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C'est what?

#120 of 6,774 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
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67 Front Street East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Church Street)
+1 416-867-9499
11:30 - 02:00
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 11:30 - 01:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

C'est what is a great place to take visitors to Toronto or have a nice meal/grab a pint. The bar specializes in local craft beers, and has an interesting and eclectic selection which a lot of my friends have enjoyed. The food menu is pretty good, probably best described as gastr-pub. My favourites here are coffee porter ribs and lamb... More 

Thank ChrisInToronto2
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109 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A colleague took me to this place for a meeting. It's great! The food is excellent and the selection of craft beer second to none. I'm a vegetarian and was pleased to see a reasonably wide choice of things I could eat. The Moroccan Stew I had was very tasty indeed. This place is lively, fun and well worth a... More 

Thank James G
Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

only place in the winter for it's great hearth fireplace. great beers nice atmosphere, needs more ciders though.

Thank aaqq2014
London, Canada
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566 reviews
416 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is down in the basement, which might seem a little dark, but they've transformed it into cozy. Bear brick on the walls, an area near the fire for just lounging on couches while you sip and talk. Very comfy. The food is also good. Enjoyed the pulled pork tortilla, and my son did a number on the huge... More 

Thank morl8tr
Greenville, South Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in based on a recommendation from a local and were not disappointed. Great beer selection and a fun atmosphere. Service was great!

Thank Jessi F
Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there for lunch and were amazed at the beer selection. Seven cask ales? One or two is the norm. Then there were ten plus push beers on tap. Our food was fresh and delicious. The servers were friendly and attentive. The underground location, decor and fireplace makes it very cozy. Great place!

Thank UP-Paddler
Toronto, Canada
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286 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate at C'est What because we wanted to hear the band that was scheduled to play late last Friday night. We were pleasantly surprised that the food was very good, as was the service. We'll definitely go back.

Thank TorontoOceanBaby
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

C'est What is just one of those bars. You know, the one where last night's epic story began, or ended. It's a great place to drink, eat, and relax with friends, or family. There's lots of great staff who love beer, almost as much as they love working there. Local, fresh and always delicious. With so many craft beers to... More 

Thank Gian M
Holland, Michigan
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113 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a late lunch with my husband after walking around town. Location was good, as it's in the basement of a building located a short walk from the St. Lawrence Market. The place is cozy and quiet, and we were seated right away when we arrived. Staff was very friendly and attentive the entire time we were there.... More 

Thank flounder08
Whitchurch-Stouffville, Canada
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent range of craft beers in a subterranean cellar on Front St. Great atmosphere and very knowledgeable staff. Samples on offer. Food is quite good but the menu rarely changes. No pub food on offer. Steep steps to pub level. Would have given 5 stars - took one away for the boring menu. A must visit.

Thank Ian S

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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
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 67 Front Street East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    (Church Street)
  • Public Transportation: C'est What is located on Front Street three blocks east of Union Station. Streetcars stop one block north at King St. and Church St.
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-867-9499

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