Fox on John

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CAN$30 and under
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British

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The Fox on John is a modern take on the classic British pub, right in the heart of the city. Our fare, like our space, is warm and inviting. Our full kitchen is open until 2 am every day! Come find the fox.

Exciting News! From September 5-15th, the Fox on John will be open for 24 hours for Foxathon!
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FM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

It was very very loud hard to have a conversation our waitress was lovely

MM
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 1

Upon arrival to our reservation we were seated at a table that was extremely dirty and we kindly requested for it to be wiped down. The host didn’t hesitate and apologized.

We all ordered sandwiches that were served using the sourdough bread; however all the guests felt the bread was not fresh that day.

Fox on John
Responded on 11 October 2019

Hello Melissa, Thank you for your review, we are always looking to make our guest's experience at the Fox better. We would like to apologize for the table, that should not be an experience for a guest to walk into. As of yesterday, we are using a new type of sourdough bread. We humbly apologize for your bread being stale, and would like to invite you to come in and try our new menu. Sincerely, Allison. Fox on John team.

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HY
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We loved the ambience, we were sitter in the dinning room and felt like we were at home.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

It was decent.

AS
17 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Waitress was average at best. Table was dirty. I had the beef melt sandwich. The meat was beyond over cooked. Dry like paper. Awful. My companion had the Cubano which he said was not good and did not finish. He had been here before and liked it. Either we got the wrong chef or it has changed. I will not go back.

JA
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice view, great service and good food. Really expensive though - not good for struggling university students lol

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great patio to enjoy drinks with friends

C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I celebrated a birthday at Fox on John and I couldn't be more impressed with how the staff were so accommodating of my requests (I brought a birthday cake). The food was delicious and the staff were all so attentive. Highly recommend this restaurant!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Server was not very attentive. Asked to order beverages and she took one persons order and then walked away without asking anyone else. Did this three other times until everyone got their beverage ordered. Failed to bring salt and pepper to the table despite asking her on two separate occasions. Food was alright.

S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and Great service. Have no complaints. Waitress was on point.

DM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

This restaurant was very close to the theatre and it was good value for me and my grandson. There is no kids' menu but there are lots of options for kids that are priced reasonably. The host and our server were both excellent - friendly, attentive, engaging.

DA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Pop was flat even after multiple refill requests. Waitress didn't know if they had relish. We saw bottles on hostess cart.

BD
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

It was great food and service just was too hot inside and they cranked he music so loud we couldn’t talk.

JS
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aaaaamazing. I had the Branzino entree, found it cooked just right. My lady ordered the wild mushroom risotto and ordered another to go to eat later!

S
Chicago
87 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice ambiance and staff. Very good food in the Entertainment district.

M
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

I made a reservation for 5 using open table. The reservation was not honored and in was forced to make new plans late the night of the raptors game 6 win over the bucks. Not impressed but the food could have been good. Hard to tell

OT
Miami
34 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great drinks, nice ambience

I
Toronto
32 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 4

This is my second time here and service is not good, and there was a major mess up with our table with nonsense about who exactly who I talked with about increasing/decreasing my attendees going fro my open table reservation for over 5 mins, even after sitting down. Extremely loud. Because you have a good location, doesn't give you the ability to provide bad service. Remember, people like me also have senior jobs downtown and wouldn't hesitate to share my experience good or bad with another 85,000 people.

OT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Good meal and drinks. Music was too loud

RC
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall it was nice but the one thing was the music was way too loud. It was difficult to have a normal conversation with the person sitting across from me. Even the server had difficulties hearing our order.

CS
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

The beet salad barely covered the bottom of the plate and was not enough food. Has no greens. Serving sizes are small. Chicken wings on menu came with beer but the beer didn’t come to the table until the dinner was almost finished. Same with my cocktail. We could not find our waiter when we wanted him. Service was slow. Definitely not worth the price and I will not go back.

RE
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We were glad we'd made a reservation. The restaurant was busy at 6:30 on a Saturday evening and we were seated immediately, in spite of the busy entryway. Food was delivered at a good pace and we did not feel rushed. The service was very friendly and we were able to finish with just the right amount of time left to get to the theatre. The portobelo wrap was perfect.

PZ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good location in the theater district. nice menu with a good variety of choices

p
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

so noisy could not hear our party at all, service slow and food meh

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 4

Menu was completely different than what is online

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Dinner after a matinee show. Great ambiance and good service. Will definitely be back.

E
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good. Service was also great. Definitely would go back.
There were five of us and no complaints.

LH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Beer came in a dirty glass. Replacement took a considerable length of time. Chicken Tender meal was overcooked. When delivered, it was dark brown. Asked the manager about it and he said it was the panko crust - NOT. It was inedible. Waitress tried to do a good job but was overworked and it took a long time for her to get to her tables.

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

The food was pretty standard, but the service was incredible. We went with 10 people for a friend’s birthday. The manager went above and beyond to arrange seating for us, and even brought our table a free round of shots to celebrate. One of the best experiences I’ve had in Toronto in terms of excellent service. I would definitely go back!

SS
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Cool place close to the theatre. We sat near the fireplace and it’s pretty cool as looks like a library with old books. Service was great but they were running low on things on menu. For example ordered a drink but then was told it’s not offered as they don’t have all the ingredients for it. Ordered a couple of appetizers but then we are told one of them is sold out. Ordered wings with ranch sauce and I get served watered down blue cheese as they ran out of ranch sauce. Then went to order a desert and the one of our choice is no longer available. It’s too bad as it’s a great location and staff are very nice, just they don’t have the stuff to back it up.

M
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We had a nice pre-theatre dinner. Our waiter was friendly and helpful and I liked that the menu had a number of interesting choices at reasonable prices including the draught beer. The noise level was low enough to have a normal conversation but the place was only half full at the time. I would certainly go again.

OT
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Setting it nice but not too many food options

TL
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great value for food and drinks! Our server was the best! Thank you Fox!

RL
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

We were seated in the Library section as requested (thank you) but the couch seating was not suitable for dinner dining...extremely uncomfortable.

ID
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Our 3orders with fries were not hot when brought to the table
And the restaurant was not busy
We were brought fries that were hot after being served

DM
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hey :)

My first time and didn't know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised and i officially made it my number one spot ; before the theatre or after. Makenzie was a fantastic server and made my mom and myself very welcomed

Dennis :)

SG
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Booked reservation for before theatre dinner. Table was ready when we arrived and we were seated quickly. Food was good, but not exceptional. Server was pleasant and food arrived relatively quickly. Would try this location again.

TC
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

The is the Fox and the Fiddle; I guess they are trying to rebrand themselves. First of all, we arrived early for our 6:30 pm reservation and was told to wait until that time, however, the reservation time came and went, we stood for a total of 50 minutes. While they tried to be apologetic, they should not have accepted the reservation when they know there would be a large group of approximately 30 people at the restaurant at that time.

We ordered simple items as we were afraid that it would take a long time to arrive since we have to catch an 8:00 pm show.

To summarize, a BAD experience. I wish the manager tried to be more transparent and tell us the actual wait time; we would have made other choices.

F
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great, food was good and served hot, waitress brought refill without having to ask.

OT
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

First time at this restaurant. Menu has a very good selection. I ordered the steak sandwich - it was a bit small but it was tasty. Overall a good experience and we would go back

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