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896 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1J3
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Methods of Payment:

  • Interac
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Rates:

  • $11 To $25,
Braised Restaurant & Bar settles into Leslieville in the east end. The focus is on comfort food, using local and seasonal products.

Opening Hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Cuisine type

  • Canadian Cuisine,
  • Brunch,

Dishes

  • Comfort Food,

Features

  • Restaurant With Party Services,
  • Restaurant With Private Rooms,
  • Prix Fixe Menu,
  • Bring Your Own Wine,

Atmosphere

  • Trendy,
  • Casual,

Products and Services

  • Open Sunday,
  • Event,
  • Open Late Hour,

Languages Spoken

  • English,

Meet the owner

For a dining experience you’ll want to savour, visit Braised. A feast for the senses, this open and airy Queen Street gem focuses on modern comfort food and features a pedestrian menu of mostly slow-roasted, braised dishes along with sandwiches, salads and fries. The Cameron’s Brewery beer-braised crispy pork cheeks are to die for; the art on the brick interior walls, courtesy of MJG Gallery, is stunning; and the best seat in the house is, well, everywhere.

“The cooking style is slow roasted cooking,” explains owner Sam Scanga, who opened Braised on Queen Street East in 2014. Of course, roasting is a cooking style that’s been around forever. Sam has simply decided to turn the oven up a notch.

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June 19, 2017

Fabulous dinner and cocktails as always.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 4, 2017

Service was good and friendly. Food was good. There was a bachelorette party going on while we were there so that made it louder than ideal. We will try it again sometime.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

May 28, 2017

Unfortunately, there was a birthday party that had rented out part of the restaurant. This place is too small for that. We could hardly hear each other and were screaming across the table. If you're going to allow a big party, you should either close off the restaurant or inform people before they make a reservation.

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 21, 2017

Excellent as always.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 10, 2017

Great food, excellent service. 5 out of 5

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 25, 2017

There was nothing that disappointed. We will definitely be back. Thanks so much for a lovely, delicious dinner out. Nancy and Peter

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 16, 2017

Calamari appetizer was really tender, light crispy coating. We ordered lamb, shortribs and steak at our table. Everything was delicious.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

April 12, 2017

Great ambiance and food. Highly recommended

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 10, 2017

warm spinach and mushroom salad with balsamic reduction was a little too wilted. Shrimp and swordfish were overcooked. Otherwise flavour was very good. Service was great.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 27, 2017

Enjoyed a wonderful birthday dinner in a charming setting. Food and wine were excellent and I was even surprised with a birthday treat that the waiter had detected was the reason for our visit. We'll definitely be back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 11, 2017

The food was wonderful, and our waiter friendly and knowledgeable. Looking forward to returning.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 6, 2017

Excellent meal and great service.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 6, 2017

Exposed brick interior makes for a cozy ambiance. Good menu. Food ranges from good - excellent. First time I was there the food was outstanding, this time the veggies accompanying the pork chop special were too similar, (pickled beets with sweet and sour red cabbage) and the pork chop was on the thin side - so ok but not stellar.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

February 19, 2017

We have been to Braised many times and the food and service are always perfecr

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 16, 2017

Sam made us feel welcome and important. Our Valentines-Anniversary was a dinner we'll remember for a long time thanks to the staff at Braised. Paula and Chris DaSilva

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 15, 2017

Great atmosphere and service. Food is always fresh and tastes great.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 14, 2017

Everything was great. Server was really excellent.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 14, 2017

First time. Food outstanding, service excellent. Will be back soon and will recommend to others. You need to go here!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 13, 2017

we had a great meal at Braised although they did get my order wrong, no fault of the server I don't think, we still had fun and everything was delicious. would definitely go back

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 13, 2017

Service and ambiance were top notch! Good food but a bit heavy on the salt. I will definitely return.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 3, 2017

A wonderful spot for a family get together. The staff was so accommodating and the food was very delicious. We plan to return.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 1, 2017

So pleased that the Lolita's Lust team has opened in Leslieville. Perfect bistro. Interesting menu, with something for everyone. Everything we ordered was delicious and piping hot. Ample portions, reasonable prices. Cozy, comfortable décor; well chosen soft rock playlist at a moderate decibel level. Free street parking after 6:00.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 26, 2017

We each had a great meal. Will return for sure

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

January 23, 2017

Good to know it is BYO. Too bad didn't know that in advance. Pls display it more prominently on your website!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

January 24, 2017

We had an amazing dinner at Braised. The service was so helpful, friendly and professional. One of the best servers I have had in a long time. The food was very tasty, with hearty portions and lovely presentation. The only thing that keeps me from coming more regularly are the prices - but the BYOW makes it an affordable night out!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

January 14, 2017

Despite being the first customers to arrive for dinner, the place was warm and inviting. We had friendly and professional service from start to finish. The calamari was PERFECTION and who can go wrong ordering braised short rib, for which I barely needed my knife. A great wine and cocktail list rounded out the meal. Can't wait to come back again!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 30, 2016

Great sound system!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

December 28, 2016

Excellent restaurant. Good food and very attentive and friendly service. My go-to date restaurant.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 25, 2016

Always love coming here!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 14, 2016

Nice warm atmosphere. Service was friendly and our server was very knowledgeable. We were there on a Monday so benefited from free corkage which is a real bonus. The food was excellent. Everything on the menu looked good so a perfect excuse to go back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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