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Diners' Choice: Hot spot restaurants in Toronto

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the best hot spots in Toronto? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

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4.8
4.8 (27)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Mediterranean
Danforth / Greek Town
About the restaurant
Welcome to Opal Lounge, Toronto's haven of luxury in the realm of shisha/Hookah experiences located across Danforth Music Hall. Presented across 3 exquisitely designed floors, each boasting its own unique theme, our lounge invites you to savor in a sensory journey like no other. From the moment you step into our space, you're introduced to our outstanding dishes, ranging from exotic plates to a variety of mocktails, fresh juices, & milkshakes. At Opal Lounge, we take pride in curating an extensive menu that caters to diverse palates. The allure doesn't stop there—our heated, enclosed patio, for all year round. On weekends, immerse yourself in live entertainment that elevates your experience, featuring dynamic DJs, mesmerizing belly dancers, and captivating live performers. Opal Lounge isn't just a venue; it's a destination where exceptional flavours meet unparalleled vibes, creating memories that linger long after the last exhale of flavorful shisha.
Top review
PierreA
Dined on Jun 9, 2024
Amazing place with very prompt and friendly staff. Just missing alcohol to make the experience better.
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4.6
4.6 (973)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
Queen West
About the restaurant
We invite you to experience our special blend of bespoke hotel and inclusive hub for unique and diverse experiences with great seasonal menus, a robust cocktail list, a vibrant local culture, carefully curated curiosities and genuine hospitality.
Top review
Sarah
Dined on Jun 2, 2024
Thank you we really enjoyed the brunch and our server was great!
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4.6
4.6 (589)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Bistro
Yonge and Dundas Square
About the restaurant
This classic supper club boasts live performances every night, from Tuesday through Saturday. Bistro-style cuisine, prepared in the traditional French technique, with ingredients from all over the world, prepared with passion by our Executive Chef, Roshan Vermezyari.

Our beautiful main stage is home to "Red Pops" - a gorgeous red Steinway baby grand piano - meticulously maintained. There is a cover charge for performances on all of our stages, except our Piano Bar performances on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 5 to 7, which are free of charge.

Our 3rd-floor Event Space is available for your next corporate or private event. Equipped with another stage and a full bar, the "Jazz Cellar" has an outdoor area that is licensed for 45 guests (closed in the winter), and an indoor area that holds 55 comfortably, year-round. It's the perfect downtown location for your next event!
Top review
Maryvip
Dined 1 day ago
Excellent night enjoying jazz and good food. Our servers were polite and courteous. Fun night had by all.
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4.6
4.6 (97)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Southern African
Little Italy / College St.
About the restaurant
Mrs Robinson is a cocktail bar and music venue that opened its doors December 8th 2017. The patrons will experience hand crafted cocktails, great South African Braii (BBQ) eats, and the very best of Soul, Funk, Disco and Old School Hip Hop from the 1960’s, 1970’s, 1980’s, 1990's and early 2000's music eras. We are a home to live music in Toronto and offer live performances daily. You'll find our atmosphere nostalgic with 1970's era furnishings and an enviable collection of vinyl records decorating our shelves. We are currently only taking limited reservations via email and phone for evening service: between the hours of 5pm-11pm following which we're open for walk-ins only. Please contact us directly for large party inquiries: info@mrsrobinsontoronto.com or (416) 901-9717.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
Absolutely terrific!!!! Great service, great food, great music, great ambiance! A really fantastic spot all around! I’d be there all the time if it was in my neighborhood!
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4.6
4.6 (1046)
CAN$30 and under
Unspecified
King West
About the restaurant
Thank you for choosing Añejo as your go-to Mexican restaurant on King Street. We have Canada's most exclusive selection of agave spirits, served with elevated Mexican fare. We wanted to find a place that could match our vibrant energy, and King Street, Toronto is the spot. All around us is great nightlife, historical buildings, beautiful parks, and a great atmosphere. Film buffs, music lovers, history fanatics, and everyone in between are welcome to enjoy a glass of tequila here.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
I reserved this place for my friends bachelorette dinner, food and service were amazing, everyone said the restaurant choice was great. I just wish it wasnt so loud, it was hard to hear each other.
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4.5
4.5 (103)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Asian
Queen West
About the restaurant
Bar'kada is a restaurant and bar located in the heart of downtown Toronto on the bustling Queen Street West.

