Great Summerlicious Lunch
Went there for lunch with a friend during Summerlicious to see what the restaurant was like. The atmosphere was very nice, a bit more formal than casual, but that was ok. We were greeted very warmly and had a waiter immediately at our table to take our drink orders. The waiter was very attentive to our table and had our food out at just the right times. The food was very tasty, seasoned well and was a perfect portion for lunch. Overall, it was a very enjoyable experience. I would definitely go back.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We will return...
A wonderful meal - food was presented amazingly, and the fact that all courses incorporated locally grown items was special. We enjoyed every bite, and the wine listing was extensive. Service was friendly and very timely. We did not feel rushed, so we could enjoy the evening fully. We will definitely return in the future. We are still chatting about our meal, and are recommending it to friends and family.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I brought our 2 year old for a special dinner here. We had a great time. They gave crayons and a colouring sheet for our child, they had a nice list of meals for kids. Really good Mac and Cheese. Parking was complementary, service was wonderful. Our meal was great. Our toddler had fun exploring the hotel lobby after the dinner.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect quiet corner, with exceptional service and our food was delicious! We will be back!!
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Restaurant staff very personable and attentive. Provided other options when ordering even if not on the menu. Food arrived hot and in a timely manner.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exceeded my expectation
I live in Toronto and operate a Bed and Breakfast in downtown Toronto so we regularly go to different restaurants to check them out before recommending them to our guests. We had a four-course meal and it was amazing (although I would not recommend the salad with heirloom tomatoes it was disappointing). The portion sizes were perfect with lots of fresh vegetables and not overpowered with sauces. Scallops were divine and beef done perfect. We would definitely recommend it.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
the food is well present and
the food is well present and the taste is excellent, Good for a date night
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Waiter needs training.
We enjoyed this restaurant but found our principal waiter lacked in training, i.e. spilled wine on table and my glass with no apology or cleanup, reached across table, served my husband before me, both the main meal and coffee. We would have had a much more enjoyable experience had the service been top notch as one would expect at such a restaurant. The waiter obviously had been given our name as he greated us by name when he initially came to the table and when we left. That was a nice touch.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent business venue
Better than average food and service in outstanding location - well geared to business meetings / clientel
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
A dinner for a celebrated musician
The ambience was British and traditionally European. The service was great and put us at home. There was a surprise with a lobster bite with a small bisque, which was refreshing with lobster-flesh texture). I liked especially the appetizers pork belly (lovely with an almost melt-in-the mouth feel). The table loved the prime rib ( one striploin and one tenderloin). The portion seems standard but on the smaller side, seared beautifully and cooked right. The dessert panna cotta was fine, especially visually enticing immersed in a bed of summer colors ( strawberry and rhubarb consommé with herbs and flower).
Overall the ambience was good---for conversation and reminiscence of nostalgic European days for the table.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
convenient quiet and quite good
Hard to beat the location for meetings (especially if travelling to/from downtown area); better than most hotel dining in several respects; food, ambiance and service.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was a second visit to
This was a second visit to Epic, and everything was as spot-on as the first. Service was attentive, food was fantastic.
4 courses is a lot of food, and there's an amuse bouche and post-dessert cookies, too!
The seafood chowder is one of the best ever had, velvety smooth base with perfectly cooked seafood. Salad had generous serving of goat cheese. Choosing to split our appetizers of crab cakes and shrimp cocktail allowed us to savour both.
Fish entrees were well executed. Appreciate that the sides weren't heavy starches.
Desserts were also well received; the gelato trio was inspired.
Cocktails were okay, great wine selection.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time diner here and
First time diner here and definitely won't be the last!! Everything about the night was wonderful. From the service to the food to the entire experience. I highly recommend it!!!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Traditional Style Food
We had a lovely dinner at Epic. The menu was fairly extensive and the food and service were very good. I had surf and turf with bison and it was excellent. We shared the creme brule dessert and it was also good. The parking was complementary valet parking which was also nice.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
good wait staff
quiet enough you can carry on a normal voice conversation
tables nicely spaced and far apart enough
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Second time there
This was the second time I went there, the food and service were excellent. However, I waited for a long time for the entree on both visits. Luckily, there was a live band and we were not bored. Server offered excellent service and proactively follow up on our orders, impressed with service and food. Will definitely visit again.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ambiance and gracious service
We had an excellent meal at Epic, celebrating a family birthday. The service was friendly, prompt and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The food, as always, was excellent.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect Place for Dinner
The Epic Restaurant is two thumbs up! Our server was very attentive & friendly. We had a four-course dinner for 2. The food is amazing. We both had sea food chowder soup, scallops for apetitizer, steaks & they were done perfectly as well the crème brulee for desert. The ambience was nice as well. It is definitely a perfect place for a beautiful dinner!
