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About Epic Restaurant - Fairmont Royal York

EPIC Restaurant & Lounge combines innovation and quality with premium regional ingredients. With it's fluid, contemporary design, the dining room is a quintessential backdrop for a menu that features the best of Ontario's growers. Seasonally hand-nurtured herbs from Fairmont Royal York’s rooftop garden, 15 stories above the city streets brighten each dish. Desserts are flavoured with hand-harvested honey from the hotel’s rooftop apiary, home to more than 300,000 honey bees. Complimenting each course, a sommelier-curated wine list provides renowned Ontario and international wines.
Whether you've just checked in and would like to pause and relax after a long journey, or just want to join us after work with friends for fine dining and live music, EPIC Restaurant provides guests an unmatched culinary experience.



100 Front Street West
Toronto, ON M5J 1E3
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary Canadian

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Saturday & Sunday 7:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Breakfast Buffet until 1:00 p.m. on weekends)
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Dinner: Daily - 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Cross Street:
Front St. and Bay St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 368-2511

Website:
http://www.epicrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Please visit our website for the most up to date information for directions and closures.

http://www.fairmont.com/royal-york-toronto/map/mapanddirections/

Valet parking is available at the East Wing entrance of the hotel.

Public Transit:
Union Station Subway Stop

Executive Chef:
Robert Mills

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Have an EPIC Holiday! The magic of the holiday season is enhanced when culinary traditions are brought to life by our award-wining culinary team at EPIC. Chef Mills has outdone himself this year with special menus for Holiday Lunch, Festive Brunch, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve.

Epic Restaurant - Fairmont Royal York Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.6

Noise

Quiet

85% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (10)
Business Meals (10)
Special Occasion (9)
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Quiet Conversation (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Good for a Date (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Cozy (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Seasonal (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Romantic (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Casual (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Authentic (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined 3 days ago

Expensive for mediocre food and ambience. Went to Epic with a group of friends on a Thursday night. Food was decent but not outstanding. One of our group was vegan, and the chef created a customised risotto which was a little bland but otherwise ok. The restaurant was only half-full while we were there but the service was surprisingly inconsistent - our waiter was helpful when we had access to him but we did have to actively flag him down a couple of times. Overall, an ok but not inspiring evening was capped off with a bill that would not have been out of place at a Michelin restaurant. I'm willing to pay for great service and food, and was anticipating a steeper bill than usual because it caters mainly to hotel clientele, but $70+ for a bland green risotto and a single drink seemed a little excessive, given how many better places are all around. Won't be back again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Toronto)·Dined 5 days ago

I love having client meetings at epic, the ambiance and noise level is perfect and the staff and food are excellent

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The restaurant is amazing. The food was spectacular. We were dining with a 2 year old and they made us feel so comfortable just like home. The service was exceptional. I will definitely dine there again when I visit Toronto.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Warm and comfortable atmosphere; quiet enough to relax and have a conversation. The service was helpful, prompt and courteous. The food was excellent and you can always depend upon the seafood chowder to deliver!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had a brunch with 6 people to celebrate our daughter's university graduation. Admittedly, it is a lot harder to show off a restaurant's cuisine at a brunch. Our food was good (my husband and I had the steak), but it was not overly creative or dazzling. It also took 50 minutes from being seated to being served, which we thought was a tad long. The location in the historical Fairmont Royal York Hotel is nice for photo taking, but the actual restaurant is decorated in a transitional style.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Love the setting, ie. linen table cloths and greeting. Initial service was prompt but took a while to take our order. Food was good - but not overly special. Staff were all friendly and apologised for the wait. Overall a pleasant dining experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We love the Royal York and have celebrated many of our special events there. We always have great service and all allergies are dealt with carefully and with no difficulties.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Steak was well cooked but the spicies were very badic for a 70$ steak. Foie gras was great though

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

We met for a business lunch and I loved the service and the fact that it was quiet and easy to carry on conversation.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Nothing like having the waiter tell you that Trump is good for America to dampen your meal.

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

We Celebrated our Anniversary and had a wonderful evening. Everything was perfect, I would highly recommend this restaurant to all of my friends.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

The food was incredible. What was lost in quantity was more than made up for in flavour. It is expensive for sure therefore a great spot for special occasions.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great service and food as per usual. Great for business meals.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 11, 2017

I had lunch with my friend from Japan.
I enjoyed "Quick Fire Grilled Tuna & Atlantic Salmon".
This dish was incredible!!
This was like Japanese "Tataki", but original taste.
Soy sauce dressing and crispy garlic!
It was sooooo delicious!
As a Japanese, I can say this is one of a kind that many Japanese love.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

