The Walrus Pub & Beer Hall

4.4
49 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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  • Bar Seating
  • Lunch
  • Business Meals
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Casual Dining
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Tuesday: 11:00am - 1:00 am;
Wednesday -Fri:day: 11:00 am - 2:00 am;
Saturday: 4:00 pm-2:00 am;
Sunday: 4:00 pm-12:00 am
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(416) 363-7261
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Casual Dress
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Cross Street
Bay & Wellington
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 49 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.3
Service
4.3
Ambience
3.9
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SB
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Nice place, but a little too loud for my liking and not a huge fan of the menu options either. This place is convenient for work lunches, but I wouldn't go out of my way to go after work hours.

Being in the heart of the financial district (and not the red light district), the waitress could use a little more clothing as well...kind of disturbing in this "Me2" era, especially.

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MD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place to catchup with friends. Definitely book in advance as the time slots get booked up pretty quickly!

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OC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

My boyfriend and I love this place! Most people go to grab drinks but the food is amazing, especially the burger!

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MP
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Good food! Had to flag down 6 staff members at different times to change the TV channel to a Raptors game, and the restaurant wasn't even that busy.

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OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Love this place. Vibe is great and so is the food and drinks.

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g
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Ordered a bottle of wine with dinner. For the first time ever, at any restaurant, the waitress did not bother allowing us to taste the wine! She just poured glasses for everyone. I thought this was rather odd and very amateurish. Otherwise, food was tasty.

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AZ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Would recommend the Tuna Sashimi dish (lunch). Friends had a pizza & Walrus burger and weren't wowed. Had hoped for a larger beer selection. When filled, it's incredibly noisy and make it almost impossible to have a conversation. Likely won't go back for these reasons.

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MB
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great place but too loud to have conversations beyond two people-and this was at lunch

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service was amazing. Definitely will be back!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed it

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SM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

The service and atmosphere was incredible. However, the food was well below restaurant standards. No flavour. Nothing special for the price. I couldn’t even finish my meal.

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C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food , delicious and promptness of delivery of food was amazing over lunch time

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O
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love the decor. Sabrina was an excellent waitress. I liked the lamb pizza with the beer truck ale.

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S
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

Too noisy
Food is average

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was good. Service was good, food very good

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B
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I really enjoyed the lunch menu with my team for a celebratory lunch. I find Walrus a tad too noisy in the evening, but it’s a fab lunch venue

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LK
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been to the Walrus at Bay and Wellington 4 times now. Each time a great experience. The good is awesome and the service exceptional.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere! The chicken bites were delicious - the arugula honey sauce was next level. Fun spot!

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MK
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

First visit to The Walrus and would definitely go back. Enjoyed the food.

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KK
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Fun atmosphere, loved the patio. Great service, thoughtful & friendly staff. The food was excellent- lots of choice. Will definitely go back!

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TC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We were seated immediately at a bar table on the patio. Ordered a starter and two lunch dishes. All arrived quickly and hot. Easily ate and paid within the hour we had scheduled for lunch. Service was good, food was better, patio is fantastic (lots of people, cover from sun, long bar, outdoor TVs). I will return.

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ED
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great venue, lots to look at and always an upbeat atmosphere. Delicious food and beverage options, too!

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J
Toronto
36 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Our first dinner at The Walrus was very good. This place is too packed for business day lunches so I was glad to finally try this new addition to the neighbourhood.

We had a quiet early pre-concert dinner there on an August Saturday. It was too hot to sit on their patio but the interior is gorgeous and very different from its previous incarnation.

The hostesses were great, but our server was super irritating. She was at the table every 2 mins asking if we were ready to order - NO (I haven't sat down yet, said hi to my friend, and I told you 5 times that we need 5 minutes). She kept up her constant interruptions all thru drinks, dinner, and after dinner. She was literally taking my cocktail glass out of my hand before I finished it. It was early so it was not busy, fairly empty and there was no queue for seats. I have no idea why she was rushing us, but that makes me feel very unwelcome and not well cared for at all (if that is her idea of service).

We really liked the cocktail list and the 2 bars, dining room and downstairs are all impressive. I thought the food was much more up-scale than any Toronto pub and I felt our meal and drinks for two were very reasonably priced.

As I live and work in the neighbourhood I will definitely be back.

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OT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Food was good. Love the variety of drinks and atmosphere.

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MD
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

The server was a bit short with us, not sure why the bad attitude we were very polite.

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TR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I really liked the food and the patio was very nice. Shaded and not too crowded. I will add this into my regular rotation.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and food , oysters are amazing and the patio is a lovely quiet spot.

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DG
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent Service and atmosphere. Good for any occasion. The menu is creative and will have something for everyone. My first time but not the last.

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DR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

The place was great - its a fun spot. There were four of us and the tables were on the small side and are really more suitable for 2 people to sit/eat comfortably as opposed to 4 so we felt quite cramped especially when the intent was having our business lunch meeting - it was tough the four of us having enough room with plates and glasses to fit, let alone to add note pads etc.. If the tables were larger that would be much better. As such, we gave up on our business meeting and just had a fun lunch. Looking around it seems all the tables for 4 were the same small sized tables. It might not be the right location for what we intended - a business lunch meeting. It's more suited to a casual lunch.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Waitress was amazing. Food was great. Overall great experience

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We took the in laws out for a celebration. After the Jays game we showed up about an hour before our reservation. The staff were kind and hospitable! They got us seated and were very friendly. Dinner was great our server was wonderful and all in all we have no complaints!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Nice lunch, ate on the outdoor patio.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday lunch. Really enjoyed the decor and open spacious feeling.

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OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent patio, and can’t beat the water jug left on the table.

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R
Toronto
52 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Very nice place; I think we just had a series of unfortunate events. The waitress took our order for mojitos and oysters, then returned 5 min later to ask if we'd decided on drinks. Reminded her of the cocktail order and also if she had ordered the tray of oysters. We got the drinks and 25min later I asked about the oysters as I saw a tray being handed to a different table and the shucking station was void of any dishes or a shucker. Needless to say the other table got our order, which the manager was kind enough to comp and expedite another tray of oysters....thank you.

We ordered mains afterwards and 20min later noticed one of the staff taking what looked like our order to yet another table. He then returned to the kitchen with those mains, left them on the counter and proceeded to take other meals to other tables. I flagged down our waitress and she promptly brought over our meals. I mentioned that their runner wasn't on his game and they relegated him to the bar to clean cups and utensils.

Once the bill arrived, they forgot to comp the oysters, however that was quickly rectified by our waitress. As well, for $13 a mojito, I'd expect fresh lime wedges and not lime concentrate. Hopefully with a bit of time and attention, they'll deliver the service and food equivalent to the other spots in the neighborhood.

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JM
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great atmosphere and surprisingly good food at a reasonable price. The atmosphere is excellent. Especially around the bar.

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CF
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff is very friendly and helpful! Food is great! Always a good experience.

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J
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great drinks, great food and great service

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OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It was great!

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ES
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

A little noisy for a business lunch, service was great and the food was tasty. I can see it being a great spot for after work or for tourists or before or after the theatre

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