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Amsterdam Barrel House

4.3
4.3
1045 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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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 8 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • 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
  • Catering
    We pride ourselves on serving our own freshly brewed beers right from our brewery down the street! Our chef works closely with our events team to bring our locally sourced, craft food program to a wide variety of private dining parties from passed canape cocktail receptions to family style dishes.
  • Private party facilities
    Celebrate any special occasion! Contact our Events Manager, Trisha Rendon to inquire for private event. Email: trisha.rendon@amsterdambeer.com If you’re looking to infuse your event with industrial vibes and a playful twist. We have Amsterdam Brewhall located at 45 Esandar 2 mins away from Amsterd
  • Private party contact
    Trisha Rendon: (416) 998-1043
  • 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, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,045 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto

    Child-Friendly

1,045 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pleasant atmosphere, excellent service, good food and fair prices

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  2. CarolynM

    Toronto

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely patio and good very good. Server friendly and not intrusive

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  3. ChristopherD

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite pub! Love the beer flights and wine selection.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The order was mixed up, the wrong fries were delivered to the table. My wife did not get here Mother’s Day rose because the said they ran out. If they were better prepared for the day they would have had enough for all and not run out by 4:30 pm. So our experience was not at the level we would have expected for the day. Better planning is needed.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s only sandwiches on the lunch menu. They changed so much that the concept/quality dropped.

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  6. Simbo

    Toronto

    70 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service and the roses for Mom's on Mother's Day was a lovely touch. Need more variety and options in the menu.

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  7. RobS

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice patio setting...service was friendly and efficient. Food was okay, but would have liked more "brunch" choices...and the hollandaise sauce on the Eggs Benny was mediocre at best.

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  8. km74

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Waiter was fantastic, really prompt service and came back many times to follow up.
    Amsterdam Barrel HouseResponded on May 14, 2024
    Hi km74, Aww thank you for taking the time to send some feedback our way and for the shout out to our service. We always appreciate to hear all feedback and we love to hear when guests have a good time with us. Look forward to hosting you again soon! All the best, Barrel House

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    A mouse emerged from the kitchen in the restaurant. I showed it to the waitress, and his response shocked me: "Yes, management is aware of that!" So disappointing! Not even a quick apology! I have a terrible feeling about the food I consumed.
    Amsterdam Barrel HouseResponded on May 4, 2024
    HI Azin, Thank you again for taking the time to speak with me today and for your further feedback about your experience with us last night. I will be following up with our team, as well. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any other concerns or questions. All the best, Eren AGM

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  10. YugoP

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Whatever you order from food menu you won't regret, highly recommended shnicle (main) & wings like appetizer
    Amsterdam Barrel HouseResponded on May 14, 2024
    Yugo!! Yay! So happy to hear you had a great time with us! Thank you for taking the time to send some love our way! Appreciate the love and look forward to hosting you again soon! All the best, Barrel House

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  11. trisha

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Grandad had his birthday celebration at his favourite restaurant! It did not disappoint. Thanks to all staff and other restaurant patrons for a super 86th.

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  12. CatherineH

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Huge party of adults and really loud kids running around. Should have had them upstairs where they wouldn’t have disturbed others dining. Our server was excellent. They also told us that we had to move on after an hour while we were eating which I wasn’t told previously when I booked. Said they needed the table. Was not happy about that. First time that’s ever happened. Apparently they overbooked.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Low quality beer Low quality food Service is fine

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and wonderful service! A regular stop for us..

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    good menu and great service - always a go-to in the 'hood

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  16. Holly

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu use to be larger and with more variety. The lunch menu was too limited for us. Service and quality of food is great!

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  17. DonG

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Party of six, seated at table supposedly for 6 but should be for a party of 4, as table did not comfortably and operationally accommodate 6 individuals. Very little room for plates and glasses and food. No place to hang your coats etc, had to get a chair from another table area to set them on. Got some beer spilt on myself due to server. Food not bad but menu items have decreased with limited options or choices and best dish of the house (flattened chicken) no longer available.

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  18. NikitaM

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and drinks. Will definitely be going back!

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  19. BilllM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a reservation, was seated promptly. My server, Becky, was quick to welcome me and take my drink order. Ordered the brisket sandwich w/ fries. It was fantastic. For dessert, Cheesecake which is a work of art and delicious.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went there for dinner and we had the dinner brisket. Its always been our favorite and we love it!

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  21. DerekA

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great resto-pub. The brisket mac n' cheese was especially good, and the server was super helpful and friendly. Will definitely return!

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  22. Doug

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was very enjoyable as we took our grandson and all were pleased

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  23. UrsulaJ

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The waitress was fabulous; we were all taken care of very well.

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  24. MarvinS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were all very satisfied with the excellent dining experience that we had last night. Everyone made us welcome, the service and meals were the very best quality. An experience worth doing again!!

