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Irene, Toronto, ON

Irene

4.4
4.4
141 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
International
At Irene, we are committed to exceptional food, hand-crafted cocktails, and genuine service – alongside breathtaking lakeside views. Here you’ll find globally inspired dishes, as well as traditional tavern offerings exceptionally prepared with fresh, local ingredients.
Enjoy Happy Hour every Monday – Friday from 2p-5p & 9p-Close and try one of our cold, draught beers,
an indulgent cocktail, or a crisp glass of wine while you watch the sun set over Centre Island.
Weekend warriors fear not – Irene also offers a mouth-watering brunch every
weekend from 11:00am-3:00pm.
So, whether you’re looking for an after-work escape, intimate date night or weekend brunch,
Irene serves up the best of what the Toronto waterfront has to offer.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    International, Comfort Food, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Tue, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Wed–Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (647) 344-1562
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Andrew Foremski
  • Catering
    Catering in the Corus Entertainment Building is available with space for groups of 6-1200. Whether you are looking to cater a breakfast, lunch, dinner or a BBQ on the rooftop, IRENE can help you with your catering needs for your next meeting or event
  • Private party facilities
    IRENE is a unique place to gather with friends, family and business associates. We feature internationally inspired foods, locally supplied ingredients, unique beers and tempting cocktails. Take advantage of our private event space, meeting rooms and enjoy the spectacular view of Lake Ontario and the Toronto Island.
  • Private party contact
    Aleasha Gilpin: (416) 533-8368
  • Neighbourhood
    Harbourfront
  • Cross Street
    Queens Quay & Jarvis
  • Parking Details
    You may park in the lot directly underneath the Corus building, and pay at the machine. Public pay and display parking can be found in parking lot, located North of the Corus building.<br />There is also street parking available on lower Jarvis and surrounding side streets.
  • Public Transit
    Take the #75 bus south from Sherbourne subway station. Get off at Richardson Street and walk 59 meters to Corus Quay at 25 Dockside Drive.<br />OR<br />Take the #6 bus south from Bay St towards Queens Quay and Jarvis Via Ferry Docks. Get off at Corus Quay or George Brown College.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Cocktail Class

    $65.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Ready to mix and mingle with friends while sipping on a delicious cocktail? Join us for 90 minutes of fun, complete with tasty snacks! From mixing to shaking and building, this class is a fun and educational experience with our expert bartenders who will equip you with all the tools and ingredients you need to become your own personal bartender. Please note: There might be a photoshoot for marketing purposes during the class. If you prefer not to be included, kindly notify our staff before the class commences. Thank you
    Cocktail Class photo

What 141 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto

    Great for outdoor dining

141 Reviews
  1. Mdines

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good was good. Service was attentive and friendly.
    IreneResponded on February 22, 2024
    Hi Mdines, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the food and found our service to be attentive and friendly. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we hope to see you again soon! -Daisy Tinkler, Bar Manager

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing food and service, best restaurant we went to in Toronto
    IreneResponded on February 22, 2024
    Thank you so much for the kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you had such a great experience at our restaurant while you were in Toronto. We hope to welcome you back soon! -Daisy Tinkler, Bar Manager

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  3. DavidA

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went for the Baked Alaska and discovered a new place to just go to for great food and drinks!
    IreneResponded on February 22, 2024
    Hi David! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our signature Baked Alaska and had a great overall experience with us. We appreciate your support and look forward to serving you more delicious food and drinks in the future. Thank you for the kind review! -Daisy Tinkler, Bar Manager

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  4. George

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good location with expertly prepared and nicely served delicious food.
    IreneResponded on February 22, 2024
    Hi George, Thank you for sharing your feedback! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our location and delicious food. We appreciate your kind words and hope to see you again soon. Your support means the world to us! -Daisy Tinkler, Bar Manager

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was solid! Ambiance was very nice. Excited to check out the patio during the summer

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The mains recommended by the server fell short of expectations. The Nasi Goreng lacked balance with an odd green sauce, and the Short Ribs were not tender and accompanied by overly sweet mash. When addressed, the server's response was dismissive and failed to acknowledge the issue. The lack of attentiveness to feedback detracted from the overall experience. The good thing I can say about our experience here was the delightful host!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great healthy salad options and wine ! Loved the hummus as well

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  8. KaterynaB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location! Right by the water and easy to get to from union.

