Toronto is one of the most exciting cities in the world to live in or visit. Thanks to its diversity, Toronto offers an array of alluring dining opportunities. Feast on local and international cuisine at Toronto restaurants for every budget and situation.
Everyday Cuisine at Toronto Restaurants
There are plenty of Toronto restaurants featuring everyday cuisine with extraordinary flair. The Burger’s Priest is a fast, cash-only burger mecca with a California feel. Their signature Priest burger is an indulgent cheeseburger with a deep-fried patty stuffed with cheese and Portobello mushrooms.
Mangez on the west end serves up healthy gourmet fare at affordable prices. Bite into tantalizing sandwich selections with sides such as asiago and arugula. Complete the meals with a steaming bowl of mushroom or French onion soup or a side salad. Top the meal off with vanilla yogurt and fruit, coconut ice cream or Mercury Espresso.
Family-Friendly Toronto Restaurants
The Muddy Duck Restaurant is a family-friendly venue in Mississauga. The menu for those 12 and under features faves such as fish and chips and chicken fingers. Their weekend breakfast buffet includes bakery items and make-it-yourself omlettes. Diners have the option of sitting near a welcoming fireplace or in a lush green solarium.
A fun family restaurant for travelers and locals is the Old Spaghetti Factory. This Toronto establishment has a variety of attractive artifacts for children, including a carousel and old streetcar. The restaurant was originally built in the 1800s and converted into a restaurant in the 1970s. Kids and parents will love their pasta dishes at affordable prices.
International Toronto Restaurants
Carisma at King East is an Italian gem owned by Michael Pagliaro, known for Il Mulino in Forest Hill. This new restaurants elegantly serves favorites such as pumpkin raviolini , smoked salmon and octopus. Their impressive wine list is a perfect accompaniment to a mouthwatering Italian meal.
For over 20 years, Edo in Forest Hill is the perfect place for sushi and sake. Fresh and attractively presented food is ideal for everyday dining and special occasions. Choose from menu options such as soft shell crab, battered tuna tempura roll and black cod.
Le Montmartre, named after the 19th century artist’s quarter in Paris, offers an authentic fine French dining experience. Owner and chef Marjie Caradant was trained in Paris and Toronto. She opened her first French restaurant, Le Faubourg, 30 years ago in Aurora. Le Montmarte has a graciously artistic atmosphere for intimate dining or private functions.
Dos Amigos Mexican restaurant is a family-friendly venue with a kid’s menu serving traditional favorites including tacos, tortilla chips with fresh guacamole and enchiladas. Patrons choose the level of spiciness from mild to hot. The restaurant also offers an extensive list of tequilas and flavored margaritas.
Toronto Restaurants with Well-Stocked Bars
For fine dining, wine and atmosphere, make reservations at 360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower. With the purchase of a main course, diners enjoy an amazing revolving view of Toronto from an elevation of over 351 metres (1,151 feet). The restaurant menu includes steak, seafood and vegetarian options. They also have a “wine cellar in the sky,” the highest in the world, serving over 550 Canadian and international wines.
Enjoy casual gatherings with delicious food on a chic patio at Origin Restaurant and Bar. Nibble on deviled eggs, a tuna hand roll and other tasty culinary delights prepared by Chef Claudio Aprile. Sit at the bar and sip updated versions of classic cocktails with a fabulous view of St. James Cathedral.
Toronto Dessert Restaurants
Decadent desserts are the perfect ending to a tasty Toronto meal. Adam & Eve Chocolatier serves up sinful chocolate at a cafe in downtown Toronto. Madeleines, Cherry Pie and Ice Cream is located at The Annex with a sit-down outdoor patio serving breakfast, brunch and take-out dessert treats.