Canoe Restaurant and Bar

4.6
3898 reviews
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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 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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Continental
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:45- 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(416) 364-0054
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
John Horne
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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.
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Private party contact
Oliver & Bonacini Events and Private Dining: (888) 449-3959
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Cross street
Bay and Wellington Streets
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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.
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Public transit
King and Bay
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3898 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A fantastic place! Food is really good and tasty, fresh, local, nicely dressed. The restaurant is beautiful, quiet even if it was full. Our server was discreet but present when needed, really nice person and professional. And the view on the city and the CN Tower is just amazing! We spent a really good time here with friends. We will come back, for sure!

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J
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Slow service, the sweetbreads were inadequately prepared and undercooked by far the worst I have had. The fish was bland. The desert not interesting. Wine pairings so so. The onion soup was both original and tasty. The view was great.

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S
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been to Canoe a few times and have never been disappointed. We love the food, service and ambience. Would highly recommend Canoe to anyone looking to enjoy a special restaurant experience.

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AB
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I came to canoe to celebrate after just getting married. Upon arrival we were treated to a complementary glass of champagne which was very lovely. Our server Jesus was extremely attentive, making sure our water and wine glasses were never empty, and provided great a recommendation to try the winter tasting menu. Every course that we had exceeded our expectations. The onion soup served in the onion was spectacular and definitely a highlight. Our main course of bison rib eye was delicous and cooked to perfection. Will continue to recommend canoe to our friends.

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LB
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Place is beautiful. My food was delicious. Service was great. Unfortunately my companions meat was cold. Will give it another try.

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S
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made reservations hoping to have the vegetable forward harvest tasting menu. Unfortunately, when we arrived, it was the first day of the new comfort and joy tasting menu. However, the waiter was excellent in recommending vegetable forward choices and they were divine. Amazing service, view and food. Can’t wait to dine at Canoe again!

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration

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b
Toronto
32 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great and amazing foods! Best view ever!

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PK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fabulous evening with friends. We were seated with a great view of the CN Tower and the city. Started with Costal Oysters (3 from each coast), radish and beetroot salad, Quebec Red Stag with wild huckleberry & braised red cabbage. For desert we had Hazelnut Chocolate Torte and Pumpkin cake. Fabulous Ripasso, full bodied, not too dry and low in tannins. Great with game. Great service from all staff and especially Jesus our waiter.

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B
Toronto
61 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good food. Beautifully served. Noisy room.

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K
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic all round with the exception of parking. We were told to give the validation voucher to the attendant. He didn’t seem to have a clue and directed us the wrong way to the exit. We ended up paying

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RC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was attentive and friendly. The food was fresh and tasted amazing. The duck is highly recommended. The view was a nice touch.

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MF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!

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J
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. I little cool if you are sitting by the window

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect ! Amazing, good taest

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PP
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The view from the 54th floor is very good especially at a clear night. It was just like to have dinner on a plane. The food is excellent. Oysters are as fresh as just out of sea. all Main courses are perfect. Service is good enough as well.

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LB
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our service was amazing! Everyone was so lovely. Thank you!!

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CD
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The noise level is quite high when trying to have a business discussion but i can't say there's anything you could do about that without adding acoustic dampeners. My big issue is value for money. The food is good but the portions are ridiculously small. The only crab in my crab and salmon salad was the size of a large marble. I would never eat here unless i was on a business lunch. On the upside the gluten free bread was excellent.

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MD
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

We both had the Arctic Char, which was a disappointment. Very bland and there were a number of items in the dish such as dried bonita flakes that were so unappetizing, I had to push them to the side. Conversation was also very loud, and Canoe is someplace I would go for a business lunch when I don't have to compete to be heard. The wait staff was very good as usual.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was celebrating my birthday there. The service was great and food were delicious. Highly recommend

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BH
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Canoe continues to be one of Toronto's best "go-to" restaurants for people seeking quality cooking, presentation and creativity in a pleasant environment. The physical restaurant is getting quit dated and needs an update to reflect modern culinary tastes.

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f
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing

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j
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

I felt that the food was just ok and so overpriced. I've had much better meals for less money...in fact, I was sick to my stomach that evening and brought the whole meal up. It's a lot of money to flush down the toilet, quite literally! The service was excellent and the view/ambiance romantic, but feel the food really lacked, especially given how expensive it is!!

