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The Irish Embassy Pub and Grill

#88 of 6,609 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Canadian
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49 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1J1, Canada
+1 416-866-8282
11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Highlands, New Jersey
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Servers were friendly and efficient. Had to wait about 1/2 hour for a table. Food was ok, but nothing spectacular. The Guinness was very good though.

Thank Bridget H
Lisburn, United Kingdom
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349 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All was fine with this place except the toilets were hidden in the basement and could have been a lot cleaner

Thank Mark_NIron
Orchard Park, New York
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143 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is definitely an Irish pub with a very loud, cheerfull, sports-screened interior. It is very open and sounds bounce off the hard interior surfaces. The food was okay. Not great, not bad. We aren't bar people, so we could not appreciate this place. I kept longing for the food across the street at Marche.

Thank Sue K
Toronto, Canada
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100 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here many times. Good pint to be had and the food was good too. Most enjoyable. Can be busy! Staff are nice as well.

Thank Geo-Cooks
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Frequented this pub/restaurant on our last visit to Toronto and we were pleased to see it was still trading. We had good memories of the place and five years on it was still a good place for a meal. We ate in the main bar area, where it was quite busy and noisy due to other customers talking but at... More 

1 Thank Iain A
Sydney, Australia
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85 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere at this bar is very nice and appropriate. The bartender however was quite stale, didn't show much in the way of any emotion. The beer was also a bit expensive but still good nonetheless.

1 Thank KantusThiss
Cambridge, Canada
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133 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Stopped in for drinks after a show. Live music was good and had people singing along. Bar staff very efficient. Nice old building with a good ambiance

Thank british-canadian-60
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Went for dinner on a Sunday evening, pub was busy and had a great atmosphere. Cocktails were very nice, the drinks menu is huge. Food was very good, I would recommend a visit here.

1 Thank Lovestravelling31
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105 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

When we have meetings in Toronto, we go to the Irish Embassy nightly. It's an Irish pub with all of the normal Irish pub things: Guinness, Kilkenny, Harp, corned beef, etc. They play weird music - last time we were there we heard Barbie Girl by Aqua. Music aside, good place to have a drink and converse. Good place to... More 

2 Thank Mark G
Niagara Falls, Canada
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

I had dinner here yesterday. It was in a perfect location from One King West Hotel. The customer service was excellent. Drinks were good, and the food was hot and tasted great. We had chicken wings with guiness sauce, chicken fingers and fries and a pepperoni flat bread pizza. Mixed drinks and beer hit the spot. Multiple team work approach... More 

2 Thank Jenn T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $21
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1J1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-866-8282
The Irish Embassy takes great pride in its dedication to a centuries-old tradition of hospitality unique to the Emerald Isle. This magnificently restored heritage site - one of Toronto's first banks - is now home to an enchanting Old World ambiance and standard of personal service and cuisine echoing a commitment to excellence without rival.

Conveniently located in the heart of Toronto's financial district, the Irish Embassy is extraordinarily flexible in its multi-purpose design. Not only a warm and inviting setting for the after-work crowd and personal dining, it is recognized as one of downtown's most dynamic venues for upscale cocktail receptions, social celebrations and corporate gatherings.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
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 vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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