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Aera, Toronto, ON

Aera

4.3
4.3
600 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

9:30 p.m.


Booked 100 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 600 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
  • 3.9Value

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

600 Reviews
  1. OmoruyiI

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service, busy in the evenings, lamb chops were amazing, decent drinks

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Aera was amazing food was excellent and portions were worth the price! However our server took forever to tend to us and we literally had to be looking for him to take our order we wanted dessert but because of the server we changed our minds

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Overpriced for the quality of the food and cocktails. Mostly seem to be paying for location.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The experience was wonderful and love the varied menu. Bar staff seems new but drinks were great. Would recommend to anyone and I already have and would bring new people to experience it!

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  5. AmarC

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great way to spend Father's Day. Great food and service was amazing.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant itself is beautiful and the view is spectacular. We went for brunch and the server was lovely but not on top of schedule - every time we wanted to order something as people started arriving we had to initiate getting coffees or appetizers to start and had to let him know when we wanted to actually order our meals. Everyone’s brunch order came except one person and we waited about 10 mins for the last plate. The plates are beautiful and the food is just okay, exception being the cornbread is delicious and the fruit bowl is gorgeous. Pricey for an average brunch.

    1 person found this helpful

  7. RoseC

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the best table by the window for sunset with my girls. Great service and vibe. Food does need work still. Steak was bland, needed less spice and more salt. Tuna tartar needed better presentation and citrus. Fries could have been better also. Great views and good wine selection.

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  8. Malibu

    Toronto

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The atmosphere and decor felt very much like you were at a hotel restaurant only with an incredible view.

    1 person found this helpful

  9. Jean

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The view might be the draw, and a good one, but when paired with the food, something magical happens. The food is very well made. The side of Brussels sprouts are some the best I’ve ever had. Got the strip loin which was incredible.

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  10. OliaS

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional service from Andrew! Also scallop roll was our favourite

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FAQs

Aera is rated 4.3 stars by 600 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 p.m.


Booked 100 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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