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Brownstone Bistro

) #457 of 7,017 Restaurants in Toronto $$ - $$$ Italian, ,
603 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1Z5, Canada
+1 416-920-6288
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (39 reviews)
“steak” (34 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Bar, Canadian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
603 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1Z5, Canada
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1 - 10 of 312 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We chanced upon this place for dinner and found it very good. We were five and everyone enjoyed everything. Very nice service too.

Thank KMGeneva
Reviewed 2 July 2017

I went to Brownstone's for brunch when I was in Toronto for the pride parade. The staff were incredibly friendly (and quite good looking), even offering to serve us alcohol before 11am. I ordered eggs Benedict, and had a red wine sangria. Everything everyone at...More

Thank Megan G
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Was with a group of four, two of which had been here before and had raved about the food. We arrived for our 6pm reservation, which didn't seem to matter since we were seated without anyone asking our name or confirming our reservation in a...More

1  Thank Eponine000
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We had a great experience eating at this place back in February (Winterlicious), so we were curious to see if we would get the same experience and we did. Fine service and served quickly. Didn't feel rushed and could enjoy the food which was good,...More

Thank CGermain333
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

We visited here before going onto the cinema. From the front it looks quite plain, but inside the decor is good. We were quickly shown to a table by the window (we had no reservation but there were plenty of available seats on a Wednesday...More

1  Thank BigMerk
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

The waiters did their best to connect with all customers but that can only go that far trying to compensate for really bad food. This used to be a great restaurant but it's really slipping. We got in for brunch and everything we ordered was...More

Thank Traveler2009
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Not downtown but oh so close, this is a fine bistro. The steaks and fish and pastas and reasonable wines are all there but what makes it all work is the care and engaging staff. Very well done. A fine experience.

Thank Fred B
Reviewed 7 May 2017

I have been here before and returned with a friend who is visiting Canada for the first time. It was great to have an excellent waiter who also spoke the same language as my friend. We had a great meal.

Thank 1simon1
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Food was delicious. Services was great. Ambiance was inviting and relaxing. Price is certainly reasonable. Plus on Thursdays to Saturdays they have live Jazz. Awesome!

Thank MohawkEagle
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Terrible service terrible food. Had lunch here with my brother, the server forgot my water and realized it after I asked for the third time and didn't offer an apology. My salad had brown leaves all over it, one piece of cucumber and about 3...More

1  Thank foodobsessed78
Nearby
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
...More
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Jude D
16 February 2016|
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Response from MrB66 | Reviewed this property |
We did not stay to find out. We were standing in line for 10-15 minutes. No one from "front of house" even acknowledged us or anyone else in line. We did not stay. We will not return
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$26
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 603 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1Z5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-920-6288
  • E-mail
Description
Family owned Italian/Continental fusion restaurant. We have been a staple in the Yonge and Wellesley community for the past 13 years. Just recently we underwent a major renovation courtesy of the TV show Restaurant Takover on the Food Network. Ambiance is elegant and classy without being pretentious or stuck up. Our exceptionally-trained staff provide our guests with fast and efficient service while ensuring they feel relaxed and comfortable, never rushed. But most importantly, they make sure our guests feel welcome in our home.
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