Happy Monday, Toronto! Cheers to another week of exploring and discovering delicious new cuisines and dishes. With patio season officially coming to a close soon and indoor dining resuming, we can safely say that we’re going to miss all the summer vibes. But good food is always around the corner and we’re here to help you find the best places to check out with our top restaurants of the week.
Here are our top six restaurants of the week:
Experience French cuisine in the fine dining space with Scaramouche. The menu includes a selection of pasta, seafood, chicken and more. They also offer a separate vegetarian menu with dishes like Ratatouille, Avocado Crêpe and Chanterelle Pasta. The restaurant is open for dinner every Tuesday to Saturday from 5 pm and reservations can be made on the website or on Tock.
Must haves: Grilled Filet Mignon, Coconut Cream Pie
Byblos Uptown specialises in Eastern Mediterranean cuisine, featuring local ingredients with traditional flavours. Customers can expect dishes like Short Rib Kebab, Turkish Manti Dumplings, Hummus and a variety of pide. They’re open every Tuesday to Sunday from 5 pm – 10 pm and reservations can be made online here.
Must haves: Lamb Shoulder, Dumplings
This is one of the newest hotspots to serve fresh bowls of delicious ramen. Each bowl is served with choice of noodles, chicken broth and pork or chicken chashu. They offer six different ramen options, including a Creamy Vegetarian. The menu also has appetizers and donburi. The restaurant is open daily from 11:30 am.
Must haves: Signature Tori Paitan, Karaage
Lucky’s Chicken N’ Waffles
Buttermilk fried chicken, anyone? If you’re having a craving for chicken and waffles, then you might want to check out Lucky’s. The restaurant also serves Waffle Sandwich, Nuggets + Waffles, Lucky’s Chicken and more. Poutines and chicken wings make an appearance on the menu as well. They’re open from 2 pm – 9 pm on weekdays and from 2 pm – 10 pm on Friday and Saturday.
Must haves: Chicken + Waffles, Chicken Sandwich, The Yard Bird Poutine
The steakhouse highlights a selection of starters, entrees and sharable platters. The dishes include Sea Bass Roasted, Rigatoni, Veal Chop “Parm” and many others. They also offer brunch every Thursday to Sunday. The restaurant is open daily from 11:30 am to 2 am and reservations can be made on the website.
Must haves: Steak Tartare, Veal Chop “Parm”
The Real Jerk
The West-Indian restaurant has been serving Caribbean cuisine in the 6ix for decades. The menu offers a variety of classics like Oxtail Dinner, Jerk Wings, Roti, Curry Goat and more. You can also find seafood and vegetarian options. They have a location each at Gerrard Street and the Beaches.
Must haves: Jerk Pork Dinner, Chicken Curry Roti