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Step into the realm of Bar 404 - bar 404, Toronto, ON

bar 404

3.7
3.7
17 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Step into the realm of Bar 404 - Toronto’s long-awaited, mysterious speakeasy haven. Be part of an enchanting evening, indulging in meticulously crafted cocktails and culinary wonders, exclusively curated for you.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–2:00 am
  • Phone number
    (437) 317-0388
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Neighbourhood
    Entertainment District
  • Cross Street
    King/John
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Public Transit
    TTC Streetcar Route 504 stop in front of us, and the closest subway station is St Andrew. It is just 10 mins walk from Union Station.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 17 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.7
3.7 based on recent ratings
  • 3.4Food
  • 3.4Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3Value

NoiseModerate

17 Reviews
  1. DouglasF

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The waitress was quiet and slow for a night that wasn't busy. The main problem is that she was also very rude. When we sat down she just asked if we could get us started with water which we said yes to. She asked "sparkling?" And I said "no, still water is fine." Then when the bill came I saw that she charged 8 dollars for water which we barely drank, I think we maybe had a cup between the two of us. I didnt even ask to not pay for the water, I simply told her that she should make it clear next time that it would be an extra charge. She very rudely said "I did" and told me that the exit is at the back not the front.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I visited for my birthday, terrible experience. Our party of 10 arrived and our server was completely absent. My friend had to go find her to order me a drink and go find someone to get the bill. The cocktail quality is not worth the price, and a very poor experience overall. We left in 1 hr because it only got worse from a service standpoint. Do not choose this place, so many better places nearby.

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  3. Katrina

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The venue itself is beautiful, clean, modern, fun and my waitress was lovely and very efficient for my party of 20. The hostess at the front was very rude and not accommodating, she waited until i got there to tell me that my party would have to leave after an hour and 45 minutes because she booked another party after me, we had planned to stay there all night. Food portions are so small and overpriced. Drinks are subpar for $20-25 and the cups for drinks are filled 3/4 and if you remove the massive ice cube, your drink would be less than half way full. When you're paying that much for a drink, the glass should be full to the rim.

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  4. MeghaS

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great cocktails and delicious food. Bit of a lounge vibe.

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  5. Kielty

    Toronto

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service was great, found it a bit pricy but it is downtown, so I get it. My only complaint was that they had no beer, a very limited wine list and only 1 bourbon. It’s like someone forgot to hit send on the booze order. The tandoori shrimp and the flat bread were unreal! I would go back if they get some better alcohol selection.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and ambience! The only negative thing is that our waitress didn’t sleep too happy with our 18% tip as she murmured something under her breath and left without a thank you or goodnight.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Wow this place was a disappointment lol we came for a special occasion and booked bar seats, instead were sat at a tiny table in the middle of a room that resembles a cafeteria, what a weird set-up! They then proceeded to seat people at the bar 🙄 The service was practically non-existent, we waited so long for anyone to take our drink orders, another long wait for the bill. Drinks are hugely overpriced and underwhelming (skip the “tiki style” Strawberry Shortcake, it’s not it), this was a big miss!

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  8. Cbbb

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Got a cocktail that didn’t even have a once of overall liquid in it. Tried to mask the volume with a gigantic ice cube. Confronted the server and she laughed and said “ya I don’t know what’s going on tonight - there’s usually more to it”… and that’s it. Where’s the integrity? If you know something isn’t done right, why serve it? Especially when you’re paying $20+ for a drink that had virtually nothing but ice in it.

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  9. DavidO

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the spot and the ambience. I would definitely be coming back with friends.

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  10. Jesse

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Drinks were expensive for what they were. The bar looks nice in photos, but there are some questionable design decisions. The seating is at low height, and the tables are too low to comfortably sit at them. It feels akin to sitting in a hotel lobby (not the lobby bar) and having a job interview. Servers were very attentive - to the point of being slightly overbearing. Overall, good to go once, but I don't expect Ill return.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    All staff except our server were rude and annoying. It has an interesting vibe but its very overrated and overpriced! Unnecessary amount of security staff crowding the place. Overall its good for one time experience.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Drinks took very long to get, seating is small & hard to fit food

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  13. WesW

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    A big Meh. Service and bartender was pretty good. However, the quality of the venue does not match the $25 cocktail prices. I paid $22 for a whiskey sour, which wasn't on their speciality cocktail list. There are spots in the city where this pricing is worth it - with this place the high end feel was not there. I'd equate this bar to Ikea furniture. It looks nice at first, but the quality of the finishes is poor and it's quickly obvious. It does not have a speak easy vibe, as soon as I walked in I felt as we were at a laser tag place. And it was dead. For these prices you are far better off to head to Yorkville, King West, Ossington where you can find beautiful venues.

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  14. TKCN

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding experience with the bar. Soft launched a few weeks ago and with its full launch, the bar has figured out its identity and style with ease and comfort. The entrance was disguised and we were greeted with an outstanding welcome and introduction to the concept. Though the ambience was loud (almost club like), the drinks were wonderful and appealed to various tastes. Our waitress. Tiana was a wonderful person and was extremely attentive!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great speakeasy, best vibe in Toronto. Will come back next week

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the atmosphere here, the lighting, the food and the drinks are next level. Can’t wait to come back next time!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great speakeasy! Best spot in town! Will definitely come back!

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bar 404 is rated 3.7 stars by 17 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for bar 404

85 John St, Toronto, ON M5V 0W3

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    King/John
  • Neighbourhood
    Entertainment District
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–2:00 am
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Public Transit
    TTC Streetcar Route 504 stop in front of us, and the closest subway station is St Andrew. It is just 10 mins walk from Union Station.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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