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Saint James's Gate An Irish Pub And Restaurant

#506 of 6,809 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, Pub, Canadian, British
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5140 Dundas St W, Toronto, Ontario M9A 1C2, Canada
+1 647-350-5140
10:30 - 23:00
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Sun 10:30 - 23:00
Mon 11:30 - 23:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat 10:30 - 02:00
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Toronto, Canada
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94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch with my wife. We both ordered specials which were very good. The service was friendly and efficient. Nice atmosphere, higher end pub. Excellent beer selection. Good variety on the menu. Will definitely go again.

Thank Tim V
Patrick G, Owner at Saint James's Gate An Irish Pub And Restaurant, responded to this review

Tim, thanks for the kind words and we are glad that you and your wife enjoyed your experience. Appreciate your feedback! More 

Level Contributor
26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for a renion it was great. They gave us a seperate room/waiter was fabulous and seperate bills. Food was fine as well. It was a very easy night out. Thank you

Thank mariatollbar
Patrick G, Owner at Saint James's Gate An Irish Pub And Restaurant, responded to this review

Maria, Glad to hear you enjoyed your experience at the pub. Hope you also enjoyed meeting up with people at your reunion. More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Went there for dinner and would definitely be back again. The service was great and the food was outstanding. The live music lineup looks interesting - can't wait to check it out.

Thank Dalia E
Patrick G, Owner at Saint James's Gate An Irish Pub And Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your experience! We have live music on Friday and Saturday nights and a East coast kitchen party on the first Sunday of every month from 4-8pm. More 

Mississauga, Canada
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Great menu options. Service was good with plenty of tap beer choices . The entertainment started at 9pm and was good for a small area not to loud but toe tapping . The only complaint was parking very limited and you must pay .

Thank _sherlockgordon
Patrick G, Owner at Saint James's Gate An Irish Pub And Restaurant, responded to this review

Were glad you enjoyed your experience. We have 6 parking spots in the front and an additional 10 in the back that are free. If those are full then we have Green "P" parking behind the pub in the lane. Look forward to seeing you again. More 

Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Best kept secret among the locals. Servers seem very happy to be there. Come early since it is often full during the week. Food and drink specials offered every day.

Thank Naturak
Patrick G, Owner at Saint James's Gate An Irish Pub And Restaurant, responded to this review

Naturak, thanks for the support. We love our staff as much as they love working at The Gate. #beststaffever More 

Toronto, Canada
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120 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Irish pub, right ??? Well, it serves a nice pint of Guinness, and our server Stephen, was terrific. Other than having , Irish posters etc. it really doesn't remind me of Ireland. Food wise??. my wife had a chicken/bacon sandwich with greasy fries...The sandwich was pretty good, she said !... I had, huevos rancheros...very disappointing, bland, even when I added... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We booked our staff party at St James's Gate for last Friday (December 16th), it was totally last minute because our previous venue cancelled on us, but they did it! Thank you to Katherine for helping us organize everything. Everybody loved it! The food was great and the service even better. It was a success. Also a great big thank... More 

Thank spm129
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Discovered SJG a few weeks back after moving to the neighbourhood. Been back regularly. Staff is great. Ambiance is warm and welcoming. Food is good and well priced. Have had burgers, wings fish and chips, Hunter pie (stew) and Country Chicken pie. They have been amazing. They have live music on some nights. You have to come here. Highly recommended.

Thank Chris M
Ontario, Canada
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

I ordered the 1 lb wings ,I wanted them split in two sauces but they don't do that so I said hot. There were only 6 wings and they were dry. So I just asked for more sauce and then they were really good. But they charge $13.89 for just 6 wings. My husband got the two piece fish and... More 

Thank Melanie C
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

St James Gate has become our neighbourhood go-to for casual dining and drinks with friends. The service and food have been excellent, as well as the music. Seems to be a popular destination for families as well. Would highly recommend!

Thank Robert P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, Pub, Canadian, British
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Free Off-Street Parking
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5140 Dundas St W, Toronto, Ontario M9A 1C2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Etobicoke
  • Neighbourhood: Etobicoke
  • Phone Number: +1 647-350-5140
About St. James's Gate Irish Alehouse & Restaurant Located in the heart of Islington Village in Toronto. St. James's Gate takes pride in genuine Irish hospitality, quality food, friendly service and craic (Gaelic for good times). We feature twenty beers on tap, martini and wine lists, and a vast collection of Irish whiskeys and scotches. St. James's Gate also offers a vast food menu containing traditional pub fare, appetizer options and complete entrees as well as party and catering menu's. We also offer a full kids menu and serve brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. St James's Gate has a total capacity of 180 patrons inside and 65 outside and provides handicap accessibility. Amenities include a full-service bar with seating for dining, large seasonal patio, a private event room, free WI-FI, 10 HD Flat Screen TV's, BIG SCREEN and two fireplaces. Open 7 days a week offering the perfect location for dining, drinking and hosting that special event.

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