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Toronto, Canada

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Just out of town
Private Chef

Restaurants with Live Jazz

Montreal Bistro
65 Sherbourne Street, Toronto
Tel: (416) 363-0179
www.montrealbistro.com
$$$


Gate 403
403 Roncesvalles Ave., Toronto
Tel: (416) 588-2930
$$


The Reservoir Lounge(Gets very busy on weekend nights after 9pm)
52 Wellington St. E., Toronto
Tel: (416) 955-0887
$$


Home Cooking

Corned Beef House (Best Smoked Meat in Town)
303 Adelaide St. W., Toronto
Tel: (416) 977-BEEF(2333)
$


Dangerous Dan's Diner (An Eclectic Hamburger Diner, That's for Sure... don't forget to buckle up in the seat belts. Biggest burgers you have ever seen! Just don't order the coronary and expect to finish it all.)
714 Queen St. E. @ Broadview, Toronto
Tel: (416) 463-7310, open until midnight
$


What a Bagel! (Big & Fresh Bagels)
558 Yonge St., Toronto
Tel: (416) 924-9646
$


Dim Sum & Other Breakfast Venues

Bayview Garden Chinese Cuisine
7388 Yonge St.
Central Park C-1, Thornhill
Tel: (905) 886-8388
$$


Grass Mountain Villa
3555 Don Mills Road, North York
Tel: (416) 756-7773
$$


Furama House
100 Steeles Ave. W. (West of Yonge), Thornhill
Tel: (905) 731-3288
$$


Sky Dragon
Top Floor, 280 Spadina Ave. (at Dundas)
Dragon City Mall, Toronto
Tel: (416) 408-4999
$$


Cha Liu (All Day DimSum, Nice Atmosphere)
2352 Yonge St., Floor 2 (Just 2 mins walk north of Eglinton)
Toronto
Tel: (416) 485-1725
$$


Boom Breakfast & Co. (Salmon & Spinash Benedict Eggs -- Need I say more?)
808 College St. (at Ossington)
Toronto Downtown, ON
Tel: (416) 534-3447
Open Daily at 6am
$$


Bubble Tea

TenRen's Tea Time
4350 Steeles Ave. E., Unit 101, Markham
Tel: (905) 305-9086
$


Vietnamese

Sai Gon Palace
454 Spadina Avenue, Toronto
Tel: (416) 968-1623
$


Pho Saigon
1921 Eglinton Ave E. (at Warden Ave), Toronto East / Scarborough
Tel: (416) 759-5999
$


Saigon Queen
257 Queen St. W.
Tel: (647)439-8533
$


Real Chinese Food

Chiu Chow Koon
Finch & Leslie Square, 10 Ravel Rd, Unit 3, North York
Tel: (416) 492-2688
$


Summit Garden - Chinese Cuisine
3015 Winston Churchill Blvd.
Mississauga, ON
Tel: (905) 828-6686
$$

East! (Fusion Chinese Food - Dimsum, Thai, etc)
240 Queen Street West (at University Ave.), Downtown
www.eastrestaurant.ca Tel: (416) 351-3278
$$


Thai

Green Mango
219 Yonge Street, Toronto
Tel: (416) 363-1615
$


Queen Mother Cafe
208 Queen St. W. (West of University), Toronto
Tel: (416) 598-4719
$$
Reco: You must try the sticky rice with peanut sauce there (it's not dimsum sticky rice!)!


Lotus Thai
100 Steeles Ave. W., #13, Thornhill
Tel: (905) 889-8896
$


Rex Saigon
Eglinton St. E. (few blocks east of Yonge), Toronto
Tel: (416) 489-0306
$


Laotian

Vanipha Lanna(very unique food, amazing service, quiet place)
863 St. Clair Avenue West, Mid-town Toronto
Tel: (416) 654-8068
www.vanipha.ca $$


Japanese

Memories of Japan (Tepanyaki - Chef at your table + cooking show)
900 Don Mills Road (2 Blocks N of Eglinton Ave. E.), North York
Tel: (416) 449-3773
$


I Love Sushi
4944 Dundas Street West @ Burnhamthorpe Rd, Toronto
Tel : 416-236-5400
$


