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The top 10 new restaurant openings in Toronto for December

New restaurants in Toronto closed out the decade with fresh locations from old favourites and exciting ideas we've never seen before. What better way to ring in the new year than with dosa, unicorns, burgers, fried chicken and pasta? 

Here are the my picks for the top new restaurants that opened in Toronto last month.

Lobster Burger Bar

Those in the mood for lobster and burgers can head to this brand new King West restaurant serving both.

South Indian Dosa Mahal

This fiercely-loved vegetarian Indian restaurant known for samosas and thali platters relocated to Roncesvalles in December.

The Grand Elvis

A sweeping menu of items like mussels, pasta, fried chicken and an epic burger along with magnums of wine are what this Annex restaurant replacing Rose and Sons is bringing.

Darna

Falafel, flatbread and za'atar chicken are now being served at this restaurant on Bayview just south of Eglinton.

Tav's

Taverniti in Little Italy has opened up this little sibling bar for pasta, pizza, gnocchi and gelato.

Piano Piano on Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant just became home to a second outpost of this popular Italian restaurant.

The Originals Dining Lounge

Thought to be gone for good from Parkdale once the most recent Grant Van Gameren edition of this place called Harry's closed, this burger joint is back under a new name thanks to some former staff.

Libertad

Expect Arctic char, chorizo and lengua tacos as well as treats like orange duck egg flan at this new cocina Mexicana in Liberty Village.

Knockout Chicken

Kensington Market just got another Halal restaurant in the form of this fried chicken joint.

Unicorn Cafe

The people who brought us Poop Cafe have similarly blessed us with the recent opening of their completely magical Unicorn Cafe in the Annex.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at Piano Piano


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