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Insomnia Restaurant and Lounge

$$ - $$$American, ,
563 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1Y6, Canada
+1 416-588-3907
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (69 reviews)
“home fries” (20 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (22 reviews)
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Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Canadian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
563 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1Y6, Canada
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1 - 10 of 206 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our meal. Epic nachos are really huge and delicious. Soup was fantastic. Comfortable venue. Seated in the smaller back room because it was quieter and we say we wanted to talk. Still super loud so we ate and left. Otherwise a great visit.

Thank Horsemama
Daniel Q, Owner at Insomnia Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for stopping by. I will review the volume with mgmt. Have a wonderful day.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely not a place you want to come to hungover on a Sunday. The music is literally pounding and really irritating. My boyfriend and I could barely talk over the food. Also, we had to wait over an hour to get a table for brunch...More

Thank Christinaalulio
Daniel Q, Owner at Insomnia Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Christina, Sorry about the volume of the music. I have informed management and they will be keeping an ear on this. ;) Thanks for stopping by we appreciate it.

Reviewed September 16, 2018

very expensive place no patio and full of kids from university but thats the area your in so its all in overall there are better places to the east and the area is changing

Thank maxlord511
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Dropped in for lunch, the staff is very friendly, was great at making room to seat 9 of us. Lots to choose from on the menu, food was awesome, great service, nice atmosphere, lots of parking in rear to make it easy to get to.

Thank Dave M
Reviewed August 18, 2018

My daughter and I dropped in for a late lunch. She ordered poutine and was very happy with her meal. I ordered the mussels. The service was great, i.e. friendly and efficient.

Thank Vojaganta57
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

Popped in for a cocktail. It wasn’t super busy but service was kind of slow. Drinks are not super inventive, ambience was alright, cocktails are pricey. A brandy Alexander costs less in Vegas than here. Bourbon sour for $17 probably made my mind up then...More

Thank Crowlberg
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely amazing place and an amazing brunch me and partner had over the weekend . I made a last minute reservation through yelp to grab a table on a Saturday morning for 9:45 am. Book ahead trust me this place was packed with a line...More

Thank LerochkaS
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

I had just flown in from Nova Scotia to visit my son and daughter-in-law My family had been to this restaurant before and really liked it so he called up and got a reservation at what they were called the higher chairs And table When...More

Thank Blegere
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

usually i don‘t give just 3 stars for such a nice location, but i have to do it here. we had to wait aprox 45 minutes for the food and the place was not very full. the secound point is, that the AC was very...More

Thank U844BSchristiang
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Insomia is a really nice restaurant with a great atmosphere and friendly staff. I had the Mushroom penne which was delicious, however it took them over 40mins to serve it although it was not that crowded. In addition, it is rather cold in there due...More

Thank David K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$17
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Monday
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Tuesday
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Wednesday
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Thursday
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Friday
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Saturday
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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