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Epic Restaurant- The Royal York Hotel
Epic Restaurant- The Royal York Hotel
  • Address:
    100 Front Street West
    Toronto, ON M5J 1E3
    Neighborhood:
    Downtown/ Financial District
  • Cuisine:
    Continental
    Price: CAN$31 to CAN$50

Epic Restaurant- The Royal York Hotel Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.epicrestaurant.ca
  • Phone: (416) 860-6949
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 10:00am;
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 7:00am - 2:00pm;
    Lunch: Monday - Friday 12:00pm - 2:00pm;
    Dinner: Daily 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Canadian
  • Executive Chef: Joshua Dyer
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: In the Private Dining Room, you can trust our experienced staff to make your event stand apart. Whether it"s an important business dinner, a small wedding or a group of friends getting together for a wine tasting, we can take care of all of the details.
  • Private Party Contact: Julie Dunsmuir (416) 860-6949
  • Special Events & Promotions: Private dining room is available for groups of 6 - 14.
    Please reserve in advance; reservations are subject to availability.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Directly across the street from Union Station.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: The City of Toronto is completing major roadwork in the surrounding area. Please visit our website:

    http://www.fairmont.com/royal-york-toronto/map/mapanddirections/

    for the most up to date information for directions and closures, note that guests arriving by car must use our Front and East (Valet) entrances (West entrance is available for pedestrian access only).

    Complimentary valet parking offered with dinner reservations.
A word from Epic Restaurant- The Royal York Hotel
EPIC takes a reputation for innovation and quality and infuses it with premium quality regional elements. EPIC"s fluid, contemporary design is an effective backdrop for a menu that features the best of Ontario's growers.Seasonally, hand-nurtured herbs from the rooftop garden, 15 stories above Front Street brighten each dish. Desserts are flavoured with hand-harvested roof top honey. And as a certified Ocean Wise restaurant, EPIC's fish and shellfish choices contribute to sustainable oceans for generations to come.

The City of Toronto is completing major roadwork in the surrounding area. Please visit our website:

http://www.fairmont.com/royal-york-toronto/map/mapanddirections/

for the most up to date information for directions and closures, note that guests arriving by car must use our Front and East (Valet) entrances (West entrance is available for pedestrian access only).

