10 great Summerlicious restaurants to visit in 2017

By Jennifer D'Agostino

With more than 200 restaurants participating, it’s going to be difficult to choose which Toronto restaurants you want to indulge in for Summerlicious this year. The menus are full of bright seasonal fare, beautiful-looking dishes and creative desserts, you’re going to be tempted to try them all! The restaurants on this list of tried and true eateries are always a hit, whether it’s for their delicious food or ambience. Choose wisely! Reservations start June 22.

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

10 great Summerlicious restaurants to visit in 2017

Auberge du Pommier
No matter what time of year you can always count on Auberge du Pommier for a superb meal, and that’s what makes them such a winner come Summerlicious season. The Parisian meals and country-cottage setting is the perfect place for any occasion from lunch with your friends, to a business meeting or a romantic evening.

The Chase Fish & Oyster
You won’t be disappointed in the quality of seafood The Chase Fish & Oyster serves up this Summerlicious. You can always count on the best in food, service and atmosphere. Try the lingcod served with collard green, sweet corn succotash and fried bread.

Canada is celebrating its 150th birthday this year, so Canoe would be a great choice to show some Canadian pride by indulging in some local cuisine. The Canadian contemporary menu is stunning, showcasing all Canada has to offer like Quebec Foie Gras and Heritage Pork Loin. Canoe is always booked, so make sure you make your reservations early.

Lee Restaurant
Lee Restaurant is well-known the world over, serving up Asian fusion cuisine, headed by celebrity chef Susur Lee. Lee has mastered the art of East meets West: try the Cheeseburger Spring Roll!

Casa Manila
Serving up some of the best Filipino food in Toronto, Casa Manila showcases the cuisine of the islands. The menu is a blend of the multi-cultural influences of the island, mixing Malay, Spanish, Mexican, Chinese and Polynesian flavours. There are lots of options on the prix-fixe menu this year, so maybe plan your choices in advance!

Since Loka opened in 2015 it has made a name for itself serving Canadian cuisine. With a focus on local providers and a zero waste policy Loka’s menu is unique and delicious. This year you can dine on Maple Glazed Pork Belly, Nduja Toast and a Goat Yogurt Cake for dessert.

Rosewater has a casual sophistication to it, offering modern cuisine in a spacious restaurant. The menu always promises a mix of Canadian ingredients and contemporary cooking techniques, making Rosewater a go-to spot this Summerlicious.

Milagro Cantina
The good thing about Summerlicious is you get to try all your favourites for a discounted price! Milagro Cantina is a great choice for Mexican cuisine, offering authentic dishes like ceviche, camarones al tamarind and tacos de picadillo.

Copa Cabana
For a good time check out Copa Cabana! They take prix-fixe to a whole new level, offering their signature buffet for Summerlicious patrons. Dine on delicious Brazilian Rodizio, alongside seasoned grilled meats, fresh salads, breads and more.

A little bit romantic and little bit Italian, Kalendar is a must-try on everyone’s Summerlicious list! This is due in part to the elegant ambience, that when combined with the stellar menu, makes Kalendar one of the top restaurants in Toronto. The variety on the Summerlicious menu will make you want to come back for round two!

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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