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Brownstone Bistro

) #418 of 6,818 Restaurants in Toronto €€ - €€€ Italian, Bar, Canadian
603 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1Z5, Canada
+1 416-920-6288
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
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“brunch” (37 reviews)
“steak” (33 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Bar, Canadian, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
DETAILS
603 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1Z5, Canada
Neighbourhood: Downtown
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1 - 10 of 328 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a great experience eating at this place back in February (Winterlicious), so we were curious to see if we would get the same experience and we did. Fine service and served quickly. Didn't feel rushed and could enjoy the food which was good,...More

Thank CGermain333
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited here before going onto the cinema. From the front it looks quite plain, but inside the decor is good. We were quickly shown to a table by the window (we had no reservation but there were plenty of available seats on a Wednesday...More

Thank BigMerk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The waiters did their best to connect with all customers but that can only go that far trying to compensate for really bad food. This used to be a great restaurant but it's really slipping. We got in for brunch and everything we ordered was...More

Thank Traveler2009
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not downtown but oh so close, this is a fine bistro. The steaks and fish and pastas and reasonable wines are all there but what makes it all work is the care and engaging staff. Very well done. A fine experience.

Thank Fred B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here before and returned with a friend who is visiting Canada for the first time. It was great to have an excellent waiter who also spoke the same language as my friend. We had a great meal.

Thank 1simon1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was delicious. Services was great. Ambiance was inviting and relaxing. Price is certainly reasonable. Plus on Thursdays to Saturdays they have live Jazz. Awesome!

Thank MohawkEagle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Terrible service terrible food. Had lunch here with my brother, the server forgot my water and realized it after I asked for the third time and didn't offer an apology. My salad had brown leaves all over it, one piece of cucumber and about 3...More

Thank foodobsessed78
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Food quite good and staff attentive. Great place to eat before show at Panasonic Theatre. Dining room quite crowded with back to back chairs preventing waitstaff or other customers from navigating without bumping your chair. Preferred table locations include: table for two immediately to left...More

Thank Ray D
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Good option if you're going to Panasonic Theatre for show. Lots of selection on the menu. Portions are a decent size and they offer gluten free pizza and pasta options. Goat cheese and beet salad was a light, refreshing salad. Seafood risotto had ample amount...More

Thank Yuki_in_TO
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I was recommended this restaurant by several people so my boyfriend and I decided to finally go. We were greeted pleasantly and seated right away. Everything was fine up until the point when we ordered. Our waiter took our order (we each ordered one lunch...More

1  Thank Nora519
Nearby
Downtown
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
...More
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The Red Bench
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.04 km away
Nearby Attractions
Panasonic Theatre
109 reviews
.17 km away
Manulife Centre
18 reviews
.46 km away
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
12 reviews
.44 km away
St. Basil's Church
5 reviews
.26 km away
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Jude D
Winterlicious menu
16 February 2016|
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Response from MrB66 | Reviewed this property |
We did not stay to find out. We were standing in line for 10-15 minutes. No one from "front of house" even acknowledged us or anyone else in line. We did not stay. We will not return
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$26
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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.