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2409 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4P 2E7
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Open now 5:00 pm - 2:00 am

Methods of Payment:

  • Diners Club

Rates:

  • $11 To $25,
  • $26 To $60,
  • > $60,

Opening Hours *Holiday hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Call For Details: Sunday.

Restaurant type

  • Fine Dining,
  • Lounge,

Cuisine type

  • Italian,
  • Contemporary / Eclectic,

Features

  • Restaurant With Live Entertainment,
  • Online Menu,

Atmosphere

  • Casual,
  • Upscale,

Languages Spoken

  • English,

Ratings & Reviews - Alleycatz Restaurant Lounge

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  • Atmosphere: 2.5/5
  • Food: 2.5/5
  • Service: 2.1/5
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gurpreetkayr636220801936316000
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Bad service and gratuity is already added to the bill.

I just went here today and probably won't be coming back anytime soon. We went for the winterlicious menu and the eggplant was great however the portion size was ridiculously small for the price we paid. The service was silly. I didn't see anyone come around like what is the gratuity for? Honestly not worth it guys. There are so many other restaurants on he winterlicious list and over the years I've been too many but have yet to be charged gratuity in my bill with only 4 people there? Ridiculous

Atmosphere: 1/5
Food: 2/5
Service: 1/5
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Restaurantica12
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Go for the Entertainment...

I would definitely go back for the live entertainment. Lady Kane is awesome! First off, the place is so dark I had trouble seeing what I was eating!! I went during Summerlicious and laughed at the portions. The chicken was good but the "served with sweet potato mash and veggies"....not even a tablespoon of either!!! The Ravioli option is 4 flat raviolis...that's it. My app of shrimp was 5 regular size shrimp. And the dessert was a small piece of tiramisu. Apparently they dont do separate bills and you HAVE to either pay all in cash or all on a credit card, Considering we had around 15 people, this was a nightmare! Especially when we needed to use the flashlight on a cell phone to read it properly. Not to mention that the automatic tip was on our bill which meant that apparently the server didn't have to do much. I got water when I arrived and had to finally flag her down after I had finished eating to get any more. I did notice the other end had refills all the time....of the ALCOHOLIC drinks. The bus boy that cleaned our table did more and was more helpful. To sum it up food tasted good but the portion size was laughable at the cost of $25. I really hope their normal menu is better. If you go, go for a fun night out...AFTER eating ;)

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Jbervoe
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Good music...that's it.

Recently a group if friends and I had dinner at Ally Catz. The r eservation number was recorded wrong, so we had to squeeze additional people at the table; there were 5 or so errors made on our order; service wasn't fantastic; bread came after our entree; for quality, food was over priced. Great live music though.

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Restaurantica12
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Horrible Service

I've been to many restaurants before with less than fantastic service, but this place was bad that I signed up with this page and any page I could write a review on. The service was disappointing and the food was inedible. Our "server" started the night by providing us with dirty water glasses and seemed put out of her way when I asked her to replace it with a clean one and then rudely slammed the clean glass down when she returned. The risotto, which was ordered by a number of people in the party, was overcooked and when we told the server she simply said "that's risotto". One guest in the party almost broke his tooth on an olive pit that was in his pasta. We eventually spoke with the manager, who was also very rude. Considering our party size and the fact my friend was celebrating her birthday you would think he may want to offer us something for the lack of service and disgusting food. Needless to say that if the gratuity was not included in the bill she would not have received a single penny. There are many other jazz clubs in the city worth visiting and I would definitely steer clear of this place!!!

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Jerowe R
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Positive experience

Great atmosphere, food was decent. Lounge area and live music!

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Restaurantica12
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This place is awesome! I go there almost every...

