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Sky Blue Sky (King East) / Sandwiches

333 King St. East 647.350.3100 Website
Sky Blue Sky (King East)

Sky Blue Sky has expanded to a second location on the east side. Since mid-March the Wilco-inspired sandwich shop has been in full swing on King St. East, on the...


Market Street Catch / Seafood

14 Market St. 647.391.8140 Website
Market Street Catch

Market Street Catch is the latest seafood-centric offshoot from Buster's Sea Cove owner Tom Antonarakis. The new spot has docked on the newly redeveloped restaurant row that runs along the...


The Passenger / Eclectic

2968 Dundas St. West 416.916.2368 Website
The Passenger

The Passenger is the latest venture from Michelle Vella and Heather Osler, the duo behind The Beet, an organic cafe and market across the street on Dundas West. Occupying a...


SpeakEasy 21 / Pub Food

21 Adelaide St. West 416.601.0210 Website
SpeakEasy 21

SpeakEasy 21 is a new sleek cocktail lounge in Scotiabank Plaza. Where most prohibition-style pubs aspire to an air of secretiveness, this 1920s-inspired venue is entirely on display, walled with...



Gordo Ex Cafe / Latin American

1048 Bathurst St. 416.894.7905 Website
Gordo Ex Cafe

Gordo Ex Cafe has been open for over a year on the up-and-coming Dupont and Bathurst strip, which includes the wonderful Annex Pawn and newcomer Sugary Swirls. Perhaps its vaguely...


Gyugyuya / Japanese

177 Dundas St. West 416.546.5629 Website
Gyugyuya

Gyugyuya, a recent addition to a crowded stretch of Dundas, is a rare Japanese restaurant in Toronto not focused on sushi. No, Gyugyuya is a curry house, serving up large...


Luckee / Dim Sum

328 Wellington St. West 416.935.0400 Website
Luckee

Luckee, renowned chef Susur Lee's latest restaurant, is an all-day dim sum spot situated at the base of the Soho Metropolitan Hotel. Formerly Senses, the restaurant has been dramatically redesigned...


Farmacia Juice Bar / Juice Bar

2096 Queen St. East 647.341.3276 Website
Farmacia Juice Bar

Farmacia Juice Bar is riding Toronto's new wave of power juicing all the way to the Beach. The bar's owner, former physical trainer Stefano Sanna, started out by making nutrient-dense...



Tavern by Trevor / Pub Food

147 Spadina Ave. 416.546.3447 Website
Tavern by Trevor

The Tavern by Trevor is the latest project from Trevor Wilkinson, of Trevor Kitchen & Bar, and Mike "Yuker" Yaworski, of neighbouring Spadina bar Wide Open. The duo had noticed...


County Cocktail & Snack Bar / Sandwiches

798 Queen St. East 416.781.4743 Website
County Cocktail & Snack Bar

The County Cocktail & Snack Bar, the newest offering from Queen West's County General, has recently opened its doors on Queen East, instantly causing a new rift in the never-ending...


The Workshop by Latitude / Eclectic

331 Roncesvalles Ave. 416.785.2123 Website
The Workshop by Latitude

The Workshop by Latitude inhabits a storefront on Roncesvalles previously home to the Fat Cat Wine Bar. Still owned by executive chef Mathew Sutherland, the new casual concept has already...


Me Va Me Kitchen Express / Middle Eastern

240 Queen St. W 416.546.3770 Website
Me Va Me Kitchen Express

Me Va Me Kitchen Express is the new downtown offshoot of Thornhill's most prolific chain of Eastern Mediterranean restaurants owned by Albert Nachomov. Distinguishing itself from the family restaurants north...



La Creole / Caribbean

810 St. Clair Ave. W 416.651.8228 Website
La Creole

La Creole is a Haitian restaurant on St. Clair offering a traditional menu based on the culinary traditions of the Caribbean influenced by French, Latin, Spanish and African cookery. Owners...


Schnitzeland / Eastern European

100 Steeles Ave. W 905.597.4777 Website
Schnitzeland

Schnitzeland opened just over a year ago, straddling the 416/905 divide on the north side of Steeles west of Yonge. With a focused menu living up to their schnitzelized name,...


S. Lefkowitz / Middle Eastern

913 Dundas St W 647.346.8448
S. Lefkowitz

S. Lefkowitz, Toronto's first hummusia is now open where Ezra's Pound on Dundas West once stood. Still owned by Ezra Braves, the space has been refreshed and converted from coffee...


King's Tacos / Mexican

1216 St. Clair Ave. West 647.342.0262
King's Tacos

King's Tacos has been serving up Mexican fare in Toronto since the early 80s, though not always at its current location. The somewhat spartan restaurant, often packed, rightly takes pride...



Kwan / Dim Sum

1496 Yonge St. 416.901.6618
Kwan

Kwan is a 120-seat dim sum parlour Yonge and St. Clair that takes over the former home of the French restaurant Didier. The space inherits marble floors and wood finishings...


