Canoe Restaurant and Bar

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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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Toronto
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The service is out of this world. You feel very special and everyone is exceptionally nice. The menu is very limited and if you don't eat fish, you have maybe 2-3 choices. The view is a big WOW and really the only reason we would ever return.

JH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for the excellent service and food. Had the tasting menu with wine paring. Very delicious- great experience

JR
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Overall, the food was vey good. The only quibble was the portion size. I’m in my late 70’S and don’t have a big appetite, in fact, I usually complain that the portions are so large that I can’t possibly manage three courses, and often not two. So it was a bit disappointing to have a three course meal and leave the restaurant still hungry!
I was also disappointed to be put at a window table, with one seat facing the view and the other directly towards the back of the restaurant, so the person nearest the window had to twist a full 180 degrees to see the view. Considering that it was a Tuesday evening and the restaurant was far from full, the table could easily have been shifted so that both of us could have enjoyed the view. When I asked, the waiter simply said that both seats had a good view, and they couldn’t move the table.
Its not a place we’ll return to soon.

Canoe Restaurant and Bar
Responded 12 hours ago

Good afternoon. Thank you for sharing feedback about your recent visit to Canoe Restaurant & Bar. We are sorry to hear about your experience. Could you please send us a note through our website's contact page, so we may speak with you directly? Thank you. -Canoe Management

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Very professional. Immediately wished us a happy anniversary as soon as we entered. Our server was very knowledgeable of the menu. View was outstanding. Food delicious. Just amazing experience overall. Made for great memorable anniversary.

BG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The Canoe Bar is one of my favourite places and Jeff is one of very best hosts/bartenders in town.

OT
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience, excellent food and service.

SK
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I was disappointed that Chablis wine featured on the wine menu was not available. I also thought my tomato appetizer should have been served at room temperature.

OT
Toronto
241 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fun fantastic evening. Outstanding in every way. Amazing food - so creative and interesting, excellent wine suggestion, great service and wow view.

AA
London
23 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Not what it used to be. The decor has been stripped away for a more corporate look. The food was surprisingly NOT good, especially for the price. We felt we were being continuously rushed... until I paid the bill in cash and then the change took forever (I assume the waiter was hoping we would leave without it). Do NOT order the tomato farcie. The espresso is, to my mind, undrinkable.

Canoe Restaurant and Bar
Responded 5 days ago

Good evening. Thank you for sharing feedback about your recent visit to Canoe Restaurant & Bar. We are sorry to hear about your experience. Could you please send us a note through our website's contact page, so we may speak with you directly? Thank you. -Canoe Management

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SM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place. Superb view. Comfortable seating. Top of the line service. Original and delicious meal. Thanks for the experience.

CD
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic meal and a wonderful experience overall. A treat for a special occasion.

NR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for my fiance's birthday and had the Childhood Nostalgia tasting menu. Food was incredible and interesting how they adapted your childhood food. Food was sophisticated but not pretentious. Staff were attentive and friendly. A great experience that I hope to enjoy again in the future.

TW
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The rabbit main course was one of the most delectable dishes I've ever had. Will certainly return for that alone! Noise level was a bit too high -- was hard to have a conversation and we were a party of only 3. Biggest disappointment was the mac and cheese app...truly delicious in flavour, but a dish of 7 noodles did not constitute the $22 price tag. As the starter course it made me wary of what was to come. My request for a window seat for our anniversary was not granted sadly, even though there were several tables available. Overall satisfaction rate was 7.5/10 with a couple of 9's pulling it up and a couple of 5's pulling it down.

A
Cancun
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view makes the whole thing worth, but the food was excellent, wine pairing and even dessert reccomended was beautiful, it was the best meal I had in my whole vacation and would go back anytime

J
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, Rey attentive service and outstanding view.

J
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is great for someone who is a foodie! The service was amazing and the tasting menu was incredible. I definitely recommend coming here for any occasion!

OT
Toronto
241 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The amazing tasting menu proves again why Canoe is at the top in Toronto. The fresh flavours, textures, presentation and innovation are truly impressive. The dishes read like Mom's dinner and then taste like 3 star Michelin. Such a fun experience.

