Library Bar

"A room without books is like a body without a soul" - Cicero

A timeless meeting place that remains the undercurrent of Toronto's metropolitan character, Library Bar returns as the famed cocktail den cloaked beyond a secret corner of the illustrious Fairmont Royal York hotel.

Throughout the bar's evolution as the city's coveted martini institution, Library Bar encapsulates the fabled legacy as the electric space where such walls can divulge tales from the night we met to the fervent thrill in closing the deal.

Romanced by world travels, Director of Beverage, Rus Yessenov, crafts a new cocktail series that plays on a signature style of surprising imported delicacies tailored to amuse even the most refined palates. With respect for sought-after international spirits, Yessenov employs technical craftsmanship in the beverage program's finer details.

Honouring the culinary vision established at the turn of the century in the châteauesque hotels that joined together Canada's burgeoning cities and resort properties set amongst the vast wilderness, Executive Chef, jW Foster takes inspiration from the beloved classic dishes that guests have returned for time and again.

Rich indulgences like warming chowder, caramelized and creamy Nordic-inspired small plates, and the ever-famous Bay Street Prime Rib Sandwich round out a menu that celebrates nostalgia and fond memories of home cooking.

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Accepting reservations for lunch.
Walk-ins after 3:00 pm