Messini Authentic Gyros
Check out the Yonge Street franchise of Messini Authentic Gyros. As soon as you enter this small, fast-food style eatery prepare to be hit by the smell of slow-roasting pork basted with intoxicating spices. Featuring plenty of generously proportioned dishes, the star of the show is their signature gyro wraps served with fries right in the pita.
Messini Authentic Gyros, 2311 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, Canada, + 1 416 483 5555
Tabülè Middle Eastern Cuisine
Take a journey to the east at this elegant, Middle Eastern fusion bistro. Vegetarians should check out their excellent falafel dishes and appetizer platter of flatbread and spreads like hummus, baba ghanouj and, of course, tabülè. Stay late to enjoy their in-house desserts.
Tabülè Middle Eastern Cuisine, 2009 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, Canada, + 1 416 483 3747
A Yonge and Eglinton staple, Grazie has been serving authentic, homemade-style Italian food to the community for twenty years. In addition to their excellent pizza and pasta, try the Cozze Portofino, mussels steamed with your choice of white wine sauce or light tomato sauce.
Grazie Ristorante, 2373 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, Canada, + 1 416 488 0822
This Brazilian churrascaria offers some of the best grilled steak in midtown. As chefs circulate with skewers of exotic meat, try some less carnivorous delicacies like their fried plantains and roasted pineapple slices. While vegans might be put off, The Copa does offer a diverse salad bar as well. They also have live Brazilian music and dancers.
Copacabana, 150 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, ON, Canada, + 1 416 916 2099
After a hearty steak dinner, cut through that red meat with a made-to-order juice or smoothie at Fresh’s Eglinton location. Into the healthy eating lifestyle before it was cool, all their food is made from scratch and without any chemicals not found in Mother Nature.
Fresh, 90 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, + 1 416 599 4442
Lime Asian Cuisine
An ultra-modern Asian fusion eatery on Eglinton just between Yonge and Mt. Pleasant, Lime’s sleek décor offers an upscale dining experience. The chef’s signature dishes include mango chicken sautéed in either hoisin or satay peanut sauce, served in a Phoenix Nest and pan-seared black cod with spicy basil sauce.
Lime Asian Cuisine, 170 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, ON, Canada, + 1 416 322 5463
Sushi fans will love Fin Izakaya’s Japanese take on tapas. Try some of their signature delicacies like raw octopus dishes or mackerel, which they blowtorch right at your table. Small groups should go for their meat lovers’ or seafood platters.
Fin Izakaya, Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, ON, Canada, + 1 647 347 3864
You will get a kick from the authentic Jamaican dishes offered at Caribbean Bistro. Unafraid of spice? Go for the jerk chicken roti and curry potatoes. Still not satisfied? Top it off with a slice of their cassava pone dessert.
Caribbean Bistro, 2439 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, Canada,+ 1 416 480 1581
Those searching for a little slice of Paris can check out this spot. Featuring cozy, European décor, Coquine offers all the ambience of a café by the Seine right in the middle of Midtown. Perfect for brunch, lunch, and dinner, check out their wild mushroom ravioli bathed in white wine truffle sauce or oeufs Florintine with Hollandaise sauce and Lyonnaise potatoes.
Coquine Restaurant, 2075 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, Canada, + 1 416 322 6767
A fun little Mexican restaurant, Mariachi’s is a great place to sit on their Yonge Street-facing patio with an imported Mexican beer in one hand and a chimichanga in the other. Have one of their famous burritos with their homemade habanero hot sauce.
Mariachi’s, 2084 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, Canada, + 1 416 481 7111