Hemingway's

4.5
762 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Gastro Pub

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Casual
4 Patios on 3 different Floors including our FAMOUS Rooftop Patio, Hemingway's provides plenty of physical distancing space to enjoy that cold beverage and delicious bite safely.

Patio's are misted in Summer and heated in Winter, Every seat in the house has a fantastic view of a Large HD screen, ensuring that will you dine, you can also keep an eye on the game.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 762 People Are Saying
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LoisL
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great place to eat, drink and meet with friends or family. Covid protocols were in place so we felt safe. Servers were very pleasant; the food good quality and good value. We were sitting at a table, and to our left were people sitting on the other side of the glass/plexiglass facing us. It did not deter our attention and ability to chat and have fun, but seemed a little strange. The stairs leading up to the upper seating level seems tired and dingy. A new coat of paint might perk it up? My comments might seem a little picky, but I am just trying to be honest. I have been here many times and will continue to come. Great ambience!

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DonnaW
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The restaurant was accommodating of our need for a main level table when told about physical limitations of a couple of people in our party. The service was terrific, the menu has something for everyone, and the food was great as always.

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ZoeS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love coming to this bar! The staff are wonderful, the service is great and the atmosphere is perfect for drinks with friends or a date!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

It was good experience

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Coach
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had lunch sitting at the bar. It was really fun afternoon, thanks in large part to
the delightful bar tender, April. She's a great sport and was quick to engage in
quick-witted chit chat. We'll definitely be returning to Hemingway's in the next couple of weeks.

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vipJacobK
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

Hostess was rude and waitress service was bad

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vipKimT
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Hemingway’s is always a good go-to for a casual lunch or dinner. I enjoyed the special seafood pie and all in my party enjoyed their food— cheeseburger, fish tacos, seafood linguine, clam chowder.
The upstairs patio is a great place and I really liked knowing that everyone even on the patio had to be double vaxxed.
I am only taking off a star because the service was a little slow and despite asking 3 times I did not get mayo.
However, I completely understand as the restaurant may have been short staffed ( as many are during Covid).
I highly recommend Hemingway’s as a fun casual place to have a nice meal.
Personal note: I wish you would bring the perogies back—- they were SO good!!

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vipNixiM
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing brunch - love the new section :)

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Shareen
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was great! The food was delicious and came out very quickly. I’ve been here numerous times and they never disappoint!

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DanR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

We were disappointed by the service we received at Hemingway's. Our servicer was disinterested all night long. One of the children at our table asked "why is he so angry?" The parent of the child suggested to her child that people are sometimes like that and the best thing we can do is to react with kindness - perhaps that will change the person.
Our table was located on the patio. (covered by an awning) When it started to rain, members of our party were getting wet. Our server was nowhere to be found. We decided to move to a drier table. In the midst of moving, our server arrived. Telling him our reason for moving (my left side of my body was very wet) he commented "yah, we always have trouble with that table when it rains"
If he knew that - why did it take so long for him to appear?
Very disappointing - but not out of character (given our experience so far that evening)
We have been to Hemingway's in the past. Each time we have been there - a most enjoyable experience.
Not this time.

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vipJohnS
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good meal for Saturday lunch

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HartH
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food1Service5Ambience5

Most enjoyable Happy Hour. Regular customer on Fridays.

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ruiz
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience5

My colleagues and I had a really great time. It was vert friendly and helped our team to get to know each other in person.

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Digi
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

Excellent service but food no where near as good as it used to be. Salads that used to be awesome now ho-hum. Dried up chicken strips, burnt pecans, etc. Will think twice about going back.

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AnnaM
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall1Food3Service3Ambience1

Very disappointed Hemingway chose to,have work done by the patio during the lunch hour. Jack hammer noise was ridiculously loud and annoying spoiled the whole lunch

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

My wife and I have been here multiple times. For being in Yorkville, The value and food quality for the price cannot be beat. Unfortunately Covid has lowered the volume of people sitting at once but this place will be packed again next summer.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Favorite local pub

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ChrisK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Staff were pleasant and helpful. Nachos on a previous visit were not really up to industry standards.

