Hidden away in a Victorian townhome on a quiet street in the heart of Toronto, Avelo serves up some of the city’s finest plant-based food and drinks.

Avelo Restaurant features a tasting menu of 5 or 8 courses, plus a few extra bites.

Upstairs, Bar Avelo focuses on cocktails and other drinks, with an a la carte food menu.

Avelo Restaurant

Our aim is to deliver an extraordinary dining experience for our guests through an exploration of plant-based cuisine. This involves plenty of creativity, geared towards the more adventurous diner.

Instead of a traditional menu, you will only know what each course is as we serve it to you. Our tasting menu changes seasonally.

Open for dinner, Wednesday through Sunday from 5:00pm
Last seating at 8:30pm

8-course $135/person Fri-Sat, or $115 Wed, Thu, Sun
Optional wine pairing, +$75

5-course $85/person Fri-Sat, or $70 Wed, Thu, Sun
Optional wine pairing, +$45

We can accommodate a wide range of other dietary restrictions, and always have gluten-free options. Please note any concerns in your reservation.

Bar Avelo

Upstairs in this heritage building is Bar Avelo, with a cozy interior featuring a dramatic arched ceiling inspired by the building’s Victorian origins.

The drinks menu covers a range of classic and creative cocktails, a carefully curated wine selection, and other beverages. The luxe food menu includes dishes with ingredients such as truffles, green caviar (sea grapes), and wild mushrooms such as lobster, lion’s mane, and others.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I see a menu?
For Bar Avelo, we have an a la carte food menu, and drinks menu.

For Avelo Restaurant, we only serve a 5 or 8 course tasting menu, where our chefs showcase a variety of dishes focused on seasonal ingredients, so there is no published menu. If you have questions about dietary restrictions, etc. please contact us for details.

Can you accommodate allergies and other dietary restrictions?
Yes, we can accommodate a wide range of dietary restrictions, including gluten-free. Please make a note of dietary restrictions when making your reservation, at least 48 hours ahead. We never use peanuts, though we often have dishes with other nuts. We generally are not able to accommodate allium allergies, as our kitchen uses those ingredients extensively. Please note that we can not guarantee 100% against cross contamination.

Is everything vegetarian/vegan?
Everything is plant-based. We do not use any dairy, eggs, meat, or other animal products.

What if I need to cancel my reservation?
In order for us to make the table available to someone else, please notify us as soon as you can if you need to cancel. Your credit card will be charged $30/person for late cancellations (within 24 hours) or no shows.

Why a service charge instead of tipping?
Tipping has long been problematic in the restaurant industry, with issues around discrimination, wage disparity, and harassment. For more details, here’s a good overview (from a US perspective), and more about how some Toronto restaurants are moving away from tips.

Isn’t a service charge just a “mandatory tip?”
The service charge allows us to show a breakdown of the same price, plus the same amount that would have been a tip. Showing the total as an increased price would make it seem more expensive (even though it’s the same total), and non-tipping restaurants that have done this have consistently seen reduced numbers of guests because of the perception of higher prices.

What if I still want to tip, in addition to the service charge?
With our focus on hospitality, we would not refuse guests who sincerely want to tip beyond the service charge. In these cases, tips will be distributed among the team.

How accessible is the building for people with mobility difficulties?
Unfortunately, there are a few stairs at the entrance, and there are stairs to the second floor, where the bathrooms are located.