Jack Astor's - Toronto (Front St.)

4.2
162 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Canadian
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  • Casual
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Eating
Our mission? Great people helping other great people totally have a blast while enjoying amazing food. Wow, that was a mouthful. But can you blame us? We’re a restaurant. One that specializes in delicious food and great times. Our goal is to make you laugh. And depending on your hot sauce tolerance, cry.

In all seriousness, we take real pride in our food. Try our Cluckin’ Fresh Chicken Fingers, made and seasoned with fresh, never frozen chicken tenders. This isn’t run-of-the-mill pub grub. Our Band of Chefs are influenced by a wide variety of tastes and have travelled across the globe to gain inspiration.

But outside of the kitchen, we find it hard to take ourselves seriously. We’re sports fanatics, music nuts and love a good joke. If you’re into at least one of those things, we should hang out.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Canadian
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Hours of Operation
Sun - Wed: 11am - 1am
Thurs - Sat: 11am - 2am
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Phone number
(416) 585-2121
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Skylar Stewart
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Cross Street
University
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Parking Details
We unfortunately don't have parking, but there is a Green P Parking lot right at our doorstep!
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Public Transit
We are right across the street from Union Station.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 162 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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Food
4.1
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.9
Value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PA
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What I like most is that we were not rushed out... great place to meet up with friends and spend the afternoon!

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DW
Manitoba
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great pre concert/pre sports dining - close to venues.

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LS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great relaxing lunch with a friend. Waitress was able to find a drink we wanted that wasn't on the menu. Bartender was quick to find ingredients and make it perfectly.
Waitress and all the staff made us feel at home. Did not rush us at all. We took our time eating and enjoying the afternoon.
Great job everyone.

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IA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food! Good service! Very convenient location - close to all theatres
Me and my friends we will come again for sure!!!

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HJ
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

I eat at Jack's a lot for lunch and have not grown tired of their chicken fingers! Side salad is always meh and Jack Astor fries are not worth the calories. Service on this visit was particularly excellent. My co-worker ordered the club sandwich and it is served on a ciabatta bun or similar and he was missing the excellence and simplicity of white toast.

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B
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A good place to dine and have a drink, pretty good selection of beers ans wine.

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JD
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and humor with our server! The service was so quick that our food came before our beer!

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JL
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Good food love the chicken fingers and the sesame chicken bowl at Jack's. We were early so not too noisy yet....sometimes hard to converse when the music is loud. All in all...love Jack's.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I took my girlfriend here for a night out, the server was very friendly the food was good my only real issue here were the drinks. We both ordered fish bowls and They were extremely weak, I’m almost certain the drinks were watered down excluding that i enjoyed my experience and would go back strictly for the food.

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L
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We ate here on the Thursday evening and the food was that good we went back on the Friday for lunch before we flew back to the UK. Great location, friendly helpful staff and lively atmosphere.

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Z
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

Bad service. Waited 15 mins for sauce for my wings. So I gave up and ate them dry.
Server was careless!

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S
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food was good and the service was good. Good place to meet up with old friends downtown.

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MB
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

Food and drinks were good and host was very accommodating but the server was defiantly rushing us to finish our drinks and leave. Recommended we get the fish bowl drinks then when we had finished eating and had half left to drink she came over every 5 minutes to see if she could take anything else from the table then didn’t offer any dessert just brought the bill and said no rush then 5 minutes later came back and asked if we were sure she couldn’t bring us a machine to pay.

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DZ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The waitress is fabulous and she’s great. I forgot her name. Sorry.

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L
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

They turned up the music too loud in bar area we couldnt hear each other. Had to move to dining area. A little quieter.

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AS
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

This location used to be very fast, and the food was very good. On the last visit, we found our service slow and the food to be mediocre at best. Will consider other options next time.

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T
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Our experience was negatively impacted by a table of 15+ 20-somethings who were VERY loud.
Many looked barely legal drinking age and a few had too much and were yelling instead of talking.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

The restaurant is too noisy for me. I wonder if there could be a quiet section.

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

Blue jays game with mother in law.....service was slow at the beginning...wasn’t too busy but then got a bit better

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GS
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed our leisurely business lunch. Waitress was great. We did not get rushed out. Open table didn't really work but I was there in plently of time and staff was very accomodating.
Really liked how close it was to the train station since I came from Windsor just for this meeting returning the same day.

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MF
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The restaurant was clean, the food was good, and the service was excellent.

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MM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Jack Astor’s is always a good place to every moment of your life, the only complaint that i have is: when i got in the front desk they haven’t found my reservation in the system, but anyways they gave us an outside table.

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SL
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Overall the service was good, food was good and loved the patio

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TH
Toronto
216 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Food & Service.
Awesome Patio that is vibrant and always busy.
A reservation is necessary (Especially if there are ACC or Rogers events).
However, there's always room at the Patio Bar.

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BB
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waitress was outstanding. We sat on the patio. Food , drinks & atmosphere was perfect for the pre concert.

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O
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service. Seated quickly and servers were proficient.

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TD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant is reasonably priced and while it’s not haute cuisine they have an inventive varied menu and food is consistently delicious. The service is always great and the buzz is usually the right level for the time of day.

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OT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Disappointing start with no cheese available for the pan bread. A favourite starter at any Jack's. Initial server was friendly but, we were served by multiple staff members throughout the meal which unfortunately did not lend to a more welcoming atmosphere. It was not busy but having a time written on the table when we sat down was also an odd, rushed feeling. Overall, food was good and average but understandably so, as was the experience when factoring in service and atmosphere. No severe complaints, but won't be returning or recommending. Thank you

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HJ
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

When dining at Jacks - stick to the chicken fingers! I am eating Keto which is really hard to do at Jack's. The Carb temptation is off the charts and the salads are expensive for the quality - $20 for a salad? I ordered the roasted double chicken breast with skin with I think something called dirty rice. They kindly substituted the rice for a side salad....so not sure how this can be cheaper than a Caesar salad with chicken.....anyway it was really greasy and pan fried - not roasted. I eat a Jack's at least once a week for lunch....I will stick to chicken fingers and figure out how to burn off those carbs quick!

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I
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Good dependable place for lunch. Fast friendly service, decent food and the volume is not too loud for a business discussion. I had the curry chicken bowl and it was decent but nothing special.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

I did check in at the reserved time so I don’t know why you said I didn’t.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Shannon was an amazing server! She was very attentive, made recommendations and made the meal a very enjoyable experience. I would definitely come back.

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S
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Good meal after evening event. Chicken fingers were not as hot as usual. Otherwise was quick and tasty meal. Very busy location.

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OT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waitress was the best!! Attentive but not over bearing. Real not phony!

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We all tried the new Cheesy menu. A couple of us tried the cheesy burger which includes a deep fried provolone cheese patty on top of the burger. Another ate the grill cheese chicken sandwich. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal. It was difficult to takes the burger over the cheese but I would say that is a bad thing. Definitely have to go back again before this cheesy menu disappears.

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SK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Took son to Leaf game

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Got a phone call from Jack Astors day before reservation telling me that Open Table should not have accepted reservations for a Saturday night. Both you and tthe restaurant should get your s#!#!t together.

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r
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great meal. When paying the bill i gave a voucher which in turn the waitress showed me on an i pad what the amount would be but never gave me a hard copy. She said our table was closed out and could not produce a copy for us.

I paid with a business card and kinda needed a receipt

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OT
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Our server “sheldon” was excellent. Beer selection was excellent. Having the reservation was great.

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JL
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2017
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Good food and good value; service fast at outset but then we had to ask for the bill (twice), then the machine to pay the bill.

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