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12 Best Restaurants in Toronto’s Yorkville

12 Best Restaurants in Toronto’s Yorkville

On the hunt for the best Yorkville restaurants after a day of shopping around Toronto’s mink mile?

The Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood is known as the swanky part of Toronto, with plenty of luxury and high-end boutiques and stores.

It’s one of the best shopping destinations in Toronto, and it’s also been home to Toronto Fashion Week for the last several years!

There are also tons of fantastic restaurants to eat in and around the Yorkville neighbourhood, and here are some of the best restaurants to visit in Yorkville.

If you’re just in the mood for a quick coffee and pastry, you can also hit up Yorkville’s best coffee shops.

If you’re in the mood for some exploring, grab a coffee and go on this self-guided audio walking tour to learn more about the history of the Yorkville neighbourhood!

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Food tours are another fun way to experience Toronto’s food scene, and this Kensington Market food tour, Canadian food tour, and craft brewery tour are all fantastic options!


Best Yorkville restaurants


Wish Restaurant

Wish serves up elevated takes on classic comfort foods, including everything from their Mussels and Frites to their Certified Black Angus Beef Burger.

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If you’re in the mood for brunch, they’ve also got a fantastic brunch menu.

The restaurant itself is gorgeous, and they even have a super nice patio that opens up during summer or becomes enclosed in the winter!

LOCATION: 3 Charles St. East, Toronto, ON


MIMI Chinese

MIMI is an upscale Chinese restaurant in Toronto near Davenport & Avenue, with a focus on shareable dishes inspired by the diverse regions of China.

They even specify what region each dish is inspired by on the menu, which is pretty cool!

From their Mapo Tofu Beef to their House Char Siu, they put their own spin on classic Chinese dishes.

They even have a fantastic cocktail menu made with Asian ingredients, alongside a wine list meant to be paired with the dishes!

LOCATION: 265 Davenport Rd, Toronto, ON


Reyna on King Restaurant, Toronto

Bar Reyna

If you’re in the mood to have some shareables and tapas, you’ll definitely want to pay a visit to Bar Reyna, a chic cocktail and snack bar in Yorkville.

You’ll find Mediterranean-inspired snacks like Marinated Olives, Falafel Bites, and fries made either Arabic, Greek, Spanish, or Italian-style.

They’ve also got an extensive drink menu with a variety of signature and classic cocktails, wines, and more!

The restaurant is also housed in a beautiful two-storey Victorian house with a stunning back patio that’s open year-round.

You can also find their other restaurant, Reyna on King, on King East!

LOCATION: 158 Cumberland St, Toronto, ON


Buca Osteria & Bar

Buca Osteria & Bar is the second outpost of the wildly popular Buca on King West.

The focus here is seafood, with dishes like their Pesce Spada (dry-cured swordfish), Branzino, and Linguine Alle Cozze (featuring mussels).

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You’ll also find modern Italian dishes like their Tagliata Di Wagyu, made with A5 Ozaki Japanese wagyu striploin.

Their menu changes frequently and features local and seasonal ingredients, including seafood from Nova Scotia and British Columbia.

LOCATION: 53 Scollard St, Toronto, ON


Trattoria Nervosa

Formerly a café back in the 90’s, Trattoria Nervosa has been serving up incredible and authentic Southern Italian food in Yorkville for over two decades.

They’ve got a large menu filled with appetizers (such as their In-House Marinated Olives), pizzas (like their Margherita), and pastas (including their Spaghettoni Cacio E Pepe).

You can also find a fantastic selection of wines and cocktails.

You might also know their popular sister restaurant, Gusto 101 on King West!

LOCATION: 75 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, ON


Planta

Planta serves up elevated plant-based comfort foods that are sure to satisfy all your vegan (and non-vegan) friends, including vegan sushi and vegan pizza.

They also offer brunch on weekends! Remember that as a vegan restaurant, they only offer plant-based milks, so don’t make the mistake of asking for regular milk in your coffee like I did. *shudders*

Don’t forget to also take a photo on the swinging chair in front of the plant wall for the ‘Gram!

Planta was one of the first restaurants in Toronto to popularize vegan eats, and they’ve now got multiple different concepts across the city.

Their Queen West restaurant serves up Asian-inspired dishes and their two Financial District locations serve up burgers and tacos – all plant-based!

