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Cindy La - Lena Restaurante, Toronto, ON

Lena Restaurante

4.4
4.4
2092 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
South American
Chef Anthony Walsh is the driving force behind Leña, a stylish homage to South American cuisine, with unique Spanish and Italian influences. Named after Chef Walsh’s mother-in-law, Elena, from whom he draws a wealth of culinary inspiration, Leña spans three floors at the Saks Fifth Avenue flagship store at Yonge & Richmond.

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 97 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    South American, Argentinean, Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:45 am–2:30 pm Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Thu, Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (416) 507-3378

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Leña’s private dining rooms and semi-private dining space are ideal for intimate dinners, breakfast meetings and everything in between. Gather around the table for a family-style feast or traditional plated meal, inspired by the vibrant and rich culture of South America.

  • Neighborhood

    Financial District

  • Cross street

    Richmond Street

  • Parking details

    Underground paid parking available at the Yonge and Shuter Parkade or Nathan Phillips Square Garage at Queen and Bay.

  • Public transit

    Queen Street Subway Station, walk South along Yonge Street<br />King Street Subway Stations, walk North along Yonge Street

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

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Offers

  • $2 Oysters

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Join us on Tuesdays from 4pm (until we run out!) for $2 oysters, available with the purchase of a bottle of wine. Whether you’re grabbing a seat in the bar, or relaxing in our dining room, we look forward to welcoming you. Note: Maximum 24 oysters per order. Available while supplies last.
  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Tue - 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM,Wed - Sat - 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM, 9:30 PM - 11:00 PM
    Take a seat in Leña’s Insta-worthy bar, Monday to Saturday from 2:30pm to 5pm for a round of wallet-friendly drinks that go down nice and easy! More of a night owl? We’ve got you covered. Visit us from Wednesday to Saturday from 9:30pm to close when happy hour goes late! From $10 cocktails, $8 glasses of select wine or $6 feature beers, we’ve got something with your name on it.

What 2,092 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. CC

    CatC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Perfect place for a girls night dinner. Great sharable plates, lots of variety on the drinks menu. Beaufitul restaurant!
  2. TJ

    TrishJ

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We were there before a play. They were great at getting us looked after with time to spare without feeling rushed. A great part of our girls weekend celebration!
  3. CP

    ClaudiaP

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food was good and nice ambience. Waitress was relatively attentive. She missed one item we ordered but the manager provided it shortly after it, which was very much appreciated. Price is on the high end for the amount of food.
  4. J

    Juveria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the Bravas and Stracciatella for apps, and Steak and Veal for mains. It was good. Drinks were good. The ambience is perfect. We could tell that there were many people who were celebrating birthdays. It was good to know cause we were celebrating a birthday too. We asked for desserts and got the birthday girl a cheesecake with a candle, and the whole restaurant wished her a Happy Birthday! It was good to know that she enjoyed her day.
  5. PF

    PeterF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was perfect as usual and the food was incredible. Can't really go wrong here, would highly recommend.
  6. D

    Dave

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant, food was plentiful and tasty (despite being bland), we had the chicken, a pasta, and the pepper ricotta "salad" (it was a dip). I plan to go again to try their desserts as they sound nice and I've recommended this restaurant to my white friends who cannot eat spicy foods My Latina GF says they shouldn't call themselves a South-American restaurant (more SA inspired)
  7. MM

    MuraniM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Went in for a birthday dinner. Drinks, ambience and food was good, server was pleasant and attentive however our food took quite a bit longer to come out than anticipated.
  8. EO

    ElizabethO

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Delicious food (the chicken dish) beautifully plated. Generous serving. Beautiful decor and lively atmosphere. A bit noisy at 1230 but much quieter by 1330. Server was attentive but not intrusive. Location was very convenient.
  9. HP

    HectorP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant. In a central location in the city of Toronto
  10. R

    Rong

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was very friendly and polite. They were late to bring out one dish. The empanadas were expensive. The steak was delicious. Little disappointed the coca cola didn't have free refills. The ambience and staff were great!
  11. MM

    MickeyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a very nice afternoon with great food and excellent service.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server Elizabeth was the best ever! Made the night a memorable one.
  13. EJ

    EliJRo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is a must try! Had a business dinner at Lena last night and I still won't shut up about how unbelievably delicious the food was. Our server was a lovely woman, who was very professional yet personable. The ambiance is very chic. Drinks were awesome and the food was OUT OF THIS WORLD good! I cannot wait to get back there to try more of the menu. Highly recommend! Thank you, Lena staff for an unforgettable meal and experience.
  14. V

    Vicky

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was incredibly attentive. The food came out super fast as well (we were trying to catch a show after dinner), and it was all absolutely a delight.
  15. TG

    TheatregoingGirls

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my son’s convocation from the University of Toronto with a lovely lunch at Lena. Delicious food and cocktails. We loved the yuca fries and I really enjoyed my choripan. We love Lena and eat here quite often. This lunch did not disappoint.
  16. ST

    SylviaT

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, able to accommodate dietary restrictions, friendly service, fabulous atmosphere.
  17. AS

    AdrienS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Very good quality of good and quite original menu, great atmosphere
  18. H

