Hemingway's

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CAN$30 and under
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Gastro Pub

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Casual
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With 3 Levels, 4 Patio's and 3 Bars, Hemingway's has Something for Everyone.

Whether it's enjoying the sun on our 3 level patio (heated or cooled), catching the game in our Shotover bar or entertaining dinner guests in our dining room - we have you covered!

With Live Music on Fridays and weekly Events such as Themed Trivias, Hemingway's is an ideal destination 7 days a week.

Special Offers

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

We're open every day of the year until 2:00am! Join us for a delicious Christmas Eve Dinner special. Make your reservation today.

Tuesday, 24 December, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

We're open every day of the year until 2:00am! Join us for a delicious Christmas Dinner special. Make your reservation today.

Wednesday, 25 December, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

We're open every day of the year until 2:00am! Join us for New Years Eve for a delicious dinner, Live Music, our Silent Disco Dance Party, and more. Make your reservation today.

Tuesday, 31 December, 2019

What 193 People Are Saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AV
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always wanted to eat a traditional Thanksgiving meal, and we finally got to do so at Hemingway's! The portion size was fantastic and totally value for money. The pumpkin pie was delicious!

n
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

While at one time I would have recommended Hemingway's for food, after this lunch experience I will think twice on it. The food was average. The restaurant/bar is a great place for drinks and that is what I would recommend it for.

MW
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I liked it, just loud and tables were really close together , I felt like I was sitting with strangers.

LW
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Worst service, worst food ever. We had a reservation. There for four of us. Our food was delivered separately so we did not eat together. The food was awful. While we sit outside, that was the only thing we liked. The salt and pepper and ketchup was all gross smothered in goo so when you picked them up you thought they were so gross. We had to wait for cutlery EACH time they brought food. Disgusting. Considering this is in Yorkville, I thought it would be a great place ! Not !

PA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

My food came with a hair in it. Disgusting. But the wait staff apologized and replaced my order and took it off the bill. Still I found it difficult to enjoy my meal after that

g
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great wait staff - positive attitude, engaging and an awesome smile. Food can quickly and tasted very good. Will be back!!

DP
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Hidden gem in pricey Yorkville. Genuinely friendly bartender and waiter; good selection of beers and the food was very tasty.

O
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Top deck was very noisy. Chicken wrap was good but not exceptional.

V
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

A good affordable patio in downtown Toronto. The views aren't great but the ambiance more than makes up for it. The menu is vast, so it's perfect for a group with different taste buds. The food itself is good, nothing amazing. I'd come here again to hang out with friends who all want to eat something different.

DL
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were staying in the area so came twice! Love the kiwi theme. Particularly nice on a hot summers day. Great atmosphere and service.

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

loved the airy patio seating with easy views to game on tv. $5 mimosas, caesars, and bloody mary’s can’t be beat!

IC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Dont reccomend. Bad service and food. Maybe it was the day or maybe try other restaurants in the area?

TH
Toronto
284 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We opted for the this venue as our home base, to watch the Final Game of the FIFA Women's World Cup Series. We had many Friends and Family visiting and staying in Yorkville Hotels.
So,we chose the 'Upper Deck Patio" and since our group was fairly large, we were spread out across several tables; all with a great view of the Game on the many 'Big Screen TV's'.

Awesome Food combined with Superb Service (With that special 'Kiwi Twist').

BRAVO !

MJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made our reservations with friends. We have been going there for decades and as always the food is nicely presented and the value is good. A mixture of ages frequent this place. Our friends give it a thumbs up.

A
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great hostess' and servers. Excellent food and great environment!

CD
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, and it was a perfect place for a Summer Date Night! the lamb burger was fantastic, calamari just right and the HFC was crispy & tender.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Fathers Day

R
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We were there for lunch on Saturday. The place is very nice, the atmosphere is relaxed, and the ambiance is very pleasant. Next time we will sit at the patio, weather permitting.

