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Epic Restaurant - Fairmont Royal York

4.5
945 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary Canadian
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  • Business Meals
  • Quiet Conversation
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.



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Private dining
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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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.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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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What 945 People Are Saying
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4.4
Food
4.5
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Quiet
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

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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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

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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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on April 26, 2018

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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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Amazing Breakfast!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

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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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The staff is super nice! Love them

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

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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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Excellent service, amazing food, but expensive.

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 6, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

All was competent and professional. Menu does not disappoint.

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4.0Dined on January 30, 2018

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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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

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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2.0Dined on January 26, 2018

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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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

The food was fresh and delicious and the server was very attentive. As well, the ambience allowed us to speak to each other at normal voice levels and we could actually hear each other. Highly recommend for any occasion.

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3.0Dined on January 21, 2018

It was the first time for everone in our party at Epic restaurant brunch on Sunsay.
The ambiance and food quality was great at a very reasonable rate.
Nestled in grand old Royal York of course enhanced our experience however we all came to the concensus that the brunch menu could perhaps do with some upgeading and additional variety.
Service was great and everyone enjoyed the event otherwise.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

From the greeting to the finish, the service was impeccable. The food was very good. I had clam chowder with stripped bass. The clam chowder was very rich. The stripped bass was very good and the vegetables were excellent. I was with 4 others and all enjoyed their meals. The ambiance is wonderful and we certainly never felt rushed. We were there for a business lunch during a very busy time when the hotel was hosting a large event but the restaurant was properly staffed so that service did not suffer.

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2018

Always enjoy the experience at a Fairmont hotel...

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

The appetizer was octopus which was so tender. This dish also contain sausage, baby potato bits and few other ingredients plus a yummy sauce. I love octopus and this disk was extremely well executed. Mains were scallops and duck breast. As always, both were perfectly cooked. The duck was especially good with subtle flavouring. The sommelier recommended the Flowers chardonnay from California and it was a perfect match to both dishes. Service was great as always. We love coming back to EPIC and it never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on January 1, 2018

Went there on new year day for brunch. Like the food, service is excellent. My son really like it and we all love it.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

The New Year's Eve event was well planned and the meal was delicious. The service was impeccable. The band was very enjoyable.
My only regret is that the restaurant allowed dogs on the premise. The guests, next table over, let their white fluffy dog out of their pet carrier. The couple even danced with the dog in their arms. Not so sanitary so close to the chocolate dessert table !!!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

The service was outstanding along with the food. The live music was perfect for the occasion. The band was amazing and I would recommend the restaurant to all my friends.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

service was first rate. staff very friendly and accommodating.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Best scallops of all time
Family enjoyed the Christmas Eve dinner on a cold snowy night. Stayed overnight right at the hotel too, so altogether a great package deal. Save room for the delectable macaroons served at the end of the meal.

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3.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Had Christmas Eva dinner with my friend. Nice food ,nice wine and nice service

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

The Fairmont Royal York Hotel was selected as the venue for our annual family Christmas dinner because of its' ambiance, beautifully decorated and festive! Epic has an open concept floor plan which allows you to enjoy a view of the hotel lobby from your table. Dinner was incredible, the selections were amazing, the food fresh and beautifully prepared and presented. Our table was situated in a well sized circular alcove giving us as much privacy as the private dining room off to the side but with the added bonus of decorative columns, it really was spectacular! There were one or two things about this visit I wish I did not have to mention though, the first was my upholstered seat was caked with whatever the previous guests had for dinner, I'm guessing a child sat there before me and it was simply overlooked, the second item was the recommendation by the server to order a selection medium rare as opposed to what our guest requested; rare. That was a wrong recommendation. Third; there was a hair stuck inside of the champagne flute, it wasn't noticeable until the Chambord was added prompting the glass to be returned, we had to request the Chambord be topped up as well. For the most part it was a splendid evening with a few exceptions, the thing is, with the cost of enjoying this restaurant one would think that there would be no exceptions. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

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3.0Dined on December 22, 2017

I went for breakfast at the Fairmont Royal York just before Christmas in December 2017.

From the moment you walk in the service is very good at the Fairmont, they address you by name and always ensure your every need is met, whilst also making sure you don't have to do anything.

The buffet has a huge amount of choice and is not bad value at $34. However, the food from the buffet is ok, there are a couple of good pastries, but as with most breakfast buffets there is nothing particularly special about it.

I was not a fan of the restaurant's location within the Fairmont, there is no view as you are underground, which is a bit of a shame.

If you want a special breakfast (but not a buffet breakfast) I would try Cafe Boulud before you try the Fairmont, much better ambience and in my opinion better food.

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

Terrific food, service that was attentive without being intrusive. A lovely place to eat, especially if you want to carry on a conversation with the others at your table. Yes, there is music playing in the background but playing softly. Epic is a very good place to dine with grown ups.

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

this was a delicious delicious meal!!!! the french toast is AMAZING. I will definitely go back. beautiful cake spread for my sisters birthday. All round excellent.

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