REIGN

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REIGN at Fairmont Royal York is a Canadian-inspired brasserie with a modern take on French traditional cuisine.

The vibrant bar serves signature handcrafted cocktails, an extensive menu of wine, spirits and beer, complimented by an all-day menu and live entertainment.

REIGN Bakery offers freshly baked goods with artisan-roasted coffee - dine in or take it to go!

Farimont Royal York's traditional Afternoon Tea service is now served in REIGN. Reservations are available every Saturday and Sunday at 12:30pm and 2:30pm. For inquiries or a la carte lunch offerings, please contact us directly at ryh.restaurantreservations@fairmont.com

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What 174 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.5
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GeorgiaW
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing food, drinks, tea, and ambiance! Very pricy--not an everyday treat. Efficient waiters exuded the stiff upper lips of palace guards, which is now a bit out of favour in this former outpost of the Empire, but it was still a lovely experience overall.

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PeterW
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service.
Tables a little too close together for my liking.

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Eric
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Prime rib sandwich was good but messy. Service was excellent.

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KeithM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Anniversary dinner. Place not as fancy as I thought. Piano performance was a bit loud. Secluded restaurant.

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RobertH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I was very impressed with the new décor and the food was top notch.

REIGN
Responded on March 13, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review. We are delighted to know you had a fantastic experience with us. We hope to welcome you again soon! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely outstanding. The food and wine were excellent. The music was excellent. And the ambiance is outstanding. I love the fireplace and dining at Reign Bar.

REIGN
Responded on March 13, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review. We are thrilled to learn you had an exceptional experience and loved the REIGN Bar fireplace. We hope to welcome you again soon! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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MandeepH
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

It was nice. The waiter however I called out to a few times and didn’t hear me.

REIGN
Responded on March 13, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review. We are sorry to learn you did not receive exceptional service. We appreciate your feedback and have shared your comments with our Management Team. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again in the future. - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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vipJCSK
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Wonderfully experienced and capable staff. Mature.

REIGN
Responded on March 6, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review. We are delighted to know you received wonderful service from our team. We hope to welcome you again in the future! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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miniaussie
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Lovely room. Pastries, scones very nice. Sandwiches disappointing- cold, bread and croissant stale. My 2 guests had to wait for me in the bar and champagne selection more limited than if they were seated in dining room to wait for me (running 5 minutes late for 2:30 res, which they advised woman at check in desk). Waitress lovely.

REIGN
Responded on March 9, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review. While we are pleased to know you received wonderful service and enjoyed the pastries and scones, we are sorry to learn your experience was not exceptional. We truly appreciate this detailed feedback and have shared your comments with the Restaurant Manager and Executive Chef for internal review on the sandwiches and how we are seating our guests. We sincerely hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again in the future. - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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vipJulieH
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We enjoyed our dining experience at Reign. The back room was a bit noisy so we were graciously moved to another section
Enjoyed the scallops for dinner.
Our breakfast experience was also very nice. Beautiful ambiance next to the fire Expensive but you are paying for the beautiful, relaxing atmosphere.

REIGN
Responded on March 4, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review, Julie. We are pleased to know you enjoyed your dining experience and were delighted with the scallops for dinner. We hope to welcome you again in the future! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great update

REIGN
Responded on March 6, 2020

Thank you for the five-star rating! We hope to welcome you again soon! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food and environment were excellent.

REIGN
Responded on March 3, 2020

Thank you for the five-star rating! We hope to welcome you again soon! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Love the changes. Drink menu lacking some, prices for cocktails too high for volume in the drink, Service was excellent. Food was average for the price and expected more style and quantity.

REIGN
Responded on March 4, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review. While we are pleased to know you enjoyed the renovation and received excellent service, we are sorry to learn you did not have an exceptional experience with us. We appreciate your feedback and have shared your comments with our Management Team. We hope to welcome you again in the future. - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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LoriH
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Best breakfast I’ve ever had, and we are experts 😊

REIGN
Responded on March 4, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review, Lori. We are thrilled to learn we have been rated best breakfast by the experts! We hope to welcome you back soon! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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HerbS
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Renovations have been fantastic. Very comfortable seats. Great menu options. Service was very attentive. I would definitely come back for a romantic dinner or a business meeting.

