Canoe Restaurant and Bar

4.5
3791 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Continental
Top tags:
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Continental
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:45- 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(416) 364-0054
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
John Horne
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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.
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Private Party Contact
Oliver & Bonacini Events and Private Dining: (888) 449-3959
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Cross Street
Bay and Wellington Streets
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Parking Details
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.
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Public Transit
King and Bay
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3791 People Are Saying
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4.5
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OT
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing meal and service as always

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m
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

The food is ok. Not a good value. I have eaten way better food for less money. The views are very nice . What they charge the food should be spectacular but instead it was just good. Service was good but it was not exceptional and it should be for what they charge. The views are spectacular!

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant, very accommodating, a few annoying neighbours but can’t be helped

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JB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

The view from the 54th floor was great but the restaurant was too croude and food wasn’t great as expected comparing to its price.

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J
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best view in town! Great food and service! Highly recommended.

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P
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

My husband and I were expecting an outstanding experience when we dined at Canoe on Monday night this week. This anticipation was based upon reviews. We travel extensively with our business and are used to exceptional service and food all over the world. We requested a table near the window and were seated at a table that was one of the furthest tables away from the window. We were told that our reservation, that we made on Open Table last week, was not as worthy as those that were booked earlier than that. Understandable, but there were at least 2 window tables free the entire time we ate in the restaurant. The demeanor of the lady who seated us and explained this came across as rude and rather unprofessional.

For dinner, we each ordered the Pacific halibut with roasted rapini, crispy spätzle, broccoli crumb + beurre noisette $48. We also shared with the pan roasted northern woods mushrooms $12. The mushrooms were superb, however, the halibut was overcooked, quite dry & hard. It was not the moist, juicy and perfectly cooked halibut that we are accustomed to in the high-end restaurants where we live in the Vancouver area.
The apple dessert we shared was exceptional and our server was pleasant.

We really wanted to like this restaurant and bring back colleauges next time we are in Toronto.

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PG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Come for the views, stay for the food! Great dinner with amazing service.

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CP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We came here for a friend's birthday and our reservation was at 8:30pm. I arrived first and my 2 other friends arrived at 9pm. We were initially seated in the middle of the restaurant, but later on a window seat opened and they offered to move me even though I didn't request it, and I really appreciated it. The waiter had an Irish accent (didn't catch his name) and he asked if we were celebrating a special occasion and I told him. As my friends arrived the waiter wished my friend a happy birthday and I liked that he paid enough attention to note which friend I gave the present to. My 2 friends each ordered an appetizer and entree whereas I only ordered an entree. As appetizers came out, I was also given a small plate of dill cured salmon sashimi, compliments of the chef, but really kudos to the waiter for thinking of me! Cable's food is amazing and delicious as always. Presentation is always on point. Their bread is freshly baked and they make their own dips every time. For my entree, I had the flounder with squid ink butter and it was just exquisite. My friends had the duck breast and risotto and both were nothing short of amazing. We didn't order dessert but the waiter still brought out a plate with three little Madeleines and happy birthday written on it with a candle. Overall, it was a great experience and I would definitely come back and also recommend it to friends.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great! Service was wonderful. Food outstanding

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s
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food and service was excellent. Unfortunately it was a rainy day and not much of a view. However, the overall experience was great and will definitely visit again.

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T
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent Service, beautiful seating and setting, wonderful selection of wine but fell short on the food given the Michelin star prices. A few tweaks and it could be excellent.

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S
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food quality, beautiful view and attentive service! A great place to impress a date

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FR
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Amazing view. Average service, average food, over priced for what you get.

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FD
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is beyond excellence; the way each table's courses are served is memorable. The service is exceptionable, particularly from Stephen, who seems to have been born to provide service second to none. The view of course certainly helps!

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i
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place, excellent service, and amazing food.

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M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I was entertaining clients over dinner - the service was fantastic - Steven our waiter was so personable and made everyone at the table feel special. The other servers were also very attentive and sincere in the care they took with our vegetarian guest. I was very impressed and will definitely be back!

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MS
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

I tried to tip 10% and the machine would not take it when I resubmitted the visa amount it took 18% off my credit card not very happy not very happy at all! You can call me 905-259-3787

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OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing! Great view! Superb menu! Outstanding service from Silvio! Unforgettable and exceptional foie gras and tartare! Overall, a very memorable experience! Highly recommended!

