The Best Restaurants In Toronto – A Guide For The 1st Time Visitor

One is ought to return to all those top restaurants in Toronto, Canada, to discover the newest drinking and dining destinations coming up in the Ontario capital.

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The most loved dishes here include the Hainanese chicken rice from the chef behind Toronto’s favourite pineapple-bun burger (Jackpot Chicken Rice), Planta an upscale vegan barbecue, an old-school diner at Harry’s Charbroiled Dining Lounge.

Here are some top restaurants in Toronto specially curated for you including the hottest openings of the past year.

Harry’s Charbroiled Dining Lounge

Address – 160 Springhurst Ave, Toronto, ON M6K 1C2, Canada

Saved from closure by Chef Grant van Gameren this dining lounge now offers a cool ambience to its guests as they wait for some delectable food to be served. The all new ambience now has vinyl booths, vintage Christmas lights, and an open diner kitchen complimenting the oldie look. It now offers up some of the city’s best burgers with perfectly fat, crispy fries, and attracts a new crowd that frequents the space day and night.


Address – 50 Clinton St, Toronto, ON M6G 2Y3, Canada

Inspired by the French culture is this Korean restaurant in the Little Italy neighbourhood of Toronto. This is one of its kind places that truly reflect the diversity of Toronto. Here, the traditional Korean dishes are taken to a next level by Chef Paul Kim and are given a modern touch using delicate French cooking techniques. One can enjoy their favourite dish from the a la carte or even opt for the tasting menu that comes with a price tag of $65.

Brothers Food & Wine

Address – 1240 Bay St, Toronto, ON M5R 2A7, Canada

This 30-seater restaurant set atop the Bay Street subway station in Yorkvillle. The spot has undergone a change in ambience from the greasy spoon to a fine dining destination. The restaurant serves simple yet elegant cuisine perfectly crafted by Chef Jonathan Nicolaou to complement the strong wine list. Some of the top choice from the menu includes dishes like sweetbreads with chanterelle mushrooms and peas, rabbit with artichoke and fennel, and gateau basque for dessert. Also even a regular visit will leave you surprised with new taste as the restaurant puts up a fresh menu daily.

Lake Inez

Address – 1471 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4L 2A1, Canada

Moving from the now-gone Hudson Kitchen on Dundas West to Gerrard Street in the East End near Little India, Chef Robbie Hojilla serves his Filipino- and Asian-inspired cuisine. Of the menu the top picks include dishes like mussels in a Filipino sinigang broth, roasted squash salad or Japanese devilled eggs, all going well with craft beer. Other delectable pan-Asian plates with slight French twist include a Szechuan chilli oil–accented chicken liver mousse, and coconut sorbet served with freeze-dried durian.

Conspiracy Pizza

Address – 176 Wicksteed Ave, East York, ON M4G 2B6, Canada

Opened right next door to the Toronto’s favourite Texas barbecue spot is Conspiracy Pizza by the people behind Adamson Barbecue. As the name says a sturdy but soft crust creates a foldable surface in itself is a conspiracy. The restaurant serves some delectable red or white pizzas with names like the Moon Landing and the Cowspiracy. The fact that the stock is completely sold out within hours of opening from 4:30 p.m. daily is sufficient to prove the popularity in town.

Cafe Cancan

Address – 89 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S 1G5, Canada

This bright and pink outlet is your go to spot perfect for a brunch where Chef Victor Barry sets apart this casual French bistro and cafe from the fine French cuisine. The scrumptious menu served include delectable dishes all through the day from croque-madames for brunch, oysters at happy hour (3 p.m. to 5p.m.), varied foie gras like parfait, seared, or with tenderloin, and duck confit for dinner.

So hop on a food trail, taking you through some of the best restaurants in Toronto city.

Mohit Agarwal

Mohit Agarwal is a civil engineer by profession & started travel blogging to share his experiences while traveling to new places without any planned itinerary, as it adds up to more adventure & exploring more about the city. He also loves photography to capture natural views with no or minimal filters.

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