Yes, a delicious menu while important, but so is the restaurant view. Today, a truly Instagrammable view is also a requirement. And while Toronto is home to a number of mouth-watering food joints, there are some that are just as eye-wateringly pleasing too.
Check out our list of the best restaurant views in the city.
For a sophisticated dining experience, nothing beats the upscale French haute cuisine eatery, Scaramouche. Since first opening more than 40 years ago, it’s managed to maintain its reputation as one of Toronto’s best. Located on the first floor of a 1950s-built condominium in the city’s posh Forest Hill neighbourhood, its sparkling skyline views – even more sparkly in the evening, sets the tone for a romantic evening or a milestone moment.
Mediterranean fare headlines the menu at the Toronto Beach Club, just steps away from Woodbine Beach. The massive 12,000-square foot space with impressive views of the lake includes an 1,800-sqaure-foot, wrap-around beachside patio surrounded by palm trees and a string-light canopy. It’s an outdoor oasis in the heart of the city that will make you feel you’re living the coastal life closer to home.
Situated on the 54th Toronto Dominion Centre, Canoe serves up innovative Canadian cuisine and exudes modern, romantic vibes with its floor-to-ceiling windows that offer breathtaking views of the city and island. Standouts from the regionally-focused menu include the Atlantic ravioli with P.E.I. lobster, and to satisfy your sweet tooth, the Ontario rhubarb terrine.
Calling themselves a modern beach house in the sky, Kōst is known for its California-inspired dishes and panoramic city and lakeshore views. Located in the Entertainment District on the 44th floor of the Bisha Hotel, this rooftop restaurant is also home to an infinity pool and features both an indoor lounge and a chic open-air terrace. It’s a welcome reprieve from one of the city’s busiest tourist destinations.
On the fifth floor of the Financial District’s historic Dineen Building, The Chase is known for show-stopping city views thanks to a 75-seat rooftop terrace, while inside the dining room, floor-to-ceiling windows provide an equally stunning vantage point for an evening of stargazing. The menu is devoted to seafood, with dishes like lobster, sea bass, and oysters, and aptly named cocktails like Formal Attire and Executive Affair are on offer.