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2409 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4P 2E7
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Closed now 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Methods of Payment:

  • American Express
  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • Cash
  • Diners Club

Rates:

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

Opening 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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June 12, 2018

The food was quite good. Our waiter made an effort to keep us comfortable with adjusting the air conditioning so we weren't freezing cold. Pricing was reasonable for bottles of wine and their other alcoholic beverages.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 3/5

June 9, 2018

This was my first time at Alleycatz and I don't think we'll be going back. Food is very average, service was fantastic but atmosphere was strange. We Also thought we were going for live jazz but instead we found an average cover band playing songs from the 70s and 80s to a group of 50 and 60 year olds looking to dance. If you into that thing most of them seem to be having fun. It was just not our thing.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 5/5

June 2, 2018

The perfect combination of good quality dinner and party with nice live and DJ music!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 1, 2018

Great service! great food... no band as advertised but there was a lovely group playing that eve that were very talented!

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

May 27, 2018

Great experience and atmosphere!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

May 27, 2018

I went here on a Saturday evening for dinner with a friend. Also, we stayed for the evening entertainment. I found the restaurant to be very noisy and my friend and I had a hard time hearing eachother talk. At this point, the band wasn't playing yet. Our server was polite and we received our food quite quickly. The food and drinks (martinis) were great. We both ordered the chicken club sandwich with fries. I thought the band was great and the music was good as well. Overall, I rate this place a 4 out of 5.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

May 22, 2018

John, Major and Ron always provide great services! The food was amazing and we were happy John made accommodations for us since they had a packed house that night!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 20, 2018

We live the music and the crowd here. Pretty cool place for 40 plus crowd- will come back

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

May 20, 2018

Terrible service, Server was rude, unresponsive & unpleasant. We actually left right after eating because we were so annoyed with how we were being treated! I could go on, but no point. I won't be going back!

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 1/5

May 13, 2018

It was an amazing night; music was excellent and the service was flawless. We will definitely go back there... think we finally found our favorite spot:)

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 12, 2018

Another great night out at Alleycatz! Thanks to everyone who made this another splendid evening

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 29, 2018

Was here to celebrate our 40th Anniversary, entertainment was great and also the service and food.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 28, 2018

The night was wonderful. The live singers were fantastic but if you are coming to talk with your friends, come early so you can talk and then watch/hear the band and even dance!!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 28, 2018

Amazing food and service. The band Rocked!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 29, 2018

Live band was good, food was pretty good, just a bit slow with drinks, needed another server

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 2/5

April 22, 2018

We love it at Alleycatz! The quality of the food, and the friendliness and attentiveness of the staff would make this a goto restaurant for us even without the bands and dancing. However, when you add in the outstanding dance, bands and music vibe on top of that restaurant experience, Alleycatz has become our main haunt. It's like a discovery that you want to share with friends. There is also one more very special and key element that we have experienced...... the mix of people that come there are from all walks of life and all demographics, and that's the magic to us.... it's a welcoming,accepting and fun filled vibe. D'Arcy & Siobhan

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 20, 2018

We had a wonderful date here.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 16, 2018

we didnt care for your band. DJ was good though.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 3/5

April 16, 2018

Had an enjoyable evening with dinner and entertainment. Food was very good, and portions were perfect. Our server was attentive. Would certainly recommend Alleycatz for dinner and dancing.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

April 14, 2018

Waiter added his tip of 16% without asking us. This was a table for 2, Not a party of 10. Very disappointed with this tactic. Will not be back.

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 2/5

April 9, 2018

We placed the meal order at 8 p.m., and our food did not come until 9:15. The section we were seating, was stuffy, and lack of air circulation. The band never came on for the whole time we were at the restaurant until 5 minutes before we left at 10 p.m.. It is a strange set up. Some of the guests were inebriated and loud, because the section we were seated in was like a six feet long alleyway. The next table guest kept touching my son while he talked using his hand. That was how close the tables were seated together. Never go back. Worst part was, they put on 15% tips on your bill, no matter how bad service was. The tip was based on the original amount before discount.

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 1/5

March 25, 2018

The atmosphere was very friendly and casual and consist of mature patrons. The live band and DJ played music that will take you back to your younger day.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

March 25, 2018

This is a place I've always wanted to go to. Glad I did get the time to experience. It was very tight space. You could not sit comfortably really. Food came out very quickly, but it wasn't hot it was almost room temperature. Which was very confusing, was it for our table or do they premake? Taste was good and service was with a smile. Overall 4...but I'm not rushing to go again.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

March 12, 2018

Overall this restaurant is recommended for Groupon user! Great choices of food, nice service and good price!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

March 11, 2018

Great food, service, live music and atmosphere as always!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 11, 2018

Busy spot. Not really a jazz bar but was good fun populer music.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 11, 2018

Very pleased with everything.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 11, 2018

I spend my birthday there again this year and the service was very disappointing. The server was not attentive and disappeared half through the night, after she received her tip. The food was not good at all, Over salted and under cooked. The music was not any better. However, The band was very talented but the dj breaks could of mixed up the music more. Won't be going back for a while.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 1/5

March 12, 2018

The place is perfect for party evenings. Eat somewhere else tho!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 5/5

March 6, 2018

Excellent evening, so much fun. Second time we have been and loved the atmosphere and the music was fantastic. We will definitely go back.

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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