Tundra Restaurant & Bar

4.4
580 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Canadian
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for a Date
Tundra remains true to its original concept-Canadian inspired cuisine. Under the tutelage of Toronto native, Kevin Prendergast, our culinary brigade offers a wealth of cooking techniques and styles, thanks to their multicultural and ethnically diverse backgrounds.
Inspired by fresh, locally sourced produce and protein, sustainable seafood and foraged gems from independent purveyors, our team passionately makes each dining experience unique-depending on the season and the ingredients.
The wine list is well sourced offering variety in by the glass, bottle and vintage selections. Canadian craft beer and cocktails that are both classic, yet original are always available.
Elegant & stylish, yet relaxed and welcoming with warm, excellent service-always an enchanting experience.
Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner with well tailored menus for all dining experiences.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Canadian
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Monday - Friday: 6:30 am - 11:30 am (buffet until 10:30 am)
Saturday - Sunday: 7:00 am - 11:30 am (buffet until 11:00 am)

Lunch
Monday-Friday: 11:30 am-2:00 pm
Saturday-Sunday: All Day Menu served 11:30 am - 12 midnight
Holidays: All Day Menu served 11:30 am - 12 midnight

Dinner
Monday - Sunday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
(Not available on Holidays or Long Weekends)

Tundra Bar
Monday - Sunday: 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Phone number
(416) 860-6800
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Kevin Prendergast
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Cross street
University Avenue
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Parking details
Parking is located in a public parking lot connected to the Hilton Toronto. Access to the parking is either through valet parking in front of the hotel or through the Adelaide street or York street entrance.
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Public transit
Queen and University subway station and Queen and York street car station.
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Entertainment
Live music every Thursday and Friday from7:30-10:30 pm, featuring different performers and musical styles each evening.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sun 11:00AM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 11:00AM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

What 580 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

It is great, please don't change anything.
I really like that I can hear the people I am having lunch or dinner with.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Good meal with friends. Service was good and we were able to make our Ballet on time.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

I have a dietary restriction, which the chef accommodated very successfully.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

What can I say... this place never ceases to please..

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4.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Love this place always have dinner there when we go to the Four Seasons Centre

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4.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Limited choice prix fix menu with meat, fish and veg options at very a reasonable price. Our meat dish (pork) was excellent, flavorful, succulent and done just right. Our fish was delivered a little overdone, but was quickly replaced by our server when brought to his attention. Service was great, and we especially enjoyed the ginger collins cocktail and the great VQA Riesling with dinner. Overall a pleasant and exceptionally reasonable evening. Would definitely do it again!

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Perfect for pre opera.
Both opera menu and regular menu have excellent options and value

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Delicious food and excellent service. Perfect for pre-performance dinner, including special menu.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The food was delicious. Everyone was pleased with their meal choice.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Tundra never disappoints. We go regularly before the opera and enjoy the food as well as the convenient location. I had the pork chop which was The Best I've ever had and my husband had the cod.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Was quite disappointed with the service. This was Sunday buffet brunch for our anniversary and we had to ask 3 times to get coffee and dirty plates were never removed while we getting something else and so we had to stack our plates. Food was great but the service took away from it.

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3.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Food and service was great. especially food was exceptionally good.
Ambiance not so much, lacking modern touch but good for business meeting in calm and peaceful environment.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

The service was great and the food is great despite it is not as good as the ones we had in the Winterlicious this year.

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3.0Dined on April 20, 2018

The food was ok. I guess having a Ruth Chris nearby makes this restaurant secondary. ;)
Our waiter did not seem interested. I had to prompt him to ask if we wanted drinks other than water and he didn’t give us an option for dessert. We decided not to bother asking and would find another spot to get something sweet. Overall it was okay but I can’t see myself going back in for anything other than hearing the fantastic piano player and sitting at the bar.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

We were celebrating 2 former workmates who are retiring. So many restaurants have their music cranked way too loud which makes it difficult to have a conversation, tables are too close together and you feel like you are being hurried through your meal. This was definitely not the case at Tundra, we really enjoyed our luncheon & were able to enjoy each other!

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

The perfect spot for a business lunch. The service is fast and the food is high quality and delicious but not super expensive. There is ample space and it is well designed so for lunch it is perfect in that you can hear each other.

