The Pilot

4.6
150 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Pub
Toronto’s landmark tavern. Pouring cold pints, mixing great cocktails and serving a combination of classic pub fare and modern twists over three floors, including our iconic rooftop patio.

We take reservations from 11:30 am to 8 pm Monday-Friday and 10 am to 8 pm Saturdays and Sundays.

Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions we won't be taking reservations for groups larger than 4. There is a 10 minute grace period for all reservations.

We appreciate your understanding as we work towards ensuring a safe and fun visit to The Pilot for all of our customers.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 150 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SamanthaW
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Patio was covered and warm! The food was great and the drinks were even better. Sad to see it close again but hoping it will survive this lockdown. We will be back the moment it reopens!

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HedyG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

very nice and friendly service and great drink prices

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vipRenee
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress was so fun and the food and drinks were great as usual. It was surprisingly super warm even though it was ~2 degrees outside!

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Tambo
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great brunch. Great service. Will definitely go back!

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MaryL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

It was a great night. The only thing I would say is that our server, when asked to recommend a dry white didn't tell me that the one she was suggesting was $7.00 more a glass than the house choice. Think it's fair to let a customer know how much more the choice they are suggesting is. Otherwise, all good.

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michaela
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Great food, nice server, effective heaters on patio, attentive manager. Some customers had to be reminded to wear masks when not at their tables.

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DianaP
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and friendly atmosphere - food awesome. l loved the burger and ceasar salad. Easy to book .

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Louise
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best heated patios in the city (especially amazing during COVID times where outdoor dining is the only option)

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NeilG
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Warm enough on roof patio if you dress smartly. A bit short staffed it seemed in term of wait staff. Decent price and selection . Would return.

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Tabitha
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome roof top patio with super delicious food!!

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BryanH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best rooftop patio in Toronto. Amazing staff. My favourite spot by far!!

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DanM
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you Pilot for a little slice of cheery normalcy at this weird time.

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MattS
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

great open roof venue, arrival protocols were easy with masks and the OpenTable app. good location in the heart of the city. friendly service. food (chips, fries) were a bit meh but the ambience was good.

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vipSfizio
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great brunch food and service. The Pilot has a good variety of food choices.

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CamilleD
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pleasantly surprised for a first time here! I don’t know the name of our server but he was adorable

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Capoteandme
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pilot rooftop was excellent! Great service, great food, can't wait for the jazz to return.

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JimS
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

In these odd times, it’s nice to enjoy a patio. The Pilot is a friendly great place to enjoy a meal. Super staff, affordable and varied menu. Great use of spacing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I felt very safe returning to my favourite pub. Strong protocols.

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SamanthaW
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food and great service! Was nice and warm and staff were doing their best to make everyone comfortable and safe.

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Chelca
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great rooftop especially for during covid. Not many staff so felt bad for the two running around but still great!

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ShivangiS
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Good food and fun cocktails. The heated patio can get a little too hot at times but otherwise a great place for brunch or dinner and drinks. Loved their avocado toast!

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BryanH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best patio in the City. Fantastic spot for lunch or dinner. Love the Pilot.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service . Will return

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Elles
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

The covered patio was very nice and warm. The service was also good.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had drinks and ate on the front patio. There was a heater, and our waiter/bartender was awesome and friendly

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Kingsley
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for Brunch. Was warm even on a cold day. Eggs Benedict and home fries were perfect.

The Pilot
Responded on October 28, 2020

Thanks so much for the great feedback - we really appreciate it and so glad to see you enjoyed yourself here at The Pilot!

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Sasha
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic heated outdoor patio! Sweet potato fries are outstanding and the drinks are wonderful and reasonably priced.

The Pilot
Responded on October 28, 2020

Hi Sasha, thanks very much for the great review! We're so glad to see you enjoyed yourself!

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SLeeman
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

under pandemic situation, it was great. Hopefully, it can sustain as weather gets colder.

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MarinoM
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful find. Fabulous experience. Staff were friendly polite and inviting. Overall a terrific experience. We thoroughly appreciated the covered roof and heaters and distance between tables. We will definitely go back again.

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Eimearb
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Heating system is great on the Deck and kept us really warm. Food was good, fries weren't so great. Really attentive, kind staff and the venue was lively. Great place for a drink with friends or big group dinner.

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TheEye
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

It was a very enjoyable evening. The food was ok. The nachos needed more cheese and refried beans - too many dry corn chips.

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StephanieL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

The rooftop patio was warm the entire evening. They have a good selection of draught beers. Nice service and ambiance.

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AUDY
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best part was a roof top patio with heaters. Food was yumm and the service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice place for a beer and snack

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

Food was disappointing. Service was good.

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SteveM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

The food was good enough but definitely not great.
The heaters were nice on the patio
The service was not good
Took way too long considering that the place was not very busy
Orders were wrong too
Unfortunately we were too hungry to wait for it to be made right
Not really sure if I’d recommend the pilot or not.

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AnnaE
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Waitress was friendly and the heated rooftop was perfect for brunch. Would recommend it to friends and family!!

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vipEddieP
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The best server - Caroline.

I am very concerned about safety and patio is great !

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Elli
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Good spot during colder and wet season with Covid!

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SallyB
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual The Flight Deck was stellar. Lots of spacing, excellent service - great burger.

FAQs

The Pilot is rated 4.6 stars by 150 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.