summerlicious 2018

25 restaurants to eat at during Summerlicious 2018

Summerlicious is back in Toronto for 2018. The annual prix fixe extravaganza runs July 6 to 22 and features 200 local restaurants.

Reservations are almost a must for this, and you can start booking them on June 21. Prices this year have gone up with three-course lunch menus available for $23, $28 and $33, while dinner is $33, $43 and $53.

Here are some restaurants you might want to check out at Summerlicous 2018. See the full list of restaurants on the Summerlicious web site.

New & Notable
 
Amano ($23/33)

The Italian restaurant inside Union Station is the perfect destination for when you're craving fresh handmade pasta made from scratch.

King Taps ($23/33)

This sprawling restaurant in the Financial District has a prix fixe menu of pub favourites including pizza and burgers. 

Northern Maverick ($23/33)

The massive craft brewery and restaurant near King and Bathurst pairs a stunning interior and sidewalk patio with elevated pub grub.

Oretta ($28/$43)

The King West destination is the place to gawk at beautiful surroundings while digging into burrata and squash risotto.

Copetin ($33/$53)

The restaurant on King East is a fun date night spot from celebrity chef Claudio Aprile.

Old Favourites
 
Sassafraz ($33/$53)

If you feel like kicking it old school with a white linen dining experience, this restaurant inside the little yellow house in Yorkville is a must.

Bymark ($33/$53)

Don't miss out on the Bymark Burger at dinner if you visit this Mark McEwan owned restaurant in the Financial District.

Canoe ($33/$53)

The only thing more spectacular than the view at this Financial District spot is the food, so take the elevator up and indulge.

Lee ($53)

Sadly the Singaporean-style slaw is not available on this King West restaurant's prix fixe dinner menu but a number of other Susur Lee favourites will be.

Nota Bene ($33/$53)

The Queen West fixture will be serving up Instagram-worthy vegetarian and meat filled dishes during the annual culinary event. 

Vegetarian-friendly 
 
Ufficio ($43)

Whether you're pescatarian, vegetarian or vegan this popular Dundas West spot has something for you.

District Eatery ($23/$33)

The King West restaurant puts their own spin on pub food with healthy and vegan options.

Museum Tavern ($23/$33)

If you're dining with a meat eater let them take down the double cheeseburger while you go for the zucchini noodle salad and buddha bowl instead.

Banu ($23/$33)

It doesn't matter if you visit at lunch time or dinner, this Iranian restaurant features a slew of vegan options.

Chez's ($33)

The dinner menu at the Little Italy spot has a vegetarian option available for your appetizer, main and dessert. 

Great Patio
 
Diwan ($33)

While you're dining outside take the time to admire the architecturally-photogenic Aga Khan Museum.

Kasa Moto ($33/$53)

This Japanese restaurant in Yorkville is on the pricier side, but it boasts an unreal rooftop patio.

Globe Bistro ($28/43)

Whether it be lunch or dinner make sure to ask for a seat on their spacious rooftop patio. 

La Societe ($33/$53)

The French bistro near Bloor & University has two patios to dine on. Both the street and upper level patio are great spot for people watching on the Mink Mile.

Marben ($43)

For a sun-drenched front patio on a quiet street, look no further than this spot near Wellington and Portland. 

Cheap & Cheerful
Tabule ($23/$33)

There's a ton of great options at this Middle Eastern spot in Davisville. Go with a large group so you get to try a bit of everything. 

Bar Buca ($23/$33)

This dimly lit space near King and Portland is where you can indulge in a three course meal with lots of options to choose from.

Bannock ($23/33)

The menu at the Financial District spot is filled with all of the favourites including mac and cheese and peanut butter s'mores.

Pan on the Danforth ($23/$33)

Don't forget to order the vegetable moussaka when you visit this Danforth mainstay. 

Pizzeria Via Mercanti ($23/33)

The Italian restaurant near Yonge & Dundas will be serving up a menu of pizza, pasta and salad. 

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at Amano


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