Canoe Restaurant and Bar

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Critically acclaimed to be among Canada’s best restaurants, Canoe's unique location high atop the TD Bank Tower affords a breathtaking view of the city and Lake Ontario. The design, originally conceptualized by noted designers Yabu Pushelberg and most recently refreshed by Anacleto Design, is clean and simple, yet absolutely stylish - a brilliant reflection of Canada's rich raw environment. That same brilliance is captured through the flavours and textures of Chef John Horne's inspired regional Canadian cuisine. The menu showcases the freshest and finest Canadian fish, game and produce, as well as an outstanding selection of Canadian vintages. "All that is Canadian defines Canoe." Florence Fabricant, The New York Times
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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food , the raw bar was Amazing !

SL
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was impeccable, food was creative and exciting, and atmosphere was relaxing and warm with incredible views

LS
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose to go here for our last night in Toronto and it didn’t disappoint! Great food, great staff and amazing views of the city. Loved the offering of non-alcoholic drinks/mocktails and nice to see their dedication to using local ingredients.

SJ
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love Canoe, I have been here with friends and for business and once again the service was excellent, our server was the best. The portions are not huge but definitely rich in flavour and presentation is great. The view of the city is good too 😊

TF
Toronto
50 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Had a great meal as always but was very rudely treated at the end of the night. I have never ever witnessed a client extending their hand for a goodbye handshake at the end of the night and having the waiter/host put their own hands behind their back and ignore the gesture. This happened to my wife who was having her 42nd birthday. Terribly rude. I would like an explanation from the restaurant as well as an apology.

This ruined an otherwise amazing dinner.

Canoe Restaurant and Bar
Responded 3 days ago

Good afternoon. Thank you for sharing feedback about your recent visit to Canoe Restaurant & Bar. We are sorry to hear about your experience. Could you please send us a note through our website's contact page, so we may speak with you directly? Thank you. -Canoe Management

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DD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Amazing spot. From the decor to the plating it was a unique experience. Albeit it did not live up to the hype it was given by those who recommended it, Canoe created its own unique impression on me from the staff's attentiveness to the flavors of the dishes. Will be returning. The menu does have more items afterall.

SB
Surrey
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

After all the hype we left feeling disappointed. Starters were not up to scratch especially the stuffed tomato. Main course OK but not great. Cheese plate was the highlight which speaks volumes. Wine prices mad. Ambiance - the opposite of relaxing and intimate. Couldn’t fault the service.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for an anniversary. Very good service, great great views and the food was all well done! Big fan. Would go again

SR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great evening with a friend, fantastic service, food and views. Can’t wait to come back again.

S
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been dining at Canoe for 17 years and have always had a marvellous experience. The food, service, and ambiance are beyond exquisite!

OT
Toronto
249 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tasting menu (Childhood Nostalgia) is such a great idea. Wonderful flavours and so cleverly constructed. Really excellent cooking. Service top class and then there is the amazing view.

NS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view of the sunset was absolutely perfect, definitely recommend a 6 pm reso it's the best time to catch the sunset!

PM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommended for business lunch.

JD
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing culinary experience, wine pairing was fantastic!

NP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view! The discrete elegance of the room! Your last Winter tasting menu was spectacular (our party of four is still raving about your oignon soup served in itself on a nest...). The best way we found to treat a friend for her 70th birthday was to take her to Canoe for the Fall tasting menu and wine pairing (your Childhood Memories was the perfect theme). Your Campbell's-like soup was a hit. My 60th is coming and I think my husband got the hint that I want nothing else than the Spring tasting menu. ;-) Mental note though, next time we return, we will come after 8:15pm. Earlier than that time, the nearby conversations were quite... energetic and we could not understand our waiter's explanations. After that, it was perfect.

MT
Angus
5 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Over the years I have been lucky enough to experience some fantastic dining experiences in some of the best restaurants in the world and I can say that the whole experience at Canoe from fabulous service to food to wine pairings was up there with the best of them. A truly wonderful experience. Add this to a fabulous view and sunset over the city and this was a piece of heaven and a wonderful end to a holiday in Canada.

