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Allen's, Toronto, ON

Allen's

4.6
4.6
581 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
American
Allen's is reminiscent of a New York City saloon from ages past. The tin ceiling, the wood floors and the cozy old bar make it an experience in itself. Yet Allen's also has a fabulous menu that is sure to inspire and delight.

With more than 300 kinds of whisky, more than 100 wines and over 140 beers, it will satisfy your need for liquid refreshment. The food is pub fare improved thanks to the reliance on organic and locally raised meats and careful preparation. Burgers, salads, soups and so much more await those who pay a visit to Allen's.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 32 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Canadian, Irish

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (416) 463-3086

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Vijey Ponniah

  • Neighbourhood

    Danforth / Greek Town

  • Cross Street

    Broadview & Danforth

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Broadview Subway Station

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 581 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Toronto

    American

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  1. LV

    LynnV

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great neighborhood restaurant. Delicious food. Lovely patio.
  2. SK

    ShelleyK

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The outdoor patio is lovely, and the food is always good!
  3. JC

    JudyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly and professional staff, great food and one of the best patios in town.
  4. C

    Carolyn

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We loved the patio and the server was awesome.
  5. TV

    TavV

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    It was okay, I’ve had better experiences at the restaurant, I’m thinking it was an Anomaly
  6. DC

    DaveC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great patio and food !! Would go there again for sure !
  7. RN

    RobertN

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beer selection of Drafts, Cans and Bottles was extensive. Food was excellent as was the service. Very attentive and professional.
  8. HS

    HughS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We sat on the patio which is beautifully shaded and the preferred summer space - with or without COVID. We had a 630 reservation and knew that did not include the patio. Nevertheless, we waited about 35 minutes to get patio space and had to be sure we kept within easy sight of the maitre d’ to be alerted. The food was excellent (Marlin/Striploin/BBQ Chicken) but the server (who was very busy) forgot our bread and didn’t refresh our water. We were seated in the middle area of the busy patio and the noise level was quite high. However, all in all, it was an excellent evening.
  9. NM

    NancyM

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service on the patio Thank you.
  10. AM

    AMK1967

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The best liver since my Oma made it! Very accommodating with tweeking dish preferences and moved us on request due to noise. Highly recommended.
  11. PT

    PruneTracy

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The summer barbecue special is a must-have. Particularly the pork ribs and the Mongolian chicken.
  12. p

    pegs

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience4
    We chose patio seating; there were only four other tables with patrons at time of seating. Sat down just after 10:30 am. Brunch served at 11:15 am. How long does it take to poach two eggs? My partner asked for crispy bacon, but could not eat it all; some slices were not as requested. Waffles were delicious, but the fried chicken was underwhelming. Batter was greasy and inconsistent in coverage. For $20, two small pieces was poor value for my dollar. Wait staff was friendly and efficient, so I have to question the chef's ability to cook the food and get it out in a timely fashion. Generally, a disappointing and rather pedestrian experience. Allen's needs to stop sitting on its reputation and step up.
  13. RS

    RustyS

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Friday night date nigh great food great friendly service I had the lamb shank
  14. JS

    JanetS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place, again and again! It’s a special place to my Dad and I, and my go-to spot on The Danforth!
  15. T

    Terri

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Allen's makes their own in-house burgers and they are delicious! Excellent!
  16. AE

    AnitaEB

    Edmonton

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Was really nice to sit in the outdoor patio at the back; it’s a really picturesque area and perfect for a date. Service was good enough, and same with the food. That said, I’d come back just for the patio… it’s so cute!
  17. CD

    CynD

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gracious staff and lovely brunch! Will return again!
  18. TT

    TedT

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Met expectations, and that’s a good thing.
  19. N

    Nuklan

    Toronto

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good location. Good ambience. Good service.
  20. BA