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MM
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible dining experience with great ambience overlooking Toronto skyline.

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f
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Canoe Restaurant and Bar is definitely a place to visit for a lunch or dinner. The view of the city is awesome. The food selection is good with interesting choices. We were in a party of four. My halibut was tasting great. also the québec red stag was evaluated by one of my friend great as well. The rest of food we had was good but nothing to remember.
The wine list is complete but not at the level I was expecting for the type of restaurant.
Service was slow also because the restaurant was full
Overall it was a good experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Toronto and this restaurant came highly recommended by friends. We had the vegetarian tasting menu with the wine pairing. We loved the creativity of the dishes including presentation and the wines we’re paired perfectly. We didn’t realize how delicious these Niagra wine vintages were! Service was spectacular and the scenery makes this a whole experience instead of just a dinner. Thank you for a lovely evening!

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T
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Lots of creative dishes. Incredible view. Very loud noise level when we attended dinner.

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FG
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Canoe continues to impress! Well done and thank you.

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D
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The food was good to great. Venison ordered rare came in medium rare to almost overdone. The waiter took the information in. No action. The place seemed to be swirling with staff - too many busy bodies.

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LR
Calgary
24 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Came for a late lunch. Food was good. Halibut was dry, but flavourful. Dessert was very nice. View was spectacular. If you haven’t been, you should go.

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SM
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An extraordinary dining experience. I have several severe allergies that I informed the staff of when I made my reservation. When they called me to confirm my reservation, they also confirmed that they had all the right information on my allergies. Upon being seated in a window table (for our anniversary), the staff had a special gluten-free adjusted tasting menu for me, and made every accommodation for my dinner orders. I was given house-made gluten-free bread, was told which dishes I could and could not order (I have a shellfish allergy as well, and this can be a surprise in some foods), and the starter and mains I ordered (burrata and Cornish hen) were adjusted to fit my dietary restrictions. The staff were attentive without being annoying, polite, graceful, and made my partner and I feel welcome and at home. Being a queer couple, we were treated with the utmost respect at this upscale restaurant, something that we sometimes worry about when going out to dinner.

The food was unbelievable and worth every penny. Special autumn cocktails were delicious. The view was gorgeous. The staff were extremely polite and made the experience much more pleasant. Jesus was our waiter, and he was excellent.

When we were done eating and paid our bill, Jesus brought out maple fudge white chocolates on a platter with "Happy Anniversary" written on it. This small act of generosity made us feel unique and special-- though I'm sure Canoe does this for every special event, it feels even more like you are a special guest, but also right at home.

Unpretentious, warm, exquisite-- Canoe is a one-of-a-kind dining experience and I can't wait to go back. Thank you.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The view is really great!!

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HS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time as a lunch date (I.e. spending our own money). Quiet, Monday afternoons are a nice time to go! Canoe has never disappointed. Service was wonderful. Fall menu tasted delicious, especially screeched sugar pie at the end. If you have the day off when your kids don’t, spend part of it with someone you love at Canoe!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

whenever we have a special occasion and we want a memorable meal, we go to Canoe. The food is always excellent and creative. The service is also excellent. It is not cheap but value for money you couldn't ask for me. The view is just an add on!

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FY
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There for a birthday celebration. Everything was just perfect. Had a table with a great city view. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable. The food as always was impeccable. beautiful presentation and very creative.

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CC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been to Canoe several times and I never cease to be awe-struck by the incredible view. The service is incredible and I've never had a meal that I didn't thoroughly enjoy!

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j
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We were at Canoe on a Monday night, apparently after a hard day or work for people in the surrounding offices. Very loud, only lowered to a bearable level mid-meal when office workers left as many were here only drinks. Wonderful view. Less interesting food. Very high prices, not a good value for dinner but probably a better bet for lunch (although one loses the magical evening view). There are always trade-offs.

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BP
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was good. We enjoyed it. I would definitely recommend this spot to a friend.

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JB
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

I wanted to take my girlfriend out for a special night, she was very excited and heard good things about the restaurant. I requested a table by the window which the restaurant declined to accommodate despite only being 2/3 full. Waited a long time for the food only to get small portions and flat drinks. Despite that service from waiter was great, very polite, not over bearing. I would reconsider a second visit for a special occasion since she was disappointed about the ambiance of the restaurant.

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