Goose Island Brew House - Toronto

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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.

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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Email reservations.esplanade@recipeunlimited.com for more details or to book this dining experience for you and your guests, and take your exclusive event with us to the next level.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

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

OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

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

TW
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

j
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.

OT
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.

g
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

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

OT
Toronto
18 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.

y
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and even better beer

P
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.

J
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!

JT
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

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

ES
New York Area
15 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.

JR
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.

SR
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!

OT
Miami
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.

NK
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.

OT
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!

BQ
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.

W
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

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.

g
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

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