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5 restaurants in Toronto to take your BFF on their birthday

Restaurants to take your best friend on their birthday range in price, food, neighbourhood and vibe, but they're all great spots to celebrate your everlasting friendship over drinks and snacks. Whether the night is on you, or you're spitting the bill these five spots could easily become a yearly tradition. BFF4LYFE!

Here are my picks for the top restaurants in Toronto to take your BFF on their birthday.


This Greek taverna on Ossington is perfect if you want your BF to feel classy without breaking the bank. Also make sure they haven't eaten before you go, you'll both want to eat every delicious morsel on the menu. Lots of fun apps, beer and colourful mains will have you stuffed, then head out onto Ossington for a nightcap afterwards.


Take your best bud out for some Japanese home-style cooking, share a bunch of plates, have a sake cocktail and stay for hours. This Dundas West restaurant is that comfortable, welcoming and one of the city's hottest right now. The perfect spot for catching up just the two of you or with a couple more pals in tow.


Head down the stairs of this King West Thai restaurant and if you're lucky, have a seat on the floor. Sitting on pillows of course, it'll bring you and your BF back to good old slumber party days. There's a private dining room that seats 22 if you need to have a big party, but if it's just the two of you grab all the snacks and starters and start gabbing.

Gusto 101

Gusto just won't quit, much like your friendship! The easy going Italian eatery inside an old car garage features simple country dishes, a great, affordable wine list, room for large-ish groups or perfect for smaller ones. The crowd is always happening, so you'll have lots to see and talk about over birthday drinks and their house-made bread.


Best friends like to contrast, compare and come up with solutions to life's problems together, right? That's what this College street taco spot from the Playa Cabana empire does by way of tacos. They have a really fun variety on the menu, a great selection of tequilas and a fun, roomy spot to hang and talk for hours.

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