Great service and Ambiance.Great service and Ambiance. Food was OK, not the best, but not awful either.11/4/2013 12:00:00 AMconsistently excellentLuma is becoming my favourite TOronto restaurant. I have been there now at least 6 times and it is always consistently great. The food is excellent and the service is friendly, efficient and unpretentious.8/4/2013 12:00:00 AMI loved the the food. TheI loved the the food. The Beet Salad is delicious! Hands down Luma had the best service I have ever experienced. I was blown away by the knowledge the servers had about the menu. Not only that but they genuinely seemed to love the food and got excited talking about it. One of my friends did not like her main, it was just a personal taste preference and not any fault of the restaurant. The manager and the server noticed she did not eat a lot of her main dish and insisted they take her meal off the bill even though she thought that unfair to them because the food was great, just not for her palette. They also brought us out a free dessert to share. Great overall experience!8/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing again!We always celebrate birthdays and special occasions at Luma. Why? The service is unbeatable, the food is always spectacular and the ambience is perfect. Our waitress even listened intently to the birthday girl about what she "might" order for dessert and brought it over as a surprise.
Also, Luma has the best steak frites in the city, if not the country!6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect for pre theatre meal/drinksI met my out of town friends for dinner on a Thursday night before the symphony. The restaurant was not busy. The food was lovely. We enjoyed the desserts. Our server was attentive. We picked the restaurant because it was close to the theatre. We would definitely go back.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMPleasant lunch venueHad lunch on the terrace on a sunny day. Pleasant but noisy especially from traffic, although interesting to watch. Interesting menu. Food very good and the right size for lunch. Somewhat limited selection of wines by the glass but the Portuguese white (actually green) was recommended by the server and was a good choice. Attentive and friendly serving staff. Price was appropriate.
This was my second visit and I will certainly return and recommend to friends.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food; quiet atmosphereI was very impressed with my salmon; lots of interesting flavours and perfectly cooked (seared and slightly rare in the middle). There weren't many patrons but then again, it was a Tuesday. That being said I prefer it that way when I'm meeting with clients.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMTremendousStaff knowledgeable, efficient, friendly, professional
Food wonderfully presented and very innovative pairings of flavours6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMMy Night OutReally great vibe. We had a great waiter which always makes for a great time. Attentive, funny but not in you face. Food was great and the desert was off the chart good! They asked if we were going to the Theatre which we were and they made sure we were on time.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMProfessional ServiceExcellent service, superb food, knew we had a theatre date and made certain that we had prompt service.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMI chose Luma because it wasI chose Luma because it was close to the Princess of Wales Theater. I was very pleasantly suprised with the food and the service. Both were excellent!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMLuma is a classic EntertainmentLuma is a classic Entertainment District location. A solid go to for business lunches6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great serviceWent for a friends goodbye lunch. The restaurant is beautiful, and very comfortable. Our meals were delicious and very generous portions. Their deserts were so amazing! Unique ice cream flavors and incredible sticky toffee pudding. Yum! The waitstaff were very knowledgable about the food which I appreciate, as I am a bit picky.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMNothing but compliments!Spectacular menu! Deliciously prepared. Amazing service and attention to detail. Gorgeous open and airy room.
A must try in downtown Toronto!!!6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMDefinitely worth goingGreat for lunch and dinner. Creative menu with outstanding presentation of plates. Changing menu for lunch and dinner. Would definitely eat there again. Quieter away from windows and street. Tables spaced far enough apart in order to have a private conversation.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMlunch delightWe had a great time. The food was extremely good and our waiter was really excellent. Personable and very informative. The lobster burger was wonderful and so was the lunch special. It was a great experience and we look forward to coming back for dinner. This was our second time coming to your restaurant. The first was for my daughter's wedding supper. The whole experience was magical. Our server was so attentive and seems really happy for the wedding party. The food was excellent and the chef came to our table with a special dish he had prepared for us. Delicious. He even allow our grandson to come and see the kitchen. Everyone was so kind and made this night truly magic. We fell it was one of our best experiences ever. Thank you.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was amazing , allThe food was amazing , all of the different flavours in the herb salad were yummy. I think the wine list is too expensive. Have a few affordable wines would make me return.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Downtown OptionI've been a big fan of chef Michael Wilson for several years ... and he is doing a superb job at Luma. The food is interesting, fresh and very tasty! Service is a strong point too ... very attentive.
I definitely recommend Luma especially if you are attending the wonderful Lightbox or visiting the Entertainment District.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWe attended Luma after a show.We attended Luma after a show. Our table was waiting even though we were late. The staff were friendly and our waitress was outstanding, The menu was interesting and varied, the food tasty and well prepared and the noise level was perfect which allowed for easy conversation.
It was a very pleasant experience and we will definitely return.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat evening at LumaUpon making reservations at Luma I was very excited to experience what ALOT of people were calling a Toroto gem. I can truly say, that from start to finish our dinner experience was sensational. From the great whisky cocktail selesction (American in Paris is a must), to the delicious apps (calamari/romaine salad-both fantastic), to our mains (steak frites/yellowfin tuna-both made our mouths water), & desert. The meal was the perfect way to cap off our day in TO. Well done Luma. We don't get to Toronto often, but we'll try our best to get to Luma next time we're in town.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMMost enjoyable ! Food wasMost enjoyable ! Food was excellent, staff very knowledgable and accommodating
Would definitely go back.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMalways goodthis restaurant is always delicious with good service and a warm atmosphere...the food is interesting without being too 'out there'...most importantly, it is consistently lovely.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food/serviceWe attended on a relatively quiet Thursday evening and found the food and service excellent. We were there for an anniversary dinner and were greeted with complimentary champagne and a "Happy Anniversary" message in chocolate on our dessert. Although the dining area is quite large we found it was relatively quiet even when the room began to fill.
