TOCA - Ritz Carlton Toronto
TOCA - Ritz Carlton Toronto
  • Address:
    181 Wellington Street West
    Toronto, ON M5V 3G7
    Neighborhood:
    Downtown / Entertainment District
  • Cuisine:
    Continental
    Price: CAN$31 to CAN$50

TOCA - Ritz Carlton Toronto

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tocarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 416-572-8008x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast - 6:30am-11am daily
    Lunch Monday - Friday 11:30am-2:30pm
    Dinner Monday - Sunday 5:30pm-10:30pm

    Sunday Brunch - 11:30am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: TOCA has three Private Dining options.

    TOCA's private dining room is located at the back of our main dining area partitioned off by a glass wall. The centerpiece of this space is a fixed custom solid wood table which can accommodate 12 guests comfortably. In the private dining room we serve the TOCA a la carte menu.

    Our Chef’s Table, located directly inside the kitchen, is a wonderful experience for both foodies and those looking for something a little different from their dining experience. Our Chef will personally design a tasting menu tailored to you and your guests’ wishes and needs. The entire evening will be a memorable experience as you are personally guided through your experience by a dedicated server and Chef.

    TOCA has recently created a semi-private space which will accommodate parties of up to 27 guests for a sit down dinner, and up to 60 for cocktail functions. Please contact us for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Kai Riecken 416-572-8071x

Getting there

  • Public Transit: St. Andrew (King) Subway station
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Option to valet with the hotel ($15)
A word from TOCA - Ritz Carlton Toronto
TOCA is an homage to the City we call home. Though not all of us were born here; we help make this diverse metropolitan area the most culturally rich destination in North America. TOCA is a culinary journey through the neighborhoods of our city with a “back to basics” approach. A celebration of the mélange of ethnicities from around the globe using their flavors and influences to take you back in time when food was simple; and the binding of family and friends to reconnect, unwind and enjoy each others company.

