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Library Bar- The Royal York Hotel

#47 of 6,779 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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Hours:
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great for the business lunch, or to meet with fellow guests. You can actually carry on a conversation over lunch. They serve real food, not bar style finger food.

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London, Canada
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250 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a visit especially when staying at the Royal York. Cocktails or pre dinner wine in comfortable wingback chairs.

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Simcoe, Canada
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently stayed at the Royal York. We stopped in for a couple of cocktails. Great service and atmosphere!!

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Oakville
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I spent an evening at the Library Bar in the Fairmont Royal York hotel and thoroughly enjoyed it. It has great service and a very warm and relaxed atmosphere. My husband especially enjoyed the martinis and the wine offered was excellent as well as the food. We will definitely come here again. A great evening.

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

GERO! Thank you so much for making my birthday perfect! A lovely place for drinks with another couple after a concert at the ACC! Gero made everything fun and enjoyable. Would totally recommend!

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Thank Leah C
Mississauga
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our out-of-town sibling was staying at The Royal York Hotel, so we took the opportunity to all get together for good conversation and lunch. We choose The Library Bar - great location, a beautiful old-style room, and great service staff. Drinks were offered up quickly, and specialties of the house were outlined. There was a bowl of seafood chowder ordered... More 

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Newmarket, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with my husband and granddaughter. Service was rude and we were rushed even though the restaurant was not busy for our early lunch. Portebello was extremely greasy. Will not return. Nor will we take our guests there in future.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Library Bar is the pub-like outlet at the Royal York. My observation is it often the busiest outlet. Get their early to get a table. We had to wait twice for 5 minutes and 20 minutes. The drinks are high quality, served with panache and pricey. The pub food menu is upscale, very tasty and also pricey. The service... More 

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Port Hope, Canada
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78 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely formal atmosphere, with amazing service and tasty drinks. The server was helpful and very attentive and we had a great time. The only thing I would say is that the prices are a little steep - this is totally expected given the location and atmosphere, and I wasn't shocked, but I tend to look at prices in terms... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Slow and quiet after dinner, but became quite full after the hockey game. Lots of patrons of all ages, live entertainment on this particular night, and congenial atmosphere. The appetizers were nothing to rave about, standard dips and charcuterie board, although the crab cakes and beef tartare were better. Having been here several times before, the live entertainment really improved... More 

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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, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, 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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