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The Best New Restaurants in Toronto for 2015

The best new restaurants in Toronto represent all types of eating. You'll find flavours that span across the globe at some of these establishments while others take a hyper-regional approach or let the freshness of ingredients dictate which dishes are featured. Regardless of the influence, these places do have one thing in common: they're the crème de la crème of where to eat right now.

Here are the best new restaurants in Toronto that opened in 2015.



Alo
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Alo

Fine dining is the focus at this third-floor restaurant overlooking Queen and Spadina. Expect lavish service and a progression of courses that have recently included an appetizer featuring foie gras with sweet potato, chestnuts and watercress, and a Muscovy duck dish paired with kale, salsify and pomegranate.

Bar Raval
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Bar Raval

Grant Van Gameren's College Street establishment opens early and operates until late seven nights a week. Aside from the fantastical interior design, look forward to unique seasonal cocktails and a range of pintxos and tapas. Not sure where to start? Opt for the tuna pickle gilda or chilled octopus.


Antler
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Antler

The Dundas West kitchen has got game - game meat, that is. The menu centres around ideas of hunting and gathering and features dishes like Jamaican venison patties, wild boar gyoza and ash-encrusted rack of ribs.


Hanmoto
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Hanmoto

The Dundas West izakaya has been perpetually packed since opening thanks to exclusive (limited) seating and crave-worthy menu items that seemingly everyone wants to get it on. Highlights include the salmon aburi, roasted enoki mushrooms in miso butter, katsu buns, dyno wings and uni bombs.


Annette Food Market
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Annette Food Market

The casual Italian eatery in the Junction is known for simple combinations of seasonal ingredients that boast bold flavours. The menu features wood-fired pizzas, pasta dishes, meaty mains and select seafoods. The weekend brunch has been a real winner, too, featuring skillets of eggs and porchetta as well as basil-infused Caesar cocktails.

Kanpai
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Kanpai

Taiwanese fried chicken, five spice pork bao and spicy fried squid are among the favourite foods that have wooed Cabbagetown residents and attracted foodies citywide. The boisterous snack bar is also known for its wide array of draught beverages including beer, sake, cocktails and more.



Bar Begonia
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Bar Begonia

Anthony Rose's newest Dupont restaurant is this Parisian-style cocktail bar that boasts a Brooklyn vibe. The menu is a meaty masterpiece featuring iconic bistro foods like steak tartare, duck rillettes, and fresh baguette with pate, terrine and ham.

Honest Weight
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Honest Weight

Dine on chilled seafood platters, fisherman’s stew and okonomiyaki at this fishmonger in the Junction. The shop is stocked with fresh fish and seafoods including rare and unusual finds like Ontario-farmed shrimp. Best of all, the kitchen knows exactly how to best prepare each ingredient.

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