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Reviewed August 12, 2022

We stopped in here for our lunch while in the area. The interior of the location is unique in that it is been renovated from an old bank. The menu had a variety of options and the beverage list was extensive. Although the food was...tasty, the portion size could be improved upon.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 10, 2022 via mobile

We ordered food. Nothing. Then we ordered again. Then we ordered drinks. Nothing. Then again. Then waited more. All of these times nothing arrived. At the end of it all we had burnt nachos and resorted to going to the bar ourselves to get drinks...cause the red headed waitress didn’t care enough to bother, well, doing anything. We could see her checking her phone though on the other side of the room. Priorities. Alas, it wasn’t the customers. There are too many choices in Toronto to waste your time here.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 5, 2022

Stopped in here for a drink and some quick food after a night out. Great atmosphere and time. Service was very quick and the food was great! Prices were reasonable.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed February 26, 2022

We split a cobb salad - We had our meal out on the street/patio. There are lots of pub style foods on the menu - some italian influence - apps, salads, pastas, pizzas. - Nothing surprising or original, but all decent quality for a quick...lunch or dinner. Staff were attentive and engaging.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed October 16, 2021 via mobile

Don’t let this bar fool you, the staff are friendly and the food is great! This has become our spot to visit every time we travel to Toronto. I had the duo fish tacos and they were big and delicious. I highly recommend! We always...stop for a pitcher of sangria and it never disappoints!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed March 30, 2020

Great variety of food. 10$ pasta on wednesdays. The burgers are also very good and service is great.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed February 7, 2020

highly recommend that anyone who's looking for a halfway decent meal or a timely drink served to avoid this place at all costs. If you dare to make the unfortunate decision to enter this absolute dumpster of a bar, get ready to be served by...sassy, inept waitresses who like to take their time to walk from table to table. Avoid this place at all costs if you're trying to have a good time.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 12, 2020

Brunch menu is superb and varied, something for everyone - eggs any style, sandwiches, vegetarian options, lasagna, and many potables (including draft and mimosas). The Banknote Bar has a very roomy pub-style atmosphere, with wooden decor and magnificently-placed, giant screens for sports (English football was...playing while we were there). Our server was super-efficient and so pleasant, making our party feel welcome on a cold, rainy winter afternoon. All this, and just a few steps away from the Factory theatre! Highly recommend, if looking for something right in the area. We would definitely return.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 11, 2019

I am from out of town but Banknote is one of my favorite spots to go when I visit as it is close, food is good and I normally like the atmosphere. I was absolutely appalled at the service my family received recently from a...waitress named Kayla. I have never been treated so rudely before and it was completely unfounded. I am in the customer service industry myself and was shocked at the ignorant way she spoke to us multiple times- she made us so uncomfortable we almost left half way through our meal. I would not be able to go here again if she was working which is very upsetting.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 21, 2019 via mobile

Love Sundays at the banknote, lots of tvs, ice cold beer, great appetizers or meals. Enjoyable surroundings and especially if your team wins.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed November 10, 2019

First time in Canada. Just flew in from a few days in Winnipeg where the hospitality was fantastic. Thought the experience at Banknote was going to tarnish my view of super friendly Canadians. Was seated promptly but took them over 15 minutes to ask for...our order (I ended up timing it on a stopwatch). Finally called someone over who mumbled something about how he was not our server but he’d take our order anyway. Ol’ mate comes back 10 minutes later and dumps our plate of poutine on the table unceremoniously and only brings over cutlery after being asked. No one offered us a refill of our beers and they even tried to take our unfinished beers from the table. Some sour faced waitress even scowled at my missus while she was walking down the stairs to the washroom. Asked for our cheque and took them over 5 minutes to bring that. Nearly walked out without paying it was that bad, however I persevered. Certainly didn’t get a tip. I’d suggest heading to the bar across the road where they play hockey on the TV instead of bloody soccer. Waste of time and money. Not conducive to the friendly Canadian persona. Rubbish service. Don’t bother.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 23, 2019 via mobile

Called in here on way back from harbour.. Didn't eat but had a few pints of Sam Adams @ $8.50 a pint. Plenty of daily specials on boards. Toilets clean, friendly staff..

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 18, 2019

Service is very good, decent beer selection and the food is nothing to get excited about. Very large portions.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 15, 2019

It's my go-to place on King West. Always friendly staff. Some good rotating food specials. Bar, main floor and a couple outdoor seating choices.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 21, 2019

Had a lovely dinner here when we were tired from jet lag. It was just what we needed. Friendly service. Generous portions.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Banknote Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5