped make the evening fabulous! Fresh local ingredients transformed into gourmet dishes.The Margherita pizza is out of this world & as close to Italy as possible. The burger was mouth watering, and the steak was cooked to perfection. One of the table highlights was the Brussels sprouts side dish that was bursting with flavour and was just spicy enough for the palate to become addicted. Great overall experience and would highly recommend! Awesome Vibe!
Great food service and ambiance. We had steak tartar and ceviche as appetizers. Our mains were pizza with rabbit bacon, ribs on crunchy brown rice and rabbit on quinoa with rapini. Dessert was a board of tastings. It was truly fabulous. Thank you to Vi for allowing us to essentially experience an Omakasu (Chef's pleasure) serving. Our server was also fabulous - perfect amount of attention.
And let me not forget about the cocktails, wine and beer selection - all our sophisticated range or pallets were satisfied.
We were finally sat an hour after our reservation time of 9:15. We had our drinks on the table fairly quickly, but it took about another hour before our food arrived. It was good food, but eating dinner at nearly midnight wasn't super pleasant. We weren't offerred any compensation or extras for the outrageous wait, either. But, the food is really good and the serving staff are friendly.
We had a great time. From the experience of the hostess greeting us kindly and accommodating us after being 15 minutes late for our reservation. Food was great and even the owners were walking around greeting people, which as nice. It was busy for a Thursday night so I can understand delay in drinks and food but our server definitely needed improvement on checking in to see if we needed more drinks.
Special occasion enjoyed excellent food - octopus, scallops, ribs had amazing flavors. Service was very attentive and relaxed. Enjpyable atmosphere in room with unique decor and people vibe. Go for the fireplace table and wingchairsif you want to chill for a while. Great addition to Queen W hood.
The decor was fantastic - you can tell that every piece was chosen with care and purpose. Just a great homey, comfortable and warm feeling.
Food was well executed and tasty. It wasn't revolutionary and a bit expensive but there was some choice items, namely the brussels sprouts.
The drinks, on the other hand, were exorbitant. $11 for a pint of Steamwhistle? I am more than happy to shell out $11 for a pint of a unique imported micro brew or a specialty batch of a local small brewery but for a plain ol steamwhistle? That is just greedy.
Our server was extremely pleasant (so don't misread my rating) but her wine knowledge was terrible, even at the most very fundamental level. Notable statement 'well all sparkling wine is a little bit sweet (wrong) but it's not as sweet as a rose' (wrong again and also neither here nor there, if you will).
Friend ordered a French press - when pressing down the filter, coffee spilled out (to be fair, probably should have given it a few minutes). Waiter did not apologize or replace the pot. Used the napkins at the table and also did not replace those. Would appreciate better attitude.
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