With more than 300 kinds of whisky, more than 100 wines and over 140 beers, it will satisfy your need for liquid refreshment. The food is pub fare improved thanks to the reliance on organic and locally raised meats and careful preparation. Burgers, salads, soups and so much more await those who pay a visit to Allen's.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
sweet pepper, shallots, garlic, coconut milk and chilli pepper, served w/ turmeric-scented rice
The Basic Burger
served w/ lettuce, tomato, dill pickle and onion
Dublin Lamb Shank
braised in Guinness, served w/ champ
Our first time at Allen's and we were very excited to go there finally for lunch. There were 5 of us altogether. At 1 pm it was quite crowded and we were glad we had reserved a table. The crowd was quite noisy at times. We were going to have the famous burger but opted instead to have the fish and chips. It was very good, but we chose the skinny fries and found they were too well done and hard. The piece of fish was very good. We will be back and next time we are having the burger! Our Irish waitress was absolutely outstanding with her service and attention.
Allen's is one of favourite places to go, either by ourselves or with friends. It's casual, the staff are very friendly, and the service is excellent. We can recommend almost everything on the menu and the selection of beers is huge.
Excellent food and wine list.
Chowder outstanding. Lamb shank - wow. Rhubarb tart scrumptious. Staff wonderful. Lit a candle for my husband’s birthday. Lovely.
As usual, the food was fantastic!
Came in, wanted a burger.. amiable staff, too frequently interrupted by hostess to see if we ordered and if we like it. Gind that disruptive though perhaps we’ll meaning
Allen's is always a reliable neighbourhood restaurant. Feel like I'm at home there.
Love the food especially! Great chef. Thanks again.
Staff was great!
Food over the top!!!
So great to share a seat with sooo many locals!
Great food specials, and an excellent and knowledgeable server.
Always enjoy the great food, atmosphere and service at Allen’s when we visit our boys who live nearby.
Amazing chef, amazing service. Food was delicious.
I love Allen's. It's a great neighbourhood restaurant, the atmosphere is terrific, the staff friendly and efficient, and the food is first rate.
The food was delicious! The brunch menu is quite varied, and offers great healthy options along with yummy breakfast standards.
Nice place with good food and a great ambiance. The 2 of the 3 servers we've had so far are not the friendliest but are professional. One server named Kat was very friendly and professional.
Great to be back inside at Allen's. Great food and great staff. They did a nice job of separating tables and putting up barriers between tables. Felt quite safe.
Allen’s is a hidden gem beside the Music Hall on The Danforth. Don’t let it’s casual atmosphere fool you. This is an exceptional dining experience with an eclectic menu beautifully prepared with choices that rival any 5-star restaurant. The food is amazing, the service warm and friendly and the prices are excellent for what you get. They also serve the best burger in Toronto! Allen’s is my favourite restaurant in the city. For good reason!
Excellent food and a top spot for a business lunch.
As usual … outstanding service and amazing cuisine choices
Me and my wife came for lunch. Food was fantastic the only highlight of the experience. Service was beyond rude and when plates arrive they got slammed on table and right away walked away. Never came to check on us until clear table. Water got refilled once sat empty water glasses for 20-25min. It almost felt server did that on purpose she seemed careless. We left confused and extremely dissatisfied.
Lovely and welcoming. Fabulous fish special. Wait staff attentive but not pushy.
Most enjoyable evening in an energetic (loud) atmosphere - great food and excellent value. Love going there. Highly recommended.
Fantastic server, great food, will definitely be back
Nice ambience, slow but pleasant service and good food
Lovely pre-concert gathering. Salad was fresh and the chilli rubbed shrimp was delicious. My friend all enjoyed their meals respectively: butter chicken, fish & chips, and curry shrimp. Nice to see the restaurant had lots of full tables.
Excellent server Kat, very helpful with menu selections.
Allen's is a great stalwart. However, prices are going up and I didn't feel it was great value for what was delivered. Wine by the glass selection ho hum. Food was ok. With so much to choose from, not sure I'll be back.
The food is amazing! Really quality food. The decor has a character.
I would like not to get that often interrupted by the waiter about how things are going even though i appreciate they want to take care of the customers. I would definitely go back again and recommend it to my friends.
Allen's is one of our regular restaurants on the Danforth. We ate on the patio where there are several heaters.
It was quieter on the patio than the dining indoors usually is.
Great service and really good food for the price. Loved the shrimp cocktail, steak and the burger
The food was just ok. Fried chicken had no spice and was dry, sweet potatoe hash browns were cold. The server was friendly and efficient.
Patio was fabulous and the good and service amazing. Indoor dining looked very safe and enjoyable and we very much enjoyed the huge covered patio.
Will be a regular for sure going forward seeing as it’s been years since I’ve been back. Loved it all round awesome experience
A good brunch menu in addition to the usual menu.
Allen’s is always awesome. Care was taken to abide by safety regs.
Anna May was our server and she was awesome! Above and beyond!
Just so wonderful to b in a cheerful
Room full of happy people eating and having a good time. Ill b back.
First time indoors, tables separated by dividers. Great staff. Food great as always.
A wonderful lunch with good friends, good food, great service, what more could you ask for!
Favourite spot on the Danforth. It was so nice to go back for a meal there after so long!
I love the back patio
Thanks so much for a delicious meal and very good service. We enjoyed our time on the patio. It was fun to celebrate my birthday at Allen’s.
Allen's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 463-3086.
Allen's is rated 4.6 stars by 331 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.