Fifty Best Toronto Restaurants
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A guide to the best restaurants in Toronto . . .
for those with epicurean taste.

 

"Fifty" is the key word in evaluating, with the help of designated eaters, unbiased surveys and professional opinions-- which restaurants are finally chosen for the year to be in this distinguished list of fifty.

 

These five criteria must be met to qualify as one of
"Toronto's Fifty Best Restaurants":

 

1. To have a proprietor and a chef who have earned a reputation for stability and excellence for at least the past five years.

2. Serve consistently outstanding cuisine.

3. The staff must be courteous, knowledgeable and professional.

4. The decor must be attractive; the ambience pleasing.

5. The wine list must have the breadth and depth to complement the cuisine.

 

The restaurants in this list are those which would be a great restaurant in any international city.
Cheers, and bon appétit.


Toronto's Fifty Best Restaurants

Downtown

 

 

Yorkville

 

Midtown/Uptown

 

 

North Toronto

 

 

Danforth

 

 

Culinary Destinations

 

Toronto Restaurant Map

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Tue. March 26, 2013 9:17 AM - by: Robert Olver
Simon's Wok does wonders with tofu and veggies. This is a Buddhist eatery featuring South China cuisine, strictly vegetarian, featuring such wonders as mock duck, deep fried King mushrooms and the best hot and sour soup anywhere.The menue goes on an on and each one is a culinary wonder. Our fAvourite whenever my wife and I can get to Toronto.
 
 
Thu. March 21, 2013 5:26 PM - by: Mike
I can't believe you do not have Blu Ristorante under Yorkville. This is one of the bet restaurants in Toronto and you don't have it listed. Blu Ristorante
 
 
Thu. March 21, 2013 4:55 PM - by: Madison
I can not believe that Ruth's Chris Steak House is not at the top of the list for Best Steak House. There is no better quality steakhouse in Toronto or worldwide for that matter for food and service.
 
 
Fri. February 15, 2013 8:00 PM - by: Sandra
Church Aperitivo Bar located at 1090 Queen St W. Fresh italian food in an old converted church.
 
 
Mon. November 26, 2012 7:53 AM - by: Jamie Sarner Real Estate
I'd add La Carnita. Other than that, this selection is pretty good.
 
 
Thu. November 8, 2012 7:25 PM - by: Phillip
Lee ( Lee Lounge) A disappointing culinary experience to say the least. the claim "asian ïnfusion" is more like "asian confusion".3 dishes , first there singapore salad signiture dish was overdressed in a very sweet japanese dressing with tasteless tuna.A beef dish that was overstewed something on yummy but runny mashed potato and dumplings that tasted awful but was saved by an italian influenced sauce. The glass of wine was a couple of tablespoons in an oversized funky glass. all this for $112 earlier in the day I had a more satisfying lunch at the theatre for $6. recommend avoiding
 
 
Sun. May 6, 2012 8:38 PM - by: Frank
www.KulturaToronto.com Kultura Restaurant at 169 King St. East. Toronto
 
 
Sat. February 25, 2012 9:25 PM - by: Joe
You forgot to add ONE restaurant in Yorkville amazing better than anything I've ever had
 
 
Thu. November 17, 2011 10:01 AM - by: Kirpa
I would also say, Kultura is one of the best dining experinces in toronto. Beautiful decor, and the food is absolutely delicious.
 
 
Wed. August 3, 2011 6:43 PM - by: cathy
I cant believe you forgot Wish, not only is the place a hot spot, staff and customers, the food is so shabby chic and the it looks like it should be in LA or Miami, star quality......
 
 
Thu. July 28, 2011 12:55 PM - by: Sue Mahadeo
You forgot to add: Tom Jones Steakhouse Ouzeri Greek Restaurant
 
 
Tue. May 24, 2011 8:04 AM - by: KikiB
Please do not forget.. the fab SELECT BISTRO on WELLINGTON..... always good... always friendly..... great selections of food and wines.... what can I say its a great place....reasonable prices.... only complaint.... I persona Kiki would like the Fromage portions to be a bit larger at Le Select... kikiB KikiB
 
 
Tue. May 24, 2011 8:01 AM - by: kikiB
Please list The Globe.... On the Danforth... very good food,, exquisite decor and service....food is abfab..... Please list The Old Nick for very good reasonable priced menu.. and the best natchos in the city.. unlike all else....... Great organic Brunch.... KikiB
 
 
Sun. May 1, 2011 2:25 PM - by: Louis
You are missing marben as one of thé best restaurant in Toronto. Its awesome and unique. Go there
 
 
Fri. February 4, 2011 9:47 PM - by: kara
Lucien on Wellington East needs to be added to this list!
 
