Toronto, with its stunning skyline and bright city lights has some of the most beautiful urban panoramas in Ontario. What better way to experience these breathtaking views than over dinner and drinks? Read on to discover the city’s best restaurants with a view.
360 Restaurant at the CN Tower is one of the best restaurants in the city for a panoramic view of the city. Standing high at more than 350 meters, guests can dine on upscale Canadian cuisine while gazing at the Toronto skyline below. 360 wraps around in a circular shape, so diners can catch a glimpse of the city from all angles, from the waters of Lake Ontario to the shores of Burlington.
Canoe is a chic spot serving up seasonal, upscale Canadian cuisine alongside a stunning view of Lake Ontario, downtown Toronto, and the famous CN Tower. Set on the 54th floor of the Toronto-Dominion Centre building, Canoe’s sweeping views are breathtaking, and with its charming and romantic setting, it makes for the perfect romantic evening.
Located on the 38th floor of the Westin Harbour Castle along the harbourfront, Toulà is serving up authentic Italian fare with stunning views of the lakeshore and the city lights of downtown Toronto. Set with elegant décor, white linens, and a gold-leaf ceiling, this spot is fine dining at its best here.
If you’re on the search for a casual joint with a lake view, Against The Grain is your spot. Located on the east bayfront, set along the waters of Lake Ontario, Against The Grain is serving up tavern-style cuisine with a long list of craft and seasonal beers on tap. Perfect for brunching, patio drinking, and game watching, grab a beer and head here for incredible sunset views.
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The One Eighty
The One Eighty isn’t located along the harbourfront; however, at 51 floors high, the views of the city make this Yorkville hot spot a must-visit. Stunning décor, small bites, and craft cocktails are the perfect pairing to the downtown skyline. There’s even brunch on the weekends, or lunch for business diners in need of an escape from the hustle and bustle of the Toronto streets.
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At Amsterdam Brewery, discover over 14,000 square feet of lakeside brews and eats. Serving up craft beer and an upscale bar-food menu, Amsterdam has got it going on. Located along the harbourfront, Amsterdam boasts beautiful views of Lake Ontario and Toronto Island. There’s even a rooftop deck with Muskoka chairs for sunset watching, beer in hand.
Set in Scarborough’s Bluffer’s Park Marina, Bluffer’s is the east end’s answer to dining with a view. Featuring a seafood, pasta, and steak-focused menu, Bluffer’s is great for those not wanting to head into downtown for breathtaking views. The vibe is an upscale, fine-dining spot that can be rented for special occasions, and it makes for the perfect spot for dusk drinking, lunching on the water, or for a special occasion.