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Bar Wellington

$$ - $$$
Downtown West
Bar, Pub, Canadian, American
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520 Wellington St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1E3, Canada
10:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 02:00
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A perennial favourite just down the street from Le Select and Marben - and just around the corner from all those entertainment district restaurants. Mussels were volunimous and tasty. The pad thai similarly so. The Arugula salad surprises with prosciutto, shaved parmesan and cashews. Te makhani is top notch. Very good burgers and fries. It's a pub. A friendly pub... More 

Thank meandyouinto
1 review
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Came in for a #grilledcheesetuesday snow day visit. Food was great and the bartender was awesome! I noticed there is prime rib on Sundays -- I hope I'm back in Toronto to try it.

Thank Kevin C
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212 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

I was that guy lurking in the corner eating alone (was visiting on business). Staff was really nice. Food and drinks were reasonable and Hit the spot. Gnoccchi and Caesar salad. Yum. As Celine Dion once said: "Hey Buddy, you're creeping out the regulars"

1 Thank Jotravy
Port Sydney
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

I hadn't had a hot Toddy in years but it fit the bill. We also had stouts, cinnamon tea and a communal 'S'mores dessert. They provided us with the fortitude for the last leg of our trip home. We'll be back, maybe for your special Sunday roast, but please don't seat us next to the noisy table next time.

1 Thank Chas S
Toronto, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 3 January 2017

My company had our holiday party last month and I must say we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there! The food and drinks were amazing and came out in a timely manner. The overall experience was excellent. Everyone enjoyed themselves and it was a memorable night. Gary was serving our party as well as another and he was able to entertain... More 

Thank SamL20177
Richard P, Owner at Bar Wellington, responded to this review

Thanks Sam! We appreciate the feedback. With a second floor bar and private area we live hosting functions like yours. Drop in to experience our new brunch menu! See you soon! Richard More 

Level Contributor
109 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I regularly hit this pub - which has a great patio for people watching in the summer and a cozy interior during the winter The food is decent - it used to be better -It's still not bad though Good beer selection that has some good mainstream options and some craft options - something for everyone It's a good reliable... More 

Thank Ashik B
Richard P, Owner at Bar Wellington, responded to this review

Hi there Ashik and Happy New Year! Thanks for the kind words. Our goal is to hit it out of the park so we are always open to suggestions that would take your three bubble rate to four or five! Feel free to shoot us an email at info@barwellington.ca. Hope we see you again soon! More 

Burlington, Canada
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Was here for lunch with a large group (20 people). Lunch was excellent, but as expected with a large group, we had quite a wait for our food. The only problem was that 2 members did not get their lunch until a good 20-25 minutes after everyone else. They gave us free brownies to make up for this. Brownies were... More 

Thank lovee
Richard P, Owner at Bar Wellington, responded to this review

Hi there! Again apologies for the miscommunication and your guests having food later then the rest in your party. Awesome to hear the rest of your experience went off well and the brownies were enjoyed. Thanks for the feedback. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Found it by chance strolling along Wellington St. We are slightly older than the bar crowd but decided to try it. Immediately felt we made the right choice, greeted by charming hostess, shown to window table in dining room (there is a separate bar area). Excellent service, great food: seafood special that our server recommended. Reasonably priced, will definitely go... More 

Thank Mary Ellen M
Richard P, Owner at Bar Wellington, responded to this review

Hello Mary Ellen! Thank you so much for the positive review with great feedback. Our team of hospitality inspired people takes pride in what we do. Hope to see you soon! More 

Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

My very first visit to Bar Wellington was last night, we were a group of twelve and I can't say enough about how great of a time we all had. I'll start by recommending the double Caesar, excellent drink. Everyone in our group enjoyed their entrees,which is unusual in a large group, there were burgers, prime rib, seafood pasta, steak... More 

2 Thank brasileira52
Richard P, Owner at Bar Wellington, responded to this review

And it was an amazing experience having you join us!😄 More 

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369 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 584 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

A comfortable, wood-paneled bar with elegantly finished tables and banquettes. Courteous and efficient service (shout out to the servers, especially Lauren) for some good beers and good food. Red Quinoa Salad ($12) was generous and tasty. The Brisket Beef Dip sandwich ($16) was full and flavourful, served up on a fresh crunchy bun. The dip was very beefy and I... More 

1 Thank Doug W
Richard P, Owner at Bar Wellington, responded to this review

Thanks so much Doug for sharing some feedback. It's greatly appreciated and we have shared your kind words with our team as well as giving Lauren a special shout out! Hope to see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Canadian, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 520 Wellington St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1E3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown West
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown West

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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