The best French restaurants in Toronto might deal in a relatively limited quantity of dishes, but they show off a wide variety of approaches to the country's much-loved cuisine. There was a time when it might have been possible merely to divide the city's French offerings into the categories of casual bistro and upscale dining room, but as the list below shows, there's a growing middle ground where some of the most exciting cooking is happening.
posted on Monday, June 3rd, 2013
The best Italian restaurants in Toronto are about more than hastily assembled pizzas and pastas. These are places where one gets an appreciation for what results when local chefs adhere to cooking techniques passed down through generations, often via that matriarchal and nostalgic figure that oversees the idealized Italian kitchen — the nonna.
posted on Monday, May 27th, 2013
Particleboard takes the place of the usual reclaimed wood here, with picnic tables, retro pin-up posters, cheesy shark heads and a giant stuffed ostrich rounding out the Parkdale kitsch vibe. Behind the bar is a record player on which Tooke and McGrenaghan spin loud rock music and outside, the patio is itching for nicer weather.
posted on Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
With a menu that emphasizes on Chinese, Korean and Mexican flavours, the small restaurant on Queen West has a variety of unique snacks such as KFC or "Korean Fried Chicken", Bulgogi Torta and Goya Cha...
posted on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013
In 2011, good friends Elizabeth Choi and Joanne Park pursued their shared passion in wine by leaving their careers in the corporate world and opening Mavrik Wine Bar on West Queen West. By means of th...
posted on Wednesday, June 19th, 2013
I can see why Nome is such a popular spot in the neighbourhood; the restaurant was packed by the time we left. It's no doubt a very happening place - it has a great, hip vibe - there's even a live DJ...
posted on Monday, June 17th, 2013
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posted on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
I came here purely to try the laksa. It was good, but nothing like the laksa I was expecting/had tried in other places. This one is very rich (I prefer a little less coconut cream) and it's yellow rat...
posted on Friday, March 1st, 2013
Went there for the first time a few weeks ago for breakfast with my boyfriend and it was amazingggg!!!! I had a waffle....with chocolate ice cream.....and brownies...k don't judge me alright? Anyway, ...
posted on Tuesday, February 12th, 2013