The waitress was knowledgeable and attentive.
We had the tuna and calamari to start and both were good portions and very tasty. We had the Muskox and lamb for main. The Muskox was as tender as butter and both dishes were ver flavourful. A pumpkin tart finished the meal off nicely.
There are many varied wines on the list as well as a number of independents.
A very nice dining experience.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMpre theatreWe ate prior to going to the theatre. The service was great and we spent longer than we intended because our meals were so good we decided to try the desserts. The host saw that we were finished and came over immediately to take our money as our server was busy on the other side of the restaurant. They were very helpful and made sure we would be on time for the play. We all tried different dishes and all six of us enjoyed our food. PLUS I was offered a half glass of wine when I hesitated getting another full glass. It was a fine meal and I would recommend Luma to anyone.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect post operaHad a lovely dinner after the Sat afternoon opera. The muskox and halibut were perfectly cooked. I was surprised that the waitress called me by name (from the reservation) - it was a very nice touch. The service was very attentive and engaging. We brought our own wine and found the corkage to be very reasonable. Overall a very nice dinner. Will definitely return.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMNot to be missed!What a gem! Dined here before a concert at Roy Thomson Hall. Service was attentive but not rushed. Arctic char main was delicious! Pistachio Financier was the perfect dessert - light & refreshing.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGood TimeI took my girlfriend here for her birthday and we had a good time. The service was a little slow but the food was amazing. The shrimp and lobster burger was a great choice!
I'd recommend this restaurant. Prices were to be expected.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial occasion dinner and showA bit pricey but worth the money. I had the lamb, my husband had the lobster burger. The portion size was right and food cooked to perfection. Service was attentive, helpful, not intrusive. We went there at 5:00 for a 7:00 show and made it in perfect time, although getting our bill at the end was a little slow for some odd reason. I think it was the large party that came in after us. If youre going to a show as well, go a bit early so you have enough time to really enjoy the restaurant and ambience.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great meal and wonderfulWe had a great meal and wonderful service. Thank you!!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMSpectacular celebration at Luma!!My husband and I celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary at Luma, and were thrilled to have dined here. Our pleasant experience began with an introduction to our cheerful waitress, whose enthusiasm was contagious. The service was attentive, and well-timed. Our water glasses were always refilled at just the right moment. The best surprise for us was receiving a complimentary flute of Prosecco (each) to raise a toast in honor of our special occasion. What a nice gesture it was from Luma! Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious, including the tuna appetizer, the jalapeno soup, and the steak-frites, and arctic char main courses. Beautifully presented too! We didn't order dessert as we were rather full, but we will be returning soon.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMLUMA is always a great choiceLUMA is a great restaurant. The food is amazing. The place looks great. The huge windows bring in fantastic light from outside to compliment the terrific decor and atmosphere inside. The staff is always so friendly and attentive. The hostesses seat you right away, which means to me that the reservation system is really organized. No annoying long waits to get a table. This is definitely one of my favourite restaurants. Caught a film screening at Hot Docs right after dinner... perfect night out.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMSpring lunch.Good food, very good service - friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Sat outside, cool and breezy. Fair amount of street noise, but generally tolerable to hold a conversation. Not a huge menu, but interesting choices, well prepared and presented. Had the specials of a curry squash soup and a seafood mix sandwich.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food is agelessRecently lunched @ Luma. We're two 50+ suburbanites, joining my high flying nephew on business from Europe. There was great space and airiness in the restaurant so immediately relaxed into the dining experience. Everything served was wonderful, particularly the calamari, The 'special" a buttermilk crispy chicken was exceptional and the grits were from heaven, and I don't even like grits. Extremely flavourful food right down to the coffee. Three persons = $150(incl tip) That included a glass of lovely wine, one appetizer to share, and coffee and cookies.Obviously a very talented chef.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMLovelyWe left with a very good impression of this restaurant.
We had booked for six, two of whom were business friends visiting from the UK so it was business/social and we wanted to impress.
The service was a bit slow but we didn't mind at all (I didn't notice for about half an hour!) as we had drinks and bread and were busy talking but this is why I felt I had to drop a star.
The food was excellent and the waiter was very good. It wasn't that busy either so not sure why it was slow - perhaps they could see we were happy anyway.
We were amongst the last to leave but didn't feel any pressure from the staff to go which was great.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMFor a couple of friends diningFor a couple of friends dining and catching up this was a wonderful experience. We didn't feel rushed. The pace was lovely. We had an attentive server who was very friendly and knowledgeable. He recommended the soup which was an amazing vegan wild mushroom soup. Who needs cream and the extra calories! Delicious! The rest of the meal was equally tasty.. Would highly recommend.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMInteresting food choices,Interesting food choices, well executed. Service both friendly and professional.
Sadly the dessert menu has too narrow a focus and didn't tempt any of us.
Place can be very busy depending on what's showing at tiff esp. week-ends.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMDefinitely worth checking out.Some of the best service and best food in town. Thanks for an amazing dinner, Luma!2/4/2013 12:00:00 AMCome for the Service,stay for Food!My only disappointment is that I have forgotten our servers name who was fantastic!! Some of the best service I have received in the city! thank you for making the beginning of our night so great. It was the perfect pre-concert venue...steps to Roy Thompson Hall.... Excellent food...we will return for sure!!!!2/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service, and excitingGreat service, and exciting cocktail menu. Food was great.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM