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The Rex

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194 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1Z1, Canada
+1 416-598-2475
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (2 reviews)
“burgers” (5 reviews)
“amazing jazz” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Canadian
$$ - $$$
194 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1Z1, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for a Business lunch. Good decent food. Club sandwich is very good. Fries are good. More of a bar feel to the restaurant. Would like to have free refills on pop. Good middle of the road restaurant.

Thank Brad N
Reviewed 9 February 2018

I didn't eat here but sitting at the bar the food going out looked good. Excellent music from their house band who perform last Monday of month. Place was packed with friendly people and it was a really good evening. Highly recommended if you like...More

Thank Chanson_33
Reviewed 30 January 2018

If you want good jazz, blues, and swing then this is the place. It also has that run-down sense about it that many places in Toronto wish they did. Rex on Rex on Rex...

Thank Siphiwe D
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and has daily specials. Food is well prepared and presented. Servings are generous. Servers are warm and friendly as well as professional.

Thank Shelley B
Reviewed 13 November 2017

We loved the afternoon jazz so much we went back for the evening show. The place was packed on a Saturday afternoon but there was no cover, though the donation bucket is passed round close to the end of the set, and lots of choices...More

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Magical place where staff is uber nice and live performances are just quality and totally worth your time. This place has something that draws you in and doesn't let you leave... even if you were only going for a drink or two.

Thank Jessica R
Reviewed 20 August 2017

The location downtown combined with raw great live jazz is fabulous. The burgers were mellow in temperature and not very tasty. Overall it may be best to go there for beer and music. The music volume inside was really far too loud, so we sat...More

Thank swisswuff
Reviewed 14 July 2017

I found this place when searching for live music. It turned out to be quite central, very easy going atmoshphere with daily gigs starting at 6:30pm and 9:30pm. When i visited i got to listen to "The worst pop band ever" and what they lack...More

Thank Renato F
Reviewed 29 May 2017

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 23 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
8:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
6:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
6:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
6:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
6:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
6:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
8:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
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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