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Fox on John, Toronto, ON

Fox on John

3.9
3.9
385 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
British
The Fox on John is a modern take on the classic British pub, right in the heart of the city. Our fare, like our space, is warm and inviting. Our full kitchen is open until 2 am every day! Come find the fox.

We have a 15 minute grace period. Please call us if you are running later than 15 minutes after your reservation.

We may contact you about this reservation, so please ensure your email and phone number are up to date.

Your table will be reserved for 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Please be advised, we require every guests contact tracing information as per local health guidelines.

No outside drinks or food are allowed.

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 10:00 am–2:00 am Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 am Brunch Mon–Fri 10:00 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–4:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (647) 748-0369

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    We do full catering! No event is too big or too small. We'd be happy to bring the flavours of the Fox On John to your gathering. Contact us for details!

  • Private party facilities

    No two events are the same in our books; our team will tailor fit the space/service to accommodate your special event. Book your events with us!

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Entertainment District

  • Cross street

    Adelaide St W. and John St.

  • Parking details

    Public parking lots available @ North corner (Adelaide + John) and on Wildmer St.

  • Public transit

    Osgoode, St. Andrew

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 385 people are saying

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3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. TR

    ThereseR

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined today

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Loved the food! If you’re there for brunch get the breakfast poutine- super delicious.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined today

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Food was below par for pub food. Beer wasn’t cold and someone should replace the keg. Waitress was nice, super busy. Didn’t bring salad and when reminded nothing ever came but not servers fault. She was over run with tables. I do t mind music but at 12 pm in after noon was so loud couldn’t even talk with the other guests.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food5service4ambience1
    I love coming to this restaurant however this time music was way too loud
  4. DS

    DonnaS

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Confusion with our reservation, very noisy, good mediocre
  5. TT

    TerryT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    A bit loud for most conversations. Food great value. A bit short staffed as food served was slow. Have been a few times. Very close to theatres
  6. IJ

    InaJ

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great spot for a pre theatre lunch! Server was excellent however our pasta was subbed with a different noodle without advising us …spaghetti was disappointing when we ordered pappardelle…still tasted good!
  7. JA

    JeanetteA

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Service and food really good. Too noisy to really talk.
  8. K

    Kiki

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Short version: long waits, subpar food, high prices The server we had was very nice and apologetic for the long wait for drinks and food. When the food did finally come out, it was subpar with like 5 fries on each of our plates. This food is way below average for the prices the Fox is charging. When you pay 20 dollars for an entree you shouldnt expect to go home hungry or to see a small smushed burger on the plate. I had ordered an upgrade of yam fries and the kitchen did not even provide them. The server was very attentive and noticed with out any mention from us that this was missing from our order and made sure it was brought out as soon as possible. The servers are the only thing good about this place.
  9. DM

    DavidM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    you could turn the music volume down a bit so conversation with my date is a bit easier. Then back up if the date is not going so well.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We waited about 45 minutes for our order then asked the manager to check on our order. It came out not too long after he checked but they brought me the wrong meal and the server claimed it was what I ordered. The waitress who took the order offered to reorder the correct item but time was of the essence and my daughter already had her meal. Both meals were cold and the whipping cream on my daughter’s waffle was dissolving. They didn’t charge for most of my meal and offered free dessert but we were not in the mood for dessert. The music was really loud!
  11. ET

    EdelynT

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was decent. Mimosa tower was good. Service was good but because it was busy it was kind of slow. I would recommend and would come back
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Too loud. The string fries were not string fries, more like potato wedges.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Good was great, and service was too. We sat outside, and this was the only negative part. The music was very loud so it was difficult to have a conversation at our table of four, and two of the party had to shimmy around a plant to get in and out of their seats which were back with back with the next table. I might go again and sit inside, but I suspect it is just as loud in there.
  14. LM

    LeslieM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Loved it all - the food, service. Could be a little less loud - or at least have a quieter area for old people who still want to go out!!😁
  15. M

    Michael

    Richmond

    49 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    The music was loud when we arrived at 7pm and as the place was half empty they greatly increased the volume of the music and it was impossible to have a conversation when we left around 9pm. It’s a pub with whole bunch of televisions, there was no need to have the music that loud. Service was good, but extremely slow getting food and drinks. I would skip this place.
  16. JR

    JamesR

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The food was very tasty and fish and chips were a bargain at that price. The booming music made conversation difficult and one of us had to ask the host to turn it down so we could talk. Servers were all polite and quick to tend to our needs but the food was slow in coming.
  17. AD

    ArthurD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Took a while to get our order but then the service was good, even came with a piece of cake and candle for my wife's birthday.