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  9. foodie101

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The table felt that the food was overpriced for the quality/amount of food. Also, not enough health entrees to choose from.

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  10. AndresS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful decoration, really good food in nice area of the city. Service was very good, food incredible

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  11. PfromToronto

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The food and service were great - HOWEVER - for a Sunday brunch the music playlist was crazy ..it was like being at a rave - we asked about changing and lowering the volume .. the volume was adjusted but they were unable to change the music. I understand other people have complained as well .. it’s. Such a great spot .. but I don’t want to be in club with heavy base electronica music in a Sunday morning! Get some chill out or coffeehouse music on and I would be back .. until then .. unfortunately my heart can’t handle it!

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  12. woody

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    There was a horrible woman at the table next to me who yelled at me which was completely inappropriate.

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  13. Alien

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful afternoon by the waterfront with good food & drinks and the perfect level of attentive service.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful experience, thanks to the staff for their remarkable service

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  15. BrettB

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Atmosphere is great, service was slow, but they were friendly and polite. Food was pretty good. 3rd time there, won't hurry back.

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  16. EliaR

    Mexico City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The Salmon was so bad, like boiled, it really did not like us

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance and view were amazing. Our server was very sweet but the service was slow. We orders two mains (each 35$) and we were disappointed by their size and taste. They looked amazing but tasted average. I was still hungry even after ordering an appetizer before the mains.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic Banquet burger and celebrated Amanda’s birthday

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  19. Sofia

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, wasn’t busy so overall noise was minimal but great music created a nice upbeat atmosphere

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  20. SeanC

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service with a beautiful view of the lake. Menu could be more diverse.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We tried, the calamari, Irene salad and steak and frites. Everything was excellent from food to service

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  22. AlicjaM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice restaurant, beautiful patio overlooking the lake. Pretty flowers. Good food and service. We will definitely be back!

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  23. MoyA

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sat in the patio enjoying the breeze and the lake with the doggies. Evan was fantastic! He took great care of us!

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  24. AngelicaA

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Daniel is fantastic and we had a great time. Thank you!!

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  25. Bernie

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Waitress and food were excellent for all of our gang of 8. Music was a little to loud which had everyone in the restaurant having to talk too loud over the music.

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  26. DunniO

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love their service. The food is amazing. My friend who had his birthday was happy.

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  27. PhilippeN

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great view, delicious food, great people. Very nice evening. Must try

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  28. NicoleA

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was slow. Food was just that great, the chicken was dry.

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  29. Emalyblack

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a lovely Labour Day lunch for 4 on the lake-side patio. The music was a bit loud but we had a wonderful time. It felt like we were on a holiday. The menu selection was very good as was the food. I would highly recommend. The inside looked very nice as well and the bathroom was clean and well appointed.Very friendly staff.

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  30. malac

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I was hoping it would be much better….such a fantastic location but just mediocre food at best! Server was also not very attentive. Too bad as I love the waterfront view sitting there!

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  31. Kaye

    Toronto

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Irene has a large patio right next to the lake with some trees and umbrellas for shade. The Bay bus #19 comes from the subway and turns onto Queen's Quay to stop right near the restaurant. The menu has some different offerings as well as traditional dishes - good sharing items. The service is friendly and efficient. I would highly recommend it!

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  32. lauraa

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We were really disappointed with the slow and uncoordinated service at Irene, there we’re definitely enough servers but they didn’t seem to know what they were doing. The food was good, but not outstanding. Hoping this restaurant ups it’s game.

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  33. Foodie4life

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent! The lakeside setting was ideal for a summer lunch. The food was phenomenal. Would highly recommend.
    IreneResponded on September 2, 2023
    Hi Foodie4life, Thank you for the glowing review, we really appreciate your feedback. We hope to have you back again soon! -Daisy Tinkler Service Manager

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  34. NUNOT

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was awful and waits were crazy, no one seemed to care, staff was slow and unresponsive. The place wasn’t busy to allow for these waits. Best thing they had was the oysters. Steak was over cooked. Took 20 mins to be recieved. and another 20 to get my bottle of water Asked for a cocktail they brought the bottle of wine 1st.

