Brooklyn Tavern

4.5
172 reviews
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Contemporary American
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!
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MA
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The waiter was helpful. The food was good. We enjoyed our dinner and would go back.

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D
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always great!

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k
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Friday rib night!!!

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K
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been meaning to get to the Brooklyn Tavern for ages and just somehow never made it. Finally, last Saturday, we had dinner there.

Everything about the place is as good as our friends said it would be...friendly, wonderful service and excellent food! And we discovered a fabulous new wine that we must come back for.

Thank you for a lovely evening out. We'll definitely be back.

Karyn and David

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p
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent....had the pork tacos, marvelous
next....lime chile chicken soup, marvelous
and finished with the apple and fennel sausage, delicious all around.

Only drawback, asked to take their time between courses and then it came flying out, back to back. Wasn't busy.

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CK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is our usual spot for stake-night/date-night. This Tuesday the stake was even more exceptional than usual. I highly recommend it.

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UH
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is fantastic! Everyone enjoyed their meals because the food was so flavourable and not in a prentencious way. This place is a hidden gem.

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f
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

On Friday night at Brooklyn Tavern it’s all about the ribs! They do a different barbeque sauce every week snd this week’s was great, according to the men in out party. I had te steak which had aclovely sear on it and came the way I ordered it. The fries were thin, crisp snd nicely salted. They accomodated by gluten issues, and aside from it being slightly noisiy I loved the atmosphere.

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H
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to the Brooklyn Tavern many times and it always is a great night out. Excellent food and wonderful service. The owners, Dave and Cindy are warm and gracious hosts. We would highly recommend.

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AR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A neighbourhood favourite, whether it be for brunch or dinner you can't beat the tasty treats offered at this Leslieville staple.

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JT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Our evening was very enjoyable and the food was delicious. If I had to suggest anything, it would be to improve the table arrangement and more comfortable seating. Also a small tea light on the table makes it a bit more cozy if your table for two is off to the side and in the flow of guests/staff passing by often. But, I've already spread the word of how both food and service was outstanding.

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SR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the staff and the food were amazing. With out a doubt I would recommend this to everyone

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable and tasty evening out at Brooklyn Tavern, can always depend on them for our special occasions.

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MB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Everything freshly made in house. Classic brunch but also offers a twist. Great portions, good value. Exceptional service. Will be back.

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DB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

This was my second visit to Brooklyn.
The service is excellent.
It is a limited menu.
They accommodate for children - but they should have a children’s menu - including reasonable pricing for children’s food. So they tell you oh yes we have three items for children and we will make it children friendly. I ordered the macaroni and it was a very large portion for a three-year-old and they charge me $13 which I thought was a little expensive because I think it’s the same price for adults.
I would go again.

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SM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I adore the Brooklyn Tavern! The staff are amazing, the food is delicious and always consistently good, and the environment is incredibly welcoming. I highly recommend this fantastic restaurant!

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CN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go for dinner here at least a few times a month and always enjoy it. Friendly service, good food and pretty fair price. Kid friendly as well.

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g
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Freezing cold up front by the window and door.
Waitress was great
Food was ok
Not really any health conscious options

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F
Toronto
45 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Came here for brunch and it was delicious. They are quite busy on a Sunday so try to book a reservation or get there early. I believe they have a nice patio in the summer but since it's winter, there was only indoor seating and it was a bit tight. The food was great and there are a lot of nice dishes if you like pork. Otherwise, there are a few meatless options.

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MB
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great spot for food and drink. Reasonable prices. Tuesday steak night. Very good value! And they have N/A beer.

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SD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This place is fine for an impromptu get-together for Sunday brunch. The service was super pleasant and accommodating without being overly in-your-face. The Divorced Poached Eggs was delicious and my friend enjoyed her Eggs and Kale on Quinoa. The coffee is delicious; the servers could probably save a few steps if they served it in bigger cups. ;)

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great! Our server was attentive and pleasant and patient as we made our requests!

We’ll definitely be back!

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A
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Very disappointed with the rude service. Asked the server if all sandwiches came with fries, he said Yes. Ordered the Cuban sandwich and asked for fries, server says ok. Sandwich shows up with no fries only coleslaw and the owner tells us if we want fries we'll have to order them separately. No thank-you.

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TM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Bar Man was fantastic. Such a pleasure to speak to and get recommendations from.

Overall the place is a pleasure. Will recommend to anyone.

Such a warm and comfortable place to be.

Merry Christmas

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JW
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Been wanting to try the Brooklyn Tavern for a while. It did not disappoint!

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GK
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice relaxed atmosphere, laid back vibe, good food at a reasonable price.

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b
Toronto
37 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Brisket on Saturday nights is a great choice.

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EV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The food was unremarkable. My dish was cold when it arrived.

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j
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great brunch at this place.

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AK
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely professional service during busy dinnertime. Food was great, excellent recommendations regarding menu choices and wine from our server. Very neighbourhood atmosphere.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wonderful service, just can't go wrong with Brooklyn Tavern! The staff is absolutely amazing and accommodating, as always!

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D
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

This was our fourth visit and each time we’ve come back, the quality of the food keeps dropping off. The first time we were thrilled that we found a new restaurant with tasty and well prepared food at reasonable prices in Leslieville. This fourth visit though, which we selected for dinner with our neighbors, was underwhelming and disappointing. The service was fine, but the dishes just didn’t have the same exacting care that we enjoyed in our first visit and honestly gradually dropped on each subsequent visit. Too bad, as we’re not diners who jump from one new restaurant to the next and we thought we found a place that we would come back to for years.

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CK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We love steak night on Tuesdays! It's great value, and it's a regular night out for us. The staff is friendly and accommodating. The steak is always cooked to perfection and they always remember to bring me lemon wedges with my steak, which I love! I'm hoping to check out Sunday brunch soon.

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RR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Owners are very friendly. Service was great. Food was excellent.

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CD
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little spot! Love that the tables are nicely spaced out, the service was fantastic and our food was delicious. We went for brunch and were NOT disappointed. Would definitely go back and WILL go back very soon :)

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BN
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The hospitality and the food never disappoints. Friday night rib night is an awesome deal... melt in your mouth delicious.

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G
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service, Interesting menu, vibrant location.

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j
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always enjoy the Saturday brunches. They've started a weekend tradition to have a unique Benny dish every week. This is always a positive taste experience and only on the rare occasion, it's not quite for me, but even then it's good.
I like the ambiance but does get busy in the morning.
The service is attentive and friendly.

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L
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this spot! All of the servers are so friendly and welcoming. The food is incredible—my fave is the vegetarian forager’s pie—so good!

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U
Toronto
60 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This us one of our favourite “locals”, although it is a 45 minutes walk from where we live! We gladly are ready to do this! Always get a warm friendly greeting, to enter a warm room with just the right amount of buzz! Great selection of beers, wines by the glass and interesting cocktails. Very large list of whiskeys! In the food department they have great smoked brisket and interesting rib options! As a shared entree, the roasted Brussels sprouts are super! Try the marvellous apple crumble for dessert! Outstanding! Best of all, all of this will not “break the bank”!!

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