One of the great things about Toronto is the number of options you have when it comes to restaurants. If you’re someone who doesn’t like to cook, there are so many different establishments you could eat out for every meal of the day at a different restaurant, and not eat at the same place for 45 years.
However, despite the fact there’s a large number of options, that doesn’t mean every restaurant is created equal.
Below is a list of some of the best eateries in Toronto.
Located on Niagara Street in Liberty Village, Edulis is constantly changing its menu—to the point that it may as well not even have one.
Rather than offer the same dishes every night, the owners Michael Caballo and Tobey Nemeth prioritize serving items that are in-season. Frequently that means plenty of vegetable and fish options—so no need to worry if you’re trying to eat vegan/vegetarian or heart-healthy.
One of the city’s preeminent French-inspired restaurants, this eatery located on Ossington in Trinity-Bellwoods, offers some of the most decadent French cooking you’ll have this side of the Atlantic.
Try one of the many staples of French cuisine, from pâté en croute, to creamy crab and paella rice gratin, to pommes aligot, to a staple of French dining traditions—an omelet for dinner.
You can wash it all down with La Banane’s signature cocktail, the Banane Banane, a bourbon-based drink with a splash of banana liqueur.
This New England-inspired spot on Dundas St West, in the heart of the Junction, gained notoriety for its delicious food, and its unfussy atmosphere.
Given the location it’s inspired by, it should come as no surprise that Honest Weight’s specialty is seafood. There’s even a “Pick Yer Fish” option which allows guests to choose their entrée from the fish counter—it’s then served with mashed potatoes and seasonal veggies.
If you’re not a fan of Top Chef Canada, you might not be familiar with the name Carl Heinrich, but if you are, you’ll probably already have an idea what kind of cuisine his restaurant, Richmond Station, has to offer.
Whether you consider yourself a vegetarian or a true carnivore—both entrée options take up equal space on the menu.
From the house-cured charcuterie and duck two ways; to the cucumber salad, with queso fresco, tzatziki, lavash chips and taggiasca olives; to a Richmond Station staple—the Station Burger, a chuck, brisket and sirloin patty enveloping shredded braised short ribs and crowned with beet chutney and aged cheddar on a soft milk bun, there’s something to appease every palate.
For the last six years, The Chase has been the place for Bay Street bankers to grab a bite after work. Located on Temperance Street, its floor to ceiling windows offer a breathtaking view of the financial district, second only to the view from the seasonal terrace.
Dishes are a mix of pastas, and steakhouse classics—from the wedge salad, to the table-side beef tar tare, to the decadent desserts like the chocolate cake with creamy ganache or the peanut-butter anglaise and vanilla ice cream—You’ll come for the food and stay for the view.