Soup of the Day
Mixed House Greens
Organic mixed greens, purple onion, tomato, and
cucumber in our signature house dressing
Brownstone Caesar Salad
Crispy romaine lettuce, garlic croutons, and homemade creamy Caesar dressing, topped with shredded Parmesan cheese
Spinach & Berry Salad
Organic baby spinach leaves, fresh fruit, spicy honeycaramelized
walnuts with a raspberry vinaigrette
dressing, topped with gorgonzola cheese
Warm Goat Cheese Salad
Served on a round of grilled marinated portobello
mushroom over organic mixed greens, purple onion,
tomato, and cucumber in our signature house dressing
Sliced sweet and pickled beet with baby spinach mixed in our famous homemade dressing, red wine pickled onion, spicy honey caramelized walnuts and Goat cheese
Organic mixed greens topped with pan-seared sesame chicken breast, homemade mango salsa and fresh market fruits with Thai dressing
Vine-ripened tomatoes, sliced cucumber, Buffalo Mozzarella, Kalamata olives with fresh basil and extra virgin olive oil
Add Grilled Chicken Breast
Add Smoked Salmon
Add Sauteed Black Tiger Shrimp
Add Grilled AAA Angus Steak
Add Grilled Atlantic Salmon
Chicken tenders, calamari fritti, vegetarian spring rolls, and bruschetta
Vegetarian Spring Rolls
Vegetarian spring rolls served with mixed organic greens and our homemade hoisin sauce
Freshly diced tomato marinated in extra virgin olive oil and basil pesto served on a roasted garlic crostini and topped with parmesan
Cozze in Padella
P.E.I Mussels mixed with shallot, shredded leaks, carrot, and fresh herbs in a Dijon mustard, white wine and light cream sauce
Lightly breaded and deep fried, served with Chefs special dip
Grilled in-house marinated chicken tender breast drizzled with a balsamic reduction and extra virgin olive oil
Fish Tacos and Mango Salsa
With diced tomato, onion, cilantro, guacamole & sour cream
House famous Portobello & Oyster wild mushroom on crostini baked with creamy, roasted garlic cheese reduction
AAA Beef Tenderloin Sliders
Three AAA beef tenderloin sliders garnished with hot house tomato, onion, lettuce and pickles
Italian sausage, chicken breast and veal scaloppini with rosemary oil, grilled to perfection, served with sautéed potato and seasonal vegetables
Tender veal scaloppini in a three mustard, shallot, rosemary and cognac cream sauce
Portobello mushroom stuffed with goat cheese, onions and roasted peppers, topped with lemon arugula and a drizzle of balsamic glaze
Award-winning! Filled with goat cheese, spinach, and mixed berries topped with a sundried tomato cream sauce, served with jasmine rice and sautéed market vegetables
Pan-seared chicken breast topped with wild mushrooms in a Marsala sauce accompanied by roasted potatoes
Atlantic Salmon filet grilled to perfection, topped with lemon-dressed arugula, red wine reduction and balsamic drizzle, served with jasmine rice and sautéed market vegetables
Calamari Alla Griglia
Fresh calamari marinated and grilled to perfection, served with organic spring mix and balsamic salsa
Fish and Chips
Ontario whitefish in a traditional English style batter, served with sweet potato fries and homemade tartar sauce.
Tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, black olives, mixed mushrooms, red onions and black forest ham
Tomato sauce, fresh Ontario-grown seasonal vegetables, goat cheese and basil pesto
Spicy Italian sausage, mushrooms, bacon, peppers, marinated tomatoes, mozzarella & parmesan cheese
B.B.Q Chicken Pizza
BBQ sauce, grilled chicken breast, bacon, pineapple, mozzarella & parmesan cheese
A blend of our premium cheeses: Buffalo Mozzarella, Parmesan, Feta and Blue Cheese
Calabrese style, stuffed with hand-ground veal and Romano cheese in house special tomato cream sauce
With pancetta, shallot, red onion, egg yolk, garlic,
parmesan cheese and parsley
Fresh pasta stuffed with ricotta cheese, spinach, nutmeg and parmigiana in a light tomato basil sauce
Butternut Squash Ravioli
With a light rose sauce topped with lemon-dressed arugula
Pappardelle De Funghi
Tossed with roasted tomato, roasted garlic, roasted wild mushroom, fresh herbs and baby arugula drizzled with extra virgin olive oil
Frutti Di Mare
Calamari, P.E.I. mussels, baby clams, scallop and black tiger shrimp in a garlic tomato sauce served over linguini
Smoked Salmon Linguine
With smoked salmon and shallot in a pesto cream sauce
Fresh pasta layered with homemade Bolognese, mozzarella, parmigiana and béchamel, baked to perfection
Linguini With Meatballs
Traditional house-made jumbo meatballs served with our hearty homemade marinara sauce
Oven-Baked Chicken Penne
Roasted chicken breast and fresh vegetables in a rose sauce, baked with mozzarella
Wild Mushroom Risotto
Wild mushroom, parmigiana and vegetable broth drizzled with white truffle oil
Lobster meat, shallot and Arborio rice topped with rock lobster tail
Zuppa di Pesce
An italian favourite! Seafood chowder Tuscan style, lobster tail, calamari, shrimp, mussels, clams and scallops in a light white wine and marinara sauce
Hand-Ground AAA Angus Burger
8oz famous house-made AAA Angus burger with trimmings, served with your choice of Yukon French Fries, sweet potato fries, mixed greens, or soup.
