Amsterdam Brewhouse & Restaurant

4.3
751 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
Top tags:
  • Waterfront
  • Great Beer
  • Scenic View
Where Locally Crafted Beer Meets Fresh Artisan Food! Our menu showcases some of the most creative uses of not only beer, but elements of the entire brewing process. From cooking with spent grains, making reductions from young beer, and creating braises & sauces from our many brewed-on-site adventure beers, we use it wherever we are able! Our pier location, directly on Toronto’s waterfront, provides an unparalleled 270 degree view of Lake Ontario. Centrally situated in the Harbourfront neighborhood, we offer the convenience of being a short walk from all the cities top attractions, including the Rogers Centre, CN Tower, Metro Toronto Convention Centre and Air Canada Centre, as well as its vibrant Financial, Entertainment and Theatre districts. Our 14,000 square foot facility offers an on-site craft micro brewery, impressive patios, flexible audio visual systems, an authentic wood burning oven, open kitchen, retail beer store and an experienced culinary team.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Gastro Pub, Brewery, American
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Hours of Operation
Monday: 11:00AM - 11:00PM
Tuesday: 11:00AM - 11:00PM
Wednesday: 11:00AM - 11:00PM
Thursday: 11:00AM - 11:00PM
Friday: 11:00AM - 2:00AM
Saturday: 11:00AM - 2:00AM
Sunday: 11:00AM - 11:00PM
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Phone number
(416) 504-1020
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Jonathan Crichlow
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Private Party Facilities
We look forward to hosting you! Amsterdam offers a 14,000 square foot facility with a craft brewery, huge patios, state of the art AV system, and authentic wood burning oven in the open kitchen, a retail beer store, lake side dining, and a great culinary team to satisfy your guests and clients.
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Private Party Contact
Karlee Knox: (866) 763-0790
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Catering
From formal seated meals, to burgers, sushi and a delicious variety of passed hors d’oeurves, our Executive Chef works closely with the Events Department to ensure only the most crowd pleasing menus are created for your event. Our kitchen uses ingredients which are primarily locally sourced, and believes in making dishes from scratch, fresh daily, with fresh, non- frozen products. Many of our menu options even contain products extracted from the brewing process, making The Amsterdam BrewHouse unique amongst other venues.
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Queens Quay & Rees Street
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Parking Details
Public parking is abundant in three lots:
- Underground parking at the Radisson Hotel (150m from us)
- At the intersection of Queens Quay and Rees Street (300m from us)
- Underground parking at the Harbourfront Centre (350m from us)
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Public Transit
The 509 and 510 streetcar both stop at Rees Street, and both streetcars run from Union Station. We are less than a 5 min walk south from Rees Street.
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Special Events & Promotions
Situated in a historical building dating back to the 1920’s, the BrewHouse’s exposed wood beams and brickwork create a stunning backdrop for events of all sizes. Our pier location, directly on Toronto’s waterfront, provides an unparalleled 270 degree view of Lake Ontario. Centrally situated in the Harbourfront neighborhood, we offer the convenience of being a short walk from all the cities top attractions, including the Rogers Centre, CN Tower, Metro Toronto Convention Centre and Air Canada Centre, as well as its vibrant Financial, Entertainment and Theatre districts. Our 14,000 square foot facility offers an on-site craft micro-brewery, impressive patios, flexible audio visual systems, an authentic wood burning oven, open kitchen, retail beer store and an experienced culinary team to satisfy all of your guests needs.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 751 People Are Saying
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4.1
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4.3
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4.0
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HL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

I came with a few of my friends and it was the perfect spot to catch up and enjoy a meal! The atmosphere was amazing and the server ensured that we were happy. Food was delicious. I will definitely go again. It was worth the drive from Burlington!

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SG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Sorry, too noisy, crab cakes did'nt taste like crab as expected, salmon overcooked, hamburger ok, did'nt had a chance to taste the wine before are two glasses were full... took the whole time of the diner till our waitress smiled at us.
Sorry, did'nt match the description in our guide... wont return...

