Bar Reyna

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475 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Mediterranean
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Tapas
  • Special Occasion
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!.
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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Great options for Mediterranean dishes and tapas. Atmosphere is fantastic, however service was somewhat lacking. Had to wait 15 minutes to be served water even when the restaurant wasn’t busy at all. Kitchen also took a long time to prepare the food. Would recommend only if you’ve got plenty of time to spare on your dining.

BM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent evening!

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JR
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Took over 30 minutes to get fries. Eventually told that the frier wasn’t working which is why there was a delay. This doesn’t explain why tables around me who ordered after us received their fries before me. When I received the fries they were burnt. The server was great throughout and did not charge us for the fries.

PG
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love bar Reyna, the service is impeccable, when we arrived our table wasn’t ready so we were directed to the bar where they offered us a complimentary drink while we waited for our table, the food is always great, the live music is a plus! Wether is a night among friends, a romantic dinner or a girls night out, Reyna never disappoints!

m
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious food, buck a shuck and happy hour wine prices were a Tuesday bonus. We will happily return when we have events in the neighbourhood.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious and the service was laid back but still attentive. The restaurant is beautiful. Lots of vegetarian options. I want to put honey chilli butter on everything!

s
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

How do you screw up a beet salad was so bad couldn't even eat it, tasted like a jar of no name pickled beets sitting in thick gloopy sour cream. Service is terrible. The calamari meh! No cocktails on happy hour just cheap house wine, no thank you. My advice dont even bother with this one.

SK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

The food is terrible and overpriced. Buck a Shuck oysters were announced on the site to be until quantities last, but they told us that they run until 6pm - we were there at 6.30. Pushy service and not very accommodating - they wouldn't let us change the table.

OT
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Bar Reyna is a hidden gem. Great food, Great Service and the patio is intimate.

JI
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious and the ambiance was absolutely incredible. We sat outside on the back patio. Everything was divine. Beautiful restaurant for a date night/intimate evening.

EP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous belated birthday get together with a dear friend. Would have given the food 5 stars but the short ribs arrived cold and rather stringy/chewy. Everything else was delish...the beet salad outstanding! Loved the Thursday night singer but noise level could be lower so that clients can chat.

ND
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service, nice ambiance there was live jazz music. The drinks n food are excellent.

TD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great ambiance, definitely going back

AR
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, lovely casual lunch in patio area. Staff are very attentive.

OT
Toronto
31 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great ambiance and service

AL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 5

We went for buck a shuck oysters with a 6 pm reservation since it said on the online menu that it started at 4 pm and went until supplies last. Our waitress said it ended at 6 pm and charged us $2 per oyster. They give you barely any lemons and sauces for a dozen oysters! We ordered some cocktails and more food. The bill was about 100$ for 2 people before tip. Then as soon as we paid, the girl told us to move to another table as she has other people with reservations coming in a few minutes.

m
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Where do I begin!! Our server (said her name is Z) was so thoughtful and helpful. For someone as indecisive as me who takes 3 hours to pick meals, she made it easy and fast by recommending what to get and what the best sellers were. She was very honest about her thoughts on the food. Great vegetarian options! (Falafel taco mmmm)
The drinks were bomb, the patio is soooo cute and super great for insta pics 😂 the Mediterranean food was beyond delicious and for the price we were pleasantly surprised especially seeing how this gem resides in Yorkville. They even have a happy hour for half price bottles of wine 4-6 so I’m definitely coming back for that next time. Really great place to head out with the girls or to take someone out on a date; my boyfriend loved it just as much as I did. 12/10, this is my new favourite place to recommend

B
Manitoba
22 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

What a great find. The atmosphere was great and loved our Brunch. I plan to come back to try more of the menu.

