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227 Ossington Ave.
Toronto, ON M6J 2Z8
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The Saint Details
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Wednesday 4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Thursday - Saturday 4:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. Brunch Saturday & Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Brunch
Saturday - Monday: 10:30am - 3:30pm
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American, Steak, Comfort Food
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Dundas St W
The TTC stops at the corner of Ossington Ave, and Dundas St W. a two minute walk north of The Saint Tavern. You can take either the Dundas W streetcar or the Ossington Bus.
Ample on street parking as well as a public pay parking lot at the rear of our building.
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Diners' Choice Winner
Great for Brunch
...shame about the Dark and
Stormy! Enjoyed a great meal here - buck-a-shuck oysters were great, as was the beef salami. Mains (steak and daily sausage, respectively) were delicious, especially the light touch of the 'tater tots' with the steak. Only downside was the after-dinner cocktail (dark and stormy) we decided to have, which tasted nothing like a Dark and Stormy that either of us had ever had. To be fair, the waitress noticed our displeasure and offered to change the drinks, but being polite Canadians, we both declined (much to our regret). Even so, meal was very good and service was, as well..."
Dined on 2/24/2014
Having been there once before and
loved it, I brought a friend from out of town to enjoy The Saint. We tried almost all of the small plates, the burger and the sausage of the day which were all amazing, as well as some cocktails and beers. Everything was excellent, including the service, the only thing that we could say negatively was that the blueberry pie wasn't stellar, but still good, and not what their known for. Would definitely recommend."
Dined on 2/23/2014
I had brunch at The Saint and was
very happy with the experience .... sunny spot at the front, great service and yummy food! I went back for dinner ... nice booth, great service and good food. My friends had enjoyable meals (burger, fried chicken). I ordered the skirt steak and although the flavours were delicious, the meat was very chewy. The waiter did describe the meal for me but I tried it anyway. A different cut of beef would have made my meal perfect. Dessert is delicious but large - good for sharing."
Dined on 2/22/2014
Went for brunch last Sunday for
the first time as the menu was different and interesting featuring a lot of duck which I love. We had reservations at 11am and our server took our drink and food order about 15 minutes after we were seated. However, it took about 30 minutes before our food order arrived which is really slow considering I had ordered a salad and my husband the eggs benedict. Granted the ingredients were very fresh and the food was tasty, but nothing that extraordinary to warrant the long wait. On a side note, if you're going to give it a try, the thick cut bacon is very tasty!"
Dined on 2/9/2014
Great venue for a good Sunday
dinner, especially the Yorkshire Pudding"
Dined on 2/9/2014
Buck-a-shuck oysters?!? Where else
in Toronto can you find such a great deal?"
Dined on 2/3/2014
Another trip to the Saint for
"Buck a Shuck" on a Tuesday evening. Food was great as usual. Those pirogies are to die for. The only glitch was the service. It took a long long time between appetizers and the main course and on top of it all, the server totally forgot to bring out the soup ordered by one of the diners. This is inexcusable and hopefully is just a blip on the Saint's otherwise great record."
Dined on 1/28/2014
I went to The Saint for brunch,
and it was awesome! The food was super tasty, and it's such a cute restaurant. Our server was great, he seemed to know exactly when I needed more coffee...not just when my cup was empty, but just as the coffee in my cup began to cool off, he would top me up. A very important skill to have as a server :) Will definitely come back"
Dined on 1/25/2014
The Saint was reliable yet again
for comfort food with a twist. The steak is excellent and the dessetrs tasty. Quiet in the early evening and heats up after 9:00."
Dined on 1/23/2014
So many amazing dinners have been
spoilt for me in Toronto over the past couple of years due to the service staff. However, our server knew exactly what she was talking about when it came to the menu, and everything she recommended was spot on - from the main course, to the paired wine. She was friendly and professional ad clearly enjoys what she does. The food (we started with oysters, followed by warm olives and the we went for the special - Wagyu beef shoulder and truffle mash) was fresh, of a very high standard and prepared perfectly."
