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Brownstone Bistro

603 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1Z5, Canada
416-920-6288
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Ranked #441 of 6,590 restaurants in Toronto
Price range: $12 - $26
Cuisines: Italian, Continental
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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English first
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

So, I had to catch the World Cup final, and my usual 3 spots in the Yonge and Bloor area are packed. I found this place. I pass by many times, but it is not normally a place I would frequent. But I was desperate to watch the final game. I sit by the bar and they have these 2... More

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Lovely place to have lunch or dinner with both indoor and pleasant outdoor seating. The service was exceptional at a good price.

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Toronto
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We were looking for a restaurant in the area on a busy Saturday. This place looked nice on the outside, and the menu showed several tasty looking items. We decided to split 3 plates between the 2 of us. We had the goat cheese salad ($12), and instead of adding a chicken breast for 5 bucks, we ordered the chicken... More

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Mark Y, Owner at Brownstone Bistro, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We truly appreciate your honesty in your feedback so thank you. My apologies that the experience was not up to par. Although it is no excuse, this past weekend was Pride which happens to be our busiest weekend of the year. Although we try our best to maintain our... More

Keswick, ON
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This grand old building must have been a Pub not long ago. There is a prominent bar near the front entrance, and the size and shape of the room would be perfect for live music. The current management seems to have kept the cheap furniture, and chooses to save money on tablecloths and menus (photocopies on a clip board), so... More

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Mark Y, Owner at Brownstone Bistro, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are always appreciative of our guests when they take time out of their own busy lives to provide us with feedback on the Brownstone. In regards to the decor, I am unsure if you knew this but we were actually featured on the hit reality show... More

Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Imagine my surprise when I logged on to TripAdvisor today to find the owner, Marc, had responded yesterday to a favorable review I posted in early April. The surprise was that I was actually there AGAIN yesterday. We must have been sending each other vibes. I wanted to take guests from out of the country to lunch -- a young... More

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Mark Y, Owner at Brownstone Bistro, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to write a follow-up review. The only thing we enjoy more than reading reviews from guests are reading multiple reviews from guests. Consistency is an extremely important factor for us so to read that your return visit was just as enjoyable, it has got me absolutely ecstatic. My apologies about the salmon but happy... More

Leeds, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Visited this place on the last night of our holiday. We wanted to sit outside,as the weather was very good. We managed to get a table outside and our attentive waiter soon took our order. He brought us a green salad with our drinks, which we did not order,but kept us happy until our starter arrived. We ordered steaks, which... More

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Mark Y, Owner at Brownstone Bistro, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We always love hearing from our guests, whether they're from the neighbourhood or visiting from abroad. That's terrific to hear you enjoyed the quality of the steaks and found the server to be attentive, yet not overly pushy. Especially pleased to hear you were able to take advantage of the... More

Acton, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We were a party of 4 on a Sunday night, very friendly staff, great atmosphere and very clean. The food was amazing from the appetizers to the main. I will have to go back to try more of the menu. When visiting Toronto , you should experience this place!!!!

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Mark Y, Owner at Brownstone Bistro, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We always love hearing feedback from our guests, regardless if it's positive or negative (secretly we enjoy the positive reviews more). That's terrific to hear you enjoyed your time with us! We are firm believers that every aspect of an individual's dinner should be perfect, whether it be... More

Mississauga, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We were lucky enough to be able to enjoy the sunny day on the outdoor patio. The décor inside is very nice as well. However the real win for me was the variety of brunch items, omelet with guac, stuffed peppers and especially nice to have greens and fruit for sides. Staff were very friendly and worked as a team.... More

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Mark Y, Owner at Brownstone Bistro, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a great review. We always value hearing feedback from our guests! That's terrific to hear you were able to take advantage of brunch on the patio. We worked incredibly hard on our brunch menu to ensure we offered guests a variety of interesting dishes that somewhat deviate from your traditional... More

Thunder Bay, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Service was great. Food was very delicious. Pop was very flat and did not have any other non alcoholic beverage than tap water

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Mark Y, Owner at Brownstone Bistro, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Always great to hear from our guests! Happy to hear you enjoyed the food and the service but my apologies the pop was flat. I should mention though, we do offer a number of non-alcoholic drinks not available on the fountain gun including mango juice, orange juice, smoothies, coffee, tea... More

Mississauga, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Went to Brownstone on a Saturday before a show at the Panasonic Theatre. Made a reservation, our table was ready on time. We all enjoyed our food, however the pitchers or Sangria tasted like they were missing one key ingredient...the wine. Other than that we enjoyed our evening.

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Mark Y, Owner at Brownstone Bistro, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We always value our guests feedback. Without hearing from you, how would we know where we could improve? That's terrific to hear you enjoyed your meal. We pride ourselves on providing guests a great meal prior to the show, while still ensuring they have plenty of time... More

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