I was roaming around the area with friends on a weekend and we decided to try this place. I have to admit from the outside it doesn’t look all that great and for some reason when I see “diner” it conjures up the stereotypical image of old diners you see while on a road trip. Haha.
However, thankfully Bloor Street Diner is anything but. The restaurant was pleasantly more upscale than I imagined. It’s split into two sections, bar and dine-in. The bar section has wooden furnishings and smaller tables while the dine-in section is noticeably more upscale with white drapes and booths.
Right when we walked in, I could smell the waft of food being cooked. This could bother certain people, so up to you if you find it a detraction or not to your foodie atmosphere. I just had a drink while my other friends tried the dessert (sorbet & ice cream) for $8.00 and an omelette (which I thought was a bit weird since it was 7-8pm). Haha. Both claimed it was alright though. Service was good too.
I can’t give a concrete rating on food but this restaurant in terms of service and appearance is nice enough. I would visit again.
Dress code: Casual to semi-dressy. Good for dinners and drinks after work with coworkers and friends.
Location: Manulife Centre – 55 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M4W 1A5
Telephone: (416) 928 – 3105
Hours: Monday to Thursday – 11:30am to 12am, Friday & Saturday – 11:30am to 2am and Sunday – 11.00am to 12am