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The Commoner Bar Room

4.5
4.5
64 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary American

The Commoner Bar Room is an eclectic addition to Toronto's Little Italy neighborhood. With a crafted array of drinks and dining, we invite you to explore this curated space - a collection of momentous lost and found from our beloved city. Whether for happy hour drinks or late night conversations, our door is always open.

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Booked 12 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Thu 17:00–23:00
    Fri, Sat 17:00–00:00

  • Phone number

    (416) 530-1881

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Little Italy / College St.

  • Cross Street

    We're between Grace St. and Clinton St. on College.

  • Parking Details

    There is an underground Green P lot around the corner from the restaurant. The entrance is located at 74 Clinton St.

  • Public Transit

    506 Streetcar - Stop: College St. @ Grace St

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 64 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Toronto

    Contemporary American

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  1. K

    Kellyzee

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is super cozy (lighting and music created great ambiance), the food is delish (we shared the truffle fries, tuna tostada and Caesar salad), cocktails were fab and staff were lovely.

  2. J

    Julia

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great vibes, great food and great service! Had a lovely evening, will be back soon.

  3. SW

    ShannonW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really beautiful restaurant with delicious cocktails and good food!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience3

    waitress was rude from beginning to end of our evening. said some insulting comments and was cleaning up while we were eating and as soon as we were finished our meals she said we had to leave 30 mins prior to the 2 hour time limit. felt like we were rushed out of there. She asked if we wanted to pack up our food to go when one of us was still eating. Cocktails and food were okay. Ambiance was good. Would probably not go again.

  5. KH

    KathleenH

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had such a great time celebrating my birthday with some friends. The service, drinks, and food were all outstanding.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place, gorgeous interior, delicious drinks and food! Service was excellent also - especially for a busy Friday night!

  7. RB

    RobbieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Great location for a meal that will fill you up and also be able to carry on a conversation. The bartender was so sweet and made up a Caesar for someone at our table even though it wasn’t on the menu. It was superb!!

  8. AS

    AdamS

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Great eating experience, been trying to go there for some time and finally was able to get in. Great looking restaurant, staff was friendly and food and drinks were terrific.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The $10 manhattans were absolutely unbelievable. I’ve had $30 manhattans that weren’t that good. Just a phenomenal neighborhood hangout. A friend brought me earlier in the week and I knew right away I’d be back before the week was over.

  10. EM

    EmiliaM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place for some drinks and bites. Food was amazing and all drinks tasted great

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved everything last night! Delicious food, great ambience. Hidden gem!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Kelly was amazing serving us, very helpful as were the other staff!! Drinks were perfect!! Reasonably priced. Great ambience. Only issue was with the food the guac wasn’t good. But the chips and fries and sliders were awesome.

  13. A

    Amanda

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Had a lovely time with friends here! Decently busy on a Saturday evening, good vibes and good eats. Note that their patio is not covered so book indoor dining if the weather isn’t great. Would recommend this place if you’re looking for a few drinks and food before heading out to other places later in the night.

  14. F

    Fiona

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    I understand the hospitality industry is experiencing staffing shortages, however the entire group felt most of the food was either no longer warm or lacked flavour. One item that was notably disappointing was the ribs from the commoner board. The guests all agreed it tasted like boiled ribs with BBQ sauce just brushed on. Spots that was missing sauce had no flavour. In addition, entrees took significantly longer than usual to all come out together. The problem here was that most of the food came out after they have been sitting out for some time. Dishes were lukewarm at best. Service was friendly which made the longer wait not too bad. Overall, the group agreed they would reconsider to return if there were improvements made to the menu and food arrived warm to hot. Drinks were fine. Maybe it was an off day, but it was surprising to feel every menu items ordered were rated as average to below average.

  15. SN

    SueN

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 26 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Your restaurant is amazing, I keep coming back! The vibe is great, and servers are wonderful. So authentic, kind and great at their job. The food is great too! Thank you.

  16. JF

    JanetF

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I’ve eaten at The Commoner College Street a couple of times and love it.

  17. JV

    JonahV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I absolutely love this bar! I came for the first time for my friends birthday party and have been back every week since. Amazing service and fantastic drinks! Their Espresso Martini and Paper Plane are dangerously delicious.

