Restaurants in Toronto

57% Off Lunch or Dinner for 6, 9, or 12 from Treeline Catering

Toronto

C$150 C$75

(29)

Homemade pulled pork or beef or chicken served in gourmet lunch boxes or dinner plates

50% Off Sweet and Savory Crepes at Spin Dessert Cafe & Bistro

Islington - City Centre West

C$20 C$10

(29)

Signature sweet and savoury crepes join breakfast staples and a dozen flavors of ice cream made in-house daily

Up to 52% Off an Upscale Italian Dinner at Il Mulino Restaurant

Toronto

C$175.70 C$85

(235)

Refined Italian cuisine such as gnocchi in tomato-basil sauce and Mediterranean sea bass in lemon-basil dressing

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament — Up to 47% Off 

Medieval Times

C$52.53 C$30

In a two-hour show, knights on horseback vie for the royal court’s favor by jousting and sword-fighting; dinner with chicken and spare rib

50% Off at Wanda's Belgian Waffles

Downtown Toronto

C$23.98 C$12

(52)

Traditional Belgian waffles downsized into miniature portions and paired with chocolate or caramel

50% Off at Pearl Bayview Chinese Cuisine

Bayview Village Shopping Centre

C$30 C$15

(13)

Steamed dumplings nested in baskets, deep-fried crab claws, and beef short ribs in a black-pepper-honey glaze

50% Off Mediterranean Food at Richlee Ristorante

Nortown

C$60 C$30

(9)

Italian, French, and Greek cooking influence dishes such as seafood risotto, veal scallopini, and black Angus steak

Up to 50% Off at Chef of India

Chef of India

C$40 C$22

Tandoor clay oven cooks marinated fish, tiger prawns, and chicken tikka; other Indian options include veggie pakora and lamb masala

Kama Classical Indian Cuisine – Up to 52% Off Meals

Downtown Toronto

C$35 C$17

(102)

Gourmet Indian cuisine such as madras chicken curry, tandoori chicken, and kashmiri naan

47% Off Tea Time for Two at Ruelo Patisserie

Multiple Locations

C$51.98 C$27.50

Pairs eat petite sandwiches and classic tea time delights with tea or coffee, followed by French-style desserts

Up to 51% Off a Four-Course Dinner for Two at Mirto Italian Restaurant

Downtown Toronto

C$134 C$65

(141)

Seasonal produce and imported Italian ingredients appear throughout a menu of classic Old World dishes

45% Off Homestyle Food at Golden Griddle Family Restaurants

Multiple Locations

C$20 C$11

Comforting favourites, such as steak and eggs with buckwheat pancakes, English-style fish and chips, and homestyle meat loaf in beef gravy

50% Off Mediterranean Food at Baba Ganoush Shawarma

Toronto

C$30 C$15

(5)

Mediterranean restaurant serves baba ganoush alongside chicken shawarma, lamb chops, and 20 different salads

Up to 52% Off Cafe Drinks at lil' bean n' green

Leslieville

C$25 C$12.50

(14)

Fresh brewed coffee, creamy cappucinos and double shot lattes with option of added flavor

Half Off at Lalibela Ethiopian Restaurant

Little Italy

C$30 C$15

(12)

Vegetable and meat stews served with spongy injera bread at an eatery with murals and hanging lanterns

Up to 63% Off Italian Dinner for Two at Giorgio D. Ristorante

Black Creek

C$104 C$39

(15)

Seafood linguine and veal chops complement the Italian eatery's black-tiger shrimp and new york steak

Up to 57% Off Italian Dinner at Portobello Restaurant & Bar

Downtown Toronto

C$113.60 C$49

The menu includes refined versions of Italian comfort foods, such as tortellini stuffed with spinach and ricotta and covered with rose sauce

Up to 51% Off Indian Dinner at 5th Elementt Restaurant

Downtown Toronto

C$78.95 C$39

(263)

Indian dishes with a contemporary twist include pan-grilled salmon, lobster and shrimp moilee in a coconut curry sauce, and lamb shanks

68% Off Indian Tasting-Menu Meal for Two at Indian Bread Bar

Bedford Park

C$142.03 C$45

Chefs craft traditional and out-of-the-box takes on classic Indian dishes, allowing guests to sample their work on a tasting menu

Up to 53% Off Italian Dinner for 2 or 4 at Salutè Piano Bar

Yorkville

C$54.97 C$27

Appetizers such as calamari, entrees such as fettuccine alfredo and fondue, and wine such as Argento Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon.

