Goose Island Brew House - Toronto

4.3
14 reviews
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  • Great Beer
  • Casual
  • Group Bookings
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, Bern Priest-Blais and Marc Mammoliti. BREWER'S TABLE - Reserve our exclusive Brewer's table for up to 10 guests. You can select from a 3 to 5 course menu curated by our Chef and each dish will be paired with a Goose Island Beer selected by our highly trained and knowledgeable Brewers and staff. Email reservations.esplanade@recipeunlimited.com for more details or to book.
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4.2
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Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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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y
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and even better beer

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P
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

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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J
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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OT
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

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

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ES
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

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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JR
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

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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SR
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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Miami
11 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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NK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 1

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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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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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BQ
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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.

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W
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

This was our first visit to this restaurant and we were not disappointed. The atmosphere is lively, interesting, and full of positive energy. The servers are attentive and knowledgeable. I tried the flight of four beers and this was a great intro to Goose Island. The brewhouse burger was absolutely delicious cooked properly and served with beer battered onion rings: delicious.

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g
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Solid all around, it is connected to Bier Markt which is all newly renovated. Good place to be before going to the ACC.

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