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Luma
Luma
  • Address:
    350 King St. West, 2nd Floor, TIFF Bell Lightbox
    Toronto, ON M5V 3X2
    Neighborhood:
    Downtown / Entertainment District
  • Cuisine:
    Global, International
    Price: CAN$31 to CAN$50

Luma Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lumarestaurant.com
  • Phone: (647) 288-4715
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11:30am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday, 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International, Organic
  • Executive Chef: Michael Wilson
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Luma and Oliver & Bonacini Events offers full off-site catering opportunities throughout the entire TIFF Bell Lightbox facility including the sixth floor event space and outdoor amphitheatre, with seating capacity for 150, reception capacity for 250. For details, contact Oliver & Bonacini Events.
  • Private Party Facilities: Luma offers an intimate 12-seat private room for exclusive dining, as well as opportunity to cater to some exclusive private areas within the TIFF Bell Lightbox facility. Luma is also available for full buyouts.
  • Private Party Contact: Oliver & Bonacini Events (416) 364-1211

Getting there

  • Cross Street: King and John Streets
  • Public Transit: By subway, exit at St. Andrew station on the Yonge-University Spadina line, north east corner. Travel two blocks west on King Street. By streetcar, access the King Street line to John Street.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Paid parking is available underneath the TIFF Bell Lightbox and there are plenty of private lots within a short walking distance. Street parking can also be found nearby.
A word from Luma
Luma takes movie nights to a whole new level at TIFF Bell Lightbox. Located at the corner of King and John Streets, the TIFF Bell Lightbox is home to the Toronto International Film Festival, and houses five theatres, three exhibition galleries and a dramatic sixth floor event space. Paying homage to Toronto’s rich, cultural landscape, Luma’s menu showcases global and Canadian artisanal cuisine featuring the finest local and regional ingredients. Chef Michael Wilson's original, imaginative cooking is the perfect complement to Luma’s warm, inviting dining room, designed with rich woods, leather and stone and outstanding floor to ceiling views of King Street West. Luma is open for lunch Monday through Friday and dinner Monday through Saturday, and drinks and light dining in the spacious bar lounge. Enjoy innovative cocktails and a rich, diverse wine list. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGlobal, International
Diner Reviews
  • "Very good food, excellent service. We will return!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The staff were absolutely amazing, and definitely made the expereince that much better. We had a few different people stop by our table to check on our party. Never did we feel like we were overwhelmed but that the staff as a whole worked as a unified team to ensure every patron had an amazing experience. We had the summerlicious menu and the entree and dessert were amazing. The starter wasn't my favourite, but it was a taste preference more than anything."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Really nice, innovative dishes (at least for vegetarians). See my google review."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "It is alright if the summerlicious menu lacking variety, but the a la carte menu does too. That is not a great start. Since the a la carte and summerlicious menu is the same, i went for the summerlicious menu. Food is very mediocre. The beans in the chicken supreme seemed like they were from a can. The chicken is tastless. They didn't even give you one scoop of ice creame for my sundae. They just gave me one bite. I mean even though it is summerlicious, giving me a biteful size of ice cream is not acceptable. It's pretty obvious I won't go there again."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Reliable food and a service. Never really bad. Never really good. You know what your getting, but nothing is ever outstanding."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Nice restaurant, good food and servive. I will go again with my friend."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "A great spot for lunch, and perfect portions. Never too big or small. Charming servers - ever so attentive and upbeat."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "This was much better then Biffs, the menu was actually 'summer' ingredients."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I have been to Luma many times. This time was a bit disappointing, perhaps because Summerlicious was on and the regular menu was shorter and less interesting. But the food was great as usual and the service impeccable."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Came here for lunch because summerlicious. The food really taste just so so, but for the price of $20 for 3 course cannot complain. But honestly if taste like this, I'd rather go out to have a quick meal than to eat here."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I wasn't too impressed about the flavours of the food."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "The food was great. Service attentive and friendly. Sat on the balcony for lunch and watched the world of downtown Toronto pass by. Very pleasant experience."