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C'est what?

#112 of 6,824 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Neighbourhood:
Downtown
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
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67 Front St E, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Church Street)
+1 416-867-9499
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11:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Mon 11:30 - 01:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Anywhere that has 8 on cask, in good condition gets a 5 star from me!...This is a basement pub with a great atmosphere. A superb range of beers, both keg and cask...all available in either pint, half pint or 1 third of a pint, the way it should be!. I can't remember which beers I had now but they were... More 

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Thank Nick Y
Toronto, Canada
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282 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have dined at C'est What probably 50 times in the last ten years. We just keep going back because: beer and food! Both so good. The food is prepared from scratch and it shows. The beer selection is vast and changes frequently. You just can't go wrong! Service is always quick and attentive. So many times we have been... More 

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East Providence, Rhode Island
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132 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A local friend of mine took us here for dinner/drinks and we loved it! The food was awesome, hearty and delivered in a timely manner. They had a great beer list but sadly were out of some I wanted to try. The upcoming beer list looked amazing too. The atmosphere is nice, quiet but fun. Service was great - I'd... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

We visited a second time after being here a few months ago. The beer was fantastic, so many choices and a very knowledgeable staff to guide you through the menu. They offer three sizes of drafts which allows for experimentation. We had a variety of appetizers, all very good. Highly recommend C'est what !

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Thank UP-Paddler
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We visited this bar for beer and ended up enjoying some great poutine as well, recommend this as a spot to visit

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Thank Faye H
Detroit, Michigan
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104 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

It's hard to imagine all this sits below,the city. Exposed brick, pool, food, amazing selection of beers. Sampled several varieties and settled on a nice lager and one of the cask ales. So many choices to enjoy. Must stop if you have worked up a thirst.

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Thank ElvisDetroit
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60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Went to 'C'est What' with friends on a recommendation from other friends. Found decent pub food, with LOTS of vegetarian options, a very cool downstairs setting and perhaps the best craft beer selection I saw in Toronto. They make a few of their own beers and otherwise focus on local, small, true "craft" beer. A winner if you love good... More 

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Thank good_ants
North Bay
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Located in the St Lawrence Market area, this basement location within a historical building offers a great wide array of fantastic craft beers including a specialty listing. I had an Imperial Porter and a Russian Imperial Stout. Both were FANTASTIC. For food I had the beef ribs that were excellent - very tender, slow cooked, and tasty. The restaurant has... More 

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Thank FarnorthGold
Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Extensive craft beer list, excellent food, and great atmosphere. You can't go wrong with C'est What! I'd recommend ordering the classic poutine or the buffalo burger, and trying one of their collaboration brews. It can get quite busy, so if you've got a big group coming, you may need to wait for a bit, but they'll give you a beeper... More 

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oakville ON
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161 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We decided to go to this pub for an evening with friends. We ate most appetizers and they were quite good. I have a soy allergy so I could not eat some things but all tastes by me and others were good. Wine list was Canadian but good. Love mallvoire Chardonnay. Great choice.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 01:00
Monday
11:30 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 02:00
Thursday
11:30 - 02:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
Saturday
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 67 Front St E, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    (Church Street)
  • Public Transportation: C'est What is located on Front Street three blocks east of Union Station. Streetcars stop one block north at King St. and Church St.
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-867-9499

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown

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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 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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