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Wonderful service, odd trap music for the venue but the food was delicious and they comp’d our dessert because it was our anniversary! I would recommend for anyone looking for a quiet fancy meal downtown before a show.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

6 of us for dinner and we were all very pleased with our food. From the bison burger to the butter chicken and arctic char, all were beautifully prepared and delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

The food is excellent, the servers are attentive and our experience is very pleasing every time we visit.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Good food. good menu selection. Good service. proximity to Four Seasons Centre.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

We have been to this place several times. Good food and great service. It was quiet our last visit - and the service seemed a bit rushed. Yes, we were off to the ballet but they didn't give us a chance to taste our cocktails before the starter came.

So less rushed/more attentive service next time

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Very prompt service. Excellent per-ballet menu. Good wine offerings.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

We have lunch there on our ballet subscription days. The menu is excellent and the service wonderful. A totally enjoyable experience.

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

The location and food are well worth the visit. Ideal for an Opera evening meal.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Excellent vegetarian options, everything we ordered was delicious

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2.0Dined on February 17, 2018

You feel like your dining in the hotel lobby. There are people waiting with luggage and not much separating diners from the people checking in and out. I ordered the risotto which was tasty but a not very big portion and my wife had the steak frites salad which was a small tip of sirloin with a French fry salad. Not frites. Disappointing. Would not dine here for dinner again. Ok if you’re waiting for your room to be ready and want a quick bite.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Tundra restaurant is the perfect place for pre-show dining. It’s welcoming, handy and provides good value. The food is excellent while somewhat unimaginative and is served by cheerful, competent staff.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Great atmosphere and service!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent food, service and value for your money. The theatre menu is a fantastic idea. I wish more restaurants would do this. I will definitely return and recommend this restaurant to my friends and family.

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2.0Dined on February 9, 2018

The experience was shot from the beginning. Our server didn't even say hello, or ask anyone how they were, he just shouted "water?" "Ready to order". Absolutely no care or effort was made to serving. The food was mediocre, nothing special or anything rave about. Definitely a miss.

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2.0Dined on February 3, 2018

We booked a reservation for 8:15, - took 5 minutes for someone to even seat us. In addition, when we asked for a quiet table , we were placed in a noisy area, and then very close in proximity to another couple. The table arrangements were terrible, just rows of tables, with no sense of ambience or privacy. Then post-dinner , loud table arranging . Not a cosy atmosphere at all.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

The overall ambience is wonderful. Attentive service, good portion of dishes, creative presentation on foods, sit comfortably, roomy. My most satisfying lunch ever.

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4.0Dined on February 1, 2018

The lounge singer was great! However the waiter was really pushy asking for drink orders literally as soon as we sat down.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

We’ve been here many times as we often go to the opera but this Winterlicious menu was outstanding! So many layers of flavour. I had the cod and my husband had the pork chop. We both loved the meal.

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4.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Attended Winterlicious here so it was an experiment. Very good service and quiet. Food was very tasty and fresh.

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

The room has a paradoxical warmth and a sci-fi futuristic look, the service is warm and gracious and the food is sumptuous and delicious.

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2.0Dined on January 30, 2018

wait staff seemed a bit frazzled and disorganized over the lunch time. I noticed several diners looking for their waitstaff but unable to locate. our food took a bit long.

our overall meal took 2 hours partly because the dishes took long to come out.

ambience is fine but food is just "ok". chicken was undercooked which was a turn off.

I see no standout reason to return.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

We went as a group of six friends for Sunday lunch during Winterlicious. The atmosphere was nice and not loud, with lots of light streaming in. The food was great; my favourite was the brussel sprout and mushroom salad. Our server was also great and they were very accommodating with regards to dietary restrictions. I would be happy to return.

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2.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We dined at Tundra during Winterlicious and found the experience disappointing. The food did not live up to the taste promises of the menu (which was exciting to read), except for maybe the dessert. The service was rushed and not attentive. The bill had to be corrected. We sat in a busy area with servers rushing behind us. I had really looked forward to dining at Tundra and to being able to recommend this restaurant to my friends from around the world who will be visiting Toronto in June for the Rotary International Convention. Unfortunately, my recent (and only) dining experience does not enable me to recommend Tundra with confidence. It should be said that we were warmly greeted, both on arriving and departing, by the person at the front desk.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Came here for my birthday with some friends. The food was very delicious. It was quiet when we first arrived, but it livened up around 7:30.

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