Dined on 1/17/2014
Four of us had brunch on Saturday
and were very happy. The ambience is casual and very homey. The large leather booths offer a cozy and intimate feel while being open to the bar allows easy access for wait staff. The menu was simple and offered a number of interesting choices including a duck eggs benny and homemade donuts. The portions were generous and the flavor balance was very good. I have a high spice pallet and they were able to accommodate my request with a very delicious hot sauce - not your typical tobacco or sriracha. Our favorites were definitely the homemade donuts (strawberry and cream filling tossed in icing sugar) and the homemade scones( more like a dense and crumbly cake - yum!) The service was also excellent."
Dined on 1/11/2014
Great food in 'Tavern '
Dined on 1/9/2014
Fantastic restaurant. I've never
had a bad meal there. Good beer and wine list, great menu and service. I will always recommend this place."
Dined on 1/6/2014
Knowledgeable servers, great
cocktails and beer taps. High quality food prepared expertly. Great place to watch a game, go on a date or grab brunch. Highly recommend!"
Dined on 12/31/2013
I had a great time dining at The
Saint for New Years Eve."
Dined on 12/31/2013
The Sunday roast was delicious.
Enjoyed the buck a shuck and the soup."
Dined on 12/29/2013
The bourbon maple bacon...oh my
god. We ordered it as an app and it was so good, we just had to order a second skillet to have with our mains. Great service and delicious food. Highly recommend this place for brunch. I've also ordered their oysters on a seperate occaison - I was equally as pleased."
Dined on 12/15/2013
We've been to the Saint a few
times over the last two years. Sometimes just for an app and a drink before libretto- sometimes for brunch (which, by the way, is AMAZING- try the cinnamon buns), and twice for dinner. Latest was friday night- out with some friends- there were 4 of us. Had the steak & fries- with veggies in place of fries (super strict diet- of which they were MORE than accommodating). Our waiter was outstanding. The meal was well paced- and did not at all feel rushed. It's a great spot."
Dined on 12/13/2013
without a doubt, one of the best
burgers in the city - and I'm admittadely a tough critic."
Dined on 12/6/2013
The Saint is a great place to meet
friends, have a pint and enjoy some upscale bar food for lunch/brunch or a cozy Sunday night dinner. Also, it's the perfect place to go on a Thurs/Friday/Saturday night before hitting the bars as the lively energy will have you feeling up rather than in a sleep food coma. Their menu is not what you would expect for a bar- it's 10x better. Their servers are energetic, friendly and efficient. The noise level is high because there is a large bar, the floors are tile, and the walls and bar are wood, however you will have a good time there, guaranteed. If all the tables are taken, take a seat at the bar, the bartenders are wonderful and they serve their delectable food there as well. Enjoy!"
Dined on 9/3/2013
It's my second time coming to the
Saint. It's the second time I have the burger. The first time I had it it was magical. Absolutely perfect. This time it came soaked in juices and it was a mess to handle. I ended up eating it with a fork. It was still delicious. The fries accompanying the fries are the best fries I've ever had in the city. My friend had the fried chicken and mac and cheese. It was amazing. It came with hot sauce that complemented the dish perfectly."
Dined on 12/1/2013
I had been to the Saint once
before and enjoyed it. A year later, the menu had changed a bit but the food still remains amazing....a place that serves pub like food with gourmet like touches and twists. I would strongly suggest the pierogie starters and the soup of the day and pie as they are always homemade and delicious."
Dined on 11/24/2013
The Saint Cheeseburger is the best
burger you will EVER eat on your life."
Dined on 11/19/2013
The brunch menu is innovative and
looked very promising. The ambience is great - the booths especially are lovely and comfortable. However, the food was disappointing. The Breakfast Sandwich, recommended as a favourite of patrons, was really mediocre: dry and pretty tasteless. The potatoes served with it were delicious though. We may try the restaurant again as we have heard good things about it - but will have to go with much lower expectations."
Dined on 11/10/2013
I've been here for brunch and
dinner and loved both. The food is classic pub but elevated to the next level, executed to perfection. The maple bourbon bacon was life changing, a must try. Caesars were excellent, perfectly spicy and with a house made sausage bonus! Deviled eggs were outstanding, they've brought new life to a classic with a hint of jalapeño and some bacon crumble. The scene is posh hipster, it's not cheap and no one here buys their clothes second hand. Private school kids and urban elite abound. But don't let this turn you off, it's warm and cozy inside and the staff are friendly and knowledgeable. I can't wait to go back because I wanted to try everything on the menu!"
