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Amsterdam Barrel House

4.4
630 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Comfort Food
The Amsterdam Barrel House in the heart of Leaside is a neighbourhood gem. Boasting a "from-scratch" kitchen & onsite brewing facility, the Barrel House is an adventure where food meets beer. With unmatched hospitality and a extremely welcoming & cozy vibe with great features including waterfalls & fireplaces, you'll want to come back again & again.

The Amsterdam Barrel House has taken multiple steps from training processes to operational procedures coupled with enhanced sanitation measures to ensure our staff & guests are in the safest possible environment while dining with us.

Winner of the Open Table Diner's Choice Award for "comfort food" & "neighbourhood gem" 3 years running... 2018/2019/2020

Can't wait to welcome you to our house.....
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What 630 People Are Saying
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4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
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Dorie
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience3

ordered the ribs...too spicy for me and they were overcooked...will stick with the Margarita pizza

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Simbo
Toronto
38 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Great service. Have visited a few times and food was just ok today. A bit of a freezer burn taste on the chicken.

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Elise
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Amsterdam really needs to add more than just a brioche bun to all their burgers and sandwiches. A different type of bun, perhaps a wrap. Brioche buns are not for everyone.

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Robyn
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Our server was excellent, but at the end of the night a different server was quite rude to myself and my date. We were there slightly past closing, along with a couple others still in the restaurant, and when we got up to leave the waiter said loudly and openly 'finally'! Due to that and her shaking her head at us several times, we won't be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We come every Wednesday and usually get the same spot as we have kids. Last night was no different however there was a child seated next to us that was coughing quite a bit. Normally we’d power through but with my youngest being immune compromised we panicked a bit.

Not wanting to make an issue I quietly asked our waitress to relocate us. They totally understood and were super accommodating and I couldn’t thank them enough.

Looking forward to returning.

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ArtinD
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Loved it here, fish and chips was amazing and I liked the 3 speed beer.

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Julie
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

I’ve always liked the Barrel house. The food was okay but I prefer broiled calamari instead of battered calamari.

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PavelM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Overall, I continue to love the place. The service continues to be excellent - the staff is both professional and relaxed at the same time (a great combination), the food was good but not quite as good as on previous visits (and thus a bit lower rating this time), the price is not low but justifiable given the overall quality. I am not all that fond of the open concept as it does not give a sense of cozy privacy - something I would value. It would be nice if the menu contained few more items or if there were some specials.

Overall, a great place. Our 2 sets of friends that we dragged in also enjoyed the meal. We will be back

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Jacke
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Andrew H was so courteous, knowledgeable and efficient! His service was truly impeccable. Thank you Andrew.

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SheriM
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

I ordered lemon butter chicken schnitzel but was nothing like schnitzel and extremely bland. We received chicken breasts (not even pounded down) which were dry and flavorless. We had to squeeze lemon on them and add loads of pepper. Potatoes were again very boring. My husband had the brisket and the sauce was tasty. Overall, pretty disappointed and won't rush back to spend $90 on boring food.

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BevW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food and great service in a comfortable atmosphere.

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JaneS
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

We've been to Amsterdam Barrel House before with better food and service. Unfortunately this time our server kept rushing us. The food ok. I received my dinner salad with no dressing and bowl half full. Calamari was cold but the poutine was good.

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FERRMA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant, I have dined here a couple of times and have always enjoyed the food/Atmosphere. Highly recommend the Brisket dinner or sandwich. Delicious! Also ample parking in back lot.

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PavelM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food that both tastes and looks good, very good beer (what is happening with the Pilsner?), very courteous, professional service. Having a bit greater variety of dishes and/or short-term specials would be nice.

I like the fact that tables are not crammed together, I like the fireplaces. Still, the open concept and austere decor is modern and neat and clean and tidy, but a little too austere for my taste and does not give you a sense of cozy privacy.

I have become regular - that says it all.

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Lafleur
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I've dined at Amsterdam many times. It's a delightful place
and a very warm environment. Always a pleasant experience.
Glad you are back with indoor dining...less hope it continues. The
winter months are particularly gentle there.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always wonderful at Amsterdam Barrelhouse. Great service, food and beer. So happy they brought back the Thai Curry. Wish they would bring back the fajitas and the boneshaker cheese dip with the pretzel breadsticks.

