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P.J. O'Brien Irish Pub & Restaurant

#271 of 7,007 Restaurants in Toronto}
$$ - $$$Irish, ,
39 Colborne St, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1E3, Canada
+1 416-815-7562
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good43%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (15 reviews)
“penne pasta” (2 reviews)
“bread pudding” (3 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
39 Colborne St, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1E3, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This pub was recommended as having amazing food. I have to be honest, when I first walked in I was dubious but thank you to the person that suggested it. They were right the food was delicious. I have never ordered fish in a pub...More

Thank bserkca
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Dropped in on a midweek night. Not overly busy but definitely not empty. I wasn’t given the warmest of welcomes by a female staff member when I asked for a menu. All good after that though, a much friendlier waiter took my food and drinks...More

Thank barrakelly
Reviewed 28 October 2017

They were still serving food at 10 pm, thank goodness, as travel cock-ups meant we didn't get to our hotel round the corner till 9 pm, and we weren't going to eat there as it was too expensive. O'Brien's was better and cheaper than the...More

Thank 300andrew
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Went with a.group of friends for an annual get together. We had great service, good food, fun atmosphere and great music.

Thank Barb P
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We had a late train and this is easy walking distance from Union Station. We did not have a reservation, but were seated immediately. The steaks were superior and superb. Everything served was top quality. The wine list offered a superior selection with superior prices....More

Thank Edward M
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Busy spot but never rushed. Able to relax over a drink before giving our lunch order. Super roasted stuffed chicken breast with array of veggies and roast potatoes. Club sandwich filled with deliciously moist chicken. Even tried their bread pudding dessert, very yummy. Will definitely...More

Thank Lynn S
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

I have been to many Irish pubs in Ireland and this one definitely had the ambience of an Irish pub on this side of the Atlantic. Excellent variety of drinks and pints. I watched the bartender pour a pint of Guinness and he sure knows...More

Thank Jeannie M
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Great place downtown that has traditional pub in front of restaurant. We ate in the pub because the hostess it was not as noisy and a little more room; this facility is on smallish side. Meals were excellent, plentiful and reasonable, especially compared to most...More

Thank Soleil122
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Fish and chips were out of this world, but did not seem that they didn't want customers we went at an off hour for dinner.

Thank OhioNicki
Reviewed 18 August 2017

The pub itself is fine, with a decent atmosphere. But the bar snack food is really disappointing. We took the sweet potato fries and the vegetable spring rolls. The fries were very soggy. The vegetable rolls had no content. Not to be repeated.

Thank OlderGuy1956
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination
for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip
and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with
a strong student influence from the Ryerson University
Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in
flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities,
with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to
Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Colborne St, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1E3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-815-7562
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