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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
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "another fine meal at Canoe. its been a few months (hard to get into on short notice) and the fixed course menu had changed to a "Maritimes" theme. As always, presentation and preparation were creative and skilled. Cooking was also to a high standard (as you would expect for Canoe). not that keen on the Baked Clam dish but the rest of the courses were great."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Great restaurant in the financial district. The food and service is always reliable and the view is gorgeous. I love that they incorporate a Canadian aspect into all of their dishes and use local Canadian ingredients."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Let's face it, you're paying for the view here. The food is OK, "fine dining" quality, but there were some serious missteps, like overcooked venison. If you're looking for a foodie night out, I suggest going elsewhere. But for a decent meal and a nice view, Canoe is fine."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "nice view of the lake. clearly a place to see and be seen. not a place for foodies who graze fine dining around the world. the food was uninspiring and often overcooked. the service was embarrassing. we did get a couple of reasonable wines. really disappointed, an evening wasted. toronto has *much* better food."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Treated my significant other to a birthday dinner. The chef made 2 extraordinary birthday dishes in addition to our wonderful meals. Well worth it for the experience and fine dining"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Went to Canoe after just getting married (very small and intimate ceremony). Had a notation in the reservation about having a romantic spot available. Not only did me and my wife get the most scenic/romantic view of the city but we received the best service ever. From the hostesses, to the manager, to multiple servers and the chef, everyone gave us their best regards and congratulations on our wedding. Food presentation was impeccable and the quality of the ingredients is very noticeable. We will always go back to Canoe and recommend to all our friends. Our server, Brendan, was the friendliest and most knowledgeable waiter we have ever encountered, not to mention the amazing customer service."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "The service was amazing, our waiter was friendly and attended to our ever request as best he could. The scenic view was breath taking and definitely a reason to spend a little more for dinner. Overall, the ambiance and service was unbelievly fantastic! Hospitality at its best!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Had an unforgettable romantic night at Canoe. The wine pairings were spectacular, the view was breath taking, and the food was outstanding. Would highly recommend the restaurant."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Food was excellent, particularly like the seafood platter."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Canoe has consistent superb food, service and atmosphere. Our party of 5 all had different items and they were all excellent, - delicious and beautifully presented. It is always a treat to go there. with out of town guests, the view of the sunset over Toronto was spectacular. Keep up the good work!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "My husband and I had the tasting menu with wine pairings. It was lovely - all of the courses were great (with the exception of dessert, which was sort of a lemon trifle, but that's just me...I've never been into wet cake). It's a beautiful place, with a stunning view and awesome - friendly, informative, unobtrusive - service. Definitely a place for special occasions."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We were visiting Toronto to celebrate a birthday and wedding anniversary and a friend recommended Canoe instead of the CN Tower. (We had been to the CN Tower before and had a great night with an amazing view) Although the view in Canoe is not as spectacular and the room does not rotate as it does in the tower, we were lucky enough to be given a window seat and it was still breathtaking. We watched an amazing sunset while enjoying a fantastic meal. The service was exceptional and half the time you barely noticed someone had been over to top up your water etc. I would highly recommend Canoe, especially for that "special occasion""
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We had not been to Canoe in several years and were not sure how it would compare to previous experiences (all wonderful). We went for lunch and everything was perfect; food, service, ambiance. We waited at the bar for a few minutes so we could have a window table with a spectacular view. We have gluten and dairy allergies, and they easily accommodated our needs. Our delightful server learned that it was our anniversary and for dessert they sent out meringue cookies with Happy Anniversary written in chocolate on the platter."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Finally had an opportunity to go to "Canoe" restaurant. My daughter and I took a friend visiting from Japan. It was truly "lived up to my expectations!"" The food was excellent and the spectacular view looking out over CN tower and Lake Ontario. The service was one of the best in Canada."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Had my birthday dinner at Canoe last month, the food and services are outstanding. However, it's a little bit noisy there!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Fantastic place to eat after our wedding. We were treated like royalty!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Service was outstanding. Food was perfection. Wine pairings were 100%. View was beautiful. Really can't say anything critical of this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Outstanding service and intriguing menu. Will return"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "One of the most scenic restaurants we've been to. Must try!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "This is my favourite restaurant in Toronto. The food is always fantastic, and the service makes the experience memorable. Try the wine pairings with your meal - they're perfect!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "This was my second time visiting Canoe, first time for dinner and I absolutely loved it! The service was terrific and the atmosphere completely changes in comparison to during the evening. Had a excellent server and the food was terrific. Definitely will be returning sometime soon."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I've always had a beverage with friends at Canoe when I'm visiting Toronto. This time I decided to try eating there. Wow, I didn't realize what I was missing out on. The service is incredible and the food even more so. An incredible view does not hurt either! PS - the drinks are amazing as well - thanks Monica!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Excellent ambience and service. Great welcome experience. However the food was not what I expected. When told about canoe, my expectations for the food were extremely high. But when eating there in person I was extremely disappointed. I found the menu to be very complicated and not for the "average joe""
