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Canoe Restaurant and Bar

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CAN$51 and over
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Continental
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.

Reservations are open one month in advance. Saturday reservations are released three weeks in advance, unless the restaurant has been booked for a private event.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 4629 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.7
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vipFoodie
Toronto
278 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderfully interesting innovative meal - easy to understand why Canoe is making such a significant impact on the Canadian culinary scene. Here is a restaurant with the talent and courage to venture from the often pedestrian predictability of so many fine dining establishments. We had the tasting menu and each dish was an adventure in taste and texture. The service (Godwin) was perfect and the wine selections (Billy) knowledgeable and clever. Thank you for a fun fantastic evening.

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BlinzyZ
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating service,
Tasting menu was kinda eye opening

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Victoire
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always welcomed in warm hands, great views and food.

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KaileyM
Montreal
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good but not great. Service was excellent but I specifically asked for a window seat but was seated in the back (called and left an email).

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MegB
Toronto
31 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic, friendly and efficient service and gorgeous and tasty meals! Our 15 month old enjoyed himself and the staff was so accommodating. To top it off the view was incredible! Can’t wait to go back :)

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was Awsome dinner and service. Great view

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OlesyaP
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience, great food and service. I would definitely recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took the tasting menu with the win pairings. Considering the quality, the service and the quantity the price was good. Don’t miss understand, it is not your day to day restaurant and the price was accordingly. $120 CAD for the tasting menus (8 courses) + $70 CAD for the win pairing (5 glasses of win + opening cocktail). Highly recommended for food lovers for special occasions or just if you feel like upscale dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a celebration dinner of our recent becoming Canadian citizens and they made us feel so welcome and focused on details to ensure we enjoyed the evening. The server was excellent at guiding us through the menu and giving great recommendations from start to finish. Food was impeccable! So happy they’ve reopened successfully during COVID-19. felt very comfortable and safe. Tables distanced well but still felt comfortable and didn’t take away from the ambiance. Such an excellent experience all around!

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SALIEN
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The food is awesome but little expensive
And should have more options for appetizers
But Awesome experience
Killer view .....,,..,

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laelaok
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wonderful to be back at Canoe and after such a beautiful renovation too.
I would highly recommend those familiar with the previous design to pay it another visit.

The food, service and ambience is still on point and we left feeling on top of the World (no pun intended!). The team, as always, made us feel wonderful and they never fail to impress.

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JaniceL
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had to come back from pithivier... The most decadent meal ever.

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ChrisK
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing views and food to superb! Would highly recommend if you wanted to treat yourself to a fine dining experience!

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ChefRichardTO
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience, the ultimate in food wine and service. The attention to detail is so pleasing. We had the tasting menu for our anniversary and were in awe of all the flavours and textures. Nicholas, our server and a wine expert knew each dish as though he had prepared it himself. And sommelier Billy created wine pairings that worked beautifully, including Hinterland in Prince Edward County, Henry of Pelham, the Okanagan, Macon in Burgundy and a beautiful Dolcetta D’Alba we’ll always remember. World class.

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Victoire
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal experience, fantastic food and view. Love it.

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HelenT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breathtaking view, relaxing, the atmosphere are impressive. I love the place and already recommended to some friend.

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SebastienZ
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food tastes amazing, of course the portion size is not the biggest, but it will amaze you. Pretty pricey but the setting makes up for it. Cocktails are also surprisingly good

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EricS
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place with impressive and amazing views.
The food was really good and tasty.
The service was excellent.
I recommend this place for dinner.

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Taylor
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We started our night to our anniversary off rough when we popped our tire in the parking garage. The staff was more than accommodating & despite our unfortunate luck they were kind enough to offer assistance and provide us with complimentary champagne and 2 drinks to make our night more easy going.

Our server was beyond exceptional as well as the overall service. Everyone was extremely knowledgeable of ingredients to accommodate my partners nut allergy.

The flavours in the food were there and everything was very well put together.

Overall we had a great night and will most certainly be coming back

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband & I were in town from Montreal this weekend, and had a reservation for 9:30. I had mentioned it to them during the reservation, and asked for a window seat. We were sat at the best possible seat, and we were extremely delighted that they were able to cater to my request.

We decided on the tasting menu, and were overwhelmed with the amount of food! We’ve been to a lot of high caliber restaurants & I must say, wow! From the presentation, to the taste, texture, everything was just well thought of! I especially loved the rabbit confit, and the dessert- nori ice cream with sea sponge!

Our server, (I forgot his name!) was very attentive but didn’t hover around, which I appreciated a lot. We were also the last to leave the restaurant but never felt pressured to leave.

And on top of it all, my husband said at the end of the night “Wow, you always find the best restaurants but this blew me away!”. Mission accomplished.

Thank you for having us, we will definitely be back when we’re in town again!

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SelimR
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place , great service a good wine selection

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and experience. Renovations look great.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience5

The food was horrible the lamb was way over cooked and the salmon entries was raw and not cooked properly, the view the wait staff was excellent however the food was not up to par for a restaurant of this price and quality

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vipKS80
Calgary
33 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I honestly thought this place was going to be all hype. Wow was I wrong. We did the tasting menu and have never experienced anything like it. Perfection in everything.

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ChefDanielCalabrese
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to canoe and honestly I was impressed throughout the whole experience. The food and the service were amazing. The view was incredible. I will definitely be back.

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vipMaximeR
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food and professional service - Great experience.