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerContinental
Diner Reviews
  • "This has become a regular place for me to use for breakfast (or snack type) meetings. The staff know me by first name, they always when possible give me my preferred table. The service is attentive, flexible and quick. The food hits the spot and lots of options to choose from."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Always attentive staff, the front desk is highly efficient and polite. Servers actively seeking to please and find ways to get you the food you want. Food of great quality and taste"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We had the breakfast buffet and it was outstanding. You fill out a card and choose options for a made to order omelette and can also request pancakes and waffles from the chef. There are plenty of other options from fruit to oatmeal to tomatoes to mushrooms. The service was outstanding. Our coffee was constantly refilled."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "went for summerlicious dinner, was driving around the area to find a parking spot and then realized that they provide 3 hours free valet parking after i called them for advice. when i was about to sit down, i realized that my phone has left in the car and i was told that they will get it for me and brought it in to the restaurant. The food is so good, and the potion is great. Both me and my boyfriend couldn't finish it and other than the 3 courses on the menu, they even brought us a beef teriyaki to try in the beginning and some sweet treat after the dessert. For some reason, they didn't charge the coffee."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Simply superb !! My first time writing a dining experience review with an overall outstanding comment."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Where do you take a visitor from England for lunch? I recently had this opportunity and decided as she was travelling into Toronto by train to go to the Royal York. The service throughout the entire hotel is always outstanding and I knew we could be comfortable in Epic. We enjoyed a delicious three-course Summerlicious menu and superb service. We were seated right away and were not rushed - spending nearly 3 hours catching up! This is a great place to relax while enjoying great food and great service in a classic hotel."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Was greeted promptly at the front desk and was led to a table immediately. The waiter was on a first-name basis with us, which personalized the experience more. Food came out promptly after ordering and was delicious. Didn't expect so much food, even for a Summerlicious meal! Couldn't finish dessert because of it, but it was still a great experience."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Lovely dinner - very friendly staff. We had a wonderful evening."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Great atmosphere but the food is over priced - why pay $22 for a plate of rabbit food with a few pieces of chicken tossed in."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The service is great. My friend and I chose to go there and try their Summerlicious menu because the descriptions sounded very delicious. We ordered the salad and cooked veggies as appetizers. The appetizers were very plain, the plate settings were not appealing. The taste was okay, very normal ingredients, nothing special. Mains: we ordered the Wild mushroom ravioli and chicken. Both garnishes were the same (peas, mini wild mushrooms and some greens). The ravioli I had was not hot, only the plate was warm and the sauce was soupy - I was expecting some sort of thicker sauce. However, the ravioli filling tasted good. The chicken was bland tasting and mushy in texture. The desserts, flourless chocolate cake and Canadian tarts, were divine."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I find Epic to be a great place for lunch as it is quiet and you can actually have a conversation. The food was great also. Started with a salad with Huckleberry seeds and candied walnuts (yummm...), then mushroom ravioli for the main and blueberry cheesecake for dessert, followed by cappuccino. The service was outstanding as well. It is still my favourite place for lunch in the financial district."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I take clients and others to Epic because it is central (in the Royal York Hotel) and you can have a conversation without feeling you are going to be overheard and at the same time you are rarely specifically aware of conversations from other tables. The tables are spaced nicely. The food is amazing and has a great menu for meat lovers as well as vegetarians and fish lovers. It never disappoints. The wait staff have all been there for multiple years and really seem to enjoy their work. Very warm, very welcoming. I would highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Excellent service. Quiet enough to have meaningful business discussions. Menu needs to be updated/ expanded."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We enjoyed a lovely glass of wine on a Friday evening while being serenaded by a pianist and lovely female lounge singer. It was the perfect type of entertainment for the setting. Very classy. The next morning we enjoyed a breakfast buffet as part of our Groupon deal. The service was wonderful but had it not been included I would have considered it far too expensive for breakfast."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "service is not attentive as expected on such pricey dining restaurant. Kinda disappointed!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "the steak, ravioli and chowder were excellent. we received wine recommendations for OK wine but these were surprisingly insanely expensive per glass. Dessert was not good. Chocolate cake and cheesecake nothing special at all. great service"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "One of the best meal I've ever had. Everything is so well balanced and the portions are just right. The best service I've ever had (the waiter called Jesus is the most thoughtful, kind, well mannered and lovely waiter of all times). I will be going back for the food, and will ask to be seated in Jesus section ;-) Definitely worth every penny, and certainly felt like Royalty while eating there!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "My out of town guests were very impressed with the quality, flavor, and intricate plating of the food. Pan seared foie gras was especially exquisite. Lamb, prime beef and seafood were cooked to perfect temperature, and unlike other pretentious places with the same price range, food here were artistically plated with fancy vegetables and tasty starch. There were plentiful selection of wine by the glass, cocktails and mocktails so everyone could pick their own fancy. Most importantly, they remembered to bring a birthday plate to celebrate my cousin's birthday as I requested. Amazing team work there from the reception to the finesse of the dishes and service! I certainly will go back and especially for special occasion treats."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The food was good, my steak was cooked perfectly as I ordered. The waiter was courteous and attentive. They understand and communicate with the customer well."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The service was bad, At least not what you would expect from a restaurant located inside a hotel. The server didn't even ask if we wanted drinks, just started us off with water. Food took very long. Finished all the food and wanted the bill but he was no where to be seen. When he appeared at the table next to us, made eye contact but that was it, did not bother to come over and ask if we were finished or if we needed anything else. The food was okay, but not worth $45. Many better choices in this price range, some even in the $35 range. The atmosphere wasn't great either. Will not recommend."