Grazie Ristorante

Tuesday, 30 December 2014 by

Inspired by Southern Italian cantinas, the restaurant has great ambiance with caramel coloured walls and casual seating. For lunch you can order anything from the dinner menu which exhaustively covers antipasti, zuppa, pizza, pasta, entrees and deserts. On any given night, any time of the year you’ll find a full house at Grazie Ristorante.

Their Baked Goat Cheese Salad is atop a mound of roasted vegetables, wrapped in delicate phyllo pastry and served on arugula. The creamy warm goat cheese is the perfect balance to the spicy arugula and tart sherry vinaigrette.

Barque Smokehouse

Tuesday, 30 December 2014 by

Barque Smokehouse is a new addition to Roncesvalles, located at the corner of Geoffery in the old Bistro 299 space. This casual smokehouse boasts an assortment of classic southern barbecue, crafted cocktails, and seasonal desserts. As its name implies, Barque takes a twist on the classics while still remaining true to their flavour.

The restaurant has Exposed brick, unfinished wood paneling, and mid-century chairs give the space a modern edge without being fashionably uncomfortable which gives a place for families or even a date.

Sukho Thai

Tuesday, 30 December 2014 by

Sukhothai just might be the best Thai restaurant in Toronto. The chef’s a perfectionist. Based on the restaurant’s story, the logo started on an Elephant. That’s where the owner met the girl of his dreams. They fell in love, married and proceeded to run a successful restaurant with some of Nuit’s family in the sleepy town of Pai where she grew up.

Upon eating here, you can start with crispy, greaseless shrimp chips with a fantastic homemade sweet and hot dipping sauce bursting with a heady mixture of chili, sugar, tamarind and fish sauce that takes this standard starter way beyond the pale.

Wow Sushi

Tuesday, 30 December 2014 by

This is a small restaurant with a intimate and cozy vibe, with some of the freshest sashimi I have had in Toronto.

WOW Sushi adds to the extensive number of sushi options on Charles Street. This place, just west of Yonge Street, was founded by two brothers who, following the advice of their father, aim to promote harmony and reflect peace among men. Sushi and sashimi are good quality and prices are reasonable for the area.

Fresco’s Fish & Chips

Tuesday, 30 December 2014 by

Fresco Fish and Chips is a take-out joint located across the street from Kensington Park, ideal sitting grounds for a takeaway meal. Having grown up in a small fishing community on the coast of BC,expect fish and chips to be served straight off the docks with seagulls looming overhead and the scent of salt air permeating the air.

They use a light batter which compliments the fish without overpowering it. Their traditional batter is done the old fashioned way using a yellow corn flour and wheat flour. They make theircoleslaw by hand with fresh Ontario grown veggies and a delicious creamy dressing. One of their specialties, which is the Quebec Style Poutine, is just amazing.