This place is awesome! I go there almost every weekend because the music is so amazing. They alway's have a great band that play' s to the crowd. It definetly gets packed so if you don't like crowded places don't go there. The staff at the door are real nice. If they see you enough and your nice to them they'll even let you bypass line AND cover. How cool is that!?! The owner goes out of his way to make sure your having a good time and talks to as many people as he can. The chef really works hard to make sure your meal is perfect and everytime I've been there it has been. The steak's are to die for and just melt like butter in your mouth. The bartenders are really out of this world! They are professionals who know how to give great service. I don't know how they do it but even if it's really busy they still get to you in reasonable time. The bar is alway's fun to hang out at and 2 of the bartenders really know how to put on a show. They do "flair" bartending and throw bottles. It's really cool! All in all I recomend it to anyone who want`s to avoid the attitude downtown. I honestly don`t know what these other people are talking about. The place is alway`s packed so they must be doing something right.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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Never again.

Food was over-priced and the portions were small. We came here for a pre-wedding celebration and we were placed in a cold, dark corner of the restaurant (these are the seats that they had reserved for us) next to a window with batteries, dirt and other debris on the ledge. The bride-to-be ordered steak with a side of mashed potatoes and a plate of fries. Her handful of defrosted fries ended up costing 5$, and her "mashed potatoes" were actually potato wedges. Her steak was half fat...so really, her meal was potatos and fat with a side of steak. Through out the night all sorts of complications came up: - they wouldn't do separate billing - the waitress spilled a drink in my hair (we still had to pay full price for all food and drinks, no attempt was made to rectify the situation) - they would not do separate billing - they would not refill our water - they would not give us a jug of water for us to refill ourselves (only after asking numerous times did the waitress grudgingly give us a jug of water) - they did not have fresh fruits - they would not turn down the air conditioning although it was absolutely frigid - they would not give us more pita chips for our dip (the spinach dip appetizer which costed over $8 had no more than 10 pita chips on the plate). When we asked for more chips, they told us that they would charge us extra for them. - when we asked to have our food wrapped up, the waitress told us that they did not have boxes. "We can put it in tin foil for you if you want...." On top of all of that, they put a $21 gratuity on our bill, which was absolutely ridiculous, considering the fact that we were only 5 people, and one of us had only eaten an appetizer and then left. We went to the bar to ask them to take the $21 off the bill. The bar tender tried to convince us that this was their poilcy. Luckily, we had done our research and there was no such policy in place posted anywhere in the restaurant or on their website. The waitress came to join our little conversation and then she yelled this classic line: "WHAT? Am i supposed to fill it up every time your glasses are empty?" (Well, you're the waitress. Why don't you figure it out?) We left without paying the tip, but if I had my way, we would have left without paying for any of it. I would like to point out that through out the entire night, we were extremely polite and tolerant. We did not make a big fuss about ANY of the complications that came up but their rude wait-staff and imposed "gratuity" was too much. It was such an apalling experience, and we ended up going somewhere else to make up for the rest of the evening. At least they had some kind of service and they would give you your food in proper containers!

Atmosphere: 1/5
Food: 1/5
Service: 1/5
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Restaurantica12
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Service was horrible. Never been treated so rude...

Service was horrible. Never been treated so rude at the door of an establishment. Later was told the person at the door was the owner! He definitely has no respect for his patrons and has no understanding of "customer service." If it wasn''t because we were there to celebrate our friends'' marriage I would have walked out. Food was average; overpriced for the quality. Owner and hostess were rude, unwelcoming and pretentious. When we complained about being forced to pay $10 cover at 8:30pm (WTF?), even when we were going to order food for dinner [tables around us were only just placing their food orders] the owner didn''t even have the decency to come speak to us...such a coward! However, the live band was awesome...but kind of wished someone would''ve called the fire marshall because the place was super-packed...

Atmosphere: 2/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 1/5
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Restaurantica12
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We had high hopes for this lovely little place...

We had high hopes for this lovely little place, great atmosphere... THAT'S ABOUT IT. Terrible service... Terrible (not rude) but just terrible service for a slow weeknight!!! Too bad.

Atmosphere: 2/5
Food: 1/5
Service: 1/5
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Restaurantica12
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Alley catz is fantastic and I'm now a regular...

