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81 Bloor Street East
Toronto, ON  M4W 1A9

(416) 515-7560

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What the community has to say about Peridot Resto Lounge

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English
March 09, 2013

From OpenTable:

Overlooking fashionable Bloor Street East, Peridot is an exciting new addition to Toronto"s dining and lounge landscape. Located at the epicenter of the city's nonstop business and nightlife scene, Peridot plays host to a power lunch crowd by day, and a chic cocktail crowd by night. The Italian-Mediterranean menu offers an eclectic assortment of starters, sandwiches, pastas and... more

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June 27, 2012

Overlooking fashionable Bloor Street East, Peridot is an exciting new addition to Toronto"s dining and lounge landscape. Located at the epicenter of the city's nonstop business and nightlife scene, Peridot plays host to a power lunch crowd by day, and a chic cocktail crowd by night. The Italian-Mediterranean menu offers an eclectic assortment of starters, sandwiches, pastas and entrees to... more

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February 07, 2012

Overlooking fashionable Bloor Street East, Peridot plays host to a power lunch crowd by day, and a chic cocktail and dining crowd by night.

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May 08, 2010

Winterlicious Menu

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Reviews [4]
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3.5 star rating
Zach99 Toronto, Ontario February 19, 2012
Who doesn't like?

I love the menu there. The stuff are friendly. sometimes it is busy and crowded

3.5 star rating
Bob Yang Toronto August 30, 2010
Awesome food!

Went to Peridot with a large group of 10 and the service was a bit slow to begin with.

Drinks came quickly, and though our orders took a while (they did tell us there would be a delay), everything was delicious. I highly recommend the lamb burger, veal and calamari. All amazing choices!

Our server was great too; very friendly and she made sure that we had water, bread and refills. 8.5/10

3.5 star rating
hollynik Toronto/Mississauga August 26, 2010
Looks Great!

The restaurant definetly looks amazing after its makeover! The food is good and the servers are super friendly! The Sagnaki is AMAZING (But flaming cheese would be hard to screw up I would imagine!) The pastas are really good and the rooftop patio is great for people watching on Bloor.

3.5 star rating
Dizzle August 06, 2010
Diamond in the Ruff!

Peridot just got a brand new face after being on "Restaurant Makeover" a few years ago. The decor is great. Its perfect for a business lunch, the margarettas are to die for and the rooftop patio is great! Everytime I have been there it isn't very full though. No idea why!

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English
3.5 star rating
Pretty sure their "molten
April 17, 2013

Pretty sure their "molten lava chocolate cake" was a two bite brownie from Longos across the street.

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3.5 star rating
Very nice luncheon, quality
March 24, 2013

Very nice luncheon, quality of the food, choice, however interior of the building can use some work and service was slow,unacceptable for a slow Monday

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3.5 star rating
Peridon't
March 22, 2013

Food was tasty. The waitress/service was lacking (waitress did not know the menu). Dim lighting and awkward table arrangements makes for a blah experience.

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3.5 star rating
The dining experience was
March 19, 2013

The dining experience was good, however the process of reserving on Open Table didn't work. Although the reservation was confirmed by Open Table, the restaurant did not have it in their books.

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3.5 star rating
We had a delicious dinner.
March 12, 2013

We had a delicious dinner. The $35 prix fix menu was perfect; with great food choices and portion sizes that were just right. I was expecting portions to be on the small side (like winterlicious) but that was not the case. Their Apple Salad and Mashed Potatoes were so good. The service was excellent. I arrived 30 minutes early;was seated immediately and offered menus. There were a couple groups... more

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3.5 star rating
More promise than delivery
January 03, 2013

I've been here a few times, after work. Often the place can be oddly empty. The menu here is limited, with the kitchen being not too talented. Most recently, the list of beers they carried was extremely limited. This place has a great location, and looks fine. But doesn't deliver on the promise.

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3.5 star rating
Good food in a lively environment
June 25, 2012

We were a relatively large group (7 people) that the restaurant accommodated expertly and efficiently. Food was tasty and well prepared, service was very good and the manager was very attentive, ensuring that we were satisfied with our meal. Prices were reasonable. We would have enjoyed the experience even more if there hadn't been an even larger and very noisy... more

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3.5 star rating
Great Drink Spot
June 10, 2012

Me and my husband were downtown staying at the Marriott on Bloor and were looking for a spot for drinks and apps before our dinner, and this lounge was conveniently located across from the hotel. They also had a great patio which was what we were looking for! I ordered a mojito and it was tooo die for!! my hubby... more

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3.5 star rating
Good place for business staff party
April 29, 2012

We booked Peridot for our annual Christmas staff event. We had the place fo rthe entire afternoon, and they provided continuous hors d'oeuvres for us in their upstars lounge. The feed was very high quality and no one went away hungry. I would recommend Peridot for this kind of event.

