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The Civic Bar - The Civic, Toronto, ON

The Civic

4.3
4.3
423 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian

Located on the ground floor at the Broadview Hotel, this Eastside Destination for, stirred cocktails and familiar-focused foods. The Civic was awarded OpenTable's Diner's Choice 2022!

The graceful restaurant setting is redolent of the building’s architectural pedigree, courtesy of the original brick façade, factory glass windows, a stained wood bar, and a statuesque wine cellar featuring a robust selection of extraordinary wines.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 3 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Canadian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:45 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (416) 362-8439

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Richard Singh

  • Private party facilities

    The Civic is the perfect space to celebrate your special event. Found on the main floor of The Broadview Hotel, you'll find a mix of old world charm and modern design to create memories for a lifetime. Celebrate surrounded by vintage factory windows, high ceilings, and stately wine cellar. Design your menu under the guidance of Chef Richard Singh

  • Neighborhood

    Leslieville / Riverdale

  • Cross street

    Queen. St E

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    Subway at Broadview Station <br />504 Streetcar at Queen St. E and Broadview Ave<br />501 Streetcar at Queen St. E and Broadview Ave<br />

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 423 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Romantic

  • Toronto

    Romantic

  • Toronto

    Canadian

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  1. K

    jeffK

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was lovely and the portion size perfect.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was extraordinary. Very, very appreciated !
  3. SD

    SarahD

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great evening at The Civic. Dinner for 6 - each plate was delicious. Our server was excellent. We agreed it should become one of our neighborhood "go-to" spots. Thanks for a memorable time, The Civic!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service amazing
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the menu, wish I could have ordered everything! Burrata, hamachi, jalapeño poppers, sea bass, all very tasty!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were very attentive, food was delicious (and came out in a timely manner and beautifully presented), the beautiful location was great. Highly recommend it.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the vibe of the live singer playing guitar
  8. AP

    AdrianP

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    The night my friend and I went was quiet, there was live music which I didn't think worked well with the space and it made it hard for us to hear each other. Not the most exciting vibe. The server was good, attentive and knew their stuff. The food was ok, nothing to write home about. We both had the Sea Bass which was presented well and cooked nicely.
  9. SB

    SuzanneB

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We enjoyed our dinner and experience. Waiter was great but unfortunately restaurant understaffed in kitchen and servers as much busier than expected. Would go back as understand staffing is a challenge everywhere. Thank you
  10. WS

    WS001

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    The restaurant was unable to serve us the food according to our specific order (ie. steak was not done to our liking). The options for food was also limited.
  11. R

    Roobie

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for a date night and the ambience was perfect with live music! The food was fantastic - quite pricey but definitely worth it. Great addition to the fantastic restaurant options in Riverside!
  12. DM

    DanielM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Menu peu élaboré mais délicieux. Nous aurions aimé plus de choix. Service cordial, serveuse attentionnée. Musicien excellent, bonne ambiance.
  13. l

    lobo

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Waitress was süperb. Food excellent. Music- satisfactory. But place was empty and not exactly stimulating.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    Father’s Day brunch. Service was poor, food was okay.
  15. CN

    CNDGRL

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great atmosphere, great service. Will be coming back for dinner again for sure! Loved the live music.
  16. KG

    KariG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a reservation, got there early and was seated right away. The service was great: friendly and knowledgeable. The live music is a really nice touch. Overall, we had a perfect date night!
  17. SC

    SuzetteC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was very lovely...great live music but it was a bit loud when trying to talk with guest. But would recommend...such a fancy experience
  18. AG

    AndrewG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food is great. Britt, our server, was fantastic. Could have done without the guy playing acoustic guitar and singing. Very strange addition to a dining room, maybe put him on the roof bar.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food, drinks, atmosphere and location.
  20. JT

    JeffreyT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything was great. Nice ambience. Food was very good. Unfortunately as we dined late for brunch we missed most of the entertainment. Next time we will try for earlier. The Civic would make a nice restaurant - or great steak house.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch with friends accompanied with live music
  22. C

    Coupington

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Excellent chef menu for Valentine’s Day. Really enjoyed the beef main.
  23. DD

    DebD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They were really attentive. It was a tasting menu and it was SO good… really well chosen, the portions were not too big so you could pace yourself, and there was a live musician who was super talented. I love this resto… they try really hard and make you feel like they care about every diner. I am a vegetarian and there was plenty for me; my husband loves meat and he was happy too.
  24. SC

    SheanaC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Best place in the city for bottomless brunch mimosas! Service is great - staff are friendly and attentive. Only down side is that the food portions are a little small, especially for the price.
  25. L

