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

BOSK at Shangri-La Hotel Toronto

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.shangri-la.com/toronto/shangrila/dining/restaurants/bosk/
  • Phone: 6477888888x8858
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast 7:00am- 10:30am Monday-Friday
    7:00am-11:00am Saturday & Sunday

    Lunch 11:30pm - 2:00pm Monday-Friday

    Dinner 6:30pm-10:30pm Monday-Saturday

    Brunch 11am-2pm Saturday & Sunday
  • 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: Giselle Sura 6477888868x

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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
BOSK at Shangri-La Hotel Toronto reviews from OpenTable diners
172 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (117)fit for foodies (97)romantic (63)notable wine list (61)great for lunch (52)good for groups (36)hot spot (26)great for brunch (25)vibrant bar scene (23)neighborhood gem (21)kid-friendly (7)scenic view (6)late-night find (5)Show More
  • Somewhat Disappointed
    SatisfiedDinerVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Don't get me wrong, the food as always was perfect, getting it though was somewhat of a challenge. Went on October 18th/14 for our wedding anniversary - booked table several weeks ago, had confirmation call from hostess the week before (note on booking & call advised our anniversary and requested window seating - did not get this nor any acknowledgement of special occassion). Booking at 8:00 finally got table at 8:40...waiter was difficult to find/ finally took drink order and then took about 20 minutes to bring drinks (WOW no apology). Definiately need some training for the wait staff - while he was friendly enough he certainly was not tentative (considering the size of our bill at the end of the night this was not acceptable).
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MikeDog
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    One of the top restaurants in town with absolutely the best food, service, and superior coffee to accompany my meal. Always enjoy dinning at BOSK. We are so blessed to have it around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a great desert
    BuckWasHere
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    For pre-show bite this is a great choice. The set menu is simple but doable. My friend and I enjoyed different mains and deserts. The desert was divine and it will bring me back next time we had to the Opera!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place for special dates
    CowDinner
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    It was our anniversary dinner. Service, foods, atmosphere are awesome, and are much over our expectations. The servers took care everything for us, we are just relaxing and enjoy the night. Nothing I can think about for improvement at this moment, so we will go again in the future for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasting menu
    NevinS
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    A great experience, good food and knowledgable staff. We tried the tasting menu and loved it. The kimchis oyster were awesome as many other dishes were too. A bit pricey but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Stingy portions
    MARYA
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The brunch was not worth the price. The food tasted fine but the portions were very small.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service and Food
    adeel
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I took my wife on her birth day for dinner and we thoroughly enjoyed the service and the quality of food served which are the two main important things of any restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful Tasting Plate
    Happy2Eat
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Tasting plate was amazingly delicious. I couldn't decide on my main entree and saw that the tasting plate included many of the plates I was hoping to try. Every dish was a true treat. The service was beyond belief. Every dish was plated beautifully and delivered with care thus ensuring I knew exactly what I was going to eat. I highly recommend the tasting menu to any foodie!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ajumenai
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I had the duck and my boyfriend had the halibut. The food was decent and the service was good. It was very noisy when we got there because of a wedding and everyone was having drinks and socializing. We also had a salad and scallops to share the appetizers and they were tasty. I give this restaurant a 3.5/5 stars. I'm in no rush to return but I would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Get the duck
    terryrl
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I went to BOSK with some business partners not knowing anything about it, and the end result was very happy patrons. The restaurant is located on the ground floor of the Shangri-La hotel in Toronto. The whole area dining and lounge area is actually pretty small, but is very modern and aesthetically pleasing in décor. The food was equally amazing, plated in a very pleasing fashion and delicious. The appetizers were modest portions, which one would expect from a high end restaurant. The main course was larger and I believe enough food for the average person. I ordered the honey glazed duck, and I will stay it was the best duck I've ever had. All of my dining companions were equally enamored with their dishes as well. Recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved BOSK!
    scarlettO
