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Brownes Bistro

4.5
4.5
329 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary French
For 30 years Brownes Bistro has been a staple in Rosedale. Cherished by the neighbourhoods affluent denizens as well as lovers from all over Toronto, this restaurants satisfying and sophisticated fare is what keeps its quaint tables in high demand. A classic bistro menu pays homage to all things French, including fresh creations conceived daily. Warm hardwood, oak paneling and crisp linens create an unmistakably European ambiance, while an excellent selection of wines will have you reaching for obscure adjectives in no time.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French, Contemporary European

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (416) 924-8132

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Jude Jacob

  • Neighbourhood

    Rosedale / Summerhill

  • Cross Street

    Yonge St & Woodlawn Ave E

  • Parking Details

    Metered parking available on Woodlawn Ave E.

  • Public Transit

    TTC Summerhill Station

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 329 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Toronto

    Neighbourhood gem

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Disappointing. We went with another couple on our recommendation and we’re so disappointed and embarrassed. While the food was fine and decent value for Winterliscious, our table was disappointing (we had made a reservation and when we arrived, the restaurant was quite full and we were told to “sit wherever we want”. We waited for 15 min before even being acknowledged. We had to call for the waiter after dinner for coffee, we had waited so long. We are not fussy diners and appreciated busy restaurants, but overall there seemed to be very little effort, perhaps oblivious to our neglect.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thus was our 3rd in 2 months. Great food, very consistent. Looking forward to next time!
  3. l

    luvtorontorez

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a nice experience at Brownes Bistro. Friends and I went for Winterlicious, and were pleased with the prix fix menu offerings. I had the Winter salad, with slices of apple, walnuts, red onion on a bed of arugula, followed by flank steak and frites. I ended the meal with a dessert of brownie with vanilla ice cream; all were delicious and I look forward to my next meal at this cozy mid-town bistro.
  4. LR

    LR29

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We go to Browne’s often because it is reliably excellent. We have never had a bad meal and the service is always outstanding.
  5. B

    Bella714

    Chicago

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. We went for Winterlicious and had a lovely time.
  6. MB

    MargotB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food, lovely atmosphere, excellent service.
  7. H

    Hers

    Toronto

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Aunt’s birthday dinner . Food was delicious & great service
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We decided to go last minute on New Years Eve. We were so delighted! The food, service and cozy ambiance were amazing! We look forward to returning soon!!
  9. d

    deanofeats

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food. We all liked it . First time there; but we will be back .
  10. SC

    SheilaC

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A neighbourhood gem!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing. Best steak frites in the city! Service is incredible too.
  12. TL

    TeaLover

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service! Very impressed.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    They are fast, courteous, know their customers and are terrific!
  14. MC

    MelissaC

    Toronto

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Server was friendly, helpful and efficient. It was a busy night but Peter (server) took care with our orders. Dinner was delicious and a very pleasant evening.
  15. BR

    BarbaraR

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Because it is holiday season, the place got noisier and noisier. But the food and service was excellent.
  16. B

    Bruce

    Tampa

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoy everything about this bistro. It is the perfect size. The ambience and noise level are just right. The food is exceptionally good. The service is friendly, and genuine. I would give six stars if they were available.
  17. N

    Nicole

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food and atmosphere were on point. Service is exceptional.
  18. r

    ruthc

    Toronto

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    Could fix up dining room a bit
  19. W

    West

    Toronto

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    2 of us ordered salmon. Mine was awful and left 3/4 of it. Waiter comped me with dessert Place was jumping and so didn’t allow for a quiet evening out Been there several times with better ambience Guess Saturday is not for us at Browne’s
  20. LC

    LisaC

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The tables were too close together and felt like zero privacy and the people beside us were shouting very loud and we could not have a conversation between the tables too close and the shouting made our experience not so great
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Ceased Salad was not very good. Pasta dish was OK but nothing special and was served Luke warm. Service was very slow. Noise level very high, could hardly hear each other.
  22. N

    Nexi1

    Toronto

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent, as it usually is. The Caesar salad was a good size and definitely shareable. The liver was cooked perfectly, the pasta with mushrooms was terrific and the grilled salmon was perfect. Great coffee.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again, a charming, warm dining experience. Delicious seafood linguini, Crusted Ahi Tuna, perfect salads, good wine and yummy cocktails. A neighbourhood delight!
  24. BB

    BBee

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely spot for lunch
  25. A

    Andrea

    Toronto

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another delicious meal delivered with attentive service - thank you!
  26. JB

    JohnnyB

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Quiet, quaint & most importantly — delicious!
  27. d

    davidwill2

    Toronto

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great neighborhood restaurant !! Always reliable food and service, would recommend the tuna and the best fries anywhere. Have been going to Brownes for years and it never disappoints, a broad menu for everyone.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were the loudest of the patrons, and had such a good time, waited on with expertise by Mark, eating the best food and having yummy cocktails. Love everything about this place. It was as memorable evening Thank you. 😃
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    All was good but we were disappointed at the conclusion of our meal. We had to ask the waiter 3 times for the check and he brought it and then left. He sat down at the next table and added up the bills from other tables on a calculator. He knew we were waiting to pay. It was quite awkward!
  30. l

    lunchinglady

    Toronto

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One sole waiter who carried out the job for 3!! Two called in sick. He did an excellent exceptional job and managed to get our second glass of wine and dessert in a very timely manner. The food was very good fresh and we’ll prepared. A hidden gem on the edge of Rosedale.
  31. L

    Lamb

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The rack of lamb was DELICIOUS ! Cooked to perfection. Tender and tasty. There was wonderful seasoning on the greens with capers. I couldn't begin to name it or describe it but it was a lovely delicate exotic flavour. The service was friendly and helpful. I would recommend Brownes Bistro.
  32. B

    Babs

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always!
  33. CM

    CarolM

    Montreal

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This was a summerlicious meal and generally very good. The frites were stale but both the steak and salmon very nicely done. We thought $10 for a 75cl bottle of San Pellegrino was excessive although the $15 glass of wine was delicious.
  34. LQ

    LizQ

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was prompt and friendly. The bistro was busy and there were only 2 servers (I think one was the manager), but they managed to make you feel welcome and never gave the impression that they were rushed.
  35. MH

    MarioH

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience - excellent food and service.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cozy local restaurant with good service and ambience!
  37. S

    Simbo

    Toronto

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Generally a great place to dine though last night, they were out of 2 of the wines we wanted and only one waiter (who was awesome) to manage the entire restaurant which was quite busy.
  38. KR

    KateR

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was lovely but our favourite thing is the fries. Also, the service is so friendly and welcoming. It's a really lovely neighbourhood spot.
  39. S

    Simbo

    Toronto

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great food and selection of wine. Service was also wonderful.
  40. C

    Christopher

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Pasta special was surpassed only by the waiter. Wine by the glass is not economic; order by the bottle.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers

FAQs

Brownes Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Brownes Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 924-8132.

Brownes Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 329 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Brownes Bistro

1251 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4T 1W6

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Yonge St & Woodlawn Ave E

  • Neighbourhood

    Rosedale / Summerhill

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French, Contemporary European

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Metered parking available on Woodlawn Ave E.

  • Public Transit

    TTC Summerhill Station

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Jude Jacob

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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