The Senator consists of two distinct historic rooms; the original 1940’s DINER on the main floor and the WINEBAR upstairs, an intimate Parisian style cafe that dates back to the 1860’s. Both rooms are fully licensed and offer entirely different menus under the supervision of Executive Chef Paul Laforet - see our Menu pages. We take dinner reservations in the Diner and full Brunch and Dinner reservations in the Winebar; however, it is first come first serve - which is never that long a wait - in the Diner for Breakfast, Lunch and Brunch. The Winebar only has room for 24 so we take both Dinner and Dinner/Show reservations but we do not take reservations for the show alone. Please confirm your reservation on the same day you are dining and inform us if you are arriving later than 15 minutes otherwise it will be cancelled.
We are an old-fashioned restaurant and take reservations the old-fashioned way; in person or by phone. So please call us directly at 416 364 7517 or leave us a message - we have voice mail - but do not accept reservations online or by email and do not work with any outside services.
You will see our original hanging neon sign at 249 Victoria St. just south of Dundas; around the corner from the Eaton Centre, directly across the street from the Ed Mirvish Theatre and a few steps to Massey Hall. The entrance to the Diner and Winebar - on top of the Senator - is the same front door.
Private Events & Large Parties
We are delighted to accommodate groups of any size from 10 -100 who are looking for a special place for a special event at anytime. You can book either the “Diner” or “Winebar” or both and our Chefs and planners will work with you to create memorable menus and events. Please contact us at 416 364 7517 and ask for Anne or Michelle or write us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Monday – 7:30am to 2:30pm
- Tuesday to Friday – 7:30am to 9:00pm
- Saturday – 8:00am to 9:00pm
- Sunday – 8:00am to 2:30pm