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About Canis Restaurant
En Route Magazine 2017 Canada's Best New Restaurants #2
Toronto Life Magazine 2017 Best New Restaurants #5
Canada's 100 Best Restaurants 2017 #51
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday to Saturday 5:30 pm to 10 pm
Canis Restaurant (tasting menu only)
Reservations are taken for Tuesday - Saturday:
5:30pm, 5:45pm, 6:00pm, 6.30pm, 6:45pm
8.15pm, 8.30pm, 8:45pm, 9:00pm, 9:15pm, 9:30pm
*Please note that all guests are allocated a 2.5 hour dining time*
We appreciate your interest in dining at Canis and look forward to seeing you soon !
CAN$51 and over
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Beer, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wine
Canis Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Everyone at the table had to choose the same menu.. which was silly different people have different taste
The open table menu didn’t match the website and the open table menu was misleading it look like you could do a la carte
The food was delicious, and each course was spectacular. The wine pairings were very good. This place is expensive but good value considering the the quality and attention to detail. This was definitely one of the best restaurants I visited in 2017.
We had the $85 tasting menu and left comfortably full. Perfect portions and execution. Service was attentive but not overwhelming. Just a really great experience overall, will return!
Excellent in any way.
Definitely going back first chance I get
Staff is very attentive.
Staff has bought in, and it shows.
Good quality ingredients, creative pairings.
Make a reservation and be punctual.
This is a stylish and delicious spot for foodies on a date. I highly recommend.
Exceptional restaurant. The food was amazing. The variety of flavours, textures and ingredients is absolutely great. Definitely a recommend. Worth every dollar.
From the greeting at the door until the final good bye Canis was a truly enjoyable evening. When we arrived the table wasn’t quite ready and they sat us at the bar and served us a glass of prosecco immediately- a nice touch. Unpretentious but warm and knowledgeable service. We chose the Prix fixe menu , of which there are two choices for each course and between those we managed to try the entire menu. Unique , creative twists to the food, and a well rounded wine list that worked with all of it. (If you’re looking for cocktails - we weren’t- this is not your place , they don’t do them. )
We would definitely go back. Only question will be how often they change up the menu ...
Wasn't sure what to expect. I had read both positive and negative reviews. While I can't comment on the experiences of others, I can say that my experience was EXTRAORDINARY.
I went with a friend. Both my friend and I eat out a lot, for both business and pleasure. We were both mesmerized by the quality and inventiveness of the food. Inventiveness without confusing complexity. Great flavours, enjoyable and understandable, yet quite unique to the both of us.
I definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone interested in a high-quality food experience. The Canis team there have done a top notch job of cultivating their craft in a unique and extraordinarily successful manner. My respects to the team!
This restaurant is truly excellent. Every dish tasted so fresh. Service was great and wine list were great. This is definiteky one of the best restaurants in the city.
Outstanding dinner and service, reasonable price, creative presentation and a throughly enjoyable evening celebrating a birthday.
My friend and I each got the 4 course tasting menu (pre fixe) so we could share everything. Dishes were unique and simple; flavourable, not overwhelming but tasty. The portions, although not very generous, when split in half were enough to have about 2-4 bitefuls each. The beef short ribs were amazing.
Went there with some friends, tasting menu was great...7 courses with some extra small amuse courses in there. overall food was awesome! left the restaurant full. Hope to return when there is a new tasting menu.
Every mouthful of food was amazing. Some unique flavor combinations.
Only improvement to management would be to put a curtain around the entrance to block cold air coming in as it does during the winter. During our visit, we had the four spot table right in the line of the doorway and the door opening had some moments of chill.
Amazing from beginning to end. Delicate and delicious food prepared beautifully and artistically. Our waitress was Australian and was so charming and helpful.
The door was a little cold, i would put a curtain around it to block the blast of cold.
Found the restaurant via a Google search of best new restaurants in Toronto, and was not in the least disappointed. The food was beautiful to look at and even better to eat, with truly original and inventive takes on ubiquitous ingredients.
Amazing food and attentive service. Would for sure go again.
