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BOSK at Shangri-La Hotel Toronto
BOSK at Shangri-La Hotel Toronto
  • Address:
    188 University Avenue
    Toronto, ON M5H 0A3
    Downtown/ Financial District
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: CAN$51 and over

BOSK at Shangri-La Hotel Toronto Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.shangri-la.com/toronto/shangrila/dining/restaurants/bosk/
  • Phone: (647) 788-8888 x8858
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast 7:00am- 10:30am

    Lunch 12:00pm - 2:00pm

    Dinner 6:30pm-10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Damon Campbell
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room
  • Private Party Facilities: Bosk has private dining space for up to 30 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Mark Moffat (647) 788-8868

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
A word from BOSK at Shangri-La Hotel Toronto
Bosk, the signature restaurant at Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto, brings to life ingredients harvested a la minute from a network of respected local suppliers. Diners can expect old-world cooking styles combined with contemporary ingredients, and served with genuine, caring service.

Bosk seats 80 diners, including private dining for up to 30 and a seasonal, outdoor terrace which wraps around the southeast corner of the building. In the summer months, the terrace offers table service for 40.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "eventhough I went there for summerlicious just by myself...yep, just by myself, but the staff treat me just like the other dining ppl. I had the tuna, steak and mango pudding. All the dishes are wonderful, when I was having the mango pudding, the perfect balance brought me into heaven! it just the steak I was asking should be a medium rare but it taste and looks like a medium...which is a little bit disappointment, but the taste is great and thank you very much I will definitely come back!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Attended Bosk with a colleague for lunch suring Summerlicious. Neither my colleague or I drink so we knew our tab would be much less than the average table at this restaurant; despite this, we experienced exceptional service from the hostess, server, and their team. I didn't feel the least bit of 'shame' for not being a big spender (that day) in a high end restaurant. The food was outstanding including a tuna appetizer, a flank steak main and a citrus cake dessert. Bosk did a great job and as we work in the area we will certainly be back after summerlicious to continue to enjoy their offerings."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Great food but the wine list was a little overpriced."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We had a very positive experience at Summerlicious lunch. The food was delicious, and the service was flawless. Our only complaint pertains to a call we received from the restaurant the day before our lunch date to confirm our reservation. The caller told us that we "will have the table for 1 hour". We thought that this was unreasonable, and considered cancelling our reservation! We were glad we did not do so. As it happened, we had a delicious, relaxing lunch. We were at the table for 90 minutes, and nobody rushed us. We understand that the restaurant would be busy during Summerliciious days. But we wonder why they told us that we would have the table for only 1 hour!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Excellent services, good food! Very much get your money worth. Except the distill water cost $2.50 which was unexpected."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Excellent food, excellent service, friendly waiter - offered us all umbrellas because it was raining when we finished lunch - so one of our four guests left with a souvenir of a great lunch."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Salad & steak was very tasty & portions were more than most restaurant portions during Summerlicious. Staff were very friendly & knowledgeable. Presentation was also very good."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "overall is good. I went there during summerlicious, so there were many customers (a bit noisy). i got the iron steak and salmon in the summerlicious list. both of them were good. As for the appetizer, I got the tuna and it was good. The food was fresh, but the desert made me a bit disappointed. I like the woody wall, which makes me feel warm."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "She had: Seared Tuna, Steelhead Salmon, Mango Pudding. He had:Cucumber Salad, Flat Iron Steak (medium rare), Citrus Cake. All meals were excellent (even the bread) and the service was superb."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Went here for the Summerlicious menu and everything was absolutely delicious. Will definitely come back here to try out their regular menu."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I have had some bad experiences with Summerlicious menus being less quality, less quantity than the typical. This was not the case at Bosk. The service was exemplary. The food was beautiful and delicious. It was an excellent night out! I highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great service with a quiet, clearly upscale ambiance. We loved the natural lighting. Even with the Summerlicious menu, the food comes with a significant level of complexity and subtleties in flavour. The mousse and the flat-iron steak was fantastic and the presentation of all the food was wonderful too. We'll definitely be back."