*Add cheddar, mozzarella, feta, roasted peppers, bacon, sautéed onions, or sautéed mushrooms for
Chicken Clubhouse Wrap
Marinated chicken breast with mozzarella cheese and bacon, served with your choice of Yukon French Fries, mixed greens, or soup
SOUP DU JOUR
Organic mix green in Homemade Dressing with hot house tomato and Kalamata olives
NEW YORK STRIP LOIN
Topped with sautéed mushroom, served with fresh Yukon Gold fries and fresh market sautéed vegetables
Grilled Atlantic salmon with honey glaze, served with steam Jasmine rice and seasonal vegetables
Pan seared chicken breast topped with wild mushrooms in Marsala wine sauce
ROASTED PORTOBELLO STEAK
Topped with herbed goat cheese, toasted peppers, sautéed onions and marinated arugula drizzle balsamic
BUTTERNUT SQUASH RAVIOLI
Chef Ts Secret Sage-Brown Butter sauce
Each served with soft poached eggs on a toasted
english muffin topped with fresh hollandaise.
Served with your choice of homefries or mixed
greens and fresh fruit.
Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon
with black peppercorn hollandaise
Wild Mushroom Omelette
with sautéed onion, willd mushroom, mozzarella cheese,
and a side of fresh fruit
with peppers, mushrooms, onions, diced tomatoes, a blend of
cheeses and a side of fresh fruit
Chicken and Guacamole Omelette
with fresh pesto and diced tomato, onion, basil and
guacamole, and a side of fresh fruit
with spicy Italian sausage, tomato, onion, basil and garlic,
topped with parmesan cheese, and a side of fresh fruit
with fresh tomato, sliced buffalo mozzarella, fresh basil,
finished with an olive oil drizzel, and a side of fresh fruit
Smoked Salmon Frittata
with smoked salmon, capers, cream cheese, arugula, and a
side of fresh fruit
with scrambled eggs, spicy italian sausage, black beans, guacamole,
cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese and served with
with tomato, spinach, and chicken wrap smothered with
hollandaise sauce served with two poached eggs and served
with mixed greens
Grilled Chicken and Portobello
with grilled chicken breast, portobello mushrooms and fresh
spinach on French toast, topped with a poached egg and chipotle
hollandaise, served with mixed greens
a delicious spinach and goat cheese soufflé topped with a
poached egg, gorgonzola cheese, toasted walnuts served on a
piece of French toast, finished with hollandaise, served beside
a blend of spinach, green onions, feta cheese and a hint of dill,
wrapped in a phylo pastry, topped with a poached egg and
drizzled with chipotle hollandaise served with mixed greens
Brunch Chile Relleno
a pepper stuffed with ham, sausage and hash browns, topped
with a poached egg, drizzled with chipotle hollandaise and
served with mixed greens
a breakfast delight combining fresh homemade hash browns
and delicious scrambled eggs with sausage, bacon and fresh
veggies made au gratin, topped with hollandaise and served
with a side fresh fruit
Egg White Omelette
a savoury omelette made with egg whites and the
freshest vegetables of the day
Large Fresh Fruit Plate
an assortment of seasonal fresh fruit
Soup of the Day
Spinach & Berry Salad
baby spinach leaves, market fresh fruit, mushrooms and
candied walnuts drizzled with a raspberry vinaigrette
dressing, topped with gorgonzola cheese
Brownstone Caesar Salad
romaine lettuce, garlic croutons and creamy Caesar
dressing all topped with permesan cheese
Mixed House Greens
tomato, cucumber, red onion, shredded beets and carrots,
tossed in our famous house dressing
Warm Goat Cheese Salad
a round of grilled marinate portobello mushroom topped
with warm goat cheese served over our mixed greens
Stuffed French Toast
Stuffed with your choice of strawberries, chocolate chips, or
bananas. Served with whipped cream, syrup and fresh fruit
Your choice of strawberries, chocolate chips, or bananas.
