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Saturday Dinette / Diner

807 Gerrard St. East Website
Saturday Dinette

Saturday Dinette is a modern take on the classic diner - though here, the deep fryer has been retired, while hearty comfort foods still reign supreme. Chef/owner Suzanne Barr adds...


Branca / Latin American

1727 Dundas St. West 416.519.8165 Website
Branca

Branca is an Argentinian grillhouse located on Dundas West at Lansdowne, well past the bustling stretch of new restaurants extending westward from Ossington. It's easily identified by three-foot letters that...


New Toronto Fish and Chips / Fish 'n Chips

146 Fifth St. 416.259.2175
New Toronto Fish and Chips

New Toronto Fish and Chips can be found off Lake Shore West, where the streets are numbered. Housed in a boxy all-brown building, the chippy was established in 1973 ......


Hole-E Burger / Burgers

1050 Coxwell Ave. 647.349.9200 Website
Hole-E Burger

Hole-E Burger's first Toronto and second-ever location (the original is in Bolton) can be found on a slowly gentrifying commercial stretch of Coxwell Avenue in East York. The space was...



Pie Squared / Pub Food

366 Bloor St. East 647.350.2743 Website
Pie Squared

Pie Squared is a brand-new eatery built around a simple equation: Take U.K.-style meat pies, add some clever new flavours, square off the edges for portability (and maximum flavour penetration),...


Thoroughbred / Eclectic

304 Richmond St. West 416.551.9221 Website
Thoroughbred

Thoroughbred is a newly-opened bar and eatery with a house party vibe and a menu featuring snack foods and large-format feasts. Owned by Ariel Coplan and Jacob Fox, the spot...


Local Public Eatery / Pub Food

171 East Liberty St. 416.901.8351 Website
Local Public Eatery

Local Public Eatery is the fifth and most eastern outpost of this chain of restaurants owned by the Joey Restaurant Group. Occupying a lofty Liberty Village corner lot that most...


Fueled Fresh Bar / Juice Bar

739 Ossington Ave. 647.849.0078 Website
Fueled Fresh Bar

Fueled Espresso and Fresh Bar opened across from the Ossington subway station last week in place of an old convenience store. The new spot offers commuters a bit of morning...



Sea Witch Fish and Chips / Fish 'n Chips

636 St Clair Ave. West 647.349.4824 Website
Sea Witch Fish and Chips

Sea Witch on St. Clair West is all about the fish. A rather simple menu consists of five types - haddock, pacific cod, halibut, pickerel and arctic char. Patrons can...


1 Love Kitchen / Caribbean

247 Queen St. West 647.350.5683 Website
1 Love Kitchen

1 Love Kitchen is a Caribbean takeaway counter taking over the former home of the Healthy Greek on Queen West. Like the fast food joint before it, the vision behind...


People's Eatery / Chinese

307 Spadina Ave. 416.792.1784 Website
People's Eatery

People's Eatery, formerly an unassuming spot in Chinatown, has been given a full makeover thanks to the folks behind the buzzy and busy 416 Snack Bar. Living up to its...


Mars Food / Diner

432 College St. 416.921.6332
Mars Food

Mars Food on College is a place I had previously written off. I had stopped in once, maybe a year ago, for a grilled cheese sandwich, only to be disappointed...



Tzatziki Restaurant / Greek

873 Pape Avenue 647.503.3162
Tzatziki Restaurant

Tzatziki is a sparkling-new family-run diner on Pape, about 500 metres north of the Danforth. Off the main drag and only in its third week, I'm surprised to find, when...


Mamakas / Greek

80 Ossington Ave. 416.519.5996 Website
Mamakas

Mamakas is an elegant 85-seat Greek taverna on Ossington. Drawing on his heritage for inspiration, owner Thanos Tripi describes for me his childhood spent in kitchens while his mother and...


Sterling Social / Sandwiches

1421 Bloor St. West 647.978.3977
Sterling Social

Sterling Social is a cozy 20-seat sandwich shop and cafe located in the Junction Triangle, right next to Nonna's Place - and conveniently just doors down from Sanagan's wholesale operation. With...


Poutineville Toronto / Poutine

296 Brunswick Ave. 647.349.2345 Website
Poutineville Toronto

Poutineville has arrived in the Annex. This Montreal import specializing in that unhealthily irresistible French-Canadian combo of fries, cheese curds and gravy is taking things to another level. The main...



Hong Shing Chinese Restaurant / Chinese

195 Dundas St. West 416.977.3338 Website
Hong Shing Chinese Restaurant

Hong Shing Chinese Restaurant - a lunch spot for office workers and a late night eats staple for university students and weekend partiers in the downtown core since '95 -...


Dailo / Asian

503 College St. 647.341.8882 Website
Dailo

Dailo is the hotly anticipated new creative outlet for the culinary stylings of chef Nick Liu, the once-transient chef behind a series of Gwailo pop-ups known for inventive east-meets-west hybrid...


Colette / French

550 Wellington St. West 647.348.7000 Website
Colette

Colette Grand Cafe is the newly-opened restaurant at the base of the Thompson Hotel. Taking over from Scarpetta, the new 150-seat restaurant operates independently from the hotel, helmed by the...


