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“Wish it was my local”

Gate 403 Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #1,460 of 8,516 Restaurants in Toronto
Cuisines: French, Contemporary, International, Canadian, Pub
Neighbourhood: West End
Restaurant details
Neighbourhood: West End
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Wish it was my local”
Reviewed 5 August 2012

Took the bus out from Toronto centre and found the place no trouble. Owner said that her regulars all come back in September when it cools down. The place was quiet and the blues band we saw deserved a bigger audience. Great service, friendly feel to the bar, only wish I had a local like this. Every night two different bands. The music is free so the whole evening is great value for money, and paying in CAD's I couldn't tell whether the beer was pricey.

Not knowing how busy it was going to be we did eat there trying to bag a table. As it turned out the bar had plenty of space in the room backing off of the band who set up in the middle.The food was fine but not great. If we are ever in Toronto again would definitely go back.

  • Visited July 2012
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Go for the Music, Not the Food”
Reviewed 3 July 2012

Wait staff and music acts are fantastic. Every night there is live jazz/blues. Lots of regular clients, the place has a homey feel to it with drinks on the pricey side, and food available until midnight. I've enjoyed everything I've had there minus the calamari, which was horrible.

Love the spot. One of the few jazz clubs left in Toronto. Have dinner next door at The Westerly and have drinks and music here afterwards.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank brasskitten
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Toronto, Ontario
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Excelent music bar/restuarant”
Reviewed 28 February 2012

Small place with excellent live music. Mostly jazz and blues. They play there every day of the week. On weekends there are two bands/artists; first at 5 pm, second 9 pm. Opened until 2 am. every day.
There is a kitchen there and you can get a hot meal or snack - food not bad, average price.
Very good place to have a few drinks with friends in the evening.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank Brejdak
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Toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Great Music, Mediocre Food”
Reviewed 5 January 2012

A shame the food is so blah, as otherwise I'd frequent the place more often.

Friendly if slow service.

But the real reason to come is the music. An ongoing rotation of decent acts, and a really nice small venue. Don't expect always great sight lines, but the sound is really good.

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Thank Travel7YYZ
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Toronto
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27 reviews
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“Great music”
Reviewed 25 December 2011

The music at Gate 403 is excellent. I head Vantana 5 - super group. The food is varied and the service is top!

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Thank TorontoRosemary
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