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“Awesome lunch and wonderful service!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Houston Avenue Bar and Grill

Houston Avenue Bar and Grill
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Ranked #476 of 8,405 Restaurants in Toronto
Price range: $15 - $41
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Bar, Canadian
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Yonge St. & Wellington St.
Transit: TTC - Houston Avenue bar & Grill is located one block south of the King St. subway stop on the Yonge line.
Description: As a proudly Canadian owned business, Houston Avenue Bar & Grill has a new attitude towards our food, decor, and our guests...We Take Your Fun Seriously! Keeping up with the demands of the neighbourhood’s young professionals, our Yonge and Wellington location is leading the charge with a stylish and effortlessly classy decor, outstanding service from a dedicated brigade of friendly staff, and of course - exceptional food.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awesome lunch and wonderful service!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

I came by to watch a football match and have lunch the very cute bartender Jenn was accommodating and found the tv channel straight away. The Cod sandwich and French Onion soup was delicious. Five star service would highly recommend.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank rowdyrob
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Huntsville, Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews
“"An interesting night out"”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013

Arrived about 11:30pm on Saturday night and stayed until close. When we arrived we sat the bar and received excellent service right away. By the way the one bartender was very nice to look at. After sitting for a while we noticed all the bartenders were doing numerous shots and drinking all night. We were quite shocked, as the night went on the service got worst, as they continued to consume alcohol. We found it not right she couldn't even understand what was being ordered by numerous customers. We don't think the bartenders should be intoxicated while serving alcohol. Other than the lengthy time it took to get drinks, the atmosphere was great and would likely check it out again. It was a great time hanging out with my friend.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Renee B
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David T, General Manager at Houston Avenue Bar and Grill, responded to this review, February 11, 2013
Your online comment is appreciated. For clarification you attended a staff party Saturday evening which few selected guests are welcome to partake. Glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and be sure to visit us again when you travel to Toronto.
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2013

For friendly and quality service this place is a must. Despite being sat at the bar, Jen, our bar tender and server, was extremely friendly and very on the ball with making sure we had everything we needed. One of the best business lunches in Toronto - I'd definitely go back again.

Visited February 2013
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1 Thank NicholasW33
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Brampton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2013

I've been to Houston's a few times both for food and drinks. I've always had a great time. It's a modern restaurant with great music. The food is great. The atmosphere is awesome. Whether you sit at the bar or at a table, the bar staff/waitresses take care of you.

I had Leisha as my waitress and she did an amazing job. Whether it was to refill our drinks or just come by to ensure the food was good, she was there when you needed her. Or before you even realized you did.

Excellent service. Fun atmosphere. Delicious food. Definitely recommend.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank rvaliave
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A great experience every time!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

I have been to Houston's several times and would return again in a heartbeat. The service, food and atmosphere are fantastic. The last time I dined there, the server recognized me from my last visit and the head chef even personally served us our main dish and chatted with us! I would highly recommend Houston's for any occasion.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Susan G
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