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Black Bull Hotel & Tavern

$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Queen Street and West Queen West
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
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298 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2A1, Canada
+1 416-593-2766
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Cambridge, Canada
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178 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stumbled across here while waiting for a show at the Horseshoe Tavern. Busy but service was pretty good, typical pub grub type food, nothing fancy but It was good. Prices pretty good. Looks like there is a big patio for the summer

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Thank british-canadian-60
Halifax, Canada
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86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a beer here on Saturday afternoon while the sun was shining on an unusually warm winter day. Patio was full and we had to stand with our beers. There was no outside servers so a bit of a wait at the bar. Overall, couldn't complain with the service. Would go back for a beer.

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Thank Matt B
Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The onion rings were perfect and the burger was nicely cooked, well presented and tasty. The server was on her own but quite efficient for such a busy afternoon. Nice location!

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Thank AzureKure
Toronto Canada
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197 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had heard good things about the Bull so we stopped in last week but it didn't live up to them. We had burgers and wings, both were good but nothing that wowed us, and the beer selection was mostly the usual staples from the big brands. I give a few bonus points as our server was rather good. I... More 

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Thank William C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

My friend and I chose to eat here for lunch on Labor Day. We had a perfect spot on the patio to sit and people watch! We ordered a poutine appetizer (which was honestly so big that neither of us should have gotten entrees to eat, too!) All in all, a good experience!

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
London, United Kingdom
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288 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

In an area with a lot of pubs and bars it's tough to stand out. The Black Bull has a good corner frontage with a very decent patio for more clement weather, and agreeable space inside with a choice of banquettes, high tables and chairs or seats at the attractive, slightly old fashioned bar. The range of beers is good... More 

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Thank adrianloader
Edmonton, Canada
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234 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Stopped in after a Blue Jays game for a pint and a bite. The beer was good but I would say the food choice (appetizer) was average. I ordered bruschetta which I expected to be created on toasted baguette slices, but it was soft, untoasted slices that arrived which made my choice unmemorable. I don't know about other food options,... More 

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Thank Powel C
Lodz, Poland
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Entering that pub wasn't expecting to enjoy beer that much as I did ! They have big selecion of beers and what is more, bartenders and waitresses are very good in helping you choose a beer you like and wanna try (that's a big advantage!). Pub provides pool table and outdoor tables. It's rather crowded.

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Thank Marta Ł
North Bay, Canada
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98 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Stopped in for a bite on a Friday night in July. It was busy, so we thought that was a good sign. We asked the host if we could sit inside as it was very hot out and he told us to seat ourselves as there were lots of empty seats inside. Turns out it was packed inside as well... More 

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Thank Heather M
Woodbridge, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Food was bad (we had calamari which was actually ok but the burgers and sandwiches were horrible), service was mediocre at best. Would not go back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 298 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2A1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Queen Street and West Queen West
  • Neighbourhood: Queen Street and West Queen West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-593-2766

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighbourhood Profile
Queen Street and West Queen West
Known as the Art & Design District, West Queen West is one of the most energetic and dynamic of Toronto's neighborhoods. Along with its great modernist museums, clubs, and restaurants, it's home to some of the funkiest specialty shops, ranging from clothing to stationary to collectables, and caters to niche and vintage shoppers of all kinds. That makes it a mecca for creatives, including hobbyists designers, writers, and painters. With ink on their hands and fabric pelts in their bags, visitors to Queen Street traverse the avant-garde blend of historic architecture and ultra-contemporary fare. Home to some of Toronto's chicest hotels and most modish java fixes, busy with street cars, and always suffused with live music drifting onto packed patios at bars and clubs by nightfall, the vibrancy of West Queen West is undeniable.
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