Our Reservations

You will see our original neon sign hanging at 249 Victoria St. We are just south of Dundas, around the corner from the Eaton Centre, and directly across the street from the Ed Mirvish Theatre and a just a few steps to Massey Hall and the Elgin/Wintergarden Theatres.

The Senator consists of two very distinct historic rooms - the original 1940’s Main Floor and the Top o’ the Senator, an intimate room that dates back to the 1860’s, on the second floor. Both rooms are fully licensed.


Breakfast, Lunch and Brunch is first-come, first-served - which is never that long a wait.



Reservations for parties of 6 or more are requested to reserve by calling us at 416.364.7517.

To enjoy a relaxing dinner at the Senator, we recommend that you plan to spend an hour and a half with us for parties of 4 or fewer, and two hours for larger parties.

For pre-theater dining for shows with a curtain time of 7:30, we recommend that you arrive no later than 5:30 for parties of 4 or fewer, or 5:15 for larger parties.

For pre-theater dining for shows with a curtain time of 8:00, we recommend that you arrive no later than 5:45 for parties of 4 or fewer, or 5:30 for larger parties.

Diners with reservations will be seated either on our Main Floor or upstairs at the Top o' the Senator depending on availability.

Please call us if you will be more than 10 minutes late for your reservation or your reservation will be cancelled.

If you are reserving at the Top o' the Senator for Dinner and Show for either Friday or Saturday evening, please specify Top o' the Senator when making your reservation online.


If you are looking for a special place for a special event at any time, we are delighted to accommodate groups of any size from 10 -100. Our Chefs and planners will work with you to create memorable menus celebrating your event. Both the Main Floor and the Top o' the Senator are available for bookings.

Our dinner menu paired with wines from our curated selection make our Top o' the Senator a perfect room for a festive evening with friends, family and associates.

Please call us at 416.364.7517 for information or to reserve your evening.

Find Us

The Senator Restaurant
249 Victoria Street
Toronto, ON - M5B 1T8
(416) 364-7517

Our Seating Policy

The Senator can be very busy - especially on weekends. We have 19 booths on our Main Floor and to provide the best service for all of our guests - most of whom want to get in and out quickly for breakfast, lunch and brunch - we do not allow tables to be held and will only seat guests when their entire party has arrived. This allows us to serve and cook for our guests who are here rather than making us all wait for those who are en route. When we are busy turning tables and you are in-line waiting for your party to arrive, we understand that it can be upsetting to have other guests seated ahead of you but be assured that you will be seated at the first available table when your entire party arrives.

Thank you for understanding.

Dinner/Show Cover Charges

We work tirelessly to procure the finest ingredients for our meals, to curate privately imported wines and source distinctive talent all at fair and reasonable prices. All artists appearing at Top o' the Senator are well-paid and fed and, going back to Diana Krall who initially debuted at the Top o' the Senator before she became an international star, we are never sure who will emerge as the next star to perform at the Senator. Thank you for supporting our Canadian artists.