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“Fun casual place, our server was really bad” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Bar Wellington

Bar Wellington
520 Wellington Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Ranked #899 of 6,548 Restaurants in Toronto
Cuisines: Canadian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Fun casual place, our server was really bad”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

The food is excellent although the service could use some work. I went with a few friends for a casual night. We wanted something easy as we were mainly going for drinks (not for lunch/dinner)

This was mostly a negative experience. Receiving our drinks after ordering them took a very long time and the water we initially asked for didn't come until an hour after we asked for it -from a different waitress. The food was delicious although it all came at different times which would have been unpleasant if we were there mainly for the food. I had the fried brie and devoured it.

We stayed for a few hours with some friends coming and going and our server transferred the bill over to someone else as she was going home. When we received the bill at the end of our night, a number of items that had been paid for from friends that had left were on there. Our new server contacted our old server and sorted it out, but I feel like these kinds of mistakes should not happen.

I've been to Bar Wellington numerous times and the service was been excellent some, and poor others. The server that took over this night was excellent, attentive and helpful.

Overall, food is great/service is so-so.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Fun little corner bar and restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

This was close to our hotel, The Thompson, only a block away. The food and drink was good. Service was great. Really friendly and fun. Good burgers and salads well priced.

Visited June 2013
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Toronto
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“My favourite pub in the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

We love, love this pub. Why? The staff, the food, the atmosphere. Customer service is ace. Do I need to say more? My husband and I usually go once a week. A couple of months ago we made reservations and requested our favourite table, unfortunately when we arrived the table was occupied so we were seated at another table. We mentioned it to our waitress and she said as soon as the table becomes available she will seat us, not only did she live up to her word, but she took off the corkage fee (yes you read that correctly, Saturday night the corkage fee is ONLY $5.00, why would you go for dinner anywhere else), and my husband's first beer was free. We keep saying we should go to other restaurants or pubs in the city, but why fight with perfection?? And this pub is it. I also have to mention one time their weekly special was a lasagne, and it was the best lasagne we have ever had, sad to say we haven't seen it on their menu since, can you please make it a regular dish on your menu?

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“I love this restaurant!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

This is one of my favourite spots in the city. The atmosphere is cozy and casual. It's located in such a nice area - very trendy and across from the park which creates a calm and comfortable vibe on the patio. Food is alway yummy and beer is always cold!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Fun environment, Good food and Good deals!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We went with a group of 8 of us - our table was great and roomy, and the service was impeccable. Such a sweet waitress. We noticed the $5 corking fee for saturday night and grabbed a few bottles of wine - it was a great deal for BYOWine. The food was very tasty and not too greasy with a wide selection, from salads to steak. When the bill came, we were even more impressed. The boys also loved that they could watch the game :)

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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