Bar Reyna

4.3
232 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Mediterranean
This atmospheric restaurant, in a timeless two-storey Victorian house with a year-round back patio, was conceived by restaurant industry veteran Nicki Laborie.

Bar Reyna was designed as an energetic gathering place where the vibe, food and drinks intermix to create a wholly unique restaurant experience. Our menu features an eclectic mix of table snacks and larger plates that traverse the Mediterranean.

Every Thursday Jessica Rose performs live jazz on the winterized back patio and Sundays guests can enjoy 1/2 price bubbly while noshing on the unique brunch menu.

Bar Reyna is available for private events and large groups. Reservations are recommended but walk-ins are welcome!.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Spanish, Global, International
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday to Friday 11am to close
Saturday 11am to close
Sunday brunch 11am to 4pm
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Phone number
(647) 748-4464
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Chef David Williams
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Catering
Available - please email info@barreyna.com for more information.
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Avenue Road
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Public Transit
5-minute walk to Bay and St. George stations.
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Entertainment
Live Jazz every Thursday night from 8pm-11pm

Make It Reign Fridays & Saturdays
$5 rail drinks and Krombacher draft

Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
232 reviews
4.3 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
53%
Very Good
31%
Good
12%
Fair
3%
Poor
2%
4.2
Food
4.2
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

We went for drinks and some small apps. The drinks are great but we did find fruit flies in two of our drinks. So watch out because it’s kind of dark so it’s hard to see. The server told us that she would open up a new bottle for us and brought us another glass. Otherwise, it’s beautiful and the food is great!

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

This was my first time at Bar Reyna and it didn't disappoint. I had heard great things about this restaurant so when my friend made a reservation for dinner I was totally in. There was a bit of a mix-up with our reservation but the hostesses took such great care of us that it didn't impact our evening.

We were seated at the 2nd floor bar while our table was being cleared. And just when we thought the night couldn't get any better the Jamie (Manager) and Bailey swooped in and made sure we had the best night ever! Major props to Jamie for doing what he does so amazingly and to Bailey for ensuring that everything went smoothly from the time we ordered our first drinks to our food. This is what great customer service looks like and they definitely raised the bar, so much so that my friend wants to have her birthday celebrations there.

Thank you again Jamie and Bailey, we will definitely be back! :-)

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3.0Dined on July 5, 2018

I went with some friends just for their advertised happy hour. The drinks and snacks are not a bargain because of the small sizes and reduced levels of alcohol in the mixed drinks. It took a surprisingly long time to get served given the limited menu that people were selecting from. Perhaps they are better for a meal.

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OT
3.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Need to get AC

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

It was absolutely phenomenal food - service staff were really knowledgeable about the menu and were able to help my husband and I order. It was honestly such a rare treat for us to have halal meat options at a fine dining location. Excellent restaurant.

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AS
1.0Dined on July 1, 2018

There was no AC and it was plus 35 outside. We left because it was sweltering. Will go back on a cooler day.

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OT
4.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Service was really slow but very friendly
Enjoyed the free gin
Music got real real loud at one point

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2018

A beautiful restaurant with wonderful food. Service was slow and not especially attentive at lunch, although the staff was very friendly.

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

The food was so delicious from start to finish. We were in a hurry and let Jamie the manager know - he took care of us. The food came perfectly as ordered and so quickly. It was such a great experience. Would highly recommend this restaurant!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

The staff made sure we were comfortable, had a wonderful table and that we had a really special Anniversary. Thank you!!

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CP
4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

The ambience here is outstanding. Great for a date night or special occasion. The food was okay, not quite worth what we paid. But I feel like you're paying more for the ambience then the actual food. Probably wouldn't come back, only because I can get better food elsewhere for cheaper

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LS
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Morocco meets Toronto patio experience tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Yorkville. Fabulous tapas

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AL
4.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Love the venue! I don’t think the $63 grilled fish plate waS worth the value considering 70% if it is clams. I loved the hostess. Our waitresses was honestly just crazy. She was too loud and kinda embarrassing to interact with. But the woman who brought our food was nice and I wish she was the waitress. Good night though overall!

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AC
5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Tapas for sharing was just the right size and tasty. Drinks were creative and happy hour menu prices was good value

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LT
5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

We had the royal treatment from Samantha and Ashley. Thank you for executing a fabulous dining and birthday celebration. Cocktails and sharing plates were outstanding.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

All the service staff were exceptionally personable. Opted to not look at the menu and let our waiter pick our meal...he picked a great menu set that was fabulous. Music is excellent. Bar drinks were elegant. Look forward to the next visit.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Food was great! Staff was super friendly! Decor and ambiance were fantastic! Great experience, will come back!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Bar Reyna = bar amazing

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HL
3.0Dined on June 9, 2018

The restaurant is beautiful. The food delicious. We waited 45min for the first round of drinks. We waited 2.5h for the main course. In the meantime we had servers dropping off food that we never ordered.
It was unfortunate not being able to eat at the same time (there were only 4 of us there). It really affected our experience.