    Fox on JohnResponded on June 24, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave a rating, and the continued support, Arthur. Glad to hear you had an amazing time. See you soon! Allison, Fox on John

  18. LC

    LynC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    The server we had our previous visit came to our table and made sure we were being served….helped our current server , who was busy, by bringing a bottle of wine and glasses we requested. Great Service Jay……we are Theatre goers and find your restaurant meets our needs. We now recommend it to other friends before Theatre.
  19. LI

    LaraI

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall1food4service2ambience2
    Table wasn’t ready. Host only kept asking if we wanted to combine other tables together. There was an event which was incredibly noisy. We couldn’t even talk. When asked to change our table at least, we were always refused. Our server couldn’t even hear us when we were ordering. Overall we were disappointed and had to leave early.

    Fox on JohnResponded on June 24, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave a rating, and the continued support, Laral. Our sincerest apologies for your experience. We would love to hear more from your visit at the Fox, as it would help us improve, please email us will@foxonjohn.ca. See you soon! Pragash, Fox on John

  20. DT

    DonT

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    The food and service were fine but the music was so loud we were almost forced to lip read. The waitress acknowledged the problem but could do nothing. We’ve dined there before without issue but last night was very disappointing.
  21. SM

    SueM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The service was great. Server Jay was very good. Thanks
  22. F

    Fern

    St. Louis

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    *also called The Fox and Fiddle* Very disappointed to say the least... Thought we were coming for a nice Father's Day meal... mediocre food at best and horrible service. Took 30 minutes for anyone to ask if we'd be waited on...patio wasn't even full and neither was the restaurant inside. Another 20+ minutes before our drinks came (our appetizer came and we finished it before our drinks arrived). Waitress was extremely confused about what menu/food we could actually order... 1 hour and 30 minutes passed. Still no food. Other tables that came 30-40 minutes after we did were finished with their meals and leaving. We asked to see the manager and within 5 minutes our food came out. Manager wanted to bring us free dessert or a free round of drinks but at that point we were just ready to leave. I would not recommend and was driven to writing my worst review ever...
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Very generic
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and atmosphere
  25. CW

    ChrisW

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    We have been to the Fox on John several times, always as a prelude to a Mirvish show. The food and service are always good. We never have to worry about being finished in good time. On this occasion, our only “complaint” is that the music level was higher than we remember on previous occasions, making conversation a little difficult at times.
  26. MC

    MontanaC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was probably the best choice we could have made for brunch. The mimosa tower was affordable and well worth it! With a view of the CN tower from the outdoor dining area amazing food and comfortable seating, you can’t go wrong!

    Fox on JohnResponded on June 13, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave a rating, Montana, and the continued support. See you soon! Allison, Fox on John

  27. R

    Ramos

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    music was waay too loud. you have to shout to hear the person right in front of you. left after one drink

    Fox on JohnResponded on June 13, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave a rating, Ramos, and the continued support. Our sincerest apologies for your experience. We would love to hear more from your visit at the Fox, as it would help us improve, please email us pragash@foxonjohn.ca. See you soon! Pragash, Fox on John

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Utterly amazing ambience and customer service. Very impressed! Huge shoutout to the DJ, he was spot on !

    Fox on JohnResponded on June 13, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave a rating, and the continued support. Glad to hear you had an amazing time. See you soon! Allison, Fox on John

  29. I

    Ignacio

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and great service! We enjoyed our time here. Music was really fun, although a bit too loud for indoors for chatting and chit-chat. Definitely will come back to try other menu items.
  30. LE

    LaineyE

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and delicious food! Can't wait to return.

    Fox on JohnResponded on June 13, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave a rating, Lainey, and the continued support. See you soon! Allison, Fox on John

  31. E

    Edie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I enjoyed this meal and the servers were excellent. My biggest gripe would be the loud unpleasant music that blared everywhere, even on the patio where I went to escape the loud music indoors.

    Fox on JohnResponded on June 13, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave a rating, Edie, and the continued support. See you soon! Allison, Fox on John

  32. J

    Jaxx

    Toronto

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall1food3service4ambience2
    Even though we had an Open Table reservation, the restaurant could not find it. I had replied to a reminder from Fox on John a few days earlier that we would be there. When my sister showed up, the staff told her our reservation was at another place further south which it wasn't so she had to walk a long distance and then back.

