Enigma Yorkville

4.7
31 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$220.00 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.

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 31 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
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CatherineF
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food ! Thank you

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vipDonato
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing dining experience!

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vipFoodLover
Toronto
14 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!!!

MJ
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.

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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

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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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vipTonyD
Toronto
2 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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for our anniversary, had a very memorable evening with some delicious food and drinks!

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IngridS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and the food was original and delicious! Enjoyed every course and even had a custom drink (gin based) made for me. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys top-notch service and unique dishes! Great for a date or group dining.

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PederE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great gastronomic experience! Fantastic variety in dishes and presentation and the service was the best.

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AnnaN
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent tasting menu and dining experience. Everyone should treat themselves to such a place. If you’re not a foodie or don’t have an open pallet, it will not be for you.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was hands down the best dining experience I’ve had in Toronto. The food, service, and incredible attention to details makes it world class. I’m super excited to see Toronto raise its game in terms of truly exceptional dining experiences.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were both excellent. From start to finish it felt like a special experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really colourful prix fixe. Had a really good meal, the portions were perfect

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great we’ll be back

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MarkC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food at Enigma was outstanding. Every dish looked like a work of art, and tasted incredible. You can tell a lot of thought is put into the creation of their tasting menu, and it made for an exciting dining experience. We loved every course!

As for the restaurant itself, the decor was beautiful and the staff were all super friendly and attentive. We especially appreciated the sommelier who took the time to get to know our taste in wine and curate a perfect pairing for each course.

We will definitely be back!

FAQs

Enigma Yorkville is rated 4.7 stars by 31 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.