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Fox on John, Toronto, ON

Fox on John

4.0
4
611 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
British
The Fox on John is a modern take on the classic British pub right in the heart of the city. Our fare, like our space, is warm and inviting. Our full kitchen is open until 2am! Come find the fox.

We have a 15 minute grace period. Please call us if you are running later than 15 minutes after your reservation.

We may contact you about this reservation, so please ensure your email and phone number are up to date.

Your table will be reserved for 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Please be advised, we require every guests contact tracing information as per local health guidelines.

No outside drinks or food are allowed.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today
Experiences are available.

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Other options

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 10:00 am–2:00 am Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 am Brunch Mon–Fri 10:00 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–4:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (647) 748-0369

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    We do full catering! No event is too big or too small. We'd be happy to bring the flavours of the Fox On John to your gathering. Contact us for details!

  • Private party facilities

    No two events are the same in our books; our team will tailor fit the space/service to accommodate your special event. Book your events with us!

  • Private party contact

    Fox on John Private Dining: (647) 748-0369

  • Neighborhood

    Entertainment District

  • Cross street

    Adelaide St W. and John St.

  • Parking details

    Public parking lots available @ North corner (Adelaide + John) and on Wildmer St.

  • Public transit

    Osgoode, St. Andrew

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • $25 Lunch Prix Fixe

    CA$25.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Lunchtime has gotten even more delicious! Join us for our $25 Prix Fixe Lunch Special! 🍽️⁠ Monday to Friday, 10 AM - 4 PM, to experience our $25 Prix Fixe Lunch with our featured appetizer, main (pizza or pasta) and a dessert (or a glass of house wine)! 🦊 ⁠

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What 611 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Old Toronto

    Great for outdoor dining

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  1. T

    Telecaster

    Toronto

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience2
    Music was intrusive. Food was half excellent half mediocre. Service was great.
  2. S

    Sarah

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for brunch on Friday. Never been the restaurant but my friend and I had a great experience. Service was great, food was tasty, drinks were flowing. Loved the atmosphere too! Definitely check it out.
  3. MG

    MattG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Real loud and real crowded. Service was good, server was nice, food was fine. Won’t return based on ambiance
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fantastic ambiance , servers were excellent and exemplary . The Poutine was magnificent , if you like a lively atmosphere with contemporary vibes come here to eat and drink

    Fox on JohnResponded 4 days agoThank you for taking the time to leave a rating! We look forward to seeing you again! Best, Allison Fox on John

  5. NP

    NeilP

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Good overall experience

    Fox on JohnResponded 4 days agoThank you for taking the time to leave a rating Neil! We look forward to seeing you again! Best, Allison Fox on John

  6. c

    catherinec

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Music much to loud. We couldn’t hear each other talk to.

    Fox on JohnResponded 4 days agoHi Catherine, Thank you for taking the time to leave a rating and review. I want to apologize for the experience you had on your visit and this is not what we want any of our guests to experience. We want to ensure this never occurs again and want to hear more from you. Please email us at will@foxonjohn.ca, at your convenience. We look forward to hearing from you. Allison, Fox on John

  7. SF

    SueF

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    If you want to hear yourself think, or visit with your group, this is not the place. While most of our experience was fine, we will not be back

    Fox on JohnResponded 4 days agoThank you for taking the time to leave a rating SueF! We look forward to seeing you again! Best, Allison Fox on John

  8. JR

    JackieR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    The food was good and they have a great selection of drinks. Our server was lovely as well and attentive. However - the two hostesses were not great. They seated us over 20mins later than our reservation and they weren’t very well organized or attentive.

    Fox on JohnResponded 4 days agoHi Jackie, Thank you for taking the time to leave a rating and review. I want to apologize for the experience you had on your visit and this is not what we want any of our guests to experience. We want to ensure this never occurs again and want to hear more from you. Please email us at will@foxonjohn.ca, at your convenience. We look forward to hearing from you. Allison, Fox on John

  9. SG

    SarahG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time celebrating my birthday. Rachel was our waitress and was incredibly attentive. A few other staff members also helped out and everyone was in a great mood. A World Cup game was on so the atmosphere was energetic but not overly noisy. Food was enjoyed by my entire family. Everyone commented that we will definitely return. Many thanks!

