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Alobar Downtown, Toronto, ON

Alobar Downtown

4.7
4.7
27 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Steakhouse
Alobar Downtown is nestled in the heart of Toronto's bustling Financial District. Alobar Downtown offers revelry in the bar and lounge and warmth in the dining room, both featuring menus from Michelin-starred chef Patrick Kriss. World class wines are displayed as a centrepiece to pair with choice seafood, grilled fish and prime chops. All served with genuine hospitality.

Join us on our covered and heated patio for happy hour or our full à la carte menu.
We feature live DJ sets Wednesdays through Saturdays starting at 5pm!

Happy Hour (lounge/bar & patio ONLY):
2.30pm-5.30pm Monday - Friday

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 78 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Canadian, Contemporary American
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–10:30 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (647) 368-6981
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Patrick Kriss & Rebekah Bruce
  • Neighbourhood
    Financial District
  • Cross Street
    York St and Adelaide St W on the ground floor of the Medcan building.
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Public Transit
    Alobar Downtown is located steps away from Osgoode subway station, south east of Queen St. and University Ave.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

Experiences

  • An Afternoon with Bulleit Bourbon

    May 23, 2024 only
    Enjoy a complimentary sampling of East Coast Oysters, Charcuterie, & Bulleit Bourbon. Join us on Thursday, May 23rd from 2:30pm to 5:30pm in Alobar Downtown's bar & lounge to celebrate Bulleit! Our bar team will also be featuring a pair of Bulleit cocktails on our Happy Hour menu for this social occasion.
    An Afternoon with Bulleit Bourbon photo

What 27 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Old Toronto

    Good for business meals

  • Old Toronto

    Good for business meals

27 Reviews
  1. BushraA

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and lovely ambiance. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Alo.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great , too many people serviced our table which led to confusion with orders and drinks.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing, as it always is with Patrick Kriss' venues. Keep it up!!

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  4. EranjaniM

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my second visit to the restaurant. Food was great. White Asparagus was buttery. While I have had white asparagus in Germany for my it was the first time and she enjoyed it. My steak was well cooked with a delicious pepper sauce. Salad with Arugala, asparagus and Buratta Cheese wax a welcome starter. Basque cheesecake was our dessert !

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  5. Greatcity

    Toronto

    42 reviews

    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It was great to be downtown again. The food was very tasty, the portions are large. The cocktails were outstanding. Our server was excellent. We will try the Yorkville location next!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Will definitely attend again! The vibe was perfect for a business lunch, not too noisy, but very buzzy. Food was good for the price point.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was excellent and knowledgeable. All staff very attentive but invisible! (As in not pushy) Food could not be better. We will come again soon!

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  8. TatevikC

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was amazing, food was mid. Ambiance & music were good!

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  9. GraceK

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It is the first time I have been to this location for after work drinks. The foie gras parfait was incredible, served on toast with a hint of rhubarb. I will definitely go back.

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  10. DSMT

    Montreal

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Alobar Downtown happy hour is a fun experience! Amazing service as with all of the Patrick Kriss' restaurants. Will definitely be back to take advantage of the happy hour again

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Bartender was great. Food was really good. Lotta construction going on not the fault of the restaurant, but it is what it is. A little commercial, but a very good restaurant all in. We definitely would go back 

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  12. PascalG

    Montreal

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Well presented delicious plates. Comfortable seeting, but noisy.

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  13. dissapointedonthelake

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious! The food is incredible. Every dish. And the staff were amazing. Music a bit off for me but that’s just my own taste. Loud at first but got quieter as the night went on.

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  14. JulieC

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The whole evening was a great success: food and ambience was wonderful. The true highlight was the bar team. Cheyenne (?) made incredible drinks and was super engaging. We will be coming back to sit around that lovely bar and spend an evening with snacks and spirits very soon!

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  15. LeFi

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great selection of appetizers. Salmon crudo and the chilled lobster were amazing. The branzino and steak were great as well.

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  16. JaneM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful!

