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In Canada’s largest city, where everyone walks fast, talks fast and even eats fast, the local pub is a welcome refuge from the daily grind. Granite Brewery is that small slice of sanity in North Toronto.

A family friendly British-style pub, Granite Brewery has been packing them in since 1991 when veteran pub master Ron Keefe first opened its doors for business. Not only is it family friendly, it’s family operated. Ron’s son Sam (pictured above) is the marketing manager, while Sam’s sister and brother are the brewers.

To explain why Granite Brewery is so popular, Sam sums it up in two words: great beer. Proud of the fact that they’ve been making craft beers long before they became trendy, Sam points out that with 14 beers on tap and 25 beer recipes regularly brewed, the neighbourhood brew pub has attracted a loyal following of customers for over two decades. Pretty impressive given that the immediate area boats a half dozen other English themed pubs.

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  • Atmosphere: 2.5/5
  • Food: 2/5
  • Service: 3/5
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Adriana N
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gret! would return very soon

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Restaurantica12
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Granite Brewery Rock Solid

We've been to the Granite Brewery a number of times as the food is always fantastic with generous portions. In addition to the delicious food, they have a good selection of their own brews. We especially enjoyed their Ringwood, a delightful blonde. There are different atmospheres for different tastes, but at the Granite Brewery they have several to choose from. Two excellent patios, a bar, and a family restaurant area, all designed for comfort. The rear patio looks particularly amazing, but as it was raining, we'll just have to wait until next time to try it out. It should also be noted that the Granite Brewery has free parking with easy access. The Granite Brewery gets our highest recommendation and we will be back soon.

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I go to Granite often and always receive a warm...

I go to Granite often and always receive a warm welcome and the best service. The servers are well trained and attentive. As for the food the drink aspect, they do pub food very well, I wouldn't expect fine dining from them. The beer is brewed on-site and is made in a traditional English style. This means the beer is not carbonated and is served only slightly chilled. I always love going to granite, The patio is amazing in the summer and the fire is toasty in the winter.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 5/5
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The service was slow and I didn't receive my RARE...

The service was slow and I didn't receive my RARE steak until more than an hour and a half when everyone in my party had all but finished. I politely asked for the entire time for a glass of water and no-one had the time-finally the manger explained that they cannot give everyone water as they don't have enough glasses. (The restaurant was at one-third capacity) However she did give me a glass of water and took the inedible soup off the tab as they would not make another one-as they said it was not freshly made-it's already prepared and packaged. I wasn't surprised as the vegetables are all frozen or canned. The washroom had not been cleaned and there was a mess in one of the stalls. The waitress laughed when I told her and shrugged. Funnily enough, the Restaurant Decor is rather nice and the location is ideal. I was impressed that they offered free underground parking for their patrons however given the other factors I will not return.

Atmosphere: 1/5
Food: 1/5
Service: 1/5
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October 12, 2017

We were in Toronto staying at the best western across the street, We were there for the visitation and funeral of my Uncle. My parents had been to your restaurant last thursday evening when they came to toronto to make the arrangements, and had enjoyed it. My mom commented how good the food was, and how close you are to the hotel they stayed at. She wondered if you were open on Monday evening (Thanksgiving), as it would be nice to go to your restaurant again. I checked. Not only were you open, but you had a thanksgiving dinner special. So, I made a reservation for my parents and my husband and I, and it was JUST great. Perfect way to wind down after the visitation, and before the funeral the next day. Thanks for a nice evening and good food for a difficult family time.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 25, 2017

Overall, a good first experience. 2 of us each ordered a beer flight (2 flights with 3 glasses each, so 6 beers in total) and all 6 beers were very tasty. The server was attentive, and our orders came out quickly, with no errors. There were 5 of us, we sampled the salmon, the Cobb salad, fish & chips, lobster mac & cheese and the goat vindaloo curry. Our only complaint was that the serving size for the goat curry was quite small -- the rest of the dishes we ordered were all a good size, but the curry seemed to be lacking in quantity. Taste was great, but it left me hungry. For the price, there should have been more curry. I would definitely return next time I'm in the area.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