Greek Street / Greek

368 College St.
Greek Street

Greek Street is a compact lunch counter on College and as its name suggests, it specializes in fast, affordable Greek street foods. My preconceived notion assumes this means dubious gyros...



Kadbanu / Persian

771 Dundas St. West 416.366.2268
Kadbanu

Kadbanu is a Persian cafe and takeout counter occupying a corner at Dundas and Markham. The Mohyeddin family, Salome, Amir and Samira, opened the store as an extension of the...


Sorella Toronto / Sandwiches

2763 Dundas St. West 647.773.2582 Website
Sorella Toronto

Sorella Toronto in the Junction keeps things super simple - the shop's main purpose is to offer up traditional, homemade, Italian sausages. Owner Mario Garisto makes them from scratch, from...


Raw Chemist Juice Bar / Juice Bar

2984 Dundas St. West 647.350.0729 Website
Raw Chemist Juice Bar

The Raw Chemist Juice Bar recently set up its first shop in the Junction, and judging by the comments from locals who stop in while I'm there, it's a welcome...


Black Irish Whiskey Bar & Oyster Saloon / Seafood

235 Queen St. East 416.261.5890 Website
Black Irish Whiskey Bar & Oyster Saloon

Black Irish Whiskey Bar & Oyster Saloon is an working man's canteen situated at the corner of Queen and Sherbourne. Despite being just a block from the newly minted food...



Bacon Nation / Burgers

170 Spadina Ave. 416.435.0800 Website
Bacon Nation

Bacon Nation. That's it. That's the review. That name alone should be enough to tell you if this is the type of establishment you would like to patronize. Any additional...


Pai / Thai

18 Duncan St. 416.901.4724 Website
Pai

Pai is the latest restaurant from Nuit and Jeff Regular, the duo also behind Sabai Sabai and Sukhothai, who named their newest spot after a town in northern Thailand. Located a...


El Furniture Warehouse / Pub Food

410 Bloor St. 778.938.7077 Website
El Furniture Warehouse

El Furniture Warehouse in the Annex is the tenth outpost of this Canadawide purveyor of cheap eats, where every item on the menu is priced at just $4.95. Originally from...


The Ossington Stop / Sandwiches

1164 Dundas St. West 416.537.3535 Website
The Ossington Stop

The Ossington Stop has taken over the space formerly occupied by The Arrow, and according to owner William Tavares (of Fishbar and Salt), its aim is to be a cool,...



Little Sister / Asian

2031 Yonge St. 416.488.2031 Website
Little Sister

Little Sister is a new addition to the stretch of Yonge between Davisville and Eglinton. The food bar, created by Jennifer Gittins and Michael van den Winkel, the owners of...


Eastside Social / Seafood

1008 Queen St. East 416.461.5663
Eastside Social

Eastside Social is a neighbourly new spot from Joey Skeir, formerly of Ruby Watchco, and HGTV personality Cherie Stinson. The duo hails from the east coast, and aims to introduce...


Duffy's Diner / Brunch

1236 Bloor St. West 416.628.0330 Website
Duffy's Diner

Duffy's Diner is right next door to Bloordale dive bar institution Duffy's Tavern (a big, red, rusty "DINER" metal arrow indicates this outside to clear up any confusion). The...


Patois / Asian

794 Dundas St. West 647.350.8999 Website
Patois

Patois is an entirely novel restaurant - a place where every dish is a mash-up of cultural influences. The Dundas West kitchen is a mix of chef/owner Craig Wong's Chinese-Jamaican...



Tilde / Mexican

699 Danforth Ave. 416.469.8226 Website
Tilde

Tilde on the Danforth is a colourful taqueria - though hardly a Mexican joint. Owner and first-time restaurateur Gauravi Shah takes a novel approach to the genre; tacos are treated...


Fat Phill's / Burgers

1921 Yonge St. 647.347.7445 Website
Fat Phill's

Fat Phill's is back. After a couple of moves from the original Marlee Ave. location, and a short hiatus, Fat Phill's has re-surfaced in Midtown. And yes, it's still the...


Mr. Ciao / Pizza

598 Gerrard St. East 416.901.8711 Website
Mr. Ciao

Mr. Ciao on Gerrard at Broadview is a newly opened pizza bar from Racquel Youtzy and Tiziano Pivetta, the same folks behind Triple A Bar. What sets this place apart...


La Libre / Mexican

14 Dupont St. 416.929.3911 Website
La Libre

La Libre is the 90-seat backyard patio joining the Playa Cabana family of Mexican cantinas. It's found behind Playa Cabana Hacienda, the two-storey taqueria on Dupont at Avenue, and while...



Mata Petisco Bar / Brazilian

1690 Queen St. West 416.627.6460 Website
Mata Petisco Bar

Mata Petisco Bar is situated in Parkdale, taking up the former address of Keriwa Cafe. The new spot is the brainchild of Felipe Faccioli, Patrick Fraser, Tulio Lessa, Steve Fernandes,...


