Lee

4.6
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CAN$51 and over
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Global, International
Lee is a culinary destination, an urban meeting place, an irresistible combination of sensory pleasures. Its two sections offer ambiance à-la-carte; choose from the intimate and elegant bar space lined with velvet banquettes, or the chic, buzzing Western dining room with exposed brick and beams. From wherever you’re sitting, the crowd is stylish, the conversation hums.

International Chef Susur Lee has devised a delectable palette of sharing-style dishes, balancing the epicurean traditions of Asia with classical techniques of French cuisine.

The lush, tongue-tingling cocktails blend tropical fruits, herbs, and liqueurs, evoking perfumed and verdant landscapes, the far continents where Susur Lee has travelled.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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F
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

I've dined here a few times during special occasions and it's always great. I would say not every dish wows me and the food is on the pricier end. But I appreciate that the dishes are always inventive and fun to try. You can tell the ingredients are top notch. The ambiance of the restaurant is nice and decor is on point. This time, we were seated next to a couple who was having a fight. It was a bit unsavory and the seats are pretty close together, so we had to unfortunately hear the entire argument (and profanity). Other than that, I had a nice dinner and would dine here again.

CM
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

We waited 30 mins between 1st and 2nd course which was pretty annoying to be honest, but the food, as usual was very good. Apart from the wait for both the beginning and dessert, the food was special, and loved the ambiance.

AO
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrating Bonus

T
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a lovely evening for Dinner and my wife took me out for a Birthday. We had the Turbot and Braised beef that was just great. The oyster Ceasar was great.

AB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

20 ingredient slaw was amazing. Also tried the polenta cake, lettuce wraps, a couple of signature cocktails and molten chocolate cake. All were great. Service was great too.

TF
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We chose Lee as the Restaurant for our Valentines date night and as always it was a superb dining experience. Ambience, service and exceptional food are a premier experience each and every time. The off menu items proved to be a tasting delight. We also had the pleasure of a brief chat with Susur as he greeted guests on the evening of our date. Lee is hands down our first choice for dinner when we are in Toronto.
E. K. Hayes.

PJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lee was absolutely phenomenal, the service we experienced was amazing. Our server guided us through the menu when we had questions and had great recommendations. The food was incredible, a total experience. We don’t dine out at this price often, this was 100% worth it. I recommend coming with a bigger group, or a double date, so you’ll be able to try more dishes! Come hungry, Lee will deliver.

ZW
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Susur Lee is a culinary god! And ALWAYS get the Singapore Slaw.

M
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic. Excellent customer service. A1 service. Our table was always cleaned within a moment's notice and drinks were always refilled. The food was really delicious. We enjoyed the sharable concept as it allowed us to try more dishes. Thank you Lee staff for a great experience!

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Wait for table was long and the lady at the desk in front was not welcoming

A
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Not worth it. Portion sizing was poor. Got little value and there was a constant push to upsell.

H
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience2

Valentine’s Day dinner was very unorganized. We got there for our reserved time and they said it could be up to 30 min wait. Then between the different courses we waited for almost 45 min even with a reminder. food was amazing but service was not great that night.

TH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1Food3Service2Ambience3

We were there on Valentines day. Booked a table for 8:45 ended up waiting 20 minutes for it because they were so busy. They only had their “valentines day menu”. $98/person. Gnocchi sucked. We had to return it. We had two more dishes coming. The one dish came and we were already full, so we told the waiter to pack that dish and the next one and just bring us the dessert. Trusting the waiter, we didn’t check the bag of our packed food. When we came home, he had only packed one dish and not our last dish! We paid $250 for two and ended up coming home with missing dishes. We’d like a compensation for this bad mess-up for a “high end” restaurant!

GP
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding is the only word to describe our dining experience at Lee. We were lucky to get a table for the Valentine's Day Special Menu. We were warmly greeted at the door and given a table for two by the front window. Our waiter appeared promptly to explain the special menu and point out the alternative vegetarian choice. Someone then came by to take our drinks order. The menu was generous with six creative and tasty gourmet items all meticulously hand-crafted by Susur and his kitchen staff. We went from Oyster and Crab Gratin, to Shrimp Cheung Fun, to Gnocchi Carbonara, to an Omaha Steak served with a mature Pomerol, finishing with a Fruit and Cream Tart, all dishes beautifully presented in prompt but unhurried succession by a team of wait staff. Outstanding. Lee is a Toronto treasure.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience3

The food was incredible

AE
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The slaw was amazing!! Our server was very helpful and kind, recommended us the “cheese burger spring rolls” and it was one of my favorite bites of the night! Must try this place 💕

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

THE FOOD WAS AMAZING. DEF COMING BACK SOON

AM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place was so beautiful and the food was such a new experience! I loved being here!

