Epic Restaurant - Fairmont Royal York

4.6
960 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary Canadian
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About

EPIC Restaurant & Lounge combines innovation and quality with premium regional ingredients. With it's fluid, contemporary design, the dining room is a quintessential backdrop for a menu that features the best of Ontario's growers. Seasonally hand-nurtured herbs from Fairmont Royal York’s rooftop garden, 15 stories above the city streets brighten each dish. Desserts are flavoured with hand-harvested honey from the hotel’s rooftop apiary, home to more than 300,000 honey bees. Complimenting each course, a sommelier-curated wine list provides renowned Ontario and international wines.
Whether you've just checked in and would like to pause and relax after a long journey, or just want to join us after work with friends for fine dining and live music, EPIC Restaurant provides guests an unmatched culinary experience.



Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary Canadian
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Hours of Operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Saturday & Sunday 7:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Breakfast Buffet until 1:00 p.m. on weekends)
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Dinner: Daily - 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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Phone number
(416) 368-2511
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Private Party Facilities
Nestled in the back corner of EPIC Restaurant's beautiful dining area, the Private Dining Room seats up to 16 guests and provides unmatched exclusivity in Fairmont Royal York's Signature Restaurant. Be treated to your own customized menus that reflect your individuality and personal taste.
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Private Party Contact
Paul Berg: (416) 860-6949
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Cross Street
Front St. and Bay St.
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Parking Details
Please visit our website for the most up to date information for directions and closures.

http://www.fairmont.com/royal-york-toronto/map/mapanddirections/

Valet parking is available at the East Wing entrance of the hotel at a fee.
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Public Transit
EPIC is located directly across from Union Station. Easily accessed by TTC Subway or GO Transit.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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MS
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server, Mohammed, made our 40th anniversary celebration very special indeed. He was friendly, courteous and very professional. We made the right decision to go to Epic.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The servers were very nice and the food was delicious. I liked that we got a small sample of food that was the special of the day. Also it was a very nice touch with the complimentary dessert for our Anniversary 😁

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GS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Definitely a winner, Brunch was superb. The selection from fresh scrambled eggs, sausage with apple, fresh baked muffins and bread, crispy bacon and home fries make for a great buffet. Not to be missed is their super tender roast beef and Yorkshire pudding to top it off. There is a Gluten free area is needed.
Can't wait to go back to Sunday Brunch again

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SW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our experience was excellent both from the point of view of interesting, quality food and service. It is one of our preferred luncheon/dining venues downtown. Thanks to all.

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GB
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great time, great atmosphere and great staff.

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BB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very welcoming! Enjoyed our meal and the service was perfect!

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MR
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Once a year, I meet my Australian friend of over 50 years and we enjoy the Royal York as our place to reconnect. Having made reservations for lunch @ 1:00 p.m., I mentioned to our waiter that we would be enjoying a long lunch and we’re not in a hurry. Having said that, we both felt rushed through our luncheon by our servers and also , kept coming back to our table to settle the bill. Instead of a relaxed lunch, this time I felt it was spoiled by our servers who were intent on rushing us .

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A
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

My first experience at Epic was lovely. Went for the weekend brunch buffet, and it was a delightful over- indulgence. From the prime rib, to eggs benedict/ omelet station, as well as the amazing baked goods, the brunch selection and quality was amazing. Noise level is very low and service was impeccable.

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BD
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service at the EPIC restaurant was absolutely outstanding. I was celebrating my birthday and the staff went the extra mile to ensure that I felt special. The staff were genuinely kind, thoughtful and quick on their feet. The food was prepared well and was very tasty. I have already recommended this restaurant to many of my friends. I had an amazing time!

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BM
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

What a gem! Where's it's almost impossible to find a restaurant in which you can actually hear the person sitting with you and it doesn't feel like the guy at the next table is sitting on your lap, the subdued experience at Epic was refreshing and delightful. Big, comfy chairs. Great food. I had the salmon and tuna (similar to sashimi) on a bed of greens that was wonderful. Service was very attentive, although the lime provided for my water was dry. Close to Union Station.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything from food to staff was amazing

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LF
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our server was attentive without being overly pushy. I was there to catch up with an old friend, so we lingered for a couple hours, but at no point did we feel rushed. Even though my birthday was a couple days before our reservation, your staff somehow knew and wished me a happy birthday. Great touch!

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DH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant with excellent food and attentive service all in a comfortable setting. Too bad Epic will close this summer for a 9 month reconstruction.

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MD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The restaurant EPIC meets and exceeds the fine dining standard we have come to expect when dining at a Fairmont property. The atmosphere was quietly elegant, the service attentive and professional and the food worthy of five stars. We will return and will most certainly recommend it to others.

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P
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have been before. A;ways enjoyed. Expensive, but there is delivery on that threshold.Smooth waitstaff, beautiful presentation, ample servings, good range of choices. All top grade.

