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Prohibition Gastropub & Oyster Bar

#463 of 6,600 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
East End
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
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696 Queen St East, Toronto, Ontario M4M 1G9, Canada
10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We came for summerlicious after previously dining here off of their regular menu. We were really excited because they actually had a great menu. All 3 of us ordered pierogies as an appetizer and it took an hour and 10 minutes to get just the appetizer. Once we got it, the food was delicious but we were now really curious... More 

Thank SarasitaZee
Toronto, Canada
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was very excited about visiting Prohibition Gastropub based on the food reviews. Anticipated potential service issues based on the service reviews. Went for summerlicious 1st off, prices have been upped - but hoped that would come with better food. Made reservations. Was greeted and seated immediately. Waitress came by with water and then was MIA for a bit. Came and... More 

Thank UCLMSatchel
Toronto, Canada
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92 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for a Summerlicious dinner in a group of 7 in July. Pretty much right from the start our server seemed to want to be anywhere other than actually serving our table. You would think a server, who works for tips, would actually put a tiny bit of effort in. Sat for long periods of time waiting for her... More 

Thank cantrav10
Richmond Hill, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a disappointing birthday meal during summerlicious 2016. Our reservation was at 8 pm on a Sunday night with a "strict 2 hour seat limit". We were served our appetizer at 9 pm. Dinner came at 10:14 pm. Little to no explanation on why dinner was late other than "supply issues". To top it off our orders were incorrect. At... More 

Thank Alice K
Toronto, Canada
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94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Went here a couple Fridays ago around 6ish on a beautiful warm sunny evening - the decor/bar is nice however the menu was lacking snacking items - we wanted to have an appetizer prior to moving onto an event we were attending that night but there was no good choices on their menu and as other reviewers have put the... More 

Thank KLH21
Rutherford, New Jersey
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53 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Fantastic food, Really cool vibe and great staff. Went with a group and everything was perfect. Really cool atmosphere in a great local neigbourhoood.

Thank NYCAlarmGal
Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

My son and daughter, who had been to the Prohibition previously suggested we take in the basketball playoffs there, only to arrive and find the pub under new management. Aside from the waitress who had admitted that the place had been in chaos for over six months it was clear that the staff, starting from the manager down was somewhat... More 

Thank Steve_Tiss
Ottawa, Canada
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Prohibition truly embodies everything a gastro pub should have! With exceptional service, and the most perfectly created high end pub food! First decent restaurant I went to in Toronto and have been looking for it to review since I started up on TA! I only went for brunch but their duck confit eggs Benedict changed my life! And fresh varying... More 

Thank Greg G
Toronto, Canada
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90 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

I really like Prohibition. I live right around the corner and go fairly often. The brunch is amazing and definitely the best value for money I have found for breakfast/brunch in our part of town. Unfortunately today I had a less than great lunch experience with one of their signature dishes - the 'truffle mac n cheese'. If you love... More 

Thank Sherill3
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77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

I was here for drinks and dinner for a friend's birthday. We had a cool table at the front of the restaurant looking out on Queen Street, it gave the feeling of privacy but still being part of the energy. The place was very busy and I always take that as a good sign. Being so busy we had to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $40
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 696 Queen St East, Toronto, Ontario M4M 1G9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > East End
  • Neighborhood: East End
  • Phone Number: 4164062669

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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East End
The East End is an eclectic amalgamation of areas that team up to make this district one of the most multi-faceted and alluring. Home to Toronto's LGBT community hub, Gay Village is alive and pumping day or night with friendly bars, nightclubs, and cafes – its thumb is on the pulse of excitement. For a more relaxed day, the East End has the largest collection of restored Victorian homes, and its stately streets, tree-lined and bursting at the seams with affluence, often sport farmers markets and street artists, epitomized by the effusive St. Lawrence Market. One of the most gorgeous of Toronto's neighborhoods, it also straddles Lake Ontario in an area called The Beach, where you'll find folks cycling and strolling along the sandy shorelines, getting some sun or enjoying shopping, dining, and pub options. For some fabulous food, the vivacious personalities running the restaurants in the East End's Greektown is only equaled by the fun and authenticity of the street stalls and restaurants at its expansive Indian Bazaar. 'Something for everyone' has never been so accurate.
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