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RichieRich
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

3rd Time here with my wife and have never had any complaints. However my choices for app and main were probably off today because I found them both lacking in flavor due to low fat content. I have the Elk Loin for main and the Bison Tartare for App. The Bison was ok but nothing i would order again and the Elk really needed more fat and spices. But maybe the toned down, taste the elf idea was what they were going for. It was prepared two ways and even the one wrapped in "bacon" was still very lean. I did not enjoy the "mustard" sauce served with the dish. In fact my favorite part of the dish was the creamed spelt. But I must also say that perhaps it was my choice of beverage that did not blend with the meal. I thought a dark Porter would balance the dish but since there was not much fat it was perhaps overwhelming my taste buds. I mild red or even a Rose might have been better choices. My wife had the Mushroom Soup to start and then the lamb and enjoyed them. We will certainly be back as it remains one of our favorite places to dine at !

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Mina
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambience, everyone we encountered was extremely friendly which helped make the experience that much better.

The food was extremely well made and very delicious. We enjoyed our evening, made some new memories and had a fantastic view of the city the entire time.

Thank you to the entire staff, the chefs who prepared our meals and especially our waiter who was diligent, made excellent recommendations and kept our glasses full until the bottle ran out!

We'll definitely be back!

PS: The Elk Loin is TO DIE FOR!
Thanks again and keep up the great work!

IG: @m.1554_

Canoe Restaurant and Bar
Responded on September 2, 2020

Good evening, Mina. Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We will certainly pass along your compliments to your server and our chefs. We genuinely appreciate your support. Looking forward to hosting you again in the future. --Canoe Management

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BenM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Beautiful view. Exceptional service. Toronto fine dining at its best.

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AndreasL
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ambiance and service. Great view but portion sizes are quite small but to expected as this is a restaurant of high caliber. Everything was very tasty and amazing! Great servers!

Canoe Restaurant and Bar
Responded on September 2, 2020

Good evening, AndreasL. Thank you very much for your feedback. We look forward to hosting you again. --Canoe Management

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WindsorCanadaFoodie
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The Canadiana themed food (and music) is very good & well executed. The view of downtown Toronto on the 54th floor is spectacular. But the exorbitant menu prices reflect the high rent you are helping to pay for.

Canoe Restaurant and Bar
Responded on September 2, 2020

Good evening, WindsorCanadaFoodie. Thank your for your feedback. We look forward to hosting you again in the future. --Canoe Management

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JordanI
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The atmosphere is surreal and service as always was outstanding. You can really on the knowledge and the experience that the staff has to instil on any customer awaiting this experience. The dishes were a work of art that you would have at any other restaurant in the area. My dish that I choose wasn’t as satisfying as my last experience which left me a bit upset and my oysters were nothing special. I did try the French pigeon dish which I have never experienced, so maybe my pallet is not accustomed to such a dish but I would of loved to try a pork and or beef dish next time

Canoe Restaurant and Bar
Responded on September 2, 2020

Good evening, JordanI. Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We genuinely appreciate your support. We look forward to hosting you again in the future. --Canoe Management

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vipNickS
Toronto
41 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional.

Canoe Restaurant and Bar
Responded on September 2, 2020

Good evening, NickS. Thank you very much for your feedback. We look forward to hosting you again in the future. --Canoe Management

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vipFoodie
Toronto
278 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

TOP OF THE TOP - What an incredible evening. Our first return to indoor dining in Toronto and Canoe was the perfect choice. So much thought and care has gone into redesigning the dining room layouts and staff procedures to give you the maximum comfort level for health and safety. We never once felt uncomfortable or at risk. All staff and guests strictly observed the rules and it was fantastic to feel so at ease. The service was excellent – attentive and knowledgeable with perfect timing, and then of course there is Canoe’s amazing award-winning cuisine. We had the Tasting Menu and it was spectacular. Innovative, imaginative and brilliant cooking at its very best. The variety of textures and flavours, and the focus on Canadian sourced ingredients in the hands of top chefs produces outstanding results. Each course was so creative, interesting and delicious –- we can’t wait to come back for more.

Canoe Restaurant and Bar
Responded on September 2, 2020

Good evening, FrequentEater. Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We are so happy that you enjoyed your evening with us. We are very grateful for your support. We look forward to hosting you again, soon. --Canoe Management

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SRay
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First time here, the view was spectacular. The service was excellent, and the food was delicious. I would definitely dine here again.

Canoe Restaurant and Bar
Responded on September 2, 2020

Good evening, SRay. Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We look forward to hosting you in the future. --Canoe Management

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dessert!

Canoe Restaurant and Bar
Responded on September 2, 2020

Good evening. Thank you! We will be sure to pass on your compliments to our Pastry Chef. --Canoe Management

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Alessia
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I could not be more pleased! Nicholas was our server for the night and he was fantastic! He went above and beyond my expectations. He really made the experience at Canoe complete. The food was amazing, every single dish we tried...we tried 9. Highly recommend this restaurant with Nicholas as your server. I am very excited to visit again, very worth the money.

Canoe Restaurant and Bar
Responded on September 2, 2020

Good evening, Alessia. Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We will certainly pass along your compliments to Nic! We're quite thrilled to hear you enjoyed your evening with us. We look forward to hosting you again in the future. --Canoe Management

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vipScottW
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was the best meal I had there s year. Jeff as usual hit the beverage selection out of the park. Great time.

Canoe Restaurant and Bar
Responded on September 2, 2020

Good evening, ScottW. Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We'll be sure to pass your compliments to Jeff. --Canoe Management

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vipBunny
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exception service. Friendly, warm, profession

Canoe Restaurant and Bar
Responded on September 2, 2020

Good evening, Bunny. Thank you for your kind feedback. We look forward to hosting you again. --Canoe Management

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing it was my wife’s birthday, but the problem I had in the beginning one server talk skinny while male was super rude every time I call up he looks at me and ignores me.

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