VIV at the Cosmo

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VIV is a unique and chic contemporary supper club and bar lounge where the lux surroundings, vivacious cocktails, approachable international ingredients and flavorful cuisine that truly delight the senses. Relax and pamper yourself while embracing first hand our truly exceptional service experience. We are located on the eastern edge of the Toronto’s vibrant financial district just inside the Cosmopolitan Hotel.

Our VIV bartenders will serve you handcrafted signature cocktails, champagne, ros(e), oysters complimented by a menu of international crave-worthy shareable and individual plates. While you delight in your food and cocktails, you will be surrounded in the ambience of our namesake mermaid ‘VIV’, perched high above our extensive and coveted wine cellar. The stage is further highlighted by flowing velvet drapes that lead to plush furnished dining rooms, theatric ambient lighting, playful floral arrangements, and a luxurious setting reminiscent of a picturesque European courtyard.
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J
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing dinner at VIV last night before we went to see a play. The service and food was perfect. We will return! Thanks VIV

C
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and staff!

J
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was very convenient to eat right at the hotel. We enjoyed the food and price.

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome Restaurant, Great Food, Great Service & Staff! Highly Recommend! Thank you!

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great customer service, highly recommended!

PV
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family and friends have been to Wildfire Steakhouse for a number of years now and it remains one of our favourite steakhouse. Everything from the quality of the foods to the hospitality and ambience.

AJ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Possibly recommend, service very good, new location so needs to grow, food was ok not great

DC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Went for the grilled calamari to be told it’s not on the menu anymore So ordered the carpaccio which was alright nothing fancy for the over priced app. Arugula salad was wet when dressed with their dressing and so very soggy in plate The tiger shrimp with citrus salsa was frozen peeled shrimp with jarred store bought seafood sauce again way over priced and the shrimp tasted like freezer burn My friend had a steak which was cooked unevenly with seasonal veggies that looked like the frozen bagged veggies from the store. Thoroughly disappointed would not go back and definitely never recommend

TW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food but wish it would have had more energy. I understand that there is construction and the restaurant has been recently remodeled but the lack of energy from the staff was somewhat disappointing.

c
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Good service, nice atmosphere. Shrimp cocktail was a hit, as was tuna main and bbq chicken. Filet ranked below the keg and hamburger,given that it was made in house, was over cooked (ordered medium rare, came well done). There was also a lot of grizzle. I did appreciate the time the server spent on the order (no garlic please) but the kitchen did not deliver. So, good marks for service, 4/6 for food. Loved the Q Water.

AR
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place and location are great. They are very accommodating and the food is delicious. Great for date nights. Very expensive but worth the cost.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place. Great food. Great service.

We’ll come again.

DC
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wildfire Steakhouse was very good. We went before a show at the sony center. Steak was excellent!

OT
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 1

The shrimp, calamari and lobster tail were previously frozen, which was obvious and disappointing. The shrimp martini was something you could go and buy at Metro and stick in a martini glass. The calamari was mushy and so salty— and I LOVE salt! Our outstanding waiter was very understanding and took these items off the bill. The steaks were outstanding!!! Perfectly cooked. We normally go to the Wildfire Grill on Yonge St north of Lawrence but thought we’d try the Cosmopolitan Hotel location. On a Friday night—- it was dead! 8:00 pm and dead!! It was my husbands birthday and he chose Wildfire Grill. If it weren’t for our fabulous waiter and the delicious steak this would have been a big negative!!! Honestly, I wouldn’t go back to the Cosmopolitan location. Overall, the steaks were amazing, appetizers no, ambience non existent

LS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

This place is crap, the server looked like she wanted to kill herself. Didn’t even respond or acknowledge anything we said, didn’t smile, nothing. The apps we ordered were small and nothing fancy. The cheesy garlic bread was so saturated in butter than you could wring it out and prepare 10 more orders with the excess butter. Wouldn’t come here again.

CD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I'm not sure why this is ranked so high. Very small hotel restaurant. The food was just ok but it was overcooked and had to be remade. I asked for my appetizer to not contain a certain item and my main dish came out with that item anyway and the waitress didn't even think to mention it to me when it's a main component of a side dish. Would not repeat.