REIGN
Responded on March 4, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review, Herb. We are delighted to know you received attentive service and had a fantastic experience. We hope to welcome you again in the future. - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Afternoon tea. Stale sandwich’s and very over priced for what we received. Service and ambience was good. Disappointment from when Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont Royal York was in The Library.

REIGN
Responded on February 21, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review. While we have kept some elements of tea similar to Library Bar, such as price point and menu items, we are sorry to learn of you were disappointed with this experience. Since only launching early this month, this feedback is truly valuable to us and we have shared your comments with the Executive Chef for internal review. We sincerely hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again in the future. - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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PriyaR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a treat! Everything was delicious and the service was impeccable. I was particularly impressed with how the serving staff went the extra mile to make sure our order was correct, and brought us a complimentary dessert to celebrate our anniversary. We can’t wait to come back! Thank you!

REIGN
Responded on February 21, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review, Priya. We are delighted to know you received impeccable service and enjoyed a delicious meal! We hope to welcome you again in the future. - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful food and service. Definitely will be back.

REIGN
Responded on February 21, 2020

Thank you for the five-star rating! We hope to welcome you again soon! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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BruceA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner with friends. It was nice to be able to talk with our loud music. The tables are well spaced for conversation and this creates a relaxing atmosphere. The food portions were generous and very delicious. A wonderful restaurant for any occasion.

REIGN
Responded on February 21, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review, Bruce. We are delighted to know you had a wonderful experience and enjoyed a delicious meal with friends. We hope to welcome you again soon! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The restaurant was everything we hoped it would be! Our waiter Kevin was extremely nice and knowledgeable, the food was delicious and the restaurant itself was gorgeous. It was the perfect treat for date night.

REIGN
Responded on February 21, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review. We are delighted to know you had a perfect date night and enjoyed a delicious meal. We hope to welcome you again in the future! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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JeanJ
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience2

Afternoon Tea is a unique type of experience.I missed the China teapot, the tea was weak,the sandwiches were dry, the scones and clotted cream were too small ,not right for such a tea...very sorry to give you this unhappy feedback ..I have always enjoyed tea at the Royal York.
My friend and I did have a great visit together yet our traditional Birthday Tea itself was surprisingly disappointing.

Thank you for this opportunity.All the best.

Jean

REIGN
Responded on February 21, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review, Jean. While we are pleased to know you have been a loyal guest, we are sorry to learn you were unsatisfied with this tea experience. Even though we have kept some elements of the menu similar to Library Bar, we have curated a new presentation to represent REIGN. Since only launching early this month, this feedback is truly valuable to us and we have shared your comments with the Executive Chef. We sincerely hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Food was great, very over priced

REIGN
Responded on February 21, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review. We are pleased to know you enjoyed your meal. We hope to welcome you again in the future. - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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Jodie
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Good service, good food and excellent coffee but very pricey. We were there for brunch and our entrees, while tasty, weren't hot enough. We didn't say anything to our server because we didn't have time to send the entrees back and have them replaced. I think they sat too long before being served to us.

REIGN
Responded on February 21, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review Jodie. While we are pleased to know you received good service and had a tasty meal, we are sorry to learn the temperature of the dishes was not hot enough. We truly appreciate you providing this feedback and we have shared your comments with the Management Team for internal follow-up on what transpired. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again in the future. - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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Cindy
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and the live performance in the Reign lounge. The atmosphere was lively and the experience was excellent.

REIGN
Responded on February 21, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review, Cindy. We are delighted to know you had a wonderful dinner and enjoyed the live music in the bar! We hope to welcome you again soon. - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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NotJoking
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience1

It was very meh. Boring place. Felt like everybody there was retired and had given up on life. Do not go if under the age of 45.

REIGN
Responded on February 21, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review. We are sorry to learn you did not have an exceptional experience with us. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again in the future. - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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GrahamL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed our meal. The waitress was very attentive. The restaurant is quiet so it was easy to sit and talk.
After dinner we enjoyed sitting by the fire in the lounge.

REIGN
Responded on February 21, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review, Graham. We are delighted to know you had a fabulous experience in the restaurant and then got cozy in the bar around the fireplace. We hope to welcome you again soon! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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DanielK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

We ate a Reign for Valentine’s Day and decided on the set price menu. It sounded delicious but we were disappointed. The shared menu was smaller than expected and the main entree - duck - was underdone and not very good. We expected a crispier skin and a more savoury meat but it was somewhat rubbery. The dessert was amazing however and the only part of the meal that was filling. Also the cocktail was yummy at the start. In future I would not order the set price menu and stick with something from the main menu. 85.00 is a lot to pay for what little food we received. As to service it was efficient and quick. The ambiance was very nice as well. My only criticism is portioning - my husband eats a lot more than I do and unfortunately he ended up eating most of the meal.

REIGN
Responded on February 21, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review. While we are pleased to know you received efficient service and enjoyed the dessert and cocktail, we are sorry to learn you were disappointed in the rest of your meal. We truly appreciate this feedback as this was a new menu for us and we have shared your comments with the Executive Chef for internal review. We truly hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again in the future. - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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tylerb
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great place really enjoyed it fantastic. nice atmoshphere great server plus food.

REIGN
Responded on February 21, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review, Tyler. We are delighted to know you had a fantastic experience and received wonderful service. We hope to welcome you again in the future. - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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ShantiG
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were there for our Anniversary and loved the ambience and the service!!!

REIGN
Responded on February 13, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review, Shanti. We are delighted to know you had a special anniversary celebration and received impeccable service. We hope to welcome you again soon! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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LynneG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed our afternoon tea at Reign. Service was excellent, as was the food. Best tea we’ve had in the city...heads and shoulders over the Windsor Arms. We certainly look forward to returning again in the near future.

REIGN
Responded on February 13, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review, Lynne. We are thrilled to learn you had a fabulous experience at Afternoon Tea with us. Thank you for sharing your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future. - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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RichardM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was excellent and food well prepared.

REIGN
Responded on February 13, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review, Richard. We are delighted to know you received excellent service and enjoyed your meal. We hope to welcome you again soon! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

amazing food

REIGN
Responded on February 7, 2020

Thank you for the five-star rating! We hope to welcome you again soon! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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CarolD
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Too formal - would not go back. Found everyone in suits. Was not aware that it was this formal. Wanted something more low key

REIGN
Responded on February 7, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review Carol. We are sorry to learn you did not have an exceptional experience with us. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again in the future. - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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Dacy19
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Hostess and waitress was very friendly. Was disappointed with their lobster bisque as it only has citrus flavor. However, their cocktails were amazing!!! Overall was a great experience!

REIGN
Responded on January 30, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review. We are delighted to know you received friendly service and enjoyed the cocktails. We appreciate your feedback on the lobster bisque and have shared your comments with the Restaurant Chef for internal review. We hope to welcome you again in the future. - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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vipFuzzyBeaver
Toronto
179 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience2

The restaurant misses the mark. We were loyal clients of the previous restaurant EPIC which was reincarnated as Reign. Reign positions itself as a French bistro style restaurant. It achieves this by having minimal space between tables, no tablecloths and a fairly high noise level. However, unlike a real bistro, the prices are quite high. You also get the thumping noise from the piano bar but don't actually hear the music. Be prepared to spend big dollars especially on wine and drinks. The food itself was well prepared and excellent. Service was OK. Bottom line, there is nothing compelling to come here especially given the high prices. There are far too many truly outstanding restaurants in the downtown area. We will not be returning.

