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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!
  • Gnat M.
    Gnat MurrayFebruary 21, 2016
    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 💟
  • 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!
  • Sully S.
    Sully SyedFebruary 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • DJ J.
    DJ JensenDecember 7, 2016
    If you're solo, it's a good place to go. You can sit at the counter watching the food being made. Good food in Brussels sprouts and Arctic char.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Jane M.
    Jane ManMay 11, 2014
    Bay scallop cerviche is a must-try. Also the mozzarella with tomato/pesto/lemon is great.
  • Deanna J.
    Deanna JamiesonOctober 3, 2012
    Tuna hand roll. Burrata cheese bruschetta. Buffalo mozzarella cheese brushetta. Duck tacos. All divine!
  • Paola B.
    Paola BarronJune 6, 2013
    Excellent brunch! Try the spicy Spanish fries.
  • Susanna L.
    Susanna LauAugust 18, 2013
    Get the mozorella with pear on crostini. You will not regret it! Sweet and savoury
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • David S.
    David StrasserMarch 28, 2012
    The bufala mozzarella with confit tomato, basil and preserved lemon is out of this world.
  • 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.
  • TOFoodReviews
    TOFoodReviewsNovember 7, 2011
    Origin: Ethnic influenced tapas, perfect for sharing, brilliant black cod, expansive menu 4/5
  • Burce ı.
    Burce ısıkNovember 17, 2015
    Everything on the menu is so delicious and filling you cant go wrong 👌
  • 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.
  • Maxine L.
    Maxine LevineApril 27, 2014
    Try the smoked meat eggs Benedict, or the corned beef hash. Delicious!
  • Connect4 Wine - Tom H.
    Wow! Fabulous brunch. The duck confit waffle and Spanish fries we're to die for. Will be coming back.
  • Danielle N.
    Danielle NeziolJanuary 31, 2012
    Indulge in anything from the cheese bar. The burratta with pear, honey and pinenuts is superb.
  • Chuck S.
    Chuck SextonAugust 20, 2011
    Calamari, Origin Burger, Corn, Spicy Spanish Fries, etc etc, u can't go wrong here.
  • Theo
    TheoAugust 30, 2012
    You have to try their Spanish twist on our Canadian classic poutine! Mmmm
  • @gracecheung604
    @gracecheung604July 23, 2013
    Pretty plating, amazing beef salad! Read more
  • 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
  • Carynn M.
    Carynn MichelleMarch 30, 2014
    Omg! Truffle popcorn is f**king AMAZING! Excellent service!!!
  • 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.
  • Shawna K.
    Shawna KJanuary 21, 2014
    The Bangkok beef salad isn't really a salad. It's basically beef with noodles and peanuts.
  • Cari M.
    Cari M.October 20, 2013
    The Duck confit French toast is a must try for brunch.
  • Ghazal N.
    Ghazal NFebruary 7, 2016
    They've got a nice selection of cocktails, and the guacamole was nice
  • Olav v.
    Olav van DamSeptember 26, 2015
    Oef! So much excellent food... 5 course tasting menu is certainly one for the books!
  • Albert L.
    Albert LamDecember 30, 2012
    Try the French Toast - Bufala mozzarella + poached pear + warm walnut brittle
  • Shawna N.
    Shawna NewberyJuly 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything is sooooo good. Love the beet salad. You will too
  • Mindy N.
    Mindy NghiemMay 25, 2012
    Try the Spicy Spanish Fries With Chorizo And Manchego
  • Tom E.
    Tom EmrichAugust 15, 2011
    Best brunch place. Get anything with the Buffalo Mozzarella
  • Roland G.
    Roland GonzalesMay 23, 2011
    Brunch or spanish fries or the chorizo and manchego risotto dish.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • - R.
    - RJuly 17, 2014
    Great food but insane prices and painfully slow lunchtime service
  • 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!
  • Ruby C.
    Ruby CarolanMay 13, 2012
    Order the duck. It's phenomenal. If you short on funds opt for the Spanish fries.
  • Iffat J.
    Iffat JokhioMay 9, 2011
    The blackened cod in miso soup was friggin amazing!
  • Geoffrey S.
    Geoffrey SkeldingAugust 21, 2011
    They have a really nice brunch. Nice patio too
  • Mindy N.
    Mindy NghiemMay 25, 2012
    Try the French Toast + Bufala Mozzarella + Poached Pear + Warm Walnut Brittle
  • D H.
    D HDecember 20, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Great ambiance and great sharing menu...Sashimi style Tuna Salad was delish!
  • Omer A.
