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The Ballroom Bowl

#1,592 of 6,750 Restaurants in Toronto
$$ - $$$American, ,
145 John St, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2E4, Canada
+1 416-597-2695
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible13%
Nov 15, 2018
“Just okay”
Jun 12, 2018
“Cool place for work team building/friend gatherings”
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American, Bar, Canadian
$$ - $$$
145 John St, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2E4, Canada
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Reviewed November 15, 2018 via mobile

Came for a team event. The service was very slow at the start but got better towards the end. The food was just okay.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Holtsinlondon
TheBallroomBowl, Public Relations Manager at The Ballroom Bowl, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2018

Hey there! We are sad to hear your team event didn't receive the full Ballroom experience! We pride ourselves on providing a unique, fun space for corporate events while dishing out our delicious eats. Please email further details on your event date to our Director...More

Reviewed June 12, 2018

We came here for a work team building night booked 2 lanes for 2 hours. We arrived and got our shoes and started to order some drinks and finger foods. It started to get quite busy as the night went on. The bowling lanes needed...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Ahsyl
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

Date of visit: January 2018
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

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Laurissa M
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

Date of visit: July 2017
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

Date of visit: June 2017
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

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank CoastalCode
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.

Date of visit: May 2017
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

Date of visit: April 2017
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

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Colleen H
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination
for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip
and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with
a strong student influence from the Ryerson University
Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in
flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities,
with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to
Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$2 - $15
American, Bar, Canadian
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 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>  > Old Toronto
  • Neighborhood: Old Toronto
  • 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! The Ballroom Bowl is Toronto’s current choice for great food and great entertainment.
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