The Black Dog

Located at 87 Island Road,
Toronto, ON M1C 2P6
Tel: 416-286-4544
Fax: 416-284-5304 

Owner
George Voulgaris

General Manager

Carol Law

Manager

Craig Ross

 

 

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    Testimonials

    We'd just like to thank the wonderful staff at the Black Dog for all their help when we held our wedding there on May 7th. All our friends were very impressed and commented on how great the food was and how attentive and helpful the staff were. Diane was especially helpful, she gave us great advice, answered all our questions and always had time for us. She was always on top of things and on the day even more so. We had a wonderful day, as did everyone attending, we're so happy that we made the decision to hold our special day at the Black Dog!! 

     Many, many thanks.............Diane and Ron Jordan!

     

    I WISH TO SAY THANK YOU FOR THE WONDERFUL JOB YOU DID ON SATURDAY MAY 7TH.  MY HUSBAND AND I WERE GUESTS AT DIANE AND RON'S WEDDING AND WE WERE VERY IMPRESSED WITH THE INCREDIBLE SERVICE THAT WAS GIVEN AND THE FOOD WAS ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL.  WE THOUGHT THE ROOM WAS SET UP BEAUTIFULLY AND TO HAVE THE GARDEN AREA FOR THE CEREMONY WAS ABSOLUTELY LOVELY.

     SHOULD WE EVER NEED TO HOLD A PARTY YOU WILL CERTAINLY BE FIRST ON OUR LIST.

     OUR THANKS AGAIN.

     JANE AND HING LEM

     

    We had our party last night in your room and it was amazing.  Two people (the same waiter who looked after us a year ago for my son's 16th in the party room). SO wish I could remember their names - I believe the waitress was Betty.
    They were PHENONEMAL.  They made sure the children ate first, that we all had everythign we could possibly need.  It was loud and insanely busy and they were like our best friends.  I was so so so impressed - please, tell them they made our night.  Forgive the silly and ridiculous people who complained (let THEM try and look after 52 people) and please let them know how much I appreciate everything they did?
    Thanks to you from the bottom of my heart for everything.
    Denise

     

    Hi George,
    About a year a go, we had visited your pub and I was struck by it nice setting.  So we drove out of the city hoping to find it again. Lucky we were, we did find it. My partner and I visited your pub on the Monday of the last long weekend(Victoria Day).  We were the second lot of folk who arrived to enjoy a meal.
    We were unsure if you were open, so my partner went onto the outside deck to enquire, and we were warmly welcomed by your staff member.
    Since this world is filled with people who are so ready to complain, I thought I needed to take the time to let you know what a nice time we had at your pub.
    The server was attentive and courteous and offered us a few suggestions about the menu.  We had a wonderful time at the pub.  The meal was well presented, the food was good and the server I would say, is the essence of what you want in someone serving the public.  As time passed on, the deck became really busy, but he continued his steady pace and great attention to each of the tables.  
    Besides the great setting, he alone would be a good reason for us to return to The Black Dog.
    Please pass this on to him, since he needs to know what a great impression he left us with.  He may remember us, I'm not sure.  Doesn't matter really, he should know what an asset he is to your pub.
    Thanks a mil for a great visit!
    Best wishes,
    Rosie Da Silva and Soren Christensen

    I just wanted to let you and the staff know that we had a fabulous time on Saturday night.  The two servers were fantastic, Phil made some awesome drinks, and the food was excellent.  So many of our guests commented about the place and service -- I think you may get some additional business out of this! :-)
    'til next time,
    Juli

     

    I would just like to start off by saying we had an event @ your location on Saturday Oct 17th, it was a surprise engagment party, it went over incredible.
    The service was outstanding, the servers were incredible, the setup, and location could not have been more perfect for our event, I just wanted to send you an email to extend a huge thanks for all your help in planning a very important event to me. I wanted to make this as special as possible for my best friend and her future husband as well as all their family and friends. Everyone had an amazing time, it went perfect..there were no mishaps and I couldn't be happier. 
    They were completely surprised and did not have a clue, and to be honest with you I did not know how we would get them from upstairs to downstairs without them thinking something and Carol did an amazing job at getting them down to the party location, to be honest I was blown away by how personable, helpful, speedy, and accomodating the servers were..i mean I have been coming to this restaurant for YEARS, but I have never done an event there before. I will definitely be recommending your location for any future events I hear of as well as my own,
    Thank you so much again the black dog pub…Kristal and Sarah were AMAZING!!
    Sincerely,
    Jessie Stockman



    We just wanted to thank you for all your help on Saturday. The night was beautiful and everyone had a wonderful time. I also wanted to tell you how incredible your staff was, and to please pass on a very big thank you to them - they were just amazing. They were so kind and helpful, down to earth and made the night flow so beautifully.
    Thank you!
    Take care,
    Serena and Sean



    Just a quick note to thank you and your staff for all the hard work that you put in to make Sean & Serena's wedding day such a special one for them.
    The dining room looked beautiful, the patio with the canopy was the perfect backdrop for the ceremony and the bride looked like a movie star coming down the stone stairs with her dad.
    The two girls, Ramona and (sorry - cant remember her name) were absolutely lovely to work with - and both have the most amazing memories - never getting a drink order wrong.!!
    The dinner was delicious with the serving and clearing of the tables performed flawlessly.    The few little glitches that I heard about after, went totally un-noticed by everyone in attendance, including me.
    Paul Evelyn who did the pictures has some beautiful shots of the dining room which he will be forwarding to you shortly.
    Once again, thanks for everything you all did.   Should you ever need a recommendation for anyone else planning a wedding at the Black Dog, please feel free to use our names.
    John and Pat Ellis
    (Sean's mum and step-dad)

     

    I just wanted to let you know that our retirement party went very well despite the weather not being on our side.  The two servers who worked at our party were excellent.  They worked hard to deliver food and drinks promptly throughout the evening and to ensure things ran smoothly.  They assisted with the sound system, offered to help with our set-up and took care of heating the patio when guests started to move out on it.  They were professional and courteous at all times.  Please send my thanks to both of them.I will happily recommend your pub to others looking to host an event.

    Have a nice day,
    Dawn

    My husband and I discovered the Black Dog Pub a couple of years ago and developed a great affinity for this pub, its terrific food and wonderful service and atmosphere. We dine out frequently and love to try new places, however we always come back to the Black Dog. When we heard that the pub had new ownership, we were eager to meet the new owner (as we had never met the previous owner) and see what changes he might be contemplating. The staff all seemed enthusiastic about the new owner and we can see why. George is an experienced operator of pubs and restaurants, and is obviously passionate about the business. He is charismatic and charming and shows a real interest in his customers. The only changes we have noticed are positive - the food continues to be great, portions appear to be larger, and prices are a little lower. The specials are to die for and the wine selection is outstanding! Despite the doom and gloom that we hear about the economy right now, the Black Dog appears to be thriving! Congratulations George, we look forward to many years at the Black Dog!
    Fan4Life
     

    They've got the best wild salmon burger and sweet potatoe fries ever. It's also the only "true local" pub around. The servers are very friendly and on top of things. The change in ownership seems to have gone very smoothly. Will keep returning.
    Ridoga