Down on Dockside Drive, Against the Grain is one of the most picturesque patios in the city. Sitting right at Sugar Beach, this waterfront Urban Tavern has beautiful views, but even better, you can enjoy them with a good feed. The menu here is full of upscale pub fare that is a perfect accompaniment to
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,
The King West Bier Markt has got the patio of every bar’s dreams: seated and absolutely huge. It gets further check marks for a strong, Europe-leaning beer list (including a few cellared bottles) and food — think wursts, schnitzel, mussels and flammekueches — that deftly match the suds. The food is made from scratch and
For the people at Chadwick’s, a “craft” kitchen means that everything is made in-house. This includes the sausages and the burger buns, the dressings and condiments, and the succulent smoked brisket. The concept for their menu is based on a variety of street food and diner fare from around the world. Executive chef Pablo V
Epoch Bar & Kitchen is a polished restaurant set on the lobby level of the Ritz-Carlton, Toronto. The restaurant sees the hotel’s former DEQ Terrace & Lounge space revamped with an elegant design and a fresh menu focused on high-end gastrobar fare. With its classic aesthetic and approachable, seasonally-driven menu, Epoch aims to evoke an
Blame Escape Goat for nothing but a full stomach and good times. This gastropub in the heart of Parkdale is serving up next level pub fare making all its food from scratch with ingredients that have been locally sourced. One menu favourite is the original G.O.A.T. burger that, beyond the one-third of a pound patty
A Liberty Village favourite, Local Public Eatery remains one of the neighbourhood’s best kept secrets. The people behind Local are passionate about making delicious meals from the best ingredients and having diners pair it with one of the many rotating craft beer options. The menu covers the greatest hits of the gastropub genre: potato and
In a location that opened as the York Mills Hotel in 1857, the Miller Tavern was originally designed as a roadhouse for travellers looking for a beer and a place to rest their horses. Now, it offers casual fine dining, featuring an oyster lounge and one of the city’s largest outdoor patios, as well as
At Oakwood Hardware, food and drink is a labour of love. Chef Anne Sorrenti, winner of Chopped Canada, aims to bring you a restaurant that pays respect to the history of Oakwood village and welcomes its vibrant future, a place that reflects the diversity of her family and the neighbourhood itself. Special attention is paid
For every flavour, texture or drink you’re craving, Reds Wine Tavern has you covered. Offering a chic but relaxed atmosphere, a meal at Reds consists of shareable dishes (with a seafood bent) plus a vast wine collection that touches nearly every corner of the earth. Important to note is that Reds is a scratch kitchen,
Suits and secretaries come together for an after-work drink in the 1920s-inspired cocktail bar that’s far from underground. In the Scotiabank Plaza, SpeakEasy 21 is an airy and bright lounge speckled with influence from the golden age. The drink menu is laced with cocktails good enough for Al Capone and coincidentally also the Bay Street
The Dock Ellis is a relatively new bar-slash-eatery in the west end. Upon entry, patrons may believe they've stumbled into their grandmother's living room, but after a second glance, the communal tables, roster of TVs and '90s hip hop playing overhead should quickly quell any such suspicions. In the back, foosball, pinball and pool are all possible activities for those not content with a simple sit.
It was just a year ago that The Gabardine opened in the financial district, helmed by Katherine Rodrigues and Alison Mackenna, with chef Graham Pratt in the kitchen and Rodney Bowers consulting. Back then, the menu at The Gabardine was concentrated on sandwiches and comfort foods like macaroni and cheese. More recently, the menu has grown and it’s more exciting than ever.
Get ready to meet your new favourite gastropub. The Irv is all about good, fresh food. Every single dish on the menu is prepared daily in the kitchen, using fresh and locally sourced ingredients. It’s got your regular gastropub fare of all-beef burgers, fish and chips, and loaded nachos, but Irv’s specialty is the grilled
Hospitality heavyweight Oliver & Bonacini continues its domination of Financial District dining with the opening of upscale British gastropub the Rabbit Hole. The restaurant is the realization of a long-time dream for O&B district executive chef John Horne who spent several years working in London, England early in his career. “It was always something I
The Wallace Gastropub has become midtown’s favourite public house for its delicious food and ambience that blends sophistication with comfort. It’s a classic gastropub menu situation: traditional pub fare like fish and chips, chicken tenders and three different nacho varieties cosy up next to chorizo sausage, shrimp tacos and curried chicken pie on the pages