Lovely ambience and tasty food with generous portions and attentive wait staff. Would definitely like to try their dinner menu!
Food was great. Lovely location.
Our server had a bit of a chip on this shoulder. We asked to switch a chair because it was a lot lower than the bench/table and was very uncomfortable and not conducive to conversation or to eat easily (especially with the noise levels) when we initially got there. He abruptly told us “no, you can’t switch chairs - you have to get permission from the front desk as the table next to you might be reserved because of the chair” this is fair, however, he should have gone to ask instead of asking the customer to get up and go ask and make a request. Thankfully, the gentleman cleaning the tables (Indian looking man) was very helpful and took the initiative to do so on our behalf and then allowed us to move to a move functional table.
Dinner was great, service was smooth and the Veal Paillard was so delicious!!
We will be back!
The food was delicious and flavourful.
The noise level was a bit loud and the prices were on the high side too.
That being said, it was still a good experience.
The service was fantastic.
Poor service. Food was nothing special.
Food presentation was basic.
What an incredible and diverse menu! My family had beautiful, tender pork, octopus cooked to perfection, and side dishes of beautifully spiced legumes that highlighted the flavours of each dish. Would definitely go again!
We had our monthly women’s brunch here on Saturday and it was fabulous. The space was gorgeous, food was delicious, service was great, and the music was on point. It was somewhere where many of us had walked by but never actually tried. We’re glad we finally did.
Food was absolutely amazing and the staff , are top !!
We had an amazing experience, I would highly recommend Lena !
Great restaurant, love the centre bar and main dining room. Very New York feel!
Food was great, service was very good. Restaurant is so noisy. Too many hard surface with no noise reducing ability made it difficult to hold a conversation.
Service was good....food was terrible. I have dined here before, for brunch, and was looking forward to going back.
Very noisy- service amateurish- felt we were getting rushed to get out and it was a Monday night and not busy
Requested a table in the bar area when I made the reservation. Upon check-in, the hostess did not say a word, just seated us at the worst possible table in the restaurant. It was right by the elevator, in the entrance to the dining room. One of the chairs was obstructed by a column, so could not comfortably sit at the table.
Have been to this restaurant at least 10 times. This visit was not one of the best.
Delightful atmosphere. A favorite go to in the city. Delicious meals always and an excellent cocktail list.
Excellent service, it is good in general, but this time the service provided by Kevin C. was outstanding. From remember me and the options that I generally take no matter that I didn't go to the restaurant in several months, to the attention to the detail, it made my business lunch a success. Good service is a great part of what I come back to Lena.
Our waiter was fantastic. Best service Ive had in a long time!
The woman @ the door was horrible. Told me I Didn’t have a reservation. Then asked me if it was for that location or one in another city. Even after I showed her she challenged me. Turns out part of my party had already been seated there for that reservation truthfully I’m not really sure but no apology or softening on her behalf at all. My food came cold and was sent back the server was very kind so that’s not his fault. Overall not a great experience I won’t be going back anytime soon
It’s one of my fave places! But whenever I bring friends I get the upstairs room which is fine but not the experience I raved about :(
It was our anniversary
The positives: great service, kind people, nice environment.
The real downside: the food ! I have to say it was not very good. Partially, I didn't realize the salad had anchovies (which was my fault), but the rest was mediocre at best. I was really disappointed (sorry!).
A beautiful space. Our food was very good and service was professional and swift, but it felt like that "something special" to warrant the hefty price tag for the evening was missing. I'd definitely return, but perhaps for a drink at the stunning bar instead of dinner.
Good food and service. If you don't like noise do not go on a busy night. If you like the energetic type with loud noise this is your place. Tables for two people are small and very close to each other. Overall the place is good but not exceptional
Good service, food is very complicated, to much oil and seasoning I would say an average. Won’t come back for dinner.
The food quality this time was very poor. Have been here many times, something was off this time
First and foremost, we were extremely disappointed with the $1 oyster special. Online it’s advertised as such, however when you arrive you’re told it’s 30 oysters at $1 per bottle of wine purchased. If I’d known that, I wouldn’t have come. So be advised.
The food did take some time, which was odd as it didn’t seem particularly busy for a Wednesday evening. The oysters came in 12 and then 18. In between, our app (charred calamari) arrived. It was delicious, but not at all a $16 serving size worth. My friends both had the tagliatelle seafood pasta. The pasta was undercooked for one of the portions and both had pasta that was stuck together and hard. They also mentioned the flavour balance was off (very fishy and gritty... like sand). When they asked for parmesan, they were told it would be an extra $1.50 🙃 I had the 7oz steak frite, which was very good.
Overall, I don’t think I’d go back again. Not really worth the price for the portions and the advertising on the special was quite misleading.
Our server, however, was wonderful and made what could have been a terrible dining experience, into something great.
We got there a slightly late and close to closing time, but we were served quick and very well and did not feel rushed at all despite staying right up to closing time. Our server was kind and helpful. Food was delicious. Portions were very reasonable for this type of establishment/price. Overall it was a great experience that I would recommend to my friends and relatives and anyone who likes to try different food and cuisines.
We came here for a drink before dinner elsewhere (opentable did not allow me to leave that area blank so I had to rate it).
We were intrigued by their cocktail list and it did not disappoint; highly recommend the Gin Slip & Wine Gummie. Will be back to sample more and eat some food next time.
We couldn’t engage in a conversation with my partner. The music plus the loud conversations were too much.
Otherwise the food was delicious.
A great experience overall. The menu had lots of great options that described the dishes well. The service was helpful, friendly, polite and supportive (thanks Matt)! The food itself was delicious (smoked salmon scramble was tasty). The decor, furniture, ambience was everything you would expect for a downtown Toronto restaurant. Well Done!
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Steak and Fries were really good! Service was attentive.
Music was great, food was amazing, service could be improved in suggesting meals from menu. Asked for no bacon on my cod and extra mushrooms instead. There was no bacon but also no mushrooms. Overall food was really good.
Great food, good service, nice location but a little overpriced
Awesome food and service.
Valentine’s Day - great drinks and food, a little pricey
The burrata appetizer is amazing. We went to have valentines dinner and got the winterlicious menu. But the place where we seated was cold.
We were seated near the bar and the music was way too loud for a proper conversation without yelling. There wasn’t much aisle room after we were seated so I didn’t enjoy someone banging into me with their laptop bag! Lighting was also too dark for proper dinner atmosphere; great for the bar scene, not for casual dinner.
Huge thanks to their restaurant manager Liz and our server Taylor for their excellent service and for accommodating us with our team lunch. We came in for the Winterlicious menu - loved my Atlantic Salmon and Flourless Chocolate Torte!