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Epic Restaurant - Fairmont Royal York - Permanently Closed

4.2
4.2
961 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian

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.



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Menu

Breakfast

  • St. Lawrence Market Peameal Bacon BenedictCA$23.00

    Soft poached eggs, english muffin, peameal bacon hollandaise, and a choice of herbed potato or fresh fruit salad. Gluten free option for benedict's

    • Nova Scotia Smoked Salmon BenedictCA$24.00

      Soft poached eggs, brioche, smoked salmon hollandaise, local green & citrus salad. Gluten free option for benedict's

      • Heirloom Tomato and Arugula Breadless BennyCA$20.00

        Soft poached eggs, oven roasted tomatoes, sleger's arugula hollandaise, and a choice of herbed potato or fresh fruit salad

        • Chorizo Breakfast WrapCA$21.00

          Scrambled egg, ontario gouda, cherry tomato, whole wheat wrap

          • Bagel and LoxCA$18.00

            Nova scotia smoked salmon, whipped cream cheese, capers shaved red onions, marinated cucumber & tomato salad

            • Coconut Milk French ToastCA$19.00

              Fresh & preserved strawberries

              • Muesli Berry ParfaitCA$14.00

                Pumpkin granola, fresh berries, fruit yogurt

                • Healthy Start BreakfastCA$19.00

                  Bran muffin, ontario organic yogurt, berries pumpkin seed granola, organic honey, smoothie shot

                  • Market Fruit PlateCA$16.00

                    Chef's seasonal fruit, vanilla yogurt

                    • OatmealCA$9.00

                      Maple syrup, brown sugar

                      • Add BerriesCA$9.00

                    Buffet

                    • Epic Breakfast BuffetCA$34.00

                      Our quickest option for guests on the go. Our renowned buffet includes offerings such as; cereals, sliced fresh fruit, fresh juices, pastries and various hot breakfast items including made-to-order omelettes that vary based on seasonality and local availability. Includes coffee, tea and juice

                      • Continental BuffetCA$26.00

                        Selection of cold items including: fresh fruit, croissants, danish, yogurt, cereal, cheeses includes coffee, tea and juice

                        The Classic

                        $23. Two organic farm fresh eggs any style herb roasted potatoes, oven roasted tomatoes. Choice of:

                        • Bacon, Pork Sausage or Chicken Apple Sausage (Add $1)

                          • Multigrain, Whole Wheat, Rye, White or Gluten Free Bread

                            The Works

                            $24. Three organic farm fresh eggs any style on a pancake. Choice of:

                            • Bacon, Pork or Chicken Apple Sausage (Add $1)

                              • Multigrain, Whole Wheat, Rye, White or Gluten Free Bread

                                Epic Omelettes

                                All omelettes served with a choice of herbed potato or fresh fruit salad, and your choice of toast

                                • WesternCA$23.00

                                  • Crab, Asparagus, Monforte ChevreCA$24.00

                                    • Egg White, Arugula, Feta & TomatoCA$23.00

                                      Royal York Smoothies / Juice

                                      • Green MonsterCA$12.00

                                        Spinach, celery, green apple, kale - great source of energy to start your day, raises iron levels, high vegetable intake

                                        • SuperfruitCA$12.00

                                          Blueberry, acai, pomegranate, greek yogurt - rich in anti-oxidants, probiotics, vitamin c

                                          • LocalCA$12.00

                                            Carrot, apple, beet, ginger - high vegetable intake, aids with digestion and blood pressure

                                            Sides

                                            • Bagel & Cream CheeseCA$8.00

                                              • Bacon, Peameal Bacon, Pork SausageCA$6.00

                                                • Ontario Chicken-Apple SausageCA$8.00

                                                  • One Organic Egg Any StyleCA$5.00

                                                    • Sliced Seasonal Fruits or BerriesCA$10.00

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                                                      What 961 people are saying

                                                      Overall ratings and reviews

                                                      4.2
                                                      4.2 based on all time ratings
                                                      • 4.2Food
                                                      • 4.2Service
                                                      • 4.1Ambience
                                                      • 3.8Value

                                                      NoiseModerate

                                                      90% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                      1. MS

                                                        MichaelS

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on July 28, 2018

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Our server, Mohammed, made our 40th anniversary celebration very special indeed. He was friendly, courteous and very professional. We made the right decision to go to Epic.