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3.5 star rating
Yum
March 02, 2012

The food was really good! I got a steak which was AMAZING and they had really good fries that cam with it. Everyone else I was with loved their meal and the setup of the restaurant/bar is really cool!

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3.5 star rating
Beautiful street view, nice and cozy environment, great food portions and ambience
February 19, 2012

I visited Peridot restaurant with my brother and mom as a way to celebrate Valentine's Day.
We had an amazing time but the service was a bit slow. Either they were short-staffed or a busy Saturday evening.
Either way, the ambience was amazing, the street view was great and the food portions very more then enough to feed my hunger.... more

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3.5 star rating
Great Service, good food
January 01, 2012

The Balsamic Glazed Grilled Calamari and the Desserts were very good !
The Beer Battered Halibut seemed to have a batter that turned gluey and soggy internally as it cooled , which made it rather unappetising. Service was excellent and prompt and the overall ambience was great.

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3.5 star rating
Excellent Meal and Completely Underappreciated
December 28, 2011

I live in the neighbourhood and despite walking past the restaurant on a daily basis have never had dinner there. That turns out to be a big mistake as our meal was excellent and I will go back there again soon. There was 6 of us there for dinner and everybody agreed that all the courses were very good and... more

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3.5 star rating
Rocky start to a great evening with ok food
December 01, 2011

We had made reservations for this restaurant for 8:00. We wanted to attend an event downtown while we were in Toronto so we called and asked if we could come in a bit late. They suggested that we cancel the reservation and do a walk-in but we might have to wait 5 minutes or so.
We arrived at the restaurant... more

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3.5 star rating
Good food, lousy service
November 19, 2011

We arrived at the time of our reservation, and it took two people to seat us. Our food was cooked to order and was tasty. The problem was with the service. During the course of the 1.5 hour that we sat in the restaurant, we were visited by 5 different servers. When they finally brought the bill, they had forgotten... more

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3.5 star rating
A great and cosy place!! Small and perfect menu
October 30, 2011

Walked in and was seated near the door but asked to be moved to a single seat. Was placed near the bar and had a great ambiance and decor.
Well portioned side salad, well done steak and beautiful molten lava chocolate cake.
Great service, ambiance and decor. Looking forward to going again.

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3.5 star rating
Very enjoyable dinner, not too noisy or expensive
August 21, 2011

We were a group of 6, planning to sit outdoors but it started to rain and they rapidly set us up inside. We all ordered differently and everyone really enjoyed their dinner. Although it was Sat. night and most restaurants are almost too noisy to talk we found the ambiance very nice and dinner very good.. Prices were also less... more

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3.5 star rating
May 13, 2011

This place is AWFUL!!I went the other night because there was "Toronto City Wide Salsa" classes for 10$ (remember that number).So I got there early with my friends, we ordered drinks and desserts.  Then the class started and then it was done. My friend wanted to go out to get some air so we did. Then I was coming back to tell my other friend I was leaving.  This Obese manager waddled back to me... more

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3.5 star rating
May 10, 2011

I had a coupon for this place, so my partner and I went for dinner a few weeks ago. While this place oozes "modern" from every bit of decor, which I'm sure some people enjoy, it was dead and the food was on the tragic side. The portions were ridiculously tiny, and things were a little undercooked and cold in places. We ate as quick as we could, got out of there, and cooked a proper meal at home... more

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3.5 star rating
March 24, 2011

I bought a deal for this restaurant which prompted me to invite my girls and their dates along for a chatty dinner.Before going I read some reviews and was kind of apprehensive about the food, especially papardella. BUT after arriving a bit late at 7:45 because of crazy Leafs traffic 9there and back) i was kind of rushing because when we called to say we were going to be late, the hostess... more

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3.5 star rating
March 15, 2011

I'm truly on the fence about this restaurant. From the outside looking in, one would think that this was an exclusive restaurant for suits and people with bulging wallets alike, but it really isn't. Known more for it's lunch crowd, Peridot doesn't get all too crowded and is a good place to take maybe take your clients if they don't want to walk too far from that area, but for an evening out I'd... more

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3.5 star rating
February 10, 2011

Things not to do as a restaurant: Serve nuts to someone who is allergic to them.  Serve food that is not fully cooked.  Serve noodles that are glued together by their starches and be known as an Italian restaurant.  Yes, Peridot succeeded on doing all of the above.  The nut thing was unbelievable. My friend is allergic to nuts, and we all know nut allergies= life threatening, and she asked for... more

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3.5 star rating
January 29, 2011

