About Luma

Luma is a contemporary restaurant that pays homage to Toronto’s rich, multicultural landscape. Globally inspired and locally sourced, Executive Chef Michael Wilson’s menu showcases fresh, artisanal dishes, which feature the finest regional ingredients and reflect our city’s diversity. Luma is also known for its diverse wine list and hand-crafted cocktails.

Warm and inviting, Luma’s dining room and bar are designed with rich woods, leather and stone, and the cozy lounge is filled with plush sofas and eye-catching artwork. Luma’s second floor location in the TIFF Bell Lightbox and its floor-to-ceiling windows offer outstanding views of King Street West and the downtown action.

From 4pm to 9pm, join us for $6 drink features in the Luma lounge, including martinis, Manhattans, Grolsch and sangria. (Note: Magic Hour will not be available from September 6 - 17)

350 King St. West, 2nd Floor, TIFF Bell Lightbox
Toronto, ON M5V 3X2
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Global, International, Organic

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11:45am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Tuesday, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Wednesday - Saturday, 5:00pm - 11:00pm

From 3pm-5pm, only the lounge menu is available.

Cross Street:
King and John Streets

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(647) 288-4715

Website:
http://www.lumarestaurant.com/

Catering:
Luma and Oliver & Bonacini Events offers full off-site catering opportunities throughout the entire TIFF Bell Lightbox facility including the sixth floor event space and outdoor amphitheatre, with seating capacity for 150, reception capacity for 250. For details, contact Oliver & Bonacini Events.

Parking Details:
Paid parking is available underneath the TIFF Bell Lightbox and there are plenty of private lots within a short walking distance. Street parking can also be found nearby.

Public Transit:
By subway, exit at St. Andrew station on the Yonge-University Spadina line, north east corner. Travel two blocks west on King Street. By streetcar, access the King Street line to John Street.

Executive Chef:
Michael Wilson

Private Party Facilities:
Luma offers an intimate 14 seat private room for exclusive dining. In season, the patio is available for seated or standing events up to 64 guests. Luma is also available for full buyouts seven days a week, accommodating up to 200 guests. For further details, please contact our events and catering department.

Private Party Contact:
Oliver & Bonacini Events: (416) 364-1211

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Luma Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (42)
Good for a Date (41)
Special Occasion (33)
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Business Meals (30)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Notable Wine List (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Scenic View (15)
Romantic (14)
Seasonal (13)
Hot Spot (12)
People Watching (12)
Healthy (12)
Local Ingredients (10)
Authentic (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Casual (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Cozy (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Fun (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Organic (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great Beer (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined a day ago

Our waiter was excellent and had provided us with great recommendations. The tea is also outstanding!

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·Dined 4 days ago

We found the restaurant overated. The food was OK, nothing more. The steak was overcooked while we asked for rare. The tuna was sparce. 4 small pieces for a hefty price. French fries at 9$ overpriced. Definitely too expensive for an OK meal.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Food at luma is great, but the portions are small for the price. It’s good to go as a special treat, but you’ll break the bank if you go often. I just wish the portions were bigger, especially for the main course.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals
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·Dined 6 days ago

The staff were great in helping us rush our orders since we had an hour to order, eat, and pay for a group of 30 people.

Everything went super smoothly.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food is very good. The escargot and bone marrow appetizer melts in your mouth, the main course was the chef special, delicious. But the service was different. We did not order wine, we were not asked if we wanted wine and the wine menu was left on the table even when we ate our apps... We were asked if we wanted water, we thought by ''flat'' it means tap water, when we received the bill, we were charged for it. It was not explained clearly by the serving staff.
But I would go back for the food witch was above my expectations.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Fabulous server, and the new menu was fantastic. I will be back again soon.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Yesterday I ate lunch for the third time at Luma with a friend. I love this restaurant. When we arrived the music was quite loud and we asked if it could be turned down, which it was, right away. The food is absolutely delicious, especially the charred cauliflower dish, the tables are not crowded together, the seating is so comfortable, and the service is excellent. We've had the same waiter each time - a man who is originally from England called Joel. He's just outstanding at his job and we've commented to each other each time that he's the gold standard in the restaurant service industry. It's always hard to drag ourselves away from Luma - it's so comfortable that you want to stay there all afternoon. But we can always go back again, very soon.

