Champion's Lounge & Patio

4.4
142 reviews
CAN$30 and under
American
Welcome back to The Patio at Champions! Enjoy reconnecting while indulging in an appetizer or two or a full meal from our new handcrafted menu. The Patio also serves up a wide assortment of new signature cocktails – there’s something for everyone.

Grab a table on Toronto's most exciting outdoor patio, where you can eat, drink and watch every heart-pounding moment of the race action! Win, place or show, you’ll make an enjoyable finish with family and friends at our most popular and fun racetrack patio.

** NOTE: All outdoor dining reservations are contingent on the weather and may be cancelled up to 1 hour before opening time.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 142 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

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Responded on 20 October 2021

Thank you for your five-star rating and sharing your feedback. We hope to see you back sometime soon!

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Greg
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice. Food and service was great. Perfect view of the track. Looking forward to 2022.

Champion's Lounge & Patio
Responded on 20 October 2021

Hi Greg! Thank you for your five-star rating and sharing your feedback. We hope to see you back at the track!

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vipRodM
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was Cindy who made feel like we were the only ones there. Cindy is a super nice person. As far as the food goes I had the steak sandwich which I recommend also had the chocolate sundae which I said before the best thing on the menu. The sundae should be able to be purchased in the new finish line bar.

Champion's Lounge & Patio
Responded on 20 October 2021

Hi Rod! Thank you for your five-star rating and sharing your feedback. We hope to see you back sometime soon!

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GlennH
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we have eaten at champions in the past but were moved to woodbine club as champions was closed

Champion's Lounge & Patio
Responded on 20 October 2021

Hi Glenn! Thank you for your five-star rating and sharing your feedback. We hope to see you back sometime soon!

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Terri
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! I will definitely book a table on the lounge patio again! Excellent attentive service and a fantastic view of the track. Good selection of cocktails and my steak sandwich was delicious.

Champion's Lounge & Patio
Responded on 13 October 2021

Hi Terri! Thank you for your five-star rating and sharing your feedback. We hope to see you back sometime soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous time at our reserved patio seating at champions lounge. The service was excellent, very friendly and attentive. The seating was covered from the rain making it a perfect rainy-day activity. Food service was quick, efficient and delicious. Easy access to self serve or assisted betting. The only complaint was the people smoking weed in what I assume was the smoking section? I don’t think there should be a smoking section at all, and certainly not adjacent to the eating area.

Champion's Lounge & Patio
Responded on 13 October 2021

Thank you for your five-star rating and sharing your feedback. We have shared your feedback with our team as customer feedback is very important to our pursuit of excellence. We hope to see you back sometime soon!

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vipRodM
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time had by all, other than .the weather like said great time. Our server was the best one we have this year her name is Karen well done Karen. For anyone who hasn’t had the French vanilla sundae with fresh fruit and chocolate sauce you have no idea what you are missing.

Champion's Lounge & Patio
Responded on 13 October 2021

Hi Rod! Thank you for your five-star rating and sharing your feedback. We hope to see you back sometime soon!

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vipRodM
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time our server also did a great job

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SuzanneS
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great time at the Champion restaurant. We meet great people and friends. Our waitress Paula was excellent and funny we also met Pauline another waitress that someone made a great comment in here before. So all and all we really enjoyed it.

Champion's Lounge & Patio
Responded on 5 October 2021

Hi Suzanne! Thank you for your five-star rating and sharing your feedback. We hope to see you back sometime soon!

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Secretariat
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ivan and Christie went out of their way to ensure we were well looked after.
Christie set everything up and Ivan continually checked to ensure we had what we needed.

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TraceyH
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We want to thank the staff for reorganizing tables to accommodate our event. Cindy took special care of us and we had the best night out with family and friends. Can't wait to come back.

Champion's Lounge & Patio
Responded on 5 October 2021

Hi Tracy! Thank you for your five-star rating and sharing your feedback. We look forward to seeing you back sometime soon!

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Karlene
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome Friday night! Definitely will go back. Friendly service, great view of the track, good food.

Champion's Lounge & Patio
Responded on 5 October 2021

Hi Karlene! Thank you for your five-star rating and sharing your feedback. We hope to see you back sometime soon!

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Rickeff
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service as always. Food is above average for a pub, but the prices are a little high for the quality of the food. Overall though, it's great to be back and I'll definitely go back!

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Enjoyed
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both had the butter chicken. We both thought it was great.

Champion's Lounge & Patio
Responded on 5 October 2021

Thank you for your five-star rating and sharing your feedback. We hope to see you back sometime soon!

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EarthKeeper
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was excellent, but one desert item not available.

Service was OK but wait staff was surly and mask down below nose. No wine menu and staff didn't know what was available.

