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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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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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April 22, 2019

We found the restaurant to dark, it's a close space more suitable for drinks and party. There was a smell allover the place, not very pleasant. On my way to the washrooms I could see the kitchen and it was a fortune that I had eaten, otherwise I wouldn't......it looked very dirty.

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 3/5

April 19, 2019

Early was great atmosphere but @ 9:30 pm music was so so laud we finish our food and drink the faster posible and we left. They need to start to accept Debit Card ASAP is crazy even the fruit markets and food truck take debit

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 14, 2019

We had an amazing time. The food was delicious, the staff was incredibly friendly and the band was good. Will definitely consider going back for dinner!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 15, 2019

Great service, food was very tasty and a nice atmosphere for a bday celebration. There was a live disco band which was outstanding and a deejay in between sets. Great night out, would definitely return.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 15, 2019

We had a fantastic time at the Disco party on Saturday night! Our waiter Jared was fantastic! He is such a nice guy and was there for us the whole night! The band was fantastic and we spent most of the night on the dance floor. The food was good but nothing to talk about.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 31, 2019

An hour and half after booking was confirmed I received a message that my booking was cancelled because they were full. The server was so impolite and made several mistakes on our bills. He added an extra drink on my bill and when I told him I never had it he insisted that I did and said that he worked at many bars and people try to do that. He was arguing for the second drink that I didn’t order and put it on my bill. Later he went to the bar came back and removed the drink however added 18% top which was the same as the 10$ drink..very disrespectful and u professional

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 1/5

April 1, 2019

Food was very late coMing. some clients offered their appetizers as they felt bad that they were served first and we came before. The portion was but small and I don't eat much SEXY SPAGETTINI.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

March 25, 2019

Service and food was amazing this is my second time making reservations for a large party at Allycatz and they never disappoint !!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 24, 2019

Always a good time.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 24, 2019

Tables were too close to each other, music was a bit too loud, couldn’t have conversation with friends, food was ok, 18% pre- charged for tips should not be mandatory.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 3/5

March 17, 2019

I loved the place. Food was absolutely delicious. Thank you everybody.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 15, 2019

We had a wonderful time the entertainment was amazing!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 15, 2019

Place is good. Music was 70"s was very good, Food was so so. My Steak was not at all good, No taste, hard to chew. Only 2 Shrimps. Pasta was not good to eat, brought home to make better flavor.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 3/5

March 11, 2019

Had a fabulous time!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 3, 2019

Bobby was great! Inviting atmosphere and great crowd!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 17, 2019

I've been going to Alleycatz occasionally over the past 13 years and I always have a fantastic experience! I can count on having a great meal and a lot of fun dancing the night away any time I decide to drop by. I've introduced it to so many of my friends and they always have a great time.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 17, 2019

The band that played last night sucked! Other 2 bands have been really good.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

February 16, 2019

I had a great time. Food was great my waiter Nicole was amazing, she was respectful, attentive, courteous and accommodating. I was the lady in blue celebrating 1 of many pre birthday celebrations. The entertainment was on Point... great job Gyles I will follow you and attend other events when you are performing...

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 11, 2019

Kim was an outstanding waitress. She couldn't do enough to keep us happy. The manager set up a separate quieter area for the kids so they could play, colour and eat their food. They were the most hospitable gracious staff -I've seen in ages. We kept ordering more and more food as the burgers and calamari were outstanding. The band was incredible. If we didn't have 5 kids we would have stayed all night!! Thanks for a memorable evening! Best blues bar and service in the city!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 8, 2019

I've been in the area for a few years and this was my first time trying out AlleyCatz. There was great choice on their Winterlicious menu, atmosphere was nice & relaxed and the service was fantastic! Will for sure be back :)

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 9, 2019

Came to the restaurant for Winterlicious, for the price that I paid the food was not bad. I do wish my chicken was seasoned and I did not enjoy my red velvet cake (seemed quite dry). Not a place to have dialogue, unless you're okay with shouting and saying pardon me often (there is a live band). Overall, not a bad experience.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

February 5, 2019

Atmosphere is great and live band was amazing. The service was slow (probably the slowest 3 course meal we had) and the winterlicious food tasted mediocre. Then again most people probably come here for the vibes and music.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

February 4, 2019

14 of us came here for Winterlicious. It’s was a cozy restaurant with a live band. Our server was new but she tried her best to answer all our questions. Nicole the host was very accommodating. The food was awesome and we all had a great time at Alleycatz!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

February 5, 2019

I did Not bother going, 2 weeks before my reservation they kept bothering me with Texts and asking me if I was coming. What shit is that>> I told the text why I cancelled and it said sorry, That the very first time that sever happened. They must really need the business or my table.. Well either way I wont going there.. They lost at least a $1000 bill for my Birthday celebration!!

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 1/5

February 3, 2019

We booked for Winterlicious to arrive late for our reservation and told we had a seating time limit- why didn’t they tell me when they confirmed the reservation. The place in need of huge renovations it’s run down and what I would call a dive! I would not return not enough good vs bad food is average and not my standard of expectations.

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

February 3, 2019

Dinner was less than enjoyable. Prime rib was way over cooked and less than desirable. Bought a groupon which they wouldn't accept although we reserved according to specifications. Entertainment and atmosphere made up for what lacked in food quality. My advise is eat somewhere else before attending for drinks and dancing.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 4/5

February 3, 2019

The waitress was very nice and helpful. Given how busy the restaurant was I was pleased with the service. Loved the band and dancing. I will come back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 3, 2019

I had one more disappointing experience at alleycatz ... I booked a diner for 2 to use my Groupon, even though I sent a couple of messages prior to coming to the restaurant to make sure my Groupon was accepted , my calls and emails were ignored and when I got there I had to pay another dinner as my Groupon was not accepted ... it’s not the first time it happens and nobody cares, the was asked to come talk to us but never showed up. Very disappointing, just a money grab restaurant with live music .., The sad part is that they are not a lot of places in Toronto to have diner and dance at the same time ... they are all expensive and food not very good

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

February 4, 2019

Last minute I was advised by Alleycatz that my reservation was cancelled eventhough I received prior confirmation of my reservation. It was very disappointing and too much inconvenience as I had to look for another restaurant..that’s a reflection of poor customer service.

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 1/5

February 4, 2019

Came for Winterlicious. The food wasn't great. But the atmosphere made up for it. Would try again though.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 5/5

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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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