New Summerlicious restaurants in Toronto for 2017

by Jennifer D’Agostino

Summerlicious is the time of year where restaurants open their doors to everyman’s budget. While the safe route is to pick the tried and true restaurants that are a hit every year, there are plenty of new restaurants getting on the prix-fixe action this year. Don’t miss Ricarda’s, Lbs, Batch and more: here are the top new Summerlicious participants this year.

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[Photo credit: Lena, courtesy of O&B ]

New Summerlicious restaurants in Toronto for 2017

Maple Leaf Tavern
Maple Leaf Tavern opened last year, but this is its first time taking part in Summerlicious. The upscale tavern is sure to be a go-to choice for many foodies this year. Chef Jesse Vallins offers up his take on Canadian cuisine at a prix-fixe price!

Lena
A trip to South America might be a little out of your budget, but lucky for Toronto, Lena is participating in Summerlicious! The latest venture from O&B, it offers authentic South American eats for lunch and dinner that will make you feel like you’re actually there.

Batch
Located in a historic building, Batch is the little brewery that could. As it states on the website, it’s are the place for coming together with friends over cold beer and great food. We know that the first year taking part in Summerlicious will only add to its caché.

Lbs Restaurant
Seafood lovers can look forward to a new seafood restaurant on this year’s Summerlicious list! A new take on surf and turf, Lbs Restaurant serves hormone-free and sustainable lobster, beef and seafood. The prix-fixe offerings are available for lunch and dinner.

Sakawa Cafe
Japanese on The Danforth, may sound a little odd, but this spot is worth checking out. The authentic Japanese café is making waves in the traditionally Greek neighbourhood, and this Summerlicious you get to see what all the buzz is about – for less!

Hungry Amoo
There’s a new snack bar in town in the form of Hungry Amoo. Serving delicious eats from the Middle East, Hungry Amoo is ready to share its prix-fixe menu with Toronto. Get your reservations in for what is promising to be a delectable Summerlicious menu.

Liberty Commons
Recently O&B teamed up with Big Rock Brewery to open Liberty Commons, a laid-back brewery and barbecue joint. The menu also features some classic dishes like fish and chips and poutine. It is the quintessential place to spend the summer!

Mochica
Peruvian cuisine has popped up in Little Italy! When Mochica opened its doors in earlier this year it promised to showcase Peru’s aboriginal cuisine along side contemporary dishes. A Montreal native, Mochica’s first outpost in Toronto is sure to be packed for Summerlicious.

Ji
Ji opened late last year and had everyone talking about the authentic Indian cuisine. Named after the word to show respect in Hindi, Ji is located in the St. Clair West neighbourhood. The combination of atmosphere and authentic cuisine make these first-timer a Summerlicious must-try!

Hibachi Teppanyaki & Bar
One of the largest teppanyaki’s in the city, Hibachi Teppanyaki & Bar takes up a large corner of Wellington and Bathurst. The lively atmosphere will have Summerlicious fans coming in droves to check out the newly opened restaurant. This spot is perfect for large groups!

Ricarda’s
Toronto’s latest Mediterranean restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Ricarda’s opened late last summer and people can’t stop raving about the Mediterranean menu! The space is massive, it’s housed in the former Weston Biscuit Factory, seating about 115 guests.

Whether you’re planning for Summerlicious or dreaming up your next culinary adventure, YP Dine is your go-to for restaurant reservations in Toronto and across the country. Download the YP Dine app today, on iTunes or Google Play!

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