The Commoner - Toronto

4.5
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Your neighbourhood restaurant and bar, serving upscale pub fare, craft beer, and classic cocktails. Located in Roncesvalles Village
What 124 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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J
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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.

BM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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.

OT
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.

MC
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.

NP
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?)

AD
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.

ML
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.

DB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

CM
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Excellent coffee!

C
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.

n
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.

D
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a gem! Great food, beer and service!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Great service. Food was ok. Great beer selection.

D
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.

LA
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
Toronto
12 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!

D
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

L
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!

BB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
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.

DH
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.

MG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

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

a
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.

L
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.

S
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.

D
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
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
16 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
3 reviews
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
12 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
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.

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
28 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...