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Party - Maple Leaf Tavern, Toronto, ON

Maple Leaf Tavern

4.3
4.3
263 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
Maple Leaf Tavern is no longer available through the OpenTable Network. To make reservations with this restaurant please visit their website: www.mapleleaftavern.ca or call directly: 416465-0955

In 2016, we reopened the Maple Leaf Tavern (circa 1935) as a refined North American Tavern. We focus on offering a true hospitality to our local neighbours and guests.
In addition we offer:
- world class cocktail program
- wood burning grill
- house made sausage program
- 24 hour transit to our front door.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Canadian, American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Hours of operation
    Monday thru Friday 3:00 - 5:00 BAR Open with snacks and happy hour 5:00 - Dinner Service Weekend Brunch - Saturday and Sunday 11:00 - 3:00 - Brunch 3:00 - 5:00 BAR open with snacks 5:00 - Dinner Service
  • Phone number
    (416) 465-0955
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Leslieville / Riverdale
  • Cross street
    Pape Avenue
  • Parking details
    Free Street Parking is available after 6pm.<br />24 hour Street Car access<br />Taxi and Uber close by
  • Public transit
    TTC 506 Street Car - Gerrard & Pape
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 263 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

263 Reviews
  1. Patron

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is fantastic!! The only downside was being ignored by 4 staff at the front desk when we arrived. Just bad form.

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  2. delish

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and amazing service . Super cozy too.

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  3. Stonewhite54

    Exclusive

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great room with a touch of old world charm. Think "The Forge" Miami Beach meets TO hip!. Great menu and best Rib Eye I've had in Canada to date.

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  4. smartin

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My second time at the Maple Leaf. Very good experience, and would definitely come again.

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  5. Alex

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great cocktails. I had breast of veal...delicious. The rest of my party had hamburgers which were excellent. Grateful they accommodated my request for seating where I could hear conversation as it was very noisy (Sat. night). Not so crazy about sticky toffee pudding. It's just cake with some sauce drizzled over. A nice mound of sweet stodge with dates and nuts is the real deal.

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  6. JPCL

    Toronto

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful service on the patio and a very tasty brunch - thanks Ray!

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  7. DiannaR

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic, ambiance was perfect for date night.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very pleasant and attentive staff, though never cloying. First rate food.

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  9. Klawrie

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I live in the neighbourhood but this was my first visit to the revamped Maple Leaf Tavern. First, I love the renovation! It looks great-cozy and inviting, tasteful and classic. Cocktails and food was great. It was my husband's birthday but we didn't say anything specific to our server. But because the servers are so attentive, she obviously picked up on this and put a birthday candle on his dessert. Nice touch! He was also given a birthday card! So many restaurants have terrible service and obviously don't train their staff well, but the staff at the Maple Leaf Tavern are top notch and this makes all the difference between an okay dining experience and a great one. Will definitely go back again and recommend this place! Loved it!

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  10. JenW

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We took the kids (ages 9 and 12) and we all had a great night -- good to see a kids menu with real food on it.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Cocktails are pricey (like everywhere else) but creative and very good. Service was excellent -- the perfect level of attentiveness and we did not feel rushed. Menu was large but I would like to see more vegetarian options besides one pasta/main. I had the trout and it was superb. It was one of the best meals I've had in a while and I'm looking forward to going back. The dining room is nice, warmly lit ( not too dim) and lively (we went on a Friday) but not too noisy. We enjoyed ourselves.

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  12. SusieR

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food! Fantastic service. Overall wonderful evening.

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  13. armchairgourmet

    Toronto

    39 reviews

    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    More hype than sizzle. Food was ok. Sausage selection was excellent. Steak so so. Tuna so so. Staff seemed a tad frazzled with the 9;30 reservation giving us the feeling they wanted to go home. Would i go back - yes. Would I rush back- no.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautifully tender wild boar shoulder with grilled peach and a caesar salad with just the right amount of anchovy topped with thick cut bacon to start. For mains we shared the 20oz wood-grilled ribeye with tarragon butter and red wine jus, with a side of hasselback potato with truffle butter and chilled foie gras. The ribeye was cooked perfectly, not to mention the flavour and char from the wood burning grill will be in my dream. The hasselbacks, a combination of potato, foie gras and truffle butter, was rich, decadent and the perfect accompaniment to the ribeye. Sticky toffee pudding with caramelized white chocolate, birch syrup and vanilla cream was a good end to a great meal. Beautiful decor, great ambiance and service.

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  15. Smedley

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The patio is lovely and somehow has a remote feeling despite being located on Gerrard St. The staff where friendly and efficient (even though it was 35 degrees outside). Our server Ray was quick to accommodate any request and Vanessa went over and above ensuring our celebration was a memorable one. The entire staff signed a card and gave it to my friend as a thank you for her birthday-how's that for customer service!!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service staff is always friendly and fast. There food is exceptional, always very fresh. Love their meat and their fresh bread is worth the extra charge. Easy and trendy atmosphere

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  17. MelissaJ

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Brunch, my second time here. Love the Patio too, especially for brunch. Restaurant is great and everything is nicely renovated.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Raymond was an outstanding server- extremely attentive, friendly and gracious. Highly recommend their hash brown BLT for brunch. Great ambiance and decor. Thanks for the good time

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice meal, very impersonal almost rude service. Wine list ok with moderate value. Mains quite good, apps need improvement. Rib eye large enough to share comes pre-cut.

