Lavelle

3.8
301 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Canadian
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  • Scenic View
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Special Occasion

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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Canadian
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Hours of Operation
Lavelle Snack Menu:
Monday to Saturday - 11am to 11pm
Sunday - 11am to 6pm

Lavelle Brunch:
Saturday & Sunday - 11am to 3pm

Lavelle Dinner:
Monday to Wednesday - 5pm to 10pm
Thursday to Saturday - 5pm to 11pm
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Phone number
(647) 347-9353
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Andrew Nelson
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Cross Street
King and Bathurst
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Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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3.8based on recent ratings
3.5
Food
3.3
Service
4.3
Ambience
3.3
Value
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60% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Austin
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

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

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NP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

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.

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J
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 5

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.

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S
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

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

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SK
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

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.

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AM
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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JS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful view of the city and great ambiance inside

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AF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

“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.

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j
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 5

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.

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g
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

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.

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TJ
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

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

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d
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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EL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

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

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

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.

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SG
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

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!

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SS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

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

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ES
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

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.

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P
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 3Food 1Service 3Ambience 5

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.

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FL
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

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.

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CM
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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

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LC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

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.

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WA
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 5

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.

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BW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

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.

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T
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

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.

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T
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

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.

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DK
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

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PR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

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

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BC
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

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.

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AD
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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

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A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

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

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OT
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

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!

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V
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

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

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C
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

The waitress was lovely — brought us everything as quickly as possible and was easy to chat with. The views of the sun setting over the city were incredible and the music and chatter at the bar added a chic, young ambiance. The seating wasn’t ideal as we were there for a birthday celebration and were shoved into a corner high top seat behind the bar and would have preferred a nicer table. The drinks were excellent. Overall, it was a nice experience!

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great customer service!

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VT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Gorgeous setting, beautifully crafted and displayed food which also tasted great. Service was top notch.

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KL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I went to Lavelle before The Royal Winter Fair with friends. It is located on the 15th floor and the view was spectacular. We got there right at sunset. Our waiter was friendly, informative and very accommodating. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. I had the 8 oz steak and Fritz, my husband had the hen. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Good wine menu available. We had a lovely evening and will definitely return.

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K
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2017
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Cool vibe! Great interior decorating. Very friendly staff :D

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