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About Firkin on Yonge

The Firkin on Yonge is a more sophisticated and elevated traditional English pub. Located right across from the Eaton"s Center on Yonge Street, just down the street from the Queen Subway Station, we're easy to find! Whether you're out shopping with your friends or you want to get away from the crowds of Yonge and Dundas, we are ready to be your perfect escape. Our two floors definitely get busy during concerts, UFC or sports nights, but there's always space to find a cozy nook with that special someone. Our second floor also allows us to host private events so contact us today to book your birthday, office party or special occasion. Special platter menus are also available for those such events.

Check us out on Facebook and find us on twitter @FIRKINonyonge for more updates about specials, contests and promotions!

207 Yonge St.
Toronto, ON M5B 2H1
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:

Breakfast & Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00am

Cross Street:
Queen

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(647) 345-0455

Website:
http://www.firkinpubs.com/pubs/firkin-on-yonge

Entertainment:
Live bands in the summer time. Call to find out our schedule.

Catering:
Party Platters are available with 48 hours notice. Just call to get a party platter menu.

Parking Details:
Public parking is all around us. Eaton Centre, Victoria Street, Queen Street, Dundas Square.

Public Transit:
Steps away from the Queen St. Exit

Private Party Facilities:
We can have private parties for groups from 10-120 people on our second floor lounge. Call us to check out availability.

Private Party Contact:
Kent: (647) 345-0455

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Firkin on Yonge Ratings and Reviews

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3.7

Overall Rating

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food

3.5

service

3.8

ambience

3.6

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (17)
Comfort Food (13)
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Great for Lunch (10)
Great Beer (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Fun (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Special Occasion (7)
People Watching (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Cozy (5)
Live Sports (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Business Meals (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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Healthy (1)
Live Music (1)
Romantic (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Seemed understaffed. Everyone was polite, so I don't think it was any particular worker's attitude.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

The service at this location is very slow. Seemed that there was 1 waitress for the entire upstairs. My meal came wrong. I asked for no spice yet the kitchen sent it out with the spicy spread on it. The waitress was nice but very slow to bring our drinks.

Tags: Live Sports
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Ordered the curry chicken and rice. It was totally inedible. The rice was clumped together and my fork could not penetrate to pick it up. I couldn’t really find the chicken in the curry it was all large pieces of onions.

Will never come here again.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great location. Food was very good. The service was perfect. Ty Mark.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Hot Spot, Great Beer
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a relatively late Saturday night dinner here and ran into one snag - kids cannot be present after 9. We did manage to eat and leave in time. Food was bar fare with a more varied menu than expected, including curry. Everyone else had burgers and poutine. Onion rings were particularly good. Service was quite efficient.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We had a large group that had dinner after a recent theatre show. Our table was ready when we arrived and we loved the location - we were seated in a small alcove upstairs which was great for our group to talk and enjoy our meal (too many times you go to restaurants and you can't have a conversation because the music is so loud)!! The staff were very friendly and the service was very good. We will definitely come back the next time we are at a show!

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Live Sports, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great service and food was good overall I enjoyed it and it was nice and close to the Elgin Theatre

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The food was very good but the service was very slow . To be fair , there were 7 of us .

Tags: Fun
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Good food but the pub was very loud and noisy...too noisy to be able to talk to my fellow diners.

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

We were late for our reservation but a quick phone call saved our table no problem! Fish n Chips wasn't fantastic but the burgers were good. Service was excellent especially considering how busy it was!

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

The staff was very accommodating; the food selection was broad enough and tasted good; the value for money was appropriate. All in all, taking a large family for a meal prior to attending the theatre was a pleasant experience.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Live Sports, People Watching, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Easy reservation booking! Got a text when the table was ready. The 3 Little Yorkies were amazing, but don't recommend for sharing...we ordered 2 for 4 of us to share, and then ordered 2 more! Delicious!! Wine is very reasonably priced. Will definitely go back!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We never ate. They tookway to long to take our order.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We went for a pre-theatre meal. The food was adequate, but not spectacular. That being said, it was delivered in a reasonable amount of time, and the prices were not too bad. The noise level made conversation difficult, even in the back of the restaurant.

Tags: Live Sports, Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

my family always comes down to Toronto for a Christmas celebration. We have been coming down for 32 years and Mr green jeans was our restaurant of choice . It closed 3 years ago and we tried differ restaurants as a replacement but had no luck until we tried FIRKIN ON YOUNGE .
The restaurant was alive with happy people ,great music and fantastic service .
We had a party of 11 and it was unanimous, we found our replacement.
Continued success and we will back December 2018

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

We dined at Firkin on Yonge a couple of weeks ago and had a great meal. This time however we were disappointed. The chicken breast on the salad was very dry, over cooked, and did not have much flavour. Although we enjoyed the ambiance of the resturant/pub, we were quite dissatisfied with our meal. Our server was pleasant and she had no control over the food.
I hope the cook (s) got the message from us.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Casual
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Music was quite loud. Main courses were good however dessert was over cooked. Service was fine.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Too noisy. Music too loud for 5 pm. While eating it would be nice to have music lower to allow conversation. Louder maybe around 8 pm. Food ok but not as good as expected.

Tags: Live Music, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Good pub food with good staff serving it. Bit noisy but they did turn down the volume when asked!