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  20. drdr

    Toronto

    51 reviews

    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely dinner. Great vegetable sides were to be had, and I would go back just for some more carrots and cauliflower. PS I am vegetarian so am not tempted by the steak or porkchop. And even my dining companions were enjoying the vegetables, a lot.

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  21. Hilda

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our fifth visit to Maple Leaf Tavern. Our first was when the "tavern" had just opened and the service was not yet attentive or organized and we put that down to lack of servers' experience. We have tried again a few times over the year as we wanted the restaurant to do well especially being in our neighbourhood. The food and cocktail options have greatly improved but the service has not. We sat without attention for too long, waited for our drinks for too long and our food arrived after too long ... with empty wine glasses. We were even more disappointed in our experience as we were entertaining a good friend. We were really hoping we could count on our local "hot spot".

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing whether for brunch, dinner or drinks. The staff are always amazing and it's always a place we recommend to our friends and visitors.

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  23. Marmar

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great staff, I've never been anything but very happy with my many experiences with this place.

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  24. LynneW

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Great food, excellent service but really noisy and crowded. So as long as it doesn't bother you that you can't hear your dinner companions, it's fine.

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  25. marguerite

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spectacular - great staff, great food, great ambience.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Pretty beautiful layout/interior. Comfortable seating. A varied menu. Great steak tartare.

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  27. CKay

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow - this place is great! Beautiful interior and patio. Service is friendly and super-knowledgeable about everything on the menu. The food was really good too. We shared a Caesar salad to start -- they were kind enough to split it up onto 2 plates for us. Then we each had the steak and shared the cumin glazed carrots. Deee-lish!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience at Maple Leaf Tavern was memorable. The food and drinks were quite good and the service was even better. The design and ambiance were inviting and it was full of people of all ages, but not too loud. We sat on the patio, which is nicely enclosed and away from the din of Gerrard St. The prices reflect the creativity and time spent on the food and drinks. We went for a special occasion. I look forward to going back.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good and unusual. Our server Curtis was excellent - helpful, genuine, professional - and pulled off a surpirse birthday celebration with a candle and birthday note signed by all the staff. Nice touch! We've already recommended TMLT.

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  30. BlairD

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an awesome evening at the new Maple Leaf Tavern. Terrific cocktails, top shelf menu with local ingredients and unique combinations of flavours. Highly recommended.

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  31. Goldilocks

    Toronto

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good. A bit pricey. Also if you want bread, you pay $6 for it. That said, the bread was delicious and there were three types. But at $1 a slice, I might not bother next time. Some of the meals sounded great, but were just too big. For example, I would have liked to try the pork chop, but it was 24 oz. Of course it can be shared, if there is someone else at your table who wants the same thing. The burger is very good, again not inexpensive at $20. The bun is house made, and very good. Wines not inexpensive by the glass, but there is a good selection. I would not go every week, because of cost, but it is a lovely room and would be good for a special occasion.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful evening, dinner was great, I must say the food is delicious and the service was fantastic. One thing the music was a little to loud. But we would definitely go again.

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  33. ToddK

    Toronto

    107 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Everything was ok...that's all I can really say about the food and service...

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2017

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food generally average despite being talked up by staff. Drinks good but pricey. Sold out of many menu items. Liked concept but not good value.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious burger. Good time had by 5 girlfriends from high school

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  36. HBKSEA

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The Maple Leaf Tavern serves fantastic cocktails, but the food was mediocre and service was slow. Between sitting down and receiving our dinner, more than 90 minutes passed.

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  37. JennaH

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was lacking. They have an interesting menu and I would have liked to have had someone describe the food when it was dropped off. None of the staff was welcoming.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food at the Maple Leaf Tavern is consistently good. On the other hand, the service has declined since our first visits in 2016. On this visit:

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  39. JohnV

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the food was great. the ambience was excellent. the waitress was really nice.

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  40. Shadedblue

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, service was friendly, accommodating for kids!

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Maple Leaf Tavern is rated 4.3 stars by 263 OpenTable diners.

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955 Gerrard St. E, Toronto, ON M4M 1Z4

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Pape Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Leslieville / Riverdale
  • Hours of operation
    Monday thru Friday 3:00 - 5:00 BAR Open with snacks and happy hour 5:00 - Dinner Service Weekend Brunch - Saturday and Sunday 11:00 - 3:00 - Brunch 3:00 - 5:00 BAR open with snacks 5:00 - Dinner Service
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Canadian, American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Free Street Parking is available after 6pm.<br />24 hour Street Car access<br />Taxi and Uber close by
  • Public transit
    TTC 506 Street Car - Gerrard & Pape
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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