Fox on John

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CAN$30 and under
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British

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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.

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4.2based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.0
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot with super friendly and prompt service. Highly recommend!

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SusanP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was excellent, food okay, noise level was very loud. Not a place to go for a quiet time.

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QQQQ
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's lowkey with great service and value! Highly recommended!

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vipnovy
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The most underwhelming avecado toast ever! The bread wasn’t warm/toasted, only a had a 1/4 -1/2 avacado, about 2 tablespoons of feta, a few lithh the orange slices, six tiniest slivers of red onion but the poached egg was done as ordered. Not even a bit of salad on the side! And I paid $15.00 for a such diet meal! Total rip off.

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ShelleyC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was excellent. He was very helpful with our meal choices, kind and polite

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AmjadF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Calamari was fantastic. Overall pretty good food, and decently priced.

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EmilyP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and reasonably priced for the quality that you get. But the best thing about this restaurant is the amazing decor inside! Wing chairs, wing couches accompany normal chairs to make table and booth seats adding to the ambiance of the old English gentlemen’s club. The raised level in the back with the bookshelves and a large painting of a man on a horse over the fireplace fit everything perfectly. I am already planning to come back to try new menu items and to show my friends who enjoy a unique restaurant and/or love history this great place!!

Fox on John
Responded on February 13, 2020

Hi Emily! Thank you very much for your very kind rating and review! We definitely do love our decor and glad to hear it was memorable. The library is definitely a popular space. Looking forward to having your friend and you back soon! Allison Fox on John Team (106 John Street)

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NancyS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

The washroom was filthy and had no toilet paper. I opened the menu but there was nothing inside. The wine I ordered was not in stock. The sever substituted another wine but only when I confronted her did she admit to it.

Fox on John
Responded on February 11, 2020

Hi Nancy, Thank you kindly for taking the time to rate us. We definitely want to hear more about your visit to determine the areas in which we can improve. When you have a moment, please feel free to send an email to our General Manager, Richard at richard@foxonjohn.ca to discuss in more detail. We look forward to hearing from you soon! Allison Fox on John Team (106 John Street)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service2ambience3

Really slow service but great otherwise

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BrandeeJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! Servers were friendly. Our server I believe was new as there was another server with her but she was great. Atmosphere was warm and cozy. Loved the big comfy chairs and couches. Will definitely come back again.

Fox on John
Responded on February 13, 2020

Hi! Thank you very much for your very kind rating! Looking forward to having you back soon! Allison Fox on John Team (106 John Street)

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VioletT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food excellent service. Erica was amazing as our server would highly recommend!

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CathyM
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the set up! We had a great server - he was very helpful, checked on us often and had excellent customer service! The food was delicious and reasonable - saying that, we were there for the 2020 special. Would totally recommend

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linac
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

The service was super slow. Basic ceaser salad has very little on it (doesn't come with bacon?)

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viprgood
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food/ Service was decent. Reasonable prices for the surrounding area. Great spot for before the theatre/movies.

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MichealO
Toronto
30 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All four of us had an excellent meal. The mac and cheese with bacon was delicious. The Rueben and Cubano sandwiches were very tasty. The buffalo chicken wrap was described as the best example of this that the person ordering had ever had. The atmosphere was cozy, and the noise level energetic. Our server was awesome! Just the right amount of attention. And, it was nice to have the manager come around to check on our meals as well. Definitely coming back.

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PetalJoyC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere.
Would have preferred if when the waiter, Levi, when offering us if we would like gravy with the fish and chips or to swap out Reg fries for sweet potatoe fries that there was an extra cost.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Good food... Not impressed with the poor service we had.

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MichaelR
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Not very welcoming. The staff were not very pleasant or friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had Christmas dinner with the family, didn’t wait too long to get a table even on a busy day. Food was delicious but portions were slightly small for some of the main courses. Other than that, service and environment was great!

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AggieP
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived 10 minutes early for our 6pm reservation and were promptly seated at a cozy table for 2. Our server, Thomas, was engaging and attentive. The jambalaya was delicious. This was our first time at Fox on John. Would definitely go back and recommend.