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I had a chance to try it out for Summerlicious. Even though the menu was simple, it was executed very well. The decor was simple and modern and our waiter was attentive but not overly bearing. I would love to go back for another visit soon."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Overall the experience at the Bock is good. The food was very good especially the chilled Tomato Soup and the Pork Belly. However, the service could be better to make the overall experience great. The service I received this time is good but as great as my last experience. It could improve with a little bit more friendliness and proactiveness. But overall, it was a good experience."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Waiter didnt mention grapefruit in cocktail. Lemon cake was VERY dense(can't even rmb how it tastes anymore as the texture was just not up to standard). Told the waiter and responded: o the desert tastes bad? Let's see how much will be left? Was offer another and manager make a comment to defend that nasty lemon cake which made us think that it's us that was the problem and not the lemon cake. Honestly, it was a simple lemon cake, I am sure an average person can tell if a lemon cake is good or not. In the end she added: if you don't like the mango pudding, we don't know who can help u! What an attitude from the manager, never again will I come to this Bosk and I will not recommend it to my friends."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We booked here to celebrate a special occasion. Location of the table was great, the service pleasant, yet professional. We all ordered from the "Summerlicious" menu and had the cucumber salad and seared tuna as appetizers, halibut and flat iron steak as mains. Presentation was great, not a heapful of food on the plate, amazing taste. The carafes to pour water are quite special. Our only "negative" comment: because the restaurant has two seatings, you get the feeling that everything is "slightly" rushed."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Love the champagne cart so cute. Great menu and service was outstanding."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I would give a great review for the food, but the service overshadowed the culinary prowess hands down. They are very balanced in terms of service: not in your face, yet there when you need them. Drink recommendations were on the ball. Overall a very fulfilling experience."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The service at Bosk was outstanding and the menu was creative and interesting but not too far "out there". The waiter was most anxious to please us and made our experience special. This was the second time I was at Bosk and I would not hesitate to return."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "In the opentable request I asked for a private and intimate table for 2.... And that is exactly what I revived. The restraunt was very busy but I felt that we were the only ones there. Out server (Steven I believe) was outstanding."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The place only had a few tables filled, which was great as this was a business lunch where we actually had to hear each other talk. The service was attentive and the food delicious. Arctic char was the best I have ever tasted and my companion loved the chicken. Expensive but very good."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Had a great birthday dinner here last night. It was a Tuesday evening so the restaurant was not terribly...probably at 40-50% full. Service was very good and personalized. We had the tasting menu which was very nice...favorite was the lobster gnocchi. We decided to splurge and order the premium wine pairing which i would not recommend at all...the wines were just ok and definitely not worth the money. However, everything else was wonderful and would definitely go back."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "When my friend and I arrived for dinner, we told our hostess and waiter that we were going to the ballet for 7:30pm. We looked through the menu, which had lots of great choices, but I got the sense that there must be a pre-event menu, as the pricing on the main menu was quite high... Upon request, the pre-event menu was produced, which was more aligned with our expectations re: pricing and portion size. Glad we asked! The food amazing/totally fit for foodies, and by ordering from the smaller-portion menu, we were able to experience more dishes from their very creative and inventive chef. Fabulous food!! And beautifully presented! But ask for the pre-event menu if you're going to the ballet or theatre."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "BOSK is a lovely room in a great location on the street. Service was prompt and knowledgable. Food was great. Perfect spot for a pre-opera dinner in Toronto."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "The service at Bosk was above anywhere else. To truly experience Bosk, you need to have do the tasting menu. Each of the ten courses provides you with wonderful tastes and presentation. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "First time at Bosk, exceptional service and lovely pre theatre menu. The atmosphere was perfect for conversation. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Not too bad, I've had better for about the same price in the area."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "A great value pre-theater 3 course dinner all executed to near perfection. A salad of alternative greens & edible flowers filled with flavors and richness that were beyond expectation. The arctic char with a wonderful scallion glaze was delicious, slightly overcooked but easily overlooked with the rest of the plate presentation with fresh local vegetables prepared to perfection. Wine list was complete & great reco to match the meal. Wine prices are premium but expected for this type of setting. Also, loved the Champagne cart service at the start. 