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The Best Hotel Restaurants in Toronto

The best hotel restaurants in Toronto don't just cater to tourists. Like many international cities, some of the top city tables call hotels home. Plus, you don't have to be a hotel guest to dine at them. As food ambassadors to visitors, these are some of the more reliable spots in town.

Here are the best hotel restaurants in Toronto.


Drake Hotel
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Drake Hotel

Executive chef Laura Maxwell runs the restaurant inside this West Queen West boutique hotel for art and culture, serving a refreshed menu of internationally influenced dishes that rely on locally sourced and sustainable ingredients. From duck spring rolls to maki, and plenty of cocktails, those stopping by for weekend brunch should always order their signature wild blueberry scones.

Cafe Boulud
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Cafe Boulud

Offering approachable French brasserie fare, Yorkville's five-star luxury hotel Four Seasons Toronto's main restaurant is a must for house-made charcuterie and well-composed desserts. Whether you start with chilled seafood or the classic hand-cut beef tartare, save room for the grapefruit-sesame dessert that studs the bright citrus sorbet with rose loukoumi and crowns it with sesame halva floss.


Don Alfonso 1890
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Don Alfonso 1890

Newly minted Michelin-starred Don Alfonso 1890 is the Toronto outpost of the Amalfi coast stalwart. Serving contemporary Italian cuisine from its new home on the 38th floor of Harbourfront's Westin Harbour Castle, the sprawling 90-seat space offers a 360-degree view of Toronto, with a full aerial view of the city on one side, and Lake Ontario on the other.

Akira Back
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Akira Back

For sophisticated sushi and tuna pizza with a wafer-thin crispy crust that incorporates Korean flavours, head to this Japanese restaurant located on the second floor of Bisha Hotel in the Entertainment District. The namesake restaurant is the celebrity chef’s first Canadian restaurant and serves several of Back's signature dishes, but also features numbers that are unique to Toronto.


Public School
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Public School

Located inside the W Hotel Toronto near Yonge and Bloor, this multi-concept space is a cafe, restaurant and bar that serves breakfast and an all-day menu with salads, bowls, and burgers. Expect everything from pastries to made-from-scratch foods that include vegetarian and vegan options, plus zero-proof drinks.


Alder
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Alder

Specializing in coastal Mediterranean flavours, the in-house restaurant menu at King West's new Ace Hotel Toronto is designed by chef Patrick Kriss, although executive chef Devin Murphy runs the everyday show from Alder's wood-fire grill. The latter sits in the middle of the open kitchen and is where most of the traditional Mediterranean-inspired dishes - with flavours from Spain, Greece, Morocco, and Italy - are prepared.

Constantine
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Constantine

Built around an open kitchen on the ground floor of boutique hotel Anndore House, this Mediterranean restaurant near Yonge and Bloor serves small plates and pasta from the same culinary team as La Palma. There’s plenty to satisfy any palate from falafel and harissa wing to oyster mushroom pide, canestri arrabbiata pasta spiked with spicy 'nudja sausage or Miramichi striped bass that’s perched on braised leek fumet.


Casa Madera
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Casa Madera

Located on the main floor of King West's environmentally conscious 1 Hotel, this lush and inviting dining room serves Mexican coastal cuisine with Japanese and Italian accents. Packed with premium ingredients including caviar and wagyu, this is where you’ll find kobe beef topped with whiskey barrel-aged soy air next to duck carnitas tacos, and truffle risotto, but do try the whimsical desserts and the elemental-themed cocktails which are as delicious as they are visually spectacular.

Roses Cocina
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Roses Cocina

Expect crowd-pleasing items like a lobster club on a brioche bun, tuna tartare, huevos rancheros for brunch, and chipotle glazed chicken on the contemporary American menu offered at this second-floor restaurant of Hotel X Toronto in Exhibition Place. Whether you throw in a chopped salad, you can wrap the meal up with margarita cheesecake or a cast iron cookie topped with salted caramel and tonka bean ice cream.

Photos by

Karen Diaz for Roses Cocina. All other photos by blogTO.


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