This place is excellent!  I too had a voucher for this resto, and given my experience there I think it was quite the steal.For starters, all of our dishes were delicious.  As appetizers we ordered a side tomato/cucumber salad ($6) and a potato soup.  For our mains my friend had the linguini pasta with chicken, while I had a daily special -- the beef tenderloin with mash potatoes and beans. ... more

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3.5 star rating
January 20, 2011

I had a voucher at this restaurant and I found the overall experience to be wonderful and more than what I expected. Prices were average.I went on a Friday night with my boyfriend. The staff were very friendly, overall atmosphere was lovely but upstairs lounge looked a lot more elegant than the downstairs where we were seated. We ordered calamari, spinach and cheese puffs and the bruschetta as... more

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3.5 star rating
January 15, 2011

Brought a group of young bay street professionals hoping to encounter a true resto lounge gem. Unfortunately we found ourselves at a poorly organized, uninspired menu hosted by some less than amicable staff.The place wasn't full yet it took them 25 minutes to seat us; we even had a reservation.Food was disappointing and special requests about our dishes were ignored; we were even brought the... more

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3.5 star rating
September 25, 2010

Located just of east of Yonge and Bloor, narrowly missing the heavy traffice, Peridot is a swanky-looking restaurant/lounge conveniently located above a basement-level pub*. Its tall ceilings, minimalistic decor and bright lights ooze charm.My partner and I came here one Friday evening because I had a LivingSocial coupon in hand - $30 worth of food for the price of $15. We'd arrived around 5... more

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3.5 star rating
March 12, 2010

I'd say 3.5 but if I had to choose between 3 and 4 it's closer to a 3 for me (no rounding up here). The service was average. The food was ok. The expensive steak I had for lunch left me wanting more. It wasn't good value and it wasn't even a good steak. I don't really remember much else about the food, clearly it didn't leave an impression. They try to be healthy which is what attracted me to... more

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3.5 star rating
August 24, 2009

- Balsalmic grilled calamari on a bed of mushroom ragout with caramelized onions.  It's as good as is sounds. - The staff is very attractive...and attentive, all in a professional way. - The main levels opens up to a nice Bloor St breeze, perfect for those who don't want full-on patio sun-induced sweating during a business meeting. As others have noted, the behemoth that is the Marriott blocks... more

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3.5 star rating
May 03, 2009

Like others have mentioned, it's really a shame that construction has been going on for ages at Yonge and Bloor because Peridot is really missing out on any passerby customers. It's a a really cool space inside with restaurant seating downstairs and a really neat lounge area upstairs, complete with a fair sized dance floor and patio overlooking Bloor. I really like the decor, it's a bit swanky... more

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3.5 star rating
May 01, 2009

It is a pity that the outside construction is hiding this quiet oasis for food & drink in the busy Bloor/Yonge area. Food & service was ecellent, the only problem I was the only client in the place. Also has a nice upstairs protected patio. Hopefully when the street construction if completed this place will come back to life.

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3.5 star rating
February 13, 2009

Went here for lunch.  Flavourful pasta and fish that was not overcooked or overseasoned.  Salad was a little bland, but did complement the flavours of my rigatoni.  Quiet ambience that would have a nice people-watching view of Bloor Street if it weren't for the construction outside.  Cool looking lounge in the back that I may have to come back to and visit on a Friday or Saturday night.

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3.5 star rating
September 04, 2008

Peridot is one of those weird animals that sells itself as a fancy dining lounge by day and evening, but wants to be a late night party spot for the trendy Yonge and Bloor crowd. I would say it only succeeds in doing the latter. I've partied here many nights; Halloween, work parties, social gatherings. And I have to say I've never had a bad time. There is tons of space; a uncovered patio... more

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Business Description from the Web
English
November 04, 2013

Formerly Ithaca restaurant, this spot near the intersection of Yonge and Bloor got a Restaurant Makeover on the Food TV show. The newly opened Peridot Restaurant features a sleeker, more modern look and a menu that’s expanded from Greek cuisine to incorporate more Mediterranean flavours. The two-storey restaurant also features a heated rooftop patio with a view of Bloor Street below.

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September 07, 2013

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February 25, 2013

Peridot Resto Lounge is the perfect joint for all the gastronomes of Toronto. Located in the heart of the city, Peridot has a classy lounge, a fantastic dining area and an exquisite rooftop patio. The platter is a fair mix of Mediterranean and Italian ruling the roost. The delicious sauces and toppings make every item on the menu a culinary delight. Round off your meal with chocolate cakes,... more

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September 06, 2011

Overlooking fashionable Bloor Street East, Peridot is an exciting new addition to Toronto"s dining and lounge landscape. Located at the epicenter of the city's nonstop business and nightlife scene, Peridot plays host to a power lunch crowd by day, and a chic cocktail crowd by night. The Italian-Mediterranean menu offers an eclectic assortment of starters, sandwiches, pastas and entrees to... more

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