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Canoe Restaurant and Bar
Canoe Restaurant and Bar

Canoe Restaurant and Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.oliverbonacini.com/Canoe.aspx
  • Email: canoe@oliverbonacini.com
  • Phone: (416) 364-0054
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:45- 2:30pm
    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental
  • Executive Chef: John Horne
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bay and Wellington Streets
  • Public Transit: King and Bay
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Validated parking is available after 5:30pm. Parking is available in the Toronto Dominion Centre at 66 Wellington St. W. It is the TD Centre parking lot, situated on the North side of Wellington, before York St.
A word from Canoe Restaurant and Bar
Critically acclaimed to be among Canada’s best restaurants, Canoe's unique location high atop the TD Bank Tower affords a breathtaking view of the city and Lake Ontario. The design, originally conceptualized by noted designers Yabu Pushelberg and most recently refreshed by Anacleto Design, is clean and simple, yet absolutely stylish - a brilliant reflection of Canada's rich raw environment. That same brilliance is captured through the flavours and textures of Chef John Horne's inspired regional Canadian cuisine. The menu showcases the freshest and finest Canadian fish, game and produce, as well as an outstanding selection of Canadian vintages. "All that is Canadian defines Canoe." Florence Fabricant, The New York Times Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContinental
Diner Reviews
  • "Literally! It was lunch with a view. View of the Toronto skyline and a better view from across the table. The food was great as usual and the service was top notch."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Canoe is an amazing restaurant for a special occasion, such as we were celebrating! The view is absolutely stunning, and the tasting menu was one of the best we'd ever had. Go around sunset on a clear day if possible."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "We celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary with my brother and sister in-law. We chose Canoe as they were highly rated on Dine.TO. Canoe did not disappoint. The view was spectacular. There is something to be said about sitting high a top the city watching planes land and take off. The view was only outdone by the food and service we received. Rick, our waiter, was excellent and attended to our every need, and then some. Thanks Rick. The fresh food choices were well prepared and the presentation was exquisite. We all enjoyed our choices from lamb, chicken and fish. You could taste that each item was prepared to perfection."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Fantastic in every way. Always delivers on the food, service, and ambience."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The place is great, albeit a bit too pricey to go regularly. The food was fantastic. Had a couple appetisers to start: steak tartare, fois gras and some surprisingly delicious mushrooms to share between the 3 of us, which was accompanied by a really tasty bread and spread. Then a little rhubarb to "cleanse the palate", followed by some equally tasty main courses- chicken poutine for myself (not the poutine you're used to- this is some next level stuff), duck for my mum, venison for my dad. And dessert was really yummy- butter tart, sticky tofu pudding and red velvet cake respectively. The service was great- I mentioned it was my dad's 50th, and they took great care of us, gave us a good table and decorated my dad's dessert plate. Awesome."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Perfect for a date, expensive but we'll worth the money. The service is exceptional and the food is incredible not to mention an amazing view of the city.Will definitely go back"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The service, wine, view & atmosphere were great. However for the price of the food I expected it to be much more outstanding. There was something not quite right with every dish that we ordered which we both felt wasn't really good enough to warrant the price tag. We've had much better food at other restaurants in Toronto & Ontario. Although for a special occasion & the experience I may still recommend canoe."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I would rate this restaurant as number one on my business lunch list."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "This was my third time in Canoe, I finally realized there is type of clientele that you prefer to serve here. It will be my last time to visit."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Four of us celebrated a special event at Canoe and had a fantastic evening! Excellent food and service!!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "My guest was vegetarian. Not an issue, the service was extremely flexible and there was genuine interest to make sure we were ok. Fabulous recommendation by our server on what selections we might want to consider and choose."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Great restaurant that sits on top of the city. Supposedly a great view but was raining when we went and couldn't see a thing. Luckily, the food was great (Char + Wagyu beef) and made up for the lack of view!