Bumpkin's Restaurant & Bar

4.1
111 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Just a few steps from the hustle and bustle of Yonge and Bloor, Bumpkin’s has been a local landmark since 1971, serving the very best in French continental cuisine with an old world Parisian feel. The newly updated two-story Victorian house has a handsomely sophisticated interior, featuring two fireplaces and a set of crystal chandeliers, that once graced the interior of the Royal York Hotel, and beautiful pieces of art throughout the restaurant.

During the spring and summer months, Bumpkins offers an outdoor dining experience on their terrace, complete with a view of Norman Jewison parkette. Distinct to the menu is a selection of masterfully conceived dishes ranging from the baked garlic butter escargot bourguignon to veal chop with mushrooms to the steamed fresh P.E.I mussels. All of the fine fair can be accompanied by a selection from the extensive cocktails and wine list.
What 111 People Are Saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible service I would never go here and they charged me for my meal even though it wasn’t to my liking.

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JimF
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've never been disappointed. While Bumpkin's in the heart of Yorkville, it continues to be a bit of a hidden gem. Great for a date or just for a casual get-together.

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vipFaisalS
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a very nice restaurant near Yonge Street between Bloor and Wellesley (it's on Gloucester). The room setup is for fine dining and the food and service are excellent. At lunch time, there are usually just a few people there, so you can have a comfortable and personal conversation without worrying about noise or being interrupted.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb. Excellent. I shall return.

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vipGill
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Very quiet on the evening we visited. Pricey menu for what was provided. Main courses were nothing particularly special.

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vipAngelaG
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Bumpkin’s late on a Sunday for our anniversary. It was a fabulous experience. The decor and ambience is very romantic and attractive. Soft beautiful jazz music played. The food and menu is large, diverse, and delicious! Everything was prepared perfectly and was a great portion and value. The service was spectacular. We felt so special and will remember the meal forever.

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OliaM
4 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food! Very busy restaurant, service may be slower than expected, but food makes up for it.

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Steve
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really like this restaurant, awesome food and service and moderately priced...

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mimi
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

nice,warm,classy,elegant,good food,good presentation,good money ,good portions
Clean,nice decor,maybe a little bit too much,good ,friendly service,
Pleasant atmosphere,quiet,
Went with my friend for her birthday,we really enjoyed it very much and planning to go back.
Good ,different menu.i had duck a l’orange and my friend had sole....
Both of them very well done.

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vipparajoloco
Toronto
140 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Went there to celebrate a friend’s birthday. They had not been back in this restaurant since new management 19years ago. Food was well prepared. Service was rushed and unwelcoming sadly.

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AnnM
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Bumpkins does live up to it's name. It is in a lovely house, but it has not been updated or at least refreshed. Food was VERY basic even though the menu gave the impression of French cuisine....Canadianized. Our server always seemed to be in a rush though there were many empty tables. We chose this venue because it was close to the CAA Theatre. Bumpkins gave us a 15%discount on the meal because we were attending a Mirvish production.

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theatregirl
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding and the food exquisite. Would love to return sometime soon.

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Sparrowlake
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We were not impressed

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and lovely waiter!

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NancyH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My waiter was so kind & thoughtful! Unfortunately I didn’t get his name. I will go back again & recommend it to my friends!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed a great meal before show at CAA Theatre!! Had the price fix! Good value!
Would come again!

JK
JohannaK
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was quiet the night we were there. Server was friendly, enjoyed our price fix dinner. I would return.

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LouiseT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven’t been to Bumpkin’s since my early days in Toronto - it was wonderful then and did not disappoint now. Wonderful cuisine, the staff attentive and friendly. The food was SO good. Wish we had too for dessert! A great place to go before the show at the CAA theatre - a 2 minute walk away. Glad to see that Bumpkin’s is still such an icon of the Toronto restaurant scene.

