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.
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.
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.
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.
Located in the bustling Queen West neighborhood, a meal at Alo Restaurant is a getaway that oozes class and charm. Subtle powder-blue tables, armchairs and booths are spaciously scattered throughout, giving this chic restaurant and bar and incredibly intimate ambiance. Dine on perfectly plated and delectable French cuisine dishes that are prepared with a contemporary twist. Bar Alo serves up perfectly crafted cocktails to complete a fantastic evening.
Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse serves some of the most deliciously handcrafted steaks. Located in the Fashion District, this steakhouse also doubles as a piano bar, where you can sit for hours and listen to the pianist play. Offering a lavish ambience and courteous service, the restaurant serves an eclectic menu of meats, which are sourced from the best possible places. The menu consists of a wide range of dishes to please everyone's palate. Try the Kurobuta Pork Ribeye, Caesar Salad, Beef Tartar and Seafood Tower, which promise to be as awesome as the list of house-aged steaks. Round off your meal with one of the delectable desserts on offer. Reserve a table for that special occasion, and allow the team at Jacob's to take you on an unforgettable gastronomical journey.
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.
Charbol is a romantic French restaurant offering a limited menu for lunch and dinner. The menu consists of small plates, cheese boards, salads, main course items, dessert and gratin. Some delicious items that need to be tasted here are Pork Liver Mousse with toast and Pickled Turnip, Tartine of rabbit with Braised Endive or salad such as Roasted Squash with Frisee, Shallot, Tarragon and Champagne Vinaigrette. Dessert includes Creme Brulee and Marquise de Chocolate. The ambiance is mostly decorated in white and has an outdoor seating arrangement.
Located in Yorkville, Kasa Moto offers modern, inventive Japanese fare in a thoroughly serene setting. The two-story building contains both a lounge and a beautiful rooftop patio where you can enjoy specialties that range from cold plates like tuna tataki and ceviche salad to hot favorites like edamame and rock shrimp tempura. Other options include treats like divinely plated sushi and sashimi platters, maki, and large plates consisting of grilled Japanese specialties. Swing by for a tasty bite!
Hair of the Dog has been rated as one of the top restaurants in Toronto for alfresco dining. Besides its patio, it has also won accolades for being a romantic date spot and a popular pub near Downtown Toronto. This pub is situated at the corner of Church and Wood Streets in an old building dating back to 1954. The thick ivy-laden façade rises over the patio, which is a cozy spot even in the midst of busy Downtown. The patio is covered with a large awning and separated from the street by a gray balustrade and black gate. The secluded and quaint nature of the restaurant makes it a top choice for couples. It is most popular for fruity cocktails and weekend brunch.