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Astor Lounge

4.6
4.6
27 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Afternoon Tea

Located on the hotel’s lobby level, Astor Lounge welcomes guests with modern elegance and a relaxed atmosphere. A modern coffee shop with counter-style service during the morning and lunch hours, Astor Lounge transforms itself into a relaxing bar lounge each evening with our celebratory Evening Ritual at sunset. Afternoon Tea, an iconic St. Regis Ritual, is served on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm by reservation only. Please note that a credit card authorization is required to guarantee a reservation. Guests that do not honour their reservation time will incur a charge of CAD $50 per person on the credit card provided. Any modifications or cancellations after 5 pm on Thursdays will require you to contact the restaurant directly and are held to the restaurant policy and may be subject to fees.

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Experiences are available.
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Afternoon Tea, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Café

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 6:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (416) 637-5556

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown / Financial District

  • Entertainment

    Coming Soon!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea

    $77.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Afternoon Tea, an iconic St. Regis Ritual, is now served on Saturdays and Sundays in Astor Lounge from 12 pm to 3 pm by reservation only. Please note that a credit card authorization is required to guarantee a reservation. Guests that do not honor their reservation time will incur a charge of CAD $50 per person on the credit card provided. Any modifications or cancellations after 5 pm on Thursdays will require you to contact the restaurant directly and are held to the restaurant policy and may be subject to fees.

menu

Savoury

  • Lobster Salad on Brioche

    Celery, Apple, Chives

    • Smoked Turkey on Rye

      Brie, Cranberry Mayo

      • Roast Beef on Pumpernickel

        Horseradish & Relish

        • Egg Salad

          Watercress, Fried Capers, Mayonnaise

          • Smoked Salmon

            Dill, Lemon Ricotta, Multigrain

            Sweet

            • Holiday Spiced Scones

              Devonshire Cream, Citrus Marmalade, Strawberry Preserves

              • After Eight Tarts

                Vanilla Cream, Seasonal Berries

                • Eggnog Panna Cotta

                  Rum White Chocolate Ganache. Streusel

                  • Petit Bûche de Noël

                    Dark Chocolate Mousse, Chocolate Sponge

                    • Midnight Blossom Macaron

                      The St. Regis Toronto's Signature Tea Macaron

                      • Raspberry Bavarian

                        Almond Sable, Grand Marnier Chantilly

                        Last updated: November 20, 2021

                        What 27 people are saying

                        Overall ratings and reviews

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                        4.6
                        4.6 based on all time ratings
                        • 4.5Food
                        • 4.6Service
                        • 4.6Ambience
                        • 4.2Value

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                        1. KK

                          KelvinK

                          Toronto

                          1 review

                          2.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on March 7, 2020

                          overall2food2service5ambience2

                          The total per person after tax and tip is over $100. Now if I'm paying over $100 per person, I'm expecting something amazing. The lounge is next to the check in. So you constantly hear people chatting and there was even a baby crying at one point. We sat next to a window where you see the dirty street and homeless persons. The food was okay, but definitely not worth the monkey. Very disappointed in some dishes, like the foie gras was served on a stale piece of bread. The service was very good though and the tea selection is impressive. Still, I feel robbed of my money, very disappointed.

                        2. y

                          yangchaow

                          Toronto

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on February 21, 2020

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          I love this Lounge feel comfortable and relax, I thinks it’s best High Tea I’ve ever had. Dessert are delicious. Service was well-timed and friendly.

                        3. JC

                          JChimera

                          Toronto

                          32 reviews

                          5.0

                          32 reviews

                          Dined on February 16, 2020

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Service was fantastic, it definitely added to our experience! The price was a bit steep but you do get a large selection and great atmosphere.

                        4. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          Toronto

                          5 reviews

                          5.0

                          5 reviews

                          Dined on February 14, 2020

                          overall5food4service4ambience4

                          Food arrived in timely manner and presentation was beautiful. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Will definitely come back again.

                        5. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          Toronto

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on February 8, 2020

                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                          We made a reservation for high tea and it was a great experience. When we got there, we were greeted immediately and was seated right away. The servers are very attentive and was always there when you needed them. Our main server was very knowledgeable about the teas and I ended up learning quite a bit about them (and even a bit of history about the Astor family) which I thought was really cool. The food was really good. Two savoury items that stood out for me was the smoked trout crostini and the deviled eggs. The deviled egg was definitely a nice surprise. The flavour was so strong and I didn’t expect it to taste as good as it did. Two of my favourite sweet items were the raspberry tart and the cassis profiterole. The cassis filling in the profiterole was amazing! I think the use of cassis made it very unique. As for the tart, I personally just love tarts and they met my expectations lol. This was however on the pricier side but it does come with champagne or a non-alcoholic drink (so it’s definitely more worth it to get the champagne). On the downside, I was a bit surprised to find a strand of hair on my deviled egg. We waved our server over to let him know and he quickly replaced it with a new one right away and apologized for it. But other than that debacle, everything was great!

