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
Our visit to Canoe was mildly disappoint ...
Our visit to Canoe was mildly disappointing on this occasion. I did not enjoy the burrata appetizer as much as I have in Puglia, Italy, and in other restaurants in Canada or the U.S.; however my wife's appetizer, mushroom soup, was excellent as usual. We each ordered venison and it was served not remotely close to how we had ordered it cooked. There was an immediate apology and the dishes were re-prepared perfectly. We had planned on ordering dessert but found the menu to be slightly bizarre, so we had dessert at our hotel bar instead. We still plan to return to Canoe in future and I still highly recommend it: we were just a little disappointed this time.
Excellent food & presentation! Lovely vi ...
Excellent food & presentation! Lovely view of the city & lake.
We had a lovely 5th anniversary there. T ...
We had a lovely 5th anniversary there. The food was delectable and just melted in our mouths. The ambiance was lovely and the staff were very personable.
The only criticism is for the pork torti ...
The only criticism is for the pork tortierre. We found it somewhat lacking in flavour and the consistency of the meat was too 'mushy.' Otherwise we were very happy!
If you are looking to have good and fres ...
If you are looking to have good and fresh food 100% recommend this place! ( keep in mind, small portions ) If you like a restaurant with good music to have a relax evening this is not the place, at least I didn't heard any music.... Overall everyone have to try this place.
The ambiance of the restaurant was great ...
The ambiance of the restaurant was great and the servers were all very nice.
Great service and friendly staff: as a E ...
Great service and friendly staff: as a European I was happy that the waiters could walk the extra mile without being over the top. Food was fresh and tasty AND surprising. Definitely a great place for people loving to be surprised.
Great night at Canoe celebrating U of T ...
Great night at Canoe celebrating U of T Convocation with family. Staff was attentive, but relaxed. The restaurant is spacious and the food delicious. Sweeping views across the southern part of Toronto, harbor, island, lake... enhanced the experience. Favorite starter was the venison tartare. Expensive, but worth it for a special occasion and not nearly as eye-popping if you skip the alcohol.
Extraordinary in every respect
There are meals that will be remembered for days, weeks, months or years...this was one such meal. Whether it was my VIP Open Table status, or just wonderful luck, we had one of perhaps 6 tables on the western sunset side, with views from the 54th floor at this fabulous restaurant. Everything about the evening was superlative. The menu is very innovative; no matter how sophisticated your palate, you'd find something new to try here. If you are not a foodie, close your eyes & just choose - you will not be disappointed. Our server Jeremy was delightful, with just the right amount of attention & personal conversation. This is (justifiably) a very expensive restaurant, but if you are celebrating a personal accomplishment or a special life benchmark, or if you just want an unforgettable experience, we can't recommend highly enough.
Is it worth it?
Fine food enjoyed against a background of intense noise. Why is music always imposed when one should be enjoying fine dining? Music forces people to talk loudly which forces others to talk more loudly, to the point where I had to move my chair close to my guest to even begin to hear him . This is just crazy. Back to the food --clearly excellent, but $45 for a piece of haddock seems to stretch the value one can get out of a piece of fish. I suggest if you want fine dining go elsewhere --if you get a thrill out of watching overpaid bankers overpay for a business schmooze , go to Canoe.
Our most favorite restaurant in Toronto! ...
Our most favorite restaurant in Toronto! Apart from the mindblowing view, the service is elite. Menu is beautifully created & the quality of food is fantastic. A must go for every one.
Went for lunch to celebrate retirement. Service just adequate. Lengthy wait for food. Waiter appeared bored. After food delivered, no follow up to see how everything was. I ordered the turkey; the sides were well cooked and tasty but the turkey was flavourless, very bland and very dry. Arctic char was just a small piece of fish, nothing special. Neither of us would order these dishes again and will very likely not return to Canoe. Very expensive for mediocre service and food. Overall, extremely disappointing. It is very apparent that the restaurant is geared towards high-end business clientele with expense accounts. Most unfortunate; all big business with no consideration whatsoever to those of us who work very hard to earn enough to eat here...huge mistake, lesson learned!
We didn't fancy the tasting menu but the ...
We didn't fancy the tasting menu but the waiter helped us to match wines with all our courses. The views were amazing and the food tasted great, liked the ambience. We can highly recommend the fois gras starter and the beef main. The local cheese selection was also fantastic. Can highly recommend Canoe as a reasonably priced food treat.
Spectacular Light Show!
To add to the view at the 54th floor of TD Tower was a lightning storm which came through while we ate. The lightening was at eye level and was brilliant! The service was excellent, not too much and very discreet. Presentation was wonderful. My friend had the mushroom soup which was presented in a "teapot" She said it was the best mushroom soup she has ever had. I will order the soup next time
There are no words to describe our experience at Canoe. The view was incredible and that's what made us want to go, but we couldn't keep our eyes off the food! Everything was a work of art and every bite was an experience! Our server (Brandon, I think) was one of the most educated and considerate servers we've ever had. He went over and above to help us celebrate a special birthday. We are so thankful we chose Canoe and we will forever remember that amazing dinner. I can't wait to bring someone else for another special event or business dinner soon!
What stood out was the ambiance and the ...
What stood out was the ambiance and the view. Open kitchen. .great.. the presentation of the plates was mouth watering .The service was very professional and at the same time everyone was smiling; you do not see that alot in many restaurants and it was good to see the servers were smiling. Smiling is always welcoming and pleasant.
Stunning view with beautiful food to match
Chose Canoe Restaurant for my husband's birthday dinner, we wanted something special and we were not disappointed. Great service, stunning view and beautiful food.
