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The Irish Embassy Pub and Grill

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49 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1J1, Canada
+1 416-866-8282
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11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: The Irish Embassy takes great pride in its dedication to a centuries-old...
The Irish Embassy takes great pride in its dedication to a centuries-old tradition of hospitality unique to the Emerald Isle. This magnificently restored heritage site - one of Toronto's first banks - is now home to an enchanting Old World ambiance and standard of personal service and cuisine echoing a commitment to excellence without rival. Conveniently located in the heart of Toronto's financial district, the Irish Embassy is extraordinarily flexible in its multi-purpose design. Not only a warm and inviting setting for the after-work crowd and personal dining, it is recognized as one of downtown's most dynamic venues for upscale cocktail receptions, social celebrations and corporate gatherings.
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Atmosphere !

We went for dinner with friends, prior to the U2 concert. The staff was very accomodating and pleasant. We were not rushed at all. The food and drinks arrived promptly. Everthing looked wonderful. I had the Grilled Vegetable Flabread which was excellent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
CynOrest
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Ontario
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English first
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Me and my brothers called there a number of times during a holiday in Toronto , we were staying across the road. The premises is big and airy , the staff are friendly and efficient but it didn't have much irish pub atmosphere at all , I guess that's to be expected in downtown Toronto . By all means don't... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Came across the Irish Embassy whilst having an afternoon pub stroll around Toronto. The staff were very friendly and helpful and Doug the manager was happy to chat and advise on all things local that we asked about. The atmosphere and beer was excellent as was the spacious roomy layout of the establishment.

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toronto
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Pro - GREAT selection of beers and whiskeys. Con - Noisy. Fish & Chips, which you would expect to be terrific in a pub, is only okay. Batter on the fish is mushy on the inside and chips are soggy. Probably wouldn't go back....

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This place is awesomesauce. The poutin is the best in the city (I tried several), the beer is cold, the selection is great and the staff is friendly. Perfect pub atmosphere. I went several times and would go again!

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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Fantastic Irish pub experience. Multiple Irish and British beers on tap, others in bottle. Even had a cider on tap (Foundry), with at least Magners in bottle. We ordered The fish and chips-- looked and tasted great, very authentic, and it's even served on faux newsprint. The decor is convincing, if new and cleaner than some pubs we've visited. Truly,... More 

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Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We went for dinner with friends, prior to the U2 concert. The staff was very accomodating and pleasant. We were not rushed at all. The food and drinks arrived promptly. Everthing looked wonderful. I had the Grilled Vegetable Flabread which was excellent.

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Organized a mini pub crawl for my friends and I before the U2 concert. We really liked the ambiance of the Irish Embassy, and decided to stay there instead of going on to another pub. - in a huge old bank type of building- really high ceilings, airy, roomy - we just had beers and enjoyed the U2 videos they... More 

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Trexlertown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Nice extensive menu at an authentic Irish pub. The Guiness wings are fantastic, and they have an extensive list of spirits to choose from. Wait staff is attentive and got us in and out in a very short time so that we could make an appointment. Recommend!

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Toronto
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I have been to the Irish Embassy a number of times. The fact that I return as often as I do is a testament to the consistency of the experience that I always have. This is a very busy, popular pub in Downtown toronto. It's a spectacular room, with super high ceilings and beautiful lighting. The ceiling height does contribute... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Sat in the bar area watching soccer on the TV. Very good service (quick and efficient). Food menu is exactly what you would expect at a good Irish Pub. I had the steak pie -- which was cooked to perfection. Prices are a bit on the high side. * 2 people meals and three beers .....with tip .....CAD$ 71.00

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Additional Information about The Irish Embassy Pub and Grill

Address: 49 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1J1, Canada
Phone Number: +1 416-866-8282
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 11 - 22
Cuisine: Irish, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 49 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1J1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-866-8282

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 22
  • Cuisine: Irish, Pub

Description

The Irish Embassy takes great pride in its dedication to a centuries-old tradition of hospitality unique to the Emerald Isle. This magnificently restored heritage site - one of Toronto's first banks - is now home to an enchanting Old World ambiance and standard of personal service and cuisine echoing a commitment to excellence without rival. Conveniently located in the heart of Toronto's financial district, the Irish Embassy is extraordinarily flexible in its multi-purpose design. Not only a warm and inviting setting for the after-work crowd and personal dining, it is recognized as one of downtown's most dynamic venues for upscale cocktail receptions, social celebrations and corporate gatherings.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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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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