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Prohibition Gastropub & Oyster Bar

#491 of 6,818 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
East End
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
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696 Queen St E, Toronto, Ontario M4M 1G9, Canada
+1 416-406-2669
11:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 02:00
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Brampton, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went just after 10pm so the full menu was not available. The bar menu was ok and varied. Fried mac & cheese with 3 meatballs $ 16.00. Flatbreads, 3 choices $ 15.00. Extra sauce for flatbreads $ 3 and just a wee drizzle, had to ask for more and received attitude from server. Food arrived luke warm and it... More 

Thank jmde60
Toronto, Canada
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I recently went to have dinner with the family and the experience was a mix of good and bad. The hostess was very nice and accommodated us, a party of 7, without reservation. The place was busy as they had a full dining room and a private event at the same time. Our server was very friendly, and even though... More 

Thank Augusto A
Toronto, Canada
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329 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We stopped in for dinner the other night and were delighted with the beautiful decor. It has a really wonderful, warm speakeasy feel. Very relaxing and inviting. I ordered the caveman slaw without the steak and my husband ordered the same but including the steak. It was delicious and full of healthy ingredients. It filled me up without the addition... More 

Thank Deborahjune
Cambridge, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Music was way too loud and annoying. They need to revamp their playlist especially for Sunday brunch! Difficult to carry on a conversation, we weren't the only customers annoyed by this! Cutlery was filthy and had to be sent back. The food was average at best including hair in one entree. They refunded the cost of the entree with the... More 

Thank C M
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93 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

All i have to say is Duck fat sweet fries. Tried multiple items: sliders, fish tacos, oysters, pulled pork grilled cheese. Was free for kids with adult meal for brunch. Went on a Thursday night with gal pals, husband took the kids on a Saturday.

Thank beachforever
Richmond Hill
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Nice spot. Seems like Gastropub is the latest restaurant trend. Nice way of saying comfort food in my mind. The food was good, service a bit slow and unmindful, but not a huge deal in a very busy place. My wife had the Can O' Lamb as pictured. It was different as you can see, the cooked? warmed up? lamb... More 

Thank filebay
Santiago, Chile
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121 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Was very pleasantly surprised at this gastropub with really good food, tolerable music level and very good service even though it was a Saturday night. The menu is varied and I can highly recommend the poutine as well as the perogies. We sat at the bar and while all the tables were full, it was still relatively quiet and one... More 

Thank avcapobi
Sydney, Australia
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107 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Prohibition is a gastro pub in the east end of Toronto. Its well put together, has a good selecttion of screens for those needing some sports stimulus, comfortable seating / booths and an excellent selection of cold beers. The place also has tasty food, well above average for a pub, with the 2 dishes that stood out for our family... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Our family of 7 arrived for brunch one Sunday afternoon in December and we were all treated to excellent meals, served piping hot, from our friendly waitress,

1 Thank DugaldandNancy M
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Very much enjoyed the experience - they have a pretty eclectic décor, with 80's music videos playing on the TVs. Service was excellent and attentive. The food was quite good - I had the fried chicken (which was slightly over-done), but the chicken was still moist inside. The sides were excellent - the corn and potatoes were fantastic. My wife... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 696 Queen St E, Toronto, Ontario M4M 1G9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > East End
  • Neighbourhood: East End
  • Phone Number: +1 416-406-2669

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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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The East End is an eclectic amalgamation of areas that team up to make this district one of the most multi-faceted and alluring. Home to Toronto's LGBT community hub, Gay Village is alive and pumping day or night with friendly bars, nightclubs, and cafes – its thumb is on the pulse of excitement. For a more relaxed day, the East End has the largest collection of restored Victorian homes, and its stately streets, tree-lined and bursting at the seams with affluence, often sport farmers markets and street artists, epitomized by the effusive St. Lawrence Market. One of the most gorgeous of Toronto's neighborhoods, it also straddles Lake Ontario in an area called The Beach, where you'll find folks cycling and strolling along the sandy shorelines, getting some sun or enjoying shopping, dining, and pub options. For some fabulous food, the vivacious personalities running the restaurants in the East End's Greektown is only equaled by the fun and authenticity of the street stalls and restaurants at its expansive Indian Bazaar. 'Something for everyone' has never been so accurate.
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