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We went for an anniversary celebration and it was a stellar experience - every staff person was great, our server was knowledgeable and friendly, and even treated us to a special dessert for our anniversary! The food was wonderful and the server took pains to explain everything and to make sure that we were happy. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    excellent, friendly service. Will remember for a long time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Jay12
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    A very special friend was downtown. So much to catch up. I never been in Bosk before, when I entered I thought so noisy. Wrong!!! We got a table at the end of the restaurant, out of the noise and we could enjoy the conversation, food & drinks! Service was excellent! The variety of vines incredibly, a bit pricey though. The food, congratulations to the chef, but increasing the size of the first dishes, especially when splitting them out would be a good advice, rather than that was absolutely a great choice!! Don't take me wrong, if you want the energy, noise and good music you only have to be at the bar or at the other side of the restaurant, there is where all the action is!!! Congratulation for such a versatile place!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will definitely return.
    brandcVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Enjoyed a post-TIFF late dinner with my family. What a treat! Halibut, scallops delicious and perfectly prepared. My husband said the sable fish was the nicest fish dish he's ever had. Desserts beautiful and tasty. Petits-fours a nice touch. Found the decor not in keeping with the calibre of restaurant--has an 80's cafeteria vibe. Service impeccable start to finish, especially our waiter, Trevor, who was friendly, helpful and engaging. We look forward to returning to try the tasting menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Amid the bustling Shangri-La hotel is Bosk, a wonderful dining experience! Immediately, you will be served champagne from the floating cart to start your dinner. The menu is varied and the food presentation is creative. Wonderful flavours abound in every dish. Great wine list too! Service was friendly and attentive. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service
    sukaboy
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food was very yummy. I had the corn soup and glad I did, it was really light and delicious. I had the salmon eggs benedict and it was nicely done. My wife also said her salad and her chicken entree were super tasty. We didn't have room for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ofto
    ofto
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    my wife and I selected this restaurant for our anniversary and we were not disappointed. It is very pricey but it's worth every penny. We chose the chef's tasting menu with premium wine pairing. This was a food and wine symphony! One of the best restaurants we've been to.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful evening
    Pascale
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Wonderful food, nice ambiance, quiet, beautiful interior design, professional and well trained stuff. I definitely recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • one of the best!!
    Kevy
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had a great meal at Bosk last Friday night . Three at us at the table had the halibut and agreed it was the the best fish dish any of us had ever had. Service was also great. An allround excellent dinning experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great Food, Service and Ambiene
    Roland
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Celebrated my friend's birthday at Bosk. I have been to Bosk for the 5th time because the quality of food and wine, service and ambience are great. Very classy place even though the décor may be slightly muted. Recommended place for foodies and for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Out of town guest and the ambiance, service and food were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sunday Brunch
    Chiksy
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The food was great and our waiter was very good and very attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Honeymoon diners
    Honeymooners09
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My husband and I visited Bosk as part of our stay cation honeymoon. It was everything we could have asked for. Amazing food, and impeccable service. We were treated as royalty. Our waiter was knowledgeable, professional, yet fun. The food was absolutely stunningly plated and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hullabaloo
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The staff were very warm and friendly. Service was prompt and knowledgable. The food was outstanding. We were a smaller group so they sat us away from the noisy lounge so we could hear each other.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great restaurant, great service!
    CCCC
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Our entire group really enjoyed our lunch at Bosc! Food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Great service
    DohoVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Our waiter was amazing and caring! Able to substitute the ice cream flavour to something else Even helped to surprise boyfriend for his birthday without having to request the added things that the waiter did for us!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Chef!
    reddevil
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Bosk has been able to recreate existing dishes in the menu with a unique spin without tampering with the main ingredient. Had the same halibut I always get and it was as I remember it, but upgraded to different level. Great thinking by the chef. Look forward to visiting Bosk in the future.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissapointed
    daijiVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The food was good but the service was not so. When I was trying to order something and ask for the check, a waiter wasn't attentive.
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  • Very disappointed
    Lunch2eatVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I showed up for my lunch reservation and was seated. Told hostess that I was expecting a client and gave his name. He also knew reservation was under my name. Half hour later I get an email from client asking why I wasn't at Bosk. I walked to the front and found him waiting in hotel lobby. Hostess told him that there was no reservation under my name or knew he was coming. As a result I was late for an afternoon appointment and the apology was so insincere. Not going back. Food was average and very overpriced.
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  • MauriceVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Really outstanding food and ambiance, but it is not inexpensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food here takes you to Shangri La!
    goodfoodamust
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Visited for Summerlicious July 2014. Excellent from the complimentary bread (soft and tasty) onwards! Scrumptious cucumber salad appetizer with delectable almond/olive crackles, just right steak for entree and finished by delicious citrus cake bursting with flavour and robust coffee. Great wine selection. Lovely setting and superior service - polite and helpful. What a contrast (in a positive way) to the terrible experience at Frank's (AGO) Summerlicious experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    EngBreakfastVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I've got to say that the food is pretty amazing here. I would highly recommend for foodies. I was there for the summerlicious lunch, and the starters were very good. For entree, my friend had the steak which was perfectly cooked and very tasty. I had the linguini(?) which was al dante, and rarely done perfectly in restaurants. It was tasty but I think it lacked a little something. For desserts, we had chocolate mousse, a little heavy, but very well done. As I'm not good with words, and I won't be able to do justice to the taste so I will leave it at that. But definitely somewhere I would like to come back to.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleasant dining experience
    Jorjo2013
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We were there to try the summerlicious lunch menu. We have been to over 5 summerlicious restaurants and Bosk is the best by far. The food was delicately prepared, beautiful presentation and delicious. Would certainly recommend this to our friends and family and will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic for a date
    Junbi
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Not only the hotel looks great the whole restaurant was beautiful and the open mic is amazing too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall wonderful experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Booked BOSK for a group work lunch to try the restaurant and experience summerliscious. Had read the reviews and was prepared for a nice experience and it certainly was even better than that. Our meals were delicisous (app, main and dessert) and the coffee was exceptional. The vibe in the restaurant was busy but very efficient and overall, all 5 of us (non of whom had dined at BOSK) walked away with a wonderful experience. I highly recommend the restaurant. Our waitress, Delrose was also a delight and kept us in check with time and recommendations on the options so again well done!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    Dine
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I booked Bosk for my anniversary and our server Trevor was outstanding. He was very knowledgeable, courteous and funny. Everyone he encountered seemed to enjoy him. All of the staff seem to get along very well and have great respect for one another. The setting was very romantic and perfectly fit into our theme. I would visit Bosk again with no hesitation and would encourage others to do the same.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Long Wait and so-so food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Reservation @ 1pm, no table until 1:30pm (they even remind us to on time the day before!) They have tables available but just don't want to sit us. The service and food are NOT-AT-HOTEL standard. Maybe I expect too much?
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • EKRR
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    - Lovely atmosphere; waiter was extremely pleasant and knowledgeable about the food and wines; however, the whole experience felt a little pompous for my liking. - Food was excellent - There was an accident (spilt wine) at our table and the waitress was very kind in offering to dry off my friends dress and change our table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I have a "wow" service
    VivianVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    service is outstanding and higher than my expatiation give me sparkling wine complementary big surprise but summerlicious portion always small hope next time just the regular menu and food will be better
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Summerlicious 2014
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Summerlicious experience at Bosk is amazing. Few of things I would like to point out: - Arrived on time with reservations and was still told to wait, then walking into the restaurant I noticed a lot of empty tables. It doesn't add up. - I ordered the soy glazed pork belly. It was flavourful but a bit on the salty side. - Waiter was very friendly but took quite some time to get his attention. I enjoyed this and will return to try the regular menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate