Luma
Luma

Luma

  • 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

    Please note:
    Luma will be closed for dinner on Nov 17, 18 and all day Nov 20.
    Luma will be open for dinner on Sunday, Nov 30, Dec 7, 14, 21 & 28.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Global, International
  • 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 4163641211x

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.
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Luma reviews from OpenTable diners
176 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (124)special occasion (105)good for groups (69)hot spot (61)romantic (48)great for lunch (37)notable wine list (36)scenic view (36)neighborhood gem (30)vibrant bar scene (19)late-night find (19)great for brunch (12)great for outdoor dining (12)Show More
  • Taste of Iceland
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The Taste of Iceland menu was fantastic. We are still talking about how good the food was.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Taste of Iceland
    BruceH
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Waited a long time for this but well worth the wait. Excellent meal and fantastic service. Meaghan was probably one of the best waitresses we have ever had. Paul made us some fantastic cocktails and the Blue Lagoon chef Victor came over to our table several times to chit-chat about all things Icelandic. It was a great evening.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hopelessatmath
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We went there to celebrate my best friend's birthday. This also coincided with the Icelandic menu they were featuring. We decided to get the 4 course meal. It was amazing. We started with the Icelandic char with the 2012 Rosewood Estates Semillion and it was such a brilliant pairing. The food that followed was divine. Next was the Icelandic cod and langoustine and the 2012 Cave Spring 'Canoe' Riesling. Then the Icelandic free-range lamb with the 2011 Mission Hill, Reserve shiraz. Finally, the Icelandic skyr with the 2014 Hinterland 'Ancestral' Rosé. Absolute perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AmitaDevi
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Amazing cuisine with the Taste of Iceland festival coupled with great Canadian wines and divine ambiance and service. We had the best time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Icelandic Festival
    mamesbabesVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Pleasantly surprised to find out our pre theatre dinner was to take place during the Icelandic Food Feativall. The food was amazing and the service incredible! O and B never disappoints!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 3rd time was not a charm.
    Girlsnight
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    THis was my third time at LUma and the first two visits did not disappoint. I had suggested Luma to my two girlfriends (it was girls night out - we were going to Book of Mormon afterwards), because of the great time I had previous visits. I was disappointed with out waiter. He forgot to bring the bread, our red wine (Malbec @ $100/bottle) was cold. WE asked if this was normal and he told us the bottle came from the cellar - which was cold. We didn't complain or ask for a room temp bottle, and he did not suggest.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • shazza
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We had an enjoyable night at luma and then movie. Staff at luma and bell tiff were very accommodating for one of our guests who is disabled. We were tight for time but never felt rushed. Dinner was fantastic. Great film then went back for dessert. Service was slower...dessert was yum...nice presentation. Will go back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great group dinner!
    WhyNot
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I had booked online for a party of 12 for early Friday evening, and followed up with a phone call to check on availability of gluten-free menu options. The staff couldn't have been more helpful. On arrival, they offered us their private dining room which was intimate and a great space. We had a dedicated server who looked after us impeccably. Some of our party had to depart early because of other commitments and the restaurant handled this flawlessly. Equally flawless was their handling of special dietary requirements, quietly attending to those affected without making them feel awkward. All in all, great service, great food and great atmosphere. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    This is a lovely, very comfortable place serviced by friendly, pleasant people. I would say not a place for children. The food which I have found a bit unreliable in the past was excellent this time. All in all a very pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Attentive Service
    BusinessDinerVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Attentive service without being smothering or intrusive. Rock solid menu and food explanations too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great For Pre-Show Dinner
    DinnerAtLUMA
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We had a great evening. Arrived as a group of 4 at approx 5:45 pm. We were promptly seated with quick service around drinks. We had a 3-course meal with good food recommendations from the staff. Service was prompt. Food was very good. Staff were very attentive and friendly. We wrapped up dinner at 7:45 and got to our seats 5 mins later for an 8:00 pm show.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Date Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We started off our date night at Luma. It was our fourth or fifth time there and it never disappoints! The service was outstanding and the food was to die for. The Piglet was by far the best piece of pork that I've ever had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ddisgruntlecatVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We were very disappointed with the service we received. Everything took too long including taking our order, clearing the table and bringing our food. The food was good but the service greatly detracted from the meal.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service
    JAWilson1
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Steven was a great server! In all honestly the food wasn't the best we have had at this price point, however, the service was great. Steven, our server, was awesome and we would recommend the resturant for him alone. We are a younger couple, but often enjoy eating at nicer resturants,so we appreciate that Steven treated us like any other couple out for a nice dinner. Overall we had a great experience and look forward to returning!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting and well executed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We started with the lobster salad (sweet lobster chunks, roasted corn, avocado) and the Humboldt squid (not-a-second-too-long-cooked squid strips), which were both excellent. The rabbit cavatelli featured deliciously braised meat and had a nice combination of flavours with kale pesto, peas, and asparagus. The roasted St. Canut piglet could have been slow-cooked longer so that the skin was crisper, but the meat was luscious and the accompanying apples, leeks, and Kozlik's mustard spaetzle were wonderful. The lemon tart was the best of the desserts (we tried them all), tart and light with pistachio and sour cream ice cream. The Luma chocolate bar had some nice accompaniments (particularly the candied peanuts) but was too sweet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We enjoyed our Friday night dinner very much. A nice walk from the Royal York. The staff was very accommodating as we were early. Food was outstanding and the atmosphere relaxed. We would come back and recommend also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Foodie
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We stumbled into ZUMA because the other restaurants in the area were completed booked and we were able to secure a reservation there. Really great experience overall, they not only had an amazing selecting of wine, amazing service, the food was probably amongst the best I've had in the last little while. It's not elaborate, but very well-seasoned, simple flavors. Their homemade ice-cream and sorbet was fabulous (just wish the 3 scoops would be larger).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go Canada!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Hi, We just came back from 4 days in Charleston, SC which was supposed to have amazing cuisine. While the food was good there it could not hold a candle to the meal we had at Luma. Service was excellent and the food was superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great room
