Louix Louis

Modern European opulence with skyline views

Boasting a bird’s-eye view of the Toronto skyline, Louix Louis elevates the classic European dining experience in nearly every way. Thanks to its 31st-floor address atop The St. Regis Toronto, the venue affords its diners stunning sunsets and shimmering nighttime views all accompanied by extravagant interiors that would feel right at home within a 21st-century rendition of Versailles.

A gilded dining room outfitted with plush leather chairs and an array of modern artwork sets the scene for indulgent courses of continental cuisine. Opulent isn’t an overstatement here — lobster, caviar and truffle are all staple ingredients on the classically inspired menu, and one of North America’s largest collections of brown spirits can be found behind the double-height bar.

Twinkling lights from contemporary floral-shaped chandeliers tie together a space that is at once vintage and modern, striking a perfectly Instagrammable balance of Old World opulence and modern-day chic with mouthwatering offerings to match.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • The menu at Louix Louis manages to reach indulgent status. Approachable dishes like roasted chicken are elevated with a truffle jus, and hearty clam chowder enjoys a lavish dollop of caviar.
  • While lounging at the bar, don’t forget to look up. An ethereal 60-foot ceiling mural from local artist Madison van Rijn (appropriately dubbed “Bouquet of Whisky”) depicts a blend of brown- and cream-hued swirls that represent a swirled glass of Canadian whiskey.
  • While generally French or Mediterranean in nature, dinner offerings do include nods to the Toronto restaurant’s address. Bits of maple bacon add a local bite to a classic Caesar salad and Canadian lobster plays a starring role in a rich risotto.
  • With such swanky surroundings, of course dessert is no afterthought at Louix Louis. The main sweet attraction is the venue’s 13-layer chocolate cake stacked with 64% Guayaquil ganache and hazelnut-chocolate buttercream, all topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for good measure.
  • While you may be focused on the food, be sure to ask your server for wine and whiskey pairings to enjoy with your meal.

The Bar

  • The stunning two-story Grand Bar blends the beauty of past and present into one luxurious lounge. The look is a modern rendition of classic art deco cocktail parlors in New York and Paris with gilded accents, leather barstools and plenty of high-end spirits.
  • The Toronto bar is home to one of the largest collections of dark spirits in North America — more than 500 bottles, to be precise.
  • Grand Bar updates classic and nearly forgotten tipples. Enjoy a taste of history with a revived 19th-century libation, the whiskey-based New York Sour, or savor a fragrant low-ABV cocktail like the In Cadenza.
  • Inspired by Toronto’s history as a renowned distillery district, the bar menu specializes in sips featuring top-shelf whiskies and brown spirits. A cocktail like the Bay Street Manhattan might be made with Michter’s US*1 small-batch bourbon or the Spiced Old Fashioned with Appleton Estate 8-year-old reserve rum.
  • Teetotalers aren’t forgotten at the Grand Bar. A small collection of complex mocktails like the Headly Grange (cucumber, rose, pink peppercorn, coriander and tonic water) satisfies without encroaching on overly sweet territory.

Getting There
325 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5H 4G3
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