The Best Chef's Tables in Toronto
The best chef's tables in Toronto put diners right in the heart of all the action. Sometimes situated inside the kitchen or at a vantage point looking in, a kitchen with a chef's table acknowledges that curious diners want more than just eating: they want a glimpse of the creative process and cooking, with a dash of conversation or a celebrity chef sighting on the side.
Here are the best chef's tables in Toronto.
Sure the loft dining room is charming and intimate, but the communal table downstairs radiates with the warmth of the kitchen. Seats are generally available for walk-ins though reservations are encouraged. More »
Rail seating looking into the kitchen at this downtown restaurant offers Top Chef Canada fans a chance to witness season two winner Carl Heinrich at work first hand. More »
The prized table at this Queen East restaurant is situated directly in front of the kitchen station where each dish gets artfully plated and seasoned to finish. Suitable for pairs and parties of up to six, this table should be reserved a minimum of three weeks in advance. More »
Perched seating for six at a semi-circle high top looks into the kitchen at this popular Ossington spot. See for yourself which dishes look good or chat with the kitchen and let chef offer suggestions. More »
The four-seat chef rail is considered one of the best seats in the house at this rustic Italian restaurant in Parkdale. Expect a warm reception from the kitchen who genuinely want to see guests enjoy themselves. More »
Seating for eight right inside the kitchen makes the chef's table a hot spot for diners who want that special behind the scenes experience. Dine within earshot of every sizzling pan and within a nose of every delicious wafting scent. More »
This all-American inspired restaurant on King West is known to get creative in the kitchen and is happy to give diners a glimpse. Sit at bar stools with a prime view of dishes in the works and let the sights and smells inspire your own selections. More »
Perpendicular to the kitchen, this long high table for 12 lets large parties enjoy a chef's tasting menu accompanied by a little personalized treatment. The table is offered nightly for two seatings and should be booked at least a couple weeks in advance. More »