Barque Smokehouse is the venture of friends David Neinstein and Jonathan Persofsky and is located in Roncesvalles Village. Opened in 2011, this Southern-inspired barbecue joint is a hit among the locals. The exposed bricks, rough wood paneling, barbecue artifacts in wooden shelves and vintage chairs, give this place a warm and inviting look. Feast on their Smoked Duck Tacos with Hoisin BBQ Sauce, Dry Rubbed Smoked Wings, Smoked Lamb Ribs with Pomegranate BBQ Sauce, Barque Rack ‘O Bama, Baby Back Ribs, Smoked Half Chicken and Spicy Pork Ribs. Round it off with with delicious desserts like Pecan Pie with Cinnamon Gelato and Chocolate Almond Tart. Complement your meal cocktails or wine from their bar.
Mangia & Bevi serves delicious urban Italian cuisine in a loft like interior which cozy, warm and comfortable. Once you reach inside, the waiters guide you to the seating area, if you have arrived in a group the best idea is to take the communal tables. The place serves freshly made pastas, pizzas, paninis and other Italian specials. The delicate tastes of the sauces infused with good cheese makes the food taste heavenly. They house a decent wine list for you to choose from and the servers are always delighted to help you with this part. End your meal with a slice of Tiramisu or Panna Cotta for dessert, and you will be a happy soul!
Located on Ossington Avenue, Union is a local favorite when it comes to French dining. Dishes like steak hache, elk sliders and mussels keep the customers coming back for more. The bright, lively restaurant also features a splendid wine list. Between a friendly, attentive service, gorgeous food and stellar drinks, there is nothing to complain at Union. There is also prix fixe menus available for those interested. Although the prices may seem a little steep, the entire dining experience makes Union totally worth it!
Woods Restaurant and Bar provides a beautiful juxtaposition of various culinary worlds right on your plate. The decor is earthy, very elegant and has a rustic charm which makes it a perfect setting for pleasant dining. The menu is well crafted with French, Continental and Italian dishes, made using organic ingredients and presented like a work of art. You can start you meal with scallops and foie grass, the go-on to enjoy the main dishes like their popular Muscovy duck breast or seafood specials, complement meals with cocktails or wine. Enjoy the Cheesecake or Pavlova for dessert. Woods Restaurant and Bar is a perfect place to enjoy birthday or Christmas dinners or for a special date night.
Brainchild of the same culinary geniuses whose minds conceived the famous Mildred Pierce Restaurant, Mildred's Temple Kitchen is no less exciting. Set within a relaxed and refined industrial space, this restaurant offers diners a distinctive dining experience that is sure to linger as a fond memory for years to come. Every dish is created using seasonal, locally sourced produce, combining flavors and ingredients to form dishes that are simple, yet magnificent. The restaurant is best known for its delectable brunch menu. Created with reverence akin to that shown by devotees at a temple, a meal at Mildred's Temple Kitchen is sure to have you coming back for more.
At the Burgernator, making burgers is considered nothing less than a war. In a grungy bar like setting, dipped and drenched in the hues of black this burger joint serves some of most mean and meaty burgers in Toronto. On their black walls, the quotes and slogans written in white stand out and speak to you, one of the catchy slogans read, 'the burger is our weapon; the city is our battlefield'. They run many discounts and offers, which is why the place is frequently patronized by college students and young crowds. They serve a variety of burgers, fries and sandwiches, but the signature Burgernator with triple meat patty is the meanest of all!
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.
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.
Constantine, situated inside The Anndore House, a 3-star hotel, is a restaurant serving a wide range of Greek and Mediterranean delicacies in a sophisticated setting. The menu curated by the culinary team under Chef Craig Harding is extensive and features something for everyone. Breakfast, brunch, dinner or after work drinks, no matter what you are looking for, Constantine is the place for you. While at this restaurant, you can ask for the chef's favorite pre-fixed menu or go for the a-la-carte option and fill your own plates with delicacies of your choice. An extensive selection of wine and cocktails top the list of amazing offerings at Constantine.
Planta serves a wide variety of cuisine, offering Asian-inspired dishes like kimchi dumplings alongside Latin-influenced creations like tacos and queso dip. Although you can always count on the menu for its diversity, every dish at Planta has two important things in common: great taste and vegan friendliness. As its name suggests, the restaurant serves plant-based fare that is as good for the environment as it is for your diet. You can find favorites like caesar salad and fresh ceviche inventively modified so that even the strictest vegans will enjoy them and any non-vegan will devour them. You'll also enjoy a chic and modern ambience at Planta, which complements the friendly service and rounds out the dining experience.
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!