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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
    Downtown/ Financial District
  • Cuisine:
    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:


    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:


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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContinental
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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 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 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
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    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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
  • "We had a wonderful dinner to celebrate my husband's birthday. I would go back there anytime. The food, service, the whole experience was wonderful. I highly recommend it."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "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
  • "Serice at Epic is excellent. Ambience is great for business meetings - not loud and you can hold good discussions without having to raise your voice. Food is great but could do with a larger range of choices."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Mother's Day brunch, with 8 adults and 2 infants, was most enjoyable. The food was excellent and plentiful, and all of the staff were most helpful. The cost was higher than I expected but I had little to complain about, considering the quality and service. Also, valet parking was free, as was a family portrait by a professional photographer. Epic is a very nice restaurant for business occasions as well. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Had our anniversary dinner at the epic on the weekend. Very good food with great service. Serving staff was very attentive but at the same time very inconspicuous. Perfect for the occasion when we just wanted to have a quiet quality time for just the two of us."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "If you want a special night out the Epic is the place. Right from the beginning as you walk through the doors you are made very welcomed. The service is exceptional and the food and wine are to die for! We celebrated our 40th Wedding Anniversary and are now planning coming for Christmas. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "One of my favourite special occasion places. If it is in the budget, try this place. You will get value & exquisite service."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "We were visiting Toronto from Nova Scotia, for my husband's 60th birthday. We stayed at the Royal York and I made a reservation at Epic for the night of his birthday. The food was delicious and we were made to feel very special. A special dessert was brought to my husband in honor of his birthday. We saw the Blue Jays win earlier in the day and we enjoyed an elegant meal that evening. It was a perfect day!"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "The Epic restaurant is one of the best restaurants in Toronto. The menu, and ambiance, are outstanding."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Overall, I had a great experience because the food was amazing! I will definitely be visiting again and will recommend this restaurant to my friends and family."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "We had a family dinner on Easter Sunday evening. It was wonderful. best food & staff around. The prices are relatively high but it is worth every penny!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I used to love this restaurant for a special occasions. For the first time in few years, I went back for a Easter brunch. What a disappointment. Servers were nice, but so eager to please, calling my last name every time came by, it was annoying. Also foods were so mediocre, nothing stood out, with saltiest gravlax, overly bitter citrus salad, baking soda laden waffles with aerosoled whipping cream, etc., etc. Desserts were too sweet to notice any flavour. Also the piano player (obviously not professional) killed mood, if it was there. By the time to pay a price of $89 plus T&T=$115/person, no one was there to help us nor greet for us to leave. It was definitely not worth my time nor money. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The food was very good. The service was good when it happened but poorly timed. The main course came instantly, too soon, after the appetizer but at the end staff could not be found."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We very much enjoyed our brunch. The buffet selection was not huge but everything was excellent, the staff was particularly attentive and friendly and the atmosphere was quiet and pleasant. For our family get-together (2 20-somethings, 2 50-somethings, 2 80-somethings) there was good food for everyone."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The service and food was excellent - Epic is my "go to" place for business lunches as it is quiet and the food is great!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "We have a table for three ladies in a corner of this large irregular shaped restaurant for a breakfast that is part business meeting part networking occasion. As breakfast goes, the portion is HUGE as the omelets kept me going until 4:00 pm in the afternoon for a salad as my second meal of the day. The waiter had this warm and knowing smile throughout. The truth is it is my guest's birthday and I have ordered a surprise something for her when I reserved the table. But I totally forgot by the time we gathered at the table. Certainly the breakfast desert cask selection came as a surprise for both the host and guest and at no extra charge. Job well done. Epic and OpenTable."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Always an excellent choice for business lunches and Sunday Brunches."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "I brought my 87 year old aunt who liives out of town. She loved going back to the Royal York. I picked her up at the train and it was very convenient. Cobb salad for lunch was delicious. Service was very good and attentive. We went back for tea and it was very busy and nosier. But the staff were very accomodating and pleasant. Service was slower due to crowds. But still good. I like the convenience to train, Four Seasons, subway. Reliable."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Went for Sunday Brunch with family and it was a great experience! The food selection and service was great. Thank you."
    Dined on 3/23/2014