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.
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 impressing even the most discerning foodie.
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.
The food served at the Stockyards is so delicious that will make you fall in love with it. They offer delicious comfort food which is prepared using traditional techniques. The decor here is very rustic and food is served in cast iron pans. If you visit them for breakfast you have to try their delicious Waffle Chicken, which is a rare combination of sweet waffles clubbed with marinated chicken served with sauces. For lunch try some of their traditional BBQ specials along with braised pork and fries. The Stockyards is a meat lovers heaven, vegetarians should probably leave this one out!
If the divine smell of tandoori dishes make you hungry, then you have to visit Banjara, the amazing Indian restaurant in the heart of Koreatown. Located just next to Christie Pits Park, this little eatery has a modest ambiance, which seems perfect for a casual meal, or a quick take-away. Specializing in making tandoori dishes, the restaurant features a all-you-can-eat menu of 20 dishes, which are absolutely mouth-watering. An al-a-carte option is also available, for those who like a bit of indulgence, when it comes to biryanis and fat-laden kulchas. While all their dishes are simply gorgeous, the ones that customers seem to love include, butter chicken, mango lassi, Lamb Roganjosh and Navratan Korma.
Your search for the perfect taco ends here. Seven Lives Tacos-Y-Mariscos is a small restaurant that serves some of the most amazing tacos you might have had in the city. Their fish tacos such as shrimp tacos and octopus tacos are heavenly, and come in humongous quantities. One can also order a refreshing beverage to go with the tacos. The staff is friendly and patient, and will even suggest things from the menu. The restaurant is very small, so it is advisable that you have take-out.
Burgundy's offers a lavish ambience replete with peach walls adorned with attractive frames, a bar full of polished counters and sparkling liquor bottles. This bar is always bubbling with energy and excitement and offers a plethora of entertainment options such as pool tables and more than 10 high-definition television screens. Guests can start their meal with appetizers such as Kofta or Sultani Kabob, Tempura Calamari, Cajun Nachos Supreme and Five Spice Sweet Potatoes. Do not miss the Singapore Sling cocktail with triple sec, gin, cherry brandy, grenadine, orange and lemon juice. Customers can also unwind with Yellowtail Red Wine, chilled Strawberry Daiquiri, Mint Chocolate Martini and Melon Ball Shooter.
Nestled within the opulent Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, Café Boulud is certainly a renowned dining establishment. Under the guidance and supervision of chef Daniel Boulud, this cafe perfectly blends traditional French recipes with a contemporary twist. With rare reviews, accolades and of course the privileged Michelin star, it has made its mark in Toronto. Though the menu is basically inspired from the flavorful French cuisine, the influence of global culinary trends do reflect on its menu. And, if its French, there ought to be wines that are excellent and perfectly paired with the delicacies. If you want to make a good impression on your date or have an important business luncheon, Café Boulud perfectly serves the purpose.
A Parisian bistro with a Canadian twist is what aptly describes La Société bistro. This elegant dining space spares no efforts in recreating the atmosphere of Paris, right here in Toronto. And, with the awards and accolades that it has been winning, La Société has certainly nailed it right. Opulent décor punctuated with stained-glass ceiling, brass fixtures and elegant furnishings does make a style statement. The extensive menu will impress you with delicacies like Quiche, Grilled Vegetable Ciabatta, Duck Confit, Seafood Ceviche that are served here. You can also hire this venue for a special occasion or celebration. For more details, check website.
Como En Casa is a true-blue Mexican eatery, serving hearty portions of Mexican favorites at affordable rates. The food is characteristic of Mexican style cooking, with liberal use of spices, herbs as well as colorful ingredients in the food. The menu consists of plates such as chicken mole meal, beef stew in Rojo Chile sauce and chipotle veal cutlet meal, while lighter options include burritos, quesadillas, guacamole and more.
Gabby's Bar & Grill offers a stylish ambience with textured and sequined walls of bare red bricks, ochre stones and silver sparkles, a row of high-definition television screens, polished brown flooring and a bar with a considerable selection of spirits. It has gained critical acclaim for its chicken wings, Prime Rib Burger and premium steaks. Its signature item is the Beer Battered Fish and Chips, infused with Moosehead Lager, and served with spicy tartar sauce, lemon and coleslaw. Guests can also enjoy the Tex-Mex Fajita Burger, Striploin Steak Dinner, Guinness Beef Pot Pie and Chicken Tenders along with desserts like Chudleigh’s Apple Blossom. It also has a special menu for kids with the price reduced by fifty percent for children once a week.
St.Louis Wings and Ribs boasts of branches all over Ontario and specializes in tangy fast food, chicken wings and barbecue dishes. Try their signature St.Louis Devilishly Good Wings, served as boneless pieces along with Garlic Dill Sauce. Other menu items include Tavern Fish and Chips, Grilled Quesadilla, Oriental Ribs, Sweet Potato Fries and Buffalo Chicken. A special menu for kids comprises of Creamy Mac and Cheese, Haddock and Chips, Chicken Fingers and Pepperoni and Cheese Flatbread.