Serving Up extravagant French-American fusion Cuisine
Louix Louis, as the name suggests, is a little bit French and a little bit American. Located on the 31st floor of the new uber luxe, St. Regis Toronto (the first one in Canada), this restaurant serves simple but opulent French-American inspired dishes that are perfecting for indulging yourself. Exuding royalty, splendor, and extravagance, Louix Louis harkens back to the days of cocktail parlors in New York and Paris that were frequented by those of high society. With golden hues, dark wood, and high ceilings, you’ll feel like royalty here.
With a nod towards their heritage as one of the largest whisky distilleries at the turn of the 19th century, Louix Louis currently houses over 500 bottles of whisky from all over the world, still making it one of the largest collections in North America. As you walk in, you can feel the love of whisky in the touches throughout the space and with the hundreds of bottles displayed behind the stunning 30-foot-long bar. It’s time to indulge and have a little taste the good life.
Louix Louis serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, each featuring extravagant options for you to indulge in. Executive Chef Guillanume Robin is a French Chef who has worked in a kitchen at a 5-star hotel in the United States. She has created a menu at Louix Louis using contemporary American cuisine and combining it with classic French techniques that make the dishes approachable but with a touch of indulgence. Equal parts fun and regal, these dishes are elegant, simple, and well-presented.
B.C Smoked Scallops
Louix Louis starts off with a list of lavish appetizers such as oysters, caviar and Nova Scotia Lobster with Burrata. One must-have starter is the B.C Smoked Scallops. These are cold-smoked, seared to perfection, then served with cauliflower, beetroot tartare, caviar cream and watercress.
Whole Truffle Chicken
Louix Louis offers an amazing selection of interesting dishes, but their show-stopping main has to be the Whole Truffle Chicken. The chicken is cooked sous-vide for 6 hours in truffle butter but it is presented to the guest whole then quartered and served with charred baby leeks, a truffle jus, and Italian black truffle shavings. Big enough for two or more, so this is definitely a good option to share with friends and colleagues!
Don’t Forget Dessert…
To end your extravagant and satisfying meal, the Piece de Resistance dessert called The King’s Cake is the way to go. This 13-layer chocolate cake is made with 64% Guayaquil dark-chocolate ganache and topped with sprinkled flecks of gold. A scoop of vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce is poured at the table to end your royal dinner.
Here at Louix Louis, they have a thirst for the good life. This restaurant celebrates its heritage as once being the largest distillery in the world during the turn of the 19th century. Currently, Louix Louis houses over 500 dark spirits from all over the world making it still one of the largest collections in North America. This restaurant’s focus is on whisky and you can see its influence in the interior. From the ceiling mural, to the chandeliers, to the 30-foot bar shelved with bottles, everything points to their celebration of the dark spirit. Known for a good stiff drink and great people, this is the spot for those that want to join in toasting the good life.
Louix Louis’ cocktails list feature lesser-known booze-forward classics. The Bloody Mary deserves special attention since it was invented at the St. Regis New York’s King Cole Bar in 1934. Also worth trying is the New York Sour, which was created the late 1800s, and is made with bourbon, lemon, sugar, and red wine creating an acidic, fruity, dry but semi-sweet taste. Each cocktail on the menu lists its ingredients and a quick fact about its invention.
Louix Louis is located on the 31st floor of the St. Regis Toronto and is a super luxe restaurant with soaring ceilings that celebrates whisky in every way it can. Louix Louis harkens back to the days of opulent feasts and the iconic cocktail parlours of New York and Pairs. It throws back to the glamourous gathering places of high society in the 20th century, to make you feel like royalty too.
The 60-foot-long mural along the high ceiling was painted by local Toronto artist Madison van Rijn. The mural, “Bouquet of Whisky,” is inspired by a Canadian glass of whisky. The mural is said to reflect the process and the product of this dark spirit through the smooth colors and rhythm of the piece. It acts as a visual representation of the complexities of whisky with its flavourful and distinct blends. The swirling designs look at if you’re looking into a big glass of whisky.
The opulent 30-foot-long bar also shows-off their selection of whisky and other liquors. Two-storeys high, the bar is shelved with hundreds of bottles in golden light. A secret garden terrace can also be found behind the stunning bar. Louix Louis also has an elegant second-floor private dining area for those occasions that are worth toasting. The space is perfect for corporate dinners, private events, and special celebrations.
Perfect for dates, special occasions and milestones, business meals, or even just a “treat yourself” kinda night. If you’re down to be surrounded by a uber stylist classy crowd, in a stunning surrounding –no matter where you look– then this is the place to go. Latenight weekends tends to drive in a slightly different, yet interesting crowd that is perfect for meeting people by the bar.
Location: 325 Bay Street, Toronto, ON
Contact: 416.637.5550, Email, Website
Community: Financial District
Crowd: Date Night, Business, Family-friendly, Mixed, Classy, Dress-code,
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Truly opulent overall VIBE. Great looking, stylish crowd, mixed with couples, small groups, and family dinners. Classy and elegant, but not pretentious. The food is amazing, and very timely. Must have: Their icon 13-layer chocolate cake. It’s life changing!