Fall is a great time to check out all the New Toronto Restaurant openings. Before the chaos of the holidays and the deep freeze of February, explore the city on your own terms before hunkering down this winter. We tracked down the hottest new openings and events, so instead of texting us asking what’s new on King West, now you know for sure!
TOP NEW TORONTO RESTAURANTS TO SINK YOUR TEETH INTO THIS FALL
Tonight, don pink as you celebrate bringing awareness to this important cause. The BUBBLE GUM BALL is back to raise funds for Breast Cancer research. The pink tie affair is an immersive night-time experience at the tippy-top of Hotel X. It’s an open bar, it’s a good cause, it’s tonight.
We go every year to soak up the scenery and get into the spirit of the holidays. The outdoor market is home to many talented vendors, and all the cafes and restaurants pull out all the stops to make the Distillery District a holiday hub. Join the chorus of Carollers on Thursday, November 16th at 6pm to witness the festive mood swell.
WHAT’S HOT THIS MONTH- TORONTO’S NEWEST RESTAURANTS
The Well is home to Canada’s first Prince Street Pizza. This saucy hotspot opened in October to immediate long lines and still, no ranch sauce. We tried it- it’s greasy goodness, with a different flex than Toronto’s pizzas. Vodka sauce is swapped in for traditional marinara here and there, and the deep dish Naughty Pie is worth the calorie download.
Bar Prima is now open and accepting reservations. Chef Craig Harding is the man behind the wheel here, with Chef de Cuisine Nicholas Iaboni running the show with Julian D’Ippolito as the Executive Chef. We are delighted to report the talented ladies that are helping lead the team too, with Jennifer Hodge on point as Operations Manager and Vanessa Stephan as the General Manager for Bar Prima.
Eataly Sherway Gardens is officially open. The Italian emporium of (almost) everything imported brings life to the west end with this unbeatable combo. Eataly is good and convenient, and now Etobicoke has one of its own. Mazel Tov!
CIBO is running a deal for Peroni Beer + 50% off pizzas on Tuesdays. Valid at all three locations in Toronto.
TABLE Food Hall has been turning a lot of heads since its early fall opening. No surprises here, with a pedigree of Chefs slinging some of the most sought-after dishes in Toronto, like Friday Burger or Chef Nuit Regular’s Chaiyo.
The Joneses is a new concept from Oliver & Bonacini located at 33 Yonge St. This replaces their self-named O&B Cafe which was a landmark for theatre lovers.
King West was crushed when the clubby dining sweetheart Patria closed in the fall of ’22. The iconic patchwork patterned wall may be gone, but the Spanish darling returns, with all the paellas and pretty plates as before. Relaunching Friday, November 17th, Patria 2.0 is bright, airy and authentically España.
J’s Steak Frites just got a little sister. Welcome to Roncesvalles, Miss Aida. A welcoming bar and event space are a boon to this part of town, with sharing-style plates and clever cocktails to pair with. Do not miss out on co-owner Tara Tang’s decadent desserts.
Mishree is a sensory journey launching soon in Mississauga. Bold Indian flavours and a luxe lounge for speciality cocktails sound like a good mix for those in the ‘sausage.
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A limited time is anxiety-inducing so book in now for Toronto’s Truffle Club six-course tasting menu ($95) with truffle’d cocktails to match. Whoa! Book now at The Toronto Beach Club, on Lakeshore East.
DaNico opened in early October at the corner of College and Bathurst. The former bank space was renovated under Creative Director Nadia Di Donato’s discerning eye. (Read our interview with Nadia here) and reopened with a wine wall that resembles a mountain. Part art gallery, party world-class dining destination. It’s Nadia’s world babe.
Chop Hop has had enormous success at its Commerce Court location, and uptown’s Yonge and Lawrence location will no doubt be the same. Come for salads that eat like a meal, with unexpected add-ons and killer dressings. From the Food Dudes.
Bar Goa is an exciting new concept from established restauranteur Hemant Bhagwani. This new downtown location is a departure from his latest uptown projects and mostly it just sounds pretty complicated. Inspired by NYC, but with roots steeped in Goa culture and flavours, Bar Goa promises a night like no other, with unforgettable new experiences you never imagined! Guys!!!!
Earls is opening in Yorkville on November 10th. Known for approachable dining with quality cocktails, the Yorkville location will feature some unique signature flourishes that belong only to this location. Further plans to expand on King Street West are firmly in place.
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The Octagon is on the move. The fire may have forced them to close back in the last century but this time it’s condos that are moving in for the kill. No word yet on closing time but word on the street is that they’re moving north for the re-do.