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About The Doctor's House

21 Nashville Road
Kleinburg, ON L0J 1C0
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Located in picturesque Kleinburg, The Doctor's House Restaurant is nestled in the north end of town surrounded by manicured gardens and ravine leading to the Humber River. The spacious dining room also allows for intimate gathering with cozy elegant candle lit alcoves. The various textures surrounding the dining room is just a taste of the use of texture and flavors in our cuisine. Modern European pallet awaits you. The hallmark of The Doctor's House is attentive service, elegant surroundings and superb cuisine. The Doctor’s House invites you to dine where the past is remembered, the present is celebrated and the future is as close as your next visit.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Continental

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Wednesday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:30pm; Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Sunday Brunch Two seatings, 10:30am until 1:00pm and 1:30pm until 4:00pm.

Cross Street:
Islington Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(905) 893-1615

Website:
http://www.thedoctorshouse.ca/

Catering:
Catering available for weddings, group parties, corporate events

Parking Details:
Private parking for up to 225 cars.

Executive Chef:
Sam Khalil

Private Party Facilities:
Private party facilities available for 25 - 300 guests

Private Party Contact:
Catering Office: 905-893-1615

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Dissapointing

Dined on February 16, 2014

Rude servers Way way way too expensive for cold brunch We will not be back Understaffed

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The food was delicious and

Dined on February 16, 2014

The food was delicious and our waiter was excellent- friendly, knowledgable, and attentive. Don't bother going here after 8:30pm on a Saturday because all you will hear is stomping from the dance floor above your head and music. To top it off they play different music in the dining room- this just makes it worse. They did warn us about the noise but this was after we'd made our reservation and were already at the restaurant. Had we known ahead of time we wouldn't have dined on a Saturday or would have gone earlier in the evening. We had an issue with coat check and the Assistant Manager on duty was dismissive about it. He eventually took some accountability for the issue although it still took several phone calls and 5 days to resolve.

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don't expect any answers

Dined on February 15, 2014

We had a voucher for a 3 course dinner for 2. We gave this to our first hostess who displayed it on our table. No one explained how the voucher worked. When we asked, our server simply repeated the voucher, and then added the desert (which was not on the menu). When it was time for desert, he quickly listed off deserts such as chocolate cake, cheese cake etc. When asked what kind of chocolate cake or cheese cake, he simply repeated himself- just chocolate cake or "just cheesecake". He sounded bored and disinterested in us. the cheesecake came out smothered in tasteless berries Tip and tax are added to your bill for the regular amount, but the service should also fit the tip. Our server ignored us all night other than to deliver the food.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
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Great Valentine's Lunch

Dined on February 14, 2014

Enjoyed a wonderful lunch in great setting on a lovely sunny day at the windows. A day to remember!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, notable wine list
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ambience5
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Valentine's dinner

Dined on February 13, 2014

We were thee for an early Valentine's dinner. I had heard about the restaurant so when the Groupon became available it wa a the perfect opportunity to try it- Fabulous! It w as romantic, the waiters were friendly and best part, we weren't rushed! Have already recommended it to everyone i've spoken to. .

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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ambience5
service4

Great as usual... almost

Dined on February 9, 2014

Peppercorn Steak, Caprese Salad, desserts were absolutely perfect! (Osso bugo was slightly disappointing compared to most of their spectacular dishes). Service was great but slightly confused... but they gave me a free Scotch afterwards so its all good! Later in the evening there was a party upstairs which was quite noisy, but I guess you gotta expect that if you're dining on a Saturday night after 9pm.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food3
ambience5
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Fabulous Service...Food needs help

Dined on February 6, 2014

I can not rave enough about the service our group of 6 received. The hostess was incredibly friendly and accommodating as were all of the wait staff. However, I was not really impressed with the dinner at all. I ordered the Caesar Salad...the dressing tasted bottled, my veal chop was cooked perfectly, however...the mushroom sauce was so salty that I had to scrape it off in order to eat the meat. Mashed potatoes were pasty, side Vegetables were steamed perfectly. Dessert was a stale piece of chocolate cake shaped like a two bite brownie but larger...that I guess had been microwaved because I did come across a warm spot in the middle...with a scoop of ice cream on top. The rest of the group had different food, but the same experience.

