Miller Tavern - Downtown

4.2
423 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Business Meals
  • Comfort Food
The Miller Tavern is bringing our landmark food and historic vibe to the heart of downtown Toronto. Come experience our Serious Seafood and Superb Steaks, only steps from the Scotia Bank Arena. We are the ideal spot for a quick meal before the game or concert...and perfect for after work cocktails and snacks.
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AP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Friendly and helpful staff! Went during playoffs so the atmosphere was loud but customers were very mindful and respectful! Staff was very kind and made it a fun environment ! The quality of the food is fairly good , would definitely recommend the shrimp linguine if you want a tad spice and cheesy goodness and their dorito nachos !! Will definitely come back soon!

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KT
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kenny was a dynamo. I will come back to see him and eat your delicious food, 100%.
Loved to see your K’wine and dine sign.

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JD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a winner! Truly an enjoyable experience every time.

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Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Need larger beer selection.
I had the chicken curry which was good however for the price, the amount was pretty small.

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FL
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

My crab cakes were deep fried round balls. I ordered a beet salad which was very disappointing because it turned out to be a spinach salad with a little bit of beets and two Hershey kisses sized goat cheese.

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DH
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

It was a really busy night with the Raptors game on that evening - the food was good but the waiter or the kitchen messed up our order by giving my steak to my guest and their steak to me - we switched them out as we both ordered different side dishes and everything was good. Not worth complaining about on such a busy night. Food was good and came out in good time considering how busy it was - place was packed!

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NF
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I always have a great experience at the Miller but what was particularly special this time was the amazing service we received from our waitress. The only unfortunate thing is that I didn’t catch her name or I would have noted it here.

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NJ
Atlanta
116 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We popped into Miller for lunch after our final AERA conference session. Omar took GREAT care of us! Our meal was great, our drinks were great, and we had an all-around pleasant experience. Thanks so much for your hospitality!

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TC
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Great for sports watching. Food is a bit overpriced for the quality but the drinks are creative and strong!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very enjoyable meal with great service.

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SM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Crab cakes were delicious. Very nice ambiance and so close to Scotiabank Arena.

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AM
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Salad was wet, soggy and had no taste, Chicken also had no taste, I ordered the chicken souvlaki meal

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CS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Thé food was good
Great restaurant
Quiet when nothing is going on at the arena

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JR
3 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

As expected from the name, it's a tavern ambience - but the food is a cut above the typical basics of similar restaurants in the area. A worthy companion to the original by Yonge and York Mills.

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RD
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a great dinner at the Miller Tavern! We arrived at the restaurant before it opened and they let us come in out of the cold early. The drinks were good.... food was good... and the service was good!
We found it a little expensive for what we got. But overall it was a nice night!

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j
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

the bruschetta was only onions with a few tomatoes. The teryaki salmon was so peppery that i could not finish it
overall disappointing. Very loud tables around us but thats not their fault. location is great

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SL
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I as long as another couple went to the miller tavern for dinner before a concert at the scotiabank arena. None of us had every been there before and we all loved it! Our waiter Kenny was one of the best servers we have ever had and made the experience so pleasant! He brought my pregnant best friend a complimentary chocolate cake and ice cream dessert because she said she had been craving brownies and ice cream! He was very attentive and knowledgable and so easy to talk to. The atmosphere was great and the food was delicious with sizeable portions. Would definitely recommend it to anyone and will be returning again!

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TM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

While our server was attentive and professional, the overall service was very slow

The food was very good but it is seriously over priced. A chicken sandwich for $24? Give me a break.

The best part of night was Alana. She was awesome, professional and was definitely in control of the room.

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T
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We saw a mouse. Personally that didn’t underscore the greatness of the spinach dip, which to me was really awesome, but everything else was just meh. The fries are obviously frozen and barely worth eating, and that’s really disappointing because in the past I remember decent fries. I used to love their burger, yesterday’s was forgettable. Also the staff seemed a little frazzled even though the restaurant was at best 30% capacity.

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Q
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I booked a table at this restaurant and upon arrival found it closed. I think they need to update their bookings calendar to avoid this

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service as always! Will visit again very soon. Steak with side ceaser perfect Keto choice!

