Canoe Restaurant and Bar
Canoe Restaurant and Bar

Canoe Restaurant and Bar

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.oliverbonacini.com/Canoe.aspx
  • Phone: 4163640054x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:45- 2:30pm
    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental
  • Executive Chef: John Horne
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bay and Wellington Streets
  • Public Transit: King and Bay
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Validated parking is available after 5:30pm. Parking is available in the Toronto Dominion Centre at 66 Wellington St. W. It is the TD Centre parking lot, situated on the North side of Wellington, before York St.
A word from Canoe Restaurant and Bar
Critically acclaimed to be among Canada’s best restaurants, Canoe's unique location high atop the TD Bank Tower affords a breathtaking view of the city and Lake Ontario. The design, originally conceptualized by noted designers Yabu Pushelberg and most recently refreshed by Anacleto Design, is clean and simple, yet absolutely stylish - a brilliant reflection of Canada's rich raw environment. That same brilliance is captured through the flavours and textures of Chef John Horne's inspired regional Canadian cuisine. The menu showcases the freshest and finest Canadian fish, game and produce, as well as an outstanding selection of Canadian vintages. "All that is Canadian defines Canoe." Florence Fabricant, The New York Times
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Canoe Restaurant and Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
258 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (221)special occasion (204)romantic (148)fit for foodies (141)notable wine list (93)hot spot (49)great for lunch (49)good for groups (37)vibrant bar scene (24)neighborhood gem (17)late-night find (16)great for outdoor dining (6)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Birthday evening
    DRAGONLADY
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    It was a special evening celebrating my wife's 65th birthday. Enjoyed the evening from the great seating, appetizers,mains, dessert and special appetizer sent from chefs Walsh and Horne.A truly wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of the finest restuarant
    table42
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This place was highly recommended by friends so the gf and I decided to give this a try for our special occasion. I'm a big oysters fan and they did not disappoint with their east and west coast selection. The lamb I ordered was one of the best lamb I ever had. Inside was medium well and crispy on the outside. Paired very well with their strawberry sauce. I can see ourselves going back. Service was great, mood was right and a great view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Thank you.
    odango
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    That was my first time to go there and my boyfriend and I had a great food with great view. However, one thing that I was disappointed, that is when I made a reservation, I put it is our anniversary dinner, but there was not any anniversary message on the dessert plate. I thought it is nice restaurant and it's great for special occasions but actually wasn't really special...
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth traveling over 3,500 km
    SoCalGeofVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Canoe is my favorite restaurant in the world. I live in the Los Angeles area and recently visited family in upstate New York and Indiana. I hadn't been to Toronto in a while, and this gave me an opportunity to plan one night in the city during the trip. The first thing I did was book my reservation at Canoe. We were blessed with a table next to the windows with a view of the CN Tower and lake--I highly recommend you request a window-side table with your reservation. I follow Canoe on Facebook and was thrilled that several of the dishes we were served with the Taste Maritimes menu had been featured in their posts. Overall, Canoe hits a trifecta of inventive and amazingly-delicious food, impeccable service and a spectacular view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • what a treat
    alwaysbusiness
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I took my husband to Canoe to celebrate our anniversary. It was a fabulous evening. We had an amazing view of the harbour that got better as the sun went down. Service was wonderful and the food was quite spectacular. They even brought us lovely chocolate treats as an anniversary gift. They made our evening very special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always good and always reliable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    another fine meal at Canoe. its been a few months (hard to get into on short notice) and the fixed course menu had changed to a "Maritimes" theme. As always, presentation and preparation were creative and skilled. Cooking was also to a high standard (as you would expect for Canoe). not that keen on the Baked Clam dish but the rest of the courses were great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing beats the view from Canoe
    Taradise
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Great restaurant in the financial district. The food and service is always reliable and the view is gorgeous. I love that they incorporate a Canadian aspect into all of their dishes and use local Canadian ingredients.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pay-for-view
    bifurcationVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Let's face it, you're paying for the view here. The food is OK, "fine dining" quality, but there were some serious missteps, like overcooked venison. If you're looking for a foodie night out, I suggest going elsewhere. But for a decent meal and a nice view, Canoe is fine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not repeatable
    curmudgeon
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    nice view of the lake. clearly a place to see and be seen. not a place for foodies who graze fine dining around the world. the food was uninspiring and often overcooked. the service was embarrassing. we did get a couple of reasonable wines. really disappointed, an evening wasted. toronto has *much* better food.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it
    TeamBC
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Treated my significant other to a birthday dinner. The chef made 2 extraordinary birthday dishes in addition to our wonderful meals. Well worth it for the experience and fine dining
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best service/view and presentation
    boflex
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Went to Canoe after just getting married (very small and intimate ceremony). Had a notation in the reservation about having a romantic spot available. Not only did me and my wife get the most scenic/romantic view of the city but we received the best service ever. From the hostesses, to the manager, to multiple servers and the chef, everyone gave us their best regards and congratulations on our wedding. Food presentation was impeccable and the quality of the ingredients is very noticeable. We will always go back to Canoe and recommend to all our friends. Our server, Brendan, was the friendliest and most knowledgeable waiter we have ever encountered, not to mention the amazing customer service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The service was amazing, our waiter was friendly and attended to our ever request as best he could. The scenic view was breath taking and definitely a reason to spend a little more for dinner. Overall, the ambiance and service was unbelievly fantastic! Hospitality at its best!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Had an unforgettable romantic night at Canoe. The wine pairings were spectacular, the view was breath taking, and the food was outstanding. Would highly recommend the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Food was excellent, particularly like the seafood platter.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful as usual
    foodie
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Canoe has consistent superb food, service and atmosphere. Our party of 5 all had different items and they were all excellent, - delicious and beautifully presented. It is always a treat to go there. with out of town guests, the view of the sunset over Toronto was spectacular. Keep up the good work!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tasting menu at Canoe
    BeenThereAteThat
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    My husband and I had the tasting menu with wine pairings. It was lovely - all of the courses were great (with the exception of dessert, which was sort of a lemon trifle, but that's just me...I've never been into wet cake). It's a beautiful place, with a stunning view and awesome - friendly, informative, unobtrusive - service. Definitely a place for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We were visiting Toronto to celebrate a birthday and wedding anniversary and a friend recommended Canoe instead of the CN Tower. (We had been to the CN Tower before and had a great night with an amazing view) Although the view in Canoe is not as spectacular and the room does not rotate as it does in the tower, we were lucky enough to be given a window seat and it was still breathtaking. We watched an amazing sunset while enjoying a fantastic meal. The service was exceptional and half the time you barely noticed someone had been over to top up your water etc. I would highly recommend Canoe, especially for that "special occasion"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat
    SusieR
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We had not been to Canoe in several years and were not sure how it would compare to previous experiences (all wonderful). We went for lunch and everything was perfect; food, service, ambiance. We waited at the bar for a few minutes so we could have a window table with a spectacular view. We have gluten and dairy allergies, and they easily accommodated our needs. Our delightful server learned that it was our anniversary and for dessert they sent out meringue cookies with Happy Anniversary written in chocolate on the platter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lived up to my expectation
    ilovesapporo
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Finally had an opportunity to go to "Canoe" restaurant. My daughter and I took a friend visiting from Japan. It was truly "lived up to my expectations!"" The food was excellent and the spectacular view looking out over CN tower and Lake Ontario. The service was one of the best in Canada.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    Natnat
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Had my birthday dinner at Canoe last month, the food and services are outstanding. However, it's a little bit noisy there!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Best!
