In 2024, Toronto’s restaurant scene is buzzing with anticipation as chefs and restaurateurs prepare to launch their ambitious projects. With numerous exciting eateries on the horizon, here’s a roundup of 2024’s five most anticipated restaurant openings.
Since 1994, award-winning L’Avenue has been the go-to destination for brunch and breakfast enthusiasts in Montreal, and now it is set to arrive in Toronto. Known for its eccentric plates, generous portions, festive atmosphere and exceptional service, we can’t confirm if the Toronto menu will replicate the original’s French-inspired offerings — like duck Benedict, the Sugar Shack plate and breakfast poutine, but we can anticipate those infamous long queues.
Blue Bovine Steak + Sushi House
Set to open in February, this much-anticipated addition from Liberty Entertainment Group (known for Don Alfonso 1890 and Cibo Wine Bar) offers a contemporary twist on the classic steak house. In a sleek modern space at the northwest corner of Union Station, patrons can indulge in quality meats, fresh daily seafood and premium-grade sushi, all while enjoying expansive windows overlooking the lively downtown core.
The highly anticipated Nobu Hotel and Suites is set to open in Toronto’s entertainment district this year. Featuring two sleek towers with luxury residences and hotel suites, the development stands on the historic Pilkington Glass Factory site. On the ground floor, the iconic Nobu Restaurant, co-founded by chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper, will occupy 15,000 square feet across two levels.
Shake Shack is finally coming to Canada, with the first Toronto location set to open in 2024. The iconic burger joint plans to collaborate with local producers, offering a menu featuring its famous burgers, crinkle-cut fries, Chicken Shack and hand-spun shakes. Teaming up with Toronto-based firms Osmington Inc. and Harlo Entertainment Inc., Shake Shack aims to open up to 35 locations across Canada by 2035.
Get ready for a taste bud adventure as a chic Chinese eatery takes over 190 University Ave., filling Momofuku Noodle Bar’s void at the Shangri-La Hotel. Meet Mott 32, your new go-to for upscale Chinese cuisine infused with modern flair. With the success of its Vancouver sibling, renowned for both flavour and stylish interiors, Toronto’s Mott 32 is set to dazzle.