Canoe Restaurant and Bar
Canoe Restaurant and Bar

Canoe Restaurant and Bar

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.oliverbonacini.com/Canoe.aspx
  • Phone: 4163640054x
  • 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
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Canoe Restaurant and Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
265 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (226)special occasion (207)romantic (152)fit for foodies (145)notable wine list (94)great for lunch (52)hot spot (51)good for groups (38)vibrant bar scene (26)neighborhood gem (18)late-night find (15)great for brunch (6)great for outdoor dining (6)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Spectacular
    gtmo
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Our visit to the Canoe was absolutely phenomenal. We thoroughly enjoyed the taste of ontario tastings menu, and the view was breathtaking! The serving staff were extremely friendly, and even accommodated a couple special requests! We will be back soon :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Service
    Alig72VIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Thank you to our server at Canoe. Wonderful, warm and full of great knowledge.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place, good food.
    littlechickgroup
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Very nice place, with view of downtown Toronto. Food and service are excellent. Enjoy very much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, aloof service
    Tino
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I've been to Canoe many times and the food is always terrific. It was a special occaision and the pastry chef did not dissappoint. The waiter was not as attentive as he could have been, didn't even introduce himself. I felt like we were a burden. At one point I had to serve myself our wine which isn't a big deal but it just didn't seem right. Once dinner was over and the dessert was brought over it he didn't offer us tea or coffee it seemed like he couldn't get rid of us soon enough. When it came to pay he processed our $100 gift card first then our Credit card for the balance, he made sure to point out the CC total did not include the gift card (to make sure he got his total tip I imagine). Bottom line: could have been a better experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food but to loud to relax
    luv2havefun
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Very good food but people were very loud because of Kitchen noise was so much. There should be some separation from the kitchen area to seating area. It felt like you are eating in the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Paddle your own Canoe
    Canoe
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Went there for my 32nd birthday. Worth every penny. As the evening became night, a storm rolled in. Lightning struck the CN Tower several times in a flash of white brilliance. It was an unbelievable sight to see at that level. An awesome light show, just for me. I will never forget that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth it!
    xenawarrioreater
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I took my Mother out for her birthday at Canoe the other day. My friend who had wonderful taste said it was his favorite restaurant in Toronto. I reserved in advance and mentioned it was her birthday and asked for a special table if possible. We arrived and right away the pleasant maitre d' said happy birthday to her. Great start to an amazing time. Wish I could write more here but can't so will just say that every morsel was delicious. Some good, but more great, and a few even divine. And dear Lord those truffles! The view was spectacular, and the wait staff was perfect. We saw the lights come on in the city and then a glorious storm came in for dinner entertainment. Worth every penny! Thank you Canoe for a memorable evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Time
    Food4Ever
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    As a family, we wanted to celebrate several 'new beginnings' ... school, dance studio, job. This was our first time at Canoe and also the first time taking our daughters (age 12 and 13) somewhere really extravagant. The dinner was a hit for all ... from presentation, service, and taste :) The only challenge ... Canoe has set the bar very high for my girls. Thanks for a wonderful first experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great meal
    ChrisK9
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The view was amazing, the service is unbelievable. Everyone there was kind explained each dish they serve you and we're always checking on us to see if we were alright. It is a pricey place 2 main course and a few drinks was about 200, so not somewhere I would go weekly but for a special occasion I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We couldn't have picked a better spot to celebrate the end of my husband's PhD. Food, service, view, everything was impeccable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had a delicious meal. However, the ambiance was not good. There was loud, bland, techno music playing throughout the meal, and the tables are so big that you have to shout to have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Restaurant
    josuetovar
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Great place for special occasions! Totally recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic as always
    sci06
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Went for our anniversary and treated ourselves to the tasting menu - it definitely did not disappoint. Exquisite food that you just cannot find elsewhere. The Wild Rabbit Agnolotti was a clear high point - I could eat that every night. Looking forward to being able to go back already!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely experience
    SnailButty
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    My partner and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at Canoe. The view was gorgeous, the food was presented in a beautiful way and was tasty, and the service was great - we felt like 5 people were serving us at once without 'hovering' over us. Would certainly return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best choices in Toronto
    jfcBI
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We went to Canoe for a wedding anniversary. Our experience was superb. The staff was very professional - they were friendly but not egregiously so, and helpful. The views are wonderful (ask for a south-facing table) - it is on the 54th floor. The food was superb - the Quebec foie gras, St. Canut Pork and the Tea Smoke Duck were excellent. The wine list is a bit limited but workable. It is not a cozy restaurant as the main feature of the restaurant's design consists of windows overlooking the city and lake - but there is pleasant feel to it. Special occasions or simply an excellent meal - Canoe is a very good choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice but too noisie
    Luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The food and service was great as usual....but too many people with cameras taking pictures overhead while we ate. Noise level was very high and kids running around...did not make for a romantic dinner out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • WOW What a View
    nana63
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    From the moment we stepped off the elevator our visit at the Canoe Restaurant and Bar was wonderful. We were cheerfully greeted, wine, food and service..... we couldn't ask for better and that breath taking view WOW. I would highly recommend this place to anyone visiting Toronto. We'll be going back!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We came for our 5 year wedding anniversary and everything was perfection. Our server/bar tender couldn't have been more lovely. Everything was perfect. Even the entire management staff check in and helped us celebrate our special eve. Canoe is the best and I highly recommend it and will be back to celebrate many more occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    A fine lunch with the best view in Toronto. Oysters to start, liver and onions, and a shared dessert. All very well done and served nicely in the lunch hour rush. But at $150--with 2 glasses of wine--a bit overpriced even for high-end restos.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best spots around
    Ares0324
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    One of the best views of the city combined with outstanding service and topped off with a perfect meal. Add in a surprise of fresh on site baked gluten free corn bread insured everyone was taken care of. Would recommend to everyone for a casual lunch or special event.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a romantic dinner
    Awesom
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I found the food to be pretty amazing. What impressed me more, though, was the quality of service. The staff are very friendly and very helpful. They are there to answer all of your questions and check up on you quite often. They are also pretty friendly and start up casual conversation when you're alone at the table, waiting for your partner to come back from the restroom.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great view, food less so
    Fortheloveoffood
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    When I read online how Canoe advertises itself with not only the fabulous views but also fabulous food, my expectations were high. They were obviously too high with respect to the food. The BC oysters were "off" (the PEI ones were great). The lamb ribs were tough with virtually no meat on the bone; basically, the sauce was all you could eat. However, there were some redeeming qualities: the sword fish special with its accoutrements was very good (but even when something is seared rare, it should still arrive at my plate hot - not lukewarm); the desserts were a symphony of flavours; and the wine was amazing. Our server was excellent and so were the views.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    MrPig
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Most disappointing visit. Low-light: Oysters served on a bed of melted ice. Shucked oyster slid off shell into water when served. 3/6 oysters had chipped shells in them. Halibut was very fishy. High-light: Duck was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great celebration!!!