Alley catz is fantastic and I'm now a regular. Its not your typical bar/restaurant. On Monday nights, its Salsa, Tuesday is swing dancing - the lindy hop- and so on. Every time I've been, they have a live band, and only charge cover on the weekends. For you smokers-- best smoking room in the city. It spans the whole length of the restaurant, with large windows that open up into the "alley". This place is always a lot of fun but it is somewhat expensive. Martinis are 10.50, and cover on weekends or special events can be 10-20 $. But do try it out, i think it's well worth it.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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Food was great. Service was great. Wonderful...

Food was great. Service was great. Wonderful atmosphere that was relaxing and at the same time casual and fun. The live band played R&B, funk, some jazz and they were amazing. A really fun time!

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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Service is the worst I ever received. Waiter made...

Service is the worst I ever received. Waiter made a mistake but would not admit or correct it and started swearing, owner got involved and supported the waitor (would not believe that waitor made a mistake), food was not too bad but kitchen looks very filthy, so after I saw it (you can peek there on your way to washroom)I would not eat there ever again.

Atmosphere: 2/5
Food: 1/5
Service: 1/5
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December 9, 2018

Great place for a party! Service was excellent and the place was very organized. The band was amazing!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 9, 2018

Great food, superior service and fantastic music

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 9, 2018

Always a pleasure. Professional and polite staff. It was a first visit for my friend and she thought it was a super experience! Thank you. Great wait staff, security and music!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

December 10, 2018

My husband and I enjoy going to Alleycatz for a dinner and dancing evening. Our two servers were fabulous and attentive. The music was particularly good this evening as the live band, Soul Air (sp?), was playing. We would recommend it for a couple's night out or a party with friends. Cheers, P + M

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

December 8, 2018

Had an amazing fun time with friends!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 3, 2018

Always good good , music and friendly staff

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 2, 2018

Food and service was good. Restaurant itself was a little disappointing, bathrooms old and a little dirty as well as tables and seating were dingy and unkept. Needs a major facelift, in our opinion. Thanks

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

December 3, 2018

Had a great time at Alleycatz. Found it through a Groupon and was loved the idea of a jazz club. Service was top notch. When I booked it online I received a phone call right away letting me know they only had space at the bar for dinner. My husband and I said we would go anyway. When we arrived they said not to worry we we have two tables for you to choose from. The hostess and server were on top of everything all night - taking great care of us. Not sure about the main menu - as we ordered from the Groupon menu. I had the salmon and my husband had the surf & turf. Both were very good. And the sticky toffee was delicious. There was a DJ not live music but that could be because it was Saturday night - not sure. But the music selection was great for dancing. Very large dance floor and it was packed. Age of the crowd was between early 30s to mid 60s. And ladies if you forget anything see Melicia in the ladies washroom - she has everything you'll need.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

November 30, 2018

Ryan was a great host and welcoming as a friend

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

November 30, 2018

Came for dinner and had to pay $10 per person cover charge for entertainment even though we left right after dinner. Music was so loud it was difficult to talk. Tables are packed too close together which is difficult for my wife who has mobility issues. Food was generally good but my wife's steak was a bit tough. This was our second visit to this restaurant as we like to give places another chance if our first experience was not great. I don't think we will be back.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

November 29, 2018

Excellent service & great live blues ! Thanks, had an awesome evening !!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 25, 2018

Good experience.The service was excellent

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

November 18, 2018

perfect place to hangout with friends. great food, amazing live band and dj, 👌👍👏

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

November 17, 2018

Great place to come back to again and again.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 16, 2018

I’ve been st Alley Catz several times and never have been disappointed. First time trying the food was this visit and I was very pleased. Presentation,flavour was on point. Pricing is worth the food . Service is exceptional (Ryan). Vegetarian choices. Entertainment while you Dine. A must try. $$ . Street parking and P park lots available in walking distance.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 5, 2018

Alleycatz was an excellent venue for celebrating my daughters' birthdays. Fun, relaxing, great music, unpretentious and wonderful servers. We'll definitely be back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

October 29, 2018

Our second time at Alleycatz but not the last. Great night and great entertainment. Food was fantastic and service was friendly and polite. Great night, thank you.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 6, 2018

I have been coming to your place for many years now but this was my first time to actually have a meal there. Our host name Daniel was an awesome server. Food was delicious!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 2, 2018

The service was impeccable. Thank you Nicole. The food was also great.... We will definitely go back :)

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 30, 2018

Food is good. The music is just fine. Live band stay late which is good. We had fun. More power

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

September 30, 2018

Awesome night out! Great food and service, despite the kitchen being a little slow. Great place for anyone and everyone who wants to have a memorable experience :) Thank you for everything!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

September 25, 2018

Great experience that made date night awesome. It was nice being around other adults my age without having to deal with the millennials. Loved the 70s music, the performer had a beautiful voice. Will be going back again soon.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 21, 2018

Our waiter Ryan went above and beyond to give us excellent service!

