Plan your next event at Braised

Braised Restaurant & Bar settles into Leslieville in the east end. The focus is on modern comfort food, using local and seasonal products.

Special Events

Large groups, private and semi-private dining, stand up cocktail reception and more. Open 7 nights a week starting at 5pm, book your special event with us today. Click here to view our event menus.

Weekly Specials

BYOW $0 Corkage on Sun, Mon & Tues STD. BYOW $15 Corkage any other evening (limit 2 per group) Wed.... Enjoy $10 off any bottle of Wine Thurs, Fri, Sat Kids eat free 5 - 6:30 1 kids meal per adult entree

Take Out

Take Out - Need your Braised Dinner Fix? Call in an order for Take-Out and we will make it available for pickup within 20 minutes, or have it delivered with Uber Eats.

Reviews

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Had a birthday dinner here last night was an amazing dinner! Food was fantastic and the staff so friendly. Would recommend this restaurant for a great dinner.

Beth C.


Last night we celebrated our anniversary at Braised Restaurant and Bar. Staff were charming, atmosphere was comfortable and the food was outstanding! Is there anything else needed?

Joe R.


We were told that this appetizer was one of the most popular items on the menu and so we were curious to see what it was like. The braised pork cheeks were served with raspberry coulis and tartar sauce which created an absolutely delicious sweet and savory combo. I dipped my first croquette in the colourful condiment concoction and dug in. Inside the crispy croquette was tender braised pork cheek that definitely lived up to the hype. The dipping sauces really heightened and enhanced the pork cheek making this appetizer a definite hit.

Natalie G.


Lolita's Lust on the Danforth is a great favorite of mine so I was very happy to see Sam Scanga open Braised. Slow-cooked comfort? Count me in! The place is flat out gorgeous and the service, just like Lolita's, friendly and professional. My Lamb was succulent and delicious and my partner appreciated the veggie options. Def thumbs up!

Brian J.


Beautiful decor. Beautiful food. Being a vegetarian I have to say the tofu entre was to die for. Crispy and spicy. Love all the friendly faces that come by from Lolita's too!

Zee G.

Local Artists Corner

http://mjggallery.com/

MJG Gallery, “…a friendly east end gallery” (NOW Magazine, May 2014) is an artist run & curated gallery since August 2011. An extensive collection of paintings (acrylic, oil, encaustic), photography, sculpture & mixed media work, by 25+ established artists, can be found in MJG’s inventory. The gallery hosts art exhibitions, including solo, group and themed shows. Other services include art-consignment, special events (inc. pop-up shops) and gallery/space rental opportunities. “MJG Gallery” can be followed on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. A website is in the works. 1028 Queen Street East (near Pape), Toronto ON. 416.923.4031 Gallery owner, Mark Gleberzon can be reached at markaloo@yahoo.com


MJG Gallery


Mark Gleberzon is an Honours graduation of OCADU in Toronto. His work can be found in every continent but Antarctica. Mark has offered his work in numerous shows in Canada and the US as well as several galleries. He enjoys the creative process, exploring painting, photography as well as mixed-media collage. In 2011, Mark took the leap from artist to gallery-owner with MJG Gallery, located in Leslieville. Check out Mark under “MJG Gallery” on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.



Stan Olthuis’ XOXO #6 Believe

Stan Olthuis is an award-winning, mixed media artist focusing on energy, gesture & time. His work is imbued with a deep love of drawing formed at an early age. His work is in collections in Canada, the US, France & Japan. He recently won the 2014 OSA’s 141st Open Juried Exhibition “Game” award given to him from Curry’s Art Supplies. “I’m fascinated by time’s harsh effects on the city’s surfaces, such as construction hoardings that become layered, worked over and weathered while being subjected to random marks that people leave.” http://stanolthuis.com/



Andrea Rinaldo is a Collingwood-based artist and now gallery owner of Studio 65. “Fearless Colour. Bold Design. Passion. Fun.” are words that define Andrea and her work. Her deft eye for contrast and love of the exuberant has distinguished a career that has encompassed interior design & decoration as well as fashion design. Andrea and her work were featured on segment of “Candice Tells All’, filmed in MJG Gallery’s original location. The entire show revolved around the master bedroom where one of Andrea’s painting was centre stage. http://andrearinaldo.com/

Brendon McNaughton is a somewhat recent graduate from York University, having earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts, with Honours. He also studied at Deakin University, in Melbourne, Australia. Brendon takes a multi-media constructional approach with most of his concepts and has been honing his concepts further in shows in Toronto, New York City and Philadelphia. His work is not merely visual but also meant to engage with the viewer. http://mcnaughtonstudios.com


left to right, Andrea Rinaldo "Neon_48x60", mixed media on canvas, 48"x60"; Stan Olthuis "When Harry Met Sally III", mixed media on wood, 2 x 36″x36″

Contact

Braised Restaurant & Bar Phone : (416) 519-6280 896 Queen St. E.
Toronto, ON
M4M 1J2
 

Details & Features

Type: Canadian, Contemporary / Eclectic
Features: Casual Dining, Open on Sunday, Open Late Hours, Events, Group Functions, Gluten Free Options, Private Dining, Take Out, Comfortable Booths, Bring your own Wine, WiFi
Neighbourhood: Riverdale, Leslieville
Payment: Visa, MasterCard, Interac
Price Range: $$$$ » Moderate (Between $10 to $20)
Atmosphere: Casual
Attire: Casual

Operating Hours

Hours may change during holidays or special occasions. Please contact the establishment for specific information.

Monday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Tuesday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Wednesday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

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Group Functions

Braised can accommodate large groups - for up to 50 guests for dinner, and 60 for a stand-up cocktail reception. Should you wish for private dining, a semi-private area is available or restaurant buyout - minimum 20 people, maximum 60. Guests can choose from set menu packages. An iPod-friendly DJ Sound System is available.

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DJ Sound System Available, Ipod Friendly
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Events

  • Tuesday :
    Open Mic Night Tuesday Dec. 13 Open Mic Night Tuesday Dec. 13 Braised is super excited to offer our open Mic Night on Tuesday Dec. 13.

    Acoustic and vocals only. Come support our local artists while enjoying wonderful food and drinks.

    See you on the 13th