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Brownstone Bistro

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603 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1Z5, Canada
416-920-6288
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
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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Pembroke, Canada
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had the steak special. Cooked to perfection. Waiter was awesome. Never had a bad meal here yet. Visited in June and ate here three times.

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Thank Maggie J
Toronto
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I made a visit to the Brownstone Bistro recently and the location and decor was wonderful! I had the eggs benedict which was presented nicely and for the most part tasted wonderful but the hollandiase sauce tasted watery and fell flat in my opinion, however, not all was lost. The salad that I ordered was fresh and tasted very good.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was surprised that you get a lot of the food gluten free. I tried the gluten free Pizza. But the beef is good too.

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Thank roguevan
New York City, New York
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182 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cute place with very nice service but the food really fell flat. I ordered the breakfast casserole which had way too much zucchini and the potatoes really looked and tasted like bread crumbs. My girlfriend had the Caprese Frittata and it was too oily so she only ate half. They gave us these mini banana muffins to start and those... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Brownstone in July 2016, after years of not having visited. I had the chicken strips from the appetizer menu, and a cocktail. For $10 you receive a few small pieces of chicken in balsamic vinaigrette. It is served with plum sauce, but the flavour of the plum sauce competes strongly with the balsamic, making for a strongly unappealing... More 

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Cobourg, Ontario
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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!

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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 

Scarborough
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

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.

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

Thank you. See you again! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

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 

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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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103 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

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.

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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 July 25, 2016

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 

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

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $26
Cuisine
Italian, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Bar, International
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
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
Description
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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