Best Restaurants in Toronto
The Ten Best Restaurants in Toronto
As Ontario’s capital and one of Canada’s premier cities and tourist destinations, you would expect Toronto to have one of the most thriving food scenes in the world. True to form, that’s exactly what the city has to offer: a chockablock restaurant market with a vast spectrum of options for all sorts of scenery partialities and budget lines. And now that we are right in the core of winter, what better thing to do than try to come up with a list of the best restaurants in town to grab a bowl of hot soup? Below is a list of 10 best restaurants in Toronto.
1. 360 Restaurant
360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower, one of Toronto’s finest, features unforgettable food combined with a magnificent revolving view of Toronto more than 351 metres below. Offering market-fresh cuisine, featuring regional ingredients to ensure an incomparable culinary experience. 360 also features an award-winning wine selection of over 550 international and Canadian wines.
2. Tutti Matti Restaurants
Toronto is brimming with Italian restaurants, but it takes some special home economics skills and experience to get the unique cuisine spot on. Thankfully in Toronto, we have Tutti Matti, whose chef/owner has never been shy of bringing out the Rome in Canada.
3. Honest Weight
Feel like grabbing some steamed selfish for dinner? Honest Weight is where the top best list always starts. Whatever’s fresh that morning ends up on lunch menu. The cookery is great and the variety is vast: from seafood pancake to Japanese-style okonomiyaki through to ceviche and chowder. Brace your taste buds for some real lusciousness.
Here’s the new kid on the block who’s already giving the crème de le crème a run for their money. And you can almost see why: Chef Guy Rawlings has been around the block a few times and knows exactly what it takes to have diners acceding. If you’re craving some real Canadian delicacies, Montgomery’s is by the corner waiting to outdo your expectations.
5. Sweet Jesus
Scattered across several locations in downtown Toronto, Sweet Jesus restaurants have not grown tired of living up to what they are known for (and named after): saving people from hunger. If you’re a dairy product buff, especially, or are in some sort of constant craving for ice-cream, the restaurant has you covered.
6. Buna’s Kitchen
European restaurants are not a common figure in the streets of Ontario but Buna’s kitchen seems to flawlessly fill that void. Whether it’s a dose of watermelon salad, some green pesto or salad grilled cheese, some form of sandwich or quiche, the one-stop bargain food joint – situated in the busy 388 Richmond Street – is sure to placate your appetite.
7. Café Pleiade
Looking for an eatery that chimes well with your inclination for elegance? Café pleaide offers just that and integrates modesty pricing in the equation too. It offers a range of meals from chocolate caramel and fresh mussels to lamb tenderloin and pear salad.
It also has been in the game for 25 years – right at the top there with the best. You may have to stop by to know why.
8. Pangaea Restaurant
Owners of this famous bistro celebrated their 20th anniversary last year. Their secret? Using local unprocessed seasoned ingredients to prepare globally-inspired dishes. They were among the pioneers of ‘the local’ trend, and the eminence that comes with their unparalleled experience can be smelled right in their dishes.
9. Gushi Japanese Street Food
Gushi is located along 707 Dundas Street West, and the hype surrounding it can only be plausible to someone who’s been there. The meals are exquisite, and the prices against them are a work of flattery. The street food vibe makes it the ultimate stop for rushing travelers and the fact that it has almost no competition gives it the freedom to try things you may never get elsewhere in Toronto. You seriously need to try their purple rice and chicken!
Chief Chef Michael Hunter has stayed true to what made him a household name among Toronto residents, and that’s offering modern Canadian cuisine using wild ingredients in the most unique and awe-inspiring fashion. Got some appetite for a wild boar ragu cavatelli serving or a seamless blend of deer, bison and wild boar in one plate? You know where to go!