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The Kennedy Public House

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West End
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, International
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2199 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario M6S 1N2, Canada
+1 416-769-3888
11:30 - 00:00
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Sun 10:30 - 23:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 00:00
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 01:00
Sat 10:30 - 02:00
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Mississauga, Canada
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We will never return to The Kennedy Public House. Had been there many times previously, thought it was just okay, but far too overpriced generally. Went Friday night, ordered our drinks that took forever & once arrived one was not served as asked. Were told once the drinks arrived that they were having a kitchen issue and we couldn't order... More 

Thank pat d
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54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went out for my birthday with a few friends. Was a wonderful evening. I had reserved our table online and requested a quiet table. We got our table. The staff was very friendly and we had a very helpful and friendly waitress. The food costs abit more but the quality was worth the price. I ordered Pizza which was... More 

Thank Petra R
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is based on my most recent visit mid Feb 2017 but I have eaten here a few times so I feel okay giving this review as fair. This is a shame because Bloor West needs more good restaurants but at the same time it has to cater to the locals because Bloor West is NOT a destination for food... More 

Thank Yummo C
Park Ridge, Illinois
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

The Kennedy is in a cool part of town. But the Pub isn't so great- maybe the dinner is better. We loved the curry appetizer! But the rest of the food was just okay. The plates looked fancy and had a nice presentation, but the food was just average. My French toast was cold. And the potato egg dish was... More 

Thank ellynryan
Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

My friend and I walked out and left the restaurant after being lectured by one of the waitstaff of how they "eun" things in their restaurant. We asked two other staff if we can move to the next empty table after the other guests left. They said yes it was okay, and so we moved. Then this rude staff came... More 

Thank mspflo
waterloo ontario
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We went back for what must be third visit because we had good experiences in the past. Not so this time. We went at around 100 pm on a Saturday.Even though they have a limited menu, we had to change food choices twice because they were out of some of the ingredients. Okay its not Cuba but we went along.... More 

Thank mikebcanada
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The Kennedy is a local hangout, with a great location and patio. The specials keep us coming back, but to be honest, the service and food can be quite variable. They are also quite disorganized if you want a reservation. That said, if you walk in off the street on a hot day, and get drinks and appetizers on the... More 

Thank moregr8trips
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We went out for dinner, the server handed us menus but neglected to ask us for drinks. Sensing she wouldn't, I blurted out an order for myself and she walked away and ignored my wife. I tried to order the chicken wings and they were out, strange that the kitchen wasn't ready for the weekend. My meal went to the... More 

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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

It looks like an inviting place from the outside, and when you go inside the décor and everything looks nice enough. It's when we sat down that we started to see and feel the dead air in the place. I was with a friend and we sat at the bar where we were coldly greeted by a robotic bar tender.... More 

Thank Q3470RFdavids
Nova Scotia
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135 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Chose this restaurant based on reviews and it did not disappoint. Palette pleasing beer selection, wine on point, food cooked to perfection. Staff friendly and attentive. We had a lovely evening but look forward to coming back in colder weather and enjoying the winter indoor ambience as well. Bit pricey for a random meal, but you are in Bloor West... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, International
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2199 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario M6S 1N2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +1 416-769-3888

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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