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Library Bar- The Royal York Hotel
Library Bar- The Royal York Hotel
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  • Address:
    100 Front St. West
    Toronto, ON M5J 1E3
    Downtown/ Financial District
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: CAN$30 and under

Library Bar- The Royal York Hotel Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.fairmont.com/royalyork/GuestServices/Restaurants/LibraryBar.htm
  • Email: restaurantreservations.ryh@fairmont.com
  • Phone: (416) 368-2511
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:30pm - 4:30pm;
    Afternoon Tea: Saturday: 12:30pm - 4:00pm , Sunday: 12:30pm - - 4:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Afternoon Tea
  • Executive Chef: James West
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Front St. and Bay St.
  • Public Transit: Union Station Subway Stop
  • 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).

    Underground parking as well as hotel valet parking is available for guests
A word from Library Bar- The Royal York Hotel
Afternoon Tea: Saturday: 12:30pm - 4:00pm , Sunday: 12:30pm - - 4:30pm

Located adjacent to the famous Imperial Room in The Fairmont Royal York, the Library Bar is the ideal venue for pre-dinner or theatre beverages, business lunches or evening cocktails. The atmosphere will transport you back to the era that saw the opening of the Library Bar. Rated the number one martinis in the city, the Library Bar will continue its well established reputation of serving Toronto"s best. Our new beverage list includes classic favorites along with creative new cocktails.

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 WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "A most enjoyable casual dining experience. Even though it was a very busy evening, the service was outstanding. Our waiter was exceptional. I will most definitely come back."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Very noisy and loud when they first sat us at the table beside the serving area. Dishes, coffee maker, plates dropping, utensils etc. They should move this table or build a full wall to replace the half wall. The restaurant was less than half full. Why use this table? They relocated us and it was the best. Food was above average. Dish recommended by waiter was excellent."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I chose the Library Bar to have a few pre-drinks with friends. We had 45 min. Service was lousy. We didn't order drinks that had to be prepared. They were all straight out of bottles, yet we waited over 15 min. Our server completely ignored us. We'd probably still be waiting if we hadn't flagged down the asst manager and complained. The asst manager was great. He came to our table and got the drinks himself (within a min.) & apologized. He brought some nibbles (something we should have had when we sat down) Awhile later the manager came over & profusely apologized to us for the trouble. She told us we wouldn't have to pay. The kindness the management showed my party eased my anger and I feel that this bad situation was handled very well."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I love the library bar and I dine there regularly at lunch. In this instance I went for a Sunday afternoon tea, and it was really lovely. I brought my sons with me ( under 10 ) and they had a great time as well. The ambience is calm but friendly and the food and service was excellent."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "A group of 5 of us went to celebrate a friend's birthday. The servers were friendly, knowledgable and kind enough to take photos of our group. The food was great, the perfect amount of food and went well with the teas. We went for the Traditional Service and came out to roughly $45 per person."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "...But it's moved up to a first choice place for lunch. Great decor and atmosphere, fantastic service, incredible food, decent prices / value for a restaurant at the Royal York. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Nice traditional experience Sandwiches were great We left happy and full :)"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Food and ambience were excellent, but the service was mediocre. After bringing our food our server ignored us. She did not stop to check on us and never topped up our water glasses. My companion's glass was visibly empty and she would have liked a refill to finish her lunch."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Enjoyed a very nice lunch with an dear friend at the Library Bar. Food, service and ambience all very good. Even though everything was lovely, I found it a little too pricey for lunch. However, I would recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "The Library Bar's afternoon tea was absolutely delicious and quitte filling. The ambience was relaxing and allowed us comfort and privacy."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Good food in pleasant surroundings, generally quiet, and a very pleasant atmosphere. Salads and soup were excellent and all three of us had delicious main courses. Definitley somewhere to eat for a treat or a quiet business lunch."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Ordered a bottle of wine from a limited list - no stock. Starters were good but mains very ordinary. Not value for money."
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "My family and I had an amazing experience with afternoon tea at the Library Bar. We booked a last minute reservation and the staff was extremely accommodating. They even gave my sister (who has a peanut allergy) a completely different set of options from their standard menu. The live guitar soloist also created a peaceful relaxing atmosphere. All-in-all I highly recommend this experience for anyone that is looking to escape the tourist chaos that can be found in that part of town."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "The library bar is more for an older crowd staying at the hotel wherein it is located. It is more bar than library as well - not as well decorated as I had hoped. An extensive scotch list from different countries; you should drink scotch, or start doing so, after going here. Good, attentive, service."
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "Spectacular and fun experience; extensive wine menu, cute and quirky drink menu based on Canadian authors, excellent service, beautifully decorated! Lovely date night, would definitely go again & have already recommended to friends!"
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "Good food at good prices, nice atmosphere and service."
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "Even with the limited bar menu and the slow service, I love the ambience of the Library Bar. It's like stepping back in time to and old boys club with rich dark panelling. Great for a quiet or private downtown lunch. Make reservations though as it fills up."
    Dined on 11/26/2013