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The Senator consists of two very distinct historic rooms - the original 1940’s Diner on our 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.

The Top o' the Senator is located on our second floor in the original building that dates back to the 1860's. A talented roster of artists, highlighted by our resident Juno award-winning blues pianist Julian Fauth, perform various genres of music every Friday and Saturday night; please see full listings on our MUSIC page. The 24-seat room is on top of the original Senator Diner and is outfitted with period furnishings including a 1920’s Prohibition era bar from Cleveland and a classic 1929 Heintzman upright piano.

We take full dinner reservations for both the Main Floor and the Top o’ the Senator, on our second floor.

If you are reserving for dinner and show for either Friday or Saturday evening, please indicate that you are reserving for the Top o' the Senator when reserving online.


    WINEBAR HOURS

  • FridayDinner 7:30pm to 9:30pm|Music 9:00pm to Midnight|Cocktails and Snacks Until Closing
  • SaturdayDinner 7:30pm to 9:30pm|Music 9:00pm to Midnight|Cocktails and Snacks Until Closing
Dinner Menu
Wine Menu
Late Nite Snacks
The return of live music to the Senator has been welcomed by patrons who supported and loved the original Top O’ the Senator - our internationally renowned jazz club - which flourished from 1991 until it closed in 2005. As we only have seating for 24 in our intimate Top o' the Senator which dates back to the 1860’s, we highly recommend that guests make reservations to guarantee a table for dinner and then watch as the room transforms into an old-fashioned, late-night speakeasy with plenty of audience participation.

Our resident artist at the Top o' the Senator is the Juno award-winning blues pianist, Julian Fauth, who performs Fridays with a featured guest. On Saturday we showcase a wide range of artists in every genre – please see our listings below. The natural acoustics and sight lines are brilliant in the Top O' the Senator - now truly back on top of the original Senator.

Friday, October 04, 2019

Julian Fauth and Michelle Rumball

Artist Website - http://julianfauth.com/

Artist Website - https://www.michellerumball.com/

Saturday, October 05, 2019

Melissa Lauren with Nathan Hiltz and Trevor Giancola

Artist Website -

Friday, October 11, 2019

Julian Fauth and Kim Roberts

Artist Website - http://julianfauth.com/

Saturday, October 12, 2019

The Lesters

Artist Website - http://www.thelesterstrio.com

Friday, October 18, 2019

Julian Fauth and Dan Munro

Artist Website - http://julianfauth.com/

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Coco Cognac Brown

Friday, October 25, 2019

Jay Danley and Ken Yoshioka

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Johnny Blue with Almo

Friday, November 01, 2019

Julian Fauth and Ron Winn

Artist Website - http://julianfauth.com/

Saturday, November 02, 2019

Alex Pangman

Artist Website - http://www.alexpangman.com

Friday, November 08, 2019

Julian Fauth and Danny B

Artist Website - http://julianfauth.com/

Artist Website - http://dannyb.ca

Saturday, November 09, 2019

Zoey Adams and Tony Quarrington

Friday, November 15, 2019

Julian Fauth and Indira Nanavati

Artist Website - http://julianfauth.com/

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Friday, November 22, 2019

Julian Fauth with Po Cholly Robertson and Beverlie Robertson

Artist Website - http://julianfauth.com/

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Saturday, November 23, 2019

The Lesters

Artist Website - http://www.thelesterstrio.com

Friday, November 29, 2019

Julian Fauth and Ken Yoshioka

Artist Website - http://julianfauth.com/

Saturday, December 07, 2019

Alex Pangman

Artist Website - http://www.alexpangman.com

Friday, December 13, 2019

Julian Fauth and Mike O'Grady

Artist Website - http://julianfauth.com/

Looking for a place for a special event?

Looking at the pictures in our Top o' the Senator Gallery, you will immediately realize you need not look any further. Whether it's for a business meeting, birthday or private party, there is no other space in Toronto with such intimacy and historic charm. The Winebar is a fully self-contained facility that comfortably seats 24 for a sit-down dinner or a few more for cocktails. We will be happy to work with you to develop custom menus and services or to book one of our artists if you are interested in including live music in creating your truly memorable event.