                                                      2. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Toronto

                                                        1 review

                                                        4.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on July 26, 2018

                                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                        The servers were very nice and the food was delicious. I liked that we got a small sample of food that was the special of the day. Also it was a very nice touch with the complimentary dessert for our Anniversary 😁

                                                      3. GS

                                                        GaryS

                                                        Toronto

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on July 15, 2018

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Definitely a winner, Brunch was superb. The selection from fresh scrambled eggs, sausage with apple, fresh baked muffins and bread, crispy bacon and home fries make for a great buffet. Not to be missed is their super tender roast beef and Yorkshire pudding to top it off. There is a Gluten free area is needed. Can't wait to go back to Sunday Brunch again

                                                      4. SW

                                                        SykesW

                                                        Toronto

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on July 4, 2018

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                        Our experience was excellent both from the point of view of interesting, quality food and service. It is one of our preferred luncheon/dining venues downtown. Thanks to all.

                                                      5. GB

                                                        GregB

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on July 1, 2018

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Great food, great time, great atmosphere and great staff.

                                                      6. BB

                                                        BevB

                                                        Toronto

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on July 1, 2018

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Very welcoming! Enjoyed our meal and the service was perfect!

                                                      7. MR

                                                        MaryR

                                                        1 review

                                                        4.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on June 28, 2018

                                                        overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                        Once a year, I meet my Australian friend of over 50 years and we enjoy the Royal York as our place to reconnect. Having made reservations for lunch @ 1:00 p.m., I mentioned to our waiter that we would be enjoying a long lunch and we’re not in a hurry. Having said that, we both felt rushed through our luncheon by our servers and also , kept coming back to our table to settle the bill. Instead of a relaxed lunch, this time I felt it was spoiled by our servers who were intent on rushing us .

                                                      8. A

                                                        Alex

                                                        Toronto

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        4.0

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        Dined on June 9, 2018

                                                        overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                        My first experience at Epic was lovely. Went for the weekend brunch buffet, and it was a delightful over- indulgence. From the prime rib, to eggs benedict/ omelet station, as well as the amazing baked goods, the brunch selection and quality was amazing. Noise level is very low and service was impeccable.

                                                      9. BD

                                                        BrittanyD

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on June 8, 2018

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        The service at the EPIC restaurant was absolutely outstanding. I was celebrating my birthday and the staff went the extra mile to ensure that I felt special. The staff were genuinely kind, thoughtful and quick on their feet. The food was prepared well and was very tasty. I have already recommended this restaurant to many of my friends. I had an amazing time!

                                                      10. BM

                                                        BrendaM

                                                        Toronto

                                                        1 review

                                                        4.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on June 5, 2018

                                                        overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                        What a gem! Where's it's almost impossible to find a restaurant in which you can actually hear the person sitting with you and it doesn't feel like the guy at the next table is sitting on your lap, the subdued experience at Epic was refreshing and delightful. Big, comfy chairs. Great food. I had the salmon and tuna (similar to sashimi) on a bed of greens that was wonderful. Service was very attentive, although the lime provided for my water was dry. Close to Union Station.

                                                      11. W

                                                        keithW

                                                        Toronto

                                                        8 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        8 reviews

                                                        Dined on June 3, 2018

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Everything from food to staff was amazing

                                                      12. LF

                                                        LFBD

                                                        San Francisco

                                                        14 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        14 reviews

                                                        Dined on June 1, 2018

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                        Our server was attentive without being overly pushy. I was there to catch up with an old friend, so we lingered for a couple hours, but at no point did we feel rushed. Even though my birthday was a couple days before our reservation, your staff somehow knew and wished me a happy birthday. Great touch!

