Birch is the first venture by restaurateur and sommelier Laurie Hillesheim.

The 70 set dining room, a former bank, is comfortable, elegant with a timeless design. The room features a 1901 Heintzman piano, floor to ceiling windows and 12-foot raw-edge chef’s table.

Calvin Wat heads up the kitchen creating classic French dishes featuring the finest products available.


Tuesday to Saturday Dinner
5pm to 10pm
Closed Sundays & Mondays
  • First time at the new Birch bistro. Loved the room atmosphere and the food. Will definitely return.

    Carley Vint-Reed – Friday, June 30, 2017
  • Food was wonderful. Presentation was fabulous.

    Celine Soheil – Thursday, June 29, 2017
  • We'll be back!

    Gerry Flahive – Sunday, June 18, 2017
  • Fantastic meal. What a boon to the neighbourhood!

    Daniel Beiles – Friday, July 14, 2017
  • My first time at Birch Bistro and I will be back! Everything about it is sophisticated but approachable, the wine list was fantastic - offerings from Europe I haven't seen elsewhere. The food was fresh (the heirloom salad was so good we ordered another one), well presented and perfectly timed. The service was a perfect balance, attentive without being intrusive. Overall a great experience with a very reasonable price point

    Sommer Bunsmuir – Sunday, July 2, 2017
  • Exquisitely prepared food, unfailingly attentive service, in a beautiful room. Highly recommended.

    Jamie Zeppa – Thursday, July 13, 2017
  • Very pleasant restaurant. Good food, excellent service. Good addition to Toronto's restaurant scene.

    Julia Klein – Monday, June 26, 2017
  • Food was beyond decadent. It was so good we were sharing across the table so that we could each taste how amazing the other dishes were! Service was so amazing too; our server was just lovely. We will definitely be back!

    Terri O’Brien – Saturday, July 1, 2017
  • We loved our first experience at Birch Bistro. Lovely stylish interior, excellent service and delicious food. We'll definitely return.

    Lori Dechert – Thursday, June 22, 2017
  • We absolutely LOVED our dinner! We were worried that our infant would distract the experience for others but you put us in a good spot to avoid that =). BEST DESSERT WE HAVE EVER HAD! Patio looks tempting too so we will be back to enjoy a few Goose Islands.

    Katey King – Saturday, June 24, 2017
  • Delighted to have you in the neighbourhood and we can't wait to enjoy the patio on our next visit!!

    Emily Spensieri – Thursday, June 22, 2017
  • Amazing turnaround of this restaurant with a great location! The food was delicious, good wine list and very professional service. We will absolutely go again!

    Catherine Fagnan – Monday, July 17, 2017
  • Our server was wonderful. Very attentive, friendly. The food was amazing. We loved it. The only small point would be both of our steaks were a little more like medium instead of medium rare. But they were delicious and we enjoyed them. It was a lovely night. We will be back. We have already recommended you to friends who now have a reservation on sat evening. It's my friend's birthday (Greavette). Cheers. Thank you

    Laurie Kolesa – Friday, June 9, 2017
  • Ambiance, dinner and service excellent. Lori the owner is a pleasure and so are the staff. Highly recommend the mushroom risotto!! Our favourite neighbourhood restaurant!!

    Mia Williamson – Sunday, July 2, 2017
  • Went to Birch Bistro last night for dinner with the family. We had a wonderful time! The service is incredible and our meal was well-paced. The food was fantastic- couldn't have asked for a better experience.

    Emma Anderson – Friday, June 16, 2017
  • The best new restaurant in mid-town Toronto. Great French bistro menu, excellent food, interesting wine list, amazing service and reasonable prices. Owner Laurie has struck a home run

    Doug Todgham – Monday, June 19, 2017
  • Excellent food large portions would like more vegetarian options

    Taryn Doobay – Friday, July 7, 2017
  • The ambience and food were very good. Warm and professional front of house. All courses well executed and interesting. Service - server - top notch. Excellent wine (our choice, with with excellent input from our server to confirm our choice). All in all, a truly lovely evening, with a friend, on a special occasion.

    Carol Hancock – Thursday, July 13, 2017
  • Very nice ambience especially on a nice summer evening, on the patio. The food tastes good and is very beautifully set out ; the antipasti appetizer looked like a work of art. However, portions are small for the relatively high prices.

    Brian Ticoll – Sunday, June 25, 2017
  • I took my adult daughter here for a nicer dinner to celebrate her last exam. The food was excellent - best mussels I've ever had (large and very nicely seasoned) and my daughter thought her duck was excellent. Servers were both efficient and nice to deal with. Atmosphere is very nice - casual, yet elegant. I will return.

    Stephanie Cooper – Friday, June 23, 2017
  • Wonderful evening. Excellent food and service

    Susan Wright – Thursday, July 6, 2017