Holed up on an off-the-radar strip of Ossington, this contemporary Canadian restaurant turns out eye-opening fare. The level of respect chef-owner Justin Cournoyer has for the land, for the seasons and for the climate is palpable in every dish. All is local and seasonal, at Actinolite and the ethos permeates every aspect of the business.
Alobar Yorkville, the restaurant by chef and famed restaurateur Patrick Kriss, is an oasis of elegance tucked into an alley off of Cumberland Street in Toronto. The small 75-seat restaurant is a setting that is part lounge, part dining room, part bar — and all class.
Chef Craig Wong invites guests into an oceanic oasis at Bar Mignonette. The Chinese-Jamaican chef applies his experience working at Michelin-starred restaurants with his heritage to work wonders at his newest venture. He first opened Patois Toronto in 2014, which paired traditional Chinese family-style dining with bold Caribbean flavours. Now at Bar Mignonette, the chef
The food now is classic bistro with a luxurious twist. There’s plenty of personal Boulud touches (the beignet de calamar include deft Southeast Asian flavours) and nods to Toronto (the quenelle de brochette is made with Ontario-sourced pike.) In short, the rethink worked and Café Boulud is in a class by itself.
More than a quarter of a century in, Canoe remains a critical darling and a place where people still want to be seen. Located on the 54th floor of the TD Bank Tower, the restaurant serves up striking views of Lake Ontario and the cityscape, and has long been considered one of the city’s most
Congee Queen is a multi-location Chinese food restaurant with six restaurants across the GTA. Its flagship store is located in Thornhill, although its most popular is in Mississauga at Dundas Street and Highway 427. Congee is a type of rice porridge which tends to be served alongside protein and other side dishes. At Congee Queen,
This North York steak house promises an unforgettable experience that combines exceptionally prepared authentic steak and seafood inside one of Toronto’s most historic landmarks. Located on 4.25 acres of land near the corner of York Mills Road and Don Mills Road, diners have the choice of eating on a scenic outdoor patio, inside the restored
Enjoy all varieties of authentic Chinese cuisine right in the heart of Yorkville with Dynasty. From dim sum to Sichuan orange peel flavours, Peking duck to General Tao’s chicken, oysters from the Atlantic or king crab legs from B.C., Dynasty is serving up everything Chinese in a luxe space tinted with cool purple lights. If,
A bar on one side and a dining room on the other, Eastside Social is the radical and nautical seafood restaurant that Leslieville locals are loving. It’s one of those great spaces where the decor matches the culinary theme. Dark wood finishings, a navy accent wall and light fixtures that look like (and could very
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
Estia, located in the former NAO Steakhouse space on Avenue Road, is the latest restaurant in the ICONINK collection. When asked why the change of concept was made, Director of Operations Christina Kuypers says “peoples' lifestyles are changing; people are eating out more frequently at places with more diverse offerings.”
As a saucier at London’s hoity-toity The Savoy, Daniel Janetos cooked for some of the most illustrious clientele in the world. But he’d trade that any day for his current gig as head chef at the rustic Farmhouse Tavern, opened yesterday at Dupont and Dundas, where his carefully-curated menu highlights the best of Ontario’s bounty.
FK Wine Bar is a beacon of elegance and luxury amongst the myriad of St. Clair West restaurants. The interior is light and chic, with huge chandeliers, velvet upholstery and colourful murals on the wall. The whimsical yet refined style of the space is mirrored in the presentation of the exquisite dishes. FK’s menu is
FOUNDER BAR has swiftly knit itself into the fabric of the Little Portugal bar scene. The bar team is comprised of some of Toronto’s biggest names, including co-owner Brad Gubbins, and Sandy De Almeida. A collaborative cocktail menu reaches far past the 100-libations mark, with the Flying Scotsman — a duo of scotches matched with pear
A trio of restaurateurs will be opening a new steakhouse, Harry’s Steak House, in Etobicoke, in tribute to two of Toronto’s classic meat-loving institutions. Arron Barberian and Pasquale Orgera came up in the legendary Barberian’s Steak House (a local landmark since it first opened in 1959) on Elm Street just north of the Eaton Centre downtown. Soon they,
Kristin and Dan Donovan’s Leslieville seafood shop, Hooked, has been keeping east-enders up to their ears in sustainable fish since March of last year. Tapping into Toronto’s desire for ethically-sourced products ensured the duo’s runaway success, and they’ve already embarked on the next step, opening up a “wee shop” in Kensington Market.
Chef Dan Donovan, formerly of Jamie Kennedy Wine Bar, opened Hooked, “the knowledgeable fish store,” around four weeks ago, and the hook is sustainability. The sign is merely a banner in the window; its website is a one-page, text-only intro with a link to its Facebook page. Donovan says Hooked has such a strong community
One can be overwhelmed with choices when it comes to choosing a spot to eat in Chinatown. House of Gourmet is one of those one-stop-spots. Its extensive menu covers the gamut of your Chinese food craving du jour from Hong Kong-style cafe dishes such as baked rice in an assortment of sauces to congee and
Hy’s bills itself as the ultimate place to celebrate life’s great occasions or enjoy everyday pleasures of great food and drink in timeless, elegant surroundings. Hy’s has been around for decades and has relocated from its Adelaide location, where it was for 20 years, to the current Bay Street location. Aside from steak, the dinner