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  35. TonyM

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Very slow service even when patio only 30% full. Music too loud to have room level conversation. Food OK, but overpriced ($10 for a scoop of gelato). Food allergies not accommodated well - no one in kitchen knew whether there was cross contamination or when fryers had been cleaned last. Would not return.
    IreneResponded on August 28, 2023
    Hi Tony, We're sorry to have left you dissatisfied and hope you might reconsider giving us another opportunity in the future to provide a more positive dining experience. Please feel free to reach out to me directly at daisy@fabrestaurants.ca to discuss this further. Thank you for your feedback. -Daisy Tinkler Service Manager

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  36. AlToronto

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Setting on the patio was excellent as was the service. In general the food was very good. My jerk fish tacos could have used a bit more “jerk” as it seemed too mild.
    IreneResponded on August 28, 2023
    Hi, We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the patio setting and received excellent service during your visit. Thank you for your positive feedback on the overall food quality. We appreciate your input regarding the jerk fish tacos and will take this into consideration to ensure a more flavorful experience next time. We're grateful for your feedback and hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon! -Daisy Tinkler, Service Manager

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  37. Vegan

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Little pricey for what it is! Sangria was small and watered down :(
    IreneResponded on August 28, 2023
    Hi, We apologize that our pricing didn't meet your expectations and that the sangria fell short of your hopes, thank you for bringing this to our attention, and we hope to have another chance to provide you with an improved experience in the future. -Daisy Tinkler Service Manager

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  38. SueL

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Great location! There was a party on the patio so they seemed to get a lot of attention. The steak and frites was not a good value. Cold fries in a bowl and an average steak. Server did not give a steak knife. Had to wait over 5 minutes to see if we needed anything. No ketchup offered for the fries. Poke bowl was yummy. The banquet burger was tasty but the Caesar salad was very dry. Asked for another item- server forgot. Tipping option on machine starts at 18% . Customer can’t manually adjust percentage have to ask server. Just seems very similar to against the grain. Cake and gelato was excellent. No baked Alaska although we saw it being delivered to others. Guess we missed it.
    IreneResponded on August 28, 2023
    Hi Sue, We appreciate your detailed feedback and are glad to hear you enjoyed the location and some of our menu offerings. However, we apologize for the shortcomings you encountered during your visit. Your feedback will help us address these concerns to improve our offerings and service. We hope to welcome you back for an even better experience next time. -Daisy Tinkler Service Manager

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  39. Lauren

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I wish they build more restaurants along the lake shore! It was a joyous experience dining there, food is delicious the view is fantastic!
    IreneResponded on August 14, 2023
    Hi Lauren, We're thrilled to hear that you had a joyous dining experience at our restaurant. Thank you for sharing your positive feedback, and we look forward to serving you again soon! -Daisy Tinkler Service Manager

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  40. Jess

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The servers are so nice, attentive and personable!!
    IreneResponded on August 14, 2023
    Hi Jess, We're delighted that you had such a positive experience with our servers. Providing attentive and personable service is a priority for us, and we're thrilled that our team made your visit enjoyable. Thank you for the feedback and we hope to see you soon! -Daisy Tinkler Service Manager

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Irene does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Irene also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (647) 344-1562.

Irene is rated 4.4 stars by 141 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Irene

25 Dockside Drive, Toronto, ON M5A 0B5

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Queens Quay & Jarvis
  • Neighbourhood
    Harbourfront
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Tue, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Wed–Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    International, Comfort Food, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    You may park in the lot directly underneath the Corus building, and pay at the machine. Public pay and display parking can be found in parking lot, located North of the Corus building.<br />There is also street parking available on lower Jarvis and surrounding side streets.
  • Public Transit
    Take the #75 bus south from Sherbourne subway station. Get off at Richardson Street and walk 59 meters to Corus Quay at 25 Dockside Drive.ORTake the #6 bus south from Bay St towards Queens Quay and Jarvis Via Ferry Docks. Get off at Corus Quay or George Brown College.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Andrew Foremski
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (647) 344-1562
  • Catering
    Catering in the Corus Entertainment Building is available with space for groups of 6-1200. Whether you are looking to cater a breakfast, lunch, dinner or a BBQ on the rooftop, IRENE can help you with your catering needs for your next meeting or event
  • Private party facilities
    IRENE is a unique place to gather with friends, family and business associates. We feature internationally inspired foods, locally supplied ingredients, unique beers and tempting cocktails. Take advantage of our private event space, meeting rooms and enjoy the spectacular view of Lake Ontario and the Toronto Island.
  • Private party contact
    Aleasha Gilpin: (416) 533-8368
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