Bar Reyna

4.5
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547 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.

Half-Price Wine by the Glass Monday to Friday between 4-6 pm

Buck a Shuck Tuesdays from 4-6 pm and $2 each thereafter

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

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

UNAPOLOGETIC DRAG BRUNCH every last Sunday of the month

Bar Reyna is available for private events and large groups. Reservations are recommended but walk-ins are welcome.
What 547 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.1
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JN
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was great. Will definitely visit again.

LB
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service. Made us feel very special and we enjoyed ourselves.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

Food was great but service need improvement. Took a while for hostess to acknowledge our existence. Then we’ve been asked to move from our seats because they needed our table for larger group of people....well nobody came. Definitely never coming back.

S
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Will definitely return. Creative tasting menu with tapas to share. Interesting cocktails as well!

KB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great spot with awesome character, amazing special cocktails and great brunch!

d
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

It was great.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience5

Loved the patio vibe especially the decor and ambience. Service was great and food was good. Only thing was the ourdoor heating was directly hitting my head. Made it somewhat uncomfortable. But food was good and delicious.

NP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service! Had such a good experience. Yummy cocktails!!!

PB
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All the speciality cocktails are a must try, especially the 5oz royal queen drink (I don't remember the exact name).
As for their food, you can't go wrong with any of the fries. Additionally, the short ribs are very much worth it!

M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Made reservations for a group of 4. Got there at 12:30pm and waited 30 mins for someone to ask us for our order. Host sat us at the front beside the large window and front door on a day that was -10 outside, so every time someone opened the door, the cold breeze would hit us. Apparently, there were no other tables to switch us to and upstairs was closed (bc it’s too much effort to serve only one table upstairs), so we sat at our table with our jackets on. After 1 hour of being there, we still didn’t get our food and by that time, all other tables had turned over and we were still sitting by the front door, when they could’ve moved us. Asked the manager where our food was and it took another 15 mins to receive it. Clearly, they never put our order in and didn’t even bother to check on our table. So we basically waited 1hr and 15 mins to get “Avocado Toast” and “French Toast”, a meal that takes 5 minutes to make.

Won’t be returning and will definitely not recommend our friends to come back or even try this place. Which is disappointing because I came here during the summer for Brunch and the meal/service/experience was much better, hence why I had made reservations again with a group of other friends. But never again. Should’ve taken a photo of the sad pouched egg that came with my meal and clearly lost its yolk during the rushed cooking process.

Bar Reyna
Responded on February 12, 2020

Hi, I am so sorry to read this. I have spoken to the manager on duty as there is no excuse for your experience. You absolutely should have been seated upstairs and I am so sorry the food took so long. I also understand that comping your bill was not enough to help ease the experience. Could you email me directly so we can see what else we can do to rectify this? We pride ourselves on offering the friendliest & best service so this is just as disappointing for us. Look forward to hearing from you

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

The food was delicious and Love the decor but our service was not great. We had to wait a long time for our server to come and take our order, clear our plates,bring our bill and bring us our change.

C
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, great drinks, great food. We tried 3 of the fries and they were all amazing. The lamb baklava was also a stand out.

a
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Such great food and atmosphere. Would definitely suggest getting a table in the back of the restaurant

BK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The place is beautiful and convenient. Our server Cara was exceptional. Food was delicious.

MM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Great food, good service. But the furniture could do with an upgrade. Also plates are too small, everyone's knife and fork kept sliding off the plate, which was a real nuisance.

TD
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere. Loved the heated back patio. Staff very accommodating.

s
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was very good, flavourful and shareable meal. Was great for a lunchtime bite before the museum visit. Will go again.

EF
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, loved the drag show. Will be back and fully recommend.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience4

Overall, it was a fine experience. The downside is that my friend and I ordered an entree, and were told (after the entree order) that we only had 20 minutes at the table left. Would have preferred to know that beforehand!

C
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience2

VERY NOISY. HARD TO HAVE A CONVERSATION.

E
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Food was amazing, service was okay, ambiance was AMAZING, such a beautiful spot

MG
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Food and service were decent but the seating in the back of the restaurant was either freezing cold or sweltering hot when the heaters were on above everyone’s head. Did not make for a comfortable dining experience.

P
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was one of the best meals I've had in a long time. I brought my BF here for their birthday dinner and we loved every bit of the meal. Our server was amazing at explaining the dishes, and we LOVED the lam shank baklava and shrimp tostadas. Will definitely be back!

BM
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Still the “go to” spot in Yorkville for me, it has a fun atmosphere and great food for sharing. The patio is great...actually anywhere in the restaurant works. Good mix of Mediterranean food that is not junk food!

KM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always takes my reservation request, top notch service, unique and cozy atmosphere. We ate entirely vegetarian to accommodate one of our guests and were pleased they offered so many delicious options.

AV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Went on a Saturday night for drinks with a friend. We sat on the enclosed back patio, which was super warm and cozy, even in January. Drinks were great, if a bit pricey, and the service was lovely. The only thing was that our server told us it was last call at 11pm. Seems strange for a cocktail bar on a Saturday night, but the place had almost entirely emptied out by then.

C
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot! Highly recommended.

KS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Reyna is a cosy and chic dining experience . Our server was wonderful and the food was really tasty!

JA
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience4

Everything started off well, but once we got our food the server never came back. The food wasn’t great and when we asked the server if she had a recommendation for a drink (said we liked vodka/nothing too sweet and that we liked the one we had before) she had no suggestions and just handed us a menu. It took over 30 minutes for them to clear our plates and another 15-20 for the bill. It was clearly a slow night, but it was really a poor experience, which was too bad. I was really looking forward to it.

SB
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

A fun atmosphere especially at the back but not convinced the value is there. Some of the items were tasty, e.g. zucchini fritters, chicken tacos, but the servings are small for the price. And the beef short ribs were very disappointing; dry, not that flavourful and a small serving for $20.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A place to check out. Great date night spot or a special occasion, even an every day wind-down spot. Great tasty food, friendly service and great atmosphere! In the words of Arnold Schwarzenegger, “I’ll be back!”

NS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was delicious, and I loved how cozy the environment was. Decorated so lovely

OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was litty AF ya dunnoe

g
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Love Reyna.
They always treat me well.
Top of my list for go-to restaurants

BA
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience2

Vibrant atmosphere. Very welcoming & attentive service. I personally found almost all the tapa dishes we ordered to be too spicy and deep-fried. The Reyna salad was delicious but the creamy dressing was even too spicy (horseradish?).

EF
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Loved the atmosphere. Intimate and cozy and laid back. But it was far too loud! The music was noisy and didn’t seem to match the restaurant. It was hard to make conversation without almost yelling across the small table.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food is excellent! Service was a little slow, but the food quality made up for that. Will definitely be back.

D
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always awesome!

F
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

I’ve been to bar Reyna many times and was usually pleased however, this evening, I was very disappointed. The food was cold, there was a hair in the meal and they brought all of the food (including aps) at the same time. The waitress must have been in a horrible mood as she was very unfriendly. I was very unimpressed by my dining experience and would not recommend bar Reyna.

Bar Reyna
Responded on November 22, 2019

Hello, We r sorry you had a bad experience. We do change our menu every 6 months so the trio of dips is no longer on the menu however, we did accommodate your request and apologize this wasn't satisfactory. As for the hair this is completely unacceptable hence why we comped your dish. However we would've appreciated you letting us know before the end of your meal. Again, our sincere apologies you did not enjoy your experience. We would like to try & rectify this. Please email: info@barreyna.

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