    Fox on JohnResponded on June 13, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave a rating, Jaxx, and the continued support. Our sincerest apologies for your experience. We would love to hear more from your visit at the Fox, as it would help us improve, please email us pragash@foxonjohn.ca. See you soon! Pragash, Fox on John

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Server didn’t really even acknowledge use and the food was mediocre at best unfortunately. I have served at many restaurants and hate giving bad reviews but this was not good. The “frose” was the best part.

    Fox on JohnResponded on June 24, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave a rating, and the continued support. Our sincerest apologies for your experience. We would love to hear more from your visit at the Fox, as it would help us improve, please email us will@foxonjohn.ca. See you soon! Pragash, Fox on John

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    We got passed through 5 different servers. Drinks were very slow. Food came up fast but we didn’t have any drinks to go with it. Food was run of the mill and way over priced. Especially the Shepard’s pie. IF you want any vegetables with your meal you better order a salad. Very noisy both from the construction on the street and the restaurant’s music which drowns out all conversation with its heavy bass. I won’t be going back.

    Fox on JohnResponded on June 13, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave a rating, and the continued support. Our sincerest apologies for your experience. We would love to hear more from your visit at the Fox, as it would help us improve, please email us pragash@foxonjohn.ca. See you soon! Pragash, Fox on John

  35. AM

    AmreetaM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    We couldn't locate the restaurant as it is Fox & Fiddle and we were looking for Fox on John. The address number does not show outside and it only says Fox on John on a small sign outside, so we were late for our booking and had to order and eat quickly because we were booked at the theatre. We were a party of 8 but they sat us at two different tables of 6 and 2 right near the washrooms.

    Fox on JohnResponded on June 13, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave a rating, Amreeta, and the continued support. Our sincerest apologies for your experience. We would love to hear more from your visit at the Fox, as it would help us improve, please email us pragash@foxonjohn.ca. See you soon! Pragash, Fox on John

  36. D

    Donna

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    The music was way too loud for a Sunday brunch time….we couldn’t even have a conversation. we had too send back part of our order as it wasn’t right. the Waitress was very friendly but needed to pay more attention too what we ordered.

    Fox on JohnResponded on June 13, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave a rating, Donna, and the continued support. Our sincerest apologies for your experience. We would love to hear more from your visit at the Fox, as it would help us improve, please email us pragash@foxonjohn.ca. See you soon! Pragash, Fox on John

  37. Q

    Quinnrg

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience1
    Too expensive for food that wasn't great, our server was really friendly but never checked on us. We waited about 30 mins for a water refill. We were on the patio but it did not have an umbrella so it's was extremely hot.

    Fox on JohnResponded on June 13, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave a rating, Quinn, and the continued support. Our sincerest apologies for your experience. We would love to hear more from your visit at the Fox, as it would help us improve, please email us pragash@foxonjohn.ca. See you soon! Pragash, Fox on John

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Food was over salted unfortunately. Only for that the taste would have been fine.

    Fox on JohnResponded on June 13, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave a rating, and the continued support. Our sincerest apologies for your experience. We would love to hear more from your visit at the Fox, as it would help us improve, please email us pragash@foxonjohn.ca. See you soon! Pragash, Fox on John

  39. RM

    RonM

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great evening out. Waitresses were attentive and friendly, food was great. Enjoyed the outside experience and glad that we could book for outside seating. Thanks.

    Fox on JohnResponded on June 13, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave a rating, Ron, and the continued support. See you soon! Allison, Fox on John

  40. SA

    SamanthaA

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience4
    Service was bad, food was meh. We complained about the service and the gave us free shots. None of us wanted the shots. Music was very loud. Would not recommend

    Fox on JohnResponded on June 13, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave a rating, Samantha, and the continued support. Our sincerest apologies for your experience. We would love to hear more from your visit at the Fox, as it would help us improve, please email us pragash@foxonjohn.ca. See you soon! Pragash, Fox on John

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Fox on John using the Order Online button. Fox on John also offers delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Fox on John also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (647) 748-0369.

Fox on John is rated 3.9 stars by 385 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Skip The Dishes
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Fox on John

106 John St Toronto, ON M5V 2E1

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Adelaide St W. and John St.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Entertainment District

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 10:00 am–2:00 am Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 am Brunch Mon–Fri 10:00 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–4:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    British, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public parking lots available @ North corner (Adelaide + John) and on Wildmer St.

  • Public transit

    Osgoode, St. Andrew

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (647) 748-0369

  • Catering

    We do full catering! No event is too big or too small. We'd be happy to bring the flavours of the Fox On John to your gathering. Contact us for details!

  • Private party facilities

    No two events are the same in our books; our team will tailor fit the space/service to accommodate your special event. Book your events with us!

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