Toronto is Canada’s largest city, and with that comes some of the best eats. Unlike most cities in North America, Toronto doesn’t have just one famous dish like Chicago’s deep-dish pizza or New Orleans’ Po’boy. Instead, the city has become a foodie destination because of its diverse and cuisine options. Toronto restaurants are on nearly every street corner and each one brings a unique dining experience, no matter what you’re in the mood to eat. Check out some of our best deals on restaurants in Toronto.
When it comes to picking a restaurant, when all else fails, go with Italian food. Everyone loves it.
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Looking for an after-dinner treat for the family? Ed’s Real Scoop is one of the best ice cream shop in Toronto. Choose from a wide selection of both classic and non-traditional ice cream and gelato flavors all made in house. FYI: Burnt marshmallow is the most popular!
If you scan the menu at a Japanese restaurant, there might be dozens of types of sushi and words that you don't recognize. We’ll clear some of that up so that you can confidently order something delicious:
Still trying to perfect your sushi order? Learn everything you need to know in our article, How to Eat Sushi: A Guide to Sashimi, Nigiri & More.
Dining out with groups is one of life's simple pleasures, but disagreeing over splitting a check can ruin an otherwise perfect meal. Here are some quick do’s and don’ts to remember.
DO: Ask the waiter up front if you can split the check.
DON’T: Ask for separate checks on a party over 8 people unless you've already worked it out with the restaurant beforehand. Just don't.
DO: Calculate how much you owe (plus tip!) and Venmo, Chase Quickpay, etc. the person you owe while still at the table.
DON'T: Make the person who fronted the bill have to ask you more than once for your share.
DO: Tip based on the quality of service you received.
DON'T: Round down on the tip, especially when you're in a group.
Want more guidance on eating out? Read up with our article, How to Split the Check in the Least Awkward Way Possible.
Know Before You Go: How Do You Want That Cooked?
“Medium rare is the best because you still get that great char flavor, and the inside is soft and supple. It keeps the juices flowing, and the burger never dries out." - Brad Garoon, blogger of Burger Weekly
Learn more on how to perfect your order with our article, How to Make the Perfect Burger
|Bean size||Medium grind||Fine grind|
|Taste||Smooth finish||Thicker, stronger aroma|
|Caffeine Level||80-185 mg of per 250ml cup||40-75 mg of per 30ml serving|
|Types of drinks||drip, filter,cold brew, Nitro brew||Latte, Cappuccino, Macchiato,
Americano, Cortado, Flat White
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Combine dinner and entertainment for a unique night with a friend or significant other. Here are some of our recommendations:
More Than a Movie Night
Watch a flick and have dinner all in one place. The ultimate date-night is one that’s modern spin on the traditional "dinner and a movie." With a Groupon deal, the extra large popcorn won't set you back. Go wild. You deserve all the snacks and drinks that the concession stand offers.
Booze and Food Cruise
Pretend you're Jack and Rose for the night with a dinner cruise (minus, you know, tragedy). Get spectacular views of your city combined with the tranquility of being on the water. Most dinner cruises offer unlimited buffets and free-flowing drinks all night.
Murder Mystery Meal
Want to be a detective for the night? Enjoy food, drinks, and crime solving with a murder mystery dinner. Who knows, you might even be the culprit...or the victim. Dust off your dress-up clothes and start cracking. The murder isn't going to solve itself.