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

    Named one of the best restaurants in Canada a few years ago only solidified what Torontonians already knew: this is a must-try dining destination. Bar... Read More

  • Bar Raval Restaurant in Toronto Alamy
    Bar Raval

    This is the smaller, newest addition to chef Gran van Gameren's Spanish empire. Bar Raval has the organic feel of a Gaudi structure in Barcelona, with... 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. If you're in a... 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

    The group behind Patria also created Byblos, a two-story Eastern Mediterranean restaurant that's seductively designed with just the right amount of mood... 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

    Ibero-Moorish tile mosaics and a wall-sized reproduction of a famous Spanish painting grace the front bar and dining room of Carmen Cocina Espanola.... Read More

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

    When Scott Conant's Scarpetta left the Thompson Hotel, the space got a French bistro in its place. Hand-painted tiles, marble tables, and crushed-velvet... 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

    From the same owner as the Pizzeria Libretto phenomenon comes Enoteca Sociale. This is chef Rocco Agostino's laid back tribute to an Italian enoteca,... Read More

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

    Part fish monger, part lunch counter, Honest Weight sits in an innocuous strip of the Junction. But don't let the shop's humble facade fool you. Inside,... Read More

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

    While Toronto doesn't have a Little Havana like Miami, the city at least has La Cubana to keep it warm during the chilly winter months. Owner and chef... Read More

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

    Lamesa Filipino Kitchen takes its culinary cue from the Philippines and offers an inventive, updated menu reflecting the country's culinary nuances.... Read More

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

    When New York City-based celebrity chef David Chang decided to open a Momofuku in Canada, he chose Toronto as the lucky city. Head downtown, and you'll... Read More

  • Montecito Restaurant in Toronto Courtesy of Montecito
    Montecito

    Canadian Hollywood director Ivan Reitman teamed up with acclaimed American chef Jonathan Waxman to bring the bright, sunny flavors of California and... Read More

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

    Fourth generation Lyon-born pastry chef Nadege Nourian is the chef and owner behind the expanding Nadege Patisserie. Her first location in the Trinity... Read More

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

    Executive chef and owner David Lee creates thoughtfully conceived plates using carefully sourced, local, and seasonal ingredients. Located in Queen West... Read More

  • Patois Toronto Restaurant Courtesy of Patois, Toronto
    Patois Toronto

    Chef Craig Wong worked in some of the city's—and the world's—most lauded kitchens before refining this concept that best reflects what he wants to make... Read More

  • Scaramouche Restaurant in Toronto Courtesy of Scaramouche
    Scaramouche

    This mid-town stalwart has earned a loyal following in its 35-plus year existence, with good reason: chef and owner Keith Froggett cares about the food... 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

    First generation Colombian-Canadian and former Top Chef Canada competitor, Steve Gonzalez, brings Latino street food to Toronto. Situated in the... Read More

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