Luma

4.3
2387 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Global, International
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  • Pre/post-theatre
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Luma is a contemporary restaurant that pays homage to Toronto’s rich, multicultural landscape. Globally inspired and locally sourced, Executive Chef Michael Wilson’s menu showcases fresh, artisanal dishes, which feature the finest regional ingredients and reflect our city’s diversity. Luma is also known for its diverse wine list and hand-crafted cocktails.

Warm and inviting, Luma’s dining room and bar are designed with rich woods, leather and stone, and the cozy lounge is filled with plush sofas and eye-catching artwork. Luma’s second floor location in the TIFF Bell Lightbox and its floor-to-ceiling windows offer outstanding views of King Street West and the downtown action.

From 4pm to 9pm, join us for $6 drink features in the Luma lounge, including flavoured martinis, Manhattans and Grolsch (Note: Magic Hour will not be available from September 6 - 17)
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Global, International, Organic
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11:45am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Tuesday, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Wednesday - Saturday, 5:00pm - 11:00pm

From 3pm-5pm, only the lounge menu is available.
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Phone number
(647) 288-4715
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Michael Wilson
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Private Party Facilities
Luma offers an intimate 14 seat private room for exclusive dining. In season, the patio is available for seated or standing events up to 64 guests. Luma is also available for full buyouts seven days a week, accommodating up to 200 guests. For further details, please contact our events and catering department.
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Private Party Contact
Oliver & Bonacini Events: (416) 364-1211
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Catering
Luma and Oliver & Bonacini Events offers full off-site catering opportunities throughout the entire TIFF Bell Lightbox facility including the sixth floor event space and outdoor amphitheatre, with seating capacity for 150, reception capacity for 250. For details, contact Oliver & Bonacini Events.
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Cross Street
King and John Streets
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Parking Details
Paid parking is available underneath the TIFF Bell Lightbox and there are plenty of private lots within a short walking distance. Street parking can also be found nearby.
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Public Transit
By subway, exit at St. Andrew station on the Yonge-University Spadina line, north east corner. Travel two blocks west on King Street. By streetcar, access the King Street line to John Street.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3
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4.2
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D
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service and Food were great! Everything from start to finish, we really enjoyed having dinner at Luma.

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a
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a pleasurable time at Luna. Food is excellent, wait staff are professional, proficient and welcoming. One of my go to restaurants in Toronto.

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T
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

My dish; pasta with shrimp was underseasoned and far more expensive than what it was worth. My frien said her skate was delicious.

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JW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Over priced. Food was good but overpriced for the size of portion.

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AP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

Appetizers are not very pleasing. Most selections were salads. We ordered warm olives and bread and our waiter insisted to take our order for the main course. Five minutes later, the drinks arrived, the bread arrived without the olives. Two minutes later our main course arrived. We had to send our main courses back as we want to have bread and warm olives first. The manager understood and said we will get fresh main courses. Thirty minutes later, the main course showed up and we think they just kept the main courses warm as they were dried out and not hot at all. As for the olives, we were expecting big olives and yet received very small olives with pits.
Beers were good. But the timing of our meal was terrible. In the end, the food was dry and not hot. Because we were pressed for time, we decided not to send it back but instead decided to eat some of it.

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P
London
25 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Really enjoyed our meal here. Food was well cooked and service was extremely good. The views of CN Tower are very good for the evening light show. Reasonably priced for Toronto.

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P
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always love my meals at Luma - great wait staff and ambience. Food is great.

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JJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Vegetables on every plate were fresh and placed with great attention. spices and sauces were delicious.
Quality of seafood was poor.
Staff was friendly and attentive.
The view from the balcony made for a vibrant and fun Saturday night (avoid if you don't like hearing honking street cars).

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JL
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Us four ladies were extremely excited to eat here during TIFF. The restaurant is BEAUTIFUL and the south facing window view is stunning - I could look out that window every night. We were a tad bit disappointed with the service however. Our waiter wasn't enthusiastic and failed to introduce himself or even welcome us to the restaurant. In fact, I had to ask him how he was doing which prompted him to ask me... womp womp. The food and wine was delicious, I must say but with a bill of over $350.00, I would expect exceptional service.

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

Great tasting food, fabulous service and great location with view of city and overlooked by CN tower.

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ML
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 2

The service was a bit spotty and yet the resto was only about 1/2 full. I had business dinners there for other TIFF dinner meetings in past years and I remember the ambience being classy and the music subdued. This time the music got louder and more raucous as the evening unfolded and it became a struggle to have a proper conversation. We were also seated very close to a loud party of eight. In hindsight I should have requested a different table. But I think that is also on the Maitre 'D to spot 4 women wearing TIFF badges and realized it was a business dinner. Two other things that were slightly off putting is the person bringing the meals to us got all 4 of the orders messed up; just at the table as in wrong plate to wrong person. The other is that our waiter referred to the "skate' fish as a 'bottom feeder'. Not the most appetizing description.....But the food was amazing.

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Had an exceptional hanger steak. Delicious potato galley. Service was friendly and fast.

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JM
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We have eaten at Luma several times before and have always liked the food, the service and the atmosphere - even though at times it gets a bit noisy with the music; I suppose the younger crowd prefers the noise. In any case, one can still carry on a conversation.
This time we visited after catching a TIFF movie. It also happened to be my wife's birthday. We were greeted very warmly and seated very quickly. Our waiter was new at the job but performed quite well. What can I say, the food was good as usual. The tuna appetizer was wonderful. My wife really appreciated the plate of sweets presented to her with the chocolate "Happy Birthday" written on the tray.
Very nice restaurant for casual/formal lunch, dinner. Recommend it.

