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Beast Restaurant

#291 of 6,752 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Queen Street and West Queen West
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96 Tecumseth St, Toronto, Ontario M6J 2H1, Canada
+1 647-352-6000
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Dallas, Texas
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Beast was a fine dining choice for our family before a show at Second City. For dinner expect tapas-style small plates. Portions were a bit small for four to share (with our 2 older sons) but we made it work. While waitstaff recommended 3-4 dishes per guest, we did just fine with 9 for family of 4. The staff... More 

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Thank Jennifer C
Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Beast is a hidden gem in a sea of over-priced, pompous restaurants on King St West. The food is creative, delicious and surprisingly well-priced. It's a refreshing departure from the King West prototype. A couple things to know: 1. It is small. If you're not early, there's a good chance you're not getting in. And that's part of what makes... More 

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Thank Brandon C
St. John's, Canada
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

4 of us went for brunch on Saturday and had an amazing time. Our server Aline made the experience even better and certainly gave us a few chuckles. From the donuts, pollo loco sandy, French toast with duck confit, and two different Benny's on biscuits, all were tasty treats. Would go back in a heart beat and certainly recommend this... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

The food was really good, compliments to the chef. However for the price we paid for each dish we felt we should have got a little more. Accept that they are aiming for tapas type food but they should price the plates as tapas not as a main dish! The service was a little slow at times to but friendly.

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Thank JamesL1988
Australia
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I can't believe this place is rated highly. The service was horrible, definitely not kid friendly and the potatoes were stale. We called ahead and we're told we'd have a table within 20mins and ended up waiting 1.5 hours. The wait staff are pretty useless and you're lucky if someone comes by your table frequently to check if everything is... More 

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Kingston
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

If you are going, get there early or be prepared to wait in line. Yes the food is that good. Like having brunch at grandmas house except for the Mexican twist part. An old house converted into a small restaurant you are eating in the living room! Coffee ground to order, homemade biscuits, fresh, fresh! If I was to go... More 

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Thank michellegL5840MT
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Loved the restaurant, great food, great survive and great price. We came for brunch and had fantastic eggs and my meal came with a beer.

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Thank John L
Bavaria, Germany
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115 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

I had read lots of reviews and hat looked at the pictures and we definitely wanted to check out this restaurant. It is located in a quiet neighborhood, the restaurant is small but cosy, the waiters are very committed to their job and will explain in all kinds of details what each dish has, as well as recommend house specialties.... More 

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Thank XCM25
Toronto, Canada
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

The kitchen is small and the food came out as it was ready the rose wine and riesling were not good the sardines in the salad were too fishy which says they are old the crab cake was good the bread was good with pimento cheese spread but that is something I can make at home easily

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New York City, New York
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93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed this place, they specialize in small plates & we were lucky enough to be there when they were doing a half off on bottled wines...a great savings!! We had a pickle plate, delicious home made Parker rolls with a spicy cheesy spread, a cheese plate with local artisanal cheeses & a duck breast plate…everything was delicious but the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$29
Cuisine
Canadian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 96 Tecumseth St, Toronto, Ontario M6J 2H1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Queen Street and West Queen West
  • Neighbourhood: Queen Street and West Queen West
  • Phone Number: +1 647-352-6000
Description
Local flare in a small and intimate setting. Located in Toronto's King West area with a beautiful patio for the summer time.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Queen Street and West Queen West
Known as the Art & Design District, West Queen West is one of the most energetic and dynamic of Toronto's neighborhoods. Along with its great modernist museums, clubs, and restaurants, it's home to some of the funkiest specialty shops, ranging from clothing to stationary to collectables, and caters to niche and vintage shoppers of all kinds. That makes it a mecca for creatives, including hobbyists designers, writers, and painters. With ink on their hands and fabric pelts in their bags, visitors to Queen Street traverse the avant-garde blend of historic architecture and ultra-contemporary fare. Home to some of Toronto's chicest hotels and most modish java fixes, busy with street cars, and always suffused with live music drifting onto packed patios at bars and clubs by nightfall, the vibrancy of West Queen West is undeniable.
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