When tourists come to Toronto, the first thing for most of them to visit is the CN Tower. The awesome view from there is just incredible. I did that too when I first came to Toronto. But to have lunch or dinner there is a bit costly and I haven’t done it yet, although the pictures and the menu on their website look absolutely awesome! I must go in the near future.
Anyways, I had a birthday couple of weeks ago and I found this awesome place where to have drinks and snacks – Panorama Lounge. It’s at the top of the Manulife Centre building (55 Bloor Steet West) on the 51st floor. I suggest this place to all tourists who don’t want to stand in line for the CN Tower. Tourists who want to do/see something different than the usual hot spots. Of course I suggest it also to the people who live here 🙂 Before you go, it’s wise to make a reservation. I need to warn you – the elevator up is a bit scary 🙂 It felt like it was hanging on a thread, a thin thread 🙂
It’s the highest patio in Canada, and open from April through October. It can be very windy up there but on a nice sunny day, it is very nice to sit outside or so I’ve heard. Unfortunately we had a cloudy and rainy day so after ordering our drinks, we went inside.
For me, the menu did not contain anything eye catching, the picky eater I am. So I went with cheese sampler and Rob ordered a Lobster mac and cheese. Sounds nothing special, right, and it wasn’t! Cheese, I loved of course but the mac and cheese, not that much.
Well, I mean, you don’t go to Panorama Lounge (or places similar) for food, you’ll go there to chill with your friends, have a romantic evening, have few drinks. I think that’s what lounge means, that it’s mainly for drinks and relaxation. And you can definitely relax there. lounge (laʊndʒ)
But the view is gorgeous and on a great non cloudy evening you get an absolutely the best shot of the Toronto skyline.