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The Blake House

#125 of 6,801 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Downtown
Bar, Canadian, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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449 Jarvis St, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2G8, Canada
+1 416-975-1867
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11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 23:00
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Toronto
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We frequent The Blake House about every 2 months since we live in the area. The food is similar to a gastro pub and the quality of food, drinks and and service is always above average. They make their own gourmet butters that change daily and they offer free bread with dinner (haven't been for lunch). Great options include the... More 

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Thank CameronToronto
Toronto, Canada
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200 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in a converted old Jarvis St. mansion, this place has become my 'go to' restaurant and bar. Okay ... in part because it is right next door and I am too lazy to walk any farther, but much more because all of the many items I have tried off their menu have been decent, arrived hot and quickly, and... More 

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Thank Craig C
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are new to Toronto or in the area, you need to try this place. The three brothers that own this place are amazing. The food is excellent at the right price point. A great value! The staff (Lyanne and Daniel) are uber professional!

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Thank DrPiche
Toronto
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with a girlfriend for supper had an amazing pasta with chicken and shrimp. They also served free bread as a starter. Yay ! Both had a glass of wine also cost was about 60 with tip. Great value go enjoy.

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Thank Princessa222
Montreal, Canada
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

I had to write a review because coincide made it so that I went there for dinner last night and then for brunch this morning! Both times, the service was impeccable. The food was delicious and while there are several distracting screens (maybe other folks enjoy that), what I really appreciate is that even though there were many people, it... More 

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Thank CharlaineL
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Last minute seating during peak time was appreciated. Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Will visit again.

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Thank annacoll
Toronto, Canada
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119 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

This is the kind of place that is a cool neighborhood joint. However, I don't live in the hood and after my experience, I don't know if I would rush back there. Maybe for a burger and a beer on a hot summer day. We had reservations and had to wait over 20 minutes to get seated. Not sure why... More 

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Toronto
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

4 workmates went for lunch today to try out winterlicious at the Blake House. We were seated at a booth and when comfortable, we were given both the regular menu and winterlicious menu. 3 of us are vegetarian and we're pleased to see a vegetarian option for both the appetizers and the main course. It ended up that all 4... More 

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Thank RobKnight99
Hamilton, Canada
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Came here for winterliciou with friends. Had a wonderful meal with great value. We had everything on the prix fixe menu and all of them are great. Highly recommended.

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Thank Brian Y
Toronto, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 28 January 2017

The Blake House never disappoints - welcoming atmosphere, super friendly service and really good food. The Blake House burger and fries is always a good choice but we had the steak special last week and it was perfect. The owner Jimmy seated us by the fireplace and it made one feel right at home. We have a friend from out... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Cuisine
Bar, Canadian, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 449 Jarvis St, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2G8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-975-1867

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Downtown
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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