Served with whipped cream, syrup and fresh fruit.
All sandwiches come with your choice of house-cut
yukon gold fries, house salad or our chef`s daily
soup. Substitute sweet potato fries for $2 or upgrade
to a caesar salad for $3.
a brownstone favourite featuring grilled chicken breast,
guacamole, tomato and a blend of mozzarella and
cheddar cheese, topped with our famous mango salsa
Your choice of grilled chicken, steak, ham or vegetables
with a blend of mozzarella and cheddar cheese. Served
with sour cream and homemade pico de gallo
marinated chicken breast, roasted peppers,
onions with mozzarella cheese, bacon and romaine lettuce,
accented with our homemade chipotle mayo
Hand-Ground Angus Beef Burger
Our all-time favourite! Hand-ground AAA Angus beef
burger with lettuce, tomato, onion and pickles served with
your choice of house-cut french fries, mixed greens or soup.
Add cheddar, mozzarella, feta, goat cheese, brie, bacon, sautéed onions, sautéed mushrooms or guacamole for
3 large eggs any style and your choice of ham, bacon or
spicy Italian sausage, and a side of fresh fruit
Big Brownstone Breakfast
3 large eggs any style with ham, bacon, spicy Italian
sausage, and a side of fresh fruit
Grilled 7oz New York Steak & Eggs
with sauteed mushrooms, 3 large eggs, any style, and a side
of fresh fruit
a blend of our premium cheeses, Mozzarella, Parmesan,
Feta and Gorgonzola cheese
tomato sauce, fresh ontario-grown seasonal vegetables,
goat cheese and basil pesto
spicy Italian sausage, mushrooms, peppers, marinated
tomatoes, mozzarella and parmesan cheese
BBQ sauce, grilled chicken breast, bacon, pinapple,
mozzarella and parmesan cheese
tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, black olives, mixed
mushrooms, red onions and black forest ham
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This was a strange experience. The place is lovely. The service is slow, but pleasant. The menu looks great--which is somewhat confusing. The mussels and frites were split between my sister and I--I quite enjoyed them but thought the fries were too cold. She loved the fries but thought there was something off about the mussels. Our entrees were a strange split. The garden pizza was cool and chewy. The stuffed meatballs were lacking any serious mozza presence which was a big disappointment and the pasta had been cooked too long. On the other hand, the beef tenderloin was cooked to perfection and the side vegetables were quite good. However, it *was* advertised as a peppered beef tenderloin and the pepper was not particularly present. The roasted pears that topped it were also cool. So, a confusing spread of dishes to be sure.
The meal started with a flat Keiths Red which was awful and tasted nothing like beer and got worse from there.The goat cheese in the salad tasted old and overcooked the lettuce in the salad was old and wilted the steak was completely overcooked and the service was terrible. I waited almost ten minutes before i was acknowledged and when i complained about the food was completely dimissed. Once I found out the server that was serving me was a manager I was sure I would never return.
ordered salmon and chicken benedicts, but the chicken I ordered showed up as chicken omelette, wrong order. waiter was very very slow to refill coffee, in fact had to ask for that. once bill was presented it took 12 minutes for the waiter to deal with it. I didn't make a fuss about my order thinking it would take a long time to correct. Must say the food was good. Just the service was slow.
I've been to Brownstone's several times now, and it's always a good experience. Friendly staff, and good food. Their brunch gets busy on Sundays, and deservedly so, but we were able to make a reservation the night before for our not-so-small party. The banana and Nutella pancakes were delicious, but topped with syrup, were a bit rich for my delicate stomach. Good fresh orange juice. The decor is lively and interesting, though sitting near the front door can be drafty in cool weather.
Terrific night out
Decent atmosphere, our waiter is somewhat a surly fellow but quite amusing. Food was overall good not great. Wine slightly overpriced but expected for Toronto downtown.