KG
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday dinner with great sharing plates. Everything was good. Fast service but not rushed.

J
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best asian fusion food I have. Service is great and will definitely go again

MG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for winterlicious and it did not disappoint! Our waiter convinced us to try the signature slaw and it was super tasty - must try. We had the beet salad and pizza for app, grouper and braised beef for entree. The grouper was delicious but the braised beef was outstanding - the meat just falls apart upon gentle pressure! Great atmosphere, portions were really good. We had an amazing time.

A
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

I felt very rushed I wasn’t finished my food and the server just took my plate without asking. I was really disappointed in the service eclectically since I haven’t been there in a while I had higher expectations.

K
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience4

We had made reservations for their winterlicious event. We were given our bill before we had received all of our courses. Then once we paid we were waiting for our desserts, after about 10 more minutes we figured there was an issue. We asked the waiter for our desserts and he forgot and came back with just one. Then we had to remind him we both had winterlicious, so he went back to get another one. We had already paid and tipped at this point, so after this happening we were very frustrated since we didn’t get the service we expected. Manager did not really seemed shocked and said “it happens”. Unfortunate experience with lee, expected much more.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Went there for Winterlicous on a Sunday evening. Food and service were great. Enjoyed my time there. Only thing that stopped this from being a perfect experience was: Tables were very close to one another which did not afford any privacy.

AS
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went there two weekends back to back. Food is phenomenal.

CP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanks for accommodating our group of 6! See you again soon!

Z
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and amazing food. The place has a really cool vibe with lots of energy.

F
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

We were there for Winterlicious. It was wonderful. We have been to Lee’s many time’s and have enjoyed it every time!

Our only issue was that our server only topped up my husband’s wine glass and not mine. I thought it was odd the first time, but after the second I couldn’t understand. Otherwise, a great night!

M
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were in for a Saturday night early dinner. 3 of us had the Winterlicious menu. 3 went off the regular menu. Every dish was outstanding. We shared around so everyone tasted pretty much everything. They were very accommodating on working around some food allergies also. Stand out dishes were the Singapore slaw, the roast chicken and the beef short rib. Will definitely be back soon.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Always love going and we went for Winterlicious this time. Food was excellent quality and up to our expectations for Lee. Sometimes Winterlicious menus are not up to standard but Lee never disappoints. I find it a little dark though.

OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lee restaurant was outstanding. The flavours of every dish are precise and burst in your mouth. But above all what makes this restaurant exceptional is the staff. The service is unparalleled, whenever you’re water is done someone is there to fill it back up. The explanation of every dish is so in depth it really makes you feel like they care about you and love their job. Our waitress was Khedi she was so nice, attentive and explained everything so well. I would give 7 stars to the staff at this restaurant, it makes you want to come back.

TR
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently excellent, Chef Lee and his staff still deliver one of the best over all dining experiences. Stylish ambience, smooth service and the flavours and presentations that have become a benchmark for other fusion cuisines in the city.

CA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Great experience overall. Took advantage of the winterlicious menu 👌

JB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the winterlious menu and it was incredible for the value.

JL
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Everything went well, enjoyed the food and especially the winter Sangria. The only complaint I have is it was too dart could not read the menu (it was also in small print). I will definitely recommend this restaurant.

LP
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Lee was delicious, excellent, wonderful service and I had a very lovely cocktail (White Orchid, so pretty!) I had the fish tostada as recommended by the server, and the slow beef, which were both beautifully plated, with lots of different textures, and very satisfying - Lee seems to almost always include some crunch in each dish which I really enjoy, and so many interesting and well balanced flavours. The dessert trio was beautiful, not too sweet, and I'm always happy when I get to try all three. The only reason I gave four stars overall instead of five was because the wine, which was specifically paired with each course. It arrived late, and I was left with lots of wine and not much food at the end since I didn't want to wait too long and have the food be cold, but otherwise my experience was wonderful.

F
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Our group of friends had a nice dinner however for a Tuesday we were surprised by the slow service. Second round of drinks took 30 minutes. And I had to ask reception for the bill. The food was delicious and our server did a good job of helping us choose although she did suggest too much. We are fairly good eaters, in the future I would order 25 percent less.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was amazing.

It would be helpful if servers would try to speak more slowly when describing dishes so that we can follow everything more easily.

Great experience though. Thank you!

b
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

I like Lee. Been there many times. However, our waiter was not someone who should be at a high end place like Lee. He really did nothing to add to the experience of their food. Recommendations were poor. Other than that it was great.

JB
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was good, and met expectations...nothing over the top though...front seating is good, but some work on the heat/ vents would make the physical experience better

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