    Loislane

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    This is the third time I've been to the Civic for brunch. I thought I'd give it one more chance because I love the place and the environment. Sadly though, every time (including this one), the service was slow and poor. The servers were lovely, but not on the ball. We waited 15 minutes just to get drinks and when they arrived, they were all wrong except 2 (out of 6). The food was just ok for the price. One of my friend's asked for a few changes to her meal, but they brought her the wrong thing. It's a great venue, but I think attention to detail should be addressed.
  26. SP

    SusanP

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great experience. Drinks @ the Rooftop Bar watching the sun set followed by dinner downstairs at The Civic. Lovely meal, wonderful service and a great vibe. Would return in a heartbeat!
  27. e

    elyseelyse

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Had a great time at the Civic at Broadview Hotel with my mom yesterday! We enjoyed that the section we were in had great natural light, it offered a really bright and cheery atmosphere to accompany our time together. Our server was very friendly and attentive; I had to order a gluten free meal and he and the kitchen were very accommodating. Highly recommend the bottomless mimosas!
  28. LW

    LindaW

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    Loved the renovation and we had so much fun. Great wine selection. Unfortunately our eggs Benedict was cold, pea meal bacon overcooked. Will try to roof top patio in the spring.
  29. SS

    SabrinaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great decor. Food was good. Service was good. They ran out of pastries. Probably a good thing ;) Would definitely return.
  30. NJ

    NJENK

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Amazing service. Food was great, only complaint is that our ribeye steaks arrived cold at the table.
  31. r

    runskier

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and the ambiance was perfect
  32. JO

    JayO

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food-could have a few more options. Outstanding service. Great vibe. Definitely a great brunch. Highest possible recommendation.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The service was top notch as were the beverages. The food, while delicious, was nothing special or unique. That being said I had eggs Benedict, how unique or special could it have been? I’d gladly return.
  34. MD

    MichelleD

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Great food, love that they taking bookings as so many places don’t esp. for Brunch. If you’re in a hurry though this isn’t the place to come. Always busy and always slow service
  35. c

    crinch

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    We had one prior excellent experience at the Civic (two years ago) but were hugely disappointed this time. There were two main issues: the restaurant was filled with a smokey stench from the kitchen and the new pasta dish was rubbery and flavourless. Hopefully these issues are only temporary. Service was impeccable.
  36. AN

    AlessandroN

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Ambience and service were good. Food was alright. Nothing spectacular. Sourdough bread felt a day old. Shaved fennel salad was slightly too acidic, the blue cheese didn't complement it, and overall a bit bland and boring. The rib-eye wasn't cooked to my specifications, so I couldn't enjoy it all, but it was alright. The brussel sprouts lacked the bacon that it offered (or maybe we didn't see any?) and it tasted like it was deep fried in the same fryer as the fries, so they were just ok...
  37. E

    Emerald

    Toronto

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent, we had the short ribs and you did not need a knife it was so tender and tasty. Service was excellent, servers were attentive and polite. Would definitely go back
  38. DS

    DropStopNOTL

    Toronto

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a celebration lunch for my brother’s 60th birthday. Went for the Winterlicious lunch and it was GREAT! An array of butternut squash soup, kale salad, pan fried salmon, melt in your mouth gnocchi and ...sticky toffee pudding!! The service was attentive and the Civic Room is so well done, Eclectic, cozy and a respect for the past. They even added a candle to his dessert! Well done Kelly, our server.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks for the great Winterlicious lunch! Service was very good, not rushed; food was hot & tasty. will definitely do a return visit in the summer!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We came for an early dinner and the ambience of the bistro was pleasant. The winterlicious menu is enticing, and the portion was great. The baguette that comes with the beef tartare was more of croutons consistency, which i wish it wasn’t. Other than that it was delicious. For the slow cooked beef short ribs, i could not really taste the red wine reduction. The short rib itself was very tender, it just lack taste a bit. The buttermilk panna cotta was refreshing and delicious. Overall, i am pleased with what i had.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Civic is rated 4.3 stars by 423 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for The Civic

106 Broadview Ave, Toronto, ON M4M 2G1

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Queen. St E

  • Neighborhood

    Leslieville / Riverdale

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:45 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Canadian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    Subway at Broadview Station 504 Streetcar at Queen St. E and Broadview Ave501 Streetcar at Queen St. E and Broadview Ave

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Richard Singh

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (416) 362-8439

  • Private party facilities

    The Civic is the perfect space to celebrate your special event. Found on the main floor of The Broadview Hotel, you'll find a mix of old world charm and modern design to create memories for a lifetime. Celebrate surrounded by vintage factory windows, high ceilings, and stately wine cellar. Design your menu under the guidance of Chef Richard Singh

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