Tennessee Tavern

4.7
96 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Eastern European
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
An Eastern European inspired tavern proudly serving Parkdale seven days a week! The menu designed by Chef Grant van Gameren features a mix of Eastern European classic comfort food that is grounded in North American tavern fare. An eclectic soundtrack of blues, soul and rockabilly is replaced by live bands and events on weekends.
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4.6
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4.5
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4.4
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OS
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and amazing food plus wine from my Croatian heritage!

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R
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in n the city. Great food and drink!

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P
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a great vibe. The service and food was excellent.

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F
Yosemite
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Music too loud.
Perogies were fenomenal but the schnitzel was average

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AN
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brought my family here for Mother’s Day. Brunch was exceptional, they were blown away with the decor, menu and service. No complaints and will definitely come back.

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GM
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

A bit loud and hard to talk. Terrific service and very good meat dishes.

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RS
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Way too loud. Couldn't talk without having to shout over the music

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FC
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great surprise, went for the interesting menu, and Tennessee Tavern was an amazing surprise, the staff was great and went beyond any expectations!!
Great choice definitely a great place!

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C
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Having been to TT on Mar 26 for dinner, I was a little disappointed that the brunch menu lacked some of the unique and delicious dishes from the dinner menu.
However, service was excellent. We were a group of 6 and the staff were very patient as we moved twice to find a table to allow for conversation. Also there was a mix-up over a beer order and it was taken from the bill. Great beer options!
Will return for dinner.

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JM
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Great place for small groups. Good food, great value.

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j
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Service was great. the hostess took time to explain all our options and made sure we did not over order.
We found the food good and came away stuffed. We ordered a bit too much in the end. Looking forward to going back one night when they might have some live music.

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EC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was great and the service was exceptional. Everyone was extremely helpful and offered great advice when choosing what to eat and drink.

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E
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Hearty, home style cooking in a fun atmosphere. Would go back.

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AN
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant - it’s like the Austrohungarian empire never died!

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SM
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 5

Ambiance was relaxed and comforting and food was pretty good until we received a dish that was extremely salty to the point where it was inedible. When asked to replace the dish we got dirty looks and condescending comments from our server. Ruined the overall experience at the restaurant. It's too bad because the pirogies were pretty good, but will not be returning.

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LS
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As someone with polish heritage it is great to see delicious traditional food in hip and funky environment. I will be back there for sure.

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J
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Tennessee Tavern has a great vibe and decor. My wife and I enioyed our date night there and will be back for the food (awesome) and the service. Get the cevapi!

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DB
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great fun place. Good food, nothing sophisticated but very tasty! Will be back.

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ET
Toronto
34 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an awesome time. Just a little too much salt in the food. Otherwise, food, service and ambiance was top notch

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JR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great drink selection. The food menu had lots of good options for sharing. We got pierogis, assorted pickle platter and basket of sausages which were all delish. The spaetzle and schnitzel were a little heavy on the salt in my opinion, but would go back. We’re cool atmosphere!

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OT
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As an Eastern European who eats this cuisine regularly, I can honestly say the food is exceptional. There’s a great ambiance for a date or group and the service is attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. Will definitely be returning!

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SO
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Late reso very busy time still got great service and food was very good. Unfortunately - too loud. Felt like I had to yell all night. Despite everything going for it; I would think twice before coming back to have an evening out with friends. I couldn't really enjoy them and that's the whole point of going out. Sound panels would not go amiss in this otherwise lovely space.

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j
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

I LOVE THIS FREAKIN RESTAURANT AUGH this was my first time there for brunch, we usually come for beer and pickles. daytime atmosphere did not disappoint and the cevapi and eggs were excellent. the staff are always friendly and professional.

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FS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious, different, odd and amazing all rolled up in one.

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EM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Vibe is amazing. Food was spectacular and service was great! Highly recommended

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food, great vibe to the place.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great night

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M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

No notes on this visit.

One guest thought the bathroom was “scary”.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

Food was good but service was absolutely terrible.

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SM
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

We’ve been there a few times before and the quality of food isn’t as great this time around. The service was also below par. We weren’t served water until the end of our meal after asking for it a couple times. Then when we did receive it there was a sweet offputting taste to it. There was no seasoning in the ajvar and tasted very bland compared to what you would get in the balkans. Sadly don’t think I will ever go back.

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MG
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Vegan pretzels, which are a rarity. Blood sausages that are to die for.

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GG
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Visited for the first time for Sunday brunch after repeated recommendations by our adult children (committed downtowners). Drove down from North York. Parking was easy at nearby Green P. Front window table would have sat 10 but was plenty big for our intimate group of six. Greeted warmly upon arrival and service was friendly and attentive. Ate well including appetizers and a pitcher of mimosas and bottomless coffee. Live music for a portion of our visit and in-house tunes as well. Glad we were seated up front or might have been too noisy for conversation on the main floor. Perfect for a relaxing, laid-back weekend gathering. Left satisfied (killer pierogies!) and will visit again.
Thanks TT!

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M
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Food was fine overpriced after all it’s perogi and cabbage rolls etc. Atmosphere is nice.
Bathrooms smell horrible .., though should do something about that

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and even more wonderful service!

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DB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Really good polish / german style cooking. Interesting east European wine list.

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GJ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just had a wonderful meal. Service was top notch. Rare that I'm thinking of coming back before I've left. For three people we ordered schnitzel, mushrooms, spaetzle and a basket of mixed sausage. It was the perfect amount for us. My partner ordered the Tenny Punch wish I skipped my beer and ordered one as well . Will be back :)

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JB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Was a large brunch menu with lots of yummy options. Thought the prices of some of the drinks were a little steep for where we were (mimosa was $11) but in all food was really good. Do not go with a light appetite as the portions were huge. Try the pretzel with the beef strog

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TB
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

I really appreciated some of the authentic details of the food, straight down to the Tabasco sauce and the Paprika in a salt shaker. It reminded me of the food I grew up with and the atmosphere balanced between being dark and nostalgic, and well deliberated.

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LB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Casual European style pub. I would say it's more Central European than British like the tag says. I came here for some pierogies with a friend. I like that they come in 3 sizes. We both got 6 and then split the cucumber salad. The cucumber salad didn't live up to expectations as it did not have much flavour. They charged extra for a tablespoon of hot sauce. However, the pierogies were fantastic! I'd come back just for these. They also have lots of other things I want to try: cabbage rolls, schnitzel etc.

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JB
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went with friends for brunch. Everyone was super impressed with our brunch orders. We had The Parkdale Easy,Veal Schnitzel and the McSchnitty-all were excellent!
Amazing ambience.Great service.Really good live music.
Will be back

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