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The Ballroom Bowl

#1,541 of 7,072 Restaurants in Toronto
$$ - $$$American, ,
145 John St, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2E4, Canada
+1 416-597-2695
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible13%
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American, Bar, Canadian
$$ - $$$
145 John St, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2E4, Canada
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Reviewed February 10, 2018

I went here with about 30 people for a business dinner and fun "get together". Bowling! LOL I haven't been bowling since I .... well, it was so long ago they used rocks for balls and the pins were animal bones :) Needless to say...More

Thank MrMastino
Reviewed September 6, 2017

We had a great meal here before the baseball game. The food was quite tasty. The service was initially very slow but they did have a large group in. Once we got a waiter he was very good. It looked like quite a fun place,...More

Thank Laurissa M
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Reviewed July 14, 2017

We were running late decided to stop at the ballroom. We were pleasantly surprised how good the food was. The Classic burger was very good and the Beet Salad was excellent. The servers were friendly, helpful and attentive. In addition to a good and varied...More

Thank N8241BIdanielk
Reviewed June 17, 2017 via mobile

Great set up, very good food and decent service. Had a great afternoon bowling, having appetizers and a good late lunch. They seem to have it nailed. Bowling lanes were a bit glitchy but they serviced them quickly then moved us and gave us extra...More

Thank xman92905
Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

Neat bar and grill concept for the late night meal. We had the nachos with pulled pork and received a huge portion difficult for two to finish. Shared seating was unusual to me, we were joined by a random couple and the waiter thought we...More

Thank MiVidaLocaContigo
Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

This review is strictly for the wings at this establishment. Vey disappointed. I can't speak on any other food. But if you are considering the wings, don't have too high expectations. They are nothing special at all. Won't be getting them anytime soon.

Thank Jordan B
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Two couples with six 23-26 year Olds celebrating my birthday. Pre-book drinks were great. Martinis were well appreciated. Had two lanes beside each other. Food & Drink service was fast and good finger foods. Two lanes with 10 pairs shoes for 1.5 hours were a...More

Thank Don T
Reviewed April 4, 2017

Our group of 25 had a wonderful time. I received tonnes of positive feedback from my colleagues and suggestions that we make it a regular thing! The service we received was very friendly, quick and competent, and the food met everyone's dietary needs and was...More

Thank Colleen H
Reviewed March 27, 2017

I have never seen or dealt with security so bad in all my years of going to clubs or bars in Toronto. I saw one security guard screaming profanities at a young girl outside (she didnt appear drunk or to be arguing back with him)...More

1  Thank Mackenzie1313
Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

Terrible security. Good luck with your dream job. I bet your parents will be proud! -the guy you kicked out

Thank alexbouds
Downtown West
Downtown West is home to Toronto's gorgeous Inner
Harbor, and is a must-visit for lovers of art and the
outdoors. The area's rich cultural heritage is
celebrated by a number of monuments and museums,
giving the neighborhood a mature feel. As a premier
destination for modern art, people here stroll through
the cool contemporary pieces at the Power Plant, enjoy
the outdoor installations along Queen's Quay and Canoe
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $19
American, Bar, Canadian
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 John St, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2E4, Canada
  • Public Transportation: 5 minute walk from Osgoode subway station
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown West
  • Neighborhood: Downtown West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-597-2695
  • E-mail
The Ballroom Bowl is downtown Toronto’s original entertainment center, located in the heart of the Entertainment District. We are over 23,000 square feet of bowling, games, music and food. With two expansive floors that accommodate up to 850 guests, its the perfect destination to host your next event. We have a variety of inviting spaces to meet the needs of private parties, birthday parties, social gatherings and corporate events. Whether you are stopping in for lunch, bowling with some friends, watching live bands or dancing to dj’s – we have the destination that keeps you entertained in a warm and inviting, hip decor. The Ballroom Bowl is Toronto’s current choice for great food and great entertainment!
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