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2409 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4P 2E7
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  • Cash
  • Diners Club

Rates:

  • $11 To $25,
  • $26 To $60,
  • > $60,
Hip catz roll through this alley. Most appropriately named, music lovers and food enthusiasts have made this a popular dining and party destination. A menu with Mediterranean flair features dishes such as steak cooked to perfection and gourmet seafood, and a fun martini line up bears names like "Orgasmic Catz," combining raspberry vodka, Cointreau, Champagne, lime and cranberry. For an authentic "supper club" experience, watch as the venue fills up with folks out to bust a few moves, every Thursday through Saturday night. After dinner, a live band and DJ let lose an infectious set of funk, soul, R&B and reggae. Salsa Mondays offer free lessons, and on Bachata Tuesdays offers free lessons. Blues fans, Wednesdays are for you. In true Alleycatz style, every Wednesday there is blues open mic hosted by Mark Stafford, starting at 7:00pm. Warm and convivial in red oak and exposed brick, Alleycatz Restaurant Lounge attracts regulars from all over the GTA.Corporate & Private Functions with more...

Opening Hours

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Restaurant type

  • Fine Dining,
  • Lounge,

Cuisine type

  • Italian,
  • Contemporary / Eclectic,

Features

  • Restaurant With Live Entertainment,
  • Online Menu,

Atmosphere

  • Casual,
  • Upscale,

Languages Spoken

  • English,

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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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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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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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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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June 25, 2017

John called a few hours before to say he needed my credit card to secure my reservation. He said it was their policy but no mention was made when I reserved earlier in the week. He said that for each person that didn't show, I would be charged $20. When he phoned to tell me this, I was in the middle of an important meeting and gave him card info but afterwards regretted it and wished I had cancelled. Due to the time and possibly not being able to inform the other 9 people in the party, I took my chances and we went for dinner as planned. His attitude was impatient and brash and we were simply just $$ signs to him. Enjoyed the night but won't make reservations to go there again.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

June 25, 2017

We were sat in the back section with a view of a brick wall that had a huge tobacco spit stain running down the side wall. Food was cold upon arrival and not very tasty.

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 2/5

June 18, 2017

I had Sexy Spaghettini or I think it was called. It was very good - right down to my taste buds. We didn't stay for the late night Jazz, but I am pretty sure it was great. But even without, the restaurant was great.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

June 18, 2017

The building itself is a bit tiny, and a little older however, the exceptional service and food overrode all that. I had a very low key bachelorette party for my friend but our waiter was so helpful from.the moment we walked in. They didn't even know we were celebrating but still offered great service. Would highly recommend it for any occasion. They had lady Kane band playing and that just added the icing to the cake. Band was great and DJ was as well. The only reason I did 4 stars was because the place could use a little face lift.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 12, 2017

My sirloin steak was cooked to perfection (a little chewy at times though). Everything else was excellent. Good value. Noisy. Hard to talk even before the band started. Large groups were celebrating so understandable.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

June 12, 2017

making the reservation was easy but had to confirm, so we were threatened to have the reservation cancelled because we were not sure of the numbers, which was not pleasant !! Otherwise all was great. Had a wonderful night. Staff friendly and customers friendly. Atmosphere amazing

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

June 5, 2017

Couldn't be happier. Service was great, fast and friendly, food was wonderful, and who doesn't have a great time with Lady Kane! It was my good friend Mary's Bday and they made it special. Thank you!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 5, 2017

This place is awesome, service, food and music was just incredible. I will recommend it to my friends and family.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 4, 2017

Daniel was the best! His service was incredible! The live music was very good as was the food, will definitely be going back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

June 5, 2017

We actually arrived at 6pm, which is way to early to comment on the atmosphere. The servers were very nice and friendly. The food was not that great, we had calamari and spring rolls for apps. The calamari were bland rings, no garnish and the spring rolls were obviously frozen, no garnish. The ladies had pasta, my wife had the Orgasmic pasta and believe me there was nothing orgasmic about it, bland no garnish. My friend had a burger that was so under cooked it mooed every time he took a bite! I actually had the chicken which was quite good but once again very dull plate to look at, no garnish again. Not sure why you wouldn't at least try with your presentation. Had the Sticky Toffee Pudding for desert which was okay. My wife and I had a Groupon our friends did not and this seemed to effect the size of our portions. All in all, we would not go back for the food. Ken

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 4/5

June 3, 2017

We love going there.... :) Thank you Christopher for an amazing service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 29, 2017

This was my first visit to Alleycatz. The food was excellent and our waiter was honest in informing us that the tip was included in the bill so that we did not have to pay any extra. Because of his exceptional service, we tipped him extra anyway. Will definitely return to Alleycatz.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 21, 2017

Surf and turf steak was very chewy. Salmon was dry. Seating was tight. Mussles appetizer was a delight. Desserts were good.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

May 15, 2017

It was not our first time and it will definitely not be the last :) We love it here.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

May 14, 2017

Service was really slow, band was good but too loud. Food was ok, except for the rice which was impossible to eat.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 2/5

May 12, 2017

Robbie was our waiter : he was Awesome !! Our food was plated beautifully like a fine dining restaurant !! I had the fixed 3 course meal and it was so nice to have such items to choose from. I had breshetta as my appetizer very good..but the stuffed chicken was exemplary !! We enjoyed the atmosphere and ambiance of the Jazz/ Blues music !! It was an absolute fabulous experience and evening!! Mark made my son's night !! Thank you so much!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 7, 2017

You go there for the music.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

April 30, 2017

band was late setting up... service was ok but could have been better... food portions could have been more...

