Canoe Restaurant and Bar

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To keep our guests and employees safe, it is with very heavy hearts that we are announcing our temporary closure. Please visit our corporate website at www.oliverbonacini.com/news for updates as we continue to monitor the situation. We look forward to reopening and serving you again soon. Thank you for your understanding in these difficult times - together, we are strong and will get through this.

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.
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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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AdamF
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very quiet and wonderful place to go with a loved one. The staff were very friendly and accommodating to any need we had. Would recommend this to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best tasting menu ever! Pleasant, very knowledgeable staff. Great venue. Enjoyed the updated decor

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Overall a very underwhelming experience- however The host team was very accommodating and professional. For the price you pay everything should be perfect. Service team was lacking confidence/knowledge about menu items and the wine pairings were unsatisfactory. Food in general was lacking in seasoning and flavour. The quality of ingredients could have been better as well ie. Bison was very chewy... value just did not meet expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a memorable experience dining at Canoe with this special tasting menu, all aspect of the meals reflect on the price and consider reasonable. We love being seated next to the window as we can enjoy the city skyline while dining. Overall we recommend Canoe to all other friends who want to enjoy a meal with a view!

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Awesome
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for making our first fine dining experience comfortable and delicious!

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Mattz
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time and it was just as good as our first time 5 years ago!
The food is beyond amazing and surprising. Love the service and attention to all the details.
Great Toronto spot for a meal or drinks at the bar!

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viprobbiep15
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Considering this restaurant is supposed to be one of the top restaurants in Toronto, my partner and I had high expectations. The service was awful, we were ignored by our server and there was no attempt to tell us about the menu, the restaurant or any recommendations. The staff were cold and not very welcoming. Decided not to even bother ordering food- we paid for our drinks and went somewhere else. For these prices, I expected a better experience. Tough to say if we’ll ever bother returning.

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SueH
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience, ....food wa superb and exceptional service. Thank you!

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BrianB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was great ! We spoke to are server about the wine we ordered and he was very knowledgeable.

The new renovations are well done and not over the top .
You can't beat the views . Well done!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Spectacular view. Will be back for sure!

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JasonD
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great meal, but parking that was supposed to be complimentary was closed / pylon'd off the day we went (Tues night). Don't know why they advertise free parking when it's not

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SophieTucker
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Sadly although freshly renovated (really the kitchen) the menu is old, old, old and no longer inspired. Big miss on the reopening. Should be a better wine list.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch at Canoe was fantastic. The food was delicious and well presented, and the service was meticulous but unobtrusive. This was a business lunch, but will be back soon for dinner!

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SteveD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best tastes menu in Toronto

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walrusgourmand
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always! Service impeccable. We got the tasting menu and it was just spectacular.

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vipBarryT
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Food was horrible- not what it used to be

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vipJBake444
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!!

I’ve been to many of the city’s best restaurants and this was one of my favourite meals / experiences

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CarynK
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing view, a wonderful experience that went beyond just a meal.

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Doompere
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The newly redecorated Canoe has lost a step. It’s still the most gorgeous spot to dine up high above downtown Toronto. The service excels. But the food, once world class and still among the best has lost the creative edge. Ambiance and standard upscale at expense account prices

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! What an experience. Well worth the visit. We started with the Bacon sammies while at the bar. They were perfect. Started with the onion soup was really good. I had the lamb 5 ways. Unreal! My wife had the Turbot. She loved it. Go treat yourself!

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JoeyC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Canoe is the best business lunch in Downtown Toronto.

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JudiB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant tasting menu, with outstanding service and the table visit from the Chef was so personal and a highlight.

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Maria
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live 500 km north of Toronto and have been wanting to go to Canoe for many many years but somehow it just never worked out. However, recently, I made it happen! Our evening at Canoe fulfilled all of my expectations. The food and service was exceptional. The ambiance is so relaxing and the views are spectacular! It was an experience which I will never forget. I hope to be back very soon. Thank you so much.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience was amazing! The only thing was that I was disappointed was that their was no view due to the fog. But overall the experience and food was amazing!

