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Canoe Restaurant and Bar
We look forward to welcoming you to La Banane.
Mon–Wed, Sun 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
Thu 6:00 pm–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:45 pm–12:00 am
Food was superb. Unfortunately my lobster pasta dish was served pretty close to room temperature and they hadn’t warmed the bowl it was served in.
The wines are expensive but I ordered one of the least expensive from the south of France and it was good.
We would return😊
Great night out with good friends. The service was attentive, menu and wine suggestions helpful.
It’s a beautiful-looking room-convivial atmosphere.
BEST RESTAURANT IN TORONTO ....
food , service, ambince , wine selection all amazing
always a wonderful meal , professionally prepared
excellent cocktails !
Amazing food and amazing service.
This was my second trip and both times have been truly delicious! :) Our servers were great - drink and food came a great pace. There was a little confusion about the gift card that we used and it felt like we were being rushed at the end so that they could seat another set of guests but aside from that it was an entirely lovely experience!
The tuna with brown sauce was out of this world, oysters amazing and the giant shrimp! The Dungeness crab wasn't as meaty as when we cook it ourselves. The vegetable dishes with the wonderful sauces yummy!!! and of course the chocolate custard a nice end to the meal. I'm still telling people about the tuna with brown sauce.
Very few, non-meat entree options for vegetarians.
The food and service as always were impeccable. We love coming here because of the seafood. The seafood tower is great value for your money. Also is you want steak tartare this is the BEST place in the city. Every dish is flawlessly executed. The service is attentive without being overbearing. Eat and Repeat.
After La Banane I can affirmatively say, French cuisine is more than food; it is an art. Thanks for making an unforgettable experience.
Nice place for Couple. Excellent service.
Quiet environment for chat.
As always, from food to service the whole experience was fantastic.
Best meal and experience we have had in a long time. Food was amazing, but service really put it over the top. High end restaurant, but with very welcoming and relaxed staff and atmosphere. We’ll be back.
Great place, great food, great service. Simply great. :)
Excellent service, we went as a group and where looked after from start to finish.
What a great restaurant ! Top quality for the money. Very creative and original range of both flavors and artistic display for each and every course. Great wine list. Bravo.
Fabulous environment--super staff-great service--a bit pricey but expected--wonderful experience in a super setting located in a funky part of our city---enjoy
Had a wonderful dining experience for 2 to celebrate a family member’s special birthday. She had researched reviews in advance and knew precisely what she wanted to order which was the tasting menu which was not on the menu but is offered. We had tastes of the seafood platter which included 2 shrimp, 2 oysters and scallops. First time I ever an oyster that I liked! Next was the tuna with a caper sauce (delish and yes salty due to the capers), next their famous eurobass fish cooked to perfection
with delish buttery sauce, then duck with foie gras and very cheesy potatoes. And finally for the birthday girl banana cake and a mini version of their famous chocolate Ziggy Stardust Disco
Egg. The only surprise was when we got the bill we had not realized that the dessert was not part of the tasting menu (guess we should have asked; guess we should have been told). The tasting menu was well worth it regardless as we got to taste several items which made for a nice food flight. Probably one of the most expensive meals I have had in a very long time and while completely enjoyable not sure whether my budget would allow for another trip. Mind you with all those seafood towers on so many tables maybe just might be tempted to go just to order the tower as a main course.
The service was slow. It took a very long time to be asked for a drink order. The wedge salad was too heavily dressed and the duck was tough. One of our group wanted hers cooked a bit more and it took a full 30 mins.
The oysters were delicious and the wine suggestions were also very good.
Excellent service and great food to back it up, would go back again for sure.
We had a good time!
Our anniversary outing was a memorable occasion at La Banane! The host upgrade our table to a booth, which was very appreciative. Our appetizer, mains and desserts were delicious.
We’ll definitely come back!
I Love it!!!
just fantastic..everything was delightful. came in for our engagement and couldn't have chosen a better restaurant
It took forever to get our food. The service was pretentious although with a smile.
My sirloin steak was tough.
Really a great experience overall. Food was great, and cocktails were world class. I think the prices were maybe a little higher than I'd expect for the overall menu/execution, but the service definitely made the case for any "difference" in expectations.
Pricey but really delicious. Tasting menu was great.
They should get a nicer floor. It looks like the men’s washroom at the bus station,
Although my husband and I had a pleasant meal and the service and food were good, the value was not. We shared two bottles of their lowest priced wine, a shared appetizer, two mains and a shared side and the total bill came to an astonishing $560! We've enjoyed other luxury restaurants in Toronto for that price tag but it's further justified by an elevated culinary experience, fine dining atmosphere and top-rated in Toronto. For this price tag, this restaurant on Ossington does not compare and I can't justify the pricing.
Wonderful experience across the board. Our service at the bar was exceptional, and the wine Chris recommended was fantastic. Seafood tower and basque cake were top notch
Awesome meal! Chris and the team did amazing....ribeye one of the best in the city! Highly recommend the whole fish too. Looking forward to next visit
The food really stands out here. Although it is not inexpensive - but it was memorable. We had the rib steak - amazing! Perfectly cooked, seasoned - perfect texture. The eurobass was amazing - cooked in the pastry makes the meat so succulent!! The lemon tart was also delicious. The meal took awhile - it was a busy Saturday night and our 3 course meal took 3 hours. So keep that in mind. But I would go back!
The food was outstanding coupled with gracious and courteous staff, could not ask for a better evening. Noise level was perfect not to loud just enough where you could have conversation at the table and hear
My wife and I ate at the bar and it was spectacular... Great bartender, cool dude, knowledgeable and good guy. Wonderful food and just a great vibe overall. We live nearby and for some reason had not been by in a while but will be back soon. Killer.
As always the food and staff were excellent. I really can’t find a thing to complain about.
We went there for our anniversary, nothing mentioned even thou our waitress was told. The food was good, the service average. Our waitress seemed pre occupied with other tables the wjole night. We had two bottles of wine, she managed to get back once to refill our glasses. At the end of our dinner after declining desert we never saw her again. We had to ask a bus boy for our bill whonwas nice enough to bring it and the machine to pay
So for the dollar value you pay to enjoy a good night out combined with average service i would try somewhere else next time . Hence a 3 rating.
Fantastic place, fantastic food. The last time was a bit too noisy, though. I could barely hear my wife across the table. Maybe it was the people around us, but kind of ruined the experience a bit.
Terrific Food, great service...super upscale atmosphere. Look forward to going back
Was ok. Waiter was just ok. Not engaging at all. No positive lasting impression. Sommelier (from Santa Barbara) was very good and engaging. Had alerted restaurant of special Birthday of my friend. Don’t feel they made her feel special in any way.
Excellent everything! Will keep coming back
Excellent venue with a fine dining experience with very little pretention. Our server was very friendly, down to earth and attentive throughout the night while also making us laugh. The food delivered on all its promises with quality of presentation and taste. I allowed myself to try the sweetbreads, and they did not disappoint. Also splurged on the Ziggy Egg, which delighted the senses. An amazing experience.