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Essen / Middle Eastern

1282 Dundas St. West 416.534.0407 Website
Essen

Essen, translated from German means "to eat" - it's the also the latest incarnation of Leor Zimerman's Dundas West restaurant, which was previously open under the name Quinta. The shift from...


The Borough / Pub Food

1352 Danforth Ave. 416.901.1429 Website
The Borough

The Borough opened about a month ago on an up-and-coming stretch of Danforth East between Greenwood and Coxwell that has already welcomed places like Red Rocket, The Wren and Sweet...


Buca (Yorkville) / Italian

53 Scollard St. 416.962.2822 Website
Buca (Yorkville)

Buca Osteria & Bar, a.k.a Buca Yorkville, is the third outpost from the King Street Food Company. The entrance to the posh new digs is recessed behind the Four Seasons...


Han Ba Tang / Korean

4862 Yonge St. 416.546.8218 Website
Han Ba Tang

Han Ba Tang is a newly-opened Korean restaurant and bar in North York, featuring traditional ingredients with a modern twist as well as innovative cocktails. The restaurant's name actually means...



Kujira / Sushi

12 Cumberland St. 416,966.8898 Website
Kujira

Kujira is a month-old sushi bar in Yorkville that takes pride in thoughtfully crafted, individually garnished, hand-pressed and hand-rolled sushi. The sunken 56-seat restaurant occupies a lower-level unit on Cumberland,...


Little Fin / Seafood

4 Temperance St. 647.348.7000 Website
Little Fin

Little Fin, now open at the base of the Dineen Building in the Financial District, aims to bait the expense-account toting, Bay St. lunch crowd with a seafood-centric menu that...


Kaiju / Japanese

384 Yonge St. 647.748.6338 Website
Kaiju

Kaiju is a small fast-food stall hidden away in a dismal, mostly empty basement food court that's part of the new Shops at Aura under the Aura condo building at...


Mr. Flamingo / Eclectic

1265 Dundas St. West 647.351.1100 Website
Mr. Flamingo

Mr. Flamingo has flown under the radar since opening a couple weeks ago. While it's not hidden, its Dundas West street front is anything but ostentatious, quietly announced by just...



Louis Cifer Brew Works / Pub Food

417 Danforth Ave. 647.350.5087 Website
Louis Cifer Brew Works

Louis Cifer Brew Works is a new bar from the owners of Stout Irish Pub, a successful craft-beer-focused spot in Cabbagetown. I visited the location prior to its opening for...


Fresh Off The Boat / Seafood

404 Queen St. West Website
Fresh Off The Boat

Fresh Off The Boat is a newly open seafood-centric sandwich shop with an Asian skew. Irreverently named, with tongue firmly planted into cheek, it appropriates the derogatory term and embraces...


Nodo Restaurant / Italian

2885 Dundas St. West 416.901.1559 Website
Nodo Restaurant

Nodo is an elegant yet casual Italian restaurant in the Junction, occupying a deep space on Dundas West next door to Playa Cabana. A trio of high school friends (and...


Watan Kabob / Middle Eastern

55 Matheson Blvd. East Mississauga 905.712.2221 Website
Watan Kabob

Watan Kabob is an Afghan grill house in Mississauga popular for its over-packed platters of skewered meats offered at impressive value. It's a bright and airy fast food eatery wrapped...



Ronnie B's Southern Kitchen / Barbecue

243 Carlton St. 416.935.1515 Website
Ronnie B's Southern Kitchen

Ronnie B's Southern Kitchen & Taps opened in Cabbagetown about a month ago in the space formerly occupied by Omi Japanese Restaurant. The sushi bar has been converted into a...


The Queen of Chicken / Churrasquiera

792 Bathurst St. 416.536.6813
The Queen of Chicken

The Queen of Chicken replaces Sammy's BBQ across from Bathurst station. Same owners, same menu offerings, same cash-only policy, same Annex hodgepodge of strays and regulars. But its new signage...


Danforth Pizza House / Pizza

920 Danforth Avenue 416.463.4927
Danforth Pizza House

Danforth Pizza House has been an institution on the Danforth near Donlands for 50 years. When longtime owner Angelo passed last year, family friends took over the business. Elizabeth Manikas...


Mare Pizzeria / Pizza

158 Baldwin St.
Mare Pizzeria

Mare Pizzeria has taken over the Baldwin address that was until recently home to the Chocolate Addict. It's a shallow storefront decorated with hand-painted illustrations and lettering that already looks...



