Where Are You Located?
We are at 1585 Dundas Street West in the west end of Toronto – a block and half west of Dufferin. We are on the south side. View on google maps.
What’s Going On At Lula?
Click on the Calendar button on the homepage. You can choose to view the events in a calendar, agenda (list) or pinboard format. To stay informed of special shows, contests and specials, please subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter. The sign-up form is at the bottom of the left side of the homepage.
What Are Your Hours?
We are open for dinner most nights when we have live music. The bar closes at about midnight on most evenings of the week and at 2am on Fridays and Saturdays. On nights when we have no live music booked, we do not open.
DO YOU ACCEPT LARGE PARTIES?
Yes, we love to accommodate large parties! Please note that larger parties may have to be seated at multiple tables near to one another.
Do You SPLIT cheques for large parties?
We are happy to break down bills for larger groups to make payment easier. We can offer up to a maximum of 10 bills per reservation.
Our restaurant license allows people of all ages to attend concerts at Lula. We ask that those under 19 be escorted by a parent or legal guardian. Some events are strictly 19+. Please give us a call at 416 588 0307 if you would like to inquire about a particular event.
Do I Need A Reservation?
We can seat up to 140 people for dinner but we do sell out on a regular basis, so reservations are strongly recommended. You can reserve by calling 416 588 0307 or using the open table widget on the left of the homepage.
Is There A Dress Code?
There is no dress code at Lula during the weekdays. No sportswear, ball caps or shorts on Friday and Saturday please. The majority of people dress ‘smart casual’, but you will not be out of place in a suit or jeans with dress shoes.
Do I Have To Do The PackagE to reserve a seat
Because we often sell out for dinner, the only way to guarantee seating for your group on a Friday or Saturday is to reserve for the dinner prix fixe. If you just want to come for the dance lesson and/or show, the covers are $15 on Friday and $20 on Saturday unless we have a special presentation. There is usually no seating for those coming for just the dancing although seating may open up later in the evening.
Each package for Friday and Saturday is $59 (more for special performances). The prix fixe includes a three-course meal, salsa lesson and the performance by the live band. The menu is not offered a la carte on Friday and Saturday.
On most weeknights, we offer the same dinner menu on an a la carte basis. On all evenings, dinner reservations guarantee seating.
Do I Need A Partner For The Dance Lesson?
No partner is necessary for the dance lesson. There are always plenty of first-time beginners taking the class.
What Is Your Front Lounge/VIP Room?
It is a private room at the front of the restaurant with large picture windows. We can seat up to forty people in the room. If there’s not a private party, some people choose to sit there because it’s a little quieter, but still only a few steps from the dance floor. The same menu is offered in the lounge as in the main room.
Can I Ask The Band To Announce A Birthday Or Anniversary?
If you tell us about a birthday or anniversary when you make your reservation we will do our best to have the band or dance instructor make an announcement.
CAN I BRING A CAKE?
We're certainly fine with cakes being brought into Lula to help celebrate your special occasion, but please note that we do have a $25 cake cutting fee that may be applied to groups not joining us for dinner.
Do You Have A Guest List?
We do not have a guest list at Lula but if you have a large party that you would like to bring you are always welcome to call ahead and let us know you are coming.
Can I Buy Tickets To Shows At Lula?
For some events, we do sell advance tickets through our website. Outside promoters may also place tickets at various retail locations. For details on a particular event, please visit the individual web page set up for the event.
Are There Any Hotels Near You?
The closest hotels to Lula are the Gladstone Hotel and the Drake Hotel. There are some great Airbnbs in the area. If you choose to stay downtown, it's an easy streetcar ride on Dundas.