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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CJ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful room, fantastic view, warm professional service and very good food. I'd go for a drink anytime but while I loved the food it was perhaps a little too fancy for its own good, but that is a small complaint. When in the mood for a grand meal with commensurate prices, Canoe is pretty great.

OT
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome for the 25 years I’ve been coming to TO!

OT
Toronto
252 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A spectacular meal in a great setting. The food is at the top in Toronto. Such innovative interesting fresh local ingredients. Wonderful flavours and textures. So creative without being fussy. Excellent service from Godwin. We had a super time and can't wait to return.

ST
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everyone seems to be there on business even though it’s Remembrance Day. Duck was delicious but the mushroom soup that’s been there for decades was a tad disappointing.

CL
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The 'childhood memories' tasting menu was very creative and fun. I was left a little hungry however. I would have liked slightly larger portions of the tater tots and grilled cheese or a larger portion of the the main dish (halibut). The 'ants on a log' was our favourite but the 'fun dip' was barely edible. Our server could have been more attentive, we had to get up and find a water jug placed away from the table and pour our own. We felt this was important since my companion had not ordered any other beverage.

DS
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful place with wonderful ambiance, delicious food and attentive service.

RP
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing venue with stunning views whilst enjoying a wonderful ambiance and delicious food.

BG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

As always, a wonderful dining experience, especially the attentive service.

PA
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic place , great food quality and great atmosphere. The views are second to known in Toronto.

TE
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere was amazing and the food was great. Will be back for sure.

RC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, great atmosphere and dining experience

Y
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Super pricey for what it offers! Food presentation was exceptional but portions were miniature like. Service was so so and our host was super pushy to get to the next customer. He came to our table frequently asking if we are ready to order and it was a little annoying. They were however prompt with bringing in the orders. Ambiance was excellent as well.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Celebrating Birthdays. The view was spectacular and the food was tasty

TS
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant. The staff was friendly, food was amazing. 100% recommend to come here!

F
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

My first impression of the restaurant was I didn't find it overly hygienic. There are no tablecloths on the table, and the cutlery is placed directly on the wooden table. You don't expect that in fancy restaurants.

The food is great, however the portions are really small, more like a sampler dish than a portion. You get half of the portion compared to what you would get in an upscale French restaurant. The service was excellent, left a large tip . Overall, the prices aren’t justified at all.

DH
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent setting with superb city views. Service was excellent and food beautifully cooked and presented. A little limited on menu so check that they have something that appeals before you book.

FL
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great services as always. Innovative and delicious food. A few minor issues (coffee was not hot/fresh), but nothing problematic and they were quickly remedied. A great meal and view.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The view is spectacular as long as you are lucky to get the window seating. This was not an option while booking a table thru the app. I would recommend to book directly with the restaurant. Food is average with limited items on the menu. Customization is possible but the service guy who explains the food item tell it in a very complicated manner. It is difficult to understand what you are going to get ! In my case, there was a misunderstanding in the order. I mentioned vegetarian food I.e dairy products are fine but when it was served, I was being told that it's Vegan I.e no dairy products as well. Therefore the taste was not what I expected.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - novel preparation

TB
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from all staff
Quality of food exceeded expectations

F
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is probably one of the best restaurants in Toronto. If this was anywhere in the USA it would have multiple Michelin Stars.
The food is innovative and delicious. The plating is a visual piece of art.
We had Stephen as our server. Stephen definitely adds to the overall experience. He’s extremely personable and knows his craft cold. A consummate professional well suited to this high end experience.

MP
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

A (insert superlative of choice here) restaurant selection.

t
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Amazing cuisine. Attentive staff. Very loud.

D
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for my girlfriends birthday. We had the childhood nostalgia tasting menu and it was amazing. Every course evoked emotion and memories and I was blow away by both the quality of the food and the incredible serving staff.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food , the raw bar was Amazing !

SL
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable, food was creative and exciting, and atmosphere was relaxing and warm with incredible views

LS
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose to go here for our last night in Toronto and it didn’t disappoint! Great food, great staff and amazing views of the city. Loved the offering of non-alcoholic drinks/mocktails and nice to see their dedication to using local ingredients.

SJ
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love Canoe, I have been here with friends and for business and once again the service was excellent, our server was the best. The portions are not huge but definitely rich in flavour and presentation is great. The view of the city is good too 😊

TF
Toronto
50 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Had a great meal as always but was very rudely treated at the end of the night. I have never ever witnessed a client extending their hand for a goodbye handshake at the end of the night and having the waiter/host put their own hands behind their back and ignore the gesture. This happened to my wife who was having her 42nd birthday. Terribly rude. I would like an explanation from the restaurant as well as an apology.

This ruined an otherwise amazing dinner.

Canoe Restaurant and Bar
Responded on October 19, 2019

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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DD
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Amazing spot. From the decor to the plating it was a unique experience. Albeit it did not live up to the hype it was given by those who recommended it, Canoe created its own unique impression on me from the staff's attentiveness to the flavors of the dishes. Will be returning. The menu does have more items afterall.

SB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

After all the hype we left feeling disappointed. Starters were not up to scratch especially the stuffed tomato. Main course OK but not great. Cheese plate was the highlight which speaks volumes. Wine prices mad. Ambiance - the opposite of relaxing and intimate. Couldn’t fault the service.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for an anniversary. Very good service, great great views and the food was all well done! Big fan. Would go again

SR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great evening with a friend, fantastic service, food and views. Can’t wait to come back again.

S
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been dining at Canoe for 17 years and have always had a marvellous experience. The food, service, and ambiance are beyond exquisite!

OT
Toronto
252 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tasting menu (Childhood Nostalgia) is such a great idea. Wonderful flavours and so cleverly constructed. Really excellent cooking. Service top class and then there is the amazing view.

NS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view of the sunset was absolutely perfect, definitely recommend a 6 pm reso it's the best time to catch the sunset!

PM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended for business lunch.

JD
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amazing culinary experience, wine pairing was fantastic!

NP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view! The discrete elegance of the room! Your last Winter tasting menu was spectacular (our party of four is still raving about your oignon soup served in itself on a nest...). The best way we found to treat a friend for her 70th birthday was to take her to Canoe for the Fall tasting menu and wine pairing (your Childhood Memories was the perfect theme). Your Campbell's-like soup was a hit. My 60th is coming and I think my husband got the hint that I want nothing else than the Spring tasting menu. ;-) Mental note though, next time we return, we will come after 8:15pm. Earlier than that time, the nearby conversations were quite... energetic and we could not understand our waiter's explanations. After that, it was perfect.

MT
Angus
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Over the years I have been lucky enough to experience some fantastic dining experiences in some of the best restaurants in the world and I can say that the whole experience at Canoe from fabulous service to food to wine pairings was up there with the best of them. A truly wonderful experience. Add this to a fabulous view and sunset over the city and this was a piece of heaven and a wonderful end to a holiday in Canada.

I had the tasting menu - a fun play on childhood favourites but served in a very adult way. I have some food intolerance and this was absolutely no problem for the team - a substitution was made - not for a cheaper or easier item but afor a course of equal (or possibly better) quality.
Thank you so much team for the experience and if I am ever in Toronto again or if I know anyone else heading that direction - I will be sure to make time for a repeat Canoe experience.

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