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Amsterdam Barrel House

4.5
338 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.....
What 338 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Bruno
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and, even the province forced us to be outside in the frigid cold, the servers were very accommodating!

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AdrienneJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Great fun! Dining in the yurt is cool. Thanks for a great experience.

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TiffanyC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go-to option for casual dining especially in the summer when their patio opens. Food is amazing and always receives great service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always good food

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Michael
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Probably should have staffed more considering the sunshine. Seemed like server was also responsible for making drinks which lead to waiting 20 mins for a Caesar with no spices or flavour. Place is nice but needs some attention to detail and service

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RyanB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to be back on the Amsterdam patio! Great food, beer, and service!

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JAMESR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Good beer, so-so food, expensive. The patio is nice.

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ConnorM
Dundalk
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Friendly waiting staff. Dog friendly. Great beer. Couldn’t ask for more. Love this place.

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Trebel19
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside, I was worried it might be cold but there were plenty of heaters and the offer of blankets.
Our server Kevin was fantastic. Friendly, knowledgeable and very attentive.
We had a great time.

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KenR
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Super clean, good ambiance. The Patio kept warm with ample heaters.

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PieterK
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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JuneS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The service and food was great. But the reservation process was not ideal. As you know we cannot eat inside so patio is the only option. However, Amsterdam has yurts and I wanted to book one of these but this was not an option on your site. I mentioned it in the comments but the restaurant didn't get this message and had not set us up in the yurt.
However, there was a free yurt and they were able to set us up in there and it was a great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and great service!

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VirginiaC
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

There appeared to be some confusion at the door. Even though we had a 3:00 reservation we were made to wait about 15 minutes while they seated other people with 3:00 reservations.

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StylesSHere
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I really like Amsterdam Barrel House. The food is good and the beer is excellent. I was a bit disappointed after having a reservation and then still having to wait to get a table. Then finally sitting down and the server first served a table that showed up after us. That was annoying. The service improved a little bit afterwards. Amsterdam always has very good food. I recommend the delicious cauliflower app and the double stout is amazing. The service is generally very good. This time it was average.

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Blythe
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our experience was only marred by the absence of the fire burning. It was cold up on the second floor.

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Rahul
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Pretty good - our service was a bit slow due to the weekend crowd - but that is just picking up the nitty-gritty.
In general - the food was great - the beer was great - seating was good.
The location is a bit off, especially if you are using TTC as you might drink.
Does not have a great view of the likes of Amsterdam Brewhouse but then you get the reservation fairly easily.

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BevW
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A very pleasant and reliable place to eat, with good service and good food.

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Blythe
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great night. Lovely ambience in the dark with fires and lights twinkling. Good device. Felt safe.

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vipCathie
Toronto
35 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Lovely patio although some traffic noise. Food could have been warmer.

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JanelleJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spacious patio with proper physical distancing guidelines. Great menu with options for everyone.

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RobertK
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening on the patio. Great food, ambiance. The Barrel House have done everything to make patio dining a success including providing fleece blankets. We would definitely come back.

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vipJeffB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pub and nice fireplace

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vipPhilippeK
Toronto
40 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great patio! Great service and exceptional handling of Covid protocols.

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BenS
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our first visit here. All covid precautions are taken seriously and felt very safe and able to enjoy some normalcy.

Drinks were really lovely and the staff were knowledgeable and recommended some great beers for us. Food was top quality and really tasty.

We were sat outside but next to a lovely gas fire and were warm (with coats) despite the cool weather. There were other heaters and fires dotted around. A great place to get out for a drink and some grub!

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Flossy
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The patio was warm enough. Th service was excellent & responsive

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MikeR
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent everything but PLEASE bring back the Brussels sprouts starter!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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Maggie
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We love being able to pop into the restaurant because the patio is a safe area, attractive. The staff is very accommodating and helpful.
The menu holds a few of my favourites. Fish tacos! 👏🏻👏🏻
Thanks for being open for a safe Covid safe environment. Well done. You make me feel like life can almost be not.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is great and the service is wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Wonderful service, great food and wine (we had the chicken schnitzel and artichoke dip) very safe outdoor experience with a lovely heater beside us. I’ll be back!

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LarryB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place for an afterwork drink on a Friday. Had indoor and outdoor socially distant seating. Great staff.

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vipSimbo
Toronto
32 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Limited menu which was a bit disappointing. Great service

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NoreenC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grrat service from our server. All your team were excellent and attentive...and even provided some comedy ad well. Excellent night. Thank you to all.
Oh, and the food was delicious.

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APROOTS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff are very friendly, the upper patio is fabulous and the food is excellent. We will be back.

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vipSueB
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bradly our server was amazing.
He’s a real asset

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BarbW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Welcoming atmosphere and good social distancing practices

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Mike
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great patio. Would be nice if you innstalled a few heaters so you can keep the patio open longer.

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vipGeorgeM
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was overpriced and very bland. Server was pretty good but even with a reservation we were made to wait almost 15 minutes before being seated. Not a great value here. Many other places in the neighbourhood offer far better food with prices to match.

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TinaD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is definitely my go-to place. Now that the weather is getting cooler, they have begun using the outdoor fireplaces and heaters which adds to the ambiance and some welcome warmth. The food is a great value and delicious. Even though it is extremely challenging for the staff and restaurant to navigate during the COVID restrictions, you would never know that it has any kind of negative effect on them as everyone is so positive and cheerful, despite what I am certain are often negative circumstances with some guests. Always a pleasure to come here and experience what Barrel House has to offer! Come soon and often while the weather is still conducive to outdoor dining.

Amsterdam Barrel House
Responded on September 22, 2020

Tina, Thanks so much for the kind & encouraging words that I will certainly pass along to the team. It can indeed be a hard industry to navigate but hospitality is the name of the game so I'm thrilled we're nailing it with you! Hope to see you again soon. All the best, Tina. Matt P General Manager

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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 338 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.