Toronto

Restaurants in Toronto

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).

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 the answer.

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

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

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 regarded as one of Toronto’s top power-dining spots.

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.

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.

Authentic Neopolitan-style pizzas are on the menu at this Beaconsfield Village pizzeria, which uses fresh ingredients and a wood-burning oven handmade in Naples for owners Rocco Agostino and Max Rimaldi.

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.

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.

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, located just east of the Financial District, has been covered by publications like GQ and Food & Wine.