Half Off Vegetarian Comfort Food at Sadie's Diner

Toronto

C$20 C$10

(192)

Vegetarian entrees that can be made vegan range from burritos to shepherd’s pies and all-day breakfast dishes, such as buckwheat pancakes

Up to 56% Off Italian Dinner at Sabatino's Ristorante

Lytton Park

C$124 C$59

(7)

Extensive options include fried calamari, veal medallions, and chocolate-raspberry tartufo for dessert

50% Off Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Sushi Kai

Midtown Toronto

C$40 C$20

(29)

Skilled chefs roll 25 types of maki and stir up classic offerings of Japanese curry, teriyaki-slathered entrees, and vegetarian dishes

C$10 for Breakfast and Lunch Fare at Sunnyside in Oakville

Multiple Locations

C$20 C$10

(17)

Cooks use farm-fresh ingredients to whip up breakfast and lunch items, including pancakes, Southern-style omelettes, and gourmet burgers

Johnny Rockets - Half Off Classic Diner Food

Multiple Locations

C$12 C$6

(34)

Servers in traditional white paper hats plate hamburgers and pour hand-dipped milkshakes that evoke the flavors of bygone roadside diners

Up to 49% Off Vegetarian Food at Truly India Restaurant

Parkview Hills

C$23.65 C$12

Diners dip naan into vegetarian curry dishes and share plates of rice and veggies

Up to 50% Off Italian Dinner at Focaccia Restaurant

Downtown Toronto

C$20 C$11

(6)

Chicken and mushrooms swim in a tomato cream sauce, spicy sausage pairs with leafy rapini, and smoked bacon enlivens the spaghetti carbonara

Up to 54% Off Prix Fixe Italian Dinner at Caffino Ristorante

Liberty Village

C$98 C$49.99

Tucked-away Italian restaurant continues family traditions with locally sourced meals of penne pasta, risotto, pizza, and fresh garden salad

Up to 56% Off Italian Fare at Paganelli's Risotteria

Downtown Toronto

C$125.80 C$59

Three types of salami served with prosecco gelatin, rich pheasant ragu with black-truffle risotto & decadent mascarpone mousse tiramisu

Up to 51% Off at Kamasutra Indian Restaurant & Wine Bar

Davisville

C$50 C$25

(41)

Soft lighting and a romantic atmosphere sets the stage for spicy Indian dishes cooked in a traditional clay oven

Half Off Pizza, Sandwiches, and Drinks at Originals Bar

Bayview

C$30 C$15

(7)

Imported beer specials complement meals of Californian pizza, fish and chips, steak frites, or refreshing salads

Sbarro – Up to 46% Off Pizza

Multiple Locations

C$24.98 C$13.50

Mozzarella cheese and a signature sauce made with plum tomatoes coat hand-stretched dough

Up to 44% Off Indian Buffet for Two at The Indian Hut

Downtown Toronto

C$25.90 C$14.95

(114)

Tandoori chicken, lamb kebabs, and vegetable stews served in a cozy space decorated with warm, earthy colors and Indian artwork

Up to 42% Off at Itamae Sushi

Flemingdon Park

C$50 C$29

Sushi menu includes standbys such as spicy salmon and soft shell crab as well as more inventive fixins including bananas and bacon

Up to 54% Off Polish Food at Czehoski

Trinity - Bellwoods

C$75.80 C$39

(278)

Upscale Polish- and French-inspired plates made with local ingredients

Up to 57% Off at Tappo Wine Bar and Restaurant

Downtown Toronto

C$114 C$55

In stone confines of 1830s whisky distillery, chefs marry Italian and Mediterranean flavours in dishes such as apricot-glazed cornish hen

50% Off Caribbean Food at Calypso & Jive Burgers

Scarborough City Centre

C$8 C$4

Chefs apply traditional West Indian spices to chicken, goat, and fresh seafood served alongside rice, peas, or chow mein

50% Off Filipino Food at Casa Manila

Sunnybrook - York Mills

C$20 C$10

(65)

Chefs prepare Filipino fare, steeping seafood, beef, and veggies in coconut milk, curries, and tamarind-based broth

40% Off Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch at Eggsmart

Toronto

C$15 C$9

Four-egg omelettes with smoked salmon and sautéed mushrooms, golden waffles with fresh fruit, and other breakfast faves served til 3 p.m.

