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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (126)
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Notable Wine List (51)
Good for Birthdays (49)
Tasting Menu (48)
Local Ingredients (37)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Waterfront (25)
Worth the Drive (25)
Authentic (22)
Great for Lunch (22)
Hot Spot (21)
Good for Groups (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Cozy (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
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Fun (13)
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Disabled Access (5)
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·Dined 4 days ago

This may be an intimidating setting for some. Cost is going to be a concern for many locals. However this is a perfect place for a special occasion. Whether its a baby boomer or a Ryerson student trying to get by the choices are nothing short of elegant. We had th Halibut and the pork and the presentation is a work of art. The food is in accordance with the cost. The setting will provide a remarkable view and help you garner a sense of end day capitalism. Like versailles but at the begining of the end rather than the dystopian brutalism of a paradigm shift. This isn’t something that I personally enjoy but it was nice. Other restaurants of this calibre like to pack the burgeosie in so it can be loud and boistorous but here you can enjoy a meaningful connection. You don’t feel like you need to get trashed over the light radio friendly tunes of pop canadiana; grizzly bear, arcade fire. Its all very refined and appropriate. Safe. If there is anything you want to do its have desert; the screaching tarte au sucre was tremendous. Like a hagaan daz dulce de leche and a pumpkin pie mated but all the dominant delicious parts were dulce de leche. I’d come back to Canoe on that merit alone.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined 4 days ago

The table was ready about 5-10 minutes AFTER we arrived right on time for our reservation.

The food took quite a while to come out even though he lunch rush was dying down already... this was around 2.

Great food as always and amazing service.

Overall it was still a great meal.

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 (Toronto)·Dined 4 days ago

Although the ambience, the view and the service are excelent, they don't compete with the lame quality of the food.
We were there for lunch during the week, ordered the gravlox appetizer, the chicken and the char. The salmon was OK but the other were so -so meaning the taste was blah. The sauce had almost no flavour and was slightly oversalted, which, for the prices charged, is unacceptable.
It is also a pity that the menu is so short, the restaurant was full enough to have a bigger variety.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

Tasting menu and the view were both superb!

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 (Toronto)·Dined 5 days ago

I have been here several times, always pleased. The food is quite the vision to see and the flavor is outstanding. The knowledge and friendliness of the service is always great.
See you soon .. again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined 5 days ago

We enjoyed a superb meal delivered by professional, efficient and welcoming servers.
Truly a memorable evening. We will certainly return for more!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 5 days ago

The view is spectacular and the service exemplary. And the food outstanding.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Consistently phenomenal.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We had tasting menu and it's a totally new experience to us. The food were special and the waiter provided detailed description. We enjoyed the food very well . The view was fantastic . The only thing was that our table was close to the bar and it was quite noisy.

Tags: Authentic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

I have always enjoyed dinning at Canoe. The food is always excellent, the service top notch and the view spectacular. One of the things I most enjoy is that the tables are far enough apart that it does afford you some sense of privacy as opposed to many restaurants in which you are very close to your neighbors. My only issue with this restaurant is the location. I took my car and parked below the TD tower. It usually takes me about 10 minutes to get there from my office. This time it took almost 50 minutes due to traffic. Now that King Street is closed to traffic, I took front and then Wellington to get there. Traffic was terrible and I didn’t see any construction. It appears that traffic that would have otherwise taken King is now moved over to front and probably Queen to the north. I will likely avoid downtown restaurants and shopping in future.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Waterfront
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 29, 2017

I brought my niece for her first visit to Canoe. She is a chef for a catering company so she was very excited to go. Canoe did not disappoint. The food was delicious, the service was friendly, and the view was gorgeous. She had the Stag and though it delicious.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 28, 2017

One of my favorites Came in from the US.

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Great Service, Amazing view. Would recommend for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Just spent four nights in Toronto, celebrating our 26th anniversary with a meal at a top restaurant every night. Canoe was the best. Heritage Pork was noteworthy. And mushroom lovers: the northern woods mushroom soup and side dish were both exceptional--among the best I've ever had. Our sever Michael had that unique combo of being super friendly and totally on top of it. And the view...well...go see for yourself. We'll be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Incredible views and the food was amazing. The duck is a must try!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Enjoyed a really great lunch.
Fantastic apps, tasty entrees and a great dessert.
BC salmon, Fogo Island Crab, Steak Tartare, Arctic Char, Hazelnut Torte and more.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 27, 2017

A Toronto stalwart that fortunately has not let its standards slide over the years. Food and service are still top-notch; always imaginative and creative dishes from locally sourced ingredients! And the views are simply to die for as well. I will continue to visit Canoe for special occasions on a yearly basis.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 24, 2017

