The Pilot

4.5
291 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Pub

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Casual
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 are open and happy to serve you on one of our three outdoor patios!

We are taking a limited amount of reservations for our rooftop patio while walk-ins are encouraged. Our street level front and side patios are for walk-ins only.

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
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 291 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
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harts
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

a very nice patio, with tables well spaced and carefully sanitized. menu was quite extensive---food was well prepared and tasty. service was slow to get started due to shift change with our initial server--but once ordered, food was served quite quickly. we will go back when we are in the area

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Dani
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Service and food was great! Glad this place survived the pandemic. Big fan of the rooftop patio

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StrayFish
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were very accommodating and went out of their way to advise which dishes were in keeping with our dietary restrictions.

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Sommi
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

They have a mice problem and the staff called it an open secret. Literally had mice walk up to our feet.

Our food came out half cold to the touch (this was before told our waiter).

The rooftop patio was delightful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food1Service2Ambience3

Food was terrible. Not going back there.

Salmon was too sweet and thai noodles was too sour. We sent back thai noodles coz it was way too terrible.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Food not that great but service good and ambience perfect

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vipRosy
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

Nice spot with good views, reasonably priced but a bit loud. Good safety protocols in place. Popular spot.

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JennaM
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was great and really worth it. The patio was really cute and nice. Just the down side of being outside was having to deal with bees and there is construction happening on the street so it is very loud. Our server was really fast and kind. Overall it was a great experience all around.

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George
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great patio with delicious food and friendly servers! The 2 specials of the evening: shishito peppers and cajun spiced pickerel were awesome ....so was the smoked pork chop . Will definitely go back to try their other dishes!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Their salads are absolutely fantastic!

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Skulluxe
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

3rd floor patio is an excellent space for watching a game, having a few drinks and some food. Staff is friendly and we’re on top of cleaning and keeping everyone spaced and safe.

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KashA
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience2

We were given a table shared with another couple, so a little less privacy. But good experience overall, paper plane is a must try.

WM
WendyM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good food, rooftop patio with some shade. Great location.

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Segna
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Welcoming staff. Easily moved us indoors from the patio with no hesitation as it started to rain.
Good food , excellent waitstaff and no rush to get us out of the restaurant.

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TimS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

for the right occasion + casual and fun on the deck

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Karen
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service. Patio is a great place to hang with friends. Lot of great memories here.

HM
HasMas
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Service was amazing, will definitely be returning!

MK
MaryK
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service. Enjoyed our meal on the outdoor rooftop patio on a beautiful summer evening

LM
LidMo
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Good food, one of the best rooftop patios in Toronto.

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Foodie15
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience2

Needs music

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navr
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place! Its becoming a favourite. Food, drinks n service all great <3

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Good food, drinks and ambiance. Service was quite slow

GP
GiselleP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The rooftop patio was the perfect spot to de-stress with a couple drinks after work.

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AmberD
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our server was outstanding
Had a great meal
Great atmosphere on the rooftop too!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Really fun place! Great service good food and drinks

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Louder music would be great on deck!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Consistent quality. Good value for money. Bathrooms could have been cleaner please

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vipKingsley
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Flight Deck is a great rooftop patio. And with awnings and heaters, let's hope it can stay open for many more months.

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NicoleK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food! We sat on the rooftop. Server very attentive

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WayneJ
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good beer selection. Not crowded. Attentive service. What's not to like about that?

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WendyM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was wonderful to be on a patio that had retractable awnings in case of rain, and ceiling fans. Our server was very helpful and friendly, bringing water for one of our party's seeing eye dog without being asked. Everyone really enjoyed the food! Good portions and great flavours.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very good. Love the rooftop patio and the service was great. For some reason it was quite loud, but everything else was great.

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vipChad
Toronto
28 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

While we enjoyed our table, the table we wanted and was told we couldn't have, remained unused the ENTIRE time we had lunch. Hmm...

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JPSB
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Haven't been to The Pilot in over ten years - a result of moving out of the city. Came back to find the patio completely redone, but the food and drinks were as good as ever. The Pilot never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I don’t usually write reviews but, this place needs one!
I wanted a special place for my boyfriends birthday and thankfully The Pilot had an open spot. Lovely ambience, service was incredible and the food was amazing. From the moment we stepped in to the time we left, the staff was wonderful. Definitely would come again to celebrate other special occasions or everyday dining. 5/5

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SQuinlan
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely table on the rooftop patio. Our guest were very impressed.

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DavidP
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

2nd tome at The Pilot in 2 weeks. Staff and management doing a great job to keep things as pleasant as poss given circumstances. Very enjoyable.

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AlishaR
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server was amazing!

We went late afternoon, roof top patio wasn’t very busy - lots of space between patrons, tables has signage indicating they’d been sanitized. Menus were easy to bring up on our phones.

Check in was easy!

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Kate
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our ladies lunch. Great service food and atmosphere. I have booked again with a larger crowd because it was so relaxing!

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JoelleN
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

I wasn't please with the food quality and selection.

FAQs

The Pilot offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 923-5716.

The Pilot is rated 4.5 stars by 291 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.