    Hola

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    We really wanted to love this restaurant but left disappointed. Starting with the service, our waiter was not very knowledge on Argentine cuisine (chorizos, flan with dulce leche, milanesa) However, we went ahead and ordered the veal milanesa, and being South American ourselves, quickly realized it was not a true Milanesa which is basically a breaded cutlet. We also ordered the mixed grill appetizer and clearly asked if we could just order a side of the house chorizos instead as we do not like beef tongue but were served the full dish anyway but without the tongue which consisted of chorizos and melted cheese and charged for the full dish. There were three of us and clearly not enough which was very disappointing. The decor traditional of a Buenos Aires open cafeteria with its Art Deco vibe but the evening ambience could have been so much nicer with traditional background music and outstanding service and knowledge of South American cuisine as its website boasts. At best this is an ok lunch/cocktail place but save your elegant dinner for somewhere else. We gracefully dined and enjoyed our dessert and coffees somewhere more upscale.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Was told happy hours there were none from 5-6 as they changed them the very day but OpenTable still showed happy hour. Decent restaurant, nice ambience. Would go for drinks for sure food maybe not as I prefer chicken and there were no options. Bit overpriced.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding quality and flavour. Even if we could not tell any argentinian staff, the dishes are quite faithful to the parrillada and the alfajores are as authentic as you can get. The staff went out of their way to make our large group happy!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fast and friendly service! Great brunch menu and cocktails as well.
  22. MK

    MayaK

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I both work on Adelaide- we decided to have brunch at Lena’s It wasn’t as busy as expected, the service was great! We both got the French toast - a very large portion for two - great value for the price Flavor wise It wasn’t bad - I am not a fan of candied nuts - other than that it was okay! I would go there again for brunch
  23. AS

    ASmith

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Me and my friend were having a girl's night downtown and wanted to check out a spot that none of us have been to before. We wanted a place that was not only pretty, but also served yummy food, which is harder to come by than you think in Toronto. A few google searches and I found this restaurant! The interior is so pretty! And the food was so good! I highly recommend the avocado smash salad! If you get it with protein it really could be the whole meal! The aura chicken was also delish! But what made the night was the cheesecake and the milk chocolate tres leches cake! So good! The sourdough focaccia is also a must have! Would go again!
  24. LA

    LAURAB

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, amazing ambiance, drinks were delicious and the service was absolutely outstanding. Definitely coming back!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was delightful. We enjoyedthe
  26. MC

    MariaC

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious everyone enjoyed the relaxed lunch.
  27. SW

    SWAPNIL

    Toronto

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Great hospitality..drinks were Balanced.. Good place for cocktails..not many food options for vegetarians..
  28. RW

    RobW

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, great ambience. Pace of meal was good, and presentation excellent. Consistent experience over 3-4 visits, both lunch and dinner
  29. J

    Junior

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Food was great, but we waited over an hour for our order with no indication of waiter letting us know they were behind. He was nice but didn’t check on us much. Overall experience was okay.
  30. YY

    YYZBanker

    Toronto

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Exemplary friendly and attentive service. Food was tasty. Will come back again
  31. SG

    SarahG

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I’ve been to Lena a few times but this was the first time I’ve been since Covid. The place is nice. The arrived was very good, but the star of the show was the food. The food was delicious - definitely need to try to beef tongue if you go!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Everything was really good except the service, I feel like they took really long to bring small things we would ask for
  33. SA

    SilviaA

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Not what I was expecting, waited for drinks, waited for food. Drinks came when the wine we were waving for dinner.
  34. TG

    TracyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is excellent! Service fantastic! Gorgeous environment! Highly recommend Lena for any occasion!
  35. AG

    AndrewG

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Pleasant, professionally run place. Service is good. Quality of food is good, not great. The starters were all quite tasty but I had the veal dish and it was confused in composition and overcooked. The dish simply had too much going on. What was likely intended to be an amazing array of tastes ended up being more of a muddle. The dish needs to be rethought. And, unfortunately, the veal was overcooked--a rare true misstep in what was otherwise a professional and well executed dinner.
  36. J

    Julia

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was so good. Our server was nice and friendly. Food was great too! I got PEI mussels and my friends got chicken and cauliflower steak dishes.
  37. c

    chloeriririchard

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was excellent and the staff was very kind and lovely
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Birthday celebration
  39. FG

    FabiolaG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Very accomodating, we were a large party and they found a way to get us all served.
  40. D

    Dissatisfied

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Service was incredibly slow and the restaurant was freezing cold

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Lena Restaurante using the Order Online button.

Lena Restaurante is rated 4.4 stars by 2092 OpenTable diners.

Lena Restaurante does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 97 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for Lena Restaurante

176 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M5C 2L7

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Richmond Street

  • Neighborhood

    Financial District

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:45 am–2:30 pm Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Thu, Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    South American, Argentinean, Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Underground paid parking available at the Yonge and Shuter Parkade or Nathan Phillips Square Garage at Queen and Bay.

  • Public transit

    Queen Street Subway Station, walk South along Yonge StreetKing Street Subway Stations, walk North along Yonge Street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

  • Phone number

    (416) 507-3378

  • Private party facilities

    Leña’s private dining rooms and semi-private dining space are ideal for intimate dinners, breakfast meetings and everything in between. Gather around the table for a family-style feast or traditional plated meal, inspired by the vibrant and rich culture of South America.

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