I may be away from Toronto this winter, but I am still keeping tabs on new restaurants or openings. Here is my latest list. I look forward to you letting me know what you think about these about these as well as anything I should try on my return.

Happy dining,

1) Bar Sybanne, a new spot on Ossington for Mediterranean/Middle Eastern/ and Moroccan food
2) Aloette, a casual sister restaurant to the famed Alo on Spadina near Queen Street
3) Kiin, Thai food fit for royalty
4) Blueblood Steakhouse, in Casa Loma
5) Bunny’s, a new venture by veteran Chef Rodney Bower in Leslieville, serving brunch, lunch and dinner
6) Pinky’s Ca Phe, Vietnamese on Clinton
7) Palma, if you haven’t been yet, it is worth a try on Dundas Street West for Italian
8) May Kitchen, for breakfast, lunch and dinner
9) Annabelle, pasta bar near Casa Loma
10) Onnki Donburi, near Yonge and Bloor for fast food or take out rice bowls
11) Café Cancun, a French Bistro from the same chef as Piano Piano, located across the street on Harbord
12) Mad Crush Wine Bar
13) Baccarat, French restaurant on Sudbury
14) Majong Bar, small Chinese plates, I want to try it just for the name, because I love Majong
15) Sud Forno, if you haven’t tried their Queen Street location they opened another one on Yonge and Temperance, for pizza slices, pastries and sandwiches
16) Ama, Aregentinian snack food
17) Cano, Ontario’s bounty with a Mediterranean flare
18) Soos, on Ossington for Malaysian food
19) Shanee, Thai snack food, come on look at the name!

1) Konjiki Ramen, named best ramen in all of Japan is opening its first location out of that country in North York Toronto
2) Constantine, from the people of La Palma, in the new Anndore House
3) Frank’s Kitchen is reopening on St. Clair Avenue West
4) El Quetzal, Grant Van Gameren of Bar Raval and Bar Isabel, is opening his 7th restaurant, a Mexican restaurant coming to Little Italy


  1. Gail Halbert says:

    Great restaurant you’ve got to try , CORE on Queen St East. We went two weekends in a row we loved it that much . First time we ate from the a la carte menu and this weekend we had their 5 course tasting menu . Fabulous food , great value and quality, fab attention to detail and preparation ! Between 5:00-7:00 they offer a 3 course menu . Portions are very generous for a tasting menu – a real must !! Owner and chef are so gracious and the staff is so lovely . Ambience has a real homey feel and you aren’t packed in like sardines . Not too dark , nice music , not overbearing so you can actually have a nice conversation without having to compete with the background noise . Bread is awesome and made on the premises too . They’ve been open since March and we want them to succeed so spread the word about this Leslieville gem ! You can bring your own wine – corkage is reasonable and if you can stump the owner as to the type of varietal and age of wine that you bring , he will wave the corkage . Stump the chump – neat idea !!! We will return again and again – such a wonderful find !!!!
    Hope you check it out .

  2. Shanea says:

    Thanks for the recommendation, Gail! I will definitely try it out!

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