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About Canoe Restaurant and Bar
Critically acclaimed to be among Canada’s best restaurants, Canoe's unique location high atop the TD Bank Tower affords a breathtaking view of the city and Lake Ontario. The design, originally conceptualized by noted designers Yabu Pushelberg and most recently refreshed by Anacleto Design, is clean and simple, yet absolutely stylish - a brilliant reflection of Canada's rich raw environment. That same brilliance is captured through the flavours and textures of Chef John Horne's inspired regional Canadian cuisine. The menu showcases the freshest and finest Canadian fish, game and produce, as well as an outstanding selection of Canadian vintages. "All that is Canadian defines Canoe." Florence Fabricant, The New York Times
54th Floor TD Bank Tower
Toronto, ON M5K 1H6
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:45- 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Bay and Wellington Streets
CAN$51 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
Validated parking is available after 5:30pm. Parking is available in the Toronto Dominion Centre at 66 Wellington St. W. It is the TD Centre parking lot, situated on the North side of Wellington, before York St.
King and Bay
Private Party Facilities:
Canoe offers two exclusive private dining rooms accommodating groups up to 60, featuring breathtaking lakeside views. Canoe is also available for full buy-outs on weekends, an exquisite choice for weddings and special gatherings.
Private Party Contact:
Oliver & Bonacini Events and Private Dining: (888) 449-3959
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Canoe Restaurant and Bar Ratings and Reviews
As much as I want to give this the best review because the service is amazing, the food was good and upscale, and the view was spectacular.... it honestly wasn't the tastiest food I've had. I really do love gourmet food as well which is why I picked this restaurant, but it was lacking in flavour.. the "oumph" was missing.
Loved the ambiance, loved the service, but only liked the food.. .nothing blatantly wrong, just nothing special, regardless of how much it cost. That being said, I don't think it was worth the price.
Canoe offers superbly prepared and creative food in a restrained elegant space that allows the beautiful view over the city to star. I have eaten here for a number of special occasions and it never disappoints. The maple-cured salmon and fogo crab was an amazing combination of flavours to savour. The servers are professional, unobtrusive and knowledgeable about the food and wines. Can't recommend it strongly enough, if you are looking for a very special meal.
The choice of food is quite limited. The portions are a little small. The food is very expensive for what you get. I have been there many times over the years. This was the last time - wont take guests there again. There are better places to eat in the city. Disappointed.
Our experience at Canoe was nothing less than superb! I had not been in a while, but my wife and I decided to go for our anniversary this year. The wine selection is incredible, the view was amazing, and the ambiance and service were second to none. The food was incredible, creative, and delicious! We would recommend this restaurant highly for special occasions, an experience not to be missed.
This is one of my top 5 spots in Toronto but our latest visit was disappointing for the first time ever! Do not eat the burrata appy....under seasoned and confusing ingredient choices. Ribeye was outstanding. At one time it would be my "go to" choice for special dinner. Sadly, now I will have to consider other choices in the city.
Prompt but well-timed service, fresh and flavourful starters (green bean salad and baby gem lettuce), exquisite mains (red stag and halibut), with super versatile wine (Rioja Olabarri), deliciously deconstructed desert (chocolate and Nancy's English mint, rhubarb cheesecake)...it was exactly (and perhaps more) what I expected when I expected it (it was a special occasion). You can count on them to deliver an utterly satisfying experience.
We were early for reservation and ha ddrinks at bar- bartender excellent!
Our table was late for 8:30 reservation... they gave us another table - no problem - it was getting late.
My Fish was lukewarm and my husband’s Meat was cookedrare not medium rare.
We didn’t complain because we were hungry.
However- the Mushroom puree soup and Salad was excellent!
Not a great first impression but things happen- as a business owner we thought that you should know privately!
Darlene and Joe.
This was my first time in Toronto, outside of the airport, and Canoe was a great decision for my first meal in town. The tasting menu was excellent and service exceptional. The staff was very knowledgeable, personable and professional. I highly recommend this place.
You start the journey with amazing starters (good options for vegetarians), huge selection of wines. Unfortunately only one main side for vegetarians, they should add more to their menu. But then the desserts will swipe you off your feet. I do not mind going back to this place just for the view. Toronto can been see from a whole new perspective from the 54th floor ! Great experience all round.
A second visit in less than a year.
Billy the sommelier is a joy to converse with and I highly recommend the argon gas wines.
Glad they tossed the old dishes, they sounded like plastic picnic plates and did not show off the food well.
Who chose the hostess dresses ? They are beyond ugly and do not fit well with the image of Canoe. The girls told me they were very comfortable though.
The raw fish east/west coast platter was good although the oysters could have been cleaned better. The saki mignonette was bland but the freshly grated horseradish rectified that. Loved the scallop with foam. I don't care if foam is passé, I think it is fun and beautiful. Who knew that popcorn is a perfect pallet cleanser ? Works mighty fine with champagne too.
