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 AMWonderful night scene.Excellent vibe, good food, excellent and knowledgeable staff always pleasant.5/17/2013 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 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 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 AMBeautiful and creativeCool resto, breathtaking views and creative dining- but maybe to creative. Some dishes were more interesting than tasty5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely amazing diningAbsolutely amazing dining experience. I will definitely be visiting again soon!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMUnique dishes. ExcellentUnique dishes. Excellent service and great presentation. Enjoyed the wine pairing with the taste testing menu.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMDuckI would highly reccommend ordering the duck - it was truly delicious and had lots of wonderful flavours.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous food in a warm atmosphereFabulous food; beautifully presented. Staff were professional, courteous and attentive, and took great care to explain the composition of each dish and drink. Canoe was not at all pretentious, which made the experience very warm and welcoming. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and will definitely return. Perhaps a little loud for our anniversary dinner (although granted, it was a Friday night), but it would suit us for any other occasion.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat all aroundCanoe is a place where food is so beautiful and refined yet not too complicated. You ca really taste each ingredients in harmony. Atmosphere is sophisticated but not stuffy. Service is great, so attentive and not too formal. Great experiences overall. Thank you!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMCanoe and Ginger BeerThe bar tender at Canoe recommended a drink topped off with Ginger Berr that was excellent.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWhilst not a cheap night out,Whilst not a cheap night out, we are so glad that we went to Canoe! We had the Taste menu with matched wines - our server was very knowledgable about the food and the wine, and was very friendly yet also extremely professional. With so many courses, we found there was more than enough food (we both struggled to finish dessert), and the food itself was amazing!!! It was a memorable meal and overall experience, and I would recommend it to anyone who can afford it.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant was amazing,serversThe restaurant was amazing,servers were very attentive.Food was divine,I have eaten at many of the best restaurants in Las Vegas,The Canoe is at the same level.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMRespectable!The view is terrific and a feature of the restaurant and bar. In addition to your meal, you are paying for the rent. Prices are steep with most entrees hovering just below $50. They don't have specials and the menu (a la carte or a tasting menu) is somewhat limited. Two of us had the venison and one had the rib eye (ordered it rare and came out perfectly medium rare). But the steak was a bit fatty for a $50 piece of meat. Still, the mustard aioli sauce was fantastic. As starters we tried the tartare, but it was not worthwhile. We didn't have dessert, but we were acknowledged for the birthday occasion with some treats. With a simple bottle of wine, tax, and tip our bill was $400 for three. I ranked the service as the best feature of the2/4/2013 12:00:00 AMawesome awesome awesome !theawesome awesome awesome !the best restaurant in Toronto bar none1/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely wonderful! OurAbsolutely wonderful! Our server Gregg was fabulous! He made our lunch so special!1/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a pleasure to dine at CanoeI have never been disappointed with the menu or the service. The staff are very attentive and very knowledgeable about the menu items they offer. The chefs are quite accommodating and everyone make you feel as if you were royalty. My favourite dish is the gnocchi! It is perfectly prepared and blended with mushrooms and a mushroom cream sauce that leaves you wanting more. The wines are not inexpensive, but always paired nicely with whatever dish you order and there is a wide selection to choose from.
I would always recommend Canoe and continue to dine there.12/19/2012 12:00:00 AMPerfect Place for a Special EveningI can't say enough about how great Canoe is, from the moment we got there, I already know it's going to be a perfect birthday dinner for me; where we sat with the view, it's just breathtaking! Food is amazing from our starter with seafood platter and foie gras, then rideye and venison as our main courses and our dessert, caramel date pudding with mango sherbet is just so perfect! I have never order pudding for my dessert but this is definitely something I would consider to order again in a future! ;) Of course I didnt forget to have a bottle of Zinfindel to accompany with our dinner there! Thanks for the outstanding service, everything is 5 stars for us! Thank Canoe again to make my birthday evening so special, I'll come back for sure! :-)11/4/2013 12:00:00 AM