Goose Island Brew House - Toronto

4.6
42 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Brewery
Like you, we love discovering a great beer, and great food to go with it. Goose Island Brewhouse is the Canadian home for Chicago’s most renowned and respected craft beer company. With a mission to excite beer lovers with a fresh take on traditional ales and lagers, our brewers and chefs work closely to create elevated dining experiences in which the beer accentuates the flavors in the food, and vice versa. In addition to Goose Island Beer Company’s Classic brews, we are proud to offer new and innovative styles developed by our local brewers, Marc Mammoliti and Benoit Brame.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 42 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
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KathrynG
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were celebrating a 60th birthday, also a 28yr anniversary when we met at that same address under a different resturant name.
What a pleasant evening.
We ordered calamari, pizza, soup, tuna bowl and Snitzel. A variety of sharing, and enjoyed every bite. Cocktail and beers were fabulous.
Our service was outstanding and the food came out delicious and hot.
Love the evening and experience of this restaurant.

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WineTourWeekend
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great selection of beer, server very knowledgeable with good recommendation
food was hot, everyone enjoyed dinner

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Jeff
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, friendly and attentive staff. Would definitely recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Beer was good and well priced. Recommend trying their flights, where you get to choose 4 of any of their originals. It did however take a while to be brought what we ordered, and in fact I ordered a beer that I didn’t end up getting, even though it wasn’t a very busy Friday night.

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chowandcocktails
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Overall a fine experience. Be aware that Sunday - Wednesday the kitchen closes at 9pm which we did not know so we were unable to order dinner. Server did apologize since she got busy and didn't have time to tell us but still very disappointed considering it was a later reservation and wasn't too busy. Beer was good, we did get pretzels before the kitchen closed and they were also good. Not sure I'll be returning.

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AdriannaW
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

If you're in the alley request to not be by the HVAC system, its seriously so loud! It kinda ruins the ambiance. The food is typical modern bar food, nothing too fancy, but still palatable. Server was amazing and answered all questions quickly.

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Gord
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Enjoyed a good time on the back patio. Chanel was terrific in greeting us at the door and making us feel welcome. Jordan was an excellent server.

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Trace
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server at the back patio was super attentive!!! Amazing service and beer.

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HelenG
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Beers are pretty good, food as well. Ordered the fried calamari and bretzel very tasty.
Bretzel could be less salty though.
Good place for a night out with friends.

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NJC000
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good patio and location, tied in with the Bier Marks beer selection also. Great Salt/Pepper wings. Great service.

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ElleTee
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Food was good and we were able to get a table outside which was great. There was a wasp hanging around our table for most of the meal which wasn't ideal, but everything else was ok. Large portions and tasty food.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

The service was friendly without being overbearing. Our server could have been more knowledgeable about the beer, but we enjoyed everything we ordered. We ordered the poutine which we didn't enjoy, and they quickly replaced it and took it off our bill. The patio had a nice ambience, we will definitely be back.

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Jacqui
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Burgers were delicious. Great selection of beers. Flights are a good way to sample.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

The experience overall was fine. It’s more of a suggestion to remind servers to ensure cutlery is left on the tables. We had ordered a small app and sat there waiting for about 10 minutes before a server walked by for us to ask for cutlery. Another time who was behind us too, had to wait and ask once they received their food.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We waited 15 minutes for a server to come to our table to take our drink order. When the beers arrived, one had grime floating in the pint glass. We planned on staying for a full meal but left after a very disappointing nacho appetizer.

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MariaK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Really nice space. Sat at the patio and the food and drinks were super good. Really nice ambiance and friendly staff. Would definitely go back!

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DiegoB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Probably the best craft beers in Toronto. We tried several ones and the Mandelbaum and Thunder Gun were the most celebrated ones. The food was great (Brewhouse Burger + Cheescake), it was served in no time and the server was super friendly. The back patio at night is the place to be.

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TaiteK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant was awesome! The service was great, I wasn’t sure what beer to get and they brought me samples on beers they thought I would enjoy before I chose. The food was also delicious!

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dannyboy
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Great beer selection. Menu And food choices very good.

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KristineH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed the food. Everything was fresh and served hot. Portion sizes were great. Service was friendly and the restaurant was very clean.

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gbsuda
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A bit on the expensive side....Other than that fairly good.

