This page is dedicated to downtown Toronto restaurants for the regular traveler.
Like any big city, Toronto has restaurants for all tastes and pockets.
As well, Toronto has districts, like Chinatown, Greektown, Little Italy, and Little India, that cater to visitors who like their community's ethnic cuisines.
In fact, Toronto has so many restaurants, we're never going to do more than 'nibble' into this theme -- still, I'll try:-)
Some restaurants in Toronto I like are:
Richtree/Marche is a 'market' idea of restaurant where you wander from food island to food island selecting what you like and having it cooked right when you order it. Richtree has a great bakery stall, salad bar, fish bar, carvery, wok station, and dessert counter. Prices are reasonable, the food is always fresh and just 'window shopping' for your meal is a great way of idling away a lazy lunch or evening meal. Richtree is on the corner of Yonge and Wellington, at 42 Yonge St, which makes it really handy for downtown.
Penelope's is a Greek restaurant on King street, which makes it handy for the Mirvish theatres, Princess of Wales and Royal Alex.
Also handy for the Mirvish theatres and Roy Thompson Hall is the 'Elephant and Castle', a British-style pub that serves a wide range of beers, has a good selection of wines and good food -- definitely a cut above regular 'pub grub'.
Another Toronto favorite, for many years now, is the Old Spaghetti Factory at 54 The Esplanade. As its name suggests, it does all things pasta. If you're traveling with kids, this is the place to go but even for adults, it's got great pasta. One drawback is it's a bit out-of-the-way for downtown, certainly not within regular walking distance of the hotels or shopping.
I'm also a big fan of Segovia's paella. Segovia's has been doing Spanish food for over 20 years that I know of so they must be doing something right. They're located at 5 St. Nicholas St, just off Yonge St. between College and Bloor Streets.
Another favorite of mine is the Sultan's Tent & Cafe Maroc, which features belly dancers in the evenings.
Another downtown restaurant favorite to try is the 360 Degrees at the CN Tower.
The view is incredible and you get free admission to the Tower in the price of your entree, which makes it a pretty good deal.
As I said at the start, there are too many downtown Toronto restaurants for us to name them all -- or even sample them all, much as I'd like to, so here's a link to help you find something that tickles your tastebuds -- Toronto Restaurants.
And for a hotel in Ontario or anywhere else:
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