301 Front St. W., TorontoA sophisticated palate of chocolate and espresso browns, soft leather banquettes and tan butter-coloured walls set the warm tones of
181 Bathurst St., TorontoThis niche eatery’s menu features snack-sized items—no utensils needed. Oysters, Jamaican beef patties and maple-bacon doughnuts are a few of
420 Parliament St., TorontoA sophisticated yet relaxed bistro-style space in which to chow down on a variety of ribs, wings and smoked meats.
7 Charles St. W., TorontoGreat place for a date. The three-storey house is a narrow candlelit space with exposed brick walls and wood floors,
747 Queen St. E., TorontoRestaurant and bar along burgeoning Queen Street East features a well-curated selection of wines and cocktails, plus diverse fare designed
93 Harbord St., TorontoMiddle Eastern food with a North African flavour. Unfamiliar with this cuisine? The menu translates ingredients and dishes. Lamb and
589 College St., TorontoBusy spot for Neapolitan-style street food, including flash-fired pizzas and a variety of light-and-crispy fried morsels that can be consumed
971 Ossington Ave., TorontoNamed for chef Justin Cournoyer’s Eastern Ontario hometown, this stylish, intimate neighbourhood restaurant features creative interpretations of farm-fresh ingredients in
33 Elm St., TorontoBeautiful space, walls layered with 16 hues of copper. Menu focuses on seafood—squid, octopus and tiger shrimp. Also, steak and
686 Queen St. E., TorontoAt only 800 square feet, this quaint, wood-adorned dining room offers its guests the warmth and comfort associated with Southern
723 Central Pkwy W., MississaugaA fresh and tranquil atmosphere with dark-wood booths lit softly by chandeliers. Authentic and sophisticated Thai, Japanese and Korean cuisine
25 Dockside Dr., TorontoWith its unobstructed view of Lake Ontario and large patio, Against the Grain is a great choice for summer eats.
365 King St. W., TorontoNamed for the city in which the Taj Mahal stands, this restaurant presents authentic Indian cuisine that is equally refined.
286 Lakeshore Rd. E., MississaugaElegant family-fun Italian restaurant has a 30-year legacy. Traditional dishes meet culinary invention. Penne in walnut pesto with wild boar
TorontoAJISEN RAMEN Downtown Toronto outpost of the popular Japanese chain of ramen shops, famous for its pork bone–based “white” soup.
280 West Beaver Creek Rd., Richmond HillSophisticated restaurant is a critics’ favourite. Decor highlights a traditional crimson samurai outfit and Japanese carved wood arch. Sushi, sashimi,
542 St. Clair Ave. W., TorontoMostly takeout, but a small counter looks out on to busy St. Clair Avenue. Curry chicken and goat, jerk chicken,
209 Rathburn Rd. W., MississaugaThis popular chain of restaurants specializes in good-time eating. Fare ranges from traditional Italian to other Mediterranean, including Tuscan steak
2015 Winston Park Dr., OakvilleThis popular chain of restaurants specializes in good-time eating. Fare ranges from traditional Italian to other Mediterranean, including Tuscan steak
350 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W. (at Hwy. 10),, MississaugaThe name is a hybrid of the Italian words for garlic (aglio) and olive oil (olio). Choose from creative pasta