DK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary here. We chose it because we watch Masterchef and wanted to try another Michael Bonacini restaurant. I ordered the Braised Lamb Shoulder which was divine. My husband truly enjoyed his Beef Short Rib which I also tasted and was melt in your mouth delicious. The Screeched Tarte au Sucre dessert was perfection. The Buffalo Mozzarella starter was not stellar but perhaps I just made a poor choice. While I understood the lettuce was going to be bitter there was nothing to balance that out. I think for our purpose the ambience would have been better in the evening but I couldn't get an evening reservation for the time we were in Toronto (attending TIFF). We went for lunch but was a very business like atmosphere. But wonderful overall experience and would recommend. Great view.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Somewhat disappointing - food was ok, not great as you would expect at that price point. Service was friendly & professional, but slow - disappointing as the restaurant was not full. View is lovely.

T
Toronto
30 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Creative food, Canadian sourced. Wonderful night view on the 54th floor. A bit louder than I would like.

S
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an incredible dining experience. Inventive cuisine. Fantastic presentation. Top flight service. And that view. Can't wait for my next trip here.

AS
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience on every level. The quality of the food matches the incredible view. The service is friendly and helpful.

J
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Not up to standard on service or flavor. Going downhill or just a bad day?

Canoe Restaurant and Bar
Responded on September 10, 2019

Good evening. Thank you for sharing feedback about your recent visit to Canoe Restaurant & Bar. We are sorry to hear about the service that you experienced. Could you please send us a note through our website's contact page, so we may speak with you directly? Thank you. -Canoe Management

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OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Heard much about Canoe and had to check it out. Finally did for a special occasion amongst friends and it did not disappoint. Canadiana cuisine creations beyond imagination in aesthetic and taste and paired expertly with a bottle of champagne. An excellent array of cocktails and a view that was second to none - CN Tower never looked so vibrant. Highly recommend.

Q
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great view and great service. Menu is great and unique.

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DK
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I would and have recommended Canoe to all my friends, for the wonderful ambiance, stunning views, great food and best service.

VN
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice quiet place to celebrate birthday or anniversary with your love one

OT
Toronto
241 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wanted a very special lunch for a very special guest and Canoe certainly was the place to be. Excellent food with great choices for big and small appetites (try the tomato and crab app), perfect service and of course the wonderful view. The Canoe team work so well together to give you the best possible experience.

RS
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to canoe after a long time . The overall experience was as good as I remember the first time .

B
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and view are perfection! The food is so thoughtfully prepared, each dish is like artwork! Simply beautiful meal.

Z
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The menu is a bit odd. There used to be foie gras on the menu as appetiser. Now it no longer exists.

A
Munich
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food in perfect quality served by the best service in Toronto! Absolutely a place to eat and enjoy for every visitor.

KW
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely everything about our dinner at Canoe was top notch. Exactly the right amount of attention by the knowledgeable and professional staff. Our first and second courses were such a combination of exquisite flavours that although we were full, we just had to order dessert. We began with a flute of perfectly chilled Prosecco and then our waiter chose the wine to accompany the dishes we’d selected - white for me and red for my husband - absolutely spot on to enhance the flavour of the food. The view from the 54th floor can’t be beat. It was a wonderful experience to sip and dine while gazing out over the Toronto skyline and waterfront. No, this is not a cheap place to have dinner but in our estimation, worth every cent!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent destination for a special occasion. John Carlos went above and beyond with his service. He made my husband’s birthday special and memorable. Food was great as well.
Highly recommend!

B
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Service was excellent. Our waiter, José, was the best we’ve had in the city - prompt, polite, great attention to detail. Booked for Canadian cuisine, but that is what left much to be desired. Looking for a more profound Canadian experience.

AN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Incredible experience, food, quality and attentive service. We always feel beyond spoiled and indulged when we attend dinner at Canoe. Highly recommend the tasting menu! Great way to experience a non rushed attentive dining experience.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous , I would return again

OT
Toronto
241 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WOW - what an amazing tasting menu. Childhood Nostalgia. So much fun. Clever, innovative, textures and flavor. And talk about value for money. A really excellent deal with top notch service.

T
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time at Canoe and I would recommend it for foodies. The only dish that I didn't finish was the potentially delicious wild mushrooms because they were over-salted, but our awesome waiter immediately took them off my bill. Looking forward to my next visit.

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