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Aera, Toronto, ON

Aera

4.3
4.3
529 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

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 117 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 529 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

529 Reviews
  1. MammaBear

    Toronto

    64 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    64 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time, thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Some great dishes - truffle Mac and cheese and cornbread were great, and good value. Can also recommend the smoked duck breast, and the scallop ceviche. Great food with great sauce needs bread to clean the plate. Other than the $16 cornbread (which is fantastic), the is NO bread to be had, even if you ask specifically, for any amount of money. For me, that's a problem, easily rectified. It's a gorgeous, friendly space with staff to match.

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  2. GugliMugli

    Toronto

    43 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Second visit. Had brunch this time. Food quality/presentation is good. Service needs to ‘mature’. Attention to detail should be emphasized by the management. At the same time management needs to support the wait staff with adequate bodies over a busy long weekend. Our server was run ragged with the number of tables she was serving. Yet she had a smile the whole time she was working. Menu is expensive but can be justified if the service supports it. A for the kitchen. B for the wait staff and D for the management.

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  3. PamF

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    View is amazing! And the tasted great for the price.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an amazing time at Aera. It will always be a favorite of mine!

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  5. KarenCC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was fast and friendly. They wrote a little note for my fiance's birthday. So nice. The views are stunning.

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  6. goodeatsys626

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is phenomenal. Ambience is amazing. This is a 10 out of 10 restaurant.

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  7. FoodieTO

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we ate tasted amazing. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Amazing views. Great ambience.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A 10/10 experience! Would definitely come again. The Pasta and The Beet Salad were well presented and the service was extraordinary compared to the price.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and the drink were awesome. Exceptional service. I highly recommend this place

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful views from some tables, others make you feel like you’re just at any other O&B restaurant. Take from that what you may.

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  11. Katiek

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The views were amazing. The service at the bar was excellent. We loved the food. Overall, amazing experience!!

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  12. NaraA

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food great vibe stunning views . Loved it will be back

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Asked for table by the window,the girl who took us to Our seats said no because they were for bigger groups,when in reality,she could have just moved the chairs,it was all one square table just with different number of chairs . We were seated one row behind the window tables.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Drinks were good, but expensive- you're definitely paying for the view. View is gorgeous and makes it worth a visit. Food was very expensive ($30+ for basic apps like chicken bites, deep fried shrimp) but portion size was good. Service was slow and our server was not very attentive to our table- we wanted to order another round of drinks and more food but after almost an hour of no one coming to check on us except to clear away dishes we decided to leave and go somewhere else.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Happy hour drinks is worth it but then the price goes back up and the food is fairly good for the price. Something that is continuously lacking (after going many times) is the service. It is consistently underwhelming (even when the restaurant is near empty). Last time we were there the server was outright rude and waved me away when I was trying to get some form of attention. Hoping they can improve their service in the future because their location is awesome!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The views are absolutely amazing. The food is very mediocre, and the service was quite bad. Had to wait over 45 minutes for our entrees.

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  17. JohannK

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious menu further elevated by the breathtaking views of the Toronto Skyline. Visited for a belated Mother's Day brunch and was very impressed with the service, food quality and ambience of this new restaurant. Our server Ajay did a great job to guide us through the experience and paced our meal perfectly. Would definitely visit again in the evening time to experience the dinner menu and the illuminated city views!

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  18. NataliaZ

    Toronto

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The views are incredible! The food were drinks were great. I did ask for a window seat and a birthday treat which they amended. Amazing service too!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress Shantell was amazing! Very attentive and made us feel comfortable. Definitely looking forward to visit again sometime soon!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was poor, very slow. For the price the food quality was just not there. They said they could accommodate my three old, ended up charging us $28 for spaghetti with nothing on it.

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  21. HelenH

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The views are stunning and the staff were lovely overall. The food and drinks decent but nothing to write home about.

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  22. LouieT

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent option for Mother's Day. The service was first rate, and even the Manager came in to check on us. Definitely will return. Views for fabulous.

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  23. Dylan

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful view and a great place to have a drink overlooking the city. Went for brunch and the menu and food was very disappointing. Service was slow, staff was definitely overwhelmed and very inexperienced.

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  24. Benjy

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Stunning view and room but that doesn’t excuse the pathetic menu, inflated prices, mediocre food, amateur service and hostesses who are too full of themselves to remember that they’re in the hospitality business.

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  25. CChen

    Toronto

    23 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The Mother’s Day brunch menu is a nightmare! There is nothing special but very expensive! It is not like the food level that Area usually had.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Mother’s Day brunch, service was possibly best in the city, great idea with a croissant eggs Benedict but it ended up being quite soggy by the time we had our 1st bite.

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  27. HelenZ

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a great birthday dinner with 10 friends. Service was slow because we were a large table, but the food and atmosphere made up for it. I will be back!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place, very very beautful, full of amazing places to take pictures and amazing food and ambience

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  29. BarryS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food, service, ambience. Louder than we would have like it.

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  30. JohnnyGambler

    Toronto

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great time at this restaurant. Staff and kitchen are very accommodating. I’ve come here for friendship, business and even family celebrations although I would not bring young kids.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall great experience but too pricy for what we had experienced on a culinary perspective. The flavours weren’t up to the caliber of the design and look of the venue itself. Was expecting a bit more on the culinary aide but that being said I have not trued the sushi or seafood there

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  32. Mimi

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my mom here for Mother's day and she loved everything :) Service, food, ambience, etc. Our waiter, Raj, was pleasant and such a gentleman.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We dined at Aera for their brunch menu. I opted for the avocado and taters and it was definitely the most tasty I've ever had. We also had the Caesar salad and while it was house made it didn't stand out but it was very good. Taj our server was very good. He never made us feel rushed, timed the food perfectly and addressed any questions we had on the menu but also for the other menus available throughout the day. Highly recommend him as he is a definite asset to their team.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience at the roof top lounge , worth it

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommended. The vibe and mood in there is amazing. The view is mind blowing

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We ask for window seats but we didn’t get it. The restaurant has beautiful views. Too noisy

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  37. glennw

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing atmosphere, food, unsurpassed views and most importantly our servers, Victoria and Raj made our evening. They are true professionals and a dynamic duo. The culture and service is some of the best I have seen.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely staff and good food Unbelievable view Only one issue - music is too loud for 6 pm Maybe turn it on full volume a bit later

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  39. VANESSA

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I ordered the PB&J foie gras and tuna tartare, both dishes were very oily which was masking the flavour. Nice place though and our waitress was great so that made up for it but probably won’t go again

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  40. Heer

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Rude staff, as soon as I asked for any small bites recommendations he wanted to move us from restaurant area even though the restaurant was empty. service changed from nice guy real quick once he figured his tip amount won't be so high.

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FAQs

Aera is rated 4.3 stars by 529 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 117 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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