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Jack Astor's Bar & Grill - Front St.

$$ - $$$
Downtown West
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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144 Front St W, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2L7, Canada (University)
+1 416-585-2121
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 01:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was visiting Toronto for a week with my boyfriend from Europe. We went here 3 times, twice for food and once for dessert and cocktails. They make great steak! Great atmosphere too! Highly recommend it

Thank Aigli E
somerset england
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105 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food was ok...but nothing very special....the services was not very interested in us and spent the time while talking to us looking around at other tables.....the drinks were the best thing great choice..... but have eaten far better during this break in Toronto.....shame

Thank lakeside71
Melbourne, Australia
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in for lunch and beer whilst out exploring Toronto. Order the chicken fingers in medium buffalo sauce.. wow! Besides being a decently large serving the chicken was fresh, tender, nice crunchy coating with a decent kick from the buffalo sauce.. highly recommend this dish! Topped off with a beer out of there decent beer menu!

Thank TrentAUS
Northampton, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant had reopened a couple of days before we went in and we had an early dinner before watching the Blue Jays play. Food was good, as was the selection of drinks, but we were disappointed in how disorganised the service was. We asked for a refill of a beer and 10 minutes later we were still waiting -... More 

Thank Julia B
new jersey
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93 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Jack Astor's is located in the heart of Toronto - "Times Square" of Toronto. The staff were very nice. The restaurant was clean. The food was good.

Thank antrec
North Bay, Canada
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

when we arrived we had to go throught a very small space to get to our seat near the back. too many tv together that were very small.my aunt order a speggetti and when she got it it was very spicy. she let me try it and we found out later that it was not suppose to be spicy.found out... More 

Thank Valerie L
St. John's
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am a bit picky when it comes to a good steak. St. John's has plenty of places to have a fabulous steak...in fact the Keg is next door to Jack Astors. However, the price of good steak dinner in St. John's ranges from $40-$50!!! Insanely expensive. Jack Astors offers some more affordable options. An 11oz striploin with veg and... More 

Thank mcol23
Toronto, Canada
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138 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Outdoor patio seating on a warm sunny day encouraged my friend and I to eat dinner at this local. The wine list is small with a choice of a few whites and reds, a prosecco ; availability in two sizes of wine glass. The beer and cocktail menu is much more diverse. Blue coloured drinks appeared to be popular. The... More 

Thank Susan M
London, Canada
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618 reviews
454 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

The menu is the same here as at other Jack Astor's, but the setting is a bit different. Big room with lots of TVs, a section off to the right for restaurant seating. But this place feels a lot more like a bar than a restaurant. There is patio seating, nice in warm weather. Service was fine. A particularly young... More 

Thank morl8tr
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102 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

first walked inn SMELLED LIKE A SOUR BAR , waitress was great,, food was good its more a bar than a restaurant was not impressed with this place , no second chance here

Thank Mike B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 144 Front St W, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2L7, Canada
  • Public Transportation: We are right across the street from Union Station.
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown West
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-585-2121

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