Tundra Restaurant & Bar

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Tundra remains true to its original concept-Canadian inspired cuisine. 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.

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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

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WJ
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good spot for lunch - Tundra is centrally located at Richmond and University - and not packed and noisy, so good for a business lunch or a social get together. The food was well prepared and portions were quite generous.

S
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very quiet at lunchtime, server made excellent recommendations and was very attentive. I thought the entree was just ok but the main and dessert blew my mind. Overall: I would definitely recommend

CC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Winterlicious meal was a great value and excellent

GP
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tundra features food with a distinctive Canadian flavour. Good service with a quick pre-Opera menu when Puccini is waiting. Lots of choice from appetizer to dessert.

H
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Before the COC, the service was efficient and friendly and the food was good. I had delicious trout. I did not particularly enjoy the berry tart, but it was well executed

C
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Overall - very well done.
Still need a proper cloak room.

m
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was slow and food was good. portion sizes we adequate for lunch or even a dinner.

WD
Calgary
27 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The pre-opera dinner menu is good value with some nice choices; the onion bisque is very good, the trout looked pretty darn good,but the short rib was a good choice (and flavourful) but I always want another rib...sour cherry sundae was just right

A
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The prix fixe menu was very quick and a reasonable size.

n
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

See our son. Visiting from out of town.
Chicken was tough and dry. They deducted it.
Risotto was so so. Husband’s pizza not very good. Son and girlfriend had steak frite which was good. Service slow but polite.

MP
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great after event at Four Seasons - close, nice ambiance, good food and service.

DD
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very good food. The black cod was incredibly delicious. The house salad was unusually good, and the calamari perfectly done - which is rarely encountered. The service was pleasant and competent. Way beyond typical big hotel restaurant expectations. We will be back.

S
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great post-theatre anniversary dinner. The staff was fantastic and even gave us a complimentary dessert and champagne for our anniversary celebration. (The plate even said Happy Anniversary in chocolate!) Food was very tasty and reasonably priced for the class of restaurant.

OT
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overpriced for value.
Forced to do a 3 part meal when I didn’t want to.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Horrible service and a dirty restaurant.

l
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It's like a burger from Gabby's from the 90's. The front of house wasn't professional. The restaurant is the most underwhelming spot I've been to in Toronto. Go around the corner to the drake 150, or anywhere else honestly lol.

J
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience3

The prix fix before the Nutcracker was ridiculously overpriced for the portion size served. There was not “dessert table” rather six petit fours for five adults. We had to ask for a second one and it was reluctantly served.
Service was disorganized but friendly. Regardless I can’t see us returning next year.

MB
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was satisfactory but disappointing because we ordered from the Nutcracker menu. It was a special night for our kids. The choices may be acceptable for very small children but kids over 10 have little interest in what was offered. The rest of the menu was satisfactory but not great. Again - when a restaurant is taking advantage of a special arts event, it has to offer something special. The service was slow and indifferent. We weren’t even offered coffee.

BA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Hugely problematic service. Our Waiter went on break and terrible rest of staff refused to serve claiming she will be right back.

Asian guy working there standing in the middle doing nothing and refusing to provide service. Hostess on her phone and avoiding doing work. Other waiters hanging out in back talking and refusing to help.

We were running late and no service. Manager promised our tip would be changed back from 18% to 0% after our extreme frustration and didn’t follow through. Called next day and assured they would change but didn’t follow through. Now going through Visa to fix.

Strongly avoid. Atrocious service. And to add insult to injury no follow through.

MR
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was basic they did thier job, food was alright but felt that when it says mushroom medley it would require more then one mushroom. Enjoyed last years nutcracker menu way more. Value and quality wasn't there for the money spent.

GC
Toronto
32 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Don’t usually go to hotel restaurants, but this was good for quick dining. Food was good, stick to the basics though. Our server was attentive. Convenient location.

j
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great 3 course menu before the show, and very high quality cuisine. I also like the portions, they were not too big, just the right size.

DG
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is excellent at Tundra. We had the spiced pork chop, the roasted quail, and the miso glazed salmon. All of us enjoyed their entrees. I had the ice wine panacotta for dessert which was amazing. The best dessert I have had a while. I highly recommend the restaurant and all of us are looking forward to coming back soon.

A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service and food, the restaurant was fairly empty so it’s a good environment if you want peace and quiet, but not so much if you’re looking for a more social atmosphere.

