Tundra Restaurant & Bar

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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.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us on Dec 24 for our Holiday Buffet for $72 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!!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Start a new family tradition ... let us do the cooking and the dishes! Our Christmas Buffet is $72 per adult and $35 for children ages 5-12. Two seatings at 11:30 am and 5:00 pm. Turkey, striploin, maple glazed ham, salmon wellington just to name a few!

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

The year is yours. What will YOU do with it? Tundra Restaurant is THE place to be this New Year’s Eve! 2 seatings | 3 or 4 course menu | Dancing | Private Event on 32nd floor | Spectacular firework views of the 6ix | DJ Entertainment provided by Carmelinda & Erick B. Book at 416 860 3990

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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What 703 People Are Saying
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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.

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.

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.

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
1 review
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
29 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
13 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
11 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
10 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
1 review
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.

P
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met friend for dinner. Service terrific. Our waitress was probably the best wait staff I have had in a long time. Both the drinks and food were great. Will come again.

LN
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The pork chop meal is to die for! Friendly staff, and very relaxing room setting.

AK
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Frittata tasted horrible, potatoes oily and not tasty, no proper decaf European latte. Water was not refilled until asked. Atmosphere was calm and pleasant but menu really needs rewamping!

BO
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Very slow brunch service if you don’t do the buffet and even the buffet goers didn’t get coffee quickly, surly head guy too.

WS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Have used this restaurant for business lunches on many occasions. This time the service fell short and the carpeted floors were littered with debris including a peach pit.

PG
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a girls night here recently for Summerlicious and it was great. It is very spacious and quiet as well as wheelchair accessible. The food was good and portions decent. Downsides...parking, regular menu is pricey.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Attended at Tundra for Summerlicious 2019 and the service received was horrible. Ordered steak but was provided no steak knives when asked was given one to share between the two of us and told that they were all out because of an event and that kitchen said butter knife would work. The server couldnt be bothered to refil water or ask whether we wanted more drinks. HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT! The food was okay although the cold soup should have been noted in menu as was not expecting that.

K
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’ve had club sandwiches in many restaurants.... this one tops the list! Delicious! And fast- they have a ‘quick’ lunch menu if you’re short on time. Excellent accommodating service, outstanding food, and great location- close to downtown, union station. Definitely recommend!

NA
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

lounge was noisy and it was difficult to talk to my guest initially. later it was okay.

but it was an unpleasant start to conversation.

BC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

An enjoyable place for a quiet dinner with friends. Bar area is relatively noisy but does not affect adjacent dining room.

EL
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great place for pre theatre lunch/brunch. My guests loved it.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

No complaints. Great experience and always yummy food. Only thing I think is strange that for a fairly pricey meal we are not given any bread and must pay for it by choosing a basket of bread with olives from the appetizer menu. That is pretty petty I think. Just make the bread a part of the eating experience.

T
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The tables are very close together which means that several people can hear your conversations. Why don’t they sit people a little more sparsely especially when the place is less than half-full. Food and service were very good.

AH
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal, well presented. Enjoyed the roasted lamb.

Tundra Restaurant & Bar
Responded on June 3, 2019

Hi AndreaH, Thank you for sharing your feedback about your experience in Tundra restaurant. Happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience. I will pass your kind comments onto the team. Looking forward to serving you again! thank you, Jonathan Joaquim Director of Food & Beverage

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OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

This was the worse restaurant experience I’ve ever had. Let’s start with the awful waiter, this guy was extremely rude when he approached the table and it was obvious he didn’t care to be there. I had to ask multiple times for a refill, remind the guy to bring steak knives, and he had no clue about anything on the menu. The food was horrible too, ordered the ribeye steak, it was like chewing on rubber and an extremely thin cut of meat. I have no clue how this place has more than one star, it was absolutely horrible service and food. To give a comparison the chain Texas Road House was about 1000X times better. Save your time and money, and go somewhere else.

E
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in the service was impeccable. The squash-potato soup was delicious and perfectly smooth. The chicken wrap was excellent, and although it tasted great, the Beyond Burger was soggy from the the pickles and tomato on top of the patty. This was my first time at this restaurant and I would definitely return.

Tundra Restaurant & Bar
Responded on June 3, 2019

Hi Ellen, Thank you for sharing your feedback about your experience in Tundra restaurant. So glad you enjoyed your experience. I will pass your comments onto our culinary team so that we can make improvements. Looking forward to serving you again! thank you, Jonathan Joaquim Director of Food & Beverage

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DE
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very comfortable. Unlike some hotel restaurants, this one is not noisy, so the meal can be enjoyed. The food is good and the service is as well. That's a good combination. We'll be back.

Tundra Restaurant & Bar
Responded on June 3, 2019

Hi DeanE, Thank you for sharing your feedback about your experience in Tundra restaurant. I will pass your kind comments onto the team, and we look forward to serving you again soon. thank you, Jonathan Joaquim Director of Food & Beverage

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M
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner prior to attending Opera. Service designed to coordinate with Opera start time. An excellent special Opera menu, as well as able to order from regular menu. All designed for a most enjoyable pre-Opera dinner! Much appreciated, and very well done!

HC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Went here with family and most of us were disappointed with our food. The burgers were dry, the mac&cheese needed something else, and the curry was too salty. The service was a bit slow as well, despite it not being too busy while we were there.

WH
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good service and food. Accommodated our schedule change well.

Z
Toronto
30 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was beautifully presented and tasted delicious. Service was attentive even as it got busier. We eat here often as we have an opera subscription and Tundra never disappoints.

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