    Imissbarootes
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Food was good though what arrived was not what was described on the menu! Had to wait 15 mins for a bottle of wine to arrive then had to ask for our glasses to be refilled. Otherwise service was good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem
    Shay
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Great food, atmosphere and service. If your going to a show the location is perfect. For downtown the prices are average for a nice resturant. Look to spend approx. $150 with apps, entree and drinks. We were very happy with everything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yummy! WE ARE GOING BACK!
    radha
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    It was amazing. The main course recommendations the server made were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Left me in a TIFF!
    LeftMeInATIFF
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We had a reservation and our table wasn't ready, and later we had to ask 3 different servers for our bill before they finally brought it to us. It was not very busy... And we wanted to make our show on time. Something we brought up with the server twice. We waited longer for the bill then we did for the food. Our food was presented as high end, but the flavor was lacking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Impressed
    HungryGuy
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Excellent food, ambiance and service. Waitress was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food. Fantastic service
    Erin
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Great pre-theatre spot, it's amazing that they can prepare great food so quickly!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    Mike01123
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Food was excellent, service was great, prices were reasonable. The place was a little noisy, but overall a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Servie slippage
    donniemac
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Had to wait over an hour for our dinner, even though they knew we were going to the theatre. Had trouble getting the bill.too. Had to ask to have our water replenished/ (They did ask if my wife wpuld like another gin and tonic.) Have been there numerous times but never had such inattentive service.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Antonia was a Superstar!
    Rdasy
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We had a fantastic experience from start to finish, but as many people say... it's the service that makes the experience, not so much the food. Don't get me wrong... the food was great, but Antonia was stellar in making sure we were well looked after. Clearly, she's been trained by the best at Oliver & Bonacini. Would absolutely recommend to friends and family!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Traveller
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Excellent service and food. Pleasant atmosphere. Close to theatres and parking. What more could one want!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular!
    Manj
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I visited Luma on a Saturday evening after I proposed to my girlfriend. I had made reservations prior to attending on OpenTable and made a note that this was a special dinner. Upon arrival, the hostess was very kind! She congratulated us and had a special table ready with a view of King St. Throughout the night those working came by to congratulate us. We were given complementary champagne and even given a discount on our bill. Our server (Daniel I believe?) was amazing! He spent time chatting with us, always checked in and recommended things on the menu. Overall, it was a great experience and will definitely be attending again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly good
    MikeandLou
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We were expecting the usual theater district/toursty restaurant but this is stand alone quality dining. Food was excellent, priced accordingly, and the service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good
    MickeyVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Luma is very good, albeit pricy. Food quality is excellent, but be aware that the descriptions shown on the menu are not really representative of the meals. The peach/goat cheese salad appetizer isn't worth having, despite a strong recommendation from our server. On the other hand, the tempura squid was outstanding. The clear winner for the mains was the steak frites.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always wonderful
    lovefood
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Great food great service. Always a wonderful dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Marcel
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We had a great dinner at Luma. Our waiter was very pleasant, professional & enthusiastic & the food was very good. Servcie was prompt & attentive & we were very well looked after & enjoyed our meal & the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Techy291
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    An outstanding venue for special occasion dinner. Didn't know food could taste so good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent pre-theatre dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Luma is an excellent spot for a pre-theatre dinner. The staff is very attentive to assure that the diners can leave in time and that the food is to expectations. The food was excellently prepared and presented. My only complain is that the dish was a little light on veggies!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous experience!
    Kimberly
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Both the food and the service were outstanding! Thanks for a great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Did not disappoint...again!
    Terry
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Our waitress was amazing, the food was delicious, fresh and sophisticated. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for Celebrating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Five couples went to Toronto from Boston to celebrate a friends birthday. Luma was a perfect dining experience for a celebration. The dining room is beautiful, the service was excellent and the food was good, not necessarily memorable but very good. The noise level was very comfortable. We were all able to enjoy conversation during dinner. It was a great choice for our group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unhappy with food and service!
    MissMangia
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    In a great area and bldg., decor was awesome, crowd was great. But please be aware that you will be paying a lot of extra money for that, and not for great food. They try to build value with ambience, fru-fruness, and the perception of expensive. My octopus appetizer was overcooked, burnt in some areas. My lamb entree was very bland and tasteless. I make better lamb and I have no culinary expertise. Service started off great- knowledgeable and friendly- really nice guy. Water was filled promptly. However as it got busy, we were left to the side. Dessert, coffee? Had to get up and ask staff at the counter for our bill. Felt really ripped off $130 for 2ppl and left hungry. Food was worth less than half of that. Never going back.
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  • refreshed menu is much improved
    mjwfoodguyVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Always good food in the past but a little pedestrian. We had squid, charred octopus and tagliolini. All bursting with flavour. It was a Friday night during TIFF so the place was buzzing. Despite that service was prompt and attentive. Great dinner spot after you see a movie at Bell Lightbox.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.