W
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Convenient, pretty good food, handy to the Opera House
We went to Tundra after a show at the opera, across the street. Although our reservation was for 5 people, the server apparently thought the empty seat at our table meant we were waiting for someone, so I had to flag him down 20 minutes after we were seated, to place an order. The pork chop that my son had was what I should have ordered; my lamb ragout pasta not so great. My wife wanted a salad for dinner and asked for the salad to be doubled, but it was still way too small. We have been to Tundra many times, and it is usually quite reliable; I wouldn't hold this experience against them too much. We will be back.

LC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

This is the third time I have dined at Tundra after an opera.
It has been a good experience on each occasion, and especially the third time when I booked in advance.
The food is good, the ambience pleasant, and the noise level much more manageable - more modest - than in most places convenient to the Opera.
Our waiter was especially pleasant and courteous.
I am quite sure we will return when next we go to the opera.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pre-Opera dining.

BF
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was attentive, responsive, and knew the menu intimately. He provided personal, unobtrusive service and ensured that the timing of our meal respected the timeline for the opera - despite the fact that 90% of the other patrons had the same time pressure. He is the best server we have had at Tundra - a gem!

AM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Whenever going to the Opera it seems to be a good place to have dinner

SW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Super place to dine pre Opera when you need to eat quickly.
The pre opera food selection is a great, quick option.

U
Berlin
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The service was unacceptable. We were having dinner before the opera. No attempt was made to meet our timeline. We waited a long time for the waiter to arrive. We asked several times for the cheque. While the waiter was casually wiping off empty tables, we had to ask another waiter for the cheque. The cheque was wrong. One of the credit car machines did not work.

Z
Toronto
31 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We eat here often. Had dinner before opera. Both ordered the salmon and I thought it was the best salmon I’d ever had. Smoked chicken salad was delicious too. Kudos to the chef!! Highly recommended.

AL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

My wife and I have been going to Tundra for many years now as a pre opera experience, and generally have enjoyed it.
Our last visit two weeks ago did not measure up to our normal level of satisfaction, for me personally.
I ordered the lamb ratatouille; the waiter informed me it was a pasta dish, which is fine with me.
The disappointment was with the amount of lamb apportioned to the dish. I joked with my wife that our cat gets a bigger portion in her tine of Fancy Feast.
Even more disappointing was when the host came to our table and asked how things were--I explained my disappointment and I was abruptly ignored.
Not sure now how intent we will be for Tundra to be our regular pre-opera go-to place.

O
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was enormously convenient for going to the opera. Service was pleasant and attentive. Food was well served and tasty. My friend had the cod, and me the salmon - excellent. However, this is an expensive restaurant.

H
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As always, Tundra provides prompt service and good food prior to the opera. We ate pork chops which were delicious and perfectly cooked. The room is nice, though not desperately romantic, but the lobby was pleasantly busy with just enough music to add to the ambience rather than drown out conversations.

GP
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tundra features an inventive Canadian cuisine using seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients. The service is impeccable, especial important for the pre-opera crowd. A favourite dinner spot-casual yet refined. Good for couples, groups or business meetings.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food quality. Beans and farm-sourced sausage was amazing, pizza fantastic, avocado toast with eggs and hollandaise sauce. All at a$15 price point. I would do it again.

EB
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A pre-theatre favourite for us because of its speedy service, friendly waitstaff, interesting menu, delicious food and great value for the money - can't beat it!

SM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Greeter couldn't find lunch menu.
Greeter couldn't locate my reservation at first
Greeter didn't remember that my friend had given her name and mine so I would know that she had already got the table.
Server insistent we should order, although few in restaurant; we wanted a few minutes
Salmon good
Americano like weak dishwater
Worst part... although very quiet lunch time....another party was seated behind us. They made a lot of noise standing up behind me. One woman hit the back of my head by accident, must have felt it, but continued her animated (drunk?) conversation with the group. I told the server when she returned but she hardly acknowledged what I said. She did nothing. I stood up and confronted the party, saying, very appropriately, that the behaviours of the group were impinging on our lunch. My friend had chosen to Thunder Bay to see me, and needed business advice. This was our opportunity to talk, yet it was ruined.
I am not happy about it. I complained at the time and thought the server would get a manager to deal with it if she wouldn't herself.
I live near the hotel and use Tundra often. This experience was the worst yet.

SX
Toronto
31 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server, Quinn, was great. He was personable and helpful without being intrusive.

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