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Amsterdam Barrel House

4.6
4.6
720 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Comfort Food

The Amsterdam Barrel House is located in the heart of Leaside, and offers a from-scratch menu curated of delicious comfort foods & Toronto's best-in-class craft beer portfolio pouring through 16 taps.

With two floors of seating and expansive outdoor patios, the Barrel House offers a unique dining experience for every season.

Savour our lip-smacking dishes including Buffalo Cauliflower, Lemon Chicken Schnitzel, and our famous Smokehouse Burger, all while warming yourself by the roaring fireplace in our main dining room or our multi floored patios!

We are a "local go-to" where we aim to show you our Amster'Dam good hospitality and keep you coming back again & again....

Hope to see you soon!

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Booked 14 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food, Brewery, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of Operation

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

  • Phone number

    (416) 504-1060

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Clara Cunanan

  • Private party contact

    Jessica Birkhoff: (866) 497-1809

  • Neighbourhood

    Leaside

  • Cross Street

    Laird Drive and Eglinton Avenue

  • Parking Details

    There is ample parking around the the BarrelHouse without charge.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 720 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Toronto

    Comfort Food

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  1. F

    Foodie12

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic outdoor birthday celebrations! Our server Olivia was great!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent and the wait staff was superb!

  3. DL

    DanielL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice restaurant and great food, we loved the fish and chips and the lemon chicken, and à great patio ✌️

  4. P

    Pickle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Damien our Waiter, was fabulous. ALL of you wait staff are! Aways enjoy the atmosphere there, nice and relaxed. Food is excellent as usual. D. Campbell.

  5. DM

    DougM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great lunch and excellent service. Our server, Emily, was awesome and looked after us during the power outage.

  6. EE

    ErnestE

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Went for dinner and the hockey game. Great crowd, awesome service by Mark, but the menu could include a few non-deep fried items…. And the burgers were “well done”…. Crispy edges “well done”. Not quite the way you serve a burger that wasn’t requested as very very well done.

  7. IS

    ItalianSophia

    Toronto

    38 reviews

    1.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall1food4service5ambience1

    I am a frequent diner and usually totally enjoy Amsterdam but last night my partner and I ate and ran. It was not the restaurant’s fault although it might be something they could prevent. Ok we had the choice patio table for two in the corner by the fountain. There was a big empty table across from us and a couple of men at a big table but far from us. At a table far from us by the door we’re two couples who totally enjoyed their evening - because their three children spent literally the whole hour right beside us playing in the fountain climbing behind it on the rocks near the drive ( I was worried- one was a very young boy) throwing rocks and of course making noise. They came right over the ear of my partner to take a rock! One man - who was sitting with his back to the kids- got up walked over and spoke to the kids but obviously not to seat them as he just left them. The other three parents were facing them but far away where they couldn’t hear them but could obviously see they were disturbing us. Maybe it’s no longer considered a parenting role to teach your kids how to conduct themselves in a restaurant. I could understand a parent accompanying the kids to the fountain so they could get a closer look but this was ridiculous. And it was dangerous. Maybe I should have said something to our waiter but he was doing his job and it would have put him in an awkward position. Maybe I should have asked the kids to go sit or asked if those were the parents and could they sit with their children but I did not go out to have confrontation. So we literally ordered ate and paid in less than an hour- so much for my nice relaxing meal

    Amsterdam Barrel HouseResponded on May 16, 2022

    Hi Sophia, Sorry to hear about your experience at our restaurant. I do wish you would have said something during your time with us so we could have better accommodated you. There are times that we do have to speak to parents about their children because they do make it into their own little playground and, as much as we want people to feel welcome here, that can definitely be off putting to surrounding guests. But that is our job, not yours.

  8. t

    trisha

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    We booked outside and the temperature climbed to a mighty unexpected 28 degrees. It was impossible for the table to get completely out of the sun. It was our only complaint and was not the fault of the restaurant.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    For me it was 4 or 5-th time there, and it was first time I decide for my friends where to go and I choose Amsterdam. I was so excited to send mt friends there and to enjoy patio, but it was a disappointment. We cleaned the table ourself from the dust, the food, crispy brussels where burned, we didn’t have the chance to see what we were eating because of no light, we turned on cell light.

  10. GG

    GerryG

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    This places has a lot going for it The menu needs some updates so it includes a few non fried or breaded entrees Schnitzel, fish and chips etc has not got anything exciting going for it I would love the place more with a few updates on the menu

  11. S

    Sonya

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food, good service. Will return soon. So nice to live near by as it is our go to spot.

  12. A

    Anne

    Toronto

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The patio is lovely! The food was good and we will return. It is a place that remains consistently very good!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Cozy place. Only knock is brunch menu is two items. Great experience otherwise.

    Amsterdam Barrel HouseResponded on May 16, 2022

    Hi there, Thanks for your review! Love that you found our place cozy- we want to be that cozy neighborhood spot. As for our brunch items, it was only a Mother's Day special we had for the one day. We do weekly features too to add variety to our year-round menu. Good to know you would love more of it!! Can't wait to host you again soon! All the best, Barrel House

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day

  15. TM

    TomM

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    (May 7, 2022) After 2 years, it was the first time dining out for my family of three. Been here 3-4 times before and food is still skillfully prepared, presented, and very good; portions are substantial. Shared a calamari appetiser, mains were salmon, brisket dinner, and a chicken curry. Service was OK, but there were a lot of people dining out and everyone was hustling (it was the day before Mothers'Day after all).