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night for birthday
I had experience here, the food was great!I told the server that it was my boyfriend's birthday and I had expected them to write a little message on our desserts. However, they brought out a slice chocolate cake with a candle prior to us ordering our desserts. The server even sang Happy Birthday with me! It was a wonderful surprise and my boyfriend loved it. Thank you so much!
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The only thing that was epic, was the cost of a Acapulco margarita-$25. The rack of lamb was almost epic, definitely one of the better that I've ever had. Seafood chowder was rich, but not overly generous with seafood. Crab cakes were decent, the desserts were excellent. Very pricey!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
If there was ever a restaurant you wanted to try, this would be the one. We have dined twice now and the food was unbelievable. My husband's favourite dish was the Pork Belly appetizer. Our compliments to the chef
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
From the moment you step into the restaurant, you are warmly greeted by staff and made to feel life a VIP. Everyone is genuinely happy to see you and so enthusiastic! Our waiter was knowledgeable with the menu, going over specific details of any dish we had queries about. His wine recommendations were perfect! The food is superb. They do not cut corners here-fresh ingredientscooked to perfection. The bread with spreads is so fresh and crusty, not just a dried out afterthought. The seafood chowder is the best i have ever had. The dessert is so well presented one can only gaze dreamily at this edible art. Overall, a memorable experience.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The staff were all very attentive and friendly. The seafood chowder and scallop appetizer were amazing!. The only thing that could be better was the background music. Epic feels like it should be a romantic restaurant, lots of couples were dining that evening, but the music really wasn't supporting that feel. A little too loud and upbeat.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good meal + good service sums it up
Been to Epic a few times but not recently. Would go back again ... we had been there for dinner back in July when Toronto got the heavy rain storm and they lost power so we returned recently to finish things off ... they went over and above the "call of duty" upon our return. Service was good and around 1/2 way through the meal I started to worry about not being able to have room for dessert ... my wife ended up taking her pasta home and had a few bits of my main which saved the day and allowed me to finish with dessert and coffee. Had the chocolate cake and my wife had the panna cotta (nice and light!). There were a few more dishes we would like to try but this time we had the seafood coup+scallops and lobster pasta .. all great!
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic food and service!
Overall experience was spectacular. Food was out of this world, and the servers were very attentive but not excessively.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
EPIC - business breakfast
Had my boss in from the US during the film festival, and staying at the Royal York. Made breakfast reservations for 7:15 to meet a client, and had an excellent discussion. Wait staff are very skilled at recognition when and how to come and go during a serious conversation, and to be supportive without being over-bearing. Sound level is just right for a business conversation - no need to yell to be heard, or to whisper to avoid being over-heard. Standard hotel breakfast menu, but excellent quality food. Prices are a little high, but worth the investment for the overall experience.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful evening/dinner. All entrees were hot , delicious and well presented. Service was outstanding. Free 3 hours valet parking when dining at EPIC is a big plus.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Wonderful Experience
It was the first time we have booked on line - and it made our experience wonderful. I was greeted at the door by name and taken to our table. The staff was aware we had concert tickets and made the entire evening a relaxing and exceptional experience.
Thank you so much!
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Steady and regular
The EPIC is a great regular location i have used for breakfast meetings. the service is fast, efficient and responsive. The food is consistently of a good quality. Staff are attentive
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was my birthday & my friend
It was my birthday & my friend who got the coupon for us took me. It was a great evening
I love The royal York & try to go with as many of my friends as possible.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and wine were outstanding
The food and wine list were excellent! We live in San Francisco and are spoiled with the great wines and food from the Bay Area, and Epic did not disappoint.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great business breakfast
Hostess and servers were very accommodating. Good was very good. Loved that I could make a bfast reservation with Open Table.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a fabulous dinner with my fiance Saturday night. The food was amazing, each plate a work of art. A very enjoyable experience!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to EPIC for our Wedding Anniversary, and what a way to celebrate. The food was amazing, service was incredible and everything was fabulous! It was definitely an "EPIC" meal from beginning to end ... and especially with all the unexpected treats - from the "tasting spoon" of braised beef on truffle cauliflower puree to the macaroons and biscotti! Thank you for a wonderful meal with your excellent waitstaff!
