Top of the Fair - Western Fair District

3.9
32 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian

Top tags:

Casual
Live Sports
Welcome to Top of the Fair restaurant at the Western Fair District.

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
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 32 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.9based on recent ratings
3.8
Food
4.1
Service
3.8
Ambience
3.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RalphS
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Great service and happy you're open. We will be back.

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MaryG
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

We came to watch our horse race and enjoyed the food the service! Very happy with our experience! Thanks

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CynthiaJ
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love going out for dinner and entertainment at The Top of the Fair.?
Everything has changed night and day due to Covid rules and government lockdowns . I don’t see how you are breaking even with so few people there on Friday night. Your staff are incredible! Hang in there and hopefully the times will revert back to “ normal” soon.?

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daves
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience4

dont like the menu for service and organization it is very good. noise level is low and staff takes care of customers

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Jeff
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

It was a fun night out although we had difficulty with the app(used Darkhorse)
The steak was tough, and fish was over cooked. Overal we would give it another try

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Adams
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

food was good but was not impressed with the service. waitress did not come around enough.

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DerekG
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Going to the Top of the Fair for a bite and some live racing was a great night out. The server was attentive to the needs of the table

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JosephN
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience1

Too close for comfort. While tables may have been spaced 6 feet apart, it was hardly safe. People were seated at the tier above the window tables adjacent to ours. If people are eating and drinking, they are unmasked and and yelling during the races. The droplets could easily reach those at lower tables. As large as the seating area is, the could certainly do better distancing.

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JonL
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and the service was excellent. The servers were attentive and helpful. My mobile needed charging and they found one for me.
Food was excellent as well. The charcuterie was overpriced for what was served, however.
The negative was the app we needed to bet. First we downloaded Dark Horse and then found out it would only allow us to bet on Woodbine.
I then downloaded the app recommended by a helpful staff member but it did not work as it told me that I already had it and wanted my phone password. Never used a mobile app for betting ever before. So, at least an hour of the evening was spent in frustration with apps that would not help. As a result we dined, watched a few races and left.

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MirandaB
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Sufficient dining menu options, portions were good.

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MarisaH
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience1

Definitely not how it is during non covid times. You paid as much for plated service as you do for the buffet, the meat was good but the sides were not. Would have been nice to get a choice of potato and possibly a choice of vegetables. The portions are quite small for the price you pay. The whole experience of going to a night at the races was just completely gone. It’s not the same at all. I would not recommend going right now. After covid is over and the buffet returns I will gladly return. The staff were great.

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BrianG
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Lots of fun - watching the races and betting while you dine makes it an enjoyable evening out

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JasonC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

It was great. Food was good and so was atmosphere. Would definitely come back again.

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Vergel
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Didn’t expect that there was no betting machine available to make a bet and also other simulcast racetracks

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Samuel
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience3

Overall it was a good experience. When we first got there, we were welcomed very rudely by a woman in management who I assumed didn’t believe we had a reservation, in which we did. In that moment, we wanted to turn around and walk away but we gave it a chance. I hope the next time we come that we are greeted with kindness and that we feel that we are welcome.

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BarryM
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

The meal was rather expensive for what was received.

MB
MicheleB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We were greeted with a friendly smile and then shown to our table and asked if it was a special occasion and it was our 30th Anniversary.
The service was fast and the food really good. Was asked a few times if there was anything else they could do for us. Gave us a piece of cheesecake and a coffee on the house for our Anniversary.

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Sparkymark
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

My visit there was very enjoyable and the service was outstanding ,will come back again...thank you

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Fiver
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Eaten at the Top of the Fair many times over the years. Quality varied but usually very good. Right now they are on the high end of very good.

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JENNIFERF
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great seats at the window, no one next to us. Was chilly in this area so if you want heat sit in a higher section.

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MARIEC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience5

Enjoyed the pub style food better. More of a selection
Service was poor barely seen the waiter

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MarkH
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was very nice evening out food was terrific and the horses are great great job by all very good experience

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keith
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

We were impressed with the social distancing measures put in place re: COVID 19. As this venue is specific to horse racing we stayed after dining to watch/wager on the races. That means masks and social distancing are even more important given the time frame. If at any time the emphasis on this aspect is reduced, we will not be attending.
For the first Monday night, it was good. A little disappointed in the "short" menu, but it is understandable given the specific nature of the event. My meal was great, my friend wasn't as enthusiastic, but we still enjoyed the experience. One of the hallmarks of Pub Night which we have come to know and enjoy over the past couple of years is the excellence of the servers. As always, we were well served and on this occasion our server went out of her way to find answers to "first night" questions. Your staff is a big selling point! Just waiting to ensure schedules work out, but our plan is to attend next Monday and we continue our Monday night tradition at the races which is now past 15 years!

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MatthewG
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Right from the time we arrived at the doors we had a great experience. The staff was very friendly and patient with us as we wanted to watch the races for a bit first before we ordered our dinner. The food was absolutely amazing. My girlfriend and I were shocked with how great everything tasted. We also had a ton of fun betting and watching the races. Can't wait to go back.

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Jonny
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a fantastic night, food was a little expensive but I understand needing to make up for lost time and it was very yummy.

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MartinaC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

As much fun as always but a little more reserved. Fantastic chicken dinner and Jen was wonderful.

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MARIEC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

It was a perfect night out! Definitely coming back

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MikeH
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience1

Not a good view where our table was and too expensive for the food you get. Ask if we could move and they wouldn’t let us to have a better view of the races. Will not go back.

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PeterC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Horse owners not being allowed to go out to have picture taken with their horse is ridiculous, it is part of the experience,

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CHERYLF
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience2

I enjoyed the experience except with hardly anyone there the excitement level was low.

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chrisc
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

I found the price of the hamburger meal expensive. With hst and tip, was almost $23 for a decent burger but not many fries came with the meal. I was still very hungry after completion.

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wayneb
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall2Food3Service5Ambience4

Food was good, very expensive Caesar salad for a small portion. Don't like to be indoors now with no fresh air. Would much prefer to sit in annex, with option to go outside.

FAQs

Top of the Fair - Western Fair District is rated 3.9 stars by 32 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.