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
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: 8884493959
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
Visiting for Calgary, popped in for lunc ...
Visiting for Calgary, popped in for lunch. About the only complaint I could offer is we had some difficulty finding it - and I'm a tourist with a lousy sense of direction.
Food was outstanding (had foie terrine, carrot soup, chicken dish and lobster club), service was attentive, without being overwhelming, wine list was very diverse (highlighting some of Ontario's amazing wineries) and well priced for all budgets.
Dessert was excellent. Fully met our high expectations.
Portions also were reasonable, and allowed for us to share dessert (a feat, considering my girlfriends light appetite)
The service and view were the best thing ...
The service and view were the best things. The taster menu was good for the bison and some parts of others but the flavours were a bit too "molecular" for us and unfortunately did not equal the taster menus of the michelin starred restaurants back in the uk we have visited.
Whilst we had a great view over the city, we were seated next to the kitchen, which combined with the open plan nature of the restaurant made it somewhat noisy for conversation.
I find I'm not a great fan of Canadian wines either(we had the pairings) as I find them too acidic and the cocktail with the first course was not to my liking either.
It was one of the worst dinners I have e ...
It was one of the worst dinners I have ever had .. and for the cost was unexpected. I felt the fish was undercooked and having mustard ice cream was a pretentious combination and was awful. I was so disappointed-- and I'm not sure why anyone would dare dine there. Perhaps, it was a bad day for the chef? But I would never recommend nor return.
The service is excellent, food is good a ...
The service is excellent, food is good and creative. The noise level was very high, hard to have a descent conversation. That day when we were there, it was foggy and can't have a view at all, what a shame for my guest.
My wife & I have returned to Canoe (almo ...
My wife & I have returned to Canoe (almost) every yr for our anniversary since we were married in 2010. Our 1st anniversary was exceptional, but it seems every yr since has not measured up. While the food is interesting (menu is not large), the service of the main waiter seems to be flat - disinterested, takes too long, not personable. While the staff acknowledges your anniversary, there is no complimentary champagne or ...? Which is sad, considering the high prices - I expect 5 star from O&B not 3.5 @ this level. We are going to a different venue next yr
A thoroughly enjoyable evening with deli ...
A thoroughly enjoyable evening with delicious, creative food and a spectacular view of Toronto. Our waiter Claude was very knowledgeable, attentive and had a great sense of humor. We will come back to Canoe when we come to Toronto again!
We're celebrating our daughter's sweet 1 ...
We're celebrating our daughter's sweet 16 and Canoe didn't disappoint! They took care of everything to make our night so special! From the moment we arrived to the end of the evening. Everything exceeded our expectations
Lovely evening, great location. Wine lis ...
Lovely evening, great location. Wine list and sommeliers extra class. Food generally outstanding. Our duck breast was a little bit too rare and as such little tough - should not happen in such a place. Will we Return - for sure.
The food was okay for the price we paid. ...
The food was okay for the price we paid. Not outstanding. The service staff is stressed out and sometimes rude. The guy served our table looked very stern and cut me off before I finished asking him a question. It felt like he was too good to work there. The noise was deafening. They just put too many tables there trying to squeeze out as money as possible during rush time. Not a perfect place to bring your client or date there. Not very good experience for the price you pay.
Everything that was suggested to us was ...
Everything that was suggested to us was excellent. It's my first time visiting Canoe and I can't wait to come back. The noise level was a bit higher than what I would have liked, but the service and food made up for it.
Excellent service, attentive but not int ...
Excellent service, attentive but not intrusive. The venison was very tender and not a hint of gameness, as it was farmed and not wild. The view of Toronto at sunset is magnificent and since there are windows facing south and west, everyone at the table gets a view.
When I made the reservation online for d ...
When I made the reservation online for dinner I mentioned the special occasion we were celebrating. Not only did we receive a wonderful table, at the window with one of the best views, but several staff members offered their congratulations to our VIP. An amusebouche was brought for the person in the group who hadn't ordered
an appetizer, and our VIP even received a beautiful, celebratory dessert. All of our mains were done to perfection, and were accompanied by really interesting vegs and sauces. The desserts were equally creative and truly beautiful. It was the perfect special occasion dinner!
Again, another fantastic lunch. The ser ...
Again, another fantastic lunch. The server was super friendly (I wish I had written down his name, he did mention he was Polish, and wore black glasses), and marked out hot spots on a tourist map for us. The three men in our party are lobster fishermen by trade (from New Brunswick) and thought the lemon(?) in the lobster club distracted from the lobster. One of the sandwiches had a peice of cartilage as well. The foie gras terrine was amazing and the other two ladies loved their pork and chicken. Dessert was as good as I remember from last year. Looking forward to next year's visit.
The meal was absolutely amazing, but I r ...
The meal was absolutely amazing, but I really wish they had done more for my friend's birthday. I had emphasized over the phone during booking and the night of that it was her birthday, she'd never been to an O&B restaurant, and that I really wanted something special for her birthday, but not only could they not provide a window seat (understandable for such a busy night), all they did do was write happy birthday on her desert. Canoe failed to go above and beyond on service.
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