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Restaurants

LUMA lounge

This restaurant and lounge is on the second floor of the TIFF lightbox, and one of the recent additions to the Oliver and Bonacini restaurant group.

We were here on a warm Friday night for after work drinks. The window bar was the perfect perch for people watching – a calm and air conditioned oasis overlooking the well trodden entertainment strip on King West.

The lounge is modern and sleek, and open to the main TIFF building on one side, and connected to the main restaurant on the other. The little bound hardback menu did not fail to impart a feeling of relaxed luxury, even if just slightly overpriced. That said, cocktails were exquisitely mixed with premium liquors, balancing delicate flavours and bearing whimsical film themed names. And wine was served at the perfect temperature in the most appropriate stem wear.

Appetizers were delicious – the warmed olives burst with flavour, and the lamb meatballs were delightfully curried morsels. Like the drinks, everything was served with attention to detail.

A great place for a drink. Definitely a treat, but not for the every day.

250 King West

http://www.oliverbonacini.com/Luma.aspx