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Had a fantastic dining experience at Canoe. Hadn't been here for years but going back soon. My husband had the fluke ceviche which he thoroughly enjoyed, followed by the wagyu beef which was cooked perfectly. My green salad was simple, lightly dressed and lovely, followed by the poached halibut which was beautifully prepared, the cocoa beans adding a nice crunch to the lentils. We usually forgo dessert but we knew they would be special. My husband's ice cream trio of brownie, cookies & cream and lemon thyme flavours was, in his words, "the best ice cream I've ever had!" My cheesecake trio was equally tasty and a perfectly portioned finish. Patrick, our server, was knowledgeable, helpful and good-humoured! Can't beat the view!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "The view, the food and the sevice were awesome. I had a very memorable evening and would definitely recommend Canoe to anyone visiting Toronto."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Entertained friends from Abroad First time for all 4 at The Canoe and we were all impressed with the food and wine choices Presentations were timely and eye catching and tasty .Only downside was the rather high decibel count It was difficult to hold a conversation until much later in the evening when"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Booked through open table and placed a note that it was an anniversary. Not only did the message get through , but the staff made an enormous effort to acknowledge us including a beautiful desert marking the occasion. I like this restaurant because the food is tasty and the view is nice."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Canoe's has a fantastic menu and excellent service but fails in organization. I called in advance to request an adjustment to the Quebec menu, which I arranged prior to the dinner as I was dining with a vegetarian who consumes fish. The staff was unaware. Our table with a view was jammed by the bar which was unromantic. The wait staff kindly reseat us to a booth beside the cutlery station across from the original table then served duck pate and bacon for one of the courses. The vegetarian politely overlooked the situation but I doubt I will revisit Canoe for a while and should I do so again, I'll insist on a better table when spending that much money. Mistura next time."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I have been wanting to go to Canoe since I moved to Toronto, and finally I went on Thursday evening. The view is beautiful, the wait staff very pleasant, the wine was great, the food was average I would say. I wasn't as blown away as I hoped to be, but it was definitely a fun spot for a date."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Was not disappointed. Top notch dining experience, with fantastic food. Worth the expense."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Though the chef took care to deliver a vegetarian meal, it was very small... consisted of a few tiny pieces of tofu, and some small pieces of vegetables on a hot skillet. The vegetables were still raw and the "sauce" was a tasteless green paste. It was the worst lunch I have had from a restaurant that offered to do something "special" for my vegetarian request. My guests all had fish though the portions were the size of appetizers. They claimed the food was good but I think the charm of this restaurant is the atmosphere and the view, certainly I can't see anyone going for the food... it is far too expensive for what you end up with."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I think the setting and ambiance are very nice but I find the restaurant over priced for what it offers. My sister was very disappointed with her dish (chicken) that she ordered. Personally I will recommend people to go for a drink but the quality of the food does not match the exorbant prices."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "With a restaurant like this, the location is more important than the food. Seated 54 floors above ground you look down on the night life of toronto, mississauga, and even hamilton. The scenery set the mood for a romantic evening. The food was magnificent, it's obvious that those in the kitchen have a great appreciate for the craft and a love of food. The service is equally as impressive, as the server was friendly professional and very knowledgeable about that which was on and off the menu. He was more than will to explain the contents of each mail with a professional and warm smile. The overall experience was amazing and look forward to dining there again."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "T'was very nice. The view was spectacular and multiple different staff stopped at the table to ask how things were. Some parts of the meal were complimentary which were fun to receive. Prior to this experience I did not think food had the potential to taste so good. I used to think people who talked about how good certain food was were just exaggerating but I have been proven wrong. Food portions were not large like a Denny's restaurant, but definitely not small like one would expect an expensive restaurant to be; I was not hungry after eating. Overall it was a great experience that I have been talking about."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "It was a fabulous experience, definitely a great choice for a special night. Amazing foie gras."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Been here dozens of times and it never fails to impress. Enough said."