1. Momofuku Daisho190 University Ave, Toronto
2. Richmond Station1 Richmond St W, Toronto
3. Splendido88 Harbord St, Toronto
4. Guu Izakaya398 Church St, Toronto
5. The Beech Tree924 Kingston Rd, Toronto
6. Greenwood Smokehouse BBQ673 Danforth Ave, Toronto
7. District Oven842 College St, Toronto
8. The Chase Fish & Oyster10 Temperance St, Toronto
One of the many spots from the Momofuku folks, Daisho is run by international Chef David Chang and is excellent for both large, family-style dinners or smaller individualized meals ordered from their a la carte menu.
Run by former Top Chef Canada winner Carl Heinrich, Richmond Station uses fresh, local ingredients to craft excellent dishes like their Richmond Station burger (short rib patty topped with aged cheddar, and sweet beet chutney on a house-baked milk bun) and other seasonal dishes.
This upscale contemporary resto uses both traditional and modern techniques to craft their scrumptious offerings, such as their VB Burger (an 8oz ground rib steak and braised short rib patty that’s dressed with garlic mayo, red pepper jam, and melted fontina cheese on a buttery homemade brioche bun).
This fashionable izakaya sets the bar high for Japanese fare in the city, with an extensive menu of sharable "bar food" served up in an inviting ambience.
Every dish at this east side neighborhood bistro pub is made completely from scratch, from their char-grilled brisket burger to their crunchy and meaty triple-fried English-style chips.
This BBQ joint borrows flavors and cooking styles from North and South Carolina, Memphis, and Texas, making your visit here basically an international affair. And if you're a vegetarian or vegan? Don't fret, Greenwood also has offerings for you too, like their mushroom burger thats smothered in smoked pineapple-avocado salsa.
Ever have Middleterranean food? You will once you visit District Oven, which slings a contemporary blend of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean fare that is as delicious as it is unique. Pro tip: try the kefta burger, made with a cumin & paprika spiced lamb and beef patty topped with arugula, fig jam, and Brie cheese.
Although this spot is known for its wide array of sustainable seafood dishes, there's no shame whatsoever in ordering their house burger, which consists of an 8oz beef patty with pickled jalapeño-parsley aioli and a pile of shaved PEI cheddar.