Enjoy delicious food meant for sharing with your 'barkada'—your group of friends. Our modern menu features hints of Spanish, Portuguese, American, Asian, and Filipino flavors. Experience live DJs on weekends, handcrafted cocktails, specialty wines, craft beers, and espresso.

Whether you're celebrating birthdays, special occasions, or simply enjoying a night out with friends and family, Bar'kada is the perfect spot.

Join us for Happy Hour daily from 5 to 6 p.m., Sunday Brunch from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and make use of our fantastic heated and covered back patio available year-round!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined today
I've been coming to Bar'kada for a few times already. This time is no different in that this place is absolute gem! Whether it be for dinner or brunch, the place and people are amazing. Shout-out to Marta for taking care of us last night.
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4.5
4.5 (259)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Queen West
About the restaurant
Located in Queen West, Lobby is a Latin-inspired restaurant and late-night lounge, with a wide selection of vibrant cocktails, beers and wines!

On the northwest corner of Queen Street West & Brookfield Street. Join us for the perfect escape, within the heart of the city.

Top review
TrinityR
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
Very good atmosphere! Food was also great!! Menu is a little limited but the options are amazing. Service could have been a bit better but otherwise it was a great overall experience
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4.4
4.4 (1005)
CAN$51 and over
Contemporary Latin
Little Portugal / Dundas West
About the restaurant
Lula Lounge is Toronto's home to live salsa, Brazilian, Global roots and jazz music featuring diverse local talent as well as concerts by international artists. Each weekend we offer a dinner and show package that includes a three course tropical fusion meal, a beginner dance lesson and great live music for your dancing pleasure.
Bring your friends for a fun night and don't miss out trying one of our famous Cuban mojitos!

Thank you for supporting live music and Latin culture in Toronto!!! We look forward to seeing you at Lula Lounge!!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
I brought my boyfriend here for his birthday and he loved it. Our food was excellent, our waiter was attentive, and the atmosphere was amazing. The dance lesson was fun and engaging and the music (both the band and DJ) were excellent. Everyone looked like they were having a great time, and we throughly enjoyed dancing the night away. Thank you for a wonderful evening.
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4.3
4.3 (90)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Brewery
High Park
About the restaurant
Burdock is a microbrewery, restaurant & music venue in the West-End of Toronto. Our restaurant features a tasty, seasonal array of locally sourced dishes and a welcoming community atmosphere. Swing by to try our selection of Real Nice™ beer & other delicious things. Open 7 days a week!
Top review
Alex
Dined 7 days ago
Ask for biscuits, just do it. Great spot for elevated pub classics and innovative craft beers
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4.2
4.2 (529)
CAN$30 and under
Mexican
Yonge and Eglinton
About the restaurant
Locally designed with the help of some of Toronto’s best street style artists, La Carnita is the spot to enjoy delicious tacos, a handful of churros, run through a mixtape, and wash it all down with a fresh cocktail or beer. Our aim is to serve up a dynamic menu, and connect with the community through our love of art & music.

Located in the North end of the city at 130 Eglinton Ave E. La Carnita's Uptown location is a beautiful open concept, where guests can cozy up in the Winter or enjoy the wrap-around patio in the Summer. Our menu includes a variety of delicious tacos and tostadas with gluten-free and vegetarian options, as well as many shareable dishes. Our extensive cocktail program includes all the classics as well as daily drink specials.
Top review
TJ37
Dined 3 days ago
Tasty food, tasty drinks, friendly and attentive service.
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