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SLRGRJ
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, service and view! On a beautiful sunny day it’s fantastic.

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Emilyc
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It's a good experience in general. The wheater was bad so we did see any views from the window. the appetizer was elite and fast, but you have to wait for a long time for the main course for those people who have to go a rush lunch is not recommended.parking is also difficult to find during lunch hour.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cancun
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!! Food was extraordinary and tge view amazing.............

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ScottV
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The newly renovated Canoe is better than ever. From their polished service to the impeccable tasting menu, the experience was flawless. The space looks amazing and you can’t beat the best dining view in the city.

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Nonamepls
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Good taste and brilliant presentation.

Wine choices are great.

Overall, very good. If the prices are better, the experience will be PERFECT.

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SusanM
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favourite restaurant in Toronto. 25th Anniversary tasting menu was outstanding. As always Jane, Bill and Sarah took wonderful care of us. Will be back soon.

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DavidL
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Stephen the waiter did an amazing job. Food was really good!

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VFria
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Had lunch and thoroughly enjoyed the lake view and subdued soothing surroundings in restaurant itself, but wish the food fare tasted better.

Sad comment:
The foie gras appetizer was overly sour in flavour and presence that it dominated the dish - could not taste the foie gras mousse itself.

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IrisR
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Nice place, but terrible staff. We spent New Year’s Eve here, a special occasion made a lot less special by the unfriendly staff. The food was good (a special New Year’s menu), and so were the wines, but the ambiance was cold and distant. They make you feel like you should be very grateful to be allowed to eat there.... The restaurant is definitely not cheap, so we expected to spend a nice evening there, but left with a bad taste in our mouth. Such a shame! Will not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Canoe Restaurant and Bar
Responded on February 15, 2020

Good morning. Thank you for sharing feedback about your recent visit to Canoe Restaurant & Bar. 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
277 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For us this is top of Toronto. Outstanding in every way.

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Marian
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our best meal ever at Canoe on New Year's Eve, which has become a tradition for us now. Service was excellent without being stuffy, ambience was relaxed and happy, the kitchen looked cheerful and the view was spectacular. Our drinks were exceptional and the meal was exquisite. Wonderful variety and choice, and each selection was prefect.
Thank you!

Erika de Vasconcelos

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Jenny
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Me and my family have been to the restaurant for many times in the last five years. We celebrated our New Year’s Eve there in 2017, last year and this year. In 2017, the food and service were fantastic which made us keep coming back. Unfortunately, the good tradition wasn’t consistently performing. Last year, the whole experience was a little disappointing, but we wanted to give it another try this year, however, it turned out to be even worse. The waiter was rude and arrogant. He kept saying it’s the customers’ fault that they no longer serve complimenting champagne and oyster up on front. He was not attentive through the whole dinner at all. The manager didn’t take feedbacks sincerely. She even interrupted me several times when I was speaking with her. It’s pretty sad that the only admiring party of the dinner there was the view through your their 54th level windows.

Canoe Restaurant and Bar
Responded on January 4, 2020

Good afternoon. Thank you for sharing feedback about your recent visit to Canoe Restaurant & Bar. 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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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Food was too salty. Waitor was impatient when he took our orders and the waitresses served wrong dishes to us for two rounds. Not the kind of service to expect from a high-end restaurant...

Canoe Restaurant and Bar
Responded on January 4, 2020

Good afternoon. Thank you for sharing feedback about your recent visit to Canoe Restaurant & Bar. 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Awful food and very expensive for a low quality ! Never again !

Canoe Restaurant and Bar
Responded on January 4, 2020

Good afternoon. Thank you for sharing feedback about your recent visit to Canoe Restaurant & Bar. 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was over salted, but other than that it was a good experience.

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ChristopherM
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and view. Chicken, halibut and drinks were awesome.

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

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