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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SR
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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
248 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommended for business lunch.

JD
Montreal
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing culinary experience, wine pairing was fantastic!

NP
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
248 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!

KF
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We both enjoyed our lunch. The menu had a very nice selection of preliminary and main courses. I had the wild mushroom soup and my nephew had the soup of the day and we both had the lobster club sandwich, and both finished with the rhubarb pavlova, and they were all excellent.

V
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Dropped off a bottle of wine to decant 90min earlier. Very happy as always with canoe

OT
Toronto
248 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing tasting menu at such a reasonable price for this high quality. Childhood nostalgia such a clever idea and each dish has taste, texture, interest and inspiration. Wonderful service and outstanding view.

S
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The service is out of this world. You feel very special and everyone is exceptionally nice. The menu is very limited and if you don't eat fish, you have maybe 2-3 choices. The view is a big WOW and really the only reason we would ever return.

JH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for the excellent service and food. Had the tasting menu with wine paring. Very delicious- great experience

JR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Overall, the food was vey good. The only quibble was the portion size. I’m in my late 70’S and don’t have a big appetite, in fact, I usually complain that the portions are so large that I can’t possibly manage three courses, and often not two. So it was a bit disappointing to have a three course meal and leave the restaurant still hungry!
I was also disappointed to be put at a window table, with one seat facing the view and the other directly towards the back of the restaurant, so the person nearest the window had to twist a full 180 degrees to see the view. Considering that it was a Tuesday evening and the restaurant was far from full, the table could easily have been shifted so that both of us could have enjoyed the view. When I asked, the waiter simply said that both seats had a good view, and they couldn’t move the table.
Its not a place we’ll return to soon.

Canoe Restaurant and Bar
Responded on 20 September 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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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Very professional. Immediately wished us a happy anniversary as soon as we entered. Our server was very knowledgeable of the menu. View was outstanding. Food delicious. Just amazing experience overall. Made for great memorable anniversary.

BG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The Canoe Bar is one of my favourite places and Jeff is one of very best hosts/bartenders in town.

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