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Ordered beef and salmon tartare and foie gras to start. Among the best I've tried and great plating. The mains were duck breast and Wagyu steak. The entrees were on par and I'd say mediocre, wagyu wasn't as tender and was more like regular steak despite being medium rare. Had a bottle of red recommended by the manager, which was exceptional though matching the price. Ambiance being on the 54th floor means the view is fantastic. Service was top notch as to be expected. I wouldn't hesistate to recommend to a friend."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "My wife and I are celebrating ten wonderful years of marriage and we're looking for a special place for a celebration meal. From the beginning Canoe pulled out all of the stops to make it one of the best meals I've ever enjoyed. We had the tasting menu, which had a maritimes theme, creating and witty but delicious throughout, with lovely wine pairings with every course. The service was attentive but not stifling. And the staff made the whole evening special, from complementary sparkling rosé to start, a gift of a small potted orchid (in a 10-year tin pot), and happy anniversary script on chocolate sauce around the dessert plates. The spectacular view was a perfect backdrop! Thanks to Canoe for a perfect evening!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Never been disappointed. Amazing staff, food, view and atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "although the service was excellent, as always, the food seemed to lack a certain sense of pizzazz, especially the regular menu items. more vegetarian options would be highly appreciated."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The Trout was not worth the price. Everything else was great."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Dinner was spectacular! The ambience and the scenery made the night really special. You fel like you were in a special place, the lightig was perfect! Really great service."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "O restaurante é espetacular, bom atendimento, para os brasileiros a simpática Mônica, barwoman arranha bem o português (filha de brasileira) e o ótimo garçom Silvio fala bem a nossa língua. Lugar bonito, com boa música, gente bonita e boa comida!!!! Recomendo!!!!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Dined at Canoe on 12/06/2014. We thought the service was simply amazing as was the view of the city from the restaurant. However the food was a little bit of a letdown. Reading previous reviews we expected it to be amazing. Whilst good it simply was not good enough to deserve all the praise. The highlight was desert otherwise the rest of the meal was decent but forgettable. Our mains were warm/cold."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Well worth the cost. A gastronomical experience. Many flavours blended into beautiful dishes. We went to celebrate a graduation. The service and attention was impeccable!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated our birthdays at Canoe. Had a table for two. When my sister-in-law was able to join us at the last minute, they shuffled seating and got us a wonderful table with a great view. Food was unbelievable, especially ordering ala carte from the tasting menu. View was fantastic through early evening. Do not fear an early reservation here; in fact it might be the best time on a clear evening. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Great cocktails at the bar before dinner. If you're coming from work, arrive early, have a drink, and use the free wifi."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "My experience at Canoe was nothing short of outstanding! I can see how this place is consistently rated highly. The service, the food, the view all work together to create a wonderful dining experience. I had the lamb lasagna for lunch and it was amazing! Food presentation is one of the best I've seen."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "amount of food was way too little. i undetstand the standard of luxury restaurant but i think it was beyond the level. i was very surprised by size of the lobster and couple other main dishes. My parents had to eat another dinner after Canoe. Compare to price of the food, quality, and environment, i dont think its worth it. View was nice tho."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Food was a major disappointment. Lemon had to be requested to drown out the fishy taste of both the cod and halibut."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Get a seat close to the windows for best perspectives. Wait staff very attentive. Food was good. Wine list was also good"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Party of 6. Service is always exceptional & we feel like kings. Guests were impressed how food is brought to us by several servers at the same time, explaining the ingredients and answering questions. Our head waiter was super attentive & impressed us by bringing a complimentary virgin mojito to me because I couldn't decide on for own. The virgin mojito was delicious. Everyone loved seeing the kitchen in action. We had different dishes & were all delish. Hubby thought the portions were small, but as he ate he felt perfectly satisfied. Everyone was happily stuffed with food and wine. The view spectacular for our visitors. We seldom eat complimentary bread elsewhere, but we love it here with the dip. The server kept bringing more."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Brought out customers for lunch. Great views, impecable service, portions somewhat a little small but food was well prepared."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Excellent food. Excellent service. I will definitely be back."
    Dined on 6/9/2014