Jack Astor's - Toronto (John St)

3.9
89 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Canadian
Top tags:
  • Happy Hour
  • Casual
  • Pre/post-theatre
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Canadian
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Hours of Operation

Monday - Wednesday: 11:30am - 1:00am

Thursday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00am

Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:00am

Sunday: 12:00pm - 1:00am
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Phone number
(416) 595-9100
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Cross Street
Richmond St W
What 89 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.8
Food
3.9
Service
3.9
Ambience
3.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Great service, good food, nice ambiance. Great for before theatre.

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3.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Our server was great, the food came quickly and the noise level was bearable. The only negative was one of the hostesses. She misheard me when I came in and brought me to another party's table. Then when she brought me back to the front to our actual table, she mumbled to the other hostess hinting it was my fault; great professionalism....I guess this is what we should all expect from the younger generation. Probably wouldn't go back because of that.

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Way too overpriced for what it is

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2.0Dined on June 17, 2018

I let the restaurant know in my reservation that we were there to celebrate my boyfriends birthday. The server didn’t let the waitresses upstairs know of this so they did nothing to celebrate. I have had my birthday at jacks before and they would sing and provide dessert. It’s frustrating when you decide to celebrate at a particular restaurant because of the experience you’ve had in the past and they don’t pay attention to the reservation booking and follow through.

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3.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Very friendly service. A bit slow but to be expected. Food and drinks were just so-so but again kind of what you’d expect. We enjoyed the patio.

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

It was a great experience except my order was mixed up with someone else's' order, however, the waitress was quick at fixing it, my original order was just waiting to be served. The food was great, the service was very good as well, we enjoyed the experience and plan to go back there in the future.

The outdoor seating is quite nice, however, I would have preferred an umbrella or a shade to some sort to prevent leaves falling on our food and drinks.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Everything was good and we greatly enjoyed it! :)

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Great food and service!! Would defiantly go back if we are in the area again!!

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1.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Had a reservation and quickly seated upstairs inside. All was fine, waiter Taylor was very nice, he got water and drinks fairly quickly. But went downhill from there. After 40 minutes of waiting for our food our waiter said so sorry, we are just super busy in the patio. I said then why would be seated upstairs??? Second class??

Then almost an hour later we get our food.
Myself and my co worker ordered the Tuna, Mango, Avocado salad. Issue was NO MANGO OR AVOCADO in the salad.
Tracked down our waiter and asked Taylor/Tyler for a side of both since they missed putting in our salad. His response- OMG- SO SORRY, this is the kitchen chefs first day.
Then 15 min later we are told- did my manager come by? I said no, why? Are you out of MANGOS AND AVOCADOS? Waiter says YES- so sorry.

They took both salads off the bill but the manager NEVER CAME BY- basically never cared.
Sad and I will never eat at Jack Astors again and make it clear to anyone that asks.

They need training and management classes. Hurry! Corporate. Help them out.

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

They sat us blocking a door to patio when there was multiple empty tables around us and then had to squish behind us multiple times throughout the night to get to customers outside.

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2.0Dined on May 1, 2018

I hardly ever dine at chain restaurants, but we went to Jack Astor’s to watch a Raptors Playoff game. My salad had so much dressing that the greens were soggy, and it looked like I had a soup when I was done with it.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Great people and food! Loved the drinks and the food was very good

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Our server was wonderful. Exceptional knowledge when recommending spirits and appropriate check ins. The staff were not overbearing and having one continuous server was excellent for the experience. The food was on time and tasted as expected. Excellent ambience in this moderately quiet Jack's location. Recommended and will return. Thank you

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

The food was good. The kid next to us was spoiled and just a brat so it was very disruptive

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Great before a Jays game

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Our server was a terrific young man - wish I could remember his name to give him a shout out! He was polite, fun, and took great care of us, making sure we were served with plenty of time to get to the theatre without having to rush. The food came quickly, you could tell it had not been sitting under a heat lamp - nice and hot! I also enjoy the unique plating styles!