K
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Friendly helpful staff and a fantastic menu. Food was fresh and tasty.

PM
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was AMAZING from the service to the food! It’s two days later and I drool thinking about the meal I had and can’t wait to go back!

AH
Toronto
56 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Simple menu - simple decor in a small downtown hotel just off Yonge St and King St - good fir dinner before sporting events or productions at Sony Theatre

OT
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Quiet room.. excellent service .. great food not fancy but well prepared.. we ate and talked for four hours not once did they suggest that we were overstaying or did they pressure us to leave .. this evening lace is a hidden gem!

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Was an overall good experience

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great Service
Very Personal

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Good food and services but the resturan not cozy for couples

d
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Seemed to me like the fixed menu was made with jail cooks trying to get everything out accordingly so there would be no riots. Definitely not made with love, take your money and run. Robbery! Call the police.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

Went there for a birthday. The way the food looked, I definitely could’ve made it better at home. So dissatisfied.

TO
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The food wasn’t as good as usual. Shrimp cocktail was a mix of big and small, tails on and off, and the sauce was like paste. Burger was great. Piri Piri sauce was not very authentic. I will let this one go, as it’s always been top notch in the past.

K
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Food quality was extremely poor on multiple levels:
- French Onion soup was very watery!
- Whisky Burgers were fair but the greens on the burger were soggy, wilted and old!
- The coffee was also watery!

Service was poor! The waitress kept disappearing and had to be 'flagged down' and one time the Supervisor had to be called to go find the waitress!

The dessert - chocolate cake was very good!

Dinner on Sat. Jan. 26, 2019 at 7:00 pm

DS
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent staff on the evening of 1/19/19. Went above and beyond to make our experience enjoyable.

MM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I came here for a pre theatre dinner. The steaks were wonderful, prepared to perfection. The escargots and French onion soup were great. My only criticism is the seasonal vegetables which consisted mainly of onion slices with two small carrot pieces added. I would like to have had some “real” vegetables included without having to buy some as extras. Even those extra selections were sparse and not really to my liking. However I did enjoy my dinner and would recommend this restaurant to my friends or family.

OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very quiet, only 2 other couples while there. Shared garlic bread, dripping with butter/oil but tasty. Wife had chicken, with BBQ sauce, said was the most tender she has ever had. I had lamb which was done perfectly. Only complaint was seasonal vegetables consisted of carrots only, would have thought more than one item and No option to order additional veggies.

SS
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff and steaks were cooked perfectly. Staff was great!

HE
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Honestly it sucks that I couldn't order off the normal menu which was the reason why I went here. Only offered the lto menu. But it wasn't to bad over all. The first lobster tail I received was super salt. The server was fantastic about it but I was the only down side to this occasion.

JS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Steaks were pretty good, but not the best I’ve had. Had The Keg last week and it was better.
Waiter (Pete) was hit and miss. He disappeared for a bit and the hostess took our dessert order. After dessert we waited and waited but nobody came back. Just walked up to the cash without our. I’ll and the hostess (and Pete) gave me the bill there and we paid and left.
It was a little disappointing but it wasn’t all bad. The steaks weren’t the greatest but there were very good. Dessert was very good. It very small portions.

m
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff, excellent food and service, convenient location for theatre goers

MS
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing attentive service. Waitress and waiter seemed to genuinely care we enjoyed ourselves. Ambience was great and food excellent. A little gem hidden down a side street. We will return. A lovely little bar and restaurant.

M
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Service was slow and bad. I was never offered a refill on a drink. The food was not as described in the menu. Garlic bread oozing with cheese ( it didn’t) dripping with garlic butter ( it wasn’t). Portions of meat were small. Vegetables were greasy.
The price was high for the minuscule portions. And a party was in a separate room and they didn’t close the door so we couldn’t hear ourselves think. All in all, a miserable effort.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The description on open able is out dated. They had no fixed menu.

Was a continental breakfast. Not what the description or menus showed.

Shouldn’t even be on the app.

LV
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and amazing service. Best birthday dinner I’ve had thus far.

BB
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice meal with friends before the movie. Attentive service.

PC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This again was another great experience and the grilled Cesar salad didn’t disappoint.

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