Lavelle

4.2
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
307 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
CAN$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Canadian

Get it delivered

View all

About

Escape to Lavelle, a rooftop experience unlike any other in Toronto’s exclusive King West neighbourhood. A one of a kind landmark venue sitting 16 stories above the city, the luxurious space features a lounge bar, dining room, 3 outdoor pools, patio dining, daybeds and cabanas, all with breathtakingly unobstructed, 360-degree views of the city skyline.
What 307 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.2based on all time ratings
3.9
Food
3.9
Service
4.5
Ambience
3.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
81% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
CL
CelineL
Toronto
1 review
Reviewed on February 5, 2020
Overall4FoodServiceAmbience

The food is so so, the environment is very good. Good for a drink.

SP
SarvP
Toronto
1 review
Reviewed on November 5, 2019
Overall1FoodServiceAmbience

Bad environment
Bad services
Bad vibes
Bad entry welcome

J
Jasmine
Detroit
8 reviews
Reviewed on August 31, 2019
Overall3FoodServiceAmbience

Delicious cocktails, yummy truffle fries, amazing view. Okay service from server just trying to upsell the entire time.

CC
CoralC
Orlando
2 reviews
Reviewed on August 30, 2019
Overall2FoodServiceAmbience

The view is great, cocktails aren't worth the $ and the food is over priced for the quality

m
matt
Toronto
2 reviews
Reviewed on August 15, 2019
Overall3FoodServiceAmbience

Food was good, but their service is insanely slow. Especially if you're sitting at a booth with bottle service. If you go here on any nights with a special event, its basically impossible to get food. One night I had to order my food twice, but never received it. They need better management. The space is very beautiful though.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We arrived at the restaurant on time, the reservation was made about a month in advance. When we reached there we were informed that they are not taking reservations that day, and the restaurant was closed for some private function. We did not receive any communication from the restaurant regarding this. Tried to come here once before for brunch, we were told they were fully booked, so we made red this time. Terrible customer experience, terrible management

NP
NicoleP
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall5Food5Service2Ambience5

Great decor, ambiance and DJ! Loved have my friend's bachelorette dinner there. The food was delish! Our server was a bit of a dud but it was probably just a one-off thing.

J
Jaay
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience5

Our host (Vanessa) was great. She was very accommodating and kind. However with other waiters, service was slow and the food was average and overpriced. You essentially are paying for the view, not the food/drinks.

S
vipSunny
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

one of my favorite places to go in downtown Toronto. Highkyvrecomend it.

SK
SarahK
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

The vibe and patio setting is a great summer hot spot. The food was good except that you cannot make modifications which was a bit annoying. However, the music and scenery alone is why someone would want to go to chez lavelle. My only concern was the service. I was my friend's birthday and I knew she really wanted to try this place in specific. However, the service was not that great and not as friendly. She rarely came to check up on us. We waited a good 25-30 minutes before we could find her to place our order, and that was not even on a busy day. Even when we had questions to ask she was never there so we had to google some of the ingredients because she did not check up on us.

AM
AlastairM
Perthshire
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal with a great view, couldn’t fault it, well worth a visit if in Toronto!

JS
vipJeanS
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful view of the city and great ambiance inside

F
Foodie101
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience4

“Celebrated” my birthday at Lavelle. Poor service! Waited 25 minutes before someone remembered to serve us. The scenary was gorgeous, the food was delicious, but the service is horrible. Will never come back.

j
john
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience5

Incredible patio / view but, Terrible service. Despite the fact that I had a reservation, they told me the outdoor tables in the shade were in case someone can in with a reservation. It made no sense. I asked if they had any reservations and they said no. 3/4 of the restaurant was empty.

g
guest3
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

Bar tender was surprisingly rude and sloppy. Attitude was high and did not want to take help from her coworker who offered to give her a hand, since guests were waiting to order drinks without any direction nor service. Drinks were sloppy looking and either too much alcohol or watered down. Result: no tip.

Service at dinner was pleasant even tho they had completely missed requests that were made. Server apologized.

Overall, pool looks amazing from far but close up there are huge spider webs embedded in plant decorations and seats were wet. One side of venue is classy and other side was out of control as security was called upon a few times by servers. Generally speaking, posts and pictures appear much better than it's what it was.

TJ
TJtheGreat
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience4

Lavelle is a wonderful spot for dining. The entire staff do a wonderful job.

d
dsingh
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Phenomenal dinner at Lavelle. Food and drink were all amazing and the service was impeccable. Went to celebrate a friends birthday and the staff made it an unforgettable experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The atmosphere, food and service was truly fantastic. I love it during the week. Not to busy but Just perfect. - JAY T

EL
ELAINE
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

Service is bad, seating for about 20mins no one comes for any services. Better for taking picture and sitting around the bar.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience4

OpenTable & the restaurant failed to communication to one another in this situation. OpenTable asked what type of dining experience I’d prefer (bar seating, high top or dining). I chose dining but they put us in an area that didn’t allow us to order from the dining menu (when we only came for the food). Our seating was set for 9:15 — we arrived at 8:30 for a drink at the bar. After a decent amount of back and forth the restaurant made things right — sat us around 10, gave us a free glass of champagne and tried to seat us as quickly as possible.

SG
SwethaG
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Ambience was good, food was decent little salty though and service was good until one of us didn’t had cutlery to eat! Also, we tried calling for help SEVERAL times but no one mind you no one looked at us! Inspite of waving and calling out people several time! Finally when we caught hold of the server there was no sign of apology! And drinks/ starters took time initially to come! We thought night was going good with good place and music but the service didn’t live up to our expectation! Considering you are going to an expensive restaurant. Overall it was ok!