Canoe is Just Great
We went to Canoe on 6/3/2016. The service was outstanding, surpassed only by the food. From appetizers to dessert, the preparation was innovative and delicious. This is a spot you can't afford to miss. It is expensive, but well worth it.
Great food, amazing service, superb view ...
Everything (food, service, settings etc.) is in superlative state.
Canoe - Above the City and Above Par
As always, Canoe strives to set the highest of standards with excellent service, incredible food and beautiful views. My husband and I both had the buttery soft halibut. Our friends ate the tenderloin which they thoroughly enjoyed. I inquired about the Prosecco and the sommelier wrote down the supplier and brought it over and explained where it comes from. The night was topped off with excellent desserts: an incredible deconstructed brown sugar praline cream, smoked pecan nougatine with wild rye ice cream and our friends had a milk chocolate and peanut dessert which was adorned with a beautifully scripted birthday greeting for our friend. The crowning touch on an excellent evening.
The great view may be worth the price...or not.
Quality food, though not particularly innovative nor memorable paired with an outrageously overpriced wine list. The view is extraordinary though....that may be why people pay those prices. There are far better lunches to be had in the downtown core where you don't have to pay $25 for a glass of wine...
Spectacular Food, Service, atmosphere, and view.
I took my wife for her birthday. Everything we had was spectacular, in taste as well as presentation. The service was wonderful. Non-intrusive but always present to refill glasses or to adress questions or take orders. Since this was a birthday, I asked for a table by the window and this was accommodated with a short wait. Furthermore, the staff remembered at dessert time and wrote a beautiful script 'Happy Birthday' in sauce. I can highly recommend the lamb, the halibut, the mushroom soup and the fluke crudo, each of which had wonderful surprises to the taste buds.
Amazing experience as always
Never disappoints, always my go to place for special occasions.
tasting menu with wine pairing was fantastic
Strongly recommend. Great food, great service and great ambiance. Everything was perfect. Will return on next visit to Toronto and will recommend it to friends and business colleagues.
it was ok. just ok. nothing really that ...
it was ok. just ok. nothing really that good or bad. but for its price, i wouldn't go again maybe.
Food portions are small and overpriced. ...
Food portions are small and overpriced. The staff are attentive and nice. Atmosphere and views and exceptional.
I loved the ambience and service. The fo ...
I loved the ambience and service. The food quantity is too small for amount you pay. I have dined in many higher priced restaurants and have never seen such a serving. I was quite dissapointed especially since had friends visiting out of town who paid a lot for very little food.
Awesome food, awesome view, awesome serv ...
Awesome food, awesome view, awesome service. Great evening.
Taste Haida Gawii Birthday dinner
The Tasting menu is all ingredients from the far and remote Haida Gwaii Islands on the West Coast often referred as the 'Galapagos of the North' ~200 islands are home to a bounty of unique & diverse marine life: from whales & seals to sockeye salmon, halibut, humpback prawns, sea urchin, mussels, octopus, clams... My husband, daughter & I had the multi-course Taste Haida Gawii menu with wine pairings It was delicious & soo fresh!! A feast for the eyes as well as the palate!! Most of all the service was excellent!!! The maître d' went of her way to grant my wishes of seating by a window with an amazing view! Thanks for making my Birthday dinner a night to remember!!! My daughter lives in NYC and this was her 1st time at Canoe.
Had been waiting to go to Canoe for a fe ...
Had been waiting to go to Canoe for a few years and since we had the opportunity to get away to Toronto, we decided to give it a try for our anniversary. The service was excellent but, as this was a anniversary celebration, we found it noisy and almost impossible to hold a conversation without shouting. As I said the service was excellent but we had the special of the day "Surf and Turf " and found the beef tough and at over $50 each for the main course, I expected better and was quite dissapointed. Probably will not go back.
We sat at the bar. Great service. Great ...
We sat at the bar. Great service. Great view. Cheese tray was very nice. Spring rolls were tasty. Poutine was lacking, don't bother.
Great place, great view, must in toronto
Great place, great view, must in toronto
Consistent high quality
Always enjoy our dinners at Canoe. Weren't disappointed.
Excellent for family or friends get together.
My family went to Canoe for birthday party and it made us a great night.
Amazing food and service，really good ope ...
Amazing food and service，really good open kitchen the see the chef's proformance. will come back for sure.
Love the lamb and the soup
Love the lamb and the soup
Started poorly - no table by the window, even though we booked our reservation quite early and requested one. The service and food made up for it. Great mushroom soup and nice touch with the broth poured table side - the whole restaurant smells like the soup. Enjoyed the venison tartare, and different selections of bread. Both mains were amazing - beef tenderloin and the special, aged ribeye. Service was great - split the soup since we were sharing, brought an amuse bouche, and a nice brownie dessert with happy anniversary.
Overall disappointed. Overpriced food. V ...
Overall disappointed. Overpriced food. Very bad decor. I felt like eating at my desk in dt Toronto.
Great Canadian food. We had the steak an ...
Great Canadian food. We had the steak and the lamb main dishes. The steak was absolutely outstanding. The lamb was good but doesn't need to be repeated. The chocolate brownie dessert with peanut butter mousse was amazing as well. Finally the coffee expresso was the grand finale. Outstanding views of the city and an almost party like noise level. Not particularly romantic but a great place to dine with friends.
this is a classic business lunch spot th ...
this is a classic business lunch spot that can serve a number of different occassions. great food and decent value relative to the other downtown restaurants charging downtown rates. food is very good, borderline exceptional. service is consistent and very professional as many of these folks have been there for years.
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