The White Rabbit Public House

4.6
102 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Cocktail Bar
The White Rabbit is named after the first spirit house opened by Mr. Jack Daniels of Tennessee in 1892. The saloon was a favorite Lynchburg gathering place where his friends and family could spend time together and enjoy a glass of the finest Tennessee sipping whiskey. We felt the name fitting. We Love Spirits, Our Friends & Good Times!

Our Vision is Simple... to provide Great Food, Create Exciting Hand Crafted Cocktails, as well as offer an Amazing Selection of Spirits, Beer & Wine. We offer a comfortable environment that creates a fun atmosphere while you spend your time with us.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 102 people are saying
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Tori
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time at White Rabbit! My friends and I went for girls night out and service was great! We didn’t feel rushed, they made us a customized drink, and the food was fantastic! Definitely will be back soon.

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Tori
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at White Rabbit since the pandemic hit. It did not disappoint! Cocktails, cauliflower wings, and porkbelly nachos were all amazing! Perfect spot for date night.

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JenB
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great date night at white rabbit! The charcuterie board was fabulous, drinks were lovely, and the server was extremely friendly and nice. This is one of my favourite spots!

The White Rabbit Public House
Responded on November 19, 2021

Glad you had such a great time with us, Jen! Hope we get to see you again soon. Thank you for all your support, Megh Forrester General Manager

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vipSusanJ
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and attentive service
Cozy atmosphere

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MajaD
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

There was only 1 vegan appetizer and they were out of it. So the choice was between 2 salads and enchilada, the first bar where fries were not on the menu. Salad was good, I only wish they had more 🌱 options. Our server was amazing, and you have to try Rabbit Ricky cocktail. All in all it was ok, I’d recommend this place for drinks!

The White Rabbit Public House
Responded on November 3, 2021

Hi Maja! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm sorry we weren't able to offer you more vegetarian options, particularly the King Oyster Scallops which are one of my favourite items on the menu. I'd love to make it up to you on your next visit, if you'd like to shoot me an email when you're thinking of coming in next (megh@whiterabbitwaterloo.c om ). Megh Forrester General Manager

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Gibbs
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

A trendy restaurant in the heart of uptown Waterloo with a hipster vibe! I found the interior to be a wee bit on the dark side, but a warm atmosphere. The menu is very limited, so not easy to select different sharing options. The menu is also pricy, so be forewarned that an evening for two will run up a nice bill.

However, the food is amazingly delicious!! For sure the signature dish at $36 is the surf and turf! The prime rib literally melts in your mouth and the potatoes are well thought out. I would have liked to see a bit more meat on the plate, personally. I was left wanting for more!

Price is the only reason this did not get five stars. It is a trendy hipster restaurant with an appetite to try to compete with fancier restaurants where price is warranted.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved it, food was great, drinks were good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Great ambience and great experience didnt love my food but that’s okay. Entrees a little over priced.

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AikiMike
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The cocktails are excellent, although a bit on the sweet side for me. That is just a personal preference. The cauliflower wings are the best I've had anywhere, and the duck spring rolls with the pear sauce... so good. We also had the cod, blackened catfish and pork belly tacos. All were very good, with the blackened catfish as my personal favourite.

The White Rabbit Public House
Responded on September 9, 2021

Thanks so much for this lovely review. I completely agree about the cauliflower wings, they're our best-seller for a reason! I'm glad you enjoyed your evening with us. Hope to see you again soon, Megh Forrester General Manager

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TaraM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and drink and wonderful service. Would be great if they offered corn tortillas!

The White Rabbit Public House
Responded on September 6, 2021

Hey Tara! Thanks so much for your kind review! I'll definitely pass the corn tortilla note on to our Chef. Hope to see you again soon, Megh Forrester General Manager

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RonJ
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable place. Service was great as well as the food.

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LorenzoR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

thank you! we had a great time. food was really good.

The White Rabbit Public House
Responded on August 24, 2021

Thanks so much for your review, Lorenzo! Hope you'll join us again soon . Megh Forrester General Manager

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ChantelleA
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! My waitress tiara was amazing. She made us great cocktails and the food was amazing!

The White Rabbit Public House
Responded on August 16, 2021

Glad you had a great time with us, Chantelle! See you again soon. Megh Forrester General Manager

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TedB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio is out back (former parking) and pleasant on a sunny day, but like many "covid patios" it is picnic table style seating. For the quality of the food I prefer regular seating. We lucked in to an indoor table right at the front beside the massive open window. It was like a patio with better seating and protection from the elements!

