The Pilot

4.5
310 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
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 310 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
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MichaelP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent. Heated patio was very comfortable on a very chilly breezy day.

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SalomeC
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was raining a bit abs a bit cold but you coul d not tell. The roof top was warm and dry!

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KarnbirS
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was awesome the staff and everything.Also I love the food.

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CarolineC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great roof top patio with excellent rain coverage.

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JudithM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Our server(s) were great. We appreciated the coffee refills, kindness in helping my friend customize her meal, and the fact that gluten-free toast was available! The wind blowing all the debris off the awnings and onto our table was a bit unpleasant, but it wasn't anything anyone could do anything about! I would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

heated patio was nice and warm, good distancing with some barriers between tables and COVID safety

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I always love coming to the Pilot when I’m in town. The drinks are amazing and the service from the staff is incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Overall great! Delicious food & reasonably priced! Service definitely needs some work but staff was so friendly!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Overall a good experience

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SigmundFloyd
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Good food. Good portions. Great service. I highly recommend the noodles.

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Joel1915
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Quite enjoyed the butter chicken and the staff were great.

Also liked the distancing between tables on the roof top and the fact that it was quiet enough to have a conversation without any difficulty.

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GiulianaK
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Pilot is excellent (but you need good legs to go to the upstairs patio). The problem of the noise is due to the construction going on next door. But this is a problem that affects most of Toronto. The location is very good and the patio upstairs is very pleasant and well protected from sun and rain.
The food is excellent and reasonably priced.

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FannieS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Great ambience, location, food is pub food. Overall not bad.

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yash
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

had an amazing time with friends at the patio with great food and comfortable setup.

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SalomeC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for brunch on the weekend and everything was amazing. We were a table of 8 and everyone’s order came out at the same time! The waffles are particularly delicious and so are the eggs Benedict! Highly recommend it.

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BrittT
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been coming to The Pilot for years - it's a great spot for a drink. The rooftop patio is really lovely and the service is always excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and service were both wonderful the ambience was only rated a bit lower because of the yellowjackets

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ElsaR
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Nice ambience, good food, excellent customer service

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vipKingsley
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent lunch on the Flight Deck. The Fish Tacos and the Smoked Pork Chop are highly recommended. And we kept dry, even through a torrential downpour!

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harts
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
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 on September 18, 2021
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 on September 18, 2021
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 on September 17, 2021
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
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
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 on September 17, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Food not that great but service good and ambience perfect

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Rosy
Toronto
28 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
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
Toronto
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.

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WendyM
Toronto
3 reviews
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.

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HasMas
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Service was amazing, will definitely be returning!

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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

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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

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 310 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.