It’s time to take over your city Toronto! Temperatures have finally edged out of the minus and we are beginning to flirt with double digits; so what better excuse to hit the streets and explore? We all know how easy it is to stay within the confines of your hood, but whether you’re an east or westender, a Lakeshore local or a Yonge-and-Eg expert, we challenge you to take your next dining experience to realms unknown. Step over your comfort zone, stroll past your favourite local, and get all touristy on your tastebuds. This week we are looking to the north of our wonderful town to see what culinary delights await – north of St. Clair to be exact. So for all of you who halt at Yonge and Bloor, hold on to the hand rail because we are continuing our ascent into the upper regions of the city in search of good grub, and in true form your friends at View the Vibe are here to guide the way. Munch on food warriors, munch on. Read on to see all the best restaurants north of St. Clair…
Trio Ristorante and Pizzeria
Located at Yonge and Lawrence, this adorable restaurant will make everyone feel like part of one big Italian family. A wood-burning oven provides an enticing aroma throughout the room as fresh and tasty pizzas are prepared. Housemade pastas and a killer wine list ensure a refined dining experience in a relaxed and happy atmosphere… kinda like being at Nonna’s house.
The cozy and inviting vibe of this gorgeous brasserie will likely see you spending more time than you planned sipping, nibbling, and catching up with friends… for the French it is déjeuner, but we like to refer to it as getting our day-drink on. Either way, you won’t regret the trek.
Auberge Du Pommier
Ignoring the exquisite French food on offer for a moment, this is a destination sure to make an impression thanks to a stunning setting constructed around the rustic vestiges of two 1980s woodcutter’s cottages… pretty cool, huh? Add to that visual some of the finest French fare in the city, executed with polished service, and you’re onto a winner.
This Toronto staple is where you should head if you’re looking to treat yourself or someone special. Enjoy gorgeous views of the cityscape and decadent dishes galore – just don’t forget your wallet.
Enjoy fresh and authentic Middle Eastern eats within the fun vibe of this midtown gem. This is the perfect place to go with a group of friends to share stories and banter over plates of housemade hummüs, babaganüj, and flavourful falafel. There are tons of vegetarian and gluten-free options to keep the whole gang happy, and live belly dancing on the weekends to really kick the party up a notch.
What are some of your favourite hotspots north of St. Clair? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @ViewTheVibe.