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "I have gone to Canoe when it first opened. It was a very sentimental visit after my wife passing away since this was her favourite restaurant in town."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Service was was as expected. Wish there was a better variety on the lunch menu, like salmon, tuna or a steak (not a flank) for that matter. The food that was order tasted great as the view on a cold cloudy day."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Went to Canoe on Friday, March 21 to celebrate my 23rd birthday. The only way to describe the evening is "perfection." By this, I mean all aspects of the evening and dining experience were flawless, and I could've have asked or imagined anything more."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Each time we return to Canoe, it never fails to impress us. The haibut was liking slicing through butter and the mushroom soup was exquisite."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "At Canoe's prices, you expect a lot. Fortunately they don't disappoint. I had not been there for years, and for a restaurant that has been around as long as it has, Canoe has a fresh look, feels current and vibrant, and the decor and furnishing were fresh and trendy. Great dinner, will be back."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "This was among the best dining experiences I've ever had, you won't be disappointed"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "We have selected your restaurant as our once a quarter to visit. We always enjoy the staff. This time the menu did not have the "WoW" factor. We still enjoyed our time with the staff! Thank You! Sincerely, Scott & Dawn McIntosh"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "As always Canoe remains one of the best in Toronto. The food is always perfectly prepared, the service is great, and the view is amazing!"
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "The service from the hostess to the multiple servers was friendly and efficient. I started with the lobster bisque and it was delicious although I would have liked more pieces of lobster meat. For the main course, I chose the tourtiere as recommended by the waiter. It was tasty but the crust was doughy instead of crispy as I would have preferred. The butter tart wedge was lovely and it was accompanied by some dulce de leche and whipped cream but I was craving ice cream instead. All in all a very enjoyable meal, excellent service and unforgettable views."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "While this is my first time at this restaurant, I was thoroughly impressed by the food and service. After casually mentioning that we were celebrating a friends birthday, without prompting a special dessert was made for the birthday guest, candle and Happy Birthday inscription. I consider that above and beyond quality service."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "We went to the restaurant for our anniversary. Food was very good. Scenic view was also amazing. Server was very friendly and asked in detail for the reason of our visit. Later they served us desert with custom chocolate writing congratulating our anniversary. It was very heart warming and We would definitely go back to the restaurant for our other occasion as well."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Food was decent, service was definitely not very good in comparison to Auberge or other high end restaurants in this price bracket. In our two hours there, the server stopped by maybe only once or twice after taking our initial order. Maybe it was because we were not business professionals in our fifties, but the service left much to be desired for a place that's almost $100 per head. Food wasn't bad. Took nearly an hour to come out though, we told the server we were in a rush, but he didn't make the order with the kitchen until 25 minutes had passed after giving us our appetizers."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "There was no bottled mineral water (and that seems to be the bad trend in some restaurants). One has to drink tap water carbonated by the restaurant that has no taste and goes flat just being poured. The menu and service was still very good. Nice plate presentation. My guest's dinner was delicious and without any problems, mine had slip-ups. Although the toasted brioche went well with my foie gras, it certainly was not a good match for steak tartar. The duck breast was well cooked, but that tasteless mushroom and oats "haggis" on the plate was so dry it tasted like saw dust. The bed of risotto and the sauce was very salty even for me who uses salt generously. I am satisfied they took my main off the bill. This place is very noisy when busy."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Love going to Canoe. It is always consistently great food, great service. I love taking clients here and it was good enough to take my fiance for her birthday. Server Stefan (I think that was his name) was engaging, pleasant and knew when to step in and when to leave us alone. We had a wonderful time (it was her first time, it was my millionth) and she can't wait to visit again. Thanks for a great evening."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The service and the attentiveness to detail were great. The food disappointed, outside of oysters and the desserts. The monkfish was dry and the combination of flavours unimaginative. Ditto for the cheviche. We had been before and were disappointed this time."
    Dined on 2/28/2014