Restaurants in Toronto
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lai Wah Heen, which translates to “luxurious meeting place,” serves an upscale dim sum menu that's often lauded as the best in Toronto.
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.
"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 terrific wine list and really good cocktails-a number of which are made with rums imported from Cuba.
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).