Bar Reyna was designed as an energetic gathering place where the vibe, food and drinks intermix to create a wholly unique restaurant experience. Our menu features an eclectic mix of table snacks and larger plates that traverse the Mediterranean.
Every Thursday Jessica Rose performs live jazz on the winterized back patio and Sundays guests can enjoy 1/2 price bubbly while noshing on the unique brunch menu.
Bar Reyna is available for private events and large groups. Reservations are recommended but walk-ins are welcome!.
Really great food and ambiance.
It’s usually tricky to get a larger table, so I would recommend for smaller group of friends. But ideal for up to 4 friends gathering at the patio (which is warmed up and cozy)
We went here on a recommendation and a few things prompt this review.
The GOOD - The food was good. We ordered lamb baklava which had a nice flavor and a warm, sweet cream sauce. We also ordered the Moroccan short ribs, which were tasty, though a bit chewy. Add to that the halloumi souvlaki, feta hummus and chili butter, and the Greek fries. Overall, the food was good and flavorful. We were told they were out of the fried kale spanakopita, which was unfortunate given it was a Saturday night.
The BAD - First of all, the food was served one dish at a time - not exactly the best for tapas when you want a variety of flavors that should complement each other. Secondly, we sat and ordered prior to two other couples being sat on either side of us. However, both couples ordered the same dishes we ordered... and both couple got their food well ahead of us. And their food all came out at the same time. Puzzling to say the least. We ultimately had to cancel the Greek fries because they were going to basically be an afterthought or dessert. The lamb baklava was the final dish to arrive (both couples got theirs as the first dish).
The SERVICE - Sitting between the other two tables, it seemed as though 1 of the 3 got the better level of service and the server was well more attentive to them. We never received a refill of our water, and when there was an issue with the payment machine, the server acted like it was my fault. So, clearly we were an inconvenience as they appeared more interested in huddling in the corner while the folks clearing the tables were more attentive.
In summary, the food was good. It would probably would've been much better served together. However, based on our experience, and given the extensive foodie culture in Toronto, we'd be unlikely to return in favor of trying other restaurants in hopes of a better overall dining experience.
Bar Reyna had incredible food and an even better ambiance. I want to go back again and again and again until I’ve tried all the dishes.
This has been my favourite restaurant all summer to visit! It definitely will be my favourite in the future too! Food is outstanding and their sangria is best in the city!!
It was a nice dining experience at Bar Reyna, food was authentic and atmosphere was intimate and cozy. Would recommend to friends and family
You have to try the shoestring fries. A perfect restaurant for people like me who love to share plates!
Great place, love the food . The patio outside was spectacular! Definitely recommend this place to friends.
Food and drinks over the top delish. the decor looks like a university hangout and not Yorkville chic. Though we love the Middle Eastern chandeliers.
Bar Reyna is one of the best restaurants I have been to lately. The food is so fresh, healthy, creative and obviously DELICIOUS. The staff are super friendly and very accommodating. There was a misunderstanding with our reservation time and they still accommodated us. I loved that. I will rave about them for a while until I get everyone is my circle to try them out!
Omg I would recommend this place to anyone. Lamb Baklava is to die for along with the crispy calamari; aesthetics are everything. I accidentally cancelled my reservation at this place on a Friday night but somehow the amazing staff here managed to arrange a table here for my birthday.
Not a good experience as I left hungry because they took away my food while I was in the washroom. Then I was told the kitchen is closed so I was unable to eat my full meal, yet I had to pay for it.
small selection of wines by the glass. food is decent but nothing really stood out as amazing. wait staff were attentive and pleasant. small place, OK ambiance. nice choice for a drink and a snack in Yorkville.
Great Vibe and fabulous food!
I enjoyed the atmosphere and the servers were very hospitable. Overall the food was flavorful but the oysters were quite disappointing. I was looking forward to the buck a shuck oysters but I felt they were not as fresh as others that I've had.
The ambiance was the thing that drew me in to visit the restaurant. And they have done a fine job at it. The patio is cosy and romantic. We ordered 1) beet salat (very good) 2) short ribs (super rubbery, had to send back) 3) hummus but bread sold separately (interesting and green in colour but not the best I've had - go to Bar Sybanne for that) 4) fried calamari (pretty good) 5) Spanish fries (super fine cut and delicious) 6) Thalia Greek Sauvignon Blanc (smoothest taste with no acidity, just perfect).
I would definitely come here again for the ambiance and would give food one more try to see if any dishes stand out. Service was good, a bit slow to get the drinks at first but the servers and friendly and make good suggestions.
Great vibe, drinks and food. Food on the pricier side for what it is.
