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The Blake House

#149 of 6,792 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Downtown
Bar, Canadian, Pub
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449 Jarvis St, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2G8, Canada
+1 416-975-1867
Today
10:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 23:00
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St. John's, Canada
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here couple of times now since moving to toronto. The steak was good both times, as well as the sides. The lounge is rather small but i did have a seat each time i went, The tvs are above the bar which is nice for watching games. the service is friendly as well.

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Thank Hawkeyenewfoundland
Toronto, Canada
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109 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for lunch with my mom from out of town - nice pub food with a cozy/casual atmosphere including a real fireplace! Special grilled cheese was avocado and shrimp, we tried the club and the veggie wrap - tasty! They were out of goat cheese for the wrap and subbed feta which was still very tasty! The sever was... More 

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Thank munchkinkaty
Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have lived in Toronto for almost 15 years and The Blake House has become my favourite restaurant. The food is delicious, the owners and the staff are super friendly and the prices are budget friendly. While I love their regular menu, I have a soft spot for their Sunday roast beef diner as well as their special occassion prix-fixe... More 

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Thank brigitte m
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

While checking in to our hotel the lady at the front desk recommended we try The Blake House. We stayed at Ramada, The Blake House was about a 5 minute walk up the street from our hotel. The Blake House had such a cool vibe. We were welcomed and seated quickly even without a reservation. The waitress was so friendly.... More 

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Thank Sarah R
Peterborough, Canada
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

I stopped in for a quick bite to eat before getting on the greyhound bus to head out of town. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was well prepared, tastely with nice sized portions. The washrooms were clean and smelled fresh which to be is always a big indicator of what goes on behind the kitchen doors.

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Thank PawDuck
Halifax Region, Canada
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Hi have been to the Blakehouse before we left for the east coast 3years agoit is owned by 3brothers very friendly atmosphere really good food and they have a party room downstairs I am going back to Toronto on Saturday. Meeting party of very close friends would like to recommend it to people visiting the city.

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Thank Gerrard251
Ottawa, Canada
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397 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We met friends for dinner on a warm Thursday evening and sat on the patio. The service was attentive and the food was good burgers, pasta, etc. They accommodated one guest's food restrictions well. I would go back.

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Thank rondi3
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Yes, shopping, on a Sunday and we were tired and didn't want to go home to cook. Sure, we could eat fast and cheap, but why do that when, for a few dollars more, you can get quality food? The Blake House is not the Keg Mansion! It's not crowded, it's not noisy, service is attentive, and portion size is... More 

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Thank Bill P
Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I had the veal special which was delicious. My friend had the pasta special - equally delicious. as always, the daily specials are particularly good

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Thank Doron H
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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170 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Nice building, but that was the best part. Service and food were ok. We all had steak, three different kinds. One was good, two were ok. The french fries were overdone and the bread was definitely not fresh.

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Bar, Canadian, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 449 Jarvis St, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2G8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-975-1867

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Staying in Downtown

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Downtown
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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