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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.
Toronto, ON M5J 1E3
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.
Front St. and Bay St.
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Please visit our website for the most up to date information for directions and closures.
Valet parking is available at the East Wing entrance of the hotel.
Union Station Subway Stop
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Epic Restaurant - Fairmont Royal York Ratings and Reviews
I may be biased because I was given a breakfast voucher for the buffet and therefore didn’t pay for my meal, but that said, the fruit was impeccably presented (peeled grapefruit! What a luxury!), the muesli was the most delicious I have ever had—complete with cherries, the scrambled eggs were flavoured just right, and I could have eaten the mushrooms all day. Expensive, but if you have a good appetite, may well be worth it.
What a grand experience we enjoyed at Epic! Although we attended during Winterlicious, we opted to order off the regular menu. We were warmly greeted by the host and immediately escorted to our table. The waitstaff was attentive without being disruptive, and took care to keep our wine glasses full. The food (we had the lobster bisque and crab cakes to start followed by the scallops and branzino) was beautifully presented and quite delicious. We followed with decaf, port, and chocolate cake. The room was quiet and our table felt private and intimate. Highly recommend! Thanks, Epic for providing us with our most memorable meal while visiting Toronto.
We went for Winterlicious an were not particularly impressed. Salad was nice. Soup was ordinary. Flank steak was a little chewy. Did not seem to be marinated. Sauce was nice. Could have done with more since the steak hadn't been marinated. Desert was just okay
Overall we were not impressed
Service was very good
It was the first time for everone in our party at Epic restaurant brunch on Sunsay.
The ambiance and food quality was great at a very reasonable rate.
Nestled in grand old Royal York of course enhanced our experience however we all came to the concensus that the brunch menu could perhaps do with some upgeading and additional variety.
Service was great and everyone enjoyed the event otherwise.
From the greeting to the finish, the service was impeccable. The food was very good. I had clam chowder with stripped bass. The clam chowder was very rich. The stripped bass was very good and the vegetables were excellent. I was with 4 others and all enjoyed their meals. The ambiance is wonderful and we certainly never felt rushed. We were there for a business lunch during a very busy time when the hotel was hosting a large event but the restaurant was properly staffed so that service did not suffer.
The appetizer was octopus which was so tender. This dish also contain sausage, baby potato bits and few other ingredients plus a yummy sauce. I love octopus and this disk was extremely well executed. Mains were scallops and duck breast. As always, both were perfectly cooked. The duck was especially good with subtle flavouring. The sommelier recommended the Flowers chardonnay from California and it was a perfect match to both dishes. Service was great as always. We love coming back to EPIC and it never disappoints.
The New Year's Eve event was well planned and the meal was delicious. The service was impeccable. The band was very enjoyable.
My only regret is that the restaurant allowed dogs on the premise. The guests, next table over, let their white fluffy dog out of their pet carrier. The couple even danced with the dog in their arms. Not so sanitary so close to the chocolate dessert table !!!
The Fairmont Royal York Hotel was selected as the venue for our annual family Christmas dinner because of its' ambiance, beautifully decorated and festive! Epic has an open concept floor plan which allows you to enjoy a view of the hotel lobby from your table. Dinner was incredible, the selections were amazing, the food fresh and beautifully prepared and presented. Our table was situated in a well sized circular alcove giving us as much privacy as the private dining room off to the side but with the added bonus of decorative columns, it really was spectacular! There were one or two things about this visit I wish I did not have to mention though, the first was my upholstered seat was caked with whatever the previous guests had for dinner, I'm guessing a child sat there before me and it was simply overlooked, the second item was the recommendation by the server to order a selection medium rare as opposed to what our guest requested; rare. That was a wrong recommendation. Third; there was a hair stuck inside of the champagne flute, it wasn't noticeable until the Chambord was added prompting the glass to be returned, we had to request the Chambord be topped up as well. For the most part it was a splendid evening with a few exceptions, the thing is, with the cost of enjoying this restaurant one would think that there would be no exceptions. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!
Terrific food, service that was attentive without being intrusive. A lovely place to eat, especially if you want to carry on a conversation with the others at your table. Yes, there is music playing in the background but playing softly. Epic is a very good place to dine with grown ups.
Everything was good. Food was great, all servers are very friendly and nice. Atomosphire was cozy. Even they prepared a nice little gift for my colleague who was a birthday girl. Everything was great until the last moment.
When we asked the bills, it took over 40 minutes to get the payment done since they needed a manager’s approval or something to use a card machine. We were there for birthday lunch at lunch break. We had to rush to go back to an office. That’s why I marked 4 stars for overall.
We would much appreciate it if you could manage to use card machine a bit more conveniently.
I will go back to the restaurant in near future though.
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.
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.
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