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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 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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Northern Woods Mushroom Soup
balsam fir creme fraiche + toasted camelina seeds
crispy bacon puffed bannock, pink peppercorns, wild mustard + green aider dust
Grass Rubbed Bison Rib Eye
green tomato, horse radish greens, pickled cauliflower, tonka bean + k2 milling grain pakoras
The tasting menu was amazing! And the view of the city was beautiful. Will definitely come back.
Wonderful experience - fabulous food, attentive service from people who seem interested in their job and full of helpful insights, gorgeous space. Thoroughly enjoyed it. My wallet is a lot lighter but it felt worth it.
Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We have passed along your kind words to our team and look forward to hosting you again in the future! --Canoe Management
Went here for dinner recently and the view was outstanding with the sunset. Overall I would say that the view and service are the reasons I would return. Wine with a view of the city was incredible Our server, Stephen, made the entire night so spectacular. He was attentive, social, polite, knowledgeable, and full of jokes that made our evening what it was. The food was very underwhelming for the price. $70 for the elk entree that was very under seasoned and fairly bland. The bone barrow beef dish as well was very bland. The first time we ordered that and the beef entree came cold, but the staff were quick to correct the order with a fresh plate. It was better but still overall not very flavourful or impressive. In the future I would likely return just for some wine and an app perhaps, the oysters fixins were great. Thank you Stephen for making our night so special!
Excellent ambiance and service
An absolutely marvelous experience as per usual paired with scrumptious food and wine.
Canoe is an institution! It’s never been as good as it is right now... after the renovation it seems Chef Ron and his team have been motivated to step up their game, especially with regards to their tasting menu. The food is absolutely superb! The service is on point, and the view... well the view is like no other in the city.
We’re so fortunate to make it for dinner before the recent shutdown, and look forward to returning when they’re permitted to reopen.
Thanks for a great night out!
Good afternoon, Logansquared. Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We genuinely appreciate your support and look forward to hosting you again in the future! --Canoe Management
Beautiful restaurant, amazing view of the city and the sunset. I was there with my boyfriend and it was one of the best restaurant experience I have ever had.
Good afternoon, Raysel. 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
It was alright. The view was obviously and by far the best part of it. The oysters were fresh , the meat and marrow of the beef filet was tender and good, and the desserts are great. The mushroom soup was good as well. Drinks were good and came from a captivating selection. I don't overall rate the food as overall spectacular, it was just good. Many of the flavours of dishes such as the Atlantic salmon main tasted quite mediocre. The vegetables and garnish didn't add much flavour, just added to blandness. Service was great as expected and again, the view made it worth it.
We celebrated my son's 25th B'day. They did a great job with making him feel special.
What a great way to break those pandemic blues. We had an outstanding meal with excellent service from Kevin. The view was brilliant but the food is even more so. This is cuisine that pushes boundaries and elevates from the same old: !!! Such an amazingly talented kitchen. Also - the health precautions taken at Canoe make you feel totally safe and secure. All the guests and staff were observing the provincial health guidelines and the distancing was perfect. Thank you for such a great evening and for making us feel so safe and special.
Food was excellent as always.
Service could have been a bit better. Server did not seem happy to be there and was not engaging.
Everything is wonderful, the staff, the food, the place, everything.
The food was not great as before.... disappointed...
My wife and I dined at Canoe to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary. It was an amazing experience! From the stunning views to the delicious food, the top-notch service and the sophisticated but unpretentious ambience, this was an experience we will never forget. We look forward to coming back again soon the next time we have something else to celebrate.
Good afternoon, SebastienB. Thank you very much for your kind feedback and for choosing to celebrate your 5th wedding anniversary with us! --Canoe Management
1st dish was onion soup but my wife's onion was broken so most of the soup leaked to the rocks. I was very surprised no one ask us how was our dinner throughout the dinner, I see alot of staff standing around chatting but not alot of them working. The person works at the bar is super friendly and nice, not too sure it was his duty to serve us but he definitely saved the whole dining experience there.
Good afternoon Joshua. Thank you for sharing feedback about your recent visit to Canoe Restaurant & Bar. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the service. Could you please send us a note through our website's contact page, so we may speak with you directly? Thank you. --Canoe Management
Canoe was a perfect place for fine dining and for my birthday celebration.
I liked everything about it from the ambiance to food. I am looking forward to visit this place again soon.
Bedazzling. Thank you Canoe. Distinct Canadiana Cuisine, over looking The bright lights and big city. Tough to beat.
Charlene and Jane were great hosts and made sure my 1st Anniversary was amazing. Right at the start they acknowledged the occasion and made us feel very special. Food was equally on par, and the view complimented the evening perfectly.
Good afternoon, Trevor. Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We are so happy you chose to celebrate your anniversary with us and have passed along your kind words to Jane and Charlene. We look forward to hosting you again in the future! --Canoe Management
One of the best restaurants in Toronto...hands down!!! An incredible culinary journey, matched with an amazing wine list and outstanding service.
Excellent food and service. We ate here a few years ago, and I don't remember it being this level. Thank you for a memorable evening. We'll be back soon!
Definitely one of the best places I’ve ever been to, amazing food and service
Exceptional, unique, and delicious. They really are aware of all the little details, from the butter being the exact right consistency for spreading, to the split peas being all placed flat-side down to prop up a tasting dish.
Salmon: awesome. Seaweed dessert: as if someone had crossbred Ascophyllum with a piece of foam rubber-- yet somehow, it really worked.
OMG so great! We could distinguish all the flavours - it was a sensation! The duch appetizer (my first duck) has made me a fan of the bird. I'm from the east coast and this was the first well done and tasty salmon I've had since about 1986. Seriously. The elk was great, the wine they recommended paired perfectly. We'll be back. It wasn't even all that pricey. Thank you for a great anniversary dinner❤!
Good evening, JanC. Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We are so happy you chose to celebrate your anniversary with us and have passed along your comments to our team! We look forward to hosting you again in the future. --Canoe Management
We went to celebrate a birthday and were surprised with a little card. Such a cute touch. The tasting tour and pairings are to die for!
We had a fantastic evening! The atmosphere was perfect and the food......WOW! Delicious!!!! Thank you for helping us celebrate our Anniversary....
My partner and I celebrated our anniversary here and the service was superb! Our server was very knowledgeable about the food and provided suggestions. The ambience was lovely as well.
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.
Good evening, Foodie. Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We have passed along your kind words to Godwin, Billy and our culinary team. We look forward to hosting you again in the future! --Canoe Management
Very accommodating service,
Tasting menu was kinda eye opening
Always welcomed in warm hands, great views and food.
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).
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 :)
Good evening, MegB. Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We are so happy you and your family had such a great experience! We look forward to hosting you again in the future. --Canoe Management
Was Awsome dinner and service. Great view
Excellent experience, great food and service. I would definitely recommend it.
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.
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!
Good evening. Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We are so happy that you chose to celebrate this special occasion with us and felt safe doing so. --Canoe Management
The food is awesome but little expensive
And should have more options for appetizers
But Awesome experience
Killer view .....,,..,
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.
Had to come back from pithivier... The most decadent meal ever.
Good evening, JaniceL. Thank you very much for your kind feedback. So happy you enjoyed the pithivier and have passed along your comments to our chefs! --Canoe Management
Amazing views and food to superb! Would highly recommend if you wanted to treat yourself to a fine dining experience!
Canoe Restaurant and Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 364-0054.
Canoe Restaurant and Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 4657 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.