Over the past couple of years, chefs across the country have contributed to the ever-evolving attributes of “Canadian cuisine,” focusing on farm-to-table philosophy and unique combinations of ingredients inspired by Canada’s diversity. The result is Canadian restaurants that have become so much more than poutine. Here are your best bets in Toronto. [Photo credit: courtesy of Actinolite]
For a summertime date night, nothing beats a cozy spot with a romantic atmosphere, and luckily, Toronto has lots to choose from. When it comes to date night, patio ambiance is everything, so set the scene for love at one of Toronto’s most romantic patios!  
Lunch can be so much more than trendy takeout, there are several chic spots in the city that offer the chance to enjoy a leisurely and elegant mid-day meal. Whether you’re looking for lunch with the girls or an impressive place for a work lunch, Toronto has plenty of options for all occasions. [Photo credit: Colette Grand Cafe by Erica Salyi-Pannozzo]
From a jazz brunch to complimentary mimosas and a chic brunch in a historic castle, Toronto always has a variety of Mother’s Day brunch options. Treat your mom to an elegant meal at a chic venue this year – here are the best bets for Mother’s Day brunch in Toronto 2017. [Photo credit: Montecito by Erica Salyi-Pannozzo]
Free frozen margaritas, piñatas, live music and heaping platters of authentic Mexican food - these are just some of the perks when celebrating Cinco de Mayo in Toronto this year! Whether you want to celebrate on the hottest rooftop patio in town or go on a bar crawl, there’s plenty of ways to get in on the action in 2017.
There are plenty of spots to grab brunch in Toronto; from Parisian to Mexican there’s something for everyone’s taste. But brunch is popular, and there’s always a line, with no guarantee of a table (crying face emoji). Luckily, there are restaurants in Toronto offering reservations during weekend brunch service! Here are the top spots for brunch that accept reservations - no waiting for you! 
Dining out on December 25th is a celebratory occasion whether you celebrate Christmas or not.Toronto is filled with fab dining options - head out for Chinese, Indian and Vietnamese, for example. Or tuck into a juicy steak house dinner.Many hotel restaurants will be open, along with a selection of restaurants including the following ten establishments.Please call the restaurants directly for reservations.
​If you're looking for options for Christmas Eve meals, there are some great ones this year:Check out our Holiday Guide, get your holiday meal to go, and visit these restaurants open on December 24th.Please note that hours will vary so contact each restaurant directly.
​Cinco de Mayo comes but once a year where the city goes crazy for tequila and tacos (May 5th actually commemorates the Mexican army victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862).There are a number of big events happening around town where you can indulge in your love of Mexican food and drinks, but here are five you may not know about:
While January 1st is a day off for many, some Toronto restaurants are staying open to feed our hungry faces.If you're not in the mood to cook, here are some Toronto spots open on New Year's Day. Please contact the restaurant directly for hours and reservations.And Happy New Year!
Obviously not every restaurant makes it onto my annual Top 10 list of the best restaurants of the year, but some dishes of 2012 were so sublime they deserve to share some of the winner's spotlight. Of course these dishes may no longer be available, but their artistic merit and elevated culinary calibre survives even if, heaven forbid, they've been removed from the menu.
Canadians over the years haved slowly adopted many American traditions and holidays.Recently, the popularity of American Thanksgiving here has spilled over to restaurants thankfully, giving us the chance to experience the epic meal all over again. And all just one month before we do it again for Christmas.Here are my picks for top 5 places in the city to celebrate American Thanksgiving.Note: Reservations are recommended.
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