Tags: Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Girlfriend and I decided to try it since we live just down the street. We dine out quite a bit and aren't in the least picky. Having said that, this was one of those places where the portions are small, and the food is mediocre, at best - but the presentation is everything. Although we appreciated the pretty designs on our plate, we won't be coming back. I ordered duck, and received 3 toonie sized medallions on my plate. My gf ordered the steak, and asked for Chicago medium, the steak came back with sear marks on it, when she asked about the 'chicago medium' cook, the server said 'oh, we don't have a flat grill, and can't do that' - so that would've been fine, except the steak was very chewy. Bill was $170 before tip, which is pretty standard, but the often-frequented Keg would've been a far better option. We really wanted to like this place, because the ambiance was good. Unfortunately, would not go back or recommend...

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

As the official restaurant of the TIFF building I expected Luna to be fun and exciting. Instead, it was a bit business-like.. definitely not a Friday night type of experience. The food is good, but the cocktail and desert are a bit outdated. Overall, very pricey to what you’re getting.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Absolutely amazing service! Great wine options along with gluten free options. Great place for a romantic dinner, and loved the food.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

We were celebrating an anniversary and from the moment we arrived, we were given VIP treatment, including champagne on the house. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly and our food came out hot and fresh. The menu was superb and flavourful and the portions were relative to fine dining. We never felt rushed in the 2 hrs we were there. We were also seated promptly at the time of our reservation, which was appreciated. Would recommend for celebrating a special occasion!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

The background music was to loud to be able to carry on a relaxed conversation. The coffee was cold and had to be sent back. The Ceaser Salad was mediocre. The restaurant is convenient for the theater.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Nice dinner. Great service. Menu a bit small. Caesar salad fantastic and halibut great.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The duck was tasty but under cooked and some of it tough.

It was our 43rd wedding anniversary. We were comped with some Champagne & a desert. Both were appreciated.

Out main server was perfect. Good timing, very understanding of our needs, good conversationalist

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Casual
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Flat iron steak areived luke earm on a cold plate. Baked halibut was dry. Salads were skimpy. Asked for strmaed veggies with no oil or butter and they arrived doused in oil. They did replace with steamed asparagus. This was all in stark contrast to a good experience we had in the summer. Won’t be going back.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food was underwhelming for the price. Restaurant was pretty empty on a friday, service was a bit gloomy.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 2, 2017

My first time at Luma and we were not disappointed! One of our friends had eaten there many times before because he is an avid TIFF fan, but even when TIFF isn't on, he doesn't mind going there. Had an excellent burger with excellent truffle fries, served by our excellent waiter!!

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, People Watching, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The good was, as always delicious. The service was professional and friendly.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Spoke to mgr about our table location right next to a large party, kept getting chair bumped the whole time. People walking and hitting my chair, loud. Very bothersome. Mgr didn’t care, didn’t comp anything, not even caring. Very bad feelings after. Will not visit again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Luma is one of our favorite restaurants for pre-theatre dining. Consistently good food, and outstandingly polished service make this restaurant one that I would recommend highly.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Restaurant was not full. Menu choices, quality and dishes were excellent. Service was good until the end of the meal, when it was difficult to get the servers attention for dessert or the bill.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The dining experience at Luma was great! We enjoyed the food, ambiance, and service! It was close to the theatre and we are glad we tried Luma!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Service was very slow but the waiter was great! It seemed like maybe they were short staffed- however I will definitely go back because the food is delicious!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We loved everything we ordered, delicious food and good portions.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had an exceptional meal and service after a matinee at the Princess of Wales theatre. They did a great job accommodating our parties' allergies by adjusting the entrees. Definitely a great way to finish a great birthday event for our daughter.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great food should be appealing to the eyes and taste. Luma does pretty well on the former, but not so great on the latter. The presentation of their plates is excellent, but we were less than impressed with the execution. To begin with, everything was overseasoned. The edamame was so salty, it was almost inedible. My halibut, although visually interesting, was a disappointment in flavour: the tomatoes - which were supposed to be grilled - were raw. The sourdough was basically stale bread, and the halibut was undercooked. Luma is in a great location - just above TIFF and in the heart of the theatre district - and they advertise for a slightly upscale meal, but they just didn't deliver.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 20, 2017

