Toronto has literally thousands of bistros, bars, cafés, restaurants and fine dining establishments. Downtown Toronto is a great place to find a wide selection of food.
Diversity in culture means diversity in food so whatever your craving might be; Toronto has a restaurant downtown to serve you. Over 50 difference languages are used in Toronto and many immigrants in the city have set up restaurants to create feasts reflective of their own country.
Some of the best downtown Toronto restaurants
can be found in the Entertainment District
, the Financial District
and the Distillery District
King West, Richmond West, Front, York, Adelaide and Wellington; these are all streets in Toronto's Entertainment District that are known for outstanding restaurants.
If you have a craving for Italian, Japanese, French, Greek, Chinese, Portuguese, German or Canadian, the Entertainment District has a restaurant that will satisfy you. Theatre goers often make dining in Toronto's Entertainment District part of their evening out and can easily find restaurants just steps away from show and concert halls.
In the Financial District of Toronto you will discover a wide selection of casual dining along with wine bars. Both local and international cuisine can be found in this area of the city.
Since many of the restaurants in Toronto's Financial District are accustomed to business people who are on the move, service is second to none.
The historical Distillery District offers a great variety when it comes to eating. From Canadian style pubs like The Keating Channel and quaint establishments such as Café Uno, to fine Mediterranean dining at Tappo and La Creperie, there is something for everyone.
With its outdoor patios, brick lined streets and unique shopping experiences; it has become one of the hottest spots for dining in Toronto. The Distillery District is just a few minutes walk from the downtown core.
Since Toronto is known for its restaurants, many food critics from around the world have put their taste buds to the test here. When it comes to Canadiana, several have applauded Canoe Jump Café and Bar located on the 54th floor of the TD Bank Tower.
Fresh, local products are used regularly to bring the menu to life. A few other critics' choices are outlined below:
- CHIADO (Portuguese)
- COURT HOUSE MARKET
- LAI WAH HEEN (Chinese)
- PROVENCE (French)
- RUTH'S CHRIS STEAKHOUSE
- ALLENS (Irish Pub)
- THE BURGER'S PRIEST (North American)
The Burger's Priest focuses on a North American favourite...homemade hamburgers like the ones your mother and grandmother used to make. The staff says the recipes are simple, flavourful and hearty, but keep in mind they are closed on Sunday's for church.
Toronto is often referred to as "Hollywood North" because a lot of blockbuster movies are filmed here and stars love to spend time in the city. Here are some places you could potentially spot a celebrity dining:
- LOBBY LOUNGE
- SOTTO SOTTO
- NORTH 44
One of the biggest tourist attractions in the city of Toronto is the CN Tower. Part of the appeal is the restaurant called 360. Here you can enjoy fine dining along with an amazing view of the city as your table revolves around the surface of the restaurant.
Over the years many couples have become engaged at 360. It is also a popular spot to celebrate anniversaries and birthdays.
A view of the skyline is breathtaking, but an equally enticing restaurant experience can be found at Toronto's Harbourfront
. Outdoor patios, cafes, pubs and family restaurants are all part of the Harbourfront adventure.
In the summer season, the World Café
is opened up so people can enjoy international cuisine. For more information go to www.harbourfrontcentre.com
and look for the Shop & Dine
When you have the munchies, but don't want a full meal, Toronto's downtown coffee shops are a great option too. There is a wide selection of casual, as well as sophisticated coffee houses, expresso bars, tea shops, and even organic beverage shops that include fresh, wholesome snacks and locally grown fruit and vegetables.
Some of the best soups in the city of Toronto can be found in coffee shops.
Toronto is home to some of the most famous chefs in the world so you never know when you might experience a tasteful explosion. It is also worth noting that people come from all walks of life to study culinary arts in the city of Toronto.
When it comes to restaurant quality and selection, downtown Toronto is tops. For an extensive list of great downtown Toronto restaurants you can check out www.toronto-restaurants.com
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