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Our team has been doing summerlicious in the past few years and a few of them commented that this was by far, the best summerlicious restaurant we've been to."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Enjoyed a Summerlicious dinner with family on Sun. July 13 which coincided with the World Cup Finals. We missed out on sitting on the 2nd floor outdoor patio but had an amazing view of the CN Tower and King Street from the Bell Lightbox building. Had a wonderful chilled cucumber soup that was very refreshing and tasty but the show stopper was the braised beef short rib. So tender it was melt in your mouth bliss. I took up the wine recommendation which was an Argentinian Malbec and it was quite lovely together. As a passionate drinker who isn't a fan of Malbecs I was thoroughly pleased. Dessert was a simple chocolate ice cream slice. Not the highlight of the meal but good enough to satisfy my sweet tooth. Thanks O & B!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Overall great summerlicious experience! Their octopus and fried chicken were highlights of the meal."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "My friends and I were thoroughly delighted with our Saturday dinner experience at Luma. Every item we ordered on your Summerlicious menu we thought was not only delicious but also creative and innovative and beautifully presented. The ambience was wonderful - large, airy space. well configured with superior. comfortable furniture. Our group was celebrating a birthday, however, throughout the evening, we heard several tables breaking out into that Happy Birthday song - it was a totally fun evening."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I booked LUMA, my friend's favorite, for her birthday dinner. We knew it was summerlicious, so we booked an early reservation at 6pm. We arrived and the restaurant was about 80% empty -- and yet our cocktails, main, wine, dessert were served with such alacrity, immediately one after the other, such that were were given our bill at 6:50pm!!! Hardly a relaxing dinner -- almost stressful in fact.. All in all, what was supposed to be a special evening for a dear friend turned out to be a dud."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "After a movie, we popped in for a bite and decided to try the outdoor terrace. The music was so loud, it was almost purposeless to have any discussion. Was the music so loud to block out the traffic noise? I had the scallops which were tasty but the heavy kamut carbs actually gave me a stomach ache. My dining partner found the ravioli quite hard and undercooked. But by that point, everyone of us had lost our appetites to the constant pounding of the techno dance music blasting over our heads..."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Went there for Summerlicious 2014. The service was the best. My friend didn't like her entree (she wasn't fond of the raw fish but it was well cooked and tasty) and the waiter asked if she would like to change her entree free of charge. Also, they brought her new food within minutes. I liked my food too and the portion was good. They don't make their portion smaller just because it was for summerlicious. Their customer service is excellent. I would definitely go back if I am in that area. It is a really beautiful restaurant, perfect for special occasions. The restaurant is also good for hosting a large groups as well."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "My partner and I had an amazing time there last weekend. Thank you so much! We will be back pretty soon."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Overall a fantastic place! Out of sheer luck I came here for both lunch and dinner for Summerlicious 2014 and loved it both times. The food is always immaculately prepared and they explain all the elements in the dishes. Presentation was gorgeous and both the patio and interior were beautiful. The waiters and waitresses were very accommodating and full of pep, recommending dishes and bringing food out promptly, as well as clearing dishes quickly. Our glasses were never empty and I left with a smile on my face both times! Definitely will be back if I go see a TIFF show or are in the area looking for a great dining experience!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Great job by luma! The staff was great, meal was unbelievable and the scene was very special with the CN tower sitting over our shoulder while we ate. I recommend the pork belly salad!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Table for 4 ppl at Luma Friday, July 11th - excellent table along the banquette by the windows, very comfortable and lots of room! Service was excellent and friendly and delivery of food was timely. The quality and taste of our meals were exceptional. Everyone enjoyed thier dining experience here. Patio seating 20 ppl was in high demand and the bar lounge looked very welcoming with leather couches. Great environment all around, located 2nd floor of TIFF building."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Love the high quality food, carefully prepared, without pretense. Service is confident and discrete. Even the Summerlicious menu was delicious. I'll be back!