Great options for Mediterranean dishes and tapas. Atmosphere is fantastic, however service was somewhat lacking. Had to wait 15 minutes to be served water even when the restaurant wasn’t busy at all. Kitchen also took a long time to prepare the food. Would recommend only if you’ve got plenty of time to spare on your dining.
Took over 30 minutes to get fries. Eventually told that the frier wasn’t working which is why there was a delay. This doesn’t explain why tables around me who ordered after us received their fries before me. When I received the fries they were burnt. The server was great throughout and did not charge us for the fries.
I love bar Reyna, the service is impeccable, when we arrived our table wasn’t ready so we were directed to the bar where they offered us a complimentary drink while we waited for our table, the food is always great, the live music is a plus! Wether is a night among friends, a romantic dinner or a girls night out, Reyna never disappoints!
Was very nice. Though table was beside the live entertainment so noise was somewhat bothersome. Restaurant was full do no options. Singer did wander through the dining area
Delicious food, buck a shuck and happy hour wine prices were a Tuesday bonus. We will happily return when we have events in the neighbourhood.
Food was delicious and the service was laid back but still attentive. The restaurant is beautiful. Lots of vegetarian options. I want to put honey chilli butter on everything!
How do you screw up a beet salad was so bad couldn't even eat it, tasted like a jar of no name pickled beets sitting in thick gloopy sour cream. Service is terrible. The calamari meh! No cocktails on happy hour just cheap house wine, no thank you. My advice dont even bother with this one.
The food is terrible and overpriced. Buck a Shuck oysters were announced on the site to be until quantities last, but they told us that they run until 6pm - we were there at 6.30. Pushy service and not very accommodating - they wouldn't let us change the table.
Bar Reyna is a hidden gem. Great food, Great Service and the patio is intimate.
The food was delicious and the ambiance was absolutely incredible. We sat outside on the back patio. Everything was divine. Beautiful restaurant for a date night/intimate evening.
Fabulous belated birthday get together with a dear friend. Would have given the food 5 stars but the short ribs arrived cold and rather stringy/chewy. Everything else was delish...the beet salad outstanding! Loved the Thursday night singer but noise level could be lower so that clients can chat.
Excellent service, nice ambiance there was live jazz music. The drinks n food are excellent.
Great food and great ambiance, definitely going back
As always, lovely casual lunch in patio area. Staff are very attentive.
Great ambiance and service
We went for buck a shuck oysters with a 6 pm reservation since it said on the online menu that it started at 4 pm and went until supplies last. Our waitress said it ended at 6 pm and charged us $2 per oyster. They give you barely any lemons and sauces for a dozen oysters! We ordered some cocktails and more food. The bill was about 100$ for 2 people before tip. Then as soon as we paid, the girl told us to move to another table as she has other people with reservations coming in a few minutes.
Where do I begin!! Our server (said her name is Z) was so thoughtful and helpful. For someone as indecisive as me who takes 3 hours to pick meals, she made it easy and fast by recommending what to get and what the best sellers were. She was very honest about her thoughts on the food. Great vegetarian options! (Falafel taco mmmm)
The drinks were bomb, the patio is soooo cute and super great for insta pics 😂 the Mediterranean food was beyond delicious and for the price we were pleasantly surprised especially seeing how this gem resides in Yorkville. They even have a happy hour for half price bottles of wine 4-6 so I’m definitely coming back for that next time. Really great place to head out with the girls or to take someone out on a date; my boyfriend loved it just as much as I did. 12/10, this is my new favourite place to recommend
What a great find. The atmosphere was great and loved our Brunch. I plan to come back to try more of the menu.
Great tapas style food and ambiance. Serves we’re lovely, highly recommend
The food is AMAZING!!!
We ordered a set of sharing dishes:
Lambshank Baklava is deadly good,
Spanish fries were awesome,
Lebanese falafel tacos .....all delicious and fresh
I’m a fan of gin - recommend the Foggy Dew (super tasty)
Service was great, we had a lovely and attentive waiter.
The table beside us was a bit loud.... but they were just having fun 😊
Will definitely come back!
Great ambience and well appointed. The calamari is very very good. Generous salad portion but nothing special regarding taste. Very friendly servers for the most part. Would return.
Hmm, well, I went to Bar Reyna a while back and loved it. This time there were two of us and we were put at the table under the stairs on the patio, so my friend's view was of an old sack hanging in a window. and a corned of some sort of debris. Not delightful. I ordered the beef short rib grilled cheese. If there was even an ounce of beef in it I would be astonished. Other than that it was OK, well cheese, nicely toasted. good salad, nice dressing. A bit small for $16. We shared a pitcher of the Sangria, which was excellent, as it had been last time around. Left with a nice buzz on. My friend said his Shashuka was nice but I am not sure if he was just saying so, as I had suggested the venue. A tad disappointing all round, if I'm honest.