Bar Reyna

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Mediterranean
This atmospheric restaurant, in a timeless two-storey Victorian house with a year-round back patio, was conceived by restaurant industry veteran Nicki Laborie.

Bar Reyna was designed as an energetic gathering place where the vibe, food and drinks intermix to create a wholly unique restaurant experience. Our menu features an eclectic mix of table snacks and larger plates that traverse the Mediterranean.

Every Thursday Jessica Rose performs live jazz on the winterized back patio and Sundays guests can enjoy 1/2 price bubbly while noshing on the unique brunch menu.

Bar Reyna is available for private events and large groups. Reservations are recommended but walk-ins are welcome!.
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KH
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lamb baklava was out of this world and also their chicken taco was one of the best I've had. Value for money was amazing.

G
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The grill was down so we had salad and bread. Disappointing for sure.

S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

My dinner partner and I found it a bit too cool in the lower dining room.

AS
Naples
18 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food exceeded expectations and I expected a lot. A very longtime friend and I ate here before a concert at Koerner Hall. The restaurant (we ate downstairs) is small amd cozy - service was attentive and all four of our shared dishes were creative and delicious. Will eat here again

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Two words: LAMB BAKLAVA!!!

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t think of a restaurant that does delivers a taste that will take you to places you have never imagined.
Seriously.
The lamb baklava, wow. I think this should go down as the greatest thing I have ate in my life - the flakiness and crispness of the baklava goes so well with the tenderness and umami-ness of the lamb - finished off with the velvety honey and saffron aioli. Amazing
It doesn’t stop there, the falafel taco - incredible. Never had a falafel so crispy in my life, incredible.

SJ
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Staff should control other rowdy guests, great food, disappointing ambience

SM
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super yummy

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AH
Toronto
58 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A local spot that always has an interesting menu - good portions of fresh foods at reasonable prices coupled with friendly servers and an “ indoor” back patio that is always cosy

J
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food and ambiance.
It’s usually tricky to get a larger table, so I would recommend for smaller group of friends. But ideal for up to 4 friends gathering at the patio (which is warmed up and cozy)

RW
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

We went here on a recommendation and a few things prompt this review.

The GOOD - The food was good. We ordered lamb baklava which had a nice flavor and a warm, sweet cream sauce. We also ordered the Moroccan short ribs, which were tasty, though a bit chewy. Add to that the halloumi souvlaki, feta hummus and chili butter, and the Greek fries. Overall, the food was good and flavorful. We were told they were out of the fried kale spanakopita, which was unfortunate given it was a Saturday night.

The BAD - First of all, the food was served one dish at a time - not exactly the best for tapas when you want a variety of flavors that should complement each other. Secondly, we sat and ordered prior to two other couples being sat on either side of us. However, both couples ordered the same dishes we ordered... and both couple got their food well ahead of us. And their food all came out at the same time. Puzzling to say the least. We ultimately had to cancel the Greek fries because they were going to basically be an afterthought or dessert. The lamb baklava was the final dish to arrive (both couples got theirs as the first dish).

The SERVICE - Sitting between the other two tables, it seemed as though 1 of the 3 got the better level of service and the server was well more attentive to them. We never received a refill of our water, and when there was an issue with the payment machine, the server acted like it was my fault. So, clearly we were an inconvenience as they appeared more interested in huddling in the corner while the folks clearing the tables were more attentive.

In summary, the food was good. It would probably would've been much better served together. However, based on our experience, and given the extensive foodie culture in Toronto, we'd be unlikely to return in favor of trying other restaurants in hopes of a better overall dining experience.

K
Adelaide / SA
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar Reyna had incredible food and an even better ambiance. I want to go back again and again and again until I’ve tried all the dishes.

DK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been my favourite restaurant all summer to visit! It definitely will be my favourite in the future too! Food is outstanding and their sangria is best in the city!!

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a nice dining experience at Bar Reyna, food was authentic and atmosphere was intimate and cozy. Would recommend to friends and family

B
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You have to try the shoestring fries. A perfect restaurant for people like me who love to share plates!

L
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, love the food . The patio outside was spectacular! Definitely recommend this place to friends.

SA
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Food and drinks over the top delish. the decor looks like a university hangout and not Yorkville chic. Though we love the Middle Eastern chandeliers.

