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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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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (70 reviews)
“home fries” (20 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (24 reviews)
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American, Bar, Canadian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
563 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1Y6, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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 1 week ago 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 Lerochka S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

It’s a very popular place, but I was delighted to be seated at the bar within minutes. The bar keep was friendly and efficient. The dining room was truly bustling. The coffee was good despite being a filter brew. Two surprises: 1. Kale salad with...More

Thank globetrottingYankee
Reviewed April 29, 2018

The people behind insomnia have some great ideas. Reasonably priced drinks after 10 pm are a plus (the area is a costly one, so a frugal opportunity to drink in elegant surroundings is nice). Insomnia also takes reservations for weekend brunch: this is brilliant. Lineups...More

Thank MisterMiz
Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

I love the heaven on earth. Food is really good and good portions for the price. I couldn’t finish my meal I share with my husband.

Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

My friend brought me here for a weekday brunch. I had the pear grilled cheese with an egg, and a latte. All were so tasty! The home fries were delicious (*I had them without the sauce*) Service was great as well. Would love to come...More

Thank mpavan
Daniel Q, Owner at Insomnia Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2018

Thanks for stopping by Mpavan. Make your reservation through me next time you want to stop in and i'll send over a couple goodies when you arrive. :) info@insomniarestaurant.com Daniel

Reviewed April 15, 2018

Awesome ambiance, remarkable service, delicious food. I made the decision to try charlotte egg benedict and it was tasty. Sadly though, the avocado smoked chicken was average. I must say I enjoyed my visit here. I probably will visit again here.

Thank Sandy K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
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
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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