6-8 selections. Beautiful french champagnes by the glass along with excellent Canadian and Italian options. Each thoughtfully selected and priced according to their origin "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "The food quality is stellar. With such serious food one might expect pretentious service. But it isn't, the wait staff are friendly, charming and make everyone feel like an honoured guest. "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Four of us went for a quiet dinner to catch up on life. We were looking for something innovative, tasty and in an environment that we would actually be able to hear each other without shouting. BOSK delivered on all accounts. Chef Campbell guided us through the courses and we had great advice from the sommelier. My foodie friends really enjoyed it. Bosk is a high end dining experience but you get true value for all those $$"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "I appreciated the fact that the restaurant offered a modest menu for pre-theatre. The portions were modest enough as often the choice is not to sit for three hours or more with an over-stuffed stomach. The bar prices are steep, but the food was delicious. Friendly staff. Not overly efficient. Very helpful in making choices."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "All the meals I have had hear over the last year have been excellent. The location and new pre-theatre menu make it a great spot if you're going to the Royal Alex or Princess of Whales theatres. I highly recommend this restaurant. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Prior to the mother's day celebration, the restaurant did NOT mention that the mother's day high tea was being offered in the hotel lobby rather than inside the restaurant. Despite my call to them when I got an email about a package for high tea with manicure and pedicure they indicate they were not being organized as part of the hotel so they were independent, but at least they mentioned it would be in the lobby. Despite me calling BOSK more than 3 times for this special occasion they failed to tell me that it was in the lobby. I don't believe they were being truthful to me, and I feel that was not right."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Food is good but some of them had very small portions. I ordered chicken it was great. Cesar salad was about a few small green leaves Coffee was the best coffee and wine list was good."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Requested a table conducive for quiet conversation with friends and celebrating a birthday (low-key) before attending the opera. Bosk gave us a wonderful table away from the hustle of the crowd, tucked away from the main dining area so noise level was acceptable for us to carry a conversation without shouting which is a rarity these days. The food was exceptional and tasty. Presentation was also great. The service was attentive but not hovering. It was a great way to start the evening. This was our third time to Bosk....would recommend those who love good food, service and ambience."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The ambiance and the service were outstanding. Our waiter was very attentive and even overheard us talking about the fact that both couples were celebrating our mutual anniversary and took the initiative to bring us a complimentary dessert with a candle. Everyone enjoyed their meals tremendously except my husband. He ordered the scallops as a starter and was disappointed that for over $20 there were only 2 scallops. He felt it was tasty but insufficient. He also ordered the steak which was even more disappointing. The meat was tough and the seasoning was plain and uninteresting. In comparison, I had the ontario greens as a starter and the sablefish as a main, both were sufficient portions and delicious. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The server is very knowledgeable and friendly. You can tell the chefs have put in a lot of care and effort in each of the dishes. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "We had an excellent business dinner on a Wednesday evening. The food was good. The services from The waitress Rachael and the waiter Stephen were excellent. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Pre-concert dinner for my wife and another couple at BOSK. I'd never been to the Shangri-La but was pleasantly surprised. Great ambience set up with the live band in the lobby, the great bar at the front of the restaurant and the room itself. Our server Rachel was excellent and professional throughout. All staff was courteous, helpful and friendly. The menu was smallish but interesting. Wine list expansive with with multiple well priced value options. All the food was excellent with wonderful descriptions delivered from the kitchen. Fantastic touch from Rachel as we had to leave 1/2 a bottle of wine to get to the show. We returned later with a table reserved by the bar and the wine waiting. Fantastic experience. We'll be back."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "The server Stephen was excellent. However, the overall service a little slow in getting our entree. When it arrived, the salmon was raw in the centre, and, the chicken was over cooked and dried out. This was surprising because we had better experiences at Bosk Before. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014