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The Monarch Tavern

$$ - $$$
Little Italy
Bar, Canadian, International, Pub
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12 Clinton St, Toronto, Ontario M6J 2N8, Canada
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

"The guys" get together a couple of times of year for "lunch" at the Monarch. Typically, they pick up sandwiches at San Francisco's downstairs (but not this time - apparently the new owners have changed the menu and the recipes, which are not favorable). Veal sandwiches were purchased around the corner at "California" and brought up to nosh on while... More 

Thank ButterflyGalFlorida
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 6 June 2016

I booked the Monarch in April 2016 for my 40th party. I worked with Mike who could not have been more helpful providing details on renting the space and organizing the music. The cost of rental was incredibly reasonable. Not just Mike but the whole staff were friendly and professional. Everyone really enjoyed the space, food and drinks and the... More 

Thank mark_p_bury
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 April 2016

A city original the place feels cool without trying too hard. Caught a live show on the main floor without expecting it. Tasty cocktails, craft beer and unpretentious staff. I'll be back!

Thank Sarahdym
Grand Rapids, MI
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Came to Monarch for the Trash Bash. It is a great venue, good drinks, and the show was great. I would visit again. The bar had a good vibe, and we all had a great time.

Thank krhanson
Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Second year in a row I've celebrated my birthday here on the second floor. It's a relaxed, chill place that doesn't feel pretentious, where you can just have a great time with friends. And there was a DJ who played whatever we wanted; at the end of the night we were just having a blast dancing. And the staff was... More 

Thank Desi D
Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2016

My dad used to come here in the 70's and 80's. Loads of history! Great vibe, booze, food and music on certain nights!

Thank TheHerminator13
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
95 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2015

If you love ribs : This is the place to be If you like to try out new beers : Come here Looking for typical pub fare like nachos, chips,etc : Sorry go someplace else! Great ambiance, lovely staff , good service, very nice upstairs lunge area and from what I figured from my rib eating friend's faces the ribs... More 

Thank Loving_Canada2014
Toronto, Canada
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2015

I had heard OF the tavern many times over the years, but it took until 2 weeks ago to actually visit in person. First off, the atmosphere is fabulous. They have a pool table, a pinball machine, darts, lots of TVs for game-viewing and excellent staff to recommend a pint of whatever your heart desires. I went with a friend... More 

Thank Lisa B
New Liskeard, Canada
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84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2013

Since I had to go to Toronto AGAIN for medical treatment, my son who was accompanying me wanted to see a Leaf game. Knowing the price is out of our budget, we decided we just wanted to watch the tilt at one of Toronto's many taverns that show the games for Leaf fans. So I began an extensive search for... More 

Thank krazykritik
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93 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2013 via mobile

Retaining the essence of the old landmark, the 2 year subtle "morph" has produced some wonderful attributes. You can still bring in food from the wonderful College Street eateries, the same selection of domestic bottled brands is available, and the upstairs pub still has it's wonderful melange of customers. NEW: 1.huge variety of unique bourbons by the single serving or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Canadian, International, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Clinton St, Toronto, Ontario M6J 2N8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Little Italy
  • Neighbourhood: Little Italy
  • Phone Number: 4165315833

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Little Italy
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