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About THE FOX
Classic pub fare in a classy urban setting. Bold flavours make up the menu, craft beer on tap, classic cocktails mixed at the bar, and always friendly service. We are located 50 yards south of the ACC at Bay & Harbour.
Toronto, ON M5J 3B2
Comfort Food, Burgers
Hours of Operation:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 11:30 am to 10:00 pm.
Thursday, Friday, 11:30 am to Midnight.
Saturday 4pm to Midnight.
Sunday 4pm to 10 pm.
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Parking is conveniently located in the underground lot below the Pinnacle Condo building we are located in the base of and the entrance is off Harbour Street.
THE FOX is located about a 4 min walk from Union Station and steps from the Queens Quay streetcar terminal.
Jeff Wah Kan
Private Party Facilities:
We can accommodate up to a maximum of 40people in our semi-private room called The Den. This area is completely closed off from the restaurant/ bar with an opening only at the doorway. We can also accommodate stand-up cocktail parties of 50-60 people in this room as well.
Private Party Contact:
Matt Simons: (416) 869-3535
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
THE FOX Ratings and Reviews
I had the Chicken Sandwich, which comes with brie & basil pesto. It was juicy and delicious! Perfect lunch with a side of sweet potato fries. My only gripe is that the prices are a bit steep for a pub lunch... my lunch was 17.95+ tax & tip for just a sandwich and fries.
Was undecided over a few menu items, waitress made recommendation and did not steer us wrong. The nacho plate was a 3 layer affair with chicken and pulled pork, it was soooo good! Had the turkey pot pie for main dish, it too was delicious! Great location downtown, a short walk from many sports and entertainment venues.
I usually get the nacho stack because it is absolutely delicious, and quite unique. But it costs $18 now, and just seems too pricy for nachos (even fancy nachos!).
This time we shared poutine and spinach dip. The poutine is flavourful, but the fries are thick, which aren't my thing. The spinach dip was mediocre. A little too thick; not creamy enough, and the melted cheese on top was more noticeable than the dip. It only comes. With pitas... I love when restaurants givea blend of pita and tortilla chips.
We were looking for a place with the family our last night Visiting Toronto. One person wanted a steak, another one a margarita, and everybody wanted something delicious. The Fox delivered. Our waitress was excellent; accurate, prompt, and personable. It Was a bonus to be able to sample poutine with the family. One of the pluses was the opportunity to have basic burgers for some, mussels and other gourmet delights for others.
Went with some friends for drinks/late dinner as we had heard good things. The atmosphere is fun and staff welcoming. We ate in the sideroom, which feels like a cozy but classy living room of a good friend. The server was attentive, friendly and offered good suggestions. Our party indulged in beer, spirits and wine and were impressed by all the drinks. The apps and mains were really yummy and great value for your money (especially in that neighbourhood) We shared three apps. The riblets and pork sliders were delicious and really meaty, the spinach and cheese dip was awesome. Everyone except me had the fish tacos as an entree and were really happy. My poutine was amazing, best I've had outside of Quebec City! We'll be returning for sure!
Party of four: burger, nacho stack, salmon, veggie sandwich. Two side salads, a couple of mods to the menu and two desserts. All were excellent and handled with care. Salmon was especially spectacular! Beer-tasting trios (3 x 6 oz glasses of a variety of draughts) was lots of fun. Creme brulee was delish and the spiced ginger warm caramel cake was the best I've ever had since loving it as a kid growing up in Montreal. So... great chef, gastropub menu with some breadth, upscale table service, clean, kitty corner to the ACC, moderate prices. We've been a number of times and it's always super. The only hitch in that neighbourhood is parking.
The Fox had some great food (yummy burgers). At 5pm the noise level was quite high. I guess with groups of friends or co-workers meeting after work to take advantage of the beer specials. At one time the waitress asked the group to keep it down, because someone had complained about the noise level (didn't help much).
What is great, is the location. Cross the intersection from the Air Canada Center. So it's very convenient to stop there before or after an event.
WE WENT BEFORE THE LEAFTS GAME ON LATE SAT. AFTERNOON...& GOT A GOOD SEAT @ THE BAR..FRIENDLY STAFF & FOOD WAS REALLY GOOD...WE DIDN'T BOTHER GOING TO A TABLE AS FINE @ THE BAR...& STILL GOOD LEVEL OF SERVICE DID NOT FEEL RUSHED & FOOD CAME ON TIME FOR THE GAME
The best part of the Fox was the close proximity to the ACC, and convenient parking. We met up with friends before a concert, and it worked out great. They even played the band's cd! I had the steak, and I wasn't too impressed, but everyone else raved about their meals.
We asked to add an additional person to our reservation, and there was some confusion with that, but otherwise no complaints.
The Fox was my pick to entertain clients prior to a concert at the ACC.
The location: perfect, busy....ust a bit noisy for conversation.
The drinks arrived slowly and often not at the same time - despite being seated next to the bar.
The food did not meet expectation....a couple of guests ordered the Shepherds Pie and described it like stew topped with mashed potatoes. The 3 cheese mac and cheese was also disapointing....not very cheesey at all. These meals were barely touched.
The pork chop was good.
While I appreciate fine food I am perfectly happy with some basic bar foods. I had salmon and it was just ok. I did have a bite of their fat fries, and those were very good. The atmospher and ambiance is, well non existent and it is very cold sitting next to the windows. The staff seemed friendly but not very helpful. After clearing our plates they simply left the check on the table without us asking for it and didn't even offer coffee or dessert. You would be better off going next door.
It's a nice upscale version of a celtic themed pub. Good food, great service, nice people.
the pros - it was quick, clean, tasty and had a great bottle of red (Sledgehammer).
the cons - it wasn't quite "foody" enough for me but to be fair - the food was good.
I'd definitely go again.
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