Carmelina Imola and Zach Kolomeir love their golden birds. The pair own three other restaurants in Canada, including the acclaimed Joe Beef Restaurant in Montreal and Dreyfus on Harbord Street. Taverne Bernhardt’s opened in late 2020 and instantly won over the hearts of Torontonians. Although the menu changes daily, rest assured that the assortment will
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
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
Andreas Antoniou spent many of his formative years working in restaurants. Such is bound to happen when one’s father owns Toronto stalwarts like Anthony’s, Little Anthony’s and Mediterra. Now, all grown up — having spent a good chunk of time in the corporate world, dining out at some of the best restaurants in North America — he’s transformed his father’s Mediterra into his own Estiatorio Volos, a new high-end Greek restaurant in the financial district.
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
Justin and Lea Ault, Toby Tseung and Maaji Isobe and the rest of the team at Hapa Izakaya brought upscale izakaya to Toronto in 2012. Chef Koichi Fujioka is serving up some of the most beautiful and traditionally delicious Japanese fare at this little spot on College Street. The impressive and extensive sake selection is
The slew of Landing restaurants are taking over the city’s bar and grill scene and making it Landing’s only. Harpers Landing, the Oakville version, is one of the more sleek incarnations of this chain. With a massive dining room and a bistro vibe, Harpers’ menu features a wide range of modern Canadian dishes with influences
Operating for more than 40 years, Hemingway’s Restaurant and Bar is home to one of Toronto’s most popular rooftop patios. The heated and covered area lets diners enjoy the fresh air all year round. Though the owners are New Zealand natives and the restaurant specializes in pub food, whether you’re looking for pad thai, pizza,
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
When Louise Choi decided to open her own hotel in a 12,000 square-foot family-owned warehouse space in Chinatown, she didn’t imagine it would be a five-year long undertaking. A textile company had previously occupied the space, and when it vacated, Choi was so eager to transform the spot that she ditched her job as a financial advisor in New York City, moved to Toronto and gutted the place. It opened rather surreptitiously last week as Hotel Ocho.
Restaurants don’t stay open for over 50 years unless they’re doing something very much right. House of Chan, with its iconic green awning punctuated by a red dragon, has been the place Toronto diners have come to for the finest USDA steaks, Maritime lobster and gourmet Cantonese and Sichuan cuisine. Enjoy classic comfort soups like
From the Landing Group who brought us Williams and Kellys Landing, Hunters Landing is the best patio to grab a beer and a snack amongst the towering buildings of Concord CityPlace. Hunters offers a diverse menu that includes pizza, pasta, burgers, mussels and more, along with a huge drink menu that includes the Landing Cure,
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
Taste a mother’s love in every bite from Jack and Lil’s. The open kitchen was founded by the mother-and-son team of Lauren and Dan, the latter with professional culinary experience and the former with a sharp eye for style and fusing influences. The original Jack and Lil, Lauren’s parents, were South African, and much of
Stuffy and dark steak houses are of the past, and Jacobs & Co. is looking toward the future. With an airy and inviting interior, this upscale steak house is anything but dated. Premium cuts and exclusive wine features are some of the reasons why at Jacobs & Co. you won’t think twice about dropping some
Jump Restaurant, part of the Oliver & Bonacini empire, is a financial district staple when it comes to high-quality cuisine. Jump specializes in modern North American cuisine with Italian influences, which results in bold, flavourful food. Putting its own take on traditional favourites, like handmade pastas and high grade cuts of meat, Jump only uses
Kamasutra Fine Indian Restaurant and Wine Bar focuses on the rich food culture of northern India and is cooking up some amazing aromatic and spicy food. Northern Indian food is very much influenced by its surroundings. Featuring flavours and spices native to Persian and Middle Eastern countries, northern Indian food presents us with a cross-cultural
The bustling business district is full of restaurants that cater to an after-work crowd looking for a drink and a quick bite, but nothing is quite like Kid Lee. On the second floor of First Canadian Place, Susur Lee, an Iron Chef Canada winner, has opened up a healthy and affordable fast health food restaurant