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About Jack Astor's - Toronto (Front St.)

Our mission? Great people helping other great people totally have a blast while enjoying amazing food. Wow, that was a mouthful. But can you blame us? We’re a restaurant. One that specializes in delicious food and great times. Our goal is to make you laugh. And depending on your hot sauce tolerance, cry.

In all seriousness, we take real pride in our food. Try our Cluckin’ Fresh Chicken Fingers, made and seasoned with fresh, never frozen chicken tenders. This isn’t run-of-the-mill pub grub. Our Band of Chefs are influenced by a wide variety of tastes and have travelled across the globe to gain inspiration.

But outside of the kitchen, we find it hard to take ourselves seriously. We’re sports fanatics, music nuts and love a good joke. If you’re into at least one of those things, we should hang out.

144 Front St W
Toronto, ON M5J 2L7
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Canadian

Hours of Operation:
Sun - Wed: 11am - 1am
Thurs - Sat: 11am - 2am

Cross Street:
University

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 585-2121

Website:
http://www.jackastors.com/

Parking Details:
We unfortunately don't have parking, but there is a Green P Parking lot right at our doorstep!

Public Transit:
We are right across the street from Union Station.

Executive Chef:
Skylar Stewart

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
If you are interested in booking a large party, please call the restaurant directly to make your reservation.
Please be advised that we do not take reservations prior to any game or concert that may be in the area. We leave our entire dining room, patio, and lounge free for you to walk in and get a table.

Jack Astor's - Toronto (Front St.) Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.9

service

3.8

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3.9

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined 6 days ago

Went to the restaurant for take out, when I was about to receive my food the female bartender had a concern with the food, but the male bartender said who cares it's take out. When I got the food it was cold and I don't believe it was Jack asstors food as I ordered a burger and received a double patty burger that tasted like fast food. This experience should have been reported to upper management

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The chicken fingers are really good but not sure why they charge so much for wing sauce on the side. We had a high table booth on this trip and it was really uncomfortable. Food is reliable and good and staff always accommodating.

Tags: Quick Bite, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The server was excellent and really on point about making sure I was okay and I was happy with everything even though it was just me and I was by myself. She steered me away from something on the menu that could have wound up leaving me dissatisfied when I asked a couple of questions and we settled on a much better alternative. For what it is Jack Astor’s is a tad bit expensive but it’s still good food. It’s noisy but that’s to be expected on a Friday night after 8. Will definitely be returning.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The food was great, the service was good too but unfortunately I did not realize until I got home that my child was charged the adult meal vs the child meal. Unfortunately I live uptown and was only down for the Raptors game otherwise I would have gone back to complain. It's a great hot spot that's for sure and if I ever come back down for an event I will definitely return.

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Casual, Live Sports, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great food and service. Pre Raptors game feast.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Staff are always pleasant but sometimes hit or miss: not enough attention or too much attention. Food is pricey but consistent and they do have the best chicken fingers!

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Chicken Fingers are the best and the staff are always pleasant.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 3, 2017

How long does it take to get a glass of wine? It's called lunch hour for a reason. After a lengthy wait, I was told the wine on the menu was either not available or was not cold. She finally offered a (more expensive) substitute. I found my meal to be bland, covering it in soya sauce improved it somewhat.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Had ordered bottle of wine. When server went to pour glass I said oh the glass doesn't look that clean! She said oh, it's on the outside . 😐Well do you still want me to pour it? Omg really?

Tags: Seasonal, Live Sports, Late-night Find
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Good fresh food would recommend to all Demon friend

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Tapas, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Live Sports, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Spicy, Tasting Menu, Live Music, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Late-night Find, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Excellent patio with a bar outside that has coverage if it rains.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on July 26, 2017

Cold beer, great food, friendly staff, quick service..

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on July 14, 2017

They did not credit for me with open reservation

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 14, 2017

The only thing I found unexpected is that they don't have nirmal coffee machine. So no espresso and related, just plain "coffee" which is bad. Cmon guys, get some basic coffee machine!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Love the outside patio!!

Tags: Live Sports, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Good spot, great location-Good food. Friendly servers. I had the Tuna Avocado sandwich and it was a delight!

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Fun, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Took over an hour to get lunch!! Not a great a experience.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Good food, great service and weather permitting, a great patio.