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MW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We recieved awesome service during my birthday dinner this past weekend. We arrived late to our reservation due to traffic and were given a complimentry beer tasting tour while we waited for our new table. the food was great and the service was fast. One of my favourite resturants.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Cold food, wrong order for a member of our party who had serious allergies, and we had empty glasses for quite awhile.. have been elsewhere with better service for more reasonable prices.

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DJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We stumbled across Amsterdam Brewhouse while visiting Toronto from Calgary and what a gem of a find for a delicious meal in an incredibly fun and warm eating environment. The staff were all friendly and the hostess and our server made it an exceptional dining experience. The retail store to buy a few of our fav beers was the icing on the brewhouse cake.

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

I would highly recommend this restaurant ! I had the brick chicken and it was the best chicken I have ever tasted . I would recommend a reservation for dinner .

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DC
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Can’t go wrong!

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K
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, great ambiance and great food and drinks! Highly recommend it. 🙌🏻

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s
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Experience was fine until our bill came. Met an old friend I hadn't seen in many years and we decided to split the bill in half, plus tip. But once we each paid via credit card, our server returned saying he messed up the bill - saying it was missing something but added something else instead. We asked him to sort it out and when he returned he said we owed $22 more. Without making a scene (no idea what was added or subtracted from each bill), we paid and departed. AFTER I left however, it occurred to me that we each put in a 17% tip on top of paying the first bill and I ordered even more than my friend (so they essentially overpaid), SO I am not sure how we owed more since we weren't shown the difference in the two bills. Now I wish I had asked for clarity since I am certain we way OVERPAID at what I understand was our server's error. Definitely will have second thoughts about returning.

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n
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We went the the Amsterdam Brewhouse when we couldn't find a table at one of our favourite restaurants in the area and we were so pleasantly surprised that we will make this a regular stop! Great atmosphere, historic building, lovely location on the waterfront which would be great for a stroll after dinner in the warmer months. It was a cold night but there was a full moon, which looked gorgeous over the water. Wait staff were amazing - friendly, informative and attentive. The biggest surprise was their craft beer, which was delicious! I am most definitely NOT a beer drinker (wine only) and my partner is a Greyhound guy (only likes Bud Light draft when he drinks beer, lol) but we ordered the tasting flights "just for fun" (when in Rome...) We were very surprised and delighted to actually enjoy most of the samples and even went on to order a couple more each through the course of the evening. We are fans!

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KR
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time there , definitely a return next Toronto trip

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GM
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

great other than sitting by the kitchen and listening to the manager scream at the kitchen staff the whole night

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MB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Server was helpful. Beer was good. Ambiance was okay.

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LB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Our server was outstanding! He was very friendly and helpful as we were traveling with a toddler.

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P
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Load of fun and worth it
Will definitely come back soon

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Sick. Sick. Sick. Sick. Sick. Sick. Sick. Sick. Sick. Sick.

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BJ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing beer, amazing food (especially the pretzels and dessert!), Beautiful view, cozy, great service everytime. My go to place for consistently good time!

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LB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Found the server rude, the food cool if not cold and felt rushed with servers not taking away starter plates before bringing mains and being snarky about it when asked to remove plates in order to fit mains plates onto table!

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G
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Food was VERY average! Service was fine. Wine list is minimal, however it is a brewery. Had the veggie burger which wasn’t good at all. The fries were good tho. Would go back for a pre-theatre meal only because it’s conveniently located.

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BW
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

We have been to the Amsterdam Brewhouse several times and usually it is an exceptional place to have a casual get together, a decent meal and great service. However, this particular visit was pretty disappointing.

The moment we stepped in the door we were never greeted, our impression from the hostess was that we were inconveniencing her. As we were standing where the hostess put us while she was chatting with another employee, a small group of men exiting the restaurant bowled into my 78 year old mother-in-law and came close to knocking her over. They looked back, but never even apologized for the incident. Now, I am aware this is not the restaurant’s fault, but a little, “Are you okay?” would have been a nice gesture from a hostess that could have been more aware of her area.