A
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great tapas style food and ambiance. Serves we’re lovely, highly recommend

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food is AMAZING!!!
We ordered a set of sharing dishes:
Lambshank Baklava is deadly good,
Spanish fries were awesome,
fresh Burratta
Lebanese falafel tacos .....all delicious and fresh

I’m a fan of gin - recommend the Foggy Dew (super tasty)
Service was great, we had a lovely and attentive waiter.
The table beside us was a bit loud.... but they were just having fun 😊
Will definitely come back!

DM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great ambience and well appointed. The calamari is very very good. Generous salad portion but nothing special regarding taste. Very friendly servers for the most part. Would return.

O
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Hmm, well, I went to Bar Reyna a while back and loved it. This time there were two of us and we were put at the table under the stairs on the patio, so my friend's view was of an old sack hanging in a window. and a corned of some sort of debris. Not delightful. I ordered the beef short rib grilled cheese. If there was even an ounce of beef in it I would be astonished. Other than that it was OK, well cheese, nicely toasted. good salad, nice dressing. A bit small for $16. We shared a pitcher of the Sangria, which was excellent, as it had been last time around. Left with a nice buzz on. My friend said his Shashuka was nice but I am not sure if he was just saying so, as I had suggested the venue. A tad disappointing all round, if I'm honest.

DG
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Outstanding restaurant!! Food was exquisite ..delish! We loved the ambience and will definitely be back!!

CY
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

The outdoor space is beautiful and provides a great dining experience. The staff are really friendly and the french toast is amazing. My only complaint is that the service can be a touch slow. Also, I ordered the grilled cheese with the short rib to go and the short rib tasted like it had gone bad.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful experience all around!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Amazing restaurant! Would recommend and go again!! Staff are so friendly and food was amazing.

K
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The cocktails were unique and delicious, service was outstanding, and I'm already looking forward to going back just to order the lamb baklava again!

NV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

I would recommend it for drinks and the live jazz on Thursdays. The food was very mediocre.

GM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

I had been waiting to go to Bar Reyna for the longest time, more so for their back patio. The space was amazing and beautiful, I went for brunch with my family and it was the perfect location. The people were very friendly and the food was good. The food did take a while and there were a few mistakes with our order but other than that I was very pleases with my visit.

AV
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Made reservation the previous day, wanted to be seated on the terrace, when arrived was given small table behind the bar! When I asked, was told there are no reservations for the terrace, around us were empty tables, why the reservation when I could of walked in and have a table? Finally after waiting for an hour we were moved to outside one ! Food was nice but nothing outstanding! Staff only got attentive when most of the other guest left! Would not go there again, a lot better places around!

MM
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious and the back patio was beautiful as always. My favorite dishes were the halloumi cheese souvlaki, falafels taco, and the beet salad. To tell you the truth everything was delicious and they gave generous pours on all drinks.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brunch-Amazing.

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OT
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Drinks after work

OT
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

The server told us that we should definitely try Lamb baklawa as it is one of their specialty and when we ordered that the server came back and said that they are running out of it. She should have known that before recommending it. It was our first visit that kind of spoiled the experience a bit. Vibe is great, seating is perfect at the patio but it was too loud. I expected more in terms of food quality. Ordered Oysters mushroom skewer but it was so charred that it was hard to figure out if there were any oysters in it. I try new places quite often and based on that first experience, I decide whether to visit again or not or to recommend to friends so in this case that first experience wasn't quite worth visiting again.

KC
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We loved every morsel we ate. Service was terrific too. But management thinks excessively loud music creates atmosphere. Wrong!

LS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Great value and quality for food, but the downstairs level feels so hot and muggy, there’s not much space at your table, slow service, and I did not find seating comfortable. Probably won’t be back because for me, comfort is everything.

ET
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great space. Excellent brunch. Pleasant service. And they take reservations.

T
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great patio, food, ambiance. Can’t wait to go back.

C
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect service, recommendations of wine and food, exactly what we had in mind. Decor is so nice, welcoming.

MD
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was great! Awesome food,great service and the price was on point! Would definitely recommend!

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