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Pickle Barrel - Leslie St

3.5
3.5
171 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Unspecified

Since opening our restaurant in 1971, our mission has been to combine
quality food with incredible value. Every day we look for new ways to
keep our customers happy. With over 300 made­ to­ order dishes, our
menu has something for everyone and our dedication to ‘fresh’ means
they are prepared from scratch using the best, local produce. Our
burgers are never frozen, our sauces never pre­packed, and nothing
leaves our kitchen until it’s something we’re proud of.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (416) 493-4444

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    North York / Don Mills

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

brown rice is available upon request as a substitute for quinoa

Rose Reisman's Super Bowls

all bowls are created using quinoa - the protein packed "super food"

  • Citrus Salmon^^CA$15.99

    chilled atlantic salmon, chopped kale, asparagus, mandarin orange, roasted sunflower seeds, green pea shoots, citrus vinaigrette

    • Santa Fe^^CA$15.99

      roasted chicken, black beans, cumin charred corn, avocado, cherry tomatoes, monterey jack, sprouts, coriander, creamy chipotle lime dressing

      • Berry Crunch^^CA$15.99

        roasted chicken, carrots, crisp green apple, blueberries, roasted pumpkin seeds, feta, chopped mint, green pea shoots, balsamic vinaigrette

        • Glow^^CA$14.99

          chopped kale, balsamic glazed red onion, avocado, crisp green apple, strawberries, dried cranberries, toasted almonds, green pea shoots, balsamic vinaigrette

          Last updated: February 2, 2022

          What 171 people are saying

          Overall ratings and reviews

          Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

          3.5
          3.5 based on all time ratings
          • 3.5Food
          • 3.4Service
          • 3.5Ambience
          • 3.5Value

          NoiseModerate

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          1. PE

            PaulE

            Toronto

            29 reviews

            4.0

            29 reviews

            Dined on March 12, 2020

            overall4food4service4ambience4

            Was nice as always

          2. FH

            FredH

            1 review

            4.0

            1 review

            Dined on February 22, 2020

            overall4food3service5ambience4

            Food OK, service was exceptional! Very comfortable for lunch.

          3. SG

            SharonG

            1 review

            4.0

            1 review

            Dined on February 19, 2020

            overall4food3service4ambience4

            Our reservation was done perfectly and we were given the table we wanted. We ordered from the early bird menu. I ordered the chicken breast with mashed potatoes. The mashed potatoes were cold but our server quickly replaced them. Having said that, the mashed potatoes had no taste and I would not have them again. The chicken was delicious although a very small portion. It would not be enough for someone with a big appetite. Would I order it again, yes ... but I would ask for vegetables only or substitute fries. All in all, I would recommend the restaurant, I would go back again, I would use open table to reserve ... I would eliminate mashed potatoes.

          4. N

            Nick

            Toronto

            2 reviews

            3.0

            2 reviews

            Dined on February 16, 2020

            overall3food4service4ambience2

            The place could definitely use a better washroom maintenance and better signs for washrooms. Service also could use more speed. The place was lacking music which could be low and soft.

          5. IS

            ItalianSophia

            Toronto

            39 reviews

            4.0

            39 reviews

            Dined on February 14, 2020

            overall4food4service4ambience2

            Deli sandwich great. Main floor washroom needs sanitizing - not the first time I’ve noticed this.

          6. SC

            SusannaC

            Toronto

            8 reviews

            3.0

            8 reviews

            Dined on January 25, 2020

            overall3food3service3ambience3

            The food is okay. I always find all Pickle Barrels were under staff. The waiters were so busy and some tables did not get cleaned for a long time. Other than that, it’s good for for it is.

          7. GB

            GarryB

            1 review

            2.0

            1 review

            Dined on January 10, 2020

            overall2food3service2ambience1

            I miss the days of the Pickle Barrel being about eating knishes and smoked meat sandwiches. Not crazy about the decor and the restaurants that I have gone to lately (Markham and Leslie) seemed absolutely empty (Friday night peak time Leslie). Time for a revamp and get back to what you were so good at back in the day...

          8. SM

            SteveM

            1 review

            2.0

            1 review

            Dined on December 27, 2019

            overall2food3service3ambience4

            There were NO deserts available and one of the featured drinks was not in stock!

