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Father’s Day Dining: 5 Tasty Toronto Restaurants for Dad

BY CRAIG MOY

Take dad for a tasty Father's Day dinner (or brunch) this Sunday in Toronto

Treat dad to a tasty Father’s Day dinner (or brunch) this Sunday in Toronto (photo: Boston Public Library)

He might do his best to downplay the occasion, but even the gruffest papa bear deserves to be celebrated every once in a while. This Father’s Day, raise a glass to your dad at one of these Toronto restaurants.

FATHER’S DAY DINING FOR DADS WHO LIKE IT SPICY
AMAYA THE INDIAN ROOM
Inventive, fantastically flavourful takes on southern Indian fare, prepared with fresh, local ingredients have made this sophisticated dining room a Leaside staple. It’s a father’s day no-brainer for dads who salivate over samosas, saffron rice and saag paneer—even more so since, for this weekend only, the restaurant is also offering a special “LobsterFest” feast.
• Amaya the Indian Room, 170 Bayview Ave., 416-322-3270; amayarestaurant.com
• Map and reviews

FATHER’S DAY DINING FOR WINE-LOVING DADS
MIDEASTRO
This Yorkville restaurant is popular for its upscale fusion of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern fare; you may be surprised to learn it also features a very fine wine offerings. Curated by Master Sommelier Bruce Wallner, the list features dozens of intriguing bottles from internationally renowned vintners, and on Father’s Day, they’re all available for half price.
• Mideastro, 27 Yorkville Ave, 416-477-2427; mideastroyorkville.com
Map and reviews

FATHER’S DAY DINING FOR CARNIVOROUS DADS
RODEO BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE
Don’t buy your old man just any old steak dinner for his special day. At this Brazilian rodizio, dad can sample multiple cuts and preparations of beef, lamb, pork, chicken and more—as much as he can possibly enjoy. In between bites, he’ll be treated to an extravagant display of samba dancing an capoeira martial arts.
• Rodeo Brazilian Steakhouse, 95 Danforth Ave., 416-465-0969; dine.to page
Map and reviews

FATHER’S DAY DINING FOR DADS WHO LIKE TO SHARE
SPICE ROUTE
A fashionable Asian-inspired hangout on the hip King West strip, Spice Route invites an increase in slacks and sensible shoes this Father’s Day by offering its Indo-Chinese dishes—many of which are typically styled for sharing—in an all-you-can-eat format.
• Spice Route, 499 King St. W., 416-849-1808; spiceroute.ca
Map and reviews

FATHER’S DAY DINING FOR DADS WHO WANT BEER WITH BRUNCH
TOCA
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel’s effortlessly elegant restaurant is known for setting a Sunday brunch spread like few others. Just for dad, the buffet is even more over the top, with a whole-roasted suckling pig, prime rib, slider station and raw bar with oysters and lobster tails. And if your pop isn’t much for mimosas, he can instead enjoy craft beer from Muskoka Brewery.
• Toca, Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 181 Wellington St. W., 416-585-2500; tocarestaurant.ca
Map and reviews

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