Restaurant 3030 Dundas West is a hotbed of culture in the ever-more-happening Junction. The cavernous space is a bit of everything: a bar, restaurant, art gallery and concert hall rolled into one. Paintings from local artists — like cool cat Nick Sweetman — oversee patrons downing local brews and tucking into eats before heading to
Restaurant 7 West serves all around the clock, 365 days a year, so you never have to miss out on good grub in our city. Located on Charles Street in the heart of the Annex, this multi-level restaurant is not only 24/7, but it also changes as you scale the stairs. The first level is
Meet Salon: Alo’s first space dedicated to private dining. An intimate room that’s conveniently located in Yorkville, Salon will offer multi-course dinners in the style of Alo Bar, its adjacent neighbour, under the culinary direction of chef/owner Patrick Kriss, chef de cuisine Nick Bentley and chef de cuisine Tim Yun — Alo’s former sous chef.
Alo Food Group is back yet again with another neighbourhood hit—and, this time, you can bring it home. From the group behind Yokville’s Alobar and Alo comes a pandemic-inspired restaurant almost exclusively dedicated to takeout and delivery. Aloette Go serves all the favourites from the French bistro, including the fried chicken and namesake Beaufort-cheese-topped Aloette
Amsterdam Brewery is taking its crisp lagers and bone shakers up north at Amsterdam Barrel House. The East York brew house is a more sophisticated pub than its Distillery District counterpart. With a more elegant atmosphere, it's no wonder this is where the brewers keep their barrel-aged and sour beer program.
Amsterdam BrewHouse, the restaurant outpost for Amsterdam Brewery, is about to be your new favourite. Where to begin: it has four patio spaces, landscape views of Toronto Island and the skyline, space for 1,000 guests in the dining room and an on-site brewery. Oh, and the food is pretty darn delicious. With plenty of vegetarian,
Añejo brings passion for all things Mexican (especially tequila) to the King West entertainment district. Añejo is hidden below street level in an historic building at the corner of King and Portland. Mexican dishes made with local ingredients and authentic recipes serve as the perfect accompaniment to one of a seemingly endless selection of tequilas
We’ve only heard that Toronto has great hotels; being from here, we’ve never stayed at one. If this is your case, too, you now at least have a great reason to visit the Annex hotel: Annex Café and Wine Bar. In the morning, it’s a café that offers a great range of balanced breakfasts made
Annex Commons is a food hall connected to the Annex Hotel, open to both locals and hotel guests. The menu is created and executed by Chinatown pizza spot Big Trouble Pizza. The two independent businesses work cohesively within one kitchen and operate through the same ordering counter. The Annex Commons is a seat-yourself and self-
At Assembly Chef’s Hall, 17 of Toronto’s top chefs, restauranteurs and baristas have assembled under one roof to hawk their best and most innovative dishes. Chef’s include Elia Herrera (LosCo Vegan), Chantana “Top” Srisomphan (Khao San Road and Nana) and Lawrence LaPianta (Cherry Street Bar-B-Que). The variety of food on offer makes it a perfect
There’s a new French-American bistro and cocktail bar in town, and it comes courtesy of the people behind one of the most popular spots in the city. Astoria is located inside The Great Hall on Queen Street West, and just opened to the public earlier this month. The details are distinctly French, with dainty, decorated plateware
Bang Sue is a cozy 50-seat bar on the second floor above Khao San Road restaurant. The bar’s moniker is a nod to Bangkok’s main train station. If you had ever driven past the restaurant’s former location on Adelaide, you will have seen the line-ups out the door. That's why Bang Sue is a great waiting area where people can nibble on Thai-inspired bar snacks and sip on cocktails before they make their way down to the main event.
Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants’ newest endeavour, Bannock, keeps with the O&B tradition of serving unapologetically Canadian cuisine (à la Canoe) and, as you might expect, serves bannock. Oliver & Bonacini’s chef Michael Bonacini and corporate executive chef Anthony Walsh developed the menu, going back to the basics of what bannock is meant to be: “a round flatbread traditionally cooked on a griddle or stone, brought to Canada through Scottish explorers and traders, adapted by Indigenous people and settlers.”
This hotspot should be named Experience Aperitivo because it’s more than just a bar. David Rocco’s Bar Aperitivo will transport you from Yorkdale to Italy with the decorative photos of Napoli that surround the entrance of the storefront. Bar Aperitivo is the type of place you stop for a Spritz on your way home from
Bar Batavia is a midtown cocktail bar located upstairs from Indonesian eatery Little Sister. It claims to have no-nonsense cocktails made with precision, quality ingredients and a smile. The food menu consists of a couple of snacks, including shrimp chips and Balinese spiced chicken, but if you’re looking for dinner, the place to be is
Reflecting on the Bar Hop ethos — and the beer selection in particular — Pingitore describes the concept as “a craft ale house with mostly local microbrews on tap, and then a wide selection of bottles that range from consignment, imported bottles and hard-to-get stuff, stuff you don’t get at the LCBO.”
For their second home on Peter Street, Bar Hop Brewco. put Mark Cutrara (Cowbell) in charge of the kitchen. The first floor is open for business, and the vibe is warm and welcoming. There are 36 beers on tap, with draught selections updated weekly, and 1,200 litres of Amsterdam’s saison available for vertical tastings.
The group behind Mahjong Bar brings Dundas West another immersive bar concept with Bar Mordecai. Those familiar with Mahjong Bar’s moody, retro vibes will recognize some familiar elements in the Bar Mordecai space, including low, glowy lighting and a design-forward theme. But with Bar Mordecai, co-owners Emily Blake, Joshua LeBlanc, Andrew Perry and Kyle Wong
Greek cuisine gets an Instagram-worthy setting at Bar Neon, which comes complete with a heated back patio. Decorated with bold colours that compliment the traditional blue and white associated with Greek culture, the restaurant also has a private dining space that can accommodate partial or full buyouts. The fare is traditional, with mezes and huge