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“Outstanding food, popular”
Review of Parallel Brothers

Parallel Brothers
Ranked #1 459 of 9 241 Restaurants in Toronto
Neighbourhood: West End
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Neighbourhood: West End
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a family-operated Middle Eastern restaurant, with an intriguing menu and clientele waiting for seats. In our group, we remember the truffle hummus, the eggplant, the pan-seared grouper and the tuna tartar. Each dish was delicious, carefully prepared and plated. And it's obvious that they were prepared from scratch. Our server was very helpful in outlining dishes we might not be familiar with, and we topped off dinner with a dessert that he recommended. Parallel is popular. People who dropped in on the off-chance discovered medium to long waits. Well worth the patience, Your tastebuds will thank you. BONUS: these folks prepare and bottle their own sesame butter, in three flavours. As with everything else, care in production, delight in taste.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed mostly everything we ate. The falafel especially had great texture. Vegetable dishes good. Lamb was too chewy. Helpful, friendly staff. Good vibe. Noisy and busy. Go early or be prepared to wait.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had Parallel's green falafel and sabih and they were both made to perfection. As Israelis, we know our falafel. The service was also very good, friendly yet professional. We also liked the ambience, a lot. If you are in Toronto and looking for something away from the rush of downtown, don't miss it.

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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went for dinner last weekend. We stopped in at 6:45 and out our name on the list for a table (about 45 minute wait). We live close by so we went home and grabbed a drink. When we went back it still took about 15 minutes to get the table cleared and there was some general confusion. They could do with two people working the door to be more efficient, having just one was confusing and appeared disorganized. Anyway, the food was great, everything we had was so tasty and the serving sizes were great. Don't be fooled by the 'small plates' it's still a good amount of food for two people. My only other feedback would be the speed at which the food comes out. We ordered about 5 dishes and they pretty much all came at once. When you are at a table for two, there is no room, so we were scarfing down some plates just to make room. We asked them to slow down the pace, but it didn't. It would have been nice to enjoy the experience, but we were pretty much rushed out in about 30 minutes. So that wasn't cool...I would go back, but maybe for brunch. No one wants to feel rushed when they're out for a nice dinner on a Saturday.

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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Delicious, healthy, homemade and totally authentic middle eastern food in an upbeat setting. Will be back for sure!

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