D
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar Reyna is one of the best restaurants I have been to lately. The food is so fresh, healthy, creative and obviously DELICIOUS. The staff are super friendly and very accommodating. There was a misunderstanding with our reservation time and they still accommodated us. I loved that. I will rave about them for a while until I get everyone is my circle to try them out!

DT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omg I would recommend this place to anyone. Lamb Baklava is to die for along with the crispy calamari; aesthetics are everything. I accidentally cancelled my reservation at this place on a Friday night but somehow the amazing staff here managed to arrange a table here for my birthday.

OT
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Not a good experience as I left hungry because they took away my food while I was in the washroom. Then I was told the kitchen is closed so I was unable to eat my full meal, yet I had to pay for it.

WN
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

small selection of wines by the glass. food is decent but nothing really stood out as amazing. wait staff were attentive and pleasant. small place, OK ambiance. nice choice for a drink and a snack in Yorkville.

OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Vibe and fabulous food!

KP
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I enjoyed the atmosphere and the servers were very hospitable. Overall the food was flavorful but the oysters were quite disappointing. I was looking forward to the buck a shuck oysters but I felt they were not as fresh as others that I've had.

c
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The ambiance was the thing that drew me in to visit the restaurant. And they have done a fine job at it. The patio is cosy and romantic. We ordered 1) beet salat (very good) 2) short ribs (super rubbery, had to send back) 3) hummus but bread sold separately (interesting and green in colour but not the best I've had - go to Bar Sybanne for that) 4) fried calamari (pretty good) 5) Spanish fries (super fine cut and delicious) 6) Thalia Greek Sauvignon Blanc (smoothest taste with no acidity, just perfect).

I would definitely come here again for the ambiance and would give food one more try to see if any dishes stand out. Service was good, a bit slow to get the drinks at first but the servers and friendly and make good suggestions.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great vibe, drinks and food. Food on the pricier side for what it is.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Great options for Mediterranean dishes and tapas. Atmosphere is fantastic, however service was somewhat lacking. Had to wait 15 minutes to be served water even when the restaurant wasn’t busy at all. Kitchen also took a long time to prepare the food. Would recommend only if you’ve got plenty of time to spare on your dining.

BM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening!

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JR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Took over 30 minutes to get fries. Eventually told that the frier wasn’t working which is why there was a delay. This doesn’t explain why tables around me who ordered after us received their fries before me. When I received the fries they were burnt. The server was great throughout and did not charge us for the fries.

PG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love bar Reyna, the service is impeccable, when we arrived our table wasn’t ready so we were directed to the bar where they offered us a complimentary drink while we waited for our table, the food is always great, the live music is a plus! Wether is a night among friends, a romantic dinner or a girls night out, Reyna never disappoints!

g
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Was very nice. Though table was beside the live entertainment so noise was somewhat bothersome. Restaurant was full do no options. Singer did wander through the dining area

m
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food, buck a shuck and happy hour wine prices were a Tuesday bonus. We will happily return when we have events in the neighbourhood.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was laid back but still attentive. The restaurant is beautiful. Lots of vegetarian options. I want to put honey chilli butter on everything!

s
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

How do you screw up a beet salad was so bad couldn't even eat it, tasted like a jar of no name pickled beets sitting in thick gloopy sour cream. Service is terrible. The calamari meh! No cocktails on happy hour just cheap house wine, no thank you. My advice dont even bother with this one.

SK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience2

The food is terrible and overpriced. Buck a Shuck oysters were announced on the site to be until quantities last, but they told us that they run until 6pm - we were there at 6.30. Pushy service and not very accommodating - they wouldn't let us change the table.

OT
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Bar Reyna is a hidden gem. Great food, Great Service and the patio is intimate.

JI
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the ambiance was absolutely incredible. We sat outside on the back patio. Everything was divine. Beautiful restaurant for a date night/intimate evening.

EP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fabulous belated birthday get together with a dear friend. Would have given the food 5 stars but the short ribs arrived cold and rather stringy/chewy. Everything else was delish...the beet salad outstanding! Loved the Thursday night singer but noise level could be lower so that clients can chat.

ND
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service, nice ambiance there was live jazz music. The drinks n food are excellent.

TD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great ambiance, definitely going back

AR
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, lovely casual lunch in patio area. Staff are very attentive.

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