The Commoner - Toronto

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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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Your neighbourhood restaurant and bar, serving upscale pub fare, craft beer, and classic cocktails. Located in Roncesvalles Village
What 98 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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D
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great beer, good food. Perfect spot to meet friends.

a
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Loved the ambiance and the service. I ordered the huevos rancheros and didn’t like it at all. The eggs were basically raw. The truffle fries my partner ordered were very good though. Cool spot, but maybe cook the eggs before putting it on the plate.

VZ
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, amazing service and a beautiful building are all reasons to give the commoner a try.

AM
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great! The environment was beautiful and unique and the price was a good value!

RO
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our go to restaurant. Great cocktails, great food, friendly efficient staff.

GC
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best staff in town! Great beer menu. Fantastic atmosphere. Sweet brunch.

B
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friends from out of town

LN
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience5

Good experience and we were a table of 12, so not a small party! but, it took over an hour for food to arrive... which felt unnecessary. I would go back for sure, great spot. just dont expect fast service.

JD
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and the food was awesome. It's a very comfortable place to head with your friends to watch a game or just catch up over a few drinks. Will definitely go back.

MJ
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Outstanding food and drink at The Commoner. Our table ordered the tuna tostada, crab cakes, nachos, chicken tacos and French onion soup. Everything was excellent! Highly recommend.

AP
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It hits the mark in all areas. Not sure want to call it an upscale pub but it's a great place to get a drink, watch the game or a really good meal.

W
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Always good options for a contemporary pub experience!

JB
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice atmosphere, good beer and food, excellent service. Recommend! Wish it stayed open a little later.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Food was really good, but the service was incredibly slow. Our drinks sat at the bar for over 10 minutes, food took forever, and it was almost impossible to get the attention of the server. We asked for a dessert menu twice and never ended up getting it...

d
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were so attentive -earned a top tip as a result.

Try 'The Commoner' burger -delish!

PL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Most of the food was good but a couple of dishes really missed the mark. The Chicken Schnitzel was overdone and basically not palatable. his gave my Aunt visiting from Germany a bad impression.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Really love coming here and cauliflower app was great but steak dinner was not as good as it has been on a prior visit. Will be back as the menu is great, service is good and ambiance has a nice casual neighbourhood feel

T
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service2Ambience4

This was our first visit and our expectations were exceeded. The food was wonderful and reasonably priced. The service was excellent and the ambiance of the restaurant was great. We will be back!!

GI
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Great spot that's only a year old. Love the decor here, and the cocktail list is excellent. Solid selection of local beers and ciders, too. Sadly, not a single Canadian wine on the list. A missed opportunity. Brunch offers many tasty options. Lovely patio that has spots outside the railing with mats and water for dogs.

s
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience3

Lots of potential. Tostada was very acidic. Fish was dry. Service is excellent.

CB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall3Food2Service1Ambience4

Great spot, nice ambiance and could hear my friend chatting. Staff seemed to be understaffed or neglectful. Sat us and forgot us after taking one drink order. Had to go ask for service. Food was good.

LB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

delicious food, beautiful well-appointed decor, great staff

KS
Toronto
69 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a few Aperol Spritz and they were lovely! We did not eat but will certainly return for the buffalo cauliflower. Our server Tasha was incredibly sweet and attentive, she is a great asset to the Commoner team.

NL
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Food took forever and it wasn’t the best quality. Our server was nice

DH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Solid as always. We particularly liked the addition of some specials to the menu.

SA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Awesome ambiance, good price wines. Service was great.

DR
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Food and service were excellent. I'm still looking for a restaurant that isn't too noisy.

RM
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience4

We enjoy The Commoner; you have certainly improved the ‘hood! This last visit we sat on the patio in the fading sun, which was lovely. There were a bunch of preteens enjoying the outdoors very exuberantly outside while their parents dined inside. It was a bit loud, but harmless fun,

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food, fun atmosphere for a group of friends.

GR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Father’s Day. Had a great time. Dad 93. He enjoyed very much. Thank you. We’ve been previously and will return

D
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great beer selection. Good food.

K
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We absolutely loved The Commoner so much that we went back two nights in a row. What stands out about this restaurant is the stunning Art Deco decor and great atmosphere, paired with the fair priced food and variety of craft beer. It makes for a perfect night out with friends that won’t break the bank. We tried almost all the appetizers and craft beers over the course of both nights. The guacamole, nachos with braised rib and the sliders are what really stood out for us! In terms of drinks, they have a sampler called “flight” where we were able to try 4 different beers and the portion sizes are pretty great. My cousins, husband and I had such an amazing time tasting beer and watching the game. Our waitresses were both wonderful but the lady that served us the first night did a fantastic job! It was pretty busy because of the game but she didn’t miss a beat and really connected with us. On the second night the manager surprised us with a sampler of the most delicious ciders any of us had ever tried. We will definitely be back with a whole posse in tow.

JT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Beautiful restaurant, the service was fine but nothing to write home about. Same with the food.

SR
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

The food was good - but not spectacular. Service was very good. The restaurant was very, very loud. In fairness, I had read other reviews with comments about the noise level, but decided to find out for ourselves. Because of the decibel level, I doubt we'll try it again.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

The food always takes sooo long to come out. Also the potatoes are steeped in grease which gets into everything on your plate

MS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The good folks at the Commoner bent over backwards to help me and my friends celebrate a birthday and cheer on the Raptors as they defeated the Bucks in game 6. I can't praise the host and various wait staff enough: they helped me secure a table for 12 (!!) at the last minute, and attended our every need, including tons of complicated drink orders, lots of food for the table, and generally being around to help us out. It was an outstanding experience across the board. Thank you!

E
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this restaurant - I keep coming back here! The service is wonderful and friendly, the drinks are tasty and the food is top notch and amazing value. I love the arugula salad - it's my go-to dinner! The wings and buffalo cauliflower are also awesome. Go visit - it's a beautiful spot!

TD
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Discovered this place when it opened last summer and it’s our new favourite go to. Great value. Food is consistent, fresh ingredients and we always leave feeling like we got our money’s worth. Craft beer line up is solid, great handcrafted cocktail list and amazing service. The menu changes seasonally which is nice for variety. Our last visit we ordered the new Power Bowl and it was a hit! Lots of fresh, healthy, hardy ingredients. Although the dressing was a touch spicy for my taste I brought it to my servers attention and they quickly remade me a new one and the manager was sure to follow up to make sure we were happy. I hope this place continues to thrive! 5 stars!

E
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were so happy with the space! We booked a bit of a last minute birthday brunch and the high top tables worked perfectly. We had a group of 14. The staff were accommodating and made booking totally stress free.

Service was fast. Everyone was very happy with their food. Great space, great food and nice staff. Our new neighborhood go to.

CL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

Lovely space, lovely people. Ordered salads. Power bowl is actually fairly small considering the name and the price. Arugula goat cheese beet salad was tasty except VERY much 90% arugula, under seasoned. Grilled chicken add on was good on flavour but so dry I had to find bits of avo and goats cheese or dressed in my salad to choke it down with. This place is overpriced for the portion sizes and the flavour doesn’t live up to the space or vibe. Too bad.