Toronto’s delicious and eclectic cuisine is strong all over the city. By the waterfront, you can find some of the city’s best restaurants that also offer beautiful views of Toronto’s skyline and Lake Ontario. From a hole-in-the-wall establishment to fine dining, bistro pubs to decadent sushi platters, the views from these restaurants will take your taste buds and breath away!
Two of life’s greatest pleasures—coffee beans and fermented grapes—come together at this hipster café-cum-wine bar. Out of the three Boxcar Social establishments in Toronto, as part of the reinvigoration of Toronto’s waterfront, the third installment has been the most ambitious. With a gorgeous patio overlooking Lake Ontario, Boxcar Social has become a popular establishment. Their evening menu runs late and features mouthwatering ingredients such as local burrata, grilled peaches, and Ontario heirloom tomatoes.
This little gem right down by the lake has been serving authentic dim sum and Chinese dishes for almost 30 years. Located inside the Queen’s Quay Terminal, the restaurant offers upscale dining with spectacular views. Make sure you reserve a table by the window, and then tuck into some of their fresh dim sum off the carts while sipping on tea.
This hole-in-the-wall has delicious Greek cuisine, and limited indoor and outdoor seating. It might not be the fanciest spot on the waterfront, but the gyros are some of the city’s best. Alexandro’s Takeout maybe better suited to warmer months, if you don’t mind perching on the tables outside, you’ll get bang for your buck food, and a modest patio by the lake. Word on the street is that the Greek fries are not to be missed!