Located on the 54th floor of the TD Bank Tower, Canoe Restaurant is often regarded as on of the best restaurants in the city. The décor is simple yet elegant, exuding a swanky and luxurious feel. The food can be described as regional Canadian, with a touch of international inspiration. The bar boasts a variety of fine wines from around the globe and a cheery cocktail menu. Owing to its location, the restaurant affords delightful views of Toronto's skyline. Not only can guests enjoy a gastronomic journey like no other but can also do so while basking in the picturesque panorama.
Established in 2009, Guu is an Izakaya styled restaurant and one of the best Asian restaurant in the city. Celebrating Japanese culture, the restaurant serves Izakaya style food and drinks. Traditional and authentic dishes include appetizers like Kurage - Marinated Jellyfish, Takowasabi - Marinated Octopus with wasabi stem, Grilled dishes like Karubi - Grilled beef short ribs with scallion sauce and noodle dishes like the tantalizing Kimchi Udon - Udon noodles with spicy cod roe, topped with kimchi. Make sure to ask and serve the 'Soup of the day', their delicious innovative chef's special soups are worth trying. Dessert options include cheesecakes, ice-creams, but try their 'Banana Tempera' - deep friend banana with coconut ice cream and chocolate & mango sauce! If you want to try something different for a change then this restaurant is worth a visit!
Dark interiors, country style décor, low lighting, a huge crowd and live music greet you as you enter the portals of The Dakota Tavern. Gorge on lip smacking mac and cheese, crunchy red cabbage, spiced nuts and cherry tomato salad, and fish served on tacos with cabbage and lime, as you listen to some fine country music. On their famous brunch days, your platter is lined up with unlimited food: cheese, steak, bacon, eggs, juice, coffee, pancakes among other goodies, that you can wash down with a mug of chilled beer. This is a good place to meet new people, groove to good music and have a filling meal.
You can't top the truly astonishing panorama here. Gently revolving about two-thirds of the way up the CN Tower, you can enjoy breathtaking views and award-winning cuisine at 1,151 feet (351 metres). Add flawless service and you can understand why 360 Restaurant is booked weeks in advance. Canadian influences dominate the menu with choices such as Roast Rack of Lamb with Braised Leeks and Pork Chops in Smoked Barbecue Sauce. You can also choose from over 400 varieties of wine to complement this lavish fare.
Black Camel is a good restaurant for an on-the-go meal that is healthy, filling and affordable at the same time. This restaurant serves some of the most amazing sandwiches in the city, and the reason why they probably have such a loyal fan following is that they pay attention to the diner's needs and personalize the order as per their preferences. Other dishes on the menu include chili and brisket along with a range of sauces and toppings to pick from. They do not have plebty of seating, but they do have a small patio area.
Located on the Queen Street West in Chinatown, Banh Mi Boys' popularity relies solely on the select Korean and Vietnamese delicacies that are served at a considerably lower price. This small, crammed shop is a great place to start off on the East-Asian culinary route as it offers tastefully prepared lemongrass tofu, traditional five spice pork belly sandwich and steamed bao. The flavors are authentic and the preparations never fail to impress even the most discerning foodie.
In the current times, especially when everyone measures every calorie, Salad Days really comes in handy. Sans any additives or preservatives, Salad Days brings forth a healthy platter featuring salads and wraps. Each of the ingredients, including the vegetables are hand-picked from the local markets, thereby ensuring freshness. And, if you want to be creative with your lunch, you can pick your own salad choices. So go ahead and enjoy this healthy yet tasty lunch.
Pizza lovers wanting to go for something special should absolutely check this spot out. Pizzaiolo Gourmet Pizza serves gourmet pizzas made with the choicest of ingredients at delightfully low prices. Meat lovers can pick from Bomba, Americana, Brando, Honolulu, Soprano and many other pizzas, while vegetarians and vegans also have plenty to choose from. Other offerings include calzones, salads and a range of beverages.
As the name suggests, Esther’s Soup Kitchen is a establishment serving flavorful and tasty soups. Nestled within the Cumberland Terrace, it is the best place if you are not looking for a complete meal but a delicious substitute for lunch. It serves variety of soups everyday, and patrons can even mix two soups of their choices. Call for details.
Pizza Pizza is a chain of pizza parlors located in Toronto, with this location being one of them. It is one of those pizza chains that you visit when you're just starving and craving for pizza that you want to stuff your face with. Their pizzas aren't extraordinary, but will do well to address those pizza cravings. Various combo meals and offers make for good money savers. Tip: ask for the pizza square!
This in-house cafe is a trendy extension of the classy Holt Renfrew store. Subdued elegance with simplistic yet elegant decor makes for a dining space that is ideal for a business luncheon as well as friendly lunch. You can choose from short eats like Heirloom Carrot Salad, Brunch Tartine, Roasted Herb Chicken Breast and savor it along with a glass of cocktail. If you are in no mood for meals, try ordering the Indian teas that are infused with varied herbs and flavors. And, last but not the least, Holts Café offers 'sharing plates' option to its diners. For details, check website.
With a Tim Hortons down every alley in this area, this place is a good spot to enjoy a mid-day quick snack. Quite a popular outlet, this store is usually crowded, but the efficient staff will make sure that you have your order as soon as possible. Enjoy their range of coffees and teas, while kids will love their cold brews and milkshakes. Other dishes on the menu include burgers, sandwiches and wraps, as well as bagels, cookies, croissants and more.