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Toronto’s Top Restaurants


As 2012 quickly approaches I sit here on a gloomy November afternoon twiddling my thumbs, scratching my head and reflecting. I figure I’ll have been to just over 300 Toronto restaurants by the New Year (my lord that’s a lot). I constantly get asked what my favorite restaurants in the city are: friends, colleagues, family, Twitter peeps, Facebook fans, other food writers, random people on the street who recognize me from my twitter profile picture and oddly enough waitstaff who inquire while I’m reviewing their restaurant!

As everyone knows I love lists. So I had to actually laugh at myself when I realized I had never formally announced what restaurants are my favorite: the ones I visit with friends from out of town, suggest to family and friends and more importantly visit more than once myself. As many of you know I’m not that foodie who has a local watering hole where you can find me once a week. My motto is “live life as an adventure” and am always looking to try something new. So, if I’m eating at a restaurant for a 2nd or 3rd time it has most certainly pulled at my heart strings.

When developing my list it is important to note a few things. I tediously went through each of my Toronto restaurant reviews and reflected on the experience in a holistic way: quality of food, ambiance and service. These are the restaurants in Toronto that @dobbernation LOVES. Now go out and eat yourself silly.

HOT TIPS: Click on the Restaurant Name to be directed to my review of the establishment. I will be updating this list throughout the year when I am inspired. Feel free to bookmark this page and use it as a “where on earth should we eat out this weekend,” reference.

Eat Well. Travel Hard. Live Better.
xo
AJVD

Luckee

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Lahore Tikka House

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The Carbon Bar

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Skin and Bones

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Momofuku daishō

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Bymark

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Marben

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Cafe Boulud

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Auberge du Pommier

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Patria

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The Black Hoof

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Barque Smokehouse

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Grand Electric

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dBar at The Four Seasons

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Farmhouse Tavern

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Rock Lobster Food

Momofuku Noodle Bar

Bestellen 

Tundra

Real Sports Bar and Grill

Banh Mi Boys

La Carnita

Pizzeria Via Mercanti

Gusto101

Cheesewerks

Toshi Sushi

Wvrst

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Campagnolo

Woodlot

Kings Noodle Restaurant

Mistura

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Okonomi House

Fresh

Buca

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The Local Kitchen and Wine Bar

 

Pizzeria Libretto


Mothers Dumplings

Country Style Hungarian Restaurant

Delux

Lee

Enoteca Sociale

Khao San Road

Burgers Priest

Golden Turtle

Guu Izakaya

Origin

 

Rol San

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4 Responses to “Toronto’s Top Restaurants”

  1. Corina
    April 8, 2013 at 2:05 pm #

    Great compilation here! I would recommend LEE (on this list) as well as BEAST (not on this list). May I also humbly suggest that TBEX travellers look to Orderit .ca for any local restaurant deliveries to their hotel rooms :)

    • dobbernation
      April 8, 2013 at 5:10 pm #

      Yum Yum Yum!

  2. johannkd
    November 18, 2013 at 12:23 pm #

    Great List,

    Tried quite a few of these before:
    School :: Banh Mi Boys :: Arisu :: La Carnita :: Wvrst :: Guu.
    All overly brilliant!

    I work for O&B — will be heading to Auberge du Pommier in the next week for an early Christmas dinner before I head to Manilla.

    Love your blog Dobber!

    • dobbernation
      November 18, 2013 at 2:06 pm #

      Thanks John keep on eating!

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