Fab service and even better food, easily the best meal I had in Toronto. Portions are on the small side, with is a relief after too many too-large plates. Only complaint is the noise level, which makes it tough to talk, even across the table...but people were having a great time, so it's hard to complain too much.
We really enjoyed our diner and we were very impressed with the service and the food. Our waitress, Sandra, was very knowledgeable and friendly!
Great tasting menu, good wine pairings as well. Service was spot on, very attentive and knowledgeable! The wine list could use some Champagne.
Food and atmosphere were both good and interesting preparation and plating. Honestly however, for being recently ranked #2 in Canada it didn't stand up to some of the other top restaurants in Toronto / Canada.
Great use of flavours and textures in all dishes. Fantastic ambiance and very attentive, knowledgeable service.
One of the very best in Toronto!
Contemporary, fine, seasonal cuisine in an intimate and casual setting. Service was attentive without being pretentious. Food was sophisticated and inventive without being contrived. One of the most delicious meals we've eaten in Toronto. Four course prix fixe, or 7 course tasting menu, so limited choices. Not recommended for strict vegetarians but as fish eaters (but no meat) we were able to enjoy a celebratory anniversary dinner. Definitely will go back in another season.
I came here with a couple of friends after passing the place by several times while in the neighbourhood and seeing it on a Best of Canada list. We had the 4 course menu and we were not dissapointed! The food was delicious, the atmosphere was relaxed and the open kitchen ran so smoothly. I will be going back again soon for a 7 course option!
Inspired cooking executed perfectly. Friendly service. Loved it!
Everything was perfect except for the food.. too salty for our taste.. and duck was too undercooked taste like raw poultry (I eat mid rare steak with no problem)
Fantastic meal. On par with the best in the city, including Alo, George, Scaramouche, etc.
A thoroughly amazing dining experience from start to finish!
The best meal I have had this year! Very knowledgeable and friendly staff with a superb culinary team. My only negative comment is that trips to the washroom take away from the overall experience, but in the end, the dining experience more than makes up for that. Bravo!!
The 7 course tasting menu was fantastic. It's was very well thought out and the duck breast was the best I have ever had. Good people at Canis! Thanks.
Excellent food and service. One of a handful of Toronto restaurants offering truly creative and sensational food.
The best meal I have ever had! The thought put into each dish from texture, to temperature, to contrasting flavours is unparalleled. A must go in Toronto!!
Not a single dish disappointed. Not one. It was the perfect blend of comfort and palate-pushing with the cohesiveness of a truly great culinary staff. There's not a lot I can say here because I enjoyed this so, so much. We were visiting Toronto from Philly and were looking for something we wouldn't find anywhere else. Canis was very reminiscent of some of the best elements of BYO culture in Philly (no one can get a liquor license so some of the most well-crafted menus and star chefs have 25 seat BYOs) but with a wine pairing menu that took the guess work out of the process. I'd recommend this place (and, again, every single dish on the menu) to anyone willing to put a little faith in a credible chef.
Went as a birthday gift for my wife. The food was by far some of the best we've had this year. The play of flavors and textures was artfully performed. The atmosphere was lively and the Staff were very knowledgable, friendly and attentive.
I had great expectations for Canis and its tasting menu and Prix fix menu. However, it has disappointed me quite a bit in terms of plating and creativity of its food. To be fair, the taste is not bad, but it just didn't impress us. Some of dishes are dull tasting.
We had high expectation for this restaurant after hearing review from a friend's friend.
So I booked the restaurant for my wife's birthday. The staff were all very friendly and welcoming. However the food was a bit off from what we were expecting. The price was the same as Alo and we are not sure if it was the menu of the day that was off or what,maybe it was Asian influence in their food(Being Asian-Chinese). We weren't WOW-ed by the dishes. The overall food/experience was not close to what we experienced at Alo Restaurant.. We would likely not go back again.
The meal was very good. Every dish was tasty, and had good flavour and texture. Our waitress seemed a bit confused at times and was bringing wrong dish to tables, but she may be new.
Very good experience and a wonderful restaurant. Excellent staff and very well cared for. Courses well spaced out and a great way to relax and enjoy a meal. Sandra and the rest of the staff were very helpful and explained every course that was served to us.
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