    SkooumQuietwalker
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Fantastic place to eat after our wedding. We were treated like royalty!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection at 31 stories
    InLuvR
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Service was outstanding. Food was perfection. Wine pairings were 100%. View was beautiful. Really can't say anything critical of this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Canoe Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Outstanding service and intriguing menu. Will return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    One of the most scenic restaurants we've been to. Must try!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing restaurant
    UniversalJ
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    This is my favourite restaurant in Toronto. The food is always fantastic, and the service makes the experience memorable. Try the wine pairings with your meal - they're perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Lunch at Canoe
    Melissa
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    This was my second time visiting Canoe, first time for dinner and I absolutely loved it! The service was terrific and the atmosphere completely changes in comparison to during the evening. Had a excellent server and the food was terrific. Definitely will be returning sometime soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go for the view, stay for the food
    DougMVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    I've always had a beverage with friends at Canoe when I'm visiting Toronto. This time I decided to try eating there. Wow, I didn't realize what I was missing out on. The service is incredible and the food even more so. An incredible view does not hurt either! PS - the drinks are amazing as well - thanks Monica!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Excellent ambience and service. Great welcome experience. However the food was not what I expected. When told about canoe, my expectations for the food were extremely high. But when eating there in person I was extremely disappointed. I found the menu to be very complicated and not for the "average joe"
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday dinner
    jfox
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Ordered beef and salmon tartare and foie gras to start. Among the best I've tried and great plating. The mains were duck breast and Wagyu steak. The entrees were on par and I'd say mediocre, wagyu wasn't as tender and was more like regular steak despite being medium rare. Had a bottle of red recommended by the manager, which was exceptional though matching the price. Ambiance being on the 54th floor means the view is fantastic. Service was top notch as to be expected. I wouldn't hesistate to recommend to a friend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary dinner made special!
    TorontoFoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    My wife and I are celebrating ten wonderful years of marriage and we're looking for a special place for a celebration meal. From the beginning Canoe pulled out all of the stops to make it one of the best meals I've ever enjoyed. We had the tasting menu, which had a maritimes theme, creating and witty but delicious throughout, with lovely wine pairings with every course. The service was attentive but not stifling. And the staff made the whole evening special, from complementary sparkling rosé to start, a gift of a small potted orchid (in a 10-year tin pot), and happy anniversary script on chocolate sauce around the dessert plates. The spectacular view was a perfect backdrop! Thanks to Canoe for a perfect evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Bondo
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Never been disappointed. Amazing staff, food, view and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CJfromTO
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    although the service was excellent, as always, the food seemed to lack a certain sense of pizzazz, especially the regular menu items. more vegetarian options would be highly appreciated.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mediocre Trout for Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The Trout was not worth the price. Everything else was great.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful!
    Yummy
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Dinner was spectacular! The ambience and the scenery made the night really special. You fel like you were in a special place, the lightig was perfect! Really great service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maravilhoso
    Hacramos
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    O restaurante é espetacular, bom atendimento, para os brasileiros a simpática Mônica, barwoman arranha bem o português (filha de brasileira) e o ótimo garçom Silvio fala bem a nossa língua. Lugar bonito, com boa música, gente bonita e boa comida!!!! Recomendo!!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kifuff
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Dined at Canoe on 12/06/2014. We thought the service was simply amazing as was the view of the city from the restaurant. However the food was a little bit of a letdown. Reading previous reviews we expected it to be amazing. Whilst good it simply was not good enough to deserve all the praise. The highlight was desert otherwise the rest of the meal was decent but forgettable. Our mains were warm/cold.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience!
    Shirleymarie
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Well worth the cost. A gastronomical experience. Many flavours blended into beautiful dishes. We went to celebrate a graduation. The service and attention was impeccable!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Double Birthday Dinner
    RJSooty
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our birthdays at Canoe. Had a table for two. When my sister-in-law was able to join us at the last minute, they shuffled seating and got us a wonderful table with a great view. Food was unbelievable, especially ordering ala carte from the tasting menu. View was fantastic through early evening. Do not fear an early reservation here; in fact it might be the best time on a clear evening. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Great cocktails at the bar before dinner. If you're coming from work, arrive early, have a drink, and use the free wifi.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    Wanderlust
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    My experience at Canoe was nothing short of outstanding! I can see how this place is consistently rated highly. The service, the food, the view all work together to create a wonderful dining experience. I had the lamb lasagna for lunch and it was amazing! Food presentation is one of the best I've seen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • review
    canoedinner12
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    amount of food was way too little. i undetstand the standard of luxury restaurant but i think it was beyond the level. i was very surprised by size of the lobster and couple other main dishes. My parents had to eat another dinner after Canoe. Compare to price of the food, quality, and environment, i dont think its worth it. View was nice tho.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic