Canoe Restaurant and Bar
Simply The Best, CANOERemarkable Dining Experience! Exceeded our expectations, on all levels, thank you.12/4/2013 12:00:00 AMMemorable Night OutWe recently went to Canoe for my wife's birthday. We left completely satisfied. While not cheap, for a special occasion you will not be disappointed. We were seated right on time at a window table. Our waiter was courteous and knowledgeabe. The food did not disappoint. From the Steak Tartare to the smoked Duck, the nuanced tastes delighted. The restaurant remembered it was my wife's birthday and provided a nice surprise for dessert. We will return again soon.12/4/2013 12:00:00 AMDeserves all the AccoladesThis was my first time at Canoe, entertaining clients from Singapore and celebrating a business landmark. The opinion of us all was that the evening in total was superb, including all aspects of the dining experience. Flawless service of absolutely exceptional food. If there was an extra star, I would give it to Canoe.12/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always - a meal at canoeAs always - a meal at canoe is a meal highly enjoyed.
Courteous as ever, the staff seated us quickly for lunch, and while we weren't at all rushed, we were still done with plenty of time to spare in a day full of other appointments.11/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was the best dining experienceThis was the best dining experience I have ever had. The food was exceptionally well executed; the wine list was vast; the seating was especially comfortable; the staff were attentive, friendly, and informative without ever crowding us; and the view was outstanding. While the prices are a little high (especially the wines), the experience was well worth it.11/3/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding Braised Beef Cheek!As always, food was outstanding. Most note-worthy was the Braised Ontario Beef Cheek which was so divine and so tender. Beautiful!10/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat location. Food andGreat location. Food and service were great, and the view is outstanding.10/4/2013 12:00:00 AMwas recommended by a friendwas recommended by a friend to go there on our last night in Toronto (we're visiting from Sydney) and it was fanastic! couldn't pick any faults at all, and we also asked our waitress for some bar tips to go out for a drink after on a weeknight, which were very helpful also, so we had a great last night10/4/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent service; great food;excellent service; great food; good view; great place for business lunch; but too noisy9/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, excellent views!Took a date to Canoe. From the reception to the table, service was excellent! View of the waterfront is amazing and we got window seats. (asked for it via opentable and received, thanks). Fois gras is one of the best in city, perfectly seared, smooth, no stringyness. risotto/elk schnitzle was very good but risotto was a little too soft. Sturgeon was moist, with nice texture and beef cheek was tender, nice flavor. Pork was done perfect, moist meat, bit of sweet maple taste. Overall an excellent meal in a perfect setting.9/4/2013 12:00:00 AMA really great experience,A really great experience, good food , fantastic atmosphere and good wine list6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience!Must be the most beautiful view in TO!
Dinner was fabulous, amazing service.
Definetly worth one visit at least!6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent for business meetingsExcellent for business meetings or personal fine dining dinner experience6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMCanoe is classy and dependableCanoe is classy and dependable year in and year out. A great place to take a foreign visitor to showcase what Canadian cuisine is all about.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!I brought my in laws here for dinner on a Friday night and they absolutley loved it. It was the perfect spot. They dont come to the city too often but when they do we wanted to show them this gorgeous view! And the food was fantastic!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect diningThe food, the service, the timing, the ambience and of course the magnificent view, made this a perfect dining experience. Everything from the drinks to the desserts was excellent. I would definitely tell all my friends and family of our wonderful dinner.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMReview in VerseI'd have to say that The Canoe was
A great way to celebrate my 50th because
The service was fine
And so was the wine
But what really stood out was the view.
Too bad it was cloudy.
Yet the company wasn't rowdy
And our servers were
Fect. So they more than made up for it.
The highlight of the evening
Was the dessert. Left me dreaming
Of interesting flavours
And looking forward to coming back again.