  16. PS

    PhilS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was excellent. Our server Chrystiana was amazing, very friendly and helpful. We had a great time. Thanks

  17. J

    Jefner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    So great to be enjoying the patio life again. Good food beer and service.

  18. B

    Benjamin

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service. Honestly spectacular. And I loved the ambiance and the beer. I can't wait to go back!

  19. BT

    BrianT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Team at Amsterdam Barrel House were great, server was attentive, food was great!

  20. m

    maggie

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The service is very efficient and friendly. Food is good value for the money.

  21. AK

    AudreyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wait staff was adorable. Helpful Attentive. Food choices interesting and Tastey. Fair price Birthday sparkler surprise on my tacos We left feeling full and happy

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    Waitress was busy and not very professional as others we’ve had in the past

  23. JT

    JoeT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    1st visit to your establishment and thoroughly enjoyed it. Hopefully we’ll return soon. Thank you

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    I booked the table at 9:15 am, for 7:30pm. And arrived there at 7:30 but they said they are fully booked and do NOT have any table for us!!! We had to wait 30 minutes for a table. I do not know why I reserved the table from morning!!!! The food was really bad we ordered lemon chicken and it was burnt without any lemons taste. My mix of green salad was not fresh and it has just ONE cherry tomato in whole salad !!!! It was a really bad experience…

  25. IS

    ItalianSophia

    Toronto

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great as usual! Love Wine Wednesday ( my term) and also appreciate the tables being nicely spaced out.

  26. SH

    SharleneH

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a good time - nice venue, friendly, cheerful staff. Really nice NZ Sav Blanc! Family friendly.

  27. AH

    AlexH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service, amazing food, amazing establishment.

    Amsterdam Barrel HouseResponded on April 20, 2022

    Alex, OK.....We are blushing...... We strive to be the best version of hospitality & quality on everyone's visit! So we are thrilled to see we were on our game on your last visit! Hope to host you again soon my friend! <3 Amsterdam Barrel House

  28. EM

    ElizabethM

    Exclusive

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful spot for girls catch up!

    Amsterdam Barrel HouseResponded on April 20, 2022

    Hi there Anonymous..... Whoever you may be....THANK YOU for the support and the fantastic feedback based on your time with us last week! I'm thrilled to see we hit the quality standards on your visit and can't wait to host you again and keep the good times coming! See you soon! Matt P General Manager

  29. D

    Donna

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Thanks for allowing us to close out the restaurant and not rushing us. It was a long time since we’d been able to gather and you honoured that. Enough attention to keep us fed and left alone long enough to solve the world’s issues. Perfect

  30. JN

    JoanneN

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Too loud even in the bar area. Other than that, my favourite place to visit with a friend or two.

  31. CS

    CameronS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Went for the beer, but wasn't impressed with the menu: it was unoriginal, not good value for money. For $17, had a few fried calamari, which were frozen, seemed mass produced and boring. Had the smokehouse burger, which was a thin pattie, charred, dried out and virtually tasteless. Kids menu was good value, but my kids were not impressed with the cheese pizza. Wife had the roasted beet and goat cheese salad. Muh - it was fine. Nothing to write home about. The ambience is nice, the beer's great - I really enjoy the Neon Haze IPA - and service was friendly and attentive. But what could be a very interesting gastro pub was very pedestrian. Probably won't return any time soon.

  32. EO

    EaterOfWorlds

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Service was tiptop, food and drink were great. Solid local eatery.

  33. KH

    KarenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    We've been to this location quite a bit and it always delivers. Service is excellent. Our server had a great sense of humour and really added to our evening. Food is always outstanding and well priced. Cocktails are generous and tasty. The only downside (we went on a busy Friday night and had a reservation) was that there was a large table of young people celebrating a birthday party. For the most part OK but the noise volume was unbearable at times throughout the evening. Would have been nice if there was a private room for large groups.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Lunch with a friend

  35. J

    Junie

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Excellent food and ambiance. It was very busy so our server was working hard to keep up with all her tables

  36. GC

    GloriaC

    Toronto

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    Waited a very long time till a server came to the table It is one of my favourite places and the server should be made aware when someone is seated

  37. KM

    KimM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It’s was great

    Amsterdam Barrel HouseResponded on April 4, 2022

    Kim, Thank you so much for the support & feedback! Appreciate the love and hope to see you again soon. Matt P General Manager

  38. o

    outandabout

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We split a brisket sandwich and a Buffalo chicken sandwich. They were both really good. The brioche buns handled the sandwich fillings well. The side green salad and fries were perfect. A really great meal, but the bonus of the night was our server. She was wonderful. I hope she is there when we go back.

    Amsterdam Barrel HouseResponded on April 4, 2022

    Thanks so much for the honest and fantastic feedback about your experience with the overall package with a special shout-out to Emily! I will be sure to pass along the message and can't wait to host again. All the best Matt P General Manager

  39. B

    Brenda

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Our lunch with friends was delicious. The service was excellent & they didn't mind that we lingered to catch up after so much time apart.

  40. A

    Anne

    Toronto

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    It was a really great luncheon. Definitely would come again. The signature dish…lemon chicken schnitzel was a tad over cooked but still very tasty. Would recommend for sure!

FAQs

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 4.6 stars by 720 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 14 times today

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Google Map for Amsterdam Barrel House

87 Laird Dr Unit 1 East York, ON M4G 3T7

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Laird Drive and Eglinton Avenue

  • Neighbourhood

    Leaside

  • Hours of Operation

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

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food, Brewery, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    There is ample parking around the the BarrelHouse without charge.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Clara Cunanan

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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