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M
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

We were rushed out during dinner as the restaurant was closing early for maintenance.
Was told prior to my visit that they would be closing at 8pm. Then in the middle of dinner, at around 715 I was asked if I would like dessert because they were closing shortly

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SM
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Was lucky to have Heather as a waitress. What fantastic service!

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RM
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We stopped by for a quick dinner before seeing a sports game at the ACC. Pleasant evening, and servers. The food was good and quickly delivered, which we appreciated.

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q
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Kansas Steak was outstanding! Service was friendly and efficient.

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JM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Despite the fact that there were few people there on a Monday a lunch the service was very slow.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and good people

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

We had the prime rib steak and for the price it did not bring the quality. It was very bland and while understood that it was a fattier cut of meat, it was grisly. The crab cakes were delicious. The ceasar salad could have come from a pre-mix you can find at any local grocery store. The Irish coffee was lovely but should have come wrapped or in a glass with handle as too hot to hold. A portion of our dessert order was forgotten about (but also not billed) and we found we had to remind our server a few times to bring items that were requested - water, cream, wine. Perhaps an off day.

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T
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was very good.

I had Kansas City Steak and My wife had Fillet Mignon.

Splendid.

Steaks were really good. It melts in the mouth!

We've ordered Mojitos, too. They were the best ones that we've ever had in Toronto.

Overall, this place was amazing. Toronto needs to eat here.

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AH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks again Kenny for making our dinner relaxed and pampered. Awesome job by the chef(s), bar keep and serving staff- quite a team that make it private yet friendly!

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TS
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I am longtime customer of the original Miller Tavern in North Toronto so felt confident in taking my customers for a Lunch Meeting to the Bay Street Location.
BAD IDEA!
Its hard to believe these two restaurants are owned by the same company.
The Bay Street location has terrible service highlighted by an inattentive, rude waitress. Several of us ordered the Steak & Frites under her recommendation which was served cold and undercooked where we could hardly chew our food. The frites were also bland. As a group we reluctantly at the food....I mean, why bother complaining when she disappeared after the food finally landed??
Most annoying was the VERY LOUD music that played throughout the lunch hour. I asked the waitress to turn it down. She ignored me. Finally got a manager to do it after literally having to shout instructions at him since he could not hear me over the noise!!
The only purpose for this Miller MIGHT be a quick pint before or after a Leaf game, but there are lots of better options near the Scotia Arena so I would just avoid this place.

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OT
5 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

The restaurant was very loud. Hard to talk without shouting. Food was good but wrong sides came out with one meal. Overall experience was ok not great.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was awesome. Food was great and wine prices were at ‘restaurant reasonable ‘ prices . Highly recommend for an informal dinner with good quality and excellent service.

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j
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

The restaurant is alright, the music in the restaurant was too loud and so hip hopish. the pad thai was nice but over priced, the ambiance would of been nice except for the loud music. I had issue with my meal when they brought me a lime wedge the was brown and old, i get it but it's like ordering a salad with wilted leaves. server was alright he didn't know of of events near by to make a conversation except fot the comed show at the scotia centre. my wife ordered the chicken club and later had digestion issues.

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s
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Great spot for a business lunch at the base of Bay Street. Table was quiet and private. Close to Union Station (GO, TTC, VIA). Food and service was generally good but a little slow having order taken even though restaurant was not that busy. Also: it's a little presumptuous to have 18% as the lowest preset choice for tip on the payment terminal (especially in light of raised minimum wage). Food price + tip = high overall cost of a simple lunch, therefore lower value.

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KD
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food could have been a little warmer, but flavourful. The atmosphere is more relaxed than the classiness of the menu. Good experience overall. The baked brie was amazing.

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KH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot to eat before a concert! Staff were friendly and the service was fast.

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l
London
7 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We ate here twice and both times great gorgeous food something on the menu for everyone and the best cocktail I had while in Toronto called Tipperary great staff very helpful and friendly

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W
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 3

Service was awful. Chef didn't know how to cook a medium well steak, server forgot one of our desserts. When asking for condiments, request took 10 minutes (food was cold).

Restaurant was not very busy on this night - we recommend the York Mills location - same good food, but the servers were attentive and filled requests with urgency...

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MK
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Food was just ok. Very overpriced for the meal. $25 for a burger- $15.50 for a glass of wine! Place had sewer odor happening inside (plumbing or outside construction?) Service mediocre. Wasn't busy on a Sat. evening/concert event night - that says it all.

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