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Air Canada Club - MLSE
Air Canada Club - MLSE
  • Address:
    40 Bay St.
    Air Canada Centre
    Toronto, ON M5J 2X2
    Downtown/ Financial District
  • Cuisine:
    Comfort Food
    Price: CAN$31 to CAN$50

Air Canada Club - MLSE Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.theaircanadacentre.com
  • Email: dining@mapleleafsports.com
  • Phone: (416) 815-5983
  • Hours of Operation: Open on Event days only. Hours vary. Tickets to the event are a MUST!
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Canadian, Prime Rib
  • Executive Chef: Robert Bartley
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer an extensive range of food services coordinated through our in-house catering division, the Platinum Catering Company. We are also excited about extending our culinary expertise beyond the friendly confines of Air Canada Centre with our off-site catering packages. We will customize menus to accommodate dietary restrictions while pleasing everyone's palate. Whether you're hosting an intimate affair for ten or a large convention for thousands, allow our experienced, friendly staff to assist you in planning and executing a successful and memorable event at the location of your choice.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Sterling Wine Room is tucked away within the confines of the Club to allow for a dinner party of up to 18 people. It's decor includes images of the famed Napa Valley Winery it is named for and elements of Onyx from the main bar. There is also a 50" TV for those who don't want to miss the action in the arena.
  • Private Party Contact: Rosie Scavuzzo (416) 815-6088
  • Entertainment: The Club Restaurants of the Air Canada Centre offer dining just steps away from the action of the game. Whether you are attending a Toronto Maple Leaf's Hockey game or a Toronto Raptors Basketball game you will be able dine in luxury and feel the excitement of being in the presence of 20,000 fans.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bay St. & Lakeshore Rd.
  • Public Transit: Connected to Union Station and Toronto's PATH system makes getting to the ACC and the Platinum Club effortless.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public Parking is available across from the Gate 2 entrance on the East side of Bay St.
A word from Air Canada Club - MLSE
With outstanding sight lines to the ice, court or concert, the Air Canada Club boasts a sexy yet classy design of exotic Italian veneer tables and soft plush leather chairs. The must-see bar with its 75' backlit Onyx design makes it one of the longest in the city. Unique to the Air Canada Club are the rail seats which allow fans a great view of both concert and sporting events. The menu boasts a selection of sophisticated comfort foods including fan favourites; Slow BBQ Back Ribs, Fried Calamari and melt-in-your-mouth Prime Rib.
A 1200 bottle wine cellar centered in the dining room adds both elegance and functionality while promoting the Wine Spectator-Awarded wine list.
Networking and interaction is key here, as the ambiance is warm and spirited with excited fans enjoying the game, sharing food, friendship and conversation. The club is overseen by Club Manager Keryn Gibson, Sr. Director of Culinary and Executive Chef Robert Bartley, and Chef de Cuisine Tyler Cunningham.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Our server was very friendly and told us about the specials. We ordered off the menu and decided to split a garden salad, when it arrived is was on two plates, which was convenient. The salad however was not as nice as I was expecting. I enjoyed the ceaser salad last time and wished I had ordered it again this time. I ordered the ribs, they were very tasty, the meat fell off the bones. For dessert we shared sorbet, it was amazing. I would highly recommend the sorbet to anyone. The service was fast, friendly and personal. I felt very well looked after. The food was great and we were told we could watch the opening act from the restaurant."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "the food was very very good and the service too, price was a little high but food was worth it"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "The service is always first rate. I enjoy dining here while watching the game. Great atmosphere, good food and good service all while watching the event."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Good view from the south end of the arena, given today's big screen technology. A great alternative to being stuck in the same seat all night in the arena, as you can stroll around the restaurant and visit the bar. The food is excellent, although pricey, and gives added ambience and convenience to enjoying a concert. Our server was excellent."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "If you enjoy spending a bit of money, you will definitely enjoy the food at this restaurant. Do yourself a favour though and SELECT your table carefully and hopefully in advance. Many of the tables are 1-2 inches from each other. As a two-some, you are seated beside two other strangers - which could be great or problematic. Also - if you intend on staying in the restaurant for the game, again seat selection is paramount. Some tables cannot see anything without standing on your chair - which makes eating a bit difficult."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Ironically my seats ten rows from the ice were warmer than the AC Club. It was very cold in there. The staff were wearing jackets. But there is much more. Tables are jammed together so you feel like you are dining with a dozen strangers. Noise level is very high and forces everyone to shout. Hence, you are hearing every word of neighbours conversations. Sent back the cannelloni, sauce was terrible, and couldn't tell what the meat was. thought maybe pulled pork, turned out to be braised beef rib. Server was indifferent about this and pointed out that someone else said they loved it. The one positive is that given the tight timelines, they can get you in and out in time for the game."