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Library Bar- The Royal York Hotel

$$ - $$$, ,
100 Front St. West, Toronto, Ontario M5J 1E3, Canada
+1 416-368-2511 ext. 2839
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“caramel corn” (7 reviews)
“pretzels” (11 reviews)
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Bar, Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
100 Front St. West, Toronto, Ontario M5J 1E3, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good spot to hang out with friends. Service is usually great, but this time less than stellar. The food is adequate most of the time with a few stars. Had lobster rolls and asked them to hold the bacon...they didn't! Seemed more like sandwich shop...More

Thank comonaut2
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an incredible time at the Library bar, not once, not twice but now three times. Gurt was out server and talk about a classy individual. He was nothing short of one of the best servers we've had. Thank you for making my birthday...More

Thank Steve J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether i am staying at the Royal York or not - I try to make a visit here. I have been here with Family and friends and it holds as many memories as the Hotel itself. Staff is awesome - food rocks.

Thank JWW3104
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment you are ushered into this exquisite place you are reminded of good times past. The old library is brim full of memorabilia, comfortable old chairs and the charm that goes with it. The menu is simple but varied. The offerings are eclectic...More

Thank Mark T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just had a wonderful experience eating here with my partner! We enjoyed some great drinks and shared the charcuterie to begin. The platter had so many options and was really well rounded and filling! Then my partner ordered the prime rib sandwich and I...More

Thank Tiegsbe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beware of the chowder served in The Library Bar - it was unfortunate that I got food poisening whilst eating in the hotel. Understanding this can happen occasionally, I would not have expected this to happen at a Fairmont property. Also be aware that the...More

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Thank lesliep115
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Somewhat on the intimate side due to its dark wood decor, low lighting, and not a ton of seating, the Library Bar is a great place to grab a lunch or a drink with friends, or by oneself at the bar. Had the Cobb Salad,...More

Thank JUDY C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We all got together to have an early Christmas gathering. We enjoyed watching the lighting of the Christmas tree in the lobby, enjoyed a hot chocolate and having a look at the beautifully decorated lobby of the hotel. Then we went to the Library Bar...More

Thank VNKSmith
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

We go to the library bay whenever we stay at the Royal York. It is a cozy spot in a classic historic hotel with a great cocktail selection. Reservations are not accepted and get there before 9:30 or there may be a wait.

Thank Calum M
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

I stopped by this hotel bar after seeing a concert - it was extremely lively for a weeknight! I sat at the bar and the service was fantastic. I had a delicious drink from the drink menu which contained honey, a generous amount of gin,...More

Thank shana k
Downtown West
Downtown West is home to Toronto's gorgeous Inner
Harbor, and is a must-visit for lovers of art and the
outdoors. The area's rich cultural heritage is
celebrated by a number of monuments and museums,
giving the neighborhood a mature feel. As a premier
destination for modern art, people here stroll through
the cool contemporary pieces at the Power Plant, enjoy
the outdoor installations along Queen's Quay and Canoe
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26 September 2017|
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Response from WindsNWaters | Reviewed this property |
best thing to do is call the hotel directly
14 May 2017|
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Response from Maureen D | Reviewed this property |
Didn't ask for gf but I'd be shocked if they didn't have good choice.
15 August 2016|
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Response from Aun M | Reviewed this property |
I had lunch there which was delicious I am sure they have a dinner menu with equally tasty items.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Bar, Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Front St. West, Toronto, Ontario M5J 1E3, Canada
    (York Street)
  • Public Transportation: Directly across the street from Union Station.
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown West
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-368-2511 ext. 2839
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