Crispy Roll
263 Queen Street West, Downtown
Tel: (416) 599-7997
$$


Sushi Rock Cafe
2359 Yonge Street (1 Block N of Eglinton Ave.), North York
Tel: (416) 483-3888
$$


Sono
2376A Yonge St. (2 Blocks N of Eglinton), Toronto
Tel: (416) 485-8429
$$


Bikkuri (Stylish, Modern Atmosphere, Great Sushi)
36 King St. East (Just East of Yonge)
Tel: (416)369-0330
$$


Yang's Sushi Bar (All You Can Eat Sushi for 1 Hour)
4261 Hwy 7 East, C10 (East of Warden, South of Hwy 7), Markham
Tel: (905) 944-0818

Korean

Mul Rae Bang-A
3 Christie St., Toronto
Tel: (416) 534-6833
$$


Korean Grill House (Korean BBQ)
214 Queen St. West (2-3 Blocks West of University Ave.), Toronto
Tel: (416) 263-9850
$$


Ho Shim Bistro
2352 Yonge Street (at Eglinton), Toronto
Tel: (416) 322-6860
$$


Uni Kim Walnut Cake House
680 Bloor Street, Toronto
Tel: (416) 516-7511
$


Malaysian

Restoran Malaysia
815 Major Mackenzie Dr. E., #10, Richmond Hill
Tel: (905) 508-1432


Persian

Zaffron
6200 Yonge St. (1 Block S of Steeles, West Side), North York
Tel: (416) 223-7070
$$


Red Rose Patisserie Cafe (Fantastic Persian Cafe)
6184 Yonge St.
North Toronto, ON
Tel: (416) 223-6001
$$

Moroccan

Boujadi
999 Eglinton Ave. W., North York
Tel: (416) 440-0258
www.boujadi

$$


Indian

Bombay Bhel
5035 Hurontario Street, Mississauga
(Hwy. 10 and Eglinton, North East Corner)
Tel: (905) 890-7955
$


Little India (Amazing & AffordableBuffet Lunches)
255 Queen St. West (Between University & Duncan), Downtown
Tel: (416) 205-9836
www.littleindia.ca $


Agra Indian Cuisine
4850 Yonge St. (North of Sheppard), North York
Tel: (416)222-7500
www.agrafineindiancuisine.com


Brar Sweets
199 Advance Blvd., Unit #12, Brampton (worth the drive for Indian dimsum-style lunch)
Tel: (905) 799-1625
$


Banjara Indian Cuisine
www.mrmaharaja.com
750 Yonge St. (Just South of Bloor)
Tel: (416)646-0928
$


Middle Eastern

Falafel Express
1300 Finch Ave. W., Downsview
Tel: (416) 665-2552
$


Cleopatra Restaurant
977 Bloor St. W. (at Dovercourt)
Tel: (416) 539-0259

Ali Baba's (Turkish / Middle Eastern Cuisine)
2202 Dundas St.W.
Tel: (416) 538-7001

Sultan's Tent
49 Front Street East, Downtown Toronto
Tel: (416) 961-7744
www.thesultanstent.com


Mediterranean Grill
1450 Kingston Rd., Unit #16, Pickering
Tel: (905) 893-0443
$


The Armenian Kitchen
1646 Victoria Park Ave., Scarborough
Tel: (416) 757-7722
$


The Little House of Kebobs (Good Med Fast Food)
357 Yonge St (Across from the Eaton Centre, btwn Gerrard & Dundas)
Tel: (416) 595-9988
$


Mezzetta (Mediterranian) 681 St. Clair West, Toronto
Tel: (416) 658-5687
www.yestoronto.com/mezzetta

Greek

Athens Pastries
509 Danforth Ave., Toronto
Tel: (416) 463-5144
$


Athena Bakery
598 Danforth ave., Toronto
Tel: (416) 462-1411
$



Avli
401 Danforth Ave., Toronto
Tel: (416) 461-9577
$$


Omonia Greek Restaurant
426 Danforth Ave.
Greektown Toronto, ON
Tel: (416) 465-2129
$$


Mexican

Mariachi Loco
953 Eglinton Ave. W., Toronto
Tel: (416) 782-6868
$$
Reco: You must try the pickled catcus here!


