Five affordable places to have dinner out in Toronto

Thanks to soaring inflation, it’s becoming more expensive to eat out in the city. But before you dust off that apron, there are plenty of restaurants in Toronto churning out quality food at deliciously affordable prices or offering deals and discounts to make a night out even sweeter.

Here are five budget-friendly options in the city to check out.

Rosewood Asian Cuisine

If you haven’t visited an all-you-can-eat restaurant recently, you’re completely missing out. Not only can you eat to your heart’s content without a care in the world, but in terms of bang for your buck, it really can’t be beat. Rosewood Asian Cuisine offers all-you-can-eat options for dim sum and Cantonese dishes, with choices ranging from dumplings to congee. 463 Dundas St. W.

Oretta Midtown

Just in time to finish the workday, Oretta’s cocktail hour begins at 4 p.m. and wraps up at 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Offering $6, $9 and $11 food and drink specials, you’ll find favourites there like rosso, bianco and prosecco for $6, as well as rosato, Aperol spritz and Peroni for $9. 2131 Yonge St.

Bar Neon

This popular Bloordale spot offers up tasty Mediterranean mezes, wine, cocktails and craft beer with plenty of space to unwind on their sprawling back patio. Toronto’s Bar Neon offers happy hour drinks and food deals from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily, where you can grab a few of their fancier cocktails for a steal and pints for an affordable $6.75. 1226 Bloor St. W.

Wish Restaurant

Host your next birthday bash at Wish Restaurant with six or more paying guests and receive a free dinner! It’s time to splurge on that 12 oz. steak! 3 Charles St. E.


This neighbourhood watering hole is the perfect place to “wine down” after a weekend of fun. At Watson’s you can chase off those Sunday scaries with half-price wine and buck-a-shuck oysters every Sunday and Monday. 388 Richmond St. W.

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