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I was treated to a lovely birthday lunch by two of my friends. It was made special by our servers making an extra effort with a decorated slice of cake and a resonating version of Happy Birthday. Thank you so much for a wonderful birthday lunch."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "I came to Epic for lunch for Summerlicious. The food presentation was one of the most beautiful I had ever seen. I had the asparagus salad which was crisp and the vinagrette was nice and tart. The grilled lettuce was a little over cooked and had an unpleasant gray tone to it. The main course was Ravioli. There was an abundance of peas on top of the pasta which was all right, but the butter sauce took on the flavour of the peas and it was overwhelming. The dessert of maple tarts was delicious. The berries and sauce was a nice complement to the tart. I would go back for dessert for sure."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "George was the best! Very friendly, and he gave us a few free extras! He made us feel very welcome and we would definitely return for a special occasion."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Great place for a decent but not crazily expensive dinner. The cheesecake was a little too sour for me though, but the steak and the skate fish were made to beyond my expectation. Soup was great and service was good. I like their wine list as well. The only disappointment is the bread because we were here 2 years ago for summerlicious and the bread we had was warm, tastier and went well with the butter/magerine. This time the bread was not as good."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We went to Epic for our anniversary. It was quiet enough to enjoy each other's company. Food was delicious with interesting and creative dishes. Service was excellent. They even gave an extra dessert sampling plate in honour of our anniversary. Very kind and generous of them."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
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    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Fantastic service, wine list was good, the sommelier recommended a great wine which was delicious. Food was ok but I expected better for the price. Decor was a bit dated."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We have been to Toronto and enjoyed some truly remarkable meals. But this time... we did not. Although they were attentive in bringing the flowers that I had delivered for her, the rest of the service and meal were no more than what one might expect of a typical "hotel" restaurant. We waited for ~15 minutes after being seated before anyone took a drink order, and we had to point the drinks out on the menu as the waiter did not speak enough English to understand our order. Then, after waiting for 20 minutes more and giving a few opportunities for "redemption", we had to inquire before they were retrieved from the bar and served. Appetizers - cold. Entrees - mediocre. Service - amateur. Skipped dessert. Our advice - go elsewhere."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "You can have a conversation without shouting and the menu is diverse enough for everyone. Love the emphasis on local/Canadian food & wine."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "It is hard to review my recent dining experience. I am (was) a regular customer at Epic and usually give them 5 stars. I was treating some of my staff to lunch and was bragging about how excellent the service and food was. My recent experience however made me wonder if I will ever go back. It started with an extremely rude waiter then declined further when I received my lunch. I ordered risotto and scallops. The 3 scallops were excellent, but the risotto was awful, dry and not creamy or cheesy and I couldn't eat it. The only reason I gave 3 stars was that a new waiter took over and his service was excellent, also I wasn't charged for my lunch. my companions all enjoyed their meals, but not the service from the first rude waiter."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "It's not always the food that makes for an outstanding experience at a restaurant. We were celebrating our 33rd Wedding Anniversary and everyone from the Hostess to the Wait Staff excelled above and beyond. A wonderful night. The food as expected was amazing but the experience was outstanding. Ertha and Robert D'Anna"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Came here with my girlfriend to celebrate our recent engagement. The restaurant took the utmost care in providing us with the best service. The blue crab cakes and scallops were the best we've ever had. The wine pairings provided by the staff matched perfectly and the desserts were divine. Champagne, five star service, amazing food and a Dessert plate with congratulations written in chocolate, made this a night to remember. Thank you for the memories and a great meal."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "For a couple of years we wanted to try Epic and finally had a chance to dine there mid-week for a quiet dinner together as a couple. The service was excellent (possibly the most attentive staff we've ever had). Each of the three courses that we are were delicious, with creative flairs throughout the meal. Overall, one of the best dining experiences we've had in a long time! Highly recommend Epic, and we will be visiting again!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Epic is my "go to" place for lunch. The food is great, the service is excellent and is very quiet so you can actually have a conversation without raising your voice. The staff are very attentive but not intrusive."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We live in Toronto and wanted to be tourist in our own city. For our Anniversary my husband booked a beautiful room at the Royal York and I booked a table at Epic. The restaurant is inside the hotel which made it easy to get to. I asked for a romantic table which was out of the way and next to the window, which looked into the hotel. Not really the romantic table I was hoping for. I think they need to either put some decorative frosting on the windows of sheers just so you don't feel like a fish in a bowl. We happily received a complimentary glass of bubblies from our amazing server George, he really knows how to make you feel special. The Steak melted in your mouth, the Lamb amazing and the dessert was such a treat worth repeating!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Very pleasant to ba back. Food excellent wine great. A nice experience."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "A post-theatre dinner at Epic enhanced an already fabulous day. Starting with my salad it was fresh and flavourful however my friend could not stop praising her crab cakes. We both enjoyed a perfectly prepared steak for the entrée. I was presented with a work-of-art chocolate cake for dessert while my friend chose the healthier fruit plate. Our server paired an excellent wine for our food selections. This was a lovely meal!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Excellent selection for staying at the Royal York, flowers were not available upon request as the staff did not read the reservation in a timely manner. Service was excellent and food very tasteful"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I felt the restaurant was overpriced. Because it's in the Royal York Hotel maybe they believe that's acceptable. But the food was not exceptional and the wait staff, while attentive, were a bit condescending. We will not be going back."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "we had a very good breakfast the food was good and the service was ok"
    Dined on 5/16/2014