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Restaurant type

  • Irish Pub,
  • Pub,

Cuisine type

  • Pub / Grill,
  • Irish,

Features

  • Restaurant With Private Rooms,
  • Restaurant With Bar,

Atmosphere

  • Casual,
  • Family,

Products and Services

  • Appetizers,
  • Pub Grill,
  • Draft Beers,
  • Sandwiches,
  • Entrées,
  • Online Reservation,
    • Social Events,
    • Catering,
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Languages Spoken

  • English,
Location
49 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5E 1J1
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  • $11 To $25,

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Restaurantica12
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bring on the munchies

I had recently read the mixed reviews here and just had to check it out for myself. I agree with all the positive people. One of the things that my friends and I love to do is have a meal of just appetizers/munchies. We are so bored of selections that just have wings, nachos etc. The Embassy has a great appetizer menu. we had 4 then picked a couple more. It was great, tasty and more than I expected. The server was busy as you can be but made sure that our beverages and food were great. The Irish whiskey list was very impressive. Nice ontario wine selection with many other countries as well. The Melon de Bourgogne was so fresh and quaffable. We will al be back.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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busy busy busy

I was in a rush, as usual, downtown and was craving my comfort foods. I had not been to the Irish Embassy in a couple of years and was hoping that it was as good as it used to be. It was. That curry should be sold in a bottle. My buddy had the peppercorn steak special and could not stop eating to talk. The Guinness, as usual, was great. I had to have a quick shot of irish whiskey, they have brands that I have never even heard of. I had the Greenore 10 yr, wow, awesome. Love that place.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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I want that Pie

My husband works downtown and goes to the Embassy for pints after work a fair bit, but we had never been there for a weekend brunch. I have always heard him rave about the Embassy's pies. When the server told us about the pie special, I just had to try one. It was a good choice. So full of meat, so delicious. I tried the blood pudding from the breakfast plate for my first time. Really nice, I was surprised. We splurged and had the Truffle cake for dessert, mmmm, love chocolate. We could both barely walk afterwards but it was worth it. The place was bright, clean and a fun place to go for brunch. The Mimosas were quite nummy too.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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Wow, I love the food and the bartenders!

I was coming to Toronto from Waterloo and hit this site for restaurants and found the Embassy. I was glad that I made reservations, especially for a group of 10. We arrived early and had drinks at the bar first. Jodie and Kelsey were a riot, we almost did not want to move to our table. What a building, huge ceilings and nice discreet big plasma TVs, I am a bit of a sports nut and don't want to be obvious when I am watching. I appreciated the note on the menu that any party over 8 has an "auto-gratuity"; some of my associates can be a little cheap on the tip. Best pint of Guinness and a really nice, not overly expensive wine list. The Norman Hardie Pinot Noir from, I think, Prince Edward County, was a wonderful delicious surprise, we ended up having a few bottles. I admit, I am a pot pie freak but find that most restaurants are very cheap on the filling, not so here. The pie was packed with chunks of steak and kidney and was one of the best that I have ever had. My party was all very happy with the food. The appetizers were also very tasty. When we were done, our server, can't remember her name, recommended a Graham's 10 yr Tawny port, one of my faves. Too bad about no smoking, I would have loved to have a cigar with it. I know that I will be going back to the Embassy when I come back to Toronto, especially before Raptor games. I do really suggest reservations though, the place was packed, but with a nice amount of space between the tables. We all had a great time.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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Great Fun, Food, Service

Wow what a busy place!!!! I read a review in a local magazine and it recommended reservations at all times. Alas I did not do this. Waited 45 minutes for my table. No problem had drinks at the bar. That is what you would wait at good restaurants in New York or London. Magnificent room with the high ceilings and the other side of the pub was built in Ireland and shipped over. Our food took a little longer than expected but our server (paula) certainly entertained us. My special was cooked perfectly. My guests enjoyed their food. We order wine from the cellar list. It was opened properly, big glasses. Ended the night with an Irish Whiskey. They have a great selection. I travel all over the world and this is one of the best irish pubs I have experienced. Many of my business associates frequent the pub and have nothing but positive experiences. I am surprised at the prior comments. At the end of the everyone is entitled to their opinion. Experience the place yourself. Will definitely be back when in Toronto.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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Waited an hour for food, then gave up.

We went for brunch, the restaurant was about 2/3 full, the service was achingly slow, we ordered and then WAITED. And WAITED. Finally, a full hour after we placed our orders, the waitress told us there was nothing she could do, but that our food would be right up. Then she brought more bread. I told her "Five Minutes". At minute seven, we left. The manager "comped our drinks" - mostly coffee, so, oh, thanks so much. And lots of excuses. I'm sorry - it's BREAKFAST. It's fast and easy to make and push out. I've had food there before, and it was fine. This however was appalling.

Atmosphere: 1/5
Food: 1/5
Service: 1/5
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The food and alcohol choices were good and the...

The food and alcohol choices were good and the quality was also good enough for me to happily eat again, however I found the service to be condescending and overly self important. We were treated as a temporary annoyance in the deluded waiting-staff's pompous domain which I found unacceptable, particularly considering the 15% gratuity which was added to our bill without consent.

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 1/5
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Restaurantica12
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After reading the reviews online we decided to...

After reading the reviews online we decided to spend a couple of hours at this pub to catch up with some old friends. We were shocked to see that a pub around Yonge and King is more than half empty on a Saturday. The food is eatable but nothing impressive. The waiting staff are extremely rude and have absolutely no Intention of providing a good service. Once we arrived at the restaurant we were told "You should have made a reservation for 8 people". This is while more than 50% of the restaurant was empty and stayed empty for the next two hours that we were there. When we asked the waitress about our appetizers more than 20 minutes after ordering them, we were told: "They have to cook it, you know". I do not recommend this pub. There are much better places around the same area who actually care about their business

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 1/5
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I'm not from Toronto (Muskoka actually,) but I...

I'm not from Toronto (Muskoka actually,) but I like to visit the Embassy almost every time I am downtown. It has definitely been a favourite spot of mine over the past few years. Though, many items on the menu are worth ordering, I must say, they make the best chipotle aïoli...which means I order the calamari quite often. Try it and you'll see. My advice; don't go around 5pm, as it will be chock full of Bay St. "suits" who are loud & rowdy after the day's trading. Also, sometimes the table service can be quite slow during peak hours, so if you don't mind, grab a seat at the bar for a bite to eat instead. I guarantee you, if you sit there your service will be speedy, friendly & phenomenal...especially if you are served by Kelly or Ty.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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Heard a lot of good comments about the pub. What...

Heard a lot of good comments about the pub. What a nice looking place .. I think it was an old bank. We live north of the city and it has been on my hit list for a long time. The food was terrific... maybe a little pricey but big very friendly staff. Will be going back again for the big Irish breakfasts and the pints.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 5/5
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Service was pretty good, despite being really...

Service was pretty good, despite being really busy. Food was okay. I've had better fish and chips and paid a lot less. Nice building, but not much of an "Irish pub" feel to it.

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 4/5
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The restaurant is amazing with high ceilings, and...

The restaurant is amazing with high ceilings, and I mean twenty feet high,tables that are well spaced to accomadate groups like ours(9 people) and the saturday morning couples reading the papers and everything in between. The food however fell greviously short of the expectations the ambience promised.I ordered the irish breakfast with fond expectations of the classic repast offered at every B&B in Ireland and was sadly disappointed. The only ingredients that came up to scratch, and we're not talking gourmet cooking here,were the eggs and bacon, and how can you go wrong there? The sausages were ,how can I say this delicately?, unhappily like left overs from an autopsy, wrinkled, pale , tough and eminently disposable. The home fries were under cooked despite their appealing golden colour and the tomatoes were not fried but apparently steamed, reducing them to a precursor of a tomato sauce in the making. But the worst, the very worst was the blood pudding, or as we called it in Ireland, to save the sensibilities of the faint of heart, black pudding. Thin, tasteless any bizarrely coated in some sort of oatmeal-ish stick in your teeth hard as cement crust it was an abomination. If you can't get real blood pudding and it is available, even in Canada, then for the love of God don't advertise it on your menu.

Atmosphere: 2/5
Food: 2/5
Service: 5/5
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