Bar Reyna

4.4
269 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Mediterranean
Top tags:
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Cozy
  • Tapas
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, Tapas / Small Plates, Global, International
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Hours of Operation
Monday to Wednesday - 4pm to 11pm
Thursday to Saturday - 11am to close
Sunday brunch - 11am to 4pm

Serving brunch Saturday and Sunday from 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
Ariel Coplan
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Catering
Available - please email info@barreyna.com for more information.
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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
Industry Mondays - $7 white and red wine all night

Beat the Clock Tuesdays - oysters starting at $0.50 each going up $0.50 every half hour until 8pm

Wine Wednesdays - 1/2 price on select bottles of wine

Live Jazz Thursdays - listen to the soulful sounds of Jessica Rose from 8-11pm

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

Brunch & Bubbly Sundays - 1/2 price Villa Sandi bottles all day

Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
What 269 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.3
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.0
Value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always Bar Reyna delivered 100% there’s a reason we’re regulars!

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R
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

I come for the beautiful backyard patio. Its so cozy and makes you happy just being there. The food is pricy for what you get, but still very tasty. Recommened for a girls brunch or night out.

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L
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Great service! Very attentive, always filling our glasses, and giving great food& drink recommendations. Our server notice my friends stain and he brought over some soda water to clean his shirt! So kind

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C
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I enjoyed brunch at Bar Reyna just this past weekend, and it was one of the best meal experiences I have had yet. I sat on the heated back patio, which was vibrant and full of happy customers- great atmosphere. Our server was excellent, and made solid drink recommendations. I ordered the Eggs Benedict with Snow Crab- and I am already dreaming of when I can go back and eat it again. Everyone's food looked amazing! Already looking forward to my next visit.

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W
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

Portions are tiny, food is overall salty and not impressive. Would never go back.

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S
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

This time we were seated in the back patio of the restaurant. What a great little nook to enjoy some after work bevy and unwind...ambiance was delightful and our server top notch. The food was good enough - happy hour was more than enjoyable. They had a live singer sing some beautiful soulful tunes that elevated the experience. Coming back again and some more!!

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M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great, as always. Even rhough menu has changed somewhat, quality and originality is maintained. And the back patio is fabulous!

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N
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

- drinks were decent, albeit a bit expensive
- lamb baklava and tacos were great
- zucchini fritters were not good. very bland tasting without any real feeling that we were eating zucchini
-great ambiance and atmosphere if you are seated in the back room/patio

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BM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

We were excited ro try Bar Reyna. Ambiance is great, foot decent but service was atrocious. It took 35 mins to get our orders (5 ppl for brunch), 45 mins for our food to arrive in very staggared order. An order of fries for the table placed at the same time as the meal arrived after half the table had finished their course . When asked about the delay, we were told that they were changingh the fryer oil and rather serve fries late in a condescendig toneWhile a simple appology could have done, this was not the case. In our experience, it’s the services job to ensure timely delivery of food. The server later disappeared and we waited for another 30 mins before just going out to the front and asking for our bill. It was a very disappointing experience when our group was excited to try this place given the reviews and colorful social media presence.

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j
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food is good - service is friendly - but the sound level of the music is truly distracting and detracts from the experience.

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AS
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 5

Had food dumped (by honest mistake) all over me by server. The restaurant made no service recovery effort, and the server (probably because she was embarrassed) neglected us for the entire rest of the evening. We actually had to get up and go find someone to pay and leave.

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JR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Delicious and beautiful patio. Accommodated our group of six easily!

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JW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A GREAT AND UNIQUE RESTAURANT. WILL DEFINITELY BE BACK. SERVICE WAS ATTENTIVE WITH BEING IN YOUR FACE.

