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Banknote Bar

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Downtown West
Bar, Pub, Canadian
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663 King St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1M5, Canada
+1 416-947-0404
11:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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cape town
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116 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We happened upon it early evening. Great vibe in a bar that used to be a bank. Wednesday half price nachos and Wellington SPA for $6 hit the spot. Loved the music and we had delightful server called Kristy. Enjoyed sitting in the armchairs in the corner and watching the evening resellers. Worth a visit.

Thank supertraveltracy
Greater Toronto
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99 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Three of us for an early Saturday meal. Staff welcoming and attentive. Menu great - lots on there we would like to return to. Mediterranean Salmon Salad was delicious. Onion rings perfect. Prices very good. Will definitely return.

Thank GeoRoadWarriors
Hamilton, Canada
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

During a very, very cold night in Toronto, my wife and I were walking back from BMO Field and we wanted to just take a break. We stumbled (due to very cold limbs) into the Banknote and had ourselves some nice pints and right by the fireplace as well. It was hard to jump into an uber after getting all... More 

Thank Madridista078
Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

I decided to have my staff holiday party here and that was the best decision of the year. Absolutely everyone of my co-workers had the best time. We are in bar industry so we are very hard to please and James & Louie took care of us like we were family. Julianna was our server and we didn't have to... More 

Thank Colin O
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114 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

I frequent the Banknote in particular for their ribs (may be best ribs for value in the city) Vibe is more quiet than usual on King and lots of Tvs usually showing soccer or hockey Food is excellent and great value for king street west - much cheaper than you would expect while still delivering good quality.

Thank Ashik B
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Came here on a weeknight & the place was quite busy!! Originally had a table for 4 but 2 more showed up & managed to move tables without a problem. Trish was our server & she was excellent!! Daily food & drink specials are available daily here - food is great!! I hope Trish is our server again, as I... More 

Thank Mcc1983
Kitchener, Canada
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130 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Actually better than a three - service was friendly and efficient. Sat at a high top in the bar to watch the raptors crush the Hawks. Decent beer selection with Goose Island IPA on tap. The food is nothing fancy and mostly premade but everything was well prepared and the prices are reasonable. Flatbread was decent. Burger and parm Sammy... More 

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Angad S, General Manager at Banknote Bar, responded to this review

Hi Jay-N-Tam, Thanks for taking the time to review us. We look forward to exceeding your expectations of our food in the future. We are continuously looking to improve our offerings and look forward to serving again in the near future. Happy holidays to you and your family. More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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88 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

I visited the Banknote Bar during a recent business trip to Toronto. The atmosphere is a lot of fun, and I can say without reservation that Danno, the bartender, is absolutely hilarious (and has great customer service skills as well). The food here is good, but it's the bar atmosphere that makes it. I will come here again when I... More 

Thank mjbernatz
Keene, Canada
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82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Great place...lots of windows looking out at streets ..nice area ..lots of drunk deals and food deals. Great servers .. lots of televisions for sports. Good crowd ..would say 30 and up ...would definitely go back..we just had some drinks but pizzas being served looked yummy. Would be back ...there last night ..server was very good Wish I had her... More 

Thank Shelley N
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Good place to go for a lunch or dinner with friend. Very Good unique / taste selections on the menu. They have TVs if you wanted to catch sports activities.

Thank Wray T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 9
Bar, Pub, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Television, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 663 King St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1M5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown West
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-947-0404
Enjoy great beer, great food and great service

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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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