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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (40)
Pre/post Theatre (39)
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Creative Cuisine (26)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Scenic View (17)
Notable Wine List (16)
Good for Groups (16)
Romantic (14)
Seasonal (14)
Hot Spot (14)
People Watching (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Healthy (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Casual (10)
Authentic (9)
Cozy (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Fun (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Organic (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Vegan (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Great Beer (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Live Music (2)
Live Sports (2)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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·Dined on September 16, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Excellent service -kitchen was backed up but our server handled everything beautifully. Food was delish.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Very good food with not so extensive menu.
Service was great.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Excellent service and accommodated ourvlimited time between TIFF screenings. Did not feel rushed and loved the food!
Great ambiance - very open, not cramped and not noisy despite lots of people. A gem!

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Fun
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great food!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Never disappointing. Food and service are great. Perfect spot for dinner before a TIFF film.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

My main was delicious but the dessert was fabulous! Went and ate after volunteer shift and the meal made my day!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Food and service (waitress was excellent!) was very good, but the overall noise level was TOO loud. We were seated in the center of the room and could hardly hear ourselves in a conversion.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 6, 2017

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

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 6, 2017

Visited Luma while on holiday in Toronto and we were delighted that we did! The waitress was so friendly and helpful and offered so much advice and tips for our stay in Toronto! Food and wine were excellent!! Great spot to enjoy the atmosphere at TIFF

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, People Watching
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