          9. DB

            DonnaB

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined on December 24, 2019

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            We went Christmas Eve. A very busy night. The service was great. Our server was excellent. The meal - fish and chips was hot and crispy. We had reservations and were seated immediately.

          10. B

            Bron

            Toronto

            2 reviews

            2.0

            2 reviews

            Dined on December 24, 2019

            overall2food3service2ambience4

            This was totally different from other visits I have had. It was Christmas Eve and early dining but there were not enough servers. Our server was very good at the beginning but then more people came and our server hardly ever came back to us. My Caesar salad was very salty and my coffee was warm, not hot. It took ages to get the bill and didn’t come separately for each of the three of us. To get it divided was fine and then because I needed to get to church I tried to pay at the front desk and they said I had to pay at the table. A comedy of errors and was keeping me away from my appointment. Anyway, that’s it.

          11. WH

            WayneH

            Toronto

            1 review

            4.0

            1 review

            Dined on December 15, 2019

            overall4food4service4ambience4

            Wait staff was good but I did not catch her name. When we arrived we were told that we should have notified the restaurant that we had a wheel chair, yet it did not mention that in the online reservation.

          12. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            1 review

            3.0

            1 review

            Dined on December 11, 2019

            overall3food4service4ambience2

            They were fixing the roof smelt pretty bad from the tar

          13. a

            andreas

            1 review

            3.0

            1 review

            Dined on December 7, 2019

            overall3food3service5ambience4

            The service by far was excellent. Four of my colleagues ordered salmon, they were not happy because , the portions i was so small and not hot enough like it wasn't really freshly made. It wasn't presented as palatable and ready to be eaten. Ambiance is moderately okey! The menu presented wasn't the same as it was in the website....there were some cut offs.

          14. BA

            BruceA

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined on November 30, 2019

            overall5food4service5ambience5

            We had an exceptional time at the Pickle Barrel. The waitress was one-of-a-kind with her pleasantness and energy and patience and understanding and accuracy; in every way. She even took some group photographs that night. We stayed from 4:30 until 10:00 pm. The area we were seated in allowed us to be roaming to speak to others at different spots at the table without disrupting other diners. All round great experience with our friends in a great atmosphere. I doubt it would have happened in any other establishment except maybe someone's home. But we didn't have to do any work except invite the people.

          15. S

            Sylvie

            Toronto

            5 reviews

            vip
            3.0

            5 reviews

            Dined on November 30, 2019

            overall3food2service2ambience3

            We received very poor service at our table. I ordered a half rack of ribs that was flavourless, dry and cold. The fries were from frozen just average. There was nothing else on the plate or side dish. We weren't asked if everything was okay. We weren't asked if we wanted other drinks, or if we wanted dessert.

          16. LM

            LuckyMike

            Toronto

            8 reviews

            2.0

            8 reviews

            Dined on November 24, 2019

            overall2food2service4ambience4

            I always go back, but I’m always disappointed. My meal (a “fresh” burger) was cold. This used to be a really great family place, now it’s a last resort at best.

          17. ST

            StephanieT

            1 review

            4.0

            1 review

            Dined on November 17, 2019

            overall4food4service4ambience5

            I would have given 5 stars but we waited a long time for a server to come and yet they were not busy. The calamari was quite greasy but otherwise everything was great.

          18. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            Toronto

            1 review

            4.0

            1 review

            Dined on November 16, 2019

            overall4food3service4ambience3

            Waiting for service is a Typical pickle barrel challenge. I am a regular customer...

          19. KG

            KarenG

            New York Area

            3 reviews

            5.0

            3 reviews

            Dined on November 16, 2019

            overall5food4service5ambience5

            great place to get together with friends, nice booths for privacy and conversation purposes

          20. WH

            WayneH

            Toronto

            2 reviews

            4.0

            2 reviews

            Dined on November 10, 2019

            overall4food4service4ambience4

            Overall was enjoyable but one of my guests ordered a Fiesta Chicken salad; however, there was no chicken in the salad but my guest did find a hair in the salad. He sent it back and was later satisfied with the plate. Another guest ordered French toast and he expected regular sliced bread. Instead received huge chucks of deep fried small bread loaves which resembled donut dough. He substituted it for pancakes and was satisfied. Otherwise, we had an enjoyable lunch and service was good. There was only one "family" rest room for a large restaurant. I recommend that a second one be added.

