Popular Restaurant Districts in Toronto
One of the fastest growing neighborhoods in the city, King West is popular with young urban professionals that work hard and like to enjoy the fruits of their labor after work. A host neighborhood for TIFF, the area is known for its trendy spots and features an eclectic mix of coffee shops, pubs, and popular restaurants including Bier Market, Le Select Bistro, Copa Cabana Brazilian Steak House, Bamboo Buddha Chinese Restaurant, Blowfish Restaurant & Sake Bar, and many others. Whether you prefer Italian, Seafood, Chinese, or are looking for a place to enjoy a drink after dinner, King West has the perfect option.
Yorkville is one of the most popular and trendy areas in the city. There is no shortage of bistros, sushi bars, or trendy cafes to grab a bite to eat and been seen. Also known as a premium shopping location, it’s the perfect place to shop and dine in style. Popular restaurants in the area include Sawadee Thai Cuisine, Opus Restaurant, Jacques Bistro Du Parc, Simply Zoup, Blu Ristorante, Flo’s Diner, Dimmi Bar & Trattoria, and many others. If you are looking for a place to grab a drink consider checking out Carens Wine and Cheese Bar, Ciao Wine Bar, Caffe Bacio for coffee and dessert.
An up and coming neighborhood that is located minutes from the waterfront and close to the downtown core. Known as a high tech, arts and entertainment based area, Liberty Village is developing a reputation as a popular restaurant distract and features popular restaurants all within walking distance of each other, including Thai Room, Vespa Pizzeria, Mildred’s Temple Kitchen, Maro, Magic Oven, Vogue Supperclub, and many others. If you are looking for a place to grab a pint, check out Brazen Head Irish Pub. The area is also known for its many affordable lunch options, ideal for the professionals working in the area.
Danforth – Greektown
If you like Greek food, the Danforth is the place to visit. Featuring great Greek cuisine at restaurants such as Pappas Grill, The Greek Grill, Megas Restaurant, Ouzeri Restaurant, Pan on the Danforth, not to mention Taste of the Danforth during the summer, you will have no trouble deciding which place to try first. The area is also known for other popular ethnic restaurants and bistros such as 7 Numbers, Local 1794, Green Basil, Tapas at Embrujo, and Mr. Ciao. Plus, there is no shortage of pubs to grab a drink, and fast food options for those on the go.
College St. – Little Italy
This is the place to go in Toronto if you have a craving for Italian food. The neighborhood is filled with Italian cafes, bakeries, markets, and restaurants. Today the area has more of a multicultural feel, providing residents with numerous international cuisine options as well. Some of the most popular Italian restaurants to check out include Marinella Restaurant, Giancarlo Trattoria, Regina Pizzeria & Trattoria, Bar Italia, Vivoli. Other places to visit include The Hogtown Pub and Oysters, Rancho Relaxo, and Sushi Island Japanese Restaurant. Don’t forget to check out the Taste of Little Italy street festival every June.