Tags: great for brunch, special occasion
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ambience5
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Great dining experience

Dined on February 1, 2014

It was a magic evening; winter storm outside (one of many this winter) but inside: warm, friendly, romantically lit room with quiet soft music. Our waiters were attentive, professional and very nice. We will be back at the Doctor’s House to experience this great place during spring or summer.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5

Wonderful Experience

Dined on January 26, 2014

Certainly enjoyed our experience last Sunday. It was a celebration of our 52 Anniversary and we were not disappointed. The food was great and the selection was outstanding. Looking forward to returning in the future.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience3
service1

Had high expectations for

Dined on January 19, 2014

Had high expectations for this restaurant since I've heard great things and saw a few good reviews. However, my experience proved otherwise. Food was great but service was poor and I was overcharged.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
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One of the Best Dining Experiences

Dined on January 16, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised with the look and ambiance of the place. The service was amazing. The food was very well prepared and our server was so friendly. I would definitely go there again and recommend it to anyone looking for a great experience. I'm excited to see what it would look like in the summertime. It's definitely a gem in the lovely town of Kleingburg.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service5

Elegant dining experience

Dined on December 29, 2013

I've been meaning to try this restaurant out for ages, and finally had the chance to do so over Christmas. I was impressed with the service staff and their attentiveness. The food was excellent as can be expected. Overall, it was a very pleasurable dining experience and I'd definitely come again.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
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Did not meet expectations

Dined on December 28, 2013

For an established fine dining restaurant I was very disappointed with the service. It was very slow and inattentive although the restaurant was not busy. Took over 15 minutes to take a drink order, appetizers and salads all came at the same time, just not what we expected. Wine list and menu on photocopied 8X11 paper?? Food and ambience are great, service needs attention.

Tags: special occasion, scenic view
food2
ambience4
service1

Christmas Day Buffet

Dined on December 25, 2013

We hadn't been for 5 years and thought we would give it another try. It started off well with us being shown to our table immediately...followed by no service for 20 minutes - no water, wine list...nothing. We were finally given a rumpled couple of photocopied sheets that constituted the wine list. The food on the "cold" table was adequate but in short supply or empty for a number of the dishes. The hot food was dismal - either nothing left in the hot trays (gave up waiting for spareribs) or inedible lumps of meat (dreadful lamb). Line up for pasta dishes was ridiculous. An automatic 15% gratuity was added - high for a buffet, particularly this dismal one. We would have happily tipped 20% because it was Christmas - but not for this.

food5
ambience5
service3

Great Christmas Buffet

Dined on December 25, 2013

Terrific setting for Christmas dinner, in a rustic building, with an outstanding buffet selection.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service4

Christmas Tradition

Dined on December 25, 2013

We loved the ambiance--very festive with a wonderful view--it made us feel we were in a winter wonderland. The selection and quality of foods ensured everyone had something they loved. It had a homey feel and at the same time it was like fine dining. It was nice to get dressed up and enjoy a traditional Christmas meal without the work!

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
food4
ambience4
service4

Very good

Dined on December 22, 2013

Overall very good. Food is good. Waiter and waitress are very nice.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
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ambience5
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Christmas Luncheon

Dined on December 12, 2013

The party of eight ladies have met for a Christmas Luncheon for years and we all agreed it was a beautiful setting, service excellent, and lots of great choices on the menu, which was all delicious. I have already mentioned it to another group of ladies for next year.

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5

A wonderful experience

Dined on December 1, 2013

The Doctor's is a wonderful experience. Located in a lovelky area of Kleinberg...its food and service is outstanding. Cindy and I had a wonderful time partaking in the brunch which had great food. It was delightful and we will come back for other occasions. We are very pleased to have found this wonderful restaraunt/location. The staff were wonderful and very helpful. Thank you for making this Sunday a wonderful experience. John Kuhn

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
food4
ambience4
service4

Chef review

Dined on November 23, 2013

Food was good as was the service. Bit expensive. The beef was very tender- best I have had for some time.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
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This was my first time at

Dined on November 21, 2013

This was my first time at The Doctors House and I was most pleasantly surprised! We loved everything about our long lingering lunch. The restaurant happened to be very quiet that day with few other guests. Our waiter was attentive and charming. The food was absolutely delicious. The waiter noticed that one of our party was opening a Birthday present so he delivered a cake with candle to our table without us requesting...this was very impressive. We fully intend to return to try the Sunday Brunch!