Picnic / Sandwiches

60 Bloor St. W 416.644.8888 Website
Picnic

Picnic isn't all parkside blue skies, lush grass, and catching a tan sunny-side up on checkered blanket. So don't expect the customary baguette, processed cheese and cold cuts, ziplocked veggie...


East Thirty Six / French

36 Wellington St. E 647.350.3636 Website
East Thirty Six

East Thirty Six, an ambitious new restaurant and cocktail bar, is now open on Wellington. It takes over the site that was most recently home to the short-lived Olde Towne...


The Citizen / Pub Food

522 King St. W 416.703.2800 Website
The Citizen

The Citizen is the newest iteration of the Brant House, a casual 200-seat hangout geared towards the King West professional set. Designed by Ian Rydberg of Solid Design & Build,...



Byblos / Middle Eastern

11 Duncan St. 647.660.0909 Website
Byblos

Byblos, located on the first two floors of the Storys Building, is the latest venture from Charles Khabouth and Hanif Harji, the same pair behind Weslodge and Patria. As I've...


Charmaine's Place / Caribbean

1930 Davenport Rd. 416.792.1930 Website
Charmaine's Place

Charmaine's Place is a small take-out joint on a quiet stretch of Davenport, just east of Old Weston Road at Laughton Avenue. Co-owners Charmaine and Zephie, focus on serving the...


Hello Darling / Brunch

827 Lansdowne Ave 416.555.5555 Website
Hello Darling

Hello Darling is a super cute, sunny week-round brunch spot on Lansdowne at Wallace. It's owned by Kimberley England, a career art school student, who finished off an academic tour...


Starving Artist (St. Clair West) / Brunch

1078 St. Clair Ave. W 416.901.7479 Website
Starving Artist (St. Clair West)

Starving Artist now boasts two locations thanks to this newly opened waffle house on St. Clair. At only a few weeks old, the bright spot has already become a local...



Yakitori Kintori / Japanese

668 Bloor St. W 416.551.7588 Website
Yakitori Kintori

Yakitori Kintori is a compact bar perched above the recently opened Kinton Ramen on Bloor. The snack bar devoted to Japanese skewered meats is the newest edition to the Guu...


Pizza Nova / Pizza

2272 Lawrence Avenue East 416.751.1200 Website
Pizza Nova

The original Pizza Nova that started the pizza chain still exists in Scarbrough near Lawrence and Kennedy. The almost 50 year old pizza institution started out with one humble restaurant,...


Lipstick & Dynamite / Vegetarian

992 Queen St. W 416.535.4554 Website
Lipstick & Dynamite

Lipstick & Dynamite is what owners Celeste Toledo and Steve Cann call a "bar-staurant." It's an unpretentious spot with the intentional attitude of dive bar but also homey, nostalgic touches...


Fry Haus / German

296 Gerrard St. E 416.901.3100
Fry Haus

Fry Haus is a fast food counter fluent in German-Canadian street foods. Situated on Gerrard at Parliament, the tiny shop doesn't offer any seating but is equipped to handle take-out...



Come and Get It (Queen St.) / Sandwiches

676 Queen St. 647.344.3416 Website
Come and Get It (Queen St.)

Come and Get It is back in business, now at a permanent location on Queen St. just west of Bathurst. Unlike the previous pop-up incarnation which was always designed to...


The Goods / Vegetarian

1255 Dundas St. W 647.340.4663 Website
The Goods

The Goods has opened its doors on Dundas West and is now offering fast, fresh clean-eating to the neighbourhood in addition to an already thriving lunch delivery service that caters...


850 Degrees / Pizza

3455 Lakeshore Blvd West 416.503.0850 Website
850 Degrees

850 degrees has been open for about a month in the city's west end near Lakeshore and Thirtieth. Owner and Chef Chris Beard recently moved here from the UK to...


Glas Wine Bar / Eclectic

1118 Queen St. East 647.351.4527 Website
Glas Wine Bar

Glas Wine Bar in Leslieville packs more prestige than the nearly two years of quiet acclaim lets on. For a supper spot whose owner and chef, Danny Pantano, racked a...



Get Melted / Sandwiches

600 Church St. 647.350.6358 Website
Get Melted

Get Melted opened its doors at the very end of 2013 and has been bringing its own brand of upscale yet affordable grilled cheese to the Village ever since. The...


Scaddabush / Italian

382 Yonge St. 416.597.8838 Website
Scaddabush

Scaddabush is nestled between Reds Midtown Tavern and Duke's Refresher at the pedestal of the Aura Condos at Yonge and Gerrard. The rustic Italian cucina completes the trio of varied...


Ze Ze Food and Drink / Eclectic

1704 Queen St. W 416.901.9951 Website
Ze Ze Food and Drink

ZeZe Food and Drink is a newly opened cafe, restaurant, and cocktail bar residing in the former Bar Salumi space near Queen and Lansdowne. Owned by chef Haeyeon An and...


Rose City Kitchen / Middle Eastern

406 Queen St. W 416.603.8102 Website
Rose City Kitchen

Rose City Kitchen is a newly opened Middle Eastern snack bar on Queen at Spadina. Occupying the tiny corner lot once home to The Big Fish, the new fast food...



