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Library Bar- The Royal York Hotel

#46 of 6,754 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
Downtown West
Bar, Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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100 Front St. West, Toronto, Ontario M5J 1E3, Canada (York Street)
+1 416-368-2511 ext. 24
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Closed
Hours:
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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110 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A warm, cozy, charming and somewhat ornate bar in the lobby of the Royal York hotel. There was a lineup waiting to get a seat during happy hour. Great service, extensive bar and food menu. A bit loud when full. Not cheap, but a classic bar experience.

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Thank Craig C
London
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went for a drink and a quick bite to eat last night. Told it would be 10 minutes for a table, despite there being five tables free. Manager said they needed to be prepared but would not prepare around us so we went to the bar to have a drink while we waited. She then sat about seven parties in... More 

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Thank SoapyJ
Toronto
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently, I gathered with long-time friends for lunch at the Library Bar. Still there are, the warm greetings, cozy atmosphere, good bar, delicious food, and courteous staff. I recommend it for the over-30s crowd.

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Thank Guyanaman
Toronto, Canada
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95 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Got the steak and it was amazing! The servers and host were polite and the atmosphere was really great. I would recommend.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This wood panel and leather, elegant yet comfortable bar at the Royal York is the perfect place for a drink and a bite to eat. I highly recommend it.

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Thank WalterINDY
Ottawa, Canada
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second restaurant meal in Toronto this trip and it was disappointing. We chose it because it is so close to the train station. Despite its high ratings, great reviews and $$ to $$$ price rating on Trip Advisor, we found our food expensive for what we got – which we found to be of mediocre quality. The... More 

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Grand Cayman
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the older, establishment bars in Toronto. Great quality cocktails and a very cozy ambience but the prices will shock you.

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Thank Christian B
Barrie Ontario, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful afternoon enjoying a few cocktails and some delicious snacks while relaxing in a wing backed chair. It's a beautiful, antique looking library bar. The service was excellent and the food delicious. It's not cheap but it's a really nice treat.

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Thank TartanSoul
Windsor, Canada
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78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The menu is extensive and expensive but in line with any other quality restaurant in Toronto. I had the beef short rib which was delicious and filling. The ambience here is clubby and enjoyable. Not quiet at lunch

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Thank Pentepedia
Detroit, Michigan
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This bar is located inside the Royal York Hotel which I stayed during Caribana for my birthday. Drinks are a little overpriced for my taste but for the atmosphere of the Royal York I would deem it as just right. It was a nice feel, and I enjoyed my drinks while here.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Cuisine
Bar, Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
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: +1 416-368-2511 ext. 24

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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 Landing, and picnic among the zany designs of the Toronto Music Garden. The waterfront itself is often suffused with bikers and joggers, and the harbor is always packed with classic ships with masts raised. The vintage boats and ferries to the Toronto Islands make for a charming contrast against Downtown West's backdrop of skyscrapers, condos, and food trucks serving up hot, fresh fare to locals on the go. The area has a peaceful energy, and is popular with tourists and Torontonians alike.
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