  18. SW

    SWAPNIL

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 12 September 2021

    overall3food1service4ambience4

    Drink were ok nothing fancy..For food we ordered fries to munch with the drinks but they tasted terrible as if fried in old burnt oil

  19. RP

    RayissaP

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The atmosphere is chill and welcoming. Great vibe inside. The staff are super friendly. Raquel was our server and she was welcoming, knowledgeable and great with suggestions. She even brought a glass of champagne to our daughter who was celebrating her birthday that evening and candles in the dessert. The food was outstanding! Everything we had was delicious including the Commoner Platter (meant to be shared). Stand-outs was the tuna tostado (easy to share, we just cut it into 3), beef sliders (omg melt in your mouth tasted like pulled short ribs), and the cauliflower bites (and I don't even like cauliflower!) But really everything we ordered was ridiculously good. We will definitely be back.

  20. K

    Kelsea

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 September 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Awesome service and the food was delicious! Unfortunately, some menu items were unavailable, including what I wanted, but what I got instead was quite good. Hoping to come back for drinks and try that menu item :)

  21. JT

    JohnT

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wow, great place. True we ate outside but we toured inside too. Beautiful bar and a great cocktail list. They were made correctly. The food is upscale pub classics and fun. The quack mole comes with pico de Gallo and it’s sort of a mix your own. The cauliflower bites are gluten free! The amazing smash burger also can be ordered with a GF bun - soft and made on premises. Delicious. We loved the chicken sandwiches and had the sugar doughnuts for dessert. Yum! Great staff and we will be back!

  22. KZ

    KatherineZ

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall4food1service4ambience4

    Lovely night but the NY Cheesecake was really quite underwhelming and disappointing. Tasted pretty bad but I paid $12 for the small portion size and felt like I had to get my money’s worth. :(

  23. PT

    PhilippeT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 August 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience1

    Too loud couldn’t hear my own acquaintances and food wasn't the greatest

  24. MF

    MeganF

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2021

    overall5food4service3ambience5

    Good drinks. Loved the drinks.

  25. KM

    KMP1

    Toronto

    38 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    Wow. Way too noisy in the main room. The food was good, the service very good, but the place is dark! It was great to be out and about on College and to feel the energy.

  26. MS

    MelS

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious. Atmosphere was very nice we sat in the bar at the table by the window. Restaurant has a nice vibe to it. We went on a recommendation and we were not disappointed. Will for sure go back and recommend to our friends.

  27. SW

    SaschaW

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 August 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Great place, beautiful on the inside and their back patio looked nice too. Drinks were priced fairly and the food was tasty. Highly recommend the mushroom ravioli.

  28. M

    Mimi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 August 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    This was a gem. We were seated in the patio at the back, small and intimate, and so much nicer than being on the street. Great service and food. Will definitely be going again.

  29. EG

    EmilyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 August 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We had the big table by the window and it was perfect! Great service and great atmosphere!

  30. YS

    YanaS

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great atmosphere for hanging out with friends. Crispy chicken and truffle fries were just amazing. Cocktails are pretty standard though.

  31. LD

    LennyD

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience2

    Probably not the greatest rating figuring we were sitting street side right beside cars whipping by but the restaurant and service was amazing :) Food tasted really good but wished we booked inside the restaurant.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Food was awsome. Small portion but enough. Drinks are amazing. Server jovial and nice. I did not appreciate being seated at the bar when I booked for something else.

  33. JD

    JohnD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great all around.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We took my father out for his 65th birthday. He had a fabulous time and especially loved the Commoner Board. The drinks were well prepared and service was fast and very friendly. Would go back in a heartbeat.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The manager was awesome! Thanks for the help getting us a table on the back patio

  36. L

    Lee2917

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was great, fun location, and staff was very friendly!!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really lovely patio in the back

  38. RR

    RileyR

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Chicken bites were to die for. Bar is gorgeous

  39. SN

    SueN

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 7 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing, great quality food & superb service. Will definitely be back.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hong Kong

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved the negroni’s and the overall experience at the Commoner. The seats are well spaced and the experience feels warm and fun - looking forward to another visit with a larger group :)

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The Commoner Bar Room is rated 4.5 stars by 64 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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Booked 12 times today
Google Map for The Commoner Bar Room

614 College St Toronto, ON M6G 1B4

  • Cross Street

    We're between Grace St. and Clinton St. on College.

  • Area

    Little Italy / College St.

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Thu 17:00–23:00
    Fri, Sat 17:00–00:00

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    There is an underground Green P lot around the corner from the restaurant. The entrance is located at 74 Clinton St.

  • Public Transit

    506 Streetcar - Stop: College St. @ Grace St

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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