 
Sat. November 13, 2010 2:14 PM - by: Marlene
Please add Celestin Restaurant to your list. Grreat decor, 4.5* for their food and service, good wine selection a easy parking. Fantastic Experience!!
 
 
Tue. October 12, 2010 11:41 AM - by: Quinoa dish
a Quinoa dish is served @ Frankie's in Uxbridge...All the fare is gluten free but you'd never know it...a bit far to travel but worth the trip
 
 
Thu. June 17, 2010 8:17 PM - by: amir zarghami
heloWe are in yonge and finch.please give us address of nearest ferench
 
 
Fri. April 30, 2010 9:40 AM - by: gerald
the place i need for Scarborough or Pickering
 
 
Thu. April 8, 2010 8:50 PM - by: Michele Frederick
Add Barbarians Steak House to your list of best steak restaurants.
 
 
Fri. March 26, 2010 10:41 PM - by: Peter Provencher
Sushi Inn in Yorkville. Amazing service, great quality seafood, outstanding prices and the sake is always hot. Not the fanciest but I've had a lot worse sushi for a lot bigger price tag.
 
 
Fri. February 26, 2010 11:01 PM - by: marolicanada
Maroli has been serving Toronto since 2004 ,Naveen Polapady being the chef .Please feel free to visit us at , www.maroli.ca
 
 
Fri. February 12, 2010 1:03 PM - by: Jenn
Looking for a new Italian restaurant in Cabbagetown? Formerly the old Piccolo, Plum 226 has undergone renovations and now provides Cabbagetown with a fantastic casual fine dining expereince. Food and wine priced reasonably, entrees between $13-$30, wines by the glass between $7-$11 and bottles starting at $28. They also have a lounge hosting live music and entertainment, most free events - no cover. A great place to enjoy a relaxing or romantic dinner.
 
 
Tue. November 17, 2009 12:00 PM - by: F. Folks
Ruth's Chris is without a doubt one of the world's best steakhouses. I recommend it without reservation.
 
 
Thu. November 5, 2009 12:00 PM - by: Mary McGugan
The Wine Bar at 9 church street in Toronto fits your criteria. Food is amazing and the wine list is huge and eclectic, which I love.
 
 
Sun. September 20, 2009 12:00 PM - by: Anne
I have dined at Oro a few times. It is one of my favorite in the city. From the time you enter to the time you say "fare well", this establishment makes you feel "special." The food, the ambiance and the service is impeccable. Definitely a place that makes a lasting impression!
 
 
Thu. September 17, 2009 12:00 PM - by: anne
I have dined at Allen's only once, and will never go back - even though I live around the corner. The food was decent, however, the concierge quite was rude. Even after ordering a few rounds of drinks, appetizers and dinners, our table was asked to leave because we were there "too long" and the table was needed. We were there "just over an hour." We are middled aged people, not a rowdy bunch of kids! My table was not impressed.
 
 
Mon. September 14, 2009 12:00 PM - by: aaron chan
Zin Restaurant @ Yorkville is a newly opened chinese cuisine. I have been there once and they have a very good wine selection plus very good food. I found them because I saw the review from Joanne Kates of the Global & Mail.
 
 
Wed. August 19, 2009 12:00 PM - by: Deborah Hughes
I was disappointed to see that Vanipha Lanna is not included in your list They have amazing food. I have mixed feelings about posting this comment because I like being able to go there without a reservation and I wouldn't want it to become too popular....
 
 
Mon. July 20, 2009 12:00 PM - by: Kate
I am a food fanatic and I'm always searching the internet for food ideas. I love my hamburgers the most of course . Can anybody suggest some variations of burgers? http://www.originalmotorcycleburgers.com
 
 
Wed. June 17, 2009 12:00 PM - by: H Jones
Stayed one night in Toronto, had a meal at the 360 it was one of the best experiences we had during our holiday.
 
 
Mon. June 15, 2009 12:00 PM - by: Joe
You have not had steak until you've eaten at Black Angus Steak house on Bloor Street east of islington in toronto.
 
 
Mon. February 2, 2009 6:28 PM - by: crunkvist
Does anyone know any Toronto restaurants that serve a quinoa dish?
 
 
Mon. August 18, 2008 6:28 PM - by: happyviper
Toronto is amazing. Canadians know how to eat with style.
 
 


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