Canoe Restaurant and Bar

4.6
4658 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Continental
In compliance with provincial legislation, we are temporarily closed for in-restaurant dining.

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 Solid Design Creative, 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 Ron McKinlay’s inspired regional Canadian cuisine.

Reservations are open one month in advance. Saturday reservations are released three weeks in advance, unless the restaurant has been booked for a private event.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4658 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JulieP
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tasting menu was amazing! And the view of the city was beautiful. Will definitely come back.

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vipToronto
London
25 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience - fabulous food, attentive service from people who seem interested in their job and full of helpful insights, gorgeous space. Thoroughly enjoyed it. My wallet is a lot lighter but it felt worth it.

Canoe Restaurant and Bar
Responded on October 13, 2020

Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We have passed along your kind words to our team and look forward to hosting you again in the future! --Canoe Management

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Nicole
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Went here for dinner recently and the view was outstanding with the sunset. Overall I would say that the view and service are the reasons I would return. Wine with a view of the city was incredible Our server, Stephen, made the entire night so spectacular. He was attentive, social, polite, knowledgeable, and full of jokes that made our evening what it was. The food was very underwhelming for the price. $70 for the elk entree that was very under seasoned and fairly bland. The bone barrow beef dish as well was very bland. The first time we ordered that and the beef entree came cold, but the staff were quick to correct the order with a fresh plate. It was better but still overall not very flavourful or impressive. In the future I would likely return just for some wine and an app perhaps, the oysters fixins were great. Thank you Stephen for making our night so special!

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vipLyanneA
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance and service

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Victoire
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely marvelous experience as per usual paired with scrumptious food and wine.

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vipLOGANSQUARED
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Canoe is an institution! It’s never been as good as it is right now... after the renovation it seems Chef Ron and his team have been motivated to step up their game, especially with regards to their tasting menu. The food is absolutely superb! The service is on point, and the view... well the view is like no other in the city.

We’re so fortunate to make it for dinner before the recent shutdown, and look forward to returning when they’re permitted to reopen.

Thanks for a great night out!

Canoe Restaurant and Bar
Responded on October 13, 2020

Good afternoon, Logansquared. Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We genuinely appreciate your support and look forward to hosting you again in the future! --Canoe Management

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Raysel
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, amazing view of the city and the sunset. I was there with my boyfriend and it was one of the best restaurant experience I have ever had.
Highly recommended.

Canoe Restaurant and Bar
Responded on October 9, 2020

Good afternoon, Raysel. Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We genuinely appreciate your support. We look forward to hosting you again in the future! --Canoe Management

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bloogirl
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was alright. The view was obviously and by far the best part of it. The oysters were fresh , the meat and marrow of the beef filet was tender and good, and the desserts are great. The mushroom soup was good as well. Drinks were good and came from a captivating selection. I don't overall rate the food as overall spectacular, it was just good. Many of the flavours of dishes such as the Atlantic salmon main tasted quite mediocre. The vegetables and garnish didn't add much flavour, just added to blandness. Service was great as expected and again, the view made it worth it.

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GerryN
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my son's 25th B'day. They did a great job with making him feel special.

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vipFrequentEater
Toronto
280 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great way to break those pandemic blues. We had an outstanding meal with excellent service from Kevin. The view was brilliant but the food is even more so. This is cuisine that pushes boundaries and elevates from the same old: !!! Such an amazingly talented kitchen. Also - the health precautions taken at Canoe make you feel totally safe and secure. All the guests and staff were observing the provincial health guidelines and the distancing was perfect. Thank you for such a great evening and for making us feel so safe and special.

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vipCarmen
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent as always.
Service could have been a bit better. Server did not seem happy to be there and was not engaging.

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IgorFr
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is wonderful, the staff, the food, the place, everything.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The food was not great as before.... disappointed...

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SebastienB
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I dined at Canoe to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary. It was an amazing experience! From the stunning views to the delicious food, the top-notch service and the sophisticated but unpretentious ambience, this was an experience we will never forget. We look forward to coming back again soon the next time we have something else to celebrate.

Canoe Restaurant and Bar
Responded on October 9, 2020

Good afternoon, SebastienB. Thank you very much for your kind feedback and for choosing to celebrate your 5th wedding anniversary with us! --Canoe Management

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Joshua
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

1st dish was onion soup but my wife's onion was broken so most of the soup leaked to the rocks. I was very surprised no one ask us how was our dinner throughout the dinner, I see alot of staff standing around chatting but not alot of them working. The person works at the bar is super friendly and nice, not too sure it was his duty to serve us but he definitely saved the whole dining experience there.

Canoe Restaurant and Bar
Responded on October 13, 2020

Good afternoon Joshua. Thank you for sharing feedback about your recent visit to Canoe Restaurant & Bar. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the service. 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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PankhuriM
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Canoe was a perfect place for fine dining and for my birthday celebration.
I liked everything about it from the ambiance to food. I am looking forward to visit this place again soon.

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GeoffK
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bedazzling. Thank you Canoe. Distinct Canadiana Cuisine, over looking The bright lights and big city. Tough to beat.

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Trevor
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charlene and Jane were great hosts and made sure my 1st Anniversary was amazing. Right at the start they acknowledged the occasion and made us feel very special. Food was equally on par, and the view complimented the evening perfectly.

