Jack Astor's - Newmarket

4.3
71 reviews
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  • Casual
  • Fun
  • Lunch
Our mission? Great people helping other great people totally have a blast while enjoying amazing food. Wow, that was a mouthful. But can you blame us? We’re a restaurant. One that specializes in delicious food and great times. Our goal is to make you laugh. And depending on your hot sauce tolerance, cry.

In all seriousness, we take real pride in our food. Try our Cluckin’ Fresh Chicken Fingers, made and seasoned with fresh, never frozen chicken tenders. This isn’t run-of-the-mill pub grub. Our Band of Chefs are influenced by a wide variety of tastes and have travelled across the globe to gain inspiration.

But outside of the kitchen, we find it hard to take ourselves seriously. We have an Elvis booth. For no particular reason. Folks, that really does say it all. We’re sports fanatics, music nuts and love a good joke. If you’re into at least one of those things, we should hang out.
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JA
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food good as usual. A little disappointed that you have changed your vegetarian burger. It used to be amazing, now, not so much.
Great server, thank you.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

I made two reservations and the restaurant canceled both so we just went there anyways. Food took forever to come and was ok.

b
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The environment was perfect for watching the Raptors Game!

AC
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Birthday celebration for my 15 year old. Reserved a table for 5. What i didn’t expect. Or do I think is appropriate is being shoehorned into a booth that is meant for 4 people and been told the other tables are reserved for larger groups, quite frankly the greeter was a little short And could not have cared less. The compromise was a chair at the end of the table. A short time later a group of six came in and were crammed into a similar booth. Build better booths or so better at arranging the seating reservations, heaven forbid and extra guest shows up and wants to join you. So in saying that jack astors gets a fail in that area. Other than that the food was pretty good and so was the service, other than getting a flat beer, but was quickly replaced.

J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Our server was great! Very attentive and it was very busy being Mother’s Day.
I had my favourite dish. Asiago bow tie chicken. Always tastes amazing 😋

TH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

I love going to Jack Astor's! I made reservations for Saturday night at 8pm, requesting a booth. This was to have a date with my boyfriend. We arrived, were seated right away in a booth! The food was great as always, drinks were great! Really the only thing that was weird was the waiter hitting on my boyfriend, which I found quite amusing..my boyfriend not so much! LOL!! Overall a great experience!

DW
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food was good. Had steak frites and steak was over done. Service was great. Thanks for a good night

k
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Everyone involved did a fantastic job hosting our hockey team and parents without prior notice. The service was excellent from ordering to food serving to individual bills. Would highly recommend this location.

DT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Good service
Good steak fajitas
Terrible chicken strips and fries - soggy chicken and undercooked fries.

BM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Was very good. I am now saying Jack Astor's is under rated. I was very pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food. Very good. A little more expensive than I thought it would be. It was close to $250 for 6 of us with only 2 drinks total for the table.

AM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

Not sure why JA got such a high rating. It was our first visit at Newmarket location, which brought us a big disappointment.
Too noisy. Too dirty. Uncomfortable atmosphere. Stakes were simply mediocre, dry and unchewable. Ordered well done, came almost medium. Signature cocktail didn't seem to contain any alcohol, but was sweet and tasty.
For the pros, the girl serving us was nice (so 100% of the tips I left was solely her merit), waiting time was unexpectedly good despite it was a Valentine's day.

OT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you!

RB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As usual a nice night out. Very good fod. Prompt and efficient service. I have forgotten the servers name but he was great. I always make reservations which helps. Jack Astors my go to restaurant. Lotsnof options on the menu!

SL
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Consistently great. Very quick service tonight. Very enjoyable.

SD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

We had lunch there for my husband's birthday. The service and food was very good. My only complaint would be that the portions were quite small for the price of the food.

M
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed the food. Quick service. Price point is fair.

DH
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

We go here almost every Saturday night but this week was a little off. I think it was due to our server and the location were we were seated. Also I got my favourite dessert but it was not nearly the same as usual with no explanation!!

PA
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Considering it was new years eve, the service was very good and the wait for time served was surprisingly good! Our waitress was caring and helpful with menu choices. I had the sesame tuna rice bowl and it was delicious. Overall my wife and I had a great date.

f
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Busy on New Year's Eve, but our waiter was attentive, the beer & food were good, and the service was prompt. Enjoyable all around.

SM
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

First time we have eaten there and it was very good. Would recommend it and if in the area, would eat there again! Wait staff we had were grest.

1
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Waitress's name was Meredith, she was beyond lovely and amazing, treated my friends and I very well. She was very polite. The food was also amazing and came very quickly, everyone was happy and satisfied. Thank you for amazing service!

DW
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Food was ok. It was really busy Saturday night so quite noisy. We had a reservation so we were seatly pretty quickly. Server was great and very attentive to our needs.

JS
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Friendly waitress and great fast service! Great food and the prices where very reasonable! Will definitely come back

OT
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

So so food, too noisy.

SL
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Consistently good food and good service. You can’t go wrong at Jack Astors

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

good food...good service...fast...good for children

Way too noisy....difficult to hear people at own table

CH
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Waiter was excellent !! Food came to us fairly quickly. Staff looked happy

AC
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food was decent - it was a packed Saturday night so the service was expectedly slow. Overall it’s a good place to take the family for dinner. I suggest making reservations

TL
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

First and foremost, don’t bother using OpenTable to book reservations. We used the app to book one and when we got there I let the girl know and yet we were not seated until after 3 other groups of people (who came in with no reservation after us) and we had to speak with them. Apparently we were supposed to get a buzzer (which we did not receive nor did we know we needed one) and in the middle of letting her know we arrived 10 minutes before our reservation she walked away from me. I feel like it would just be easier to come as a walk in on such a busy night so they don’t forget about you.

All of that aside, we LOVE coming to Jacks. It’s where we had our first date and where we come for all of our anniversary dinners. The ambiance is great. The bar side is nice and casual and a great place for drinks with friends while watching the game. The dining side is also awesome for family dinners and birthdays. The crab dip is what we get every single time without fail. It is by far the best thing on the menu! The food and service are great! Our server came by and checked on us often which was very much appreciated on such a busy night. Have us opportunity to order more drinks way ahead of time. This is my favourite place to go for a nice dinner out with family and friends.

RB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As usual great food, beverages and service. Nice way to celebrate a birthday!

KA
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

About 5-6 hosts at front door of which only one actually found us a table, the rest didn’t seem to understand what a table for two was.
Food was nothing special, ordered pasta with chicken and steak meal. Meal did not come with everything stated on menu, had to ask for remainder of the meal. Pasta sauce has no seasoning, very bland, couldn’t even finish it.
If you’re a vegetarian, you can have bread and that’s about it, not a lot of options.

J
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service as usual. The food is always great however if you have an issue they make it right.

C
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great meal. Server was friendly. Love Open Table, every restaurant should use it...

OT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had an amazing experience, got served right away, would encourage everyone to go check out the new market location.

S
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food is good but service has always been better!

AK
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The service was excellent and food was delicious! We had a very good time.

P
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Terrific experience and food to die for !!!
We celebrated my wife's 60th birthday, and Ashley was fantastic ... great service, lots of fun
and of course the birthday brownie was a nice touch ... much appreciated ... we will be back !!!

FC
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time here. Joined with a co worker. Easy to reserve table online. Great service. Many options to choose from the menu. Perfect spot in Newmarket. Central. I will be back again.
Thank you
Will be back 😊

HG
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food. Great service. Friendly staff. One of our favourite restaurants to go too!

MA
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

I ordered salad that it was suppose to have avacado which they didn't put.
Burger wasn't worth the money.

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