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“The HALL in the Wall...”

The HOLE in the WALL
Ranked #404 of 8,650 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
Neighborhood: West End
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: West End
Lunenburg, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“The HALL in the Wall...”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Can't say enough good about this place - atmosphere, service, prices, fun, all in one! We came in for New Year's Eve and were treated like royalty! Definitely a place I'd frequent if I lived nearby. Perfect mix of trendy and casual with tons of history and character. We jokingly said it was more like the Hall in the Wall as at it's widest points it measures 9.5'. We ate a big family meal before we went out so we missed out on the cuisine but lots of people around us ordered and it looked incredible - excellent presentation. I had the BEST New Year's Eve of my life here thanks to the hospitality of the owners - I will certainly recommend this place highly to all my friends living in or visiting Toronto's West end.

  • Visited January 2014
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English first
Toronto, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“imagine a one lane bowling alley full of beer and oysters.”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

On second thought, don't do that because it sounds sort of slippery and gross. Mind you, the H in the W really does have the dimensions of a single lane bowlerama, albeit a cool old vintage tiled one...and the place really does have a good selection of local brewskis. ( not quite as good as the indy ale house across the street, but what this place loses in beer selection, it makes up for in groovy ambience...and in fact you should, if you are an infrequent visitor to dundas and keele area, go to both spots in the same visit.) And, come to think of it, they really will sell you a half dozen malpecs for a reasonable price, which makes for an elegant little nosh between sips. Friendly and cool and ideal for you and one other person. A little too intimate for meeting more than one or two friends though, I'd say. So just go with your beloved, if you can handle an entire evening of staring at their lovely mugs while they tell you about the weirdos they work with. This is oversharing, isn't it? But there's a method to my madness, because this place is small enough that it is ideal for inveterate, shameless eavesdroppers like you.

  • Visited November 2013
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Canada
2 reviews
“Amazing Food and Atmosphere”
Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

We've been to this place many times and it never disappoints! Great for a quick drink but also for a fantastic meal. They have live music in the evenings sometimes and that's always been good too. All around thumbs up for hole in the wall!!

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
“Can't get any better!”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

My favorite place to unwind! Great atmosphere, great food and great ppl who work there. Can't forget the fantastic beer!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Jenny T
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Toronto, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Excellent food/ excellent beer”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

It truly is a 'hole' in the wall but worth the effort to find. With a great line-up of local craft beers (ever changing!) and complementary food, the staff makes you feel welcome. The small menu has something for everyone, all well cooked and plated. Watching musicians play on the smallest stage while patrons head to the bathroom ducking under guitar necks is fun too.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Cec M
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