Grasshopper / Vegetarian

310 College St. 647.340.3666 Website
Grasshopper

Grasshopper is a newly opened vegetarian restaurant on College that takes over the site formerly occupied by the Mexi-Can market. Now a cheery 24-seat eatery owned by first time restaurateurs...


Bite & Sip / Juice Bar

571 Bloor St. W 416.536.0458 Website
Bite & Sip

Bite & Sip may be the only bright spot in the otherwise doom and gloom over Honest Ed's closing. The smoothie and pretzel shop opened to quiet acclaim under the...


District Oven / Middle Eastern

842 College St. 416.901.7717
District Oven

District Oven, a new restaurant and lounge at College and Ossington, is finally open in the long vacant site that once housed the raucous Portuguese sports bar, Cervejaria. Now an...


Red Sauce / Italian

50 Clinton St. 416.792.6002 Website
Red Sauce

Red Sauce opened at the start of this month to offer a casual 1950s era Brooklyn-styled diner in the heart of Little Italy. Transforming the much-lauded Acadia into something more...



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  • Urban Eatery You are so awesome! I do not believe I've read through something like this before. So wonderful to discover another person with a few original thoughts on this issue. Really.....
  • Salmon Lovers I tried salmon sashimi for the first time here and loved it. Since then, I've tried ordering the same thing from other sushi restaurants closer to home. The cut was...
  • Local Kitchen & Wine Bar Thanks for the good writeup. It in fact was a amusement account it. Glance complicated to far delivered agreeable from you! By the way, how can we keep in touch?
  • Caribbean Roti Palace Food is pretty good but the staff are probably some of the rudest in the entire city. Avoid this place at all costs unless you like being talked to like...
  • Luckee It won't last...
  • Yakitori Kintori your moms chest hair
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  • Red Sauce Tried the Knucklesandwich, I'd give it a 7/10 definitely not the best italian sandwich in town but I'd go back as I liked the service and the atmosphere. Also looks...
  • Rose City Kitchen The pitas were good but not mind blowing. The woman at the front who appeared to be the owner was harsh with her staff...and rather rude with us too. A...
  • The Passenger Not sure why everyone is getting hung up on the lack of veg options? If you're so concerned about veg options go to The Beet.
  • The Bristol Yard No fan of using facebook as a web page. There hasn't been a posting in the MENU section. Unless COMING SOON are the only two items sold with a fancy...
  • SpeakEasy 21 Pedestrian Sysco bagged food for the corporate credit card douchebag brigade. Hey, Mike N., you have a standing reservation here, dontcha?
  • The Tulip: 80 Years of Steak-Searing Expertise at Work The Tulip is a neighbourhood staple and family friendly environment. Casual, comfortable and the food is always good/very reasonably priced. We recently started going more frequently, thanks to Spencer. Spencer...
  • The Passenger Although I appreciate the comments, there isn't much information about vegetarian items in the actual article. As well, what about vegans??
  • Gyugyuya How does this Japanese curry place compare to the one in the basement food court of Aura condo at Yonge/Gerrard? I heard that one is pretty good
  • The Passenger I checked it out last week. Everything inside is lovely. The staff are well-trained and in tune with great service. My opinion is the food is fair....
  • The Passenger 40% of the menu is vegetarian. 2/7 of the mains are vegetarian and 4/8 of the appetizers are vegetarian(possibly 6/9 with the soup)...not bad. Also the author of this article stated that...
  • The Passenger Yeah! I was surprised to see how few options there are (none for vegans) considering how accommodating The Beet is.
  • The Passenger Noah, you are too much.
  • Lisa Marie In my opinion, overrated and nothing special. Just another pretentious hispter eatery. I prefer Electric Mud.
  • Home of the Brave What do you mean forced gratuity? Do you mean the default tip setting on the credit card machine? Or gratuity is added to the bill? In either case, I hate...
  • It's All GRK OMG! Yesterdays meat, hair in the food, too much feta, way too much sauce, not enough red onions, servers not listening! Oh, this is my kind of place. Food and...
  • The Passenger This place is right around the corner from my house and I have been eyeing it since it opened. Looks great. My only wish was that it had a few...
  • The Passenger Its a restaurant review ... unclench
  • The Passenger There is a type of couscous with a much larger grain size that is called "Israeli couscous." Perhaps google before you make an idiot of yourself.
  • The Passenger Nice to see they have Oast on tap.
  • The Passenger Can't wait to try it out... and happy to see they have Conductor on tap
  • Ackroyd's Fish n' Chips Sorry, Guyo. Not everybody who shares an opinion are guns-for-hire cronies who work as a "dislike" army to dismantle some crappy fish n' chips spot in the Beaches. I live in...
  • Trinity Taverna When we first arrived we were very excited by the d├ęcor and general atmosphere of the restaurant. The menu had many great options that were very expensive, which is fine...
  • Pure Spirits Oyster House Went here for the first time and it will probably be the last. The best word I could use for our experience was flat. The service was average...


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