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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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Diner Reviews
  • "Two of us ordered steak: one rare, the other medium rare. They both came WELL DONE. The staff were extremely apologetic and offered to bring us new steaks, but this would have been awkward because the other 2 at our table had their meals and we didn't want to wait, so we ate the steaks as is. The manager took both steaks off the bill, which was very much appreciated. It was the birthday of one of our party, but the restaurant had no candles (when has that ever happened?), but they did write "happy birthday" in chocolate sauce on the side of her plate, which also was appreciated. Then, to our surprise, the desserts were also taken off the bill. So despite the above mishaps, we enjoyed ourselves because the staff were really nice."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Just recently went to Luma for our anniversary, the host asked us about the special occasion and when our server came she was already congratulating us. The dinner was superb and delicious and the appetizers especially seemed like great value for the prices (they had as much food in an app as other places serve for an entree). The service was great, our server was funny and witty and knew just when to check in or top up our drinks/water. Lastly, when the dessert was brought out, they had written Happy Anniversary in chocolate beside the dessert and onto the plate, it was the perfect touch to tie off the night, especially with such a delicious plate ( the Luma chocolate bar). I will definitely be going there again and again."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Luma is always great! I have never been disappointed. Our server was particularly good on our last visit!"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "If you can find the place (I walked past the address 4 times before finding them), you will be in for a treat. I was in Toronto on business for a few days and Luma was hands down the best meal I had while in town. The staff was very attentive and knowledgeable. The food was excellent. The wine list was somewhat limited, but my server's recommendations proved to be excellent pairings for my dishes."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "This was a very lovely evening. From my early arrival, drink at the bar- the bartender chatted with me and made me a few testers he was trying, very sweet. Dinner was excellent, and the service was flawless. It was quiet (Friday night, summer) but the room is pretty and we could see the action on King st. Lovely."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We were warmly greeted with kind words and a smile. The waiter could not have been nicer. My daughter needed a gluten free option and was impressed with the many wonderful dishes that accommodated her, she had a hard time deciding! We will return."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Went there for lunch with a friend. Sat a a nice table on the patio. The food was spectacular cannot go wrong with anything on that menu. Enjoy."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "The patio is an amazing find; with. The view of the CN tower and the King St scene below, the charm of leering down on tourbuses below is such fun. Chef made us a sampler menu which had us moving from one mouth watering gem of a dish to the next. His touch with fish is amazing, the flavours were simple but complex, and the meats were perfectly moist morsels accompanied by gems like watermelon marinated in olive oil, grilled pineapple, and cauliflower with cashews. Desert was a light lemon cake with just the right amount of sweetness to make you forget the tartness of the lemons. Well worth the slightly hefty price we paid due to wine consumption!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "My partner and I had a wonderful time celebrating his birthday at Luma. The servers made it a fantastic experience. Would certainly come back and recommend it to friends."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Excellent and unique take on caesar salad--made with escarole and puffed rice. I had the spiced chicken tostada app as my main which was good but not great--deconstructed, which it does not say on the menu and not really spicy. The rice paper "tostada" was not crunchy but kind of stuck in the teeth. My family enjoyed their meals which included perfectly prepared yellowfin tuna, steak frites, the tuna special and seared scallops. Lemon tart, chocolate bar and cheese plate all delicious and nicely presented. Our server, Meghan, was excellent and made our dining experience fun and relaxed."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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
  • "It was a lovely experience but frankly I had a much better meal outside of summerlicious once. Still a great spot to try especially if you enjoy a busy feel of King St West and or going to see a show :)"
    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
  • "We booked here for a quick bite before a TIFF movie. Often Summerlicious means a second rate menu, but Luma's was delightful. The service was attentive and when we realized we were going to be late for our movie, the hostess boxed up our desserts to go. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "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
  • "AMAZING food, service and ambience! Can't say enough. The portions was amazing and for a total price of $20…can't beat it! I definitely want to make lunch at Luma a monthly thing. I told lots of people at work we need to have our christmas lunch there…amazing!! All the staff were super friendly…and my hats off to the chefs! The food was outstanding! I had the cucumber soup, tuna and oat crumble - fabulous! Definitely plan on coming back again and again! I love going to the Canteen and now I can add Luma to that list as well. Fantastic gem in the entertainment district!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "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