About Canoe Restaurant and Bar
54th Floor TD Bank Tower
Toronto, ON M5K 1H6
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: (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
Great view, great ambiance, had a hard t ...
Great view, great ambiance, had a hard time finding a good upscale restaurant in Toronto, so Canoe made me happy. I ordered the artic char, rib eye short rib cannoli and the flourless chocolate cake with mint ice cream. I also ordered a latte and I was quickly reminded why I never order coffee in a restaurant, they can't make one!! So skip the coffee! Even the espresso wasn't good according to my boyfriend.
Took my Assistant for her Anniversary an ...
Took my Assistant for her Anniversary and she absolutely loved it.
I told the server that we were celebrating my assistant 's anniversary and at the end of the meal they brought her dessert with Congratulations written in chocolate. A very nice touch.
Amazing breathtaking view in a cosy and ...
Amazing breathtaking view in a cosy and beautiful restaurant. True Canadian very tasty meal and perfect service.
A little bit too noisy for this kind of restaurant.
I highly recommend this place one of a Torontonian life ; )
The service was not attentive, when aske ...
The service was not attentive, when asked for bread - we had to ask another person, The advice about the starter being not big enough to share was not accurate; the dessert was barely edible and not worth finishing nor worth $12 with barely a hint of mint flavor and crushed cookies!
It was out first time there and our wait ...
It was out first time there and our waiter made us feel comfortable, he helped us out with our selection of wine that best fit our taste. The food was amazing, each course had a unique flair and presentation to them. Best food i ever tasted in my life 👌👌😍
Things like the food and the view were e ...
Things like the food and the view were exceptional, as can be expected, but what blew me away was the service.
I've been to a fair number of high end restaurants in Toronto and I have not had service this good before. I notified the waiter of a dairy and gluten allergy and although it was a prix fixe menu, the waiter made every modification possible to ensure the allergies were accommodated to. Each time a meal was brought over, the server (usually somebody different from the waiter who took our order) confirmed that anything with dairy had been removed, and in some cases replaced with dairy/gluten-free alternatives.
At one point we asked a server for gluten free bread and very shortly after a different server came to the table and told us that the bread is prepared with butter, so although it's gluten free it won't be dairy free and he apologized, whereas I thanked him very much for being aware of all allergies, rather than simply bringing the bread as we had asked. It was clear that the entire staff had communicated well with each other and were doing everything they could to accommodate to our table's dietary needs. My girlfriend and I left very impressed. The cherry on top of an already amazing Valentine's Day dining experience!
Went there for valentines day, and it wa ...
Went there for valentines day, and it was great for the atmosphere and the service. The food was good, but, for the price, I've experienced better. That said, the view, and the experience is what makes this place woth visiting.
I was at Canoe twice this past week and ...
I was at Canoe twice this past week and was truly disappointed with both experiences. From best to worst, for Lunch I had the salmon and fogo island crab appetizer and thought the presentation was excellent and flavor was very good and portion size was good for an appetizer. The worst was a poorly balanced pasta with bison ragu dish. Simply, there were too many capers giving a salt blast to your mouth, the chopped vegetables were undercooked, charred rapini had a fuel taste that made them inedible. Overall it was just a poorly executed dish with no harmony in the flavours.
Dinner was not any better the next day. For a $550 meal for 4, it was straight up a terrible value and many of the elements on the plate were poorly executed. The oysters from PEI were great, well cleaned and tasty although the sauces were slightly under-seasoned. The BC oysters were fishy and were not cleaned properly and included grit (sand). The venison dish was a $55 dish that was two small pieces of venison (slightly tough) a few beets (which were tasty) oversalted and over garlicy chard which blew your pallet out for the rest of the dish and a tiny rabbit stuffed pastry that was not balanced (had too little filling and too much dough).
I frequent a lot of the high end restaurants in Toronto and have little desire to return here. Nothing about the food was memorable and portions were too small, especially for dinner. For a very high-end meal you would expect nothing but perfection and Canoe did not perform.
Winterlicious - Everything was really de ...
Winterlicious - Everything was really delicious, especially the foie gras parfait, the pork main, and wow, the sticky toffee pudding! The service was really excellent, they even seated us at a window even though they said at first there was none available, and brought extra divine caramel sauce for the sticky toffee pudding. Thank you!
Terrific dining experience overall. I th ...
Terrific dining experience overall. I think the waiters could have felt more solid in their understanding of the menu. A bit of knowledge on wines as well wouldn't hurt but was great to have a manager come out and comment on the wine. It was our first time and we enjoyed it. The bathroom feel a bit disconnected in their look and feel from the restaurant.
My girlfriend and I went for winterlocio ...
My girlfriend and I went for winterlocious. I have been here before and loved the food but wasn't sure what to expect because it was so busy for winterlocious and the pre-fix menu was so affordable. I was very pleased with the quality of the food and service. It was a really nice night out. We opted for the wine pairings for each course and thoroughly enjoyed them.
We came here for winterlicious and had a ...
We came here for winterlicious and had a great dining experience overall. Although the food was just decent, the service was great and ambiance was romantic. We were also seated by the window which was a bonus. We will definitely come back for another date night.
Both my friend and I had a wonderful and ...
Both my friend and I had a wonderful and surprising experience at lunch. My friend ordered a red wine, based on our server's recommendation, and enjoyed it immensely. We were impressed with how well and quickly our server handled our "thumbs down" main course pork schnitzel choice and replaced it with the beef shortribs w/veg meal which was terrific. Our server was grateful and appreciated that we were honest with our critique on the pork schnitzel dish. As a result, we were taken care of and were given some Ont. icewine and a sampling of a cheese plate with our dessert. Overall, we were very happy and impressed with everything. It is my hope and intention to experience Canoe again this time in the evenings with their a la carte dinner menu.
No surprise for food but wonderful view ...
No surprise for food but wonderful view of downtown. Server is not nice. He didn't even come to table to ask once if we are doing fine for prix fixes three course lunch. Very unpleasant dinning experience. Feel like being ignored.
After waiting years to get to Canoe, I f ...
After waiting years to get to Canoe, I finally popped in for a Winterlicious lunch. The food was great, I was very happy to see vegetarian options, and for $28, it was an incredible value. That said, they served me the wrong appetizer and delivered the dishes while my friend was not at the table, which we thought was unimpressive. We chalked to up to less attentive service due to Winterlicious. As a party of three, we all found the dishes to be amazing value, taste, and stunning presentation, and would go back in a heartbeat.
Winterlicious lunch at Canoe - a no no ...
Winterlicious lunch at Canoe - a no no no! The schnitzel was terrible, greasy and with a bad smell! Desert so so, appetizer ok, nothing special - it's a pity because the location is great. This restaurant surely didn't do itself a favor by participating in Winterlicious with such a terrible lunch menu. We will not return.
Winterlicious diner @ Canoe-- I had ver ...
Winterlicious diner @ Canoe-- I had very high expectation before I went; however, I was very disappointed with my main course and the service. The waiters were very unprofessional. They could not fully introduce the ingredients for each course . There is no words I could find to describe my disappointment to the main courses. You can even make a better course by yourself instead of spending 48 dollars to taste this.
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