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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Canoe Restaurant and Bar Ratings and Reviews
I don't usually write reviews but I want ...
I don't usually write reviews but I wanted to take the time for this one. I planned an important lunch with a colleague and this dos not disappoint. The food was great, the service was superb, and the views are amazing. Thank you for providing a great work lunch experience! P.S. Tip: when you make RSVP ask for a table next to a window!
This is what the CN Tower Restaurant asp ...
This is what the CN Tower Restaurant aspires to be. A top flight view that doesn't sacrifice high quality dining. I've been to maybe a hundred or so of the top restaurants in New York and Toronto and I'd say the dessert at Canoe ranks up there. Excellent service. They clearly hire for attractiveness but, unlike a lot of places, they must whip their pretty butts into place. Perfect for a date or a business lunch where you're looking to impress.
Food was great, but not spectacular. Br ...
Food was great, but not spectacular. Bread with pancetta bits and hummus was provided at the beginning was an odd pairing and excluded the vegetarian diner. Alternate jalapeno corn bread was provided, it should be provided regularly because it actually tasted so much better than the cold bread and hummus.
Service was decent. Perhaps because it was for Summerlicious event, really felt rushed by the waiter to push the table through. Upon reservation, reception agreed to the request for birthday celebratory note on the dessert. It was forgotten; which seems inappropriate for an upscale restaurant.
The restaurant boast and best known for their view, but really not impressive with all the condo constructions in the surrounding area (not their fault).
There are definitely much better restaurant options in terms of view, ambiance and value in the area.
The service was good. But the main dish ...
The service was good. But the main dish of the Hanover Beef Strip Loin was terrible it hard to eat (no taste like the rubber). Overall this meal I'm not enjoy. It was my second times visit Canoe in July Summerlicious event. Both meals the main dish of Beef was no good. Therefore, I don't go there again.
This was our first visit to Canoe and du ...
This was our first visit to Canoe and during summerlicious. We have always had great experiences with the Oliver & Bonacini restaurants, so was much anticipated.
It was a nice visit, but not really what we expected. The restaurant itself was easy to get to and on the 54th floor of the TD build. So you know the view will be nice. But, overall it seemed old and a bit dirty. Looks like they bank on the view first, status second, food third, and a very distant forth for decor.
Bit of an odd layout with the bar in the middle. Which we waiting for our table there. Old leather chairs, chipping paint walls, and a bar that had seen better days. Around us was a mix of properly dressed couples and others that looked like they stepped off the beach. Guess gone are the days when not wearing the proper attire would be turned away.
Our table was then ready, which was on the east side of the layout. This whole area feels like the kids table side of the restaurant. Easy to see dust on the old hanging artwork and dirty lighting. however, our table was fine and near the window, which of course had a great view of the lake, island, and airport.
The food is an interesting story. It was 50 / 50. Personally my selections were very good and enjoyed them. My wife's on the other hand, ouch. Both the appetizers and the main were a bit of a mess. Since these were summerlicious dishes, not sure its worth going into detail. So I will give one good and one bad. My smoked whitefish appetizer was amazing, very flavorful and well balanced. The Cornmeal Pickerel was just wrong. The batter did not seem to be mixed right and was over a very dry fish, with a dot of sauce. We both agree the dessert were very good.
In short, was really let down by the visit. Good place for drinks and dessert with a view. Also maybe go at night would help the looks. If you are thinking lunch or full on dinner, many many other much better choices in the city.
Usually, not impressed with upscale rest ...
Usually, not impressed with upscale restaurants. .. they usually meet my expectations for the cost. But Canoe has delivered! ! Honesty, I will be back and have already referred people to try it. I went for summerlicious July2016.
Summerlicious 2016: Best Dishes: - Sal ...
- Salmon with Tzatziki and Zucchini Fritters
- S'mores Dessert
- Strawberry Semi-freddo Dessert
Steer Clear of:
- Ricotta Ravioli
Summerlicious is never amazing, but this is a great way to try Canoe for a reasonable price! Definitely one of the better licious meals I've had.
I had dinner with my daughter. As we hav ...
I had dinner with my daughter. As we have experienced dinning at its superlative in Europe, notably France, we set-up high expectations that were actually not met. Food was well presented on the plate but in terms of taste it was good but average not exceptional. The European quality to price ratio is well above Canoe.
Canoe was very accommodating despite hav ...
Canoe was very accommodating despite having originally reserved for 6 people and we arrived with 7 people. The service and meal was great. Food was beautifully presented and tasted great. A drawback was that the crust on the fish for one of the main courses was very hard and I was unable to cut into it. Despite that, the fish inside the breading was moist and tasted great! Overall experience was great! (Please note that this meal was for summerlicious).
I had high expectations because of all t ...
I had high expectations because of all the rave reviews but I was unpleasantly surprised! This restaurant has the worst food I've ever had! The waiter was rude and spoke to us in a condescending tone of voice. He even got us our checks at the same time that he brought over our dessert . This was an hour into our dinner! it's not like we remained longer than we were supposed to!
I would NEVER recommend this restaurant to anyone.
Everything about this restaurant was goo ...
Everything about this restaurant was good, it simply was not as memorable as other high end restaurants I've been to, and exceptionality is something I expect for a high price.
I was there for Summerlicious as budget permits, and the menu was hit and miss in terms of excellence. Everything from food and drinks ranged in quality from good to excellent and lovely, but consistency of the WOW factor was not there. Its a very expensive restaurant to go to for anything but an outstanding experience. That said, I would recommend anyone to go at least for the whole package that encompasses the quality service, good, beautiful view, and charming atmosphere.
It is a very nice restaurant suitable fo ...
It is a very nice restaurant suitable for any occasion - casual lunch/dinner or special even dinner. The staff are professional, polite and friendly. The foods and its presentation are good.
I would recommend Canoe as a great place to bring family and friends.
My friend and I went here as part of the ...
My friend and I went here as part of the Summerlicious promotion. Every item I ordered was well done, with distinctive flavour and good portion sizes. We both left feeling quite content. The view is excellent, and the some of their featured drinks are superb.
For a fine dinning resturant, this was a ...
For a fine dinning resturant, this was a disappointment. Seats and tables were
worn out, beaf/meat was tough. Had to get the chef to cook the pork again. Drove downtown for a celebration anticipating a great time and wondered why we did that given so many other restaurants to choose from. Remembering the days when it was called The 54th and that was fine dining.
My boyfriend and I went to Canoe for the ...
My boyfriend and I went to Canoe for the Summerlicious dinner. Service was very good, the servers were attentive and polite. However, we felt that we were a little rushed and the price was a little too high for the pre-done meal. We were both impressed with the appetizers, but we felt that the main was a little disappointing. The view from the 54th floor was incredible.
We tried it during Summerlicious event t ...
We tried it during Summerlicious event to see what it's all about. Spent some time in searching for the place. I guess it is a usual game (difficult navigation in downtown core) for suburbians like we are. In the restaurant per se, explanations of what we are about to eat was the most intriguing and welcomed act. We left filing filled and pleased.
The menu was a deconstructed failure. ...
The menu was a deconstructed failure. The s'mores on the summerlicious menu was about as far off from a cozy campfire experience as you could get. The food is taken too seriously and the flavour is sacrificed at the cost of the overdone presentation.
I went for summerlicious and was greeted ...
I went for summerlicious and was greeted with excellent and well trained staff. Food was good and the servers were really knowledgeable as they proceeded to describe the dish and its contents. I would like to come back to try the regular menu.
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