Since 1987, this East Toronto bar and restaurant, steps from Broadview station, has served up whiskey, beer, wine and food to both locals and those in the neighbourhood for a show at the adjacent Danforth Music Hall. The menu focuses on naturally-raised organic meats and Ontario produce, and is more ambitious than your regular pub
For chef Anna Chen’s first stand-alone restaurant, she opted to open a 32 seater in the west end. Blonde wood accents the minimalist room, and soulful tunes play overhead, foreshadowing Chen’s highly elegant take on comfort food. Buoyed by her knowledge from stints at Figo and Scaramouche — plus an upbringing in India — chef
With Alo, Patrick Kriss brought the tasting menu back into the Toronto dining vernacular. When the chef opened his French restaurant back in 2015, diners had become weary of stuffy parades of plates. Kriss decided to revive the tradition but do so in his own dignified manner. A flood of accolades came pouring in, applauding
Alobar Yorkville, the restaurant by chef and famed restaurateur Patrick Kriss, is an oasis of elegance tucked into an alley off of Cumberland Street in Toronto. The small 75-seat restaurant is a setting that is part lounge, part dining room, part bar — and all class.
Baby sis to Alo, this downstairs diner is the cool sibling — the more approachable one you want to be friends with (and actually stand a chance with). Walls are clad in sleek wood panelling, servers look jaunty in bow ties, and the food is comforting but never sloppy. The menu isn’t so much greasy
Amsterdam Brewery is taking its crisp lagers and bone shakers up north at Amsterdam Barrel House. The East York brew house is a more sophisticated pub than its Distillery District counterpart. With a more elegant atmosphere, it's no wonder this is where the brewers keep their barrel-aged and sour beer program.
Amsterdam BrewHouse, the restaurant outpost for Amsterdam Brewery, is about to be your new favourite. Where to begin: it has four patio spaces, landscape views of Toronto Island and the skyline, space for 1,000 guests in the dining room and an on-site brewery. Oh, and the food is pretty darn delicious. With plenty of vegetarian,
The Etobicoke outpost of the U.S. Anchor Bar chain has some serious wing cred: the original Anchor Bar in Buffalo, N.Y., is known for inventing the Buffalo chicken wing in 1964. Suffice to say that wings are Anchor Bar’s raison d’être, but Anchor Bar also does tasty brick oven pizzas, hearty sandwiches (including the Buffalo
This Riverside locale is putting a plant-based spin on famous comfort food. At Animal Liberation Kitchen, burgers are made from pulled jackfruit, the cheese in the mac and cheese is made from cashews, the maple bacon is made from tempeh, and it is all hearty and delicious.
We’ve only heard that Toronto has great hotels; being from here, we’ve never stayed at one. If this is your case, too, you now at least have a great reason to visit the Annex hotel: Annex Café and Wine Bar. In the morning, it’s a café that offers a great range of balanced breakfasts made
Best known for being the subject of a vegan protest in the summer of 2018, Antler is actually a restaurant rooted in friendship, family, and above all, the forest. Chef Michael Hunter — aptly named, given the thematic congruence in his personal and professional pastimes — draws on a Canadian focus and a “forest to
Apiecalypse Now! is a Mirvish Village favourite that offers up sweet and savoury vegan comfort food. Owner and chef Jennifer Bundock was inspired to start the restaurant by her desire to marry her nostalgic junk-food cravings with her vegan convictions. The menu includes dishes such as a faux sausage roll and mock chicken pot pie,