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Insomnia Restaurant and Lounge

#190 of 6,804 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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563 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1Y6, Canada
+1 416-588-3907
10:00 - 02:00
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Sat - Sun 09:00 - 02:00
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had to go twice. The first time we went as a group of friends after a night out. We didn't have a reservation so we had to wait for an hour, we decided to take a walk and checked out an icon store that was closing. We came back after the hour and still no table, we asked to... More 

Thank Mela B
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I had brunch today at for me a new restaurant. Firstly, we lucked out with a table by the window which let the light pour in. The atmosphere reminds me of some of my favourite neighbourhood restaurants/lounges in NYC. All the food around us looked good. I had the 3-egg omelette with home fries (the sauce on... More 

Thank Art-Fashion-Travel
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small but comfortable food was delicious a little above average price. We sat by the front window watching the World go by.We would go back again, if in the area.

Thank Theodore73
Southport, CT
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430 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Really nice brunch. Large amounts, delicious brunch. Multiple varieties of pan cakes- these are slices of cakes baked in a pan, not the usual pancakes. Also, different varieties of eggs Benedict. Delicious ranchos huevos come with guacamole. Smoothies, chocolate milk, and coffee all good.

Thank elaine3Southport
Toronto, Canada
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232 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

If you are going to the Hot Docs theatre, this is a great place for a meal before or after, it is right across the road. We had an early dinner before the movie and enjoyed our food - we had calamari, a chicken burger and the mac and cheese. A word of warning, the mac and cheese is VERY... More 

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Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

A gem hidden in plain sight! Found out about it online and decided to drop by for a birthday brunch earlier this year. Did not regret it. Fantastic waffles and great service! Has been my favourite restaurant since and I've only ate there once. If you are in the area give it a shot.

Thank Brendan L
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Visited with as a part of a group of 6. The staff was very friendly and helpful they went above and beyond what I expected, the cocktails were great, and the food was delicious

Thank Brian N
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319 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We arrived in Toronto from the USA unbeknownst to us on Canadian Thanksgiving. While most restaurants were closed due to Canadian Thanksgiving, the Insomniac Restaurant and Lounge was open! Thank goodness!!! My portobello mushrooms salad was great and chock full of healthy greens and nuts. My now fiancé liked the meal he chose from the menu. I got to try... More 

Thank Linsey H
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172 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Walking through Korea town looking for a place for dinner and stumbled upon this place by accident. Door opens up and the aromas were awesome. Could not get a table for about an hour so decided to sit at the bar which was perfectly fine. Ordered about 5 appetizers to share and all were great. Nice hip atmosphere and good... More 

Thank Bywood
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

I went here for appetizers & drinks with a friend on Sunday night. Everybody was very nice, though the service was a little slow. We ordered the brie crostini, which was worth it’s price ($7), and not much more. I found it unoriginal & too simple. We also ordered the calamari that came with tzatziki– again, I found the same... More 

Thank Savannah M

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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
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 17
American, Canadian, Bar, International, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 563 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1Y6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-588-3907
Good morning....And good night. Nestled in the heart of Toronto's Annex, Insomnia Restaurant & Lounge has blossomed into a neighbourhood favourite known for its great food and warm service. Combining a menu of international comfort foods spread across brunch and dinner with seasonal & classic cocktails, great local and import beer and wine. If you prefer to rise with the morning sun, Insomnia's famous brunch is the neighbourhood's most popular and recently Now Magazine "Best of TO - Reader's Choice" Voted - Best Brunch, served in a bustling atmosphere complimented by the aroma of traditional and eclectic dishes. Have a cup of our signature coffee or spoil yourself with one of several refreshing, break of day cocktails. More of a Nighthawk? A wide ranging Dinner menu will take you into the evening where the daily drink specials and late night menu begin. Recently Now Magazine "Best of TO - Reader's Choice" Voted - Best Late Night Restaurant. Don't worry if you get the twilight munchies, we've got you covered; kitchen open until 2am, 7 days a week. Welcome to your new favourite spot. Welcome to Insomnia.

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