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Prohibition Gastropub & Oyster Bar

#427 of 6,780 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
+1 416-406-2669
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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Richmond Hill
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice spot. Seems like Gastropub is the latest restaurant trend. Nice way of saying comfort food in my mind. The food was good, service a bit slow and unmindful, but not a huge deal in a very busy place. My wife had the Can O' Lamb as pictured. It was different as you can see, the cooked? warmed up? lamb... More 

Thank filebay
Santiago, Chile
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104 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Was very pleasantly surprised at this gastropub with really good food, tolerable music level and very good service even though it was a Saturday night. The menu is varied and I can highly recommend the poutine as well as the perogies. We sat at the bar and while all the tables were full, it was still relatively quiet and one... More 

Thank avcapobi
Sydney, Australia
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106 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Prohibition is a gastro pub in the east end of Toronto. Its well put together, has a good selecttion of screens for those needing some sports stimulus, comfortable seating / booths and an excellent selection of cold beers. The place also has tasty food, well above average for a pub, with the 2 dishes that stood out for our family... More 

1 Thank Frank V
Ottawa, Canada
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family of 7 arrived for brunch one Sunday afternoon in December and we were all treated to excellent meals, served piping hot, from our friendly waitress,

1 Thank DugaldandNancy M
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

Very much enjoyed the experience - they have a pretty eclectic décor, with 80's music videos playing on the TVs. Service was excellent and attentive. The food was quite good - I had the fried chicken (which was slightly over-done), but the chicken was still moist inside. The sides were excellent - the corn and potatoes were fantastic. My wife... More 

Thank JohninTO
Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

Great Gastro food, amazing service and the perfect place for a sit up bar to watch whatever sport you enjoy. They host a selection of various pub faire favourites as well as a few decidedly amazing specials. With a breakfast meal that is served for brunch, if you so choose, they've nailed down the entirety of the day with everything... More 

Thank Brendan M
Moab, Utah
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

Thanks again Nicole for being the most attentive server I've had in ages! Duck poutine was different and tasty and will be back for it again! Oh and the bloody mary was one of the best I've had!

Thank skydreamin
Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

This is a solid neighborhood bar. A good selection of drinks and beer. They have a "hooch hour". Delicious nachos and a weekend brunch. Good service.

Thank 33yo
Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

I discovered this place for brunch a couple of years ago with my friend. Kids eat free by the way for brunch if you have any, always good to know. This is a gastro pub so the food prices are a tad higher but so is the quality of the food and local ingredients. I have never been disappointed here.... More 

Thank yoyobeach
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Always bad service. Bartenders are talking to girls rather than serving drinks. Drinks are watered down because not full ounce in mixed drinks. Racist to non-white people.

Thank Tallboyz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $40
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, 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: +1 416-406-2669

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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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