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Amsterdam Barrel House

4.5
597 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Comfort Food
The Amsterdam Barrel House in the heart of Leaside is a neighbourhood gem. Boasting a "from-scratch" kitchen & onsite brewing facility, the Barrel House is an adventure where food meets beer. With unmatched hospitality and a extremely welcoming & cozy vibe with great features including waterfalls & fireplaces, you'll want to come back again & again.

The Amsterdam Barrel House has taken multiple steps from training processes to operational procedures coupled with enhanced sanitation measures to ensure our staff & guests are in the safest possible environment while dining with us.

Winner of the Open Table Diner's Choice Award for "comfort food" & "neighbourhood gem" 3 years running... 2018/2019/2020

Can't wait to welcome you to our house.....
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Dawn
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Ford was pretty good. Server Marregon (sp.?) was very pleasant and attentive.

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JayS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good place for business meetings and quick catchups

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Shoosh
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I THINK our server was Andrea? Glasses and an actor who hopes Barrel House does winter wonderland on the patio this year. She was amazing, fun, super efficient. We’ll request her section if she’s on shift!

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vipPhiliker
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great and the service from Nea was even better. Our son had a great time.
Highly recommend.

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TimB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good beer, good vibes. Recommended for sure

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HowardK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Have been to Barrel House numerous times for drinks. This was first time for food. We found patio clean and bright. Our waitress was very friendly, helpful and prompt.
My wife and I ordered the Portobello burger. My father and his wife ordered the fish. All the orders were large and delicious.
We will definitely return for more than just the beer.

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HershG
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did not disappoint.
Excellent food.
Great server-Nina is a credit to this restaurant.
Decor warm and inviting.
This is second time at the Amsterdam Barrel House in 2 1/2 weeks.
Will definitely recommend to friends and will come back personally.

Amsterdam Barrel House
Responded 6 days ago

Hi there Hersh, WE'RE BLUSHING....That's all...... Thank you so very much and we cannot wait to host you and your group again while continuing to build on the trust we earned on your last visit! Hope to see you again soon. Stay safe & all the best. Matt P General Manager

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DeboraA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I made a reservation for 4, got an confirming email. Arrived, no reservation. One of our party was already there and given a table under my reservation. They were on another patio and we didn't see her. Hostess put us first at a corner table outside with gas fumes, for two people. then we asked for something more appealing. she moved us to another table for two. We didn't realize that our other party had been sitting on the south patio for 15 minutes. I was made to feel like it was all my fault, because she didn't look up my last name for the reservation. Wait staff was fine, but you hostess was totally clueless. When making the reservation, we were not allowed to book inside, when we arrived it was almost empty inside, but there was definitely people eating in there. A bad start, to what ended up being a nice meal.

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TracyG
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the front door to the bill I was impressed. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable about the food and beer. He made excellent recommendations for those of us who could not decide. The food was absolutely phenomenal!!! Looking forward to going back and keeping room for dessert 😊

Amsterdam Barrel House
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Tracy, Your review is affirmation that the promises that we make to our staff on the daily are being translated into proper hospitality for our guests and it makes me smile! Thanks so much for the support & can't wait to host your group again soon! Stay safe & all the best. Matt P General Manager

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LewLee
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff and great fish and chips, even if 2nd best in Leaside (as they themselves advertise!).

Amsterdam Barrel House
Responded 6 days ago

LewLee, Thanks for the support & fantastic feedback on this visit! Thrilled to see we nailed the overall package and yes....We do owe an establishment such as the Olde Yorke the respect that an institution such as itself has earned.... And they're a fantastic family to boot and even better neighbours! That said, cannot wait to host you again at the Barrel House! Stay safe & all the best. Matt P General Manager

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BehzadR
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

nice staff good food happy environment friendly user web site

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YaniqueR
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family lunch and Kevin our server was excellent. Even our kids were impressed with him. Food was delicious. Will definitely return.

Amsterdam Barrel House
Responded 6 days ago

Yanique, This is the type of feedback we live for. Thank you so very much for the shoutout on the experience and we will certainly pass along the message to Kevin. Can't wait to have you back again soon! All the best. Matt P General Manager

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Moni1925
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was great! Will definitely come back again

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StevenW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Always nice to sit on a patio. Great selection of beer. Good Service

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THbestfoodandcompany
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service by Vicky. Patio was lovely and food was excellent. Highly recommend

Amsterdam Barrel House
Responded 6 days ago

Hi there, Big shoutout to Vicky! Will pass along. Thanks so much for the support & follow-up feedback! We try our best to nail our craft hospitality program for each and every guest and I'm thrilled to see that Vicky brought it on your stay with us! Hope to see you again soon. All the best. Matt P General Manager

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PavelM
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was truly excellent and very nicely presented. The service was good. Curteous and professional. The patio was pleasant, tables well spaced apart and and overall, the place was quiet and permitted normal conversation. The prices are no bargain, but in line with current, much hiked prices and reflecting the excellent quality of food. We will be back.

