Toronto is one of the most diverse cities in the world to enjoy a meal. A melting pot of culinary experiences, there is never a shortage of places to explore the latest creation from Michelin-rated chefs. This fall Toronto restaurants are offering cosy outdoor dining experiences that as many restaurants have used COVID-19 as an opportunity to create warm, elegant outdoor spaces that transform dining al fresco experience into truly fine dining.
The ONE at the Hazelton
This past summer ONE at the Hazelton became a local hotspot for traditional outdoor dining fare. Blending traditional fare with gourmet offerings to-go, The ONE took outdoor dining to new heights. This continues into the fall season with their elegant, tree-lined patio remaining open to diners who want to enjoy an immersive meal in a candlelit setting.
“The streets of Yorkville have never been busier, our patio allows clients to not only dine at street level but also take part in the see-to-be-seen crowd that Yorkville has always been known for,” says Eric McEwan, COOI of McEwan Group. “At street level clients mix and mingle with those passing by as Yorkville is as much a social hangout as it is a shopping destination. Rather than transport you out of this feeling we hope to embrace it, Yorkville has truly transformed over the past couple of years and we are looking forward to many more future developments.”
Where To Find The ONE
116 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto
Looking for elegance in a truly royal? Look no further than the Liberty Entertainment Group. Their popular Xango and Cibo Wine Bar locations created stunning outdoor spaces that were both inviting and intimate. None, however, could top the dining experience at BlueBlood Steakhouse. “Creating our outdoor spaces is about creating the same experience and inviting atmosphere which reflects the interior restaurant,” says Nadia Di Donato, VP/Creative Director of Liberty Entertainment Group. She notes Blueblood offers an intimate mood and atmosphere by creating private nooks using natural landscape and green walls. With Casa Loma as the backdrop, it truly is a royally magic experience.
Where To Find BlueBlood Steakhouse
Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto
Falcon SkyBar at Hotel X
The Falcon SkyBar remains one of Toronto’s premier dining experiences. Located on the 28th floor of the stunning Hotel X, Falcon SkyBar offers incredible views of the Toronto skyline and Lake Ontario. Guests who want to enjoy the sumptuous offerings of Prime Grill need only order up to the SkyBar. Home to five distinctive and stylish spaces, Skybar is one of the most unique dining experiences in Toronto.
111 Princes’ Boulevard, Toronto
David Rocco Bar Aperitivo
New to the Yorkville dining scene, famed chef David Rocco has created an outdoor dining space reminiscent of the streets of Rome, with cafe-style dining and a menu that is diverse and inspired. The restaurant’s tagline is Italian Aperitivo Bar, not a Restaurant, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t exciting new dishes to sample each day. The inviting ambiance encourages diners to mingle and enjoy a bottle – or two, of wine together while enjoying great conversation paired with the finest samples of Italian fare.
Where To Find David Rocco Bar Aperitivo
95 Cumberland Street Toronto