THE WORST THANKSGIVING EXPERIENCE EVER‼‼

Me and my bestie had thanksgiving dinner @ epic restaurant. We were so excited about this place coz it's inside the 5 star Royal York Hotel. For a set dinner priced at $89 - more expensive than any other Thanksgiving set dinner offered in most restaurants in toronto - you would no doubt expect to receive a dining experience more superior than at any other places. However I can bluntly tell you the experience we had tonight was way worse than even eating at a fast food restaurant
After we get seated and provided water, I told the waiter we are ready to order and all of us are starving. he has disappeared for more than 20 mins, during the time we tried to wave to him. But got totally ignored.
One of my friends ordered a glass of rose wine, she asked twice and finally got it when we having the main course. When the waiter was taking away the dessert plate and cleaning the table, I asked him to bring the bill, by that time we were the only table in our area, 15 mins past, no one brings any bill, so we have to wave to him again and got ignored again. Another 10 mins past, my friend shout to the waiter "excuse me, bill please".
And we finally got our bill.
The food was ok.
The service is really horrible, the Worst on the planet !
Will Never Ever go back again and surely will NOT recommend it to any of my friend.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 28, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our special meal at Epic. We were welcomed graciously and attended to by our wait staff.
The food was exquisite and we really enjoued the local offerings.
We requested a special table through our Open Table reservation and were very delighted with what we were offered.

An absolutely perfect meal for our special celebration! Thank you!!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Fast and friendly service is wonderful. Great for a business lunch. Quiet enough for conversation. Not a trendy place but good place.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

good food, great staff. Thank you all for a great

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Good place for a business breakfast

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·Dined on September 18, 2017

The food and service and ambiance were all fantastic, but something puzzled me. It's a situation I have never experienced in a restaurant before; the hostess seemed very reluctant to get the check to our table when we were finished! No waiter was coming anywhere near us, and even after I went to the desk to ask for the check we waited and waited and waited. In the end I had to go to the desk again and paid the bill there. If guests are required to pay at the reception desk, perhaps we should be told in advance. Other than this, all the staff were very kind and accommodating. Thanks.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Did not enjoy the breakfast buffet, not worth the money they charge.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Thank you Epic support staff for calling so quickly after finding the cell phone left behind!!!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 14, 2017

We enjoyed their breakfast buffet. Everything was prepared well and fresh. THe buffet had a lot of choices. Omelet was perfect.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Comfort Food
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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Decor is too dated and on a friday night the restaurant was empty. Decor is like bad 90's modern- really bad. Food was very inspired and good.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (London)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Always an attentive staff, quiet ambience and good cuisine. The perfect location in downtown Toronto for a pleasant meal with business associates and friends

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We went for their weedend brunch buffet. Their waiters as usual are very attentive. However, not quite so for the kitchen staff where you order your omelettes, pancakes.

I would highly recommend the roast beef! The best ever I have eaten!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Fine dining with amazing service. Yes it is pricey but the food and service match what you expect for the price.

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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Unfortunately, from the four entrees, two were not really upto the image of this restaurant. The green pea risotto was rather strong with the cheese and the cod was bland in too much tasteless sauce.

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 (London)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Not the venue for a romantic date. Food was excellent though.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 12, 2017

The attention from all of the waiter staff was above average. The décor felt a bit dated. The place could use a facelift.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 7, 2017

We were served by George who delivered amazing service I don't think I've ever had such excellent service before. He was engaging and thoughtful always made sure we had everything we needed. He provided a bit of wisdom as well which was welcomed. I will only sit in George's section the next time I visit Epic.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Live Music
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Another excellent dinner. Mains were cod and the second was scallops with pork belly. All the seafood was perfectly cooked and very moist. They consistently cook seafood perfectly. The cod came in a light onion broth plus fiddle heads. Beautiful flavour. The other dish is a combo you that would not normally jump to mind. However the combo was awesome. Both are rich with deep flavours. The sommelier made a great wine recommendation. Service was excellent throughout. A delightful meal.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Overall, the experience was 10/10. Intuitive service, great ambience, handcrafted cocktails, extensive wine list, and delicious food. You are taken care of from the moment you walk in the door. This restaurant is definitely underrated, as it can compete with the top restaurants in the city with its local, upscale menu and top-level service.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Live Music, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Seasonal, Organic, Quick Bite, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Great Beer, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 21, 2017

As a family, we often have meals at the Epic and love it. We are always treated with care and respect and our son who has a disability is always accommodated. Joseph is amazing and the servers who attend to us pleasant, friendly and knowledgeable. Food requirements are always accommodated and we leave feeling well fed and having loved the experience. We will be back to celebrate in the near future.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Fun, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Food was fantastic. Service was top notch. Overall it was great for me and my girlfriends to catch up.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Fast and good service.
Great fish.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 3, 2017

My experience at Epic was just that, epic! I decided to treat myself and it was delightful. Upon arrival the service was excellent. I really enjoyed the sample for cleansing the palette. I ordered the offered meal. I had the dandelion and pea salad. Yummy. I had the cod which was delightful. I absolutely loved the Sorbet dessert. I did find it a bit costly, but the dinner and ambiance was worth it. I will definitely come back for a repeat experience.

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 1, 2017

I ordered an egg over easy. It came cooked right through. The toast was not what I ordered and was stone cold. The server should have seen that I didn't have the toast and that the butter was not melted but didn't say a word. I had a guest - I didn't say a thing either.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Both my wife and I had the sirloin steak. Best steak we have had in recent memory. Be sure to inform staff if you are celebrating a birthday for a free desert.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Great buffet for Sunday brunch and fantastic coffee.

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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