The Commoner - Toronto

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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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Your neighbourhood restaurant and bar, serving upscale pub fare, craft beer, and classic cocktails. Located in Roncesvalles Village
What 91 People Are Saying
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LN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Good experience and we were a table of 12, so not a small party! but, it took over an hour for food to arrive... which felt unnecessary. I would go back for sure, great spot. just dont expect fast service.

JD
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and the food was awesome. It's a very comfortable place to head with your friends to watch a game or just catch up over a few drinks. Will definitely go back.

MJ
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstanding food and drink at The Commoner. Our table ordered the tuna tostada, crab cakes, nachos, chicken tacos and French onion soup. Everything was excellent! Highly recommend.

AP
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It hits the mark in all areas. Not sure want to call it an upscale pub but it's a great place to get a drink, watch the game or a really good meal.

W
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always good options for a contemporary pub experience!

JB
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere, good beer and food, excellent service. Recommend! Wish it stayed open a little later.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was really good, but the service was incredibly slow. Our drinks sat at the bar for over 10 minutes, food took forever, and it was almost impossible to get the attention of the server. We asked for a dessert menu twice and never ended up getting it...

d
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were so attentive -earned a top tip as a result.

Try 'The Commoner' burger -delish!

PL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Most of the food was good but a couple of dishes really missed the mark. The Chicken Schnitzel was overdone and basically not palatable. his gave my Aunt visiting from Germany a bad impression.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Really love coming here and cauliflower app was great but steak dinner was not as good as it has been on a prior visit. Will be back as the menu is great, service is good and ambiance has a nice casual neighbourhood feel

T
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 4

This was our first visit and our expectations were exceeded. The food was wonderful and reasonably priced. The service was excellent and the ambiance of the restaurant was great. We will be back!!

GI
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great spot that's only a year old. Love the decor here, and the cocktail list is excellent. Solid selection of local beers and ciders, too. Sadly, not a single Canadian wine on the list. A missed opportunity. Brunch offers many tasty options. Lovely patio that has spots outside the railing with mats and water for dogs.

s
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 3

Lots of potential. Tostada was very acidic. Fish was dry. Service is excellent.

CB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

Great spot, nice ambiance and could hear my friend chatting. Staff seemed to be understaffed or neglectful. Sat us and forgot us after taking one drink order. Had to go ask for service. Food was good.

LB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

delicious food, beautiful well-appointed decor, great staff

KS
Toronto
69 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a few Aperol Spritz and they were lovely! We did not eat but will certainly return for the buffalo cauliflower. Our server Tasha was incredibly sweet and attentive, she is a great asset to the Commoner team.

NL
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food took forever and it wasn’t the best quality. Our server was nice

DH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Solid as always. We particularly liked the addition of some specials to the menu.

SA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome ambiance, good price wines. Service was great.

DR
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service were excellent. I'm still looking for a restaurant that isn't too noisy.

RM
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoy The Commoner; you have certainly improved the ‘hood! This last visit we sat on the patio in the fading sun, which was lovely. There were a bunch of preteens enjoying the outdoors very exuberantly outside while their parents dined inside. It was a bit loud, but harmless fun,

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, fun atmosphere for a group of friends.

GR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day. Had a great time. Dad 93. He enjoyed very much. Thank you. We’ve been previously and will return

D
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great beer selection. Good food.

K
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved The Commoner so much that we went back two nights in a row. What stands out about this restaurant is the stunning Art Deco decor and great atmosphere, paired with the fair priced food and variety of craft beer. It makes for a perfect night out with friends that won’t break the bank. We tried almost all the appetizers and craft beers over the course of both nights. The guacamole, nachos with braised rib and the sliders are what really stood out for us! In terms of drinks, they have a sampler called “flight” where we were able to try 4 different beers and the portion sizes are pretty great. My cousins, husband and I had such an amazing time tasting beer and watching the game. Our waitresses were both wonderful but the lady that served us the first night did a fantastic job! It was pretty busy because of the game but she didn’t miss a beat and really connected with us. On the second night the manager surprised us with a sampler of the most delicious ciders any of us had ever tried. We will definitely be back with a whole posse in tow.

