Jack Astor's - Toronto (Yonge & Dundas)

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Our mission? Great people helping other great people totally have a blast while enjoying amazing food. Wow, that was a mouthful. But can you blame us? We’re a restaurant. One that specializes in delicious food and great times. Our goal is to make you laugh. And depending on your hot sauce tolerance, cry.

In all seriousness, we take real pride in our food. Try our Cluckin’ Fresh Chicken Fingers, made and seasoned with fresh, never frozen chicken tenders. This isn’t run-of-the-mill pub grub. Our Band of Chefs are influenced by a wide variety of tastes and have travelled across the globe to gain inspiration.

But outside of the kitchen, we find it hard to take ourselves seriously. We have an Elvis booth. For no particular reason. Folks, that really does say it all. We’re sports fanatics, music nuts and love a good joke. If you’re into at least one of those things, we should hang out.

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OT
Toronto
51 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

OT
Toronto
51 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!!

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I ordered the miso glazed salmon bowl, after a couple of bites I realized the salmon was almost raw. When I commented, the waitress said she ordered it medium (without asking me how I like my salmon cooked) It was nice that she ordered it to her liking ‘for me’ but this was almost, in her words Sushi. She returned the dish and reordered it well done then after 30 minutes she brought me another order where the centre of the second piece of salmon was very soft and pink, again undercooked. I believe the kitchen must be cooking their salmon from frozen at this location.
Also, the last few times that I have been to this location the person I was dining with had to return their soft drink (several times) because it was a flat. Thinking it was just us and some bad service I read comments in the review section with the same complaints on both the undercooked/raw salmon and the flat pop.
When it came time for the bill our waitress seemed pleased with herself when she told me that she took the dish off of my bill. The way she said it, it sounded as though she was not billing me for the second partially eaten dish but what she was in fact telling me was she was not billing me for the first uncooked dish just the second.
On a side note, as we were paying the bill she told me that she would not eat the salmon at this particular location. So my advice, don’t eat the salmon at the Yonge/Dundas location.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was great until they cancelled my reservation after we left! However, one quick phone call and all was fixed. Thank you Jack Astor’s!

OT
Toronto
51 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The music was to loud given the crowd. It made it difficult to converse. Our server had a difficult time hearing us as well.

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Receptionist treated us with a bad attitude. After 30 minutes of waiting, even though we had a reservation, she told us that we have to wait again; when asked how long, she responded with “however long it takes!”
The manager noticed this atrocity and tried to immediately give us a seat. The service and the ambience were quite good. Could have been a great experience if the receptionist could have left a better first impression.

M
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The sever was nice, however over all it was an unpleasant experience as the 5 of us were cramped into a table of 4. The hostess’ explanation was because they have a lot of reservations, which didn’t make sense to me because we were the only table I see that has to be cramped.

OT
Toronto
51 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

OT
Munich
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Das Essen war wirklich gut, der Service auf Zack und super freundlich, allerdings ist es wirklich sehr laut und voll. Für einen Abend um zu trinken und Spaß zu haben super.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Very disappointing supper. Table of 8. All had supper but 1. Her salmon was raw and then took another 30 minutes to cook but by then we were all done supper. Drinks were slow. Service was slow. Waiter was working hard just don't think he had the support behind the bar or the kitchen.

GL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had reservations for 5:45. Got there at 5:47 and they told us there was no reservations. This is the second time this has happened. We were able to be seated but I am tired of this happening at Jack Astor’s . I stopped going there because of reservation confusions.
When I went back to the main desk to clarify they told us that because we were late( 2 mins.... it was even logged in what time my friend arrived ) we weren’t there it was wiped off. Then we got another story. Something about no reservation then later they found it. Much confusion and very annoying.

OT
Toronto
51 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

RC
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I made reaervations to assure we would not have to wait long for a table. The restaurant was just starting to get busy but there seemed to be ample room to seat us and those in line. We were seated immediately however I would think that since we made a reservations we would be given choice seating ( a booth or something a bit more private) we were
Seated at a long table beside another group of people. I guess I could have asked to be moved but knowing who my guests were they are the type to just go with the flow. I just think that a hostess knowimg we took time to make reservations would put us at a private table. Also I have been to other Jack Astor's and had their pan bread.. This location seemed to skimp on the garlic, butter and cheese. I ordered coke and it was flat. The server was good but the food and overall ambience was not as great as I have experienced at other Jack Astors.