Up to 45% Off at Thai Everest

Victoria Park Village

C$20 C$11

(26)

Staple Thai dishes such as pad Thai, green curry, and pineapple chicken

50% Off Asian Cuisine at Sushi & Thai

Swansea

C$25 C$12.50

(17)

Spicy Thai-style curries, stir-fried seafood dishes, and 30 varieties of sushi and sashimi served amid orchids and red, geometric accents

Up to 52% Off at Yitz's Deli & Catering

Lytton Park

C$20 C$10

(17)

Dine-in on fine deli fare and specialties amid vintage photos and posters, or feed a crowd with catering services

46% Off Italian Cuisine at Baldini

Toronto

C$120 C$65

(237)

Dinner with starters, pasta, Italian entrees, and classic European desserts

Up to 51% Off Vegan African Cuisine at Pero Restaurant & Lounge

Pero Restaurant and Lounge

C$42 C$21

Enjoy vegan African dishes such as roasted chickpeas with spicy berbere, paired with a choice of coffee or ginger tea

Up to 36% Off Italian Cuisine at The Big Ragu

Toronto

C$54 C$35

(119)

Spinach and cheese gnocchi, papaprdelle with lamb ragu, and other traditional Italian dishes made with fresh pasta

Half Off Middle Eastern Food

North York

C$16 C$8

Chicken or beef shawarma, crispy falafel, and juicy kebabs, paired with homemade sides such as hummus or tabouleh

50% Off Bistro-Style Cuisine at Up On The Kingsway

The Kingsway - Bloor St W.

C$14 C$7

Tasty mini grilled cheese sandwiches pair with gourmet soups, such as Moroccan style vegetable and chicken chipotle chowder

Half Off Sweet and Savory Crepes at Crepe Delicious

Etobicoke

C$15 C$7.50

Chefs make crepes to order, creating sweet and savory options filled with Nutella and strawberries, ham and cheese, or chicken teriyaki

50% Off Turkish Halal Cuisine at Taste of Istanbul Grill

Vaughan

C$30 C$15

(35)

Kebabs, kofte, shawarma, and schnitzel featuring such delicacies as Angus strip loin and seasoned lamb; vegetarian options available

Up to 43% Off at Toki Japanese Cuisine

Vaughan

C$30 C$17

Master chefs prepare visually striking presentations of sashimi and sushi rolls along with teriyaki and fried udon

50% Off Italian Food

Vaughan

C$20 C$10

Customizable pizzas and pastas, meatball sandwiches, and spread of hot plate Italian dishes to choose from with gluten free options

Up to 58% Off at Five Asian Cuisine

Maple

C$82 C$39

(7)

Singapore hotel-trained chef serves Chinese and Thai cuisine including soups, salads, spring rolls, noodles, and fried rice

Up to 48% Off at Gino's Pizza

Preston Heights

C$34.94 C$18

Freshly baked pizza covered with toppings such as pepperoni, salami, ham, sun-dried tomatoes, and feta cheese

51% Off Prix Fixe Dinner at Day & Night Firewood Steakhouse

Milliken

C$140 C$69

5-course meal includes soup, salad, house-made dessert, appetizers such as US white shrimp, & entree options that include N.Z. rack of lamb

50% Off at ORA Tapas & Lounge

Markham

C$40 C$20

The menu is built around tapas, small plates, and special offerings, such as raw oysters

Up to 44% Off Buffet Dinner at Jerusalem Restaurant

Mississauga

C$40 C$25

(10)

Classic Middle Eastern dishes served buffet-style, such as skewered meats, hummus, baba ganouj, and seafood

52% Off Italian Cuisine at East Side Mario's

Mississauga

C$25 C$12

Family-style Italian eatery with thin-crust Sicilian-style pizzas and a 16-layer lasagna with bolognese sauce

40% Off Indian Fare at Ambiance of India in Mississauga

Clarkson

C$30 C$18

(52)

Attentive servers wend through dining room of dark wood & lush rugs delivering traditional dishes such as tandoori chicken & naan

Di Savino's Panini Bar – Up to 33% Off Italian Food

Multiple Locations

C$30 C$20

(40)

Diners can watch sports games while enjoying freshly made paninis, classic Italian pasta dishes, and steak seasoned in a special spice mix

50% Off at Crepe Delicious

Bramalea City Centre

C$17.90 C$8.95

Chefs craft crepes to order, stuffing them with savoury delicacies such as ham and cheese or chicken teriyaki

Half Off Vegan, Vegetarian, and Gluten-Free Cafe Fare

Oakville

C$10 C$5

Vegan and vegetarian-friendly, and gluten-free cafe fare served with organic fair-trade coffee; live music from local talent every Sunday