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StillKickingat63
Edinburgh
9 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Our table was in a very busy location and therefore very noisy. Although our drinks were brought quickly, dinner service was slow and we waited a long time for condiments. Then coffee took forever to come, as did the cheque. And then even payment took a while. Would not go back.

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JennyG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on a Wednesday evening before a theatre performance. Sat in the armchairs by the “fireplace”, we were really comfortable the bonus was that it was 1/2 price bottles of wine and mussels. Food was great, there four of us and we had the butternut squash ravioli, Jambalaya, and rice bowl. All entrées were very good. The “breaded” platter made of all kinds of fried thingswas great-calamari were superb. Highly recommend, we had a lovely evening!

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Brittny
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It was very ok. Server had little to no menu knowledge. One of the guests at the table asked about gluten free beer or cocktail options and the server replied “I don’t know anything about that stuff” rather than go ask a manager or bartender. One of the dishes came out extremelyyy spicy, which wasn’t noted in the menu. Manager did take that off the bill which was very nice and appreciated.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Folks from out of town/country visiting
They enjoyed the environment

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our first time but recommended to us. We were heading to the theatre after. It was a good choice and we would go back.

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CindyD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

we were there sunday at 11 am. DEC 8th.

excellent services. very polite and fast. young man served us. i was given fries in error instead of salad, and he fixed it immediately.

loved the bottomless mimosa deal. very yummy.

great brunch place before a show at Princess Wales.

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KimL
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

It was a bit weird. Service was really unusual - big mix up with giving us the wrong menus/prices and wanting to charge us higher price even though the menus (and website) they gave us had lower price? Server didn't think it was an issue/expected us to pay the higher price, Then they brought us rice bowl with "ground beef" and kept insisting it was "ground beef" when it was thick slices of steak. Very confusing and odd. Been here several times and food/service was good in the past, but tasted different this time for sure. Overall odd experience with the server. Pretty restaurant though.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Waitress was great!

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KaseyT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Quick and fast service and food was good and yummy

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Excellent
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was quite good. Disappointed that there were no gluten free options.
Would recommend this restaurant for brunch on Sunday.

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Zaro
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience3

Nice location with good vibe. Service was slow because there were not enough waiters and it took forever to be able to order anything (or to get the bill). Food and drinks are good, but not amazing

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vipJNCanada
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not impressed and food presentation was just ok. Server took forever to get our drinks

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FionaM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience2

It was very very loud hard to have a conversation our waitress was lovely

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MelissaM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience1

Upon arrival to our reservation we were seated at a table that was extremely dirty and we kindly requested for it to be wiped down. The host didn’t hesitate and apologized.

We all ordered sandwiches that were served using the sourdough bread; however all the guests felt the bread was not fresh that day.

Fox on John
Responded on October 11, 2019

Hello Melissa, Thank you for your review, we are always looking to make our guest's experience at the Fox better. We would like to apologize for the table, that should not be an experience for a guest to walk into. As of yesterday, we are using a new type of sourdough bread. We humbly apologize for your bread being stale, and would like to invite you to come in and try our new menu. Sincerely, Allison. Fox on John team.

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HelenY
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We loved the ambience, we were sitter in the dinning room and felt like we were at home.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

It was decent.

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vipAndryaS
Naples
19 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Waitress was average at best. Table was dirty. I had the beef melt sandwich. The meat was beyond over cooked. Dry like paper. Awful. My companion had the Cubano which he said was not good and did not finish. He had been here before and liked it. Either we got the wrong chef or it has changed. I will not go back.

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JAss
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice view, great service and good food. Really expensive though - not good for struggling university students lol

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patio to enjoy drinks with friends

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Cathy
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated a birthday at Fox on John and I couldn't be more impressed with how the staff were so accommodating of my requests (I brought a birthday cake). The food was delicious and the staff were all so attentive. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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Fox on John does offer delivery in partnership with 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 4.2 stars by 77 OpenTable diners.

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