LOCATION: 1221 Bay St, Toronto, ON


Sofia Restaurant

Enjoy creative Italian fare at this extravagant spot in Yorkville, where they serve up a variety of different raw and cooked seafood dishes, meat dishes, and more.

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They’ve also got a variety of Italian-inspired signature cocktails, as well as wines from Italy, France, and beyond!

Tall mirrored columns, luxurious red velvet seating, and artwork by internationally-renowned artists bring all the romantic vibes to the restaurant.

LOCATION: 99 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, ON


Enigma Yorkville

This modern European restaurant serves up tasting menus using seasonal ingredients sourced locally and from abroad.

Choose between the Gourmet Menu with 5 courses for $150 per person, or the Tasting Menu with 8 courses for $230 per person.

Their wine list highlights wines from old-world regions, and you can choose between two tiers of wine pairings.

You can find this luxe restaurant tucked away just off of Bloor Street surrounded by gorgeous mid-century modern buildings.

They also earned one Michelin Star on the 2022 Toronto Michelin Guide!

LOCATION: 23 St Thomas St, Toronto, ON


Osteria Giulia

This incredible Italian restaurant in Toronto has all of the romantic vibes, and they serve up a seafood-focused menu with an extensive Italian wine and cocktail list.

They offer a tasting menu for $100 per person, or you can order their Northern Italian dishes à-la-carte.

Fun fact: Chef Rob Rossi was runner-up in the first season of Top Chef Canada!

I absolutely adore the clean and minimal aesthetic of the restaurant, which feels very intimate and cozy.

This stunning restaurant in Yorkville even received one Michelin Star on the 2022 Toronto Michelin Guide!

LOCATION: 134 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON


Alobar Yorkville

You’ll find decadent cocktails and a variety of seafood-focused dishes at Alobar, which earned one Michelin Star on the 2022 Toronto Michelin Guide.

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Enjoy raw dishes like their Hokkaido Sea Scallop or Salmon Crudo, or mains like their Confit Duck Pappardelle or Grilled Sea Bream.

The restaurant interior has the vibes of a swanky cocktail bar, with moody lighting and leather banquette seating.

They’re part of the Alo Food Group, which also owns Alo Restaurant, one of Toronto’s best restaurants!

LOCATION: 162 Cumberland St, Toronto, ON


Aburi Hana

If you’re in the mood for something a lil’ fancy, try the Kyō-Kaiseki Tasting Menu at this other Michelin Star spot in Yorkville.

Kyō-Kaiseki cuisine focuses on fresh and seasonal ingredients from both the land and the sea, and Aburi Hana uses both local and Japanese ingredients.

The tasting menu is $380 per person, and wine and spirits pairings are an additional $180 per person.

Because it is a nicer spot, they also have a dress code of business casual attire!

If you’re lookin’ for something a bit more casual, they also own the popular Toronto sushi restaurants Miku and Minami.

LOCATION: 102 Yorkville Ave, Unit 4 Lower Level, Toronto, ON


STK Toronto

If you’re in the mood for a good steak, STK is Toronto’s swankiest steakhouse.

They’re an international steakhouse chain, and their only Canadian location is in Yorkville.

Choose from a variety of cuts of steak (including New York striploin and wagyu), and feel free to pair it with seafood if you love surf and turf.

They also have fantastic happy hour deals for appetizers ranging from $3 to $9 a dish, as well as half off signature cocktails, $5 Stellas, and $9 glasses of wine.

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LOCATION: 153 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, ON


Best restaurants in Yorkville:

  1. Wish Restaurant
  2. MIMI Chinese
  3. Bar Reyna
  4. Buca Osteria & Bar
  5. Trattoria Nervosa
  6. Planta
  7. Sofia Restaurant
  8. Enigma Yorkville
  9. Osteria Giulia
  10. Alobar Yorkville
  11. Aburi Hana
  12. STK Toronto

These were some of the best restaurants to visit in Toronto’s swanky Yorkville neighbourhood!

If you’re looking to explore more of Yorkville, grab a coffee and go on this self-guided audio walking tour to learn more about the history of the neighbourhood!

Have you eaten at any of these Yorkville spots? What are the best Yorkville restaurants in your opinion? Let me know on Twitter or Instagram!

More things to do in Toronto

Food tours are another fun way to experience Toronto’s food scene, and this Kensington Market food tour, Canadian food tour, and craft brewery tour are all fantastic options!

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Best restaurants in Toronto's Yorkville neighbourhood