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  25. DanM

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my first time visiting Amsterdam Barrel House. My wife and I throughly enjoyed our evening. The food was outstanding, the atmosphere was amazing and our server was very nice and pleasant. We enjoyed the beverage recommendations with our meals. I would recommend this place to our friends.

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  26. ChrisC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved it there great atmosphere and our waitress was outstanding (Danielle)

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  27. Niecey

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at Amsterdam Barrel house and will definitely go back. Love the atmosphere and ambience was cozy ….the waitress was very helpful and attentive. The only thing I had a problem with is lack of desserts …..with such a warm nice place to hang out do better with your dessert menu cuz 2 choices of desserts plus ice cream is a huge disappointment and you all can clearly do better….(some sort of apple pie or crumble would have been a nice add on and bring back that bread pudding please, I would have loved to taste it….

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  28. BruceS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service were fine. Parking during the day is a REAL issue. It was very hard to find a paking spot at 12:15. There are a few 'reserved' spaces for Amsteram Barrel House but they are not managed and taken by people going to other places nearby. Some people parked in 2 spaces.

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  29. LauraKalvin

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My visit to The Amsterdam Barrel house with my husband and friends was awesome! The ambience was warm and inviting. Our sever, Michael, was exceptional and enthusiastic. The food was super delicious! I would highly recommend the macaroni and cheese topped with tender brisket! And of course, the beer selection was plentiful, even allowing us to taste test some, before choosing one!

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  30. Bebe

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Ate here on a Saturday night & it was very busy. Quite noisy, sometimes it was hard to hear each other when we were talking. We ordered the brisket dinner. Unfortunately the brisket was very dry & not hot, but it had a nice flavour. All the sides were delicious, especially the baked beans, they're excellent. Always great service. All & all a good night & we will be back.

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  31. PeterA

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall experience was good! Food quality and value was excellent. Unfortunately, the service was rather underwhelming. If they can get that part right, this would be five stars all the way. As restaurants are now reopening again after being closed for so long it always surprises me that the servers don’t seem to get that they make more money when they’re attentive, they’re constantly watching their tables, and they provide good service. Not waiting for the customers to flag them down. It’s not complicated.

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  32. MichelleW

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our 1st time at this location to celebrate a family members bday and it had a great vibe. Everyone enjoyed their meals altho we found the spinach artichoke dip and the chocolate cake were pretty small portions for the price. The rest was really good and we’d definitely go back.

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  33. Jackson

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent restaurant. We always enjoy eating here.

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  34. charlier

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was very slow. Three tables around us were quite unhappy with the server

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  35. EmilyJ

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Wait staff was condescending and borderline rude, we had a table of 8 and no one liked their food. Staff recommended the beer cheddar fries, they were frozen curly fries, no visible cheese and a chopped up sausage on top for $19…I had the quinoa power bowl, menu said it has avocado, not one piece, way over priced, $24 for some pickled veggies. Experience was very disappointing, only good thing is the beer, won’t return.

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  36. trisha

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took a friend who had never been. She enjoyed it very much. We always do! Thanks for being as excellent as usual.

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  37. CharlynR

    Hawaii

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Looking forward to trying out their patio in the summer

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  38. SarahD

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Very nice but there was a heating vent above our table that was too warm and too strong, so we were keen to get outside to the cool air after our meal
    Amsterdam Barrel HouseResponded on January 11, 2024
    Hi Sarah- Oh no! I do hope you were able to communicate the heating situation to your sever while you dined with us. We definitely strive to make a nice and inviting place to all- having uncomfortable air blowing down on you is not what we want and it would have been a simple fix of just turning off the heat in your area. Apologies for that! Gets a little tricky this time of year. Either way, thank you for taking the time to send some feed back our way and for tagging as as Neighborhood Gem- as we want to be the go-to place in the neighborhood. Look forward to hosting you again soon- we will get the heating under control by then! All the best, Barrel House

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  39. ItalianSophia

    Toronto

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love Amsterdam but miss wine Wednesday Maybe they should have a Seniors Day!

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  40. JaneG

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall a good dining experience. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone.

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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 4.3 stars by 1045 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 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • 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, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (416) 504-1060
  • Catering
    We pride ourselves on serving our own freshly brewed beers right from our brewery down the street! Our chef works closely with our events team to bring our locally sourced, craft food program to a wide variety of private dining parties from passed canape cocktail receptions to family style dishes.
  • Private party facilities
    Celebrate any special occasion! Contact our Events Manager, Trisha Rendon to inquire for private event. Email: trisha.rendon@amsterdambeer.com If you’re looking to infuse your event with industrial vibes and a playful twist. We have Amsterdam Brewhall located at 45 Esandar 2 mins away from Amsterd
  • Private party contact
    Trisha Rendon: (416) 998-1043
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