Amsterdam Barrel House

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CAN$30 and under
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Comfort Food
A neighbourhood gem! Onsite brewing facilities with a strong emphasis on exceptional, premium-casual food & a fantastic customer service experience. Outfitted with 2 patios (1 ground floor and 1 2nd floor garden oasis) & a private dining room, there is something for everybody at the Barrel House.

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Our Barrel House will turn any celebration into a special occasion. We can host a whole range of events, from a 20-person birthday party, to larger gatherings that take up the entire restaurant.

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4.2
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4.4
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4.4
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OT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

We have been to Amsterdam Barrel house on a quite a few occasions both in the summer and winter months. The ambiance is always nice, warm and friendly. The service is great. The food is hit and miss, sometimes I feel the food is just warmed up and has been sitting there, the wine list is very disappointing. I choose a few items from their menu.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was good. Kids food was so late that they comp’d all 5 kids meals. Very nice.

DT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

We really enjoy the Barrel House. Our last visit, we had a nice waiter but he made a few errors on our orders, notably an entire order of calamari was forgotten (no biggie in reality) but then he still proceeded to put it on the bill. A bit sloppy overall.

TG
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, food, beers and service. Well done!

Amsterdam Barrel House
Responded on November 1, 2019

Thomas, Really appreciate the time you took to write such a fantastic review! Love that you wrote in particular the word "atmosphere" as it's such a huge part of the restaurant experience nowadays! Hope to see you again soon! Matt P- General Manager

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OT
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful place and food

CB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Excellent neighbourhood eatery for every age group. Families are made to feel welcome here.

d
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food,great service. Music could be a wee bit quieter. Hard to talk when place started to fill up

DW
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Always good here at the Barrelhouse. Great craft beer. Delicious Brussel sprouts and cauliflower. Yummy pulled pork. Ribs could use some sauce but quite good. The younger set love it here. A nice time.

Amsterdam Barrel House
Responded on September 9, 2019

DW, Thanks for the solid review and NOTED on the rib sauce. I'll chat with the chef team! Hope to see you again soon. Matt P- General Manager

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P
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

We sat out on the lower patio (there are two patios at this venue). We didn't really notice the traffic on Laird which is a busy road.
Service was excellent, from the people that greeted us at the door to our server.
Quite a few families chose to sit outside on the patio whist we were there. Everyone seemed to be having a good time.
Our son ordered the kids burger and fries plus the ice cream for dessert and he really enjoyed it.
We both had the brick baked chicken which was very reasonably priced and hads lots of flavour too.
Excellent selection of their own beers as you would expect from a brewery.
Would definitely go again.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Best spinach artichoke dip ever!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

I love chicken wings here, pizza with brisket was really too! Nice place with much space inside, nice interior, convenient location and very good service.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

It was good on the patio.

RH
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service, awesome food, oh, and the beers were definitely good value. Go for the Stein! This is a pub worth visiting!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, beer and seevice.

LV
Toronto
39 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent. Rooftop patio is gorgeous! The venue is huge! The beer is good and the food was perfect. Will be back!

A
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Good service/ food and value! I would recommend that this is a goos spot for families and large groups as well as a quiet night at the bar for two ppl!

Amsterdam Barrel House
Responded on August 8, 2019

Thanks for the review & recommendation Audrey! And indeed, families, large groups & date nights are our specialty! Hope to see you again soon! Matt P- General Manager

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S
Montreal
27 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

very nice rooftop patio

RM
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great beer! I loved to smokey aroma throughout the restaurant, not over whelming. And the 9oz fire grilled steak was awesome!

RC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was a refreshing lunch on a sunny hot afternoon! Food was delicious. Servers were attentive. Definitely coming back. Thank you for making our visit a memorable one!!! Keep it up : )

L
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We really enjoyed our evening. We've been here several times and were entertaining some overseas visitors. Unfortunately, there was some kind of problem with the air conditioning system and it was extremely humid and the floors very slippery. We were warned upon entry but it was quite uncomfortable and quite treacherous walking around, going to the washroom etc. Everything, including the tables and chairs, felt damp. We felt sorry for the servers and saw one fall in the kitchen-very dangerous for them. The restaurant was full but as people left, the problem seemed to ease up. However, I talked to another friend who had been there two nights before and had the same problem. It was during the heatwave and high humidity. Otherwise, the food was great and 4 of the 5 of us ordered from the Summerlicious menu which was great value. The service was also excellent.

