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Brownstone Bistro

Italian, Canadian, Bar, International
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603 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1Z5, Canada
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Cobourg, Ontario
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I often get to the Brownstone Bistro when I visit my daughters in Toronto. I have had several great meals here, but my favorite is the 4 oz. filet mignon. It's small, but it has to be the best I have ever had!

Thank JanetKWarren
Justin R, Manager at Brownstone Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Janet, we are glad to hear you've loved the filet! Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 4pm to 10pm we have steak night. Come and try our steak night next time. Cheers! More 

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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Enjoyed this establishment a few times over the weekend and have been an occasional brunch patron for years. Staff is always pleasant and the food always is great.

Thank jugolic
Justin R, Manager at Brownstone Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you. See you again! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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92 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We happened into the Brownstone Bistro during a "restaurant week" type of deal where the food is discounted across town at lots of places. Often this means staff are harried and the food is not as good. In this case we really liked what we had and the service was friendly and attentive. We both had a chicken dish with... More 

Thank LTPratt
Justin R, Manager at Brownstone Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you! See you again in Toronto More 

Toronto, Canada
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101 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to lunch on Friday with 4 girlfriends ... we enjoyed the Summerlicious menu and the regular menu. Selections were interesting and well priced. Good beer selections. Food was generous and delicious. Service was ok - they were pretty busy because of Summerlicious. Handy location on Yonge Street, a short walk south from Bloor.

Thank LindaCC_10
Justin R, Manager at Brownstone Bistro, responded to this review

Hello Linda, Thank you! See you again. More 

Bayonne, New Jersey
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38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a one night stopover in Toronto and wanted a place to eat close to our hotel and suitable for the picky eaters in the group. The hotel recommended that we try the Brownstone Bistro. We were delighted with the funky, welcoming decor. Friendly service and a very affordable prix fixe three course seasonal menu added up to a... More 

Thank mterm
Justin R, Manager at Brownstone Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you! See you next time in Toronto. Cheers!! More 

Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Restaurant is great for patio dining, or inside. Tapas menu is excellent for sharing many different tastes, and very reasonable. Have been there 4 times and never had a bad experience. Great food. Great service. Sangria is especially good!

Thank Shirlee11
Justin R, Manager at Brownstone Bistro, responded to this review

Hello Shirlee, Thank you. See you soon! More 

Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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351 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

loved this little simple place. We had a small lunch and a few drinks. Great service and tasty food, the sun even shone for us and we sat outside

1 Thank Mark_NIron
Justin R, General Manager at Brownstone Bistro, responded to this review

Hello Mark, Thanks for the 5 star! We are happy to hear that you've had such a great time with us. Your satisfaction is our ultimate goal and we will keep giving our best to ensure all our guests are happy at Brownstone. Cheers! More 

London, On
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212 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Having been here before it was an easy choice, and as always did not disappoint. Nice warm sunny day; great shaded patio; friendly staff; and this time a SUPER three course lunch for $18.00 as part of "summer-licious" [ a several week long Toronto wide program where restaurants showcase their best for a really great price and charity work!" It... More 

Thank Falccros
Justin R, General Manager at Brownstone Bistro, responded to this review

Hello Falccros, Thank you for the 5 star! It means so much to us and we will keep doing our best to provide the best food and service to our customers. Thank you again. Cheers! More 

Pembroke, Canada
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

I was here in April 2016 and was so impressed I came back again. Food was again delicious. Our server was new but he did a great job, if he had not have said we would never had known. Food was a little slow coming but I would definitely eat here again.

Thank Maggie J
Justin R, General Manager at Brownstone Bistro, responded to this review

We do have some excellent new staff! Thank you for your continued patronage. More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

My friend and I dropped in for a beer on the patio on Friday night. They had some good beer and a great $5 bottled beer special. We had another friend meeting us for dinner later, we hadn't picked a restaurant yet, but ended up staying a Brownstones for dinner, we went inside as the patio had filled up.. The... More 

Thank never_seen_romania
Justin R, General Manager at Brownstone Bistro, responded to this review

Our friday $5 bottle beer program has been doing so well, I`m happy that you came for a drink and stayed for the food. See you again! More 

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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
$12 - $26
Italian, Canadian, Bar, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 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 - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 603 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1Z5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 416-920-6288
Family owned Italian/Continental fusion restaurant. We have been a staple in the Yonge and Wellesley community for the past 13 years. Just recently we underwent a major renovation courtesy of the TV show Restaurant Takover on the Food Network. Ambiance is elegant and classy without being pretentious or stuck up. Our exceptionally-trained staff provide our guests with fast and efficient service while ensuring they feel relaxed and comfortable, never rushed. But most importantly, they make sure our guests feel welcome in our home.

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