The restaurant called the morning of our reservation and cancelled it, saying a larger party had added more guests to their reservation and now they were full. I have never experienced such poor customer service in my life. We had booked this restaurant because we were attending a performance at a nearby theatre and we were celebrating my aunt's birthday. We were left to make alternative arrangements at the last minute, with only an offer to accommodate us on a different night. Needless to say I will not be making any future reservations at this place, but I will certainly be warning all of my friends and family to avoid it. PS. I have given each category above one star, only because this app will not allow me to send this message without any ratings. This restaurant does not deserve any stars.
Potatoes were hard and over cooked. steak and shrimp were overdone as well
We went here as part of a theatre package, so we had a coupon for dinner. It was a set menu, which was great food. The service was terrible. We gave the waiter our theatre dinner coupon and told him we were going to the show. We arrived at 5:30 thinking we would have time to make the 7:30 show. The waiter was slow to take our order, and then he seemed to disappear. Another waiter would come by, give us some water but not our waiter. The food was excellent, when it arrived. But our waiter was nonexistent, to clear our plates. We asked the other waiter if he could take our plates and take our order for last course. At least he took our plates and said he would send over our waiter. By this time he came, we gave him our order and asked for the bill for our drinks at the same time. He gave us our bill, and supposedly would bring the desserts. When I looked at the bill, it included the charge for dinner, but again no waiter. 20 minutes later, we we flagged him down to correct the bill and asked if the desserts were coming. He took the bill and ran off. He brought back 2 desserts, one correct and I suppose whatever else he could grab. The bill did get corrected, but at that point we were thinking more of making the show, than of how poor our dinner experience was. We had hoped by telling him we were going to the show at the start that he might have taken it to mind that we needed to be done and gone by a certain time.
Nice atmosphere, good food. Service was good but not particularly friendly.
Excellent food and friendly service.
The menu was standard fare, but it was well prepared and presented, plus the location allowed for easy street parking. The furniture needs to be replaced, but it has a nice patio and a main dining room with high ceilings. The service was ...not terrific. It wasn't very busy and yet the manager / waiter we had seemed ticked that he had work to do. Average sums it up nicely.
Our server wasn't accommodating at all. We waited 50 mins for our food and we had to go back to work (we only have an hr lunch). The gave us an excuse that there was a big party that's why the service was slow, but when we got there the big party was almost done eating. We think the server just forgot to punch in our order, in any case we did get our lunch for free, but still wasn't worth it.
Food and service was outstanding. I will be back.
We enjoyed our meals. My 2 friends had the small sirloin , it was cooked exactly as they asked. I had stuffed Basa, it wads substantial meal. The creme brûlée were good.
Excellent service! Best Sangria I've had in a long time. Pizza, salad, and tapas all Excellent!
Lively place, interesting menu, very good service!
The waiter was pleasant but the overall service was exceptionally slow and scattered (different people brought different things and didn't always know what was going on). When we asked for the "Theatre Menu", it was given to me reluctantly by the hostess. We didn't end up ordering from that menu but as Mirvish subscribers we should be offered the choice from what I understand. We have been to this restaurant before and had much better service that what we received during our last visit. Restaurant was exceptionally noisy but food was very good as usual.
The mushroom starter was wonderful . The fish was good but the sweet potato fries were limp and tasteless. They could have been a day old The coffe and creme brûlée was good. My husband had a martini which he said was very well made Definitely will go back to try other items on the menu
why would you offer a theatre menu and then skimp on presentation and quality. main was good but the apps and desert were terrible. it was embarrassing.
A great little restaurant we visited with friends before going to a show. We were all quite impressed with the quality of the food and the service. Their dinner menu is also incredibly good value for money. This was the first time we visited, but it will be our regular dining spot before the theatre after this.
Very poor service. Waited 30 minutes for beverage and food order to be taken. No follow up from staff re dinner, dessert or coffee. We will not return.
