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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
54th Floor TD Bank Tower
Toronto, ON M5K 1H6
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
For a fine dinning place is not what i expected at all especially the restaurant has been in business for a long time and the group seems big in toronto. I went there for tasting menu and we were 2 people. I appreciate the fact that they charged us only for one meal and the server was a good listener. The first feeling i had is i am in a very casual restaurant, all the food came just warm not hot at all and eventhough i talked to the server since the first course, the rest came warm too i even realised that the plates were warmer that food itself. the way food was executed was not up to the reputation of one of the best places in toronto( pasta was very al dente). However, food came fast and taste was there but i did not like sour bread and black beans and neither the chocolate torte!!! The desert is so heavy. Let s say the place was not at its best that day or let s say the chef was off
Decent food in the heart of downtown. Good atmosphere, excellent view and pleasurable service.
For the price they charge, however, It is fair to compare this restaurant some of the better restaurants of New York and London. With this in mind, we found their dishes to be a bit pedestrian with very little to be excited about.
I went to Canoe by my as a treat-my-self birthday gift and the staff was incredible. I had great conversations with both my server and the house manager of the night. I highly recommend the tasting menu with the wine pairings. It was worth every penny. Also, I recommended going during the sunset as the view over the Toronto skyline was one of the best I have seen.
The meal was great. Service was good, friendly and knowledgeable. Felt like we were treated well and at a higher level and with more care than a typical restaurant. Experience was great. Greeted well. Only down fall for this place is the noise level. Hard to hear your company. Open kitchen and tables close together. If it was a little more intimate it would have been a 5 star evening. Overall experience was good. 4 out of 5.
From the stunning city views at night to the beautifully plated dishes, Canoe is true fine dining. Splurge on the tasting menu with wine pairings. The crab pasta with hand made noodles were probably one of the BEST pastas I've ever had. Very thoughtful menu. Well worth the expense.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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