SS
SherryS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

My friends and I had the worst brunch experience there. I don’t recommend this place

ES
EmilySamuel
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Food was disgusting, sour and salty. Would not recommend it at all. I had such high expectations and it completely ruined our day. They brought me the wrong drink. If you ask them questions they look at you funny or talk between themselves for a good few minutes.Didn’t like the atmosphere at all. Bill was $88 for a few small items and 2 drinks. I was expecting to pay a lot for it but I didn’t know it was going to be so crappy so it ruined my whole experience. Btw don’t order anything in the photo attached.

P
Petrina
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience5

I wouldn’t mind paying a fair amount for good food but my vegetarian meal tasted awful. In addition, the side of fries I ordered was merely mediocre. What I did enjoy was ultimately the view and the beautiful patio and poolside dining. However, the next time I come I mostly will not be going for the food.

FL
FrankLloydT
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

Patience is a virtue. If you have an abundance of it, and would like to test your limit, dine at this place. Willing to wait 2 hours for your food? head on out to Lavelle, oh they'll make you wait alright! Tired of people caring so much that it's your birthday? Well go to Lavelle! After making you wait indefinitely for your birthday dinner, they won't care a whit about it and the suffering they just subjected you to. They will offer you a shot of tequila, in lieu of your food and sufering. Some people might actually be ok with that, us? We just wanted decent service, at the very least, and actual food. We never got those from Lavelle. I'd defninitely recommend this restaurant to people who like to throw bad temper tantrums in restaurants. God knows they deserve each other.

CM
CrysthianM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great place, I've been there several times, sometimes is too crowded but in general is always an awesome experience. Servers are great.

LC
vipLoudlyCool
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience4

Service was sub-par. Ordered a salad it was missing chickpeas and quinoa, when we brought it up server said ’ yah we changed the meZambia...it would have been nice to know it before ordered and 2 key ingredients were no longer part of the meal. It was like pulling teeth to get her to order more drinks and it was not super busy. Bathrooms were GROSS. Views and ambiance are amazing. Seems they still don't have their stuff together.

WA
WaleedA
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Me and my wife were there for special occasion, we enjoy every second. Excellent service, amazing views and awesome music, very nice crowd. Special thanks to Nora and shayenne, those 2 beautiful girls makes our night more charming.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience5

Atrocious service, every single person should be fired immediately. Thirty minutes to get a coffee and an hour to to get our food. We were given a discount and even if the entire thing was free I still wouldn’t go back.

BW
vipBobW
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Seemed to have taken some steps backwards since reopening. Limited menu, desert was not good. Coffee was amazing. Sides for the salmon were just ok. Hopefully when the new menu is released it will improve.

T
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

Waiter did not pay attention to our needs after notifying of several allergies. Ended up with an allergic reaction and a bad impression on foreign business clients. Would not recommend ever again. Staff does not care and can not even be bothered to high class standards.

T
vipTorontonian
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

I don't know what happened to this place, it used to be top notch for food and service.

The wine and beer list were not updated, whatever we ordered, we were told that they run out.

The Tuna tartare was not fresh, I had to return it.
The steaks came in cold with the wrong sauce, we had to return them as well.

There was no acknowledgement of the problems when the bill came.

We chatted quickly with the manager on duty, he was not able to accommodate and his excuse was that the place is under new management.

It's too sad to see a disconnect between the beauty of such a place and the food and service.

DK
DKM1
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience4

The website was out of date and we booked expecting a tasting menu. It is no longer offered and has been replaced by a pleasant but less inspiring menu. The setting is airy and spectacular. The seating (an intimate banquette) was very comfortable. The service was impeccable.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect in everything, I live in Toronto now and I will certainly go other times and I will take all Brazilian friends who come to visit me!

PR
PRAN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Lavelle is a really nice spot!! Service was top knotch!!

BC
BarbaraC
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall3Food2Service1Ambience4

I went for the first time to Lavelle on a Tuesday evening. A lovely warm spring day and the view and outdoor patio were great with a nice ambience. Apparently the kitchen was overwhelmed and it was 1Hr and 10 min before our salad even arrived. The server came to apologize but did not offer anything else to eat other than refilling our water glasses. Beet salad was good. I ordered steak and frites. Came on a cast iron plate. Very plain. Not even a vegetable or sprig of green parsley. My steak was way under cooked. I ordered medium and ate the outside and left the raw middle. No way I was going to wait for the kitchen again. Frites were about as good as the frozen McCain I make at home. Not worth the $42 they charge. For 2 people, one 5 oz glass of wine each, salad and entre with no dessert or coffee it was $148 before tip. Server did not offer any discount despite the long wait. Suggest enjoy the roof top bar but skip the pricey dinner at this venue.

AD
AniD
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Amazing atmosphere, very attentive staff slightly slow service but wasn’t an issue and went to have a relaxed evening

A
vipAnastassia
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience4

Took forever to get food - 45min. Food was tasteless and cold.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

Overall a good experience. The food (brunch) wasn’t anything to write home about, but definitely worth what we paid. Our server was very inattentive...I think due to the fact that they were receiving their new romper uniforms today and she went to try hers on/ change. Would’ve been nice to get a heads up or have another server watch her section. Thanks to manager “Rani” I believe (forgive me if I butchered the spelling) for taking care of us and making us feel welcome. I love the atmosphere at Lavelle, everyone is so nice, friendly, warm and inviting. And obviously the breathtaking unobstructed views of the Toronto skyline. Thanks for a good brunch!

V
Vern1
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Liked the atmosphere, very high energy. Service was fine but our $42 steaks were quite tough for tenderloins. Great place for parties etc but not a real foodie place

FAQs

Lavelle is rated 4.2 stars by 307 OpenTable diners.