Restaurants in Ontario
A mecca for well-to-do Canadian socialites and international celebrities, gold rims nearly everything at One Restaurant in Yorkville, bill included.
Some 100 miles north of Toronto, Michael Stadtlander’s singular retreat serves a tasting menu nightly to fewer than a dozen diners, who bring their own wine, pay in cash, and enjoy the French-inflected bounty of the 100-acre farm.
The hotel restaurant does well with the classics, like printanier salad and baked Canadian Brie.
c5 Restaurant Lounge is located on the top floor of the Royal Ontario Museum's Michael Lee-Chin Crystal wing, a 175,000 square-foot structure designed by Daniel Libeskind and composed of five interlocking prisms that render light in a cinematic style.
Located on an up-and-coming street in the heart of West Queen West, Union, Toronto serves up culinary Canadiana in a Parisian-bistro-inspired locavore restaurant.
A nod to “the Beach,” a hippie-turned-yuppie Toronto nabe on the shores of Lake Ontario, this café has a wide-ranging menu—think spicy Thai soup, curried chicken tikka masala, and expertly muddled mojitos.
Located in the super-trendy King West neighborhood, Blowfish occupies a former red brick Bank of Toronto building (which explains the high ceilings). The long, narrow space's minimalist design incorporates cool, red and blue LEDs, and limited seating is available at the sleek bar.
Located in the historic Queen West area of Toronto, Czehoski restaurant and lounge is housed inside a 19th century building with a faded wooden sign out front dating back to 1924 — but don’t be fooled by the stark exterior.
After debuting in 2008, Lucien wasted little collecting accolades, earning "Best New Restaurant" by Toronto Life and getting mentioned in Food & Wine.
The oyster saloon outpost of Rodney Clark's two-restaurant bivalve empire sits on a quiet street close to the Bay Street financial district. Clark's maritime background — he's a native of Prince Edward Island, home to some of the world's best oyster beds — has made him quite knowledgeable.
Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry, this New American restaurant is located on the first floor of the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO).