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Brownstone Bistro

#332 of 6,595 Restaurants in Toronto
#365 of 7,103 Places to Eat in Toronto
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603 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1Z5, Canada
416-920-6288
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10:00 am - 12:00 am
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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, Dinner, Brunch, 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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    Very good
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  • 13
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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 but slow service

Nice restaurant with well prepared food; prices are reasonable for Toronto. Service was slow and somewhat terse, especially given the restaurant was empty

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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  • Bar scene
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New York
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306 reviews 306 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Nice restaurant with well prepared food; prices are reasonable for Toronto. Service was slow and somewhat terse, especially given the restaurant was empty

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116 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Even though it was too wet to sit outside, the window seat allowed us to watch the world go by on Yonge street. Bottle of house white wine for c$15, that's European prices, and good quality. The mains were good and finally a restaurant in Toronto that serves gateaux. First class place.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

My gf and I were wondering around Yonge St trying to find a place to have a bite & a drink. We found a beautiful patio on the corner of Yonge & Gloucester, it was Brownstone. We had a great time the food was great, drinks were delicious! Come check it out!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We were looking for an informal restaurant when we found this bistro. Great variety of food and drinks and the service was great. We were not rushed through and were able to really enjoy our meal.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Me and my friends went there for a dinner recently. Unusual wall decor immediately catches the eye and overall the place seems nice and comfortable. Most importantly, food was amazing! I enjoyed my salmon and my friends ordered top sirloin and roasted portobello. Service was nice too. Since it was a bit cold the night we were there, we couldn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

I attended the Brownstone with my friend who was visiting from out of town. The service was very personable and friendly. We immediately felt welcomed. The food was incredible. She got the stuffed chicken and I had the steak. Absolutely delicious!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

My wife and I attended on a Friday evening. She ordered the tenderloin sliders and I ordered the meatball linguine. This was after ignoring the "clean" fork that had old food caked on. The food came very fast, but this turned out to be the downfall. My wife's first bite into the slider exposed a bright pink, raw burger. We... More 

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Montreal
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157 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Good place to sit down and eat. I like their terrace, just perfect. Excellent choice of meals, and very good service. Definitely to repeat in Toronto.

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Toronto, Canada
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9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

A few weeks ago (May 2015 a group of players from my league scheduled our year end banquet at Brownstone Bistro. Having been there before I looked forward to the group dinner there. It was booked as the whole restaurant for us so at 6:30 when we started to arrive we were surprised that the restaurant was not set up... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We visited Brownstone Bistro again last night, we were greeted with a smile and a handshake by our server. Shortly after being seated the server asked if we wanted our regular drinks (it's so nice that he remembered our drinks from our last visit). Next the chef came out to say hello, we then were presented with a beautiful and... More 

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Additional Information about Brownstone Bistro

Address: 603 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1Z5, Canada
Phone Number: 416-920-6288
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto
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
Average Prices: USD 12 - 26
Cuisine: Italian, Continental

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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?