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Brownstone Bistro

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603 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1Z5, Canada
+1 416-920-6288
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to Brownstone Bistro last night and the service + food was incredible. From entering the restaurant, the hostess was really nice and our server John was one of the friendliest people I have ever met. He knew the menu perfectly and he was courteous and always checking in on us. The frutti di marre was SOOOO good. All... More 

Thank Bosnian_Bombshell
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last week, me and my friend went to the Browstone and we had a great time as well as the food was devious.

Thank Tenzin L
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food!! Extremely friendly and wonderful service. If you are Celiac and needing gluten free....this is the place to feast. Lots of choices!! I had a hard time deciding on what to eat cause I wanted to try them all! Lol loved the atmosphere too. Can't wait to go back!

Thank Jennifer K
Ontario, Canada
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there with another couple as part of a Theatre/Hotel/Dinner package. Several restaurants to choose from and we picked the Brownstone. Glad we did! The service was excellent and the food was great. As part of the package deal there was a special menu to order from that offered a selection of steak, chicken, salmon, pasta or vegetarian. So, something... More 

1 Thank Dave T
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner here on Saturday evening prior to going to a play at the Panasonic Theatre down the street. We only had a little more than 45 min prior to having to leave for the theatre, and the staff were incredibly accommodating. Our server indicated which items could be made quickly and made recommendations on most popular menu items.... More 

1 Thank DebKToronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Had appetizers and drinks here before a play. The food was delicious. The appetizer sampler platter was more than enough for two. The ambiance was great. We had a window seat at the front to ourselves. The waiter, John, was attentive with a great sense of humour. I had 2 oz cucumber martini with Hendricks Gin and my husband had... More 

1 Thank Carolyn C
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I had made a reservation for dinner earlier in the week, only to have the restaurant call me the morning of and cancel, saying a larger party had added more people to their group and now the restaurant was full. I was shocked. I have never experienced such poor customer service before. My family and I had chosen this restaurant... More 

1 Thank 2208tiw
Toronto, Canada
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131 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This an old fashioned restaurant with white tablecloths, room to sit, quiet enough for pleasant conversation and excellent food and service. Not fancy but really well cooked and presented bistro food. Consistently good. Highly recommend.

Thank anerlli
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Blown away by the welcoming staff, beautiful decor, and exquisite food. Experienced as a theater package for Matilda, and couldn't have imagined a better place to start our evening!

Thank Chad D
Rochester, New York
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403 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We enjoyed our drinks outside on the patio and did some people watching. Great neighborhood off Yonge and Church area. Service was very good, attentive and professional. We'll come back. Food menu looked very nice, as did the dining area inside.

1 Thank Travelpapi153

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$26
Italian, Bar, Canadian, International, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 603 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1Z5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-920-6288
Family owned Italian/Continental fusion restaurant. We have been a staple in the Yonge and Wellesley community for the past 13 years. Just recently we underwent a major renovation courtesy of the TV show Restaurant Takover on the Food Network. Ambiance is elegant and classy without being pretentious or stuck up. Our exceptionally-trained staff provide our guests with fast and efficient service while ensuring they feel relaxed and comfortable, never rushed. But most importantly, they make sure our guests feel welcome in our home.

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At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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