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About Canoe Restaurant and Bar

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

66 Wellington Street West
54th Floor TD Bank Tower
Toronto, ON M5K 1H6
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Continental

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:45- 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
Bay and Wellington Streets

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$51 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 364-0054

Website:
http://www.canoerestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Validated parking is available after 5:30pm. Parking is available in the Toronto Dominion Centre at 66 Wellington St. W. It is the TD Centre parking lot, situated on the North side of Wellington, before York St.

Public Transit:
King and Bay

Executive Chef:
John Horne

Private Party Facilities:
Canoe offers two exclusive private dining rooms accommodating groups up to 60, featuring breathtaking lakeside views. Canoe is also available for full buy-outs on weekends, an exquisite choice for weddings and special gatherings.

Private Party Contact:
Oliver & Bonacini Events and Private Dining: (888) 449-3959

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Canoe Restaurant and Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (143)
Special Occasion (96)
Good for Anniversaries (90)
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Good for a Date (82)
Romantic (71)
Creative Cuisine (70)
Business Meals (64)
Fit for Foodies (62)
Tasting Menu (45)
Good for Birthdays (42)
Notable Wine List (41)
Quiet Conversation (38)
Waterfront (31)
Great for Lunch (31)
Worth the Drive (29)
Local Ingredients (28)
Authentic (23)
Cozy (21)
Good for Groups (19)
Hot Spot (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Seasonal (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Fun (14)
Healthy (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
People Watching (10)
Comfort Food (7)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Casual (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Organic (4)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined a day ago

Canoe is as good as it gets in Toronto: the cuisine, presentation, the service, the view, the noise level, the space. Very high prices, particularly wines, but understandable.

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 (Toronto)·Dined 2 days ago

I will not go to this restaurant again

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 (Toronto)·Dined 2 days ago

The portions were extremely disappointing, not to mention the ridiculously overpriced food. The kale salad tasted absolutely terrible. The Atlantic halibut tasted amazing but it was the size of a golf ball. The desert was great but overall we left slightly disappointed at the portion sizes and prices.

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 (Toronto)·Dined 3 days ago

Anniversary

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 (Toronto)·Dined 5 days ago

Attentive service, well prepared food and a stunning view of the To. skyline makes this a place for special occasions ($).

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined 5 days ago

Awesome setting, great view of the city. Food was delicious and the service was outstanding. They were very accommodating and made our night very special. Would recommend if you have the $$$$ to spend.

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 (London)·Dined 5 days ago

I would say the service at Canoe has not been as good as before since the minimum wage of Ontario was raised. We did not feel welcomed, our server looked impatient while we were waiting for our friend who’s late, nobody had ever explained the dipping for the bread......the food is about average, which reminds me that Canoe used to be one of the top restaurants in Toronto.

Very disappointed indeed(I went there on Valentine’s day and the service was even worse)!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Amazing experience as always.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Canoe never disappoints. Fine dining at its best! Great service from Jesus and nice wine presentation from David (Sommelier). Amazing views from high atop this vibrant city. Although, next time we will sit at the kitchen bar and watch the magic unfold behind the scene.
Honourable mention for the parking validation and free electric vehicle charging stations. Thank you for a wonderful date night.

Tags: Bar Seating, Waterfront, Business Meals, Fun, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Disabled Access, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Last day of winterliscious and they were so gracious and classy. Helpful, efficient, even though we were paying so little and weren’t regulars. The food was exquisite in presentation and taste. The portions were modest but I would always prefer to leave satisfied rather than stuffed. I’m coming back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Had the winterlicious menu. Food was fantastic. The chicken supreme was tender and well balanced. Beef short rib was divine.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Canoe is one of my favourite restaurants in Toronto. Lunched there recently during Winterlicious. The menu offered extraordinary options. Food presentation, service and the view were exceptional.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 8, 2018

I went with a bunch of my friends during winterlicious and we all loved their food and service. We got a table by the window and adorned our views with the delicious food. Will definitely come back.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We chose the Winterlicious menu, the food was excellent and the service superb. Although it was a very busy evening everything was perfect. Definitely one of the best restaurants in TO. We are already looking forward to going back.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 7, 2018

The food at Canoe is amazing. I had vegetarian lasagna and wow it was so delicious. The service was bad for a place like Canoe. Some of the staff was nice but the person who was assigned to our table was not attentive. I had to ask for my bill from another waitstaff. Also, the hostess was not very nice or warm. I have been to many O&B restaurants but this was the worst service I ever had.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Best lunch value for Winterlicious in Toronto! Their food was delicious as always, excellent service and the place is very ample with a lot of natural lighting making it that much enjoyable.

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·Dined on February 7, 2018

It was one of the best meals we’ve ever had. Such interesting combinations of tastes and textures. We had the Winterlicious menu and everything was amazing, especially the molasses cake with birch syrup for dessert.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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·Dined on February 6, 2018

Beautiful presentation and great service made for an amazing birthday meal!

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·Dined on February 6, 2018

Good food, nice presentation, friendly and accommodating staff, lovely views

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Cozy, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 6, 2018

One of the best restaurants in the city and it shows. Great service and amazing food!

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·Dined on February 5, 2018

I went during Winterlicious. The food was excellent (my spare ribs was tender and doused with a very tasty sauce). Each dish was described personally by staff as it arrived. The view of Lake Ontario, the Toronto Islands and Billy Bishop Airport is spectacular. The service was attentive and friendly, making my party feel comfortable. When they found out it was my birthday, a candle and a "Happy Birthday" piece of cake arrived.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Overall food and service were good but it’s kind of a cookie-cutter atmosphere and you feel like you’re stuffed in like livestock. Not an intimate setting for a romantic evening if that’s what you’re looking for.

