The Commoner - Toronto

4.5
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128 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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Great Beer
Your neighbourhood restaurant and bar, serving upscale pub fare, craft beer, and classic cocktails. Located in Roncesvalles Village
What 128 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AndrewP
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappointed when I go, great selection of beer to go with the diverse publish menu.

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vipDavidH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Attentive service, great food and drinks. Always a pleasure to go to the Commoner.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the vibe and the atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

When the reservation was made we made it for standard dinning not the high table, but when my friend arrived they sat her at a high table and when she asked for a regular table the hostess said they were for families with children. So I’m wondering why I was given a choice when I made the reservation. And is this restaurant discriminating us because we don’t have children??? If I ask for as standard table and it was available at the time of the reservation that what I expect.
Secondly we were having brunch and our server asked if we would like refills on our coffee (not a specialty coffee just a drip coffee). Most brunch places will refill drip coffee for free and if it isn’t they let you know that there is an extra charge. We did not know that each cup of coffee was extra, so I was charged for 2 cups of coffee.
Thirdly, my friend has the avocado toast and ordered a soft poached egg and when her eggs came they were hard poached.
Im not sure that The Commoner is worth going back to. It’s too bad bc the restaurant could be so much more.

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Jonathan
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great. Everyone in our party enjoyed their choices. Having vegan options was the main reason we picked The Commoner and our vegan guests were not disappointed. The Steak Frites and Back ribs were super tasty. The meat fell of the bones, just the way I like it. It was a bit on the pricier side for all of the meals and appetizers but for the quality it seemed okay. And they had a great beer selection too.

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BellaM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Had brunch with a few friends and the experience was just ok. Our waitress was not attentive at all and we had to wave her down a few times when we were out of water and wine, the restaurant wasn’t busy. Food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The service and the food were both amazing. The only downside was the music, it was a little too loud for the space and it was difficult to hear other people at our table.

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MarinaC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My boyfriend and I enjoyed the food so much! Plus it's a great location and close to home. I definitely recommend it to everyone.

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NateP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely restaurant, nice location for a first date. Good classy atmosphere, tasty food with decent portions. The staff were incredibly kind and helpful, and service was quick. Only downsides are that food is a touch expensive for what you're getting, and drink prices are abominable (but where are they not?)

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AsherD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

We were on time for our brunch 11:30am reservation, but it took 30 minutes before food arrived.

Menu was limited to about 10 items and you could not order off their regular menu until 3:45. This lead one of our party to only order toast as instead of regular bacon it was maple bacon.

Service was good and the side order of toast was a good deal at $2, as coffee was $3.

Its a nice place but noisy due to flat walls, floors and ceiling implying limited sound proofing. As its a family restaurant little kids can significantly amp up the noise level.

Service was excellent. Quality of food was very good too.

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MarkL
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

The decor was the best feature of The Commoner. It's a small pub with a small food menu. Disappointed that it was comprised of the usual pub food that can be found everywhere. Could be a lot better.

Food we ordered was pretty run of the mill. Nothing spectacular. Quality was good, taste was fine.

Kind of on the noisy side. Barely audible music.

Service was friendly and prompt.

Decor was great.

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DavidB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dinner. Service was excellent. Food was delicious. Great value on price.

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vipCraigM
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Excellent coffee!

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Clay
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service. Wonderful place to be on a snowy Saturday night.

Best onion soup I've had ... outside of Paris ... and outside of our kitchen.

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nancy
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Great service at this family-friendly pub. We had brunch which had some good choices. Food was good but not excellent.

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vipDiane
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a gem! Great food, beer and service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was wonderful, great atmosphere and fantastic pub style food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Great service. Food was ok. Great beer selection.

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melanieD
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Love the vibe at The Commoner!
Food is always great - had the Power Bowl and thought it was delicious. Lots of good menu choices for the varied tastes of the group I was with.

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LARRYK
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

If you are looking for a decent pub with fairly good food, the Commoner is a hit. We were there last Saturday for lunch at 1 PM. Place was about 20% full. Still the service a tad slow. Now the kitchen bent over backwards to accommodate my friend's special request. High mark's to the chef.
My cheeseburger stood out. My wife's Eggs Benedict was a winner. Craft beer flight nailed it.
Wouldn't want to be there if the place was packed.

JD
vipJDL17
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been a few times now and it does not disappoint. Great food and a good selection of beers. Will be back!

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vipDiane
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great pub food and craft beer. Servers are friendly and attentive.

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Lauren
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome spot - we had a great time adn everyone was really friendly! Thanks so much guys!

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BenB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place with excellent food, nice environment and impeccable service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Service was excellent for this type of place (gastropub). Food was good but had an issue with my meal and had to send it back. It was addressed very effectively, however.

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DianeH
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service, great food and a very nice ambiance. This time around we had the Chicken bites and the Fish and Chips, delicious as always. Servers always very friendly and the manager comes around to ensure all is good. We have been here a few times and highly recommended. Reservations suggested at peak times.

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MarthaG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Good place to hang out and get dinner. Cocktails are a bit pricey.

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ashjoy
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and Service were great, we came for a birthday with a table of 9 of us and had a great time! We will definitely be back.

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Lola
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The tiled walls are lovely, but a disaster for the acoustics. My friend and I could barely carry on a conversation.

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Sandra
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Went here for brunch on a Sunday, really enjoyed the eggs benny. Just enough, not an overload of food...just right. Find this place cozy, noise level was good (not loud), good service, good vibe. Can't really complain about anything! Lovely experience.

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vipDiane
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

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

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alissajc
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.

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VincentZ
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.

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AprilM
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!

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vipRobO
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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GregC
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Bruncher
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friends from out of town

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LaineN
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.

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vipJDL17
Toronto
13 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.

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MelanieJ
Toronto
7 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.

FAQs

The Commoner - Toronto does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Commoner - Toronto also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (647) 351-2067.

The Commoner - Toronto is rated 4.5 stars by 128 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.