We are now on Touch Bistro Dine Reservation (previously Bookenda)
Please visit our website or https://www.tbdine.com/book/restaurant/core-restaurant?idApp=68946&language=en to make an online reservation.
Staff was friendly, food was delicious, bread and butter was house-made, my family of 5 including 3 kids were thoroughly satisfied and can’t wait to visit again!
Friendly service. Winterlicous menu provided excellent choices and was reasonably priced. Food was tasty and we’ll prepared. Well worth the visit.
Had a great time eith a friend during winterlicious. Service was excellent we had a very nice waiter and the crowd and ambience is excellent. Beet salad was delicious but my pasta main and the cheese platter were just okay. The service makes up for it. Told the waiter I was on medication and asks for a virgin drink and he had the bartender make me something original! I would definitely come back!
Exceptional neighbourhood gem worth making the journey to if you’re from further west of Toronto. Beautiful, intimate space with friendly, unpretentious energy despite the fine dining quality of the food. Came here for Winterlicious. Staff extremely friendly, fast and always attentive. Delicious good sourcing local ingredients and the chef can make the vegetables sing. Very good wine list featuring some of the top players of Ontario, but some interesting international choices as well. Don’t discount their post dinner drink menu either. While most of their whiskey selection is standard, they also had a super rare Clynelish that was a delight to try. As I’ve heard their chef loves rotating the menu regularly, I’d love to come back here on a date.
Amazing date night experience, staff was extremely attentive despite managing a full restaurant. So glad we found a new local place that makes everyone feel so welcome
Came for the Valentine’s Day dinner menu, third time here. Loved every bite the the service is simply over the top.
Date night with hubby. We are foodies and quite like Leslieville.. great place great food great servers!
It’s so good that Core has become aN established presence. Not in a staid manner, but in a creative way that continually to contribute to the community. My date and I were lucky to have gone to dinner they day after Valentine’s, when the chef’s creative skills were in full flair. We had combinations from the two fixed price menus. So absolutely delicious!! As a single guy, I’m glad I can count on Core. As someone who has travelled the world, I’m lucky Core is in my neighbourhood!!
Our server was a little slow and unattentive, but we were not in a hurry. Everyone was friendy, food was excellent.
“””””””””””””””We’re west-enders, so whenever we have any business or affair to attend in the city’s east end, we take pleasure in trying out a new restaurant. This time, we tried Core as their menus looked quite interesting. It was a weekend night, so the restaurant was busy, but the atmosphere was relaxed, warm and welcoming. We were seated in a relatively cramped island table for 2 which, to be honest, we didn’t care too much but the chairs were comfortable and table itself was not too small like some restaurants have. The server was personable, friendly, quick and attentive. We chose several appetizer dishes plus one main dish to share between us. The service was paced perfectly”””””””
Expensive for what you get but the food and service was good.