AUBERGE DU POMMIER French menu and an elegant cottage feel.
CANOE A modern menu in an urban-cool setting with a skyline view.
CAVA Small room and small Euro dishes from revered chef Chris McDonald.
CENTRO A legend, especially for wine lovers, serving contemporary international cuisine.
CHIADO Single-handedly introduced fine, fresh Portuguese cuisine to this food-obsessed city.
CRUSH Wine bar in a great location on King West, serving bistro-style favourites.
FAR NIENTE Smack in the centre of the Financial District. Modern cuisine and decor, both with roots in California.
GEORGE A centrally located sanctuary in a converted chocolate factory, with classic, continental flavours.
KIT KAT Part of the King West strip that draws a business crowd at lunch or for after-work drinks.
LAI WAH HEEN Serves formal Cantonese, with an occasional nod to fusion. Famed for its dim sum.
OMI (451 Church St., 416-920-8991) Tiny space for expense-account sushi. Go for the omakase (“trust me”) menu.
OPUS Serene oenophile’s delight, with continental excellence.
ORO Indefinably global, refined food and service.
PANGAEA Lovely surroundings, fresh cuisine and an excellent wine cellar in an uptown setting.
REDS BISTRO Award-winning wine list plus a convenient location in the Financial District.
ROSEWATER SUPPER CLUB Luxurious space with vaulted ceilings, for contemporary cuisine.
VERTICAL Seasonal cuisine, inspired by southern Italy and the Mediterranean, in the Financial District.Check out who’s manning the city’s kitchens in 10 Top Toques.
For dining with a special someone, see Romantic Classics.
Meat eaters and seafood lovers should check out Main-Course Attractions.
To taste the world without leaving the comforts of the city, see GPS Not Required.
For the best people-watching in the city—or to be seen yourself, head to The Hippest Haunts.
See which restaurants WHERE Toronto readers voted their favourite dining spots in Memories Are Made Here.—Robert Maurin