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
My out of town friend and I had a wonder ...
My out of town friend and I had a wonderful ladies lunch here yesterday. I ordered the classic lobster clubhouse, which was perfection between slices of brioche that was pressed in a panini machine for those impressive grill marks. My pal ordered the halibut, gluten and dairy free - she enjoyed every bite! Coffee ordered was Americano and arrived with a nice crema on top. Service and ambiance was spot on. And it was fast! Maybe due to the business crowd there? The only thing I have to say is to never park in the TD building - each 20 min or less is $5 and to pay more for parking than my lobster club entree, really hurt my morale more than my pocketbook. It's just highway robbery. Canoe does
validate parking, but in the evenings for dinner service. After 5/5:30 PM onwards. Not gonna make that mistake again.
I love Canoe with all my heart! We were ...
I love Canoe with all my heart! We were quickly seated which is important at lunch. It was a sunny day so the views were fab. There were clementine's on our butter plates. Nice touch. Our server was a guy and he was great! The seafood app we had was one of the best.....fogo island, avacado....delish! Will be back soon!
Always a fantastic dish. Canoe really do ...
Always a fantastic dish. Canoe really does make special occasions simple with a professional team who accommodate special requests, and even write "Happy Anniversary" on your desert without prompting.
It's nice to have a restaurant surprise you, especially on special occasions when you don't want to have to 'play host'.
The food and service was great, but I fo ...
The food and service was great, but I found that the ambiance was lacking a bit. The decor is a bit outdated and the audience mostly consists of bankers. (not surprising given that's it's actually on the top floor on one of Toronto's financial district's scrapers). If the bankers were wearing suspenders I could have imagined myself to dine in an upscale place in the 80's.
For that reason I thought it was not a great place for a romantic dinner. There's lots of other places in Toronto these days with amazing food and a better, more cozy atmosphere.
Our evening here was a really wonderful ...
Our evening here was a really wonderful experience! The food was amazing, the service was attentive and it was very relaxed and enjoyable. The waiter we had was fine, but it was the back wait staff and the hostesses, etc who were awesome. If we took one glance at another table's food the staff came over to tell us all about the dishes, even sending over small tastes of a dish from their kitchen. There were unexpected complimentary small dishes like an amazing granita palate cleanser. One young back wait staff took time to tell us that we were the kind of diners that made their jobs enjoyable. This is a restaurant that justifiably deserves it's reputation from the fresh breads to the incredible chocolate dessert with coffee ice cream and meringue and homemade birch marshmallow and even a touch of edible silver!!
A wonderful experience from start to fin ...
A wonderful experience from start to finish. Staff were exceptional - attentive, polite, and even offered some food recommendations. Food was great - well prepared and served in good time. The view from our window seat was simply amazing. I had informed the staff upon arrival that it was my sister's birthday. There was a 'Happy Birthday' message on her dessert plate when it arrived! A rather pleasant surprise. I look forward to visiting again.
I have dined in a lot of fine dining res ...
I have dined in a lot of fine dining restaurants in Toronto. Canoe is still my favorite restaurant in Toronto. I took a friend for lunch and as always was not disappointed. The service was excellent the food was creative and well presented. Every bite full of flavor. My friend who had never been the there and is not what you would say a fine diner was equally impressed. My request for a window table was granted even though the restaurant was almost full when we got there. So we also enjoyed a beautiful view of the city while while we ate.
Amazing views, great professional and fr ...
Amazing views, great professional and friendly service and fabulous food. Highly recommend this. Only hassle was the elevator at busy periods - it can be very crowded and slow. So once you get to the top it's all fabulous!
Everything was beautiful, from our first ...
Everything was beautiful, from our first arriving to our last bite the experience was second to none. Not only was the food exceptional but so too was the service and attention to detail. We enjoyed our wine recommendations as well as our dessert suggestions (which we were surprised with because we were unable to make a decision ourselves) and then left full and satiated.
Thanks O&B you've done it again!
I was most impressed with the service. T ...
I was most impressed with the service. Terrance was flawless, friendly and efficient. And the supporting cast were equally impressive in their roles explaining the dishes as they were served.
My fiancée and I were at Canoe for a special occasion: our re-uniting after nearly 40 years apart. I wanted something extra special and Canoe did not disappoint. I have never had a better, more memorable restaurant experience in my life.
Thank you Canoe!
The view is breathtaking. The food was v ...
The view is breathtaking. The food was very creative but I would guess many of the options would not be well-received unless you were looking for something unique (ie. don't expect a simple pasta dish at this place). As far as fine dining goes, the service was outstanding, the sommelier was on-point but some of the food fell flat for me. For example, I had the smoked whitefish from the prix fixe menu and the only notable flavour was the more-than-normal fishiness of the fish. The rest of the flavours were bland. Presentation was beautiful though. Overall not a deal breaker at all... this place is fantastic and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a fine dining, foodie experience.
Wow! We haven't been here in several yea ...
Wow! We haven't been here in several years (we're from out of town), but the food is even better than before. We had Great Lakes special menu entrees and they were both excellent. Hubby's pork entree was so tender and he loved the sides. My venison loin with rabbit pot pie was scrumptious. Sourdough bread was served with a lentil spread which was amazing! Service was perfect. We will be back in the spring!
It was my first time visit and definitel ...
It was my first time visit and definitely not my last time. The service was excellent and I have nothing to complain about as well as the food was really outstanding. Thank yo for the great experience for my boyfriend's birthday. we will definitely be back and recommend to others!
I've been wanting to go to Canoe for yea ...
I've been wanting to go to Canoe for years. We were not disappointed. The food was terrific, the location second to none, and the service truly exceptional (attentive and warm but in a professional and unobtrusive way -- not many places get that balance right!). I know people say it's pricey but I thought it was excellent value, given the effort and imagination that went into every dish.
Overall meal was good but not outstandin ...
Overall meal was good but not outstanding for the price. I think you're paying for the view and the Oliver and Bonacini name. My favorite was their norther mushroom soup. Delicious. then the duck breast which was good. My dining companion had the venison tartar and the lamb saddle for the main. They didnt ask how he wanted his lamb saddle cooked but we felt it was too raw and not as tasty as the duck.
As always Canoe did not disappoint. Foo ...
As always Canoe did not disappoint. Food was excellent, service was very good. Canoe has kept their reputation as one of the best restaurants in Toronto. We eat here several times a year and keep coming back. Great for a special occasion. Make sure you ask for a window seat!
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