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St. Lawrence, Toronto
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  • David S.
    "bufala mozzarella with confit tomato"(3 Tips)
    Mindy N.
    "Try the Spicy Spanish Fries With Chorizo And Manchego"(3 Tips)
    Connect4 Wine - Tom H.
    "The duck confit waffle and Spanish fries we're to die for."(3 Tips)
    Albert L.
    "pear + warm walnut brittle"(2 Tips)
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  • Rafael T.
    Rafael TerzarolliAugust 21, 2014
    I was reluctant to have a burger with guacamole but the Origin Burger is just amazing!!! Try the combo that comes with Spanish fries and the Float, a weird but very tasty drink mixed with ice cream!!!
  • Sabeen
    SabeenFebruary 17, 2014
    The tostadas for brunch are a delicious mix of textures and flavours! Crunchy, fresh guac, salsa, gooey egg yolk. Add a little hot sauce and you're in breakfast heaven! They'll make it w/o bacon too!
  • Sully S.
    Sully SyedFebruary 15, 2011
    Make sure to specify if you want to sit at the chef's bar or at a table when you phone in. That said, the chef's bar is fantastic for those interested in how food is prepared at a top restaurant.
  • Gnat M.
    Gnat MurrayFebruary 21
    Everything is good...ambiance, music, decor, service and the food!! Spanish fries, bufalo pear honey bruschetta and top that off with pork belly fried rice with heavenly crispy eggs. NOM 💟
  • AskMen
    AskMenApril 30, 2010
    A raw sushi bar concept split into two parts – a dining area, & a lounge to savor the restaurant’s signature drinks. For a drink, try their Old Fashioned -- called the “Old Spice.” Read more
  • Earth Day Canada
    Earth Day CanadaMay 30, 2012
    You obviously enjoy excellent food. Chef Michael Stadtländer will be serving up his sumptuous, local and organic menu at the @EarthDayCanada Gala on June 6th at The Drake http://bit.ly/KSVhVK
  • Zani G.
    Zani GanchevaMay 24, 2014
    Just had the eggs benedictine....dish- great choise! Différent from the typical plate you would have in other breakfast places...great combination!
  • Jeanne
    JeanneFebruary 17, 2013
    The duck confit French toast with blueberries, sour cream and hoisin sauce is fantastic..great with a touch of Srirancha chili sauce! Only served in the weekends unfortunately.
  • Mark J.
    Mark JJuly 6, 2013
    Tasty food. However, the portions are small and the service is slow. The chef impatiently yelling "Hands please" to the servers every couple of minutes doesn't improve the atmosphere.
  • JenX
    JenXDecember 7, 2010
    Food was exceptional but small and expensive. Looking for an experience and special night out? Go to Origin. Just want to grab a satisfying meal without breaking the bank? This ain't the place.
  • Ian L.
    Ian LeungAugust 26, 2012
    Try Duck French Toast on Brunch menu. Excellent and unusual combo of flavors. Confit, French toast, hoisin, blueberries, sesame. Good!
  • Elena K.
    Elena KhasanovaJune 9, 2012
    When they present you with the bill, they will by default put 20% of the bill INCLUDING the taxes. Make sure to precalculate ahead of time.
  • Philip L.
    Philip LevyDecember 5, 2015
    Overpriced for average tasting food that is presented very well. Great atmosphere but in the end the food does not live up to the hype around it.
  • TOFoodReviews
    TOFoodReviewsNovember 12, 2010
    Origin: Amazing, Captivating, and delightful on the palate. Shrimp Seviche is a must! Desserts are a bit lackluster - room for growth - 4/5
  • Carolyn V.
    Carolyn VanAugust 19, 2010
    Beautiful place. Been buzzed about for yrs and it's finally here!! Great decor, sexy, nice patio, good food, in an awesome area.
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureJuly 20, 2012
    Go early for creative cocktails on the patio, and stay for favorites like the Bangkok beef salad with mango.
  • Matthew B.
    Matthew BrumOctober 19, 2014
    The food is unimpressive even for Toronto standards. Food was almost cold and lack of imagination in ingredients. It's a place you go only once.
  • Rick S.
    Rick SAugust 25, 2014
    Try the Chinois Duck, it is pretty good. Portion size is small for the money, but the food is unlikely taste options.
  • Andrew J.
    Andrew JamesMarch 21, 2011
    Some thick idiots on here. Small plates well done. Try deviled eggs, beat salad and duck hoisin wrap all delicious!
  • Peter M.
