toronto restaurants - our top 6 picks

The 360 Restaurant
CN Tower – 301 Front Street West
Tel: 416.362.5411
Located at the top of the world famous CN tower, the revolving restaurant offers a view of more than 351 meters above the city. The menu includes market-fresh cuisine with local ingredients for a classic Canadian culinary experience.

Momofuku Daisho
190 University, (14 min walk)
Tel: 647.253.6225
The New York brands first foray into Canada, this colossal culinary undertaking is a must see. Blending Momofuku traditions with Canadian favorites and local ingredients, Daisho specializes in serving up large format meals meant to be shared between 4-10 people. Dining alone or as a pair? You can still order a la carte and we also hear that the lunch service is geared for smaller groups so you don’t have to miss out. A perfect way to start your Toronto tasting adventure.
Must try: bo ssäm shared dinner (for 6-10 people)

Playa Cabana Hacienda
14 Dupont Street
Tel: 647.352.6030
This Mexican restaurant is serving up the real deal. Very cute neighborhood setting and a great tequila selection!
Must try Pulpo Taco and Braised Short Rib Burrito

The Chase
10 Temperance (10 min walk)
Tel: 647.348.7000
Walking into The Chase surrounded by aesthetic perfection, you may wonder if their décor will out do the food. Put your concerns aside and revel in what is sure to be an unforgettable meal. Chef Michael Steh has brought an almost ironic sense of modernity to Surf and Turf, delivering a world class meal in tasteful elegance.
Must Try: Pearl Platter, Chicken for Two, House made mozzarella

Richmond Station
1 Richmond St W, (10 min walk)
Tel: 647.748.1444
Hearing this place compared to such a Toronto fine-dining staples as Canoe and Auberge, Richmond Station does not disappoint. Taking a relaxed approach to seriously good food, expect fresh local ingredients, artisanal prepared in a laid back atmosphere. The lunch specials impress, and its location makes for a perfect stop off after a stroll through the Eaton Centre.
Must try: Polenta Fries, Daily Specials

Bar Isabel
797 College St, (20 mins via street car or grab a cab, 10 mins approx)
Tel: 416.532.2222
Opening spring 2013, Bar Isabel has gained a huge following and doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Owner Grant van Gameren has been quoted saying that he doesn’t want the restaurant labeled as Spanish – no matter what you call it, it’s safe to say it foremost amazing fare and a must try on your visit to the city. Uniquely, the chef hand writes out a late night special platter a bit after 11:00 with some heavy hitting deals. A great way to sample their wide ranging menu and finish up your weekend of amazing food.
Must Try: Late Night Platters, Whole Grilled Octopus