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Cuisine type

  • Canadian,
  • Fusion,
  • International,

Features

  • Restaurant With Terrace,
  • Restaurant With Party Services,
  • Restaurant With Wifi Internet,

Atmosphere

  • Trendy,
  • Casual,
  • Business,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
Location
522 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1L7
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Opening Hours *Holiday hours

Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Rates:

  • $11 To $25,

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Ratings & Reviews - The Citizen

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Restaurantica12
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Be careful with the cheap drinks

Be careful with the cheap drinks at this place because the bartender won't tell you if you order something that is not cheap like at most other establishments (is it really that hard to say "Just so you know, X is not $3"??). We spent at least 3 hours here, ordering round after round, and it wasn't until the very end of the night when I was ordering my last drink that I realized it - $18 for a double crown and coke?!??!? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?! I could have gone to any number of nicer locations closer to the downtown core and paid a fraction of that price ... once I realized how outlandishly priced my drinks were I realized that she probably kept it quiet on purpose - this is either how they make their money, or she was just quietly enjoying how much it was inflating her tip every round. Absolutely unbelievable and unacceptable. Will not EVER go back to this place.

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Went for sumerlicious and the menu wasn't very...

Went for sumerlicious and the menu wasn't very good. Seems more like a club. I don't recommend this place for dinner. Maybe with a large group.

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 2/5
Service: 3/5
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August 19, 2019

What an amazing experience. We had a group of 19 people and had a beautiful table set up and the service was great. Not to mention the food was excellent and we couldn't believe how much food there was! Great place, easy to coordinate, and they were even able to run separate checks without any issues. Will DEFINITELY be recommending this place for large groups. Thank you again for making my special weekend a seamless and enjoyable experience!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 31, 2019

Loved the place! The best customer service so far in Toronto bars!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 21, 2019

Thanks for hosting my friends and myself. Great venue for a bachelor/bachelorette event. We had a great time!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 15, 2019

Always the best time here! Thanks for the best service and the most delicious food !

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 29, 2019

Yet another amazing night at Citizen, I had 2 large tables for bottle service. The manager Brad and the club were very accommodating, and our server Marla added to the fun. My friends and I had a great time, I look forward to my next event!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 27, 2019

We actually just came for happy hour after work; it's our second time this spring/summer and we are very happy with the service, food, and cheap drinks!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

May 5, 2019

The food was great! Different items than what were found in the menu on the website but we still really enjoyed everything we had. The steak frites is delicious! There was hardly anyone in there at the time we had dinner so it was a great choice for good food before heading down the road to the theatre for an evening show.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 30, 2019

I did table service for my friend's birthday. It really was amazing! We had a great time. Marla, who has served me before, is fantastic. She always adds to the party. I'm definitely a repeat customer for good reason!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 25, 2019

Michael was an amazing server and made sure our table was kept happy !

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 24, 2019

We had a great evening, i had the steak frittes which was awesome but the birthday trio was lacking. The server was very attentive and friendly, over it was a great night.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

March 20, 2019

i had 3 tables that night - the server girl was excellent, as was management. they were attentive to my group and I

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 10, 2019

We went for a birthday and had bottle service. Everything was excellent, we really enjoyed the service, music and atmosphere.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 9, 2019

We attended the NYE event at The Citizen and were absolutely blown away by the service, quality of food, and overall professionalism of the venue and staff. Thank you Citizen staff for a wonderful NYE, our group had a wonderful time!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 5, 2019

I was there for the Super Bowl and probably wasn't the best place to watch it but I gave a shot. Terrible for the type of event, not all the NFL fans like Hip hop and RnB, which the DJ was playing the whole night on the commercial breaks. On top, part of the Super Bowl experience is the half time show, the DJ kept playing his shity music. Wings and Nachos are not your best feature, I think your dinners are better.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 3/5

January 1, 2019

Fantastic time at the Citizen. Best place to spend New Years Eve. Service was impeccable, food was delicious, great time had by all! Thank you so much for everything!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 22, 2018

Great Service and Food!! Will definitely recommend to all!!! Greg S.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 10, 2018

Staff couldn't be friendlier, had a great waitress. Would definitely return to Citizen for a another evening and maybe a sit down meal. Food delivery seemed a little unorganised, and food was ok.......... Thanks to Citizen for hosting a great evening!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 5/5

November 16, 2018

The Citizen is a gem. The staff are excellent - really personable and friendly. Food is great, drinks are great. Recommendations: General Tso cauliflower, steak frites, and cinnamon dulce balls are all outstanding. The birthday cake is okay taste-wise, but it's pretty spectacular in presentation - they serve it with a giant sparkler, more like a roman candle, it's awesome. Definitely shareable with even 5-6 people, and it's worth it for the look alone. The place is really versatile - you can definitely have a slightly casual but still very nice romantic dinner here, or a birthday, or just appetizers and drinks after work. You won't be disappointed.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 29, 2018

We were a big group and were easily accommodated. Service was friendly and knowledgeable. Food was hot and fresh. Will definitely visit again.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 23, 2018

The atmosphere and space were great. Drinks were nice. Meal was average. Music was amazing. Would come back for drinks.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

August 27, 2018

Keliah was an amazing waitress! Always making sure we were okay and refilling our glasses with water. Outstanding service !

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

August 25, 2018

Awesome DJ. Wish we didn’t sit between 2 bachelorette parties.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

August 20, 2018

The service was great, our server was really sweet! The food was good and we enjoyed the 'Appy hour deals. The music was a little too loud as we had brought our older parents (50's and 60's), but will know next time it's for a younger crowd. Good all around, just too loud to have a good conversation with people.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 4, 2018

Had a great time, bottle service was great! They were on the spot making sure we had everything we needed.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 21, 2018

Nothing special

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

July 16, 2018

Truely a great experience, had a group of 19 I was in charge of planning. The staff at Baro was extremely accommodating and professional during the organization process leading up to the event. At the day of the event they over delivered with excellent service and a prefix meal that was outstanding. Every member of the party has since reached out to me to thank me for planning such a great spot for our dinner. I would strongly recommend this establishment!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 16, 2018

We went for dinner a bachelorette party, group of 14. It had a perfect fun atmosphere with good music, the food came quickly, was delicious! The drinks were great and our server was lovely and friendly. Stayed for a bit after to dance, all in all great night!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 3, 2018

The atmosphere was great and the food was good too. The servers are a not overly knowledgeable about the menu and when the food came, it was a mess as they kept putting the wrong orders in front of us. When it came time to paying - some people's receipts had the gratuity already added, while others didn't (even though we were a group of 11). Lastly, please change the sangria description on your menu, it is extremely misleading with the GL and L letters and when it actually comes its just an oversized mason jar.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 2/5

June 25, 2018

Dinner was fine but kinda over priced. Service was good and staff were friendly. Atmosphere was good in general, but it got so crowded and so hot after 11:30pm that we had to get out.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 5/5

June 4, 2018

Great place , wish the patio was bigger but really nice place and staff was amazing!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

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