The table service was excellent and Bass was great. He asked all the right questions at the right time and was attentive and personable. The food was really good for my two guests, but I wouldn’t recommend the fish and chips. The batter was soggy and it made the fish tasteless.

Overall, I would still recommend the restaurant and will return myself. But, I believe they can definitely improve on some of the issues they are facing with their fried foods and their greeting staff.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Started out on the wrong foot as I booked 2 days before & specifically requested a table for 6 located at a window with a lake view ... they were all booked 😡. We settled for one looking over the boat harbour.

Then had super service and good food .... music a bit too loud.

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KF
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fun place to have dinner. The food was quite tasty. I did a flight of beers and they were yummy. Great people watching from the second floor and nice views out on the water. Dessert was also good. I would love to load a couple of pictures but this app only allows small photos and I'm not going to take the time to resize them. Sorry.

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LB
Toronto
31 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Visited many times, always try something new. All our dishes were a hit: salmon nicoise, vegetarian pizza, ravioli. Beer delicious as always.

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D
Frankfurt Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Great restaurant with a good selection of beer and food. We were visiting Toronto and the place had been recommended to us in advance - various locals we met during our visit also recommended the place. Unfortunately our waitress was having a bad day, she wasn't very friendly or attentive. The food and ambiance was good though, we'll definitely come back on our next visit.

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AB
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 1Ambience 5

Le serveur n'était pas présent. * * *

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DR
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Everything was brilliant. Only caveat is value for dollar: $17 for 3 tacos the size of beer coasters piled with 25 grams of meat and 50 grams of vegetable toppings is price-heavy. Even the $11 poutine is steep for 250 grams of frozen fries, canned gravy and 25 grams of curds. Highly recommend this place for special occasions. Coming here regularly will require a 2nd mortgage or a new line of credit.

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SG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our food was delicious, and our server was excellent!

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E
San Antonio
12 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Fun place right on the water. They have a fantastic Raspberry Wheat on tap that I highly recommend!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Food and drink were great. Both the brisket sandwich and brisket cheeseburger were outstanding, but the service left something to be desired. Waitress coming lately ignored us once the food was delivered, never came back to ask if we wanted more drinks, etc

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JW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

Tough rating on our experience due to very slow service throughout the meal. Our server ended being quite personable however this did not make up for how long our food order and drink replenishment took. Food quality was very poor, and by the time it made it to us it was luke warm.

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RN
Manitoba
17 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The Smokehouse ribs are excellent! They were out of a couple of their beers, which I found odd. After all, they are a brewery...

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S
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Although the food was good and our server was nice; it took a long time. We waited an hour for 4 sandwiches. Also they were out of numerous drinks; diet coke, ginger ale.

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NW
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great meal at this restaurant! We don't live locally but we would make the trip just to come for dinner!

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

Lisa Marie very good waitress and very friendly

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SB
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great atmosphere, beautiful view and the food was good too! Great find for a restaurant that is close to several things to do in Toronto.

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

Eat here fairly ofter before a Jays game. Food is always consistent. Good quality, tasty. Servers are friendly and efficient. We had a party of 11 and were treated very well. Great place in summer on outdoor patio facing the harbour. Very busy before any Jays game.

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OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere and service. Food was delicious and came quick. Great location

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TP
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Horrible service that’s all I can say will never go back will never ever drink there beer. Don’t waste your time going here.

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MR
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

A true neighborhood gem!! Cheers to Amsterdam Blonde Lager!!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

I made a reservation and when I got there they didn’t have my name down at all but figured it was because of how recent I made the reso, the male host was amazing and told me that normally they don’t do reservations on the patio but he squeezed us in anyways! I was waiting for two friends and they’re not from here so don’t have cell phones that work and when they arrived the host inside told them I had never arrived and wouldn’t sit them to a table meanwhile I was waiting for them outside for 20 minutes.. after we finally found one another the service took at least 20 minutes to get ours drinks after asking 3 waiters for them. The food came out faster then anything but was a 4/10 at best. I’ve heard mixed reviews about this place but after experiencing it for myself I’d say it’s only popular for the waterfront location.

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