Thanks to Tourism Toronto, my daughter and I had the pleasure of eating lunch at 360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower for a press trip. The first time I went the CN Tower, a few year ago, is when I noticed advertising for the restaurant in the lobby. My family and I went to visit after we had lunch, so it was a bit too late. To be quite honest with you, prior to our visit, I had no idea the CN Tower had a restaurant. I looked up online to view the CN Tower fees and times they were open, but not really to see if we could eat a meal there.
Spectacular View and Scrumptious Meal at 360 The Restaurant
360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower is a gem in the heart of Toronto! Not only is the view spectacular of Toronto at 350 metres (1,150 ft), the food is scrumptious and we received stellar service! Did I mention that 360 offers a revolving view of Toronto? That’s right, a full 360-degree rotation of the restaurant, so you can view all of downtown Toronto, including the harbour, in about 90 minutes.
360 offers meals made with Canadian ingredients and a wide selection of Canadian wines. Since 1995, Peter George leads the culinary team at 360 The Restaurant. George and his team have been recognized with several international awards, including DiRoNA (Distinguished Restaurants of North America), a Best of Award of Excellence from the Wine Spectator magazine and WHERE Magazine’s Most Romantic Restaurant.
On May 13th 1997, 360 The Restaurant officially opened 360‘s European-style wine cellar in the sky. It was designated “World’s Highest” by Guinness World Records. It was created to resemble an underground wine cellar, featuring precision climate and humidity controls, redwood racks, double cherry doors, a 9,000 bottle storage capacity and a tasting table. As you enter the restaurant, you can also view climate control refrigerators containing wine bottles from top Canadian, French and American labels. In 2011, 360 introduced a new wine preservation system allowing the restaurant to offer a varying selection of exclusive wines by the glass from its award winning selection.
For lunch, you can select food items from the steak and seafood à la carte or prix fixe consisting of 2 courses at $55 or 3 course at $69 (they offer a similar menu for dinner at a slightly higher cost). With the prix fixe, you can choose between a wide variety of appetizers, main courses, and desserts, and it’s also supplemented by vegetarian and seafood options. I opted for the Spinach Stuffed Supreme of Chicken with sweet potato, tarragon, and succotash, and the Dark Chocolate Lave Cake with Beamsville cherries while my daughter tried the Alberta Prime Rib of Beef with bread pudding, root vegetables, and natural jus, and also the Lave Cake for dessert. Both meals were richly delicious and extremely savoury. The chicken and prime rib were so tender and juicy while the Dark Chocolate Lave Cake just melted in your mouth.
One of the best features of purchasing a prix fixe meal is it gives you complimentary access to the look out and glass floor levels of the CN Tower following your meal. I would definitely make reservations ahead of time, either online or by calling 416-362-5411, as the restaurant was all reserved when we visited. It’s also a good idea to arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your reservations since you have to be screened before entering the lobby of the CN Tower, present yourself to 360 the Restaurant counter, and use the elevator to head up to the restaurant.
I would highly recommend eating at 360 The Restaurant the next time you are in Toronto and taking advantage of the complimentary access to the CN Tower! You never get tired of the view and, of course, the amazing food!
Such a gorgeous view and the food looks amazing! i have never been to the 360 restaurant before but would love to go one of these days. hoping this summer we can make time to go. seems like good prices!
The food is so delicious and the view amazing! Hoping you go this summer!
Wow, I never knew about the restaurant either. Thanks for the review and the great pictures.
My pleasure, hope you go someday!
Looks like it was yummy! Never been up the CN Tower even though we have been to Toronto several times – maybe one of these times.
You should definitely go next time you are in Toronto!
The food looks so good, I would love to make it there some day!!
If you are in Toronto, you have to!
What beautiful views from the restaurant, I love it when you turn 360 degrees like that. I’ve only done it once – so far! The food looks yummy too, a wonderful experience no doubt about it. 🙂
We truly loved everything at the 360 the Restaurant!
The food looks absolutely delicious. I’d love to visit that restaurant someday!
Wow,thanks for the awesome review.I never knew about the restaurant either but it sure has a lovely view and the food looks delicious
Wow the view and the food look amazing!! On my bucket list for sure!! 🙂
I would so love to go to Toronto with my Hubby and eat in the CN Tower , i was there years ago , i would love to take my Husband for a getaway and Honeymoon type of thing , thanks for sharing , so gorgeous , and the food looks amazing !
Thank you for your kind words Treen! Hoping you make it to Toronto again soon!
That Dark Chocolate Lave Cake looks to DIE FOR!