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Best Restaurants in Toronto

If you’re in the market for dining out today (especially if you’re visiting for the first time), these 10 establishments will put a smile on your face. Here’s what else you can feast on in Toronto, besides doughnuts and pizza, of course. You can learn more about some of the furniture they typically deck their interiors with to create that great dining atmosphere.

The Cornerstone

Perhaps the most famous chain restaurant in Canada today, The Cornerstone is a living embodiment of what Toronto was and what Toronto is today. The dining room is traditional, the menu features classic staples and seasonal offerings. Their signature is the smoked porterhouse, served in a star shape.

156 Queen Street East

The Roof

Another international chain, The Roof is another restaurant steeped in tradition. Their menu features ingredients like lobster, sea scallops and oysters that are almost exclusive to the brand. Be sure to order the porterhouse.

2820 Yonge Street

The Blue Apron

For the most consistent cuisine, check out The Blue Apron. The restaurant is very well known for the quality of the food and the charm of the decor. This place is not new, however. The concept has been around since 1999.

460 Richmond Street West


The sleek Italian restaurant is inspired by classic Italian heritage with a modern twist. At Masseria, you’re sure to be surrounded by scenic surroundings, which leads us to the quality of the cuisine. The house specialty is the scallop ricotta cheesecake, a slice of heaven.

201 College Street

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Gratitude Table

If you’re planning a getaway this weekend, do it in Toronto. Everyone knows how amazing the food is in this city. If you’re heading out for dinner in the west end, do not pass up on the juicy pork belly burrito at Gratitude Table. You won’t need to be hungry after that.

561 Palmerston Avenue

Lambie’s Smokehouse

If you’re interested in a hearty meal, a trip to Lambie’s Smokehouse is a must. Take a peek at their website to figure out what to order and stick around for a few drinks. Or, spend your evening mixing martinis at the bar.

524 St. Clair Avenue West

Just Pizza

If you’re looking for a slice or a whole pizza, it’s hard to beat Just Pizza. The best part about this place is the quality of the pizza and the hospitality of the staff. The store is a genuine discovery.

622 St. Clair Avenue West

The Bakery

A celebration of Italian cuisine, The Bakery offers an impressive menu full of traditional flavours. Their pizzas are to die for, as is their coffee. The last time I was there, the menu included grilled cheese sandwiches and pancake frittata, and it made me feel nostalgic. You can dress comfortably when hitting this joint. Click here to check out some t-shirts you might like.

1258 Dundas Street West


Not everyone can afford to indulge in truffles, caviar or honey from around the world, so take solace in their selection of delicious ingredients. The selection is divided into bites or entrées, depending on what you prefer. Their food is described as a palate pleaser, so prepare yourself to find out what they mean.

180 St. Clair Avenue West