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 5/5

September 17, 2018

I received a groupon as a birthday gift. I was excited to try a restuarant in the neighborhood and if i enjoyed the experience I would come back. The fine print said you had to make a reservation over the phone ONLY. I tried 4x to get ahold of person and was unsuccessful. I used the yellow pages and was successful but was unsure if there would be a problem redeeming the groupon on arrival. I was successful in speaking with the restaurant over the phone 15 minutes before reservation and reassured me there would be no issues. The service was very slow. There were two large parties present. We got there for 730 and left at 930pm most likely would have been 10pm if i did not flag down the waitress for the bill and dessert. Only after I flagged her down that she said the kitchen was backed. The appetizers were good the calamari nice light batter and not chewy, and spring rolls are what you expect, the mains I would recommend were good the surf and turf and the cheese burger. The desserts were very disappointing. The brownie tasted metallic the icing was really gross. Like a McCain deep and delicious in a dense brownie form. The vanilla icecream tasted like nothing and could not mask the bad brownie flavour. The real kicker was the 18% gratuity for a party of 2 (the groupon stated that would only happen if the party was over 6 people) that was placed on the bill by our waitress. It made sense that she would deliver poor service since she knew she was getting a large tip regardless. I would not go back.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 1/5

September 16, 2018

Arrived at 7pm for a dinner reservation. There was a group of men there already who were all quite loud- as the evening progressed their volume increased considerably. Had to "yell" across the table to be heard, the same with trying to place our order and any interaction with the staff!! (who were all amazing considering the circumstances they had to work under) The music came on, could barely hear it as the group of men were oblivious to anything but themselves. Turns out, it was one of the owners and his group of friends. Other guests complained as well but it got us nowhere. Did not stay for the 2nd set of music because we could not take the noise level of the owner and his group. Won't be going back there as, obviously, as was apparent that night- the owner didn't care about anyone but his group. thanks for spoiling our evening!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 5/5

September 13, 2018

Great service, though got busy for one waiter to handle efficiently. Food tasted excellent and the entertainment was great

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 9, 2018

Very busy. Would have like a better table to see the band, but was not accommodated when request. Server was good. Food was adequate. I had the Orgasmic Penne.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

September 2, 2018

We wanted a late night venue for dinner and live entertainment. We had a delicious pasta dish with tiger shrimp and chicken. They adjusted the dish for me to remove the chicken and add more shrimp. They were crowded/busy, always a good sign. Yet, our waitress and other staff attended to us in a fine manner! The evening’s entertainment was Parkside Drive and they were Outstanding. When they weren’t on stage, the deejay made a smooth transition. This is definitely a party place! We will return and recommend it to others! On another note, I loved the diversity of the place. It was as though the U.N. threw a party! Coming from the States, this warmed my heart. I recommend reservations if you’re going to do dinner. The closer you get to the entertainment, seats become premium!

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

August 27, 2018

Great food and great service.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

August 27, 2018

EVERYTHING WAS FANTASTIC AS USUAL

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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Winterlicious 2017: $28 dinners

Winterlicious 2017: $28 dinners

The appropriately named Alleycatz gives music lovers and foodies plenty to cheer about: a menu with Mediterranean flair, a varied martini line-up and after-dinner entertainment in the form of salsa, karaoke and live bands playing ’40s dance music. On the Winterlicious menu: eggplant cannelloni with roasted spinach, ricotta and parmesan; giant wild mushroom ravioli; and dessert options like tuxedo truffle mousse cake and classic chocolate ice brownie.

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