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Gate 403 Restaurant & Bar

403 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6R 2N1, Canada
(416) 588-2930
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Ranked #1,594 of 6,638 Restaurants in Toronto
Cuisines: French, Contemporary, International, Canadian, Pub
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80% Recommend
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English first
Toronto, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I live close to roncevilles. So this is a regular place to visit. They have great live jazz music always and a great crowd to enjoy. Food is at reasonable price and tasty. Nothing fancy. Just a simple place to enjoy live music and food. It's not the greatest place to chat since it does get louder with music.

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Toronto, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Located in the heart of Roncy Village, across from old movie theatre, this small restaurant has been a staple of the Roncesvalles for years. It's a good place to stop for a drink or two, listen to music and grab a bite. Food is a typical bar fare, good chicken wings with fries and even calamari are tasty.Owners are open... More

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Healthy portions of great food.....all supplemented with excellent jazz featuring many excellent and talented musicians both from the local area (which boasts a great deal of talent in the many arts) as well as national. Great atmosphere. At times it may be a wee bit too loud to talk so sit back and listen...

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Manchester, England
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144 reviews 144 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

We went here after work to catch a nice little jazz trio, drink real ale and eat some good pub food - really pleasant place to chill out. The food is very reasonably priced and we really enjoyed our meals. We also enjoyed the Mill St Tankhouse dark beer and the wheat- beer style Blanche de Chambly, from quite a... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

I decided to go out with a few friends to this place. I went mainly to hear the band, they were great. We sat up from and i felt really cozy. I will say that the place felt a little small, probably not the best for a large party. The food was good, we had nachos and wings. Good pub... More

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Toronto, Ontario
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Food and drinks are moderate in cost and they have entertainment. As long as you sit by the bar area you can hear the music fine, but at the dining section you can't hear a thing and especially if you are near a party of people gabbing about, then it is next to impossible to enjoy. Reserve ahead and specify.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

Took the bus out from Toronto centre and found the place no trouble. Owner said that her regulars all come back in September when it cools down. The place was quiet and the blues band we saw deserved a bigger audience. Great service, friendly feel to the bar, only wish I had a local like this. Every night two different... More

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Toronto, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Wait staff and music acts are fantastic. Every night there is live jazz/blues. Lots of regular clients, the place has a homey feel to it with drinks on the pricey side, and food available until midnight. I've enjoyed everything I've had there minus the calamari, which was horrible. Love the spot. One of the few jazz clubs left in Toronto.... More

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Toronto, Ontario
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

Small place with excellent live music. Mostly jazz and blues. They play there every day of the week. On weekends there are two bands/artists; first at 5 pm, second 9 pm. Opened until 2 am. every day. There is a kitchen there and you can get a hot meal or snack - food not bad, average price. Very good place... More

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Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012 via mobile

A shame the food is so blah, as otherwise I'd frequent the place more often. Friendly if slow service. But the real reason to come is the music. An ongoing rotation of decent acts, and a really nice small venue. Don't expect always great sight lines, but the sound is really good.

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