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Allen's, Toronto, ON

Allen's

4.7
4.7
1075 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

11:30 p.m.


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Canadian, Irish
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:30 am–12:00 am
  • 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

What 1,075 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Toronto / Ontario

    American

  • Toronto

    Neighbourhood gem

1,075 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been to Allen’s so many times over the years, not a regular but a huge fan, they have fabulous whisky selection, they’ll pour you the perfect pint and serve you great food , never had a bad meal, this time I was there for brunch , perfectly cooked eggs benedict and great service highly recommend

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  2. BAMM

    Toronto

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My guest and I enjoyed a wonderful brunch on Sat, March 2. Great value for two tasty meals. Charley was our server, and he was attentive and pleasant.

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  3. david55

    Toronto

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    While I've had dinner at Allen's more times than I can count, I never had lunch during the week. The food was wonderful, as was the service and it was nice and quiet. Everything was perfect. Thank you. I'll be back for dinner and lunch again soon!

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  4. fooddood

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Delicious food. So nice to see a busy restaurant on a weeknight!

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  5. ludwig

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friends and I came here for the steak special - absolutely fantastic steak cuts and cooked perfectly. We want to make this an annual outting.

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  6. Julio

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate here during Steak Fest, and the meal was fantastic, the service was stellar, and the vibes? Immaculate.

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  7. lisaM

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Maud wad awesome as a server, but the head of house was so miserable. He belittled me and told me how I should eat my steak. He was gaslighting me which is shameful.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went there for lunch in Sunday, the last day of Steakfest. I had a ribeye from an Ontario farm and it was delicious and cooked perfectly. My son had the burger which is a specialty of Allen’s. The thick cut fries were great but the onion rings were a bit disappointing. They should let you know that they are not your typical fully breaded onions rings but a light coating so they’re not really fully coated. They were just okay - I wouldn’t get them again.

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  9. Sabina

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Tasty brunch menu with lots of options. Our only complaint was the noise level. The place was packed.

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  10. beachfoodie

    Toronto

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Steak festival was great … overwhelming selection. Good portion size. My steak was huge.

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  11. User

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was great. However the steak I ordered was cooked medium instead of rare.

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  12. PeterS

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Steaks were overcooked, shoestring fries overdone. Onion rings were soggy , patter was non existent. To bad as I really like the regular menu and the quality is always good .

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  13. Quintilian

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was outstanding, a little pricey. Service was excellent. Noise level was extremely high, especially as the people at the adjoining table came without a volume control. But we enjoyed our dinner very much.

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  14. Dino

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful service and food. Seating and areangement was a bit uncomfortable and crowded

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  15. JanM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful as ever, never have a bad time at Allens

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  16. FoodieTo

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Burger was delicious! Would have been nice if it came with any kind of side dish, but cook of the meat and quality were excellent. Fish and chips were also great. Server made a bit of a stink about us not participating in steak fest, which got a bit old and frankly annoying after the 3rd-4th remark about how disappointing it was that we were ordering of the regular menu. Other than that, we had a very good meal and would come back.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went specifically for Steak Fest.. And the cooks did not disappoint.. Both steaks were cooked to our perfection. We also had the Lemon Butter Asparagus and potatoes. If you have not been to this place. You must visit this amazing place

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  18. ColinC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been hanging around the neighbourhood for decades and never made it into Allen’s. I booked a table for dinner before a show at the music hall . Allen’s were having their annual steak feast and I’m now kicking myself for not going in sooner!

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  19. GCTO

    Toronto

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, will definitely come back for steak fest

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  20. FG34

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food, ambiance and service. Steak fest menu was fabulous. Always a pleasure dining here.

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  21. NatalieS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We purposefully came during the Steak Festival, and they definitely didn't disappoint: they know how to properly cook steaks! We enjoyed Oysters Rockefeller and their Carmelised Leek Soup as appetisers, bison steak tartare and a Devon rib steak for mains and two types of potatoes along with a side delicious balsamic asparagus. It was all delicious! Our waitress was engaging, knowledgeable, friendly, but didn't hover unnecessarily. We'll gladly return for another special meal in the future and recommend them highly.

