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Brownstone Bistro

#409 of 6,577 Restaurants in Toronto
#447 of 7,038 Places to Eat in Toronto
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603 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1Z5, Canada
416-920-6288
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Family owned Italian/Continental fusion restaurant. We have been a staple...
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.
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Visitor rating
  • 92
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
So good!

The waiter, Julian was hilarious! And the food was so good! Also, we went on Monday with half price wine and let's just say the whole party had a great time!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
Andrea I
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Saint Catharines, Ontario, Canada
via mobile
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Brampton, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The service at Brownstone Bistro and Bar in Toronto was amazing! Many thanks to Julian for his special attention. We made reservations and told Julian that we were celebrating a birthday. We were greeted with birthday wishes and a complementary appetizer and dessert. The food was excellent and cooked just as we requested. It's definitely a place to go, can't... More 

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Berkley, Michigan, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We arrived for breakfast a couple minutes before they were actually set to open. We were greeted kindly and were invited to sir and relax while they prepared their kitchen to open. I've not felt so welcomed before-it was a great start to a very tasty fresh breakfast. The service is perfect and the food is flawless. Go here...ummm now.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I've gone to Brownstone Bistro a few times a week since moving nearby about three months ago. The staff have always been most attentive and welcoming. Service is consistently good. When I'm alone, I usually sit at the bar, and enjoy chatting with the various bartenders. This shows good hiring, training and leadership. Julian (Manager) is excellent with guests and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

i went here to celebrate my birthday and it was a fantastic time! The food was excellent, the service was great and the atmosphere was amazing. Our waiter Julian was super awesome and even surprised me with cake for my birthday. I would highly recommend this place for any occasion - the music is great and the prices are unbeatable!

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Saint Catharines, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

The waiter, Julian was hilarious! And the food was so good! Also, we went on Monday with half price wine and let's just say the whole party had a great time!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Yesterday was our first time at Brownstone Bistro. We were recieved in a very warm and friendly way. Got a great table and the rest was amazing. Our waiter was very efficient and professional keeping an eye on us all the time to make sure that we were happy. It would take a few pages to describe our fantastic experience... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Nice atmosphere is the only complimentary comment I can say about this restaurant. Our waiter couldn't remember a thing, it should be mandatory to write all orders down. The grilled calamari was rubber, the burger dry and tasteless even after we had to send it back because it was missing all of the garnishes. Way better affordable restaurants in the... More 

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Oshawa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I told a restaurateur once that if you are going to offer steak, make it a good one and charge a decent price. Let me start by saying the atmosphere and décor are very attractive. Good Friday offers it's own challenges with staffing, but this is their regular "Steak Night" special. Clearly the steak had been sitting a long time... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

When we are in Toronto, It's a classic to go there. This time we try appetizer (Coat Cheese and Bruschetta) it was amazing, very delectable. We were there on Saturday March 28, and they close the light for 1 hour.(Jour de la terre). We took the steak and it was very good. I can't wait to return again

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Timmins, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Such a pretty place! Too bad it smelt like old beer and there were chunks of food out our dishes and in our water. Perhaps it's time for as much attention to detail of the decor as there is to the cleanliness of the dishes *barf*

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 603 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1Z5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto
  • Phone Number: 416-920-6288

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 26
  • Cuisine: Italian, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?