    Fox on JohnResponded 4 days agoThank you for taking the time to leave a rating SarahG! We look forward to seeing you again! Best, Allison Fox on John

  10. RM

    RaymondM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The hostess / door attendant was very friendly. We were early for our reservation but didn't wait long. The chicken wings were excellent! The onion rings were crisp and the service was attentive but not overbearing. We have been here several times and it has never disappointed. We will be back again.

    Fox on JohnResponded 4 days agoThank you for taking the time to leave a rating Raymond! We look forward to seeing you again! Best, Allison Fox on John

  11. a

    abcdef

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Music always seems to be too loud to enjoy a conversation with dining partners, but otherwise service was good.

    Fox on JohnResponded 4 days agoThank you for taking the time to leave a rating abcdef! We look forward to seeing you again! Best, Allison Fox on John

  12. l

    love2eat

    Toronto

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    Upon arrival (10 min early) we were told our table still had people at it. 15 minutes after our reservation time (25 minutes after arrival), they still had not cleared the table. The host staff were quite timid and shy, and afraid to talk to all of the waiting clientele. One other guest waiting told us that on their last visit, they were 5 min late for their reservation and their table had been given away. NOT IMPRESSED. The food was mediocre, the restaurant was VERY noisy, with a dj playing music and sports games on all the tv's.

    Fox on JohnResponded 4 days agoHi Love2eat, Thank you for taking the time to leave a rating and review. I want to apologize for the experience you had on your visit and this is not what we want any of our guests to experience. We want to ensure this never occurs again and want to hear more from you. Please email us at will@foxonjohn.ca, at your convenience. We look forward to hearing from you. Allison, Fox on John

  13. M

    Mirvishsubscribernorth

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    I was pleased that my request to be seated at a regular table was granted. The bar type stools aren't comfortable for me at all. And I was pleased that the man on the desk came and checked that we were happy with the change.

    Fox on JohnResponded 4 days agoThank you for taking the time to leave a rating Mirvishsubscribernorth! We look forward to seeing you again! Best, Allison Fox on John

  14. EZ

    EleanorZ

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great service! Lovely waitress. Just way too loud for lunch.

    Fox on JohnResponded 4 days agoThank you for taking the time to leave a rating Eleanor! We look forward to seeing you again! Best, Allison Fox on John

  15. IJ

    InaJ

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great location for a pre theatre lunch. Weds has a special $15 pasta menu 1/2 price on bottles of wine. Unfortunately many of the wines were not available which left a very limited choice.

    Fox on JohnResponded 4 days agoThank you for taking the time to leave a rating InaJ! We look forward to seeing you again! Best, Allison Fox on John

  16. JK

    JudyK

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Your volume on the TV was very loud...and distracting from trying to have any conversation. The food was tasty, and the server was very attentive and cheery! Please do try and tone down the volume at lunch time!

    Fox on JohnResponded 4 days agoThank you for taking the time to leave a rating Carole! We look forward to seeing you again! Best, Allison Fox on John

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was not up to the standard of our past visits. Service was okay. When we got to the restaurant, they had a large party watching soccer. I could see the bar and it was busy. Only one bartender and I think our waiter was helping out. Not sure I will return after 10 or so visits.

    Fox on JohnResponded 5 days agoHello, We are sorry that your experience was anything less than impressive. We value your feedback as it helps us to improve our overall guest experience. Please get in touch with us at Will@Foxonjohn.ca with further details. Sincerely, Allison

  18. L

    Laura

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Food was good but our orders were incorrect and we were not compensated for any of it.

    Fox on JohnResponded 4 days agoHi Laura, Thank you for taking the time to leave a rating and review. I want to apologize for the experience you had on your visit and this is not what we want any of our guests to experience. We want to ensure this never occurs again and want to hear more from you. Please email us at will@foxonjohn.ca, at your convenience. We look forward to hearing from you. Allison, Fox on John

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Busy due to World Cup game but they did their best to accommodate us as quick as possible

    Fox on JohnResponded 4 days agoThank you for taking the time to leave a rating and review! We look forward to seeing you again! Best, Allison Fox on John

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    Good location and value; however, we felt rudely rushed out by the manager.