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KH
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The trout bowl was amazing!

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

TIFF! Great spot for dinner while attending the festival

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C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Got us in and out before our TiFF film. Thanks!

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C
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and awesome service. Patio had a nice view of the "hubub" on King Street.

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

Awesome time

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OT
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food was excellent, service started out well, but declined as time went on. Multiple different servers.

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

Same waitress as last time- she knows her stuff but asked us re our orders multiple times and frankly interrupted us constantly. Not once did she let the person she was interrupting complete their sentence. For this reason i can not recommend to someone else. Same experience twice.
Also not a busy night but they jacked the music up too far.
Too bad, it used to be a go to place for me.

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JM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

Have been to Luma a few times in the past and was very happy with the whole experience. This time ,not so much. We ate early as we were headed to a show so it was certainly quiet and a calm atmosphere. We had a lovely waitress who was very helpful and made sure we were able to leave at the time we requested. However the food this time was very disappointing, perhaps a new chef? I had raves about this restaurant to my daughter and thought I was treating her to a lovely meal but this was not the case. Not sure I will return again which is a shame as the restaurant itself is lovely.

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EC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

We've been to Luma on several occasions over the years and have always very much enjoyed our meal and the ambiance. I made reservations on this particular day to celebrate our anniversary prior to going to the theatre.
Although the server was exceptional and we both enjoyed our meals...I have to admit I was very disappointed that the once stunning restaurant is worn. The tables (no table cloths) are chipped, scratched and in some case damaged and should have already been replaced. The banquettes require recovering and the entire restaurant needs to be polished-up, including the restrooms that were not to my standard of clean/cared for.
I'm disappointed that an O&B restaurant in such a fantastic location, with a fabulous view isn't of the standard it once was.

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R
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have been here seversl times. Great food and excellent service. We had a theatre engagement afterward and they managed the time bettet than we did. Haf a great leasurly meal and still made it on time.

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JP
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful dining experience; great food and friendly staff!

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TB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our first time at Luma and it won't be our last time. Wonderful atmosphere. Great service by Meaghan H. She was very knowledgeable about the menu and gave us some tasty recommendations on our meal and on dessert! Very memorable experience.

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SM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service was excellent and our meals, two, were very different yet both excellent with very nice presentation.

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JM
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Wine (Biff's Juicy Red) good, asparagus & greens salad with crispy egg excellent, ginger carrot soup rather spicy for my wife's palate, trout with sauce/lemon potatoes/blackened rapini excellent as was the chicken dish my wife ordered. Cheese plate with honey selection that I ordered for dessert was quite tasty but ancillary bread far too thin and just fell apart, making eating messy. All portions were relatively small but fine for older diners and multi-course diners not wishing to feel bloated after a meal. Desert selection sounded good but I ordered the cheese plate rather than pound back a bunch of sugar in front of her (my wife is diabetic and the cheese plate appeared to be the only choice close to diabetic-friendly - hint- friendly options exist out there). Coffee and latte were fine. Service was timely, attentive so we were not rushed to meet our 8pm show. Was a Thursday night so only about 10 diners between 6-7:15 pm. Bar/balcony looked busy.

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

Luma has never been disappointing with a pleasant setting and a creative and eclectic menu. The menu changes often which makes a return visit more interesting. It is located near many theatres both for film and for stage productions so it is a great pre-show or post-show spot. Not inexpensive but worth it.

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OF
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It was a fantastic experience. Good food, attentive service and very good wine recommendations

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S
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Met a friend for dinner after work. Server was very attentive and knew the menu well. Recommendations on food choices were most welcome and we enjoyed our meals. Would recommend for dinner or lunch.

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EO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love this restaurant! Staff are friendly, managers are kind and the martinis are fantastic!

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M
Brighton
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Hidden away on the second floor of the Tiff Building, the restaurant was new to us. Very handily located for theatre land. Our server, Meaghan, was charming and guided us through the menu while we sipped Negroni specials. The food was cooked to perfection and beautifully presented. All in all a great evening. Happy to recommend Luma to others.

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KP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The views of bustling King St and CN Tower were a treat. Our servers were very friendly and attentive. Every single bite of the seared tuna was heavenly as was the charred cauliflower, and the presentation was a feast for the eyes! If we lived in Toronto, we'd have to visit often!

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Y
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I was at the restaurant and checked in. Open table sent me an email saying I wasn’t there which was an error. I have my receipt to prove it.

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KM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Service was excellent, location and ambience were very nice, but hubby did not enjoy his meal...the lamb shank did not have alot of flavour.

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DD
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Always a great combination of tastes and textures in the food here. Vegetables never just confined to small, predictable supporting roles. Steelhead trout was moist and flavourful, with lots of textural contrast on the plate. Portion size left room for a delicious lemon dessert.

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JA
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful setting
Excellent, attentive, and sociable servers
Wonderful food and presentation.

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JP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The cocktails food was excellent. Our server Kevin was amazing and took great care of us all evening.

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R
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Booked a table for our group of 6 last minute and we weren't disappointed. The food and drink were delicious and the setting very comfortable. Service was friendly but a tad slow even though the restaurant wasn't crowded. Still, I would definitely go back and recommend LUMA to anyone looking for fine dining in a relaxed, friendly environment.

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PM
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

The lady at the door make a mess with my reservation. 30 min to be seated. It is an expensive restaurant for the food they serve. Ambiance is ok. Manager apologize for the confusion at the entrance.

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