Tags: great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
food2
ambience5
service4

Peaceful

Dined on November 14, 2013

Beautiful setting with sun streaming in on cold day. Food fair - too much heavy sauce, many things made from same sauce so too much tomato. Bread was good. Menu should be presented more appealing - printed piece of well- used paper not appealing. Nice setting - food should measure up.

Tags: special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience4
service4

Great for special occcasion

Dined on November 10, 2013

It was a very romantic atmosphere there. The service was great. The food was excellent. For appetizer I ordered shrimp cocktail and guacamole. The shrimps were tasteless but guacamole was really good. Seared tuna with sesame seeds for main course was very delicious!!! My husband ordered fried calamari for appetizer - very good, very lightly breaded and decent portion. Lamb chops that he ordered for main course was outstanding - very tasty, juicy & tender!!! Both, creme brulee & cream cheese for desert were excellent!!! Everything but shrimps was very very delicious!!!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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ambience3
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NOT for the gluten intolerant!!!

Dined on October 26, 2013

Sorry, but we won't be back. 1) I had booked online as many times before,, but no-one seemed to know we had asked for the Verandah. 2) Despite the fact that there are many people gluten intolerant ( 2 of our 3 are) the new menu reflects pretty well only southern Italian foods. Not one rice dish. Only ONE fish dish and ONE salad were possible with no flour. 3) Despite telling the older waiter only one of us could eat it, he presented us with a huge plate of breads. 4) a large party beside us was found everything uproariously funny, quite inappropriate behaviour in public!

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ambience3
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Service was very good. Food

Dined on October 24, 2013

Service was very good. Food was OK, but expensive.

Tags: special occasion
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ambience4
service4

An excellent family brunch

Dined on August 25, 2013

We love the atmostphere. We love the food (lobster, extra large shrimp, pickled stuff, creme brulee, fresh fruit juice). We love the service. It was an overall enjoyable experience. We will do it again.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food2
ambience5
service3

Anniversary Visit

Dined on August 11, 2013

We booked a Sunday brunch at the Dr. House for our anniversary, as we got married at the same location. There was a large selection of cold items, and a reasonable selection of warm items. The operative word is "warm", as nothing was really hot... except the coffee. I picked Brunch because I love Eggs Benedict. Have to say, they were extremely disappointing. The cold lobster and prawns did make up for the disappointing breakfast items. I have had brunch at this location before, and have been very pleased, but this visit was the exception. I expected more.

Tags: special occasion
food1
ambience3
service1

Worst dining experience in

vip
Dined on August 9, 2013

Worst dining experience in years. Terrible service, and food that was neither fresh nor particularly memorable.

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ambience1
service1

Not worth the drive to Kleinburg

Dined on July 28, 2013

Hostess - dress, too provocative for staff that are not at a burlesque club Server - lost interest in us towards the end of our meal - very slow to serve us despite only having 3 tables at that point Staff - turned off the lights just after 10 pm and started to tear down right next to us and set up for the next event during our meal - not at all cool for a venue that claims to be high end Food - only mediocre - short ribs - tender but very fatty - over salted - very sloppy soup bowl full of gravy with meat and mash and one or two over roasted veggies. Tenderloin very chewy and over cooked. Price - overpriced for the quality of food, service and lack of ambience Sorry guys - you're not quite there yet.

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ambience4
service4

So so

Dined on July 21, 2013

Visited for the Sunday brunch. Buffet selection was great, but the vegetables and potatoes were only lukewarm, and roast beef mediocre. Price was quite high.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion
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ambience3
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our meal was at 5:30pm, first

Dined on July 14, 2013

our meal was at 5:30pm, first thing our waiter said no lamb, my husband order a drink they had on the drink menu, waiter came back with 3 bottles and said oh this all we have, none of it was on the drink menu. Then the waiter suggests an after dinner drink for me and again no drink. Then why suggest? The couple behind us was offered coffee, we were not. dinner, the mashed potatoes tasted like cauliflower the salmon was dry and my husband could not eat his eggplant parm. On the up side my husband did say his steak was very good. After this unsavory experience a 15% gratuity was automatically added to the bill. This is probably because they knew that if they had not done that they would never had gotten one. All in all very disappointing.

food5
ambience4
service3

great meal

Dined on July 6, 2013

My boyfriend and I dined here on a date night. Interior is gorgeous, food outstanding, ambiance romantic however service not up to the standard of the rest of the experience. There were very few customers being served in the dining room and there were two older male servers working. We heard them arguing over which one of them wanted to serve our table, I am not sure why, Once we placed our order we did not see our waiter until the dessert course. Again he vanished and we asked another server to ask him to bring us our bill. We noticed that the gratuities had already been applied. I was a little shocked at this especially after the lack of service. On a table of 2 gratuities are EARNED not assumed. Despite this I would return to try again.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience3
service4

Food ok but huge portions

Dined on June 30, 2013

Not happy gratuities on travelzoo coupon was 15% which was ok but shouldn't be gratuities of 15% after tax!