OT
Toronto
51 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience2

These portions are getting smaller!

T
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good place for a few drinks, laughs, and decent food. Not good if you're looking to try and have a conversation, as the music is very loud.

KF
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant and enjoyable evening, service was outstanding. Classic sirloin steak was excellent with great portions.

OT
Toronto
51 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good spot to eat before the movies

c
Toronto
92 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

I find the quality of Jack Astors is getting worst. Food was luke warm, soft drinks were flat and service unmotivated. Even their famous chicken strips have shrunk. Not sure I would come back anymore for there are too many restaurants to chose from for sub par food and service. Gave this place one more try thinking their famous chicken strips would change my mind but sadly, not impressive. More like a tourist trap now at this location.

SS
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Was here for a girls trip, had a great time! Our waitress was very personable and the atmosphere was amazing! Gorgeous patio view.

M
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good and the late hours were ideal after a late flight into the city. This location had music playing very loud so not ideal if you prefer a quieter atmosphere. The wings were outstanding.

K
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was outstanding. Our waitress was knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. Food was excellent and great value. The drinks selection was great. The music was very loud so it was hard to talk without yelling which got annoying. Otherwise I highly recommend.

OS
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Too loud and crowded tables. Food was cold but server took it back and also discounted our bill.

J
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Been to Jack Astor’s many time, but this time at Yonge and Dundas, service was not good, waitress not attentive, front desk had an attitude... although food was decent as a chain restaurant, I would not return to the same location again.

OT
Toronto
51 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service as always

c
Toronto
92 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Got this salad entree and it was not good for $22!!! The food is really going downhill.

BA
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Food came before our order of drinks, forgot salad. Caesar salad was limp and the worst I had ordered in quite a while. They took the salad off the bill. Bottle of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc which I bought the week before was $17.00 at LCBO you wanted $53.00 - this is a joke. Go to Europe and see what you pay. In Italy last year five blocks from the Vatican a Tuscany wine 6 Euros with a meal. Your prices for alcohol are the same as Canoe etc... and Astors is not Canoe. Will not go back.
Brian

AM
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great spot when you are heading to a mirvish show. Good food and quick service. Beautiful outdoor patio and the new menu items are delicious. Subway is right in the building so on those rainy days you dont have to go outside.

AO
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food on point. We sat on the outdoor patio great view of Dundas square. Only drawback is the pigeons. Would definitely go back!

OT
Toronto
51 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great as always - service, food, drinks. All were fantastic.

OM
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautifully cooked meal, very impressed with the service, great location. It's hard to find a delicious steak but Jack Astor's did not disappoint. Not only that but they had a wide variety of drinks and tasteful and original choices. 10 out of 10

JP
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We asked for patio and the staff was reluctant to give us patio seating. The dessert menu item was not available. Somewhat disappointed.

l
Toronto
35 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

So noisy, had to send back our drinks 3 times and the appetizers were burnt. Our mains were all served cold and sent back.

TD
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Booth was not very clean but we had already been waiting for our reserved table and had a show to catch, but they clearly didn't wipe down the booth properly.

TH
Toronto
299 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This particular Jack's is a great venue to escape from the hustle and bustle of the Eaton Center.

Friendly Staff and good food and if you are lucky enough to get a seat on the 4th floor Patio...Awesome.
Note: Climate controlled (Heated in the winter and a unique misting system for those hot summer days).

JJ
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great patio in the heart of the city!

JE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Slow service. Server seemed very overwhelmed. Very very hot inside-Seemingly no AC. Warm beer. Raw chicken had to be sent back. Portions seem to be getting smaller and smaller at Jacks. Not a good visit at all

J
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The view was nice but the dinner was ruined by a fire alarm. The food was average and we waited a long time for our drinks.

SS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We sat on the patio and it was a little off putting to feel mist every few minutes. I'm assuming it's an automated system for the plants however; it might be a good idea to turn it down or off when guests are in the restaurant, especially with everyone having their phones on the table nowadays.

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