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Montecito Restaurant
299 Adelaide Street West, Toronto ON

Mon - Wed 11:30AM to 11PM
Thurs - Fri 11:30AM to 1AM
Sat - 4PM to 1AM
Sun - 11AM to 11PM

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Book an event - Our event specialists will work with you on every detail

What's happening at Montecito?

Tuesday -Director's Cut
Wednesday-Director's Cut
Thursday-Montecito After Darl
Friday-Champagne and Oysters
Sunday-Farm to Table Brunch



Ivan Reitman

Ivan Reitman has been the creative force behind films beloved by audiences around the world – from raucous comedies like “Animal House,” “Stripes,” and “Ghostbusters,” to more sophisticated delights like “Dave,” “Six Days Seven Nights,” and “Twins.” The career that has brought about so many laughs began in Canada...

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General Manager

Heather McDougall

Heather McDougall is a certified sommelier (International Sommelier’s Guild & WSET) who has spent the last eight years honing her skills in both retail and restaurant settings. She completed her certifications in 2008 in Calgary and worked as a Wine Director (Rush, Model Milk & Vintage Chophouse) and as a buyer / sommelier in the top b...

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Executive Chef

Matt Simpson

Matt Simpson was born and raised in Whitby, Ontario and began working in restaurants in his early teenage years. After graduating from George Brown College’s highly regarded Chef Training Course he started out on his new career path at Reds Bistro & Wine Bar working his way from entry level to Sous Chef in a matter of no time. From Reds Ch...

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Pastry Chef

Bianca Kim

Creative and passionate, Bianca Kim began honing her culinary skills at her Family’s Deli and catering company. Bianca was able to further her culinary development at George Brown College, quickly moving into Biermarkt, Sassafraz and the O&B Group. Bianca subscribes to the philosophy plates should be clean and minimal allowing the locally...

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Events Manager

Lesley Bernardi

Lesley is a hospitality professional with over 15 years of experience in high profile restaurants and event management.  Her experience includes management roles in restaurants such as: Crush Wine Bar, Sassafraz and One Eleven Yorkville. Her approach to event sales is highly driven by client fulfillment and is done so with a genuine pass...

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Montecito Restaurant is a modern restaurant collaboration between Hollywood director Ivan Reitman and Toronto-based Innov8 Hospitality. The vision for Montecito has been from the beginning to create an environment that captivates a wide audience and brings them together in an exceptional space.

Like its Southern California namesake, Montecito combines a casual elegance with effortless sophistication in the heart of Toronto’s Entertainment District. The two-storey dining room, lounge and outdoor Adelaide Street-facing patio is located steps away from film festival headquarters at TIFF Bell Lightbox. See the Map.

The restaurants’ Farm-To-Table inspired California cuisine menu changes seasonally and highlights the very best in Canadian produce, meats, and seafood from both local purveyors as well as notable Canadian suppliers from coast to coast.  Our bar features classic as well as craft cocktails using the finest in artisan spirits, mixers and seasonal fruits and vegetables. Our comprehensive wine list highlights producers and artisan winemakers from afar.

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Montecito Restaurant is committed to improving access and opportunities for people with disabilities by identifying, removing, and preventing barriers that might interfere with their ability to make full use of our facility.  Please click here to view our Accessible Customer Service Policy.


We are always looking to grow our culinary and service teams! Currently we are looking for a sous chef and a bar manager, if you are passionate, engaging and enthusiastic we would love to meet you. Send your applications to General Manager Heather McDougall and we will be in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.


Montecito Restaurant offers private event and dining experiences for groups of all sizes: from an intimate party of 8, to a large celebration of 350* guests throughout the entire restaurant space. Our Events Manager Lesley Bernardi will guide you through all of the possibilities our restaurant can offer – such as our family style menu selections to wine pairings and floral arrangements (and anything in between) - allowing for a personalized private dining experience that you and your guests will never forget. For more information and to plan your next special event, please contact Lesley.

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Gift Cards

Celebrate a special event or that special someone with a gift card to Montecito! We can ship to you or directly to the recipient along with a personalized note. Please contact our concierge team today 416.599.0299 or

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Vanity Fair Magazine

At a festival full of high-profile films about L.G.B.T. characters, it’s no surprise that Freeheld was one of the hottest tickets on Sunday at the Toronto International Film Festival. At a party before the film’s premiere, hosted by Vanity Fair,...

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Variety Magazine

George Clooney and Sandra Bullock were accepting congrats at Friday’s swanky Toronto after-party for "Our Brand is Crisis,” where producer Grant Heslov told Variety that Bullock “kicked us in the a–” to get the project in motio...

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