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.
Odd Seoul, as the name suggests is a Korean cuisine restaurant with an understated decor. Their food, however is absolutely delicious and includes dishes such as deviled eggs, bulgogi cheesesteak, pork neck and avocado slaw, along with an interesting range of cocktails. One will often find old school hip-hop playing in the restaurant to add to the overall relaxed vibe. The staff is very friendly and helpful; however the restaurant is small and it is advisable that you make a reservation.
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.
If you're looking to sample some exquisite Spanish delights, you need look no further than Bar Isabel. Located in Little Italy, this restaurant serves some of the best Spanish cuisine that includes unique dishes such as Roast Bone Marrow and Tongue on Brioche. The restaurant is always buzzing with people, creating a warm atmosphere that is highlighted by the dimly colored lights hanging from the ceiling. Without a doubt, a meal at Bar Isabel guarantees a lovely night out on the town.
Located in the historic Gothic Revival style Euclid Hall in Toronto, Ontario, Keg Mansion offers the best of both worlds. Primarily a steakhouse, the restaurant sees a classy and sophisticated crowd. An ideal place for a special evening, the steak at the restaurant is absolutely delicious and so is the prime rib. The bar has a good selection of wines and the service is prompt. End your meal with a Billy Miner Pie.
The Chase Fish & Oyster is an upscale seafood restaurant that is the toast of the whole of Toronto. This trendy restaurant is located in an equally trendy building in downtown, and features a stunning terrace area where one can enjoy their meal. The staff is very well mannered and courteous, yet not too pretentious and snooty. The clientele consists of distinguished personalities of the city, and even the occasional movie star. The food is sublime, with offerings such as Albacore tuna, steamed mussels, Halibut and shrimp being absolute winners. The dessert and drinks section has some interesting offerings as well.
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.
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 24/7 McDonald's location is good for some post-clubbing hanging out or to cure that hangover the next morning with one of their egg McMuffins. The service is quite quick and the staff pays attention to detail by asking for your name while taking your order down, reducing the chances of your order getting mixed up. This location is one of the most preferred ones in the city, and thus tends to get quite crowded during rush hour.
Tucked away just south of Yonge and Bloor, this cozy café is the perfect spot for a romantic candlelit dinner or late-night after-club bite. Open 24/7, 7's three floors offer an intimate ambiance surrounded by hues of reds and charming exposed-brick walls. The Mediterranean-style menu features meal-sized salads, gourmet pizzas and hearty pastas. If you're looking to snack, pick on the classic Bruschetta or nibble away at the Antipasto appetizer. Don't leave without ordering the divine Caramel Cheesecake, a dessert sure to melt in your mouth as you lick your fork for more.
If you love dumplings and have sudden cravings for this delicious Asian specialty then head to Yonge Street because a beautiful queen awaits you there. Dumpling Queen serves the most varied types of dumplings, they are wrapped in a non-conventional manner, which leaves a crispy bottom that is outrageously delectable. In addition, the dumplings are highly juicy and full of flavor. Order the lamb, beef and pork dumplings and complement them with mains such as rice or noodles. And sip on some tea while you enjoy your meal. Their service is very prompt and they will check on your for refills without being intrusive.
Tim Hortons is synonymous to morning coffee, it is synonymous to donuts, it is synonymous to good times! That is the magic of this popular coffee chain which has won many hearts around the globe. The 175 Bloor Street East cafe of Tim Hortons is quite spacious, though the place is busy throughout the day it never gets noisy and the staff is always patient and very friendly and they attend to long ques quite promptly. It is a great place to stop by for a coffee and chocolate glazed donuts and celebrate the happy moments of life!