TOCA is an experience; casual, yet refined with small plates meant for sharing, delivered with the warmth and hospitality that Canadians are renowned for. Come and re-discover TOCA for the first time, and fall in love with the familiar warmth of The Authentic Culinary Trade that was perfected by the families that migrated to the City we now refer to as Toronto Canada.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerContinental
TOCA - Ritz Carlton Toronto reviews from OpenTable diners
72 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (46)fit for foodies (35)romantic (33)notable wine list (22)great for brunch (20)good for groups (20)great for lunch (14)hot spot (8)neighborhood gem (6)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (6)vibrant bar scene (2)scenic view (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Food was tasteless
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    This was some of the most bland food I have ever eaten The risotto tasted like soupy rice with green grass drizzled on top. I don't know how they are able to serve such food and say they have a chef from a Michelin star restaurant there .... It was a joke
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Celebration
    Luvthisplace
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Wonderful experience! Unlimited mimosas were awesome. Food was delicious with great variety...desserts were to die for! We will be back again. Thank-you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    HoneyBee
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The food and service were amazing. Try the fillet, you won't regret it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK but Has Changed
    ragelicVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Menu had changed - seems prices have almost doubled, making it for $20-30 apps and $40-50 mains. Not sure if that was only because of TIFF going on at the time we were there, but was a bit surprising to see. Food was expertly prepared and service was solid, but portions extremely small. Still being hungry after a $400+ dinner isn't ideal.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great atmosphere
    foodie4life
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Went here for a special friends Bday and we had a nice intimate time. The waiter was very nice and wasn't imposing. Made some great menu recommendations. We did a 4 course menu and the food timing was well spaced. Only bummer was the Lamb was a bit on the cold side otherwise we had a very nice evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Fantastic food - very filling. Complimentary oysters and desserts was a nice touch. Moderate to expensive entrees, but overall, not as large a bill as was expected.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful ambience
    Veggiediner
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The restaurant is beautiful and the service is outstanding. The cheese and wine lists are extensive, the food looked good but the salad I had was not very good.... quite small and drowned in oil and salt. I left quite hungry. My guest, however seemed to really enjoy his sandwich.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unforgettable Anniversary
    Adventures4two
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My husband and I had an intimate celebration for our anniversary. The staff was generous, kind, efficient, and treated us as though we were the only ones in the restaurant! The food was simply perfection. An absolute repeat (no special occasion required).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    Tiffany
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I had my 30th birthday dinner at TOCA and my friends and I really enjoyed the food and service, great job.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Top notch
    Joyvivre
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    A restaurant fitting for a chef trained in a two Michelin star restaurant . Gluten free pasta and bread available that were delicious. Tuna tartare, beef cheeks, shrimp scampi all flawless
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food, Poor Service
    Cake
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Excellent food - quality and variety - but poor service. I flagged down our waiter almost 10 minutes after we were seated. He took drink orders, brought our drinks and gave a brief explanation of the food stations, and never came near us again. I used another waiter when we wanted clean cutlery and the check. The beef wellington station was unmanned most of the time (we were sitting across from it). Eventually when 4 or 5 people were lined up waiting one of the chefs would come to slice and serve and disappear again. The chocolate desserts needed replenishing. I mentioned this to one of the staff who was replacing the hot food but in the remaining 15 minutes I was there nothing was done. I expect better from Ritz-Carlton and
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • On Point
    MsKienVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    As always, TOCA was on point with service, food and quality. I love taking my mother here for lunch when she is downtown since it offers a great variety, ambiance and vibe with the delicious flavours of its fine dishes. Staff were courteous and took initiative to offer us things without asking. Consistency is key for a place like this and they always exceed expectations.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The service was exceptional, which made our first experience fantastic. I love the set up of the restaurant. The food and wine were top notch
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth visiting !
    Jozi
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Great services, food was outstanding! Athmospher, definitly a place for a speciall occasion too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Wonderful Addition to the City
    elPedro
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    TOCA at the Toronto Ritz Carlton provides an environment reserved for those that value the quality of family, friends, and business partners. From the moment you enter the lobby you are carried to an era of style and grace, where historic and modern Toronto meet. Thank you to all the members of TOCA. Your care, dedication, and attention to detail is highly appreciated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    JitsVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Can you believe a restaurant in city like Toronto without vegetarian option? Means, not a single one!! And then, we were suggested to go with the starters... The food was ok. I ordered fish which came with yoghurt based sauce. Not great. The only good thing is ambience but otherwise, wonder why this is listed in Opentable.
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  • T to Ritz-Carleton tradition
    Computersizme
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    From the time you arrive, to time you leave, everything will be top notch. Merci, thank you for wonderful dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not worth it
    AlTOVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Spent $300+ for 4 before wine. Service was friendly but extremely slow. Not impressed by the food at all where we ordered tasting menus and a la carte items. Decor was meh. You are better off spending this kind of money elesewhere.
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  • Enjoyable Meal
    fondoffood
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Enjoyed the Sunday brunch and overall felt that it was reasonably good value given the inclusion of mimosa/bellini/caesars. However, there should definitely be an alternate price point for non-drinkers as it definitely lacks value for those.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch at Toca Ritz Carton