Dined on 11/9/2013
My wife and I had a wonderful
dinner at the Saint. The food and service were excellent and we love the atmosphere of the restaurant. Just the place to relax after a hard day. We have eaten there regularly and will continue to do so."
Dined on 11/1/2013
My wife and I were looking for
something with a "gastro-bar" feel and this hit the spot. Even though we got there at 6:00 PM, it felt alive. Our waiter was great from start to finish. We enjoyed some fresh oysters and our main courses were exactly what we wanted. By the time we left the place was hopping without being too loud. Although a little out of my way, I will be going back."
Dined on 10/24/2013
Excellent food. Some of the best
service I've had in TO. It's as simple as that. Highly recommended."
Dined on 10/20/2013
The placement of large-screen TVs
above the bar contributes to identity confusion at the Saint. Is it a foodies haven or a place for guys to watch the hockey game? The drinks and food were good. Further, the space is quite good looking. Unfortunately, the waitress appeared visibly stressed from the onset. This shifted the atmosphere for our meal. Despite the fact that we spent several hundred dollars, we were 'invited' to leave in order to seat the next group. We were not invited to go to the bar (which was packed with TV watchers) or elsewhere. Making people feel awkward, after paying hundreds of dollars, is not a good move."
Dined on 10/20/2013
We had an opportunity to go to a
theatre production at the Lower Ossignton Theatre and wanted to do dinner prior to the show. We looked up some options and chose The Saint for what appeared to be some interesting menu alternatives (duck nuggets amongst others). It is described as a bar, but don't let that fool you. The food was outstanding. The ambience is indeed an "upscale" bar, but the menu is wonderful. Excellent selections of fish, interesting appetizers, very good red meat alternatives and unique salads. I had lamb, my wife had salmon, and my son had the steak tenders with frites. The food was outstanding. We don't have any reason to regularly head back to the Ossington neigbourhood, but we will be back - to go to The Saint."
Dined on 10/17/2013
Warm welcome, pleasant and
competent service, very interesting food. "The basics" done in a competent and creative way."
Dined on 10/13/2013
Great spot for brunch with a hip
vibe! The brunch menu is quite different from most places with duck as feature in most of the dishes. I definitely enjoyed it and the bourbon maple bacon is to die for. Looking forward to checking out their dinner menu !"
Dined on 9/22/2013
We went to celebrate my husband's
birthday and we were not disappointed. The waiter was great. He recommended Matilda (a Chicago beer), it had bubbles and was a good start to the celebration. We shared the mixed grill and 2 sides (4 people) and had leftovers. The meat was cooked to perfection. Would definitely go back."
Dined on 9/28/2013
The food is amazing, but the noise
was too much for me. Eat the amazing chicken and run."
Dined on 9/22/2013
Like most places in downtown
Toronto, it's long and narrow, where seating can be at a premium. If you go on a Monday, it will be far less busy and reservations probably won't be necessary. The staff were busy, but friendly and the decor is definitely modern. I had the duck nuggets w/pineapple mustard and the house burger (w/bone marrow aioli, dill relish, american cheese and fries). Both dishes are highly recommended. I didn't pick "fit for foodies" because this isn't fine dining, there is no amazing presentation, etc. That said, the food my not have the latest in presentation, but it makes up for it in taste."
Dined on 9/24/2013
The duck egg benedict was soooooo
good! The eggs were poached perfectly and the crispy onions made the dish! What a delicious start to a rainy day! The homemade ketchup was also a nice surprise; very fresh!"
Dined on 9/21/2013
Absolutely fabulous experience!
Great food, excellent service, and great location! Would definitely recommend!"
Dined on 9/18/2013
But by the time we left (at the
relatively early hour of 9:30pm) I had a sore throat from yelling at my dinner companions. The euphemistic use of "energetic" as the highest "Noise Level" rating here belies that you can't enjoy a meal and catch up with friends. And it's an expensive way to sit together."
Dined on 9/20/2013
Had a great night at the Saint on
Saturday. Food was excellent, crowd was fun. Our server was great when he was at the table, but there was quite a bit of time in between visits as he was quite busy. We waited a long time for drinks."
Dined on 9/15/2013
Awesome setup, great service and
great food, menu and specials offer great choices , great flavours etc. can be a touch on the loud side at times but other than that its aces"
Dined on 9/4/2013
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