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Keating Channel Pub and Grill

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, International
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2 Villiers St, Toronto, Ontario M5A 1B1, Canada
416 572-0030
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in here for dinner before the Cirque Du Soleil. So glad we did! Although we had reservations for dinner, we were very early and had the chance to shoot some pool and have some appies before having dinner outside on the patio. Appetizers: Lemon pepper calamari and sweet potato fries. Dinner: Shared small size chicken nachos, Beef dip... More 

Thank Cynthia M
Toronto, Canada
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88 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family (husband, daughter and toddler grandson) stopped in for an late lunch around 3:30pm on a Thursday. I was quite surprised as to how busy they were (lots of film crews, workers) - however we were seated right away and tended to by 2 really great servers. it certainly helps having an adorable 16 month old with you :)... More 

Thank EMuirAGM
Brampton, Canada
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

My husband and I ate re prior to seeing the Cirque Du Soleil show Luzia and what a nice surprise. We started with the the garlic bread and he had the Artichoke and Spinach Dip and both were amazing. The main was the Shepard's Pie and he Cajun Seasoned Salmon, and well for pub food, we were surprised, it actually... More 

Thank Kelly-Lee R
Welland, Canada
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165 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

We eat here every year when we come to town for the Cirque du Soleil as it's in walking distance. Never a disappointment. Food quality is excellent, lots of seating, tons of selection on the menu, reasonable wine choices and really great service. You can't go wrong.

Thank Karen B
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

My mother and I ordered their daily special, prime rib with mash potatoes and yorkshire pudding. When it came after 30 minutes , all the food was cold and I mean cold not even luke warm. We sent it back to be reheated even though the waitress offered to cook new meals. The second time it came back, the meat... More 

Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Great location for post-game drinks/food after playing at Cherry Beach sports fields. Good beer selection, wide variety of food, and good space with a patio.

Thank James M
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

a place to chill and relax by the water on the picnic benches while enjoying great food and cold bevvies

Thank Chellybelly_13
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Terrible service manager, food was mediocre, lots of bugs. Was told by heavy handed on duty manager he didn't care about our complaints because " we have all the workers with such and such coming here "! Would not return.

Thank Herb N
Mississauga, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

The service and the servers were excellent; very knowledgeable and friendly. The food, however, was average. The prices are very reasonable and they do have good selection. The croutons in the Caesar salad were soggy, as if they had been in the salad for a long time. The fish and ships was a good buy for the quantity and quality... More 

Thank shaker481
Toronto, Canada
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Great place to come for a beer on the patio. The inside looks like a nice bar to come to as well. We just shared nachos but I look forward to coming back for dinner. Lots of great choices on the menu. I am really impressed with the patio. It's right on the river with a nice view of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Villiers St, Toronto, Ontario M5A 1B1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 416 572-0030

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

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