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Village Idiot Pub & Grill

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Neighbourhood:
Chinatown
Bar, Pub, Canadian, International
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126 McCaul St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1W2, Canada
+1 416-597-1175
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11:00 - 02:00
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Lansing, Michigan
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165 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Came with some friends for a couple brews. Strange atmosphere inside, but they had the garage doors open and the breeze felt amazing. Beer selection was ok, and service was decent. Food was not great, but we only tried the appetizers.

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Thank Nate D
Toronto, Canada
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109 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Before attending OCAD's Grad Show last evening, I met with a friend (artist) at this pub to catch up and enjoy each other's company before attending the grad show at Ontario College of Art and Design (just behind the AGO). The show is always great, but lots of crowds, so wanted a little quiet time. So, readers, the location is... More 

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Thank Art-Fashion-Travel
London, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Stopped here for a drink with friends. A lovely oasis where you can sit comfortably together and enjoy a conversation without excessive background noise. Very much like a quaint British pub. Staff were attentive. Excellent selection of worldwide beers at a very good price.

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Thank Paula L
Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Great pub decor & atmosphere, quick, friendly service, reasonably priced, right across the road from the AGO.

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Thank glendamargaret57
Whitchurch-Stouffville, Canada
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

A very nice pub to visit especially in the summer as most windows open wide making an outdoors atmosphere. An extensive craft beer menu that should please all tastes. Food is OK.

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Thank Ian S
Kitchener, Canada
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Service was super slow. Food was good. Don't expect to be in and out of this place. Our waiter was not the greatest. He couldn't remember the specials. Only two people at the table ordered drinks and he couldn't even remember who ordered what one. Place is also kind of a dump and the washrooms are disgusting. Could be an... More 

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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

My sister and I took our five kids here right before going to visit the AGO. They were very very kid friendly, offering kid drinks and telling us what was available that they may like. The food was great and the service too. Highly recommend this pub before or after a trip to the art museum.

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Thank Sarah S
London, Ontario, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Disappointed by the pricing at the AGO restaurants, we headed to the Village Idiot, across from the AGO, with three very hungry children. Busy, loud, and no kids in sight, we still were seated and served quickly. Portions are large enough to share between kids. Meal was nothing special amd pricing average. Good in a pinch. Will likely try another... More 

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Thank Jacqueline K
San Diego
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 December 2016

We stopped in for a quick bite after the museum and before a movie. The food was fine but not great. In that area, I didn't see any restaurants that had high marks. Perfectly acceptable salad and cheeseburger.

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Thank Madametoubab
Burlington Ontario
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116 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Since we didn't want to pay a lot for lunch at the gallery restaurant prior to a show, nor at the nearby fast food galleria, we thought we'd try the pub across the street. My wife had the seafood linguini, I had a vegetarian wrap and we shared a half liter of wine, all for $43. Both meals were quite... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Canadian, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 McCaul St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1W2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-597-1175

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Chinatown
Toronto's main Chinatown has the honor of being the largest in North America. Gaping down across Dundas Street West and Spadina Avenue, the area is a wonderful medley of shops and restaurants, busy signs and bright red gates, a destination for foodie fun. Chinatown's streets are always bustling, packed with people and outdoor stalls hawking fresh produce and products. The restaurants and authentic marketplaces that shoulder in against each other display shining roast ducks and menus studded with dumplings and noodle bowls. The air is pervaded with music. different languages, and the smell of fried food and mouth-watering desserts. Chinatown's restaurants represent a broad range of fare, from traditional Szechuan and Shanghai foods, to other Asian delicacies, including some of the top Japanese, Vietnamese, and Korean spots in the city. Whether you're in the mood for a sit-down tea house or a bubble tea to go, Chinatown is the spot to enjoy an exciting walk and the promise of leaving satisfied.
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