                                                      13. DH

                                                        DavidH

                                                        Toronto

                                                        11 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        11 reviews

                                                        Dined on May 29, 2018

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Wonderful restaurant with excellent food and attentive service all in a comfortable setting. Too bad Epic will close this summer for a 9 month reconstruction.

                                                      14. MD

                                                        MonteDiningOut

                                                        Washington DC

                                                        8 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        8 reviews

                                                        Dined on May 29, 2018

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        The restaurant EPIC meets and exceeds the fine dining standard we have come to expect when dining at a Fairmont property. The atmosphere was quietly elegant, the service attentive and professional and the food worthy of five stars. We will return and will most certainly recommend it to others.

                                                      15. P

                                                        Paul

                                                        Toronto

                                                        24 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        24 reviews

                                                        Dined on May 27, 2018

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Have been before. A;ways enjoyed. Expensive, but there is delivery on that threshold.Smooth waitstaff, beautiful presentation, ample servings, good range of choices. All top grade.

                                                      16. TR

                                                        TriniRuth

                                                        Caribbean

                                                        18 reviews

                                                        4.0

                                                        18 reviews

                                                        Dined on May 19, 2018

                                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                        This was a last minute decision based solely on somewhere close to the transit system. Glad we choose here. Our waiter was amazing and guided us well in our choices. He also listened and realised it was my husbands birthday and at the end of the meal brought a slice of "birthday mouse". I eas trying to find a special place for my traveling husband that had a 4hr lay over. Perfect!

                                                      17. DH

                                                        DianneH

                                                        Toronto

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        3.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on May 6, 2018

                                                        overall3food3service5ambience4

                                                        My first cup of coffee was warm but not hot. Eggs Benedict was cold. No desserts/ sweets on the Sunday brunch buffet. Service was good-staff friendly.

                                                      18. a

                                                        alanm

                                                        Houston

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 27, 2018

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                        special anniversary and the staff came through with superb service, excellent food and general fine-dining experience.

                                                      19. PN

                                                        PeterN

                                                        Nashville

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        4.0

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 26, 2018

                                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                        I was dining alone last night - in town fir a convention, and made my reservation 45 minutes before the meal. I was tired, and dudn’t want to leave the hotel. It’s an older restaurant in the Fairmont Royal York that could probably use some updating, although it is well maintained, and has a sort if timelessness to the decor. However, the service is the way I remember great service, with career, professional waiters, made mostly male, who were extremely attentive, and the suggestions and advice I received were spot-on. The food was nicely presented, prepared just the way I requested (duck breast - medium rare), the suggested wines were perfect, and once my waiter had a feel fir the pace of the meal I was looking for, he timed everything perfectly. There was no rush at all, despite a steady stream of customers. That’s the sign of a pro. Menu selection is somewhat limited, but was adequate for my needs. It was a perfect dining experience for what I was after. I look forward to one meal here every year. Haven’t been disappointed yet.

                                                      20. AC

                                                        AmarC

                                                        Toronto

                                                        6 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        6 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 25, 2018

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Amazing Breakfast!

                                                      21. WD

                                                        WestinD

                                                        Calgary

                                                        28 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        4.0

                                                        28 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 15, 2018

                                                        overall4food4service3ambience5

                                                        Quality brunch with a great atmosphere inside the most charming hotel in Toronto. The brunch is heavily weighted towards breakfast (custom made omelettes/eggs), lots of amazing breakfast pastries, several breakfast meats (sausages, bacons etc). There was some amazing prime rib but that is kind of it for lunch (a couple salads to accompany). All you can drink coffee and orange juice made this a great brunch for a reasonable price (35 Canadian). Definitely would go again for a grand old fashioned brunch!