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  22. BAMM

    Toronto

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed Saturday brunch with a former work colleague - first time I had been for brunch in a few years. Thoroughly enjoyed our choices of Eggs Benedict with sweet potato hash browns and Chicken & Waffles with maple syrup. Our server Charley was both attentive and pleasant. We also asked to review the Steakfest menu and prior to my guest's arrival, I questioned Jake about the actual cuts of meat that I would prefer. I hope to return before Steakfest finishes on Feb 25.

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  23. Malden1968

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Calves liver is the best I’ve ever had. Calamari appetizer was great. Attentive and professional service. Just wish ther was a baffle to block the cold air from coming in when people enter/exit.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experinece , we had an amazing host . She was patient , informative and friendly. Steak was good and I loved the authentic ambience

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  25. AlexC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A little too noisy but the food was great and the service excellent. Definitely recommend going there for a night with friends or family, but maybe not for a date night because of the noise. I went there during their "Steak festival" and was impressed by the variety and quality of their options. Meat lovers, this is the perfect place for you!

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  26. LucieS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We went early at 4.30 and had a choice of intimate booth or table. It was not noisy. The food as always was delicious. I had vegetable curry. I would have liked a whole naan on a side plate. I got two halves balanced on the bowl which were already in the sauce. My husband had a steak cooked to perfection. It was steak fest. The tenderloin was very costly : $56.00 and was one the least expensive. The waiter was very helpful with excellent wine recommendations. He was very pleasant. I’m being very privileged here, but I would have appreciated having my water glass refilled. The polenta chips are too die for! I didn’t want any of the deserts; they looked a bit heavy after such a rich meal- no lack of ghee in the curry! I think the chocolate mousse was probably light, though. As always we had a great meal and a good time. You can’t go wrong with Allen’s.

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  27. MARKJ

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great time, very good service, lively atmosphere! We'll go back to Allen's again!

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  28. C4mo

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The steaks are amazing, cooked to perfection, will be there again

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  29. PeterC

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Steak Festival was awesome! Food delicious, service was exceptional!! Good, convenient location.

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  30. ngcprk

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The steak festival is a yearly highlight. Highly recommended!

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  31. Meera

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Their steak festival is really good and you will not be disappointed!

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  32. JanM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous! Always a great time at Allens. Great staff

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  33. DaveB

    Toronto

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Had a great meal at Allan’s restaurant with a group of friends. Very busy as Steak-Fest menu provided plenty of variety. Hats off to cooking staff as steaks were prepared to perfection!! Hope to return in near future….

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  34. HaroldR

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always go for the steak festival in February. It’s great. We also go because they have the best burgers in the city

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  35. Daffy

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Allen’s has held its standards over the years. The food is very good and the service very conscientious.

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  36. StewP

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best burger in the city. Hands down. Excellent ambience and service is pleasant and attentive.

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  37. KenP

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very helpful servers for a couple of old codgers in their twilight years. Food good, but portions a bit too much. Noise level a bit high for those too cheap to buy hearing aids.

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  38. ToddK

    Toronto

    106 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great brunch…strawberry pancakes and salmon hash today 😋…Jake is an awesome server! Off to the UK for 7 weeks and will seriously miss Allen’s for brunch and dinner 😟. But, we look forward to being back and giving Anthony a BIG hug 😏 in late March!

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  39. Sweet

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are making this a go to spot when down in the Leslieville area. Like the pub atmosphere.

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  40. DebraK

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The noise was really bad. We had table of kids right next to us. They weren’t anywhere near their parents and noise got out of control. At same time there was a kids’ birthday party. We were with friends we hadn’t seen in 50 years and it really affected our enjoyment. All 4 of us are parents so we know noise and management of children. The parents who were at a distant table were just not managing them at all. Everything else was good, we love Allen’s, but that was not the best experience.

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FAQs

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

Allen's is rated 4.7 stars by 1075 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 p.m.


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Allen's

143 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1N2

Dining areas

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–12:00 am
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • 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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