          21. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            Toronto

            1 review

            2.0

            1 review

            Dined on November 3, 2019

            overall2food3service1ambience2

            The service was slow. There weren't enough servers for the number of customers.

          22. L

            Larry

            Toronto

            3 reviews

            5.0

            3 reviews

            Dined on November 3, 2019

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Food quality, taste and presentation is very good. The service is excellent and they will modify food to make you happy. Lots to chose from - varied menu so everyone can find something they like. Pricing is more than fair.

          23. DJ

            DarlaJ

            1 review

            3.0

            1 review

            Dined on October 30, 2019

            overall3food3service1ambience4

            The food was generally good, not hot though. Coffee was spilt on my friend and my chair without a word of apology. One friend had her meal served a full 14 minutes after everyone else with the comment “shrimp take a long time to cook” (they do not) Out of 9 bills handed out, four were wrong, taking an extra amount of time to rectify. One friend asked for coffee and was told “why didn’t you ask when everyone else did?” She never got her coffee. We did get some photos taken by a different staff as asked which was very appreciated. So we Like Pickle Barrel, just not your service that particular day.

          24. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            Toronto

            9 reviews

            2.0

            9 reviews

            Dined on October 28, 2019

            overall2food2service2ambience2

            Sorry to say this Pickel Barrel has gone downhill. Service was bad, decor and ambience terrible. Badly needs revamping. Service terrible- didn’t even give us placemats. Not sure about other locations but this one is horrible

          25. AR

            ArleneR

            1 review

            3.0

            1 review

            Dined on October 27, 2019

            overall3food3service2ambience3

            The service is terrible. Wait for order to be taken, then cold onion soup served, and wait for it to be corrected. Wait for bill to be at the table.

          26. SY

            SamY

            1 review

            2.0

            1 review

            Dined on October 13, 2019

            overall2food2service2ambience3

            Somethings never change. Usual slow service and difficulty finding anyone on the dining room floor. All servers appeared to be quite busy despite less than a quarter of capacity. From hosts, servers and kitchen there is a lack of urgency and energy. Definately can benefit from better coordination and leadership. New Harvest Menu options could use better execution and attention to details. Honey Apple Grilled Chicken was overcooked and dry. Vegetable sides for all options were undercooked.

          27. JO

            JellO

            Toronto

            1 review

            4.0

            1 review

            Dined on October 13, 2019

            overall4food3service3ambience4

            Tried something new this time. From the local menu: grilled beef & mushrooms. It was as though they emptied an entire jar of whole peppercorns into the sauce and on the plate. Really over the top and overpowering. Kept crunching down on handfuls of them with every bite. Extremely difficult to eat, and I couldn't pick them all out. Ended up with terrible indigestion. Out of character for Pickle Barrel. Normally I get the maple salmon, which is excellent. A nice place for a family dinner, but will avoid anything with the "peppercorn sauce" in the future.

          28. PE

            PaulE

            Toronto

            29 reviews

            3.0

            29 reviews

            Dined on October 5, 2019

            overall3food4service2ambience4

            Waited for a server for about 10 minutes, place not busy and when she came to take our drink order, she then stopped to hug and chat with other customers took their order and brought water for them, none was offered to us

          29. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            1 review

            3.0

            1 review

            Dined on October 1, 2019

            overall3food3service4ambience4

            I was little bit disappointed when the server brought the bill in bill there was 15% added for the tips set serve told that 15% is just the people working in the kitchen . That’s not fair like us hardly afford to come out for dinner and ended up paying over our budget

          30. M

            Mike

            Toronto

            14 reviews

            4.0

            14 reviews

            Dined on August 24, 2019

            overall4food4service4ambience5

            Restaurant was very quiet for a Saturday night at 5pm. Our server was very good other than slow bringing the bill. Gravy on the brisket was a bit too salty for my tastes but we will return when we're in the area.