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I had booked the restaurant for a Raptor pre game lunch but when we arrived they had created a brunch buffet instead. I was pleasantly surprised but would have liked to have been made aware in advance as I was looking forward to just a salad, I had already had breakfast. Anyway, it was really nice laid out, our server was awesome and the rest of the staff so friendly and accomodating. I will definitely be back."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "If you are going for a concert or game it is a great per-event restaurant. The food is okay but this restaurant allows you to relax and enjoy a drink until you are ready to go to your seats. Great atmosphere but definitely pricey. It is worth it for a night out at the ACC"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Great place to go to before a concert at the ACC. Given the amount of people/ action in short space of time - the small menu works very well - it's not over ambitious and delivers. Good wine selection. My server was extremely helpful and moved me to better view of concert so I could finish my meal and watch at the same time."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Its a wonderful experience being there....energy is great. Food was very good. A little pricey however, you get what you pay for. So it is worth it. The type of restaurant you go to for a big treat."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Had tickets to see Billy Joel and what a concert it was. The staff as usual were the best, the atmosphere fantastic and the food just delightful. When ever we come to Toronto and there is an event at the ACC we book the Air Canada Club. We will see you again very soon."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "The prices are for fine dining, but the atmosphere and setting is sports bar. In hindsight, I suppose not surprising, but unexpected. At another visit to the Air Canada Centre, I would eat elsewhere. It was not clear how the seating was assigned."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "It's the MLSE, what more can be said.... great food, attentive and pleasant service, extremely expensive for what you get..... frequenting many notable restaurants with clients, I am always amazed that I spend 25-30% more than some of the finest dining in the city. I guess that is what you pay for a captive market with extreme convenience that comes with entertainment (most of the time) if you are running late and unable to get dinner before the game. Atmosphere is great. It's expensive to be a Leafs Fan!"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Went to ACC club Saturday night before seeing Sting / Paul Simon concert (excellent show btw). They offered a fairly small fixed menu. Food was great! Caesar salad app was enough to share. We both ate chili cheeseburgers and both really enjoyed them. The hand cut super greasy potato chips were really tasty. It's a pricey spot but we expected to pay a premium to dine at the ACC on an event night. Would definitely recommend!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Food was amazing! Wine suggested by our server was divine! Will be our only pre-show dining choice from now on!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Always a great meal and convenient spot if you are going to ACC events. It's not cheap but the food is very good and you can get in early and beat the line ups. You can watch all the pregame or preshow activities from the restaurant and go to your seats whenever you want"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Portions are great Everything is very overpriced but you are paying for the location. All positive!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "It was valentine and Justin Timberlake. The young lady seated us and then we were completely ignored. We only had time to order appetizers after I finally tracked down a waitress. We asked for dressing on the side and it came overloaded with it. The crab dip had 5 small crackers and the calamari was drenched with butter. Not a great night for my girlfriend and I on such special day. I will be hard pressed to return to this restaurant. I felt terrible because all i left was a 15% tip on a $100 bill."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Would only come again to avoid the line up for a game or concert. Uncomfortable seating."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We experienced an outstanding night at the AC Centre. Prior to the Justin Timberlake show we arrived for our reservation time. We promptly met with smiles from the front desk, the same at our table from our server. All of the servers we dealt with were friendly, knew the menus, excellent suggestions etc. and were a blast. We hadn't realized it but after 3 hours is was time for the show!, that says alot! The wine choice was first rate. All of our meals from Caesar salad, lobster Bisque, chicken, and ribs were an experience. Thanks for the suggestion Ticket Master. I suggest you make a booking and enjoy the night, bring your visa! it's going to cost you, but we all agree it was worth every bit."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "There wasn't a diner in our group that wasn't completely satisfied with their meal."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I made a reservation here, so that our group had a central meeting place and a bite to eat prior to the Jay-Z concert. The food was great, but overpriced, but then again it is the ACC!! Our seats for the concert were in the 300 level, but we were able to stay at our table in the Air Canada Club for the entire show. This was amazing! Everyone in our group had a blast and are definitely planning on making reservations prior to an event in the future."