Proof Bar

4.3
25 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

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Afternoon Coffee
Disabled Access
In accordance with public health guidelines, Proof Bar, and our Igloo Experience, will be closed until further notice. We are now accepting reservations for the Igloo Experience in January. For more information, or to make a reservation, please call (647) 464-3310 between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM from Monday to Friday. We apologize for any inconvenience our closure my have caused and look forward to opening as soon as we are able.

In the Spirit of Community Support during this unprecedented time, Proof Bar is offering the Igloo Experience in partnership with Nellies, Shelter for Women and Children. Proceeds of each Reservations will go directly to Nellies Shelter for Women and Children to allow further support in our community.


Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 25 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.1
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Quiet
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Dawn
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Service wasn't the best... Food quality wasn't the best either... Burger didn't taste fresh. A bit of a ripoff for the price.

However the patio is pretty quiet which we enjoyed.

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LawrenceZ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patio. The bartender/ server was fantastic p

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PotaK
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an excellent experience and nice ambience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

It was definitely a little lack lustre. Not very many people at the place so it was very quiet. Just seemed to have lived out its popularity.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best experience! It was quiet and calm and had the BEST service ever

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Alineg
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice Patio. Great service. Good food and drinks. My guests loved it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The bar was closed, the app told us it was open, went there and couldn’t even go anywhere else because of the time.

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ElenaT
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

very good for a friends out catch up, especially after visiting ROM. It's located just a cross the street. Nice service, tasty food and very comfortable seatings. Loved it!

KH
KevinH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing patio! Attentive service, great atmosphere.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Jamie and Marly made the experience what it was . Jamie’s bartending skills were nothing short of amazing and marly always seemed to recommend the perfect dishes- from the honey glazed octopus to the falafel , everything including the casual conversation with the proof staff was fantastic .

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter Marlee is Expert. The service is Fast. The ambience is Sophisticated.

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beclin
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy Proof Bar. Excellent food and service. The quiet noise level is definitely a plus.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing hidden gem. Quiet ambiance and great service. Best place for drinks and conversations.

SY
SelvaY
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

It was the perfect environment for a birthday party. Chill environment with good drink choices. Not too pricy for the atmosphere. Amazing service!

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vipSeverne
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

I am disappointed. I purposely requested through OpenTable to reserve one of the Igloos (note was made). When my guest and I arrived we were told the igloos were already in use and that my reservation (in my perspective) was not properly fulfilled. No one called ahead of time to confirm or tell me that the reservation couldn’t be made. I wanted to leave but I stayed because of my guest. It still wasn’t the experience we/I initially hoped for. And I didn’t complain to the manager because of my guest.

And then I went there last night with a couple of friends. Mind you we were already drunk but because it’s possible they wanted to close up for the night, my drink (of which I only had approximately 3 or 4 sips of) was taken away when I wasn’t looking! And I’m unsure why my drink was taken away when my friends still had theirs (maybe the server didn’t take their drinks because they likely had theirs in their hands). The server said it was just foam left when I brought it to her attention but my memory is pretty good and that was not the case. I asked for more water, not to get my drink taken away! And those cocktails aren’t exactly cheap.

Anyway, I have been to this place 3 times total where the first was just alright; and the other two simply distasteful/disrespectful. I am left feeling that they’re just a money grabbing space with no actual value, other than a space to eat (food isn’t spectacular) and drink (bartending could be kicked up a notch for flavour profiles). They could do considerably better with customer service. And yes - I am pretty (understandably) upset that my drink was taken away without my consent/when I was clearly done with it, and irked that they didn’t do their due diligence of telling me that a certain service wasn’t available.

I don’t want to come here again. I will only do so because of my friends (it’s conveniently located close to the ROM) or if they actually do something to make my experience less foul.

DH
DaillyH
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Proof bar was very spacious, the searing area was superbeb, I was skeptical that I wouldn’t like it but it was great, it was pretty empty but that’s what me and my friends wanted, the good was pretty salty though

LD
vipLaurenceD
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Made a reservation but told didn’t need one. Service poor.....not enough staff

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jenniferm
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Great location but Service very slow, bill overcharged, tip added by waiter but not deserved

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vipShan
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found by an accident on our way to Casa Loma for their Halloween event, great food and service!

T
Torontonian
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

For my first time coming here I wasn't left disappointed. Very cozy setting that felt like I was in my living room, and the jazz music playing set the tone. Prompt service from our waitress, I will definitely be coming back.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience!! Great staff and delicious food. Definitely going back

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Server was slow, did not offer any drink top ups, half the time unable to find sometimes. Took 60 minutes for food to arrive. Very small portions

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service - timely, friendly but not intrusive. A perfect combination.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2017
Overall2food5service1ambience3

So the app is requesting that i give a review about this experience. Unfortunately, despite making a reservation for 8 people two weeks ago, when i arrived the restaurant was closed for a private function. It would have been marginally nice, perhaps even borderline professional for Proof to have contacted me or even cancelled the reservation but that was not in the cards. Fortunately we were able to have a meal in the hotel restaurant and watch the merriment in the lovely outdoor patio where i'm certain all were having a nice time.

RB
RobertB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

You feel very welcome and the Martinis are amazing. Our waiter even went and got a pack of cigarettes for my friend. Our waiter also custom build our meat and cheese board including real honeycomb. Really an amazing place that I will return to. Lots of cabs for your ride home too.

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Proof Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 25 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.

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