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Library Bar at Fairmont Royal York

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Wed, 6/19
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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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TRADITIONAL AFTERNOON TEA​
Farmer’s Egg Truffle Chive Salad
Smoked Aurora Turkey Breast
With cranberry emulsion
St. Lawrence Market Caprese
Organic baby arugula, pesto mayo, vine ripened tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella cheese
St. Mary’s Smoked Salmon
Fairmont Royal York lemonade aioli, cucumber
Traditional Scones with Devonshire Cream and a selection of Preserves
Chocolate Truffle Flourless Cake
Guava and Raspberry Mousse
French Macaroon and Paté de Fruit
39.50
THE ROYAL TEA EXPERIENCE​
25.00
The Royal Tea Experience
Enhance traditional afternoon tea offerings with smoked salmon canapés paired with a glass of moet chandon brut imperial champagne
A LA CARTE​
10.00
Scones with Preserves and Harmony Dairies Organic Cream
15.00
Tea Sandwiches
For one
15.00
Pastries
For one
Loose Leaf Tea
For one 5
LOOSE LEAF TEA SELECTIONS​
Fairmont Breakfast
A perfect breakfast tea with burgundy depth and malt highlights.
Fairmont Earl Grey
Black tea blend with a distinctive flavor and aroma which is derived from the addition of oil extracted from the rind of the bergamot orange, a fragrant citrus fruit.
Genmaichi Green Tea
Ancient tea of the Samurai. Grassy, vegetative character is perfectly balanced by warm, full-bodied bakey notes that are almost chewable.
Jasmine Butterfly #1
Generously floral cup imparts a peerless Jasmine bouquet. Highly aromatic nose. Delicate white blooms said to resemble butterfly wings.
Kyoto Cherry Rose
Delicate notes of rose and cherry weave sweet layers through the grassiness of premium Japan style Sencha. Pale, light infusion.
1907 Fairmont Centennial Blend
Rich and moody off the nose, it opens with malty astringency and finishes with hints of oak cask and a dusting of delicate citrus.
Montebello Apple Spice
Rustic heirloom apple pie in a refreshing Tisane reminiscent of autumn apples blended with sweet and piquant notes of spice.
The Empress 1908 Blend
Rich Orange Pekoe tends bright with light astringent notes and round body. Opens beautifully with a splash of milk and a dash of sugar.
Cascade Organic Peppermint
The climate in the Cascade Mountains provides perfect growing conditions for uthis cool, pungent and lively tea.
Berry Berry (Decaffeinated)
A blend of elder-berries, dried currants, strawberries, blueberries and hibiscus petals.
PRICE RANGE
$16 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, Canadian, Contemporary
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday

This was our second stay at this hotel and we enjoyed this lounge very much, both times! The decor is warm and inviting... comfy seating and non intrusive live music. The cocktail menu has something for most palettes and the staff were friendly but professional....More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank David B
Reviewed yesterday

Lovely surroundings, although the menu is a little limited. Entertainment in the shape of live music.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Elspeth O
Reviewed 2 days ago

The nightly dinner special was local pickerel fish. Wow, what treat. The fish came with local asparagus and French beans plus mash potatoes. The vegetables were also very fresh and tasty. We went for the Californian chardonnay so it was a perfect meal. Our server...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank FuzzyBeaver
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for a cozy cocktail. Sat at bar because the tables and couches were full but that was great. Bartenders were very friendly, mixing great cocktails and giving us great food suggestions - PAI Thai and Kojin (both were excellent suggestions).

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Trvlchnnl
FairmontRoyalYork, Public Relations Manager at Library Bar at Fairmont Royal York, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent visit. We are pleased to know you had a wonderful experience and enjoyed the service from the bartenders. We hope to welcome you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love eating here because the atmosphere is so relaxing and comfortable. The wine is very high-end and the food is ok but overall the experience is top-notch. Always busy so you need to reserve. Pricey but worth it. One of our favourite spots.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank 148carolinemcn
FairmontRoyalYork, Public Relations Manager at Library Bar at Fairmont Royal York, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your review. We are delighted to know you had a relaxed and comfortable experience with us. We hope to welcome you back soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked away (due to the ongoing renovations) on the L level of the Fairmont Royal York, the Library has been bar seats only on my last two visits. The bar however is quite comfortable and the menu is available. The cocktail list is wonderful as...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Kirsten M
FairmontRoyalYork, Public Relations Manager at Library Bar at Fairmont Royal York, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your review, Kristen. We are delighted to know you had a wonderful experience with us and we hope to welcome you again soon!

Reviewed May 12, 2019 via mobile

I was so excited to take my mother to the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, for their mothers day afternoon tea in the library bar. Unfortunately, It was not what I had expected. First of all, we were not even in the library bar, which was...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank eh_yeah
FairmontRoyalYork, Public Relations Manager at Library Bar at Fairmont Royal York, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent visit to Library Bar. While we are pleased to know you have been a loyal guest of ours for many years, we are truly sorry to learn of your disappointing Afternoon Tea experience. As a measure...More

Reviewed May 7, 2019

I met a friend who was in Toronto on a business trip, for a quick drink and meal at the Library Bar. As a local, I would normally not frequent a hotel bar, but was pleasantly surprised. The Royal York is a very old hotel,...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Therichpeasant
FairmontRoyalYork, Public Relations Manager at Library Bar at Fairmont Royal York, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2019

Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent visit. We are thrilled to learn of the amazing experience you had and impeccable service you received. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you again soon!

Reviewed April 28, 2019 via mobile

Upscale bar with fantastic martinis. Service was exceptional. Had the prime rib sandwich which was very good and filling. Overall a good experience.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank ELC_Freddy_Beach
FairmontRoyalYork, Public Relations Manager at Library Bar at Fairmont Royal York, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review. We are delighted to know you had an exceptional experience with us! We hope to welcome you again soon!

Reviewed April 28, 2019

We decided to stay at the Royal York for breakfast and we really enjoyed it. The only disappointment was finding out that OJ and coffee were $6 each after receiving our bill. The meal choices were worth the price but these drinks were a bit...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank glenns409
FairmontRoyalYork, Public Relations Manager at Library Bar at Fairmont Royal York, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review. We are pleased to know overall you had a wonderful breakfast experience with us and we appreciate your feedback on the pricing of beverages. We have shared your comments with our Director of Food and Beverage for internal follow-up....More

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Response from WindsNWaters | Reviewed this property |
best thing to do is call the hotel directly
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Response from Maureen D | Reviewed this property |
Didn't ask for gf but I'd be shocked if they didn't have good choice.
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Response from Aun M | Reviewed this property |
I had lunch there which was delicious I am sure they have a dinner menu with equally tasty items.
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