El Camino Real (Very authentic and delicious!)
2848 Dundas St. W. at Keele, Toronto
Tel: (416) 769-5240
$$


Tacos El Asador (Latin American)
690 Bloor St. West (Between Bathurst & Christie)
Tel: (416)538-0747

Spanish

Segovia
5 St. Nicholas St., Toronto
Tel: (416) 960-1010
$$


Boulevard Cafe (Peruvian, Fantastic Patio and Tasty Pisco Sours)
161 Harbord, at Borden (Annex), Toronto
Tel: 416-961-7676

$$


Embrujo Flamenco Tapas Bar 97 Danforth Ave., Toronto
Tel: (416) 778-0007
www.embrujoflamenco.com
$$


Cuban

La Carreta (Cuban Tapas Bar)
469 Danforth Ave, Toronto
Tel: (416) 461-7718
$$


Julie's Restaurant (Cuban)
202 Dovercourt Rd., Mid-Town
Tel: (416) 532-7397


Italian

Autogrill (2 Locations)
495 Eglinton Ave. W. (at Avenue Road), Toronto
Tel: (416) 489-0961
$$

345 Adelaide St. W. (Just East of Spadina), Toronto
Tel: (416) 599-0961
$$

Reco: Sometimes they offer Carrot-Ginger on their daily menu. This is an item not to be missed!


Mosaic (Delicious Lunches for Great Value and Great Atmosphere)
410 Adelaide St. W. (1 Block W of Spadina), Toronto
Tel: (416) 504-4949
$$


Ice Cream Patio(Trust me, it's a great restaurant!)
1000 Eglinton Ave. W. (near Bathurst), Toronto
Tel: (416) 782-3302
$$
Reco: Try Their Proscuttio Foccacia (Heaven!)


Piero's
254 Adelaide St. W., Toronto (Fantastic Service and Excellent Food)
Tel: (416) 977-1040
$$


Plum Tomato
1068 Islington Ave., Etobicoke
Tel: (416) 234-5555
$$

585 Bloor St. W., Toronto
Tel: (416) 539-9009
$$
164 The Queensway, Etobicoke
Tel: (416) 255-5081
Delicious Italian Food, nice decor/ambience.


Hungarian

Rhapsody
10152 Yonge St. (North of Major Mackenzie), Richmond Hill
Tel: (905) 884-0305
$$


Elizabeth's Home Cooking (Diner style; Delicious Schnitzel Sandwiches)
1992 Yonge St (near Davisville/Eglinton)
Tel: (416) 440-1220
$


Macedonian

Madera
836 Danforth Ave., Toronto
Tel: (416) 465-2653
$$


Eastern European

Amber (Variety of Perogies)
2372 Bloor St. W.
Tel: (416) 763-6164


French & Quebecois

Le Papillion
16 Church Street, Toronto
Tel: (416) 363-0838
$$$


Ethiopian

Ethiopian House
4 Irwin Ave. (North of Wellesley, off Yonge), Toronto
Tel: (416) 923-5438
$$
Reco: Don't forget to ask for the traditional coffee ceremony at the BEGINNING of the meal! It takes an hour to prepare!


Caribbean

The Bamboo
New Address on Front St. (Don't know it), Toronto
Tel: ??
$$
Reco: Tasty goat and potato roti!


Pam's Caribbean Kitchen (Small Roti Shop - No Seating, but delicious food)
969C Bloor St. West (South East corner of Bloor & Dovercourt), Mid-Town
Tel: (416) 533-3688


Seafood

The Fish House
2035 Sheppard Ave. E., North York
Tel: (416) 497-5051
$$


Smokeless Joes (Mussels, Oysters and Hundreds of Intl Beer Brands)
125 John St., Toronto
Tel: (416) 591-2221
$$


Fusion

Safari Bar & Grill
1749 Avenue Road, Toronto
Tel : 416-787-6584
www.safaribarandgrill.com


