Restaurants in Ontario

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In the city's epicenter of fashion and design, there's a tasting menu-only destination that has the city's attention. Diners here enjoy five courses of... Read More

Bar Isabel has got the laid back, weather-worn feel of a Northern Spanish eatery where good food, drink, and service is an everyday occurrence. Read More

Bar Raval has the organic feel of a Gaudi structure in Barcelona, with its rich mahogany millwork, as you sidle up to the bar for some perfectly... Read More

Partners Scott and Rachelle Vivian own and operate the cozy, downtown restaurant that's a local favorite for its killer brunches (think: smoked fish... Read More

Executive Chef Amanda Ray offers the Financial District and theater-going crowds a reason to get excited about her French Bistro fare. Read More

Located in the super-trendy King West neighborhood, Blowfish occupies a former red brick Bank of Toronto building (which explains the high ceilings).... Read More

Through Boralia's lens, Canadian cuisine focuses on the country's First Nations (such as the Mi'kqmak, Métis, and Iroquois) and early immigrant dishes... Read More

The renovated luxury restaurant incorporates a dimly lit wine cellar with exposed beams, a casual café, fine dining area, chic bar, and lounge... Read More

Chef Rob Gentile makes a pilgrimage or two to Italy every year to research the country's regional cuisines. The results are some of the most delicious... Read More

Chef Stuart Cameron and his team create beautiful dishes here, often with house-made cheeses. The fluke in yogurt sauce is a favorite, as is the rose... Read More

Celebrity-chef Mark McEwan’s restaurant, Bymark, located in the atrium of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's sleek, glass and steel TD Centre, is widely... Read More

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... Read More

This chain of British-import coffee shops offers surprisingly tasty food. Stop in for panini or ciabatta sandwiches, Mezzalunas (olive oil–infused... Read More

The 54th floor of the Toronto Dominion Bank affords diners at Canoe some stellar city views—especially at sunset. The upscale room is meticulously... Read More

Give yourself about 45 minutes if you want one of the best paellas in Toronto, as they're made-to-order here. A spate of terrific starters are available... Read More

Claudio Aprile has a unique distinction; he’s the only chef to be awarded six out of five stars from Toronto.com, and his fine dining restaurant,... Read More

Hand-painted tiles, marble tables, and crushed-velvet benches give the bright, airy space a distinctly Parisian sophistication. Stop in for the daily... Read More

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... Read More

Upstairs, LoPan is a snack bar offering a whimsical take on dim sum and beyond (like the Big Mac bao). Downstairs at DaiLo, the menu is more refined,... Read More

Husband-and-wife-team Michael Caballo and Tobey Nemeth own this gem in the city's West End. Caballo, also the head chef, creates beautifully conceived... Read More

Some 100 miles north of Toronto, Michael Stadtlander’s singular retreat serves a tasting menu nightly to fewer than a dozen diners, who bring... Read More

Residents of the Little Portugal neighborhood love the unpretentious ambience, wines by the glass, and knowledgeable servers that are friendly and... Read More

If deciding between the cuisines of eastern Asia is a challenge, the fusion cuisine served at Foxley, a restaurant near Trinity Bellwoods Park, might be... Read More

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)... Read More

Situated on Harbord Street’s burgeoning restaurant row, this small eatery serves an eclectic, globally inspired menu that incorporates regional... Read More

The hotel restaurant does well with the classics, like printanier salad and baked Canadian Brie. Read More

Get to Honest Weight early for raw oysters, clams, freshly grilled fish picked from the display coolers, and inventive dishes using the best seafood... Read More

Owner and chef Corina Mozo (who is half Cuban) offers a respectable classic pressed sandwich, frothy cortaditos, batidos, and media noches if you're... Read More

Lai Wah Heen, which translates to “luxurious meeting place,” serves an upscale dim sum menu that's often lauded as the best in Toronto.... Read More

From Halo Halo to pancit noodles, and modern takes on other classics, the food here is comforting and fun. Family-friendly brunches (think: steak and... Read More

From his humble beginnings in a Hong Kong hotel kitchen, chef Susur Lee now brings his internationally-known talents to LEE restaurant in the King West... Read More

Grab a hearty breakfast (all day) or a pot-pie lunch. Read More

After debuting in 2008, Lucien wasted little collecting accolades, earning "Best New Restaurant" by Toronto Life and getting mentioned in Food &... Read More

Afternoon tea served by hostesses in early-1900’s-style garb. Read More

The noodle bar is the sister restaurant to the same establishment in New York, featuring bowls of hot ramen, Chang's famous steamed buns, and fried... Read More

The 280-seat restaurant sits in the Entertainment District, so chances are good that you'll spot a celebrity during film festival week dining here on... Read More

Kusmi teas from France, fresh coffees, and hot chocolate accompany the prettiest confections and pastries you've seen outside of Paris. A small... Read More

Named after Toronto’s latitude, North 44º serves fare prepared by chef Mark McEwan. A redesign by the team at Yabu Pushelberg gives North 44... Read More

Located in Queen West, Nota Bene is fresh off a redesign. There are new modern murals and tumbleweeds rolling across the ceiling. But it's still perfect... Read More

A mecca for well-to-do Canadian socialites and international celebrities, gold rims nearly everything at One Restaurant in Yorkville, bill included. The... Read More

Located in St. Lawrence, this global fusion restaurant is owned by chef Claudio Aprile, also of nearby Colborne Lane. The lively interior is designed... Read More

The cocktail list at Patois Toronto is also not to be missed, and if you can't decide, get "The Whole Shebang"—a collection of greatest hits that can... Read More

Authentic Neopolitan-style pizzas are on the menu at this Beaconsfield Village pizzeria, which uses fresh ingredients and a wood-burning oven handmade... Read More

This restaurant shares a name—and an aesthetic—with Toronto’s streetcars. Handrails line the dark-red booths, track marks decorate the... Read More

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... Read More

The cuisine here is sophisticated with French nuances, and there's a pasta bar on the other side of the restaurant for those seeking upscale casual... Read More

Named after the elusive substance in Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World," Soma is a bean-to-bar chocolate lab and factory that started out in the city's... Read More

When Carlo Catallo and chef Victor Barry took over downtown's Splendido in 2009, they lightened the atmosphere with a pale-blue walls, pendant lights,... Read More

"The Black Hoof is a great, no-frills charcuterie restaurant where everything is cured on the premises. The crowd is super-young and hip, and there's a... Read More

Find this high-end seafood restaurant inside a warehouse-style building on a narrow alleyway in the Financial District. Unusual dishes like snow crab... Read More

Skip the airport’s multiple Starbucks outposts in favor of this homegrown Canadian coffee chain (founded in Ontario in 1964). A hot or iced... Read More

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... Read More

Situated in the heart of the downtown restaurant corridor, Valdez offers summertime visitors a barbecue menu upstairs on Tio's Patio that includes a... Read More

Once as a small family restaurant in Toronto and now a fast food chain, Veda presents a new approach to fast food by serving slow-cooked Indian cuisine... Read More

Installed on the mezzanine level of First Canadian Place, Canada's tallest building, Vertical—with its clean-lined geometry, sleek sandstone... Read More

Stop in for affordable fare, including beef and Provençal fish stews and build-your-own sandwiches. Read More

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