                        6. V

                          manmanVisiting

                          1 review

                          4.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on January 31, 2020

                          overall4food5service2ambience4

                          Their afternoon tea is fantastic, especially the variety of tea, and the burgers in the Chinese New Year Set. The Jasmine scones are awesome. However, the service is way lower than I expected. The waitress is nice and patient, but they never came to ask after we selected the tea. Every time we need water or something else, it took us thousands of times to get their attention, even there were only three tables with two servers. It took us 20 mins to call them and get our bill, nobody ever answered until a manager from the lobby saw our hands. I almost missed my flight. The afternoon tea set with a mocktail is around $100 after taxes.

                        7. DM

                          DianaM

                          1 review

                          3.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on January 19, 2020

                          overall3food4service4ambience2

                          I’ve been to most high teas in and around the GTA and this was by far the most expensive for no good reason. While the lobby of the hotel is beautiful, it’s far too cold and many patrons wore their coats through their meal. Not worth the price. Many other venues offer same services for about $60 less per couple.

                        8. LC

                          LisaC

                          1 review

                          4.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on January 5, 2020

                          overall4food3service4ambience4

                          Overall, the experience was enjoyable. I've been to high tea a few times now and I have noticed that the savoury canapés are always a bit underwhelming no matter where we go. The bread featured in the savoury canapés were a bit stale and dry. Not sure if that's by design but that was my impression. The savoury/sweet madeleine with the pickled fennel was a touch odd. I'm not sure how I felt about it but I wasn't a big fan. Other than that the sweets were pretty standard fare for high tea. I did enjoy the Midnight Blossom Tea. The Oolong tea we got was not bad, it tasted more like buttered popcorn than it did buttery shortbread. I enjoyed the mocktails. A great way to have something that's non-alcoholic. Service was great.

                        9. AW

                          AbbyW

                          Toronto

                          1 review

                          4.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on December 29, 2019

                          overall4food5service3ambience3

                          My friends and I meet for Afternoon Tea every Christmas and like to try different places. We were excited to try the Astor Lounge for the first time. The good: The food for Afternoon Tea was great. Scones were delicious. Probably one of the better places when it comes to the food. Beautiful presentation. Staff accommodated special food requests which was greatly appreciated. Room for improvement: Tea was ok, not very strong eventhough we steeped it for almost the entire time. The service itself was just ok, wouldn’t say top notch though. Small lounge was very cold so we were uncomfortable. When we were ready to leave we noticed that other tables had also complained about the cold and were given space heaters. Considering this is supposed to be a nice hotel, the washrooms were dirty. Don’t think they were cleaned during the entire 3 hours we were there. Overall the Afternoon Tea was good, but probably not worth the $100/person (after taxes and tip). We are glad we tried it, but we won’t be returning.

                        10. L

                          Lissy

                          1 review

                          4.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on December 27, 2019

                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                          In terms of both presentation and taste, the afternoon tea set was great! A good variety of quality tea was available and the server explained about each type of tea thoroughly. The only let down was the state of the washrooms which were located in the basement- far from a five star hotel standard.

                        11. DJ

                          DerekJ

                          Toronto

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on December 27, 2019

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Very good. One of the best we’ve been to in Toronto. And we’ve been to most. :)

                        12. DK

                          DeeKwa

                          Toronto

                          5 reviews

                          5.0

                          5 reviews

                          Dined on December 7, 2019

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          I can not say enough good things about our experience at the Astor Lounge for afternoon tea. I made the reservation for a birthday celebration and they put us in a nice and intimate corner that was beautifully decorated and was just perfect for the occassion. Our server was very attentive and friendly, she guided us through the tea performance and promptly brought out our tea of choice. I was very impressed with the variety of Sloane's Tea they had and her knowledge on Sloane made it even more interesting. The food was served in a spinning carousel shelf contraption and it was such an impressive display of sandwiches, pastries, small cakes, cupcakes and other desserts. I was equally as impressed with the savoury items as I was the sweet. I LOVED the scones they served with the jams and butter cream, it was just the right temperature and it was divine. As we didn't consume alcohol, an alternative mocktail was offered to us to supplement and it was also delightful! One of the guest had dietary restrictions and a severe allergy, again the staff members went above and beyond to accomodate and ensure that nothing contained/contaminated by said allergen. What really knocked this experience out of the ball park was the service we experienced. I would not hesitate to return again and cannot wait to do so!

                        13. J

                          Jacquie

                          Toronto

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on November 17, 2019

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          I love afternoon tea at Astor Lounge. The selection of teas is outstanding. The food menu is scrumptious especially the pastries! The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and have a true passion for tea! This is my new favourite spot for afternoon tea in the Greater Toronto Area.

                        14. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          Toronto

                          10 reviews

                          5.0

                          10 reviews

                          Dined on October 27, 2019

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Staff was super friendly and knowledgeable. Service was great, food was amazing, and tea selection was big and the teas we chose were good. Love the place, I will 100% go back and recommend to a friend, and the food presentation was really cute.

                        15. c

                          cmattar

                          Toronto

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on October 26, 2019

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          We were celebrating my Mum’s 75th birthday and the whole experience was perfect from start to finish! Thank you!