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D
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Food were very good and creative . Nice plate presentation. Beautiful view. Very enjoyable experience.
One negative. We had an opentable reservation which did not seem to please the hostess. Restaurant was not full and several tables were available at the level where you could enjoy the view. However the hostess wanted to give us a small table by the butlers table. We declined. She proceeded to give us another table in the corner of the entrance. Once she left we moved ourselves to a better table. Waiter came and took our order without any problem !

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RD
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The place is impressive with exceptional view of downtown Toronto and the islands. The appetizer came quickly, looked good and tasted better. However, the main course stalled a little bit. After 30 mins, we inquire if the order was coming. The waiter went to check and acknowledged that the kitchen missed our order and would get them out within 5 mins. He was very apologetic and offered us desserts on the house. We said ok. After thoroughly enjoying the main courses and desserts, the manager came by and apologized again for the delay. He then gave us the bill with zero dollar on it. That's right. The lunch is on the house. We were perplexed. The missed order is annoying, but not too bad as it was only 40 mins delay at most. We walk away impressed with the extent of customer service Canoe is willing to go to please their clients. Two thumbs up.

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DP
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best restaurant I ever been since we moved to Toronto.perfect view and perfect service.food excellent.

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JC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the top restaurants in the country. Incredible food, service and the view is spectacular. Get there before the Taste of Expo 67 tasting menu ends in October. It is excellent..

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L
Milwaukee
20 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had dinner at Canoe due to reviews we found online, and it did not disappoint. Excellent menu choices — we had a wonderful filet and an excellent halibut. The view was wonderful; we had the opportunity to witness an amazing sunset right from our table. Service was excellent as well. A little pricey but that was to be expected. Highly recommend!

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Took my fiancé for her birthday dinner. We aren’t ones to “experience” fine dining, but Canoe changed that. Amazing service, food and ambiance. If you are going for dinner - catch the sunset time slot for sure. It will not disappoint!!!

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Fabulous venue. Great views, excellent food

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DR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

I was introduced to the place by my local colleagues while on a work trip- it was good. So I brought my wife and my daughter to share the experience. I made the reservation, and also called to see if they could accommodate a special request for a window seating. I was informed that we would be seated by the window, but when we arrived, we were told/seated otherwise. Simply bad business practice. As a New Yorker, food of this caliber is a dime a dozen, and you pay for the view (I’m sure same goes for local restaurants’ food quality and diners’ motivations). Needless to say, our lunch got off a less than a perfect start, found front of the house staff quite unwilling to help, and the servers were ok. Net, net, maybe worth it if you have the view, otherwise, pass.

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KK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We loved the restaurant , the only thing we could not see the view as our table was in the and was far from window.

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A
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great views combined with outstanding food makes Canoe a winner !

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent! But v small serving size!

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L
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The alcoholic drinks were very light on alcohol. The price point of the alcoholic cocktails did not meet the expectation.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

excellent lamb dish

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MF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Another wonderful dinner at Canoe. We were celebrating a milestone anniversary and this time we brought our teenagers along. They enjoyed the Expo 67 tasting menu. Of course the view and service was fantastic.

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r
Mainz
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sehr schöner und unkomplizierter Abend mit exzellentem Service und Küche sowie begleitenden Weinen.

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RG
Orlando
50 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I returned to Canoe 19 years after our last trip to Toronto and the food, service and the restaurant and its views are as spectacular now as they were then. Cudos to Jean Carlo, our server, who was simply outstanding in every aspect of how he took care of us. Next time in Toronto, we will definitely return!!

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O
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

It’s the second time going there for birthday dinner, disappointed this time. The server doesn’t talk much, and doesn’t even realize nor ask what’s special for the night. Went there twice before, like the food, but this time no. Nothing really like for this time.

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AH
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food quality and service are excellent
Seating at reception not very cooperative

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OC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Amazing restaurant, staff and most of all the food! I love Canoe I would come again and again

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service. Food is always wonderful here

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A
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

We do not feel we are welcomed! Bad service attitude! When a client ask you a question, you have to be patient, instead of repeating the same answer again and again! I don’t know what the tips for! Paying for someone keep telling me the unsatisfied answer all over again?!
Food is fine but not worth it!
Definitely not going back again and strongly not recommend for people who want to go there to celebrate you big day!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The view is amazing and we got some luck to get to have the window seat. The food and service are amazing , staff are really nice!!! Strongly recommend it for special occasions or a date!

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