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

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food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

86% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (40)
Good for a Date (37)
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Business Meals (27)
Fit for Foodies (25)
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Quiet Conversation (17)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Romantic (14)
Scenic View (14)
Casual (13)
Comfort Food (11)
People Watching (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Healthy (10)
Seasonal (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Authentic (7)
Cozy (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Fun (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Vegan (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Organic (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

I booked a table for 8 to celebrate my wife’s birthday - everything went smoothly from start to finish - the food was amazing, it want too noisy and very comfortable

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic unusual flavour combinations. Appetizer was very large - glad we shared. Very good service

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food was good, overall a pleasant night at a nice restaurant.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Prior to attending the performance at the Princess of Wales Theatre, we found that Luma was an excellent location as it is right next door to the theatre. With the bitter cold weather, that was an excellent bonus. Our meals and service were exceptional. We did not feel rushed at all during our meal and could take the time to linger in the warmth before showtime.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

After we changed seating it was great, first was put right between 4 loud talkers, once we moved everything was excellent, food and service was great. Would have been nice to be recognized as to our anniversary since it was asked at booking.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great Apps and great meal. The Cod was amazing / the service was exceptional!

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Escargot on bone marrow was really unique and decadent. Unfortunately my pork chop was quite over cooked and the braise over reduced. Service was good

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Took our friends for New Years Eve. Great staff . Pacing of meal was excellent. Even a free glass of champagne at midnight.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Always consistently great dishes, whether to share or mains Luma is great.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent service and meal - would go back. We were going to an early evening event at the Roy Thompson and walking distance was very close.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

We really enjoyed our evening, good food great service. Thank you

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great service and food! The people beside us were great considering I had 2 four year olds and a 9 month old baby! Very patient staff.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great food and service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Came to Luma for somewhat innovative menu (on paper) to spend the evening with family. Food was good, well prepared, but nothing was overwhelmingly spectacular. Some of the dishes, like the carrot salad, were just plain bland. Given the price tag, expected more. This is a good option if you are catching a show, as is within walking distance of several theater/concert venues, but would not make the trip for restaurant alone.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 20, 2017

All 4 guests had a wonderful meal and conversation. The seating is well set so you arent seating on top of your neighbors table like some other notable restaurants, which allowed my guests to converse with each other easily and without shouting over the other conversations. The meals were delicious and well presented. Timing between the courses perfect. Price is what was expected, 4 appetizers, 4 main courses, drinks and bottle of wine, with 25% tip $375.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, People Watching, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Drinks were cheap, bottom shelf vodka and gin, but it was Magic hour, so not surprising. Service was slow, they looked to be under staffed. Ambience was okay. I’d only recommend this place for the cheap drinks.

Tags: Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Service professional and friendly. Food was extremely good. A favourite King Street spot.

Tags: Seasonal, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

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 on December 6, 2017

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 on December 4, 2017

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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 (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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