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About John & Sons Oyster House - Downtown
John & Sons Oyster House - Downtown is out of the way from the hustle and bustle of the financial core but at the same time right in the middle of it, hidden away. From ducking down our little street, you feel as though you are doing something deliciously wicked. When you walk in the door of our 40 seat joint, you feel as though you’ve stumbled upon the best speakeasy in town and you’re getting away with flouting all the rules while everyone else behaves. You may think you’ll only have a few oysters and a quick drink while you’re there, but everything around you conspires to make you want to stay longer. Our fare varies according to the time of year, coastal fishing quotas and weather conditions. We can always shuck to order from a selection of 5-10 different Oysters daily, drawn from both our own beds in P.E.I. and the best growers in Canada, the USA and further abroad.
Toronto, ON M5H 3V5
Bay and Adelaide
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Half table seating, half bar seating this place is a bustling neighborhood gem. It can get a little loud and it is supposed to; it's an Oyster Saloon. It's a small place and everyone is there to have a good time and relax a little bit. We are not perfect, we are not a place for every occasion but we try our hardest to ensure you leave happy.
King or Queen Station
Private Party Facilities:
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, John & Sons Oyster House can accommodate all your special event needs.
Private Party Contact:
Private Event Coordinator: (844) 221-5908
Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Call Natalie at 416.703.5111
John & Sons Oyster House - Downtown Ratings and Reviews
The haddock and chips was great. Easily one of the best batters and preparations that I have ever had. The fries were yummy too, and malt vinegar comes to the table without having to order it. I would recommend this for a business lunch or a friends gathering for sure. It's a great little place at the bottom of the ocean of office towers. Worth the visit.
My wife and I had an amazing night at this great spot downtown. The whole service, from Oysters and cocktails right through to dessert and coffee was amazing. Cool speakeasy vibe with a great bar menu and food tonrival the best in the city. A must-hit spot downtown Toronto
I met a client there for lunch at her suggestion for a fun lunch. The Chablis with the oyster plate was just the beginning of a wonderful relaxing time. The tuna tartar and calamari that followed were the perfect follow-up. It was hard not to polish off the bottle of vino...so we did leaving 1 1/2 hours later. I would recommend this to everyone within walking distance for a lunch experience you will remember.
My husband and I had dinner hear a couple of weeks ago when we came to Toronto to watch Meatloaf the Musical, and we were not disappointed! The food was AMAZING and the staff was very knowledgeable! What a great time we had! Could have stayed there all night! Will definitely be going back next time we are in the area! Thanks to everyone at the restaurant!!
Had a awesome time, reservation was for 6 family members. Everyone loved their choices. The wait staff were very attentive. Food was fresh, great selection of beers, wines and spirits with an even better selection of oysters. Great time was had by all, would definitely go back.
The ambience, wait staff, and service were superb. The oysters they serve, with the freshly grated horseradish is some of the best in the city.
I would highly recommend John and sons solely for oysters and drinks, they are magnificent.
Where they consistently fall flat (for me and gf) is their food. It is very poorly done, and frankly, they need a new executive chef. Every time we go, we rave about the oysters, staff and drinks, but discuss the food disappointment.
Don't make the same mistake - have oysters and drinks, but go somewhere else for dinner if you need.
Nuestro servidora era experta y nos recomendó una selección de ostras frescas increíbles. El cóctel “El Toronto” hace juego perfecto con esta plata. El menú es pequeño, pero hay opciones por el gusto de todos. El “Poutine” con langosta levanta una plata canadiense tradicional a otro nivel!
Overall great experience. My Parents came to visit and I was able to get a reservation last minute on a Friday night. The food was amazing and the servers knew the menu and were welcoming. The only downside was that they forgot our mains and we waited for a while. However, they quickly made it up by giving us free glasses of wine! Would recommend this for anyone who is looking for a unique and fun dinner place downtown!
The food was great! Made a reservation several weeks in advance. Our table was not ready but luckily we only had to wait a few minutes for the corner bar seats to open up. Service was a bit slow but we really enjoyed our dinner. It's a great place to pop into downtown.
This place had the feel of a Boston Oyster house. A bit tough to locate, however that added to the "feel" of the Oyster House. Food was amazing, although just had oysters and tuna tartar. Service was excellent, with added touches of ambiance. We will definitely be back for dinner!
Loved it! Been to Rodney's, Oyster Boy, Pure Spirits, and Diana's but John&Sons was the most memorable! A real cozy feel with the wraparound bar. The shucker was so calm and cool, shucking dozen after dozen, and not a spot on her nice white blouse! Service was fast and friendly, and we even went during busy happy hour when everyone was ordering $1+ Avonlea's.
Great apps to go with the oysters: lamb sliders, fried smelt, and grilled octopus were fantastic.
Will go again. And again!
This is a great place for oysters especially when they have their happy hour everyday and drink specials every day! The food and the chef are awesome I don't think there's a bad thing on the menu! You can almost make a meal out of their fantastic appetizers that they have on their menu.
Great oysters from PEI, Duxbury (MA), and Brewster (MA) ... shucked well, and nicely displayed on the ice tray ... along with nice (not overpowering) sauces. Friendly bar tenders / wait staff. The Risotto with the soft-shelled crab was most excellent. Nice beer selection. Worth the trip!
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