Pangaea Restaurant
Pangaea Restaurant

Pangaea Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.pangaearestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 4169202323
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Global, International, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Martin Kouprie
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: In addition to a spacious main dining room Pangaea offers two well appointed private dining rooms. Please enquire at pangaea@on.aibn.com about capacity and group menus.
  • Private Party Contact: Amelia Sheffield 4169202323
  • Entertainment: Background music – mostly jazz, classical, contemporary
  • Special Events: Pangaea has two private dining rooms with set group menus to cater to all kinds of events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bay and Bloor
  • Public Transit: Subway Stop, Across from Pangaea
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Municipal lot on Cumberland Street, North-East of Pangaea;
    Parking also at Manulife Centre, just South of Pangaea
A word from Pangaea Restaurant
Pangaea is a two-tiered restaurant with an eighteen foot high ceiling, situated on Bay Street in the heart of Bloor/Yorkville. Established in 1996, Pangaea can seat 150 guests, and has Private Dining areas that can accommodate
groups of 8 – 150. The eclectic menu has a Canadian sensibility whilst taking ideas from around the world. The service is gracious, thoughtful and unpretentious, and the wine list boasts a balanced profile of over 200 different wines. The restaurant caters both to a business clientele and to
social gatherings.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Pangaea Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
96 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (56)special occasion (52)great for lunch (39)romantic (25)notable wine list (21)good for groups (18)neighborhood gem (14)great for brunch (8)hot spot (6)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • What a treat!
    kitcanoe
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Took my 90-year-old mother out for an after opera dinner and we were delighted with the experience. The servers were helpful and warm. The food was amazing--and given how many excellent restaurants we have in Toronto that is not faint praise. We gorged on oysters, calamari, venison and incredible deserts. We will definitely be back when my brother comes to visit. He's an uber foodie who exports Thai seafood around the world and I'm sure he'll be as impressed as we were.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Timeless, Thoughtful and Elegant
    Flapper
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I always love coming to Pangaea. The liver was perfection as always, and we enjoyed their new seasonal dessert, pumpkin profiteroles.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable dining
    CPdines
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Our party of four enjoyed our dinner at Pangaea - we have all dined there many times in the past. Food was good although one person found their steak too tough and chewy and could not finish it. He regretted that he did not send it back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hassan
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    - tasty apple squash soup - amazing and creamy risotto - delicious sea bass with shallots
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Splendid Lunch
    AD421VIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    The food was superb and the service outstanding. No room for improvement.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food but pricey
    Hungry
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Overall we were happy with our experience. The service was rapid and friendly (we were the only ones there to start). Everything we ate was delicious, but it was overpriced - especially the appetizers. Not sure if I'd return again unless it was a special occasion or winterlicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I found the food portions very small and I am not a big eater. The beet salad was extremely small and overpriced at $16. i like being able to choose smaller/larger portions of mains but I must say the small size is quite small. Still, Pangaea has the best mushroom risotto in Toronto.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent restaurant
    KRoc
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at Pangaea, our first time at the restaurant, and we really enjoyed the experience. The menu is very diverse and all the dishes were delicious, including dessert. The service was excellent, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Business Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    This is a good spot for expense account lunches. Portions were small and overpriced.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food
    patricaiVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Excellent food. We ordered the very fresh argula salad and shrimp angel hair. the pasta sauce was outstanding and we thought we were back in Venice. desert of citrus doughnuts was also one of the best ever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • argoslovesfood
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Pangaea offers a unique fine dining experience in Toronto: it is fancy and yet familar. The room is calm, the service friendlly and the environment feels like people who work there own it and love it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • late lunch
    iqsterVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Brought my cousin who was visiting from out of town and also two children. Went during an off hour (330pm) for late lunch in order tobavoid a crowd since the kids act up sometimes. service and food was stellar as always. My cousin enjoyed the meal thoroughly
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had another lovely light lunch here on a quiet Saturday. A dozen oysters, east and west coast, a terrific salad with figs, goat cheese and a mustard dressing, a shared chocolate souffle, and a glass of wine. Simply lovely. The review should be 4 ½.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • TheCat
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Fantastic food. Grilled calamari, recommended by our server, was excellent. Melon soup was very refreshing for a summer afternoon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyable
    Impressed
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The dining experience at Panagaea was wonderful. The food was great. Our waiter was friendly and the service was quick considering the restaurant was quite busy. Some nice classical or soft music would have been good as the ceilings are high and the acoustics sharp. The restaurant is open concept and it was a little hard to hear my dining friend at times. Overall a wonderful experience. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely as always
    BNowa
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The service is outstanding and the food absolutely amazing too. What else can you ask for?! I'll be back for sure! Summerlicious or not!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disapointed
    Zab001
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We went to this restaurant and ordered the Winterlicious menu. Some of the items were the same as their regular menu but we soon found out that only the name of the dish was the same. The portions were very small. I mean very small. The food tasted good but I am glad we paid 35$ a person. Will I go back? Not sure. This left a sour taste in my mouth. They should have charged 45$ and offer the real thing.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, poor service
    mle88
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We chose to come to Pangaea for this year's summerlicious because we've been there before and always had great food and great service. I ordered the mushroom soup, seared tuna and the chocolate souffle cake. The portion of the main course was quite small as it only included three slices of tuna but the flavours were excellent. The soup was a very good portion and the flavouring was great. The cake was not as moist as I was expecting but it was a decent dish. Unfortunately, our waitress was not very friendly. She never once smiled at us and after our food came she never came by to ask how we were doing. She had an annoyed look on her face the entire time. To summarize this experience, great food, poor service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Would come back again!
