Canoe Restaurant and Bar

4.6
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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
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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IR
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

Nice place, but terrible staff. We spent New Year’s Eve here, a special occasion made a lot less special by the unfriendly staff. The food was good (a special New Year’s menu), and so were the wines, but the ambiance was cold and distant. They make you feel like you should be very grateful to be allowed to eat there.... The restaurant is definitely not cheap, so we expected to spend a nice evening there, but left with a bad taste in our mouth. Such a shame! Will not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Canoe Restaurant and Bar
Responded 6 days ago

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OT
Toronto
272 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

For us this is top of Toronto. Outstanding in every way.

M
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had our best meal ever at Canoe on New Year's Eve, which has become a tradition for us now. Service was excellent without being stuffy, ambience was relaxed and happy, the kitchen looked cheerful and the view was spectacular. Our drinks were exceptional and the meal was exquisite. Wonderful variety and choice, and each selection was prefect.
Thank you!

Erika de Vasconcelos

J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Me and my family have been to the restaurant for many times in the last five years. We celebrated our New Year’s Eve there in 2017, last year and this year. In 2017, the food and service were fantastic which made us keep coming back. Unfortunately, the good tradition wasn’t consistently performing. Last year, the whole experience was a little disappointing, but we wanted to give it another try this year, however, it turned out to be even worse. The waiter was rude and arrogant. He kept saying it’s the customers’ fault that they no longer serve complimenting champagne and oyster up on front. He was not attentive through the whole dinner at all. The manager didn’t take feedbacks sincerely. She even interrupted me several times when I was speaking with her. It’s pretty sad that the only admiring party of the dinner there was the view through your their 54th level windows.

Canoe Restaurant and Bar
Responded on January 4, 2020

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

Food was too salty. Waitor was impatient when he took our orders and the waitresses served wrong dishes to us for two rounds. Not the kind of service to expect from a high-end restaurant...

Canoe Restaurant and Bar
Responded on January 4, 2020

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

Awful food and very expensive for a low quality ! Never again !

Canoe Restaurant and Bar
Responded on January 4, 2020

Good afternoon. Thank you for sharing feedback about your recent visit to Canoe Restaurant & Bar. Could you please send us a note through our website's contact page, so we may speak with you directly? Thank you. -Canoe Management

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Food was over salted, but other than that it was a good experience.

CM
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, service and view. Chicken, halibut and drinks were awesome.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent Service and cuisine! Our server was Superb. Stick with Napa Valley and European Wines; stay away from the Canadian Wines!

VF
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Entree (Turbot) was fantastic, a kaleidoscope of flavours.

The apple pie was a bit sad - was more of a danish than a pie..... sorry.

Servers were very kind.

I love Canoe, will come back.

p
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience1

The restaurant’s standard deserves a dress code. Our party dressed in jackets and dress pants. There were several 25-30 yr old males scattered amongst 4-5 tables dressed in t-shirts. Two in particular even more inappropriate. One wearing a wool hat and another headphones around his neck.
Come on Canoe you can do better than that. We didn’t pay good money to see “patrons” dressed like they were eating at MacDonalds.

CG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience! From the ambience, the views and of course, the food - everything was excellent and hold true to their reputation.

MC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a real treat. The beef was perhaps the best I've ever had!

m
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience1

I think someone visited husk restaurant 10 years to late. Boring subpar food. I’m sure the space is an expensive rental therefore you have to deliver inflated food. Go to the con tower restaurant instead. Your expectations will be less so receiving a meal compatible to what canoe sells will be a pleasant surprise plus the view is way better.
Unoriginal and boring. There are so many great restaurants toronto. Don’t waste your time or money at canoe.

Canoe Restaurant and Bar
Responded on December 24, 2019

Good morning. Thank you for sharing feedback about your recent visit to Canoe Restaurant & Bar. Could you please send us a note through our website's contact page, so we may speak with you directly? Thank you. -Canoe Management

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VL
London
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful meal only surpassed by the beautiful winter sunset panorama views of the lake and the city.

C
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Would be nice if people would be dresses better. After all it is a fine dining with strong Canadian influence and Canadian ingredients. Great food flavour and taste profile and presentation. Great selection of Canadian wines pairing well the flavour profiles. Even locally produced Gin :)

RT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tried the "memories of childhood" tasting menu with the wine pairing. All the flavours and pairings were absolutely delicious. The service staff were incredibly friendly and very knowledgeable of the dishes and wine.

