Lena Restaurante

4.6
1743 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1743 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best oysters I’ve ever had.

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Christmas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was incredible, but our server was rude and rushed and we felt like we were spending a lot of money to be pushed through cafeteria style.

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AliciaC
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and we had very attentive service.

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DianaM
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the minute we walked in and were greeted so quickly, to the time our server arrived we knew this was going to be a wonderful evening. The food was spectacular, drinks well made and service unsurpassed! We will be back again Lena!😉
P.S. our server was Mark really deserves recognition for making our night so lovely! He quite clearly loves his job!

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DanielM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Very creative menu
Empanadas and calamari appetizers are amazing. Great service and very friendly staff. Highly recommend!!

MB
MisterB
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We were excited to try this restaurant. The ambiance of the dining room was a bit unusual compared to the gorgeous deco bar, but the food was delicious. The waiter was nice, but not the most consistent, and forgot a few things. Overall it was a nice night, but didn't quite live up to my expectations

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TamaraL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely place, excellent food and wine collection.
We tried the Monkfish and shrimp, the sea bream, the grilled mushrooms and all the desserts.
Revisiting soon!

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BrendaR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Leña was a great place to eat. Everything was very tasty and they have a wide wine selection. Our server, I believe his name was Stephen, was amazing at answering all of our questions and was very attentive. Their music playlist was great as well! Would come here again.

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Shareen
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The service was fantastic! The decor inside is unique and beautiful but the entrees weren’t that great so stick to the appetizers. The calamari was delicious!

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Rachael
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! the service, food and ambiance was outstanding. We truly loved being at Lena.

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LarissaC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service! Stephanie was very attentive and gave great recommendations for food and drinks. Great ambiance.
Really loved branzino tartare and grilled calamari, oysters were delicious as well.
Can't wait to go back and try more dishes.

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Erica
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful bar area, lively music and great food that transports you to South America.

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RebeccaW
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was very good. Server was very good. But the first person you see - the hostess was absolutely rude and abrupt. Not a good experience for the first time and restaurant was not cheap. Expected better greeting from this level of restaurant!

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MartaB
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED this restaurant!!! I had a friend of mine visiting from Finland and was trying to find a place with a unique décor in terms of some Toronto history (pay attention to the floor and ceilings at the very least) but also a cuisine that is different and not that common here and I and I found this gem!

Everything they say on their website as to the inspiration of the food, the spices, the combination of different ingredients, etc. lives up on their actual plate. From appetizers, to small plates and mains, it was absolutely delicious.

The service was great from the start. We didn't have to wait to be seated, the person greeting you at the door (make sure you have your vaccination certificate and id) was warm and efficient. We were seated at our table and from there my experience just kept getting more pleasant. The waiter was absolutely amazing, the food tasted great, the ambiance at least to me felt opulent and somewhat subdued in the same time. Again, I LOVED it.

I am definitely going back and recommending this gem to all my friends.

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vipShamima
Toronto
49 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Definitely had a beautiful Tuesday dinner at Leña! The Sea Bream dish was exquisite 😁. Highly recommended.

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fopqtfb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The hostess was a bit rude but the server was really nice and very professional.

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Will
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and ambience within the restaurant. Decor was also tastefully done.

I had the beef tartare and lamb shoulder chops and both were excellent. Lamb was tender and full of flavour.

Cocktail was fantastic. Would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience was great from start to finish! The staff were professional, polite and anticipated needs ahead of us asking (eg. brought additional crackers to a dish as we had extra protein left over). Would highly recommend Leña to anyone looking for a night out on the town as I have never had a poor experience here- in ambiance, staff interactions, or food wise!

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CristinaF
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Not worth the price. Lamb was ok, nothing special. I've had better churros in Miami. Overpriced. The only highly rated aspect was the service. Staff are very friendly

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Jordan
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting, it was amazing! going on my shortlist for sure!

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IvanX
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service and food was great

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Adonias
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, people, ambiance, perfect restaurant. Will definitely come back more times

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Sonn
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was incredible. The food and service are amongst the best in the city.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the feel and decor of the place. The food was excellent. The shrimp ceviche was outstanding. Our waiter Brandon was amazing. It’s been a long time since I’ve had such good service. Made the whole evening amazing.

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DavidA
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went here for an anniversary dinner with my partner. Atmosphere was amazing and the food was great! The butler steak was fantastic. deserts were really good too.

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NatalieH
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lena is one of the best options downtown. Food is delicious and ambience is great. Can’t wait to go back!

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SallyB
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere with an amazing view vintage luxurious layout. The service was great and the food was delicious.
Highly recommend oysters and steak frites . Don’t forget to take pictures for Instagram.

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LucaC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for after work drinks or dinner. Although Lena is a little on the pricey side, I've never left unsatisfied.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The food was not up to standards, conceptually and on the menu it looked fine but the presentation and flavour of the food did not translate well.
The drinks were fine but I think the place got a little carried away trying to be fancy and not delivering the quality or flavour in food.

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NPCc
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and drink, must try the monk fish rice.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Nice atmosphere but mediocre food. Service was ok.not very informed and pretty slow.
The menu was intriguing but flavors needed some elevation to make it memorable.

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AngelaC
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal, served by charming host, in a lovely room - shared with good friends. Oh how I have missed you Lena ! Thank you for a perfect evening. I look forward to dining again with you soon.

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Samantha
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for wine and buck-a-shuck. It was a great experience.

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vipCarolC
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks were outstanding! I wanted to try everything! Then the food blew us away. Each course came out one at a time so we could focus on each one individually! I highly recommend Lena!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I loved the service, people were nice and welcoming. Very attentive and observing to customers needs. We were lured water instantly, and were served good food. Our notes & feedback taken seriously. I would definitely go back.

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VicH
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had to make some adjustments to our drink and food order due to availability. Starters and entrees came in very close succession. Service and ambience was wonderful as pre COVID.

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ARIOW
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing beautiful restaurant with wonderful staff and food!

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KARENF
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was excellent, except for the Cheesecake, and this is the reason why I am not giving Leña a 5 star rating.

We had a great evening, both the drinks and the food was delicious! The music was perfect! We felt we were in Latin America for 2 hours :)

Thank you!
Karen

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Vicky
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and fantastic service. Our server was super attentive to every detail.

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Gabrielle
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, perfectly balanced and cooked. Our waiter was very kind and helpful. It was an amazing experience and I would greatly recommend going!

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You can order delivery directly from Lena Restaurante using the Order Online button. Lena Restaurante also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 507-3378.

Lena Restaurante is rated 4.6 stars by 1743 OpenTable diners.

Lena Restaurante does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.oliverbonacini.com/e-gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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