                                                      22. n

                                                        nancyb

                                                        Toronto

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 12, 2018

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        the quality of the food was reason for chosing the Epic and well appointed details and waiters were excellent. I would return with a featured menu using the roof-top garden: please advise me of this. One of my top choices of Toronto restaurants based on the food quality.

                                                      23. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Toronto

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 30, 2018

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        The staff is super nice! Love them

                                                      24. r

                                                        regular

                                                        Toronto

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 23, 2018

                                                        overall5food4service5ambience3

                                                        service was superb,and food was tasty and well presented! would recommend to others

                                                      25. FK

                                                        FredK

                                                        Toronto

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        4.0

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 10, 2018

                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                        They are always very helpful. We will be back. thanks!

                                                      26. BO

                                                        BenjaminO

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on March 8, 2018

                                                        overall5food5service3ambience5

                                                        The food is great for the value. Will surely come again

                                                      27. t

                                                        traciezorzi

                                                        Toronto

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        4.0

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 1, 2018

                                                        overall4food5service5ambience2

                                                        Food was amazing. High quality and well prepared. High priced.. 2 of us was $260. Was a very quiet place so we had great conversation with friends which made for a very enjoyable evening out. The decor is very dated.... very clean but "hello 90's"

                                                      28. BD

                                                        BradD

                                                        Toronto

                                                        5 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        5 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 26, 2018

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Great drinks and food and quiet enough to have a discussion in a relaxed fashion.

                                                      29. IF

                                                        IanF

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on February 22, 2018

                                                        overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                        Fantastic service. We spilled some water and we were quickly brought to another table. In addition we received such goodies as an amuse bouche, macaroon desserts and even a complimentary Perrier to bring back to the room

                                                      30. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Toronto

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on February 13, 2018

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                        The set prix meal is a great deal! Great food, healthy cooking, great service, quiet! Décor may be a bit outdated but everything else is great

                                                      31. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Toronto

                                                        10 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        4.0

                                                        10 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 9, 2018

                                                        overall4food3service4ambience3

                                                        Limited menu options . Need to provide some more lunch options.

                                                      32. SC

                                                        ShellyC

                                                        Birmingham

                                                        8 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        8 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 8, 2018

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Excellent service, amazing food, but expensive.

                                                      33. SM

                                                        SarahM

                                                        Toronto

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on February 6, 2018

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Love this place, excellent customer service, top notch food, perfect flavours, feel very special when i eat there

                                                      34. PA

                                                        PATRICIAC

                                                        Toronto

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        4.0

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 6, 2018

                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                        My brother's birthday. So happened Winterlious, we are happy for the lunch gathering.

                                                      35. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Toronto

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on February 4, 2018

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                        It was an excellent dinning experience. You will not be disappointed at all. The food and service were top notch.

                                                      36. KH

                                                        KatieH

                                                        Toronto

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 3, 2018

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        We were there for winterlicious. The food was good and service was excellent. I lik specially the kids menu. The price was decent and it was affordable and definitely not overpriced and can afford to revisit many times.

                                                      37. MM

                                                        MichelinMan

                                                        Toronto

                                                        6 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        6 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 2, 2018

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                        All was competent and professional. Menu does not disappoint.

                                                      38. g

                                                        genski

                                                        Montreal

                                                        7 reviews

                                                        4.0

                                                        7 reviews

                                                        Dined on January 30, 2018

                                                        overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                        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.

                                                      39. TG

                                                        TastingGirl624

                                                        Cincinnati

                                                        23 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        23 reviews

                                                        Dined on January 28, 2018

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                        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.

                                                      40. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Toronto

                                                        1 review

                                                        2.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on January 26, 2018

                                                        overall2food2service5ambience4

                                                        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

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                                                      Epic Restaurant - Fairmont Royal York - Permanently Closed is rated 4.2 stars by 961 OpenTable diners

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