The Commoner - Toronto

4.5
36 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Your neighbourhood restaurant and bar, serving upscale pub fare, craft beer, and classic cocktails. Located in Roncesvalles Village
What 36 People Are Saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SR
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time! Delicious food good service and excellent vibe. We’ll be back!

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JJ
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to hang out with friends and family. Excellent food. Skilled bartenders making fabulous cocktails and pouring excellent local beers. Love the Buffalo Cauliflower.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Beautiful place but far too noise with little children running around and screaming their lungs out. Place is a bit cold too. Food is nice and service is good, we probably just got the wrong table.

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E
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It is a pleasure to have the Commoner join the neighbourhood. Although it is a pub, the interior is light filled and open and the food is certainly a grade above. The Bloody Mary was excellent. The only drawback for us was the noise which carried even though it was only friends and family chatting during Sunday brunch.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Great service, food was good. Drinks were amazing !

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DB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect date night spot, quiet enough in the right area but also space for larger groups. We had two excellent cocktails and with lots of appetizer options we found some great vegetarian options. Tuna tostada, Tofu Taco, Arugula and Beet Salad and Portabello Mushroom Burger 10/10. Rumta was our server and she was fantastic too!

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CM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food and Wine are excellent. Menu was a bit smaller and limited but the food served was all excellent. Also great wine selection. The décor is very comfortable and warm but it is very noisy. You cannot really hear other folks conversations but you will talk louder than you normally would.

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SS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a warm welcome from the hostess and great friendly service from Hermes, who was attentive to the group. The staff were generously kind and it was a great night out with thanks to them!

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RA
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

There were a few issues with our reservation, getting sat next to the front door where people wait for tables really isn't a great option. We finally did get moved which wasn't an issue since we hadn't gotten our drinks yet (after 15 min). We were close to getting up and leaving but everything turned out ok in the end, a better table, drinks and good food (although they were out of the flank steak which we had last time and was amazing!).

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I
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Met a friend for dinner and drinks and we were seated right away. Service was really friendly and efficient. My friend loved the cheeseburger. I had the chicken schnitzel, and the potato salad, sauerkraut, and pickled beets that came with it were all really good. The schnitzel itself was tasty, but pretty tough.

Overall, I liked the place a lot, will definitely go back, and would easily recommend it for a fun, casual night out.

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k
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great all around!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great family Sunday brunch. Food was great, loved the ambience and service was very outstanding! Will definitely be back

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R
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

That might have been the best steak/frites in the city. And they weren’t even frites, just french fries.

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SG
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great! Restaurant ambience was perfect. Food was delicious. Will definitely go back.

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OT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Found this cool little spot and thought it would be great for brunch. Beautiful bar, the decor was what a bar should look like. Inviting and warm.
Service was outstanding. Both the wait staff and manager. They care about your experience.
Ordered some brunch items. My only comment to the staff as I did mention to the manager, was to serve it much warmer.
The team has it down. They have the potential to be outstanding.
I will definitely return as I heard people behind and beside us raving about their Burger.

Great job!!! And thank you for being so welcoming and accommodating.

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S
Grand Rapids
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent choice for a ladies brunch. The food was delicious and the service was great. I can't wait for the summer to sit outside on the patio.

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DM
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Stylish and laid-back American-themed bar. Great service and decent food.

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

The place is adorable and very inviting but the food is heavy, lots of oil..very unhealthy. There are very few choices available. I recommend they revamp the menu

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Stylish, local and well executed. Great food & drink.

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JH
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is very good. Fresh. Great combintion of ingredients.

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C
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First time visit for dinner with the family. Great atmosphere & look. My husband's & daughter's dinner wasn't quite as expected however the restaurant was quick to make it right ! They provided a Great customer service experience, the food was fab and my Commoner burger was too die for! Would absolutely recommend.

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OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food service and ambiance we will be back!

We were actually surprised by the food we ordered a few of the tacos and they were great! The nachos were also very food.

Overall great experience and the servers were very attentive and helpful.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service as always!

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CW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Recently dined here with my family and enjoyed good food and drinks. The decor is cozy and the bar is a cool place to hang out. Will definitely be back.

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RO
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When Wild Wings shutdown we were very excited to see a new restaurant was opening up. We were hoping for a nice neighbourhood pub that could be our "go for a drink and a burger" standard and our wish was granted. We've been more than a dozen times since they opened and been pleased with every visit.

The Commoner has great burgers and tacos, great service and an amazing potables list.

Everything we've tried on the menu has been excellent; the chicken schnitzel is a favourite.

The wine list is solid and the beer selection is incredible. They also serve great cocktails, get a seat at the bar and watch the craftsmanship.

The Commoner is very well managed, the staff is friendly and proficient.

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BC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun and simple. Nice wine and beer selection and the food is pretty good. Nice addition close to Roncey!

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KG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious brunch! Great service and overall a lovely spot to ear and drink!

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RA
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a great experience at the Commoner, there was a slight issue with our appetizer but they re-fired it right away. The cocktails were different but not too weird and our server Vicky was great, recommending a tasty, but reasonable wine with our meats. The owner's daughter was very friendly and welcoming and it was definitely a great evening. The steak was one of the best we've ever had.

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KH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Ambiance was beautiful and the furnishings were lovely. Went for breakfast and the coffee and food were cold. Our server was lovely.

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L
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super friendly staff, excellent food and great atmosphere

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JC
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great new hang out near Roncesvalles. Friendly welcome, great service, cozy inside, interesting drinks and food.

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SH
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious meal and great service. I enjoyed the portobello burger and it was outstanding.

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JM
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Took a few of my buddies to The Commoner to celebrate one of their birthday's. Both the food and beverages were excellent and the service was prompt and pleasant. Overall a great place to have dinner and drinks.

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P
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service, reasonably priced food options.

Had the nachos with meat added on and it was a perfect split for two people.

Would go back again soon and would definitely recommend to friends.

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VN
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My husband and I live in the neighborhood and always walk by. We decided to check the commoner out for a date night as we heard amazing things. The food and drinks were great and the staff was super friendly. Only issue we had was we were sat by the door and at 7pm on a busy Saturday night it was super overwhelming to be surrounded by people standing around for a table. We did ask for another table but they didn't seem to have any available. Other than that we had a great time and will be back.

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OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We really enjoyed the food, but unfortunately there were a couple of signs of a restaurant which still needs some tightening up.

PROS: Food was delicious and portions were very generous, good wine selection, good ambiance with lots of space and individual gender neutral restrooms

CONS: welcomed by a person who admitted that he was still learning the online reservation system. This led to me having to write a response to a no show notification from Open table later that same day. A piece of a plastic container lid in my salad that I didn’t find until the end of the meal. The wait staff were very apologetic and removed the item from my bill.

I think this is a good restaurant that has the potential to be great.

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