Jack Astor's - Toronto (Yonge & Dundas)

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Our mission? Great people helping other great people totally have a blast while enjoying amazing food. Wow, that was a mouthful. But can you blame us? We’re a restaurant. One that specializes in delicious food and great times. Our goal is to make you laugh. And depending on your hot sauce tolerance, cry.

In all seriousness, we take real pride in our food. Try our Cluckin’ Fresh Chicken Fingers, made and seasoned with fresh, never frozen chicken tenders. This isn’t run-of-the-mill pub grub. Our Band of Chefs are influenced by a wide variety of tastes and have travelled across the globe to gain inspiration.

But outside of the kitchen, we find it hard to take ourselves seriously. We have an Elvis booth. For no particular reason. Folks, that really does say it all. We’re sports fanatics, music nuts and love a good joke. If you’re into at least one of those things, we should hang out.
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K
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was outstanding. Our waitress was knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. Food was excellent and great value. The drinks selection was great. The music was very loud so it was hard to talk without yelling which got annoying. Otherwise I highly recommend.

OS
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Too loud and crowded tables. Food was cold but server took it back and also discounted our bill.

J
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Been to Jack Astor’s many time, but this time at Yonge and Dundas, service was not good, waitress not attentive, front desk had an attitude... although food was decent as a chain restaurant, I would not return to the same location again.

BA
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Food came before our order of drinks, forgot salad. Caesar salad was limp and the worst I had ordered in quite a while. They took the salad off the bill. Bottle of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc which I bought the week before was $17.00 at LCBO you wanted $53.00 - this is a joke. Go to Europe and see what you pay. In Italy last year five blocks from the Vatican a Tuscany wine 6 Euros with a meal. Your prices for alcohol are the same as Canoe etc... and Astors is not Canoe. Will not go back.
Brian

AM
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great spot when you are heading to a mirvish show. Good food and quick service. Beautiful outdoor patio and the new menu items are delicious. Subway is right in the building so on those rainy days you dont have to go outside.

AO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food on point. We sat on the outdoor patio great view of Dundas square. Only drawback is the pigeons. Would definitely go back!

OT
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was great as always - service, food, drinks. All were fantastic.

OM
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Beautifully cooked meal, very impressed with the service, great location. It's hard to find a delicious steak but Jack Astor's did not disappoint. Not only that but they had a wide variety of drinks and tasteful and original choices. 10 out of 10

JP
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We asked for patio and the staff was reluctant to give us patio seating. The dessert menu item was not available. Somewhat disappointed.

l
Toronto
35 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

So noisy, had to send back our drinks 3 times and the appetizers were burnt. Our mains were all served cold and sent back.

TD
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Booth was not very clean but we had already been waiting for our reserved table and had a show to catch, but they clearly didn't wipe down the booth properly.

TH
Toronto
278 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This particular Jack's is a great venue to escape from the hustle and bustle of the Eaton Center.

Friendly Staff and good food and if you are lucky enough to get a seat on the 4th floor Patio...Awesome.
Note: Climate controlled (Heated in the winter and a unique misting system for those hot summer days).

JJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great patio in the heart of the city!

JE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

Slow service. Server seemed very overwhelmed. Very very hot inside-Seemingly no AC. Warm beer. Raw chicken had to be sent back. Portions seem to be getting smaller and smaller at Jacks. Not a good visit at all

J
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The view was nice but the dinner was ruined by a fire alarm. The food was average and we waited a long time for our drinks.

SS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We sat on the patio and it was a little off putting to feel mist every few minutes. I'm assuming it's an automated system for the plants however; it might be a good idea to turn it down or off when guests are in the restaurant, especially with everyone having their phones on the table nowadays.

AT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate my sons 19th birthday! It was a wonderful experience and a lot of fun! The patio is beautiful, it was sunny & hot, but those misting machines kept us cool!
The food is absolutely delicious! Pad Thai with shrimp /‘d the seared tuna and avocado salad was superb!!
Thanks again!

