Canoe Restaurant and Bar

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4354 reviews
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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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New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous , I would return again

OT
Toronto
235 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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.

KD
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Canoe continues it’s long history of great food and service in a fabulous location.

SS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Me and my partner were celebrating a special occasion and even though I’ve made a last minute booking I did specify that I would like to have a window seat. Upon arrival we were informed that no window table was available because it was a last minute booking, which is understandable given the circumstances, but I felt like the hosts haven’t tried their hardest or even tried their least to fulfill our request of finding us a window seat. My partner haven’t given up as he knew that I was a little upset and had a manager involved. At last after going back and forth with management we were offered a window table, which I think was unnecessary and could have been avoided if the hosts could do their jobs properly and giving us the option of waiting a few minutes for a window table to come up. We would have waited happily. Otherwise the food was fascinating! And the atmosphere very classy and sophisticated. Our compliments to the chef.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Chef tries too hard. Dishes have too many competing ingredients. Style and presentation about 15 years out of date. Not refined enough.

JB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

If i was notified prior to coming that the request i made for a table near a window was not possible i would have given 5 stars. Was looking for dinner and a view.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A meal to remember with delight- what a clever tasting menu and wine pairing.
Our host Stephan was charming, knowledgeable and entertaining and added to a wonderful evening which was further enhanced by the night views of the city.
It was amazingly good value and made our trip to Toronto and Canada special.

AB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The venue is wonderful, the presentation is excellent, but the food (tasting menu) was quite bland and flavorless. Several ingredients listed on the menu were completely lacking on the palette. Tastebuds were left seeking and wanting:

L
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Canoe is definitely a venue I would recommend for a great dinner with family and friends, a business meeting, drinks or simply to have a great meal. It is well worth the price since the quality of the food is upscale, great selection on the wine menu and service was impeccable.

JT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I were there for our anniversary. The service, cocktails, and atmosphere were spot on. The highlight was the food. We have eat in a lot of restaurants in many countries and it is now o our top 3 best restaurants ever.
We would recommend it to anyone who wants to have an exceptional dinner experience where Ontario products are the star.

NG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We went to Canoe to celebrate our anniversary. We were visiting the city from Paris and it was recommended to us by a family member living in Toronto.

The view is spectacular and the food delicious. Wine selection was decent but a bit pricey.

Overall we had a great time and would recommend Canoe for those special occasions worth splurging over.

AB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a memorable experience at Canoe for dinner. From the hostess who welcomed us until the last picture taken at the stunning view, everything exceeded our expectations. The drinks, food, and desserts were breathtaking. We'll definitely go back for more.

O
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Another solid dining experience at Canoe. The set menu and wine pairing are always a great choice. We found the timing of the meal to be a little off in comparison to previous experiences that were simply exceptional.

JK
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most fantastic Food and Service in Toronto. In fact we have never tasted so Food Food anywhere in the World we have visiter. It was a great experience visiting you.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH 👍🏻

CB
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view is worth the trip and the menu is fit for foodies.

CF
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always good food, great service and beautiful room. We have had a summer lunch at Canoe for the last number of years and it is always excellent. thanks CF

BO
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommended. Great food, excellent service, outstanding view.

SA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was impeccable and view was amazing. Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch here and would recommend to anyone. Particularly enjoyed the lamb. Delicious.

S
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply outstanding. The view is breathtaking at sunset, service is very professional - a little bit old school but very friendly and professional. Wine lovers can rely on a sommelier to discover a selection of canadian and international wines. And food - the tournedos rossini is one of the best such dished I ever ate. It is not cheap, but the experience is way more than worth it. Do not hesitate, you'll want to come back!

MH
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from the service to the food is beyond exceptional. We did the tasting menu with wine pairings. What an must do experience for foodies! You’re doing everything right Canoe. The view is only a plus for this restaurant - the food is the main attraction! The price is steep but so worth the splurge and expected from a fine dining restaurant with panoramic views of the city. They really put in the work to make sure you have the best experience. Their wine list is top notch from all over the world.

OT
Toronto
236 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a dinner. AMAZING. This really is the top of Toronto. An outstanding experience from start to finish. The food was brilliant. We loved the total commitment to Ontario fresh produce and you can taste that in the excellent dishes they serve. Our server (Stephen) was superb - knowledgeable and fun. He really enhanced our experience. A perfect evening.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, and so was the view!

