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51Gallery Grill

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Gallery Grill

For old world grace and gentility at lunchtime and Sunday brunch, nobody beats Gallery Grill. On the second floor of the neo-gothic Hart House overlooking the Great Hall, there are stained glass windows under the vaulted ceiling, starched white napery and cuisine to match. Suzanne Baby's cooking is both elegant and modern. It changes often, but look especially for her feathery gnocchi with lemon and arugula, her deep rich soups, salads like charred endive with duck cracklings, and roasted freshwater fish always with interesting sides. Sunday brunch features the likes of fresh-squeezed juices and house-marinated fresh mackerel with perfectly poached eggs, smoked trout and buttery brioche toast. The Grill's only weakness is that we want more: Would that they served dinner!

CuisineCanadian,Local NeighborhoodUniversity of Toronto
Chef NameSuzanne Baby Sous Chef Name
Address7 Hart House Circle
Toronto, M5S 3H3
Hours of Operation11:30 am - 1:30 pm Monday to Friday, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Sunday, available for private functions Saturday (Note: closed during July and August) Website
Signature DishRicotta gnocchi with lemon and arugula Signature DessertHart House Farms maple syrup creme brulee
MealsLunch, weekend brunch Vegetarian FriendlyYes
Avg. cost for two$40.00 Credit Cards AcceptedAmEx, Mastercard, Visa, Diner's Club
Wines Available12 Bring Your Own BottleNo
SommelierNo Corkage Feen/a
Year Opened1995 ReservationsRecommended
Private Party Areas1 PatioNo
Dress CodeCasual Wheelchair AccessibleYes
Closest ATMInside building ParkingU of T Campus