    Fox on JohnResponded 4 days agoHi, Thank you for taking the time to leave a rating and review. I want to apologize for the experience you had on your visit and this is not what we want any of our guests to experience. We want to ensure this never occurs again and want to hear more from you. Please email us at will@foxonjohn.ca, at your convenience. We look forward to hearing from you. Allison, Fox on John

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    The server asked me for a tip at the end I had no problem With tipping I just don’t like being asked For one

    Fox on JohnResponded 4 days agoHi, Thank you for taking the time to leave a rating and review. I want to apologize for the experience you had on your visit and this is not what we want any of our guests to experience. We want to ensure this never occurs again and want to hear more from you. Please email us at will@foxonjohn.ca, at your convenience. We look forward to hearing from you. Allison, Fox on John

  22. BR

    BreeR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, beyond expectations! Love the vibe and the service was amazing. Highly recommend.

    Fox on JohnResponded 5 days agoHello, Thank you for taking the time to leave a five-star rating! We look forward to seeing you again! Best, Allison Fox on John

  23. c

    concertgirl

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Server was fabulous and very friendly. Excellent value and food was great. We were there for brunch. Great spot. we look forward to going back.

    Fox on JohnResponded 6 days agoThank you for taking the time to leave a review and rating Concertgirl! We look forward to seeing you again! Best, Allison Fox on John

  24. MF

    MariaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food and atmosphere but the music is a little loud so sometimes it can be hard to hear the person across from you

    Fox on JohnResponded 6 days agoThank you for taking the time to leave a review and rating Maria! We have brought the concern of the music to management for review. We look forward to seeing you again! Best, Allison Fox on John

  25. JR

    JamesR

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Our reservation was in order and we got seated almost immediately. Food was good although prices have risen. The background music was far too loud making it almost impossible to have a conversation.

    Fox on JohnResponded 6 days agoThank you for taking the time to leave a review and rating James! We look forward to seeing you again! Best, Allison Fox on John

  26. l

    lynnb

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food and service was good, however th music level was a bit too high. Young or old, with that volume it is hard to have a normal volume conversation. Thanks.

    Fox on JohnResponded 6 days agoThank you for taking the time to leave a review and rating Lynn! We have brought your detail of the music. We look forward to seeing you again! Best, Allison Fox on John

  27. MO

    MikeOG

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    I had the Smoky bacon pasta, and it was scrumptious! It was so good I could’ve eaten seconds.

    Fox on JohnResponded 6 days agoThank you for taking the time to leave a review and rating Mike! We look forward to seeing you again! Best, Allison Fox on John

  28. AM

    AMM63

    Toronto

    55 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    We visited this restaurant for the first time. My friend had the club sandwich on marble rye with sweet potato fries and she really enjoyed it. I ordered the signature chicken sandwich with regular fries. It was ok. The fries were fresh. The sandwich was a good size but some of the edges of the chicken were a bit charred. I ate it but I didn’t find it particularly pleasing. We both had the tiramisu for dessert and it was excellent. Service was very good. I would return but I would try something else for an entree. By the way, the music was fairly loud but we could still converse fine. However, for some, it might be too loud.

    Fox on JohnResponded 6 days agoThank you for taking the time to leave a review and rating AMM63! We have brought your review of the sandwich to the chef. We look forward to seeing you again, and trying our stuffed chicken next time! Best, Allison Fox on John

  29. JT

    JohnT

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at the Fox. Can’t wait to go back. Great location and design. Wide menu. Prompt and attentive service from a super server.

    Fox on JohnResponded 6 days agoThank you for taking the time to leave a review and rating John! Glad to hear you enjoyed your first time. We look forward to seeing you again! Best, Allison Fox on John

  30. L

    Londontown

    Toronto

    40 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Service was very slow. Omelette came cold. Salads overdressed. One food order bungled. There are too many options in the area to bother ever going back.

