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The Pilot

££ - £££
Bar, Pub, Canadian, American
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22 Cumberland St, Toronto, Ontario M4W 1J5, Canada
Sun 13:00 - 22:00
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Toronto, Canada
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173 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was recently there for Jazz on the second floor. Sometimes the Jazz is on the main floor. Second floor has more comfortable seating and is slightly less cramped than the main floor (where they really pack people in). Always high quality jazz. And the food is decent as well - not mind-blowing but decent. The Spinach salad has lots of... More 

Thank 599Angela
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116 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Warm and wonderful..... chili and Side Launch beer on the main floor in the winter ... and fantastic salads and rose wine on the flight deck in the summer .... the hospitality and the ambience makes us proud to take our friends from out of town to better understand the real Toronto ....

Thank Carolyn B
Toronto, Canada
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155 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

One of the jazz fans' hub in Yorkville, Toronto. "The Pilot" is located on the 2nd floor. The narrow flight of stairs will lead you to a packed-at-all-times venue for live jazz. In fact, you may think that stairs will get you to the cork pit! Explore.

Thank Emily K
Toronto, Canada
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Went to The Pilot with a friend to,listen to a jazz quartet on Saturday. The music was good, the food was good, service was good...many regulars were there and the vibe was casual and laid back...it wasn't an upper scale bar although the address indicates that it would be. My only criticism is that the seating was very uncomfortable. We... More 

Thank Loriellen W
Singapore, Singapore
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152 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

The Pilot is still one of Toronto’s great dive bars. It has certainly lasted! The food is good and the basket of fries are always great! Good vibe with an active after work scene. Good value for Yorkville.

Thank yagicorp
Banff, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Had a few beers and some fries here. Really nice, friendly service from the beginning to end. Had a fun time. I recommend.

Thank urbanspooner
Montreal, Canada
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92 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We wanted to sit at the rooftop terrace but it was crowded and loud so we settled for their ground level terrace. We were served by the bartender. A pleasant and attentive waiter. It was a beautiful day and food was average/good. Would really rate it 3.5 but the folks at Trip Advisor have yet to figure out how to... More 

Thank Lawrencek220
Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a wonderful lunch seated at the bar. Food was well-prepared and served by an efficient, smiling person. We will stop in again.

1 Thank Hilltopgal
Toronto, Canada
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103 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This spot has a great patio! I found the service very and the food decent. I did ask our server if one of the items on the menu was good. He very honestly said it was average and suggested another option. Nice to have that kind of service. The food in general was good but not spectacular. Visit for the... More 

Thank WalterEKurtz
Toronto, Canada
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144 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Everybody loves The Pilot. It has a casual feel in a posh neighbourhood. Good beer selection and the pub food is a notch above regular pub fare. Good atmosphere. Music is at a volume that is not intrusive to chatting with friends. Recommended.

Thank Lisa D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Canadian, American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
13:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Cumberland St, Toronto, Ontario M4W 1J5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 4169235716

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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 Midtown

Neighbourhood Profile
Midtown is a dynamic part of Toronto with some of its most stylish high-rise residences and heritage buildings. The area sees busy shoppers with bag-laden arms balancing lattes in paper cups as they travel from one luxury brand to the next, taking advantage of the proximity of high-end shops. The reflecting pools, jogging trails, and nature treks of the Rosehill Revision are always a hub of outdoor activity, and after a workout from either running or splurging, many take advantage of the spas and massage parlors Midtown has to offer. Away from the bakeries, boutiques, and glamorous old theaters of the district's center, locals use the weekend to embrace the more suburban feel of Midtown's parks, tennis courts, outdoor markets, and the manicured grounds of Casa Loma, while families indulge the area's state-of-the-art playground and learning facilities. Of course, no high-brow district is complete without a healthy counter-culture: Midtown boasts some of the wildest street art and full-wall graffiti of any neighborhood in Toronto.
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