11 of the best new restaurants to check out in Toronto this week

Amid a flood of new eateries that open each week, a few manage to rise above the rest. From a spot serving up affordable French fusion to a decadent eatery in Corso Italia, here are 11 of the best new restaurants to check out in Toronto this week.

Ngogo

 

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Amid Queen Street West’s vibrant food and shopping scene, Ngogo is a new family-owned eatery is offering fantastic fare at shockingly affordable prices. Ngogo Restaurant serves up a multi-course tasting menu brimming with delicious French-inspired dishes for just $38 a person. The price tag doesn’t mean quality is sacrificed, though, as the fine dining experience offers options like steak and seafood. Chef and owner Bob Park, whose impressive resumé includes stints at acclaimed Toronto spots like the now-defunct Globe Bistro, keeps it fresh with a monthly changing prix- fixe menu, plus an à la carte option for specific cravings. The prix fixe offers three choices in each category — appetizer, entree and dessert — catering to both meat lovers and vegetarians. 646 Queen St. W.

Crying Tiger

 

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If a restaurant earns recognition as one of the best Thai spots in the city it’s undoubtedly doing something right. And the team behind Som Tum Jinda is proving this once again with the recent opening of Crying Tiger. Located near Toronto Metropolitan University, at Church and Gerrard, the new Thai spot, is just a short stroll away from Som Tum Jinda, up the stairs and over one complex. Opened at the beginning of May, the eatery is currently serving dishes from the beloved Som Tum Jinda menu like grilled Northern Thai pork sausage, fried papaya salad, mango coconut sticky rice, Thai iced tea and more — while also having plans to explore Thai cuisine in new and innovative ways. 74 Gerrard St. E.

The Grand Indian Dining

The Grand Indian Dining on Queen St. W. offers over 25 appetizers and tandoor dishes, all halal! With just under a month since opening, the restaurant aims to become the top Indian dining spot in the city. Don’t miss their 12 curry dishes, featuring kathal masala, Delhi wala butter chicken, spiced black chicken with roomali roti, and lobster coconut curry.. 507 Queen St. W. 

9 Mile

9 Mile is the exciting new Jamaican eatery located at Bloor and Lansdowne, boasting a diverse menu filled with tantalizing options such as oxtail, goat, jerk chicken, jerk pork, delectable pastries, and much more! Interestingly, the restaurant has undergone a transformation from a ghost kitchen to its current brick-and-mortar establishment. 1334 Bloor St. W.

Cafe Roma

 

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Corso Italia has welcomed a new Italian restaurant! Cafe Roma is delighting diners with decadent dishes, including house-made pasta crafted with water from Italy. The menu is inspired by Italy’s diverse and delicious cuisine and includes menu items like house made ricotta ravioli in a porcini cream sauce, charred octopus, whole baked branzino, deep fried olives stuffed with pork sausage and veal scallopini wrapped in prosciutto. 807  St. Clair Ave., W.

LSL

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Three of the world’s most esteemed chefs have joined forces to soon open what promises to be one of the most anticipated new restaurants in Toronto. Named after Didier Leroy, Masaki Saito and Christian Le Squer — LSL restaurant is celebrated for its harmonious fusion of “grand French traditions with unique Japanese techniques and ingredients.” Some of the restaurant’s signature dishes include LSL’s  tomato creation, a fusion of just three ingredients: handpicked seasonal Japanese tomatoes, medium fatty tuna and the pièce de résistance, luxurious French caviar. Another standout dish is the steamed barracuda fish cake, crafted with fish paste, shallots and button mushrooms, accompanied by a sauce made from Vin Blanc and barracuda bones reduced in fish stock. 2066 Avenue Rd.

Spuntini Street Eats

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Spuntini Street Eats in the Junction, offers Italian-inspired take-out and snack options. Their diverse menu boasts pizzettes such as sausage and pepper, barbecue chicken and bacon and egg. Baked pasta as well as sandwiches like eggplant parmesan and caprese, featuring tomato bruschetta, balsamic glaze, fresh mozzarella and basil on toasted garlic bread, are also available. 514 Annette St.

COMPTON AVE.

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Exciting news for regulars of BarChef and Prequel and Co. Apothecary! The team behind these iconic spaces is now bringing their renowned style and storytelling to their latest opening on Dundas Street West. As with the space itself, and in line with co-owner Frankie Solarik’s reputation, the menus at COMPTON AVE. showcase the same meticulous attention to detail and signature approach. The fare also pays homage to the UK with traditional Yorkshire pudding, uniquely served with tartar inside. For those familiar with traditional Scotch eggs, the ones at COMPTON AVE. offer a twist, featuring sage and onion stuffed pork instead of sausage, served on smoked hay with black garlic aioli underneath. 1282 Dundas St. W.

Resurrection Restaurant + Bar

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Resurrection Restaurant + Bar offers rare and unique whisky blends curated by their knowledgeable team. Their bespoke cocktail, whisky and wine menu is complemented by a bi-weekly 4-course chaos menu experience, with dishes rotating monthly. Priced at $89 per person and available on Sundays, Thursdays and Saturdays only, features delicious dishes like miso eggplant, chow lo bak go, stuffed chicken wings and miso black cod. 5096 Dundas St. W.

Kadak

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Kadak Indian Restaurant epitomizes robust and intense flavours, reflecting its namesake term. Using locally sourced ingredients, it aims to immerse diners in the essence of authentic Indian cuisine. Signature dishes include the Highway 401 Chicken Tikka ($24.00), Tandoori Stuffed Mushroom ($22) and the Butter Chicken Old Delhi Style ($25), featuring a buttery tomato gravy. Also on the menu is fusion dishes like the Risotto Payassam, seamlessly blending Italian risotto with the sweetness of Indian cuisine. 2088 Yonge St.

Mossop’s Social House

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Toronto welcomes Mossop’s Social House, situated in the historic Hotel Victoria at Yonge and Wellington. With a menu inspired by the Levant crafted by Chef Tomer Markovitz, it’s the newest hangout spot in town. Led by General Manager Jordan Gravelle, Mossop’s offers a lively space for any get-together. Dive into classics like Avocado Toast and sip on unique cocktails like the Arak Mojito. The Mosaic Room hosts events and showcases local art. Embracing the hotel’s 125-year history, Mossop’s blends tradition with modern flair. 56 Yonge St.