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Brownes Bistro

4.6
4.6
292 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary French

For 30 years Brownes Bistro has been a staple in Rosedale. Cherished by the neighbourhoods affluent denizens as well as lovers from all over Toronto, this restaurants satisfying and sophisticated fare is what keeps its quaint tables in high demand. A classic bistro menu pays homage to all things French, including fresh creations conceived daily. Warm hardwood, oak paneling and crisp linens create an unmistakably European ambiance, while an excellent selection of wines will have you reaching for obscure adjectives in no time.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French, Contemporary European

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (416) 924-8132

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jude Jacob

  • Neighborhood

    Rosedale / Summerhill

  • Cross street

    Yonge St & Woodlawn Ave E

  • Parking details

    Metered parking available on Woodlawn Ave E.

  • Public transit

    TTC Summerhill Station

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 292 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Toronto

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. KR

    KateR

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was lovely but our favourite thing is the fries. Also, the service is so friendly and welcoming. It's a really lovely neighbourhood spot.

  2. S

    Simbo

    Toronto

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great food and selection of wine. Service was also wonderful.

  3. C

    Christopher

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Pasta special was surpassed only by the waiter. Wine by the glass is not economic; order by the bottle.

  4. d

    davidm

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Brownes is a great neighborhood restaurant with a varied regular menu and always delicious specials. And the apple crumble was superb!

  5. CD

    CarmelaD

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I can’t begin to describe how wonderful it is to dine at Browne’s. The food is amazing. The staff are fun and gives exceptional service, and the bistro is beautifully decorated in a classy design. The only thing I might say that we noticed was the noise level but with everything else being excellent, it didn’t matter. I highly recommend Browne’s Bistro. It has never disappointed me in all these years.

  6. BD

    BruceD

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brownes Bistro is a quiet, comfortable place to enjoy a meal. The quality of the food is consistently excellent and excellently consistent.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Food served was presented well, had great flavours, and our server was great. But the portion could be better for the price, and the speed could’ve been better, considering my family was there first to beat the Mother’s Day Dinner Service. I feel like they also excluded some menu items simply to promote the most money-making items. But overall, it was satisfying, and I may come again!

  8. T

    Trish

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We thoroughly enjoyed Mother’s Day Brunch at Brownes Bistro. We sat at the front window on a bright sunny day. Our server was very attentive and took care of all our needs. Highly recommend!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3

    Our waiter gave us very poor service, really disappointed

  10. SR

    SRTinTO

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Always delicious and consistent! The service was excellent .

  11. SD

    SueD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Quiet (on a Tuesday evening), intimate, nice lighting, classical music - a warm embrace of a restaurant. Very good food reasonably priced but wine price was a bit naughty. My fave kind of restaurant where you are comfortable and can hear your friends talk. Good French food.

  12. CS

    ChristineS

    London

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food as always

  13. C

    Coralie

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Food, service and ambiance were all very good and the noise level was friendly for conversation. Would like to see some Canadian wines on the menu. Will certainly go back.

  14. Q

    Queensshopper18

    Toronto

    100 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great food, great location and fabulous staff!! Love this local eatery.

  15. t

    tmvl

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    As usual, a great meal and service

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Seared tuna was delicious. The seafood linguine was ok. Felt very rushed. Our mains came before I finished my starter and the bill was presented before we’d asked for it. I guess some people like efficiency, we would’ve preferred to relax between courses.

  17. E

    Eren

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Very nice view, nice drinks, but very noisy and the food menu is limited. However, with all the young people, celebrations and vibe, it's worth visiting.

  18. FF

    FairFoodie

    Toronto

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful experience. Friendly and courteous service. We thoroughly enjoyed the escargots, seafood linguine and the lamb chops were the best I’ve had in a long time. Will visit again!

  19. JW

    JordanW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding experience. Showed up early but no issue getting me to my table. Calm, competent, I rushed service, let us take our time, enjoy our wine, etc. server was clearly knowledgeable about the menu, and once the food came it was dynamite. Outstanding meal

  20. t

    tmvl

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Just an outstanding meal and great service

  21. GT

    GaryT

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great as always

  22. AS

    ASHLEYT

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff and food amazing really nice for a good night out with friends

  23. m

    michelem

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delightful ambiance and delicious dinner. All made better by superb service e by Peter.

  24. DB

    DevinB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was my first time here. The food was incredible. I highly recommend ordering a number of dishes and sharing. There were so many different flavours in each dish that I think it’s best to try as many as possible. The staff are incredibly welcoming, generous with suggestions, and eager to receive feedback while not being overly attentive.

  25. BH

    BarbaraH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    I’m a huge fan of Browne’s bistro. The food is excellent especially the calves liver. The restaurant is not inexpensive but it is good value. The service has always been attentive.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Very good, we will be back !

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was great and we enjoyed it a lot.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Pleasant place good food. Quiet and excellent service

  29. S

    Shawn

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    If you're looking for a quiet night out in a friendly and relaxing setting, Browne's Bistro is the spot for you. Very pleasing menu - we will be back to try more.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Just great. But really expensive

  31. DH

    DonH

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Good menu with solid food. Can be busy and noisy on Fridays and Saturdays.

  32. l

    late2opera

    Toronto

    46 reviews

    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    I went with 2 friends for our "Last Supper" before the lockdown which came into effect at 12:01a.m. on the 5th. We chose the ideal place: it's casual, serving comfort food, good wine and good martinis. Once Ontario opens up again, we will be back!

  33. CS

    ChristineS

    London

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food!

  34. B

    Berton83

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Lovely spot, with friendly staff. The food was very good, though somewhat overpriced. Not the most memorable experience, in part due to pandemic related restrictions leaving it very quiet.

  35. JI

    JillIanT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was delicious, the salmon was perfectly cooked. Pleasant servers, cosy atmosphere.

  36. DS

    DaleS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We experienced a very enjoyable evening . The food was all very tasty and we left feeling fully satisfied. Thank you for the wonderful personal service.

  37. E

    Ellen

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Very pleasant lunch. Quiet atmosphere with no music (thank goodness) Food excellent & attentive staff

  38. c

    carolynr

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First Visit. Better than we imagined, with warm comfortable welcoming ambiance. The wait staff was perfect, attentive but not hovering or obsequious. The salad and the rack of lamb delicious and the time between our Prosecco and food quite appropriate. We were impressed with the attention given for our comfort and ease of getting home. A delightful evening in every way especially on a birthday night. We will be back! Don Rosenthal and Carolyn Rosenthal. Thank you

  39. NN

    NeighbourNellie

    Toronto

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Ahi tuna wad delicious and accompaniments were too. Dessert was yummy - the crisp. Our server was attentive. Don't sit beside the door!

  40. K

    Kaed

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time visiting Browne's. Lovely, cozy atmosphere. Staff were welcoming and attentive. Food was excellent. Would definitely visit again.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks

FAQs

Brownes Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Brownes Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 924-8132.

Brownes Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 292 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Takeout from OpenTableNew

This restaurant is currently not taking orders. Check back soon.

View takeout menu

Delivery

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Google Map for Brownes Bistro

1251 Yonge St Toronto, ON M4T 1W6

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Yonge St & Woodlawn Ave E

  • Neighborhood

    Rosedale / Summerhill

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French, Contemporary European

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Metered parking available on Woodlawn Ave E.

  • Public transit

    TTC Summerhill Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jude Jacob

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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