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
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
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.
With its old-world ambience and too-good-to-be-true prices, Bar Poet feels magical in more ways than one. Sparkling fairy lights and sky-high greenery add to the already enchanting architecture of the one-time church space. The bar’s self-dubbed “Toronto-style” pizza is made using stone-ground 00 flour and priced at less than $10 per whole pie. For an
Bellwoods Brewery is a Toronto favourite for many reasons. First and foremost are the brewery’s beers: Each one is brewed locally, given its own name and an accompanying poster with original artwork, which really shows how committed owners Mike Clark and Luke Pestl are to creating an unmatched bar and beer experience. For example, their
By next year, close to 2,000 people will be living inside Yonge and Gerrard’s Aura, Canada’s tallest residential tower. And they’ll have no shortage of places to eat nearby thanks to SIR Corp, which is responsible for several restaurants on the ground floor: Reds Midtown Tavern, Scaddabush and Duke’s Refresher + Bar.
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
Toronto’s summer romance with Mexican cuisine continues with the grand, and we do mean grand, opening of El Catrin. The Distillery District’s newest addition, designed by Munge Leung, is a visual feast. Both inside and out, this modern cantina — which used to be The Boiler House — is decked out with eye-tantalizing details, many of which have been imported straight from Mexico.
Ever wonder where you could find wickedly bold and flavourful Mexican food that’s also completely gluten-free? Well look no further because at El Pocho Antojitos Bar they’re making California-inspired Mexican food with love and without gluten. Located on Follis Avenue just south of Dupont and Bathurst, this little Mexican casa is translating Mexican street bites
There’s nothing quite like the delicious taste of a moist and mouth-watering loaf of sourdough bread, and that’s exactly what Emmer is best known for. Before the opening of the bakery, dentist-by-day owner Phillip Haddad was testing out his recipes for years, offering test tastes to anyone who stopped by. Now, though the bakery may
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
Right in the heart of Toronto’s downtown entertainment district, Figo offers Italian-inspired cuisine in a sleek, elegant and modern setting. Figo employs contemporary cooking techniques when making its meals with only the freshest and finest ingredients. Here you can find made-from-scratch pastas, wood-oven pizzas, and house-made ricotta, the last of which very few other places
Gia, a reimagining of much-loved Dundas West restaurant Ufficio, brings to life the version of Ufficio that owner Jenny Coburn had originally envisioned. “When I first started Ufficio with my partner we were going to do it vegetarian,” says Coburn, “but this was five years ago.” At the time, Coburn says they weren’t sure Toronto
A private social and athletic club founded back in 1875, The Granite Club offers all kinds of recreational services for members, along with a variety of dining options. Members can stop for a quick bite to eat before a tennis lesson, or organize multi-course dining with the club’s internationally-trained executive chef for a special event
Gusto 501 was six years in the making. Janet Zuccarini, owner and CEO of Gusto 54 restaurant group, bought the building at 501 King St. E. in Toronto’s Corktown neighbourhood in 2013. Since then, Gusto 54 has been working diligently to bring the concept of an innovative trattoria to life. ‘ Award-winning Toronto design firm
Hanmoto is an ultra-cool Japanese snack bar tucked in an unmarked building just north of Dundas West. Leave diets at the door because the food here is indulgent izakaya fare at its best. Case in point are the restaurant’s legendary Dyno Wings: deep-fried chicken wings filled with spicy pork sausage. The shareable dishes are all