                        16. M

                          Marco

                          Toronto

                          2 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined on September 28, 2019

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Most incredible afternoon Tea. Will most certainly be back!

                        17. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          Ottawa

                          1 review

                          1.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on September 21, 2019

                          overall1food4service1ambience1

                          Service charge included in the bill and the waitress didn’t mention it at all which I know it’s partly my mistake not checking the bill but at least I should get informed about it when charging a 18% tip automatically. I wouldn’t be so mad if the service is good. The waitress forgot about our scone and probably forgot about us entirely since she never come and check our status and didn’t add hot water to our tea until we asked for it. Moreover, the bathroom is quite awful: toilet is dirty, no hand soap and there’s dirty tissues on the floor. I would say some of the McDonald’s washrooms are cleaner than that and this is a “luxurious “ hotel lol Definitely wouldn’t go again. Terrible experience.

                        18. JC

                          JoseC

                          Seattle

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on September 21, 2019

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          The Tea Service at Astor Lounge is fantastic. I loved the tea and especially the presentation of the food. The service is exceptional as well as the lovely room. I highly recommend having tea at the Astor Lounge.

                        19. MG

                          MaddyG

                          Toronto

                          10 reviews

                          5.0

                          10 reviews

                          Dined on August 25, 2019

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Went for afternoon tea and everything was great. Server was very knowledgeable of all the teas.

                        20. PP

                          PaulineP

                          Toronto

                          11 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          11 reviews

                          Dined on July 28, 2019

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          I’ve been to nearly every major hotel in Toronto for afternoon tea and tea at Astor Lounge may well be one of the best. The scones are fresh and warm when they arrive at the table, and the clotted cream and house made jams are delicious. There is a great balance between savoury and sweet items on the menu, and the offerings are both delectable and creative. The selection of Sloane teas are fantastic, as always, and the service is impeccable. Our party had both food restrictions and allergies, and every request was met with a smile and precision. A must try for any afternoon tea enthusiast!

                        21. SV

                          SueV

                          Toronto

                          3 reviews

                          5.0

                          3 reviews

                          Dined on July 20, 2019

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Classiest Tea in Toronto! This is the most elegant Afternoon Tea served in Toronto. It's not cheap but worth the price. The staff was very knowledgable and informative.

                        22. FF

                          FuFu

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on June 29, 2019

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          My daughter and I had a wonderful afternoon tea at St. Regis. The Astor location was changed to the Louis lounge due to a minor flood. There was a warm welcome and friendly service as soon as we walked into the hotel. Service was outstanding, informative, friendly and we felt very comfortable. There was no sense of urgency or a feeling that we had to abide by a certain time frame. The attention to details was noticed in terms of the method in how our tea was selected, the tea timer, and explaining the afternoon tea menu. I suggested to my friends that we must go and so we'll see you soon. Many thanks for a special afternoon spent with my daughter.

                        23. T

                          Tracy

                          Toronto

                          6 reviews

                          5.0

                          6 reviews

                          Dined on June 16, 2019

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Great overall experience - the tea, proseco, and food were all excellent. Service was also very friendly and attentive. We will definitely come back!

                        24. ML

                          MelissaL

                          Toronto

                          6 reviews

                          5.0

                          6 reviews

                          Dined on May 11, 2019

                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                          Spent the afternoon at Astor lounge experiencing their afternoon tea service. Food was wonderfully executed and well thought out, quality was excellent and one of the best in the city. Could only finish half and had to take the other half to go- 5 savory items, 4 sweet items and scones, served with jam, marmalade and clotted cream which were amazing. Just a few minor details missing, like having milk/ cream available for your pot of tea - We had to keep asking for cream for the table. Spoons weren't served with the strawberry triffle dessert so we opted for using our tea spoons instead of having to call our attendant over again. Likely because tea service is so new they are some small details missing but will definitely revisit - it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience!

                        25. NA

                          NicholasA

                          Phoenix

                          2 reviews

                          5.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined on May 4, 2019

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          A nice and elegant experience. Traditional tea fair with a modern twist.

                        26. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          Calgary

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on April 13, 2019

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          First time trying high tea at St Regis!! It was a lovely experience. There were 12 different options for tea and they all smell amazing. 4 canapés and 6 sweet bites in total (if I remember correctly), which were absolutely delicious. Would definitely come back again in the future

                        27. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          Toronto

                          2 reviews

                          5.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined on April 6, 2019

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          We had the honour of experiencing high tea at the St. Regis Toronto this weekend. It was a feast for the senses. The staff were absolutely knowledgeable and friendly. Congratulations to team that developed and rolled out this fantastic offering!

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                        Astor Lounge is rated 4.6 stars by 27 OpenTable diners

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                        Google Map for Astor Lounge

                        325 Bay St Toronto, ON M5H 4G3

                        • Neighbourhood

                          Downtown / Financial District

                        • Hours of Operation

                          Daily 6:30 am–9:00 pm

                        • Cuisines

                          Afternoon Tea, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Café

                        • Dining style

                          Casual Dining

                        • Dress Code

                          Smart Casual

                        • Payment Options

                          AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                        • Entertainment

                          Coming Soon!

                        • Additional

                          Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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