Please thank everyone from
The kitchen to the bar
From front desk to table
We really aren't able
To thank you enough!!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was perfect, theThe food was perfect, the service was perfect, the view is breathtaking, we had a very good experience at Canoe. I recommend for special occasion.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat eveninghad the tasting tree menu. would highly reccomend. great service and had a window table so the view was amazing. service was excellent. the bison carpaccio really was a stand out dish for flavour but every course was well presented and well thought out. what a great restaurant. lived up to expectations.
thanks to all at canoe6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server, Jerry, was veryOur server, Jerry, was very professional and attentive, without being cloying. 2/3 had not been to canoe in a few years, and it was nice to see that there were innovations on the menu. Best arctic char dish ever. The foie gras, Seared, and served in the context of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich was really delightful6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary dinnerMy wife and I celebrated our anniversary at Canoe and were very happy with the experience. Service was excellent as was the food.
Highly recommended.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Service!Awesome service! Nicholas was awesome, very attentive and helpful, very knowledgeable of the wines that they had. Though my knowledge of what wine goes with what was limited he came through to make my anniversary dinner an amazing one!6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMdining on top of t.o.great staff really make you fell welcome,with no pressure to hurry you up to eat. great view of the city especially at sun down. would recommend for special occasion because it's a little pricy for eating there every week. food was excellent,and the presentation was beautiful.once again i would highly recommend this place.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFinally made it up to theFinally made it up to the 54th floor of the TD tower and lunched at Canoe. What an amazing view - this being on an overcast day - to behold! The Concierge after seating us, took the time to point out sites of interest in the city and way off into the horizon; our smiling waiter was both personable and accomadating; the food fabulous. We will definitely be back!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ViewHad out of country visitors and they were very impressed with the view, they absolutely enjoyed their food a well5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMBook early - it's busy!We had an anniversary dinner here. My second time visiting the restaurant and my husband's first. It was as good as I remembered. Beautiful view of Lake Ontario. Excellent food - very creative menu.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMamazing food and amazing serviceWell trained attentive staff. Food was amazing. There were six of us and everyone left in awe at the staff, view and have not stopped talking about our experience since we left.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMMushroom soup for $16 wasMushroom soup for $16 was very bland. The steak was excellent but very small portions. Wine list is extremely expensive with no middle range options. Desert was extremely sweet. Overall excellent service, food very good but extremely expensive overall.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMToronto top addressThank you for a outstanding dinner experience. Top location, top service, top food. The place to choose for a evening to remember.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMyou deserve it!Canoe restaurant has everything and more to offer, for a wonderful place to celebrate a special occasine. The service is amazing!
The staff go beyond your expectations, to ensure your visit is keepsake memory! The food is fabulous!5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMStellarA perfect evening at Canoe. Well worth planning ahead for our long weekend in Toronto. We would return in a heartbeat. Service was excellent, and we loved the Canadian wine options. Our dessert selections were delicious, and artfully presented. Highly recommend the char, pork tenderloin, and brown butter tart. Excellent Manhattans.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMMemorable 40th Birthday DinnerThank you for providing us with a wonderful and romantic dining experience for my husband's 40th birthday! You pulled out all the stops and we really enjoyed ourselves!!!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMA must for you loved oneA spectacular view of the city to admire around a romantic dinner. The meals are very good and nicely prepared. Definitely a place for foodies.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMSpectacular!Fabulous Restaurant - 54th Floor TD Bldg. overlooking Toronto Harbour & Islands. Great gourmet restaurant, wonderful food combinations prepared & served with the utmost care. Our server Rick made our evening extra special guiding us with his wine & food pairings. It was an outstanding evening for great food and wine & view. We will return any time we are in Toronto and will recommend to friends. Price is in line with top class gourmet restaurants - Allow 150-200 per person for wine & food without gratuity.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMChef's counter rocks!Loved sitting at the Chef's counter and watching all the action. Brandon was our server and was awesome. The sommelier was great - we had a couple great burgundies. The smoked duck is outstanding as was the foie gras. The bison carpaccio was off the charts good. The venison was good - a titch over cooked...but tasty none the less. Desert was very tasty while we watched the action in the kitchen and the periodically looked out over the city. really a great experience. We will be back!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful start to our firstWonderful start to our first trip to Toronto. Very Good Food with a view to die for.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Food / Service / ViewEverything was perfect. The best service, the best food and a wonderful view.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary DestinationI never had a bad meal here. I brought a bottle of Cote Rotie for our anniversary. The service was outstanding, from the server to the sommelier to the helpers. We had a great meal, great view, overall one of the most consistent dining excellence destinations in a ll of Toronto.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMNice evening at CanoeWe had a wonderful evening at Canoe of Tuesday May 21st. I called ahead and we were given the exact table I had asked for. What a wonderful view. The meals were great (except for 1 bad steak) and the service was exceptional. Would recommend this restaurant.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a DelightWe have been here several times and keep coming back for the incredibly creative cooking and the extraordinary service. The knowledge of the servers is impressive. They are also warm and welcoming without being intrusive. Each dish is a delight of little tastes that blend together in harmony including an unexpected element. And of course, the view is one of the best in Toronto.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful night scene.Excellent vibe, good food, excellent and knowledgeable staff always pleasant.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMSome great dishes and ingredientsI worried about the bison carpaccio when the dish was served considering the component count. However, this dish was fantastic, harmonious, the best carpaccio I've ever had. The cedar gelee took it over the top.