My wife and I had a fantastic meal at Canoe just recently. Creative dishes with unique take on each. The view of the city and the lake are spectacular. Service was top-notch and friendly. We would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food was impeccably prepared with creative use of ingredients producing a unique flavor-able experience. The color combination of ingredients created a plate not only pleasing to the taste but sight. Spacing between courses allowed you to enjoy the flavors of each course along with enjoying the experience.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 23, 2017

2nd time. Still great. My wife and I both had the mushroom soup. Not what I was anticipating but still delightful. It was very fresh and lighter than expected. The mushrooms used as a garnish were fantastic. I then had the stag and my wife the beef rib eye. The presentations were amazing and we both enjoyed the meal. Again for me it wasn't what I was anticipating as I thought the stag would be served with a hunter style sauce but instead it was a light and fruit filled dish with a mild smear of a fruit sauce. What I liked about the meal was that we were not over filled and his left plenty of room for dessert. The butter tart and rhubarb cheesecake. Coffee finished off the evening nicely. What I did miss this time was the simple surprise of sample dishes randomly being sent by the chef for our trial. I think that blew us out of the water the first time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 22, 2017

First time visit. Place was very busy and louder than expected but thinned out later on. Did the vegetarian tasting menu. Very interesting combinations. Very filling aswell. Nicely displayed dishes. Servers were very attentive. Good experience. Great City view at night.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

It was a very nice experience.
Food and service 5*. Giancarlo and Castanheira were fantastic.
We recomend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Food was horrible. Cheap resto. They will serve you pork bread instead of some healthier bread

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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 18, 2017

This is our second time here and I was a little disappointed. Service was excellent but I didn’t enjoy my meal as much. I had the stag and I found it tough and I found there was too much fruit on the plate. My father had the halibut and said it was good but a little bland. Nothing was bad but it wasn’t as good as I expected from my last visit and for the price point

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Everything was good! from the view, the service, the drink and the dishes, nothing to complain about ... I was celebrating my anniversary and the dessert had a legend about it, very kind for this occasion ... I totally recommend it.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

There are free parkings after 5:30pm, the food is delicious and good environment. A little expensive though

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Really was a great restaurant with unbeatable view. The service was excellent. I would recommend the restaurant to others

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Another excellent meal at Canoe - never disappoints. What a great way to celebrate my birthday!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

J'adore ce restaurant. La vue est magnifique, l'ambiance est conviviale, le service est impeccable et la nourriture est incroyable! La seule chose qui cloche, et c'est un détail anodin et futile, c'est que la robe des hôtesses n'est vraiment pas seyante.

Tags: Scenic View, Tasting Menu
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 15, 2017

I was incredibly disappointed. We got there early to enjoy a drink at the bar. We felt like we were sitting at the airport lounge. We then moved to our dinner table which was nice. Great view! The mushroom soup tasted like mud. My partner' duck was Ok but cold. The waiter was very good. We will never go there again.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great spot to bring someone out of town for a great meal and a nice view. The menu is not too interesting, but everything is tasty. Service is also attentive.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Everything was great!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was amazing!! The service however was very disappointing - we felt rushed throughout the meal despite the fact that waiter took a long time to take our orders. We waited 15 minutes before placing a drink order. Probably won’t go back.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Nice ambience. Great service, from the greeter to the server. There's someone always fixing the napkin at my table if I happen to put it back on the table unfolded...that was quite an extra service. My wife didn't like the dessert that much, and was taken out of the bill...overall, great food. Will come back here again. Really liked the hot plate foie gras app and the steak for main was on point!! We got a table with a nice view as well...though hallways are a bit tight.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Was visiting Toronto for the day with 2 girlfriends. Each of us had a different dish, was very tasty. Our server was so friendly and helpful. Thank you, was a great time for us
Lenore

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great Food and service as always! Went for a business lunch and my clients were thrilled with the entire experience.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great views, food was “unique”, our server was pretty lrgit

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great experience, always impeccable service, different dishes, great wine. The view amazing.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Fun, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great view of the city and lake. Food was even better then the view. Fresh fish was out of the park. Great flavor on tuna tartare that was truly like butter. Extra sweet at the end was a nice touch.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

An excellent experience overall. Everything was perfect. The seafood platter and meat dishes were exquisitely prepared and very tasty. Our server was extremely knowledgeable about both food and wines and only needed a few words to come up with potential suggestions. This was impressive, both very professional while remaining very friendly. I would struggle to find anything to improve. Keep it up!

Tags: Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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