An amazing place for a romantic dinner or gathering with your very best friends.

j
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Venison sausage and sweetbreads were divine and turbot (suggested by waiter as authentically Canadian) was perfect. Oysters were tangy and sweet.

BI
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

The person who passes the dish is a little impatient. The order is not very welcoming.But Toronto's night scene is indeed very beautiful.The lighting in the restaurant also feels very atmospheric.Unfortunately, the service staff is really unsatisfactory.

Canoe Restaurant and Bar
Responded on December 24, 2019

Good morning. Thank you for sharing feedback about your recent visit to Canoe Restaurant & Bar. Could you please send us a note through our website's contact page, so we may speak with you directly? Thank you. -Canoe Management

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P
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

There are many reasons why Canoe has been our favourite restaurant in downtown Toronto for years. We always go for the tasting menu, usually with the wine pairings. We are always surprised and delighted with the creative and flavourful menu the chefs create. The service is wonderful and attentive. The ambiance is great with terrific views of the city and lake.

P
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

I would recommend the restaurant to a friend with some reservations. We've done the tasting menu before and loved it. This year, the Nostalgia tasting menu was adequate at best. The mains were quite good but everything else was just okay. We also did not have the same amount of attention from chef/s as we've had in the past. I realize that this is a very busy season, but this is around the same time we go every year.

TG
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful special occasion restaurant with fabulous food and an outstanding wine list. We sat at the top of Toronto and wondered at the sparkling lights and watched the CN Tower twinkle. The tasting menu was really wonderful, and the wait staff great. No complaints from me - I'd go again in a heartbeat.

PT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

It was a delightful lunch with great service and a spectacular view of the lake.

OT
Toronto
272 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional dining experience. Had an amazing scallop starter - one of the best dishes we have ever eaten. Such talent and imagination goes into their creations. Great staff and service and excellent sommelier. Wonderful view of course, but the food is our main draw.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Akwah i:ken tsi niiawekon! Iah tewakaterientare né niioht tsi ia’tekaieri tsi niiawekon’onhsero:ten!

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

We were sat by the window so we can see the CN tower. The view was great! The food is good but I wouldn’t say amazing or good enough for us to return and pay $200 for a meal. Plenty of other great options for lower price.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a perfect evening - venue , food , views, etc., to celebrate my girlfriends birthday!

OT
Toronto
272 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We returned for another taste of the Canadian nostalgia menu. Best deal in town. Amazing flavours and so much fun. Really clever interesting cooking. Great service as always from a super team.

A
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

I dont know how much more you should pay to expect a decent experience. I tried the tasting menu and I just took forever for every meal to come. I dont know how a simple bowl of mac and cheese can take 20 minutes to come. The gap between meals was so much that we were already full by the time the main course arrived. And of course the overall experience took soooo long (3.5 hours) that we didn’t have enough energy to finish the dessert.

Canoe Restaurant and Bar
Responded on December 16, 2019

Good afternoon. Thank you for sharing feedback about your recent visit to Canoe Restaurant & Bar. Could you please send us a note through our website's contact page, so we may speak with you directly? Thank you. -Canoe Management

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AR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Magical night... breathtaking views and outstanding food and service

OT
Toronto
272 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the most amazing lunch. Spent a wonderful 3 hours with our guests . They were blown away by how creative the food was. Tasty, interesting, imaginative, with wonderful textures. The staff make it all so much fun - from the excellent managers to the delightful server assistants and our server David was brilliant. Can’t wait to return for dinner !!!!

DS
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

Terrible server, rude, ignorant and unprofessional.

M
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excelente servicio. Los alimentos fueron llevaría a la mesa con una adecuada temperatura, presentación hermosa y porciones adecuadas

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JS
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Classy sophisticated restaurant, met our expectations all around. We decided to try the wine pairing menu. Would recommend if you are looking to impress and experience something unique.

AH
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The view is fantastic and the food display is great.

PP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Canoe is always good. It has the best view in the city and probably the best food too.

SH
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Was a wonderful night for a celebration and the view was spectacular on a clear night seeing right across the lake. Food, drink, and service were all excellent. A little loud but not to the point where it really got in the way of conversation.

RM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and the views were incredible - one of the best restaurant!
The staff was on point and super accommodating - amazing

FD
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my guests’ first time at Canoe; they had a wonderful time and the food was awesome.

ML
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Food was fantastic.

However, just as I thought they “ran out” of the wine I picked out of the entire menu. Of course, they recommended something similar but more expensive.

Noise level was horrendous. I had to yell across to talk to my friend as we were unable to hear each other at all.

Not sure if I would recommend to others.

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