51% Off Afternoon Tea at The Tea Room

Oakville

C$37 C$18

Snack on finger sandwiches, scones topped with Devon cream, and homemade preserves, paired with a tea of choice

45% Off Cheesesteaks and Poutine

Newmarket

C$20 C$11

Classic and inventive Philly cheesesteak sandwiches and poutines topped with pulled pork or bacon

Half Off Italian Dinner at Mamma Mia Trattoria

Newmarket

C$130 C$65

(53)

Italian wood-fired pizza, vegetarian fusilli pasta, and breaded veal star in three-course meals with appetizers, dessert, and wine

Up to 48% Off Modern Bistro Food at Red Canoe Bistro

Burlington

C$20 C$11

(43)

Hyper-seasonal ingredients create dishes such as Atlantic salmon with corn pancakes or pork loin stuffed with snow crab

Half Off Seafood for Two at at Caz's Great Fish

Burlington

C$40 C$20

(100)

Sample all eight styles of fish and chips made with baked or fried salmon, Alaskan whale halibut, or jumbo black tiger shrimp

45% Off Burgers, Wings, and Poutine at Chop House Burger Bar

St. Catharine's

C$20 C$11

Angus beef, lamb, and other meats sit on fresh-baked buns and are topped with peameal bacon, mango slaw, and other creative ingredients

33% Off Italian Food at DiSavino's Panini Bar

Milton

C$30 C$20

(40)

Diners can watch sports games while enjoying freshly made paninis, classic Italian pasta dishes, and steak seasoned in a special spice mix

Up to 50% Off Pizza and Pasta at Bella Mia Pizzeria

Lawfield

C$20 C$11

Cooks whip up a selection of eight signature pizzas or customized guest-built pies, as well as prepares five classic Italian pastas

Up to 50% Off at Mick & Angelo's Eatery and Bar

Mick & Angelo's

C$40 C$20

(327)

Eatery featured on Man v. Food boasts a menu of Italian dishes and steak-house fare; Candlelight Inn motel located on same property

43% Off at Dinner Mama Mia's Italian Eatery

Niagara Falls

C$30 C$17

Hearty, housemade sauces and pastas provide the foundations for housemade Italian specialties served in generous portion sizes

Up to 47% Off Steaks and Seafood at Stone Road Grille

Niagara On The Lake

C$30 C$18

Seasonal cuisine that often incorporates house-made breads, charcuterie, craft artisinal cheeses and local produce

C$10 for Italian Food at East Side Mario's

Niagara Falls

C$20 C$10

(64)

Italian eatery near Niagara Falls serves up flame-kissed salmon and steak, imported Italian pastas with pesto alfredo, and spicy arrabbiata

IHOP Restaurant– C$10 for Diner Food

Niagara Falls

C$20 C$10

(37)

Breakfast—such as pancakes, omelettes, and cinnamon-apple french toast—served all day as well as diner favourites for lunch and dinner

Hooters – Half Off Food and Drinks

Niagara Falls

C$10 C$5

Burgers, buffalo wings, and cheesy appetizers served in a recently revamped Hooters with hardwood floors, an outdoor patio, and an 80-in. TV

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery – 45% Off Diner Food

Niagara Falls

C$20 C$11

(108)

Casual dining eatery dishes out fluffy buttermilk pancakes, juicy burgers, steaks, and golden-crusted pies

Macaroni Grill – Up to 50% Off

Niagara Falls

C$25 C$13

(308)

Culinary team top custom-grilled filet mignon with blue cheese, crust sole fillets in parmesan, and drizzle lobster ravioli in cream sauce

Half Off at Jack Tanner's Grillhouse

Americana Resort

C$40 C$20

Chicken wings by the pound and six types of burgers; booth-side TVs

Half Off Casual American Food at TGI Friday's

Niagara Falls

C$30 C$15

(22)

Sizzling fire-grilled fajitas, charbroiled burgers made of 100% beef, and steaks and ribs glazed in Jack Daniel's sauce round out the menu

Toronto Restaurant Guide

In Toronto, eating is more than nutrition for a body, it's all about nurturing mind and soul, too. It's how locals reconnect with friends after a long work week and it's a primary reason visitors plan their vacations, time and again, in this beautiful city. Toronto restaurants offer it all. World-renowned chefs, restaurants that draw folks in from around the world and of course, the service and commitment to quality that keep visitors and locals coming back for more, in many ways, is like a crossroads of global food favorites.