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TR
Caribbean
11 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

This was a last minute decision based solely on somewhere close to the transit system. Glad we choose here. Our waiter was amazing and guided us well in our choices. He also listened and realised it was my husbands birthday and at the end of the meal brought a slice of "birthday mouse". I eas trying to find a special place for my traveling husband that had a 4hr lay over. Perfect!

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DH
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

My first cup of coffee was warm but not hot.
Eggs Benedict was cold.
No desserts/ sweets on the Sunday brunch buffet.
Service was good-staff friendly.

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a
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

special anniversary and the staff came through with superb service, excellent food and general fine-dining experience.

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PN
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

I was dining alone last night - in town fir a convention, and made my reservation 45 minutes before the meal. I was tired, and dudn’t want to leave the hotel. It’s an older restaurant in the Fairmont Royal York that could probably use some updating, although it is well maintained, and has a sort if timelessness to the decor. However, the service is the way I remember great service, with career, professional waiters, made mostly male, who were extremely attentive, and the suggestions and advice I received were spot-on. The food was nicely presented, prepared just the way I requested (duck breast - medium rare), the suggested wines were perfect, and once my waiter had a feel fir the pace of the meal I was looking for, he timed everything perfectly. There was no rush at all, despite a steady stream of customers. That’s the sign of a pro. Menu selection is somewhat limited, but was adequate for my needs. It was a perfect dining experience for what I was after. I look forward to one meal here every year. Haven’t been disappointed yet.

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OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing Breakfast!

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WD
Calgary
26 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Quality brunch with a great atmosphere inside the most charming hotel in Toronto. The brunch is heavily weighted towards breakfast (custom made omelettes/eggs), lots of amazing breakfast pastries, several breakfast meats (sausages, bacons etc). There was some amazing prime rib but that is kind of it for lunch (a couple salads to accompany). All you can drink coffee and orange juice made this a great brunch for a reasonable price (35 Canadian). Definitely would go again for a grand old fashioned brunch!

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n
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

the quality of the food was reason for chosing the Epic and well appointed details and waiters were excellent. I would return with a featured menu using the roof-top garden: please advise me of this. One of my top choices of Toronto restaurants based on the food quality.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff is super nice! Love them

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r
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

service was superb,and food was tasty and well presented! would recommend to others

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FK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

They are always very helpful. We will be back. thanks!

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BO
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

The food is great for the value. Will surely come again

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t
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

Food was amazing. High quality and well prepared. High priced.. 2 of us was $260. Was a very quiet place so we had great conversation with friends which made for a very enjoyable evening out. The decor is very dated.... very clean but "hello 90's"

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great drinks and food and quiet enough to have a discussion in a relaxed fashion.

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IF
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic service. We spilled some water and we were quickly brought to another table. In addition we received such goodies as an amuse bouche, macaroon desserts and even a complimentary Perrier to bring back to the room

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The set prix meal is a great deal! Great food, healthy cooking, great service, quiet! Décor may be a bit outdated but everything else is great

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OT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Limited menu options . Need to provide some more lunch options.

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Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service, amazing food, but expensive.

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SM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place, excellent customer service, top notch food, perfect flavours, feel very special when i eat there

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

My brother's birthday. So happened Winterlious, we are happy for the lunch gathering.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It was an excellent dinning experience. You will not be disappointed at all. The food and service were top notch.

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

We were there for winterlicious. The food was good and service was excellent. I lik specially the kids menu. The price was decent and it was affordable and definitely not overpriced and can afford to revisit many times.

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MM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

All was competent and professional. Menu does not disappoint.

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g
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

I may be biased because I was given a breakfast voucher for the buffet and therefore didn’t pay for my meal, but that said, the fruit was impeccably presented (peeled grapefruit! What a luxury!), the muesli was the most delicious I have ever had—complete with cherries, the scrambled eggs were flavoured just right, and I could have eaten the mushrooms all day. Expensive, but if you have a good appetite, may well be worth it.

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TG
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

What a grand experience we enjoyed at Epic! Although we attended during Winterlicious, we opted to order off the regular menu. We were warmly greeted by the host and immediately escorted to our table. The waitstaff was attentive without being disruptive, and took care to keep our wine glasses full. The food (we had the lobster bisque and crab cakes to start followed by the scallops and branzino) was beautifully presented and quite delicious. We followed with decaf, port, and chocolate cake. The room was quiet and our table felt private and intimate. Highly recommend! Thanks, Epic for providing us with our most memorable meal while visiting Toronto.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

We went for Winterlicious an were not particularly impressed. Salad was nice. Soup was ordinary. Flank steak was a little chewy. Did not seem to be marinated. Sauce was nice. Could have done with more since the steak hadn't been marinated. Desert was just okay
Overall we were not impressed
Service was very good

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