JT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Beautiful restaurant, the service was fine but nothing to write home about. Same with the food.

SR
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The food was good - but not spectacular. Service was very good. The restaurant was very, very loud. In fairness, I had read other reviews with comments about the noise level, but decided to find out for ourselves. Because of the decibel level, I doubt we'll try it again.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The food always takes sooo long to come out. Also the potatoes are steeped in grease which gets into everything on your plate

MS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The good folks at the Commoner bent over backwards to help me and my friends celebrate a birthday and cheer on the Raptors as they defeated the Bucks in game 6. I can't praise the host and various wait staff enough: they helped me secure a table for 12 (!!) at the last minute, and attended our every need, including tons of complicated drink orders, lots of food for the table, and generally being around to help us out. It was an outstanding experience across the board. Thank you!

E
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant - I keep coming back here! The service is wonderful and friendly, the drinks are tasty and the food is top notch and amazing value. I love the arugula salad - it's my go-to dinner! The wings and buffalo cauliflower are also awesome. Go visit - it's a beautiful spot!

TD
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Discovered this place when it opened last summer and it’s our new favourite go to. Great value. Food is consistent, fresh ingredients and we always leave feeling like we got our money’s worth. Craft beer line up is solid, great handcrafted cocktail list and amazing service. The menu changes seasonally which is nice for variety. Our last visit we ordered the new Power Bowl and it was a hit! Lots of fresh, healthy, hardy ingredients. Although the dressing was a touch spicy for my taste I brought it to my servers attention and they quickly remade me a new one and the manager was sure to follow up to make sure we were happy. I hope this place continues to thrive! 5 stars!

E
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were so happy with the space! We booked a bit of a last minute birthday brunch and the high top tables worked perfectly. We had a group of 14. The staff were accommodating and made booking totally stress free.

Service was fast. Everyone was very happy with their food. Great space, great food and nice staff. Our new neighborhood go to.

CL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Lovely space, lovely people. Ordered salads. Power bowl is actually fairly small considering the name and the price. Arugula goat cheese beet salad was tasty except VERY much 90% arugula, under seasoned. Grilled chicken add on was good on flavour but so dry I had to find bits of avo and goats cheese or dressed in my salad to choke it down with. This place is overpriced for the portion sizes and the flavour doesn’t live up to the space or vibe. Too bad.

AT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great food, service and ambience. A little on the expensive side.
It was Mother's Day AND Raptors Game 7 so all in all a really special evening!

JO
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We made a reservation for 3:00 PM through Open Table
When we arrived were were told that the kitchen closes between brunch and dinner service and that they would start producing the dinner menu at 3:30 PM.
We waited to order, as our server was busy, and ordered around 3:20 PM. Our food came out at 3:58... we were not offered any shacks while waiting... and watched the table behind us get offered chips...
We then watched a table across from us that came in at 3:30 PM get their food before hours.

I am very disappointed with the delay in food service and neither the restaurant nor Open Table had the courtesy to let us know this waiting window in advance...

S
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My fiancé and took our moms here for mother’s day and unfortunately I was about 20 minutes late and they were very polite about that- so thank you! The food was good, we had the cheese board which I wish had more options for the cheese to go on, and jam they provided- but it was tasty. The service was good, staff was polite, and restaurant was clean. The portions were good, we didn’t leave hungry. We had their deserts they made in house, those were also very good! Unfortunately they do not have an espresso machine, it’s a gorgeous restaurant but they need to get an espresso machine! If we’re in the area again, we will return.

s
London
18 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent place for a catch up with friends. Interesting well priced menu. Good selection of tasty beers. Sports screens not too intrusive. Lovely friendly staff.

AN
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

It was rowdy when we were there but it was during a raptors game so that was fine! Delicious food, vegetarian options, and really good service. Will definitely be back.

AI
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service here was fantastic. We were a large group and they had no problem keeping up with the orders and the billing. Really a great little neighborhood spot, will definitely be back. :)

LH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to the Commoner to watch the raptors’ playoffs game. It did not disappoint. Great food and service, with lots of different drink and food options for different diets. Lots of TV’s and comfortable seating. Highly recommend!