This upscale French-Canadian eatery in the posh Yorkville area draws crowds for the usual reasons – great food, service and ambiance. But you might get a bonus chance to catch a glimpse of celebs like Mick Jagger, Charles Bronson and Sylvester Stallone. Included under the same roof is the bistro, with live jazz. Dishes range from Butter Poached Monkfish Fillet and Roasted Normandie Duck Breast to Veal Sweetbread Medallions. The wine list features more than 100 selections.
A breakfast at Lady Marmalade will be one of the highlights of your day. Originally opened in Victoria, this restaurant has since expanded to serve the Toronto crowds with a healthy, wholesome and delicious breakfast, that consists of one of the best eggs Benedict that you might have had, in addition to other accompaniments such as porridge, fresh fruit parfait and poached egg BLTs. Their menu certainly has Mexican influences, as it includes huevos rancheritos, Madre Tierra sandwich, Mexican meatballs soup and a lot more.
Called Toronto's 'Literary Bistro' for its readings and sponsorship of the Festival literature prize, this bar brings a taste of Paris to downtown Toronto. It also serves as a venue for the annual International Jazz Fest. The culinary side of the equation is not forgotten, however. The bistro features exquisite cuisine and a wine list with more than 550 selections that has won the 'Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence'. Chef Paul Biggs offers classical French cuisine with dishes such as a Tarte Niçoise with Goat Cheese appetizer and a crispy Confit de Canard main course.
Redesigned in the mid 1940s, this diner, part of the complex including the Savoy Lounge, has been serving generation after generation of dedicated customers. While pouring maple syrup on a pile of pancakes hot off the griddle or sipping a thick-beyond-belief chocolate milkshake, you will realize that this classic spot, close to the Eaton Centre, Canon Theater and City Hall, has become a Toronto landmark. They have separate timings for their lunch & dinner services, also they have a take away facility.
Located in Rosedale on Yonge street north of Davenport, this diner has remained a neighborhood favourite for 20 years. The secret is an eclectic menu, generous portions, and cheerful service that attracts locals and out-of-towners. The menu ranges from genuine Israeli to Cal-Ital. Starters include Calamari Piccante with lemon and caper aioli, while dinner main courses are headed by a renowned Grilled Certified Angus Striploin. Brunch, served on weekends, is a house specialty. Six wines by the glass include a 1997 Tortoise Creek Syrah. See website for more.
Toronto’s Asian food joint and beer destination is all decked up in a vitnage hall with high-raised ceiling and lined with wooden furniture and adorned with mural paintings . The sprawling living space of Lake Inez has a diverse range of pan-Asian delicacies like Japanese Deviled Eggs or a Filipino Barbequed Pork Skewer or a healthy Thai salad crafted by distinguished chefs Robbie Hojilla and Moffat Kiloh. These rich multi-cuisine food choices are complemented by a line of drinks like Ontario beer, wine, flavored cocktails, syrup and Tequila. Scratch desserts like Jasmine Rice, caramelized bananas have a strong Asian flavor to the unaccustomed mouth and highly appreciated with their uniqueness.
The Pilot Tavern, located in central Toronto specializes in contemporary food. Apart from being known for the delicious food served here, The Pilot Tavern is also known for the cozy atmosphere that envelopes this place. One more reason why this place is flocked on a regular basis is the number of events that take place here. Live concerts, social meet ups and corporate events take place in The Pilot Tavern on a regular basis. Check website for details.
Situated on the edge of Yorkville, this restaurant offers classic Italian cuisine with an elegant touch. Although the first impression gives a coarse feel, the downplayed elegance comes into play quickly and you will be absorbed by the classy aura. The hanging incandescent bulbs and the mirrors give an intimate appeal to L'Unita Restaurant. The rich and elaborate menu includes classical dishes all using local natural ingredients. There is also an awesome choice of wines to indulge in. The originality and the vibrant atmosphere here are not to be missed.
Here, you can try a coffee or one of their teas - breakfast Americana, Darjeeling, vanilla bean, orange jasmine, rain forest mint, earl gold, ginger twist, chamomile citrus, American nector or mint. Soup, sandwiches, bagels and salads are also on the menu. The cafe is open from noon to 8 pm. After 8 pm, it turns into the El Mocambo Lounge where musicians and DJs perform to a large crowd.