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
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.
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.
Canoe was a wonderful dining experience. ...
Canoe was a wonderful dining experience. I started with the mushroom soup, which was so delicious I tried to prolong eating it. The layers of flavor were wonderful. Next I had the wild and tame salad which also was a delight. I loved all the elements, and would only say that I thought it could use a bit more dressing, but the cheese did add a nice moistness to this rustic salad. For my entree I had the short ribs, cooked to perfection and every element on the plate was delicious and in harmony. I count this as one of my best meals ever and I have dined many lovely places. I finished with a nice selection of four cheeses.
I highly recommend this restaurant. It is a beautiful location, magnificent view, but the food itself is also spectacular. It does not disappoint.
A really excellent meal, the only disapp ...
A really excellent meal, the only disappointment the "signature" lobster club, well executed but mundane next to everything else. Told it's been on the menu 25 years so perhaps the current chef is stuck with it! Rest inventive, delicious, beautifully presented. Despite an early lunch booking, not allocated a window view. Took bar seats instead as missing the incredible view not what we had in mind. No idea how to secure one of the window seats!
My wife and I ordered some cocktails. I ...
My wife and I ordered some cocktails. I wasn't too fond of them. Spent $16-18 for a cocktail that wasn't made properly and not worth the money. It was something I could of ordered at a dive bar. When making old fashions and other classic cocktails you do not use loose ice like you would filling up your cup for soda or a cheap mixed drink you would find at a college party, you use 1 larger square ice. or non at all and just serve the drink super chilled. Over all the food was amazing and would definitely tell people to visit for the food,not the drinks. The drinks just need work on.
Overall the experience I had was just OK ...
Overall the experience I had was just OK. The star of the night was definitely the food . Flavour wise 3 of the 4 dishes were quite delicious. The one dish that fell completely flat was the wild and tame salad, where presentation and taste completely missed the mark. Looking like a plate of wilted lettuce and tasting to match. For the other dishes, the only complaint would be a serious miss for portion sizing. Way too small for those prices. Outside of that the night was fine, but nothing too memorable.
We have watched every season of Master C ...
We have watched every season of Master Chef Canada, and after the last one we decided that when I was finished my chemo treatments and healed from extensive surgery we would treat ourselves to a fine dinner at CANOE. We also invited a dear friend to dine with us. It was the most delightful dining experience we've ever had, and we were never rushed to finish. That in itself was special. My memory and hearing are not what they used to be so I can't remember all the special parts of our dinners--octopus, duck and fish-- but it doesn't matter. Every mouthful was a culinary moment in tastes beyond exhilarating. The presentation was breathtaking, particularly the pickerel fish. Thank you so much for making this celebration something we will always remember with love and gratitude.
Canoe never fails to satisfy. We've bee ...
Canoe never fails to satisfy. We've been there many times and have always enjoyed it. This was one of the best. The food is unfailingly creative, with wonderful pairings of the main ingredient with fascinating garnishes and vegetables, so the plate is an ensemble of flavors working together. The only weak spot in the meal was the desserts that tried to be creative, but looked only interesting on the plate, not on the palate. Even so, it was a memorable meal.
We were disappointed because the noise l ...
We were disappointed because the noise level made it impossible to carry on a conversation. We had to leave earlier than we had planned because no-one in the party of 4 who had not met in 12 years could comfortably hear the others.
The food and service were very good, but incredibly overpriced. Many times I have spent as much or more and left a restaurant feeling that it was worth it. This time I did not
Canoe delivers a 54 storey high view ove ...
Canoe delivers a 54 storey high view over Lake Ontario, with high end food to match. Very comfortable dining room, we enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere of a lively Friday night. Superb duck breast, meltingly tender. Friendly waiter, swift service, not just for financiers; probably more fun than the equivalent quality in London.
Canoe was proven to be a fantastic resta ...
Canoe was proven to be a fantastic restaurant if you want that special experience. The food is truly made and prepared with love and passion for the art of cooking. The beretta cheese was outstanding, as was the incredibly fresh oysters. I really enjoyed the duck, while my boyfriend loved the venison. The trio ice cream dessert was to die for. The flavours just popped and complimented eachother. This is my third time dining at canoe, and I will definitely keep coming back to try it all.
We were visiting on vacation from the UK ...
We were visiting on vacation from the UK and I would very much recommend Canoe for a wonderful meal with your partner. The view is spectacular, so forget about a trip up the CN Tower, I would recommend just booking a table here for sunset, so that you see the city change from day to night. We both ordered the tasting menu with drinks pairing. The food was very good, a taste mix of Canadian culinary history and the drink pairing (not just wine) was varied and great value (they are quite generous). And best of all, the staff are incredibly friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. It won't be the cheapest meal you find in Toronto but it's certainly worth it.
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