Allen's

4.6
334 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
American
Allen's is reminiscent of a New York City saloon from ages past. The tin ceiling, the wood floors and the cozy old bar make it an experience in itself. Yet Allen's also has a fabulous menu that is sure to inspire and delight.

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 334 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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JanetW
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent & delicious!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, awesome meals and all round great experience

KB
KarenB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was lovely to be able to visit with a friend and receive delicious food with great service.

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Norm
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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.

SM
vipShirleyM
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

RF
RachelF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wine list.
Chowder outstanding. Lamb shank - wow. Rhubarb tart scrumptious. Staff wonderful. Lit a candle for my husband’s birthday. Lovely.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the food was fantastic!

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Customer
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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

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Paulette
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Allen's is always a reliable neighbourhood restaurant. Feel like I'm at home there.

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TERRIC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food especially! Great chef. Thanks again.

PI
PaulI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was great!
Food over the top!!!

So great to share a seat with sooo many locals!

Great job!
Thanks
Paul

SC
SusanC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food specials, and an excellent and knowledgeable server.

JP
JohnP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy the great food, atmosphere and service at Allen’s when we visit our boys who live nearby.

RS
RamadanS
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing chef, amazing service. Food was delicious.

BL
BernieL
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

LM
LauraM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! The brunch menu is quite varied, and offers great healthy options along with yummy breakfast standards.

PM
PaulM
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

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.

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dccv1
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

JH
JudyH
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

TM
TomM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and a top spot for a business lunch.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual … outstanding service and amazing cuisine choices

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vipcrtr
Toronto
60 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

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.

CH
CorinneH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely and welcoming. Fabulous fish special. Wait staff attentive but not pushy.

RH
vipRHONA
Toronto
53 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Most enjoyable evening in an energetic (loud) atmosphere - great food and excellent value. Love going there. Highly recommended.

BM
BevM
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic server, great food, will definitely be back

RW
RogerW
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice ambience, slow but pleasant service and good food

AV
AngelaV
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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deborahn
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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.

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Linda
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent server Kat, very helpful with menu selections.

PV
PanagiotaV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

HJ
HarryJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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.

LB
LBaby
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and really good food for the price. Loved the shrimp cocktail, steak and the burger

MU
MargaretU
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

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.

JK
JanK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

A good brunch menu in addition to the usual menu.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

EE
EastEndVicky
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Allen’s is always awesome. Care was taken to abide by safety regs.

LH
LisaH
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anna May was our server and she was awesome! Above and beyond!

KS
KarenS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just so wonderful to b in a cheerful
Room full of happy people eating and having a good time. Ill b back.

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Pugsy
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time indoors, tables separated by dividers. Great staff. Food great as always.

J
Janm
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful lunch with good friends, good food, great service, what more could you ask for!

FAQs

Allen's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 463-3086.

Allen's is rated 4.6 stars by 334 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.