Walking through the doors of 1 Hotel, one might feel as though they’re in familiar territory. Located at the site of the former Thompson Hotel, 1 Hotel Toronto is the first Canadian property by 1 Hotels, a luxury hotel brand inspired by nature. The brand currently has properties scattered across North America, in major cities
Situated atop a heritage building at Queen Street and Spadina Avenue, Alo is one of those names that makes foodies stop in their tracks. Helmed by chef Patrick Kriss, one of the hottest names in the city’s food scene. The classically prepared, contemporary French cuisine and the ambience, alongside the exclusive nature of the reservations,
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.
Amal Toronto is a decadent restaurant from INK Entertainment, the hospitality group behind notable Toronto spots like Byblos and Patria. As INK’s first Lebanese restaurant, Amal is a particularly personal project for the brand’s Beirut-born CEO Charles Khabouth. “It’s all the hits from my childhood,” says Khabouth of the menu. With much of its decor
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
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
Between writing two cookbooks, starting a seafood company and running the now-closed restaurant chain Rock Lobster, well-known celebrity chef Matt Dean Pettit has his hands full. Next on the resume is a delivery-only turf-and-surf restaurant located across Toronto. Favourites at Coast by MDP include the PEI Lobster Roll, made with fresh sustainable PEI lobster, special
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
Dave and Blake, the trained chefs who left the kitchen for the cold bar, want to bring people the freshest and highest quality seafood from Canada and around the world with their store, De La Mer. All locations offer a large selection of organic, naturally raised, sustainably caught and farmed fresh seafood and fish choices
For some of the freshest oysters in the city, it’s worth making the trek out to Lawrence and Warden to visit Diana’s Seafood Delight. Though it may seem unlikely that some of the best oysters and seafood in the city can be found in Scarborough (spoken like a true downtowner), Diana’s Seafood has been supplying some of the city’s top restaurants for years.
This restaurant is bringing the taste of the Mediterranean to Midtown by offering traditional dishes inspired by French-Italian regional cuisine. With an owner who has been a restaurateur in Midtown for three decades and a chef who has worked in Michelin-starred restaurants across France, it’s no surprise Domaine Mamo has perfected the art of French
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,
Ever miss the days of strolling through the night markets of Vietnam, collecting snacks as you peruse all the different vendors? Well DZO Viet Eatery has brought the night markets of Hội An to Toronto. This Dundas West eatery is an ode to Vietnam with an influence of vibrant Mexican cuisine. It is the ultimate
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
Get ready carb-lovers: this is not a drill! Canada’s first Eataly outpost is opening its doors on Nov. 13 in the Manulife Centre at Bay and Bloor. Food fiends who have visited one of Eataly’s 40 other locations worldwide have been counting down the days until the beloved brand arrives in Canada. Eataly Toronto does