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.
Scaramouche is among the most sophisticated restaurants in Toronto. Located in an upscale apartment building, the restaurant may be hard to find but you'll be rewarded with a stunning view of Toronto's skyline when you walk in. Scaramouche only serves the finest and freshest ingredients and combines classic and unusual ingredients to make memorable meals. You can eat in the romantic Dining Room or enjoy casual upscale elegance and dine in the Pasta Bar & Grill Room. Featuring some tasty contemporary dishes that are innovative and popular, guest will be spoilt for choice with the array of delicacies on offer. The restaurant also has a wide selection of wines so you can pair the perfect drink with your meal.
A no frill restaurant, Enoteca Sociale will amaze you, just with their gorgeous flavors and friendly service. Located at Dundas Street West, it is filled to capacity on most days. With minimal decor and a lively ambiance, Enoteca Sociale proves to be a good bet for casual meals with loved ones. While here, do give a try to their Gnocchi con ‘Nduja, Treviso Insalata, Cornish Hen alla Diavola and Albacore Tuna Conserva. A nice range of fine wines is also available to complement the delicious food on offer. Ask your server for the best pairing, and enjoy the goodness of Italian cuisine, right in the heart of Toronto. Reservations are recommended.
Located near the posh Yorkville area, close to the Four Seasons and Park Hyatt hotels, this upscale Italian restaurant offers classic food in a warm, intimate setting. The most popular dishes at Trattoria Sotto Sotto, range from pastas and veal to fresh fish and seafood. Among the specialties are Mista, Grilled Fish and Shrimp and Pasta with Wild Mushrooms. An extensive wine list includes selections from Italy and California. Celebrities often frequent this hot spot, so bring your autograph book.
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.
Step into Guu SakaBar and get transported right to Japan. The setting is authentically Japanese, with low seating and plain wooden low tables. The Tofu Steak, which is fried tofu with mushroom sauce and Yaki Udon, which is pan fried udon noodles with beef, mushrooms and scallion are wildly popular. The restaurant is located smack in the middle of Koreatown and is easily reachable by public transport. So the next time you’re in town, drop into Guu SakaBar for a flavorsome Japanese experience.
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.
As its name suggests, this restaurant is known for its incredible city view. Located on the 51st floor of the Manulife Centre, this exclusive dining spot caters to the business and hotel crowd who don't mind paying extra for the experience. Two patios on both sides of the restaurant provide one with a seat above the hustle of Bloor and Bay Streets. The menu is a pricey selection of high-scale appetizers, including standard offerings as Spring Rolls to the more bizarre Ostrich Fillet with Kiwi Chutney.
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.
Located in the heart of Yorkville, Blu Ristorante & Lounge is one of the best places to experience Italian fine dining in Toronto. This award-wining restaurant features classic and contemporary dishes like Squid Ink Parpadelle, Blue Crab Risotto, Pan Seared Duck Breast and Miso-Glazed Chilean Sea Bass. Complement your meal with exquisite wine from their selection in an intimate ambiance of dim lights and exposed bricks. This venue occasionally plays host to live music performances and private events.
Buca Yorkville seamlessly blends refined nuances with Italian culinary expertise. The third outpost of King Street Food Company, this restaurant boasts lavish furnishings which include a combination of tables, high chairs and a sophisticated bar lined with sleek wine cases. Their extensive menu boasts a bevy of signature pastas and pizzas which vie with breathtaking seafood for attention, out of which the Ravioli Doppi (lobster-filled pasta) and Zuppa Di Pesce (a daily selection of sea fare blended with legumes and artichoke) are ideal for dinner. Buca serves some of the most delectable entrées, out of which Peperonata, beautifully layered with eggplant zucchini and sweet pepper, is sure to gladden your heart (and taste buds). Pair your meal with a choice of wines and cocktails like the Bar Ba Buca, a sweet raspberry concoction with citric notes.
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.