Proof Bar

4.2
38 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Lounge
Effective Wednesday, September 22, proof of full vaccination will be required for indoor dining. Please bring proof of a second Health Canada approved vaccination and identification with your name and date of birth (does not need to be photo ID). Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

In accordance with Provincial and Municipal public health regulations, guests must self-assess for Covid symptoms or exposure prior to entering the premises. Masks must be worn while not seated at your table. Guest contact information will be recorded and held for 30 days in accordance with Toronto Public Health laws.

PATIO SEATING IS LIMITED AND RESERVATIONS ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. ALL PATIO RESERVATIONS ARE WEATHER PERMITTING.

Every day in September, try our Summer's End promotion. Enjoy Grill Chili-Lime Shrimp with Mango Salad, and a refreshing glass of Red Sangria at a great price!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Sun 3:00PM - 6:00PM
Mon - Thu 3:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 6:00PM

What 38 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.3
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3.9
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ChristineW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Had a reso, but private event happening later so we could still sit but but surrounded with staff setting up for event. Not the ambience we were hoping for, especially for $20 cocktails

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Quick service. Very pleasant staff. Our server was friendly, funny and overall phenomenal. Thank you for a memorable evening, especially after we were so disappointed in our original choice for another restaurant in Yorkville.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

The service was excellent, and the food all tasted delicious. However, the price for everything on the menu was exorbitant and unfairly valued. Expect to pay at least $20 for a single cocktail, and $9+ for less than a 1” cube of cheese.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the patio. Excellent service. Palatable food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a group for a birthday, it worked out well. Lots of space, different areas to check out. Even though the place was getting busy, the staff always checked up to see if we were good. Very good time had by all.

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NicholaW
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cozy little corner, nice menu, love the ambiance and great service.

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vipRestaurantReview
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The server was really nice, and even though she was alone she was very attentive and made sure we had everything we needed

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service staff.

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Luca
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat us at the front of the restaurant due to the rain. Food was great and the staff really went out of their way to make sure everything was perfect. Staff was very friendly. Will come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Super friendly staff, cute place

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was amazing, service was amazing. I'll definitely come back

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lala24
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Food was oily and no flavour, drinks were terrible. Thought it was odd to see the chef seating people, staff was friendly and server was very energetic and friendly and checked on us regularly.

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PaulO
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food,when I went there it was empty but I can tell it’s a vibe when full

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vipDawn
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Service wasn't the best... Food quality wasn't the best either... Burger didn't taste fresh. A bit of a ripoff for the price.

However the patio is pretty quiet which we enjoyed.

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LawrenceZ
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patio. The bartender/ server was fantastic p

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PotaK
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an excellent experience and nice ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

It was definitely a little lack lustre. Not very many people at the place so it was very quiet. Just seemed to have lived out its popularity.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best experience! It was quiet and calm and had the BEST service ever

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Alineg
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice Patio. Great service. Good food and drinks. My guests loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The bar was closed, the app told us it was open, went there and couldn’t even go anywhere else because of the time.

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ElenaT
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

very good for a friends out catch up, especially after visiting ROM. It's located just a cross the street. Nice service, tasty food and very comfortable seatings. Loved it!

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KevinH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing patio! Attentive service, great atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Jamie and Marly made the experience what it was . Jamie’s bartending skills were nothing short of amazing and marly always seemed to recommend the perfect dishes- from the honey glazed octopus to the falafel , everything including the casual conversation with the proof staff was fantastic .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter Marlee is Expert. The service is Fast. The ambience is Sophisticated.

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beclin
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy Proof Bar. Excellent food and service. The quiet noise level is definitely a plus.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing hidden gem. Quiet ambiance and great service. Best place for drinks and conversations.

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SelvaY
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

It was the perfect environment for a birthday party. Chill environment with good drink choices. Not too pricy for the atmosphere. Amazing service!

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vipSeverne
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

I am disappointed. I purposely requested through OpenTable to reserve one of the Igloos (note was made). When my guest and I arrived we were told the igloos were already in use and that my reservation (in my perspective) was not properly fulfilled. No one called ahead of time to confirm or tell me that the reservation couldn’t be made. I wanted to leave but I stayed because of my guest. It still wasn’t the experience we/I initially hoped for. And I didn’t complain to the manager because of my guest.

And then I went there last night with a couple of friends. Mind you we were already drunk but because it’s possible they wanted to close up for the night, my drink (of which I only had approximately 3 or 4 sips of) was taken away when I wasn’t looking! And I’m unsure why my drink was taken away when my friends still had theirs (maybe the server didn’t take their drinks because they likely had theirs in their hands). The server said it was just foam left when I brought it to her attention but my memory is pretty good and that was not the case. I asked for more water, not to get my drink taken away! And those cocktails aren’t exactly cheap.

Anyway, I have been to this place 3 times total where the first was just alright; and the other two simply distasteful/disrespectful. I am left feeling that they’re just a money grabbing space with no actual value, other than a space to eat (food isn’t spectacular) and drink (bartending could be kicked up a notch for flavour profiles). They could do considerably better with customer service. And yes - I am pretty (understandably) upset that my drink was taken away without my consent/when I was clearly done with it, and irked that they didn’t do their due diligence of telling me that a certain service wasn’t available.

I don’t want to come here again. I will only do so because of my friends (it’s conveniently located close to the ROM) or if they actually do something to make my experience less foul.

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DaillyH
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Proof bar was very spacious, the searing area was superbeb, I was skeptical that I wouldn’t like it but it was great, it was pretty empty but that’s what me and my friends wanted, the good was pretty salty though

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vipLaurenceD
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Made a reservation but told didn’t need one. Service poor.....not enough staff

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jenniferm
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Great location but Service very slow, bill overcharged, tip added by waiter but not deserved

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Shan
Toronto
30 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found by an accident on our way to Casa Loma for their Halloween event, great food and service!

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Torontonian
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

For my first time coming here I wasn't left disappointed. Very cozy setting that felt like I was in my living room, and the jazz music playing set the tone. Prompt service from our waitress, I will definitely be coming back.

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vipShaun
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience!! Great staff and delicious food. Definitely going back

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Server was slow, did not offer any drink top ups, half the time unable to find sometimes. Took 60 minutes for food to arrive. Very small portions

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TerryW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service - timely, friendly but not intrusive. A perfect combination.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2017
Overall2food5service1ambience3

So the app is requesting that i give a review about this experience. Unfortunately, despite making a reservation for 8 people two weeks ago, when i arrived the restaurant was closed for a private function. It would have been marginally nice, perhaps even borderline professional for Proof to have contacted me or even cancelled the reservation but that was not in the cards. Fortunately we were able to have a meal in the hotel restaurant and watch the merriment in the lovely outdoor patio where i'm certain all were having a nice time.

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RobertB
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

You feel very welcome and the Martinis are amazing. Our waiter even went and got a pack of cigarettes for my friend. Our waiter also custom build our meat and cheese board including real honeycomb. Really an amazing place that I will return to. Lots of cabs for your ride home too.

FAQs

Proof Bar is rated 4.2 stars by 38 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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