Best fine dining restaurants in Toronto

Toronto has an elegant, high-end restaurant for every occasion, from birthdays to anniversaries. The city’s fine dining scene can set the mood for whatever you’re celebrating. Whether it’s the attention to detail or the stellar cuisine, these Toronto restaurants do not disappoint when it comes to a gourmet dining experience. [Photo of Nota Bene]

Alo Restaurant

163 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5V 2L6

Alo was ranked as the best restaurant in Canada and lucky for us, it’s in Toronto! The restaurant serves a modern take on French cuisine, with some Asian influence. Chef Patrick Kriss’ ingenuity and passion for haute cuisine is infectious, and has customers coming back for more.

Michael's On Simcoe

100 Simcoe St, Toronto, ON M5H 3G2

One of Toronto’s best steakhouses, Michaels on Simcoe is glamorous, modern and takes gourmet to another level. The steaks on the menu are dry-aged in house and grilled to perfection. The bill may be a little steep – the steaks are priced up to almost $600.

One Restaurant

116 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 1C2

Located in the heart of Yorkville, Mark McEwan’s ONE offers fine dining all day long. From breakfast to dessert, the quality of ingredients and attention to detail will make every meal memorable. The cocktail menu is also worth a try.

Auberge du Pommier

4150 Yonge St, North York, ON M2P 2C6

Situated in a 19th Century cottage, Auberge is a very formal, upscale tribute to modern French dining. This class-with-a-capital-c restaurant caters to an establishment crowd by day and a theatre crowd by night. A great spot for formal occasions; guests are advised to dress in dinner, business or smart casual attire.

Colette Grand Café

550 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2V4

Inspired by the timeless bakeries and cafés in Paris, this is an upscale eatery that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Colette takes a modern approach to traditional French cuisine, offering familiar but contemporary dishes. The site includes an upscale dining room, bar and covered outdoor terrace. There is also a brunch buffet on the weekends.

Canoe Restaurant & Bar

66 Wellington St W, 54th Floor, Toronto, ON M5K 1H6

Canoe’s menu showcases its unique culinary approach to Canadian regional cuisine, which is probably why lunchtime at Canoe is crowded with Bay Street professionals. Meanwhile, upscale diners flock to Canoe’s bar to enjoy the view and sample the classic cocktails.

Flor De Sal Restaurant

501 Davenport Rd, Toronto, ON M4V 1B8

Flor De Sal serves gourmet Mediterranean cuisine, including dishes from Italy, Portugal, Cote d’Azur and Spain. Traditional white linens and candlelight add to Flor De Sal’s elegant and romantic atmosphere. Open for lunch and dinner, the menu changes with the season.

Harbour Sixty Steak House

60 Harbour St, Toronto, ON M5J 1B7

Harbour Sixty Steakhouse is elegant and opulent, and is best reserved for a special night out with friends or a loved one. Service is stellar and the steaks are sublime. Check out the bar menu.

Sotto Sotto Ristorante

120 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON M5R 2H4

Dining at Sotto Sotto is as close as you’re going to get to dining in Italy without taking a flight there. The romantic ambiance harkens to the Italian countryside and the authentic food only helps to complete the picture. The restaurant is traditional fine dining, complete with chandeliers and white tablecloths.

Scaramouche Restaurant Pasta Bar & Grill

1 Benvenuto Pl, Toronto, ON M4V 2L1

This place has been feeding upscale diners for years. The menu has a certain French flair to it and Scaramouche claims to have one of the most extensive wine lists in Toronto. Plan ahead for anniversaries; the best tables are reserved weeks in advance.

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