I had the tasting menu - a fun play on childhood favourites but served in a very adult way. I have some food intolerance and this was absolutely no problem for the team - a substitution was made - not for a cheaper or easier item but afor a course of equal (or possibly better) quality.
Thank you so much team for the experience and if I am ever in Toronto again or if I know anyone else heading that direction - I will be sure to make time for a repeat Canoe experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was excellent but would have really preferred the window seats regardless of the busy schedule.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was ‘ok’

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food...great view...great night

f
St. Louis
17 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An incredible dining experience if there was no view. With the view, it was an out of this world experience.
I can't believe there is a better restaurant in all of Canada.

CG
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

For the view, though we were there on a rainy and foggy night, I am sure the view is great. We had a very diligent and helpful server who, at times, seemed to be stretched with the number of tables he was taking care of. Noise level was on the high side. Food was bland-tasting and underwhelming for the price.

LH
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing meal and wonderful, attentive service. Thanks for a wonderful evening.

RC
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding along with service and even though it was a Rainy:cloudy day, the views were spectacular.

Highly recommend this restaurant.

AD
Toronto
41 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Turbot dish is to die for, thanks to our waiter who was amazing at explaining the menu to us!

K
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebration my daughter graduated university this year and landed a very good job in her field. The gentleman who served us was absolutely fabulous, highly professional, very personable and acknowledged our celebration. He provided exemplary service and even wrote congratulations on my daughters dessert. We were very touched by his personal touches to make this lunch even more special. Canoe should recognize this gentleman for his personalized touches for their guests. We will definitely be back and would be honoured to be served by this gentleman again.

M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

my food was cold. couldn't complain as i was with clients. too noisy.

Canoe Restaurant and Bar
Responded on 5 October 2019

Good afternoon. Thank you for sharing feedback about your recent visit to Canoe Restaurant & Bar. We are sorry to hear about your experience. Could you please send us a note through our website's contact page, so we may speak with you directly? Thank you. -Canoe Management

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ML
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience. Service was top notch and the food flavours were exquisite.

OT
Toronto
249 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular dinner. Amazing dishes full of fresh flavour and great textures. The best beef filet we can remember. Try the bison strip loin sandwich - you are in for a surprise. Takes the idea of a 'sandwich' to a whole new level - superb. Great service from Stephen and the whole team.

TM
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An outstanding restaurant, with a wonderful view above Toronto. Impeccable Service and awesome food. Quiet and high quality in all domains. Parking below the tower = easy access.

OT
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tasting menu was inspired, beautifully curated and very tasty, and our server was excellent, extremely engaging and thoughtful and funny. Overall, a terrific experience.

KC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a 6pm dinner and were seated within 5 min of that time. Service was excellent--attentive waitstaff without seeming to hover. The menu is very interesting--seasonal local ingredients and inspired combinations of flavors The mushroom soup was outstanding and the mains were very good. Pricey but worth it for a special occasion.

AJ
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, fantastic menu, art on the plate. Really well thought through, reminds me of Rene Redzepi’s Noma in terms of the philosophy of food...there’s just one thing: I wish the food arrived way warmer than it did.

CS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food took a long time to arrive and there were long waits between seeing the waiter; however, everything else was great.

MR
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant meal and stellar service. High expectations were exceeded.

CS
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Always worth taking out of town guests for the view, ambiance and food.

CL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and fantastic food options. Something for everyone in the family and everybody was happy.

EJ
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Again Canoe did not disappoint.
From the warm welcome to the attentive service to the stunning view we enjoyed our special dinner at the round corner table tremendously.
The appetizers were as delicious as they looked and the main courses were full of complex flavours satisfying the eyes and the tastebuds alike.
If you want yo impress your friends, take them to the Canoe and they love you for it!

Y
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

It is the second time to come here, I feel disappointed about the food! For the first time I feel so satisfied about the service and food. But this time, to be honest, the main dish is totally a disaster ! We order the steak and the source which is so salty, it is the first time my uncle did not finish the steak! For the Resotto I order is ridiculous, only to tasted lettuce cheese and Italian rice, it is the worst resitto I eat ! No scallops! I think I will never go Canoe again!

Canoe Restaurant and Bar
Responded on 24 September 2019

Good evening. Thank you for sharing feedback about your recent visit to Canoe Restaurant & Bar. We are sorry to hear about your experience. Could you please send us a note through our website's contact page, so we may speak with you directly? Thank you. -Canoe Management

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OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Epic Tasting Menu!

S
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service are always excellent at Canoe! I have been visiting this restaurant for 18 years and am never disappointed. Thank you for an always fine dining experience!

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