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Best Toronto Outdoor Dining


Enjoy dining al fresco?  Let yourself be romanced by the sidewalk sounds of a big city or pampered by the peacefulness of a patio garden. Flock to the terrace, deck or boulevard table and share a bite, under the sun, an oversized patio umbrella or the stars. Be it a brunch in the breeze, sunset supper or long lunch, all of it tastes best outside. Visit these restaurants for the best outdoor dining in Toronto.

Biff's Bistro French
13/20
4 Front St. E.
Toronto, ON M5E 1G4

Fine bistro dining in Toronto’s downtown core. More...

The Black Hoof Contemporary
14/20
928 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, ON M6J 1W3

Meat-lovers unite at this quaint Dundas West charcuterie, which features a neighboring café and cocktail bar. More...

Cadillac Lounge Pub
12/20
Dining Room at Cadillac Lounge, Toronto, ON 1296 Queen St. W.
Toronto, ON M6K 1L4

A roadhouse with upscale grub, live entertainment and the city's most expansive patio. More...

El Catrin Destileria Mexican
13/20
18 Tank House Ln.
Toronto, ON M5A 3C4

Canada’s largest mezcal-tequila bar and authentic Mexican tapas at the heart of Toronto’s Distillery District. More...

Cava Tapas
14/20
Dining Room at Cava, Toronto, ON Delisle Court
1560 Yonge St.
Toronto, ON M4T 2S9
Menu
Enjoy the tastes of Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula on an ever-evolving menu. More...

Enoteca Sociale Italian
13/20
1288 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, ON M6J 1X7

Family-style feasts in the Italian tradition at a high-end wine and cheese bar. More...

Fabbrica Italian
13/20
Shops at Don Mills
49 Karl Fraser Rd.
Toronto, ON M3C 0E5

Italian eatery by Mark McEwan at the Shops at Don Mills. More...

The Fifth Grill Steakhouse
15/20
Dining Room at The Fifth Grill, Toronto, ON 225 Richmond St. W.
Toronto, ON M5V 1W3

Discreetly hidden upscale surf ‘n’ turf dining, with a year-round rooftop terrace. More...

Globe Bistro Canadian Regional
14/20
124 Danforth Ave.
Toronto, ON M4K 1N1

Focusing on global, regional and organic food, this restaurant has something for all appetites. More...

Ki Japanese
15/20
Dining Room at Ki, Toronto, ON BCE Place, Bay Wellington Tower
181 Bay St.
Toronto, ON M5J 2T3
Menu
High-quality, innovative Japanese cuisine served in a striking, ultra-trendy setting. More...

Mildred's Temple Kitchen Canadian Regional
14/20
85 Hanna Ave., Ste. 104
Toronto, ON M6K 3S3

Local and seasonal cuisine served in a contemporary, industrial-chic setting. More...

One Restaurant Contemporary
14/20
Dining Room at One Restaurant, Toronto, ON The Hazelton Hotel
116 Yorkville Ave.
Toronto, ON M5R 1C2
Menu
Mark McEwan's hot-spot serves comfort food that's kicked up several notches. More...

Origin Contemporary
14/20
Dining Room at Origin, Toronto, ON 107-109 King St. E.
Toronto, ON M5C 1G6
Menu
Chef Claudio Aprile has created a high energy hot-spot complete with loud music, open kitchen and ultra tasty tapas-style dishes. More...

 

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