I very much liked that the Quebec venison came with summer berries of currants and blackberries. Married well with the meat and baby turnips. Other establishments were serving winter veg in August.... how local is that ?
Cheese plate for dessert with honey from Collingwood area, and light flaky scones. I know it's hard to find but, an older than 20 year port would be wonderful.
The Whiskey Sour cocktail could have used more whiskey but the Irish Coffee was spot on.
Last night in Toronto for wife and me, had several great meals over five days. Canoe was great ambiance, view, service, food. Smaller portions and expensive but comes with the locale... Service professional, not over bearing but spot on. Drinks great. Beautiful space and fantastic view, good for a romantic dinner for sure
I went here with my boyfriend on his birthday and we were seated by the window. I recommend this spot for scenery/romance/special occasion. Other than that however, the food is just okay. The mushroom soup is too thick, lack seasoning on entrees, and dessert portion is tiny. The only dish I would recommend would be the stag tartare. You could go else where for better food if you don't mind not having a scenic view to enjoy alongside your dinner.
We went to Canoe for lunch to see Toronto from 54 stories up and to get our first tastes of Canadian wines and creative food. The waiter was spot on in his suggestions and opinions and gave us a couple of small tastes of both food and wine gratis. His enthusiasm was contagious. Interesting and mixed clients as well.
We (party of 4) had the "mushroom soup" and the "baby gem lettuce" as appetizers and the "ash crusted beef rib eye" and the "heritage pork" as main courses.
- The Soup ($17) was very good, but the Lettuce ($19) was quite average (duck prosciutto was ridiculously minuscule!)
- The Rib Eye ($58) was OK, but the Pork ($42) was a disaster! The description of the latter in the menu does not mention that it was Pork Belly, so we did not enjoy having a really fat piece of very sweet pork for dinner. Perhaps you should describe this plate better?
Overall, only the Soup and Steak were worthwhile having, the rest is very average and certainly not worth the steep price charged.
The Service is as expected from the a high end restaurant as Canoe.
We requested a table near the windows and although the reservation was made 10 days in advance, you were not able to accommodate us. So what's the point of offering the option of "special request" under Reservations?
Rating: 2.5 out of 5.0
I have been dying to get to canoe cor so long.
Everything was spectacular.
I cant wait to return.
Special kudos to our a-1 server! I never learned his name. If possible, please tell him how great he was.
It was an 8:45 reservation on monday, september 11. Reserved under my name, joe rogliano.
Had a nice dinner (tasting menu) with friends. We waited quite a while after being seated to be asked for our cocktail orders. Tasting menu was very good. Wine expert was helpful to us. The biggest problem in the evening was the pacing of courses. The service was quite slow. When we pointed this out to our wait person they picked up the pace. It would have been great if our wait person had introduced himself. As it was, he was rather remote. Hoping for better results when we dine at Canoe in the future.
We had an amazing experience at Canoe!
All the waiters/waitresses were extremely patient with us, and took effort to adapt to my mother's special dietary restrictions.
Upon serving the wrong dessert, our waiter also swiftly reacted to their mistake and brought back an enjoyable plate of ice cream and berries for my mother.
We would 100% visit again to try out new courses on the menu!!
One of our "go-to" places in Toronto. Dependable, high quality cooking with superb presentation and focus on detail. The decor could use an update but the views are always one of the main draws. Expensive, but worth consideration if you value consistent high quality cooking.
We had degustation with wine pairing for most guests at the table (all had degustation but only 3 had wine pairings). It was a good amount of food to keep you happy and the wine offerings were all delectable. The cuisine was modern, creative but not alienating. Very sumptuous meal. I understand that in absolute dollar amount it is expensive but compared to a few degustation we had at similar standard restaurants all around the world I think the price is reasonable especially with wine pairings. Highly recommended for that special occasion. We spent, on average, about 200 per person.
Everything was perfect from beginning to end. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and Toronto, which was important since we were visiting from the USA. We started with a Screech Manhattan and a Sparkling Negroni, both perfect. The food was spectacular. Our starters were the Ontario Burrata and the Rabbit Parfait, both delicious, especially the Parfait which was a smooth, creamy pate. Our main coarses were the Quebec Red Stag (a perfectly prepared venison loin) and the Ash Crusted Beef Ribeye, medium rare and lucious. The rapini side dish complemented everything. We even found a wonderful Cabernet Sauvignon that complemented everything, and had my husbands name on the label! Can't wait to return!
From the attentive, friendly, conscientious and accommodating service provided by server extraordinaire Giancarlo, to the magnificent view of the lake, islands, and CN Tower, to the complimentary bread, cookies and tiny cakes, to the beautifully presented AND extraordinarily tasty dishes, my celebratory lunch with a friend was one of the best I've had in Toronto. I especially enjoyed the maple cured salmon + fogo island crab, while my lunch companion's pasta special with mushrooms and pickled rutabaga was deliciously rich. I can't wait to come back to taste other offerings on the menu! Bravo, Canoe!
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