The 10 best restaurants in Liberty Village, ranked

Toronto’s west-end gem, Liberty Village, beautifully blends history with modern flair. You’ll find charming cafes, stylish boutiques, tech hotspots and lively eateries adding energy to the streets. Here’s your guide to the top 10 dining spots in Liberty Village, catering to every craving from breakfast to dinner.

10. Nodo


Nodo offers casual Italian with a menu featuring a wide range of classic and regional dishes prepared by traditional standards, alongside new and creative interpretations. The menu focuses primarily on pizza and pasta but also includes appetizers, salads and desserts, all house made from scratch. Nodo also serves beers, wines and cocktails as well as grappa and amaro. 120 Lynn Williams St.

9. Burger Drops


Burger Drops dominates the burger scene with its top-notch offerings. Their compact menu boasts irresistible smash burgers, fries, and desserts. They take pride in using a special blend of AAA beef cuts delivered weekly and freshly ground on-site every day. On the menu, you’ll discover two must-try burgers—the classic Original and the tantalizing American—alongside a mouthwatering chicken sandwich and crispy chicken nuggets.. 116 Atlantic Ave.

8. School


School Restaurant is where you want to rush to on a weekend morning, the name notwithstanding. Recognized as one of Toronto’s favourite brunch spots, School keeps people coming in year-round with its refreshed and cosy industrial interior in the winter and its patio during the summer. If you’re not in the mood to be part of the brunch crowd, opt for the regular lunch or newly developed dinner menu. No matter what time of day it is, School Restaurant only uses fresh Ontario free run eggs and meats that were raised without added hormones and antibiotics. Everything else comes locally sourced when possible. Whether it’s sweet or savoury or a combination of both, as is the case with the chicken and waffles served with brown sugar butter, School will get you full. 70 Fraser Ave.

7. Maurya East Indian Roti


Rooted in family ownership, Maurya holds a special place. With its origins in the heart of Toronto, it’s hailed as a go-to for Indian Roti, not just in the neighbourhood, but across the city. Presenting a fusion menu that expertly melds original Indian spices, thoughtfully blended for the Canadian palate. 150 E Liberty St.

6. Liberty Soho


Love King West’s bustling Ruby Soho spot for its good music, fun vibes and delicious pub-style eats? Well Liberty Village locals can catch the same vibe at its new outpost, sister spot Liberty Soho. The menu is the same, with weekend brunch, happy hour deals weekdays from 3 p.m.  to 7 p.m. and a late night menu that will take you from 10 p.m. to late. Grab your friends for a round (or two) of drinks from their expansive cocktail, beer and wine menu. 139 East Liberty St.

5. Chiang Mai Liberty


With a focus on focus on keeping dishes authentic by using premium ingredients and seasonal items grown locally, this upscale restaurant is serving up large portions of all your favourite Thai dishes like chicken satay, pineapple fried rice and pad see ew. 50 East Liberty St.

4. Roses Cocina

@roses.cocina/InstagramWith a focus on refined, modern North American fare that’s been influenced by Tex-Mex cuisine, Roses Cocina offers up light bites and small plates that are perfect for sharing with friends, or while enjoying a craft cocktail, like the signature margarita, or a glass of wine. Many Canadian ingredients have been incorporated into the dishes on Niman’s menu, including Nova Scotia lobster. The flour tortillas are also made here in Toronto, and the produce is locally-sourced as well. 111 Princes’ Blvd 2nd floor

3. Mildred’s Temple Kitchen


In a city that loves brunch as much as Toronto, it takes a certain place to really be known amongst the masses. Chances are, you know of Mildred’s Temple Kitchen, the Liberty Village staple dedicated to locally sourced, seasonal ingredients, simply and sumptuously prepared. Perfection on a plate, Mrs. Biederhof’s infamous light and fluffy blueberry buttermilk pancakes are the focal point of the famous Sunday brunch. Topped with Lanark County maple syrup, fresh whipped cream and blueberries, these pancakes have such amazing texture and flavour, it’s hard not to order seconds. The space is bright yet industrial, relaxing while intimate, and the warmth of Mildred’s stays with guests longer than the food does. 85 Hannah Ave.

2. Aloette Go


Aloette Liberty Village serves all the favourites from the French bistro, including the fried chicken and namesake Beaufort-cheese-topped Aloette burger, but with the added convenience of takeout and delivery. Alongside these favourites, Aloette Liberty Village offers treats not found at the other locations like delicious soft serve sundaes. The restaurant supplies a playlist so customers can bring the cozy neighbourhood vibe back home with their takeout meal. The take-out window opens to the Liberty Village strip with a back wall that mirrors the tile from the floor of Alo and a takeout counter that pays homage to the original bar. 171 East Liberty St.

Pai at Kitchen Hub


Devotees of Thai cuisine are in for a treat. Pai offers a range of authentic dishes, from the renowned green curry, gaeng kiaw wan, to Chef Nuit Regular‘s  signature Pad Thai with homemade tamarind-palm sugar sauce. 1108 King St. W.

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