REIGN
Responded on January 30, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review on your recent visit. While we are pleased to know you enjoyed the food and how it was prepared, we are truly sorry to learn overall you did not have an exceptional experience. We appreciate your feedback and have shared your comments with the Restaurant General Manager for internal review. We sincerely hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again in the future. - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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David313
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The remake of the Royal York's main dining room/bar is a pleasant spot for dinner with friends and close family and on the whole more comfortable and less intimidating than its predecessor (IIRC Epic). The menu has enough variety to meet all tastes (including those who eschew flesh) through the wine list looks slimmed down from from its previous incarnation. That said, the wines by the glass are sufficient in variety and style to accompany any choices from the menu. (A good selection of solid craft beer is also provided in both the dining room and the bar next to it, though one of our group was disappointed his bottle of champagne was not chilled when it arrived and needed to be "boosted" with a chilling agent added to the ice bucket.). Can't speak to the other items ordered at our table but the steak tartare and duck breast were prepared to perfection. Of course, be prepared to spend above $100 per person but with no regret afterwards. Our waiter (sorry if the term isn't considered appropriate) was a real pro, friendly and knowledgeable but not obsequious...and a vet from Epic. And I received All points, the new Accor|Fairmont stay program, for the dinner too (though you must link your All account with your Visa card.

REIGN
Responded on January 30, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review, David. We appreciate the detailed feedback from your evening and are delighted to learn it was pleasant experience. We have shared your kind words regarding your server to our Restaurant General Manager to pass along to the team. ALL is an amazing program and it is wonderful to know you have taken advantage of getting your points on this visit. We hope to welcome you again soon! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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David1964
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

More attention to detail is needed. I made a special request via the Open Table app which was received by Reign . I wanted a rounded booth for my wife and I but we weren't seated at a booth so I had to request that we be moved. Pages in the menu we were given were ripped- one page was ripped right through. The draft taps weren't working, the menu had a full roasted chicken or half - even the half was way too big a portion for my wife therefore, lots of wasted food. I had the duck - it was very good tasting but the side was frites which wasn't a big deal but the fries were over done and there were a bunch of small bits that looked like they had been in the fryer for quite some time as they were very crisp - almost burned - looked like the remnants of french fries after a full day in the deep fryer. I had a good conversation with the server and the assistant manager about my concerns . They were very accommodating and gracious and didn't charge me for the duck entrée and gave my wife and I free desserts . I appreciate them doing that but of course I would have referred a better experience. This is a first world problem - many people in the city are homeless so the issues detailed above aren't so bad. Its just that for a restaurant that bills itself as high end and is in the iconic Fairmont Royal York should've been better.

REIGN
Responded on January 24, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review David. We are truly sorry to learn of the reported concerns from your recent visit. While we appreciate knowing the manager did try to compensate for your disappointment in the meal, we understand that this did not make up for the experience. We have shared your feedback with the Restaurant General Manager and Restaurant Chef for internal follow-up. We sincerely hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again in the future. -Meaghan,Guest Experience Specialist

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MarianeT
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My husband and I went last Saturday for dinner. It was our first time. The food was delicious and the service was amazing!! Ava was so knowledgeable, welcoming and helpful. I can't wait to go back with friends! I had the ROASTED BEET & SHAVED FENNEL, steak de choux fleur and the chocolate mousse for dessert. Every dish was so yummy. My husband had the duck confit salad, the wild boar chop and the rum and raisin dessert. All very yummy! Highly recommend!

REIGN
Responded on January 24, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review, Mariane. We are delighted to know you had an exceptional experience and delicious meal. Thank you for the recommendation and we hope to welcome you again soon! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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Susan
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

2 visits. Maitre'd gave us a tour of the rooms and explained focus of renos: Canadian sourced materials, theme, keeping traditional art deco which was special. Very pleased to see some of the previous servers still there. Talked to them and they rememered us from past years. However quality of food did not equate to very pricy cost, rather ordinary. $18 small glass of Proseco??

REIGN
Responded on January 24, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review, Susan. While we are pleased to know you enjoyed learning about the vision behind REIGN and seeing some familiar faces, we are sorry to learn of the reported disappointment. We appreciate your feedback and have shared your comments with the Restaurant General Manager for internal review. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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SWGM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was delicious and the atmosphere was very comfortable. Great location and conducive to good discussions - easier to hear everyone. Fabulous cocktails

REIGN
Responded on January 17, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review. We are delighted to know you had a wonderful experience. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again in the future! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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