Toronto

Restaurants in Toronto

For a fusion style meal, visit the Sen5es restaurant on Wellington Street. This Toronto restaurant is one-part café and one-part modern dining room, serving up sophisticated lunches and dinners. Wayne Gretzky’s restaurant is Canadian through and through, named after the legendary hockey star. While the food is excellent, most people trek to this Toronto restaurant for the hockey memorabilia covering every wall.

If you want to purchase some groceries and do your own cooking, then visit St. Lawrence or Kensington Market, two large food bazaars, that in addition to farmer’s markets, host restaurants, galleries, delis, bakeries, and grocery markets. You can also purchase a pre-made meal from places like Quik Sushi and Everyday Gourmet.

Caffé Ritazza is the place to get your tea fix. This Toronto café is located in the airport and serves foods like Panini and imported coffee and tea. Union, Toronto has a French influence and, on Sunday nights, the menu is geared more towards French cuisine. It is one of the best restaurants in Toronto. Toronto restaurants provide food from around the world from Thai to Canadian fare. The best part is that restaurants in Toronto offer many outstanding deals.

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).

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

Named after Toronto’s latitude, North 44º serves fare prepared by chef Mark McEwan. A redesign by the team at Yabu Pushelberg gives North 44º a more contemporary dining room with tan colored walls lined with mirrors and white linens.

Located in St. Lawrence, this global fusion restaurant is owned by chef Claudio Aprile, also of nearby Colborne Lane. The lively interior is designed with reclaimed brick walls, a central open kitchen, and a quirky chandelier comprised of miniature monster figures.

Lee

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 neighborhood. Inside, the restaurant boasts bright red walls, candle lit tables, and floor-to-ceiling windows.

This restaurant shares a name—and an aesthetic—with Toronto’s streetcars. Handrails line the dark-red booths, track marks decorate the floor, and the tables all have “windows” (actually large color photos) over the city’s areas of interest.

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.

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.

Installed on the mezzanine level of First Canadian Place, Canada's tallest building, Vertical—with its clean-lined geometry, sleek sandstone-topped bar, and outdoor patio— doesn't exactly call up traditional visions of Italy.

Skip the airport’s multiple Starbucks outposts in favor of this homegrown Canadian coffee chain (founded in Ontario in 1964).

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, polished hardwood floors, contemporary art, and a wall lined with colorful preserves.

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 in a fast-paced environment.

This chain of British-import coffee shops offers surprisingly tasty food. Stop in for panini or ciabatta sandwiches, Mezzalunas (olive oil–infused pizza pockets), internationally inspired salads, and hot chocolate made with Belgian couverture, milk, and zippy orange syrup.