I had a hard time finding a restaurant focusing on Canadian food with Canadian ingredients. Canoe captured this beautifully, in spite of my skepticism about the adjective-heavy menu. Some of the home runs:
- nettle risotto with rhubarb drizzle
- parsnip tart
- wintergreen ice
- birch caramel
Two caramel sauces were presented: one dense-and-gooey as expected, alongside another dark, thin, somewhat scorched--brilliant, like over-caramelization underneath an apple pie, perfectly demonstrating their mastery of the ingredients.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMfantasticI had a exceptional experience. This restaurant was top notch, one of the best dining experiences both my fiance and I have ever had. The food presentation was beautiful and the ribeye steak that my fiance ordered, you almost didnt even need a knife it was so tender. I chose this restaurant because of its unique selection of foods; duck, venision, bison, etc. I would recommend this restaurant highly.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, great atmosphere...I've been to Canoe Restaurant for dining with friends and has been a very good experience. Amazing location, with a stunning view all over Toronto. Furnitures and design are a bit old fashion but food is very good and service very accurate. I really recommend this spot.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBusiness in the Front and BackHad dinner at Canoe while on our honeymoon. The plates were presented beautifully, food cooked to perfection. Service was very professional. The place seemed busy, steady with an after work crowd, I would assume business professionals and such.
I felt that our overall experience lacked a personal touch, and that service from our server and the hostess was strictly business. Very "get them in, get them out". Which is fine, just not for us at that time.
Would recommend as a place to have a few drinks, take out some high profile clients, but would not recommend as a dinner destination for couples.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMCanoe met our expectationsCanoe met our expectations as one of the highly rated restaurants. Food was excellent in terms of quality, taste and finesse and only negative is the very small portions - the ribeye we ordered was probably less than 5oz and blue char about 4oz only. While I can fully appreciate premium prices for high end restaurants, at $40-50 for a main course, a slightly larger portion would only make a dent in their margins. Same for the desert that could be finished in 2 bites. Have to admit we were all not quite full after the 3 course meal.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my first visit toThis was my first visit to Canoe along with my husband and a friend who had been there before. We did the tasting menu and wine pairing. While i enjoyed the different aspects of the meal and found it intriquing, my husband found the quantity of food wanting and very expensive for what we got. The wait staff were over and above helpful and friendly and the view was amazing.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMSublime!We have been visiting Canoe for almost every one of my husband's birthday for the last 10-15 years. Each visit we are thrilled and extremely satisfied with our choice to revisit. From the time we arrive at the hostess station, to arriving at our table, receiving the most incredibly beautiful and delicious food - each minute is filled with a relaxed and easy feeling knowing that we will be treated as if we are the only people in the restaurant. We started with the Buffalo Mozzarella which was as stunning to look at as it was to eat. My olive oil poached salmon was one of the best salmon I have ever eaten. The pumpkin/ginger cheesecake was so surprisingly scrumptious! A wonderful late afternoon lunch.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely amazing diningAbsolutely amazing dining experience. I will definitely be visiting again soon!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGood FoodWe were there on May 7, 2013 for lunch. The service and attitudes of the servers were excellent. Food was tasty and elegantly presented. The beef cheeks I ordered was moist and flavorful, however, a bit too salty, ...a little less salt and gravy would have been perfect.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AM