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Marben Restaurant

#287 of 6,934 Restaurants in Toronto}
€€ - €€€British, ,
488 Wellington Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1E3, Canada
+1 416-979-1990
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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British, Gastropub, Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
488 Wellington Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1E3, Canada
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Our Food
"The food at this restaurant was superior to almost any I've ever had."
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2. Our Charm
"Marben is unassuming from the outside."
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3. Our Hospitality
"a nice date night out, and it was absolutely phenomenal."
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fabulous meal here on our first night in Toronto. After searching for farm to table food nearby, we were thrilled that we booked Marben. Beautiful plates of food using local ingredients were a real delight. Standout dishes were the lamb which had the...More

Thank Anne B
MarbenRestaurant, Manager at Marben Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Anne, thanks so much for taking the time - we loved having you!

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 2 June 2017

The food at this restaurant was superior to almost any I've ever had. Every single thing was so good, not just one part of it. We ordered the charcuterie as an appetizer. The sourdough bread was crunchy and buttered perfectly; the cheeses and salamis excellent,...More

Thank sojourner3625
MarbenRestaurant, Manager at Marben Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Thanks for the stars and the kind words, sojourner3625! - Zoran & The Marben Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

I came in over the long weekend with some friends and we were pleasantly surprised by the experience. First, I didn't realize Marben had been around for 10 years, however, the Chef that came by at one point to introduce himself mentioned he was new....More

Thank Taylor A
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you’re looking for a place to eat in the city I highly recommend Marben. It’s on Wellington, just east of Portland making a great starting point for the night. The food is amazing and the prices are more than reasonable. I highly recommend the...More

Thank Beauty H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to Toronto for vacation and found this cool, friendly spot. The menu is brief but everything we tried was unique and delicious. They really take the time to prepare interesting and yummy food. The atmosphere is very hip and there is a 1920s...More

Thank SueZQ2014
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for a birthday dinner, 3 couples total. It was in August so we optioned to dine on the patio. It's a cute set up, very cozy and warm. Service was good, food was good. We went with a few sides and the large...More

Thank Ivan H
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Don’t want to come off as too negative or dramatic, so i will do my best. Reservation Made • Seated 15 minutes late. (no big deal) Food/Service: • Waited for our Entrées for 35 minutes (started to get annoyed) • $100 Steak Dish, meat was...More

2  Thank Pmoza
Reviewed 19 July 2017

The location and environment are really nice. The food follows their focus on local and simple. Unfortunately it lacks flavour of any kind. It's not bad, just not good or interesting. There are a few exceptions like the crispy cauliflower and probably a few others...More

2  Thank Canadian_ontheroad95
MarbenRestaurant, Manager at Marben Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

So sorry to hear about your experience, Canadian_ontheroad95. We're certainly not here to provide anything close to dismal. Quite the opposite, in fact. So please feel free to send an email to info@marbenrestaurant.com at your leisure letting us know when you came in, what you...More

Reviewed 2 June 2017

We loved everything about our dining experience at Marben. We were a party of five and we shared the charcuterie appetizer (fun!) and the family-style beef dinner. The latter included a delicious rib roast, fries, and mushrooms with a yummy gravy drizzled over everything (and...More

Thank docproc
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Interesting menu - in a good way! Nice staff and overall a really pleasant and fun ambience. Outdoor seating as well which is a plus. I would go back next time in Toronto!

Thank skybertha
Downtown West
Downtown West is home to Toronto's gorgeous Inner
Harbor, and is a must-visit for lovers of art and the
outdoors. The area's rich cultural heritage is
celebrated by a number of monuments and museums,
giving the neighborhood a mature feel. As a premier
destination for modern art, people here stroll through
the cool contemporary pieces at the Power Plant, enjoy
the outdoor installations along Queen's Quay and Canoe
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$85
British, Gastropub, Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Drinks, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
10:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
10:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 488 Wellington Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1E3, Canada
  • Public Transportation: Closest transit stops are King and Spadina and King and Portland by TTC on either the King or Spadina Streetcars. A late evening taxi stand is immediately east of Marben.
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown West
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-979-1990
Marben is a bustling, downtown Toronto restaurant, renowned for its warm hospitality and seasonally driven, Canadian cuisine. Marben is a gathering place, a local spot where friends and family come to catch up over good food, drinks and music. Marben is your home away from home.
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