OT
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

Great space, great service. Normal pub fare, could use more healthy choices on the menu and a better wine list, with the red wine chilled.

B
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Nice Patio, good food but small portions. Dishes are creative and service is good.

JT
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed the food and wait staff was very attentive. Good beer recommendations. Favourite dish at our table was the Lemon Chicken.

MM
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very enjoyable! Nice atmosphere and a very pretty patio.

MB
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great welcome by the hostesses. Excellent and polite service by our waiter. Very tasty food from the Summerlicious menu...we had caesar salad, chicken drumsticks, chicken burgers and chocolate torte w/ raspberry sauce. A very fair price point. Would definitely do it again!

d
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience2

Went for brunch today. Food was excellent. Music was a bit to loud, but hey that’s toronto. Would go back.

IS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Went for Summerlicious and did not leave disappointed! Brynne, our server, was fantastic - attentive and efficient and the food was delicious, as always!!

NB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

We had a great waitress , Lucy. But kitchen wasn’t working properly I guess. Our chicken was burnt , they messed up our salad , also another food came so late that we were full. They said they are busy with summerlicious but that’s not a good excuse- they can hire more people in kitchen.
I don’t think I’ll go there again . But our waitress was so sweet and perfect

KS
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Family visiting from UK, wanted somewhere with broad menu for vegetarian, GF etc. Wasn’t disappointed! Great fish tacos, beet salad and bam bam shrimp appetizers; lemon chicken schnitzel very good and filling. Beer super as always! Very good service.

JH
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Waiter was Liam. He helpful, attentive, professional
We ate salmon Benny and pulled pork Benny with Apple crisp and paired with brown ale. Food was served hot and tasty. Loved the ale.
The father’s day beer pale gift was a great touch.
Thank you for making our brunch fabulous.

EL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

It was pretty good but there was a table of 10 young children very close and they were acting up and very noisy. The table of 10 parents beside them were ignoring the chaos. The restaurant staff should have stepped in. Also, I informed the restaurant that we were celebrating a milestone birthday and nothing special was offered to the birthday person. A bit disappointing.

GH
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The music was not the best.
To insipid.
Something more mellow would be conducive for conversation.

Thanks ,
Garth Hutton

i
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love their patios. There is two!

C
Toronto
30 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Our second visit. Not as impressed as our first and it appears that service and food have both dropped off.
Seating was confusing as they had different staff seating people. While we were waiting for our table to be bused another staff member started to bring another party to our table. Thankfully the hostess noticed and intervened.
Our meals were ordinary and the server seemed to be uninformed about menu items. Coffee after the meal arrived cold and had to be replaced. Not sure if it had sat around waiting to be delivered or was cold in the pot.
The rooftop was great and was a wonderful place to spend the afternoon.
Probably will not rush back as there are plenty of other restaurants with similar features but better performance.

PC
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Really enjoyed the night out at Amsterdam’s. Food was great and watched the Raptors win game 6 on the big screen.

RT
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoy the location, food and service. Would come more often if the noise level was lower. It is very hard to carry on a conversation with the noise level so high. Looking forward to trying the deck.

JN
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved the food, service and ambience. The crispy brussel sprouts appetizer was super delicious, as was the butternut squash ravioli. Save room for cheesecake. The server was helpful in recommending beer to compliment the food.

Amsterdam Barrel House
Responded on May 29, 2019

Judith, Thanks for the sterling review! I hope to put a face to the name one day. We just launched our spring/summer menu this past Monday so try it out next time you're by. Thanks again. Matt P- General Manager

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KM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Server was great. Attentive and helpful in getting orders in and out within our time constraints.

LH
Toronto
35 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing and friendly service. Great food and love the $5.00/5oz Wednesday night wine promo!

KD
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

We usually have dinner here but early lunch gave us the brunch menu. This time we all ate from this menu. Meat eaters were happy. The only non poached egg option (which I had) was scrambled and appeared to be a single egg based on the surprisingly small portion size, since I I don't eat bacon, the toast was the largest part of my meal. I wish had I had been able to order the waffle on the kids menu instead.
Next time I'll stick with the mains I like and come for dinner only. I'll continue to have my breakfast eggs at a diner to get the options I desire in brunch.