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food3
ambience4
service2

Little let down - won't go back

Dined on June 28, 2013

We had a table by the window, which was lovely. The wine I originally chose was not available so our waiter suggested a bottle $15 more. It was good. Unfortunately the waiter made quite a mess pouring each time - never apologized. The bread and olive plate was excellent Our salads were very good. My seared tuna was great, my husbands filet was not cooked correctly (this seemed to be the theme as we notice the table near ours sent their filet back to be cooked properly). Desserts were nice. We are not slobs, but crumbs happen and a fork with a bit of salad fell on to the tablecloth - no effort from either server to tidy up. We were out celebrating so we wanted to focus on the positives so we did not say anything.

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overpriced menu

Dined on June 28, 2013

We really enjoyed the organic beet salad- very tasty and good portion. So far so good. Waiter recommended salmon vs sstrip loin. It was 3" square with skin on, overcooked and served on bed of mashed potatoes. No vegetables!!! for 28.00 dollars. Really. I'd much rather the plank salmon at Milestones or the KEG. Chicken was good- again only served on top of mashed with no veggies. Dessert was very disappointing. Thought there would be strawberry or rhubarb item as they are in season.

food4
ambience2
service1

While the food was very good

Dined on June 27, 2013

While the food was very good the overall experience let a lot to be desired. The evening started with a welcome to "The Doctor's Office" by the hostess. Our waiter was immediately there, which you'd think was an indication he'd be prompt through the meal. He had an attitude. Shame we weren't ready to order within 2 minutes. Friend's entree wasn't noted until she'd ordered an appetizer (he corrected her!). Granted, he warmed up through the evening, but then left us cold, sitting for half an hour waiting for our bill... he'd said 5 minutes. We had to get up and go find him! Three tables asked, paid and left in the meantime. There are enough other restaurants around that we don't need to make the trek from Toronto to return.

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ambience3
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Lovely decor but way overpriced

Dined on June 26, 2013

We were seated quickly but the waiter took a while to come around for drink orders. My partner and I ordered ceasar salads for apetizers which turned out to be quite soggy. Our mains were nice: tenderloin and rack of lamb both cooked to perfection. Our desertswere passable: a chocolate lava cake and a crème brulée that was granular and far too sweet and an americano coffee that never showed (except on the bill of course). Our waiter spent most of his time flirting with a table of women nearby and it took an eternity to get the bill (which was packed full of errors) and we were never asked once how the food was nor did we get any refills on our water. The bill was ridiculously large and the tip was included in the cost.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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ambience5
service4

As this was my first visit

Dined on June 26, 2013

As this was my first visit to The Doctor's House, perhaps it was an exception - I have heard great things about the restaurant - and the setting was lovely. But the food was very disappointing. We both ordered the sesame encrusted tuna and it was bland and tastless. The accompanying wasabi mashed potatoes were lumpy, and the broccoli just plain.

food4
ambience4
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Special Family Celebration

Dined on June 23, 2013

My husband and I, and our three young adults have celebrated several special family occasions at The Doctor's House. The ambience is lovely and the food is delicious, well made and fresh. The restaurant is clean and well located in a quaint town above, but not too far from the city, The chefs and staff are friendly and ready to answer any questions about the menu items. The appetizer buffet is a meal in itself! We will be back again.

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience5
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great food but poor service...

Dined on June 22, 2013

It was a special occasion for our family. Unfortunately we had to wait 45 minutes to get a table, which was very frustrating. We were not offered even a drink while we were waiting. We didn’t get a chance to talk to a manger either. The restaurant was very busy and our dinner was served by 10 p.m. for 8 p.m. reservation…which was very very late for a dinner… All food was very delicious (we take our hats off to a chef) but our family dinner was spoiled by the service. We didn’t get an apology …

Tags: special occasion, late-night find

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