Canoe

Stylish Canadian cuisine with a view
VERIFIED LUXURY
Canoe is a stunning venue in which to experience creative, satisfying regional Canadian cuisine. While dazzling ingredients tend to be sourced from wonderful local producers, many organic, the kitchen borrows flavors and techniques from the world at large, including Asia, France and the American South.

The end product is inventive food and an equally original room. The five-course tasting menu is a rollercoaster of succulent flavors including tenderloin tartare, broiled Sablefish and caramelized honey crisp apple almond cake. The wine list is equally indulgent.
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Our Inspector's Highlights
• Getting dressed up and making a special night out of a visit to Canoe with your special someone adds to the excitement — the spectacular views, posh contemporary décor and exquisite fare call for it.

• Canoe has sleek, downtown vibes with its floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows and rich, dark furniture; choose to take the elevator trip up to the 54th floor restaurant, and you’ll be afforded incredible views of Toronto Island and the lake on the way up as well as while you dine.

• An extensive wine list highlights Canadian vintners alongside a curated selection of international vineyards.

• If you couldn’t snag a reservation, or you’re just in the mood for something light, belly up to the bar for seasonal cocktails and delicious Canadian-inspired bar bites.

• Each dish at the Toronto restaurant is as gorgeous as it is delicious. You’ll be sure to enjoy a feast for the eyes before digging into whichever locally inspired meal you choose.
Things to Know
• The dress code at the luxury Financial District restaurant is business and smart casual. It’s not uncommon to see men wear jackets for dinner and women turned out in dresses and heels.

• You can even park gratis at the Toronto Dominion Underground Parking Facility Monday through Friday after 5:30 p.m.; parking there is complimentary all day on weekends.

• Canoe serves lunch weekdays from 11:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., while dinner service begins each evening at 5. The Financial District restaurant serves until 10:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Food
• The menu features global cuisine made with only the best Canadian ingredients. You might start with the Ontario burrata with squid ink lavash before diving into the rioni risotto with salt baked kohlrabi.

• For the most well rounded Canoe experience, opt for the seven-course tasting menu. Highlights include the stag tartare, creamed corn with chanterelle mushrooms and the Concord grape tart with La Sauvagine cheese mousse.

• A large selection of hearty delights is available at lunch here too. Soups, salads, sandwiches and even braised Tamarack lamb are served up each afternoon. 

• You’ll want to save room for dessert at this Financial District restaurant. From a flourless chocolate cake with mint mousse to a rhubarb cheesecake and a classic butter tart (complete with brown sugar praline cream), any sweet tooth will be satiated here.
The Drinks
• Seasonal cocktails are a highlight here, featuring the best of Canada’s bounty. In the summer, you might try the Triple R, a rosy-hued concoction of Creekside rose, raspberry juice, Tamarack Farms rhubarb shrub and soda.

• Alongside the seasonal sips are a handful of Canoe classics, with a twist. One of the more unique year-round offerings is the Dill Pickle—a blend of Beefeater gin, Grand Marnier, lemon, white cranberry juice and dill puree.

• The robust wine list heavily features Canadian vineyards. Most of the vintages offered by the glass hail from the Niagara Peninsula in Ontario.
Getting There
66 Wellington Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5K 1H6
TEL416-364-0054