          31. K

            Karlla

            Toronto

            1 review

            1.0

            1 review

            Dined on August 18, 2019

            overall1food1service3ambience1

            This location is the worst location ever. Our waitress was ok but the food, ambiance, value was garbage. I ordered the Maple sugar salmon with rice and they literally filled up my plate with rice and a piece of salmon in the middle with no veggies side dishes or anything (who eats like that) my husband’s pasta dish had a hair strand on top of the goat cheese. His food came when all of us were done eating. Very horrible and we won’t be back at this location. Yonge and Eglinton or Yonge and Dundas locations are the BEST! Don’t go to this one it’s horrible 👎🏽👎🏽👎🏽

          32. TT

            TaliT

            Toronto

            5 reviews

            3.0

            5 reviews

            Dined on July 7, 2019

            overall3food2service3ambience3

            Food was subpar this time around. The service was good and attentive. Usually the food is better, but 3 of 7 guests in our party were not impressed. Will not be coming back for special occasions.

          33. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            Toronto

            3 reviews

            vip
            1.0

            3 reviews

            Dined on June 16, 2019

            overall1food1service1ambience3

            Food came : burger was dry and salmon tasted fresh/fishy (the gross kind) and steaks were bland.

          34. b

            betts

            Toronto

            10 reviews

            3.0

            10 reviews

            Dined on June 16, 2019

            overall3food4service2ambience3

            Arrived with a child and no child's menu was given. Had to ask for it. Ordered coffee when we sat down and it took about 15 minutes for it to arrive. Service in general was very poor. Not what we experienced on Mother's Day. Very disappointing.

          35. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            Toronto

            2 reviews

            vip
            1.0

            2 reviews

            Dined on June 5, 2019

            overall1food1service5ambience4

            food was gross

          36. M

            Margaret

            Toronto

            2 reviews

            2.0

            2 reviews

            Dined on May 22, 2019

            overall2food2service2ambience2

            I think that if you go to the trouble of making a reservation, you should get a reserved table. Since the restaurant wasn't busy when we arrived for lunch, the hostess tried twice to seat us at not very nice tables. What's the point of reserving if you get a table where they happen to have service. There wasn't enough wait staff on duty at first. Our server was good. The food is what you might expect. The décor and layout of this restaurant badly needs a makeover. Since this apparently is the original Pickle Barrel location, they should make an effort to bring it up to date while giving a nod to its tradition.

          37. S

            Spencer

            Toronto

            1 review

            3.0

            1 review

            Dined on May 11, 2019

            overall3food3service3ambience3

            We had a group of 12 and charged 15% tip plus another 15% for service charge. Not a great value plus the service was super slow.

          38. TK

            TerriK

            Toronto

            11 reviews

            5.0

            11 reviews

            Dined on May 4, 2019

            overall5food4service5ambience4

            Tasty, nicely prepared food, good portions. Large restaurant, nice, casual atmosphere.

          39. SM

            SharonM

            1 review

            1.0

            1 review

            Dined on April 28, 2019

            overall1food1service1ambience1

            We were there for 30 min and to ask for a waitress. When she did come she brought pickles and a stack of plates and walked away. we had to pass the plates out. We meet in a group of 10 every few months and the last few times were not good. Will be looking elsewhere

          40. K

            Kishor

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined on April 19, 2019

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Yummy and attentive staff great ambience and well greeted

          Safety precautions

          • Cleaning & sanitizing

            • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
            • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
            • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
            • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
            • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
            • Contactless payment available
          • Physical distancing

            • Limited number of seated diners
            • Distancing maintained in common areas
            • Extra space between tables
          • Protective equipment

            • Waitstaff wear masks
            • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
          • Screening

            • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

          FAQs

          Pickle Barrel - Leslie St does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Pickle Barrel - Leslie St also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 493-4444.

          Pickle Barrel - Leslie St is rated 3.5 stars by 171 OpenTable diners.

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

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          Google Map for Pickle Barrel - Leslie St

          5941 Leslie St. Toronto, ON M2H 1J8

          Additional information

          • Neighborhood

            North York / Don Mills

          • Hours of operation

            Daily 10:00 am–10:00 pm

          • Cuisines

            Unspecified

          • Dining style

            Casual Dining

          • Dress code

            Casual Dress

          • Parking details

            None

          • Payment options

            AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

          • Additional

            Banquet, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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