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ZoeK
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service! Totally appreciated the check at the door for proof of vaccine. All patrons were checked and nobody gave the fellow a hard time. The roof top patio is amazing with plexiglass dividers between tables.

Since we felt safe, we were able to really enjoy ourselves. Had a terrific server and great food. Will be back!

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cupcake
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Food was good, but the service was a little bit slow

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AnneM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

There were five of us on a table for four with an extra chair so not a lot of room my food arrived cold I didn’t send it back as they were too busy but an enjoyable lunch

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

I have been to Hemingway’s few times in the past and always had a good experience, unfortunately not this time! We started with some fries and Chicken souvlaki - it was so bad that I had to drop a review - it was tasteless, dry, overcooked, no salt, and absolutely no other flavour! It was a disaster that we were not ready to order any further! Please fix it, I would like to be able to come back again!

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mich
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

My one complaint. Food was on the cold side. Despite that I will be back.

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MeghaD
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent birthday lunch outing. The hostess and server were very helpful and attentive to our needs (I should've asked their names!). We got a nice corner table, to have a fun afternoon over some wine and lip smacking food: Shrimp Popcorn (crisp and spicy), Sirloin Strips and our favorite dish - Jambalaya! The perfect accompaniment to some chilled beer. All in all, a fab experience. Our second time there, but we'll be back again.

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Buffy
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience3

The omelette was terrible. It was cold and definitely wasn’t 2 eggs. The potatoes were old … leftovers from another day and they were cold. Coffee was also lukewarm. Won’t be going back for brunch. Very disappointed.

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GraceQ
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience4

My fish and chips were so doughy it wasn’t fried properly. Also we ordered apps and before we could finish they brought out our mains. We had to maneuver in our small table and by the time we get to our mains they were already cold.

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LeslieT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The only downside was a made a reservation for the high top and had to sit elsewhere due to excessive guests in the high top area.

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MikeJ
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love this place - let us in early. Sanitized tables and followed safety procedures.
Service was prompt but not too intrusive.

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BrendaL
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fab location and patio cat be beat. Every single employee was just terrific and especially our server. And finally the food (fish tacos) just yum. Cant wait to go back

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TimothyR
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is an excellent patio. Great place to meet friends for a causal meal.

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Lorjav
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Not a place for coffee, tea, food in general & dessert. Unfortunately, my family were very disappointed knowing that this restaurant is in the high-end Yorkville. Prefer to go to other pubs for beer and drinks.:(

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Christina
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience2

It’s overrated. Decent spot, no bad at all but not great 😌

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BrentH
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

First time going… was very impressed! Great atmosphere, perfect service

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DonnaM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Beautiful evening out on the patio. Multi level outdoor seating.

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JamesH
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hemingway’s provides a great atmosphere and their patios allow for all types of weather with heaters and retractable awnings. Good and booze very reasonably priced. Staff are always cheerful. Been going there for years. My favourite haunt!

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OscarV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

If you want to watch sports, that is not the place to go. Management would promise games when called on the phone and then don't play them and couldn't care less, simply say they don't remember any calls....quite disrespectful, I have to say.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Service a little slow, food was good. A little problem with menu as open table menu and QR code menu were different.

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Molly
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Quality time - great low-key spot for an after work drink/spontaneous drinks with friends

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LauNiagara
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

Everything was great except there was very loud construction happening underneath is that was a little distracting. Food and service were both great though

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PeterH
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great little pub on Cumberland and very reasonably priced. The service was excellent and the management ensured that everything was A1. Certainly a pub to return to dine, to watch good rugby, and to associate with international mates.

FAQs

Hemingway's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 968-2828.

Hemingway's is rated 4.5 stars by 762 OpenTable diners.

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.

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