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Cindy La - Lena Restaurante, Toronto, ON

Lena Restaurante

4.5
4.5
1966 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

7:00 PM


Booked 48 times today
Experiences are available.

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Options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    South American, Argentinean, Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:45 am–2:30 pm Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue, 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

    Downtown / 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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Experiences

  • Summerlicious Dinner

    CA$55.00 per person

    Aug 12 - Aug 28, 2022
    Leña is delighted to be participating in the City of Toronto’s Summerlicious celebration, offering a $55 dinner prix fixe from August 12 to 28. Enjoy a vibrant South American inspired menu featuring an array of light and bright summer dishes with Spanish and Italian influences. From Vegetable Escabeche to Piri Piri Chicken and delicious Seared Ancho-Glazed Pork Shoulder, we have plenty of crowd-pleasing options to suit all tastes!
  • Summerlicious Lunch

    CA$41.00 per person

    Aug 12 - Aug 28, 2022
    Leña is delighted to be participating in the City of Toronto’s Summerlicious celebration, offering a $41 lunch prix fixe from August 12 to 28. Enjoy a vibrant South American inspired menu featuring an array of light and bright summer dishes with Spanish and Italian influences. From Vegetable Escabeche to Piri Piri Chicken and Grilled Beef Tenderloin Pintxo Skewer, we have plenty of crowd-pleasing options to suit all tastes!

Offers

  • $2 Oysters

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 9:15 PM,Wed - Thu - 5:00 PM - 9:15 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
    Tue - 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM,Wed - Sat - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Join us for the happiest time of the day! Take a seat in Leña’s Insta-worthy bar, Tuesday to Saturday from 3pm to 6pm for a round of wallet-friendly drinks that go down nice and easy! From $12 cocktails, $10 5oz glasses of select wine or $6.95 feature beers, we’ve got something with your name on it.

What 1,966 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Old Toronto

    Handcrafted Cocktails

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  1. JH

    JanetH

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Food and service at Leña were outstanding. However noise level in the bar dining area is very high making conversation difficult. I would not revisit or recommend the restaurant unless I could be guaranteed seating in the main dining area on the second level, where I would expect a much more relaxed dining experience.
  2. g

    gooddining

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the best night. Romantic ambiance and lovely staff. Extraordinary food. Gorgeous decor.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Apps were good. My main course wasn’t. I ordered the Veal Milanese. They should have gave us a desert or something on the house. It was a wedding engagement gathering. I stated it in the initial booking. Oh and the Espresso was very bad as well. Theres potential for improvement, it’s not a bad restaurant by any means.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nottingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great ambience. Good value.
  5. NC

    NancyC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Customer service excellent. Was greeted promptly. Very quick service. Food was very tasty. The churros were delicious, and the alfajores exquisite. Will definitely return.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My spouse and I tried Lena for the first time and definitely will be coming back. We were seated close to the kitchen but later on I did not mind at all as our dishes came fast and were still hot when being served which was great. It felt like every staff in the restaurant was involved looking after us as they asked if we needed anything everytime they walked by. Overall it was a lovely evening and a very satisfying meal. Will try to leave time and space for dessert next time!
  7. L

    Luv2eat

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely lovely place with amazing menu … loved every dish that we tried. Truly exceptional and a must visit.
  8. t

    tori

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience, perfect for a small reunion with old friends. Food and drinks were superb, the servers was mindful and attentive.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The restaurant was atmospheric and gorgeous, well lit and cosy. All staff were very attentive from maitre de, table runners, bar team and our fabulous server Nathalie. Compact menu with great variety, food came out swiftly and piping hot. Recommend sticking to the small plates and appetisers as these were much more memorable than mains. Everyone needs to order the Stracciatella with mushroom dish.
  10. PJ

    PhilJ

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Nice place and the staff were great, but my steak was underwhelming. Have had better at Chop or Keg. Would go again to try something else, but if I felt the same way after trying a different menu item then I wouldn't bother going back.
  11. MN

    MrNav

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The team did a tremendous job getting dinner served quickly before our show. The octopus and cocktails were outstanding !
  12. LN

    LouiseN

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Really enjoyed Lena for a date night with the wife. Great food and service. Will definitely book again
  13. D

    David

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food with amazing service. Charming interior as well, would recommend.
  14. E

