The best hotel restaurants in Toronto

From boutique gems to luxurious chains, Toronto’s hotels are home to some of the city’s finest dining options. Whether you’re in town visiting or just playing tourist for the night, here are some hotel restaurants that’ll impress foodies from near and far.


550 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2V4

Relive La Belle Époque at this stunning Parisian-inspired café and bakery inside the Thompson Hotel. The sophisticated dinner menu includes a selection of refined French favourites including steak frites, duck magret and ravioli stuffed with crème fraîche, bacon and potato. Looking for something a little lighter? The pretty dining room is also a nice place to enjoy a mid-afternoon tête-à-tête over cappuccinos and macarons.

America Restaurant

325 Bay St, Toronto, ON M5H 3C2

Donald Trump’s visions of success and excess are bought to life at this lavish restaurant located on the 31st floor inside his eponymous Bay Street hotel. The 110-seat eatery serves classic American fare like Washington State lamb and lobster Rockefeller presented with impeccable style. The impressive dining room boasts soaring ceilings and dramatic light fixtures designed to wow.

Luckee Restaurant

328 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3T4

Celebrity chef Susur Lee applies his signature modern spin to traditional Chinese dim sum at the SoHo Metropolitan Hotel. The hip restaurant and bar offers high-end dumplings, Chinese pancakes, pot stickers and strong cocktails. The glitzy dining room features plenty of imperial red accents (the colour symbolizes good luck in Chinese culture) and delicate Chinoiserie murals.

Drake Hotel

1150 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1J3

This storied Queen West hotel is ground zero for Toronto’s hippest scenesters. There are numerous dining spots throughout the historic building; grab a plate of blueberry scones at the casual corner café, enjoy a meaty entrée in the stylish lounge, or sip on creative cocktails and schmooze with the trendy crowd on the rooftop Sky Yard patio. Chefs reinvent the classics with their signature twist on the food and drink menus that change with the seasons.

The Consort Bar

37 King St E, Toronto, ON M5C 1E9

The in-house bar at the iconic King Edward Hotel makes it feel as though you’ve been transported back in time to a 19th century gentleman’s club. Take a seat inside the elegant living room and enjoy sharing plates and classic cocktails while soaking up the old world ambiance.

One Restaurant

116 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 1C2

Executive chef Mark McEwan is the esteemed culinary master behind this contemporary Yorkville dining room. Find classic French and Italian cuisine made with locally sourced fresh Ontario ingredients. The exclusive tree-lined candle lit patio is the perfect locale for celeb-spotting during the Toronto International Film Festival.

TOCA Restaurant

181, Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3G7

Dress to impress at this acclaimed Italian restaurant inside the luxurious Ritz-Carlton. Visit on Sundays and enjoy a deluxe brunch buffet with unlimited caviar canapés and bottomless glasses of Veuve Cliquot champagne. Fromage fans won’t want to miss taking a tour inside the in-house cheese cave.

Café Boulud

60 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, ON M4W 0A4

Internationally acclaimed restaurateur and chef Daniel Boulud turns out expertly prepared contemporary and classic French cuisine at his restaurant at the stunning Four Seasons Hotel in Yorkville. Signature dishes include potato-wrapped sea bass, slow-braised veal shank and char-grilled pigeon. After dinner, head downstairs and enjoy a glass of wine or cocktail at the lively dbar lounge.

The Beverly Hotel

335 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2A4

This boutique Fashion District hotel offers a casual alternative to some of the city’s high-end dining rooms. Executive chef Binh An Nguyen uses farm fresh produce to create a menu of contemporary favourites includes pasta, burgers and salads. The open-air rooftop patio is a gorgeous spot for a summery drink; the white umbrellas and flourishing palm trees feel more like Miami than T.O.

Shangri-La Hotel Toronto

180 University Avenue, Toronto, ON M5H 0A2

Discerning diners won’t be disappointed by the inventive fare at this high-end restaurant at the Shangri-La hotel. Bosk's stylish downtown dining room serves up modern Canadian cuisine with a distinctly Asian flair. The seasonal menu includes a number of inventive fusion dishes including Alaskan sablefish with kimchee, honey-glazed duck breast, and Nova Scotia scallops served with crunchy rice and sesame ginger dressing

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