Permanently Closed - Brooklyn Tavern

4.8
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227 Reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Brooklyn Tavern is a true North American neighbourhood gathering spot: A place to spend some time eating, drinking and meeting with friends. A place to bring the family for brunch, get together with friends and colleagues for a tasty meal, or drop in to enjoy the game and stay for a late night glass or two. All in a warm and comfortable room with great music and friendly, knowledgeable staff.



From Weekend Brunch to Sunday Roast Dinner, Brooklyn Tavern’s approachable menu offers something for everyone. With local craft beer, VQA and New World Wines, the drinks list is focused on Ontario offerings, complemented by our signature cocktails. We hope to see you soon!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Canadian, Mexican / Southwestern
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Hours of operation

Brunch: Saturday: 11:00am - 3:30pm, Sunday: 10:00am - 3:30pm
Dinner: Monday -Saturday 4:30-10pm,Sunday: 4:30pm-9:30pm
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Phone number
(416) 901-1177
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Dru Smith
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Catering
Breakfast and lunch catering menu on our website
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Cross street
Pape Avenue
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Public transit
Queen East Streetcar to Caroline Ave. stop
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 227 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.7
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will miss the Brooklyn Tavern!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing.

R
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hope this place never closes. Ooops. I think it is closing this weekend. Too late. Never mind.

NS
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the Brookyln Tavern! It's a cosy local, food is always great, service is on point and personable. Highly recommend for a casual evening.

DP
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great part of the neighbourhood. If you've missed out so far, be sure to visit before your chance is gone.

SM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My very favourite restaurant in Leslieville! The owners are super lovely which sets the tone for everything from good food, amazing customer service and an over all outstanding dining experience.

w
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A lovely local restaurant. Friendly staff. Good brunch menu.
Had the divorced eggs. Poached eggs done perfectly.
Lots of variety.
Worth the visit.

J
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the Friday night ribs special, which was delicious! The service was perfect and everyone enjoyed a different beverage.

b
Toronto
48 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. One of the best brunches in Toronto. The Brooklyn white wine is excellent and a great value. Congratulations Cindy and Dave on your 6th Anniversary!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The return of Kenny’s Bennys was wonderful

OT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We pass by all the time but decided to have our first meal there on Sunday for brunch. The food was great, but the service took pur experience to the next level. Multiple staff would constantly check on us and make sure any of our needs were met. The pulled pork grilled cheese is a must try - the bread is incredible and the fries are perfect. The divorced eggs was a perfect balance of flavors. If you like it spicy, their hot sauce is bomb! Will definitely return to try the dinner menu.

d
Toronto
43 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice brunch at one of our local favourites. Attentive service and good comfort food.

RG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Thank you Adela for the terrific service
And thank you for not blasting music

CM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best spot in Leslieville for a family friendly brunch.

JM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. A neighborhood staple! Rib night a hit.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Service and food are consistently top-notch.

GO
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly service, low-key vibe - loved it!

SR
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The server was exceptional (she said she normally does brunches) very nice and genuine. Good recommendations and level of table chat.

Food was great!

TC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seven of us for Saturday lunch. Five adults, three children. Waitress was wonderful. Attentive, friendly, great with the children. The food was excellent!!

M
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome, as always!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

It was for a birthday which we noted at booking but there was no change in service or celebration offered. The wait was in fact almost 45 min of the food and there is no bread to eat and we had almost drunken all the wine. No explanation was provided. The Sunday pot roast special was good but portion of meat was small.

g
Toronto
69 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Second time aound - food fresh , but lacking in ambiance and energy and for that alone may be our last visit :(

d
Toronto
43 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thanks to OpenTable my wife and I stopped in for dinner after golf and were delighted with everything about the place. The food was excellent and good value, the service was attentive and we got some good advice on our wine selection. We ate at a high top towards the back and the noise level was very moderate. I would definitely recommend the Brooklyn for any casual meal occasion.

S
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Tuesday night steak night is the best, if you’re a meat eater. Great value, great ambiance, and great staff.

OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The menu is varied,. That is why I like it and food is good

AW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a table of 2 sitting beside a table of 5.....very loud..albeit they were having fun, can’t fault them but a little overwhelming.

H
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food and service was excellent ! Would highly recommend this neighbourhood gem.

JK
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favourite places in Toronto. Casual neighbourhood joint that never disappoints. The food is great and the prices are even better!!!!

JN
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful. Our regular Friday night “don’t want to cook” go to. The ribs are spectacular. The owners and staff are delightful. The location is perfect.

B
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience when we eat here. Friendly ,efficient staff and very good food. We're on Keto regimen so we need extra help to order what we can eat (low carb), the servers are understanding and helpful.

VC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Della is a wonderful server. She made my friend and I really feel at home. We enjoyed our respective "clean" fare from the selection of main dishes. My favourite is always the flat iron steak salad, though sometimes what constitutes "medium" ranges from done to rare. I've lived in Leslieville since 1993 and restaurants have come and gone since the original and popular "Foods to Go." But Brooklyn Tavern succeeds because it has tapped into the pulse of the neighbourhood and being kind to families as well as couples and singles in all age bands.

TM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place to eat in Leslieville! We consistently have great food and great service at The Brooklyn Tavern!

AM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, beer and service. A friendly, family environment.

U
Toronto
70 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this “local”!Owners & staff are great! Good beer and wine selection. Very good food, especially the ribs and other BBQ selections (eg - The brisket)! The salmon was also a hit!

ZA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great staff love it here

AP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never eaten anything we didnt love and come back for! Their fries are the best weve ever had! Service is always amazing and personalized. Clean. Super friendly but not in your face. Our fave date night spot!

DP
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and service was amazing. Will go back for brunch and for Friday rib night!

H
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Service was fantastic. Mom enjoyed the food on Mother’s Day.

MR
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favourite spots in the city. Great food and a friendly, comfortable atmosphere.

BL
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very unique and cozy. Owner is very welcoming and food excellent. Will surely return

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