An excellent meal, in a terrific setting. Perfect for dinner prior to going to the theatre.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Although very accommodating for Gluten-free with the server making substitution suggestions or pointing out a better choice, the food was extremely salty to the point of not being palatable and the root vegetables, fish and the beets in the beet salad were all very under cooked. I would not recommend this restaurant. Nice presentation does not justify an expensive meal.

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·Dined on October 10, 2017

We enjoyed the food but all agreed that the background music interfered with our overall experience. It wasn't the music noise level as much as the genre of music. Not relaxing.

Tags: Scenic View, People Watching
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Always great service and incredible food. I'll be back soon, I'm sure.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Cozy, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Authentic
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Servers were unhelpful and arrogant. Food was mixed - some dishes were good, others, poor - like the octopus. No clear signage to restaurant - FYI, it's up the elevators. Prices way too high.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I have been to Luna a number of times... I never knew they had a patio. Very nice patio, it was a fall evening and we were even offered blankets to keep us warm. Nice to have a patio above the street and not squished on a busy sidewalk). I found it very quiet. Service was very friendly and efficient.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. Our waiter was pleasant and informative.
If you have allergies, mention it to the waiter, as some food items had unexpected additions (e.g. shaved parmesan on the beet salad).

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 28, 2017

As always a great meal. Local and seasonal ingredients. Always creatively prepared and healthy without the use of excessive salt, fat, or cream added. Our go to place before heading to theatre. Service is always good and food and drinks arrive in a timely manner!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 25, 2017

My twin sister and I were celebrating our birthdays and we had a wonderful waiter who remembered us from a previous dining experience. We love Luma and chose it to celebrate our milestone birthday. It was a warm night, we could see the CN Tower and our neighbourhood, and we were content. The service and food were great and we would come back in an instant...

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Romantic, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We went after a late afternoon ballgame and managed to get a seat on the patio The food was amazing. Great wines old are the majority of them came from Canadian wineries. We settled on a wonderful California Chardonnay Not sure what service were so poor is the place wasn't that busy

Tags: Seasonal, Spicy, Casual, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Making the reservations online was super easy. Staff was very accommodating of our large (separate bill) group and good about calling ahead to confirm. They are obviously detail oriented because they were careful to ask about allergies, group dynamics, what we had going on after dinner, etc.. Set-up was ideal. Unfortunately, first few minutes of my visit was complicated by a loud building alarm. Other than that, the atmosphere was great. Service and food were fantastic! Everyone enjoyed their meals. I thought my meal (duck breast and roasted peaches) fell in the top 10 meals of my life! Only criticism, there were some guests that would have liked more drink service. Thanks Luma, for an excellent night!

Tags: Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Fun, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Thank you for your excellent service throughout TIFF. The food was marvellous. We had our birthday dinner here. We also had an impromptu lunch and enjoyed everything. The service and wine was great. So was the food.

Tags: Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Organic, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Great Beer, People Watching, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Amazing patio with a view on King St. West and John street. Excellent service and fantastic food.

Tags: Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, People Watching, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Had a great experience. Everyone in my party loved the food and the ambiance. Place is elegant but unpretentious. Service was great and responsive. Loved it!!!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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