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The Rex

) #334 of 6,996 Restaurants in Toronto $$ - $$$ , ,
194 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1Z1, Canada
+1 416-598-2475
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (2 reviews)
“nachos” (3 reviews)
“live jazz” (4 reviews)
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Bar, Canadian, Pub
$$ - $$$
194 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1Z1, Canada
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1 - 10 of 83 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to a concert in Toronto and went to The Rex for some insanely good jazz and tasty and generous sized nachos after it was over. The wait staff were excellent and we were genuinely impressed by the whole experience. Authentic place in the...More

Thank Fiona154992
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

We had brunch there this morning after a Sat night wedding. The Bride and Groom threw a get together before all leaving for home. The jazz group were great and the ambiance very casual and upbeat. Good service.

Thank Babbles14
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We visited late afternoon and early evening. Fantastic music and atmosphere with no cover charge for either event. Food and drink reasonably priced too Well recommended don't miss it

Thank Chris T
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The food is really meant to let you listen to great music without having to give up your table due to hunger. It hits the perfect note.

Thank wanderwoman50
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Great live music. It was awesome! Got tired of shopping and felt like doing something different on my holiday. The Rex had a great band about to start. Unpretentious place with great music. Loads of people have it the right vibe. All at 4pm Saturday...More

Thank Husbare
Reviewed 10 November 2016

We ate our dinner here when we stayed for two nights. It was great. There was music while we ate and they even did up some fish and chips for us to bring up to our room when we got in late one night. The...More

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is an awesome little bar with fantastic music and terrific service. We will definitely visit again!

Thank Melissa S
Reviewed 21 September 2016

I had lunch with my gf as soon as we arrived in Toronto, and had the chance to spend a couple of hours listening to a blues and a jazz bands. The sandwiches we got were alright, and the beer was cool. Staff is kind...More

Thank Nirvana8517
Reviewed 19 September 2016

While the music was good, the bartender demanded a tip for pulling a pint, asking us where we were from telling us "it was the Canadian way". Later the waitress was argumentative and confrontational after making an error with our bill. Eventually, it was resolved...More

Thank DIJto
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Front door man was helpful and saw we were American and took us to the bar to pay the cover charge with credit card. Server was aloof and not friendly. Not sure why... perhaps because we had 2 underage kids with us who were Drinking...More

Thank happygoatbucky
Queen Street and West Queen West
Known as the Art & Design District, West Queen West is
one of the most energetic and dynamic of Toronto's
neighborhoods. Along with its great modernist museums,
clubs, and restaurants, it's home to some of the
funkiest specialty shops, ranging from clothing to
stationary to collectables, and caters to niche and
vintage shoppers of all kinds. That makes it a mecca
for creatives, including hobbyists designers, writers,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Canadian, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:30 - 02:00
06:30 - 02:00
06:30 - 02:00
06:30 - 02:00
06:30 - 02:00
06:30 - 02:00
08:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 194 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1Z1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Queen Street and West Queen West
  • Neighbourhood: Queen Street and West Queen West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-598-2475
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