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Library Bar- The Royal York Hotel

) #46 of 6,818 Restaurants in Toronto ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Bar, Canadian, Contemporary
100 Front St. West, Toronto, Ontario M5J 1E3, Canada
(416) 368-2511 ext. 2839
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (16 reviews)
“pretzels” (8 reviews)
“onion soup” (5 reviews)
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Bar, Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
100 Front St. West, Toronto, Ontario M5J 1E3, Canada
Neighbourhood: Downtown West
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1 - 10 of 412 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Classic hotel bar, in the style of e.g. Waldorf Astoria NY. Excellent setup, busy, buzzing atmosphere. Good selection of cocktails - I recommend the Sazerac :) Visited in the evening for my wife's birthday. Food selection in the Bar is regular bar-type food, but done...More

Thank Frank M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love taking clients and family here! It is a special place and has a great ambiance! Staff and menu are top notch. We appreciate the care and consistency!

Thank Events0man
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really nice ambiance regardless of where you are headed - we were casual headed to a game - some were dressed up going to parties. The service was amazing - they have pretzels and popcorn for the tables. The Roast Beef sandwich...More

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend and I had a drink and played cards was the perfect spot to do this private quiet and very classy

Thank trixiejc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Michael helped us when we went to the library bar for a drink and dinner. He couldn't have been nicer or more helpful! No detail was too much! When I wasn't entirely happy with my dinner (entirely my own fault!) he was so accommodating. The...More

Thank Caroline J
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Recently we were in Toronto to attend a conference. We stayed 2 Nights at The Fairmont Royal York Hotel, and as our usual custom is in-room dining we did not change our habits! We ordered the famous pot pie Cobbelstone Stout Braised Short Rib Bourgonion...More

Thank WindsNWaters
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Gerd took care of us and he was fantastic. The conversation was lovely and the service phenomenal. I couldn't have asked for anything better - and the food and wine was great! His recommendations were fantastic and he made sure we never ran out of...More

Thank Cami P
Reviewed 4 April 2017

The Library Bar is a traditional old-style bar. It has the feel of a historic mens club. Stick to traditional cocktails - especially the dry martinis. There is a food menu if you're hungry, but it is pretty basic. Busy spot after work so get...More

Thank GVancouver
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We just had the best possible hospitality experience at the Royal York. Our server, Gerd was a consummate professional - something I used to love about servers at the Queen Elizabeth (I hope they bring them back after the reno.) He took it upon himself...More

Thank JEM120
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Drinking a dining here made me feel like I was high class lounge during the prohibition era. Top notch drinks and drafts and service to match or better the hotel itself.

Thank Jordan D
Downtown West
Downtown West is home to Toronto's gorgeous Inner
Harbor, and is a must-visit for lovers of art and the
outdoors. The area's rich cultural heritage is
celebrated by a number of monuments and museums,
giving the neighborhood a mature feel. As a premier
destination for modern art, people here stroll through
the cool contemporary pieces at the Power Plant, enjoy
the outdoor installations along Queen's Quay and Canoe
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What are the gluten-free options?
14 May 2017|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from Maureen D | Reviewed this property |
Didn't ask for gf but I'd be shocked if they didn't have good choice.
Is this place good for dinner even if you don't want a drink?
15 August 2016|
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Response from Aun M | Reviewed this property |
I had lunch there which was delicious I am sure they have a dinner menu with equally tasty items.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 40
Bar, Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
12:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Front St. West, Toronto, Ontario M5J 1E3, Canada
    (York Street)
  • Public Transportation: Directly across the street from Union Station.
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown West
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown West
  • Phone Number: (416) 368-2511 ext. 2839
  • E-mail