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Frank Restaurant at The Art Gallery of Ontario

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Neighbourhood:
Chinatown
Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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317 Dundas St W, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1G4, Canada (McCaul Street)
+1 416-979-6688
Today
11:00 - 15:00
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 15:00
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Vancouver
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59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went during a summerlicious promotion event, ( highly recommended if you're on a budget) and each dish was...edible art. One of the more memorable meals I've ever had. Gorgeously crafted, colorful, flavors. The catch? the hours are somewhat restricted and you'd best pay very close attention to afternoon and evening hours, because every time I've tried to go back,... More 

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Sussex, England
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763 reviews
461 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 311 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My last day in north America for a while, so had one last burger, and it was very good. and the cocktails were fantastic. Oh, but the service was so, so slow - our server really didn't seem bothered. OK as we were happy to talk, but I would have been furious if it had been a working day.

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London, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband & l went to the Art Gallery of Ontario on a cold wet Sunday & needed our spirits lifted and this restaurant certainly helped. On a Sunday they offer brunch which wasn't quite what we were looking for but we managed to have a delicious meal of a broth of pea, scallops & mussels which we combined with... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Good food, will definitely go back. Well presented. Staff attentive without 'being in your face' trying to hurry you along. Various seating plans, ie booth-type for small groups, or tables for two.

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Thank jtc20172017
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Went there for winterlicious with my friends and the place did not disappoint. All the food we tried were all good. Bruschetta was good. The pasta was good.. and of course, dessert was good too!

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Thank Jesi B
Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

I got the cafe ticket for the AGO and was pleasantly surprised by the choices. Better than average cafeteria food in a large open space. The staff were not as friendly as one would have hoped but it was a very busy Sunday...

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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Had lunch here during waning days of the magnificent Mystical Landscapes exhibition. Best meal I've ever had at Frank and the least expensive. 3-course meal only $23. I had crostini, a Philly steak sandwich (you never get beef this good in the traditional version--tender and flavourful and the bread was airy and tasty, not a mass-produced submarine roll), and a... More 

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Oshawa, Canada
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Always have lunch at Frank when visiting the AGO. The staff are friendly and helpful and I have never had a bad meal here. On my latest trip, I had the prix fixe menu that included boeuf bourguignon, onion soup and sorbet. Everything was wonderfully prepared. This is a great place for a leisurely lunch even if you are not... More 

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Toronto
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125 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

My wife and I are members of the Art Gallery of Ontario and recently had lunch in the groundfloor Frank restaurant while there to see an exhibit titled Mystical Landscapes featuring works by Van Gogh, Monet and others. The exhibit was wonderful. Lunch was mediocre, at best. We ordered the $23 3-course Winterlicious lunch special. We had the squash salad... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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65 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

My friend and I had lunch here a couple days ago. We both ordered two different salads and some side orders of fries and roasted Brussels sprouts. Everything tasted great, but the portions of the fries was very small considering we were paying $7. It was literally just a fist full of fries. Having said that I ordered it twice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$60 - US$80
Cuisine
Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 317 Dundas St W, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1G4, Canada
    (McCaul Street)
  • Public Transportation: St. Patrick Subway Station on the University line. 2 blocks east of University on south side of Dundas Street (at the intersection of McCaul St. and Dundas).
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-979-6688
Description
One of the Frank Gehry-designed spaces, FRANK restaurant is conveniently located on the first floor with access from Dundas Street. The restaurant is casual chic: modern Danish furnishings are paired with acrylic tabletops in a multitude of vibrant colours. Etched glass and vertical-grain Douglas fir also accent the space.
Anne Yarymowich has served as executive chef at the AGO since 1996. She has created a new restaurant menu featuring contemporary comfort cuisine and showcasing the best of Ontario’s agricultural products.

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Staying in Chinatown

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Chinatown
Toronto's main Chinatown has the honor of being the largest in North America. Gaping down across Dundas Street West and Spadina Avenue, the area is a wonderful medley of shops and restaurants, busy signs and bright red gates, a destination for foodie fun. Chinatown's streets are always bustling, packed with people and outdoor stalls hawking fresh produce and products. The restaurants and authentic marketplaces that shoulder in against each other display shining roast ducks and menus studded with dumplings and noodle bowls. The air is pervaded with music. different languages, and the smell of fried food and mouth-watering desserts. Chinatown's restaurants represent a broad range of fare, from traditional Szechuan and Shanghai foods, to other Asian delicacies, including some of the top Japanese, Vietnamese, and Korean spots in the city. Whether you're in the mood for a sit-down tea house or a bubble tea to go, Chinatown is the spot to enjoy an exciting walk and the promise of leaving satisfied.
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