The Good Fork Brunch and Bistro serves brunch seven days a week. One can enjoy deep fried poached eggs, topped with romesco sauce and Parmesan along with warm flatbed and hand cut fries. This lovely bistro offers breakfast platters with a classic favorite: pancakes. With a warm and inviting atmosphere and affordable prices, it's no wonder it's a Toronto favorite.

Canoe, Oliver and Bonacini’s flagship restaurant, is a classic favorite. With recently completed renovations, it too has an inviting atmosphere and friendly wait staff. With global inspiration that defines its vast menu, there's a certain casualness about this restaurant that draws visitors in. It accommodates vegetarians and vegans as well, making it a versatile choice.

In Toronto, food is about far more than just a recipe - it's about exploring and considering new cultures and flavor combinations. Whether it's a "come as you are" relaxed dining atmosphere or a full-scale, reservation-driven Toronto restaurant, there's no end to the possibilities for residents and vacationers alike. It just doesn't get any better.

In Toronto, food is about far more than just a recipe - it's about exploring and considering new cultures and flavor combinations.
 

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Chiado: A User’s Guide

Progressive Portuguese Cuisine and Tapas | Fresh Seafood | Portuguese Wine List | Acclaimed Restaurateur
Sample Menu
  • Appetizer: sardines marinated in lemon, parsley, and olive oil
  • Tapas dish: carpaccio of grouper
  • Entree: herb-crusted pheasant crusted with garlic mashed potatoes, madeira wine, and caramelized citrus sauce
  • Dessert: chocolate mousse with espresso crème anglaise and raspberries

    What to Drink: Chiado boasts an extensive wine that spotlights vintages from Portugal. The sommelier also curates a concise list of his favourite suggestions, making it easier for diners to discover the perfect pairing for their meal.
The Vibe: In the dining room, dark oak wainscoting offsets pale-yellow walls. Paintings of wild Spanish street scenes punctuate the space, including one large piece with vibrantly rendered street performers, jugglers, and onlookers that lends an unexpected dose of whimsy to the otherwise sophisticated ambience.

Fun Fact: In 2003, the President of Portugal knighted Chiado’s owner, Albino Silva, with the Commander Order of Merit for promoting Portuguese gastronomy and culture in Canada.

While You're in the Neighbourhood: Dance the night away with a beer in hand at The Dakota Tavern (249 Ossington Avenue), a divey music joint with regular live acts.

If You Can’t Make It, Try This: Check out Adega Restaurante (33 Elm Street), restaurateur Albino Silva’s foray into Spanish-Portuguese fusion cuisine.

864 College St
Toronto,
ON
CA

As Justin Lussier traveled through Naples in 2005, he decided to stop for the city's famous pizza at a small street-side eatery bearing the sign Pizzeria Sorbillo. He loved his traditional thin-crust pie so much that he rushed to a pay phone and called his friends Christian Bullock and Jason Allard to tell them that he wanted to make that same pizza. When Justin returned to Canada, the trio travelled to confer with the culinary experts at Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (AVPN) in order to uncover what truly makes a pizza Neapolitan. Two years later, the friends set out to open Famoso.

Famoso's chefs all follow strict guidelines set by the AVPN—they only use OO Caputo flour imported from Naples, and they hand mill tomatoes imported from the foot of Mount Vesuvius, where each crop is grown in soil enriched by volcanic ash and sung to daily by volcanologists. Chefs top the crust with local fior di latte mozzarella, fresh basil leaves, and pecorino romano cheese. They then spread dough into wafer-thin disks, which they blast-fire at 900 degrees for 90 seconds inside imported Italian bell-shaped ovens. Pizzas are also topped with ingredients such as soppressata, oven-roasted Italian sausage, kalamata olives, and truffle oil.

Famoso Baristas can pair many of these pies, some of which are reinvented twice each year, with a mix of local and international wines—including vintages from Italy and Canada—and hand-crafted gelato. At each restaurant, they ferry dishes and drinks through rustic and inviting interiors, each of which reflects the unique style of its neighbourhood, though all are united by accents of exposed brick and wood, wine-bottle art, and sculptural pizza-box displays.

386 Bloor St W
Toronto,
ON
CA

Though Mrs. Biederhof, Monty, and Veda play central roles in the world of Mildred Pierce, in Mildred’s Temple Kitchen, they’re covered in sauce and served on shared plates. Restaurateurs Donna Dooher and Kevin Gallagher discovered their mutual love for the classic novel and film when working in an upscale restaurant in Ottawa. Their shared passion for local, approachable cuisine led them to open their warehouse-district eatery in 1989, though they eventually settled in Liberty Village, where they continue to serve their character-inspired dishes with the aid of a diverse team of chefs.

