~ Winterlicious 2015: My Top 10 Picks ~

New year, new list of restaurants for Toronto Foodies! Licious menu prices have increased this year. Now prix fixe lunches are $18, $23, $28 and dinners are $25, $35, $45. Reservations have already opened but if you are still looking for suggestions … Continue reading

~ Summerlicious 2013: My Top 10 Picks ~

1) One
Price: $25 Lunch/$45 Dinner
Info: http://goo.gl/HIAit
Note: Good reviews and has a nice patio. Owned by McEwan Group who also owns Bymark and North 44. 

2) Nota Bene
Price: $25 Lunch/$45 Dinner
Info: http://goo.gl/OdNgE
Note: Good reviews and very well-known. Ex- Prime Minister Jean Chrétien dined here! 

3) Parts & Labour
Price: $35 Dinner
Info: http://goo.gl/uneiZ
Note: Hearing buzz about it. Low-key atmosphere and has a dance floor downstairs. 

4) Mildred’s Temple Kitchen
Price: $20 Lunch/$35 Dinner
Info: http://goo.gl/POh5f
Note: I’ve meant to check this place out for the longest time but it’s a bit far west of central downtown area. I would still recommend checking it out though, they host many foodie events and have good reviews as well. 

5) Stock
Price: $25 Lunch/$45 Dinner
Info: http://goo.gl/db9CU
Note: Located in Trump Tower, this would be a good chance to check it out! A friend went and mentioned it wasn’t bad. Interior looks really nice as well. 

6) Prohibition Gastrohouse and Oyster House
Price: $15 Lunch/$25 Dinner
Info: http://goo.gl/Ucnc0
Note: Located a bit far out east of central downtown area..this resto seems very popular and has good reviews. 

7) Rosewater
Price: $20 Lunch/ $35 Dinner
Info: http://goo.gl/YZV3a
Note: Misjudged this place! A relative told me they had a mediocre experience so I have been kind of avoiding this resto for a while. However, I gave in and visited for Winterlicious and on a regular evening as well. Food was good and service wasnt bad either. Love the interior. I would recommend this place, especially since $20-35 is very reasonable for 3 courses. Only placing this low on my picks because I have already tried it. 

8) Splendido
Price: $45 Dinner
Info: http://goo.gl/4pVf0
Note: Another resto I have been meaning to check out and on my wish list for the longest time. I am not too excited about the Summerlicious menu but if you like it, be sure to try this place out. Reviews are still pretty good. 

9) Canoe
Price: $25 Lunch/ $45 Dinner
Info: http://goo.gl/MqhfC
Note: Only low on my list since I’ve been there so many times. If you haven’t and like the menu, move this to the top of your list! I definitely recommend it and suggest a table near the windows. 

10) Biff Bistro
Price: $20 Lunch/$35 Dinner
Info: http://goo.gl/CxWsz
Note: Haven’t tried this one yet but I think it is a solid resto under Oliver & Bonacini..their reputation speaks for itself.  

RUNNER UP PICKS

1) PURE SPIRITS Oyster Bar
Price: $20 Lunch/$35 Dinner
Info: http://goo.gl/Hqvaq

2) Sassafraz
Price: $25 Lunch/$45 Dinner
Info: http://goo.gl/nl8x2

3) Le Societe
Price: $20 Lunch/$35 Dinner
Info: http://goo.gl/wTo8b

4) Domani Restaurant & Wine Bar
Price: $25 Dinner
Info: http://goo.gl/cRpTs

5) Rodeo Brazilian Steakhouse
Price: $35 Dinner
Info: http://goo.gl/YQl4d

~ Summerlicious 2012: My Top 10 Picks ~

1) Canoe
Price: $25 Lunch/$45 Dinner
Info: http://goo.gl/fRC6C
Note: What is a -licious event without Canoe? A must visit!!

2) Lai Wah Heen
Price: $20 Lunch/$35 Dinner
Info:  http://goo.gl/hbhnU
Note: Lots of buzz. Been meaning to go…

3) Bymark
Price: $25 Lunch/$45 Dinner
Info: http://goo.gl/nifYF
Note: Located a few floors below Canoe, heard good things.

4) Kirei Sushi + Bar
Price: $15 Lunch/$25 Dinner
Info: http://goo.gl/CtXed
Note: Lunch option looks like a good deal.

5) Colborne Lane
Price: $45 Dinner
Info: http://goo.gl/AnENR
Note: Buzz with some mixed reviews. Might be worth a visit..

6) The Wine Bar
Price: $15 Lunch/$25 Dinner
Info: http://goo.gl/col5p
Note: Surprisingly popular

7) Lucien
Price: $20 Lunch/$35 Dinner
Info: http://goo.gl/huxzf
Note: Consistent good reviews

8) Grappa Ristorante
Price: $25 Dinner
Info: http://goo.gl/wiRDR
Note: Like the Italian menu, Spaghetti alle Vongole anyone? 

9) Zucca Trattoria
Price: $35 Dinner
Info: http://goo.gl/MqhfC
Note: Good reviews but order the Italian dishes

10) Anonna
Price: $20 Lunch/$35 Dinner
Info: http://goo.gl/RBsx8
Note: Good buzz but not popular. Possible unfound gem? 

RUNNER UP PICKS

1) ViBo
Price: $20 Lunch/$35 Dinner
Info: Info: http://goo.gl/uk5QL

2) Sassafraz
Price: $25 Lunch/$45 Dinner
Info: http://goo.gl/nl8x2

3) Luma
Price: $20 Lunch/$35 Dinner
Info: http://goo.gl/4jsHD

4) PURE SPIRITS Oyster Bar
Price: $20 Lunch/$35 Dinner
Info: http://goo.gl/Hqvaq

5) Ruth Chris Steakhouse
Price: $45 Dinner
Info: http://goo.gl/mFGfs