SpeakEasy 21

4.3
220 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Comfort Food
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  • Good for Birthdays
  • Comfort Food
SpeakEasy 21 is a Resto-Bar serving Contemporary Bistro fare with a large selection of custom crafted cocktails and spirits.

We offer hand made cocktails with specially sourced fresh ingredients, paired with a menu designed to be enjoyed in unison.

Our goal is to educate, entertain and gratify with Libations from the bar and Fare from the kitchen.
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LT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Waitress is very rude

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NR
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The chicken fingers was a bit too crispy for me so I had to return it but the sweet potato fries were awesome!!!

Also, you should also serve Malbec by the glass.

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m
London
20 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great casual quick bites and cocktails, quiet noisy but good atmosphere, attentive servers. Great place if you don’t want to dress up and happy with sharing plates

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WR
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only issue was that the SpeakEasy21 did not have my reservation on file, even though it's confirmed in OpenTable and an email confirmation was sent, but it worked out as they took us right away regardless.

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DK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Not really the "speak easy" atmosphere. They should probably call themselves a sports bar. Very loud, but it was a Friday night.

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TA
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff are very friendly and attentive, it was very clean. The food was simple but very good. The drinks were tasty. It felt like a little oasis separated from the street by a wood plank wall. A very enjoyable experience.

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H
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was disappointing. Brussels sprouts appetizer was burnt almost to the point of being charred and aioli sauce was insufficient I mask the burnt residue. Fish tacos were deep fried and too oily and cilantro and other fresh ingredients could have helped lift the dish into something more tasty but none of that was done. So the quality of the fish tacos is about the poorest I have experienced in the GTA anywhere this year. Staff were helpful and place had a nice vibe with patio hopping in good weather but food quality was the problem. My partner’s dinner was also poor — oily and heavy steak frites and uninspired steak.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, patio was perfect and able to easily carry on a conversation.

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RO
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food and service were above average. Noise level made it difficult to have a business lunch. Overall was fine and I would return here.

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LS
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Speakeasy was a great spot! We had dinner and drinks on the patio (which is perfectly located and completely in the shade) and the mood was great, lively, and not über pretentious/douchey compared to a lot of other spots in the financial core. It gets quite noisy because there are so many people, but we were okay with that.

Service was on point. I had the steak salad, which was okay. Nothing special. The tacos look amazing, so I’ll try those next time :)

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OT
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best patio in the downtown core, great food and great deals.

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JH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

I've been there several times and always a good experience. Only down side was this time when I ordered fish tacos, they were really underfilled with small fish pieces. It was like they ran low of fish and slaw, so threw on whatever was left. Wouldn't order that again and I love fish tacos. Waiter was great. Everything else good.

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SD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The fish tacos are the best I've had in the city so far. Service is great.

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OT
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good and friendly service, food was tasty and a good value.

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MP
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

SpeakEasy has a nice patio for outdoor eating. Inside the ambience was not a hit with me with high top tables and chair/stools that are hard to push in under table. Food and service were good. I'd go back but likely would try other places with a different vibe.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you Harry and Kalya great experiences!

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KC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good spot for girls lunch! Wine and appetizers! Wine is a bit high priced but good variety.

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EP
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

An unbelievably fantastic waitress. Warned me on the high price of a wine that I chose. She was the best !

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Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Gave us a terrible table next to the kitchen prep area; big knife next to table was ominous. Really loud given they also host networking events for interns.

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MB
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great salads !!!

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c
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food. Need to get an espresso machine. Won’t come back unless I can get a real coffee.

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T
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome time at Speak Easy 21. The food here is amazing! Great service and fun ambiance.

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M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We needed something pre-theatre -- having just bought the tickets, all the local restaurants were booked. It was a torrential downpour, so I looked for something in the PATH system. We totally lucked out. It turned out to be Taco Tuesday and they were fantastic! The service was attentive and friendly. We finished in plenty of time to walk almost the entire way underground to the Royal Alex Theatre.I'd highly recommend it!

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2018
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 2

Way too loud for a casual get together ....

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B
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Very crowded and very loud ... ordered a cocktail from the bar that was watered down, had to send it back. It would only 6p and they were out of the fish tacos. Food was very good.

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JS
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent so was the food. Very friendly, east going and professional.
Food was very tasty with a lot of flavor.

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D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and service was excellent. Highly recommend the place.

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SM
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Very good food and the staff were really friendly and fast! It was really loud though so made conversation difficult.

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MS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food

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JS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a group lunch with work. Had more people than I reserved for, but they accommodated us smoothly. Fast service, good food.

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TB
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good burgers, both the beef and turkey. Good fries,. Could be more crispy and brown but very tasty. Great service.

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OT
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 2

The food menu is not great. I had the sesame crusted tuna salad and there was too much veg and not enough protein. 5 small pieces of tuna is not enough to keep you full. It was also very over dressed and there was very little sesame. The waitress was busy hugging people she knew and wasn't interested in taking our order. Not worth another visit.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Tacos were excellent, queso was disappointing. The drinks were priced a bit higher than I would like.

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KK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food, service and value were all very good. Food and drinks arrived quickly after ordering. The food arrived hot and was very tasty (brussel sprouts, crispy mac & cheese and pork belly). Service was prompt and attentive through out the meal. The restaurant and bar area were full but not overly loud so was easy to have a conversation. I would go back again and would recommend SpeakEasy 21 to others. The only negative were the high bar-stool type chairs and tables which were not terribly comfortable.

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SS
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The brussels sprouts appetizer was TO DIE FOR! I couldn't get enough of that. I ordered the fish tacos and they were so delicious too! The only thing that marred it a bit was that the pita bread was grilled and the grill lines were burnt a bit so as I took a bite I could smell the burnt smell which wasn't as great. But the rest of the fish tacos were super delicious and I ate every bite, pita and all. We also found the side salad that came with the pulled pork to be a little too tangy - so perhaps too much vinegar in their dressing. So that left something to be desired. But overall this was an awesome experience. We went for Valentine's Day lunch.

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NP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Great place to get drinks. The food is over-priced and nothing special.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went for a department lunch and really enjoyed the food. It wasn't too loud to talk comfortably and the Brussels sprouts and Mac and cheese appetizers were great. I also liked their fish tacos. We will be back!

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DE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Winterlicious menu was quite good. Very young crowd :)

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DF
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great menu for winterlicious! Will definitely be returning for a casual after work drink some time soon.

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f
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Good and service. Not to loud. Will conduct future meeting when nearby

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