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Marben Restaurant

#240 of 6,753 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Neighbourhood:
Downtown West
Gastropub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
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488 Wellington Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1E3, Canada (Portland)
+1 416-979-1990
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Today
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 15:00
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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best burger I've ever eaten! You gotta try it... Short rib, aged cheddar and Branston pickle. If you have any English in you, this is your meal.

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Thank Chris A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dinner for two. Tuesday evening. We arrived around 6 pm and it was quiet though there were a few diners and some post-work drinkers at the bar. We left around 8:30 pm and the crowd was picking up and I can see why. . Marben has a very nice vibe! Space is very cool. Staff were professional but laid back... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service was excellent and very friendly. Wine was great. Food was unique, creative and of very high quality. The burrata in particular was excellent. I enjoyed the setting a great deal: lots of warm wood, plush comfortable seating, mood lighting and great music playing at a reasonable volume...the perfect kind of setting for an intimate dinner, or a night out... More 

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Caledon, Canada
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186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

A pet peeve concerning Charcuterie boards - when there are four people at a table perhaps you could serve four of everything. For the price and the small size of the slices of cheese they could have put 4 pieces of everything on the board. The bread served with the board was amazing. Compliments to the chef for serving the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

When it comes to comparing how a restaurant describes themselves, and then actually experiencing their cuisine, Marben knocks it out of the park! They focus on Ontario ingredients that are true to the season, and the local farmers and produce. My date had the Board Duo, and I had the burger. Every single item on both plates catered perfectly to... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

My boyfriend and I went to Marben for a nice date night out, and it was absolutely phenomenal. The atmosphere as soon as you walk in is chic, trendy but very cool and laid back. The vibe was great, busy but not crazy loud and you could tell people were having a great night. Our server was wonderful, knowledgeable about... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

I was invited here by two french friends from Toronto, they love food, but when I read this was english style restaurant, I thought how strange, anyway i got there before them and was shown to the table for a pre-dinner drink, the welcome was very friendly and the place is very very stylish yet comfortable. I had the burger,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Good food, good decor, good ambiance. friendly staff and delicious food. Went with friends for dinner and we had a good time. The food was very good although the portions seemed a little disproportionate across the menu. I had ordered pork chops and received a generous portion, however, the fish serving in another dish seemed rather small in comparison and... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

The place is really friendly, informal and accessible. The prices are fair and the food is AMAZING. Everything there is delicious and unpretentious. One of the best restaurants in Toronto for sure.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We popped in for dining after a tour ended nearby, and had no expectations. Friendly staff, decent food but high prices. If you re not despo, go somewhere else. Lots of better dining around them. Again, nothing wrong with this restaurant but nothing you would rave about.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$75
Cuisine
Gastropub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, 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, Private Dining, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 488 Wellington Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1E3, Canada
    (Portland)
  • 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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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 Landing, and picnic among the zany designs of the Toronto Music Garden. The waterfront itself is often suffused with bikers and joggers, and the harbor is always packed with classic ships with masts raised. The vintage boats and ferries to the Toronto Islands make for a charming contrast against Downtown West's backdrop of skyscrapers, condos, and food trucks serving up hot, fresh fare to locals on the go. The area has a peaceful energy, and is popular with tourists and Torontonians alike.
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