Explore Toronto's Hottest New Restaurants of 2018

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Prepare Your Taste Buds for a Treat at These Exciting New Toronto Restaurants

Whether you’re in Toronto for a weekend or much longer, one thing is certain—there’s a vibrant food scene that will give your taste buds a real treat. From upscale Italian eateries to casual neighborhood bistros, there is something for everyone. Let’s look at some of the newest restaurants to open in Toronto in 2018.

Tennessee Tavern

1554 Queen St. W., Toronto
The brainchild of noted chef and restaurateur Grant van Gameren, Tennessee Tavern is located in the Parkdale area. You’ll find everything from huge platters of smoked meats to cheesy perogies, country kielbasa, schnitzel, and more. 


18 Dupont St., Toronto
Niall McCotter and Chef Doug Penfold are no strangers to the Toronto food scene. They’re the brains behind the Spanish Cava, as well as their French boîte Chabrol. Atlas, their new Moroccan fare restaurant, boasts everything from roasted goat with okra and squash to Harcha skillet bread and charcoal-grilled eggplant.


163 Spadina Ave., Toronto
Patrick Kriss is one of Toronto’s most lauded chefs. Dubbed “the neighborhood bistro where simple dining meets thoughtful service and cocktails come with good conversation,” Aloette’s curated menu ranges from tuna tartare and beef carpaccio to lamb sirloin, seared scallops, and roasted squid.


972 College St. W., Toronto
Chef Rob Rossi completely overhauled his meat-centric Bestellen space with local design firm Guido Costantino to debut Giulietta, an unparalleled Italian eatery brimming with old-world charm. Local foodies rave about the dessert menu and claim Giulietta is “the perfect place to dress up and watch some serious cooking action.”

La Banane

227 Ossington Ave., Toronto
La Banane, conceptualized by Chef Brandon Olsen and Sarah Keenlyside, is a true French masterpiece. Boasting a menu of classic French fare and a unique seafood raw bar, diners can enjoy everything from chilled king crab to an omelet with caviar, a rib steak with Bordelaise sauce, and more.

La Palma

849 Dundas St. W., Toronto
One of the more casual eateries on this list, La Palma is an airy space reminiscent of Venice Beach that offers a day-to-night menu sure to please everyone. The relaxed atmosphere makes La Palma a great spot to lunch with friends or have an intimate dinner. The 100-layer lasagna is a crowd favorite, while the pizzas from the wood-burning oven have unique toppings like fig and Ontario honey.


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