I have been to Brownstone more than once, which is no surprise given how long it has been in the city. I had always remembered it being a good experience so it seemed like the natural choice. However, they have not been able to keep up with modern times or the theatre crowd. My parents and I went to this restaurant as it is adjacent to the Panasonic theatre, where we were seeing a show. Note we were there at 6pm for an 8pm show, so left ourselves time. We waited 10 minutes before our server even showed up to provide water or an hello. Once there, our server was extremely rude and ignored every question we asked him. I had to ask him multiple times if there was a charge to switch salads or change the cheese on my burger. I also asked about the so called winterlicious menu or the theatre menu, both which were appearing on the menu that morning, and was given a rude answer and look. Again, I am not sure if this server is hard of hearing, deaf or just surly, but the effect was unpleasant. Do not have things on your website or kindly explain to your patrons. After another 40 minutes and getting worried we would miss the show, our food finally arrived. It was ok but by that point, we were so hungry probably anything would have tasted good and we basically had to hoover our meals to make up time. Knowing we didn't want to wait forever for the bill to come as had been our experience, I asked the waiter for the bill. He ignored me. I asked another waiter who was much more pleasant and that seemed to do the trick. Both of them didn't seem to be concerned about the time as condescendingly told us where the theatre was. Thanks captain obvious, I know. How about serve the food on time and we wouldn't have to rush out or get stressed. The art is nice, but the rest of the restaurant needs work. It is cramped, drafty and the chairs were all cracked and peeling. I would not go back.
Well I am wondering why you would send this as the restaurant could not even acknowledge our reservation as they had no record of it. Lucky for us there was room for us, other than that we would have been very disappointed and ticked off. You really need to organize this system better with your restaurant as they mentioned this was not the first screw up
we were early for are table and they let us seat down that was nice. there was no one in there when we first got the that was a good thing .because the service was very slow getting are food,we ask for a spoon we had to gt up and go get one they were taking so long.the floor was not clean my feet were sticking to it.Salad was very not fresh,
We made the reservation and showed up and they said they had no reservation for us. We waited 15mim and left because the 8 of us needed to catch a show so went elsewhere.
The food was enormously disappointing. The appetizers were decent, but the risotto was mushy and soaked in fat, the fries were soggy, the steak was swimming in gravy, and the dessert tasted unsophisticatedly like Nesquik chocolate sauce. The waiters were working hard, but there was no pleasantry or effort at establishing any sort of personalized experience. The interior decor is nice. I imagine that if we hadn't gone for Winterlicious, the experience might have been tastier. We were really expecting better.
Not going back! The food was good, actually. But I reserved online, when we got there, no one was there to seat people who were in Iine at the door. The waiters just came and went and didn't bother to pay attention to the lineup. When they finally came to seat us, they said they couldn't find my reservation; when I said I made it online, they said 'that's why!' Then the waiter just left and when then called our party by curling his finger toward us, motioning to follow him. We had to wait half an hour before the first course arrived, around 15-20 minutes for the main course and another 15 minutes for the dessert. Very bad service; unfriendly waiter. Goodbye and good luck!
Food portions were small, I had the tiramisu for dessert and it was a square inch in size!
I understand that during WInterlicious, staff are rushed so the service was adequate under the circumstances. We asked for our desserts because we had theater tickets and rather than ask what we wanted, the server just plopped down chocolate mousse in front of both of us. The room was jammed with tables so tightly that people could barely walk between them. I expect this was to add more availability for reservations. Despite the lack of ambiance, the food was original and very good.
Terrible. We made a reservation which they would not honour. Gave us the runaround. Not honest about when we would be seated. Would never recommend this restaurant to anyone!!! Many restaurants in Toronto that treat their patrons better that this!!!
My web reservation meant absolutely nothing to staff. They were overrun! It appears that web reserving doesn't set limits on how many can book at a specific time. "Winterlicious" threw everything off!! BAD experinece!!
We arrived on time for our reservation however it seemed like many others had a reservation at the same time. It was total chaos. We waited 15 minutes then decided to go to another restaurant. We did go back after our show (10:30 pm) for a night cap and the service was excellent.
Food was good, but the waitress was not well trained and was obviously confused and disorganized.
Located in a historic building at the corner of Yonge and Gloucester, Brownstone Bistro has been a Toronto landmark since 1995. The exposed brick walls and chandeliers create a cozy and intimate atmosphere – a perfect spot for a first date or just a night out. On the Winterlicious dinner menu you’ll find fior di latte with seasonal tomato, aged balsamic reduction and homemade pesto; mushroom agnoloti with a truffle oil butter reduction; and vanilla crème brûlée.View this Smart List
Located in a historic building at the corner of Yonge and Gloucester, Brownstone Bistro has been a Toronto landmark since 1995. The exposed brick walls and chandeliers create a cozy and intimate atmosphere that offers a perfect spot for a first date or a night out. Their Winterlicious menu invites guests to sample their soup of the day, spring rolls, Caprese salad, bruschetta, linguine primavera, chicken paillard, vanilla crème brûlée and more.View this Smart List
$18 Lunch | $28 Dinner Bistro, Italian, SteakhouseView this Smart List
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