163 Spadina Ave., TorontoStylish yet serene space from highly regarded chef Patrick Kriss. The restaurant features a tasting menu (generally five courses, with
1454 Dundas St. W., TorontoChef Michael Hunter has both the name and the (cooking) game for his, well, game meat–focused restaurant. Menu focuses on
287 Roncesvalles Ave., TorontoA full-service butcher shop by day; protein-powered snack bar by night. Small plates menu boasts meaty bites ranging from jerk
176 Dupont St., TorontoBehind trendy diner Rose & Sons, this open-air (though roofed during inclement weather) barbecue joint evokes memories of backwoods campfires.
4 Crescent Rd., TorontoBlack and white tiles welcome you into this simple sandwich shop, complete with an old fashioned blackboard proclaiming the wares.
812 Queen St. E., TorontoFrench-style bakery and one of Leslieville’s most popular breakfast/lunch stops. Tiny dining area (only nine tables) and very busy on
1727 Dundas St. W., TorontoStylish Dundas West restaurant offers up a well-curated menu of Argentinian-inspired grilled dishes—skirt steak, beef short ribs, Ontario leg of
67 Front St. E., TorontoComfortable brew pub with a wide selection of local craft beer (35 taps), wine and whiskies. Multi-ethnic menu served until
2489 Yonge St., TorontoHouse-roasted beans make for a perfect cup of siphon coffee, espresso and much more at this stylish midtown café. Excellent
169 Niagara St., TorontoOwned and operated by husband-and-wife team Michael Caballo and Tobey Nemeth, this restaurant exudes intimacy—from the shareable small plates to
5 Brock Ave., TorontoAs its name implies, this boisterous snack shack is anything but dull. Take a seat at the bar or one
120 Lombard St. , TorontoExcellent little corner coffee shop where the baristas really know their stuff—and are more than happy to educate curious customers.
115 Yorkville Ave.A luxurious setting in which to enjoy upmarket interpretations of Japanese fare, including a number of shareable dishes, robata-grilled options
620 Queen St. W., TorontoEx-Charlottetown chef Dave Mottershall funded his first full-fledged Toronto restaurant via a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign. Features stylized small-plate takes on
First Canadian Place, 100 King St. W., TorontoFrom Michelin-starred French chef Armand Arnal comes this modern-rustic oasis within the Financial District’s First Canadian Place building. Offers café
1690 Queen St. W., TorontoCozy Brazilian restaurant and bar in Parkdale serves up modern interpretations of South American fare that’s meant to be shared.
12 Oxley St., unit 101, TorontoAn offshoot of the owner’s popular Kensington Market creperie, this bright and airy sweet shop specializes in delicate French desserts
815 Bloor St. W., TorontoThis café and cocktail bar fusion serves classic drinks alongside snacks like pastries and cookies, crisps and dip, pickles and
362 King St. E., TorontoOwners Stephanie Duong and Bruce Lee plied their trade at top restaurants in France and Hong Kong before opening this
3 Ossington Ave., TorontoOriginating with a rough-and-tumble grab-and-go (mostly) café on Harbord Street, award-winning barista Sam James’s mini empire now spans four locations,