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Diners' Choice: Contemporary Canadian restaurants in Toronto

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Contemporary Canadian cuisine in Toronto? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Bar Vendetta restaurant
4.8
4.8 (402)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
Little Portugal / Dundas West
About the restaurant
Coming Soon!
Top review
BrianM
Dined 2 days ago
Always great. Buzzing and loud. Amazing food. Fantastic bar.
A photo of Alobar Yorkville restaurant
4.7
4.7 (78)
CAN$51 and over
Contemporary Canadian
Yorkville
About the restaurant
Alobar Yorkville is tucked along a pathway in Toronto’s Yorkville neighbourhood. It puts its foot forward as a cocktail bar, but it is a full-fledged Michelin starred à la carte restaurant, offering choice seafood with the finest accoutrements, fish and chops off of the charcoal grill, and world-class wines, all served with genuine hospitality. Alobar Yorkville boasts a comfortable courtyard patio merging warm skies with ice cold cocktails during the summer.

Alobar Yorkville received 1 Michelin Star in 2022 & 2023.

Top review
Salindigovip
Dined 4 days ago
First time at Alo Bar - impressed! Service very friendly
A photo of The Chefs' House - George Brown College restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1633)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
King East
About the restaurant
Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, The Chefs’ House is an innovative, student-focused concept restaurant where students from George Brown College's Centre for Hospitality & Culinary Arts have the opportunity to learn from the best teacher - experience. It also gives the public the opportunity to experience a relaxed urban dining experience.

For parties of 8 guests or more, please call for reservations.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Everything was delicious from the aperitifs to the entree and dessert. The service was also excellent. Water was cold and not too "chlorinated". The summerlicious prices were very enticing. My only suggestion is with the washroom. Please place a lavendar air freshener or decanter in there to cover that OLD BUILDING scent. I will be back.
A photo of ONE Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1587)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
Yorkville
About the restaurant
With a variety of beautiful dining spaces and dishes that will delight the palate, ONE is sure to impress.
The restaurant’s stunning décor was fashioned by award winning design group Yabu Pushelberg. Low light and textured walls create a sumptuous ambiance, perfect for entertaining. The tree-lined candle lit patio is the perfect place to sit back and savour ONE's culinary creations and unique signature cocktails, all the while taking in Yorkville's bustling and exciting street life.
If it is private dining you are interested in, ONE Restaurant has two exquisite spaces to offer. The smaller and more intimate Neil Young Room, located off the main dining room and the grand and impressive Yorkville Room, situated just beyond the entrance to the bar lounge.
Whether the occasion be personal or business, the chic bar, al fresco oasis or lavish dining room will make for an immersive dining experience day or night.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 2 days ago
The best service as expected. Anna was a wonderful server and everything was to our liking. Thanks
A photo of Florette restaurant
4.6
4.6 (197)
CAN$51 and over
Contemporary Canadian
Queen West
About the restaurant
An intimate place in the neighbourhood to eat, drink, and laugh. Funky sharing plates, culinary-inspired cocktails, and natural wine, all ever-rotating with what's local and seasonal.

Our space is inspired by your cool aunt's home -- dine under our floral ceiling arch, surrounded by good people and lots of colourful pickled veggies and fruits. Our cozy back patio is quaint and covered by the old trees of Queen West, Toronto.

Top review
GalsNightOut
Dined on Jun 20, 2024
A friend and I thought we'd try this WQW spot. Great food, small restaurant so it was cosy and friendly.
A photo of CLAY restaurant
4.7
4.7 (578)
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary Canadian
Yorkville
About the restaurant
An original in-house restaurant at Gardiner Museum. Offering seasonal menus of fresh, local fare, inspired design that's deeply connected to the Museum's ceramic focus, and a seamless continuation of the impeccable service clients have to expect from the museum. Clay breathes new life into Yorkville's fine dining community.
Top review
FayeMvip
Dined on Jun 27, 2024
As usual, everything was wonderful - great service, excellent food, lovely atmosphere. Faye Mishna
A photo of Sassafraz restaurant
4.6
4.6 (3447)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
Yorkville
About the restaurant
A beloved local landmark, Sassafraz has welcomed guests to enjoy its contemporary Canadian cuisine, warm hospitality, and unparalleled service for over two decades. Chef Geoff Webb's ever-evolving seasonal menu showcases our relationships with local farms and purveyors. Set in an array of Victorian rowhouses, Sassafraz has evolved through the decades to become a magical space in the heart of historic Yorkville. The iconic little house and its romantic interior make it one of the most stunning restaurants in Toronto.
Top review
PeterG
Dined 4 days ago
Excellent ‘Summerlucious’ menu and very accommodating service.
A photo of Joni Restaurant restaurant
4.6
4.6 (225)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
Yorkville
About the restaurant
In harmony with the season, and inspired by the region, we are focused on fostering the finest ingredients and products of our land. Through thoughtful sourcing, a focus on sustainability, and careful intent behind every dish, Joni Restaurant exemplifies the best of Canadian Farm-to-Table cuisine.

Situated in the heart of the iconic Park Hyatt Toronto, Joni will offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner, featuring recognizable yet elevated fare, with reinterpreted classic cocktails and a thoughtfully curated selection of wine to complement the menu.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 7 days ago
Delicious food, wine and cocktails! Lovely staff. Went upstairs to the Writer's Room after for cocktails.
A photo of Holts Café Bloor restaurant
4.5
4.5 (518)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
Yorkville
About the restaurant
Visit holtrenfrew.com/holtscafe to view the menu and call 416-355-2832 to place your order. We look forward to serving you!

Holts Café celebrates Canadian cuisine with a European influence. Our vision of the restaurants and their cuisine is focused on sustainability, quality-driven ingredients, locality, and seasonality.

The menus will pay homage to Holts Café classics and staples with a warm, inviting, fresh, and simplistic approach. Service times include brunch and lunch at all cafés, as well as afternoon tea and an expanded evening dinner service at select locations—all in a refined, contemporary environment.

Top review
friendsvip
Dined on Jul 5, 2024
We always love a wine lunch at Cafe Bloor! It does not disappoint!
A photo of Gallery Grill restaurant
4.6
4.6 (302)
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary Canadian
The Village
About the restaurant
Gallery Grill closes for the summer after lunch service Thursday June 27.
Reopens Thursday September 05

Gallery Grill serves lunch weekdays upstairs in historic Hart House on the University of Toronto's downtown St George campus. The restaurant is also a stunning setting for private events and receptions. Drop by for a quick bite, unwind over a cocktail, or celebrate a special occasion in one of the city's iconic spaces.



Top review
emma
Dined on Jun 14, 2024
One of the most beautiful and special settings in Toronto. Food was delicious as always and service was professional and friendly.
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