R
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view is amazing, the food very great quality, and nicely presented

CF
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was as exceptional as expected : the ambiance and outstanding service was even more spectacular than we expected. We were made to feel so welcome as if we were treasured guests in their Home. Jeremy and Jeremy from Raymonds recommended this experience and we shall certainly pass on our thanks to them as well. A fantastic evening !!

PB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Canoe Is truly a premier class restaurant. The service is incredible, entertaining and unrushed. The quality of ingredients served is second to none.

PR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Having heard how incredible this restaurant was supposed to be on both internet reviews and from people we know we were totally underwhelmed. The service was average. The ambience was basic saved only by the views. The food was enjoyable but not plentiful and overpriced not to mention having been served two of our main courses on chipped dinner plates. A restaurant that prides itself on excellence should never have a single dish in its stock with broken chips let alone two dishes that had our food served to us on. We won’t be going again.

Canoe Restaurant and Bar
Responded 3 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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M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went there to celebrate my daughter's birthday on a weekday evening, not very crowded and the service was excellent. You can choose individual items from the chef's table, great for kids. Good experience overall, plus the great Lakeview.

SM
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Canoe did not disappoint. From the moment we stepped off the elevator to the finishing of espressos we were treated to one of the best dinning experiences I have had. I have had the pleasure of eating at many Michelin star restaurants and Canoe is in this category. Worth the visit and I will be back!

DW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner at Canoe was fantastic. The view is exceptional, the service exemplary, and the food was incredible. The flavour combinations in each of our dishes were exquisite. Our favourite meal of the year, it will be difficult to top this.

F
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant offers all that a diner might want: beautiful views, great service, excellent food, and intimate ambiance. We shared 2 delicious appetizers, a great wine, and each had an excellent main dish. We would come back for special occasions if we were not just here for a few days. This restaurant was hightly recommended, and many times, it does not meet the mark, but Canoe was more than we had anticipated. We look foward to coming back.

AF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

This restaurant was really not our cup of tea. We love french and fine dining but here we did not enjoy the food at all. It was simply not memorable and it all failed to impress us except for the mushroom soup. The cocktail selection is OK but the drinks were packed with ice. It is a pricey place and we love fancy dining, but we will unfortunately not go back. I think it is the most overhyped restaurant we've been to, except for the view. The view is out of this world gorgeous!

Canoe Restaurant and Bar
Responded on August 15, 2019

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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RY
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasting menu with the wine pairing once again was absolutely fabulous

CP
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The new Nostalgia menu Childhood is not to be missed. Whimsical, tasty beautiful wine pairings. The service was personable and on point. Go!

LR
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

We came for the food which was good but not great. The “risotto” on the menu was actually orzo, which makes a big difference. Two of us had squab which was 1/2 a squab per person, which was delicious but but not enough squab at that price. We had the wild forest mushrooms for a side dish and they we so bitter we could not eat them. All in all a lovely setting, good service but food was not spectacular which is what we were expecting.

CT
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

A beautiful venue with a stunning view of the city, and exemplary service.

But...
We arrived with high expectations and were disappointed. Few menu options for anyone trying to avoid racking up calories, and some bizarre flavours.

The plates for mains are rustic-looking shallow bowls into which you are almost guaranteed to lose your cutlery. Happened to everyone at our table.

I expect better when I’m paying this much for dinner.

CE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Canoe was a great start to our visit to Toronto. We were looking for a great restaurant to try some of the local dishes and the view was the selling point. We went all out for the tasting menu which was very expensive, but we weren't expecting a cheap dinner to begin with. Highly recommend if price isn't an issue.

BM
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Canoe Restaurant was one of my best fine dining experiences. The combination of the decor, view, service and food make it a first class establishment. I highly recommend visiting Canoe!

LP
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for my boyfriend's 30th birthday and it was awesome. The food was delicious, service was excellent and the view!! He said that he would love to turn 30 more often:) thank you!

OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was perfect!!!
But the service needs improvement.

Canoe Restaurant and Bar
Responded on August 13, 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
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and experience overall! Loved the view. Staff was friendly and attentive and even gave great recommendations for places that are a must see. Would recommend and dine there again!

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