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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
Went for a birthday dinner. Haven't been been for a few years now but the views remain the best part of the experience. Had the raw bar for ~$80 to start which was priced at a premium but was a good mix of seafood, flavours and textures. I had the duck main which was extremely chewy and tough to down. My wife had the barley risotto which lacked in flavour and was underwhelming for a main. Service was not without flaws having forgotten to bring out our sides so they had to fire them up, arriving 10mins later.
Overall, I would suggest this restaurant for dates and special guests/events given amazing the views, but food-wise, there are dozens of other restaurants in the city that could provide a better fine dining food experience (e.g. Alo, Bosk, George, Scaramouche, Buck, etc).
We wanted to have a special lunch for my wife's birthday and wanted to try one of Toronto's best restaurant. The view of the 54th floor is wonderful and the ambiance of the restaurant is very nice. The service was fine, nothing memorable but the food lacked flavour and intensity. The main course chicken lacked in presentation. Was it really expensive? No. The wine selection was well balanced for all tastes and pockets. Glad we went but probably won't go back.
The scenery was WONDERFUL. I didn't know what I was getting myself into when I made the reservation. It was a 40$ meal for an espresso & an appetizer. The appetizer was vastly undersized. I didn't even eat bread. and we drank water. Good thing I came for the catch up with the old friend, not the cuisine. The view almost makes it worth the caffeine rush & mild satiation.
Another fine experience at Canoe. One our "go-to" places in Toronto when you want a better than average meal. The menus change by season and always evidence creative pairings of tastes from the chefs. The decor could use a little upgrade as its been the same for many, many years....but the view more than makes up for the unchanging "business tower" decor.
Delicious meal. Lovely view of CN Tower out the far West windows. Lovely for tourists and special visitors. Wonderful service overall though did find it entertaining that one of the servers scoffed at my husband for not recognizing the use of the "baked apple butter lentil puree with olive oil drizzle" that came with bread at the same time as our salad. He obviously recognized we don't go out very often... We had a good laugh about that one.
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.
The food was good but nothing special, the decor needed a lot of improvement specially for fine dining, but the service was worse than everything. Our waiter was as snobbish as they come, it took him a good 5 mins to refill my wine glass, and then when the food came we asked for different knives because the ones we had couldn't cut through our steak, but the waiter responded "what do you want me to do? these are our sharpest knives"!!!! All and all the experience left a bitter taste in my mouth
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