Restaurants in Toronto

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Korean bibimbap, Venezuelan arepas, Ethiopian wats, and Polish paczki are some of the global delights on offer throughout the city's restaurants. You... Read More

Korean bibimbap, Venezuelan arepas, Ethiopian wats, and Polish paczki are some of the global delights on offer throughout the city's restaurants. You'll find that the best restaurants in Toronto have a range: everything from shiny, brand-name bistros (David Chang and Daniel Boulud included), to passionately run independents. The latter have done as much to elevate the culinary landscape in Toronto as the big names.

Toronto restaurants provide food from around the world, from Thai to Canadian fare. Gran van Gameren’s Spanish empire has you covered on tapas and pintxos. Patois Toronto manages to merge, incredibly enough, Chinese and Jamaican influences, while Scaramouche makes friends of French and Italian cuisines. And no one searching for where to eat in Toronto should pass up its Asian restaurants; Dailo and LoPan, or the authentic Canadian fare of Boralia. 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.

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  • Alo Restaurant in Toronto Courtesy of Alo Restaurant
    Alo Restaurant

    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 Restaurant in Toronto Courtesy of Bar Isabel
    Bar Isabel

    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 Restaurant in Toronto Alamy
    Bar Raval

    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

  • Beast Restaurant in Toronto Courtesy of Beast Restaurant
    Beast Restaurant

    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

  • Biff's Bistro Restaurant in Toronto Courtesy of Biff's Bistro
    Biff's Bistro

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

  • Boralia Restaurant in Toronto Courtesy of Boralia
    Boralia

    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

  • Buca Restaurant in Toronto Courtesy of Buca
    Buca

    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

  • Byblos Restaurant in Toronto Courtesy of Byblos
    Byblos

    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

  • Canoe Restaurant in Toronto Courtesy of Canoe
    Canoe

    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

  • Carmen Cocina Espanola Restaurant in Toronto Courtesy of Carmen Cocina Espanola
    Carmen Cocina Espanola

    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

  • Colette Grand Cafe Restaurant in Toronto Courtesy of Colette Grand Cafe
    Colette Grand Cafe

    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

  • Dailo and LoPan Restaurant in Toronto Courtesy of Dailo and LoPan
    Dailo and LoPan

    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

  • Edulis Restaurant in Toronto Courtesy of Edulis
    Edulis

    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

  • Enoteca Sociale Restaurant in Toronto Courtesy of Enoteca Sociale
    Enoteca Sociale

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

  • Honest Weight Restaurant in Toronto Courtesy of Honest Weight
    Honest Weight

    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

  • La Cubana Restaurant in Toronto Courtesy of La Cubana
    La Cubana

    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

  • Lamesa Filipino Kitchen Restaurant in Toronto Courtesy of Lamesa Filipino Kitchen
    Lamesa Filipino Kitchen

    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

  • Momofuku Noodle Bar Restaurant in Toronto Courtesy of Momofuku Noodle Bar
    Momofuku Noodle Bar

    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

  • Montecito Restaurant in Toronto Courtesy of Montecito
    Montecito

    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

  • Nadege Patisserie Cafe in Toronto Courtesy of Nadege Patisserie
    Nadege Patisserie

    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

  • Nota Bene Restaurant in Toronto Courtesy of Nota Bene
    Nota Bene

    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

  • Patois Toronto Restaurant Courtesy of Patois, Toronto
    Patois Toronto

    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

  • Scaramouche Restaurant in Toronto Courtesy of Scaramouche
    Scaramouche

    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

  • SOMA Chocolatemakers Cafe in Toronto Courtesy of SOMA Chocolatemakers
    SOMA Chocolatemakers

    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

  • The Chase Fish & Oyster Restaurant in Toronto Courtesy of The Chase Fish & Oyster
    The Chase Fish & Oyster

    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

  • Valdez Restaurant in Toronto Courtesy of Valdez
    Valdez

    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

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