    Elijah

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall1food2service4ambience1
    Our lovely server was the only thing good about the restaurant. The food was fine - def not worth the price but the ambience and other guests were horrendous. If you want expensive food, in a cramped table, with the most pretentious people you could possibly imagine (literally the influencer beside us was nothing but horrendous and she got her meal comped instead of kicked out) then go here but otherwise not worth the price point or stress.
  15. MB

    MaxineB

    Edmonton

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service was quick and friendly. Enjoyed their extensive cocktail (tip: try the pisco sour) and wine list as well.
  16. LL

    LisaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service and ambiance was very enjoyable. A bit on the pricey side.
  17. CC

    CassandraC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, definitely try out the empanadas! Everyone worked together to make a really great experience.
  18. B

    duduB

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Came here for dinner with some friends, the service was a bit "distracted" and sometimes it took a bit of time to get the waiter attention. Food was overall good, not great, a bit inconsistent. Drinks were good but on the pricey side.
  19. l

    lepetitprincely

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Nice scenery and comfortable - food salty and okay
  20. CC

    CristyC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Host and Service. Food was delicious and had a great ambiance. Would love to go back and bring my fiancé for a date.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing drinks!
  22. CB

    CharlesB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was delicious. not huge portions but very well done. service was excellent
  23. l

    lauras

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The octopus was so delicious! The apps were tasty.
  24. CH

    CH416

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fast service. Good food. Perfect for a business lunch.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was good, service was not rushed. Empanadas and churros stood out.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience as always!
  27. E

    Emily

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was one of my family member’s birthday. From the moment we arrived, service was nothing but fantastic. Everyone who we came across was incredibly attentive and charismatic. Would definitely recommend to friends and family. Had a wonderful experience.
  28. TM

    TashaM

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    For my first time, it was okay. Will I go back, maybe
  29. P

    Pttt

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    It’s a beautiful restaurant but the food is pretty good. Nothing too special.
  30. Y

    Yunee

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    It was okay food -wise but the service is great and the restaurant is beautiful!
  31. N

    Nich

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    beautiful restaurant but service and food was lacking. Steak was overcooked and partners food was about 7 minutes late. That coupled with other small details, worn down seats, damaged menus and the significant cost made this a suboptimal experience. Also, for what is advertised as an Argentinian restaurant there were few Argentinian options.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. We loved the staff. Food was amazing! We will definitely be back.
  33. K

    Katrinatb

    Miami

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience although we were there for pre theater so About 6:00. He two small plates and then full entrees. Too much food for us. Really enjoyed the experience and food. Would have been a five if there had been more small plate options.
  34. T

    Tourist

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Cocktails and appetizers were great. Straciatella was amazing so I was pumped for the rest. However the veal was very disappointing, esp. for the price. Thin piece that was too cooked, with some tomato paste that seemed straight out of the can, and fries that were not all cooked through. My partners trout was also too salted and we asked for a replacement which was promptly given. So service and appetizers awesome but main course disappointing. Overall not worth the $$$.
  35. D

    Dinefrom519

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Executive Summary: this was excellent! Details: food was fabulous, drinks were great, service and ambiance were wonderful!! Result: would definitely recommend and will go back!
  36. TI

    TaniaI

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food The rice dish was over cooked And we did find it it pricey for the value. But the food was great, professional We have a lovely time.
  37. G

    Gustavo

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I enjoyed a nice dinner with my family. My recommendation for next events, you should offer a piece of cake with a little candel if we are celebrating a birthday. Thanks!
  38. RM

    RoseM

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience5
    Absolute worst service. Had reservations for 4ppl and after 2 hours of waiting at the table we received our appetizers. Our waitress was clueless on what was happening and we witnessed a table of 12 be seated, apps, entrees and finishing dessert - and we were still waiting for our apps (which one was bread and dip, does not take two hours to cut a loaf) The place is gorgeous and the employees behind the bar were great, however they dinning room service was so low. Extremely disappointed.
  39. J

    Jonas

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Overpriced small dishes, not so good service, took half an hour to bring only one desert.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    It was great! Great service and great food.

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 4.5 stars by 1966 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

7:00 PM


Booked 48 times today
Experiences are available.

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

    Downtown / Financial District

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:45 am–2:30 pm Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue, 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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