Their chefs draw from a range of culinary backgrounds to reinvent classic dishes with global twists, such as gnocchi poutine, Sri Lankan–style shrimp and crab cakes, and chicken biryani. Though many of their menu items change seasonally, some have been menu mainstays since the beginning, including burgers hand-ground in house, profiteroles infused with Lindt chocolate, and pancakes hand-raised on a farm. To ensure each dish lives up to its potential, staff members seek out the freshest potatoes, asparagus, strawberries, and other produce on twice-weekly visits to the Ontario Food Market and use only Ocean Wise–certified fish.

Servers ferry dishes to small tables and a large, communal harvest table in the contemporary dining space, where hardwood floors contribute a rustic aesthetic and railroad-side windows spill in natural light while keeping out engine noises and railway bandits. A slightly raised, open kitchen lets diners watch their chefs prepare the meal, and an outdoor patio lets them bask in warmer weather.

85 Hanna Ave
Toronto,
ON
CA

Low lights, wood detailing, and comfortable chairs create a casual lounge vibe at Insomnia, which fosters its namesake with a late-night atmosphere, drinks, and internationally-inspired comfort fare. Contemporary American and European fare populates the menu with dishes such as an 8-oz. ribeye steak in a red wine mushroom reduction. Crispy pizzas call out local locales such as the Queen Street topped with pesto, smoked salmon, and chèvre, or the Annex with grilled eggplant, roasted garlic, and portobello mushrooms. Dozens of martinis give patrons a reason to linger, with sips of innovative Rivera martinis or top-shelf martinis such as a classic preparation with Hendrick's cucumber-infused gin. A cluster of fairy lights twinkles above the bar and guides patrons to their tables, which are often occupied by complimentary imaginary friends. Against one of the exposed brick walls, paintings from monthly featured artists hang above a long wooden banquette faced with tables.

On weekends, Insomnia serves brunch garnished with mimosas and martinis. Multiple variations on eggs benedict feature house-made hollandaise sauce and a Heaven on Earth french-toast sandwich channels dulcet divinity with a filling of wild berries and cream cheese drizzled in Canadian maple syrup.

563 Bloor St W
Toronto,
ON
CA

Though he draws his inspiration from global flavours, Executive Chef Dan Sanders crafts Globe Bistro's dishes entirely from locally sourced ingredients. With bread baked and meat dry aged in-house, he creates upscale cuisine such as composed beet salad, braised ox-tail tortellini and elk tartare, dazzling diners with his culinary prowess and imitation of sizzling bacon from within the open kitchen. More than a dozen wines by the glass and hundreds of labels from Globe Bistro's VQA and Wine Spectator award-winning collection, including many bottles from local winemakers, highlight notes of flavour in the dishes.

Meals unfold inside a former theatre and bowling alley whose original floors provide the foundation for Globe Bistro's three-level dining room. There, sumptuous chandeliers illuminate wall tapestries of dancing figures and a stage space for live music and media presentations. The second floor hosts intimate gatherings in the private dining room, and the rooftop patio and wine bar serve snacks and drinks every day starting at 4 p.m. while guests revel in full view of the darkening sky and the intricate pulley system that changes day to night. Click here to view a virtual tour of the restaurant.

124 Danforth Ave
Toronto,
ON
CA

Although its dishes hail from India, Amaya The Indian Room’s food reflects its North American setting. Crafted from fresh local produce, the dishes are delicately spiced to accommodate a Western palate, rather than eye-wateringly hot. According to the eatery’s profile in the Globe and Mail, the restaurant's founders likewise opted for Western decor, outfitting their dining room with wood panelling and photographs, rather than the temple-inspired decor that they viewed as stereotypical.

The upscale food, however, hews to the subcontinent’s culinary traditions. Diners can feast on lentils cooked for 12 hours in buttery tomato sauce, short ribs braised in kashmiri chili, and prawns bathed in coconut-milk curry. The wine-marinated lamb lollipops, meanwhile, are easier to eat than the original Indian lollipop, a tandoori oven on a stick. For an alternative to these à la carte items, the tasting menu lets patrons sample small portions of multiple dishes. The expansive wine list, meanwhile, pairs seamlessly with meals and offers a subversive touch—Indian food is typically served with beer.

1701 Bayview Ave
Toronto,
ON
CA