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The Pilot

4.6
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109 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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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 10 pm Monday-Friday and 11 am to 10 pm Saturdays and Sundays.

Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions we won't be taking reservations for groups larger than 6. As well, each reservation will only be seated when 75% of the party is present and 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 109 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.4
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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David
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

A great place for an informal meal. I recommend it to anyone wanting good food in a relaxing and informal environment.

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ivanapee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely time at the pilot during the last weekend of the summer! The heated patio was really appreciated :)

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JimmyKeys
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our server Dorothy was excellent - attentive and approachable. She was a key part of our enjoyable evening. It was one of my few times going out since Covid so this was very reassuring. Host staff were also great. Client facing workers taking extra risks right now so big up to the team. Cheers! James

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vipEddieP
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best service !!!!

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AshH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience2

Server was great, food not so much -
nachos were dry and not that great. the fries we ordered seemed like the end of the bag as all the fries were tiny.
drinks were not that great - ordered a pitcher of sangaria but it didn’t taste like a sangaria.

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TorontoGem
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot for brunch, lunch and dinner up on the flight deck!

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HelenS
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service, and we greatly appreciated their adherence to COVID safety protocols.
We felt safe while greatly enjoying our small get together.
Thank you!

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BruceD
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service. Thank you!! Love coming here and the rooftop patio is Covid safe!!

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ClaraL
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It's a very nice place to have dinner with friends or with your couple!

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CraigB
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was amazing! Our server was really good as well

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MaryP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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MelissaN
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nicely spaced out tables. Well appointed hygiene staff watching over the volume of people.
Good comfortable experience.
Chairs suck... my back us killing me.

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allanr
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Been going there for 50-plus years, so glad to see many of the familiar staffers still aboard, Food never been an issue,

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AmeliaE5678
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great patio. Good social distance plan and cleaning regimen. Always a consistent positive experience. Worth the climb. Lots of construction around it but easy to ignore.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal on one of my favourite Toronto patios.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best rooftop seats. Good food. Good service. Felt safe from Covid due to protocols.
My friend and I had a great time.
Will come back.
Thanks.

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RoseA
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had dinner here on The patio on a beautiful warm night and the breeze was perfect!
The food was great - it’s a tavern so please be aware not ‘fine’ dining but everything was delicious and the drinks we great too. Come for a relaxed, good time

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and attention by staff and management.

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Mitch
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Absolute mismanagement and a terrible experience.

The Pilot
Responded on August 22, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback, although we're very sorry and disappointed you had such a negative experience. We've messaged you privately to discuss this further.

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DavaughnO
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great experience overall; great staff, good food etc

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Lid2020
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely upper deck. People spaced part, staff are very diligently cleaning and wearing masks. Great time and good food, lovely evening!

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Kayla
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall4Food3Service1Ambience3

Average food but cool atmosphere! I would come again.

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Tasie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Loved the rooftop patio. The food is mediocre - not bad but nothing special. Good service and nice vibe. Enjoyed sharing the sangria pitcher - great value.

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AlexF
London
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Didn't eat so can't comment in the food but ambience, service and Covid protections all seemed in good order.

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TRSW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Ordered the smoked salmon flatbread - very delicious ! Sour cream was light and not overpowering, lots of smoked salmon on top

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a very great experience, I really like it, the foods the service, everyone follows safety procedures, clean, friendly environment, feels like I’m in Aviation, as a Pilot visiting this place is absolutely gorgeous, overall what can I say I definitely come back again.

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TimC
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice space, a venue as expected. The service was good, the food exactly what we though it be. Generous in portion and very tasty.

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LanaK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a lovely place. The outdoor (rooftop) seating is very cosy, the right balance of shade, sunbeams and summer breeze. Although you hear the buzy-city sounds, you can talk easily. The food was fresh and tasty. I especially enjoyed mussels and non-alcohol mohitos. This place is great for lunch with friends or colleagues, but I also can imagine it as a good place to go on a date.

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MTron
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The rooftop patio was comfortable and service was excellent.

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KaylaE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Great patio! So glad to have the retractable awning when it started to rain briefly.

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MP12
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place! Food was good, drinks were good, it's not too pricey. The rooftop is beautiful.

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JenY
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Patio is lovely, tables well spaced, staff did a great job. Just a bit difficult to talk to the table next to us because of the loud music. Otherwise a great experience.

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Lina
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

At the entrance to the rooftop, the host was pretty rude. We were giving her our information, she wasn't even replying and giving us attitude. That wasn't a good start but the food and drinks were good.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went to the Pilot for Brunch on Saturday afternoon. We sat on the Flight Deck and it was perfect. We felt really safe with the protocols they’ve put in place there. You can see the staff constantly cleaning and sanitizing touch points and tables. Super spacious patio on the roof top with shade and sun options. The food is delicious and the drinks were refreshing! Service was great and attentive. One of my favourite places in this area to have a drink or eat some favourites.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Reservation doesn’t guarantee patio seating (we were seated indoors). Our party asked to be seated outdoors and the hostess told us that they would check in with us if something opens up. We didn’t see that hostess for the rest of the night. Otherwise, super relaxed and easy place for drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff was excellent, food was good and overall a good experience.

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Travis
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Took long for waiter to give service. Food was not prepared well, wings were overdone.

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KayR
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Love the patio. Service was great. Food however was all right. Typical restaurant menu. No wow factor. Just good!

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Neil
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The set up was good and organized. I appreciated that they were able to lower the shades to help block the scorching sun, though I wish I had asked earlier. Staff was attentive and they did a good job at social distancing. The food was good and the prices were fair. Fortunately no construction noise going on. Nice to have this rooftop patio in the heart of the city!

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vipSfizio
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed the fish and chips. The service and atmosphere were great!

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The Pilot is rated 4.6 stars by 109 OpenTable diners.

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