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Granite Brewery & Restaurant

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Granite Brewery & RestaurantGranite Brewery & Restaurant
BA SCORE
84
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25 Ratings
Ratings: 25
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.92%
Active Beers: 25
Beer Ratings: 223
Beer Avg: 3.61
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

245 Eglington Ave E
Toronto, Ontario, M4P 3B7
Canada
phone: (416) 322-0723

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @granitebrewto

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Reviews by ChappyCubsFan:
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ChappyCubsFan

California

3.15/5  rDev -11.5%

We traveled quite a ways from our hotel near the SkyDome to get to the Granite Brewery. It was the biggest disappointment of the entire Toronto beer scene. The Granite Brewery beers were weak and tasted watered-down. We each tried the 8-beer sampler they offered, hoping to find some really interesting tastes. My hopes were on the IPA, which is usually my favorite. But that was a major disappointment too. When it came time to order a pint, the four of us ordered a bottled Canadian beer, which drew the attention of several staff including our two waitresses, the manager, and another waiter who specifically wanted to know why we didn't like their beers. I hated to do it, but we went as far as to tell the waiter the IPA was not hoppy and had no real flavor, at which time he pointed to the beer menu and said, "It's hoppy. It says so right here." But the food was delicious.

01-02-2004 06:29:54 | More by ChappyCubsFan
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

08-15-2014 16:43:28 | More by SebD
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

06-30-2014 20:57:16 | More by DaPan
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boszormeny

Ontario (Canada)

3.13/5  rDev -12.1%

Stopped in for a quick bite and to try some new beer. We were greeted quickly and told to sit where we like. Chose a seat close to the fireplace. Service was friendly and beers came out in good time. Tried a flight of four beer, an IPA, black IPA, a pale ale and cask conditioned IPA. The beer were all tasty, but only average. With the great atmosphere inside I expected more from the beer. In the front there is a bar and seating area and then the back opens into a large seating area and there is a patio out back. It is warm and inviting. Staff had a good knowledge of the beer and could answer any questions we had.

02-14-2014 05:58:22 | More by boszormeny
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RevCraig

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

01-21-2014 21:24:23 | More by RevCraig
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toronto_beermaven

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

12-11-2013 20:48:08 | More by toronto_beermaven
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DaveBar

Ontario (Canada)

3.56/5  rDev 0%

Nice restaurant. Excellent pub food and their beers are plentiful and outstanding. Growlers to go at the end of the night.

English pub food all the way and done well. Regular item rotation and something "new" all the time. Pretty good change from the every day.

Good service and pricing. Ask for a sample or two before selecting to ensure you want what you get... some of these home brews are not exactly for everyone. Myself.... I like 99% of what they brew.

I had the fish and chips.... excellent!

Thx for reading!

11-18-2013 02:46:43 | More by DaveBar
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trxxpaxxs

New York

3.8/5  rDev +6.7%

I stopped into this brewery/restaurant on a recent visit to Toronto.The atmosphere seemed decent (it's basically you're typical Irish style pub). They had about 10 different beers on draft and/or cask. Again, I really appreciate the cask considering I don;t find cask beers all to often in Buffalo.

I opted to try the standard IPA, on cask, and the Hopping Mad IPA. Both offerings were very enjoyable. There is also an attached area to purchase beer-to-go. The prices seemed a bit steep for one liter fills, but I seriously considered buying some bottles to bring back to the US.

I would recommend this bar to anyone who happens to be visiting the area.

02-20-2012 13:59:13 | More by trxxpaxxs
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Matt1516

Quebec (Canada)

3.28/5  rDev -7.9%

Another example of an excellent brewery paired with an average restaurant. The beer is fresh and tasty and they have an on-site store selling growlers. The underground parking is free. But it's definitely not somewhere you would want to bring a date. The food is unimaginative, the decor is tired and faded, it even smells a bit musty. The bar in front is passable for watching a game. There is a outdoor streetside patio in front at a busy intersection & a quieter back patio. I have fond memories of coming here with my single buddies but now it's impossible to convince my non-beer loving wife to make this restaurant a destination.

12-27-2010 03:37:09 | More by Matt1516
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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

The front section feels like a bar, where in the back it feels more like a restaurant. Really nice back patio when it is warm out. Not really a night life place (at least on weekdays) as it seems they are closing up by 11 or something like that. It may be better on weekends, but I usually stay downtown then. Food is just typical pub food, which isn't vey good.

For the beer... I really enjoy several of their beers. I usually shift up what I drink, but don't touch the Summer or Ringwood (or their Ringberry). Others are all good. I don't get the growlers because I live closer to Duggan's and Mill Street, but they do sell them there as well.

08-26-2010 13:43:02 | More by kwjd
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Granite Brewery & Restaurant in Toronto, ON, Canada
84 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.