Tundra Restaurant & Bar

3.9
603 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Canadian
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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us on Dec 24 for our Holiday Buffet for $69 per adult or $35 for children ages 5-12. Seating begins at 5 pm ... you can still be home before the arrival of the man in the Red Suit!!

Monday, December 24, 2018

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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 603 People Are Saying
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EB
Denver
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Tundra is our 'go-to' restaurant when we are attending a concert or performance in the area because they have a pri fixe menu and are very conscious of your time limitations. The food is fresh, interesting

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ML
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

I was very disappointed in the brunch that we had. Everything we selected from the buffet was cold and had to be sent back to be re-heated. There was very little selection, no desserts at all. The vegetable omelette I had to order specially was barely lukewarm and had frozen peas in it. I would recommend if anyone decides to visit this restaurant for breakfast, they order off the menu and hope it arrives heated through properly.

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HM
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful and prompt service over the lunch period.

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EB
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

The charcuterie plate is definitely not worth 25$, nor is it inventive or have any flavor.

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AR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had a lovely dinner at Tundra. We were celebrating our anniversary and were offered complimentary champagne and dessert, which was a very nice gesture. The food was yummy, when staying at the Hilton again we will definitely be back.

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CK
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Extremely depressing enviornment - no one greeted us for a good 5 minutes, told us to sit anywhere and then didn't bother to crack a smile or bother to be welcoming in any way.

We were very hungry so we stayed, had the sub-par food and weren’t impressed. Not only that, but the waiter actually told us not to order an appetizer because “its too much food for you, you don’t need that much” with a great amount of judgement. Really really dissappointing - in the heart of downtown and in Hilton? Never come here - and Im not being dramatic, it was awful. 1 star at best.

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H
Toronto
39 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Our female server was excellent who give us very good service and very attentive

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G
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

The food was good and nicely presented. I was there with a friend I hadn't seen for a year and we were looking forward to chatting. Unfortunately, there was construction going on in the entrance of the restaurant and the noise levels were deafening. Hopeless to try and carry on a conversation. The Manager was apologetic and although the construction was certainly not her fault, it did ruin the ambiance of the meal.

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FP
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Watermelon salad, campfire marshmellow ice cream, and lavender and wildberry sorbet were absolutely delicious. The "petite tender" was flank steak but it was tendet enough and tasty. I also loved the green beans side. The only thing was that the "petite tender" was flank steak, a tough cut of meat. Superb service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall it's very good. Better enrich the veggie main course for the summerlicious. I like the starter and the dessert - especially the ice cream dessert - it's very eye catching.

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OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding as was the service. We had a wonderful experience and would definitely return!

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GT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Had a good summerlicious experience but there were bugs flying around the table. Overall the food was very worth but the hygiene made us uncomfortable

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MD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

The service was slow although it was not busy. Food was okay and dessert was okay. Out table was at a nice spot but with mosquitoes was quite irritating. Drinks were expensive even local ones.

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MV
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We went to Tundra for lunch and ordered from the Summerlicious menu. I ordered the wedge salad, Rainbow trout, and hand spun ice cream/ sorbet for dessert. I enjoyed all of it, especially the main. The fish was cooked perfectly - flakey with crispy skin and beautifully presented. I liked the quiet atmosphere and large room with tables are nicely spaced apart . Yes, I would come here again.

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AG
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Went here for Summerlicious and the 3-set price fix deal going on. Had the salad, which was large and good as an appetizer. The trout was super tasty and delicious and the side with it was yummy. Plus rhubarb desert was filling and good. Overall, large portions and it was definitely worth the money.

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TW
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

We went to lunch for Summerlicious and this may have been why the service staff was lackluster and the dining room practically empty. The food presentation was very good for the first two course, dessert was just what was to be expected. The dessert had no taste, we told the waiter who said he would let the chef know. The watermelon salad had exactly 4 tiny pieces of actual melon on it. The first course was good, my friends burger was lackluster and dry and he didn't touch the fries as they were refried and tasted like it.

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WS
St. Louis
18 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Menu was changed from what is shown on Open Table. Only sandwich type items available.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great breakfast and fantastic staff. Very serene atmosphere.

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c
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

average place
bread is cold and hard , the median rare steak is close to 6/10

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was awesome. Food was delivered to the table in a timely manner. Drinks were tasty.

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Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

We waited about 15 minutes at the table before being acknowledged. The waiter finally came over and simply asked what we wanted to order. No comment about the wait or the fact that I had to find someone else to get us some water. Other tables had carafes of water provided to them by the same waiter. We asked for bread and he brought us 2 tiny pieces while the table next to ours had a huge bread basket for the lone person sitting there.
The drinks were weak and the service was awful. I ordered a steak and was told that they did not have steak knives so I had to cut it with a blunt butter knife.
I spoke with the manager who tried to help but the dinner was a terrible experience overall.

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JC
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Servers not very attentive- bigger party had all their attention.

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C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Quinn was great with a party of 7

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C
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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BB
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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VM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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RG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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B
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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

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GD
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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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RM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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MT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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CM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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Z
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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SM
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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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K
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

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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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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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GG
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

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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M
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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JA
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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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LB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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