    BAMM

    Toronto

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A friend and I dined early (5:30) for dinner on the patio which was almost full, even at that time. We ordered from the BBQ / Special menu which turned out to be a great choice. Our mains were blackened trout and swordfish which came with a generous portion of 3 salads that we shared. The meal was spectacular and we were treated to a slice of Guinness chocolate cake (to celebrate a birthday). Our server Michelle was excellent. Allen's is one of my favourite spots and I was so pleased to see how busy it was. I can always count on the quality of food and friendly, efficient service.
  21. HP

    HelenP

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Dublin Lamb Shank and desserts are very delicious. Also liked the calamari. soft and tasty.
  22. S

    Scout

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was amazing. From being seated in the back patio to the patience of the server, my friends and I had a very enjoyable night. Highly recommend for the ambiance and menu variety. The shrimp curry was delicious with just the right amount of spice!
  23. d

    dine42

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very pleasant atmosphere; tables appropriately spaced. Good choices on the menu but not overwhelming. Great service!
  24. DS

    DaleS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Allen's always pleases! Great burgers. And a beautiful willow out back.
  25. JS

    JennyS

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Always a great time at Allen’s especially on the patio!
  26. KT

    KevinT

    Toronto

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for Sunday brunch. The food and service were excellent. Will definitely return. Highly recommended.
  27. m

    mimis

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch at Allens was excellent. The food and the service were wonderful. Apart from the noise level, which was a bit loud for me, it could not have been nicer. I will be going back for sure. The menu had many choices. I will have to come more often to try more items.
  28. JW

    JimW

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Tony was our waiter and he was terrific! Knowledgeable, professional and efficient.
  29. BN

    BarbaraN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Our family birthday celebration went very well. The service was deft and professional, the atmosphere excellent and our location was just right, out on the patio. We enjoyed it very much, took photos assisted by staff members, and each had a spoonful of the cake for dessert, which was very rich. I think some of the food dishes ono the menu were better than others although this might just be a personal choice. I wasn't thrilled with my zucchini pizza - it was a bit dry and not that flavorful, but others were happy with their fish dishes. All in all very satisfactory. l
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Allen’s back patio is the best in the city - not only is the location a hidden gem but the food is great too!
  31. KM

    KarynM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful night on the backyard patio. Food was great. Lamb shank, steak for kids, tuna nicoise for me. Great night all in all!
  32. RM

    RachaelM

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Huevos rancheros was pretty awful but my bad for ordering that at a Irish pub - still if you’re going to put something on the menu then make it good. It would be nice to have some other kind of bread options as well as the Irish soda bread. Server could have offered some suggestions for cocktails as our first request was not an option. Server was a little meek. Patio is amazing-
  33. GS

    GregoryS

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really good food, excellent attentive servers. The menu is a little pricey but not unreasonable.
  34. JR

    JoanneR

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Patio dining out back was fresh and cool with the biggest willow tree I have ever seen!
  35. JB

    JeanB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    my friend and I really enjoyed our lunch at Allen's. The burgers are amazing
  36. L

    Laird

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Dining at Allen's was an enjoyable experience. I was a bit disappointed in that I was unable to get a table on the patio. Other than that the service and food was very good. I dine there often.
  37. d

    david55

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Allen's is just a great place. I've been going there since they opened on the Danforth and even prior, when they were Joe Allen's in the downtown. Unfortunately they had taken the roof off their patio and it was raining off and on. So the inside was VERY noisy and crowded. Covid is still a thing. It was a little unfortunate because we were planning for the patio. Nevertheless the food was great, as was the service. We'll be back soon for sure though!
  38. ED

    EricD

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great venue with an awesome patio out back. The food and service was outstanding! I highly recommend it!
  39. U

    Urbanjoe

    Toronto

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always! Liver and onions the best in Toronto, as was the grilled shrimp appetizer! Wonderful service and friendly welcome.
  40. LO

    LucasO

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing food and big portions. The had bbq specials which were deliacious.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Allen's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 463-3086.

Allen's is rated 4.6 stars by 581 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 32 times today
Google Map for Allen's

143 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1N2

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Broadview & Danforth

  • Neighbourhood

    Danforth / Greek Town

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Canadian, Irish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Broadview Subway Station

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Vijey Ponniah

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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