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Amsterdam Barrel House

4.5
646 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Comfort Food
In compliance with current COVID-19 mandates issued by the province of Ontario, we require proof of vaccination status upon arrival for all guests 12 years and older.

The Amsterdam Barrel House is located in the heart of Leaside, and offers a from-scratch menu featuring seasonal offerings and locally brewed beer. 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.

Our increased safety measures will offer peace of mind while dining, and include frequent sanitization, enhanced cleaning procedures, staff training and capacity limits.

As mandated by the provincial government, the Barrel House will conclude liquor and food sales at 10 P.M. nightly.
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What 646 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.5
Ambience
4.4
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DeborahC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place. Food was perfect.

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Kedi
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a family dinner and had a great time. Our server Lexie was very nice and sweet. Food was great! We will go back again.

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GarenK
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent Service, our Waitress was outstanding! We had a marvellous time and the food was good too!

Amsterdam Barrel House
Responded 4 days ago

Hi there, We are blushing! Thanks so much for the support & awesome feedback based on your experience with us! Can't wait to welcome you back when restaurants reopen. Until then, stay safe and all the best my friend. Matt P General Manager

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ChantalV
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous steak from GrillTime local meat market, grilled to perfection by the chef at Barrel House. Great value with choice of side & wine pairing. Thanks to Andrew for great service & Erin for checking my steak was perfectly grilled. Great dinner & value in a lovely atmosphere while supporting our local businesses! ❤

Amsterdam Barrel House
Responded 4 days ago

Chantal, Thank you so very much for the wonderful feedback based on your experience with us during Grill Fest late last month. I'm thrilled to see we were able to deliver on our promises and so thankful to have neighbours like yourself to stop by for our brand of hospitality and support. <3 Always a pleasure when you stop by & can't wait to host again. Stay safe & see you soon. Matt P General Manager

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Areez
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great place, excellent service, would go again!!!!

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BandR
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cozy ambience. Good variety of food (pleased 2 20'ish guys and 2 seniors).
Food tasted great! Would go back again!

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JenniferB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Amsterdam Barrel House never disappoints - always amazing service, cozy atmosphere and great selection of food.

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NavP
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best food and customer services. Nina was really great.

Amsterdam Barrel House
Responded 4 days ago

Hi there Nav, Thank you so very much for the support & direct shoutout to Nina your server & the culinary offering! Thrilled to see we were able to keep our promises and can't wait to welcome you back when restaurants reopen! See you soon my friend. Matt P General Manager

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DonnieS
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very helpful staff great food and he beer pairing was excellent. I will go back.

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vipYYZresidents
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We visited just as new Covid 19 rules were in effect. Comforting to see Barrel House being so careful about seating, screening, masks, etc. Comfortable atmosphere, with a roaring (gas) fire going for a cold evening. Friendly efficient staff, both our entrees were great.

Amsterdam Barrel House
Responded on December 21, 2021

Hi there friends, Thank you so much for the direct mention to our health & safety protocols. It's been a tricky ride for this industry (as many others) and we are constantly trying to ensure that our guests are comfortable as it is our way back to hospitality. With that, we wish you a healthy & happy holiday season and hope to see you again soon. All the best. Matt P General Manager

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Andy
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great experience! The four of us ordered from the special Grill Fest menu. Steaks were cooked perfectly! Service was excellent - personable and attentive.

Amsterdam Barrel House
Responded on December 21, 2021

Andy, Thank you for the support & fantastic feedback based on your experience. Love the direct shoutout to Grill Fest menu as well as the personable service. We strive to ensure that every guest sees our expectations when it comes to hospitality and I'm thrilled we were able to deliver. Have a safe & happy holiday season and we hope to see you back again soon my friend. Matt P General Manager

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CarrieBee
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great pub food, lots of options on the menu. The Brick Chicken was outstanding. Our server was attentive and the venue was clean. We enjoyed our lunch.

Amsterdam Barrel House
Responded on December 21, 2021

Carrie, Thank you so very much for your support, fantastic feedback and recommendation with lovely words to boot! It makes me smile that we are keeping our promises (where we can!) and that you were witness to such! Can't wait to host you again and wishing you a happy & healthy holiday season. All the best. Matt P General Manager

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LindseyW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hi my service was excellent! both my waitresses helping my table were phenomenal and friendly. Always love dropping in. Lindsey Walcott reservation 1:15pm. Please give my crew my compliments I forgot their names sorry!

Amsterdam Barrel House
Responded on December 21, 2021

Lindsey, Thanks so much for the FANTASTIC feedback as it makes me thrilled to see we hit our hospitality promises on your visit with us! Have a safe & happy holiday season and hope to see you in the new year! All the best. Matt P General Manager

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PavelM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

I am very pleased that the menu was expanded by the list of "specials". That added value to me. I tried one of the specials (the pork chop) and was very pleased with my choice. I commented previously on the rest. Keep up the great work. I seem to come more and more often

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vipYaniqueR
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food.

Amsterdam Barrel House
Responded on December 10, 2021

Yanique, Thanks so much for the support & fantastic feedback on your experience! Hope to see you back again soon. Happy Holidays! Matt P General Manager

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Dorie
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience3

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

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Simbo
Toronto
40 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
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 on December 2, 2021
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 on December 1, 2021
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 on December 1, 2021
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 on November 28, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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

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Julie
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
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
4 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
2 reviews
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
4 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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DavidT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great comfort food and service.

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AmandaH
Toronto
10 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!

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 4.5 stars by 646 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.