Toronto certainly has no shortage of amazing world-class restaurants, with new ones popping up so frequently it’s hard to keep track. The city has something for all budgets and palates, from cheap and delicious eats to Michelin Star fine dining.
If you’re searching for something new to try this winter, consider one of these establishments which opened up over the past year or two.
Bringing a modern twist to Lebanese cuisine, Laylak in Toronto’s Financial District impresses both with its menu and stunning restaurant interiors. You’ll find traditional Middle Eastern dishes with an elevated flair, such as a selection of spreads and house dips served with fresh pita bread baked in house, whole branzino, and labneh cheesecake for dessert.
Where: 25 Toronto Street, Toronto
This expansive Richmond Street West restaurant spans over 8,000 square feet and serves an American menu that’s anything but basic. Brought to you by INK Entertainment, who is behind other Toronto favourites like Amal and Chica, you’ll find everything from steaks and burgers to seafood and creative cocktails.
Where: 67 Richmond St W, Toronto
This popular Mediterranean street food chain has opened its first location in Toronto’s Yorkville neighbourhood, offering a daily changing menu of mostly handhelds like stuffed pitas and share plates. Their star dish, however, is their whole-roasted cauliflower.
Where: 1235 Bay St., Toronto
4. Bar Notte
Head to Old Toronto for a moody cocktail bar with Italian-inspired plates at Bar Notte. You’ll find both small and large plates and creative takes on classic dishes, like the beef tartare cannoli. If you happen to be out on the town and are searching for late night bites, they’re serving a variety of dishes including Roman-style pizzas until 2 a.m.
Where: 11 Church St, Toronto
5. Miss Aida
There’s a new spot for Levantine cuisine in Roncesvalles, found at Miss Aida which offers a variety of small plates of recipes passed down through generations. Mains come served family-style and are intended to be shared. Don’t skip out on dessert, like their deconstructed baklawa served with homemade pistachio ice cream.
Where: 413 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto
Head to Yorkville for classic Greek cuisine at Paros, with a strikingly-gorgeous interior reminiscent of the Mediterranean. You’ll find staples like Greek salad and lamb chops with simple but perfectly-executed ingredients.
Where: 119 Yorkville Ave, Toronto
Canada’s first location of this beloved New York brunch spot has found its home within luxury lifestyle brand and retailer shop Kith. Known for their bagels accompanied with towers of lox and accompaniments, you’ll also find favourites like French toast, sandwiches, salads, and waffle specials.
Where: 78 Yorkville Ave Floor 2, Toronto
Michelin-starred and renowned sushi chef Masaki Saito has opened up a more casual omakase restaurant in Yorkville, with a 14-course menu for just $98 per person. Aiming to bring edomae-style sushi to a younger and wider audience, you can expect everything from hand rolls to various nigiri and steamed egg custard.
Where: 154 Cumberland St 2nd floor, Toronto