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The top 14 post-theatre dinner options in Toronto by venue

Where should you eat in Toronto if you're feeling peckish and are looking for more than just a snack after seeing a show at one of our city's many live theatre venues?

Here's a number of notable Toronto restaurants that are ready to shine.

Alumnae Theatre
Betty's on King Street East isn't fancy, but its expansive late-night menu offers everything from steaming bowls of Vietnamese dumpling soup to tandoori chicken satay skewers and customizable pizza.

Berkeley Street Theatre
Cocina Economica is open until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, setting the stage for a large night feast of shrimp and scallop ceviche and slow-roasted meats with piles of corn tortillas and sides of salsa, rice and beans.

Buddies in Bad Times
At The Captain's Boil, Asian-Cajun seafood boils in a bag are a spectacle in their own right. This Yonge Street establishment is open until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.

Ed Mirvish Theatre
If you've had enough drama for one evening and are searching for something casual and laid back, try Sabai Sabai. The Thai kitchen and bar is open until 11 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre Centre
The Chase is open to midnight on Saturday and until 11 p.m. on every other day (closed on Sundays). This upscale restaurant serves memorable meals starring chilled seafood platters, peppercorn encrusted duck confit and pasta dishes paired with king crab.

Factory Theatre
Gusto 101 on Portland is open until 1 a.m. from Thursday to Saturday, leaving ample time for you to have a full Italian meal after the final act. Here, dishes like pumpkin agnolotti and prosciutto topped pizza steal the show.

Four Seasons Centre
Find the upscale sushi bar Ja Bistro open until midnight on Friday and Saturday nights. The prima donna here is the aburi-style sushi, which hogs the limelight as it's prepared with a blowtorch.

Massey Hall
Spread out in a plush booth at The Carbon Bar after just being confided to cramped theatre-style seats. The dining room is open until 11 p.m. and serves up pit master platters, pork ss채m and duck tacos, but don't rush yourself because the bar is open late.

Princess of Wales
Get a post-curtain reservation up until 10:30 p.m. at Figo. The elegant Italian restaurant on John Street will end your evening on a high note with plates of honey truffle ricotta and crostini, bucatini with wild boar ragu and wood-fired pizzas topped with soppressata.

Roy Thomson Hall
Taco and tequila bar El Caballito is open until 1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday, making it a convenient spot to chow down on tortillas topped with chicken tinga, cochinita pibil or spicy shrimp.

Tarragon Theatre
Bar Begonia on Dupont offers French bistro fare, featuring duck rillettes, whitefish bouillabaisse and foie gras parfaits until 11 p.m. nightly. Get your order in and savour your selections with cocktails until last call.

The Theatre Centre
Limelight-stealing wood oven-fired pizzas, steak tartare and bulgogi short ribs are all on the menu at The Good Son. The West Queen West restaurant is open until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.

Theatre Passe Muraille
La Palette is a cozy French bistro that's perfect for when you're looking for somewhere with a little romantic subtext. Open until midnight, you can expect an ensemble of classic fare, including steak frites, beef tartare and cassoulet.

Young Centre for the Performing Arts
El Catrin is an upscale Mexican spot, open until midnight on Friday and Saturday nights. Head here after the show lets out for ceviche, tacos and meat and seafood selections from the parrilla (grill).

Photo of the Good Son by Jesse Milns.


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