Lunch at the Court


Amazing that such an institution has been able to survive more than 75 years. The Arcadian Court opened on March 11, 1929 as an extension to Simpsons Queens Street store. Although many events and weddings receptions are held there you can still have lunch in this Art Deco era restaurant hall. You are sure to hear live piano under the glow of huge chandeliers hanging from the lofty ceilings. Definitely a dining experience unlike most found in Toronto. Originally the restaurant was to rival the Royal York Hotel and Eaton’s College Street CARLU. Today the restaurant is “semi-formal” but you are sure to see everyday shoppers enjoying the place.

Today the Court is home to quality food at a decent price. It’s great that such a tradition has been allowed to continue. If you are at the main Bay Store on Queen Street West venture up for at least a look.

“offering elegant service in a semi formal atmosphere”

Hours of Operation
Monday – Saturday 11:30am – 2:30pm
401 Bay Street
Simpson Tower, 8th Floor
Toronto Ontario
M5H 2Y4

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