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our server Lisa was fantastic.
Our server Lisa was fantastic. Very knowledgeable about the menu and didn't hang over our shoulder. The food was prompt and hot not to mention delicious.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I went to Epic for our tenth wedding anniversary. In the beginning, I was a little concerned with how one side of the restaurant was open to the lobby area. I prefer something enclosed. But that is just me. Put that aside, we were both extremely impressed with whole dining experience. The meal, and the attention to detail, in presentation, and service. The ambience was great but the food was even better. Well worth the money spent. We have been talking about Epic ever since, need I say more.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is our first Thanksgiving dinner at the Epic and we would return-the meal from beginning to end was delicious-with little extras along the way e.g., being greeted by name, added little desserts, amuse bouche etc.
All in all a delightful experience.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Bruch in the City!!!
my second time for Brunch and just love it! we went there with 3 kids and our server was amazing (and all the staff including Chef!)
loved the variety, quality and freshness of the food and also the great tables they have with lots of space! thanks for the great experience, we can't wait to go back!
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
An enticing buffet with a wide range of both hot and cold dishes, including eggs to order. Wait service efficient and unobtrusive. A definite must for those who want a good breakfast or a working breakfast in pleasant surroundings. I have eaten here many times and have never had a less than memorable meal.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Classy dining and not too formal
Very relaxed atmosphere to spend the evening dining, good quality food and able to see a bit of the kitchen in action. Tables set up are not too crowded, offering some privacy for conversation.
10/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great lunchtime choice
Good selection of lighter meal choices. The salmon is excellent. Very good, prompt and attentive service. Excellent spot for a nice lunch away from the Bay Street crowd.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding food and service.
Get the black cod. Hands down best dish. Delicous food, attentive service.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was phenomenal with great selection--from eggs benedict to smoked salmon with capers. The mushrooms, potatoes and crepes were delicious and the fruit selection was extremely fresh and sweet.
Coffee was constantly poured.
The only downside was, with a 12pm online reservation we still had to wait for our table to be set. My expectation, especially with a reservation, was that our table would be waiting for us.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
I greatly appreciate the warmth of the reception you have given me.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fresh local ingredients (herbs grown on site), wonderfully prepared and presented. The pan seared scallops were the best I have had anywhere and the ravioli rivaled home made in Italy. Plating was artistic yet understated. Service was impeccable from the hostess greeting me by name both upon arrival and when departing, to the waiter who brought the bread and the amuse bouche, the main waiter and the dessert waiter, everyone was professional and found the right balance between being sophisticated but not pretentious. A very special dinner for a special occasion.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Dinner, Lovely Evening
Dinner was great! The restaurant wasn't crowded so service was quick. The staff at the Epic are wonderful, the waiters/waitresses are knowledgeable about the food they serve which is very helpful when making your choice. The walnut and raisin bread is the best and even tempted someone who should avoid wheat! Try the Brie Tempura - perfecto. The Black Cod was delicious and my friend enjoyed the perfectly pan-seared Salmon filet. Everything is served beautifully. Do take a picture first; the presentation is truly artistic. As for dessert, try the three different crème brulées. Excellent! Finish off the evening with a specialty tea, I highly recommend the Kyoto Cherry Rose green tea.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
I always enjoy eating at Epic. A great option at lunch, if I don't feel like the full lunch entrée/main item, you can ask for items from the lounge/bar side (i.e. the Halibut fish and chips are very good and from scratch!, or there's a vegetarian wrap on that side if needed). These items are not on the Epic menu, but you can ask for the lounge/bar menu (it is the same kitchen). My guests have loved this option. The service is just right, very professional and friendly.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lunch with friends
Lunch was very good. The service was great. Unfortunately you did not have your usual Christmas three course lunch special. I we look forward to it every year.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Epic Buffet Brunch
Wait staff was a bit slow to get started which is unusual for this restaurant. Seemed they forgot about us while they fawned over a table celebrating a birthday. They were slow in general at the start. Forgot to take our drink order. Forgot to pick up used plates. Well, it was my wife's birthday too we just didn't tell them. Once they got their act together after about 20 minutes things went smoothly. Food is very good and given the quality the price is very reasonable. Only disappointment was the service which is usually much better than what we experienced. The Maitre d' seemed disorganized.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
We've been numerous times, and have always had a lovely time from the service we've gotten to the food we've eaten. Thanks so much!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM