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The Playpen Restaurant - CLOSED

842 Gerrard St E, Toronto, Ontario M4M 1Y7, Canada
+1 647-857-8880
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good54%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
Oct 17, 2013
Jul 30, 2013
“Austere surroundings with wonderful food”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Mediterranean, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
842 Gerrard St E, Toronto, Ontario M4M 1Y7, Canada
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11 - 15 of 15 reviews

Reviewed November 12, 2012

Everything about this restaurant is perfect. Amazing food at a great price, beautiful selection of wines and the service is par none. Will be back again and again. Thank you.

Thank PeterBruceG
Reviewed October 14, 2012

I have had three great meals at this restaurant. It is in a strange spot - a really ugly strip mall - but the interior is modern and chic, the service is excellent, the welcome is warm and the food is delicious. I recommend the...More

1  Thank 155019Jan
Reviewed September 17, 2012

When you get to the Playpen you might wonder if you have the right address. There's no sign out front and it's in a small mall next to a donut shop! Don't let that stop you, the food is terrific and the decor is cheap...More

Thank Cheyenne2_11
Reviewed July 5, 2012 via mobile

If you want to eat, feel comfy and step back into a time of Madmen and PanAm, this is truly the place for you. All of Laura's favorites and a new plethora of good eats await's the fussy traveler foodie. It's worth a trip and...More

1  Thank Glandu
Reviewed June 21, 2012

This resto-lounge opened in October 2011 (by Owners Johnny K and Laura Prentice of the now closed Tomi-Kro in Leslieville). It is located in a very unique location (Gerrard & Carlaw) in a non-descript strip mall with a small parking lot. To find it, look...More

1  Thank RumRunner65
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$31 - $50
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 842 Gerrard St E, Toronto, Ontario M4M 1Y7, Canada
  • Public Transportation: College streetcar (east west) and Pape #72 bus going north/south adjacent to the restaurant.
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > East End
  • Neighborhood: East End
  • Phone Number: +1 647-857-8880
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