Toronto Downtown Restaurants

Whether you are up for a quick brunch, business meeting, or family dinner, Toronto’s downtown restaurants offer plenty of options when it comes to seating, ambience, menu and ingredients, and more.


Visitors can choose from a host of vegetarian-friendly and vegan restaurants, like for example, The Elm Tree Restaurant, GEORGE Restaurant, Carisma, and others. Carisma offers dinner, lunch, and wine menus and tasty meals such as wild mushrooms with goat cheese and mixed greens and mozzarella with basil seedlings, extra virgin olive oil, and vine-ripened tomato. GEORGE restaurant is a top-rated restaurant and a great choice for a lunch or dinner, private dining, and special events such as weddings. The menu features a selection of delicious meals such as pan roasted tofu, vegetable tempura with pickled fennel and heirloom beets, and rapini salad with quinoa and avocado. The menu also features wine pairings for a seven or five course menu. Gluten-free options are also available.

Canadian and Contemporary

Visitors coming from abroad may want to try poutine, butter tarts, Canadian bacon, or split pea soup. There are plenty of restaurants downtown to get a feel of Canadian cuisine, for instance, The Hot House, The Senator Restaurant, JOEY Eaton Centre, Cora’s Breakfast and Lunch, and others. It is best to make a reservation. The Senator Restaurant offers take out and brunch, dinner, lunch, and breakfast options. Visitors can try mains such as Perth country pork chop, southern fried chicken thighs, or chicken pot pie with mixed green salad and puff pastry crust. Cora’s Breakfast and Lunch is also a great place to try International, Canadian, and American cuisine, with gluten-free and vegetarian-friendly options available as well. Visitors love the friendly service, tasty food, and large portions. Cora offers omelets, toasts, waffles, savory and fruits crepes, pancakes, and a lot more. This is a great breakfast spot in downtown Toronto to have a tasty omelet with bacon, tomatoes, and goat cheese, breakfast on a cheddar crepe, or an apple and cheddar crepe.


There are plenty of restaurants that offer Mexican, Japanese, Sri Lankan, Middle Eastern, and Belgian cuisine. Como en Casa, for example, features quick, friendly service, generous portions, and ambient atmosphere. Visitors are offered a large selection of meals such as pulled pork with chipotle and tomato, tortillas with sour cream, cheese, and lettuce, and tacos with veg, pork, chicken, or beef. The Tinuno Restaurant is a great place to try Filipino cuisine and take advantage of their catering menu. You can have grilled okra, grilled tilapia, pork BBQ, or grilled squid. If you love Latin cuisine, VOS Restaurante Argentino is a great place to taste South American and Argentinian food. Try their ensalada walforf or calmares a la parrilla. There are other places featuring Mexican, Spanish, and South American food, for example, El Rinconcito Mexicano and Cafeteria Playa Cabana. You will find good Japanese restaurants in downtown Toronto as well, including the Nami Japanese Seafood Restaurant and Yutaka Japanese Restaurant. The Nami Japanese Seafood Restaurant offers a selection of tasty items such as spicy tuna sashimi with minced white onions, sesame oil, and scallions and tofu with scallions, grated ginger, and ground radish. Customers are free to choose from different types of fish such as mackerel, sardine, squid, salmon, black cod, and others. Bento box meals are also offered.

There is a host of restaurants that feature Thai, Vietnamese, and Asian food as well, for example, Banh Mi Boys, Salad King Restaurant, Golden Thai Restaurant, and many others. Many of them offer vegie-friendly and vegan options.