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BillL
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made reservations for 5pm when it opened for dinner. We had arrived early and began waiting under the canopy because it was raining. We were let in early and offered seating inside the restaurant. We were then offered our table at 5 beside the window. Perhaps the rain deterred people from coming out to dine, but the restaurant was quiet while we were there. Service was exceptional and the food was delicious. We would return.

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vipRobin
Toronto
64 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven’t eaten at Bumpkins in years and it was so lovely. Food was delicious, portions were perfect, pre-theatre dinner was timely but not rushed. Will definitely keep it on my list!

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DrBraceface
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal prior to theatre.

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AngelaJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Open table/restaurant have not honoured the points, reservation was attended for at the original time placed on OpenTable, points are not appearing

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StanG
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Old and tired. No surprises with the food. Nothing changed in all the years they have been there. Friendly and welcoming

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service was fantastic! Would definitely go back again and highly recommend it.

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ChrisandSandraS
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone is made to feel very welcome at Bumpkins. The menu is varied and the food is excellent. I have been eating at Bumpkins since 1975.

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vipAnne
Toronto
52 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience2

This place is dated. Which could explain why not many ppl on a Sat night. But then the food came and that really was explained why not many ppl. It was meh! My sole was mushy. Everything else was just okay. However I must say our server was Great! He would be the only reason my family would return. But I’m sad to say I won’t be going back, nor would I recommend.

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Kathryn
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a nice place to have lunch prior to the theatre. 4 older ladies for lunch, would have been nice to know the the lunch portions were huge, far too much to eat. The food was good, just would have ordered something different had we known.

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vipTim2putt
Toronto
121 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and good service. Not special.

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MARY
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was the perfect spot for a pre dinner show with the CAA Theatre in walking distance. Their escargot appetizer is fantastic! Dinner portions are generous with perfectly cooked vegetables and they have amazing desserts!!

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BruceS
Tulsa
8 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My filet was cooked perfectly and the potatoes were incredible. We could not have been more graciously served. We are visiting for 5 days and plan to return before we leave. 👍🏻

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great restaurant food was very good - great location

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DeborahW
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, only a few minutes to the CAA theatre. Food was excellent and our waiter was the best. We will go back.

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vipPStone
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for dinner with the family. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive. My daughter has a nut allergy and he was good about making sure everything was ok for her. Overall we had a great meal and my family loved it there. Would definitely go back next time I am in Toronto.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Terrible soggy wedding food. Stay away. Send my food back and reorder was just as bad.

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MarkM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional as always. Lychee martinis refreshing & yummy. House-baked buns fresh & warm. Smoked salmon appetizer flavourful & filling. The Artic Char was a major main course providing an exquisite palate of pleasurable tastes. And the crème brulee dessert - outstanding. My guests (whose meals were different in choice yet similar in quality) and I thoroughly enjoyed our time on this quiet, lovely street side patio. The service is equally exceptional - Angelo & Min are consummate hosts. Bumpkins is a memorable and marvelous restaurant experience. Well done. We will be back soon (indeed we made our next reservation before we left). M&M

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Vlbm
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic service, fantastic food, great atmosphere

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ChrisandSandraS
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars at bumpkins. I remember when it first opened in the ‘70’s. Great food. The staff treat you like friends.

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KMac
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maybe my new favourite restaurant in Toronto. Didn’t even know there was this level of food and service so close to Yonge & Bloor. Will definitely bring visitors to Bumpkin’s when I want them to have a great time.

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CharlesB
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although I have been to Bumpkins several times for lunch, this was only my second visit for dinner. A friend of mine was visiting from Ottawa and I wanted to take her here for dinner and we both enjoyed it very much; everything, as always, was great.
I just wish that the scallops (best in Toronto) were on the lunch menu so that I could have them more often!
cb

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MichaelBloom
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent but inside a little dated. Service very good. Parking is tough, police ticket every car on the street after 7 PM unless you have a city permit.
Very enjoyable restaurant

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Bumpkin's Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.1 stars by 111 OpenTable diners.

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