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Amsterdam Barrel House

4.5
365 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 365 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MichelleH
Miami
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing Shae. He was completely attentive. Very personable. A total pleasure.

Front of house staff was a bit frazzled and not too organized. Three couples were seated before us and had arrived after us. We were on time.

Food was amazing. Tried the brisket sandwich with house salad for the first time. Loved it.

We normally order take out from you once a week. It was nice to see the patio open !!

We will be back 😊

MP
MelissaP
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was awesome! I really enjoyed the caring staff, fast service, and great atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was cold
Fish tacos served was a fish size nugget
Calamari rubbery.
Will never go again

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Partyof6
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved it! And loved supporting the St. Anselm school fundraiser - what a cool collab!

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Aleksandra
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

They need to change a menu sometimes. Everything is good.

JN
JoanneN
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the portobello burger, the fish and chips, and our server Geoff.

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Marcus
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food......................

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good drinks, good food and good service

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Leasider
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was our first dinner out since last summer! It was our anniversary and such a treat to be going to a restaurant. Amsterdam was our first choice as we live in Leaside and it has the best patios in the area. The staff were so welcoming and the service was excellent. Our server introduced herself as a trainee but she was really good and very attentive. We ordered calamari as well as the spinach and artichoke dip for appetizers. Both were delicious but the latter was very filling, although really tasty. I ordered the salmon for main course and it was crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. I was already full from the appetizer and the salmon came with a very large amount of potatoes which rather overwhelmed the plate. I was unable to eat most of them but they were nice. My husband enjoyed the brisket. All in all a good meal and we enjoyed having some beer for the first time this year. We will be back.

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Libby
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always have a great dining experience at Amsterdam Barrel House! Great food, great service, great time!

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AndrewA
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent experience, prompt service, great selection of beer and solid food.

LR
LarryR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Clara's Buffalo Chicken Sandwich: Surprised to find chicken breast was deep-fried and not grilled. Could have been o.k. but was so well-deep-fried it was quite difficult to bite into. Overall, disappointing. Perhaps menu could indicate when the meat is deep-fried rather than grilled. Many people avoid fats these days.
My order was Lemon Chicken Schnitzel also deep fried. The batter was soggy the chicken
dry, a sign of oil not at the proper temperature (cool) and left in too long.
My impression of the service is that it was under staffed.

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Nancy
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice enclosed patio abs tables appropriately spaced out.

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williamd
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

For convenience and informality, coupled with decent fare it is a good option.
it is not where you take someone for a special dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great to finally be able to eat on a patio!
Excellent service and tasty food.
We will definitely be back!

CC
CarleyC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The garden salad is amazing lol The rest of the food is great too. Amsterdam only sells their own beer but the blonde is easygoing and there’s a little something for all beer lovers. Inspired cocktails. Patio is stunning and the service is great! Shout outs to Kevin!!

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RuthA
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our gang's 'goto' place for dinner. Good atmosphere and friendly staff. I really like the Smokehouse burger, but everything I've tried has been very good. Nice patio, people nicely spaced out, with good ventilation.

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BarbW
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was great. The staff follow COVID-19 protocols.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

. Overall great experience

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service . Was on a first date and our server was always on top of things without making us feel rushed. Would come back for the service. I forgot her name but she was petit and Asian .

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall good service and experience

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to finally be back at Amsterdam. Service was great, beer was great and food was great!

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AllieJ
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, amazing food! Highly recommend the brisket sandwich.

PM
PnvM
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall amazing! Although the food menu had limited options, it was still very good! Server was nice enough to turn on more patio heating to accommodate for us.

EJ
EJ17
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience at Leaside Amsterdam. The patio was amazing and it was secluded and private. The service was great and it was all COVID-safe. We’ll definitely be going back again!

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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!

AJ
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
Toronto
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
6 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always good food

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Michael
Toronto
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

RB
RyanB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JA
JAMESR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

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

CM
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.

KR
KenR
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

PK
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
6 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.

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 365 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.