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Fun, Quick Bite
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Arrived on time, in fact 5 mins early, and the hostess did not have my (this) reservation. They were , however, able to seat us, but does not excuse the obvious issue with Open Table reservation software. The music and noise level were exceptional. Had to send my Firkin Burger back as it was undercooked (boarderline pink/red). Server was very apologetic and put a rush order in with the kitchen. While I was waiting, and everyone else in my party was finished eating, the table next to me had to send back her chicken pasta as it was still frozen in some areas and she found a bone. Overall, not a good experience and I will not recommend Firkin on Yonge and will also call to confirm Open Table as properly sent my reservation to the restaurant and that they have rec'd it.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Location is everything. Otherwise, the fried cauliflower was unimaginative fast-food and dry ribs were breaded like chicken fingers (yuk). We weren’t told that they were out of the item we wanted until we ordered. Ho hum.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Unfortunately this Firkin just didn't stand up to some of the other locations. I've previously been to Firkin on the Bay and the one near the ACC, had a great experience at both of those! Expected this Firkin to be similar, but it was much much older and outdated, none of the same funky/modern decor as the others. I had the fish tacos, food was good. Again, not nearly as well prepared as other locations.

Our server couldn't remember what we ordered, and did not write anything down. No cutlery, no nothing until we finally asked a different server. Order a round of waters half way through our meal and again had to finally ask another server for them because our server was not getting them. Maybe being stuck at the back by the kitchen was the issue? Even though we had a reservation for 3 days.

This was all at a 5:30 Saturday dinner prior to a show at the Elgin theatre next door. Won't be returning to this one, but would recommend the other Firkin's in Toronto!

I will go back to the OTHER locations for sure!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 18, 2017

My husband and I didn’t have a lot of time before our show at Massey Hall. Our server help us to get our meals and make it to the show with time to spare.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Was seated in a very noisy section and when we tried to move they would not accommodate us

Tags: Late-night Find
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

fish was too fishy tasting and not hot enough.Onion rings are great,but for $7 pretty small.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Our server was wonderful! She was engaging and friendly. I love a server who can laugh with their patrons. Keep up the good work!

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Disabled Access, People Watching
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great service the staff had our group of 6 out in time for a concert at Massy Hall! The food was typical pub food.

Tags: Great Beer, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The food was just average, nothing special. Instead of including french fries with the burger (like the menu posted outside the restaurant), it was an add-on which was on the menu given the diner. Just seemed off when other entrees had the sides included. Food was not hot, just warm.

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·Dined on August 9, 2017

We are a group of business associates who meet monthly in different bars and restaurants. Firkin on Yonge was our worst experience. The hostess was rude and we thought it's just her. But the server was even more rude. She treated us really badly without courtesy. She did not like any questions (or seeking suggestions) and gave an impression that menu card should have been 100% sufficient for us to decide. We felt really awful. I believe the place being on Yonge St. get so much walk in traffic that they are not focused on establishing service standards and attracting clients to revisit.

Nachos were bad. Fish tacos were ok. Everything was quite greasy and heavy. This place neither has any food standard nor service standard. Yes, it was clean and organized.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 16, 2017

We had dinner here before a show at Massey Hall. We called them to say we were stuck in traffic and would be late and they held the reservation for us. We have been here before. Service was friendly and excellent. We all enjoyed our food except the brussel sprouts. I wont get them again. Otherwise we were happy and will go back.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 27, 2017

The staff were very helpful and made our evening with good food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Tapas, Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Looking for a nice meal before a show. Average food, mediocre service, server unable to answer most questions regarding menu, extremely loud, impossible to have any kind of conversation. Do not recommend for anyone other than drinkers & party animals or for watching a big game night.

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Most of food was on the bit too salty side. One dish, the cheese & artichoke dip, came out undercooked--the cheese on top was not even melted--which ruined the texture and flavor of the dish, a dish whuch requires baking, melting and carmelizing of the ingredients in order to complete the flavor profile.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Server was very, very personable.
Food was good.
Corner seat, too crowded and unromantic. 45 minute wait for food, rushed to eat to attend show (server was told in advance).

Tags: Live Sports
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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Worse service ever. The server messed up my simple order of Burger 3 times bringing me the wrong order. No apologies. While my friends were done with their food and I was on my 4th beer I was still waiting for my food. The server was way too busy to hangout with her friends who were sitting at the bar. Terrible service, extremely disappointed.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 27, 2017

Fun, lively spot. Exceptional service and good tasting pub food.

Tags: People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Very busy Saturday night with a Massey Hall show going on around the corner. Service was fast and friendly despite how busy it was and food was very hot! Ordered the sandwich and beer specials, both good value. $5 Belgian moon pints, awesome! Great for a quick meal or drink.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Food was delicious and the service was incredible! Our server was helpful and friendly! Great time!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Excellent restaurant! Great food and awesome atmosphere!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Penne pasta was shameful! Sauce was gluey, and we were originally informed that it's a thick cheese sauce, and supposed to be that way. Not a chance!
We were delivered extra sauce for the pasta, but it only made it more sticky.
We're a very reasonable and ralaxed family, and things need to be practically inedible for us to complain. That's what this pasta was!
Yes, it was eventually credited, but everything else we had was also average at best:
Nothing is made fresh here is it?
The Firkin burger came straight out a frozen box. My pesto Chicken club contained a WAFER-thin piece of chicken that didn't reach the edges of my bread on either side.
The wings are tasty, but TINY and over-priced, and the duck wings, are seemingly a novelty item that I can't imagine many patrons would ever order a second time (I certainly wouldn't). The other dishes - Fish & chips, and chicago beef were considered "just OK".
Not one of the 6 of us truly enjoyed their meal.
I used to visit Firkin pubs regularyly because they were good, but It's been some time since my last. If this is the direction it's going, it's not good.
There's certainly no reason for any one of the 6 of us to come back, and based on our dinner converstaions, none of us will be

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