    Fox on JohnResponded 4 days agoHi Londonttown, Thank you for taking the time to leave a rating and review. I want to apologize for the experience you had on your visit and this is not what we want any of our guests to experience. We want to ensure this never occurs again and want to hear more from you. Please email us at will@foxonjohn.ca, at your convenience. We look forward to hearing from you. Allison, Fox on John

  31. o

    omnivore

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food is tasty and well priced. Space is crowded and very noisy. Service is friendly and efficient.

    Fox on JohnResponded 6 days agoThank you for taking the time to leave a review and rating Omnivore! We look forward to seeing you again! Best, Allison Fox on John

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came in to Toronto for a concert. 10 minute walk from union. We enjoyed our food, drinks, dessert before the show. Would recommend to friends.

    Fox on JohnResponded 6 days agoThank you for taking the time to leave a review and rating! We look forward to seeing you again! Best, Allison Fox on John

  33. NG

    NicoleG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful evening at Fox on John. We were seated in the back (library area) which was perfect as we wanted a more intimate setting for our party. Lots to catch up on, so this was so nice. Our server was great, attentive, polite, interesting and patient. I ate the salmon, spectacular. At one point, the music did get quite loud and we could no longer hear ourselves talk. We politely asked if the server if anything could be done. Within a brief time, the speaker above us had been turned off and we were able to continue with our visit. It was an excellent evening.

    Fox on JohnResponded 6 days agoThank you for taking the time to leave a review and rating Nicole! The Library is a guest favourite. We look forward to seeing you again! Best, Allison Fox on John

  34. DD

    DebbieD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time to your restaurant and really enjoyed the lobster pasta, porcini pasta as welp as the charlies angels cocktail. Amanda, our waitress, was attentitive and informative with all questions asked. We were pleasantly surprised by the range of food available on your menu.
  35. MH

    MelissaH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Food was basic. Started with mozza sticks which were nothing special. Seemed frozen. Club sandwich was ok. Seafood pasta was just bland and nothing exciting. The place is bumping and has an elegant pre-game vibe to the place with DJ, cool decor, dimmed lights and fancy furniture. Overall you pay for the ambience and not the food. Go for drinks and skip the food!
  36. AH

    AllanH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Unfortunately we arrived when soccer was king. Waaaaay toooo loud
  37. b

    barbp

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    We had a reservation for 8people at 11:45 and were promptly seated. Our server was attentive and answered our questions. It started out awesome. Unfortunately the music level began to increase. We asked to have it turned down and they did accommodate.... but it increased shortly after. Then the volume was turned way up for the soccer game... And it was impossible to talk across the table. We were seated on the raised platform at the back so maybe that was a factor.... But the people in my group said they would not return unless it was patio weather.
  38. TB

    TimB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience1
    Food good, but music very loud ( I must be getting old)
  39. IG

    IsaacG

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience1
    Way too loud for a dinner at 6pm. Food was fine. Tacos were good. Poutine and fries way too salty.
  40. T

    Tayna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great spot to go out for brunch with my girls. What a special vibe. I love it!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Fox on John using the Order Online button. Fox on John also offers delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Fox on John also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (647) 748-0369.

Fox on John is rated 4 stars by 611 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Skip The Dishes
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Fox on John

106 John St, Toronto, ON M5V 2E1

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Adelaide St W. and John St.

  • Neighborhood

    Entertainment District

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 10:00 am–2:00 am Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 am Brunch Mon–Fri 10:00 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–4:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    British, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public parking lots available @ North corner (Adelaide + John) and on Wildmer St.

  • Public transit

    Osgoode, St. Andrew

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (647) 748-0369

  • Catering

    We do full catering! No event is too big or too small. We'd be happy to bring the flavours of the Fox On John to your gathering. Contact us for details!

  • Private party facilities

    No two events are the same in our books; our team will tailor fit the space/service to accommodate your special event. Book your events with us!

  • Private party contact

    Fox on John Private Dining: (647) 748-0369

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