NK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot in Yorkville - patio tends to get pretty packed when the weather is good but servers are accommodating and attentive. Never been disappointed by the food or drinks and always had great service

TC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very relaxed atmosphere. Good service. I had a salad that was very tasty.

RS
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Been going to Hemingways since 1999 - great food, good beer selection and just an overall awesome place to hang out. Understated for Yorkville, which is a selling point!

IZ
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time at Hemmingways and it was amazing the staff were so kind and the atmosphere was wonderful, I would 100% come back again and i would definitely recommend this place to my friends. The food was amazing and was brought out quickly which is rare in some places (A+). And the prices for everything were very reasonable. Overall I had an amazing time!! Thank you Hemingways for being wonderful!

C
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Disappointed by the fish taco. Wrapped in a fajita wrap, fish undercooked

BJ
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The good food, location, and service makes Hemingways ideal for a cozy lunch with friends and colleagues.

KZ
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

A friend and I went to Hemingway’s for brunch. The food was good and the staff were friendly. Service was fairly quick.

SA
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Service was good, the only small problem was there was so much tables set out waiters were bumping into my chair everytime they had to attend to the other tables. I felt cramped in

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The place was packed and it was so noisy I couldn’t hear myself think. In summer with the roof open it should be better.

OT
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

It was fine - food was good, price was reasonable and service was very good. Typical road house food, and fine for a get together with friends. Was very convenient after a film. We had a nice time.

JM
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent fried chicken. As long as you're ok with a pound atmosphere it's a good place for pub style food.

A
Toronto
28 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food at a good price, with nice and efficient service. Perfect for a quick or long lunch with friends.

MD
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Service a little bit slow but other than that a cool spot

H
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Went to Hemingway's for a hockey game. It was promoted to have the game playing with the volume on. The volume kept getting turned off or so low to a point where you couldn't hear anything. It turns out that a group of people did not want the sound on. The manager did a poor job de-escalating the situation and it was frustrating and disappointing that one table could dictate and change the plans that the restaurant publicly announced.

Service otherwise from the servers were good though. It LOOKED like they were understaffed, but were still timely with taking orders and bringing drinks.

m
Toronto
27 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

What a great spot for casual eats and good energy in the middle of Yorkville. The heated rooftop patio is such a win, and our server was one of the friendliest people I've ever met. Service was extremely fast and portions were generous. I would say that my famous HFC (Hemingway's fried chicken) was a touch overdone, but the meat was still juicy. Their vegetarian fajitas (came recommended) were plentiful and loaded with amazing sauteed vegetables.

Overall, great find and we would love to come back again.

BF
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, very good value, service was fairly quick. Fun atmosphere, louder ambience

NM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is amazing, service outstanding (thanks Vicky!) one of my most favourite places!

CJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The service is very good but the food isn't. I ordered a steak which was tough and the vegetables served with it needed to be in the steamer for another few minutes.

Because the main floor dining room was being used for some goofy trivia contest, we were seated on what is a rooftop outdoor patio in summer that has a vinyl roof over it in the winter. The electric heaters were not adequate to keep the room at a comfortably warm level on a consistent basis. We complained several times to our server who said she told the manager but nothing was done. As soon as we ate, we went elsewhere for a drink.

OT
Mobile
12 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

Worst service I have experienced in a long time. Impossible to track down the server, unable to order additional drinks in an appropriate amount of time. Drinks came out at different times for different people at the table. Food came out with sides that weren’t ordered (if there is an option, guests should be asked what they prefer). When food was sent back for this reason, the chef (?) Or other server who brought out the replaced meal was just plain rude. I’ve been coming here for 15 years and this was my one and only bad experience yet I have no interest in returning. Hire new staff.

WS
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was great. She knew her stuff and was very friendly.
Could put some healthier options on the menu. But it is what it is.
Overall, good.

BD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place to come for food, ambiance and service. My only disappointment was the fish in the order of fish and chips I had. Old, greasy batter and little fish. But overall food was very good. Will definitely come again on my next visit to Toronto.

r
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding (our server was Kevin). Food was delicious and the ambiance excellent. Will come back for sure.

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