15 Charles St. E., Toronto, ON, CA, M4Y 1S1
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Bars & Cafes
The Pilot Tavern, located in central Toronto specializes in contemporary food. Apart from being known for the delicious food served here, The Pilot Tavern is also known for the cozy atmosphere that envelopes this place. One more reason why this place is flocked on a regular basis is the number of events that take place here. Live concerts, social meet ups and corporate events take place in The Pilot Tavern on a regular basis. Check website for details.
Peridot Resto Lounge is the perfect joint for all the gastronomes of Toronto. Located in the heart of the city, Peridot has a classy lounge, a fantastic dining area and an exquisite rooftop patio. The platter is a fair mix of Mediterranean and Italian ruling the roost. The delicious sauces and toppings make every item on the menu a culinary delight. Round off your meal with chocolate cakes, tarts, mousse, coffee beverages or wines. Peridot hosts diverse events, functions, private parties and more. Call for reservation.
As its name suggests, this restaurant is known for its incredible city view. Located on the 51st floor of the Manulife Centre, this exclusive dining spot caters to the business and hotel crowd who don't mind paying extra for the experience. Two patios on both sides of the restaurant provide one with a seat above the hustle of Bloor and Bay Streets. The menu is a pricey selection of high-scale appetizers, including standard offerings as Spring Rolls to the more bizarre Ostrich Fillet with Kiwi Chutney.
Named after a super continent that existed 250 years ago, this well-known restaurant is true to its name Pangaea. It is one of the most eclectic places where international cuisines are offered with a regional twist. A cozy and intimate dining area with an upper level that is at once elegant, upscale and trendy. Food is made using local produce and organic ingredients. Mahogany glazed salmon with lime caramel butter, wild mushroom risotto and grilled calamari with beurre noisette, are their signature items. Pecan almond torte and chestnut chocolate cake are for those who want to indulge their sweet tooth. Opt for a chardonnay or shiraz if you're looking for a wine from its award-winning wine bar.
With high backed, plush red couches, burgundy wallpaper, pool tables, dartboards, soccer on the "telly" and types of draft beer, there's no mistaking the authenticity of this pub at the Yonge-Bloor cross downtown. There is live music every Saturday night and a weekly dart league for those whose aim is true. The traditional British cuisine is augmented with some creative Euro-twists. Tandoori chicken breast and hummus tapas are offered alongside the more conventional orders of fish and chips, steak and mushroom pie, and Irish stew.
A visit to Spirits Bar & Grill is sure to be the cure-all for your weekly woes. A longtime favorite in Toronto, Spirits combines an extensive menu, an amicable staff, and a laid-back atmosphere. Here you can try creative menu items such as pesto pizza or choose from more traditional pub fare. For detailed information on menu items and prices, visit their website.
After shopping in boutiques, it's time to relax while delighting in Hungarian cuisine specialties. Warm and cozy in the winter, light and fresh in the summer, this spot is the ideal place to set your packages down and take a recommendation from the friendly staff. For a traditional meal, sample the veal goulash with tiny dumplings and rich gravy. Or, for a quick break in the summer, how about a hot coffee and slice of an irresistible torte in the breezy courtyard?
Located in Yorkville and close to the major downtown attractions, Dimmi has gone back to basics with offerings of pizza and pasta. The mood is casual, and the service friendly. There's bar service to 2a and, although the main kitchen closes at 11p, there's often a chance of getting pizza and pasta until 2a. The thin crust pizza is gourmet all the way with offerings ranging from the traditional Margherita to Marinara with calamari, shrimps and baby clams. Meat and fish specials are also offered.
For the late night owls and party animals Amber Restaurant & Bar is the perfect destination to head. The interiors have a Japanese touch to them with shades of white and gray colored walls. The impressive array of premium wines and martinis flaunt the wine cellar at the bar. Relax and unwind as Italian and French dishes are served on your platter. Try the sushi-risotto or Catalan fisherman's stew and sip on luscious cocktails. And as the night advances, you can find a crowd of the hip and happening lounge in the grand patio. Groove to the beats as the DJ churns out the latest hits. The lounge and dining room have varying open hours so call ahead or check website.
Looking for a great dining experience? Head to 'Flow Restaurant + Lounge'. A split-level dining area with glass, wood and ceramic tiles used by an international designing firm make up the attractive interiors. French windows make for a great view of the area beyond, making it warm, cosy and exciting. Fitting to its name the food is also lyrical, smooth and with a teasing flavor based on contemporary cuisine. Check out the Thai Lobster Salad, Roasted Australian Lamb and Cast Iron red Shrimp, they're delectable. Sip on a refreshing Appletini, Flow-Mopolitan and other inviting cocktails. Indulge your sweet tooth with the 'Forbidden parfait' or one of the cheeses on offer.
If gourmet food is what you crave for, then Studio Cafe is a right place for you. Be it any meal of the day, this Cafe of Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, boasts of giving quick service. Enjoy a healthy breakfast or have a wonderful meal complete with salads, appetizers, entrées and desserts. The menu changes daily, thus ensuring a wide variety which leaves you craving for more. Moreover this place serves special menu for children, making it an ideal choice for a complete family meal.
After the renovation, the management at Gardiner didn't just add more artistic touches to the place but they added a culinary one too. Named after the head chef, the diner holds up to 100 people for cocktails or 200 for seated events. A terrace room is available for open air parties or business gatherings. Dinners made with seasonal ingredients are served only on Fridays, but if you call ahead you can book a lunch here on any day of the week.