America Restaurant / Eclectic

325 Bay St. 416.637.5550 Website
America Restaurant

America, the newest incarnation of the Trump's 31st floor hotel restaurant, is a collaboration between Toronto's nightlife king Charles Khabouth, and culinary tycoons Oliver & Bonacini. Transformed in just a...


Taste of China / Chinese

338 Spadina Avenue 416.348.8828 Website
Taste of China

Taste of China has been around since 1997, yet it doesn't seem to be on the radar of most diners when it comes to downtown Chinatown restaurant options on Spadina,...


Nuit Social / Eclectic

1168 Queen St. West 647.350.6848 Website
Nuit Social

Nuit Social on West Queen West is perfectly positioned to attract the area's overflowing nightlife - and, better still, the kitchen stays open right until midnight. It's not the kind...


Poonam Delite / Indian

2658 Danforth Ave. 416.690.7406 Website
Poonam Delite

Poonam Delite has been around for over 20 years on the far east end of the Danforth. This family-run Indian restaurant is a staple spot for locals in the area...



Big Butcher Barbeque / Burgers

843 Kipling Ave. 416.236.5959 Website
Big Butcher Barbeque

Big Butcher Barbeque is an Etobicoke burger joint with a few surprises up its sleeve. Located on Kipling, just south of Bloor, the family-friendly new joint is actually an offshoot...


Rasa / Eclectic

196 Robert St. 647.350.8221 Website
Rasa

Rasa opened in Harbord Village this past June and has settled comfortably into the neighbourhood over these last few months. Occupying a subterranean space that was formerly Momo's and Momo's...


Sharky's Fish and Chicken / Seafood

2687 Kipling Ave. 647.341.7770 Website
Sharky's Fish and Chicken

Sharky's Fish and Chicken is the first-ever Canadian outpost of a Chicago based fast-food chain revolving around fried dishes served hot, fast, and in preposterously large portions. Located on...


Baghlan Kabob and Bakery / Middle Eastern

32 Rexdale Blvd. 416.401.0120 Website
Baghlan Kabob and Bakery

Baghlan Kabob & Bakery is an Afghan eatery located in a Rexdale strip mall. Set up like a fast food restaurant, you have to walk through an aisle of tables...



Plizza / Pizza

1115 Bloor St. West Website
Plizza

Plizza is a recent entrant into the crowded Toronto gourmet pizza market. Goofy name notwithstanding, the restaurant does a solid, gourmet slice that's easy on both the stomach and the...


The Tiffin Box / Indian

938 Bathurst St. 647.349.7900
The Tiffin Box

The Tiffin Box on Bathurst just north of Bloor is an inviting nook despite its somewhat rough looking appearance. The two month old room consists of just a handful of...


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...



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  • 7 Numbers (Eglinton) I visited this restaurant tonight, and right away I noticed that the interior d├ęcor is very welcoming and has a DIY feel to it. The service was quick to seat...
  • Han Ba Tang This restaurant is a joke and their food is highly disappointing. Seems like a lot of people put half ass'd food in small portions and call it 'asian fusion'. Food...
  • The Borough a welcome addition to the neighborhood indeed! Congrats to both Jason and Richard on a gastro-orgasmic job well done!
  • The Tiffin Box The food here is very good - flavourful and well spiced.
  • Fresh Off The Boat This place has the potential to be great... but two little things rubbed me the wrong way: 1) I asked if i could get just slaw and no fries (all...
  • Khmer Thai Khao San Road makes every Thai restaurant inferior though.
  • Market Street Catch Ate there last night. Service was superb, the lobster bisque was meh (watery and salty!) and the fish tacos were good. The portions are plentiful - we all had food heaped on...
  • The Borough The staff were gracious, the food was delicious. The t room got very loud so hard to hear your table companions. Other than the luke-warm/cold Yorkshire puddings, we were very...
  • Pita King and Grill This restaurant is no longer in business and has changed to something else.
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  • Sterling Social Love this place, thanks Shauna for transforming the hippie place "good times bad times" was into a really nice sandwich n coffee shop. Welcome to the neighborhood.
  • The Borough Amazing food, amazing service, so happy that another great place has opened in my 'hood!
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  • The Borough The food here is excellent, with the best bangers and mash in the City. It's a bummer they don't take reservations though, else I'd be there more often.
  • Essen Friday night dinner, any night of the week. The food is incredible. Covers the bases for vegetarians and carnivores alike, and you will not leave wanting more, I promise. Pay...
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