, 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.
Restaurant, Canadian, Vegetarian, $$$
Canoe is a chic spot serving up seasonal, upscale Canadian cuisine alongside a stunning view of Lake Ontario, downtown Toronto, and the famous CN Tower. Set on the 54th floor of the Toronto-Dominion Centre building, Canoe’s sweeping views are breathtaking, and with its charming and romantic setting, it makes for the perfect romantic evening.
Canoe Restaurant et Bar, Toronto-Dominion Centre, 66 Wellington St W #54, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 364 0054
Located on the 38th floor of the Westin Harbour Castle along the harbourfront, Toulà is serving up authentic Italian fare with stunning views of the lakeshore and the city lights of downtown Toronto. Set with elegant décor, white linens, and a gold-leaf ceiling, this spot is fine dining at its best here.
Toulà Ristorante & Bar, The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, 1 Harbour Square, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 777 2002
Against The Grain
If you’re on the search for a casual joint with a lake view, Against The Grain is your spot. Located on the east bayfront, set along the waters of Lake Ontario, Against The Grain is serving up tavern-style cuisine with a long list of craft and seasonal beers on tap. Perfect for brunching, patio drinking, and game watching, grab a beer and head here for incredible sunset views.
Against the Grain Urban Tavern Corus Quay, 25 Dockside Dr, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 647 344 1562
The One Eighty
The One Eighty isn’t located along the harbourfront; however, at 51 floors high, the views of the city make this Yorkville hot spot a must-visit. Stunning décor, small bites, and craft cocktails are the perfect pairing to the downtown skyline. There’s even brunch on the weekends, or lunch for business diners in need of an escape from the hustle and bustle of the Toronto streets.
The One Eighty, 51st Floor, Manulife Centre, 55 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 967 0000
Bar, Restaurant, Pub Grub, American, $$$
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.
Amsterdam BrewHouse, 245 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 504 1020
Bluffer’s Park Restaurant
Restaurant, Seafood, Steakhouse, $$$
Bluffer’s Park Restaurant
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.
Bluffer’s Park Restaurant, 7 Brimley Rd S, Scarborough, ON, Canada, +1 416 264 2337