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  • Atmosphere: 4.5/5
  • Food: 4.5/5
  • Service: 4.5/5
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Restaurantica12
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Fine Dining Gem

Wonderful evening at Brownes Bistro, because of the refined elegant atmosphere, the wide selection of Italian and Continental cuisine and professional service. We really loved our evening out and Brownes Bistro was a big part of that. Thank you.

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Absolutely amazing little restaurant tucked away...

Absolutely amazing little restaurant tucked away in the heart of the city. It was an adventure for the senses. Site - Very calming, romantic, decor with lots of wine accents. Sounds - Eclectic background music and pleasent sounds of people enjoying their meals. Touch - Warm decor with bench seating on the walls and very comfortable seating for the other person. Smells - The incredible aromas of other patrons dishes to keep you second guessing your original order!!! As I was walking out of the restaurant; the smell of everyone elses dishes made me want to come back after a jog around the block to burn off my dinner. Taste - Ahhh.... Best for last.... Incredible combination of spices and original tastes of food.... They do not use over powering sauces to smother the tastes of the meat or vegetables. Just an amazingly clean taste to the pallet. Overall, a very well managed restaurant!

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Quiet, refined neighbourhood restaurant...

Quiet, refined neighbourhood restaurant. Courteous efficent service, excellent food and choice of wines. We have eaten many times here and have never been disappointed.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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October 8, 2017

Excellent meal at Browne's Bistro. The various appetizers - beet and goat cheese salad, daily soup, calamari were all delicious. We enjoyed two different mains - steak/frites and vegetarian pasta were great. Love the casual atmosphere here.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 26, 2017

Another excellent experience at our favourite local bistro.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

September 26, 2017

Classic Bistro, excellent service, quiet intimate athmosphere. Scallops and Tuna melted in the mouth, delicious.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 20, 2017

Lovely ambiance, comfortable seating, spacious and intimate. Service was attentive and friendly. Food delivery was well paced. The main course was nicely presented, and very enjoyable. We all our enjoyed our evening.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

August 24, 2017

First time. Waiter was a bit too quick to request our order, but did a great job checking back periodically to see if we were ready. Will definitely come back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 22, 2017

Been many times to Browne's but this was one of the best meals we had in terms of preparation and taste.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

August 20, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience, great food, service and atmosphere, will definitely return.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 12, 2017

Delicious food. Consistently a super pleasant place to have a delicious meal, with great service, in a nice quiet atmosphere. Excellent!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 3, 2017

Browne's is a favourite of ours. We always enjoy the food and the service is excellent. Evelyn

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 25, 2017

Unfortunately, I didn't have a good experience at Brownes Bistro. Two friends and I visited during Summerlicious with a 6:30pm reservation, and arrived when there were only 3 or 4 other tables occupied, but eventually the restaurant filled up and it took almost 3 hours for all three courses to be served to our party and for us to pay. There were only two servers on-hand that night, and they seemed to favour the regulars in the restaurant, instead of my party (all of us were new to the restaurant). The server was polite but it was clear he was paying attention to other tables more than ours. Most of the tables were reserved, so the restaurant should have brought in another server. I won't be returning.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 1/5

July 23, 2017

We went for Summerlicious dinner. The food tasted good, but lacked overall finesse. For example, I order the Grilled Calamari for appetizer. The calamari was small in size, and came on a bed of plain dry arugula. Bits of dressing drizzled here and there. The flank steak came with frites. The frites were thick plain french fries we give to kids, nothing extra or exciting about it. The dessert brownie with ice cream was the only course which looked attractive and tasted delicious too. They have a decent selection of wines. I was happy with the suggestion from our waiter. Service was great. We were constantly attended to. Overall, we had a lovely time at the restaurant. Very vibrant atmosphere.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

July 23, 2017

A bit noisy so is there something to be done about that? The summerlicious menu was amazing value. We enjoy going there with friends any time.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 21, 2017

Food here is always good, but had a nothing experience this time .

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 3/5

July 20, 2017

I booked this restaurant for a date night with my husband. We made the reservation using the link provided. When we arrived we were initially ignored and then finally addressed and asked if we had a reservation. I gave my name and the owner said that we were not on the list. He asked how we booked the reservation and I stated, online. He said, you should never you that." I pulled up the reservation confirmation on my phone and showed it to him, he said okay. He then went back to check again and said, I still don't see your name, but we will find a seat for you. We were finally seated and the owner made it a point to tell us, that I'm our waiter may be irritable due to the high volume of people... really? Anyways, we received our appetizer quite quickly, but our main took over an hour to arrive. My husband has mentioned to the owner that we had been waiting awhile and he replied, " yes, it's very busy tonight, yet people who arrived after us had received their mains already. However, right after my husband had informed the owner, he went and got our meals with no apology. Overall it was a very unwelcoming experience from the start and they are lucky that my husband is the nice person he is and still gave a tip, despite the awful experience. We will not be returning. Please don't waste your time.

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 1/5

July 21, 2017

I had enjoyed eating there before so took a friend for a Summerlicous dinner for her birthday . Everything went well until we'd paid the bill. We were told "Good thing you're leaving now," by a male who may have been the owner. There did not appear to be any reason why he wanted us gone. There were empty tables and no lineup that we could see. I won't be back.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 19, 2017

Very nice Summerlicious lunch

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

July 18, 2017

Casual dining with amazing food, a friendly and gracious host and friends/family feel

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 17, 2017

Was there for summerlicious with friends. Food was excellent and full portion even with the summerlicioys menu. Server was attentive and efficient. Overall a great dinning experience.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 15, 2017

First time at your lovely restaurant - will definitely be back. Thank you. Jada

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 15, 2017

Great lunch!!! Super tasty and fresh!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 13, 2017

We had a wonderful dining experience, the staff were great, the atmosphere was very conducive to a group of friends getting together and the food was exceptional. I will definitely return to Brownes Bistro.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 12, 2017

Birthday family dinner. Busy restaurant for summerlicious but service was given in a timely manner. We weren't rushed. Food was excellent. Shawn was great. A real professional. We will be back. Thank you!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 10, 2017

Pleasant , setting ,as it is tucked away in a quiet neighborhood . Price is very fair but food is average

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 4/5

June 18, 2017

As it should be

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

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Winterlicious 2017: $28 dinners

Winterlicious 2017: $28 dinners

Tucked away on a quiet street off Yonge Street, Brownes Bistro offers a cozy atmosphere, a varied menu, reasonable prices, service with a smile and a great selection of wines by the glass. Its Winterlicious dinner menu includes grilled calamari, slow-braised short ribs and an apple cranberry crisp with vanilla ice cream.

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