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Aera, Toronto, ON

Aera

4.3
4.3
544 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Steakhouse
A stylish steakhouse, sushi counter and cocktail bar with panoramic views of downtown Toronto, Aera celebrates the art of contemporary American cuisine. Presenting a range of superior steaks and chops, a seasonal raw bar, and creative reimaginings of beloved comfort dishes, Aera promises peak indulgence 38 floors above the city.

Please note that all reservations from 2:30–5pm from Monday to Friday, after 10pm from Monday to Wednesday, and after 11pm from Thursday to Saturday will be offered our bar bites menu. For our full à la carte lunch and dinner menus, please make a reservation during our regular dining hours.

For bottle-service, please contact us via aerarestaurant.com

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 118 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Japanese
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu 11:30 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–2:00 am Dinner Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (647) 258-5207
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Binit Pandey
  • Private party facilities
    Elevating gastronomy to new heights, Aera features two spacious private dining spaces and a 4,500-square-foot open-air terrace. Bringing a fresh elegance to Toronto’s fine dining scene, Aera’s superior design and exquisite setting are the idyllic backdrop for intimate occasions, corporate gatherings, and lively celebrations.
  • Neighbourhood
    King West
  • Cross Street
    The restaurant is located at Front Street and Spadina Avenue.<br />
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Public Transit
    Accessible via the King and Spadina streetcar routes. The nearest subway station is Union.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wine

Experiences

  • Bar Bites + Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Whether you're seeking a midweek escape, a noteworthy meeting spot, or an easy excuse to indulge, enjoy sky-high sips with Happy Hour at Aera. Unwind with $15 signature cocktails, $9 Sapporo on draught, $12 select wines and more. Hungry? Try our mouthwatering bar bites: the exclusive menu offering served daily from 2:30–5pm. Take Happy Hour to new heights and join us today! Please note: During the hours of 2:30–5pm, our bar bites menu is the sole menu on offer. Guests seeking a full array of menu offerings are invited to reserve Happy Hour during dinner or weekend brunch hours.
    Bar Bites + Happy Hour photo
  • Aera Lounge

    Multiple dates available
    Indulge in late night sips and sky high views from our southwest corner on the 38th floor. Join us Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11pm and enjoy drinks and small bites with music from our weekly rotating DJ. Savour one of the city’s most picturesque spots for a romantic nightcap, after hours cocktail, or celebratory bubbles, and in case you get hungry, our shareable menu of bar bites makes for the perfect late night snack. Please note: bottle service requests can be made through our website (aerarestaurant.com).
  • Weekend Brunch

    Multiple dates available
    Join us on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30am to 2:30pm and enjoy our menu of elevated brunch favourites sprinkled with artfully assembled sushi house staples. Whether you’re raising a glass to the weekend with our luxuriously crafted cocktails, enjoying some of the city’s best steak and eggs, or basking in the sun over a plate of griddled cornbread with maple syrup, every moment at Aera celebrates the beauty of brunch above the clouds.

Offers

  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.,Mon - Fri - 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.,Sat - 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Whether you're seeking a midweek escape, a noteworthy meeting spot, or an easy excuse to indulge, elevate your afternoon with Happy Hour at Aera. Join us Monday to Friday from 2:30–6pm, Saturdays from 11:30am–6pm and Sundays from 11:30am–10pm and unwind with specially priced drinks as you soak in panoramic city views from our 38th floor oasis. From select $9 beer to select $12 glasses of wine (5oz) and $15 martinis and signature cocktails, our sky-high drink features take Happy Hour to new heights. Hungry? Savour our curated bar bites menu, available exclusively during Happy Hour. Please note: only bar bites will be available during Happy Hour. Diners seeking a full menu of offerings are invited to reserve during lunch or dinner hours.

    Happy Hour photo

What 544 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Most Booked

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • Toronto

    Great for scenic views

  • Toronto

    Most Booked

  • Toronto

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

544 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I booked my reservation a week in advance was super excited to eat dinner there for my birthday when once I was turning to corner to the restaurant I received a text message from the restaurant in open table making me aware that the kitch is closing at 9:45 when I had at reservation at 9:30 for 7 people for my birthday. Once I saw the text I was very upset and so was all of my guest to the point where they didn’t even show up because we could eat. I had an amazing server Paris and wish I could have dined in for food instead if 1 drink and leaving. He is the main reason I stayed and had a drink. I was very upset that I was only made aware of this closing time 10 minutes before my reservation, then to find out it doesn’t close till 10 pm but still wasn’t enough time. My friend and I were very disappointed because the place looked so beautiful to have my celebration in.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very enjoyable experience from start to finish. The Staff are very friendly and diligent. The food was terrific and worth the value. Considering the overall experience, the pricing was very good.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Views were great, food was only ok. They play music really loud, my girlfriend and i had to yell at each other all dinner. Our server was nice but we did fell like we were forgotten about at times.

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  4. IsharelleM

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    While the ambiance, decor and atmosphere was amazing, the hm food and menu, as well is the drink options are poor. They new needs to be energetic and peak the interest of everyone, not just the few. Pay at least a $100 for sub par food is unacceptable. I would recommend a friend of ambiance, however not for food.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, amazing service. City views are incredible and portion sizes are more than generous.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great resto! Decent service Good food Great drinks!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and the views are amazing! Service was very attentive.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The view was amazing and the food was pretty good -however we received a glowing recommendation from the waitress about the cornbread and let’s just say it was subpar at best. It’s the one item on the menu I would never get again.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience here for my boyfriend’s birthday. Amazing views and attentive staff.

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  10. AndrewR

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Far to loud. Could not hear any of my guests. Get some acoustical treatment. Will not come back until you have this fixed.

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FAQs

Aera is rated 4.3 stars by 544 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 118 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Aera

8 Spadina Ave. suite 3800, Toronto, ON M5V 2H6

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    The restaurant is located at Front Street and Spadina Avenue.<br />
  • Neighbourhood
    King West
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu 11:30 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–2:00 am Dinner Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Japanese
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Public Transit
    Accessible via the King and Spadina streetcar routes. The nearest subway station is Union.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Binit Pandey
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wine
  • Phone number
    (647) 258-5207
  • Private party facilities
    Elevating gastronomy to new heights, Aera features two spacious private dining spaces and a 4,500-square-foot open-air terrace. Bringing a fresh elegance to Toronto’s fine dining scene, Aera’s superior design and exquisite setting are the idyllic backdrop for intimate occasions, corporate gatherings, and lively celebrations.
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