Inside Leña

Discover our killer space, designed for relaxing, socializing and celebrating good food and drink.

By Leña on August 24, 2016 • Blog

Octagon Bar at Leña Restaurante

Building an unbelievable restaurant isn’t just about the food and service. With Leña, we saw the opportunity to combine the warmth of your abuela’s living room with the sartorial sensibilities of Argentinian First Lady Juliana Awada. That’s why we teamed up with DesignAgency to execute the design vision, all the way from the elegant entrance to the Instagram-worthy washroom wallpaper.

The Entrance & Main Floor Bar

Step inside from bustling Yonge St. and you’ll immediately find yourself in the same open and airy space. Framed by floor-to-ceiling windows and original marble-paneled walls, the main floor is bursting with lively character.


The room’s centrepiece is the unforgettable octagon bar, constructed around an original heritage pillar of softly backlit etched glass. At breakfast, the bar will feature a knockout spread of Facturas, meaning you’ll be greeted by the warm, buttery aroma of medialunas and alfajores as soon as you enter in the morning.


Bar Lala

The hushed lower lounge is both intimate and sociable – an environment defined by eclectic patterns and a mix of rich leathers, black stone, brass, marble accents and furnishings. Muted lighting, antique books and ornate ceiling details add an element of historical influence.


Through the lounge, you’ll find a wicked washroom corridor, adorned with playful exotic animal wallpaper (which just happened to be the same design that Chef Anthony Walsh has in his family home) and zebra-tiled floors. Our washrooms are sure to spark a selfie or two.

The Dining Room

As you walk up the stairs lined with original art deco railings, you’ll gradually sense a shift in tone. The dining room ushers in a subtle air of approachable sophistication. A trio of brass-lined archways frame entry into the dining room, flanked by plush velvet hooded booths for both comfort and a sense of acoustic privacy.

We knew from the outset that we didn’t want our dining room to feel cavernous or overwhelming. By limiting the capacity to 86 guests, we’re able to maintain an intimate setting in which to take a breath and break bread.

Through the array of colours, moods and textures, Leña’s magical interior truly heightens the senses. Whether you’re looking to kick off your heels with a round of cocktails, or for a more refined, leisurely dinner, Leña’s multiple storeys offer plenty of avenues for you to experience. Who knows – you might even feel compelled to take a detour.

176 Yonge St,.
Toronto, ON M5C 2L7


Tues–Fri: 11:45am–2:30pm

Tues + Wed: 5pm–9:30pm
Thurs + Fri: 5pm–10pm
Sat: 4pm–10pm

Canada Day
Fri July 1: Closed

Bar bites are available Tues–Fri from 2:30–5pm.