Smith / Eclectic

553 Church St. 416.926.2501 Website
Smith

Smith has been open for three years on Church Street, carefully rebranding itself to serve a more diverse clientele than its predecessor, the disco nightclub cheekily dubbed "Straight". Owner Renda...


North of Brooklyn (Church) / Pizza

469 Church St. 647.980.7990 Website
North of Brooklyn (Church)

North of Brooklyn opened a second spot in the Village a couple months back - until the location was forced to shut down suddenly after oven woes. After a temporary...


Cluny / French

35 Tank House Ln. 416.203.2632 Website
Cluny

Cluny is a modern French restaurant brimming with all the hallmarks of a classic Parisian bistro and a whole lot of joie de vivre. It just opened last week down...



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  • Woody's Burgers Tokyo burger is #1! I hit woodys once a week and wouldn't think of eating anywhere else. the woddys lager on tap is a dream match.
  • Branca roman - funny you should say that because i live in nyc and the best "argentinian" restaurants here have guac on the menu. see, e.g., http://www.elalmacennyc.com/
  • China Garden I'm not Chinese to eat shit, I let you eat it as you are used to it.
  • China Garden If you are nor Chinese, don't eat there or anywhere in Chinatown, Food test like shit and dirty, it's not our standard and they think they are still in china.
  • Patty & Franks Best burgers and hot dogs by far!! And when I like to splurge I have to have the poutine!! It's delicious!!
  • Waterfalls Indian Tapas kumar can we trash now? http://www.blogto.com/eat_drink/2014/09/this_week_on_dinesafe_waterfalls_indian_tapas_just_thai_panchos_bakery_burger_brats_liberty_shawarma/
  • Saturday Dinette I'm intrigued; but is the meat pie as small as it looks in that photo? Looks more like a snack than a meal. You get points for not having...
  • Waterfalls Indian Tapas Is it okay to start trashing them now mjmac? http://www.blogto.com/eat_drink/2014/09/this_week_on_dinesafe_waterfalls_indian_tapas_just_thai_panchos_bakery_burger_brats_liberty_shawarma/
  • Saturday Dinette What have you ever created in your life...the shadow of fear and anger should be cast into something more profound than blogto criticisms. I live in the area and I'd...
  • Kom Jug Yuen Do you happen to know the name and location of Ping's son's restaurant?
  • Lipstick & Dynamite Love this place! If it's your style, then you'll love it, and if you have some sad depressing fixation on 'hipsters' and hating then you'll probably hate it, but then...
  • Saturday Dinette I'm glad to see this spot with another diner. Hammersmith's turned a few people off with their attitude (e.g. if you want bacon and eggs go somewhere else) but...
  • Saturday Dinette Yes, let's not try new things in empty storefronts because grumpy.
  • Branca Why is everyone hating on Vince so much, I see a lot of Argentininian inspired food but not much to say its actually an asado or a parillada. I...
  • Liberty Shawarma (Spadina) In my village we all knew a good shawarma should have some extra funk, and, by God, these guys have got it: http://www.blogto.com/eat_drink/2014/09/this_week_on_dinesafe_waterfalls_indian_tapas_just_thai_panchos_bakery_burger_brats_liberty_shawarma/ Tasteee!
  • Saturday Dinette You're located at Gerrard and Logan you have no right to be charging those prices. The pot pie looks like it came from Mortimer's with some Green giant peas...
  • Branca $26 for half a roasted chicken? I don't care if you cook it over an open campfire..there's no way in hell I'm paying $26 for a half a chicken...
  • Pili Pili i wanted to ask do they do delivering?
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  • Pili Pili No,the name didn't come from the Filipino person speaking at a Portuguese restaurant.the name is a Tanzanian word the means "spicy"
  • Houston Avenue Bar and Grill Do not go to this restaurant. The renovations should have gone deeper....staff...and maybe the chef. There were 5 of us that went there and not one of us would go...
  • Shibui Robata Bar Breakfast seems like a huge challenge, since it is so common in our society to eat toast and cereals, however there are some tasty options that are child-friendly. Which is a...
  • Saturday Dinette I miss the Logan Grill.
  • Real Sports Bar Fantastic page, just lately been scouting forever for ideas on the best rattan furniture for our home and in our patio. This website seriously helpedgreat blog some great info here
  • Lady Marmalade Big fan. Really good service (accommodating to a table of 1 even if really busy!), everything I had was tasty and not too expensive and fast. That beet, apple and...
  • New Toronto Fish and Chips Hi Josee, The address is right on the last (seventh) pic on the stores front window., 146 5th Street.., & the map between the 1st & 2nd pics right hand side.{;-D...
  • Saturday Dinette It's great to have a corner diner in the neighbourhood finally. The decor looks nice and the food looks delicious! Can't wait to try it.
  • East Thirty Six Took some out-of-town visitors to E36 on Saturday and all 3 of us were extremely impressed by the ambiance, the service (from the owner Julien), and the food. We had...
  • Saturday Dinette Very nice dishes presentation!
  • Branca An Argentinian restaurant that considers that Argentinian wines are not good enough?? lol This is clearly a theme restaurant by gringos for gringos who would love to say they tried...


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