    DineRight
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our 40th Anniversary. We started with the amazing seafood platter. We enjoyed lamb and beef as our main courses, followed by desserts and coffees. The food was beautifully plated, and equally delicious. The waiter was very personable, as well as helpful in offering suggestions for drinks, and answering questions. The view of the lake and the city was incredible! What a wonderful celebration! Thanks Canoe!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular view
    love4food
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Wonderful evening, Just being able to look out SPECTACULAR, The food was very good and delicious, attentive and helpful service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Guaranteed good food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I went for a friend's graduation/birthday and this was the perfect restaurant. If you're celebrating a special occasion, there are few restaurants in Toronto that are this special! Spectacular view, highly intelligent food and warm, attentive and knowledgeable staff. Our server Jeremy was amazing, he met the unbelievably high expectations we had when going in to this restaurant. Obviously, the food was outstanding and the tasting dinner was a wonderful experience that some of my guests haven't had before. Yes, the bill was substantial at the end of the night, but for a special occasion, it was worth every penny!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    BandCfoodiecpl
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great wine list, fantastic service - and unbeatable views.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time year after year
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My husband and I dine at Canoe every summer when we come up to Toronto. The food, service and ambience are always fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    Heba
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great food and amazing atmosphere! The Chef made sure halal meat was available when we requested it and made us a special dish when we requested the halal lamb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable
    JohnDoe
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    On top of TD tower, and that is all that it is to it. Not much of a view. Very busy, tables to close. Toula was better
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anniversery
    RAN1
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Really enjoyed the atmosphere and the very nice greeting as it was our anniversary but being stuck at the bar for 30-45 min waiting for our table when reservation were made was a little disorganized. Overall they try to make u feel welcome and try to accommodate all wishes.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Innovative, refreshing great view
    Daniel
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We had dinner at Canoe for our anniversary and had a wonderful, unforgettable experience. The menu has a limited number of items, but very interesting choices, highlighting fresh, canadian products. The way they are prepared is quite innovative ( e.g. The foie gras, the lamb ) in terms of flavour combination and superbly done. Service is outstanding waiters and someliers are friendly, attentive and knowledgeable (one exception was the server who brought us our cheese plate, but did not know anything about the cheeses on the plate).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ChazVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    This is an extraordinary restaurant with a fresh take on each dish and each ingredient. Breathtakingly expensive, even for a New Yorker----especially the wines. This is a personal reaction----it's not relaxing. The vibe seemed tense. I'm sure others will disagree but that was my feeling. It is however quite an experience to eat there.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Canoe lunch
    recretire
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Always perfect - excellent food and service. You go to Canoe knowing that you will have an exceptional meal and terrific service. It is the norm and certainly not the exception. Highly recommend Canoe for any occasion - you will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding.
    caltem
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The executive chef of my restaurant recommended this restaurant to me and I am thrilled he did so. My friend and I only get to see each other a few times a year so we try to get the "full food experience" when we are in town-- canoe delivered. The service and food were both out of this world. I usually find that fine dining restaurants lack in dessert and it was almost better than the meal. We had 3 dozen oysters, venison, meat a potatoes and the tart and torte for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    we had a wonderful time at canoe restaurant. the food was great and our server was fantastic! they paid special attention that we were celebrating a birthday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome service and view!
    BearTracker87
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food portions were small but tasty. Love the quality Canadian wines on menu. Romantic spot for sure.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    Toma53
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    First visit to Canoe was impressive. Not a single complaint or criticism. From the moment we arrived until we left, everything was 5 star perfect. Attending wait staff could not have been more pleasant - dinner was amazing. Amazing lamb dish, blue char, wild mushroom soup and desserts were all fabulous. Delivery and presentation-impeccable. Service was timely and not at all rushed. Would recommend to all for dinner or at least special occasions.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Toronto Must
    Athena66
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We were visiting & wanted a place with views & fine service with a fantastic dinner experience - Conoe delivered! I can't imagine anyone disappointed with any aspect of the location, food & A+ service!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday evening
    DRAGONLADY
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    It was a special evening celebrating my wife's 65th birthday. Enjoyed the evening from the great seating, appetizers,mains, dessert and special appetizer sent from chefs Walsh and Horne.A truly wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic