“Wine Spectator Magazine”
Award of Excellence 2007, 2008

“Best New Restaurants 2007 – The Top 20 Places to Eat Right Now:
Vertical #4 … The wine list concentrates on southern Italy, giving plenty of space to lesser known grapes and producers”
Toronto Life April 2007
“A sleek room in a King & Bay bank tower where two can dine well for less than the down payment on a Beemer. Why did that take so long?”
Toronto Life
“Where To Eat Next: 25 new Canadian restaurants that are changing the way we’ll dine in 2007 and beyond”
enRoute Magazine, annual Food Issue
“A meal at Vertical can be quite sensual for a restaurant in the business district. Chef Shehata has both experience and enthusiasm, offering organic seasonal foods done without alot of fuss.”
Toronto Star, three stars
“332 Outstanding places to eat in 40 cities around the world”
Food & Wine ‘Go List 2008’