Get uncorked: Bring-your-own-bottle restaurants in Toronto

Free or for a fee, the BYOW restaurants in Toronto invite you to share your favourite wine with friends, and pair it with their fine cuisine. Many are nothing short of inviting, invigorating and impeccably hospitable. Create memorable meet-ups and get wine-d up at one of Toronto’s perfect places to uncork.

Barque Smoke House

1
299 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, ON M6R 2M3

Located in the heart of Roncesvalles Village, Barque Smokehouse blends barbecue with earthy hospitality in its wooded interior. This urban smokehouse boasts an extensive wine list, artisan beers, seasonal fruits and vegetables delicately prepared to match the subtle smokiness of genuine pit barbecue.

Frank's Pizza House

2
1352 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON M6E 1C4

Serving up authentic Italian pizza since 1965, Frank’s makes everything from scratch. You can dine in, take out or order for delivery. There’s something unique about the pizza pies here. Get treated like you are part of Frank’s family and enjoy a fine wine from his selection or BYOW (corkage fee added).

Nd Sushi And Grill

3
3 Baldwin St, Toronto, ON M5T 1L1

This recent addition to the strip holds its own with artistically-composed plates. Japanese cuisine is served up with the freshest produce procured every day and natural flavors are combined with traditional French cooking techniques. BYO wine to enhance the beauty of each dish or have a glass of sake in-house.

George Restaurant

4
111 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M5C 1S2

George proudly has one of the best restaurant selections of wine in the city. With award-winning fine dining cuisine, a stellar wine list, a coveted courtyard patio and some of the city’s top amenities under one roof, George offers one of the best restaurant experiences the city has to offer.

Canoe Restaurant & Bar

5
66 Wellington St W, 54th Floor, Toronto, ON M5K 1H6

This unique location high atop the TD Bank Tower has a breathtaking view of the city. The design is clean, simple, and stylish—a reflection of Canada’s rich, raw environment. This brilliance is also captured through the flavours and textures of regional Canadian cuisine, paired with a worldwide wine selection.

Restaurant Chantecler

6
1320 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6K 1L4

Chanteclerc is two restaurants, effectively. The first one seats 30 and is popular for its lettuce wraps: Sweet-braised cuts of meat served with fiery sauces and sheafs of juicy lettuce. The restaurant has a fun and hospitable environment with uncommonly excellent cocktails, and a wine list that goes well with Asian flavours.

Never mind pearls, Victorians know the real treasure to be found in oyster shells is the fresh, briny taste of the ocean. Whether you chew or swallow them whole, enjoy garnished or baked, once you get a taste for fresh BC oysters, you’ll be hooked. The next time the craving hits, here’s where to go for your shellfish fix.
Caesars are a staple in Canadian cuisine; they're right up there with poutine, Nanaimo bars, maple syrup and Kraft Dinner. The unlikely combination of vodka, Clamato and Worcestershire sauce with some celery, asparagus or even bacon thrown in for the grand finale, doesn't sound like it should work. But it does. Here's where to go in Victoria to enjoy some of the best Caesars in town.
Charcuterie, a French method of cold meat preparation, has taken off in Victoria and the results are delicious. The intense flavour created by the curing of pork and other cuts of meat, pairs wonderfully with artisanal cheeses, pickles and condiments for an elegant and social snacking experience. If you're looking to get in on the culinary fun, head to one of these charcuterie hotspots.
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