The Commoner - Toronto

4.6
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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 111 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful, great atmosphere and fantastic pub style food.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Great service. Food was ok. Great beer selection.

D
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Love the vibe at The Commoner!
Food is always great - had the Power Bowl and thought it was delicious. Lots of good menu choices for the varied tastes of the group I was with.

LA
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

If you are looking for a decent pub with fairly good food, the Commoner is a hit. We were there last Saturday for lunch at 1 PM. Place was about 20% full. Still the service a tad slow. Now the kitchen bent over backwards to accommodate my friend's special request. High mark's to the chef.
My cheeseburger stood out. My wife's Eggs Benedict was a winner. Craft beer flight nailed it.
Wouldn't want to be there if the place was packed.

JD
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been a few times now and it does not disappoint. Great food and a good selection of beers. Will be back!

D
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pub food and craft beer. Servers are friendly and attentive.

L
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome spot - we had a great time adn everyone was really friendly! Thanks so much guys!

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was excellent for this type of place (gastropub). Food was good but had an issue with my meal and had to send it back. It was addressed very effectively, however.

DH
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, great food and a very nice ambiance. This time around we had the Chicken bites and the Fish and Chips, delicious as always. Servers always very friendly and the manager comes around to ensure all is good. We have been here a few times and highly recommended. Reservations suggested at peak times.

MG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good place to hang out and get dinner. Cocktails are a bit pricey.

a
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service were great, we came for a birthday with a table of 9 of us and had a great time! We will definitely be back.

L
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The tiled walls are lovely, but a disaster for the acoustics. My friend and I could barely carry on a conversation.

S
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went here for brunch on a Sunday, really enjoyed the eggs benny. Just enough, not an overload of food...just right. Find this place cozy, noise level was good (not loud), good service, good vibe. Can't really complain about anything! Lovely experience.

D
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great beer, good food. Perfect spot to meet friends.

a
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Loved the ambiance and the service. I ordered the huevos rancheros and didn’t like it at all. The eggs were basically raw. The truffle fries my partner ordered were very good though. Cool spot, but maybe cook the eggs before putting it on the plate.

VZ
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, amazing service and a beautiful building are all reasons to give the commoner a try.

AM
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! The environment was beautiful and unique and the price was a good value!

RO
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go to restaurant. Great cocktails, great food, friendly efficient staff.

GC
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best staff in town! Great beer menu. Fantastic atmosphere. Sweet brunch.

B
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends from out of town

LN
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

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
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
28 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always good options for a contemporary pub experience!

JB
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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
Overall4food3service3ambience4

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
12 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience4

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
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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
11 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience3

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

CB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious food, beautiful well-appointed decor, great staff

KS
Toronto
71 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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
Overall2food2service3ambience3

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

DH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

SA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome ambiance, good price wines. Service was great.

DR
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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