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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)
Toronto, ON M5V 3X2
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.
King and John Streets
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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...
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
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!
Great food! But the service was extremely poor.
Despite making a reservation, no seats were available. My date and I had to wait 5 minutes to be seated. Secondly, as a date, we were not seated in a table for 2, but rather a group table since it seemed those were all the tables available. The waitress tried to up-sell me on a full bottle of wine, when we really just wanted 1 glass of it (waitress name was Tran) (Disclosure: even if Tran did not mean to up-sell me, I absolutely felt that way). Food took too long to prepare. We were not well attended to (i.e. when we wanted to order, and the waitress did not come to take our orders; when we wanted service, the waitress did not check in on our table for dozens of minutes at a time). I will not dine back here unless it is for tasty food, and will be going to Lavelle, otherwise.
Service was excellent at the beginning but certainly waned as the the evening progressed and as the guest count increased.
There was a significant error on the bill and the 'Open Table' loyalty cheque was omitted. Apparently, the waitress lost the loyalty cheque provided at the outset of the evening.
We were happy that the restaurant was able to oblige us with our requested seat.
I went to Luma for my birthday dinner and couldn't have been more pleased! The staff there is so wonderful, the general manager is phenomenal and made my night perfect. I've been there twice now and both times the food has been so delicious no matter what I've ordered. Highly recommend
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