From gourmet sushi, local brewery, to refined gastronomy!
I was born and raised in Toronto in a Polish family. I’ve been traveling abroad since I was eight years old, when I took my first international flight without parents at that age! I love airports and flying, but my favorite way to travel is sailing and being the captain of my own yacht. The biggest impact traveling has had on me is humbling me by making me more aware of what I have and making me feel more grateful because of that. Not to mention, it’s afforded me a better understanding of cultural differences, and being a big fan of sailing, motivated me to pursue my great ambition to sail around the world within the next few years (don’t leave it to retirement!). With that being said, here are my top five restaurants in Toronto you must try!
Hours: Sun-Thu 11 a.m.-12 a.m.; Fri-Sat 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m.
Call: +1 416-504-1020
Amsterdam BrewHouse is the only good restaurant on Toronto’s waterfront. It has beautiful patios overlooking the Toronto harbor of Lake Ontario with a wonderful selection of food and lots of delicious locally brewed beers on the drinks menu. There are so many beers to choose from that you’ll have lots of fun tasting all the great local beers to find your favorite one.
Hours: Mon-Wed 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Thu-Fri 11:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m.-12 a.m.; Sunday 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Call: +1 416-596-6405
Le Sélect Bistro is a French restaurant (minus the pretentiousness) that serves great brunch and super tasty French cuisine! I highly recommend it.
Hours: Tue-Sat 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m.
Call: +1 416-203-3317
Canis Restaurant serves a wonderful fixed menu of locally sourced ingredients, incredibly crafted cuisine, and uniquely designed meals. The presentation and flavor of its dishes coupled with the amazing price, small intimate atmosphere and great and very knowledgeable service staff, makes this one of my favorite places to dine at in Toronto.
5. Pearl Diver
Hours: Monday 4 p.m.-12 a.m.; Tue-Wed 12 p.m.-12 a.m.; Thu-Fri 12 p.m.-1 a.m.; Saturday 11 a.m.-1 a.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-12 a.m.
Call: +1 416-366-7827
I love Pearl Diver for its cozy atmosphere, which perfectly sets the mood to dine on their delicious selection of seafood. If you love oysters, then come here for oyster night where you can get 100 oysters for $100!
Hours: Mon-Thu 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 5 p.m.-11 p.m.; Friday 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 5 p.m.-12 a.m.; Saturday 5 p.m.-12 a.m.; Sunday 5 p.m.-11 p.m.
Call: +1 647-748-0222
Do you love sushi? Then try taking it to the next level at JaBistro! This restaurant has blow-torched sushi on the menu and the seared sushi will make you fall in love with sushi all over again. Trust me, you may not want to go back to regular sushi again after this spot!
What’s your favorite restaurant in Toronto? Share with us in the comments.