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The 10 most expensive restaurants in Toronto

The most expensive restaurants in Toronto are places that specialize in luxe ingredients and engaging techniques. In my mind, these are places reserved for major celebrations, high-rollers, expense account holders, or when a first date is sure to pick up the tab.

Here are some of the most expensive restaurants in Toronto.

Kaiseki Yu-Zen Hasimoto

Cooking for 30+ years, the kitchen at this Japanese East York restaurant with only three tables is staffed solely by chef and owner Masaki Hashimoto. The dinner menu, a flat $300 (not including drinks, tax or tip) features an eight course omakase menu.

Jacob's & Co.

This highly regarded King West steakhouse is home to seafood towers ($77/pp), duck fat fries ($15) and most notably, charbroiled slabs of meat that range from a modest 6oz tenderloin ($42) to an ungodly 26oz Kobe Black Tajima ribeye priced at $880. Don't ask for ketchup.

BlueBlood Steakhouse

It costs a pretty penny to dine at this elaborate restaurant inside Casa Loma. The $32 wagyu beef carpaccio appetizer ($32) is relatively cheap compared to the $200 porterhouse main.

Canoe

Showcasing domestic products wherever possible, the menu at this Financial District restaurant features starters like veal tartare ($27) and foie gras ($30). Follow that with main courses like tea smoked duck breast ($46) or a larded beef filet ($57).

Scaramouche

This restaurant with a great view near Avenue and St. Clair specializes in fancy ingredients that elevate rustic cuisine. First courses like duck terrine are priced at almost $30, while a rack of lamb goes for $49 a plate.

The Chase

This swanky Financial District restaurant makes it possible to drop $48 on just a stawberry appetizer. Mains like the Diamond Platter ($225) featuring oysters, crab legs and poached lobster are at the top end of the price scale.

Auberge du Pommier

From the same owners as Canoe, this stalwart near Yonge and York Mills will feed you a tasting menu with champagne pairings for $195 or you can order Acadian caviar a la carte for $135.

Alo

This Queen West spot does a multi-course tasting menu priced at $155 per person. There are four savoury courses and dessert, but you should expect a few surprises from the kitchen along the way.

Don Alfonso 1890

Dinner doesn't come cheap at the restaurant in the former Rosewater Supper Club space but what else would you expect with a Michelin star chef in the kitchen. The two set menus featuring ice creamed eel or soy smoked organic tofu soup both go for a cool $150.

Yasu

Head to the Annex to discover this pricey sushi spot. They offer an omakase menu for $135 per person. Expect dishes like toro, scallop, sea eel and red snapper. Drinks, taxes and tip are extra.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at Don Alfonso 1890


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