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CathyB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server was attentive and enthusiastic. Gave us half pint of beer for two of us on the house because they got one order wrong ( which was fixed right away)

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harts
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

we have been here numerous times and generally get great service along with good food and a good vibe. on this occasion, our server disappeared for a good 15-20 minutes while we waited for her to take away the plates and bring us the bill. this is uncharacteristic at this restaurant but disappointing nonetheless.

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DennisD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came in for dinner on a Friday night and we had a great experience as always. Made a reservation and requested a table by the window and we couldn't have asked for a better way to spend our anniversary. Our servers name was Sylvia and she made our evening very enjoyable. Our drinks and food were on point, water glasses stayed full. Ambience is super cozy, plenty of tables, and very clean washrooms. Definitely reccomend this location.

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Junie
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service. Good food

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SusanB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great lunch. Lovely service. Awesome that all are being checked that they are fully vaccinated.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Everything was nice

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TerryL
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Reception was quick and smooth amid COVID vaccination policy. Table was already set. Food was not bad but portion could be more generous.

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caro
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Absolutely perfect with kids!

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LAURIED
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We very much enjoyed our experience at the Amsterdam Barrel House. The vaccination check was quick and efficient. The server was friendly and accommodating. The meal was good. We did wait longer than we would have liked for the bill.

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Thincan
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service. Efficient check-in process (Covid). Tables well spaced. Only negative was another customer wearing far too much perfume, not the fault of the restaurant but it did detract from our enjoyment.

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ItalianSophia
Toronto
35 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Love Wine Wednesday!! Friend and I now get together regularly there. Had a smokehouse burger- worth every calorie!!
I have to comment on great service. Hostess at door was welcoming efficient and the young lady who waited on us was excellent
Amsterdam must be a good place to work because servers always seem to be friendly knowledgeable snd best of all - terrific service - No staring around hoping someone will notice you starving in a corner !

Amsterdam Barrel House
Responded on November 9, 2021

Sophia! Thanks so very much for the support & feedback as well as the Wine Wednesday marketing plug! Hah! We'll continue to promise to offer our hospitality package paired with our feature days to help bring some value for our guests & help curb the rising inflation! Will see you back again tomorrow night perhaps? All the best & stay safe. Matt P General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent location for a get together! Delicious food. The dip was excellent, even my son who doesn’t eat spinach and artichoke liked it a lot 🥰

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JohnC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place...great burgers! Service was outstanding in the bar section!

Amsterdam Barrel House
Responded on November 4, 2021

John, Thanks for the shoutout & recommendation my friend! Thrilled to see you were treated to our hospitality standard on your visit & I hope to see you back soon my friend. Stay safe & all the best. Matt P Genearl Manager

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Simon
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent beer and good menu with usual good items there. Burger and wings were good!

Take the beer flight.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

all good. cauliflower bites (buffalo) we really good. appreciate the low-carb option!

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NoreenC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent and our food was delicious. .

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Dawn
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Ford was pretty good. Server Marregon (sp.?) was very pleasant and attentive.

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JayS
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good place for business meetings and quick catchups

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Shoosh
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I THINK our server was Andrea? Glasses and an actor who hopes Barrel House does winter wonderland on the patio this year. She was amazing, fun, super efficient. We’ll request her section if she’s on shift!

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Alexis
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great time. I’ll be back!

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vipPhiliker
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was great and the service from Nea was even better. Our son had a great time.
Highly recommend.

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TimB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, good beer, good vibes. Recommended for sure

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HowardK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Have been to Barrel House numerous times for drinks. This was first time for food. We found patio clean and bright. Our waitress was very friendly, helpful and prompt.
My wife and I ordered the Portobello burger. My father and his wife ordered the fish. All the orders were large and delicious.
We will definitely return for more than just the beer.

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HershG
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Did not disappoint.
Excellent food.
Great server-Nina is a credit to this restaurant.
Decor warm and inviting.
This is second time at the Amsterdam Barrel House in 2 1/2 weeks.
Will definitely recommend to friends and will come back personally.

Amsterdam Barrel House
Responded on October 21, 2021

Hi there Hersh, WE'RE BLUSHING....That's all...... Thank you so very much and we cannot wait to host you and your group again while continuing to build on the trust we earned on your last visit! Hope to see you again soon. Stay safe & all the best. Matt P General Manager

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Amsterdam Barrel House does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. Amsterdam Barrel House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 504-1060.

Amsterdam Barrel House is rated 4.4 stars by 630 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.