Crown Princess Fine Dining


1033 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario
(Bay St & Wellesley St W)
T: (416) 923-8784

Blown away by the elegance and charm, I had forgotten how different this restaurant looked before it became Crown Princess (formerly The Fifth Element). They had their grand opening about a couple of months ago and already, it’s the talk of the town. Write-ups are appearing in the Star, the Globe & Mail, NOW Magazine, etc.

I was very impressed. Crown Princess has raised the bar for Chinese restaurants. Imagine marble slabs worth thousands of dollars hanging on the wall, servers wear black ruffled shirts (resembling French maid uniforms), Louis the XIV furniture, fine china tea sets, and impeccable service. At first, I was skeptical. “How good could the food be?,” I thought. Well, I was wrong. The food was fresh and delicious. My dining experience was beyond my expectations.

Recommendations
• Shrimp rice rolls
• BBQ pork buns
• Scallop dumplings
• Buddha Delight (with king mushroom and taro)

Good to Know
• Best seats: Along the window
• Service: Our server was soft spoken, professional and friendly
• Atmosphere: Elegant and regal (with huge marble slabs hung on the wall, a big gold (main) door, high ceilings
• Ideal for: Date, business, parents, dim sum lovers
• Attire: Business, smart casual
• Reservations recommended: Yes
• Patio recommended: N/A
• Convenience: Street parking on St. Joseph (but limited); parking at St. Mike College (across the street from Bay)

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