The Filly Firkin Pub
14888 Yonge Street, Aurora, Toronto
Tel : 905-727-4271


Polonez Cafe & Restaurant
195 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto
Tel: (416) 532-8432


El Bodegon
537 College St. (at Bathurst), Toronto
Tel: (416) 944-8297


Far Niente
187 Bay St. (at Wellington), Toronto
Tel: (416) 214-9922
$$$


Kubo (Orange Chopsticks!!)
Design Exchange Building, Merchandise Building
159 Dalhousie Street, Toronto
Tel: (416) 879-5575
www.kubo.com
$$


ZsaZsa
2277 Bloor St. W., Toronto
Tel: (416) 766-7714
$$


Tuyen (Modern Authentic Asian Dining) 4860 Yonge St., North York (near Sheppard)
Tel: (416) 225-3888
www.toronto.com/tuyen
$$


Canoe (Canadian Cuisine)
54th Flr, TD Bank Tower, 66 Wellington St. W., Toronto
Tel: (416) 364-0054
$$$$


Baton Rouge (Dim Lighting, Good Fare)
Toronto Eaton Centre, 216 Yonge St., Toronto
Tel: (416) 593-9667
$$


Intriguing Cafes / Dessert Houses

Nova Era Bakery - Delicious Portuguese Patisserie
1172 Dundas St. W., Tel : 416-538-7700
490 Rogers Rd, Tel : 416-651-5000
770 Colleage st, Tel : 416-516-1622
980 Bloor St, Tel : 416-531-1222
352 Oakwood Ave, Tel : 416-651-1780
200 Geary Ave, Tel : 416-538-8200
1492 St. Clair W., Tel : 416-658-5000


Epicure Cafe (Both the first and second floor are great)
512 Queen St. W. (near Bathurst), Toronto
Tel: (416) 504-8942
$$$


Chocolate Addict (Amazing unique and home made ice cream, great chocolate)
185 Baldwin St. (near Dundas & Spadina), Downtown Kensington Market
Tel: (416) 979-5809
www.911chocolate.com $


Panorama Lounge (Bird's Eye City Views)
51st Floor, Manulife Centre, 55 Bloor St.W, Toronto
(Ask for directions on how to find the RIGHT elevator to the lounge)
Tel: (416) 967-0000
$$$


Dutch Dreams Ice Cream, Pancake and Waffle House
78 Vaughan Road (Just West of Bathurst at St.Clair), Toronto
Tel: (416) 656-6959
$


Remarkable Queen (Beaches Area)
2242 Queen East, Toronto
Great for a cup of Joe and good game of Chess! $


Apricot Tree Cafe (Had Pumkin Cheesecake when I went!!!)
2180 Bloor St. W., Toronto (West End)
Tel: (416) 604-9666
$$


Le Gourmand (Delicious French Cafe)
152 Spadina Ave. (Just North of Richmond St.), Downtown
Tel: (416) 504-4494
www.legourmand.com $$


Daddy-O's MilkBar (Milkshakes, Ice Cream, Coffees, Crepes)
221 Roncesvalles Ave., West End Toronto
Tel: (416) 534-0139
www.daddy-o.ca $


Coffee All That Jazz
72 Howard Park Avenue
Tel: (416)531-7622
www.coffeejazz.com


Cora's Breakfast & Lunch
277 Wellington Street West (Corner of Blue Jays Way), Toronto
Tel: (416) 598-2672


Bars & Cocktail Lounges

Panorama (on the 51st Floor of a Downtown Toronto Skyscraper - Great View, Fancy Dress)
Manulife Building, 55 Bloor St. West (at Bay), Toronto
Tel: (416) 967-0000
www.panoramalounge.com $$$


Just Out of Town

The Milford Bistro
3048 County Road 10, Milford, ON
Tel: (613) 476-6763
www.milfordbistro.com


Private Chef

Caleb A Rowe
Private Chef
905-275-3568
rowe.caleb -at- gmail.com


Still looking for something else?

Well, I've also got a restaurant hit list with a series of restaurants in Toronto that look interesting but I haven't yet tried , so you can also check this list (so if you do, let me know if you recommend them!).

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