The food was excellent and very creative. The shrimp po-boy was delicious and my table mate thought the surf and turf was great. The duck spring roll sounded great but I always find duck a bit dry (if you know you like duck give it a try).

Expect "reasonable" vs "road house" sized portions. You can enjoy both an appetizer and entre without being uncomfortably full but still feel you got great value!

The White Rabbit Public House
Responded on August 12, 2021

Wow Ted! Thank you for writing such a thoughtful and detailed review. I'm so glad you had such a great time with us this week; we're looking forward to having you again. Take care and see you soon! Megh Forrester General Manager

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Asya
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here! Will definitely be returning, the sangria is amazing.

The White Rabbit Public House
Responded on August 10, 2021

Thanks so much Asya; we love having you!

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JoJoW
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food and cocktails! A bigger selection of main meals would be better but the food offered is very tasty

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ChristenL
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! They have great staff, great food and a great atmosphere:)

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Michelle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I ordered the ribs, they were unexpectedly spicy, it would have been better if I was warned about the spice, i might not have ordered them. Everything else was really nice, service was great :)

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vipSmrt70
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service. Thanks.

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DavidH
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, with solid music choices, amazing food and drinks, and amazing service! Have been there multiple times and have always been impressed :) I'll be back there soon!

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WillyH
New England
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Date Afternoon (night)

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DaenaM
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little place. Monday nights are ramen and dumpling night so great prices on those. Good beer selection and the cocktails are a lot of fun! The food is very creative and tasty. Two of us had the brisket sandwich and it was a good choice. The soup of the day was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food has always been great at white rabbit. I ordered the beef brisket sandwich with salad, and loved both of them. They have great vegetarian options too.

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Mags
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience1

I went for the vegan options and they literally had none of them, the server forgot my request to see if something was vegan so I asked three times. It’s so dark you can barely see and the music was so loud I had to raise my voice to even talk to my friend across a two person table. I probably won’t be going here again

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ChunkyMonkey
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Great atmosphere and great bar staff! Food was good. Had the charcuterie plate and it was massive. Easily enough for 2 people. The cocktails though are the piece de resistance. Interesting, delicious, and can be a show in itself. Decent number of taps but only a few that were noteworthy. Surprising # of lowbrow beers.

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LydiaW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I was there with 2 friends for dinner. We thought the food was wonderful and we loved the music.

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GordonR26
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was what I liked until the food came and it was memorable. If you want a fun night out, this place has it all. I can’t wait to go back!

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DaleM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was good, but they sat 5 of us in a booth really designed for 4. They serve the mains on big wooden planks, so it was really awkward when the mains arrived.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Great atmosphere and endless booze selection. If it was just a little quieter it would be easier to talk.

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Steve
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and cocktails were amazing. The brisket and ribs were the best I've had in a while . The bad apple was addictive.

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AandJClement
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, ambience as usual!

AJ
AJAlex
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great restaurant with a wonderfully playful menu. Lovely boards that are great for sharing when you don't want a full meal.

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CarolynM
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing charcuterie as always!

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AnthonyB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saturday matinee with the fantastic Rob Szabo was a great way to bring friends together for an afternoon beverage or two. Great service - always - food, drink. White Rabbit is fantastic.

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KathyG
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was very friendly and staff was attentive.
A dinner of appetizers and drinks was great sharing with 4 friends.
Nice atmosphere.

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OpenTableVal
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We just had a feeling that we were being rushed/pushed out. The restaurant wasn't busy, it was Monday night, so we didn't see any good reason for it.

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AandJClement
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Rabbit is BACK!!! The new menu is absolutely delicious! Given that the Rabbit is my favourite restaurant in KW, I was really bummed when the last menu didn't live up to the awesomeness that we've come to know and love. We're so happy to have our "go-to" spot back! Can't wait till our next visit.

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VanessaSB
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We loved the atmosphere and had so much fun ordering many of the fancy cocktails. The only thing that could be improved, which I assume is still in the new stages, is the vegan menu and/or veg options-only in terms of the amount of protein in the portions (Not flavour!). I will definitely come back and try the other options though. Thank you for a great experience and always have water on the table at all times!

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Emma
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Some of the food was actually really good but some of it was really bad. I felt rushed by our waitress the whole time we were there and we couldn’t hear each other speak over the music. I still had a good time but I don’t know that I’ll be back in the near future. This might be a one off type of experience bc Until I went there I had only heard really positive things.

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Mkh66
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

had great service. will be back for sure ........
will recommend to my friends

FAQs

The White Rabbit Public House does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. The White Rabbit Public House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (519) 746-7540.

The White Rabbit Public House is rated 4.6 stars by 102 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.