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Origin

Restaurant · St. Lawrence
109 King St. E (at Church St.), Toronto ON M5C 1G6, Canada
Hours:
None listed (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 11:00 AM–3:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Mon–Tue
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Wed–Thu
    • Noon–1:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Fri
    • Noon–1:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–Midnight
  • Sat
    • 11:00 AM–3:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
Price:
$$$$
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Drinks:
Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes
Wi-Fi:
No
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
7.8/10

Based on 180 votes

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  • What you need to know
    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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  • bufala mozzarella
  • spicy spanish
  • french fries
  • warm walnut brittle
  • brunch food
  • outdoor seating
  • French toast
  • original burgers
  • black cod
  • calamari
  • cocktails
  • scallops
  • pears
  • good service
  • tapas
  • great value
  • eggs
  • meats
  • tasting menu
  • salads
  • Rafael T.

    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!!!

    Rafael Terzarolli · August 21, 2014
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  • Sabeen

    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!

    Sabeen · February 17, 2014
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  • Sully S.

    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.

    Sully Syed · February 15, 2011
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  • Gnat M.

    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 💟

    Gnat Murray · February 21
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  • Earth Day Canada

    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

    Earth Day Canada · May 30, 2012
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  • AskMen

    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

    AskMen · April 30, 2010
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  • Zani G.

    Just had the eggs benedictine....dish- great choise! Différent from the typical plate you would have in other breakfast places...great combination!

    Zani Gancheva · May 24, 2014
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  • Jeanne

    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.

    Jeanne · February 17, 2013
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  • Mark J.

    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.

    Mark J · July 6, 2013
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  • JenX

    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.

    JenX · December 7, 2010
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  • Ian L.

    Try Duck French Toast on Brunch menu. Excellent and unusual combo of flavors. Confit, French toast, hoisin, blueberries, sesame. Good!

    Ian Leung · August 26, 2012
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  • Elena K.

    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.

    Elena Khasanova · June 9, 2012
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  • TOFoodReviews

    Origin: Amazing, Captivating, and delightful on the palate. Shrimp Seviche is a must! Desserts are a bit lackluster - room for growth - 4/5

    TOFoodReviews · November 12, 2010
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  • Philip L.

    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.

    Philip Levy · December 5, 2015
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  • Carolyn V.

    Beautiful place. Been buzzed about for yrs and it's finally here!! Great decor, sexy, nice patio, good food, in an awesome area.

    Carolyn Van · August 19, 2010
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  • Rick S.

    Try the Chinois Duck, it is pretty good. Portion size is small for the money, but the food is unlikely taste options.

    Rick S · August 25, 2014
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  • Matthew B.

    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.

    Matthew Brum · October 19, 2014
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  • Travel + Leisure

    Go early for creative cocktails on the patio, and stay for favorites like the Bangkok beef salad with mango.

    Travel + Leisure · July 20, 2012
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  • Andrew J.

    Some thick idiots on here. Small plates well done. Try deviled eggs, beat salad and duck hoisin wrap all delicious!

    Andrew James · March 21, 2011
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  • Peter M.

    Here now experiencing TERRIBLE service. Messed up my SIMPLE drink order twice. Super slow, unfriendly. Can't believe the service with these prices. Awful.

    Peter McGregor · May 11, 2012
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  • Win G.

    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!

    Win G · October 25, 2015
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  • Connect4 Wine - Tom H.

    Wow! Fabulous brunch. The duck confit waffle and Spanish fries we're to die for. Will be coming back.

    Connect4 Wine - Tom Hawkett · February 12, 2011
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  • Brian R.

    Don't order everything all at once: the food can come out really fast and all at the same time. The calamari is amazing.

    Brian Rosevear · April 28, 2010
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  • Deanna J.

    Tuna hand roll. Burrata cheese bruschetta. Buffalo mozzarella cheese brushetta. Duck tacos. All divine!

    Deanna Jamieson · October 3, 2012
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  • Jane M.

    Bay scallop cerviche is a must-try. Also the mozzarella with tomato/pesto/lemon is great.

    Jane Man · May 11, 2014
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  • David S.

    The bufala mozzarella with confit tomato, basil and preserved lemon is out of this world.

    David Strasser · March 28, 2012
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  • Susanna L.

    Get the mozorella with pear on crostini. You will not regret it! Sweet and savoury

    Susanna Lau · August 18, 2013
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  • Chuck S.

    Calamari, Origin Burger, Corn, Spicy Spanish Fries, etc etc, u can't go wrong here.

    Chuck Sexton · August 20, 2011
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  • Shawna K.

    The Bangkok beef salad isn't really a salad. It's basically beef with noodles and peanuts.

    Shawna K · January 21, 2014
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  • Paola B.

    Excellent brunch! Try the spicy Spanish fries.

    Paola Barron · June 6, 2013
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  • Abdallah A.

    small portions but the food is tasty. I highly recommend it for people who like to share food

    Abdallah Al-Hakim · June 29, 2012
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  • Danielle N.

    Indulge in anything from the cheese bar. The burratta with pear, honey and pinenuts is superb.

    Danielle Neziol · January 31, 2012
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  • TOFoodReviews

    Origin: Ethnic influenced tapas, perfect for sharing, brilliant black cod, expansive menu 4/5

    TOFoodReviews · November 7, 2011
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  • Burce ı.

    Everything on the menu is so delicious and filling you cant go wrong 👌

    Burce ısık · November 17, 2015
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  • Maxine L.

    Try the smoked meat eggs Benedict, or the corned beef hash. Delicious!

    Maxine Levine · April 27, 2014
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  • 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!

    aspaceace flushgordon · June 5, 2011
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  • Theo

    You have to try their Spanish twist on our Canadian classic poutine! Mmmm

    Theo · August 30, 2012
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  • Ghazal N.

    They've got a nice selection of cocktails, and the guacamole was nice

    Ghazal N · February 7
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  • Roland G.

    Brunch or spanish fries or the chorizo and manchego risotto dish.

    Roland Gonzales · May 23, 2011
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  • Monica L.

    We had French toast - way too sweet. Deviled eggs were okay.

    Monica Lee · September 23, 2012
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  • Omer A.

    good food, miso cod amazing... service, level of friendliness meh!

    Omer A. · December 22, 2010
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  • Albert L.

    Try the French Toast - Bufala mozzarella + poached pear + warm walnut brittle

    Albert Lam · December 30, 2012
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  • Ruby C.

    Order the duck. It's phenomenal. If you short on funds opt for the Spanish fries.

    Ruby Carolan · May 13, 2012
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  • Carynn M.

    Omg! Truffle popcorn is f**king AMAZING! Excellent service!!!

    Carynn Michelle · March 30, 2014
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  • Cari M.

    The Duck confit French toast is a must try for brunch.

    Cari M. · October 20, 2013
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  • Tom E.

    Best brunch place. Get anything with the Buffalo Mozzarella

    Tom Emrich · August 15, 2011
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  • Mindy N.

    Try the Spicy Spanish Fries With Chorizo And Manchego

    Mindy Nghiem · May 25, 2012
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  • Brian W.

    Salmon Tataki & Miso glazed black cod is pretty badass!

    Brian Wong · May 5, 2010
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  • Elaine Q.

    The food is great but beware of the slow service. Definitely try the beef tenderloin!

    Elaine Quan · November 24, 2010
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  • Shawna N.

    Everything is sooooo good. Love the beet salad. You will too

    Shawna Newbery · July 24, 2012
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