Glowbal Restaurant Group, owner of Vancouver’s iconic Black + Blue steakhouse, is heading east with the opening of Black + Blue Toronto.
Toronto’s Harbord Village recently welcomed Parquet, a 50-seat French restaurant with warm-toned leather seats, mirror- and wood-lined walls, a black-veined white-marble bar, and a menu that incorporates local products and produce in dishes that riff on those you might find in a cozy bistro in the 14th arrondissement.
Toronto foodies will tell you to venture to the city’s suburbs (Markham, in particular) to enjoy Asian cuisine, but over the past few months, some hot spots with modern takes on Asian dishes, great service, and spot-on design have opened downtown, setting them apart from old Chinatown favourites.
With ochre accents, forest green leather, herringbone floors, and art sourced from the Caribbean, were it not for the cold outside, you’d think you had just stepped into the luxe dining room of a Jamaican beachfront property. In reality, this Block Plan Studios-designed space is home to Toronto’s recently opened haute Caribbean restaurant, Miss Likklemore’s, the brainchild of chef Lonie Murdock and Darren Hinds, who opened this King Street West spot as an ode to her Jamaican roots, his Guyanese background, and Caribbean culture generally.
The world-famous MICHELIN Guide has revealed its inaugural Canadian edition, awarding all-important stars and honours to 74 restaurants across Toronto.
Housed in a multilevel space with art deco accents and South American influences, and serving delicacies such as serrano ham aged for 24 months, Leña Restaurante offers a dining experience that’s glamorous yet wholesome.
There are few iconic hotel bars in Toronto, but a desire for thoughtful, rich environments reminiscent of the literary salon is breathing life back into two of them. Such is the appeal of the Library Bar at the Fairmont Royal York and the rooftop bar at the Park Hyatt.
An epoch is a memorable period in history—and for Epoch Bar & Kitchen Terrace, that is the gastropub era of the 1990s. The luxurious new restaurant in the Ritz-Carlton, Toronto, aims to redefine pub culture while honouring traditional British dining.
With lockdowns ending, restaurant openings are beginning to be common fare in Toronto again. Here are six different, high-class restaurants of various styles to try, selected for the quality of food and the atmosphere.