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "My Girlfriend and I chose to dine at the Air Canada Club so that we could see the opening acts at the Keith Urban concert. The service was less then attentive, I am not sure if they were under staffed and busier then they expected or if our server pre-judged us because we were 2 females and he maybe felt we wouldn't spend as much money as his other tables or if our server just really isn't meant for the service industry. Whatever the case we made the most of our evening and over looked the fact that it took 15-20 mins to get a glass of wine, he didn't offer us another bottle of sparkling water after we finished the first one and our server didn't quality check our food at any point during the 2 hours we were there!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "The restaurant is beautiful and the view of arena fllor is awesome but my meal was very pricey. Not great value for the money."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Everything at the restaurant was great, food was good and the service very good. Not a slit on the restaurant but the entrance to the ACC was a problem with the new paperless tickets for Keith Urban. We arrived at 4:50 to give us time to get in for our 5 pm reservations. The gate 2 was not ready for us or the crowd, machine was not there or set up and we had to wait till 5:20 before they got set up. Like I said not your fault but please pass on to ACC. TY/BM"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Ate here with my son for his first Raptors game and the experience was great. They really went out of their way to make it enjoyable for him and I really appreciated that. Phenomenal service...I cant say enough good things."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Terrible selection of food Service was slow and terrible Very cold very noisy Staff was rude"
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "IF your going to the game, you gotta go to the restaurant!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Okay food, good service, but over priced with items (burger) starting at $29 and steaks starting at $53. Would recommend the prime rib ($44) and if you have kids to order off the kids menu which is considerably less expensive. Good view of the court or ice is avaialbe so be sure to request it when reserving. Of the three sit down restaurants at the ACC, this is probably the best choice due to the view."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "The food was tasty - a little expensive - but portions were appropriate. Pre hockey game ambiance was great. Generally a good experience when included with the hockey game"
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "We had booked the ACC as a special nite out and after being greeted by the hostess and seated, it started off great. The beer selection was deplorable with the standard big brewery issues. When the food arrived, we were less the trhilled. My wife had the prime rib which was average at best. I had the rack of ribs which were cold and the sauce on the ribs themselves was dry and bland. We ended up not finishing our meals and headed to the concession stands. IMHO this is an overpriced meal which has only one draw and it's the location."
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "We had a great time with good food and wine, plus we could comfortably watch the Leafs win some hockey!"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Eon was a great host and we all enjoyed the evening"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Great service from Eon our waiter. There was a strike on at the time that caused the menu to be shortened considerably. The food they did have was very good and served hot. Great sightline to the ice surface if you want to stay there for the whole game."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "My boyfriend and I dined at the ACC while watching rod Stewart. While the menu was limited, the food was good. My prime rib was a little to rare for me so I took it home and cooked it just a little longer. Tasted great! The place was loud but that was expected. I recommended the restaurant to anyone looking for a night out with dinner followed by a concert."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "Had an amazing time we didn't even go and sit in our purchased seats in the bowl. Table was fabulous with a great view of the stage and our server Erin was friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "Our reservation was for 5:30 PM. We were greeted at the entrance who took us to our table, booth actually. There were 5 of us: myself, my son and 3 of his boys. Menu list was a bit short but was enough to pick what we wanted. Food was good, grandkids had a good time and were very excited to see Leafs. Overall we had great time and will see you soon again. Regards, David Citrin"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Even though the food was a little pricey (burger was $29.00), we were expecting it and it was a fun night out!"
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "we have to wait for one hour for a plate of halibut and Bison rib eye which was the special of the day. The fish fillet was dry and condiments cannot be less. I am not a big eater nut I have to grab a chicken strip and fries after. My husband's Bison rib eye was average. we were surprised of to slow service even the restaurant was not that busy."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "The Burger was diappointing, especially for the $29 price. There was more lettuce than beef."
    Dined on 12/8/2013