    bobby1963
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    The brunch was excellent. Food was beautifully presented and great quality. Staff was helpful and accommodating. Overall great experience and I would highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth a visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Good - entrees quite good ; (appetizers (slow cooked shrimp, lemon risotto) bland). Bad - waiter and somelier pleasant but little useful knowedge ('the cod is good"); room lacks atmosphere ; combined with average food ,suggest try elsewhere unless desperate to eat in a hotel
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  • Perfect for the occasion
    lifeforfood
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Great food, excellent service, perfect ambience and fantastic view! Couldn't be better! I have been a food critic before for a well known chain restaurant and I know how to critique. This is a perfect 10.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    PVS86
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    One of the only restaraunts in the neighborhood that genuinley celebrates food and the dining experience. I've been several time, and always look forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over-stretched waiter a let down
    kcuebeleinVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Toca has exceptional, creative Italian food. I had been there before on business, and wanted to share it with my family. Tonight, our charming waiter - F - was far too busy to give us the attention that is expected from a restaurant of this caliber. He frequently apologized, but still seemed more engaged with the big private party in one of the nearby rooms. One free glass of wine was appreciated, but didn't compensate for a slow night with gaps in attention. NOTE: the cheese expert lady was outstanding; you must let her show you the Toca cheese room.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    Foodie3333
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    There is a good variety of food to choose from at brunch. The quality of food is good too. We particularly liked the assortment of fresh seafood.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An amazing night
    BettyCooperVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary at TOCA and I'm so glad we did. It was truly the most special night in every way. The service was excellent and the food was spectacular. We requested a romantic table and we loved the spot they chose for us. Everything exceeded our expectations (which were already very high from our last visit). Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 46 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 402 reviews are from the TOCA - Ritz Carlton Toronto reviews archive.
  • Superb
    TheLambo1972
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Our waiter Felix was super nice. And I really polite. The food was amazing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful night of dining.
    Unimpressed
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Our waitstaff was the best. She was very helpful with the menu and recommendations when asked. Everything was perfect. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Spacious Chic Spot
    Golfstr
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Enjoyed a pre-Roy Thompson Hall performance by David Curry and the TSO with GOLFSTR investors. Plenty of room to swing a golf club in there. Definitely not sitting on top of each other. A little on the pricey side. Our server was one of the artists who crafted the display plates decorating each table. Nice touch.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great adventure
    Tichsa
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Great service and spectacular food with a twist. The Maitre'd gave great advice and knew his stuff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • joachii
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Brunch - service and atmosphere was great. Food quality was poor overall especially considering it is the Ritz-Carlton and the price tag is $75 per person. There is plenty of food but it is exactly what you would get at other lesser quality establishments albeit presented in a better room and in better serving dishes. Lots of pre-frozen items - rubbery lobster tails, the smoked trout was almost inedible and overdressed salads. Dessert quality was much better than any of the savoury options it must be noted. Unlimited Mimosas, friendly, engaged staff elevated the otherwise bland food experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb dinner
    HungryDiner
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    My partner was attending a gala in the Ritz Carlton so I decided to treat myself. And what a treat it was! The food was superb and the service was perfect. The chef provided an amuse-bouche before the meal and a little complimentary dessert at the end of the meal. It was all delicious. Yes, you will pay more for your meal here, but part of that is for the excellence of the meal and part of it is, well, it is the Ritz Carlton. ;-) The chef even came out to chat for a few minutes. Unfortunately, I have forgotten his name but he was very charming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BBBB
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    food and ambience were fine but menu is very limited and prices high
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Your food level seems to be falling off. The constant change in staff suggests there is something off. Not sure what is going on but something is off with your SUNDAY BRUNCH.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Experience
    Lizmac
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    We had a wonderful Sunday brunch, & will certainly go back.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fine dining but.......
    Simi
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We always enjoy dining in TOCA. This was our 9th time in the past year. It is also the first time that we have had a disappointing moment. Our waiter failed to take the correct order for the main course for one out the five of us. How he miscued an order for beef cheeks and served up lemon risotto with sweat breads instead was quite unbelievable. Yes, the mistake was rectified but it meant that one of my party ate their main course as the rest of us were completing our own. Far from ideal and certainly not the standard that we expect from TOCA.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner for two
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Good food. Nice wine list. Little dark. Service was slow initially, but was pleasant and informative.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Made reservation at last minute, not having very high expectations, but turned out to be an extraordinary dining experience. Very good ambience coupled with wonderful food... Octopus linguine bolognese was an unusual dish but was exquisite Will return for sure
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing server, Wendy treated
    GirlsNightOutVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Amazing server, Wendy treated us like family. Very relaxed dinner with great food and wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not up to Ritz Standard
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    We have dined at many Ritz Restaurants and the Toca does not meet the standards. The menu is limited , the portions are small, the prices are steep & the food lacks creativity. The service was slow and not knowledgeable. I suggest that the management, chef and servers visit the Normans restuarant at the Ritz in Orlando to see what a the best in class looks like.
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