Looking for the best patios in Toronto to enjoy all the sunshine and good food?
Sitting on patios is probably one of the best parts of summer in the city – there’s just something about sippin’ on a good cocktail under the sun as the city bustles around you.
Whether you’re looking for rooftop patios or just simple outdoor patios, Toronto has plenty of awesome restaurant patios worth checking out.
Be sure to book reservations ahead of time to ensure you get a table by calling into the restaurant!
Here are some of the best patios in Toronto to eat at this summer.
If you’re looking for even more outdoor spots to grab food and drink in Toronto, check out my other post on the most beautiful patios in Toronto, the best rooftop patios in Toronto, and the best covered patios in Toronto!
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Best patios in Toronto
The Gardens at Casa Loma
Enjoy a dreamy patio meal at The Gardens at Casa Loma, a historic mansion just outside of the city.
From Ahi Tuna Nachos to Lobster Ravioli, you can enjoy all kinds of upscale yet casual delights at Casa Loma.
You’ll get to enjoy the beautiful gardens at Casa Loma, as well as the stunning view of the Toronto skyline, but unfortunately this doesn’t include access to the inside of Casa Loma!
LOCATION: 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto, ON
Her Father’s serves up all the cider you can dream of, plus plenty of amazing food.
Choose from over 100 different ciders from around Ontario and the world alongside farm-to-table Canadian fare.
Their restaurant is all about the rustic vibes, while their patio features a gorgeous and vibrant mural.
On chillier summer days, they even give you blankets to keep warm!
LOCATION: 119 Harbord St, Toronto, ON
Wish is located in the chic Yorkville neighbourhood, and the best part about their super cute patio is that it’s open year-round.
Yep, you heard me right – even in our freezing cold winters.
They just enclose it so there’s plenty of room for everyone to enjoy their delish burgers.
Their menu is all about elevated comfort foods, and they’ve also got some amazing brunch.
LOCATION: 3 Charles St. East, Toronto, ON
Craving some authentic Italian pizza?
Terroni has a few locations across Toronto and they all have patios, but their Rosedale location on Price Street is one of the most beautiful patios in Toronto.
Their rooftop patio features wood panelled ceilings, hanging straw lamps, plenty of greenery, and even an incredible skyline view (especially if you get the table facing the LCBO occupying the historic building across the street).
LOCATION: Various locations
Smith is a gorgeous French restaurant that’s popular for their brunch, as well as their adorable patio.
With brick walls and hanging lights, their patio is super cute and Instagram-worthy.
They’re only open on weekends at the moment, so definitely reserve ahead of time if you want to get a table!
LOCATION: 553 Church St, Toronto, ON
You can find the El Catrin restaurant in the Distillery District, and they’ve got a stunning and super cute patio out front for you to enjoy your Mexican feast.
You can enjoy traditional and modern Mexican bites here, like their Pibil Jackfruit Sopes or their Guacamole with *gasp* crickets as an add-on.
They’ve also got the largest tequila and mezcal collection in Canada, which is pretty cool!
LOCATION: 18 Tank House Lane, Toronto, ON
Cluny is one of the best restaurants in the Distillery District, and they’ve got a beautiful semi-enclosed outdoor patio, wrapped in faux vines and twinkling lights.
Enjoy all of the European vibes while indulging in delicious French dishes.
It’s a super cute patio to visit with your girlfriends, or to go on a romantic summer date!
They even have heating for those extra chilly evenings at the end of summer.
LOCATION: 35 Tank House Lane, Toronto, ON
You can enjoy General Assembly’s wood-fired pizzas by the Harbourfront at their new patio location at The Slip.
They’ve also got a plethora of socially-distanced bench seating available, as they’ve taken over the Harbourfront Centre Theatre for now!
It’s actually just a summer pop-up, and you can visit now through Labour Day weekend.
LOCATION: 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON
The Porch offers up some of the best rooftop patio views in the city, and you can see a gorgeous panoramic view with the Toronto skyline.
The only thing about this place is that they charge cover both during the day and at night, but it’s still a very nice spot.
Be sure to wear plenty of sunscreen, and probably even sunglasses and a hat, unless you’re okay with turning into a lobster.
LOCATION: 250 Adelaide St. West, Toronto, ON
Craft beer and pizza are the specialties here at King Taps.
You wouldn’t think that such a chic spot in the Financial District would serve up such good pizza, but they truly do serve some of the best pizza in Toronto.
All of their pizzas are fantastic, but the BBQ Chicken, Bianca, and Stinging Bee are my favourites!
They’ve also got a huge craft beer and cocktail selection, perfect for enjoying on their large outdoor patio.
I also have a blog post all about my King Taps restaurant review if you’re interested in learning more!
If you’re into craft beer, you might enjoy this post on the best craft breweries in Toronto!
LOCATION: 100 King St. West, Toronto, ON
District Eatery is the perfect spot to visit if you’re watching what you’re eating, because they’re all about clean eats.
Their rooftop patio is super nice, and it’s the perfect spot to grab craft cocktails and shareable dishes with your friends!
They’ve also got a cool neon sign at the entrance that you can snap a quick pic of.
LOCATION: 303 King St. West, Toronto, ON
RendezViews is the most colourful patio in Toronto, with a massive mural on the ground and colourful, socially-distanced picnic benches.
The menu is small, but it’s made up of all your fave comfort foods like Chicken Wings and Smashed Burgers.
There’s a good selection of local and imported beers, cocktails, and there’s even bottle service.
It’s presented by the same people behind The Fifth Social Club and The Ballroom!
LOCATION: 229 Richmond St. West, Toronto, ON
While I’ll admit I’m not crazy about the food, the vibes and the views are definitely worth it.
It’s on the 44th floor, so you can enjoy panoramic views of the city skyline on the rooftop patio.
There’s even an outdoor pool on the rooftop patio!
LOCATION: 80 Blue Jays Way, Toronto, ON
Grand Bizarre is Toronto’s largest poolside patio at 86,000 square feet, and it’s located at the Exhibition Place.
They have three huge infinity pools, private cabanas, and bottle service if that’s something you’re into.
They’re open for brunch, lunch, and dinner on the weekends!
LOCATION: 15 Saskatchewan Rd, Toronto, ON
Cafe23 is an absolutely adorable café on Queen West (near Trinity Bellwoods) with a stunning backyard patio.
It’s literally like a hidden secret garden, complete with vintage details and beautiful florals – check it out for yourself!
LOCATION: 728 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON
Lavelle’s got a pretty sweet rooftop patio if you’re feeling swanky.
The restaurant sits 16 storeys high with a lounge bar, cabanas, and a massive outdoor pool.
Their cocktails are great and the sushi is pretty dang good.
LOCATION: 627 King St. West, Toronto, ON
Northern Maverick is one of the best craft breweries in Toronto, and they’ve got a cool patio near King and Bathurst.
Slurp on some fresh oysters or taste some of their house-cured meats on their charcuterie boards alongside their amazing craft beers!
LOCATION: 115 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON
Grand Electric serves up some of the best tacos in Toronto, and it’s also got one of the best patios in Toronto.
The inside of their restaurant may not be huge, but the cute patio out back makes up for it!
If you’re looking to do a little shopping nearby, House of Vintage and Public Vintage are both amazing vintage clothing shops nearby.
LOCATION: 1330 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON
This adorable Mexican bistro serves up incredible authentic Mexican food and margaritas, and they’ve got a gorgeous and cozy patio.
They also serve up Mexican brunch if you’re looking to try something unique, and you can peep out more of their menu in my Fonda Lola restaurant review!
LOCATION: 942 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON
The Broadview Hotel in the east end of Toronto is a chic historic hotel that was built as a commercial centre in the late 1800s.
They have a few dining spaces within the hotel, and one of them is their rooftop restaurant that includes a gorgeous outdoor terrace with CN Tower views!
Enjoy seasonal dishes made with locally-sourced produce and all kinds of fancy schmancy cocktails.
The photo I featured above is actually in their bistro downstairs!
LOCATION: 106 Broadview Ave, Toronto, ON
After a day out on Woodbine Beach, hit up the Toronto Beach Club for upscale Mediterranean-inspired eats and beachy cocktails.
They’ve got a gorgeous patio, especially at nighttime with the hanging lights!
There’s also free parking if you dine here, which is pretty nice.
LOCATION: 1681 Lake Shore Blvd. East, Toronto, ON
Best patios in Toronto:
- The Gardens at Casa Loma
- Her Father’s Cider Kitchen + Bar
- Wish Restaurant
- Smith Restaurant
- El Catrin Destileria
- Cluny Bistro & Boulangerie
- General Assembly Pizza
- King Taps
- District Eatery
- Grand Bizarre
- Northern Maverick Brewing Co.
- Grand Electric
- Fonda Lola Mexican Bistro
- The Broadview Hotel
- Toronto Beach Club
These were some of the best patios in Toronto worth checking out!
If you’re looking for more Toronto restaurants to visit, check out these posts:
- Instagram-worthy patios in Toronto
- Rooftop patios in Toronto
- Covered patios in Toronto
- Best spots for drinks in Toronto
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