    DinersforLife
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    As a group, we have been to Pangaea for lunch on the last day of Summerlicious. The dining room started out empty at 11:30 and slowly filled so the noise level went from quiet to moderate. The wait staff was friendly and accomodating. Food portions were small but we left feeling full, it was artfully plated and very pleasing to the eye. Thanks Pangaea!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small portions
    4dluvoffoodVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The presentation was lovely, but the portions were small. I had the tuna as part if the summerlicious menu and I enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal
    iMax
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Definitely our best Summerlicious meal out of several! Food was so good - really interesting combinations of ingredients and prepared perfectly. A first rate meal and evening out.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointing
    Trueblue
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The Summerlicious clients are treated like 2nd class citizens, the portions are tiny, the food bland ... I wouldn't recommend it to any one for Summerlicious.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • disappointed,
    Pearl
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    althought the food is good, however, service is extremly poor (3 of us dining last night during the summerlicious, the server whos actually not friendly - propbably we not order any wines..) When we start our main course, my girl friend actually can't eat the duck breast just too raw and request to re-cook. Another waiter listen then (not serve our table) turn to ask our server come to take back the dish. (with very rude manner) and while we ask our server whether she can change another dish for my friend - she just simple say "NO" (the way is so rude at all). After we ordered coffee with dessert, waitress can't wait to give us the bills,kept back and fall to see whether we pay or not.. we strongly felt not be welcome from this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Decor
    Mperor
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The place is situated near the bay/bloor area to fit for fine dining and is decorated nicely. The service was attentive and friendly. Had the Summerlicious menu, which was okay in terms of flavour/variety. The main course was a bit salty, otherwise wasn't bad at all. This place is worth a try for all you foodies out there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Summerlicious 2014
    craveto8
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I tried out the dinner menu at Pangaea for Summerlicious. I had the salad, duck and lemon bar for appetizer, main course and desert. The food was great for the most part. As the restaurant is considered fine dining the price was reasonable given the 3 course meal. The portions were small for the main course. However the overall experience was excellent. The server and manager regularly asked if everything was alright. I would consider this restaurant a special occasion restaurant and may come back in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dean
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Pangaea never disappoints. It remains one of my favourites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice place
    NYCnBuffaloGirl
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We found this lovely place which is walking distance from our hotel. My fiancee and I were celebrating our engagement and was wondering what a Canadian cuisine would taste like. The food potion is typical of fine dining and it seems abit French with the bread. I wish they gave more bread instead of just one small thin slice each time. We was lucky to be in Toronto in time for Summerlicious, Toronto's restaurant week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bellamuffin
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Went there for Summerlicious and was very disappointed. Food portions were extremely tiny; my soup was excellent but the main meal, the duck, was unedible very tough and full of grizzles. I ate there many times before but when they do a winterlicious or summerlicious menu the quantity is ridiculous they probably shouldn't offer that kind of menu as it is detrimental to their reputation.
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  • Heart of Toronto
    weezer
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This restaurant is a beautiful space in Yorkville with marvellous flavours and convenient parking on Cumberland. The wait staff were exceptional playing both to elderly parents celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary and two three kids in the 10 to 15 year age range. Outstanding all-round experience!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mich
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Great food. However not good for large groups. The portions were quite small. Service was average. I expected a bit more.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Butch
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I thought my main dish, pork belly was too fatty. The desert was fabulous and the starter nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Summerlicious 2014
    fidcas
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Pangaea is one of my favorite restaurants and didn't disappoint. The candied beet salad was delicious with a nice tart dressing. I then had the duck and it was beatifully cooked and served with a really tasty puree and vegetables. Dessert was really good as well (caramel ice cream with great sauces) except I didn't really care for the chocolate souffle. It had too much cocoa powder on the outside and I kept breathing that in which wasn't pleasant. I would come back here any time.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Consistantly good food
    Foodlover42
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Been lunched and dined there occasionally past 10 years. Always nice food, good service, and very pleasant place to have a meal with family and friends.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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  • Fantastic!
    RoyalDutchVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    A very enjoyable Summerlicious menu. Wonderful presentation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Summerlicious
    iqsterVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Panagaea is my go-to restaurant and they always do a great job. This is was my 3rd "licious" at the restaurant and it was the best one yet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    Steve
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    I loved everything. service, food, and atmosphere but only thing I didn't like was the small amount of food.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently great food & service
    Ericw
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Pangaea is a terrific restaurant with consistently excellent food, professional service and a relaxed ambiance. We have been there many times for their regular menu and also during Toronto's restaurant promotions Winterlicious and Summerlicious. Pangaea's prix fixe menu during these promotions is just as excellent as their regular menu. Service is also excellent. This sets them apart from many of the restaurants we have tried during these promotions. They strive for excellence at all times. And make you feel very appreciated and welcome. Pangaea is one of Toronto's top restaurants yet in many ways is a hidden gem. Try it. You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Watch out for screaming children
    SavvyContessa
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    The food and service were excellent. We however had a screaming child next to us that never stopped wailing. Did not stay for a coffee because of the child. Unfortunately we could not wait to get away from the irritation. Too bad because everything else was superb.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • girlsnight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    5 ladies gathered for dinner and the food was great. Our waiter recommended the Liver and he was absolutely right, melted in your mouth. He was very attentive and had a sense of humour. The soup of the day, cauliflower curry, was also delicious. It was a quiet night, not too busy, being the night before Summerlicious. Please note the Public Transit info on the website is not correct, it is Bay St. exit, not Cumberland. Great Night!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 57 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 835 reviews are from the Pangaea Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Perfect dinner with friends
    Coffeegranita
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We took two friends for dinner as a 'thank you' and couldn't have chosen a better place. The food was outstanding (have the risotto!) and delightful service. Would definitely return if in Toronto again. I know our friends will
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.