Proof Bar

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CAN$30 and under
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

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Proof is in the moment. Proof Bar & Patio, located in the InterContinental Toronto Yorkville. Adjacent to Koerner Hall and The Royal Ontario Museum, Proof is the ideal lounge to begin your evening, celebrate any occasion or wind down with one of our exclusive range of cocktails. Turning special moments into memorable experiences.
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4.3
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3.9
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4.0
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3.8
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ET
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

KH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing patio! Attentive service, great atmosphere.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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 .

OT
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

b
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

SY
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

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

S
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

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.

DH
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

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

LD
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

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

j
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

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

S
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

T
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

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

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

OT
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2017
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

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.

RB
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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