Amsterdam Barrel House
Responded 6 days ago

Pavel, WOW We truly appreciate the support & feedback on the experience with us. Thanks so much for the shoutout directly to the culinary & hospitality package. We're thrilled to know you were taken care of. As for the pricing structure, the inflation rates are starting to look bleak but rest assured we're planning to continue to ensure we offer a best-in-class value proposition when it comes to our overall experience and can't wait to welcome you back. Matt P General Manager

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Jammer
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always. Great food, and great service. Would recommend

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Flossy
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very accomodating. They made a mistake but made good.

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trisha
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Patio has become one of our favourite places this past season. So much so that when we will be driven indoors we will continue to frequent!

Amsterdam Barrel House
Responded on October 5, 2021

Trisha, I have made your comment visible because I am hoping that I may use your review as a marketing vessel for all those who read this! HAH! S No, in all reality, thank you so much for the kind & genuine feedback. We have made it our goal in the last 18 months to continue to execute on Craft Hospitality through Health & Safety measures as we all try to settle into the next phase of life! We can't wait to host you again inside the dining rooms <3 All the best. Matt P General Manager

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Junie
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was great. I ordered wine and it would have been nice if they'd mentioned the 1/2 price wine (that I saw on a sign on my way out).
Other than that, great food and service

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vipUniqueoutlook
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sat on the patio and it was easy to social distance. Service was excellent. Shared a brisket sandwich (yum), roasted brussel sprouts (different but good) and I had a blackberry mule that was delish.

Would dine again.

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ReturningCanuck
London
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 8-yo ate her whole kids burger; my 6-yo ate every last bit of pasta; my Leaside Bowl was delicious and everyone was happy and full. Great Waitress

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I suspect they just Have a staff shortage like so many places so don’t want to complain but took a long time to be served and 30+ mins to get our drinks (food came shortly after which was fine). But they were v accommodating of our large group including many teens.

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SylviaP
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had an outdoors reservation but asked to sit inside as it was too cool. Got a table distanced from others until four gentlemen were seated a few tables away. They were very loud and we were tempted to ask to be moved but didn’t see any tables distanced .
Otherwise friendly staff and good entry process with vaccine validation!

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ScottP
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and great service. I would recommend eating here.

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HershG
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy to get to this place. Parking quite plentiful.
Enough stores around to do all of one’s shopping. No need to go elsewhere.
Food was very good.
Service was excellent.
Decor of Amsterdam Barrel is attractive-both inside and and out.
We will return again.
Thanks.

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Thincan
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating as we had reserved an outdoor table, but due to rain we were moved inside. The first day of checking vaccination status was handled in a most courteous way.

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PamelaF
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a delicious salad, with a beer and a great dessert. The waitress was friendly and helpful. We sat outside on the patio which was very enjoyable.

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HarveyK
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Their lemon Schnitzel is to die for and our waiter was excellent and has a great sense of humor.

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Mimi
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very good. Loved the beet salad. My family enjoyed the wings . Lots of choices . Good casual dining

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Rumpaloop
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The patio was really beautiful and the server was very kind. She provided lots of suggestions! Unfortunately, two of the drinks that were on the menu were not available. When we did get our drink it was flat. The food was good but not great.

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MaryS
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an absolutely great dinner Friday night at the upstairs patio. My son ordered the house burger with fries which he said was one of the best burgers he’s ever had. I had the salmon which was massive and cooked exactly the way I wanted it. The potatoes and asparagus were perfect in quantity. As well, we had a waiter in training and he was fantastic. One small glass of rosé was overpriced but not the entrees. Excellent value overall.

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Molly
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hot on patio even in the shade and noisy.
All the food over many visits have been great. Best fish n chips and fish taco as well as burgers.

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vipPhilippeK
Toronto
50 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I was a bit disappointed where the hostess placed our group the waitresses was great, brought great energy and we had a good time overall.

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mimi
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great roof top patio, healthy food choices. Drinks were pricey!

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BarbW
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, cOVID-19 protocols being will practiced. Always a pleasant experience.

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LuFerreira
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It’s a comfortable place. The food is good, but the portion of the salmon in the Atlantic Salmon dish was too small… Overall, it was fun!

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JulianB
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Awesome patio and patio the best beer in the city.

Amsterdam Barrel House
Responded on September 14, 2021

Julian, Much appreciate the note on your friends great first experience with us. We aim for hospitality and great experiences in the best of atmospheres. Glad to see we're keeping your trust thus far.....We'll continue to try, I promise.... See you soon my friend. Matt P General Manager

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Lulu
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Service was very slow( fortunately the weather was perfect to be sitting outside ). Beverages were ordered at the same time as food( we knew what we wanted). Drinks finally arrived shortly before our meals. Good food mind you. Then another lengthy wait until the server came back. The place wasn’t packed.
Impressed with the contact screening app👍🏻

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IreneM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Although we had a reservation on the patio, the hostess readily accommodated our request to move indoors because of the bees and yellow jackets flying around. The fish sandwich special was excellent.

FAQs

Amsterdam Barrel House does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. Amsterdam Barrel House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 504-1060.

Amsterdam Barrel House is rated 4.5 stars by 597 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.