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.
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.
Azhar has been turning heads on the Ossington strip. The brainchild of partner and executive chef Stuart Cameron, this new marketplace marries Middle Eastern influences with local ingredients, all prepared in a state of the art wood-fired oven. Cameron, who is no stranger to Middle Eastern cooking, is focusing on sustainability and authenticity with this
Owned by restaurateur and chef Grant van Gameren, Bar Isabel has been a staple on the Toronto food scene since opening its doors in 2013. It can be credited with establishing van Gameren as a unique creative force at the pinnacle of the city’s culinary scene following his rise in the kitchen of the legendary
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
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
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
The dimly lit interior of Il Covo, flanked with its antique mirrors atop exposed brick walls and plush green velvet couch, provides the perfect atmosphere to enjoy a glass of wine. Il Covo’s seasonal menu spotlights modern Italian, including a selection of fresh pastas and shareables, like burrata, cured meats and warm focaccia bread drizzled
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
As comic icon Jerry Seinfeld once asked, in character as Barry B. Benson for Bee Movie (2007), “Ya like jazz?” it’s the question that must be asked before a night at Jazz Bistro, Toronto’s favourite fine dining and live jazz performances locale in the heart of downtown. Indulge with menu favourites like the pan seared Ontario
The JOEY franchise has become somewhat of a Toronto staple over the last couple years. The slew of restaurants boasts a comfortable lounge atmosphere where high-end burgers and fries and overpriced edamame seem to reign supreme. The Shops at Don Mills location is the perfect spot for an afternoon drink on the massive upstairs patio
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
Enjoy Taco Tuesday like royalty at King’s Tacos on St. Clair Avenue. Proudly founded in 1983 in Chihuahua City, King’s Tacos serves authentic Mexican food, made by Mexicans but enjoyed by all. Well-known for its tacos and quesadillas, this family-oriented restaurant is more than proud of its meat selection. Pastor, carnitas and chorizo are only