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·Dined on February 5, 2018

Service was exceptional! As first time overcome by view and ambeaunce. The food was not up to restaurants hype.
Yes will return
Bill

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 5, 2018

The host and our waiter was extremely friendly. He really took care of my dietary restrictions. There was complimentary whole wheat pumpkin bread with chickpea hummus spread. I had whole wheat allergies so they kindly changed it to corn bread with butter. During the winterlious, we tried all their drinks and our favourite is mago mule non alcoholic. Our starters were good, we had salmon and some paste substance salad. The main course, was really good for the pork dish at least, not a fan of how they cooked the short ribs. When i hear short ribs, i think about a rack but the short ribs that was served didn't look anything like i imagined. It was not bad, but it wasn't excellent. And the dessert was "meh", my pear dish possibly costed the restaurant like $1.50 for ingredients and labour to make. Overall good food and service. Dessert needs improvement big time.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Great food and views

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 (Montreal)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The service was a bit pushy, likely because of Winterliscious. The food was amazing and location/views are fantastic.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The view from 54the floor of TD Dominion centre is incredible. We were seated on the west end of the restaurant with an unblocked view of CN Tower. The kitchen is open style and looking at the chefs preparing the dishes in an orderly fashion while eating your meal is a very interesting experience.

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

To enjoy the place and food is a nice experience and to appreciate how serving staff ( special mention: Kevin Sanvictores) do their job is one-of-a-kind moment. Way to go!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Scenic View, Authentic, Happy Hour, Fun, Disabled Access, Healthy, Good for a Date, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Excellent service but food doesn’t justify the high online review - even had running stomach afterwards :(

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We visited Canoe during Winterlicious and service was great. I asked about one of the ingredients in a cocktail and 2 minutes later the waiter was back with a sample to have me try it out! The food was delicious however the dessert were a little bit disappointing, as everyone at our table left there plate almost full. Maybe the choice of the desserts was not as interesting for us, as the waiter explained there was much more choice in the normal menu.

And WOW, this pumpkin chick pea bread spread was AMAZING!!!

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Superb winterlicious experience. Quality staff and food

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 4, 2018

My boyfriend and I dined here for dinner during the Witerlicious event and it was also our first time. Overall, it was a good experience.

Since I'm still new in Toronto, I was excited to try Canoe 'cos I've been seeing scenic pictures from people who went here like the Toronto landscape at night including CN Tower. Unfortunately, our table wasn't near the windows so I guess you should request that ahead.

The taste of the food wasn't that memorable but well-presented. Maybe, it was just because of the Winterlicious event. Our server was very attentive. The atmosphere had a fine-dining touch during dinner time, which was a nice change for our usual casual dinner dates. However, it wasn't that peaceful since it was packed during the event.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Went for Winterlicious. Good food, excellent service. Great view of Toronto, watched the snow come in from the lake. Relaxed dining, quiet enough to talk. Will go there again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great Beer, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Visited for Winterlicious. Everything was excellent. Great value! Would definitely return.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was absolutely delicious and the service was even better.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

It was nice and the view was amazing, the staff where excellent and the food tasted great! You only thing I can say is don’t go hungry! After leaving we had to stop and pickup something for dinner. The cost for 2 $140.00 with no drinks!.... that is crazy!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We had a wonderful time there. Silvio our server was very pleasant and friendly and we really appreciated his service. The food was quite tasty and paired well with the wine we ordered.

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

beautiful ! service was beyond my expectations nothing like I've ever experienced before it was BEAUTIFUL!!!!

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was lacked of flavour and poorly executed as a fine dining restaurant. Service was hit and miss, no coat check was offered, waiter didn't provide name, but did refill water and drink promptly.

Overall just paying for the view.

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·Dined on February 1, 2018

A comedy of errors for our night out at Canoe.

My wife and I, celebrating our anniversary, arrived at 5pm to an almost empty restaurant. We were seated at the table 31, closest to the hostess stand near the front door. We asked if we could be moved to a more pleasing area with a view, considering only 4 tables in the restaurant were occupied at the time, and the server politely declined our request. Note, majority of restaurant guests arrived after 5:45, leaving the other tables empty for almost an hour.

When we moved into the 3 course meal, my wife had the unfortunate incident of finding a hair in her Heirloom Carrot Potage. The server quickly replaced the soup and apologized. Soon after this issue, he delivered my delayed beverage (Estrella), although delivered the incorrect size and was required to replace. The main courses arrived (Beef Short Rib & Atlantic Halibut) and we recognized the short rib was missing the puffed wild rice. The server apologized again, and returned with a side dish of the puffed rice, which, on its own, was simply not appetizing.

During the dessert portion of the meal, an employee near the server stand to the side of table 31 accidentally dropped a large dish, sending shattered pieces of glass into the air, some landing on the two tables in front of us. Given the errors leading up to this point, my wife did not feel comfortable finishing her dessert (in the event some glass made the way to our table and into her dish).

To end the night, our server apologized for the ongoing errors throughout the night and comped one of our meals, and handed us the bill. Unfortunately, again, there was an error - he had mistakenly added a glass of wine to the bill, which was never ordered. We needed to flag him down, alert him of the error, and asked for an updated bill.

While I have been to Canoe in the past, this evening was riddled with issues and the overall experience regrettable and very disappointing

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