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Small Rooms Steak & Lobster

€€ - €€€
North York
Seafood, Canadian, Steakhouse
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1181 Finch Ave. W, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
+1 416-665-8228
11:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

I have been living in this area and dining at small rooms for more then 30 years. The steaks at this restaurant are great value! Highly recommended is the 27 oz. Rib Steak!!!!!! Kathy and Nick are gracious hosts! Expect simple 1970's decor atmosphere, old school service with great food value! You can pay a lot more at fancy places... More 

Thank David C
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 May 2016

I have been eating there for years....and have never had a bad meal...not once. Great food, great staff....they have a patee that they make with salmon that's awesome!!! Haveant been there for a while but am going this week for my kids birthday...I have something to look forward too all week!!!!!

Thank Vin L
Toronto, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 30 April 2016

My family and I have been going to small rooms for over 20 years. The same decor as indicated in previous comments, also the same amazing owners. The are both customer service oriented and care about their customers needs. The food has always been spot on for taste and quality, we have never been disappointed in anything we have received.... More 

Thank SuzyQ1961
New York City, New York
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160 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016

The decor is old and could probably use an update, but the place is quiet and clean. Location is easy to miss if you're driving. The service was good. Friendly family-owned restaurant. Steak was cooked to order (medium rare) and seasoned well. Doesn't come out on a sizzling skillet like some other steakhouses but still hot and tender. The sides... More 

1 Thank Ramirez-Sanchez
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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33 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Last evening a few girlfriends and I went to the Small Rooms for dinner. The place smells of mold and is very dark and they have not remodeled since they open 30 years ago. The prices are reasonable and if you remember the Place for Steak, which we all missed it is similar to the Place. They give you the... More 

1 Thank Terry B
Twickenham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

On a recent trip to Toronto we came here for dinner atn the recommendation of our hotel's front desk staff (we were looking for a the nearest 'non-chain' restaurant to our hotel). Despite their directions we still managed to drive past it twice before realising where it was, and even after we'd parked up just outside we weren't 100% convinced... More 

1 Thank TonyD5769
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015

Just came back from a great evening at small rooms. The steak was done to perfection, the soup and appetizers were amazing. I have been to Harbour sixty I have been to the octagon I have been to some of the so called best steak places and I must say small rooms is the best..

1 Thank David G
Toronto, Canada
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2015

As we did, and were deeply disappointed, as it was $100 wasted on food that belongs in a greasy diner. The appetizers were adequate, but the main courses were disgusting. If Chef Ramsey came here he would leave. The fish they called sole was watery, and all you could taste was the terrible hollandaise sauce that was coating the fish,... More 

Thank Geraldobarrie
Sudbury, Canada
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157 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2015

As stated in other reviews, do NOT be put off by this restaurant's location in a strip mall setting on Finch Avenue, or by its very outdated decor - it is a hidden gem owned & operated by a very friendly Greek couple for the last 28 years! On Friday 20-3-15, this was our 2nd visit to this restaurant, along... More 

Thank Suzanne B
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26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2015

I absolutely love this place! The location and ambiance throws you off a bit because it's in a bit of a dingy-type area and it's dark and dank inside (reminds me of a mobsters lair) but the food is certainly worth coming back to. I haven't tried many things off the menu because I always order the fish with rice,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Canadian, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1181 Finch Ave. W, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > North York
  • Neighbourhood: North York
  • Phone Number: +1 416-665-8228

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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