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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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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, 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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    Very good
  • 51
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food, Good Service, Good Atmosphere

Twice during our stay in Toronto last week, we enjoyed the Irish Embassy Pub and Grill. It was very near our hotel and one of the most affordable and attractive options we saw. Plenty of food for a pub, quite a few selections including a Tandoori chicken one of our party thought was truly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Twice during our stay in Toronto last week, we enjoyed the Irish Embassy Pub and Grill. It was very near our hotel and one of the most affordable and attractive options we saw. Plenty of food for a pub, quite a few selections including a Tandoori chicken one of our party thought was truly delicious, and she had that dish... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Was walking back to hotel, saw the place and stopped in. Not disappointed. Above average beer selection. Burger was very good. Will be back.

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Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

It was nice to stop and rest here. Irish pubs are always good for meeting new people and have a friendly atmosphere. I had hendrick's gin and tonic. The bartenders were happy and kind.

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Windsor, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We purchased a groupon for our recent visit to Toronto and were looking for a cool place to go and have drinks. The atmosphere here is excellent as it's in a converted bank building and has so much to look at. Food was decent- we enjoyed deep fried pickles, Caesar salad, and poutine. We were less thrilled with the seasoning... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Good food, great beer and whiskey selection, great service. Try the Irish nachos. Atmosphere is also very good.

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Setauket, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Good location, and very nice/interesting building. The food and beer are very good for a bar, the service is above average... A cut above the usual "Irish bar".

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Always great meals at this Pub whenever I am in town for work, walking distance from One King West. Staff are always friendly accommodating.

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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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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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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 - 21
  • 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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