Against The Grain Urban Tavern - Harbourfront
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Restaurant type

  • Coffee Shop,
  • Wine Bar,
  • Pub,

Cuisine type

  • Continental,
  • Asian,
  • Canadian Cuisine,
  • Indonesian,
  • American Cuisine,


  • Fish,
  • Barbecue,
  • Breakfast,
  • Grill,
  • Hamburger,
  • Sandwich,
    • Seafood,
    • Dessert,
    • Vegan,
    • Vegetarian Cuisine,
  • more...
  • less...


  • Take-out,
  • Restaurant With Party Services,
  • Bring Your Own Wine,
  • Oyster Bar,


  • Trendy,

Products and Services

  • Cuisine Contemporaine,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
25 Dockside Dr, Toronto, ON M5A 0B5
Useful Information

Opening Hours *Holiday hours

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  • $11 To $25,

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Food is consistently excellent. Our waitress, Natasha, was awesome - friendly, efficient, and attentive. This is why we keep going back for an affordable but tasty meal.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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The view is beautiful but the service was absolutely awful and the food was only average. The drinks are good though. Good place to just come for a drink and enjoy the view.

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October 28, 2021

The staff were so nice and generous. We got a free appetizer and the leftover mocktails from the blender. We pretty much had the restaurant to ourselves the whole night. It was a great atmosphere and the food and drinks were amazing. Definitely would recommend.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 22, 2021

Our waitress was excellent!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

October 18, 2021

Our hostess and waitress were both AMAZING. I will come back just to feel welcomed and taken care of the way that they looked after us!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 17, 2021

Recorded music is Too loud indoors.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 12, 2021

Not a good experience. Restaurant advertises opening at 11.30, our reservation was for 11.45, but then they told us they wouldn't open till noon. Severely understaffed. Brunch menu limited. No range of beverages: no cappuccino, no non-fat milk for coffee, etc. Service was slow. Will not recommend nor go back.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 2/5

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