The best prix-fixe restaurants in Toronto

Want to sup and don't mind a little splurging? Culinary excellence is found at these Toronto eateries that offer pre-set menus, many of which change with the season. From an oh-so authentic French bistro to experimental Canadian fare here are Toronto's top prix-fixe restaurants. 

Edulis Restaurant Inc

1
169 Niagara St, Toronto, ON M5V 1C9

This casual restaurant serves Spanish and French fare à la carte or as part of two tasting menus of five ($65) or seven ($90) courses. With a strong focus on seafood, vegetables and wild mushrooms, these delectable prix fixe menus let you try new ingredients and ideas for inspired eating. Recent offers have showcased wild striped bass, porcini mushrooms and lake trout. Ingredients change seasonally, so you can sample the freshest fare with specialties like delectable truffle menus offered at peak season.

Alo Restaurant

2
163 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5V 2L6

Aiming to restore traditional, multi-course meals that inspire conversation, this Queen West restaurant serves up classic French cuisine to downtown dwellers. Set aside at least two hours for one of their two tasting menus, which include four savoury courses and dessert, all with a Parisian flair. In their intimate dining room, you’ll sample fine French flavours in their Quebec foie gras, braised lamb, mouth-watering veal and tangy buttermilk sorbet, along with a few surprises. You may be an ocean away from Paris, but your taste buds won’t know it.

Ruby Watchco

3
730 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1H2

With Restaurant Makeover star chef Lynn Crawford at the helm, this Riverside resto is sure to inspire your taste buds with new ideas and ingredients. They serve a four-course, prix fixe menu of market-inspired comfort foods with local, seasonal ingredients, so prepare to be impressed. They also have a dedicated tasting menu for vegetarian and vegan dinner guests. Thanks to exciting new menus created daily by their talented chefs, you can return as often as you like for a different taste experience every time.

Actinolite

4
971 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6G 3V5

With their chefs inspired by daily trips to farmers’ markets, this charming restaurant offers two seven-course tasting menus focused on fresh, seasonal favourites and the wild bounty of the Great White North. With inventive dishes like venison tartare with lichen and juniper, and trout in rutabaga consommé seasoned with moss and pine needles, you’re definitely in for a memorable meal. The intimate space provides a tasty tableau to try new things – and what’s better than a prix fixe menu to let you explore all those exotic Canadian flavours you never knew existed.

Sidecar

5
577 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1B2

For prix fixe perfection, this cozy cocktail bar and resto in the heart of Little Italy comes pretty darn close, especially if you’re looking for a delectable dinner on a dime. Their three-course prix fixe menu ($25) begins with soup or salad, followed by salmon, roast chicken, steak frites or homemade ravioli, capped with a dessert of the chef’s choice. Add a bottle of vino to the intimate atmosphere and it’s the perfect, affordable date night.

La Palette

6
492 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2B3

Want to satisfy your frugal inner foodie? This cozy French bistro with an eye toward fresh, local ingredients has a moderately priced prix fixe menu ($30) that includes dessert. You’ll discover your joie de vivre for classically prepared French favourites like escargots, steak frites, duck confit and pan-roasted chicken. Cap it with a French or Quebec craft brew and pocket the savings for your next visit.

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