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Tundra Restaurant & Bar

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Downtown Toronto
Canadian
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145 Richmond Street W | Hilton Toronto Hotel, Toronto, Ontario M5H 2L2, Canada (University)
Queen and University subway station and Queen and York street car station.
+1 416-860-6800
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6:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 6:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: From the design to the decor to the menu, Tundra was conceived to evoke...
From the design to the decor to the menu, Tundra was conceived to evoke the image, the texture and the taste of Canada. Now celebrating 15 delicious years, Tundra remains true to its original concept ... Canadian inspired cuisine. Under the tutelage of Toronto native, Kevin Prendergast, our culinary brigade offers a wealth of cooking techniques and styles, thanks to their multicultural and ethnically diverse backgrounds. Inspired by fresh, locally sourced produce and protein, sustainable seafood and foraged gems from independent purveyors, our team passionately makes each dining experience unique ... Depending on the season and the ingredients. The wine list, curated by General Manager and Sommelier Aynsley Lenkorn, is well sourced offering variety in by the glass, on tap, bottle and vintage selections. Canadian craft beer and cocktails that are both classic, yet original are always available. Tundra is elegant and stylish, yet relaxed and welcoming with warm, excellent service and always an enchanting experience. It is conveniently located in the heart of the city at Richmond and University Avenue, within the contemporary Hilton Toronto hotel. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with well tailored menus for all dining experiences from power breakfasts to pre-theatre prix fixe menus to corporate, casual or formal events.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lunch

Great service and food was excellent. Waiter was a really cool guy called Baba - couldn't do enough for us.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
brab2b
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Ontario's Highlands, Canada
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Large groups
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Ontario's Highlands, Canada
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great service and food was excellent. Waiter was a really cool guy called Baba - couldn't do enough for us.

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HiltonYYZ, General Manager at Tundra Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear brab2b ... Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with fellow foodies on TripAdvisor! We're delighted that you enjoyed the food and service from one of our long service employees, Baba. He is a gem and a very important part of the team ... we'll be sure to share your comments with him. New Spring menus... More 

Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Poor service, server was not with the program, several other patrons experienced the same. First thing he told me was he was so busy. I said that is a good thing. He replied good for the hotel, not him! He was not organized with taking the order, delivering the order, and clearing the table. He was so rushed in delivering... More 

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HiltonYYZ, General Manager at Tundra Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Very sorry for your poor experience. These are not the standards of Tundra and we apologize and hope you'll try us again! More 

Arviat, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I was staying at the Hilton Toronto for a few days so I ate at Tundra several times. The Alberta Bison burger was very good, but the wild boar was excellent! Served with kimchi and clams, it was fantastic! My friends had excellent meals as well. The server was knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly, and given the quality of the food... More 

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HiltonYYZ, General Manager at Tundra Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed everything! We are launching our new menu on April 7th hopefully we see you again next time your in Toronto! Lots of new exciting dishes! More 

Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Had breakfast buffet here and two dinners. Breakfast buffet was well laid out with lots of options. I enjoyed the Eggs Benedict. For dinner, I had the striploin one night and Black Cod another. Both were very nicely prepared and delicious. The only complaint I would have is that it's a little salty for my taste. Service was very good.

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HiltonYYZ, General Manager at Tundra Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

We are looking forward to seeing you next time! More 

Toronto
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

If you wish to have an indifferent experience, go there. The servers are borderline rude. We were not seted at the table we requested. I called first as I have specific dietary requests which I was told could be met------they were not! This was our third time there, and it was same old same old.

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HiltonYYZ, General Manager at Tundra Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

I'm terribly sorry for your experience. These are not the standards of Tundra and we would love the chance to make it up to you. More 

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We had exemplary service at breakfast and dinner on January 30. The person in charge, Peggy, was remarkably helpful, esp. at dinner before the opera. She remembered us from breakfast, which I thought was very good when she must have had a long day! Bert Almon

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HiltonYYZ, General Manager at Tundra Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

thanks for the great feedback Bert! We hope you had a great evening at the Opera and look forward to seeing you next time! More 

Germantown, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

Tundra is just off the lobby of the Toronto Hilton. My initial impression was that the ambiance seemed very "corporate" and less intimate than I usually like, and I expected the food to be "standard hotel restaurant food." I was delighted by how wrong I was. The menu was intriguing and the favors wowed us. One of our guests ordered... More 

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HiltonYYZ, General Manager at Tundra Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi John Thanks kindly for all your feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your meal here at Tundra. We are definitely not your typical hotel restaurant and would love to see you again! We are launching our spring menu April 1st and would love to have you back! More 

Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

We ate here because it is beside the opera house and offers a discount to patrons. The service and ambience was very classy and welcoming. The Arctic char was perfectly cooked and served with fresh vegetables and grains. The Caramel, Apple & Cheddar dessert has a minuscule amount of shortbread & roasted apple & salted caramel ice cream but was... More 

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HiltonYYZ, General Manager at Tundra Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

thanks for your feedback! We hope you enjoyed the Opera. We are launching a new menu April 1st so please come by and try out some of our new options. More 

Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Extremely good value for your money. Even though the choices on the menu are limited, the quality of food is excellent. Really liked the way the table was set-up. They have these trendy placemats, as opposed to table cloths. Was a bit disappointed with the quality of their napkins - felt like cheap rental. The staff is very friendly and... More 

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HiltonYYZ, General Manager at Tundra Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Deepakin Toronto ... Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us! We appreciate your comments and will certainly share them with our team! We are currently looking at creating our new Spring menu and will keep your comments about the "limited menu choices" in mind. Toronto's annual food event, Winterlicious starts this week and we... More 

Toronto, Canada
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This restaurant serves superb food, and I believe are also responsible for the Room Service food, his is also excellent.

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HiltonYYZ, General Manager at Tundra Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Knight_Wayne ... Thanks for dining with us and sharing your feedback! You are right ... Tundra is also responsible for the Room Service food. We hope that you will come back and visit us again soon! Have a great weekend! Aynsley Lenkorn, Tundra General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 145 Richmond Street W | Hilton Toronto Hotel, Toronto, Ontario M5H 2L2, Canada
    (University)
  • Public Transportation: Queen and University subway station and Queen and York street car station.
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown Toronto
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
  • Phone Number: +1 416-860-6800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups

Description

From the design to the decor to the menu, Tundra was conceived to evoke the image, the texture and the taste of Canada. Now celebrating 15 delicious years, Tundra remains true to its original concept ... Canadian inspired cuisine. Under the tutelage of Toronto native, Kevin Prendergast, our culinary brigade offers a wealth of cooking techniques and styles, thanks to their multicultural and ethnically diverse backgrounds. Inspired by fresh, locally sourced produce and protein, sustainable seafood and foraged gems from independent purveyors, our team passionately makes each dining experience unique ... Depending on the season and the ingredients. The wine list, curated by General Manager and Sommelier Aynsley Lenkorn, is well sourced offering variety in by the glass, on tap, bottle and vintage selections. Canadian craft beer and cocktails that are both classic, yet original are always available. Tundra is elegant and stylish, yet relaxed and welcoming with warm, excellent service and always an enchanting experience. It is conveniently located in the heart of the city at Richmond and University Avenue, within the contemporary Hilton Toronto hotel. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with well tailored menus for all dining experiences from power breakfasts to pre-theatre prix fixe menus to corporate, casual or formal events.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:30 am - 12:00 am

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