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Houston Avenue Bar and Grill

$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Downtown
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Canadian
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33 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1G4, Canada (Yonge St. & Wellington St.)
+1 416-214-2207
Today
11:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon 11:30 - 22:00
Tue - Wed 11:30 - 23:00
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 01:00
Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Cobourg, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Recently ate at Houston's Avenue and the food was delicious. From the minute we stepped through the door the staff were welcoming and attentive. We sat at the bar upon arrival and the bar service was great and friendly. We then moved to a table to dine and were met by our server. He was friendly, polite and attentive. It... More 

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Thank Shannon H
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great place to dine. The ribs are mouthwatering and the staff is so nice and kind, all in the heart of downtown Toronto. Great place to bring the family, would repeat and recommend!

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Thank Brian H
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I ate dinner at Houston's on Yonge St. and the food was excellent, as was the staff...friendly & prompt service..and the bartender was so personable...I'll definitely recommend Houston's to our friends ;)

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1 Thank NatBB1
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

this is my go to place when taking clients out for lunch or prior to sporting or concert events downtown !.......the atmosphere has a "club" feel but with class typically associated with a fine restaurant, i find the staff friendly and attentive ........kitchen is quick (needed when you have a start time of game or concert to meet) , bartenders... More 

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1 Thank hemispherepilot
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a large group from out of town on a weeknight during Toronto's "Winterlicious" restaurant promotion, food was good, atmosphere very nice and the private large group area was ideal for our needs. Excellent variety of dining choices and everyone enjoyed their dinner. The server Hannah was exceptional, looked after 14 people at our table and had other tables... More 

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Rockwood, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must try on this years Winterlicous venue, actually 4th year in a row and always top notch all around, menu variety, service, fun and trendy atmosphere...Thank you Houston`s!!!!

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1 Thank shooterchick
Toronto, Canada
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently dined here with a friend for a Winterlicious dinner and overall, was underwhelmed and even disgusted at some points: The service was terrible: We had 2 waitresses state that they would be serving us, and were confused when the other showed up to help. One of them kept forgetting her pen to take the order, then also forgot... More 

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London, Canada
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118 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We went here for a casual dinner before a show. The service was so terrible it was bizarre. We were brought a "tempura shrimp" appetizer that looked like the Presidents Choice breaded shrimp but so dark it was almost black. No side plates or cutlery were provided so I had to grab them from a vacant table. One person at... More 

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Thank penrose176
Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Not sure what Houstons is aiming for - it's in the heart of a business district so I assumed it would be a great place for a lunch meeting with a client, yet.... The dining room felt closer to a cafeteria than anything else. Tables so close to each other without any separation or dividers of any sort made having... More 

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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

After a long day of touring Niagara Falls we just wanted a tasty meal and a few drinks and we certainly found that here. Madison our waitress was the best and was very attentive to drinks/food. Would recommend sharing the ribs with a salad as the meals were quite large. Great tunes playing as well made for an enjoyable dinner!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$41
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 01:00
Friday
11:30 - 01:00
Saturday
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1G4, Canada
    (Yonge St. & Wellington St.)
  • Public Transportation: TTC - Houston Avenue bar & Grill is located one block south of the King St. subway stop on the Yonge line.
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-214-2207
Description
As a proudly Canadian owned business, Houston Avenue Bar & Grill has a new attitude towards our food, decor, and our guests...We Take Your Fun Seriously! Keeping up with the demands of the neighbourhood’s young professionals, our Yonge and Wellington location is leading the charge with a stylish and effortlessly classy decor, outstanding service from a dedicated brigade of friendly staff, and of course - exceptional food.

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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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