September 10, 2017

Excellent as usual, although I can't remember our servers name I asked him to choose my beers for me and I must say his choices were outstanding.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 3, 2017

We had a great experience at the Granite Beewery, as always. Celebrated our Anniversary there, as we do every year since we were married at the Granite. Evan, our server, was terrific: very welcoming and he accommodated all of our quirky requests. Food was predictably very good, beer was great! We really had a nice evening out. Thanks all at the Granite!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

July 20, 2017

Great as always!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 20, 2017

We had a great time. The food the service and the atmosphere was great. Only one hiccup, it was hard to find the underground parking. Other than that;We'll be back!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 17, 2017

Once again, The Granite Brewery delivered good service, atmosphere, and, food. The staff as always, were extremely gracious and accommodating. I have been there many times, and my gathering with a friend this past Sunday counts as another great visit. They are my go-to place. I am a vegetarian, and usually my dining companions are not. There are many options to keep us all happy and stuffed! I highly recommend a visit. And, p.s. the beer is awesome also!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 17, 2017

My friend did not make it last Saturday so I have reserved it again this Saturday @ @ pm for 2

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 14, 2017

The food was fantastic as was the service. Our waitress Judy was excellent and made us feel at home. Will definitely be back. Loved the atmosphere. Druce, Margaret, David and Barbara.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 9, 2017

lovely and comfortable in the back courtyard

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

June 21, 2017

Great place, staff was very nice and accommodating, atmosphere was nice and unique. Highly recommend this place to anyone.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 19, 2017

Just a little busy seated near Father's day buffet, but overall was very satisfied.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 19, 2017

Great experience!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 18, 2017

Very nice place. Food was great!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 4, 2017

Out with good friends and our kids. Server was wonderfully friendly & responsive. Food came quickly and was as good as ever. Best veggie burger/fries in the neighbourhood - and we have been searching. Love the rotating beer selection. Thanks for another enjoyable family Friday pub night.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 15, 2017

We had made a reservation online, but they didn't have a record of it. I showed my email confirmation and they were able to get me a table. The hostess was nice and our server was excellent. Recommended.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

May 7, 2017

Huge portions - great food and great beer ! Highly recommend.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 19, 2017

Service was great at the start - enjoyed the meal and beer, but at the end we seemed to have been forgotten and it was quite a while before we could even get a check to pay, which left us a little bit disappointed. It was also quite loud.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 2/5

February 26, 2017

We were looking forward to this dinner as we wanted to have again the wings, which I remembered to be awesome from an earlier visit. While they were still huge, like the first time, all 3 pounds we ordered came grossly overcooked. Either that, or for some reason they were very dry and chewy. All three people at the table that tried them had exactly the same comment, so it was definitely not a subjective impression. We were struck by the renovations, definitely made the place look a bit better than before, however we also thought the lighting could have been turned down a bit. It felt we were in some banquet hall.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 4/5

February 10, 2017

First time there . Enjoyed the meal immensely!

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 6, 2017

We went for Winterlicious 2017 and were...underwhelmed. Our reserved table was right beside the door and, even though there was a half wall, we were cold the entire time. The food was lackluster. For the appetizers, I had the mushroom and goat cheese salad, which is something I could have put together myself. My boyfriend ordered the bacon-wrapped jalapenos; he was very disappointed when he only got two. The main course was sup-par; we both got the smoked prime rib. For some reason, they gave one of us a sweet potato or pumpkin (couldn't tell which) mash. Although dessert was on the small side, it tasted fine. It would have been nice to know prior to going that Granite provides free parking for customers; spent $5 at the GreenP.

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

January 30, 2017

Had a great Winterlicious dinner here!! Great selection of craft beers and wines!

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

January 29, 2017

It was an awesome Winterlicius experience. I'd strongly recommend this place to my friends.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

January 16, 2017

Granite is hands down our favourite restaurant to go to. There is something for everyone and it is all delicious.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 4, 2017

Great food, great service, I'll be back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 20, 2016

Great food - big serving sizes Great drinks - excellent craft beers but you can't beat Peculiar. The Granite would be my local if I lived in Toronto

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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