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Brownstone Bistro

$$ - $$$Italian, ,
603 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1Z5, Canada
+1 416-920-6288
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
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Italian, Bar, Canadian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
603 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1Z5, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went during Winterlicious with my mom and sister, because we love Winterlicious and were in the area. First complaint, winterlicious needs to stop including mediocre restaurants, because it is just not worth the time or money. Service started out promising, waiter was friendly and served...More

Thank jbo606
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends and I arrived at this location at sharp 3:45 p.m., hoping to catch their lunch special which we have once previously enjoyed. However, upon arriving we waited at their doorway for a good 2 minutes before the man whom we witnessed smoking outside...More

Thank janetrobinson1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed lunch at this swanky style bistro in the heart of the city, where the portions were great! Just enough of a hearty meal to satisfy your craving but fill you up and energize you for the rest of the day's activities. I appreciated that...More

Thank N2931ZLnicoles
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were looking for somewhere to have a drink before r dinner, and decided on the Brownstone Bistro & Bar. It's an old building with a view of Yonge Street. My companion ordered an imported beer but they were out of it, and he asked...More

Thank Scarberian
Reviewed January 6, 2018

We have been to this restaurant twice in the past two weeks. Once on a weekend and again on a weeknight. We were well taken care of by the servers and the food was very well presented and delicious. The four of us all had...More

1  Thank djsteele2017
Reviewed January 1, 2018

What should have been a nice meal was ruined by sloppy preparation and poor handling. The quesadilla was lacking cheese, all bunched up in the centre with no filling in spots. The pico de gallo was stale, had been frozen, and the chop was far...More

Thank alrak56
Reviewed December 27, 2017

For a restaurant that has a pretty good rating this was one of the worst experiences i've had. So much so that I decided to write my first review! The service was terrible and caused us to be late for our show up the street....More

Thank Mia K
Reviewed December 27, 2017

Being from the area we thought we would try Brownstone as a possible new local restaurant. Let me say it was a one and done experience. We went in a little later in the evening after the dinner rush and were served by a gentleman...More

Thank Jason W
Reviewed December 13, 2017 via mobile

After a show at the CAA Theatre (formerly the Panasonic Theatre) we were looking for nice restaurant to cap of a great show at the CAA Theatre (Million Dollar Quartet - Great show btw). Boy, did we luck out. We were warmly greeted by the...More

3  Thank Gary C
Reviewed December 13, 2017

Last evening (Dec. 12), two of my friends and I arrived at Brownstone Bistro a little after 6 p.m. We were in Toronto to attend a performance of Million Dollar Quartet, just up the street on Yonge. We had walked up from Dundas Square and...More

Thank katheliz12
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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Jude D
February 15, 2016|
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Response from MrB66 | Reviewed this property |
We did not stay to find out. We were standing in line for 10-15 minutes. No one from "front of house" even acknowledged us or anyone else in line. We did not stay. We will not return
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $26
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
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: +1 416-920-6288
  • E-mail
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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