Canoe Restaurant and Bar
Responded on October 9, 2020

Good afternoon, Trevor. Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We are so happy you chose to celebrate your anniversary with us and have passed along your kind words to Jane and Charlene. We look forward to hosting you again in the future! --Canoe Management

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AmyK
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Toronto...hands down!!! An incredible culinary journey, matched with an amazing wine list and outstanding service.

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vipJulia
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We ate here a few years ago, and I don't remember it being this level. Thank you for a memorable evening. We'll be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely one of the best places I’ve ever been to, amazing food and service

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JaredM
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional, unique, and delicious. They really are aware of all the little details, from the butter being the exact right consistency for spreading, to the split peas being all placed flat-side down to prop up a tasting dish.

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Squidnapper
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Salmon: awesome. Seaweed dessert: as if someone had crossbred Ascophyllum with a piece of foam rubber-- yet somehow, it really worked.

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JanC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG so great! We could distinguish all the flavours - it was a sensation! The duch appetizer (my first duck) has made me a fan of the bird. I'm from the east coast and this was the first well done and tasty salmon I've had since about 1986. Seriously. The elk was great, the wine they recommended paired perfectly. We'll be back. It wasn't even all that pricey. Thank you for a great anniversary dinner❤!

Canoe Restaurant and Bar
Responded on September 30, 2020

Good evening, JanC. Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We are so happy you chose to celebrate your anniversary with us and have passed along your comments to our team! We look forward to hosting you again in the future. --Canoe Management

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Sharyn
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate a birthday and were surprised with a little card. Such a cute touch. The tasting tour and pairings are to die for!

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Lolita
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic evening! The atmosphere was perfect and the food......WOW! Delicious!!!! Thank you for helping us celebrate our Anniversary....

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MelissaC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I celebrated our anniversary here and the service was superb! Our server was very knowledgeable about the food and provided suggestions. The ambience was lovely as well.

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vipFrequentEater
Toronto
280 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderfully interesting innovative meal - easy to understand why Canoe is making such a significant impact on the Canadian culinary scene. Here is a restaurant with the talent and courage to venture from the often pedestrian predictability of so many fine dining establishments. We had the tasting menu and each dish was an adventure in taste and texture. The service (Godwin) was perfect and the wine selections (Billy) knowledgeable and clever. Thank you for a fun fantastic evening.

Canoe Restaurant and Bar
Responded on September 30, 2020

Good evening, Foodie. Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We have passed along your kind words to Godwin, Billy and our culinary team. We look forward to hosting you again in the future! --Canoe Management

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BlinzyZ
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating service,
Tasting menu was kinda eye opening

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Victoire
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always welcomed in warm hands, great views and food.

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KaileyM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good but not great. Service was excellent but I specifically asked for a window seat but was seated in the back (called and left an email).

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MegB
Toronto
31 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic, friendly and efficient service and gorgeous and tasty meals! Our 15 month old enjoyed himself and the staff was so accommodating. To top it off the view was incredible! Can’t wait to go back :)

Canoe Restaurant and Bar
Responded on September 30, 2020

Good evening, MegB. Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We are so happy you and your family had such a great experience! We look forward to hosting you again in the future. --Canoe Management

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was Awsome dinner and service. Great view

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OlesyaP
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience, great food and service. I would definitely recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took the tasting menu with the win pairings. Considering the quality, the service and the quantity the price was good. Don’t miss understand, it is not your day to day restaurant and the price was accordingly. $120 CAD for the tasting menus (8 courses) + $70 CAD for the win pairing (5 glasses of win + opening cocktail). Highly recommended for food lovers for special occasions or just if you feel like upscale dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a celebration dinner of our recent becoming Canadian citizens and they made us feel so welcome and focused on details to ensure we enjoyed the evening. The server was excellent at guiding us through the menu and giving great recommendations from start to finish. Food was impeccable! So happy they’ve reopened successfully during COVID-19. felt very comfortable and safe. Tables distanced well but still felt comfortable and didn’t take away from the ambiance. Such an excellent experience all around!

Canoe Restaurant and Bar
Responded on September 30, 2020

Good evening. Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We are so happy that you chose to celebrate this special occasion with us and felt safe doing so. --Canoe Management

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SALIEN
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The food is awesome but little expensive
And should have more options for appetizers
But Awesome experience
Killer view .....,,..,

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laelaok
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wonderful to be back at Canoe and after such a beautiful renovation too.
I would highly recommend those familiar with the previous design to pay it another visit.

The food, service and ambience is still on point and we left feeling on top of the World (no pun intended!). The team, as always, made us feel wonderful and they never fail to impress.

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JaniceL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had to come back from pithivier... The most decadent meal ever.

Canoe Restaurant and Bar
Responded on September 30, 2020

Good evening, JaniceL. Thank you very much for your kind feedback. So happy you enjoyed the pithivier and have passed along your comments to our chefs! --Canoe Management

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ChrisK
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing views and food to superb! Would highly recommend if you wanted to treat yourself to a fine dining experience!

FAQs

Canoe Restaurant and Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 364-0054.

Canoe Restaurant and Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 4658 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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