Due to location and close proximity to Sports and Concert Venues, this location is very popular and the Management does a good job of handling high volumes of traffic.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Early afternoon empty
Waiter was not very engaged just hoping for big crowds from afternoon baseball and hockey games

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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 2, 2017

Not my usual choice for a business meal but my colleague really likes Jack Astor's. I only say that as I tend to go a little more high-end depending upon who I am entertaining. However, it was really a nice get together and it wasn't too loud so we could all hear each other. Food was great as was the wine and beer. The booth was a good size so we weren't squeezed in. The server was really friendly and helpful. Because we took our time to order, the server made it clear he didn't want to disturb us. It did take a bit of time at the end of the meal to get our bill, but again, our server had made it clear he didn't want us to feel rushed.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 25, 2017

My wife had a wonderful time, food and service was great.

Tags: Live Sports, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Happy Hour
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Our waitress was excellent

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 2, 2017

Was a great night and appreciated all the TV's playing the world junior game but food was just ok....way too salty and a tad overpriced (especially anything to drink) for what you got.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Live Sports, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 22, 2016

We waited for our food (chicken wings, calamari and regular green salad) for almost an hour. Multiple servers came by our table and tried to deliver wrong food that we didn't order. The whole time our server didn't come to our table and check up on us or to let us know that the kitchen is backed up.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 20, 2016

Although the service and ambiance were great the food that was served to me, which is the veg option of Pad Thai, was absolutely bland, they gave me sauce to put on top of white noodles...it was terrible. I have had the veg option of Pad Thai in the past (same location) and it has been excellent. But I was disappointed this time.

Tags: Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 16, 2016

Excellent service and the food is very good. We were seated within 2 minutes of our arrival.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Our server, Clayton, was exceedingly attentive, polite and friendly. He gave us extra time to decide our order and made sure our beverages were topped up. We weren't rushed, either.

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 6, 2016

Our server was Aran. She was excellent! I ordered a salad and didn't realize that the tuna was seared on the outside and raw on the inside. It was my error, but definitely not my preference. Hearing this Aran on her own talked with the manager and I was offered chicken as a replacement. My client and I were so impressed! Hopefully this praise reaches Aran and her manager.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 30, 2016

The service this time was a bit slow, but the server was very nice. The food came out a bit cold and one person in the group didn't get something that they ordered but they were charged for it anyway. Not the best service but it was ok.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 17, 2016

The service was really good at this location. The servers were very quick to bring us drinks, take our orders, and bring us the bill which was appreciated. The food was good. The atmosphere isn't extremely comfortable but is nice for a casual dining experience. It can get a bit loud, so not good for romantic dates or serious business lunches.

Tags: Great Beer, Casual, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 11, 2016

Typical Canadian fare in a casual atmosphere. Great chicken fingers.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 2, 2016

Lively with quick service. Great for lunch when working

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 2, 2016

Awesome vegetarian option of Pad Thai. Amazing service

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 2, 2016

Portion sizes were somewhat small. Good service. Overall Good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Casual, Live Music, Cozy, Waterfront
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 28, 2016

Service was excellent, and our server "Shep" was friendly and knowledgible. Our meal arrived promptly and was very tasty and reasonably priced.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (London)·Dined on September 9, 2016

Nice lunch , good menu and perfect atmosphere with friends. The service is always courteous and friendly. Love the location!

Tags: Business Meals, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 19, 2016

Great patio. Decent food and reasonable prices.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2016

We were vacationing in Toronto and relied on OpenTable recos to pick Jack Astor's. Overall, I would say it lived up to expectations, especially regarding the food. The only hitch was that my son's dinner was delivered to the table several minutes after the rest of us were served (we were a party of four), accompanied by cold fries. Our server quickly remedied the situation, however, including an even larger portion of hot fries. Very much appreciated, and all ended well.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 18, 2016

The restaurant was very busy but we were seated immediately. Food was good. We would visit again should we be in the area.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 2, 2016

Friends and I come here occasionally because it is convenient and the bruschetta is a favourite! Food was good, as usual. Service was good and the server was very friendly and attentive. The only issue, at the end the waiter spilled some water on a friend, but he did offer her meal on the house and accidents do happen. Overall, it was a good night and we will be coming back.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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