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NF
3.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Bar Reyna! Bar Reyna! Bar Reyna! I keep coming back to this place. Why?
Well, because it has everything you need for a good time with friends. It's conveniently located. It has a great drink list. There's food for everyone. Finally, the service is great!

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Nice patio on the muddle of the city, where you would not expect such a nice hideaway
Nice food, drinks ....

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K
5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Went to celebrate a birthday and the service and food was absolutely fantastic! Great sharing foods if you’re with a group and the atmosphere is beautiful!

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4.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Backyard patio looked most inviting but unfortunately weather was too chilly to give it a try. Dined indoors, where background music and conversation was very loud. Unfortunately, my memory will be of one particular patron, sitting at the bar, who shouted above everyone else, with her foul mouth.

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3.0Dined on June 2, 2018

The service was slow and they ran out of lamb on a Saturday night, not impressed will not return

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We were a group of girls getting together and had the best night at Bar Reyna from the moment we arrived, we were warmly welcomed by the incredible staff. We sat in the beautiful back patio and just ate & drank delicious food & drinks all night!! The ambience was amazing and Jaime, Bailey, Simon, Nerissa, & Kayla were all wonderful and contributed to our fabulous experience!! Great vibe! Thanks @barreynato ❤️🍷

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OT
3.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Food sucked! Waitress rude told me I was being complicated just because I was trying to divide a bill amongst friends

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3.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Service was poor - slow, impossible to get the servers attention and she lacked attention to detail...like bringing food for all three of us versus two people.
Food quality has deteriorated - lacked flavour.

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OT
4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Amazing service, great staff. The food was good, the assortment could be slightly expanded. More VQA Canadian wine would be an asset. Loved it, though

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2018

I really liked the restaurant but with reservations I would have thought we’d be given a nice table. We were placed under a set of stairs and I felt a little uncomfortable. I’d recommend that you request a table that is in the open space under the umbrellas if you make a reservation!

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BT
4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Casual, cozy upstairs spot for drinks and nibbles, friendly service.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Officially my fav Mediterranean restaurant in Toronto! Those tacos and that lamb baklava -- probably the best thing I've eaten in foreverrrrrrrr. The service was non-pretentious and such a breath of fresh air for Yorkville. I loved my experience!

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

wine was good but the food wasn't good enough for the price

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OT
4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Beautiful patio! Just wish it wasn’t a fixed menu for Mother’s Day. My kids had nothing to eat and they also forgot one of the meals. Otherwise would be a great spot for drinks!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The service was super friendly and warm, felt very comfortable there. The ambiance is incredible. It feels like you’re transported to the Mediterranean. We went for Mother’s Day and the food was great. We would definitely love to visit Bar Reyna again!

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OT
4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Our waitress was lovely!

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OT
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Food is amazing, atmosphere is so fun

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2.0Dined on April 26, 2018

I visited there with my friend and we both are asians. The waitress was friendly but we waited too long to get our food. Even the table who ordered later than us got food first. I felt it was like racism. And tooooooo loud.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

What a great night! Totally helps that we were in a gorgeous patio on a sunny day. Loved the tacos and ‘baklava’. Service was stellar! Found my summer patio spot!

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1.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Took my friend for her birthday to Bar Reyna. It is a cute spot and has potential to be great. But once we sat down, it took the server 15 mins to come to the table to take our drink orders and get waters. We were both hungry as it was brunch ! So we ordered an order of there Spanish fries. It took about another 20 mins for the fries to come out and once they did, they were not fries. They were fried beyond anything you can imagine. At this point we were both fairly annoyed so we waited patiently for our food but 45 mins went by and nothing. We ended just paying for our drinks and the ridiculous potatoes they call fries and went to another restaurant. It didn’t help that the owner or manager would go to every table and tell them, “we are sorry we are short staffed, because our server was in a car accident”.

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TF
3.0Dined on April 22, 2018

This visit was not like any others. This place is usually excellent but today they were overbooked and under staffed. The manager was kind enough to comp our brunch but the kitchen burned one of the burgers that we ordered, the waitress forgot to bring a replacement clean tea cup and only brought one that was clean after 3 attempts, the sauce for my fries never arrived etc. I am planning to return as their patio is very nice but I hope they do a better job next time...

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