Serving up great Canadian food, with a view
There aren’t many people who can say they’ve enjoyed a full course meal 350 meters in the air, overlooking the Toronto skyline. That is exactly what 360 Restaurant in the CN Tower offers. The food is delicious, of course, but the experience is what really takes it all to another level.
The CN Tower’s 360 restaurant offers a lunch, dinner and seafood menu and with so many choices it can get hard to pick just one! Luckily for you, we’ve put together a breakdown so you can make sure that your visit is perfect.
If you’re a fan of fish, then the Atlantic Salmon Filet is a must-try! It comes with a sweet corn purée, French beans, julienne butternut squash & toasted pumpkin seeds, spruce & a chili vinaigrette. The mix of sweet and salty is to-die-for and if you’re extra hungry be sure to ask for a side of sautéed foraged mushrooms with thyme – now that’s what we call a meal!
A dinner overlooking Toronto at night is a sure-fire way to impress your date. Want to go one step further? Order the 8oz Northern Ranch Bison Tenderloin. Paired with West Cost trumpet mushroom jus, this CN Tower staple will leave you wanting seconds. Dating a vegan? Don’t worry, it’s hard not to be these days! Try the roasted baby eggplant stuffed with edamame, mint and garlic with lentil & mung bean fritter, sweet potato & tahini purée. If there’s one way to make vegetables taste delicious, it’s in this!
Now if you’re looking to go all out, the seafood menu might be for you. 360 Restaurant’s Ultimate Seafood Platter comes out to $395, but you definitely get your money’s worth. Picture a chilled three-tiered platter of fresh Canadian seafood. Two whole 1½ lb Atlantic lobsters, 2 dozen Malpeque oysters, 2 dozen shrimp, ½ lb of queen crab claws, 1 lb of Fogo Island snow crab legs, ¼ lb of House-smoked Manitoulin Island trout Raw sea scallops marinated in garlic and buttermilk with parsley gremolata and 2 dozen marinated Prince Edward Island mussels. With this dinner, your stomach (and heart) will leave very, very full.
Don’t Forget Dessert…
Still have room for dessert? Good! The Strawberry Tart and Shep’s Milk Yoghurt should be your go-to. The light and refreshing dessert is just what you need after such a filling meal. You’ll get glazed Ontario strawberries, strawberry sorbet, a house-baked tart shell and Best Baa yoghurt. Trust us, your stomach and taste-buds will thank you.
If you’re coming to 360 Restaurant, wine is definitely the way to go. 360 Restaurant’s cellar in the sky holds the Guinness World Record as “world’s highest”. It was created to resemble a typical underground wine cellar, that features precision climate and humidity controls, redwood racks, double cherry doors, a 9,000 bottle storage capacity and a tasting table. With such an extensive selection, you’re sure to find the perfect pairing for your meal. For the seafood or vegetable meals, we recommend the 2015 “Bistro” Chardonnay from the Hidden Bench Estate Winery.
Eating 350 meters in the air will obviously bring a whole new dimension to your dining experience. The inside of the restaurant is high-end, luxurious and will honestly leave you feeling fancy. It’s true, it does rotate, which gives you a new view possibly even every time you look out the window… but not fast enough to even remotely make you feel sick. You likely won’t even notice — until one time you’re overlooking the city, and the next you can see the lake. 🙂
Overlooking Toronto, the lit-up skyscrapers add a nice glow to the already intimate ambience. Pro tip: for the best views make sure to ask for a window table at reception!
Whether you’re going during the day, or night, for lunch or for dinner, you are sure to have a memorable time at 360 Restaurant. The food is on the pricier side, but definitely worth it. Remember that you aren’t just paying for steak and wine, but for an entire experience. Spectacular views, beautiful decor and luxury meals ensure a fancy, intimate night for the books.
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VIBE Critics: Steven Branco, Francis Chang, Mili Jain
There was an excellent overall VIBE. Perfect for dates, business lunches, and intimate dinners. Classy, formal ambiance with great food, and large portions.