Toast - Uptown
Taps: 16 / Bottles: 8
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 7 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Billolick:
3.8/5 rDev +1.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
smallish near square room, with the bar to the left as you enter and the semi open kitchen straight ahead. Pleasant enough room with about 12 small tables in the middle and big windows looking out onto the uptown, urban scene, including the elevated train tracks just outside the door. About a dozen taps, selections from DFH, Stone, Blue Point, Bear repub., Corsendonk. Laguintas, Fishermans and a smatter of lesser brands. You will find a decent pint here, but unlikely anything overly exciting. I'm partial to the nearby Dinosaur BBQ, unlikely I'd choose this place, but worth a visit for a change of pace.
03-13-2010 19:18:44 | More by Billolick
More User Reviews:
3.48/5 rDev -7.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$
Toast is a frequent spot for students and locals around 125 and Columbia. They've got a pretty decent selection, usually something by founders, blue point, DFH, and always have gaffel and weihenstephaner hefe. That being said, they never have anything is really WANT to drink, just things that I'm fine with drinking.
Food is regular fare; burgers, salads, some run of the mill entrees. It all tastes pretty good. Good to come on Monday because burgers are 6 bucks with a pint.
The staff are all friendly and courteous- not very knowledgable but well intentioned and not uninformed. This is a solid place if you need some food and a beer, not a real destination.
04-08-2014 20:38:11 | More by Hopdaemon39
3.83/5 rDev +1.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $
Toast is a couple of blocks from my lady friend's apartment in Morningside, so it's a regular stop for me.
It's a smallish place, with a small bar against one wall and tables in the rest of the place. Feels a tiny bit claustrophobic to me. I've never had to wait for a table, but the seats at the bar tend to fill up. They typically have about a dozen beers on tap. The beers are high quality. The only problem is that they've barely changed in the couple of months I've been coming here. Right now, off the top of my head, they're serving Dogfish Head Chicory Stout, Sixpoint Righteous Rye, Troegs Rugged Trail, Cape Ann Fisherman's Brew, Blue Point Toasted, Arrogant Bastard, Yuengling, and a few more that I've seen there before. Tonight I had a Bear Republic Big Bear, and the lady had a Smuttnose Winter Ale, both of which were new, but were pretty much the only new thing we've seen in the past few weeks.
The food is solid. The steak sandwich is excellent, the wings are good, the burgers are good. The fries are not so good. The prices are good for NY, with a sandwich/burger and fries costing about $9, and the pints are generally $6.
The service is good. The bartenders know their stuff, and all of the waiters I've asked at least know what it is they're pouring, which is all I ask. It's a fine neighborhood place, though nothing spectacular. When I don't feel like riding down to the Amsterdam Ale House, or up to the Bronx Ale House, Toast fits the bill.
01-03-2010 02:23:25 | More by CharlatanSin
3.95/5 rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
After reading a posting about good bars near Yankee Stadium, somebody mentioned this place, so I got on the horn to give 'em a ring to find out what's on tap. The below is what is for now, but they rotate each week, with one selection per brewery.
Enjoyable selection of Fishermans, Hennepin, Blue Point Toasted Lager, Harpoon IPA, Stones Pale Ale, Sin Cider, Otter Creek Copper ale, Dogfish Brown Ale, Groslch, Sierra Nevada Anniversary Ale, Smuttynose IPA, Geary's Porter, Chelsea Checker Blonde and Alysian ESP.
Truly enjoyed the barkeep telling me "we never have nor ever will carry Bud, Coors, or Heineken"
Columbia area is turning up with this and Dinasour BBQ.
09-12-2008 20:43:01 | More by Brianmerrilyn
4.08/5 rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $
So my first time to this place, but I had been wanting to check this place out for a while.
This place is a pretty low key bar and restaurant....a small bar(15 to 20 stools) to one side with a couple televisions, and lots of tables. We sat at a table and had prompt service...One thing that gives this place points for me was that they bring you a big glass of water as soon as you sit down...that seems to be rare at restaurants in NYC. There was music on, but it was a friday night and crowded(but we had not problem getting a table)...a little loud, but just from conversations and the occasional whoop for the Mets.
Our waitress was very quick...did not inquire about the beers b/c we were pretty familiar with the selection....Beers were served very quickly, and food followed shortly after.
Selection was good, and way better than most restaurants....Lagunitas IPA, SN Summerfest, Hofbrau Miabock, Rare Vos, Stone Pale ale, a couple of Magic Hats, Smutty Old Brown Dog, Gaffel Kolsch, and a few others(probably like ten or twelve taps....no macros, and they had a coming soon board that makes me think that they rotate atleast some of their selection regularly.
Happy hour is from 5-7 with $3 pints(all of them from what I understand) and $3 house and wine. Which is some of the best prices in town....and their regular beer prices were $4.5-$5 a pint(we had some Smutty Old Brown($4.50), SN Summerfest($5), and Lagunitas IPA($4.5). All tasted very fresh)
Food was great, big portions and low prices for the amount of food . My girlfriend has the fried cajun catfish sandwich and side salad(one of the specials $9.95, and a huge portion...sandwiches served on hogie rolls) and I had a roasted veggie and goat cheese sandwich with fries($7.95, and delicious), and we also had desert also really wonderful.
I know that it is pretty far uptown but for us it is really close...I highly recommend to anyone that is in the area...especially if you catch it between 5-7 for the $3 pints.
06-09-2007 16:59:41 | More by jameaterblues
3.45/5 rDev -8.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Come here for the food and you'll find plenty of respectable beers to boot. The hamburgers, served on toasted buns and available with a number of cheese toppings and stuffings, are tasty and perfectly cooked; my medium-rare burger was actually still pink and juicy in the center, a relative rarity. The accompanying fries weren't incredible but chipotle mayonnaise helped out a lot.
The beer menu was a little odd, with a small selection of popular macro bottles and a draught list at least twice as long and filled with good, if sometimes obvious, micros and imports including Magic Hat, Stone's, and something from Hofbrau which I ordered and unfortunately still can't identify. Drink prices were more than reasonable for NYC, ranging from $4-6 each; food prices were less remarkable but hardly exorbitant.
Don't go too far out of your way to come here for the beer, but stop in if you find yourself nearby and want a pretty wide selection of cheap draughts, or if you're just in the mood for a great burger and a good drink to go with it.
09-07-2006 19:50:07 | More by greebsnarf
Toast - Uptown in New York, NY
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.