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "When we first got there.. I was really excited.. The place looked great .. The service was great.. The food looked really good.. But to me the food was bland (don't get me wrong.. I finished what we were given .. But we weren't wanting seconds)"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "My group of friends and I went to Luma for their summerlicious special. I had the Pork belly and soba noodles, which were tasty. But then everything after was a disappointment. The short ribs were flavourless, and lacking in imagination. The dessert I had was the watermelon sorbet, the watermelon was soggy. A friend had their chocolate sundae dessert, which was had freezer burns. Service was good however. Would not recommend this restaurant to anyone."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Had a great time here, the hostesses were all very kind and welcoming, the waiters were quick and kind as well. The food was spectacular, expect me to come here when summerlicious is over! My girlfriend and I had a wonderful time."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Sat in the lounge, it was a good conversation atmosphere. Service was great-- came back to check on us every so often but spaced out well."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Summerlious deal. We had the fish and beef dinners, cucumber soup and pork belly salad. Everything was presented nicely, tasted great and a healthy portion size. Great staff. Summerlious menu was the same items as regular menu..which is always nice to see..and compare prices..saved about $15-20.which is good for summerlious dinner. The only thing we nit picked at was some of the tacky decor flowers."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I gave this restaurant 2 star because the food was extremely disappointing. I will recommend people to avoid this place."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Great venue with a patio overlooking the CN tower. Foodie-inspired food, tasty, well planned and executed. Fabulous service from everyone at the restaurant. Extremely pleased with the experience. Tuna tartare could have been less well cooked, need to see some red to enjoy the taste. Octopus salad was very flavourful and a great treat as an appetizer. Visited for summerlicious lunch but will be back for a nice dinner soon. Thanks Luma for a wonderful restaurant experience."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Service was slow at first but when we were finally acknowledged we were on our way! Drinks and appetizers are good and hits the spot. Will try Luma for more food next time."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We know it was Summerlicious so were totally expecting it to be busy. We were seated on time and ordered right when we sat down. 15 minutes later, not even a drink was out and another staff noticed us looking around so was able to track down our drinks. A full 45 minutes after ordering, we received out main course. We ended taking our dessert to go. The food was tasty and the location was beautiful though!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Very good at accommodating allergies! When I first saw the menu I was concerned, being gluten free, but they substituted sides and even made me gluten free gravy. :)"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Have been here for dinner quite a few times and I'm always impressed by the outstanding service and fabulous food!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "My family were in Toronto to see a Mirvish production. We met for dinner at Luma and had a great meal, but spent time lingering and chatting after our meal. It was wonderful."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The salad was light and fresh, the entree was rich and flavourful, the dessert (melon) was refreshing and a great end to an amazing meal."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "What was so outstanding about my experience at Luma is that not only the food was good but the service that we recevied was excellence. It was personal, friendly and all waiting staff have an excellence knowledge of the menu. For example, my friend had glutein allergies, the waiter was very patient and knowledgable in explaining the food items and ingredients contained in all food items listed in the menu. Moreover, he was very knowledgable about parring wine with food."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "I took my best friend to Luma for her 35th birthday. I made my reservations through Open Table and requested a table by the windows to take in the street action. We were greeted warmly by the hostess, who walked us to a nice banquet table. Almost immediately, our waiter, Vegar, appeared with menus and proceeded to deliver the best service ever! We had the Summerlicious menu and it was fantastic! I'm pregnant and continuously drink water and I never once had to flag down Vegar for him to come refill my glass: he just paid careful attention the entire time, ensuring our comfort. My best friend raved about her memorable dinner all night, which came complete with a glass of champagne on the house. Bravo, Luma! We will most certainly be back:)"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "This was my first time and I tried it for summerlicious. From the hostess, to the waitress, server and my takeaway latte, service was superb - the quality you expect of a high-end restaurant and that of an O&B restaurant. I will definitely come back and again!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014