    Peter McGregorMay 11, 2012
    Here now experiencing TERRIBLE service. Messed up my SIMPLE drink order twice. Super slow, unfriendly. Can't believe the service with these prices. Awful.
  • Win G.
    Win GOctober 25, 2015
    Good food if your not hungry, if you are go somewhere else. I ordered a whiskey, it must have been the meanest measure I ever got any where in my life!
  • Connect4 Wine - Tom H.
    Wow! Fabulous brunch. The duck confit waffle and Spanish fries we're to die for. Will be coming back.
  • Deanna J.
    Deanna JamiesonOctober 3, 2012
    Tuna hand roll. Burrata cheese bruschetta. Buffalo mozzarella cheese brushetta. Duck tacos. All divine!
  • Brian R.
    Brian RosevearApril 28, 2010
    Don't order everything all at once: the food can come out really fast and all at the same time. The calamari is amazing.
  • Jane M.
    Jane ManMay 11, 2014
    Bay scallop cerviche is a must-try. Also the mozzarella with tomato/pesto/lemon is great.
  • David S.
    David StrasserMarch 28, 2012
    The bufala mozzarella with confit tomato, basil and preserved lemon is out of this world.
  • Susanna L.
    Susanna LauAugust 18, 2013
    Get the mozorella with pear on crostini. You will not regret it! Sweet and savoury
  • Chuck S.
    Chuck SextonAugust 20, 2011
    Calamari, Origin Burger, Corn, Spicy Spanish Fries, etc etc, u can't go wrong here.
  • Shawna K.
    Shawna KJanuary 21, 2014
    The Bangkok beef salad isn't really a salad. It's basically beef with noodles and peanuts.
  • Abdallah A.
    Abdallah Al-HakimJune 29, 2012
    small portions but the food is tasty. I highly recommend it for people who like to share food
  • Paola B.
    Paola BarronJune 6, 2013
    Excellent brunch! Try the spicy Spanish fries.
  • Danielle N.
    Danielle NeziolJanuary 31, 2012
    Indulge in anything from the cheese bar. The burratta with pear, honey and pinenuts is superb.
  • TOFoodReviews
    TOFoodReviewsNovember 7, 2011
    Origin: Ethnic influenced tapas, perfect for sharing, brilliant black cod, expansive menu 4/5
  • Maxine L.
    Maxine LevineApril 27, 2014
    Try the smoked meat eggs Benedict, or the corned beef hash. Delicious!
  • Burce ı.
    Burce ısıkNovember 17, 2015
    Everything on the menu is so delicious and filling you cant go wrong 👌
  • aspaceace f.
    Leave tip?! Just leave, turn around And get the hell out of here! Lots of great places in the area...go anywhere else!
  • Theo
    TheoAugust 30, 2012
    You have to try their Spanish twist on our Canadian classic poutine! Mmmm
  • Ghazal N.
    Ghazal NFebruary 7
    They've got a nice selection of cocktails, and the guacamole was nice
  • Roland G.
    Roland GonzalesMay 23, 2011
    Brunch or spanish fries or the chorizo and manchego risotto dish.
  • Monica L.
    Monica LeeSeptember 23, 2012
    We had French toast - way too sweet. Deviled eggs were okay.
  • Omer A.
    Omer A.December 22, 2010
    good food, miso cod amazing... service, level of friendliness meh!
  • Albert L.
    Albert LamDecember 30, 2012
    Try the French Toast - Bufala mozzarella + poached pear + warm walnut brittle
  • Ruby C.
    Ruby CarolanMay 13, 2012
    Order the duck. It's phenomenal. If you short on funds opt for the Spanish fries.
  • Carynn M.
    Carynn MichelleMarch 30, 2014
    Omg! Truffle popcorn is f**king AMAZING! Excellent service!!!
  • Tom E.
    Tom EmrichAugust 15, 2011
    Best brunch place. Get anything with the Buffalo Mozzarella
  • Cari M.
    Cari M.October 20, 2013
    The Duck confit French toast is a must try for brunch.
  • Mindy N.
    Mindy NghiemMay 25, 2012
    Try the Spicy Spanish Fries With Chorizo And Manchego
  • Brian W.
    Brian WongMay 5, 2010
    Salmon Tataki & Miso glazed black cod is pretty badass!
  • Elaine Q.
    Elaine QuanNovember 24, 2010
    The food is great but beware of the slow service. Definitely try the beef tenderloin!
  • D H.
    D HDecember 20, 2010
    Great ambiance and great sharing menu...Sashimi style Tuna Salad was delish!
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