    Omer A.December 22, 2010
    good food, miso cod amazing... service, level of friendliness meh!
  • Sotheby's International Realty Canada
    Please don't leave without trying their Spanish fries.
  • HanBi K.
    HanBi KSeptember 27, 2015
    their famous devilled eggs
  • Lauren
    LaurenJanuary 14, 2015
    These duck tacos are everything.
  • Albert L.
    Albert LamDecember 30, 2012
    Try the Deviled Eggs - Deviled Eggs + Souffletine + Herbs + Smoked Bacon
  • 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.
  • Christina W.
    Christina WalkinshawNovember 22, 2011
    Sit at the bar and enjoy free Cornuts. Anybody who enjoyed the movie "Heathers" will appreciate this.
  • Alexandra &.
    the tuna hanroll+apple+shiso+miso mayo+Amaranth is to die for
  • 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.
  • Kevin K.
    Kevin KishundatJuly 1, 2013
    Incredible patio and great atmosphere
  • Porter Airlines
    Porter AirlinesMay 5, 2011
    Chef Claudio Aprile’s Chinois duck wrap with pickled cucumber is proof that good things come in small packages.
  • Simon M.
    Simon MacDougall SadavaNovember 25, 2012
    Great service, incredible food.
  • Clara
    ClaraFebruary 21, 2011
    Beef on sizzling plate is excellent and so are the scallops
  • Pierre-Luc F.
    Pierre-Luc FoisyFebruary 26, 2016
    Service and food are excellent!!
  • Ian T.
    Ian TuckNovember 8, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    OMG the effin' nom de guerre cocktail.
  • Mindy N.
    Mindy NghiemMay 25, 2012
    Try the Fior Di Latte + Mushrooms + Truffle Oil + Spinach
  • Elaine Q.
    Elaine QuanNovember 24, 2010
    The food is great but beware of the slow service. Definitely try the beef tenderloin!
  • Monica L.
    Monica LeeSeptember 23, 2012
    We had French toast - way too sweet. Deviled eggs were okay.
  • 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.
  • Brian W.
    Brian WongMay 5, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Salmon Tataki & Miso glazed black cod is pretty badass!
  • Shawna K.
    Shawna KJanuary 21, 2014
    Loved the chicken tostada and duck chinois!!
  • baptou
    baptouOctober 29, 2014
    The hard part is figuring out what you won't like to order!
  • Nadia I.
    Nadia IssaBellaOctober 6, 2015
    Not nearly as good as it was a few years ago. Menu needs a revamp to stay competitive.
  • Lynn
    LynnMay 22, 2011
    Great brunch and fantastic burgers! Read more
  • Jennifer M. A.
    Jennifer M. AlbertiOctober 21, 2010
    Stay connected to Origin via the WOWnetwork http://www.facebook.com/#!/wownetwork
  • Joey R.
    Joey RaphaelDecember 4, 2011
    Huge kudos for blasting "Watch The Throne"
  • Caroline
    CarolineJune 21, 2016
    Beet salad all the way
  • Sara M.
    Sara ModyJuly 15, 2014
    Sit at open bar
  • Kaitlyn K.
    Kaitlyn KrissApril 15, 2012
    Really good French toast!
  • 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.
  • Alissa U.
    Alissa UnderlandNovember 30, 2012
    Olde York Flip, $14
  • Yo S.
    Yo SimpaticoJune 19, 2011
    We left 33.3% as it was that good ;-)
  • Kerstin L.
    Kerstin LittinAugust 22, 2011
    Lovely dinner out in our new neighborhood
  • Rob K.
    Rob KenediJuly 4, 2013
    A MA ZING!
  • Azalea W.
    Azalea WallJuly 28, 2013
    Did not enjoy the brunch😞
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingDecember 26, 2010
    Try the Seared Scallops
  • Alyssa G.
    Alyssa GibbonsDecember 4, 2011
    This place is phenomenal!!!
  • Jim J.
    Jim JacksonJune 22, 2013
    Not worth the money for what you get. Service was not very good at the start.
  • Lynn T.
    Lynn TaylorJune 6, 2013
    Not great, use to be much better. Sadly a 6 out if 10
  • Sam C.
    Sam CrignanoJuly 9, 2010
    Loved the lamb chops.
  • Catherine B.
    Catherine BinnsSeptember 18, 2010
    Don't go here hungry. The food was great but I left wanting a big Mac
  • Andrew R.
    Andrew RivkinOctober 30, 2013
    Wouldn't return. Portions were huge but very average.
  • Shannon S.
    Shannon SJuly 28, 2010
    food is good, not great, and the service is pathetic.
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