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Union Restaurant

#239 of 6,825 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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Queen Street and West Queen West
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72A Ossington Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6J 2Y7, Canada
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon 10:00 - 23:00
Tue 10:00 - 22:00
Wed - Fri 10:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think I can call myself a patron of this place - I come here regularly and for a reason. This place is simply the best - amazing service and delightful food. All staff are super friendly and trying to make your visit good, they had a couple of odd hires over the years but it looks like these people... More 

Thank Andriy V. S
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived late for a lunch appointment and ordered the first thing that I saw on the menu, a burger. The restaurant had a great vibe and appeared to be operating at peak capacity. Lunch arrived. I took a bight and was impressed by the initial burst of flavour. Then, I realized that the majority of the generous, hand-formed patty was... More 

Thank Herb S
Eugenia, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don’t eat here. You can’t get your legs under the bar and the “house tonic” has no flavor. The food is conventional, perfunctory and boring. The oysters are tiny. The chips are too salty; so is their aioli dip. The steak haché is underdone and has a silly, blah egg on top. The ribs are over-sauced. The “poulet” is not... More 

1 Thank StanLasalle
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I come here nearly every Monday night and enjoy the half priced wine and the hamburger which is amazing. It is so fresh and filled with so much flavour. Even when they don't have it on the menu they always try and accommodate us. The union salad is simple and delicious. The service is perfect.

Thank MichelleOats1234
Halifax, Canada
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Four of us visited and all left very satisfied. When we arrived it was very quiet but by the time we left the restaurant was packed, reservations are highly recommended. The restaurant itself is small and comfortable. The service was very good. We had oysters and the elk sliders to start. If there is any one single dish I would... More 

Thank Sam P
San Jose, Costa Rica
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217 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Steak and sides all cooked to perfection, a nice bit of spice and excellent service. This restaurant is on the costly side, but it's really worth it. You'll leave extremely full and satisfied with your dinner.

Thank Jorge V
Oslo, Norway
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Walked in to shelter from a snowstorm. Really enjoyed sitting at the bar and chatting with the incredible staff here. Went in for drinks, ended up having dinner. Loved the elk sliders👊🙌

Thank kimgronneberg
Toronto, Canada
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808 reviews
495 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Nothing gastronomically exciting, but everything is well prepared with great ingredients. Steak tartare is one of the best and elk sliders are also taste worthy. Rotisserie chicken is very moist and fragrant, but the sauce is overpowering and slightly salty. Sticky ribs are smokey, moist and flavourful, with a sauce that again might be overpowering. Gnocchi is good, but not... More 

1 Thank must_travel_soon_10
Berkeley, California
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I found about Union through Monocle magazine, a source which always comes through for me. The food and wine was just marvelous as was the knowledgeable and helpful staff. The wine list featured some Ontario winemakers, and we agreed Pearl Morissette's Chardonnay would be a regular at our table if we lived in these parts. The open-faced elk sliders with... More 

Thank CountDrexel
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Did we have to wait? Yes. Was it worth it? Absolutely! Delicious! My son and his family eat here a lot and recommended just about everything on the menu. Impossible to choose a bad dish. Even though it was really crowded the servers kept their cool and delivered with a smile. I would definitely go back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72A Ossington Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6J 2Y7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Queen Street and West Queen West
  • Neighbourhood: Queen Street and West Queen West
  • Phone Number: 416-850-0093

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

Staying in Queen Street and West Queen West

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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