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 2/5

April 23, 2017

Bought a groupon however they only deducted the price paid for the groupon not the value. Groupon customers were treated differently, ie seated at the back of the premises and waited on differently.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 1/5

April 20, 2017

Everything was amazing. The music is awesome. Best service...And the food - to die for!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 10, 2017

The ambiance and service is really great.. I enjoy myself all the time ..

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

April 10, 2017

I hope this feedback reaches the manager. Our server was absolutely dreadful. I feel like I wasted money even giving her a tip, because she did not deserve it. It took 15 mins for her to even greet us. When she finally took our orders, she interrupted me and insisted she was only taking drink orders (I had more than enough time to look at the menu, I'm also diabetic and was hungry). During the course of our meal, my friend had a medical emergency. His blood pressure dropped drastically and he went unconscious and we had to call an ambulance. Our server assumed he was too drunk. She never once asked how he was and came back and told his girlfriend that he wouldn't be served anymore. My friend had to go to the hospital!! I've never experienced such rude and disrespectful service in my life. My friend could've died in your establishment and your employeee wouldn't have even cared. My food was good, the band was great, but the service recieved from your server soured my entire experience (it was also my birthday celebration). I won't come back and wouldn't recommend anyone eat there simply to avoid the possibility of being served by this woman who clearly only cares about herself.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 1/5

April 10, 2017

Our server was so friendly and attentive. The food was great, aside from the spicy Thai chicken bites being a little cold and the Sexy Spaghettini being a little bland. The steak was cooked perfectly and the desserts were so yummy (lava cake and toffee pudding). Lady Kane was great, playing an awesome variety of songs, and knowing how to interact with the crowd and get people on the dance floor. We had such a great time and will definitely be back. New favourite place!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

April 8, 2017

Good food and great ambience. The live music was a special touch to the evening, however the service unfortunately was less than desired. Took my husband out for his birthday on a Thursday night. Although the restaurant was quite empty when we arrived, we barely saw our server who seemed to forget we were there. Not once did he come back to make sure our meals were ok or refill our empty water glasses. We did get a chance to see him hacking it up for 15 minutes with the couple sitting at the table right next to us. The 3 seemed to go on and on about hockey and other sports and spoke so loudly that we could not hear the performers singing. We were surprised when he announced to the couple next to us that he had brought them chilled vodka shots on the house as he could not do shots on his own. To add insult to injury when we asked for the bill, he told us that the tip was not automatically added to the bill since we had not ordered from the Groupon menu. This waitor was sooooooo incredibly rude and unprofessional. I felt like giving him a $2 tip but considered the fact that the food was good and he may be sharing his tip with the kitchen and other wait staff. We will definitely not be back.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 2/5

April 2, 2017

I just liked the band. The service was not so good and the menu very poor.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 2/5

March 26, 2017

Enjoyed a delicious dinner. Service was great! Danced to good band and DJ after dinner! Was a happening place!

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 26, 2017

Great food, great music, fun night out

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 25, 2017

Fun night, good food with wide selection. We used a Groupon and service was still excellent. Fun band, amazing service. Place is a little run down but otherwise high marks all the way.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 19, 2017

My partner and I visited Alleycatz last night with a Groupon. The atmosphere of the restaurant was quite nice but everything else was such a disappointment. We were seated beside a large party of 10-12 people and I couldn't hear my partner talk and he was sitting across from me. (this is about the planning of who should sit where when people have reservations). We waited 13 minutes before anyone came to our table to introduce themselves or ask about food/drinks. Our appetizers took an additional 45 minutes (these were three pieces of bruschetta and three spring rolls). After this wait was another 25 minutes for our main course and then an additional 40 minutes for our dessert. the apps were disappointing and tasted like spring rolls I could buy at my grocery store and my mom makes much better bruschetta. Mains were meh and the desserts were even more of a disappointment. The ice cream had not properly been frozen and the cheese cake was still partially frozen. The prices for the food were much too overpriced for what you get . $25 for TWO medium sized shrimps and 6 oz piece of steak. The atmosphere was nice once the band came on but they played for 30 or so minutes and then the dj went on for at least 40. The website says that there would be a live band and we were really disappointed that they were overshadowed by a dj with a pre-set tracklist who was doing virtually no 'spinning' or djing. The FOH was quite kind and tried to help us out and explain the menus but the owner of the restaurant and was quite rude when we spoke to him. Apparently, a 2.5-3 wait for food was not a big enough problem for him to do anything for us. I've experienced poor service in the past and usually owners are friendly regardless of what they do and they care about their guest experience. My partner and I were there celebrating an anniversary and I can say that by the time we left our evening was ruined. I regret also buying my parents a groupon. If you see their ad on groupon its a bit of a scam. It was that the original price of their groupon is $94 and that on groupon it's on special for $55 or $60. The price of the pre-fix menu is $60 total. you're getting no deal here especially because the tax and tip are included on top and you have to pay the difference anyways ( you don't get to decide what to tip and this price cant be included in the $94 they advertise). If you're in the mood for GREAT food and GREAT service in TO on groupon go to Luci's and don't waste your time or money at this establishment. I'd give this 0 stars if I could.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 1/5

March 16, 2017

The food was delicious, the waiter was great and the band was fantastic! The jam session that happened around 8:30pm was outstanding! Will be returning!

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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