Enigma Yorkville

4.8
49 reviews
CAN$51 and over
European
Enigma is an intimate modern European fine dining restaurant located in the heart of Toronto’s historic Yorkville neighbourhood, nestled on picturesque St. Thomas Street and surrounded by mid-century and modern architecture. We celebrate the best of local and international ingredients, treating them with respect and elevating integrity above all else, by serving a seasonal evolving evening tasting menu.

Featured in Canada's 100 Best New Restaurants for 2021, Enigma offers an elevated menu by internationally trained Chef Quinton Bennett.

No need to worry about parking - our valet is available Friday - Sunday at a cost of $25 per vehicle.

Reservations open on the 20th of every month for the following month. We have a strict no-cancellation policy, however you can reschedule twice, thereafter charges will apply at $100 per guest.

Experiences

  • 8 Course Tasting Menu

    CA$230.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Come experience a seasonal 8 courses tasting menu by Chef Quinton Bennett. Bringing a fusion of modern European fine dining dishes along with the Canada's finest ingredients. Featured on Canada's 100 Best New Restaurants for 2021. Wine, cocktail, and juice pairings can be added to your experience upon arrival. This is an indoor dining reservation, please expect a call from our team to confirm your booking and any allergies or intolerances.
  • Chef's Table

    CA$450.00 per person

    Nov 3 - Nov 30, 2021

    Our chef's table composes of a 10 course blind Tasting Menu crafted by Chef Quinton Bennet. Dive into our luxurious and intimate experience for 2 people, with all our add-ons included and the opportunity to meet and interact with all our chefs. This experience includes either a wine, cocktail or juice pairing. This table has a 3 hours booking time.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 49 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Decided to try Enigma based on recommendations from friends. We’re not fine dining people but heard great things through Toronto Life and decided to try it out for a birthday. The host was very pleasant and guided us to a quiet table by the window. All I can say is that the eight courses served to us as part of their fall menu were incredible. Between shaved truffle on a beef tenderloin or sous vide pork, it was hard to pinpoint a favourite dish. Tomas, the restaurant manager was very kind and attentive and made sure that we felt at ease throughout the entire evening. The staff were also pleasant and the bar manager served us some of the best cocktails I’ve ever had. On our way out, we had an opportunity to compliment Chef Bennett who you could tell is a master of his craft. They left us some breakfast in a bag for home and listed the menu on a card for us to take home. I highly recommend this place and would love to try their next menu. Bravo!

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PiggyK
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stellar customer services that was very accommodating to a deaf person. Dishes of harmonious yet adventurous taste and texture.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very unique place and great dining experience for us 10 years anniversary. Should be coming back soon.

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vipSasbear
Mississippi
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Everything was great. Just the music a little too load

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Deryck
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

The food was good, but outrageously priced. I didn't enjoy paying michelin star prices for a restaurant that isn't established as that type of restaurant just yet. Overall, the food was great and the presentation of the food was top notch. The service was also very good. E

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vipMrsPlumdog
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enigma was recommended by a friend and did not disappoint. The entire staff welcomed us in unison when we arrived. The 8 course tasting menu with wine pairings was phenomenal. The care and details with which the food was prepared and plated was evident with every course. The service was orchestrated so that we all received our food simultaneously. Truly an amazing experience. Highly recommend for a special occasion or celebration.

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vipKevinM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the first course until the last it was amazing. It kept your excitement high seeing the staff coming towards you with the next tasting.

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HelenC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice restaurant! Service and food both are perfection! Really enjoy the night with friends! Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb in every sense of the word. These guys opened up during the height of Covid and have managed to not only survive but thrive and exceed all expectations. This could well end up being the first Canadian Michelin Starred restaurant in my opinion. Food, plating, service from beginning to end top-notch. Unparalleled in Toronto.

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AdamG
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing, food and service!
Best restaurant in the City.

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vipJojo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrated at Enigma (twice) for my birthday because I just love it that much! Food is consistently incredible, excellent service, and overall best fine dining experience I've had in GTA.

100% would recommend and expect to be a regular patron myself. Excited for their new tasting menu and future expansions.

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Marcus
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Not only was the food incredible, but the service was outstanding and the team was very knowledgeable. Excellent experience, will definitely be dining here again!

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JoeyZ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hands down the best fine dining experience in GTA. Looking forward to their next expansion

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KarenB
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Tasting menu the only option however the food and experience was wonderful. Add the wine pairing to top it off.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience from start to finish. I’m excited to return to try the winter menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The entire experience at Enigma was spectacular!!! From the warm greeting upon entry, exquisite service, phenomenal ambience and look and of course, the astonishing tasting dishes.

Enigma is a “total experience “ and we can’t wait to return.

Sincerest thank you to the service and kitchen staff!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

This place is more about showing off than focusing on the actual food and drinks. Don't get me wrong the food quality and presentation is great! But the environment is not natural and almost everything looks and feels fake. The staff are too much in their roles they almost forgot the natural human interactions.
Personally I would like to feel connected and welcome than sitting and purely watching presentations from random people.

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CatherineF
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect spot for a special occasion. The food, service and ambiance is top notch! A much needed addition to fine dining in the city.

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food ! Thank you

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viphospitalityfoodie24
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience all around! Beautiful tasting menu, flavours & presentation, cocktails, wine pairing, decor/vibe, service! It’s pricey but worth the experience for a special occasion.

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vipDonato
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing dining experience!

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vipFoodLover
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The quality of food was excellent but total quantity was light. One should not be left feeling hungry after 8 courses. Service was very prompt and friendly but pricing for the wine pairing and caviar addition were not mentioned anywhere. I found the desserts too sweet and asked for something savoury to cleanse my palate only to be told they could not offer anything. Was told they had been open for 2 months so hopefully these kinks will be resolved in time. This restaurant has the potential to be a great addition to the Toronto landscape.

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SandraS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Everyone along with the food was fantastic, highly recommend for a fine dining experience. Would return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Absolutely wonderful meal, each course surprised and delighted. Service was fantastic and very accommodating of dietary restrictions.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Fantastic food, good service, music way too loud and lighting was a too bright. It’s on the expensive side.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dined here for my birthday and it was an experience unlike any other that I've had. They made us feel so welcome and special from the moment we walked through the door. The food was delicious! Overall amazing experience we won't be forgetting.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really good experience!!!

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MJLafontaine
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A Michelin class dining experience. Shhhh. Don’t spread the word or else everyone will want to go.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience5

Service is not good, push me twice to pay the bill when I was still not finished

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful time tonight!
Chef Quinton has an amazing vision towards Enigma, which he shows through his worldly inspired tasting menu. Can't wait to be back!

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drrnso
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Fantastic cocktail experience.
By far one of the more innovative cocktail experiences in Toronto I have had in a while!

-The 'Luxe de Jour' pushes the boundaries of what one can expect from a cocktail, with brilliant depth and umami notes; a must try.

-Other cocktails like the Purple Rain and Smoke on the Water breathe new life into classical cocktail flavors; and are very visually striking!

Will be coming back for the tasting menu soon...

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Steve
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff/service was amazing and food was amazing. Tasted flavours I've never experienced before. Would definitely recommend, had an amazing dinner!

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Michelle
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I had our first wedding anniversary here and the dining experience was phenomenal! We had excellent customer service. Staff was very professional and attentive. The chef even came out to serve us and wished us a happy anniversary! Definitely an experience we will never forget. They even gave us a complimentary cake because we were celebrating our anniversary.

Every single dish served to us was made to perfection! it was too pretty to eat! Thank you again for making our anniversary even more special!

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vipTwist
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was visiting from Milan, and hoping for a world-class tasting menu in a post Covid world. This place delivers. Perhaps the best dining experience I’ve had in Toronto since Splendido.

Enigma Yorkville
Responded on August 22, 2021

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, it was a pleasure to have you! We are delighted to have been able to deliver a world-class experience. We have some exciting changes coming soon including a brand new tasting menu as well as a cocktail bar just next door. Please let us know if you are ever in Toronto again, it would be an honour for you to join us! Thank you again for sharing your experience, we are very grateful for your patronage! Kind Regards, The Enigma Team

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TonyD
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best meal I had in Toronto .a cross between Paris Las Vegas .and Tokyo. Service was great ..will tell friends to go there .will go back .the chef is the best to come in a long time.thank good we needed him

Enigma Yorkville
Responded on August 22, 2021

Hi Tony, I'd like to start off by saying it was an absolute pleasure to have you with us. Glad to hear that you had a great time! Nice to meet you both and to have a quick word before you left. Thanks for the kind words. See you soon! Chef

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TeaCee
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

It is a very nice and upscale restaurant - fancy and fitting of Yorkville. I have walked by the place for months and was always curious what it was like. Decided to give it a shot one night with my friend.

However, I was not aware that it was a tasting menu ONLY; ended up (unwillingly) spending $300 - it's fine, but definitely would have preferred an a la carte option.

(Didn't do any research about it prior to - which I guess is my fault; but I usually prefer just walking into restaurants and giving them a try).

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vipMary
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

VERY, VERY fine dining!! Every course was delicious, artistic and creative. A special restaurant that will make a name for itself in Toronto.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

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guestreviewer
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have tried a few tasting menus in Toronto and so far, Enigma is my favourite! The food was inventive and delicious, the service was personable and friendly, and it was a great overall experience. Enigma also differentiates itself with great cocktails - I was pleasantly surprised by both the classics and the bartender's new creations. I would highly recommend giving Engima a try!

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vipViTan
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was amazing! Food quality, presentation, atmosphere and service were exceptionally outstanding! This place is a hidden gem and will definitely go back on special occasions.

FAQs

Enigma Yorkville is rated 4.8 stars by 49 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.