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  17. markK

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant with a better than average selection of accompaniments to the steaks. We shared the cote de boeuf between the four of us and it was delicious, as were the sides. We didn't have any starters but they were unique and very tempting. The service was top notch and the room had a great buzz

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  18. MarcoN

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Went in for a quick lunch, took an hour to get our food and countless bottles of water. The place itself is beautiful and the servers and food was good. Just don't understand the delay in getting our food
    Alobar DowntownResponded on April 17, 2024
    Hello, MarcoN. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. While I am glad you enjoyed the food and service, I apologize that your experience did not meet expectations. Please reach out directly to for your next reservation. Sincerely, the team at Alobar Downtown.

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  19. wines123

    Toronto

    364 reviews

    5.0

    364 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great meal, the scallop appetizer and the small filet were the high-lights of our meal. And because of its location, it was much easy to get a reservation here than their sister locations. We will definitely be back.
    Alobar DowntownResponded on April 17, 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We're thrilled you enjoyed your meal. We hope to host you again soon. Sincerely, the team at Alobar Downtown.

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  20. RByh

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and cocktails. The service was friendly, but occasionally inattentive and somewhat rushed.

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  21. LizB

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    beet salad and duck confit parpadelle are excellent

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  22. MoisheW

    Toronto

    123 reviews

    5.0

    123 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The whole evening was exceptional!! Starting with the introduction to the wine list and menu!! Food was excellent and the service also!! An amazing dining experience!!!
    Alobar DowntownResponded on April 17, 2024
    Thank you for your kind words! We are thrilled that you had a great experience. We hope to host you again soon. Sincerely, the team at Alobar Downtown.

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  23. SabrinaA

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was poor. Our waiter looked frustrated and depressed the entire time. Not once did he smile or seem welcoming. Not sure if this is his standard. We were a group of 10, in a room that was at best 1/4 full, and we waited 45 minutes for 2 appetizers to arrive, and a total of 1.15 hours for our lunch. Totally unacceptable. The food was good and it is close to the office.

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  24. maredimiele

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service, great happy hour options and flexible seating which allowed us to enjoy sitting at a high top table and catch up. Luckily, and to our surprise, there was a ten year Talisker sampling event which allowed us to learn about a special aged scotch whiskey. There were oysters and some charcuterie parings to try alongside the whiskey as a promotion of this special promotion. Our server was phenomenal, so friendly and knowledgeable, it was a wonderful place to spend time and catch up with friends.
    Alobar DowntownResponded on April 12, 2024
    Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time at Alobar Downtown. We will be hosting these happy hour events more often, please check our instagram for updates! We hope to welcome you again soon! Sincerely, the Alobar team.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic visit and enjoyed our experience. We sat at the bar and Luis, the bar manager, helped us make fantastic decisions with our drinks and food. We particularly liked the Fois Gras Parfait. And the La Malinche cocktail! We had been to Alobar Yorkville the night before and enjoyed it so much, we ordered it again at this location and learned that it was a cocktail created by Luis. Wonderful team!
    Alobar DowntownResponded on April 12, 2024
    Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time at Alobar Downtown. We hope to welcome you again soon! Sincerely, the Alobar team.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The lunch service took quite a while - seated at 12 and asked for bill at nearly 130. Without any desert or coffee- if it’s a quick lunch meeting you’re after be wary of the time. Oysters were extremely small. Wedge salad has too much lettuce compared to amount of toppings provided. The burger is top notch and best trout I’ve ever had. Carpaccio worth it

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent addition downtown. Pappardelle, foie gras, Caesar salad, ribeye and double bake potato all to die for. Fries were just ok.

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FAQs

Alobar Downtown is rated 4.7 stars by 27 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 78 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Alobar Downtown

150 York St, Toronto, ON M5H 3S5

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    York St and Adelaide St W on the ground floor of the Medcan building.
  • Neighbourhood
    Financial District
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–10:30 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Canadian, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Public Transit
    Alobar Downtown is located steps away from Osgoode subway station, south east of Queen St. and University Ave.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Patrick Kriss & Rebekah Bruce
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
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