PW
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were in town from Guelph so my niece could do some shopping and at the Eaton's Center. My niece was impressed with the outdoor patio view, the only thing she didn't like was her meal. The nachos on the two foot board wasn't really good value for the money, I think she said for $17.99 there were only 13 chips on the board, so she ended up ordering fries to supplement her meal, she was hoping for a larger serving of nachos. Otherwise my food was great, I had the ribs and fried chicken and was quite happy with it. Overall we'd be back the next time we're in town but just won't be ordering the nachos on the board. And we really liked the patio view of the downtown area.

n
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was awful. The server forgot literally every single food adjustment we specifically ordered (no onion, extra cheese, jalapeños on the side). Drinks and food took too long to be served, and yet the restaurant wasn’t considered busy. The server wasn’t friendly either. He had his cold face on the entire time. This location used to be my favourite. However, it has lost its quality.

DP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 4

The food and service were great (as usual). However, the host did not bother to review my OpenTable reservation request (patio seating), or to even check us in. A late arriving guest was told we had not yet arrived, 20 minutes after we were seated.

OT
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great - food was great and service was excellent.

Would recommend.

CK
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We made a lunch reservation for 7 people to celebrate my daughters graduation from Ryerson. This was on Raptors Parade day and downtown was incredible over crowded. Despite the fact that the restaurant was at capacity with a 2 hour wait, we were seated immediately. Our waitress remained calm and attentive even though it was so busy. Great experience under the circumstances. Good view and fun time.

PS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing experience watching the raptors game!!! Our favourite go to place!!!!

JE
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Great patio but we waited a long time for food and beverage.

AR
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Reservation was not even reserved when we got there and there was no table for us. We should them our reservation through OpenTable but there was still no room for us. Very unhappy.

SB
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Fantastic staff from front of house to back. Very accommodating to our group as it kept changing staff had no problem being flexible and responsive
Great food and service watched the Raptors sadly lose on big screens which were everywhere and atmosphere was so positive a great night out

HA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Honestly, i love jack astors, but i have been disappointed this time with the service. I booked and called ahead of time to ensure the Champion's League final is being shown. The manager on the phone assured me i got a table infront of the screen. I arrive there and they tell me the game is not shown and they couldn't call me to tell me that because i have a 514 number? ... really?

LP
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible customer service. We waited for an hour and half as they kept telling us we will be getting a table soon. Sure enough we never got a table and they did absolutely nothing to accommodate for us. Which left us to have to walk out and miss the basketball game. If you can’t get us a table tell us right away rather then making us play the wait game. I will never be back there again

TH
Toronto
278 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First warm day of the Summer and it's perfect weather to enjoy Jack's 4th floor patio.
Thanks to GM - Jeff (Who runs a tight ship) and is laser-focused on customer service;
this was yet another memorable visit to this venue.

BRAVO !

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place to watch raptors games

OT
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great everything

MK
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Was not a busy night but food quality was very poor as if it had been.

AA
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was exceptional waiters are quick and kind I had a wonderful time definitely will come back again.

ML
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I’ve been to Jack Astor’s a number of times. It’s always a fun atmosphere with overpriced food and beverage. The service was very good once we found a seat but was disappointed with the OpenTable / JA partnership as I had a confirmed reservation for 8:15 through OpenTable but was then put on a wait list when I arrived. The greeter did a great job of finding my party a table quickly but definitely something that needs to be ironed out

E
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is excellent location service nice level especially delicious food

OT
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great - food was great and service was excellent.

Would recommend.

OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Raptors game

BW
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Our waitress, Ali, was nothing short of perfect. She was continuously checking in unobtrusively, she intuitively ascertained our needs and our problems and quickly rectified them all. The Mexican salad I had was wilted with an overwhelming amount of dressing and it looked like it was dressed an hour or so earlier. Therefore, I barely touched it. Ali promptly took care of it and asked the manager to remove it from our bill. She also saved us from the bottom of the keg serving of our favourite beer and waited until the keg was changed; with our permission, of course. They say a business’ most valuable asset is the people that work for them and are the face of the establishment. Ali proved herself to be exactly that; an asset that this establishment would do well to duplicate. I am sure you wish you could clone her.

DS
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food came fast, the server was very nice and the overall food was tasty. Would come back again when I am back in Toronto.

AB
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

I reserved through opentable a table for us but when I came there, the host was saying that the reservation doesn’t mean anything and we had to be put on the waitlist alongside the other customers who were already there. If it’s a first come first serve basis, then DON’T BOTHER PUTTING RESERVATIONS HERE. WE DID NOT RESERVE TO BE WAITLISTED!!!!!!!

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