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OT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and accommodations for celiac dietary needs.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

It's was my girl friend birthday. Great ambience

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GG
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My experience at Bar Reyna was amazing. I went with my father for dinner. The service was great And our server was very friendly. The host at the front of the restaurant was also very attentive. The menu had many vegetarian options which was great as someone who eats mostly vegetarian. Everything was so flavourful and the happy hour deal including the $7 dishes is great. The atmosphere was also super cute, I loved the patio with the hanging umbrellas and the mirrors/benches with cushions. Overall a great evening with lovely food (and ended up being quite a cheap meal by Toronto standards). Would definitely go back and would love to try out the brunch menu.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you for lovely evening ❤️

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DQ
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never leave reviews but wow we had such a perfect night - amazing food and amazing service from the entire team. Couldn’t be more pleased!!

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C
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I found Bar Reyna on line from looking for cool patios. Honestly even if you sit inside or on the patio the ambiance is amazing, the staff are so friendly, accommodating and make you feel special. Plus the food is creative and delicious. I booked this dinner for 3 of my « higher » maintenance foodie girlfriends and they loved it. The staff added little extra touches like candles and a happy birthday song. I can’t say enough. I will be back. Thanks so much to the manager and all the team there...they made our night very special and rememberable.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really loud upstairs

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FH
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Horrible service we waited for over one hour and they got all our order wrong not to mention despite asking for utensils or napkins repeatedly we never got any ! The server did not knew anything about the menu and food was horrible ! The patio was too hot and it was the worst dining experience we all had n never would go back and would never recommend this terrible garbage restaurant to any one ! Waist of time n money !

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FM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great patio and great food

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DK
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

I would say food was good . We r just there at wrong time . Sunday they don’t serve main food , only brunch.
We went there for main food.

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JD
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

We spent our 3 year anniversary here. The place looks very unique and fun. The wall art adds character, along with the trees that are planted around the patio.
When it comes to the food, it is advertised as tapas, which I've always found to be generally light. However, these tapas are quite filling, like the halloumi souvlaki, short ribs, and the lamb baklava. Oh man, if you try anything, try the lamb baklava. It's fantastic! The tuna tartare is also pretty good!
Hope you enjoy your night there when you go! It's lots of fun :)

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We sat on the back patio and the atmosphere was so nice. Great place to catch up with some friends and share some really good and innovative twists on Mediterranean food.

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C
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Many of the drinks were very overpriced especially the coffee... service was ok which is surprising because it wasn’t very busy and was a Tuesday evening. Food options were fantastic, everything was good, but not excellent. The place itself is stunning.

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S
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Nothing special. Small snack size portions. Service was slow. Nice ambiance.

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OT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Great general manager but poor server who wanted to rush you out

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It was good. Their back patio is nice, but a little warm. The food was good. The greek fries were just ok, but the Bar Reyna salad was delicious! I would go back.

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F
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Wayyyy too loud. Loved the singer and keyboard but space is too small and music was too loud. We left early so we could find a place to chat. It could work if it were more 'background' music vs 'center stage'.

Food and service was off the charts awesome! Thank you.

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p
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lebanese tacos were amazing!

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had such great time at Bar Reyna & are looking forward to coming back soon.

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AB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mike and his team are amazing. Attentive. The food is wonderful. The location easy to get to. Love it!

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FZ
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Delicious food! Tacos were incredible. Ambiance gets a lower rating because it was way too hot on the main level and in the back patio.

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E
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A great first visit to Bar Reyna - I will be back. Lovely patio out back and wonderful service staff. Our waitperson was friendly and offered suggestions and the other servers were fun and flirty and made our lunch that much better. Food is delicious and they accommodated my request for a table on the patio to celebrate my bestie’s birthday. A subtle Yorkville gem without the inauthenticity you see in other spots in the neighbourhood.

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OC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful back patio and great bites - was a great atmosphere and reasonable prices

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

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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SJ
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

LOVED the live jazz music and back patio. The sangria was incredible and definitely made up for the rainy evening. 10/10 recommend, especially on Thursday nights for live entertainment!

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t
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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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NN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

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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