10 Hot New Toronto Restaurants to Keep on Your Radar This Fall

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355 King Street West

Abrielle, a coastal Mediterranean gem, is poised to redefine Toronto’s culinary landscape this fall. Nestled within the King Blue Hotel at intersection of King Street West and Blue Jays Way, Abrielle is more than a dining destination—it’s an aesthetic experience. The restaurant’s design is a masterpiece in itself, capturing the serene elegance of the Mediterranean coast with a contemporary edge. Venture into Abrielle and discover a space where stunning design meets gastronomic excellence.

8 Spadina Avenue, 38th Floor

Experience the allure of elevated dining at Aera, Oliver & Bonacini’s latest culinary masterpiece situated on the 38th floor of The Well. As the city’s skyline unfolds before you, indulge in bespoke cocktails and immerse yourself in a menu inspired by contemporary American cuisine. From succulent steaks and chops to a curated raw bar and delectable sushi, Aera promises a gastronomic journey that marries modern flavors with comforting classics. Opening fall 2023.

Bar Prima
1136 Queen Street West

Bar Prima, an ode to old-world Italian charm, finds its home on the vibrant stretch of Queen Street West in Toronto. This culinary haven boasts the expertise of Culinary Director, Chef Craig Harding. While deeply rooted in traditional Italian flavours, Bar Prima offers a fresh twist, infusing modern techniques into time-tested recipes. With Chef Harding often mingling amongst the patrons, the restaurant radiates an intimate ambiance, making it a quintessential spot to indulge in the timeless allure of Italian dining.

537 College Street

Contrada stands proudly in Toronto’s historic Little Italy. Marrying time-honored Italian traditions with contemporary flair, the restaurant emphasizes seasonally-driven dishes crafted from local ingredients. Complementing its culinary delights, Contrada boasts an exceptional selection of low-intervention Italian wines.

440 College Street

DaNico is the newest venue from Liberty Entertainment Group, the same team behind Michelin-starred Don Alfonso 1890. It offers a tempting chef’s tasting menu or a la carte options and encourages patrons to savour the magic of la dolce vita, one exquisite bite at a time.

67 Richmond Street West

In a city teeming with culinary offerings, Daphne is Charles Khabouth’s spin on a modern American restaurant and stands as a testament to the magic that can transpire when culinary artistry, imagination, and passion collide. As guests depart, they carry with them not just the flavours of the evening, but the lingering sense of having stepped into a realm where myth and cuisine intertwine in wondrous harmony.

Lao Lao Bar
8 St. Joseph Street

Lao Lao Bar, a cozy nook in Toronto, serves as a gateway to the rich tapestry of Lao culture. This casual eatery lets guests to savour the moment, fostering connections and celebrations with every bite and sip. Immerse yourself in a vibrant tapestry of flavors, as Lao Lao Bar seamlessly melds cherished memories of Laos with contemporary nuances, creating a unique culinary narrative that’s distinctly Toronto.

La Plume
8 Spadina Avenue

Coming this fal, dive deep into the charm of Southern France at La Plume. This two-tiered brasserie, set to unveil its allure in late November, promises an ambience drenched in elegance and flavour. With a robust rotisserie showcase and a dedicated tartare bar, the offerings are as diverse as they are delectable. If you’re looking for something a bit more exciting, a hidden speakeasy awaits, inviting guests into a world of exquisite late-night cocktails and premium bottle service.

54 Cumberland Street, 2nd floor

MSSM, an exquisite omakase gem in the heart of Yorkville, delivers an unparalleled dining journey steeped in the time-honored traditions of edomae. Under the guidance of two-star Michelin Chef Masaki Saito, MSSM showcases a curated menu that’s not only a testament to Saito San’s mastery but also a canvas for his protegés. At MSSM, experience the future of culinary excellence as Chef Saito’s gifted students breathe fresh life into age-old traditions, crafting each dish with precision, passion, and a touch of innovation.

119 Yorkville Avenue

Paros, an upscale Greek restaurant nestled in the heart of Yorkville, Toronto, invites guests to embark on an authentic Aegean journey. Celebrating the rich culinary traditions of Greece, Paros prides itself on presenting classic Greek dishes with a touch of elegance, crafted exclusively from the finest ingredients. The ambience exudes Mediterranean charm, offering diners an immersive experience that transcends the ordinary.

Ultra Supperclub
12 St. Clair Avenue East

Ultra Supperclub is an immersive journey for the senses in midtown. On Fridays and Saturdays, the restaurant transforms into an upscale party, so you don’t have to think twice about bouncing around to different venues. The cuisine is a harmonious fusion of Asian influences, a culinary tapestry woven by renowned chefs who artfully blend flavours, textures, and aromas to create masterpieces that tantalize taste buds. From delicate sashimi to perfectly seared steaks paired with molecular gastronomy creations, each dish is a work of edible art that reflects the restaurant’s commitment to pushing culinary boundaries.

Happy dining and bon appétit!

-Mme. M.