No surprises. What you expect from an upscale family bistro. Friendly po;ite, not rushed. A lovely evening out.
We chose Browne’s as they have consistently had a broad menu and dishes are usually very good. It was a special occasion. The service was pleasant but it seemed to take a very long time for our meal.
My husband was disappointed with his meal as the kitchen modified the tuna on my dietary request but they did the same modifications on his tuna which he did not ask for.
The waiter brought a special dessert for him as it was his birthday. We then ordered preferred desserts. The waiter forgot mine. When reminded, my dessert arrived.
Not the usual reliable service tonight. Hopefully next time we will get our food as we ordered.
Great food! Decor could use a little sprucing up.
I picked Brownes because one of my friends is hard of hearing and noisy spaces are problematic. I knew the food and service would measure up but I picked it this night as a sensory-sensitive choice.
Excellent food. Very attentive and accommodating service. Our group ordered the pasta with mushrooms, grilled salmon and the Mediterranean Sea bream. Also great desserts - apple crumble, cheesecake and delicious sorbets!
First experience at Brownes The food was great Same for service Would recommend it to anyone and we will be back
I enjoyed the Angel Hair Chicken. A friend thought the beef was bland. Waitress Maria was wonderful, despite the fact that she was single-handedly servicing the full dining room!!
Excellent food and service, will definitely return for dinner.
They added a 15% gratuity to our bill without our knowledge, the serving sizes were small. The waiter didn’t really check on us , just brought our food and didn’t come back to check . Wouldn’t go back here.
Changed group size on app at last minute and was blamed for not call immediately as they claimed to have told people they were fully booked in the past two weeks. I apologized but also expect their front of the house to be experienced enough in handling this professionally without taking their customers down a guilt trip.
Wonderful to discover this quiet restaurant just off Yonge Street during Summerlicious. Every course was fresh and creative, yet familiar. Excellent service -- friendly and available and discreet. We would love to eat here again!
A real bistro where the staff obviously cares that you have a good dining experience.
The food was plated attractively and very tasty. I especially enjoyed the gazpacho soup. It had a ruby red color and was nicely piquante.
Restaurant had no record of my open table reservation
A disappointing evening we’ve been to the restaurant many times over the years
Apparently the restaurant was missing a chef in the kitchen.
Waitress was abrupt when seating and taking order. We waited 20 minutes for water. When ordering we were not told that one of our selections was not available. The meal came cold and late.
They did replace the cold items but it was not in sync with the other 3 diners
We were offered free desserts which we declined. They did cover our drinks and gave us 2 $25 coupons we left those because we are not planning on returning.
The manager was apologetic and tried his best. The waitress softened at the end of the meal. She needs to change her demeanour towards patrons.
My husband and I just adore Brownes Bistro. They always treat us like family and the food is to die for. I had a lamb pizza that blew my socks off. We always look forward to going back.
Browne's Bistro has been our go to place for thirty years - actually, since it opened - and it is our family's happy eatery. We think it is one of the best values in the city and it is totally reliable. We recommend it to all who enjoy a good meal in a pleasant atmosphere with no fuss, muss or bother.
Only two servers and they looked after a full restaurant and a party of 20 very efficiently and throughout the time with a smile on their faces. Very impressed. The female server was especially good. The noise level is quite high when all the tables are occupied. Food was excellent and again another positive for the restaurant is that we did not wait long for our meal and the request for a well done fish fillet was to our guest's liking. Overall a very nice place for dinner.
We appreciate the server ensuring special accommodations on my dinner. The food was delicious as usual. Tucked into the back corner, a large noisy party were seated beside us. I’d appreciate next time to sit away from a large group. We were unable to enjoy a conversation over dinner.
Very good food. Outstanding service. But unfortunately a high noise level, as has been the case on our previous visits.
Service was good. Space is small so it’s a little crowded. Food is also good.
A local fixture, popular for good reasons, will return soon.
It was a very nice outing that we were able to walk to!
Professional Service, good with groups, very fresh food all was wonderful.
Went for lunch and could not have been happier. Wonderful food service and ambience. You couldn’t ask for more
We had a lovely time at Browne’s bistro! The food was delicious, and our server, Maria, was extremely thoughtful. Can’t wait to come back!
Great restaurant to go to if you are not hungry or you have lots of time to waste. We waited for 25 minutes before we were asked if we had looked at the menu.
Can't comment on the food as we left due to lack of available time.
Always a great meal with great service!
While I enjoyed the menu, the location and clientele that were there were all a little more senior than I expected so if you are going for a quiet date night this is the place but if you are looking for a more trendy spot where you're surrounded by a mix of people versus just senior, primarily caucasian then this is not the place for you. I have been to other restaurants in this area that have a more varied clientele.
We have already recommended the restaurant to two people. We loved the food and the service was wonderful
For my father's very special birthday Brownes was the only choice. Delicious offerings, warm and inviting neighbourhood ambiance and excellent service. My father felt well looked after and at home. An added bonus was to have long time family friends seated next to us! It made it a real party! Over the years we have celebrated many special family occasions at this fine Bistro. Thank you!
Great nite out !
Main courses were rather disappointing this time,especially the strip loin steak. However we have had recent meals there several times which were fine and would return in the future
Never fails to please, the food is excellent, a great place to spend an evening and enjoy your other diners conversation as there is no loud music.
Comfortable environment, pretty good food, all at a reasonable price. Would definitely recommend.
Attentive service by professional staff , menu selection was adequate and the specials were in fact ..special
We'd like to go more often to Brownes Bistro, but, being retired are on a limited budget.
Our go to restaurant when we are introducing friends to the area - food is consistently excellent and the service is first-class.
Hope we can still get reservations after this review!
We had a lovely dinner with creative food, beautifully plated. Very attentive to food allergies also