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KittenK
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our visit to the patio @ Goose Island Brewery was fantastic. . Enjoyed the beer, the baked Pretzels and house made beer grainy mustard was simply to die for.... Our server Jaclyn was absolutely awesome .... Highly recommend and so going back soon

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

The service was very slow and everyone seemed flustered even though the restaurant was relatively empty. Food was delicious though!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Experience was ok. Service was slow and took forever to get our food. Food was average

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ThomasW
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful evening before the hockey game - service was prompt and friendly - food was delivered on time, hot and of very good quality - beers of course - amazing - definitely be back

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jps12
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience1

A Saturday evening so we expected it to be busy. In the goose island section it was not. We had made a reservation which was ready for us. Ordered drinks and table appetizers. Got drinks. Then ordered some hamburgers and schnitzels. Waited for over 30 minutes for appetizers to come out. Two minutes later hamburgers and schnitzel showed up. Server apologetic and manager came over to apologize and took the appetizers off the bill. One hamburger was missing cheese and poutine. Manager arranged for 2 free poutines. So there were problems but they were resolved exceptionally well by the staff. The food was great as was the selection of beers. Severs were great as well. One other challenge we had was that it was cold in the restaurant and were beside an outside door which created a cold airflow. So bottom line they had some challenges which they resolved very well, we felt like valued customers. Would we go again. Maybe. The food was great for the style of restaurant but not sure if we want to risk another slow and wrong food service from this kitchen.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Had a reservation for 9 PM. They were seating to many people without reservations that they ended up not having a table open and wanted to put us on a waiting list. Needless to say we left as that is horrible managing and organization on their staffs end. The hostess was also running around bringing food and drinks to tables and doing her job of hosting. Had stood there for 15 minutes before we even spoke to her. Unfortunate to have had that experience as it turns me away from ever returning.

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gigitonini
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Nice location. Great beer. My burger was quite good. Service ok

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vipAerinA
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was rammed because of the raptors game, but the beer and food were excellent as always. The beef cheek sandwich was amazing. French onion soup could have used more broth, though.

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yumm
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and even better beer

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Paul
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall4Food2Service3Ambience4

This was not my first visit to Goose Island and therefore I obviously consider it to be worthwhile. There were two of us. My guest's meal, , was pretty good and very generous. I had the fish and frites which unfortunately were mediocre - fried at too low a temperature making a crispy batter on the outside but the fish was undercooked. Not great. The different beers are always fun to try and overall the environment is pleasant and interesting. Usually a great place to eat before a Leafs game - which was our reason for being there. Only other thing is we had made a reservation (through Open Table), noted that to the person who greeted us, noted our names were on the reservation sheet and yet the next day I was notified by Open Table that we had failed to appear for our reservation. That was sort out with Open Table but obviously the restaurant's book keeping could be better. Regardless I will give Goose Island another chance.

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Jooo
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went a little before 5PM on a weekday. Great rustoc ambience. Food was delicious. Solid beers!

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vipJoannaT
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great food and fair prices. Friendly service although it can be slow to start. Great ambiance.

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vipEricaS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Confusing as to which side to sit on Biet Market or the Goose Island Brewery side. Great beer however from the actual Hoose Island Brewery. Manager was accommodating when we complained about this confusion.

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JoeR
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Food was good, service was great. The only issue is that upon arrival they stated that they don’t take reservations for the patio, which is how I made the reservation. Luckily they had space, otherwise could have been a problem.

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SharonR
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We chose their small plates and they were all wonderful! They have a great assortment of items for you to try! Their beer was very nice!

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vipOpenTable Diner
11 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A nice addition to the Toronto gastro-pub scene. Casual atmosphere and an eclectic ‘share’ menu are very appealing upsides.

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NicoleK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience1

I should have been told when I reserved the table that the brewery was closed for a private event. Instead there was an empty back corner outside the brewery where we were put. The pizza was more of a mediocre flatbread. The beer on special was $15 - which caught us off guard.
I don't think I'll go back. I so badly want this place to be good, and I've tried it a couple times now, but it's just not.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We booked fairly last minute (3 hrs prior to dining) and were exceptionally pleased with our experience! I had called the restaurant ahead of time to inquire about placing us near a tv to watch the basketball game and they were able to accommodate our request. We had the perfect spot! The service was absolutely exceptional and actually made our night! Our server was very personable, fun, and prompt with getting us what we required (sometimes seconds after we had made a request). The overall vibe of the restaurant was perfect for a chill but fun Friday night. We will definitely be returning and recommend to our friends!

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BrookeQ
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great beer, satisfying dinner, and fast and courteous service. Wish we could have stayed even longer to try more of the great selection of interesting beers.

FAQs

Goose Island Brew House - Toronto does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Goose Island Brew House - Toronto also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 862-7575.

Goose Island Brew House - Toronto is rated 4.6 stars by 42 OpenTable diners.

Goose Island Brew House - Toronto does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://gooseislandtoronto.ca/products/gift-card.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.