The PA system was at times way too loud. We had trouble hearing each other even though we were sitting quite close to each other.

View was excellent.

Champion's Lounge & Patio
Responded on 7 October 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are very sorry to hear that your experience didn’t exceed your expectations. We have shared your feedback with our team as customer feedback is very important to our pursuit of excellence. We hope to see you again soon so we can provide you with five-star service.

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Horses
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visit there each Thursday. Have always had great service from all the staff. Food is very good. Large portions. I do believe they should have a menus geared to seniors and children as well because the portions are to large for them. Will definitely return.

Champion's Lounge & Patio
Responded on 7 October 2021

Thank you for your five-star rating and sharing your feedback. We look forward to seeing you back sometime soon!

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FrankL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

waitress not on her game food served late, menu had to be asked for 3 times.

Champion's Lounge & Patio
Responded on 7 October 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are very sorry to hear that the service didn’t meet or exceed your expectations. We have shared your feedback with the appropriate people on our team. We hope to see you again soon so we can provide you with five-star service.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fun can’t wait to they fix it up. Was cold ooutside

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vipRodM
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time our server did a great job also our was Pauline.

Champion's Lounge & Patio
Responded on 7 October 2021

Thank you for your five-star rating and sharing your feedback. We hope to see you again sometime soon!

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BeverleeM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Pauline was a great server friendly but professional service.

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Horses
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Woodbine's champions patio and lounge is a fun place to go. Great spot to watch the races live. Service is excellent.

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MarkL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our Server was VERY good! One table was excessively loud the whole day. Jasons microphone was too loud.

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CrafttyMac
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service is always incredible, the Calamari was excellent, the burger was clearly a frozen one so that was disappointing. Dessert was amazing, but honestly the menu needs updating. How about the menu from Willows looks way better! We were there for some big races and there was no extras offered!! The service was amazing, I can not say enough about the waitress and hostess. It was my husband’s birthday, they put his name on the tote board and they gave him a free dessert. Presentation of the food is excellent, but my Brioche bun was dry and left wanting. Frozen burger was ok. Steak sandwich had gristle but my husband did not care. Generous servings!

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Greg
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was very good and the service was fantastic. Great view of the track right at the finish line. Very nice.

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vipRodM
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time had by all….The racing was very exciting. The only complaint is while trying to handicap the races there was this constant loud music playing everybody at the table complained about it. Other than that great time.

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Carm
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

There were 4 of us and we were put at a very small table in the back corner on the main level. We had to leave our table and go sit in the stands to see the race track. There were several empty tables all with good social distancing and We asked to move to a larger table where we didn’t have to keep getting up to see the tack and were told no. It was very disappointing. Next time I will phone in and request a table where we don’t have to keep getting up to see the races.

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TedC
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Woodbine takes Covid precautions seriously, so we felt very safe. Outdoor dining available, so weather dependent. Had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The bloody Mary was good, the beer was cold, the service was ok (I asked twice to be moved to a better table and even though there were a few that were never used, they didn't do it for me) We shared a steak sandwich with fries and salad. It was good. The service was ok, but we kept asking the wrong waitress for things. Our waitress wasn't always in our section. Over all, it was a nice way to spend a beautiful September afternoon!

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MelissaW
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

The restaurant experience was fine. When I got to restaurant they Could not find reservation I booked with the online booking service OpenTable.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time! Great service! Give Nadine and Felicia raises and extra paid vacay time!

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IleneH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really love this patio to be able to see the horse races.

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PierretteM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Food was great and so was the service. Unfortunately it was so windy things were flying all over. Certainly out of your control..

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The company that I was with was great.
We were disappointed in the table that we were assigned as it was in an area we’re you could not see the races.
I requested to be relocated but was told that all tables were booked.
As the day went on I noticed that many remained unoccupied.
In the future I will only book if I can be advising advance as to we’re my table is located or if I have an opportunity to choose in advance
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JamesK
Key West
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great excitement of different races. Great drinks and eats to match.

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AndrewA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great spot to watch the horse races and enjoy food/drink.

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BevF
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent venue- table right in line on the Finish line. Fantastic service. Great food.

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vipRodM
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Pauline was great, very diligent and there before we even asked. The racing was very exciting and my company fun. All in all we had a great day. The only problem was when the heavy steel sign was blown by the wind into my left thigh causing a large bruise.

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TaraS
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WONDERFUL Family Day!! Cannot wait to come back again

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Cristyn
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great views of the track, and tasty food at a reasonable price!

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Nick
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Day For The Family. We had planned on going for one race and a quick bite to eat. We ended up staying the entire day!

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Champion's Lounge & Patio is rated 4.4 stars by 142 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.