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1.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Once we arrived there we were told that they had not received our reservation through Open Table at all, fortunately table was available, whose fault is this? Open table to JS?

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Nice variety on the menu and great staff!

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Service was terribly slow. Waited for over 15 minutes before waiter gave us water and took our order. Waited for another half hour before our meals arrived.
$20 burgers, no tv screens but bar like atmosphere and 45 mins wait for food is unacceptable on a Thursday night. The restaurant was no even busy. No one at the bar. Pretty disappointed.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We found it took some time for the food to arrive. One member of the group requested no goat cheese on her veggie burger, but it came with goat cheese. My salad took a long time to arrive because they were making fresh dressing, but it was proactively removed from my bill. :)

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Very good experience ... made a reservation in advance as there were 16 of us. Advised that we were in town for a high school Business Competition at the Sheraton.
They were prepared with a suitable seating arrangement for us all. Food and drinks were great as was the service. We had Drew for our table of 8 ... and the other table had another server. Drew was a agreeable, patient and pleasant server.
Apparently one of my students was able to order a beer at the other table ... which was surprising to me since everyone but me was a high school student.
Thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience and would return again.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Great location (Adjacent to the Scotia Bank Theatres) makes this a GO TO VENUE for the after movie crowd.

Great food and service and a server that was very knowledgeable about Wines
and Food Pairings.

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4.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Had a window seat it was very cold otherwise it was convenient and food portions were small but overall it was a solid 7 in a scale from 1 to 10.
Thank-you
Dan

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

Quick dinner after a matinee show. Not expensive. Convenient. Very nice service. Quick.

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5.0Dined on December 19, 2017

Team Xmas lunch

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4.0Dined on December 17, 2017

Good food and fair prices but no Expresso and or Sharz very disappointing :(

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Great service busy and energetic environment during MMS championship game staff kept up

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5.0Dined on November 30, 2017

Great service and food as always. The special Mexican salad was fanstastic! No complaints at all.

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4.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Service has improved quite a bit over past visits and food was better than past visits as well!

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4.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Really nice dinner, the guacamole and chips were a nice starter and my dinner companion can’t say enough great things about the Buffalo Chicken tenders! Best she has ever tasted!!

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3.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Slower service than to be expected - there were clear tables and we had a reservation (and arrived on time) but still waited ten min to be seated.

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3.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Pre theatre light dinner. Nachos were skimpy on cheese and had some sort of velveta type cheese on them as well as the small amount of shredded cheese. Certainly not worth the price we paid. Garlic loaf was bland and lacked flavour- not enough garlic butter. Diet soda came in a plastic glass that had lipstick on it. Was returned for a fresh glass with an apology.

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3.0Dined on October 5, 2017

This location needs upgrading. The finishing and set up is outdated and not up to date. Other locations I have been before is more appealing.

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4.0Dined on October 5, 2017

pad thai was dry dry dry, added a friends plum sauce to it lol

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5.0Dined on September 8, 2017

awesome as always! We were going to a TIFF event and came in for a quick dinner before the show. Service was quick and pleasant. We requested if they could speed up our orders and they did. Food was fantastic. Fish tacos, Buffalo chicken sandwich and a calamari app, soo good!

Thanks again for a great dinner night out!

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4.0Dined on August 26, 2017

Amazing service, great drinks, good food, fun atmosphere.

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3.0Dined on August 16, 2017

They didn't have my reservation. Seated me and then I waited forever for a waitress. Food was slow. Food wasn't the way I ordered it. No silverware was given. No drink refills. Took almost 90 minutes. We ended up being late for the baseball game.

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4.0Dined on August 16, 2017

Great location , service and pregame drink and food
Energetic wait staff

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4.0Dined on August 9, 2017

Overall good food and atmosphere, the grilled chicken in the chicken sandwich and asiago pasta was slightly more charred than I would have liked.

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2.0Dined on August 7, 2017

Fast food way of serving the meals, most of it is fried the healthy part is missing....

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